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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 22 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Games 1 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.79% 18.52% -
As % of the General category 1.72% 43.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
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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
58 58 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 45.67% 42.96% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 10
Average daily rate £366 £350 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £158 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £37.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +26.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 August 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Direct3D
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter
3 1 (25.00%) LESS
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Direct3D
3 1 (25.00%) LESS
3 1 (25.00%) Flash
3 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter