The 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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 539 527 526
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 47 49 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.095% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £222 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £467 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £245 £395
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.51 £20.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.45% +9.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.63
% change year-on-year
- +58.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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
Top 14 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 22 December 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 -34 45 £375 +6.38% 11
London +13 25 £395 +0.38% 4
City of London -1 9 £427 +8.57% 3
South East -20 4 £398 +50.00% 3
Essex -3 1 £340 +54.54%
East of England -12 1 £340 +54.54%
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 61 (62.89%) Data Protection
2 47 (48.45%) Freedom of Information Act
3 44 (45.36%) Data Protection Act
4 38 (39.18%) Management Information System
5 23 (23.71%) Project Management
6 22 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (21.65%) Legal
8 20 (20.62%) Degree
8 20 (20.62%) Security Cleared
9 17 (17.53%) NHS
9 17 (17.53%) Service Delivery
10 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (15.46%) Risk Management
12 14 (14.43%) ITIL
12 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
12 14 (14.43%) Finance
13 13 (13.40%) SQL
13 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
14 12 (12.37%) Data Modelling
14 12 (12.37%) Information Security
14 12 (12.37%) Information Management
15 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
16 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
17 9 (9.28%) CESG
17 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
17 9 (9.28%) PCI DSS
17 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
18 8 (8.25%) Information Assurance

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.06%) IIS
4 2 (2.06%) CMS
4 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Project
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.03%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Changepoint
2 1 (1.03%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) Intranet
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
2 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.03%) IPsec
3 1 (1.03%) Network Security
3 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.03%) OSPF
3 1 (1.03%) BGP
3 1 (1.03%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) LDAP
3 1 (1.03%) ADSL
3 1 (1.03%) WAN
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) VPN
3 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.15%) Big Data
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.12%) Star Schema
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.06%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.03%) DTS
8 1 (1.03%) MS Access
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 21 (21.65%) Legal
2 14 (14.43%) Finance
3 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.15%) Local Government
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
5 2 (2.06%) Law
5 2 (2.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.03%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (19.59%) Analyst
2 11 (11.34%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.28%) Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Architect
5 6 (6.19%) Consultant
5 6 (6.19%) Information Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.12%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Information Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Security Advisor
7 3 (3.09%) Data Protection Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Compliance Specialist
7 3 (3.09%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (3.09%) Systems Manager
7 3 (3.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) HTML
2 3 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.06%) jQuery
3 2 (2.06%) HTML5
3 2 (2.06%) CSS3
3 2 (2.06%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.06%) CSS
3 2 (2.06%) XML
3 2 (2.06%) XSLT
3 2 (2.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (48.45%) Freedom of Information Act
2 44 (45.36%) Data Protection Act
3 38 (39.18%) Management Information System
4 22 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (17.53%) NHS
6 9 (9.28%) CESG
6 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
7 8 (8.25%) Data Structures
8 5 (5.15%) User Experience
8 5 (5.15%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (5.15%) Statistics
9 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.06%) RMADS
10 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
11 1 (1.03%) FMCG
11 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
11 1 (1.03%) Pharmacovigilance
11 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.03%) GIS
11 1 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) Windows
2 3 (3.09%) Solaris
2 3 (3.09%) UNIX
3 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.06%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.06%) Android
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (62.89%) Data Protection
2 23 (23.71%) Project Management
3 17 (17.53%) Service Delivery
4 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (15.46%) Risk Management
5 15 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (14.43%) ITIL
7 12 (12.37%) Data Modelling
7 12 (12.37%) Information Security
7 12 (12.37%) Information Management
8 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
9 8 (8.25%) Information Assurance
9 8 (8.25%) Line Management
10 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.22%) Information Governance
10 7 (7.22%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.22%) ISMS
10 7 (7.22%) Service Management
11 6 (6.19%) PRINCE
11 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.40%) SQL
2 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.06%) VBA
3 2 (2.06%) XPath
4 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.03%) R
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (20.62%) Degree
1 20 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) ISEB
4 4 (4.12%) CISSP
4 4 (4.12%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.09%) ISACA
5 3 (3.09%) CISM
6 2 (2.06%) MBCS
6 2 (2.06%) CIPD
6 2 (2.06%) CITP
6 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.22%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) GMP
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.03%) vSphere
1 1 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.03%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle
3 4 (4.12%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.09%) Adobe
4 3 (3.09%) IBM
5 2 (2.06%) Citrix
5 2 (2.06%) Sophos
6 1 (1.03%) Websense
6 1 (1.03%) 3Com
6 1 (1.03%) FatWire
6 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.03%) Aruba
6 1 (1.03%) F5
6 1 (1.03%) Juniper
6 1 (1.03%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.03%) Sun
6 1 (1.03%) Dell
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Siebel
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 14 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 500 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 125-150 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago