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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 131 - 114
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% - 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£313 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+46.78% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-15.14% +7.69%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
688 773 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.06% 25.80% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 479 259
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £504 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Information Exploitation
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Information Exploitation
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Capita