The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 553 544 561
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 27 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.049% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 8
Average daily rate
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£435 £412 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% +83.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £312 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £486 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+81.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £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 546 610 770
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 27 £435 +5.58% 5
East of England - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 61 (98.39%) Data Protection
2 60 (96.77%) Data Protection Act
3 58 (93.55%) Freedom of Information
4 27 (43.55%) ITIL
5 21 (33.87%) Project Management
6 18 (29.03%) Degree
7 15 (24.19%) Service Management
7 15 (24.19%) Service Delivery
8 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
8 13 (20.97%) Risk Management
9 12 (19.35%) Information Security
10 11 (17.74%) CESG
11 9 (14.52%) Legal
11 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
11 9 (14.52%) Data Modelling
11 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
11 9 (14.52%) PRINCE2
12 8 (12.90%) SLA
12 8 (12.90%) Finance
12 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance
13 7 (11.29%) Information Management
13 7 (11.29%) PRINCE
14 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
14 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
15 5 (8.06%) Systems Analysis
15 5 (8.06%) QA
15 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Project
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Intranet
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.45%) Star Schema
1 4 (6.45%) Big Data
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
General
1 9 (14.52%) Legal
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 6 (9.68%) Architect
3 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.06%) Data Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Service Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Change Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Systems Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Security Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) Information Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Data Consultant
5 3 (4.84%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (4.84%) Data Protection Consultant
5 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) EJB
1 4 (6.45%) JSP
1 4 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (96.77%) Data Protection Act
2 58 (93.55%) Freedom of Information
3 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
4 11 (17.74%) CESG
5 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (8.06%) PMI
7 3 (4.84%) NHS
8 2 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (1.61%) Statistics
9 1 (1.61%) Informatics
9 1 (1.61%) FMCG
9 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) UNIX
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (98.39%) Data Protection
2 27 (43.55%) ITIL
3 21 (33.87%) Project Management
4 15 (24.19%) Service Management
4 15 (24.19%) Service Delivery
5 13 (20.97%) Risk Management
6 12 (19.35%) Information Security
7 9 (14.52%) PRINCE2
7 9 (14.52%) Data Modelling
8 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.29%) Information Management
9 7 (11.29%) PRINCE
9 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance
10 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
11 5 (8.06%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.45%) ITSM
12 4 (6.45%) Security Architecture
12 4 (6.45%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Java
1 4 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
5 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CISSP
7 1 (1.61%) CISA
7 1 (1.61%) CISM
7 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
2 5 (8.06%) QA
3 4 (6.45%) JSP 440
4 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.61%) XenApp
1 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix
3 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.61%) Qualys
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