The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 18 April 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 132 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £525
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.70
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.36%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information across the North West region.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information across the North West region.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (85.71%) Data Protection
1 6 (85.71%) Information Governance
2 4 (57.14%) NHS
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Local Government
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Governance Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Information Governance Officer
1 2 (28.57%) Information Governance Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Data Protection
1 6 (85.71%) Information Governance
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management