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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
UK
Rank 588 611 592
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 7 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.033% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.050% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 17
Median daily rate £280 £356 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.40% -30.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £121 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £398 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate - £363 £380
% change year-on-year
- -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 -

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
14081 16114 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.03% 30.96% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9062 10430 9745
Median daily rate £447 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 580 645
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +19.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £53.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

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 February 2017.

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 3 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 February 2017. 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 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 +29 7 £280 -21.40% 1
London +16 7 £280 +9.80%
City of London -5 2 £300 -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 16 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 15 (93.75%) Data Protection
3 11 (68.75%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 6 (37.50%) NHS
5 5 (31.25%) Information Governance
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (12.50%) Inmon Methodology
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (12.50%) Big Data
8 2 (12.50%) Degree

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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) Star Schema
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Governance Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Information Governance Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Information Manager
1 3 (18.75%) NHS Information Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) ETL Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Head of Information
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 11 (68.75%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (37.50%) NHS
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Solaris
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Data Protection
2 5 (31.25%) Information Governance
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Data Acquisition
4 2 (12.50%) Data Encryption
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Data Security
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Records Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) Veritas
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) IBM