The 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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 537 529 537
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 52 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.095% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 20
Average daily rate
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£420 £391 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £201 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £338 £210
% change year-on-year
+17.77% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.82 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -11.11%
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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 26 £450 +4.16% 1
South East -10 14 £420 +63.10% 2
North East - 4 £438 -
East of England +2 3 £160 -66.31%
East Midlands -7 1 - -
Yorkshire -31 1 £510 +85.45%
North West -35 1 - - 1
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UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 55 (70.51%) Data Protection
2 35 (44.87%) Data Protection Act
3 27 (34.62%) Freedom of Information Act
3 27 (34.62%) Management Information System
4 24 (30.77%) Project Management
5 23 (29.49%) PRINCE2
6 21 (26.92%) Information Management
7 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (23.08%) Service Delivery
9 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 14 (17.95%) NHS
10 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
11 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.38%) Risk Management
13 10 (12.82%) Legal
13 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.82%) Information Governance
14 9 (11.54%) Performance Management
14 9 (11.54%) ITIL
14 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
15 8 (10.26%) Statistics
15 8 (10.26%) Information Architecture
16 7 (8.97%) Change Control
16 7 (8.97%) Business Transformation
16 7 (8.97%) QA
16 7 (8.97%) Finance
16 7 (8.97%) Migration
16 7 (8.97%) Change Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.13%) Documentum
3 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.56%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) SAS
5 1 (1.28%) CMS
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.56%) MS Office
5 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
2 3 (3.85%) Intranet
2 3 (3.85%) LDAP
2 3 (3.85%) LAN
2 3 (3.85%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.85%) NAS
2 3 (3.85%) PCoIP
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.28%) Network Security
4 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) EDMS
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.13%) ObjectStore
3 2 (2.56%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 10 (12.82%) Legal
2 7 (8.97%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Local Government
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.54%) Information Manager
4 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
5 5 (6.41%) Information Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) Information Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Information Governance Officer
7 3 (3.85%) Report Specialist
8 2 (2.56%) Digital Architect
8 2 (2.56%) Change Project Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Governance Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Information Governance Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Customer Insight Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) JSP
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
1 1 (1.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (44.87%) Data Protection Act
2 27 (34.62%) Freedom of Information Act
2 27 (34.62%) Management Information System
3 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (17.95%) NHS
5 8 (10.26%) Statistics
6 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.56%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.56%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.28%) CMDB
8 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.28%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.28%) User Experience
8 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Windows
1 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.13%) UNIX
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (5.13%) Solaris
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
3 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (70.51%) Data Protection
2 24 (30.77%) Project Management
3 23 (29.49%) PRINCE2
4 21 (26.92%) Information Management
5 18 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 10 (12.82%) Information Governance
9 9 (11.54%) Performance Management
9 9 (11.54%) ITIL
10 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.26%) Information Architecture
10 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.97%) Change Control
11 7 (8.97%) Business Transformation
11 7 (8.97%) Change Management
11 7 (8.97%) Migration
12 6 (7.69%) Information Security
12 6 (7.69%) Document Management
13 5 (6.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Python
2 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (2.56%) C
5 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.28%) VB
5 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (5.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) CCNA
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.56%) RHCE
7 1 (1.28%) ECDL
7 1 (1.28%) CISA
7 1 (1.28%) CISMP
7 1 (1.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.28%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
7 1 (1.28%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) Terminal Services
2 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) ZABBIX
1 3 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) VMware
3 4 (5.13%) Capita
3 4 (5.13%) OpenText
3 4 (5.13%) Dell
3 4 (5.13%) Citrix
4 3 (3.85%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) Google
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.28%) Tableau