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 28 August 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.

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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sony
Rank 604 573 564
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing Sony 8 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.052%
As % of the Vendors category 0.031% 0.004% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 24
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£300 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £205
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
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
25793 24704 26940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.35% 46.90% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14444 13694 13692
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1093 1105 1354
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
England -9 8 £300 - 21
London +14 7 £300 - 11
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £350 - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Hook - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 4
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Wickford - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1

Sony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) LAMP
3 4 (33.33%) Music Industry
3 4 (33.33%) JSON
3 4 (33.33%) RESTful
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) BBC
4 3 (25.00%) Google
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Apache
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Adobe
5 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Games
5 2 (16.67%) Apple
5 2 (16.67%) Yahoo!
5 2 (16.67%) Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) PHP5
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery

Sony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (8.33%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (8.33%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Route 53
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (33.33%) Music Industry
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 2 (16.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
1 4 (33.33%) LAMP
1 4 (33.33%) JSON
1 4 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) Cocoa
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) BBC
2 2 (16.67%) Social Media
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (8.33%) Blog
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) OO
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) BPR
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Email Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PHP5
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Yahoo!
2 2 (16.67%) Facebook
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe
2 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Perforce
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Eloqua