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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 187 196 189
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 2 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.039% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£440 £428 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% +100.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £338 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £570 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+34.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.75
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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
1901 2381 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.03% 39.25% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1746 1676
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 46 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Project Governance
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) SAS
5 1 (16.67%) NHS
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (16.67%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Project Governance
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Research
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects