The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 129 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.064% - 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£380 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £220 £319
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
825 741 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.22% 27.23% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 421 367
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) Intranet
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Information Management
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) GMP
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Intranet
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XSLT
1 2 (33.33%) XHTML
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) CSS3
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Information Management
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) GMP
1 2 (33.33%) QA