The first 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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 376 375 402
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 30 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 8
Average daily rate
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£420 £398 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £328 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £461 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £218 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.73% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.89% -42.00%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
6978 7887 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.63% 33.06% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4699 5465 5549
Average daily rate £450 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.15%
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 168 193
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Freedom of Information
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +27 6 £425 -1.73%
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 61 (84.72%) Data Protection
2 55 (76.39%) Data Protection Act
2 55 (76.39%) Freedom of Information Act
3 31 (43.06%) ITIL
4 22 (30.56%) Service Delivery
5 20 (27.78%) Project Management
5 20 (27.78%) Degree
6 18 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
7 17 (23.61%) Service Management
8 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 11 (15.28%) PRINCE2
9 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
10 10 (13.89%) Finance
11 9 (12.50%) Legal
11 9 (12.50%) Information Security
11 9 (12.50%) Information Management
11 9 (12.50%) Data Modelling
11 9 (12.50%) SLA
11 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
12 7 (9.72%) PRINCE
12 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
12 7 (9.72%) CESG
12 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.33%) PMI
13 6 (8.33%) PMI Certification
13 6 (8.33%) QA
13 6 (8.33%) Information Governance
14 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Management
14 5 (6.94%) NHS

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Intranet
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.56%) Star Schema
1 4 (5.56%) Big Data
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (4.17%) Publishing
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
4 2 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Analyst
2 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (6.94%) Data Analyst
3 5 (6.94%) Information Manager
3 5 (6.94%) Information Governance Manager
3 5 (6.94%) Governance Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Solutions Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Architect
4 4 (5.56%) Consultant
4 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Developer
5 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) NHS Information Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (4.17%) Data Protection Consultant
5 3 (4.17%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) XML
2 4 (5.56%) EJB
2 4 (5.56%) JSP
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (76.39%) Data Protection Act
1 55 (76.39%) Freedom of Information Act
2 18 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.72%) CESG
5 6 (8.33%) PMI
6 5 (6.94%) NHS
7 2 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.78%) Statistics
7 2 (2.78%) CMDB
8 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.39%) FMCG
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) UNIX
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (84.72%) Data Protection
2 31 (43.06%) ITIL
3 22 (30.56%) Service Delivery
4 20 (27.78%) Project Management
5 17 (23.61%) Service Management
5 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
6 11 (15.28%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 9 (12.50%) Information Security
7 9 (12.50%) Information Management
8 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
8 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.72%) PRINCE
9 6 (8.33%) Information Governance
10 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.94%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (5.56%) Matrix Management
11 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) Java
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) CISSP
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) CISA
5 1 (1.39%) CISM
5 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.39%) XenApp
1 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.78%) Adobe
4 2 (2.78%) Sun
4 2 (2.78%) FatWire
5 1 (1.39%) Northgate
5 1 (1.39%) Qualys
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.39%) Remedy