Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Online Games over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 828 797
Rank change year-on-year +6 -31 -114
Contract jobs citing Online Games 65 63 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.060% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 77
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £345 £338 £281
90th Percentile £544 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £500
% change year-on-year -1.43% -30.00% +53.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Online Games is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Online Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Online Games.

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Online Games over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 65 £463 +8.82% 47
London -8 53 £475 +5.56% 42
UK excluding London +34 12 £345 -1.43% 5
South East +4 8 £360 +12.50%
North of England +61 3 £190 -60.00% 1
North West - 2 £150 -
Yorkshire +19 1 £230 -51.58% 1
South West - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Online Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Online Games.

1 65 (100.00%) Games
2 40 (61.54%) Java
3 39 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (44.62%) Unix
5 25 (38.46%) MySQL
5 25 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 22 (33.85%) RESTful
6 22 (33.85%) Scrum
7 21 (32.31%) Retail
7 21 (32.31%) Spring
7 21 (32.31%) Scala
8 19 (29.23%) Kanban
9 18 (27.69%) Pair Programming
9 18 (27.69%) Mac OS X
9 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
9 18 (27.69%) Relational Database
10 16 (24.62%) NoSQL
10 16 (24.62%) Hibernate
10 16 (24.62%) QA
11 15 (23.08%) JMS
11 15 (23.08%) SOA
11 15 (23.08%) Puppet
11 15 (23.08%) MongoDB
12 14 (21.54%) Cucumber
12 14 (21.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (21.54%) Coaching
12 14 (21.54%) Integration Testing
13 13 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
13 13 (20.00%) Software Testing

Online Games
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) CMS
4 2 (3.08%) Confluence
4 2 (3.08%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.54%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) NAS
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (38.46%) MySQL
2 18 (27.69%) Relational Database
3 16 (24.62%) NoSQL
4 15 (23.08%) MongoDB
5 13 (20.00%) Redis
6 6 (9.23%) Big Data
7 5 (7.69%) Hadoop
7 5 (7.69%) RDBMS
8 4 (6.15%) Flink
8 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
9 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
11 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.54%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 14 (21.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.23%) Maven
5 5 (7.69%) JUnit
6 3 (4.62%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.62%) gulp
7 2 (3.08%) JIRA
8 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.54%) Moq
8 1 (1.54%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.54%) MSTest
8 1 (1.54%) NUnit
8 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 65 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (32.31%) Retail
3 13 (20.00%) Finance
4 8 (12.31%) Online Betting
5 3 (4.62%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (50.77%) Developer
2 25 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Senior Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Senior Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Tester
4 13 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Developer
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (13.85%) Senior Agile Developer
6 9 (13.85%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 8 (12.31%) Java Automation Tester
7 8 (12.31%) Senior Automation Tester
7 8 (12.31%) Senior Tester
8 6 (9.23%) Games Developer
8 6 (9.23%) Java Games Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Big Data Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Data Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Java Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Games Developer
9 4 (6.15%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) RESTful
2 21 (32.31%) Spring
3 16 (24.62%) Hibernate
4 15 (23.08%) JMS
5 13 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 13 (20.00%) JSON
6 9 (13.85%) JMX
6 9 (13.85%) XML
7 8 (12.31%) Java EE
8 7 (10.77%) Spring Boot
9 6 (9.23%) CSS
9 6 (9.23%) CSS3
9 6 (9.23%) HTML
9 6 (9.23%) HTML5
10 5 (7.69%) .NET
10 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 5 (7.69%) REST
10 5 (7.69%) Servlets
11 4 (6.15%) Kafka
11 4 (6.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) iPad
2 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.54%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (1.54%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (1.54%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (44.62%) Unix
2 18 (27.69%) Mac OS X
3 12 (18.46%) Linux
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (4.62%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) AIX
6 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 22 (33.85%) Scrum
3 19 (29.23%) Kanban
4 18 (27.69%) Pair Programming
4 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
5 15 (23.08%) SOA
6 14 (21.54%) Coaching
6 14 (21.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (21.54%) Integration Testing
7 13 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 13 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
7 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (15.38%) Multithreading
9 8 (12.31%) API Integration
9 8 (12.31%) Microservices
9 8 (12.31%) SDET
9 8 (12.31%) TDD
10 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (61.54%) Java
2 21 (32.31%) Scala
3 13 (20.00%) R
4 11 (16.92%) SQL
5 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.23%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.62%) Groovy
7 3 (4.62%) PHP
8 2 (3.08%) Java 9
8 2 (3.08%) Korn
8 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.54%) C#
9 1 (1.54%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.54%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) VCP6
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.62%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) GCP
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
1 5 (7.69%) vCloud
1 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) Puppet
2 8 (12.31%) Grafana
2 8 (12.31%) StatsD
3 5 (7.69%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.08%) Ansible
4 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Splunk
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) Google
4 2 (3.08%) IBM
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) HP