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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 95 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 9 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.59% 0.90% 0.55%
As % of the General category 2.00% 2.55% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
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£245 £188 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.66% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £180 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £240 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -34.54%
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
451 470 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 29.59% 35.07% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 276 260
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 25
Average hourly rate £40.50 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.64% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £17.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.42 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.41% -14.34%

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014. 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 -16 8 £245 +30.66% 1
Camberley - - - - 1
Caterham - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) Game Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) C
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Middleware
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Process Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Code Coverage
6 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) .NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
1 3 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (8.33%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (8.33%) LESS
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) Xbox
2 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Game Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Process Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Code Coverage
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) C
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter
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