The 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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 134 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.75% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£428 £175 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+144.28% -8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £155 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £215 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £245 £395
% change year-on-year
+48.97% -37.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.63
% change year-on-year
- +58.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
852 804 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.53% 28.39% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 421 391
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 57
Average hourly rate £16.78 £20.00 £18.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +9.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (88.89%) Data Protection
2 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
3 6 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (66.67%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (55.56%) Project Management
5 4 (44.44%) Intranet
5 4 (44.44%) Information Management
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (22.22%) Legal
7 2 (22.22%) Scrum
7 2 (22.22%) Web Design
7 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (22.22%) CSS
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) XSLT
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) XHTML
7 2 (22.22%) NHS
7 2 (22.22%) Use Case
7 2 (22.22%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) XPath
7 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
7 2 (22.22%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
7 2 (22.22%) Android
7 2 (22.22%) HTML5
7 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) XSLT
1 2 (22.22%) XHTML
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) CSS3
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (66.67%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) NHS
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Data Protection
2 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) Information Management
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Web Design
6 2 (22.22%) Use Case
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
7 1 (11.11%) Line Management
7 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GMP
1 1 (11.11%) QA