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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 127 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.11% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £180 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
-42.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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
747 740 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.24% 27.89% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 406 265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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
Glasgow - 4 - -
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 8 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) Legato
4 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Network Management
5 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (20.00%) Statistics
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) MicroStrategy

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Project Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) MicroStrategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) AIX
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Solaris
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Legato
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter