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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 550 506 517
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +11
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 42 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.095% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% +3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £248 £400
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -38.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -19.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £20.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.64 £20.00 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.25% -
Freedom of Information
UK

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
15917 15214 14594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.59% 32.09% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10316 9696 8651
Average daily rate £415 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 621 768
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +0.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.12 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 25 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 November 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
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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 -2 27 £375 -4.70% 6
East of England -10 1 £340 +54.54%
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 60 (67.42%) Data Protection
2 46 (51.69%) Freedom of Information Act
3 42 (47.19%) Data Protection Act
4 37 (41.57%) Management Information System
5 22 (24.72%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (23.60%) Project Management
7 20 (22.47%) Degree
8 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
9 15 (16.85%) NHS
10 14 (15.73%) Data Modelling
10 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
10 14 (15.73%) Legal
11 12 (13.48%) Risk Management
11 12 (13.48%) Information Security
11 12 (13.48%) Information Management
12 11 (12.36%) Finance
12 11 (12.36%) SQL
13 10 (11.24%) ITIL
13 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.24%) Data Structures
14 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
14 9 (10.11%) Data Analysis
14 9 (10.11%) CESG
14 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
14 9 (10.11%) Information Governance
15 8 (8.99%) Line Management
15 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (8.99%) Intranet
16 7 (7.87%) QA

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) CMS
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.25%) MS Project
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.12%) InDesign
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Siebel Analytics
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Intranet
2 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) VPN
2 2 (2.25%) Firewall
2 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) IPsec
3 1 (1.12%) ADSL
3 1 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) BGP
3 1 (1.12%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.12%) OSPF
3 1 (1.12%) Network Security
3 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.37%) Star Schema
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.37%) Big Data
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.25%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.12%) DTS
5 1 (1.12%) MS Access
5 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 14 (15.73%) Legal
2 11 (12.36%) Finance
3 6 (6.74%) Local Government
3 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Publishing
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Analyst
2 10 (11.24%) Data Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Information Manager
4 7 (7.87%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.74%) Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Systems Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Information Assurance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) HTML
2 3 (3.37%) XML
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.25%) CSS3
3 2 (2.25%) HTML5
3 2 (2.25%) jQuery
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) XSLT
3 2 (2.25%) XHTML
4 1 (1.12%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (51.69%) Freedom of Information Act
2 42 (47.19%) Data Protection Act
3 37 (41.57%) Management Information System
4 22 (24.72%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (16.85%) NHS
6 10 (11.24%) Data Structures
7 9 (10.11%) CESG
7 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
8 5 (5.62%) User Experience
9 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
9 2 (2.25%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (2.25%) RMADS
9 2 (2.25%) Statistics
10 1 (1.12%) GIS
10 1 (1.12%) PMI
10 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.12%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Solaris
2 3 (3.37%) UNIX
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (67.42%) Data Protection
2 21 (23.60%) Project Management
3 14 (15.73%) Data Modelling
3 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
4 12 (13.48%) Risk Management
4 12 (13.48%) Information Security
4 12 (13.48%) Information Management
5 10 (11.24%) ITIL
6 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.11%) Data Analysis
6 9 (10.11%) Information Governance
7 8 (8.99%) Line Management
7 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.74%) ISMS
9 6 (6.74%) Service Management
9 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.62%) PRINCE
10 5 (5.62%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) XPath
2 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.25%) VBA
2 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.12%) VB
3 1 (1.12%) Java
3 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (22.47%) Degree
2 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.37%) ISEB
6 2 (2.25%) CIPD
6 2 (2.25%) CISSP
6 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.25%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.12%) CISA
7 1 (1.12%) CISM
7 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 6 (6.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) vSphere
1 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Adobe
4 3 (3.37%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.37%) Citrix
4 3 (3.37%) IBM
5 2 (2.25%) Sophos
5 2 (2.25%) Sun
5 2 (2.25%) FatWire
6 1 (1.12%) 3Com
6 1 (1.12%) Siebel
6 1 (1.12%) SAP
6 1 (1.12%) Dell
6 1 (1.12%) Juniper
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) Websense
6 1 (1.12%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.12%) Qualys
6 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.12%) Aruba
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £460.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Amsys
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago