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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 22 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 4.46% 5.47% 1.99%
As % of the General category 11.54% 11.48% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £188 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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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
78 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 38.61% 47.66% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 25
Average daily rate £275 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £89.00 £127.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.19% +264.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Game Development
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Code Coverage
6 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) OpenStack
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 2 (16.67%) IaaS
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Programmer
2 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Animator
2 1 (8.33%) CRM Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (8.33%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
2 1 (8.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Game Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Code Coverage
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Process Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) C
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cadence