The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 246 231 216
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.059% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£475 £265 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.24% -41.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £265 £395
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -32.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.50
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2541 2227 1766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.71% 26.44% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1164 808
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £217 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 135 178
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.38 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (33.33%) NHS
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
5 2 (16.67%) Balanced Scorecard
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (8.33%) QA

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Information Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Communications Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Report Writer
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
1 4 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Balanced Scorecard
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft