The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 89 94 74
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Game Development 5 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.35% 0.20% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.27% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£375 £295 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £230
% change year-on-year
+27.11% +28.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1107 1126 966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 77.09% 74.42% 74.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 621 477
Average daily rate £400 £382 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Games
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
4 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Release Management
4 3 (37.50%) PaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
4 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Line Management
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Cadence
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) C
4 3 (37.50%) .NET

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Orchard CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) PaaS
2 3 (37.50%) IaaS
2 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Sass
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
3 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cadence
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft