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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 625 622 594
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 18 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.034% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 21
Median daily rate £600 £338 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £254 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £256 £360 £414
% change year-on-year
-29.02% -12.99%
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
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
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 £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 June 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 26 June 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 +12 17 £600 +100.00% 1
London +23 16 £613 +122.72%
City of London +40 1 £625 +25.00%
Scotland -12 1 £161 -52.29%
Westminster - 1 £625 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £350 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
East Kilbride - 1 £161 -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 33 (91.67%) Data Protection
3 21 (58.33%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (47.22%) Management Information System
5 13 (36.11%) Risk Management
6 12 (33.33%) Legal
7 11 (30.56%) Information Assurance
8 10 (27.78%) Project Management
8 10 (27.78%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (25.00%) Internet
9 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 8 (22.22%) NHS
11 7 (19.44%) Information Security
11 7 (19.44%) Unix
11 7 (19.44%) Solaris
11 7 (19.44%) ITIL
11 7 (19.44%) ITIL V3
11 7 (19.44%) Records Management
11 7 (19.44%) Information Governance
12 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (16.67%) NetApp
12 6 (16.67%) Veritas
12 6 (16.67%) Oracle
12 6 (16.67%) Symantec
12 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 6 (16.67%) NetBackup
12 6 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (16.67%) Service Design

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 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) NAS
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) EDMS
1 1 (2.78%) EDRMS
1 1 (2.78%) GIS
General
1 12 (33.33%) Legal
2 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Architect
2 10 (27.78%) Security Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Information Officer
3 4 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Governance Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Information Governance Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.56%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (5.56%) CLAS Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.56%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.56%) Solaris Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 36 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 21 (58.33%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (47.22%) Management Information System
4 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (22.22%) NHS
6 5 (13.89%) CESG
6 5 (13.89%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
8 1 (2.78%) Health Informatics
8 1 (2.78%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Solaris
1 7 (19.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Data Protection
2 13 (36.11%) Risk Management
3 11 (30.56%) Information Assurance
4 10 (27.78%) Project Management
5 7 (19.44%) Information Governance
5 7 (19.44%) Information Security
5 7 (19.44%) ITIL
5 7 (19.44%) ITIL V3
5 7 (19.44%) Records Management
6 6 (16.67%) Service Design
7 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) Document Management
8 4 (11.11%) Information Management
8 4 (11.11%) SABSA
8 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 3 (8.33%) Content Management
9 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.33%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) CESG Certified Professional
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) CLAS
5 4 (11.11%) CISSP
5 4 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) CISM
6 2 (5.56%) IISP
7 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CISMP
7 1 (2.78%) CITP
7 1 (2.78%) CRISC
7 1 (2.78%) ECDL
7 1 (2.78%) ISACA
7 1 (2.78%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.78%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) NetApp
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
1 6 (16.67%) Symantec
1 6 (16.67%) Veritas
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) SAP