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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 200 193 223
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +30
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.10% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £437 £432
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% +1.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £280 £218
% change year-on-year
+41.96% +28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+24.70% +20.68%
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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
2208 2178 2715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.71% 37.53% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1581 1987
Average daily rate £475 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £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 39 42 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.81 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 July 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 July 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 7 (70.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (40.00%) Information Management
3 4 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) ObjectStore
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) PCoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) RHCE
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LDAP
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (20.00%) NAS
1 2 (20.00%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) ObjectStore
2 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Management Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Information Management Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (10.00%) MI Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Records Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (10.00%) Statistics
5 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Solaris
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (20.00%) CentOS
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (40.00%) Information Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) RHCE
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) HP