The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sony
Rank 584 562 561
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing Sony 9 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.012% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.025% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £225 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £225 £205
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sony within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Sony Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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 25 July 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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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
England -25 9 £300 +33.33% 17
London +5 7 £300 - 9
City of London - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire +8 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £195 - 1
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Hook - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Skipton - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wickford - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Essex - - - -

Sony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) PHP
2 13 (68.42%) MySQL
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) Photoshop
4 9 (47.37%) CSS
4 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
4 9 (47.37%) Adobe
4 9 (47.37%) HTML
4 9 (47.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (47.37%) jQuery
4 9 (47.37%) HTML5
5 8 (42.11%) WordPress
5 8 (42.11%) Magento
5 8 (42.11%) CSS3
5 8 (42.11%) Content Management
5 8 (42.11%) Web Development
5 8 (42.11%) Blackberry
5 8 (42.11%) CMS
6 6 (31.58%) PHP5
7 4 (21.05%) Music Industry
7 4 (21.05%) JSON
7 4 (21.05%) Ruby
7 4 (21.05%) LAMP
7 4 (21.05%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) RESTful
8 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (15.79%) Open Source

Sony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) CMS
1 8 (42.11%) WordPress
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Photoshop
1 9 (47.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (5.26%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (5.26%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Route 53
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (21.05%) Music Industry
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Graphic Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) jQuery
1 9 (47.37%) HTML5
2 8 (42.11%) CSS3
3 4 (21.05%) RESTful
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) LAMP
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (5.26%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (5.26%) Cocoa
5 1 (5.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) BBC
4 1 (5.26%) Graphic Design
4 1 (5.26%) Blog
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
4 1 (5.26%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
2 8 (42.11%) Web Development
2 8 (42.11%) Content Management
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) BPR
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Business Development
6 1 (5.26%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.26%) Use Case
6 1 (5.26%) Email Marketing
6 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) PHP
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) PHP5
4 4 (21.05%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) Python
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Varnish
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Adobe
2 2 (10.53%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Zend
3 1 (5.26%) Akamai
3 1 (5.26%) Eloqua
3 1 (5.26%) Facebook
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Perforce
3 1 (5.26%) Yahoo!