The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games 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 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
Gaming
Rank 72 83 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -42
Contract jobs citing Games 15 9 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.17% 0.65% 3.46%
As % of the General category 3.41% 1.69% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£350 £328 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +54.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +114.28%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

General Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
440 532 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 34.35% 38.49% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 284 203
Average daily rate £375 £390 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.88% +45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £51.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Games
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 Games 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 +10 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) C#
3 16 (55.17%) SQL
4 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 13 (44.83%) .NET
5 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (34.48%) MVC
7 10 (34.48%) NoSQL
8 8 (27.59%) Game Development
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
9 7 (24.14%) C++
9 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (24.14%) Online Games
10 6 (20.69%) Reactive Extensions
10 6 (20.69%) Task Parallel Library
10 6 (20.69%) Big Data
10 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
10 6 (20.69%) Python
10 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
11 5 (17.24%) Middleware
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) C
12 4 (13.79%) HTML
12 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
12 4 (13.79%) CSS
12 4 (13.79%) Test-First Development
12 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Content Management
12 4 (13.79%) R

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 3 (10.34%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Maya
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) IaaS
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) NoSQL
2 6 (20.69%) Big Data
3 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.90%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (6.90%) OLAP
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Scientist
6 1 (3.45%) Animator
6 1 (3.45%) Development DBA
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Games Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Software Design Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (20.69%) Reactive Extensions
3 6 (20.69%) Task Parallel Library
4 5 (17.24%) Middleware
5 4 (13.79%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.90%) Sass
7 2 (6.90%) D3.js
7 2 (6.90%) Raphaël
7 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.90%) jQuery
8 1 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Online Games
2 4 (13.79%) Visualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Animation
4 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.90%) Statistics
5 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 8 (27.59%) Game Development
5 8 (27.59%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) Test-First Development
7 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Content Management
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Kanban
8 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Analytics
8 3 (10.34%) User Stories
8 3 (10.34%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) SOA
9 2 (6.90%) ETL
9 2 (6.90%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) C#
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) C++
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) Python
5 4 (13.79%) C
5 4 (13.79%) R
6 3 (10.34%) Java
7 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Cadence
3 2 (6.90%) Tableau
3 2 (6.90%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe
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