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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 375 372 345
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 27 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 21
Average daily rate
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£348 £412 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.70% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £319 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £583 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £365 £225
% change year-on-year
-38.35% +62.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £26.09 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.12% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.56 £16.50 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.62 £16.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-15.14% -11.39%
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
7546 8392 7951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.29% 37.46% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5143 5874 5586
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 162 163
Average hourly rate £19.09 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 +9 3 £440 -0.33%
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (77.36%) Data Protection
2 27 (50.94%) Freedom of Information Act
3 22 (41.51%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (32.08%) Management Information System
5 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
6 15 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (26.42%) SQL
8 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (20.75%) Project Management
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.75%) Finance
10 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
11 8 (15.09%) Legal
11 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (15.09%) NHS
11 8 (15.09%) Degree
12 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
12 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
12 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
13 6 (11.32%) ETL
13 6 (11.32%) MS Access
13 6 (11.32%) Oracle
13 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
13 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
13 6 (11.32%) PRINCE
13 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS Project
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.89%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.89%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) LDAP
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) SAN
1 1 (1.89%) Intranet
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.32%) MS Access
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.55%) Cognos Impromptu
4 4 (7.55%) Big Data
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.66%) Star Schema
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Ant
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Legal
3 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Local Government
5 2 (3.77%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Publishing
6 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) Information Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Business Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Information Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) ETL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Architect
7 2 (3.77%) CRM Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) MDX
2 2 (3.77%) Middleware
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.94%) Freedom of Information Act
2 22 (41.51%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (32.08%) Management Information System
4 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (15.09%) NHS
6 4 (7.55%) CESG
6 4 (7.55%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.66%) Statistics
7 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
8 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.89%) RMADS
9 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.89%) Open Source
9 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.89%) User Experience
9 1 (1.89%) GIS
9 1 (1.89%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Solaris
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
2 2 (3.77%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) CentOS
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (77.36%) Data Protection
2 15 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (20.75%) Project Management
4 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
5 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
6 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
7 6 (11.32%) ETL
7 6 (11.32%) PRINCE
7 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.32%) Information Assurance
7 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (9.43%) Information Security
8 5 (9.43%) CRM
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) Information Management
9 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
9 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) VBA
4 2 (3.77%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.89%) R
5 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) ISEB
4 4 (7.55%) Postgraduate
5 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (5.66%) CISSP
5 3 (5.66%) CISM
5 3 (5.66%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.66%) ISACA
6 2 (3.77%) MBCS
6 2 (3.77%) CITP
7 1 (1.89%) CIPD
7 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.89%) Samba
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) WSUS
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Cognos
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.77%) Adobe
5 2 (3.77%) Sun
5 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) Dell
6 1 (1.89%) Siebel
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Northgate
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) F5
6 1 (1.89%) Apple
6 1 (1.89%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.89%) Sophos
6 1 (1.89%) FatWire
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