The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Guildford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 32 8 23
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing Games 2 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.91% 12.68% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.98% 24.07% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £285 £213 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.11% +51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +1.12%
General Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
101 108 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 46.12% 52.68% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 27
Average daily rate £355 £323 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.07% -25.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £99.25 £35.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £28.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £52.95 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Games
Surrey

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 18 April 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 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Game Development
4 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) Code Coverage
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Process Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) WCF
6 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) Legal
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Games Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) GUI Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) WCF
1 2 (18.18%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (9.09%) Marmalade SDK
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Xbox
2 1 (9.09%) Online Games
2 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Game Development
2 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Code Coverage
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Process Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) C
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) RPG
4 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
4 1 (9.09%) Lua
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft