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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 23 22 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Games 4 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.56% 2.38% 15.38%
As % of the General category 8.00% 5.41% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 15
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£375 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+210.00% -66.66%
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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
50 74 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 32.05% 44.05% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 40
Average daily rate £363 £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 15
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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
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 1 July 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (42.86%) Game Development
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) C++
5 5 (35.71%) MVC
6 4 (28.57%) Middleware
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Content Management
7 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Online Games
7 3 (21.43%) Test-First Development
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 3 (21.43%) C
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (14.29%) Big Data
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 2 (14.29%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Android Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Games Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) Middleware
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (14.29%) Task Parallel Library
4 2 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) Sass
5 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Online Games
2 1 (7.14%) Graphic Design
2 1 (7.14%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Game Development
4 5 (35.71%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Test-First Development
6 3 (21.43%) Content Management
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 2 (14.29%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.14%) Web Design
8 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Time Management
8 1 (7.14%) Release Management
8 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) C
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) ActionScript
6 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Cadence
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
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