The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 201 191 220
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +29
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.096% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate £428 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £500 £625
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.44%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2104 1962 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.60% 31.48% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1453 2002
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Freedom of Information Act
London

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region.

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information Act 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 Freedom of Information Act.

1 16 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 16 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 16 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Risk Management
4 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (43.75%) Degree
6 6 (37.50%) Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) Service Management
7 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) Change Management
9 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (12.50%) QA
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
10 2 (12.50%) Big Data
10 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
10 2 (12.50%) Inmon Methodology
10 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (12.50%) Java
10 2 (12.50%) SQL
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information Act 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 Freedom of Information Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Star Schema
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) EJB
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 16 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) PMI
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.25%) VMS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Risk Management
4 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
7 3 (18.75%) Change Management
7 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (12.50%) Inmon Methodology
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 1 (6.25%) ETL
9 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9000
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.25%) SRDF
1 1 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) Brocade
3 1 (6.25%) Isilon