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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 614 632 608
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 7 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.022% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.043% 0.065% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 13
Median daily rate £294 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £283 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £434 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £413 £496
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -16.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.51
UK excluding London median 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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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 11 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 8 December 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 +20 4 £400 -
London -5 3 £400 -9.09%
Wales - 2 £184 -
South Wales - 2 £184 -
Cardiff - 2 £184 -
Scotland +9 1 £425 -
Glasgow -2 1 £425 -
West Midlands -8 1 - -
City of London -8 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 28 (96.55%) Freedom of Information
2 27 (93.10%) Data Protection
3 17 (58.62%) Management Information System
4 15 (51.72%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
5 12 (41.38%) Unix
5 12 (41.38%) Solaris
6 11 (37.93%) Project Management
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle
7 8 (27.59%) Information Governance
8 7 (24.14%) NHS
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) NetApp
9 6 (20.69%) Veritas
9 6 (20.69%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (20.69%) Symantec
9 6 (20.69%) Records Management
10 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.24%) CentOS
10 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (17.24%) Data Security
10 5 (17.24%) Information Management
10 5 (17.24%) Document Management
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco

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 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (10.34%) CTI
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Big Data
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Administrator
1 9 (31.03%) Unix Administrator
2 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (27.59%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Information Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) NetBackup Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) AIX Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Head of Information
6 1 (3.45%) Head of Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.45%) Information Governance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 28 (96.55%) Freedom of Information
2 17 (58.62%) Management Information System
3 15 (51.72%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (24.14%) NHS
5 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.90%) Statistics
7 1 (3.45%) CESG
7 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Solaris
1 12 (41.38%) Unix
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) CentOS
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) Data Protection
2 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
3 11 (37.93%) Project Management
4 8 (27.59%) Information Governance
5 6 (20.69%) Records Management
6 5 (17.24%) Data Security
6 5 (17.24%) Document Management
6 5 (17.24%) Information Management
7 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Security Management
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Data Acquisition
9 2 (6.90%) Data Encryption
9 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
9 2 (6.90%) Information Retrieval
9 2 (6.90%) Inmon Methodology
9 2 (6.90%) Kimball Methodology
9 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) Korn
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) NetApp
2 6 (20.69%) Symantec
2 6 (20.69%) Veritas
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) IBM