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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 563 528 508
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -20
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 45 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.079% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 22
Average daily rate
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£415 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.88% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £207 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £472 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £198 £395
% change year-on-year
+107.59% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.76 £20.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.22% +9.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.76 £20.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £20.00 £24.44
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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
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 £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 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 18 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 -27 43 £415 +23.88% 9
London +27 30 £415 +15.76% 4
City of London +11 10 £450 +14.29% 2
South East -39 3 £345 +30.18% 1
East of England -5 1 £340 +54.54%
Essex -7 1 £340 +54.54%
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 58 (64.44%) Data Protection
2 46 (51.11%) Freedom of Information Act
3 41 (45.56%) Data Protection Act
4 37 (41.11%) Management Information System
5 22 (24.44%) Project Management
6 21 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (21.11%) Degree
7 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
8 17 (18.89%) NHS
8 17 (18.89%) Legal
9 13 (14.44%) Finance
9 13 (14.44%) SQL
10 12 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 12 (13.33%) Information Security
11 11 (12.22%) ITIL
12 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
12 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (11.11%) Information Management
13 9 (10.00%) CESG
13 9 (10.00%) PCI DSS
13 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.00%) Information Governance
13 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 8 (8.89%) Information Assurance
14 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
14 8 (8.89%) Data Structures

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.22%) IIS
3 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Project
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.11%) InDesign
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Changepoint
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Siebel Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Intranet
2 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.11%) Network Security
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) IPsec
3 1 (1.11%) LDAP
3 1 (1.11%) ADSL
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.11%) VPN
3 1 (1.11%) SSL
3 1 (1.11%) BGP
3 1 (1.11%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.11%) OSPF
3 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.56%) Big Data
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.44%) Star Schema
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.22%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) MS Access
7 1 (1.11%) DTS
7 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
General
1 17 (18.89%) Legal
2 13 (14.44%) Finance
3 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.56%) Local Government
5 2 (2.22%) Law
5 2 (2.22%) Publishing
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) Analyst
2 8 (8.89%) Developer
2 8 (8.89%) Information Manager
3 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.78%) Data Analyst
4 6 (6.67%) Consultant
5 5 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Information Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Security Advisor
7 3 (3.33%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 3 (3.33%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Information Specialist
7 3 (3.33%) Governance Manager
7 3 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) HTML
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.22%) XHTML
3 2 (2.22%) CSS
3 2 (2.22%) XML
3 2 (2.22%) XSLT
3 2 (2.22%) jQuery
3 2 (2.22%) CSS3
3 2 (2.22%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (51.11%) Freedom of Information Act
2 41 (45.56%) Data Protection Act
3 37 (41.11%) Management Information System
4 21 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (18.89%) NHS
6 9 (10.00%) CESG
7 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
7 8 (8.89%) Data Structures
8 5 (5.56%) User Experience
8 5 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (5.56%) Statistics
9 2 (2.22%) RMADS
9 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.11%) FMCG
10 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.11%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (1.11%) GIS
10 1 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) UNIX
2 3 (3.33%) Solaris
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (64.44%) Data Protection
2 22 (24.44%) Project Management
3 12 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 12 (13.33%) Information Security
4 11 (12.22%) ITIL
5 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.11%) Information Management
6 9 (10.00%) Information Governance
7 8 (8.89%) Information Assurance
8 7 (7.78%) Line Management
8 7 (7.78%) ISMS
8 7 (7.78%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.67%) Service Management
9 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.22%) VBA
3 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.22%) XPath
4 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.11%) R
4 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Degree
1 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) ISEB
4 4 (4.44%) CISSP
4 4 (4.44%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.33%) ISACA
5 3 (3.33%) CISM
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.22%) CIPD
6 2 (2.22%) CITP
6 2 (2.22%) MBCS
7 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) vSphere
1 1 (1.11%) vCloud
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (4.44%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.33%) Adobe
4 3 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) Sophos
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.11%) Aruba
6 1 (1.11%) F5
6 1 (1.11%) 3Com
6 1 (1.11%) FatWire
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) Siebel
6 1 (1.11%) Juniper
6 1 (1.11%) Sun
6 1 (1.11%) Dell
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) Websense
6 1 (1.11%) Mapinfo
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