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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 633 628 584
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -44
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 20 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.022% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.068% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 27
Median daily rate £375 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £245 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £535 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £438 £388
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 - -

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
18146 17700 17472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.67% 31.73% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11799 10713 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 702 758
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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 5 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 11 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 5 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 -15 20 £375 +4.16%
London +7 11 £600 +100.00%
South West - 7 £369 -
Bristol - 7 £369 -
City of London +36 1 £625 +155.10%
South East -15 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £625 -
North West - 1 £235 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £235 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 32 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 28 (87.50%) Data Protection
3 17 (53.13%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (46.88%) Management Information System
5 12 (37.50%) Risk Management
6 11 (34.38%) Legal
7 10 (31.25%) Project Management
8 9 (28.13%) NHS
9 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) Information Assurance
9 8 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (21.88%) Information Governance
10 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
10 7 (21.88%) Internet
10 7 (21.88%) Unix
10 7 (21.88%) Solaris
11 6 (18.75%) ITIL
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle
11 6 (18.75%) NetApp
11 6 (18.75%) Veritas
11 6 (18.75%) Information Security
11 6 (18.75%) Finance
11 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (18.75%) ITIL V3
11 6 (18.75%) Symantec
11 6 (18.75%) Service Design
12 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (15.63%) Telecoms

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 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) Converged Networks
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) NAS
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) EDMS
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
General
1 11 (34.38%) Legal
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Administrator
4 4 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.38%) Information Officer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Governance Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Information Governance Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Information Governance Officer
6 2 (6.25%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.25%) NHS Information Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Project Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) CLAS Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Head of Information
Miscellaneous
1 32 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 17 (53.13%) Data Protection Act
3 15 (46.88%) Management Information System
4 9 (28.13%) NHS
5 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.50%) CESG
6 4 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Solaris
1 7 (21.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Data Protection
2 12 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 10 (31.25%) Project Management
4 8 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 7 (21.88%) Information Governance
6 6 (18.75%) Information Security
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL V3
6 6 (18.75%) Service Design
7 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Records Management
8 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
9 3 (9.38%) SABSA
9 3 (9.38%) Service Management
9 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
10 2 (6.25%) DevOps
10 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) CLAS
4 3 (9.38%) CISSP
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) CISM
5 2 (6.25%) IISP
6 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CISMP
6 1 (3.13%) CITP
6 1 (3.13%) CRISC
6 1 (3.13%) ISACA
6 1 (3.13%) ISSAP
6 1 (3.13%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) NetApp
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
1 6 (18.75%) Symantec
1 6 (18.75%) Veritas
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) SAP