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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 544 521 488
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -33
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 36 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 34
Average daily rate
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£313 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £570 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £365 £263
% change year-on-year
-28.08% +39.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.85 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.64% -6.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.14% +20.68%
Freedom of Information
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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
15614 16308 13736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9701 10185 8420
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 £260 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 628 663
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 -10 25 £375 -9.20% 7
South East -17 3 £300 -57.14% 8
South West +5 2 £313 -30.55% 1
West Midlands - 2 £180 -
North West -19 1 £225 -40.00% 1
North East - - - -
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 56 (64.37%) Data Protection
2 37 (42.53%) Freedom of Information Act
3 33 (37.93%) Management Information System
4 30 (34.48%) Data Protection Act
5 24 (27.59%) Project Management
5 24 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
7 22 (25.29%) MS Excel
8 20 (22.99%) SQL
9 18 (20.69%) Risk Management
10 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (18.39%) NHS
12 15 (17.24%) Service Delivery
12 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (14.94%) Finance
14 12 (13.79%) Legal
14 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
14 12 (13.79%) ITIL
14 12 (13.79%) PRINCE2
15 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
15 11 (12.64%) Information Management
15 11 (12.64%) Degree
16 10 (11.49%) Information Governance
17 9 (10.34%) Performance Management
17 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
17 9 (10.34%) CRM
17 9 (10.34%) Oracle
18 8 (9.20%) Information Security
19 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) Alfresco
Applications
1 22 (25.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) MS Project
4 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.15%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Intranet
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) DHCP
3 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.15%) SAN
4 1 (1.15%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) LDAP
4 1 (1.15%) LAN
4 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.90%) MS Access
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos Impromptu
5 4 (4.60%) Big Data
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.45%) Star Schema
7 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.15%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Toad
2 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.15%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) Ant
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Legal
3 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Publishing
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Administrator
3 8 (9.20%) Architect
3 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.20%) Developer
4 7 (8.05%) Consultant
5 6 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 6 (6.90%) Information Manager
6 5 (5.75%) Information Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Business Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.60%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.60%) DBA
8 3 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Information Governance Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) HTML
1 3 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (3.45%) MDX
1 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.30%) Middleware
2 2 (2.30%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) XSL
3 1 (1.15%) XSLT
3 1 (1.15%) XHTML
3 1 (1.15%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) JSP
3 1 (1.15%) jQuery
3 1 (1.15%) HTML5
3 1 (1.15%) CSS3
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 37 (42.53%) Freedom of Information Act
2 33 (37.93%) Management Information System
3 30 (34.48%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (18.39%) NHS
5 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.60%) CESG
7 4 (4.60%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (3.45%) Statistics
8 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
9 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.15%) RMADS
10 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.15%) Open Source
10 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
10 1 (1.15%) User Experience
10 1 (1.15%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Solaris
2 6 (6.90%) UNIX
3 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.45%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (1.15%) CentOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Data Protection
2 24 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (27.59%) Project Management
3 18 (20.69%) Risk Management
4 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.24%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.79%) ITIL
6 12 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 11 (12.64%) Information Management
8 10 (11.49%) Information Governance
9 9 (10.34%) Performance Management
9 9 (10.34%) CRM
10 8 (9.20%) Information Security
11 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
11 7 (8.05%) Information Assurance
12 6 (6.90%) ETL
12 6 (6.90%) PRINCE
13 5 (5.75%) Service Management
13 5 (5.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) VBA
4 2 (2.30%) Python
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.15%) XPath
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.15%) R
5 1 (1.15%) C
5 1 (1.15%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) ISEB
4 4 (4.60%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.45%) ISACA
5 3 (3.45%) CISSP
5 3 (3.45%) CISM
5 3 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.30%) MBCS
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.30%) CCNA
6 2 (2.30%) CITP
7 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) ECDL
7 1 (1.15%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.75%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) GMP
4 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.30%) XenApp
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.15%) vCloud
3 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (2.30%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) WSUS
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Citrix
4 4 (4.60%) VMware
4 4 (4.60%) Cognos
4 4 (4.60%) IBM
5 3 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.45%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) Dell
5 3 (3.45%) Apple
6 2 (2.30%) Adobe
6 2 (2.30%) Sun
6 2 (2.30%) Capita
7 1 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) F5
7 1 (1.15%) SAP
7 1 (1.15%) Siebel
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.15%) Sophos
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