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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 389 406 406
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 26 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £432 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £338 £210
% change year-on-year
+17.77% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
8622 8947 9751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.36% 37.37% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 5951 6649
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £277
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 155 183 197
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +10 9 £450 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (75.68%) Data Protection
2 18 (48.65%) Freedom of Information Act
3 16 (43.24%) Information Management
4 15 (40.54%) Project Management
4 15 (40.54%) Management Information System
5 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
7 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
9 7 (18.92%) NHS
9 7 (18.92%) Information Architecture
9 7 (18.92%) Statistics
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
11 5 (13.51%) Finance
11 5 (13.51%) Change Management
11 5 (13.51%) Information Governance
12 4 (10.81%) ObjectStore
13 3 (8.11%) LAN
13 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (8.11%) Cisco
13 3 (8.11%) Python
13 3 (8.11%) LDAP
13 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
13 3 (8.11%) UNIX
13 3 (8.11%) Windows
13 3 (8.11%) Solaris
13 3 (8.11%) Linux

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LDAP
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
1 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
1 3 (8.11%) NAS
1 3 (8.11%) PCoIP
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) ObjectStore
2 2 (5.41%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Local Government
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Information Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (8.11%) Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Information Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Information Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Management Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Customer Insight Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Information Management Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Architect
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) MI Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Records Manager
5 1 (2.70%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Freedom of Information Act
2 15 (40.54%) Management Information System
3 12 (32.43%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (18.92%) Statistics
5 7 (18.92%) NHS
6 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
6 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
7 2 (5.41%) Data Extraction
7 2 (5.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
1 3 (8.11%) Solaris
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
1 3 (8.11%) CentOS
1 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
1 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
1 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Data Protection
2 16 (43.24%) Information Management
3 15 (40.54%) Project Management
4 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
6 7 (18.92%) Information Architecture
7 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) Information Governance
9 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance
9 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
9 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
9 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.11%) ITIL
10 2 (5.41%) Content Management
10 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Perl
1 3 (8.11%) Python
1 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) RHCE
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) Terminal Services
1 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) ZABBIX
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) Dell
2 3 (8.11%) Citrix
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Capita