The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 380 395 386
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 19 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.095% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £422 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.63% +134.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £333 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £490 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+81.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7212 7878 8141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.67% 32.47% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4829 5413 5501
Average daily rate £450 £460 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 170 213
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Freedom of Information Act
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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 31 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 46 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 45 (97.83%) Data Protection Act
2 45 (97.83%) Data Protection
3 24 (52.17%) ITIL
4 16 (34.78%) Project Management
5 15 (32.61%) Service Management
5 15 (32.61%) Degree
6 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
7 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
7 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
9 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
9 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
10 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
10 8 (17.39%) Data Analysis
11 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
11 7 (15.22%) Information Security
11 7 (15.22%) CESG
11 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (13.04%) Finance
12 6 (13.04%) SLA
12 6 (13.04%) PRINCE
12 6 (13.04%) QA
12 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.87%) Systems Analysis
13 5 (10.87%) PMI
13 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
14 4 (8.70%) ITSM
14 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.17%) VPN
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.70%) Star Schema
1 4 (8.70%) Big Data
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Data Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Data Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Information Governance Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Governance Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Project Planner
6 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Junior
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) EJB
1 4 (8.70%) JSP
1 4 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 45 (97.83%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (15.22%) CESG
4 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.87%) PMI
6 1 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) FMCG
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (97.83%) Data Protection
2 24 (52.17%) ITIL
3 16 (34.78%) Project Management
4 15 (32.61%) Service Management
5 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
6 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
7 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
8 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 8 (17.39%) Data Analysis
9 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.22%) Information Security
10 6 (13.04%) PRINCE
11 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.87%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (8.70%) ITSM
12 4 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
12 4 (8.70%) Inmon Methodology
12 4 (8.70%) Matrix Management
13 3 (6.52%) Information Governance
13 3 (6.52%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Java
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.17%) CISSP
6 1 (2.17%) CISA
6 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.17%) Qualys