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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 515 514 483
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 56 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £265 £395
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -32.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £19.18 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 - £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.50

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
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -11 52 £380 +4.10% 9
London +17 29 £415 +4.46% 8
City of London +16 7 £415 +17.39% 2
West Midlands - 5 £180 -
North West +2 4 £380 +102.66%
South East -15 3 £475 +79.24%
Manchester -2 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 58 (61.70%) Data Protection
2 44 (46.81%) Freedom of Information Act
3 41 (43.62%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (34.04%) Management Information System
5 20 (21.28%) NHS
6 19 (20.21%) Project Management
6 19 (20.21%) Legal
6 19 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (18.09%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.09%) Degree
8 16 (17.02%) MS Excel
8 16 (17.02%) Risk Management
8 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (14.89%) Finance
9 14 (14.89%) ITIL
9 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
10 13 (13.83%) PRINCE2
11 12 (12.77%) SQL
11 12 (12.77%) Service Delivery
12 11 (11.70%) Telecoms
12 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
12 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
12 11 (11.70%) PCI DSS
12 11 (11.70%) Information Management
13 10 (10.64%) Information Assurance
14 9 (9.57%) Information Governance
14 9 (9.57%) ISMS
14 9 (9.57%) Information Security

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.06%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Project
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.06%) InDesign
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Changepoint
2 1 (1.06%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Intranet
2 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.06%) Network Security
3 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.06%) IPsec
3 1 (1.06%) Firewall
3 1 (1.06%) OSPF
3 1 (1.06%) BGP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) LDAP
3 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) ADSL
3 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.26%) Big Data
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.19%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.06%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.06%) MS Access
7 1 (1.06%) DTS
General
1 19 (20.21%) Legal
2 14 (14.89%) Finance
3 11 (11.70%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.45%) Local Government
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Analyst
2 11 (11.70%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.57%) Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Information Manager
5 7 (7.45%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Administrator
7 5 (5.32%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Compliance Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Information Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) DBA
8 4 (4.26%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.26%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Information Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Security Advisor
9 3 (3.19%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.19%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.19%) Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (3.19%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (3.19%) HTML
2 2 (2.13%) XHTML
2 2 (2.13%) CSS
2 2 (2.13%) XML
2 2 (2.13%) XSLT
2 2 (2.13%) HTML5
2 2 (2.13%) CSS3
2 2 (2.13%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (46.81%) Freedom of Information Act
2 41 (43.62%) Data Protection Act
3 32 (34.04%) Management Information System
4 20 (21.28%) NHS
5 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 8 (8.51%) Statistics
7 6 (6.38%) CESG
7 6 (6.38%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.19%) RMADS
8 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.13%) Data Integration
9 2 (2.13%) Data Extraction
10 1 (1.06%) User Experience
10 1 (1.06%) Taxonomies
10 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.06%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Solaris
2 3 (3.19%) UNIX
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.13%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.70%) Data Protection
2 19 (20.21%) Project Management
2 19 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.09%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (17.02%) Risk Management
5 14 (14.89%) ITIL
6 13 (13.83%) PRINCE2
7 12 (12.77%) Service Delivery
8 11 (11.70%) Information Management
9 10 (10.64%) Information Assurance
10 9 (9.57%) Information Governance
10 9 (9.57%) ISMS
10 9 (9.57%) Information Security
11 7 (7.45%) CRM
11 7 (7.45%) Line Management
12 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.38%) PRINCE
12 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (5.32%) Security Architecture
13 5 (5.32%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.13%) VBA
2 2 (2.13%) XPath
3 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.06%) R
3 1 (1.06%) C
3 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Degree
2 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.51%) ISEB
3 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.38%) Postgraduate
5 4 (4.26%) CISSP
6 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.19%) ISACA
6 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.19%) CISM
7 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.13%) MBCS
7 2 (2.13%) CIPD
7 2 (2.13%) CITP
8 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.26%) QA
3 2 (2.13%) GMP
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) vCloud
2 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.19%) IBM
5 2 (2.13%) Adobe
5 2 (2.13%) Sophos
6 1 (1.06%) Google
6 1 (1.06%) Northgate
6 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.06%) Aruba
6 1 (1.06%) F5
6 1 (1.06%) 3Com
6 1 (1.06%) FatWire
6 1 (1.06%) Websense
6 1 (1.06%) Juniper
6 1 (1.06%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.06%) HP
6 1 (1.06%) Dell
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco
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