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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 95 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 3 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.25% 0.98% 1.38%
As % of the General category 0.72% 2.79% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 9
Average daily rate - £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
415 502 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 34.44% 35.15% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 263 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +74.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.30 £45.22 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 1 - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Game Development
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test-First Development
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Billing
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Product Management
5 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) Cadence
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Heroku
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Games Programmer
1 3 (23.08%) Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Business Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Business Operations Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Data Scientist
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Product Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Games Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
3 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Games Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (7.69%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Economics
3 1 (7.69%) Kinect
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Online Games
3 1 (7.69%) Psychology
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Game Development
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Test-First Development
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Business Development
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Product Management
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) SOLID
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) R
4 1 (7.69%) Go
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Cadence