The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 586 565 549
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 10 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.059% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 27
Average daily rate £255 £525 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £638 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-53.94% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £24.26 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
Freedom of Information Act
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in England

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in England

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Histogram in England

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in England

Freedom of Information Act
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the England region over the 3 months to 10 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
London -10 4 £255 -53.63% 1
West Midlands -11 2 £388 +29.16%
North West -17 2 £145 -61.84%
Yorkshire - 1 £115 -
South East - 1 - -
Freedom of Information Act
UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 22 (91.67%) Data Protection
3 18 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (54.17%) Information Governance
5 12 (50.00%) NHS
6 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
7 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (29.17%) Legal
9 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) Information Security
11 4 (16.67%) Degree
11 4 (16.67%) Records Management
12 3 (12.50%) Project Management
12 3 (12.50%) Law
12 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 2 (8.33%) CRM
13 2 (8.33%) ERP
13 2 (8.33%) C
13 2 (8.33%) SAP
13 2 (8.33%) Back Office
13 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
13 2 (8.33%) Migration
13 2 (8.33%) SAP BI
13 2 (8.33%) Remedy
13 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
13 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (8.33%) Time Management

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (4.17%) Alfresco
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP HCM
1 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Converged Networks
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) NAS
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) VLAN
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (8.33%) SAP BI
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) ObjectStore
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (29.17%) Legal
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Law
4 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Information Officer
2 6 (25.00%) Information Governance Officer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Governance Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Information Governance Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Information Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) NHS Information Manager
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Information
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Security
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Maximo Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 18 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (50.00%) NHS
4 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
7 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
7 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
7 1 (4.17%) e-Learning
7 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) CentOS
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Solaris
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Data Protection
2 13 (54.17%) Information Governance
3 5 (20.83%) Information Security
4 4 (16.67%) Records Management
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Document Management
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Information Management
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) APMG
2 1 (4.17%) CISM
2 1 (4.17%) CISMP
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) LPIC
2 1 (4.17%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Remedy
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat