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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 31 August 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 194 197 219
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +22
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.052% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.14% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £338 £210
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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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
2065 2100 2804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.11% 36.10% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1477 2067
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information 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.

1 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
2 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (45.45%) Information Management
3 5 (45.45%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (36.36%) ObjectStore
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (18.18%) PCoIP
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Data Extraction
6 2 (18.18%) Content Management
6 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
6 2 (18.18%) Puppet
6 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 2 (18.18%) Google Apps
6 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
6 2 (18.18%) Alfresco
6 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Google
6 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) Alfresco
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
1 2 (18.18%) NAS
1 2 (18.18%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) ObjectStore
2 2 (18.18%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Management Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Information Management Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) MI Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Records Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight Manager
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (45.45%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
4 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
4 2 (18.18%) Data Extraction
4 2 (18.18%) NHS
4 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
5 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Solaris
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
1 2 (18.18%) CentOS
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
2 5 (45.45%) Information Management
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) RHCE
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) ZABBIX
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Dell
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco