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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 504 490 460
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -30
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 52 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 28
Average daily rate
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£348 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £419 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £245 £395
% change year-on-year
+41.83% -37.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £19.18 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 - £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 - £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.25
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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
14088 13956 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.50% 31.38% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 8772 7701
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 575 753
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +9 27 £275 -26.66% 5
South East -22 5 £450 +69.81% 1
West Midlands - 5 £180 -
North West -4 4 £380 +102.66%
Yorkshire - - - -
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 57 (62.64%) Data Protection
2 43 (47.25%) Freedom of Information Act
3 40 (43.96%) Data Protection Act
4 29 (31.87%) Management Information System
5 20 (21.98%) NHS
6 19 (20.88%) Project Management
7 18 (19.78%) Legal
7 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.58%) Degree
10 15 (16.48%) Security Cleared
10 15 (16.48%) Risk Management
11 14 (15.38%) Finance
11 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (14.29%) PRINCE2
13 12 (13.19%) ITIL
13 12 (13.19%) SQL
13 12 (13.19%) Service Delivery
14 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.09%) SharePoint
14 11 (12.09%) Information Management
15 9 (9.89%) PCI DSS
15 9 (9.89%) Information Governance
15 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
15 9 (9.89%) Information Security
16 8 (8.79%) ISEB
16 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (12.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.10%) Alfresco
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.10%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Intranet
2 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.10%) IPsec
3 1 (1.10%) Network Security
3 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) OSPF
3 1 (1.10%) BGP
3 1 (1.10%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) LDAP
3 1 (1.10%) ADSL
3 1 (1.10%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.10%) VPN
3 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.40%) Big Data
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.30%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.10%) DTS
7 1 (1.10%) MS Access
General
1 18 (19.78%) Legal
2 14 (15.38%) Finance
3 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.49%) Local Government
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Analyst
2 11 (12.09%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.89%) Developer
4 8 (8.79%) Information Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Administrator
7 5 (5.49%) Architect
8 4 (4.40%) DBA
8 4 (4.40%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Information Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Security Advisor
9 3 (3.30%) Information Specialist
9 3 (3.30%) Information Assurance Specialist
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Compliance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) HTML
1 3 (3.30%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.20%) jQuery
2 2 (2.20%) HTML5
2 2 (2.20%) CSS3
2 2 (2.20%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (2.20%) CSS
2 2 (2.20%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) XSLT
2 2 (2.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (47.25%) Freedom of Information Act
2 40 (43.96%) Data Protection Act
3 29 (31.87%) Management Information System
4 20 (21.98%) NHS
5 18 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
7 7 (7.69%) CESG
8 5 (5.49%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (5.49%) Data Structures
9 4 (4.40%) Statistics
10 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
11 2 (2.20%) RMADS
11 2 (2.20%) Data Integration
12 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
12 1 (1.10%) Pharmacovigilance
12 1 (1.10%) User Experience
12 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
12 1 (1.10%) GIS
12 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Solaris
2 3 (3.30%) UNIX
3 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.20%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (62.64%) Data Protection
2 19 (20.88%) Project Management
3 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (16.48%) Risk Management
6 13 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 12 (13.19%) ITIL
7 12 (13.19%) Service Delivery
8 11 (12.09%) Information Management
9 9 (9.89%) Information Security
9 9 (9.89%) Information Governance
10 8 (8.79%) Line Management
10 8 (8.79%) Information Assurance
11 7 (7.69%) ISMS
11 7 (7.69%) CRM
12 6 (6.59%) PRINCE
12 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (6.59%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.49%) Coaching
13 5 (5.49%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.20%) VBA
2 2 (2.20%) XPath
3 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.10%) R
3 1 (1.10%) C
3 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Degree
2 15 (16.48%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) ISEB
4 4 (4.40%) CISSP
4 4 (4.40%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.30%) CIPD
5 3 (3.30%) CISM
5 3 (3.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.30%) ISACA
5 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.20%) MBCS
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.20%) CITP
7 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.59%) QA
3 2 (2.20%) GMP
4 1 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) vSphere
2 1 (1.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) Sophos
6 1 (1.10%) Websense
6 1 (1.10%) 3Com
6 1 (1.10%) FatWire
6 1 (1.10%) Northgate
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.10%) Aruba
6 1 (1.10%) F5
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) Dell
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) Juniper
6 1 (1.10%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.10%) Siebel
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Watford
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £270 - £275 per day
Posted: 20 days ago