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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 532 493 552
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +59
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 55 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 14
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £167 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £548 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £525
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.70 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £20.35 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.70
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.36%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 April 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 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -83 55 £400 +6.66% 3
London -28 38 £415 +3.75% 2
City of London -9 11 £442 +105.34%
West Yorkshire -15 5 £345 -
Yorkshire -16 5 £345 -
Leeds - 4 £365 -
Brighton -8 1 £700 +40.00%
East Sussex -10 1 £700 +40.00%
South East -16 1 £700 +40.00%
North Yorkshire - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
York - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 87 (87.88%) Data Protection
2 68 (68.69%) Data Protection Act
3 56 (56.57%) Freedom of Information Act
4 33 (33.33%) ITIL
5 27 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 24 (24.24%) Service Delivery
7 22 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 21 (21.21%) Information Management
9 20 (20.20%) NHS
10 19 (19.19%) Management Information System
11 18 (18.18%) Information Governance
12 17 (17.17%) Degree
12 17 (17.17%) Project Management
12 17 (17.17%) SQL
13 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
13 16 (16.16%) Service Management
13 16 (16.16%) Finance
14 13 (13.13%) Information Security
15 12 (12.12%) MS Office
16 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 10 (10.10%) .NET
17 10 (10.10%) Back Office
17 10 (10.10%) Legal
17 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
18 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
18 9 (9.09%) PRINCE
19 8 (8.08%) ETL
19 8 (8.08%) C#
19 8 (8.08%) SharePoint

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.12%) MS Office
3 4 (4.04%) MS Project
4 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.01%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.01%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) Intranet
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.01%) SAN
3 1 (1.01%) DHCP
3 1 (1.01%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.08%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.04%) EDRMS
5 3 (3.03%) Big Data
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) Star Schema
5 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.02%) IDOL
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.01%) MS Access
7 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) ClearCase
1 4 (4.04%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.03%) MSBuild
2 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.03%) CruiseControl
2 3 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.03%) Ant
2 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.02%) Selenium
4 1 (1.01%) LSMW
General
1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Back Office
2 10 (10.10%) Legal
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Publishing
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Analyst
2 12 (12.12%) Developer
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Developer
4 6 (6.06%) Architect
4 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.05%) Trainer
5 5 (5.05%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.04%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) SCM Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Configuration Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Information Governance Officer
6 4 (4.04%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) Service Transition Analyst
7 3 (3.03%) Governance Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (3.03%) NHS Information Manager
7 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (3.03%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 8 (8.08%) Web Services
2 8 (8.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (7.07%) JSP
4 3 (3.03%) EJB
4 3 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (68.69%) Data Protection Act
2 56 (56.57%) Freedom of Information Act
3 20 (20.20%) NHS
4 19 (19.19%) Management Information System
5 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.04%) PMI
6 4 (4.04%) Statistics
7 2 (2.02%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.02%) CMDB
7 2 (2.02%) CESG
7 2 (2.02%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.02%) Social Media
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (1.01%) Informatics
8 1 (1.01%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.01%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) UNIX
2 4 (4.04%) Windows
3 3 (3.03%) Linux
4 2 (2.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (87.88%) Data Protection
2 33 (33.33%) ITIL
3 24 (24.24%) Service Delivery
4 22 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 21 (21.21%) Information Management
6 18 (18.18%) Information Governance
7 17 (17.17%) Project Management
8 16 (16.16%) Service Management
9 13 (13.13%) Information Security
10 10 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (9.09%) PRINCE
12 8 (8.08%) ETL
12 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (8.08%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (7.07%) Kanban
14 6 (6.06%) Change Management
14 6 (6.06%) Configuration Management
15 5 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
15 5 (5.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.17%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) C#
2 8 (8.08%) Ruby
3 5 (5.05%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) Perl
5 2 (2.02%) VBA
6 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.17%) Degree
2 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.04%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) NCDA
6 1 (1.01%) APMP
6 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.02%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) XenApp
1 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.01%) SRDF
1 1 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) IBM
4 2 (2.02%) SAP
4 2 (2.02%) Meridio
5 1 (1.01%) Isilon
5 1 (1.01%) Brocade
5 1 (1.01%) FatWire
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.01%) NetApp
5 1 (1.01%) Remedy
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe
5 1 (1.01%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) EMC
5 1 (1.01%) Citrix
5 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
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