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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 557 531 511
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -20
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 26 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.046% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 20
Average daily rate
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£525 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £555 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £319
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £24.26 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 5 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 30 January 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 -14 26 £525 +27.27% 7
London -8 19 £550 +33.33% 7
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 44 (93.62%) Freedom of Information
1 44 (93.62%) Data Protection
2 40 (85.11%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (34.04%) Management Information System
4 15 (31.91%) Project Management
5 13 (27.66%) Degree
5 13 (27.66%) Legal
5 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
5 13 (27.66%) Information Assurance
6 12 (25.53%) Information Security
7 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
7 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (21.28%) Finance
8 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
8 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (19.15%) ISMS
9 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
9 9 (19.15%) CESG
10 8 (17.02%) Security Architecture
11 7 (14.89%) Information Management
11 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
12 6 (12.77%) CESG CLAS
12 6 (12.77%) ITIL
12 6 (12.77%) Postgraduate
12 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
13 5 (10.64%) Line Management
13 5 (10.64%) Data Security
13 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.13%) InDesign
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) Star Schema
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (27.66%) Legal
2 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (21.28%) Finance
4 5 (10.64%) Local Government
5 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Architect
1 8 (17.02%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Security Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Compliance Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Information Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Security Advisor
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Information Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (4.26%) jQuery
2 2 (4.26%) CSS
2 2 (4.26%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) XSLT
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) XHTML
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) CSS3
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 44 (93.62%) Freedom of Information
2 40 (85.11%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (34.04%) Management Information System
4 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (19.15%) CESG
6 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
7 6 (12.77%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (8.51%) NHS
9 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
9 3 (6.38%) RMADS
10 2 (4.26%) Statistics
11 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
11 1 (2.13%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) UNIX
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) Solaris
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (93.62%) Data Protection
2 15 (31.91%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) Information Assurance
4 12 (25.53%) Information Security
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.15%) ISMS
6 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
7 8 (17.02%) Security Architecture
8 7 (14.89%) Information Management
9 6 (12.77%) ITIL
9 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.64%) Line Management
10 5 (10.64%) Data Security
10 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
11 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (6.38%) Kimball Methodology
12 3 (6.38%) Inmon Methodology
12 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) XPath
2 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) R
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
3 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Postgraduate
4 4 (8.51%) CISSP
5 3 (6.38%) ISACA
5 3 (6.38%) ISEB
5 3 (6.38%) CISM
6 2 (4.26%) MBCS
6 2 (4.26%) CITP
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.38%) JSP 440
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 2 (4.26%) GMP
4 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) vCloud
1 1 (2.13%) vSphere
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) IBM
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Sophos
2 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.13%) F5
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
3 1 (2.13%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.13%) Websense
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