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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 596 556 553
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -3
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 16 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.052% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.092% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Average daily rate
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£223 £450 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.55% +5.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £390 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £513 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £433 -
% change year-on-year
-44.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - -
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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
17426 16598 16008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.96% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11144 10089 9876
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 £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -5 9 £298 -35.32% 1
South East -30 5 £142 -78.15%
East Midlands -8 1 - -
North West -31 1 - -
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Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 23 (85.19%) Data Protection
3 19 (70.37%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
5 9 (33.33%) Project Management
6 8 (29.63%) NHS
7 7 (25.93%) Information Governance
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
8 6 (22.22%) Information Management
9 5 (18.52%) Legal
10 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (14.81%) Firewall
10 4 (14.81%) PRINCE
10 4 (14.81%) Information Security
10 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.81%) UNIX
10 4 (14.81%) Solaris
10 4 (14.81%) Linux
10 4 (14.81%) Python
10 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
11 3 (11.11%) Degree
11 3 (11.11%) ZABBIX
11 3 (11.11%) NAS
11 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
11 3 (11.11%) Puppet
11 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) Alfresco
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 3 (11.11%) NAS
2 3 (11.11%) PCoIP
2 3 (11.11%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) ObjectStore
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (18.52%) Legal
2 3 (11.11%) Local Government
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
2 4 (14.81%) Information Governance Officer
3 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
3 2 (7.41%) Information Manager
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Information Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Change Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 19 (70.37%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (29.63%) NHS
5 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
6 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
7 2 (7.41%) Taxonomies
7 2 (7.41%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Solaris
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
2 3 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Data Protection
2 9 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Information Governance
4 6 (22.22%) Information Management
4 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.41%) Content Management
7 2 (7.41%) Document Management
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Python
1 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) RHCE
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) APMG
3 1 (3.70%) CISA
3 1 (3.70%) CISMP
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
1 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) ZABBIX
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Dell
1 3 (11.11%) Citrix
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Google
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat