The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 19 22 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Games 5 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 4.10% 0.79% 18.66%
As % of the General category 9.80% 1.72% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

General Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
51 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 41.80% 45.67% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 35
Average daily rate £323 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £283 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £489 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Games 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 Games.

1 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Game Development
3 3 (37.50%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Online Games
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test-First Development
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Cadence
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (12.50%) Android Studio
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (12.50%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Gerrit
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Android Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Games Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Java Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 1 (12.50%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (12.50%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Games
1 2 (25.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Game Development
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test-First Development
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) C
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cadence
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
Guildford, South East, United Kingdom
Microsoft
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Zubito
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago