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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 566 529 520
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 28 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.092% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 25
Average daily rate
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£360 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £458 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £274 £300
% change year-on-year
+46.11% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.14% +20.68%

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
16859 16469 15032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.46% 31.49% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10390 10222 8827
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 651 649
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -33 27 £330 -14.83% 13
London -17 11 £275 -31.59% 8
South East -3 9 £415 -40.71% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £435 -37.85%
Brighton -7 5 £435 -37.85%
City of London +3 4 £500 +17.78% 1
Hampshire - 3 £225 - 1
North West -17 2 £225 -43.75% 1
South West - 2 £313 -
East of England +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire -7 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 - - 1
West Midlands -10 1 £360 +32.71%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
Southwark - 1 £238 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Preston - 1 £225 -
Southampton - 1 £225 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £360 -
Lancashire - 1 £225 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Warwickshire - 1 £360 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £225 -
Corsham - 1 £400 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 57 (67.86%) Data Protection
2 40 (47.62%) Management Information System
3 34 (40.48%) Freedom of Information Act
4 32 (38.10%) Data Protection Act
5 22 (26.19%) Project Management
6 19 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
9 16 (19.05%) Risk Management
10 15 (17.86%) SQL
11 14 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 13 (15.48%) PRINCE2
12 13 (15.48%) Information Management
13 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (14.29%) Legal
14 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (11.90%) Performance Management
15 10 (11.90%) Information Security
15 10 (11.90%) CRM
16 9 (10.71%) ITIL
16 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
16 9 (10.71%) NHS
16 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
16 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (9.52%) Degree
17 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
18 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
18 7 (8.33%) UNIX
18 7 (8.33%) Solaris
18 7 (8.33%) Linux

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) Documentum
3 2 (2.38%) Alfresco
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) SAS
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS Office
2 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.19%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.57%) Intranet
3 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.38%) NAS
3 2 (2.38%) LDAP
3 2 (2.38%) SAN
3 2 (2.38%) LAN
3 2 (2.38%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.19%) Network Security
4 1 (1.19%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.95%) EDMS
3 5 (5.95%) MS Access
4 4 (4.76%) Cognos Impromptu
5 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.38%) ObjectStore
7 1 (1.19%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Toad
2 1 (1.19%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.19%) Ant
2 1 (1.19%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (14.29%) Legal
2 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Local Government
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (22.62%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Administrator
2 10 (11.90%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.14%) Information Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) DBA
7 4 (4.76%) Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Business Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.38%) Governance Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Compliance Specialist
8 2 (2.38%) Report Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) MDX
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) JSP
3 1 (1.19%) XML
3 1 (1.19%) XSL
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (47.62%) Management Information System
2 34 (40.48%) Freedom of Information Act
3 32 (38.10%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (10.71%) NHS
4 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.76%) Statistics
5 4 (4.76%) CESG
5 4 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.57%) Data Extraction
6 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.38%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) RMADS
8 1 (1.19%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) UNIX
1 7 (8.33%) Solaris
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.57%) CentOS
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.38%) Android
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Fedora
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (67.86%) Data Protection
2 22 (26.19%) Project Management
3 19 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 14 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 13 (15.48%) PRINCE2
6 13 (15.48%) Information Management
7 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.90%) Performance Management
8 10 (11.90%) Information Security
8 10 (11.90%) CRM
9 9 (10.71%) ITIL
10 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.33%) Information Assurance
11 7 (8.33%) Information Governance
12 6 (7.14%) Migration
13 5 (5.95%) Change Management
13 5 (5.95%) Six Sigma
13 5 (5.95%) PRINCE
13 5 (5.95%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) Python
3 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Degree
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) ISEB
5 4 (4.76%) Postgraduate
5 4 (4.76%) CISSP
6 3 (3.57%) CISM
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.57%) CCNA
6 3 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.57%) ISACA
6 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) CITP
7 2 (2.38%) MBCS
8 1 (1.19%) CISA
8 1 (1.19%) ECDL
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.19%) RHCE
8 1 (1.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) GMP
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.38%) XenApp
3 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Citrix
3 5 (5.95%) VMware
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle
4 4 (4.76%) Cognos
4 4 (4.76%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) Dell
4 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.76%) OpenText
5 3 (3.57%) Apple
5 3 (3.57%) Capita
6 2 (2.38%) Google
6 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.38%) Sun
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Northgate
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