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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sony
Rank 582 551 523
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -28
Contract jobs citing Sony 1 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.009% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate
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£320 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £95
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 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 30 January 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 -6 1 £320 -28.88% 5
England -19 1 £320 -28.88% 13
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
West Malling - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 4

Sony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (50.00%) Google
1 3 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Facebook
2 2 (33.33%) Yahoo!
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) BBC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) BPR
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET

Sony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (16.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Product Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (33.33%) BBC
3 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Chemistry
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) BPR
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) VC++
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Facebook
2 2 (33.33%) Yahoo!
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Siemens
3 1 (16.67%) NorthgateArinso