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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sony
Rank 622 604 584
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Contract jobs citing Sony 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.031% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
26088 25475 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.91% 45.77% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15433 14202 13497
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 1115 1086 1101
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.46 £19.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 6 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 31 August 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
England -29 9 £415 +38.33% 20
London +4 8 - - 7
City of London -2 2 - -
Reading - 1 £415 -
Berkshire - 1 £415 -
South East - 1 £415 - 2

Sony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (57.14%) Electronics
2 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) Nokia
2 7 (50.00%) Handset
2 7 (50.00%) Industrial Design
3 4 (28.57%) Apple
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
5 2 (14.29%) PDM
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (14.29%) Digital Media

Sony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) WebTrends
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (57.14%) Electronics
2 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Designer
1 7 (50.00%) Senior Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Industrial Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Business Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) RESTful
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) DOM
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Handset
2 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) BBC
3 1 (7.14%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Industrial Design
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) PDM
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Management
2 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Web Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) BDD
3 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Nokia
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) Facebook
5 1 (7.14%) Motorola
5 1 (7.14%) Yahoo!