The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 156 192 203
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +11
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.091% 0.018% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.050% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £625 £245 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.10% -42.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £273
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +46.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.31 £14.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-23.87% -15.14%
Freedom of Information
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1263 1987 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.19% 36.69% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1552 1785
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.90 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £61.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information
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 across the City of London region.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information
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 across the City of London region.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 4 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Maximo Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) SABSA
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Service Design
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (25.00%) CLAS
1 1 (25.00%) IISP
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft