The first table below looks at the demand for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Surrey 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 83 67 93
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing Game Development 3 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.24% 1.21% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.70% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £269 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £218
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +49.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
920 880 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.67% 70.91% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 473 551
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Game Development
South East

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the Surrey region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +2 2 £300 -
Game Development
South East

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Xbox
3 2 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Direct3D
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter
4 1 (20.00%) OpenCL
4 1 (20.00%) LESS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Graphics Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Direct3D
2 1 (20.00%) OpenCL
2 1 (20.00%) LESS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (40.00%) Xbox
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Perforce
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter