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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 556 534 537
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 44 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.091% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £202 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £220 £398
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -44.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -19.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £20.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.64 £20.00 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.25% -

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
17390 16344 15219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.15% 31.57% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11141 10201 8877
Average daily rate £410 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 680 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -56 43 £375 +7.14% 11
London +5 28 £375 -4.70% 6
City of London +21 9 £450 +9.75% 2
South East -27 4 £345 -31.00% 3
East of England -8 1 £340 +54.54%
Essex -11 1 £340 +54.54%
Hampshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 61 (66.30%) Data Protection
2 47 (51.09%) Freedom of Information Act
3 43 (46.74%) Data Protection Act
4 38 (41.30%) Management Information System
5 23 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (22.83%) Project Management
6 21 (22.83%) Degree
7 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
8 16 (17.39%) NHS
9 15 (16.30%) Data Modelling
10 14 (15.22%) Service Delivery
10 14 (15.22%) Legal
11 12 (13.04%) Information Security
11 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
11 12 (13.04%) Finance
11 12 (13.04%) SQL
11 12 (13.04%) Information Management
12 11 (11.96%) ITIL
12 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
13 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.87%) Computer Science
13 10 (10.87%) Information Governance
13 10 (10.87%) Data Structures
14 9 (9.78%) Line Management
14 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.78%) CESG
14 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
15 8 (8.70%) Intranet
16 7 (7.61%) Oracle

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) CMS
2 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.17%) MS Project
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.09%) InDesign
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.09%) Siebel Analytics
1 1 (1.09%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) Intranet
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.17%) VPN
2 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.09%) IPsec
3 1 (1.09%) LDAP
3 1 (1.09%) ADSL
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) SSL
3 1 (1.09%) BGP
3 1 (1.09%) OSPF
3 1 (1.09%) Network Security
3 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.35%) Big Data
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.35%) Star Schema
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.09%) MS Access
6 1 (1.09%) DTS
6 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (15.22%) Legal
2 12 (13.04%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Local Government
3 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Analyst
2 10 (10.87%) Data Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Information Manager
4 7 (7.61%) Developer
4 7 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Information Governance Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Governance Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Systems Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (3.26%) XML
2 3 (3.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.17%) jQuery
3 2 (2.17%) HTML5
3 2 (2.17%) CSS3
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.17%) CSS
3 2 (2.17%) XSLT
3 2 (2.17%) XHTML
4 1 (1.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 47 (51.09%) Freedom of Information Act
2 43 (46.74%) Data Protection Act
3 38 (41.30%) Management Information System
4 23 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (17.39%) NHS
6 10 (10.87%) Computer Science
6 10 (10.87%) Data Structures
7 9 (9.78%) CESG
8 5 (5.43%) User Experience
9 3 (3.26%) Statistics
10 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
10 2 (2.17%) RMADS
10 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (1.09%) GIS
11 1 (1.09%) PMI
11 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
11 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
11 1 (1.09%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Solaris
2 3 (3.26%) UNIX
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (66.30%) Data Protection
2 21 (22.83%) Project Management
3 15 (16.30%) Data Modelling
4 14 (15.22%) Service Delivery
5 12 (13.04%) Information Security
5 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 12 (13.04%) Information Management
6 11 (11.96%) ITIL
7 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (10.87%) Information Governance
8 9 (9.78%) Line Management
8 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (6.52%) ISMS
10 6 (6.52%) Service Management
10 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.43%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) XPath
2 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.17%) VBA
3 1 (1.09%) VB
3 1 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) R
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) Degree
2 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) ISEB
6 2 (2.17%) CIPD
6 2 (2.17%) CISSP
6 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.17%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.09%) CISA
7 1 (1.09%) CISM
7 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) vCloud
1 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle
3 4 (4.35%) Adobe
4 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.26%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) Sophos
5 2 (2.17%) Sun
5 2 (2.17%) FatWire
6 1 (1.09%) Websense
6 1 (1.09%) 3Com
6 1 (1.09%) Siebel
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (1.09%) Dell
6 1 (1.09%) Juniper
6 1 (1.09%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.09%) Qualys
6 1 (1.09%) F5
6 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £460.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Hampshire
Amsys
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago