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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 429 418 416
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 14 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 19
Median daily rate £340 £243 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.20% -42.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £156 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £441 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £160 £338
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -52.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.26 £16.50 £27.53
% change year-on-year
-19.65% -40.05%
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
8223 8765 9085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.00% 37.39% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5786 6046 6193
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 167 206
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Freedom of Information as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 3 £300 -5.51%
Croydon - 2 £475 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 38 (90.48%) Data Protection
2 22 (52.38%) Freedom of Information Act
3 20 (47.62%) Legal
4 19 (45.24%) Management Information System
4 19 (45.24%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 13 (30.95%) ITIL V3
6 13 (30.95%) Information Management
6 13 (30.95%) ITIL
7 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 11 (26.19%) Information Assurance
8 11 (26.19%) Records Management
9 10 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (23.81%) Risk Management
10 9 (21.43%) Service Management
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
10 9 (21.43%) Information Governance
11 8 (19.05%) Internet
11 8 (19.05%) MS Office
12 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (16.67%) Project Management
12 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 7 (16.67%) Document Management
13 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
13 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
13 6 (14.29%) Citrix
13 6 (14.29%) Windows
13 6 (14.29%) Thin Client

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.90%) CMS
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.76%) MS Project
5 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.38%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (7.14%) Intranet
3 2 (4.76%) CTI
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.76%) EDMS
3 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
General
1 20 (47.62%) Legal
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Local Government
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Security Architect
3 9 (21.43%) Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Information Officer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Information Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) CLAS Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Governance Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Information Governance Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior PMO
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) Freedom of Information Act
2 19 (45.24%) Data Protection Act
2 19 (45.24%) Management Information System
3 6 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 6 (14.29%) Thin Client
4 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.90%) CESG
4 5 (11.90%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (9.52%) NHS
6 2 (4.76%) Blog
6 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.76%) Social Media
7 1 (2.38%) Health Informatics
7 1 (2.38%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
1 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (7.14%) CentOS
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Solaris
2 3 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Data Protection
2 13 (30.95%) Information Management
2 13 (30.95%) ITIL
2 13 (30.95%) ITIL V3
3 11 (26.19%) Information Assurance
3 11 (26.19%) Records Management
4 10 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 9 (21.43%) Information Governance
5 9 (21.43%) Service Management
6 7 (16.67%) Document Management
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 6 (14.29%) Service Design
7 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.52%) SABSA
9 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
10 3 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (11.90%) CLAS
5 3 (7.14%) CISSP
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) IISP
7 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) CISM
7 1 (2.38%) CITP
7 1 (2.38%) CRISC
7 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.38%) ECDL
7 1 (2.38%) ISACA
7 1 (2.38%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.38%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 6 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
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