The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sony products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sony over the 3 months to 3 March 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Sony Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sony
Rank 583 558 520
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -38
Contract jobs citing Sony 4 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.017% 0.035% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £475
% change year-on-year
- -42.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23940 23150 21262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 45.61% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13687 12610 11157
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1001 1261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sony
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sony within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sony Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sony
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sony within the UK.

Sony Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sony
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sony within the UK.

Sony Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sony
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sony within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 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
London +10 4 £325 +8.33% 10
England -11 4 £325 +18.18% 21
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Corby - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Rugby - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
West Malling - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2

Sony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sony 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 Sony.

1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) QA
1 2 (25.00%) Social Media
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Chemistry
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) Tandberg
2 1 (12.50%) NorthgateArinso
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby

Sony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sony 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 Sony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ISDN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) BBC
2 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (12.50%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) BPR
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) VC++
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Tandberg
2 1 (12.50%) NorthgateArinso
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Yahoo!