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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 553 548 551
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 49 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.066% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 8
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £210 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £210 £300
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.53 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.33% -10.00%
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
14362 13862 14489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.41% 25.96% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8529 8420
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 608 794
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.30 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% -25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 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 1 September 2014.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 11 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 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 0 49 £420 +20.17% 1
London +3 27 £444 +11.69% 1
North West +5 5 £401 -
Manchester - 3 £440 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
South West -41 1 £225 +11.80%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
Swindon - 1 £225 -
Warrington - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 67 (69.07%) Data Protection
2 51 (52.58%) Data Protection Act
2 51 (52.58%) Freedom of Information Act
3 35 (36.08%) Management Information System
4 26 (26.80%) Project Management
5 23 (23.71%) ITIL
5 23 (23.71%) Degree
6 20 (20.62%) Service Delivery
7 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
8 15 (15.46%) Data Modelling
8 15 (15.46%) Service Management
8 15 (15.46%) Finance
8 15 (15.46%) Information Management
9 14 (14.43%) Risk Management
9 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
10 13 (13.40%) Legal
11 12 (12.37%) Intranet
11 12 (12.37%) NHS
11 12 (12.37%) Security Cleared
12 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
12 11 (11.34%) SQL
13 10 (10.31%) Information Security
13 10 (10.31%) Information Governance
14 8 (8.25%) PRINCE
14 8 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (8.25%) Data Analysis
14 8 (8.25%) Computer Science
15 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (7.22%) QA
15 7 (7.22%) Content Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) Intranet
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.12%) Star Schema
2 4 (4.12%) Big Data
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.03%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.03%) DTS
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 13 (13.40%) Legal
3 7 (7.22%) Publishing
4 3 (3.09%) Local Government
4 3 (3.09%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Analyst
2 9 (9.28%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.25%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.22%) Information Manager
5 5 (5.15%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.15%) Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Consultant
6 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Change Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Systems Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.12%) Solutions Analyst
7 3 (3.09%) Content Editor
7 3 (3.09%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (3.09%) Service Transition Analyst
7 3 (3.09%) Information Governance Officer
7 3 (3.09%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) XML
2 4 (4.12%) HTML
2 4 (4.12%) EJB
2 4 (4.12%) JSP
3 1 (1.03%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (52.58%) Data Protection Act
1 51 (52.58%) Freedom of Information Act
2 35 (36.08%) Management Information System
3 12 (12.37%) NHS
4 8 (8.25%) Computer Science
5 7 (7.22%) CESG
6 6 (6.19%) PMI
7 4 (4.12%) Social Media
8 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.03%) FMCG
9 1 (1.03%) Statistics
9 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.03%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) UNIX
1 4 (4.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.07%) Data Protection
2 26 (26.80%) Project Management
3 23 (23.71%) ITIL
4 20 (20.62%) Service Delivery
5 15 (15.46%) Service Management
5 15 (15.46%) Data Modelling
5 15 (15.46%) Information Management
6 14 (14.43%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
8 10 (10.31%) Information Security
8 10 (10.31%) Information Governance
9 8 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.25%) PRINCE
9 8 (8.25%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.22%) Content Management
10 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.15%) Data Entry
11 5 (5.15%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) Java
3 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.03%) VB
4 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) Degree
2 12 (12.37%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) CISSP
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) CISA
7 1 (1.03%) CISM
7 1 (1.03%) CIPD
7 1 (1.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) SLA
3 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.15%) Business Objects
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle
4 3 (3.09%) Adobe
4 3 (3.09%) Citrix
5 2 (2.06%) FatWire
5 2 (2.06%) Sun
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Northgate
6 1 (1.03%) Qualys
6 1 (1.03%) Sophos
6 1 (1.03%) Websense
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