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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 595 555 518
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -37
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 12 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.051% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 20
Average daily rate
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£288 £407 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.27% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £268 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £457 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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
Top 13 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 22 May 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 -42 11 £275 -32.34% 19
London -23 8 £275 -32.34% 19
City of London 0 1 £245 -41.35% 1
South East -14 1 £475 -32.14%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
West Midlands - 1 £360 -
North East - 1 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Warwick - 1 £360 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Warwickshire - 1 £360 -
Southwark - 1 £238 -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 32 (91.43%) Data Protection
3 24 (68.57%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (48.57%) Management Information System
5 13 (37.14%) Project Management
6 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (25.71%) Finance
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) Degree
6 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
8 7 (20.00%) Information Security
8 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
9 6 (17.14%) Legal
9 6 (17.14%) Information Management
9 6 (17.14%) UNIX
9 6 (17.14%) Solaris
9 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 6 (17.14%) Information Assurance
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
11 4 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
11 4 (11.43%) CESG
11 4 (11.43%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (11.43%) Big Data
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Star Schema
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.86%) Ant
1 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Legal
3 3 (8.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Developer
1 6 (17.14%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (17.14%) Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Security Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Developer
5 2 (5.71%) ETL Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Compliance Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Information Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Information Assurance Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Information Governance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 35 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 24 (68.57%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (48.57%) Management Information System
4 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
5 4 (11.43%) CESG
5 4 (11.43%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (8.57%) NHS
7 1 (2.86%) Open Source
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.86%) Cybercrime
7 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.86%) Statistics
7 1 (2.86%) RMADS
7 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) UNIX
1 6 (17.14%) Solaris
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) CentOS
3 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Fedora
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Data Protection
2 13 (37.14%) Project Management
3 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
5 7 (20.00%) Information Security
5 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.14%) Information Management
6 6 (17.14%) Information Assurance
7 4 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) PRINCE
8 3 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (8.57%) Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) Inmon Methodology
8 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.57%) Service Management
8 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Python
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) Postgraduate
4 4 (11.43%) CISSP
5 3 (8.57%) ISACA
5 3 (8.57%) CISM
6 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) MBCS
6 2 (5.71%) CITP
6 2 (5.71%) ISEB
7 1 (2.86%) CISA
7 1 (2.86%) CISMP
7 1 (2.86%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) GMP
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Dell
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
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