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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 392 402 391
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 24 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 10
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +64.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £310 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £613 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £312 £178
% change year-on-year
-4.72% +75.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.53 - -
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
8851 9347 9564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.90% 37.60% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6510 6553
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 168 245
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.18 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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
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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 +15 4 £450 +2.33% 1
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 42 (73.68%) Data Protection
2 38 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 38 (66.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 21 (36.84%) Degree
3 21 (36.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (29.82%) Project Management
5 15 (26.32%) ITIL
5 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (19.30%) Information Security
7 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
7 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
7 10 (17.54%) Data Modelling
7 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
8 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 9 (15.79%) CESG
8 9 (15.79%) Line Management
8 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
9 8 (14.04%) Service Management
9 8 (14.04%) Legal
10 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
10 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
11 6 (10.53%) Information Management
11 6 (10.53%) QA
11 6 (10.53%) Data Structures
11 6 (10.53%) Information Governance
12 5 (8.77%) ISMS
12 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
12 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
12 5 (8.77%) Local Government

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Intranet
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) VPN
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
3 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.75%) IPsec
3 1 (1.75%) LDAP
3 1 (1.75%) ADSL
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.75%) OSPF
3 1 (1.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Star Schema
1 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (14.04%) Legal
2 5 (8.77%) Local Government
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Publishing
4 2 (3.51%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Data Analyst
3 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.02%) Consultant
3 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (7.02%) Data Consultant
3 4 (7.02%) Solutions Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Governance Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Information Specialist
4 3 (5.26%) Data Protection Consultant
4 3 (5.26%) Compliance Specialist
4 3 (5.26%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 3 (5.26%) Information Governance Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Information Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Developer
5 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) EJB
2 4 (7.02%) JSP
3 1 (1.75%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
1 38 (66.67%) Freedom of Information Act
2 21 (36.84%) Management Information System
3 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (15.79%) CESG
5 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
6 6 (10.53%) Data Structures
7 5 (8.77%) PMI
7 5 (8.77%) NHS
8 2 (3.51%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (3.51%) RMADS
9 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.75%) FMCG
9 1 (1.75%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Data Protection
2 17 (29.82%) Project Management
3 15 (26.32%) ITIL
4 11 (19.30%) Information Security
5 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
5 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
5 10 (17.54%) Data Modelling
6 9 (15.79%) Line Management
7 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
7 8 (14.04%) Service Management
8 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.53%) Information Management
9 6 (10.53%) Information Governance
10 5 (8.77%) ISMS
10 5 (8.77%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (7.02%) Change Control
12 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CISSP
4 2 (3.51%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.75%) CIPD
5 1 (1.75%) CISA
5 1 (1.75%) CISM
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.77%) SLA
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) Sun
4 2 (3.51%) FatWire
5 1 (1.75%) Qualys
5 1 (1.75%) Aruba
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.75%) Northgate
5 1 (1.75%) 3Com
5 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Dell
5 1 (1.75%) Websense
5 1 (1.75%) Sophos
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper
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