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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 401 393 391
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 24 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £422 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £216 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £486 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £280 £218
% change year-on-year
+41.96% +28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+24.70% +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
8441 8801 9418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.96% 37.42% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 5939 6359
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 165 205
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -7 8 £500 +14.35% 1
Southwark - 1 £238 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (83.72%) Data Protection
2 17 (39.53%) Management Information System
2 17 (39.53%) Project Management
3 16 (37.21%) Freedom of Information Act
4 15 (34.88%) Information Management
5 12 (27.91%) Service Delivery
6 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
6 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
7 10 (23.26%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.93%) PRINCE2
8 9 (20.93%) Risk Management
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
8 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (18.60%) Information Architecture
9 8 (18.60%) Change Management
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Statistics
11 5 (11.63%) Finance
11 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
11 5 (11.63%) Citrix
11 5 (11.63%) MS Access
12 4 (9.30%) Python
12 4 (9.30%) Cognos
12 4 (9.30%) Cognos Impromptu
12 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
12 4 (9.30%) UNIX
12 4 (9.30%) Windows
12 4 (9.30%) Solaris

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.33%) Alfresco
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) PaaS
1 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
1 3 (6.98%) LAN
1 3 (6.98%) SAN
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
1 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
1 3 (6.98%) NAS
2 2 (4.65%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) MS Access
2 4 (9.30%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.98%) ObjectStore
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.65%) EDRMS
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Ant
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Architect
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Information Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Information Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Business Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Information Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Management Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Applications Architect
4 2 (4.65%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) Customer Insight Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Information Management Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Digital Architect
5 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) MDX
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) Management Information System
2 16 (37.21%) Freedom of Information Act
3 10 (23.26%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (16.28%) Statistics
6 4 (9.30%) NHS
6 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
6 4 (9.30%) Fat Client
7 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
8 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) UNIX
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
1 4 (9.30%) Solaris
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
1 4 (9.30%) Ubuntu
2 3 (6.98%) CentOS
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Data Protection
2 17 (39.53%) Project Management
3 15 (34.88%) Information Management
4 12 (27.91%) Service Delivery
5 10 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (20.93%) Risk Management
6 9 (20.93%) PRINCE2
7 8 (18.60%) Change Management
7 8 (18.60%) Information Architecture
8 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
10 3 (6.98%) Service Management
10 3 (6.98%) ITIL
10 3 (6.98%) ETL
10 3 (6.98%) CRM
10 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
10 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.98%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) Perl
2 4 (9.30%) Python
3 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) RHCE
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) APMG
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Puppet
2 3 (6.98%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Citrix
3 4 (9.30%) Cognos
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 3 (6.98%) Dell
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 2 (4.65%) Sun
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
6 1 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Google