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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 571 547 490
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -57
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 12 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.070% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.077% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 22
Average daily rate
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£535 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.91% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+32.58% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.50
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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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -14 11 £515 +21.89% 13
South East -7 1 £535 -23.57% 2
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Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 32 (88.89%) Data Protection
3 24 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (44.44%) Management Information System
5 15 (41.67%) Project Management
6 10 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 10 (27.78%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.00%) Degree
8 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
9 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
10 6 (16.67%) Legal
10 6 (16.67%) ITIL
10 6 (16.67%) UNIX
10 6 (16.67%) Solaris
10 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
10 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance
11 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.89%) Information Security
11 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
12 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (11.11%) Information Management
12 4 (11.11%) CESG
12 4 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (11.11%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.78%) InDesign
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (11.11%) Big Data
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Star Schema
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.78%) Ant
1 1 (2.78%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
3 6 (16.67%) Legal
4 2 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Developer
1 6 (16.67%) Administrator
1 6 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.56%) ETL Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Communications Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Compliance Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 36 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 24 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (44.44%) Management Information System
4 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
6 4 (11.11%) CESG
6 4 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (8.33%) NHS
8 2 (5.56%) Statistics
9 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.78%) RMADS
9 1 (2.78%) Open Source
9 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
9 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
9 1 (2.78%) GIS
9 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) UNIX
1 6 (16.67%) Solaris
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Data Protection
2 15 (41.67%) Project Management
3 10 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.67%) ITIL
7 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance
8 5 (13.89%) Information Security
9 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (11.11%) Information Management
9 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.11%) Service Management
9 4 (11.11%) PRINCE
9 4 (11.11%) ISMS
10 3 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (8.33%) Analytics
10 3 (8.33%) Inmon Methodology
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) R
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) VBA
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Postgraduate
5 3 (8.33%) ISACA
5 3 (8.33%) CISSP
5 3 (8.33%) CISM
6 2 (5.56%) CITP
6 2 (5.56%) MBCS
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.56%) ISEB
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) vCloud
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Sophos
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
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