The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 414 399 397
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 12 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.083% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 6
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£450 £410 £156
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +162.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £250 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £220 £165
% change year-on-year
+98.86% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Freedom of Information Act
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8744 9589 9128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.84% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6105 6745 6293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 224
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in London

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Histogram in London

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in London

Freedom of Information Act
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
City of London +5 3 £450 +9.75%
Freedom of Information Act
England

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 33 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 33 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 33 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (39.39%) Degree
4 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (33.33%) Information Security
6 9 (27.27%) CESG
6 9 (27.27%) Project Management
6 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
8 7 (21.21%) Line Management
9 6 (18.18%) Data Structures
9 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
9 6 (18.18%) QA
9 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 6 (18.18%) Legal
9 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
10 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (15.15%) ISMS
10 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
11 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
11 4 (12.12%) Service Management
11 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
12 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 3 (9.09%) SLA
12 3 (9.09%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Star Schema
1 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
General
1 6 (18.18%) Legal
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Local Government
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Finance
5 1 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Data Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Information Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Compliance Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Data Compliance Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Security Advisor
4 2 (6.06%) Governance Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Information Governance Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) EJB
1 1 (3.03%) JSP
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 33 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
2 15 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (27.27%) CESG
5 6 (18.18%) Data Structures
5 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.06%) RMADS
6 2 (6.06%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (6.06%) PMI
7 1 (3.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 11 (33.33%) Information Security
3 9 (27.27%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) ITIL
5 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
5 7 (21.21%) Line Management
6 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.15%) ISMS
8 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance
9 3 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (6.06%) Information Governance
10 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
10 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.06%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Postgraduate
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CISA
5 1 (3.03%) CISM
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix
2 1 (3.03%) Sophos
2 1 (3.03%) Websense
2 1 (3.03%) Qualys
2 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.03%) SAP