The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 148 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.033% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.098% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £14.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+61.61% -15.14%
Freedom of Information
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1017 810 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.00% 27.08% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 406 357
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - 1 £363 -
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (20.00%) Records Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (20.00%) MicroStrategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter