The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 386 368 346
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 20 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £411 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +0.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £298 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £458 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.14% +20.68%
Freedom of Information
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
7843 8723 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.02% 37.36% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5368 6134 5780
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 £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 150 166
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £14.04 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in London

Freedom of Information
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 across the London region.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in London

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the London region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in London

Freedom of Information
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 across the London region.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in London

Freedom of Information
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +14 3 £440 +2.92%
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 38 (77.55%) Data Protection
2 26 (53.06%) Freedom of Information Act
3 21 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
4 16 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (32.65%) Management Information System
5 14 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (22.45%) Finance
7 11 (22.45%) Project Management
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 8 (16.33%) NHS
9 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
9 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (16.33%) Degree
10 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
11 6 (12.24%) ETL
11 6 (12.24%) MS Access
11 6 (12.24%) Oracle
11 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.24%) Legal
11 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
11 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) Information Assurance

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
3 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.04%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.04%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.24%) MS Access
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.16%) Cognos Impromptu
4 4 (8.16%) Big Data
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.12%) Star Schema
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Ant
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.24%) Legal
4 3 (6.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Information Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Business Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Information Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) NHS Information Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Support Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) CRM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) MDX
2 2 (4.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (53.06%) Freedom of Information Act
2 21 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (32.65%) Management Information System
4 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (16.33%) NHS
6 4 (8.16%) CESG
6 4 (8.16%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.12%) Statistics
7 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
8 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
8 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
9 1 (2.04%) RMADS
9 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
9 1 (2.04%) Open Source
9 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
9 1 (2.04%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Solaris
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) CentOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) Data Protection
2 16 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (22.45%) Project Management
4 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 6 (12.24%) ETL
6 6 (12.24%) Information Assurance
7 5 (10.20%) Information Security
7 5 (10.20%) PRINCE
7 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.20%) CRM
8 4 (8.16%) Service Management
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL
8 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.16%) Information Management
8 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.16%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (4.08%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) VBA
4 2 (4.08%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.04%) R
5 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) ISEB
4 4 (8.16%) Postgraduate
5 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (6.12%) CISSP
5 3 (6.12%) CISM
5 3 (6.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.12%) ISACA
6 2 (4.08%) MBCS
6 2 (4.08%) CITP
7 1 (2.04%) CIPD
7 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.04%) Samba
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
2 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) WSUS
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Cognos
4 3 (6.12%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.12%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 2 (4.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Dell
6 1 (2.04%) Northgate
6 1 (2.04%) Google
6 1 (2.04%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.04%) Sophos
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) Siebel
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
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