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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 580 546 552
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 21 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.046% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 7
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£425 £394 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +138.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £220 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £599 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £220 £165
% change year-on-year
+78.40% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.75
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
17829 16321 16382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.67% 31.58% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11225 10213 9585
Average daily rate £410 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 691 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 October 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 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 30 October 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 -35 21 £425 +8.00% 1
London -11 10 £425 +3.65%
City of London +12 2 £550 +34.14%
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 46 (95.83%) Data Protection Act
1 46 (95.83%) Data Protection
2 41 (85.42%) Freedom of Information
3 18 (37.50%) Information Security
3 18 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 17 (35.42%) Project Management
4 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
5 16 (33.33%) CESG
6 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (25.00%) Degree
7 11 (22.92%) Information Assurance
7 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 9 (18.75%) Legal
9 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.58%) ITIL
9 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
9 7 (14.58%) Information Management
9 7 (14.58%) QA
9 7 (14.58%) JSP 440
10 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
10 6 (12.50%) Data Structures
10 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.42%) Line Management
11 5 (10.42%) ISMS
11 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
11 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
12 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.33%) Service Management

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
1 1 (2.08%) Big Data
General
1 9 (18.75%) Legal
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Local Government
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Data Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Security Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Information Security Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Information Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Information Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Data Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Information Assurance Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Information Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Compliance Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Security Advisor
7 2 (4.17%) Data Compliance Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) CSS3
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (4.17%) XSLT
2 2 (4.17%) XHTML
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) HTML5
2 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) JSP
3 1 (2.08%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 46 (95.83%) Data Protection Act
2 41 (85.42%) Freedom of Information
3 18 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 16 (33.33%) CESG
5 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (12.50%) Data Structures
7 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
8 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (4.17%) PMI
8 2 (4.17%) NHS
8 2 (4.17%) RMADS
8 2 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (2.08%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Android
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Data Protection
2 18 (37.50%) Information Security
3 17 (35.42%) Project Management
4 11 (22.92%) Information Assurance
5 9 (18.75%) Security Architecture
6 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.58%) ITIL
6 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
6 7 (14.58%) Information Management
7 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.42%) Line Management
8 5 (10.42%) ISMS
8 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.33%) Service Management
9 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.17%) iOS Development
10 2 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.17%) XPath
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) CISSP
3 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) CISA
4 1 (2.08%) CISM
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
1 7 (14.58%) JSP 440
2 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Qualys
2 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.08%) SAP
2 1 (2.08%) Citrix
2 1 (2.08%) Websense
2 1 (2.08%) Sophos
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