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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 636 637 612
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 19 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.030% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.090% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 17
Median daily rate £363 £151 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.06% -66.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £132 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £133 £438
% change year-on-year
+172.55% -69.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.26 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.26 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.65% -

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
17922 18879 18599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 33.00% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11616 11813 11251
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 808 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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 26 September 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 18 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 26 September 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 19 £363 +122.39%
London -10 7 £375 +21.95%
South West - 6 £388 -
Bristol - 6 £388 -
South East +16 3 £250 +76.05%
City of London +13 2 £300 -33.33%
Sheffield - 2 £200 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
Croydon - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £500 -
East Sussex - 1 £160 -
Surrey - 1 £250 -
Maidenhead - 1 £500 -
Brighton - 1 £160 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 36 (97.30%) Freedom of Information
2 35 (94.59%) Data Protection
3 22 (59.46%) Data Protection Act
4 21 (56.76%) Management Information System
5 17 (45.95%) Risk Management
6 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
6 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
7 12 (32.43%) Legal
7 12 (32.43%) Project Management
8 11 (29.73%) Unix
8 11 (29.73%) Solaris
8 11 (29.73%) Information Assurance
9 10 (27.03%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (21.62%) Document Management
10 8 (21.62%) Internet
10 8 (21.62%) Records Management
11 7 (18.92%) Information Management
11 7 (18.92%) ITIL V3
11 7 (18.92%) Information Governance
11 7 (18.92%) Symantec
11 7 (18.92%) Oracle
11 7 (18.92%) ITIL
11 7 (18.92%) NetApp
11 7 (18.92%) Veritas
11 7 (18.92%) NHS
11 7 (18.92%) NetBackup
11 7 (18.92%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
12 6 (16.22%) Service Design
13 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (8.11%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.41%) CTI
3 2 (5.41%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) EDMS
2 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
General
1 12 (32.43%) Legal
2 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Architect
1 10 (27.03%) Security Architect
2 8 (21.62%) Administrator
2 8 (21.62%) Unix Administrator
3 7 (18.92%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (18.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Information Officer
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Solaris Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) CISSP Architect
7 2 (5.41%) CLAS Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Governance Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Information Governance Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 36 (97.30%) Freedom of Information
2 22 (59.46%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (56.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (18.92%) NHS
5 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.51%) CESG
5 5 (13.51%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.70%) Health Informatics
6 1 (2.70%) Informatics
6 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Solaris
1 11 (29.73%) Unix
2 4 (10.81%) CentOS
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Data Protection
2 17 (45.95%) Risk Management
3 12 (32.43%) Project Management
4 11 (29.73%) Information Assurance
5 8 (21.62%) Document Management
5 8 (21.62%) Records Management
6 7 (18.92%) Information Governance
6 7 (18.92%) Information Management
6 7 (18.92%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) ITIL V3
7 6 (16.22%) Service Design
8 5 (13.51%) DevOps
8 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) SABSA
9 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
10 3 (8.11%) Content Management
10 3 (8.11%) Data Security
10 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (13.51%) CLAS
4 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (8.11%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) IISP
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CISM
6 1 (2.70%) CITP
6 1 (2.70%) CRISC
6 1 (2.70%) ECDL
6 1 (2.70%) ISACA
6 1 (2.70%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.70%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) NetBackup
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) NetApp
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
1 7 (18.92%) Symantec
1 7 (18.92%) Veritas
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft