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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 631 627 599
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -28
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 13 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.030% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.072% 0.093% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 19
Median daily rate £363 £338 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -21.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £247 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £493 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.50 - -
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
18100 18357 17221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.24% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11664 11499 10412
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 720 691
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.25 £20.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 23 July 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 9 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 23 July 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 -24 12 £375 +25.00% 1
London -4 8 £550 +100.00%
Bristol - 3 £375 -
South West - 3 £375 -
Scotland +4 1 £161 -52.29%
South East -3 1 £250 -47.36%
Surrey - 1 £250 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
East Kilbride - 1 £161 -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 33 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 29 (87.88%) Data Protection
3 17 (51.52%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
4 16 (48.48%) Risk Management
5 13 (39.39%) Project Management
6 11 (33.33%) Legal
6 11 (33.33%) Information Assurance
7 10 (30.30%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (30.30%) Unix
7 10 (30.30%) Solaris
8 9 (27.27%) Oracle
8 9 (27.27%) NetApp
8 9 (27.27%) Veritas
8 9 (27.27%) Symantec
8 9 (27.27%) NetBackup
8 9 (27.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) Internet
10 7 (21.21%) ITIL
10 7 (21.21%) ITIL V3
11 6 (18.18%) Service Design
11 6 (18.18%) NHS
11 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
12 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (15.15%) CESG
12 5 (15.15%) CESG CLAS
12 5 (15.15%) CLAS

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 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) EDMS
1 1 (3.03%) EDRMS
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
General
1 11 (33.33%) Legal
2 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (6.06%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
1 10 (30.30%) Security Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Information Officer
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Unix Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (6.06%) CLAS Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Information Governance Officer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 33 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 17 (51.52%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
3 6 (18.18%) NHS
4 5 (15.15%) CESG
4 5 (15.15%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (3.03%) Health Informatics
7 1 (3.03%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Solaris
1 10 (30.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Data Protection
2 16 (48.48%) Risk Management
3 13 (39.39%) Project Management
4 11 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 7 (21.21%) ITIL
5 7 (21.21%) ITIL V3
6 6 (18.18%) Service Design
7 5 (15.15%) DevOps
7 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.12%) Document Management
8 4 (12.12%) Information Governance
8 4 (12.12%) Information Management
8 4 (12.12%) Records Management
8 4 (12.12%) SABSA
8 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
8 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
9 3 (9.09%) Content Management
9 3 (9.09%) Information Security
9 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) CESG Certified Professional
2 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) CLAS
5 3 (9.09%) CISSP
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.06%) IISP
7 1 (3.03%) CCIE
7 1 (3.03%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CISM
7 1 (3.03%) CITP
7 1 (3.03%) CRISC
7 1 (3.03%) ECDL
7 1 (3.03%) ISACA
7 1 (3.03%) ISSAP
7 1 (3.03%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) NetBackup
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) NetApp
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
1 9 (27.27%) Symantec
1 9 (27.27%) Veritas
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco
2 1 (3.03%) SAP