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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 568 568 558
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 57 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.085% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 20
Average daily rate
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£398 £391 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £201 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £338 £210
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.82 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -

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
18982 18289 17300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.97% 32.33% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11940 10984 10453
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 754 713
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 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 27 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 1 September 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 -9 51 £420 +7.34% 5
London -5 24 £450 +4.16% 1
South East -14 15 £420 +63.10% 2
Brighton - 10 £420 -
East Sussex - 10 £420 -
City of London +8 7 £450 -
Scotland - 5 £244 -
Kent +2 4 £142 -
Durham - 4 £438 -
North East - 4 £438 -
East of England +5 3 £160 -66.31%
Chelmsford - 3 £160 -
Dartford - 3 £142 -
Glasgow - 3 £338 -
Essex - 3 £160 -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Manchester -12 1 - -
North West -24 1 - - 1
Leeds -27 1 £510 +85.45%
West Yorkshire -27 1 £510 +85.45%
Yorkshire -32 1 £510 +85.45%
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Northampton - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £163 -
Edinburgh - 1 £130 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 60 (70.59%) Data Protection
2 36 (42.35%) Data Protection Act
3 33 (38.82%) Freedom of Information Act
4 28 (32.94%) Project Management
4 28 (32.94%) Management Information System
5 23 (27.06%) PRINCE2
6 21 (24.71%) Information Management
7 20 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (21.18%) Service Delivery
9 16 (18.82%) Risk Management
10 15 (17.65%) NHS
10 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.29%) Legal
11 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (12.94%) Information Governance
13 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
14 9 (10.59%) Configuration Management
14 9 (10.59%) ITIL
14 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
14 9 (10.59%) Performance Management
15 8 (9.41%) QA
15 8 (9.41%) Statistics
15 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
15 8 (9.41%) Information Architecture
16 7 (8.24%) Change Control
16 7 (8.24%) Business Transformation
16 7 (8.24%) Document Management
16 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (8.24%) Finance

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) Documentum
3 3 (3.53%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.53%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.35%) Alfresco
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) SAS
5 1 (1.18%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.18%) MS Office
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 3 (3.53%) Intranet
2 3 (3.53%) LDAP
2 3 (3.53%) LAN
2 3 (3.53%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.53%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.53%) NAS
2 3 (3.53%) PCoIP
3 2 (2.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.18%) Network Security
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) EDMS
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (4.71%) ObjectStore
3 2 (2.35%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) QlikView
4 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Toad
General
1 13 (15.29%) Legal
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Local Government
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.76%) Administrator
4 9 (10.59%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.59%) Information Manager
5 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Information Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Information Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Information Governance Officer
8 3 (3.53%) Report Specialist
8 3 (3.53%) Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Lotus Notes Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) Change Manager
9 2 (2.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) Coordinator
9 2 (2.35%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) HTML
1 1 (1.18%) CSS
1 1 (1.18%) JSP
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
1 1 (1.18%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.18%) HTML5
1 1 (1.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (42.35%) Data Protection Act
2 33 (38.82%) Freedom of Information Act
3 28 (32.94%) Management Information System
4 20 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (17.65%) NHS
6 8 (9.41%) Statistics
7 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.35%) Data Extraction
8 2 (2.35%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.18%) Photography
9 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
9 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.18%) GIS
9 1 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (1.18%) CMDB
9 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Solaris
1 6 (7.06%) UNIX
2 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.53%) CentOS
4 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (70.59%) Data Protection
2 28 (32.94%) Project Management
3 23 (27.06%) PRINCE2
4 21 (24.71%) Information Management
5 18 (21.18%) Service Delivery
6 16 (18.82%) Risk Management
7 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (12.94%) Information Governance
9 9 (10.59%) Performance Management
9 9 (10.59%) ITIL
9 9 (10.59%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.41%) Information Architecture
10 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.24%) Change Control
11 7 (8.24%) Business Transformation
11 7 (8.24%) Change Management
11 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (8.24%) Document Management
11 7 (8.24%) Migration
12 6 (7.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) Python
2 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.53%) Perl
4 2 (2.35%) C
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.18%) VB
5 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.88%) Degree
5 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) MCSE
5 3 (3.53%) CCNA
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.35%) RHCE
7 1 (1.18%) ECDL
7 1 (1.18%) CISA
7 1 (1.18%) CISMP
7 1 (1.18%) CISSP
7 1 (1.18%) MCSA
7 1 (1.18%) MCP
7 1 (1.18%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Terminal Services
2 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) ZABBIX
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 4 (4.71%) Capita
3 4 (4.71%) OpenText
3 4 (4.71%) Dell
3 4 (4.71%) Citrix
4 3 (3.53%) Lotus
4 3 (3.53%) HP
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco
5 2 (2.35%) Google
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) ESRI
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Tableau