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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 83 91 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Game Development 4 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.31% 0.072% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.096% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£363 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Game Development
South East

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
956 1042 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 74.63% 75.40% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 596 434
Average daily rate £400 £390 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 57 45
Average hourly rate £39.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.05% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.18 £59.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 22 May 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford - 4 £363 -
Game Development
South East

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) Cadence
5 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
5 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (25.00%) C
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (25.00%) IaaS
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
2 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cadence
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft