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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 584 548 552
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +4
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 28 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.059% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +54.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £220 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £467 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £220 £319
% change year-on-year
+115.90% -31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.51 - £24.75
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
17154 16116 15213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.16% 31.59% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10049 8875
Average daily rate £413 £401 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 674 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 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 9 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 27 November 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 -6 28 £450 +20.00% 7
London -19 17 £438 +6.70% 5
South East -20 4 £335 +52.27% 2
City of London +7 3 £490 +19.51% 2
Cardiff - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 52 (96.30%) Data Protection
2 49 (90.74%) Data Protection Act
3 47 (87.04%) Freedom of Information
4 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
5 19 (35.19%) Project Management
6 18 (33.33%) Information Security
6 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (29.63%) CESG
8 14 (25.93%) Degree
9 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 11 (20.37%) Information Assurance
11 10 (18.52%) Data Modelling
12 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 9 (16.67%) Risk Management
12 9 (16.67%) Security Architecture
13 8 (14.81%) Legal
14 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (12.96%) QA
14 7 (12.96%) Data Analysis
14 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.96%) Information Management
14 7 (12.96%) ITIL
14 7 (12.96%) JSP 440
15 6 (11.11%) ISMS
15 6 (11.11%) Data Structures
15 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
15 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
15 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
15 6 (11.11%) Finance

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.85%) InDesign
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (7.41%) Big Data
1 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.41%) Star Schema
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (14.81%) Legal
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Local Government
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Security Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Information Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Manager
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Data Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Compliance Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.70%) HTML5
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (3.70%) CSS3
2 2 (3.70%) CSS
2 2 (3.70%) XML
2 2 (3.70%) XSLT
2 2 (3.70%) XHTML
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (90.74%) Data Protection Act
2 47 (87.04%) Freedom of Information
3 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
4 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (29.63%) CESG
5 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 6 (11.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.70%) RMADS
7 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.70%) NHS
7 2 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.85%) Statistics
8 1 (1.85%) GIS
8 1 (1.85%) PMI
8 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) UNIX
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
1 3 (5.56%) Solaris
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (96.30%) Data Protection
2 19 (35.19%) Project Management
3 18 (33.33%) Information Security
4 11 (20.37%) Information Assurance
5 10 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 9 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 9 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.96%) Data Analysis
7 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.96%) Information Management
7 7 (12.96%) ITIL
8 6 (11.11%) ISMS
8 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.26%) Data Security
9 5 (9.26%) Line Management
10 4 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (7.41%) Inmon Methodology
10 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.70%) XPath
3 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.85%) VBA
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) Degree
3 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.70%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.85%) CISA
5 1 (1.85%) CISM
5 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
1 7 (12.96%) JSP 440
2 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) vSphere
1 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Sophos
4 1 (1.85%) Qualys
4 1 (1.85%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.85%) Websense
4 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) F5
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