The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Programmer
Rank 92 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Games Programmer 2 0 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.14% - 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Average daily rate
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£550 - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £108 £238
% change year-on-year
+219.76% -54.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Games Programmer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 1177 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.08% 92.17% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 707 676
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 45 61
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games Programmer in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Games Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Games Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Games Programmer
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Games Programmer in their job title 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 with Games Programmer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Games Programmer in their job title 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 with Games Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Scala