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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 567 546 563
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 45 40 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.076% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 11
Average daily rate
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£390 £361 £166
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% +117.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £220 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £190
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +44.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 - £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.53 - £25.00

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 14 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 19 September 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
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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 -4 45 £390 +8.13% 5
London +12 24 £425 +6.91% 3
City of London +26 4 £450 +7.78% 2
North West -2 4 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
South West -46 1 £225 -18.18%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
Swindon - 1 £225 -
Warrington - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 2
South Wales - - - - 2
Wales - - - - 2

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (65.26%) Data Protection
2 46 (48.42%) Data Protection Act
2 46 (48.42%) Freedom of Information Act
3 35 (36.84%) Management Information System
4 25 (26.32%) Degree
5 23 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (24.21%) Project Management
6 19 (20.00%) ITIL
7 18 (18.95%) Service Delivery
8 15 (15.79%) Information Management
9 14 (14.74%) Data Modelling
9 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
10 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
10 13 (13.68%) Finance
10 13 (13.68%) Legal
10 13 (13.68%) Line Management
11 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
11 12 (12.63%) NHS
11 12 (12.63%) Intranet
12 11 (11.58%) Risk Management
12 11 (11.58%) Information Governance
13 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
13 10 (10.53%) Service Management
13 10 (10.53%) Information Security
14 9 (9.47%) SQL
15 8 (8.42%) Data Analysis
16 7 (7.37%) QA
16 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (7.37%) CESG

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.16%) CMS
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) Intranet
2 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.11%) Firewall
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) VPN
3 1 (1.05%) SSL
3 1 (1.05%) ADSL
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (1.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.05%) BGP
3 1 (1.05%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.05%) OSPF
3 1 (1.05%) IPsec
3 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.11%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.05%) DTS
3 1 (1.05%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
1 13 (13.68%) Legal
2 7 (7.37%) Publishing
3 4 (4.21%) Local Government
4 3 (3.16%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (8.42%) Project Manager
2 8 (8.42%) Data Analyst
3 7 (7.37%) Information Manager
4 5 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 4 (4.21%) Data Consultant
5 4 (4.21%) Solutions Analyst
5 4 (4.21%) Systems Manager
5 4 (4.21%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.21%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.21%) Consultant
6 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Developer
6 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Change Manager
6 3 (3.16%) Information Governance Officer
6 3 (3.16%) Information Governance Manager
6 3 (3.16%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) XML
2 4 (4.21%) HTML
2 4 (4.21%) EJB
2 4 (4.21%) JSP
3 1 (1.05%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (48.42%) Data Protection Act
1 46 (48.42%) Freedom of Information Act
2 35 (36.84%) Management Information System
3 23 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (12.63%) NHS
5 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.37%) CESG
7 6 (6.32%) PMI
8 4 (4.21%) Social Media
8 4 (4.21%) User Experience
9 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.05%) FMCG
10 1 (1.05%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.21%) UNIX
1 4 (4.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.26%) Data Protection
2 23 (24.21%) Project Management
3 19 (20.00%) ITIL
4 18 (18.95%) Service Delivery
5 15 (15.79%) Information Management
6 14 (14.74%) Data Modelling
7 13 (13.68%) Line Management
8 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.58%) Risk Management
9 11 (11.58%) Information Governance
10 10 (10.53%) Service Management
10 10 (10.53%) Information Security
11 8 (8.42%) Data Analysis
12 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (7.37%) Content Management
12 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (5.26%) PRINCE
13 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.05%) VB
3 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (26.32%) Degree
2 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) CIPD
6 2 (2.11%) CISSP
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) ISEB
7 1 (1.05%) CISA
7 1 (1.05%) CISM
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) SLA
3 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle
2 4 (4.21%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.16%) Citrix
3 3 (3.16%) Adobe
4 2 (2.11%) FatWire
4 2 (2.11%) Sun
5 1 (1.05%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) Websense
5 1 (1.05%) Sophos
5 1 (1.05%) Juniper
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco
5 1 (1.05%) Dell
5 1 (1.05%) 3Com
5 1 (1.05%) Aruba
5 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.05%) Qualys
5 1 (1.05%) Northgate
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