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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 519 526 484
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -42
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 57 50 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 28
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £245 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £235
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +55.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £19.18 - £18.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 - £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £15.00

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
15660 15644 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.60% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9676 9532 8203
Average daily rate £425 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 622 776
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 2 March 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
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 2 March 2015.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 15 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 2 March 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 -27 53 £380 +1.33% 9
London +12 32 £415 +1.84% 5
City of London +7 5 £483 +50.78%
North East - 5 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £180 -
South East -17 4 £505 +90.56% 1
North West -11 3 £380 +55.10% 1
South West -16 1 £275 -4.34%
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 66 (66.00%) Data Protection
2 46 (46.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 41 (41.00%) Data Protection Act
4 36 (36.00%) Management Information System
5 26 (26.00%) Project Management
6 25 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 23 (23.00%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
8 21 (21.00%) Risk Management
9 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (18.00%) Legal
10 18 (18.00%) SQL
11 17 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (15.00%) Degree
13 15 (15.00%) ITIL
13 15 (15.00%) Service Delivery
14 14 (14.00%) NHS
14 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2
14 14 (14.00%) Finance
15 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
15 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
16 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.00%) Telecoms
16 11 (11.00%) PCI DSS
16 11 (11.00%) Information Management
17 10 (10.00%) Information Security
18 9 (9.00%) ISMS
18 9 (9.00%) Oracle
18 9 (9.00%) CRM

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.00%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Project
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.00%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.00%) Changepoint
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Intranet
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
2 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) VPN
3 1 (1.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.00%) SSL
3 1 (1.00%) LDAP
3 1 (1.00%) ADSL
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.00%) IPsec
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
3 1 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) OSPF
3 1 (1.00%) BGP
3 1 (1.00%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.00%) MS Access
4 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.00%) Cognos Impromptu
5 4 (4.00%) Big Data
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.00%) Star Schema
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Ant
1 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (18.00%) Legal
2 14 (14.00%) Finance
3 11 (11.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.00%) Local Government
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (21.00%) Analyst
2 11 (11.00%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.00%) Administrator
4 8 (8.00%) Architect
4 8 (8.00%) Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Consultant
6 6 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.00%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 5 (5.00%) Information Specialist
7 5 (5.00%) Compliance Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Security Advisor
8 4 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.00%) Information Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Information Manager
8 4 (4.00%) DBA
8 4 (4.00%) Business Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) HTML
2 3 (3.00%) XML
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.00%) MDX
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.00%) jQuery
3 2 (2.00%) HTML5
3 2 (2.00%) CSS3
3 2 (2.00%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.00%) XSLT
3 2 (2.00%) XHTML
3 2 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (46.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 41 (41.00%) Data Protection Act
3 36 (36.00%) Management Information System
4 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (14.00%) NHS
6 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.00%) Statistics
7 6 (6.00%) CESG
7 6 (6.00%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (3.00%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.00%) RMADS
9 2 (2.00%) Data Extraction
10 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.00%) Open Source
10 1 (1.00%) User Experience
10 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.00%) GIS
10 1 (1.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Solaris
2 6 (6.00%) UNIX
3 3 (3.00%) Android
3 3 (3.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.00%) Fedora
5 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (66.00%) Data Protection
2 26 (26.00%) Project Management
3 23 (23.00%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (21.00%) Risk Management
5 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 15 (15.00%) ITIL
7 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2
8 11 (11.00%) Information Management
9 10 (10.00%) Information Security
10 9 (9.00%) ISMS
10 9 (9.00%) Information Assurance
10 9 (9.00%) CRM
11 8 (8.00%) Information Governance
12 7 (7.00%) Performance Management
12 7 (7.00%) Data Modelling
12 7 (7.00%) Change Management
12 7 (7.00%) PRINCE
12 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.00%) SQL
2 5 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (2.00%) XPath
4 2 (2.00%) VBA
4 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) Perl
5 1 (1.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (1.00%) Python
5 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) Degree
2 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.00%) ISEB
5 6 (6.00%) Postgraduate
6 4 (4.00%) CISSP
7 3 (3.00%) CISM
7 3 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.00%) ISACA
8 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.00%) CITP
8 2 (2.00%) MBCS
8 2 (2.00%) CIPD
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.00%) CCNA
9 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) GMP
4 1 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Samba
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.00%) XenApp
2 1 (1.00%) vSphere
2 1 (1.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.00%) WSUS
2 1 (1.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) Cognos
3 4 (4.00%) Citrix
3 4 (4.00%) IBM
4 3 (3.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.00%) Adobe
5 2 (2.00%) Sun
5 2 (2.00%) HP
5 2 (2.00%) Dell
5 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.00%) Apple
5 2 (2.00%) Sophos
5 2 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (1.00%) Northgate
6 1 (1.00%) Google
6 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.00%) Aruba
6 1 (1.00%) F5
6 1 (1.00%) Websense
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