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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 81 80 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -45
Contract jobs citing Games 8 7 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.59% 0.55% 4.40%
As % of the General category 1.66% 1.46% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 27
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£550 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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
481 481 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 35.76% 37.84% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 278 242
Average daily rate £400 £372 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £188 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 33
Average hourly rate £47.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.05 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £59.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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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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 -1 2 £400 +33.33%
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) SQL
3 19 (67.86%) C#
4 17 (60.71%) Scrum
4 17 (60.71%) NoSQL
5 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (57.14%) .NET
6 15 (53.57%) MVC
7 14 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (46.43%) TDD
9 12 (42.86%) Online Games
10 11 (39.29%) Reactive Extensions
10 11 (39.29%) Task Parallel Library
10 11 (39.29%) Big Data
10 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (25.00%) C++
12 5 (17.86%) Middleware
12 5 (17.86%) Game Development
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 4 (14.29%) HTML
13 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 4 (14.29%) CSS
13 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 4 (14.29%) Content Management
14 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
14 3 (10.71%) Test-First Development
14 3 (10.71%) Python
14 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
14 3 (10.71%) Java

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.71%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Pig
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) NoSQL
2 11 (39.29%) Big Data
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) OLAP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.14%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
5 2 (7.14%) Games Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Games Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) Reactive Extensions
2 11 (39.29%) Task Parallel Library
2 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (17.86%) Middleware
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (7.14%) Sass
6 2 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
7 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Online Games
2 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Scrum
3 15 (53.57%) MVC
4 14 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (46.43%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) Game Development
7 4 (14.29%) Content Management
7 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.71%) Test-First Development
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
9 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Kanban
9 2 (7.14%) Web Design
9 2 (7.14%) SOA
9 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Quantitative Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 19 (67.86%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) Scala
6 2 (7.14%) R
6 2 (7.14%) C
7 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Cadence
2 2 (7.14%) Tableau
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe