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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 181 192 187
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.081% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £320 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% +48.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £235
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +55.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £15.00
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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
1910 2176 2154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.62% 38.21% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1571 1652
Average daily rate £463 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 48
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 9 (69.23%) Data Protection
2 6 (46.15%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (46.15%) Freedom of Information Act
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
6 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
6 2 (15.38%) Information Management
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Legal
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Management
7 1 (7.69%) CESG
7 1 (7.69%) CESG CLAS

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Siebel Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Information Governance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Governance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Security Advisor
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (46.15%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) CESG
3 1 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) RMADS
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Data Protection
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE
2 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Information Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
5 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
6 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) ISMS
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
1 1 (7.69%) Siebel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft