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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 587 545 527
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -18
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 32 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 40
Average daily rate £255 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.89% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £190 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £350 £265
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.18 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -

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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 23 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 28 £255 -32.89% 5
London -26 12 £264 -35.27% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £121 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £121 -
Scotland -7 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £121 -
Durham +5 3 £475 +35.71%
South East +2 3 £230 -51.57%
North East -26 3 £475 +35.71%
Brighton +13 2 £230 -51.57%
East Sussex +9 2 £230 -51.57%
West Midlands -17 2 £388 +115.27%
North West -18 2 £145 -61.84%
City of London +32 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Skipton - 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £115 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £375 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 40 (57.97%) Data Protection
2 29 (42.03%) Freedom of Information Act
3 26 (37.68%) NHS
4 25 (36.23%) Data Protection Act
5 24 (34.78%) Information Governance
5 24 (34.78%) Management Information System
6 21 (30.43%) Legal
7 17 (24.64%) Service Delivery
7 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
8 15 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
10 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (17.39%) Risk Management
12 11 (15.94%) Finance
12 11 (15.94%) Information Security
12 11 (15.94%) Project Management
13 10 (14.49%) ITIL
13 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
14 8 (11.59%) Coaching
14 8 (11.59%) Records Management
15 7 (10.14%) Degree
15 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
15 7 (10.14%) MS Office
16 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
16 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
17 5 (7.25%) Change Management
17 5 (7.25%) SQL
17 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) CMS
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.45%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (1.45%) Foswiki
3 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.45%) Liferay
3 1 (1.45%) Magnolia
3 1 (1.45%) MediaWiki
3 1 (1.45%) TWiki
3 1 (1.45%) TYPO3
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.80%) MS Project
4 2 (2.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP HCM
1 2 (2.90%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Intranet
1 4 (5.80%) SAN
2 3 (4.35%) Internet
2 3 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.90%) VoIP
3 2 (2.90%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) Converged Networks
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) NAS
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.35%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.90%) SAP BI
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.45%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.45%) ObjectStore
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.45%) QlikView
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 21 (30.43%) Legal
2 11 (15.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
1 12 (17.39%) Information Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Governance Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Information Governance Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Information Officer
3 7 (10.14%) Administrator
3 7 (10.14%) Information Governance Officer
4 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Business Data Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Communications Officer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.35%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) NHS Information Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) Web Services
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (42.03%) Freedom of Information Act
2 26 (37.68%) NHS
3 25 (36.23%) Data Protection Act
4 24 (34.78%) Management Information System
5 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.35%) e-Learning
6 3 (4.35%) Statistics
7 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.90%) User Experience
8 1 (1.45%) CESG
8 1 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.45%) Informatics
8 1 (1.45%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Solaris
1 4 (5.80%) Unix
2 3 (4.35%) AIX
2 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Data Protection
2 24 (34.78%) Information Governance
3 17 (24.64%) Service Delivery
4 15 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 11 (15.94%) Information Security
6 11 (15.94%) Project Management
7 10 (14.49%) ITIL
8 8 (11.59%) Coaching
8 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.59%) Records Management
9 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
10 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.25%) Change Management
12 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
12 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.80%) Information Management
12 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
12 4 (5.80%) Service Management
12 4 (5.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) C
2 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.45%) PHP
3 1 (1.45%) Python
3 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) ISEB
5 2 (2.90%) CBAP
5 2 (2.90%) CISSP
5 2 (2.90%) CLAS
6 1 (1.45%) APMG
6 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.45%) CISM
6 1 (1.45%) CISMP
6 1 (1.45%) CITP
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.45%) LPIC
6 1 (1.45%) MBCS
6 1 (1.45%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Legato
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.45%) Nagios
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Remedy
2 3 (4.35%) VMware
3 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.90%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe
4 1 (1.45%) Capita
4 1 (1.45%) Google
4 1 (1.45%) HP
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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