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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 260 249 240
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.065% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
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£420 £258 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.10% +22.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £338 £210
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £27.53 -
% change year-on-year
-31.61% -
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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
3068 2751 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.60% 29.59% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1731 1508 1251
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 156 146
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £46.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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
East Sussex - 10 £420 -
Kent +3 4 £142 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Freedom of Information
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (87.50%) Data Protection
2 20 (83.33%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (29.17%) Document Management
5 6 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (25.00%) Business Transformation
6 5 (20.83%) Change Control
6 5 (20.83%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (20.83%) Business Process Mapping
6 5 (20.83%) BPMN
6 5 (20.83%) QA
6 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 5 (20.83%) NHS
6 5 (20.83%) EDMS
6 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
7 4 (16.67%) CRM
7 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Documentum
7 4 (16.67%) Legal
7 4 (16.67%) Balanced Scorecard
7 4 (16.67%) OpenText
7 4 (16.67%) Information Governance
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (16.67%) Documentum
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) EDMS
2 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Information Governance Officer
5 2 (8.33%) Change Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Web Designer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) MI Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Governance Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (83.33%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (20.83%) NHS
4 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) E-Learning
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.17%) CMDB
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Solaris
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Data Protection
2 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Document Management
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 6 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 5 (20.83%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (20.83%) Business Process Mapping
5 5 (20.83%) Change Control
5 5 (20.83%) BPMN
5 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Balanced Scorecard
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) Information Governance
7 3 (12.50%) Benchmarking
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ECDL
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) OpenText
2 2 (8.33%) Capita
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) VMware