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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 563 535 525
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 12 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.058% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £418 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.14% +13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £312 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £477 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £414 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.99% +37.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15867 15579 15139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.88% 32.54% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10103 9665 9162
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 597 658
Average hourly rate £18.61 £20.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.53% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
London -13 7 £275 -34.13%
South East -11 2 £475 -
North West -17 1 - -
North East - 1 £225 -
West Midlands - 1 £360 -
Freedom of Information Act
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Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 23 (88.46%) Data Protection
3 15 (57.69%) Data Protection Act
3 15 (57.69%) Management Information System
4 11 (42.31%) Project Management
5 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
5 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
6 6 (23.08%) Solaris
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) UNIX
6 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (19.23%) Python
7 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
8 4 (15.38%) VMware
8 4 (15.38%) NHS
8 4 (15.38%) Perl
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
8 4 (15.38%) Information Management
8 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
8 4 (15.38%) Information Security
8 4 (15.38%) Puppet
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
9 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
1 1 (3.85%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
2 3 (11.54%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) PCoIP
4 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) ObjectStore
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
1 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Local Government
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Information Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Assistant Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Governance Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Information Governance Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Records Manager
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Manager
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 15 (57.69%) Management Information System
2 15 (57.69%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (15.38%) NHS
5 3 (11.54%) Thin Client
5 3 (11.54%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.85%) RMADS
6 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.85%) CESG
6 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (3.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Solaris
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
1 6 (23.08%) UNIX
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 3 (11.54%) CentOS
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Data Protection
2 11 (42.31%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
3 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Information Security
5 4 (15.38%) Information Management
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) ISMS
7 2 (7.69%) People Management
7 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 2 (7.69%) Information Governance
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Perl
2 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Postgraduate
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) RHCE
4 1 (3.85%) CISA
4 1 (3.85%) CISMP
4 1 (3.85%) CIPD
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Dell
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) HP