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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 585 564 507
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -57
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 12 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.064% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.071% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 21
Average daily rate
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£515 £415 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+32.58% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.50

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
16804 16921 14747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.19% 31.06% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10336 10429 8788
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 653 673
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.54 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 April 2015.

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 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England -25 11 £535 +28.91% 18
London -32 10 £515 +21.89% 16
City of London +1 2 £440 +2.92%
South East -19 1 £535 -23.57% 2
Oxford - 1 £535 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £535 - 1

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 37 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 33 (89.19%) Data Protection
3 24 (64.86%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (45.95%) Management Information System
5 16 (43.24%) Project Management
6 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
7 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (24.32%) Degree
8 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
10 7 (18.92%) UNIX
10 7 (18.92%) Solaris
10 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
11 6 (16.22%) Legal
11 6 (16.22%) ITIL
11 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
11 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
12 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.51%) Information Security
12 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
13 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (10.81%) Information Management
13 4 (10.81%) CESG
13 4 (10.81%) CESG CLAS

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) InDesign
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (10.81%) Big Data
2 3 (8.11%) Star Schema
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Ant
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (16.22%) Legal
4 2 (5.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (18.92%) Administrator
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Developer
6 2 (5.41%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Communications Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 37 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 24 (64.86%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (45.95%) Management Information System
4 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
6 4 (10.81%) CESG
6 4 (10.81%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (8.11%) NHS
8 2 (5.41%) Statistics
9 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
9 1 (2.70%) GIS
9 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
9 1 (2.70%) RMADS
9 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
9 1 (2.70%) Open Source
9 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) UNIX
1 7 (18.92%) Solaris
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) CentOS
3 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Data Protection
2 16 (43.24%) Project Management
3 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
4 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
7 5 (13.51%) Information Security
8 4 (10.81%) PRINCE
8 4 (10.81%) Service Management
8 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) Information Management
8 4 (10.81%) ISMS
9 3 (8.11%) Inmon Methodology
9 3 (8.11%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (8.11%) Analytics
9 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 2 (5.41%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) R
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Postgraduate
5 3 (8.11%) CISSP
5 3 (8.11%) CISM
5 3 (8.11%) ISACA
6 2 (5.41%) MBCS
6 2 (5.41%) CITP
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.41%) ISEB
7 1 (2.70%) CIPD
7 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) GMP
2 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.70%) Samba
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) IBM
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.70%) Sophos
5 1 (2.70%) F5
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
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