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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 573 530 510
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -20
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 36 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.095% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £454 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+32.23% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.14% +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-15.14% +6.06%

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
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 29 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 5 May 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 -42 34 £375 -0.66% 22
London -1 17 £348 -13.34% 13
South East -18 9 £435 -37.85% 3
Brighton -7 5 £435 -37.85% 1
East Sussex -7 5 £435 -37.85% 1
East of England +15 2 - -
City of London +3 2 £245 -42.48%
Hertfordshire +3 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £263 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £505 -
Oxford - 2 £505 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
South West - 2 £313 - 1
Lancashire +3 1 £225 -27.41%
West Yorkshire -10 1 £338 -2.17%
West Midlands -16 1 £360 +32.71%
Leeds -18 1 £338 -7.53%
North West -19 1 £225 -40.98% 1
Yorkshire -22 1 £338 -2.17%
North East - 1 £225 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £360 -
Warwick - 1 £360 -
Preston - 1 £225 -
Southampton - 1 £225 -
Corsham - 1 £400 -
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 61 (66.30%) Data Protection
2 39 (42.39%) Freedom of Information Act
2 39 (42.39%) Management Information System
3 35 (38.04%) Data Protection Act
4 25 (27.17%) Project Management
4 25 (27.17%) MS Excel
4 25 (27.17%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
6 20 (21.74%) SQL
6 20 (21.74%) Risk Management
7 17 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (16.30%) Service Delivery
9 13 (14.13%) NHS
10 12 (13.04%) Finance
10 12 (13.04%) Legal
10 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 12 (13.04%) ITIL
10 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.96%) Degree
12 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
12 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
12 10 (10.87%) Information Security
12 10 (10.87%) CRM
13 9 (9.78%) UNIX
13 9 (9.78%) Solaris
13 9 (9.78%) Oracle
13 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
13 9 (9.78%) Performance Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) Documentum
3 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (2.17%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) Alfresco
Applications
1 25 (27.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
3 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.09%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.09%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (1.09%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Firewall
2 3 (3.26%) Intranet
3 2 (2.17%) Internet
3 2 (2.17%) DHCP
3 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.09%) SAN
4 1 (1.09%) LDAP
4 1 (1.09%) LAN
4 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.09%) Network Security
4 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.52%) MS Access
5 5 (5.43%) EDMS
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.35%) Big Data
6 4 (4.35%) Cognos Impromptu
7 3 (3.26%) Star Schema
7 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Toad
2 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.09%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) Ant
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
1 12 (13.04%) Legal
2 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 12 (13.04%) Administrator
3 11 (11.96%) Business Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Information Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) DBA
9 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Business Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Information Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.35%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.26%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (3.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (3.26%) MDX
1 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) JSP
3 1 (1.09%) XML
3 1 (1.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (42.39%) Management Information System
1 39 (42.39%) Freedom of Information Act
2 35 (38.04%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (14.13%) NHS
5 6 (6.52%) Statistics
6 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.35%) CESG
7 4 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.17%) Data Extraction
9 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
9 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.09%) RMADS
10 1 (1.09%) GIS
10 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.09%) Open Source
10 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Solaris
1 9 (9.78%) UNIX
2 7 (7.61%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) Android
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.17%) CentOS
5 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.09%) Fedora
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (66.30%) Data Protection
2 25 (27.17%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (27.17%) Project Management
3 20 (21.74%) Risk Management
4 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.30%) Service Delivery
5 12 (13.04%) ITIL
5 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 10 (10.87%) CRM
6 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.87%) Information Security
7 9 (9.78%) Performance Management
7 9 (9.78%) Information Management
8 8 (8.70%) Information Governance
9 7 (7.61%) Information Assurance
9 7 (7.61%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.52%) ETL
10 6 (6.52%) Change Management
10 6 (6.52%) PRINCE
11 5 (5.43%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.17%) Perl
5 2 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) R
6 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Degree
2 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) ISEB
5 4 (4.35%) CISSP
5 4 (4.35%) Postgraduate
6 3 (3.26%) CISM
6 3 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.26%) ISACA
6 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.17%) CITP
7 2 (2.17%) MBCS
7 2 (2.17%) CCNA
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) ECDL
8 1 (1.09%) CISA
8 1 (1.09%) CISMP
8 1 (1.09%) CIPD
8 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.43%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) GMP
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.17%) XenApp
3 1 (1.09%) vSphere
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.09%) vCloud
3 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.09%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) WSUS
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) Citrix
4 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.35%) OpenText
4 4 (4.35%) VMware
4 4 (4.35%) Cognos
4 4 (4.35%) IBM
5 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.26%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) Dell
5 3 (3.26%) Apple
6 2 (2.17%) Sun
6 2 (2.17%) Capita
7 1 (1.09%) Google
7 1 (1.09%) F5
7 1 (1.09%) Adobe
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Siebel
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco
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