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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 17 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.75% 2.62% 5.71%
As % of the General category 5.66% 5.62% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate £313 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £450 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
Surrey

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
53 89 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 48.62% 46.60% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 32
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £127.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -73.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Game Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Business Development
4 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Apache Pig
4 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (20.00%) R
4 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (20.00%) Cadence
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test-First Development
4 2 (20.00%) Billing
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) Apache Pig
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) SPSS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Games Programmer
1 3 (30.00%) Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Operations Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (20.00%) Java Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Games Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Games Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (10.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Games
3 1 (10.00%) Economics
3 1 (10.00%) Kinect
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Online Games
3 1 (10.00%) Psychology
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Game Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Business Development
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test-First Development
5 1 (10.00%) Product Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) R
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cadence