The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 22 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Game Development 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.74% 1.36% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.89% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 106 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 64.71% 72.11% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 58
Average daily rate £450 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 23
Average hourly rate £15.67 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £15.00 £26.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £33.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the Guildford region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development.

1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) Cadence
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Test-First Development
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Kanban
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) Content Management
6 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Web Design
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) Windows

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Orchard CMS
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Games Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Sass
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test-First Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cadence
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft