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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 594 572 547
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 17 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.051% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.094% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £444 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £310 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £509 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £545 £300
% change year-on-year
-30.27% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
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
18079 17452 16886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.68% 31.92% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11386 10599 10013
Average daily rate £417 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 664 743
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.59 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 July 2015.

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 16 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 July 2015. 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 -28 12 £325 -26.80% 3
London -8 8 £275 -38.06% 3
City of London +2 3 £500 +17.78%
Glasgow - 3 £338 -
Scotland - 3 £338 -
South East -23 2 £475 -26.92%
Manchester -18 1 - -
North West -20 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £360 -
Southwark - 1 £238 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Warwickshire - 1 £360 -
Reading - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Warwick - 1 £360 -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 25 (89.29%) Data Protection
3 17 (60.71%) Project Management
4 16 (57.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (46.43%) Configuration Management
6 12 (42.86%) Risk Management
6 12 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (32.14%) UNIX
7 9 (32.14%) Solaris
8 8 (28.57%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) Python
9 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.86%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
10 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
11 4 (14.29%) CentOS
11 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
11 4 (14.29%) Information Management
11 4 (14.29%) VMware
11 4 (14.29%) Firewall
11 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 4 (14.29%) Perl
11 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 4 (14.29%) Puppet
12 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
12 3 (10.71%) Dell
12 3 (10.71%) Citrix
12 3 (10.71%) LDAP

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (10.71%) IBM Notes
1 3 (10.71%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
2 3 (10.71%) NAS
2 3 (10.71%) LDAP
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) PCoIP
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) ObjectStore
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Ant
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) ClearQuest
1 1 (3.57%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.57%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
1 12 (42.86%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Lotus Notes Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Change Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 28 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 16 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 12 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
5 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
6 2 (7.14%) NHS
7 1 (3.57%) Taxonomies
7 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) UNIX
1 9 (32.14%) Solaris
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) CentOS
4 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Fedora
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Data Protection
2 17 (60.71%) Project Management
3 13 (46.43%) Configuration Management
4 12 (42.86%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Information Management
7 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
7 3 (10.71%) Information Security
7 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) PRINCE
7 3 (10.71%) RAD
8 2 (7.14%) CRM
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) Service Management
8 2 (7.14%) Change Management
9 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.57%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.29%) Perl
4 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.14%) RHCE
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) CISA
2 1 (3.57%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Terminal Services
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Dell
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) Lotus
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) SAP