The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 557 525 545
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 47 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.078% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 12
Average daily rate
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£420 £382 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +38.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £464 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £218 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.73% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -42.00%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
England 0 47 £420 +9.94% 6
London +14 30 £422 +6.22% 5
North West -3 6 £401 -
East of England -26 5 £475 +80.95%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £475 -
Manchester - 3 £440 -
West Midlands - 3 £273 -
Birmingham - 2 £273 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
South West - 1 £225 -
Swindon - 1 £225 -
Warrington - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 74 (75.51%) Data Protection
2 59 (60.20%) Data Protection Act
3 56 (57.14%) Freedom of Information Act
4 35 (35.71%) Management Information System
5 28 (28.57%) ITIL
6 25 (25.51%) Project Management
7 22 (22.45%) Service Delivery
8 21 (21.43%) Degree
9 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 18 (18.37%) Service Management
10 18 (18.37%) Information Management
11 16 (16.33%) Data Modelling
12 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
12 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
12 15 (15.31%) Finance
13 14 (14.29%) Information Governance
14 12 (12.24%) Information Security
14 12 (12.24%) SQL
14 12 (12.24%) NHS
14 12 (12.24%) Intranet
15 11 (11.22%) PRINCE2
15 11 (11.22%) Legal
16 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
17 9 (9.18%) Data Analysis
17 9 (9.18%) SLA
18 8 (8.16%) PRINCE
18 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
19 7 (7.14%) Content Management
19 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
19 7 (7.14%) CESG

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.06%) CMS
2 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
3 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) Intranet
2 3 (3.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) DHCP
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) Star Schema
3 4 (4.08%) Big Data
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.02%) EDRMS
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Legal
3 7 (7.14%) Publishing
4 4 (4.08%) Local Government
5 3 (3.06%) Back Office
6 2 (2.04%) Law
7 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.02%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.45%) Analyst
2 8 (8.16%) Project Manager
2 8 (8.16%) Service Manager
3 7 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 7 (7.14%) Developer
4 4 (4.08%) Consultant
4 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (4.08%) Change Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Systems Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (4.08%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (4.08%) Information Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Solutions Analyst
4 4 (4.08%) Information Governance Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Governance Manager
5 3 (3.06%) Data Protection Consultant
5 3 (3.06%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (3.06%) Information Governance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) XML
2 4 (4.08%) HTML
2 4 (4.08%) EJB
2 4 (4.08%) JSP
3 3 (3.06%) Web Services
3 3 (3.06%) .NET
3 3 (3.06%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.02%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (60.20%) Data Protection Act
2 56 (57.14%) Freedom of Information Act
3 35 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (12.24%) NHS
5 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.14%) CESG
7 6 (6.12%) PMI
8 4 (4.08%) Social Media
9 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.02%) Statistics
9 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.02%) FMCG
9 1 (1.02%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.08%) UNIX
1 4 (4.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (75.51%) Data Protection
2 28 (28.57%) ITIL
3 25 (25.51%) Project Management
4 22 (22.45%) Service Delivery
5 18 (18.37%) Service Management
5 18 (18.37%) Information Management
6 16 (16.33%) Data Modelling
7 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
8 14 (14.29%) Information Governance
9 12 (12.24%) Information Security
10 11 (11.22%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.18%) Data Analysis
12 8 (8.16%) PRINCE
13 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
13 7 (7.14%) Content Management
14 5 (5.10%) Systems Analysis
14 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (5.10%) Matrix Management
14 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) Java
3 3 (3.06%) C#
3 3 (3.06%) Ruby
4 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) Degree
2 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.02%) CISA
6 1 (1.02%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) QA
3 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.02%) XenApp
1 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.06%) Citrix
3 3 (3.06%) Adobe
4 2 (2.04%) Sun
4 2 (2.04%) FatWire
5 1 (1.02%) Northgate
5 1 (1.02%) Qualys
5 1 (1.02%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago