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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 571 564 539
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 49 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.086% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 23
Average daily rate
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£420 £420 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £226 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £280 £218
% change year-on-year
+41.96% +28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £21.82 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.28 £13.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £37.50 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+24.70% +20.68%

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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 31 July 2015.

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 24 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 31 July 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
England -28 44 £420 - 6
London -8 24 £450 +6.57% 5
South East - 12 £420 -
East Sussex - 10 £420 -
Brighton - 10 £420 -
City of London -7 8 £500 +14.35% 1
Scotland - 4 £325 -
East of England -2 3 £160 -66.31%
Chelmsford - 3 £160 -
Glasgow - 3 £338 -
Essex - 3 £160 -
Manchester -10 1 - -
Yorkshire -24 1 £510 +85.45%
Leeds -25 1 £510 +85.45%
West Yorkshire -25 1 £510 +85.45%
North West -31 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £238 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £163 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £220 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 68 (78.16%) Data Protection
2 35 (40.23%) Project Management
3 33 (37.93%) Management Information System
4 30 (34.48%) Data Protection Act
5 29 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
6 21 (24.14%) Information Management
6 21 (24.14%) PRINCE2
7 19 (21.84%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (20.69%) Risk Management
8 18 (20.69%) Service Delivery
9 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
10 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.94%) SQL
11 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
11 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
12 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
14 10 (11.49%) Performance Management
14 10 (11.49%) Change Management
15 9 (10.34%) UNIX
15 9 (10.34%) Solaris
15 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
15 9 (10.34%) Information Architecture
16 8 (9.20%) Change Control
16 8 (9.20%) Statistics
16 8 (9.20%) Linux
16 8 (9.20%) Windows
16 8 (9.20%) CRM
16 8 (9.20%) Finance

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (4.60%) Documentum
2 3 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.15%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
1 1 (1.15%) PaaS
1 1 (1.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.45%) SAN
2 3 (3.45%) LDAP
2 3 (3.45%) LAN
2 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.45%) NAS
3 2 (2.30%) PCoIP
3 2 (2.30%) DHCP
3 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 2 (2.30%) Intranet
4 1 (1.15%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MS Access
1 5 (5.75%) EDMS
2 4 (4.60%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) ObjectStore
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.30%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) QlikView
5 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Toad
2 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.15%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) Ant
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Legal
2 2 (2.30%) Local Government
2 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) Administrator
3 12 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 12 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.05%) Consultant
4 7 (8.05%) Architect
4 7 (8.05%) Information Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Information Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 5 (5.75%) Information Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Business Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.45%) Lotus Notes Administrator
9 2 (2.30%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.30%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (2.30%) Change Manager
9 2 (2.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.30%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) MDX
2 2 (2.30%) HTML
2 2 (2.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) JSP
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) XSL
3 1 (1.15%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.15%) HTML5
3 1 (1.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.93%) Management Information System
2 30 (34.48%) Data Protection Act
3 29 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
4 19 (21.84%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (9.20%) Statistics
5 8 (9.20%) NHS
6 4 (4.60%) Thin Client
6 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.60%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.15%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.15%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Solaris
1 9 (10.34%) UNIX
2 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.60%) CentOS
5 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.30%) Android
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.15%) Fedora
8 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (78.16%) Data Protection
2 35 (40.23%) Project Management
3 21 (24.14%) PRINCE2
3 21 (24.14%) Information Management
4 18 (20.69%) Service Delivery
4 18 (20.69%) Risk Management
5 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
6 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.49%) Change Management
8 10 (11.49%) Performance Management
9 9 (10.34%) Information Architecture
9 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
10 8 (9.20%) Change Control
10 8 (9.20%) CRM
11 7 (8.05%) ITIL
11 7 (8.05%) Business Transformation
12 6 (6.90%) Migration
12 6 (6.90%) Information Security
13 5 (5.75%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) Python
3 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.60%) Perl
4 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.15%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.75%) Degree
5 4 (4.60%) CCNA
5 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.45%) MCSE
6 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) RHCE
8 1 (1.15%) ECDL
8 1 (1.15%) CISA
8 1 (1.15%) CISMP
8 1 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (1.15%) CISSP
8 1 (1.15%) MCP
8 1 (1.15%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
2 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Puppet
2 3 (3.45%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.15%) WSUS
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Citrix
2 7 (8.05%) VMware
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle
4 5 (5.75%) Dell
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos
5 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.60%) OpenText
6 3 (3.45%) Apple
6 3 (3.45%) Lotus
6 3 (3.45%) Capita
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco
6 3 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Sun
8 1 (1.15%) IBM
8 1 (1.15%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) Google
8 1 (1.15%) Tableau
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