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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 552 535 506
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -29
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 43 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.097% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 23
Average daily rate
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£420 £416 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £486 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £280 £218
% change year-on-year
+44.64% +28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.82% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+20.82% +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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16581 16043 15621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.06% 32.49% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10647 9862 9473
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
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 635 617 679
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.16 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 23 £450 +7.14% 4
South East - 12 £420 - 1
East of England -1 3 £160 -66.31%
West Midlands +1 1 £360 +32.11%
Yorkshire -22 1 £510 +82.14%
North West -24 1 - -
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Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (76.92%) Data Protection
2 30 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 29 (37.18%) Project Management
4 28 (35.90%) Data Protection Act
5 22 (28.21%) Freedom of Information Act
6 20 (25.64%) Information Management
7 19 (24.36%) PRINCE2
8 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (21.79%) Service Delivery
10 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
11 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
11 14 (17.95%) Risk Management
12 13 (16.67%) SQL
12 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (12.82%) Change Management
14 10 (12.82%) Performance Management
14 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
15 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
15 9 (11.54%) Information Architecture
16 8 (10.26%) Change Control
16 8 (10.26%) Statistics
16 8 (10.26%) Finance
16 8 (10.26%) NHS
17 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
17 7 (8.97%) VMware
17 7 (8.97%) Citrix
17 7 (8.97%) CRM
17 7 (8.97%) Windows

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (5.13%) Documentum
2 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.28%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
2 3 (3.85%) LDAP
2 3 (3.85%) LAN
2 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.85%) NAS
3 2 (2.56%) PCoIP
3 2 (2.56%) DHCP
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) MS Access
1 5 (6.41%) EDMS
2 4 (5.13%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.85%) ObjectStore
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.56%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) QlikView
5 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Toad
2 1 (1.28%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.28%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.28%) Ant
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Local Government
2 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Consultant
4 7 (8.97%) Information Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.69%) Administrator
5 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Information Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Business Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.56%) Customer Insight Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Change Project Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) MDX
2 2 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.28%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) JSP
3 1 (1.28%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 28 (35.90%) Data Protection Act
3 22 (28.21%) Freedom of Information Act
4 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (10.26%) Statistics
5 8 (10.26%) NHS
6 4 (5.13%) Thin Client
6 4 (5.13%) Fat Client
6 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.28%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.28%) CMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Solaris
2 6 (7.69%) Linux
2 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 6 (7.69%) UNIX
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.13%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.85%) CentOS
6 2 (2.56%) Android
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (76.92%) Data Protection
2 29 (37.18%) Project Management
3 20 (25.64%) Information Management
4 19 (24.36%) PRINCE2
5 17 (21.79%) Service Delivery
6 14 (17.95%) Risk Management
7 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (12.82%) Change Management
8 10 (12.82%) Performance Management
9 9 (11.54%) Information Architecture
9 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.26%) Change Control
11 7 (8.97%) Business Transformation
11 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.97%) CRM
12 6 (7.69%) Migration
12 6 (7.69%) Information Security
13 5 (6.41%) Document Management
13 5 (6.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) Python
3 4 (5.13%) Perl
3 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) Java
6 1 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (5.13%) CCNA
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (2.56%) RHCE
7 1 (1.28%) ECDL
7 1 (1.28%) CISA
7 1 (1.28%) CISMP
7 1 (1.28%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) Terminal Services
2 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Puppet
2 3 (3.85%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.28%) WSUS
3 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Citrix
2 7 (8.97%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) Dell
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle
4 4 (5.13%) Cognos
4 4 (5.13%) OpenText
5 3 (3.85%) Apple
5 3 (3.85%) Capita
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (2.56%) Sun
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) Google
7 1 (1.28%) Tableau
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
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