The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 405 380 357
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -23
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 6 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £401 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.18% -4.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £301 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £437 £731
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Freedom of Information Act
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7859 8604 8265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.95% 37.42% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5382 6100 5709
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 146 167
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.04 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the London region.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Histogram in London

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the London region.

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in London

Freedom of Information Act
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
City of London +11 1 £245 -42.28%
Freedom of Information Act
England

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Freedom of Information Act 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 Act.

1 26 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 24 (92.31%) Data Protection
3 20 (76.92%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
5 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (34.62%) Project Management
7 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
8 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
9 6 (23.08%) Information Assurance
9 6 (23.08%) Legal
9 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
9 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) Information Security
10 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
11 4 (15.38%) Big Data
11 4 (15.38%) CESG
11 4 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (15.38%) ISMS
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (15.38%) PRINCE
11 4 (15.38%) Service Management
11 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
11 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Freedom of Information Act 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 Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.85%) InDesign
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (15.38%) Big Data
2 3 (11.54%) Star Schema
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
1 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (23.08%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) ETL Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Information Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Compliance Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Security Advisor
4 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Governance Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Information Governance Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Information Architect
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 20 (76.92%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
4 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (15.38%) CESG
5 4 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (7.69%) NHS
6 2 (7.69%) Statistics
7 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
7 1 (3.85%) GIS
7 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (3.85%) RMADS
7 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.85%) Open Source
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Data Protection
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Information Assurance
4 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 5 (19.23%) Information Security
6 4 (15.38%) PRINCE
6 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) ISMS
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (11.54%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (11.54%) Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) Inmon Methodology
7 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.54%) ETL
7 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.54%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) R
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Postgraduate
4 3 (11.54%) CISSP
4 3 (11.54%) CISM
4 3 (11.54%) ISACA
5 2 (7.69%) MBCS
5 2 (7.69%) ISEB
5 2 (7.69%) CITP
6 1 (3.85%) CIPD
6 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.85%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.85%) Sophos