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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 255 251 230
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.035% 0.032% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £230 £475 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.57% +79.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-57.76% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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
2598 2733 2520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.48% 28.84% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1430 1310
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 182 165
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.92 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 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
East Sussex +9 2 £230 -51.57%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Freedom of Information
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
2 7 (63.64%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (54.55%) Freedom of Information Act
3 6 (54.55%) Legal
3 6 (54.55%) Information Governance
4 5 (45.45%) NHS
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) Law
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Process Management
7 2 (18.18%) e-Learning
7 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (18.18%) Web Design
7 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (18.18%) Intranet
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (18.18%) MS Project
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
7 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (18.18%) User Experience
7 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (18.18%) CBAP
7 2 (18.18%) CMS
7 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 6 (54.55%) Legal
2 3 (27.27%) Law
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Information Governance Officer
1 4 (36.36%) Information Officer
2 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Governance Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Information Governance Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Information Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Web Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Governance Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Information Governance Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) NHS Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (54.55%) Freedom of Information Act
3 5 (45.45%) NHS
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
5 2 (18.18%) e-Learning
5 2 (18.18%) User Experience
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) CentOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
2 6 (54.55%) Information Governance
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Document Management
4 2 (18.18%) Process Management
4 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CBAP
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) LPIC
2 1 (9.09%) RHCT
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat