The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 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 England 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 509 469 533
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +64
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 55 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 15
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £557 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £263 £525
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.90 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £16.10 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12994 11272 14000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.14% 26.21% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8150 6949 8306
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 562 695
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.79 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in England

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in England

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in England

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in England

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -14 37 £415 +1.21% 2
Yorkshire -10 5 £345 -
South East -4 1 £700 +40.00%
Freedom of Information
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Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 85 (89.47%) Data Protection
2 66 (69.47%) Data Protection Act
3 54 (56.84%) Freedom of Information Act
4 30 (31.58%) ITIL
5 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.21%) Service Delivery
7 22 (23.16%) Information Management
8 20 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 20 (21.05%) NHS
9 18 (18.95%) Management Information System
10 17 (17.89%) SQL
10 17 (17.89%) Information Governance
11 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
11 16 (16.84%) Project Management
11 16 (16.84%) Finance
12 15 (15.79%) Service Management
12 15 (15.79%) Degree
13 13 (13.68%) Information Security
14 12 (12.63%) MS Office
15 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
16 10 (10.53%) .NET
16 10 (10.53%) Legal
16 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
17 9 (9.47%) Back Office
17 9 (9.47%) PRINCE
18 8 (8.42%) ETL
18 8 (8.42%) C#
18 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
18 8 (8.42%) PRINCE2

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.63%) MS Office
3 4 (4.21%) MS Project
4 3 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.05%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Intranet
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) DHCP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.42%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.21%) EDRMS
5 3 (3.16%) Star Schema
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.16%) Big Data
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) IDOL
7 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.05%) MS Access
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) ClearCase
1 4 (4.21%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.16%) CruiseControl
2 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.16%) MSBuild
2 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.16%) Ant
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Selenium
4 1 (1.05%) LSMW
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Legal
3 9 (9.47%) Back Office
4 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Publishing
5 2 (2.11%) Local Government
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Analyst
2 12 (12.63%) Developer
3 8 (8.42%) SQL Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Architect
4 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Trainer
6 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) SCM Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Configuration Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Information Governance Officer
6 4 (4.21%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Service Transition Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Governance Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (3.16%) NHS Information Manager
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (3.16%) Information Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) Web Services
2 8 (8.42%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (7.37%) JSP
4 3 (3.16%) EJB
4 3 (3.16%) XML
5 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (69.47%) Data Protection Act
2 54 (56.84%) Freedom of Information Act
3 20 (21.05%) NHS
4 18 (18.95%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.21%) PMI
6 4 (4.21%) Statistics
7 2 (2.11%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.11%) CESG
7 2 (2.11%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.11%) CMDB
7 2 (2.11%) Social Media
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) Informatics
8 1 (1.05%) BBC
8 1 (1.05%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) UNIX
2 4 (4.21%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) VMS
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (89.47%) Data Protection
2 30 (31.58%) ITIL
3 23 (24.21%) Service Delivery
4 22 (23.16%) Information Management
5 20 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 17 (17.89%) Information Governance
7 16 (16.84%) Project Management
8 15 (15.79%) Service Management
9 13 (13.68%) Information Security
10 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (9.47%) PRINCE
12 8 (8.42%) ETL
12 8 (8.42%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (8.42%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (7.37%) Kanban
14 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
15 5 (5.26%) Migration
15 5 (5.26%) Change Management
16 4 (4.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) C#
2 8 (8.42%) Ruby
3 5 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) VBA
6 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.21%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 1 (1.05%) APMP
5 1 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.05%) COBIT
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.05%) XenApp
1 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle
2 4 (4.21%) IBM
3 2 (2.11%) SAP
3 2 (2.11%) Meridio
4 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe
4 1 (1.05%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix
4 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.05%) Remedy
4 1 (1.05%) FatWire
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