The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gaming
South East / Surrey
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 93 79
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14  
Contract jobs citing Games 8 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.67% 0.61% 1.05%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.82% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Median daily rate £413 £444 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +26.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £419 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £469 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +3.92% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.53% -1.53%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 508 439 515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 42.47% 33.33% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 280 261
Median daily rate £435 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 11
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £47.50 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Surrey

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Surrey

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Surrey over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Surrey

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Surrey

Games
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +3 4 £575 +21.05%
Woking 0 1 £375 -9.09%
Leatherhead - 1 £413 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Gerrit
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Microservices
2 3 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 3 (33.33%) Dropwizard
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) Intel
4 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
4 1 (11.11%) Motorola
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
4 1 (11.11%) ThreadX

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maya
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) FlexRay
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Gerrit
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Artist
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Games Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum Master
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 3 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (11.11%) Android NDK
2 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
1 1 (11.11%) ThreadX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
1 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Android Development
3 1 (11.11%) ATDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (11.11%) Game Development
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Freescale
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Motorola