The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
UK
Rank 582 605 568
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -37
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 9 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.026% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.062% 0.078% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 16
Median daily rate £290 £255 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -47.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £115 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £205 £380
% change year-on-year
+107.31% -46.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14550 16750 16025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 32.93% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9306 10623 10070
Median daily rate £440 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 698 647
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend

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

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 8 £280 +36.58%
London +21 7 £280 +9.80%
City of London -7 2 £300 -
Scotland +23 1 £425 -
Glasgow +5 1 £425 -
West Midlands -8 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 24 (96.00%) Freedom of Information
2 23 (92.00%) Data Protection
3 14 (56.00%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (52.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (36.00%) Unix
5 9 (36.00%) Solaris
5 9 (36.00%) Information Governance
6 8 (32.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Risk Management
7 7 (28.00%) NHS
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.00%) CentOS
9 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (20.00%) Records Management
10 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (16.00%) Data Security
10 4 (16.00%) Security Management
10 4 (16.00%) Information Management
10 4 (16.00%) Document Management

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (12.00%) CTI
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.00%) Star Schema
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Administrator
1 7 (28.00%) Unix Administrator
2 6 (24.00%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (24.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Governance Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Information Governance Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Information Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) NHS Information Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) ETL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Head of Information
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Head of Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.00%) Information Officer
6 1 (4.00%) NetBackup Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 24 (96.00%) Freedom of Information
2 14 (56.00%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (52.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (28.00%) NHS
5 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.00%) Statistics
7 1 (4.00%) CESG
7 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Solaris
1 9 (36.00%) Unix
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) CentOS
3 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (36.00%) Information Governance
3 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Records Management
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) Data Security
5 4 (16.00%) Document Management
5 4 (16.00%) Information Management
5 4 (16.00%) Security Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (8.00%) Data Encryption
7 2 (8.00%) Information Retrieval
7 2 (8.00%) Inmon Methodology
7 2 (8.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (8.00%) Line Management
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Korn
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) NetApp
2 3 (12.00%) Symantec
2 3 (12.00%) Veritas
3 1 (4.00%) IBM