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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 404 396 393
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 22 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.095% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +91.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £252 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £312 £165
% change year-on-year
+12.08% +89.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.25% -
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
8744 9589 9128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.84% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6105 6745 6293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
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 £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 224
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 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 24 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 +8 6 £450 +9.75%
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 38 (73.08%) Data Protection
2 33 (63.46%) Data Protection Act
2 33 (63.46%) Freedom of Information Act
3 21 (40.38%) Management Information System
4 16 (30.77%) Degree
5 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (23.08%) Project Management
7 11 (21.15%) ITIL
7 11 (21.15%) Information Security
8 9 (17.31%) Legal
8 9 (17.31%) CESG
8 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
8 9 (17.31%) Line Management
8 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
10 7 (13.46%) Service Management
10 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
11 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
11 6 (11.54%) QA
11 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
11 6 (11.54%) Data Structures
11 6 (11.54%) Information Governance
12 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
12 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
12 5 (9.62%) ISMS
12 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
12 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.62%) Local Government

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (5.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Intranet
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.92%) IPsec
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) LDAP
3 1 (1.92%) ADSL
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) OSPF
3 1 (1.92%) BGP
3 1 (1.92%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
1 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
General
1 9 (17.31%) Legal
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Local Government
3 4 (7.69%) Finance
4 3 (5.77%) Publishing
5 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Law
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.92%) Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Data Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Consultant
3 4 (7.69%) Data Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Information Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Information Governance Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Information Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Governance Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Compliance Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Data Compliance Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Security Advisor
5 2 (3.85%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) XSL
3 1 (1.92%) EJB
3 1 (1.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (63.46%) Data Protection Act
1 33 (63.46%) Freedom of Information Act
2 21 (40.38%) Management Information System
3 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (17.31%) CESG
5 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 6 (11.54%) Data Structures
6 5 (9.62%) NHS
7 2 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (3.85%) RMADS
7 2 (3.85%) PMI
8 1 (1.92%) FMCG
8 1 (1.92%) User Experience
8 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.92%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) UNIX
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (73.08%) Data Protection
2 12 (23.08%) Project Management
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 11 (21.15%) Information Security
4 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
4 9 (17.31%) Line Management
5 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 7 (13.46%) Service Management
6 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
6 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
7 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 6 (11.54%) Information Governance
8 5 (9.62%) ISMS
8 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) Information Management
9 4 (7.69%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.77%) Content Management
10 3 (5.77%) Information Assurance
10 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.77%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Postgraduate
4 2 (3.85%) CISSP
4 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CISA
5 1 (1.92%) CISM
5 1 (1.92%) CIPD
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) Adobe
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 2 (3.85%) FatWire
3 2 (3.85%) Sun
4 1 (1.92%) Dell
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Northgate
4 1 (1.92%) Qualys
4 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.92%) Aruba
4 1 (1.92%) Juniper
4 1 (1.92%) Sophos
4 1 (1.92%) Websense
4 1 (1.92%) 3Com