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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 385 347 404
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +57
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 31 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.44% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 11
Average daily rate £419 £403 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £500 £625
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.44%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7734 7218 8733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.25% 32.84% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5452 5033 5839
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 169 227
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £52.80 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Freedom of Information Act
England

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 10 £419 +96.83%
Freedom of Information Act
England

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 52 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 51 (98.08%) Data Protection Act
2 51 (98.08%) Data Protection
3 32 (61.54%) ITIL
4 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) Service Delivery
6 17 (32.69%) Risk Management
7 15 (28.85%) Service Management
8 13 (25.00%) Degree
9 11 (21.15%) Project Management
10 9 (17.31%) MS Office
10 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
10 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
11 8 (15.38%) SQL
11 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (13.46%) PRINCE
13 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
13 6 (11.54%) SLA
13 6 (11.54%) UNIX
13 6 (11.54%) Finance
14 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (9.62%) Java
14 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
14 5 (9.62%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (7.69%) IBM
15 4 (7.69%) ClearQuest
15 4 (7.69%) Oracle
15 4 (7.69%) Windows
15 4 (7.69%) ClearCase
15 4 (7.69%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Office
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.92%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) DHCP
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.77%) Star Schema
2 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.92%) MS Access
3 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) ClearQuest
1 4 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) MSBuild
2 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.77%) CruiseControl
2 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.77%) Ant
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) LSMW
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Developer
3 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 4 (7.69%) SCM Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Service Transition Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 3 (5.77%) Solutions Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Project Planner
5 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) EJB
1 3 (5.77%) JSP
1 3 (5.77%) XML
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 52 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 51 (98.08%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.77%) Statistics
5 3 (5.77%) PMI
6 2 (3.85%) CESG
6 2 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.85%) CMDB
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.92%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (1.92%) BBC
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) UNIX
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) VMS
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (98.08%) Data Protection
2 32 (61.54%) ITIL
3 18 (34.62%) Service Delivery
4 17 (32.69%) Risk Management
5 15 (28.85%) Service Management
6 11 (21.15%) Project Management
7 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (13.46%) PRINCE
9 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.69%) Migration
11 4 (7.69%) Scrum
11 4 (7.69%) Change Management
11 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
11 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
12 3 (5.77%) Inmon Methodology
12 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (5.77%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.92%) NCDA
4 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.92%) COBIT
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) XenApp
1 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.92%) SRDF
1 1 (1.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) IBM
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix
3 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Isilon
4 1 (1.92%) Brocade
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.92%) Remedy
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) NetApp
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) EMC