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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 580 559 563
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 26 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.038% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 5
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£450 £426 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% +157.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £331 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £655 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 4 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 29 August 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 -12 26 £450 +5.75% 2
Swindon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 53 (98.15%) Data Protection Act
1 53 (98.15%) Data Protection
2 49 (90.74%) Freedom of Information
3 21 (38.89%) Project Management
4 20 (37.04%) ITIL
5 15 (27.78%) Management Information System
5 15 (27.78%) Degree
6 13 (24.07%) Information Security
7 12 (22.22%) CESG
7 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 12 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 12 (22.22%) Service Management
8 11 (20.37%) Risk Management
9 10 (18.52%) Data Modelling
9 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
12 7 (12.96%) Computer Science
12 7 (12.96%) QA
12 7 (12.96%) Data Analysis
12 7 (12.96%) Information Management
13 6 (11.11%) Legal
13 6 (11.11%) Information Assurance
13 6 (11.11%) Finance
13 6 (11.11%) PRINCE
14 5 (9.26%) PMI
14 5 (9.26%) PMI Certification
14 5 (9.26%) Security Architecture

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.41%) Star Schema
1 4 (7.41%) Big Data
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
1 6 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Law
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Data Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Security Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Information Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Change Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Systems Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Solutions Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Data Protection Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Data Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) EJB
1 4 (7.41%) JSP
1 4 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (98.15%) Data Protection Act
2 49 (90.74%) Freedom of Information
3 15 (27.78%) Management Information System
4 12 (22.22%) CESG
5 7 (12.96%) Computer Science
6 5 (9.26%) PMI
7 2 (3.70%) NHS
8 1 (1.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) UNIX
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (98.15%) Data Protection
2 21 (38.89%) Project Management
3 20 (37.04%) ITIL
4 13 (24.07%) Information Security
5 12 (22.22%) Service Management
5 12 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.37%) Risk Management
7 10 (18.52%) Data Modelling
8 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.96%) Information Management
10 7 (12.96%) Data Analysis
11 6 (11.11%) PRINCE
11 6 (11.11%) Information Assurance
12 5 (9.26%) Security Architecture
12 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.26%) Systems Analysis
13 4 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
13 4 (7.41%) Inmon Methodology
13 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Java
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Degree
2 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CISA
5 1 (1.85%) CISM
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) CISSP
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 5 (9.26%) JSP 440
3 4 (7.41%) SLA
4 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) Qualys
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