The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 143 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.72% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£521 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.75% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £160 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £440 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £245 £395
% change year-on-year
+48.97% -37.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.63
% change year-on-year
- +58.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
837 554 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.62% 23.48% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 344 336
Average daily rate £400 £331 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 58 65
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -44.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Freedom of Information
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
4 1 (20.00%) Information Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) NHS Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Information Management
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM