The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 197 216 212
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.014% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.043% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £166
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1735 2344 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.41% 32.34% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1216 1716 1907
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 61 58
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region.

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information Act 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 Act.

1 12 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Service Management
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) EJB
6 2 (16.67%) JSP
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) PMI
6 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Freedom of Information Act 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 Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) EJB
1 2 (16.67%) JSP
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle