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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 566 546 538
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 26 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.047% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 14
Average daily rate
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£483 £359 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.58% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £220 £319
% change year-on-year
+94.31% -31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.51 - £24.07
UK excluding London average 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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 5 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 24 December 2014. 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 -26 26 £483 +34.58% 2
London +7 16 £520 +37.93% 1
South East - 2 £335 - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 49 (94.23%) Data Protection
2 47 (90.38%) Freedom of Information
3 46 (88.46%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (38.46%) Management Information System
5 19 (36.54%) Project Management
6 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
7 16 (30.77%) Information Security
8 15 (28.85%) Degree
9 14 (26.92%) CESG
9 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 13 (25.00%) Information Assurance
11 11 (21.15%) Legal
12 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
12 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (17.31%) Finance
13 9 (17.31%) Security Architecture
14 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
14 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
14 8 (15.38%) Information Management
14 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
14 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
15 7 (13.46%) ITIL
15 7 (13.46%) ISMS
16 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
16 6 (11.54%) QA
17 5 (9.62%) CESG CLAS
17 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
17 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
17 5 (9.62%) Data Security

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.92%) InDesign
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (9.62%) Big Data
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.69%) Star Schema
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (21.15%) Legal
2 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 9 (17.31%) Finance
4 3 (5.77%) Local Government
5 2 (3.85%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Architect
2 9 (17.31%) Security Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Information Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Security Advisor
7 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Compliance Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Information Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Data Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Manager
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.85%) jQuery
2 2 (3.85%) HTML5
2 2 (3.85%) CSS3
2 2 (3.85%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (3.85%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) CSS
2 2 (3.85%) XML
2 2 (3.85%) XSLT
2 2 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (90.38%) Freedom of Information
2 46 (88.46%) Data Protection Act
3 20 (38.46%) Management Information System
4 14 (26.92%) CESG
4 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 5 (9.62%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (7.69%) Data Structures
8 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
9 2 (3.85%) Statistics
9 2 (3.85%) NHS
9 2 (3.85%) RMADS
10 1 (1.92%) FMCG
10 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.92%) GIS
10 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
1 3 (5.77%) Solaris
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (94.23%) Data Protection
2 19 (36.54%) Project Management
3 16 (30.77%) Information Security
4 13 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (17.31%) Security Architecture
7 8 (15.38%) Information Management
7 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 7 (13.46%) ITIL
8 7 (13.46%) ISMS
9 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.62%) Data Security
10 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
11 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.69%) Service Management
11 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.85%) XPath
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) R
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.85%) Degree
3 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Postgraduate
4 4 (7.69%) CISSP
5 3 (5.77%) ISEB
5 3 (5.77%) CISM
5 3 (5.77%) ISACA
6 2 (3.85%) MBCS
6 2 (3.85%) CITP
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.54%) QA
3 5 (9.62%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.92%) GMP
4 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) vSphere
1 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) IBM
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Business Objects
2 2 (3.85%) Sophos
3 1 (1.92%) Websense
3 1 (1.92%) F5
3 1 (1.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) Mapinfo
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