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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 634 612 584
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -28
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 17 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.022% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.096% 0.070% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 22
Median daily rate £600 £288 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.69% -29.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £238 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £493 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £29.50 - £16.50
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
17632 17183 17000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.93% 31.74% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11400 10446 10458
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 705 756
Median hourly rate £21.34 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.88 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 17 £600 +118.18%
London -4 14 £613 +122.72%
South West - 2 £363 -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
City of London +34 1 £625 +155.10%
Westminster - 1 £625 -
Manchester - 1 £235 -
North West - 1 £235 -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 34 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 30 (88.24%) Data Protection
3 18 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (44.12%) Management Information System
5 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
6 12 (35.29%) Legal
7 11 (32.35%) Project Management
8 10 (29.41%) Information Assurance
8 10 (29.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) Internet
10 8 (23.53%) NHS
10 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Information Governance
11 7 (20.59%) ITIL V3
11 7 (20.59%) ITIL
11 7 (20.59%) Unix
11 7 (20.59%) Solaris
12 6 (17.65%) Oracle
12 6 (17.65%) NetApp
12 6 (17.65%) Veritas
12 6 (17.65%) Symantec
12 6 (17.65%) NetBackup
12 6 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (17.65%) Information Security
12 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
12 6 (17.65%) Finance
12 6 (17.65%) Service Design
13 5 (14.71%) CLAS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.88%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) EDMS
1 1 (2.94%) GIS
General
1 12 (35.29%) Legal
2 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Architect
2 10 (29.41%) Security Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Coordinator
5 3 (8.82%) Governance Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Information Governance Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Information Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.88%) CISSP Architect
6 2 (5.88%) CLAS Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Information Officer
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) NHS Information Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Project Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Solaris Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 18 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
3 15 (44.12%) Management Information System
4 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (23.53%) NHS
6 5 (14.71%) CESG
6 5 (14.71%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
7 1 (2.94%) Health Informatics
7 1 (2.94%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Solaris
1 7 (20.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Data Protection
2 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
3 11 (32.35%) Project Management
4 10 (29.41%) Information Assurance
5 7 (20.59%) Information Governance
5 7 (20.59%) ITIL
5 7 (20.59%) ITIL V3
6 6 (17.65%) Information Security
6 6 (17.65%) Service Design
7 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.76%) Records Management
8 4 (11.76%) SABSA
8 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
9 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
9 3 (8.82%) Service Management
10 2 (5.88%) DevOps
10 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
10 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) CESG Certified Professional
2 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) CLAS
5 4 (11.76%) CISSP
5 4 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (5.88%) CISM
6 2 (5.88%) IISP
7 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.94%) CCIE
7 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.94%) CISMP
7 1 (2.94%) CITP
7 1 (2.94%) CRISC
7 1 (2.94%) ECDL
7 1 (2.94%) ISACA
7 1 (2.94%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.94%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) NetBackup
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) NetApp
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
1 6 (17.65%) Symantec
1 6 (17.65%) Veritas
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) SAP