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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 587 562 573
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 25 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.045% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £404 £156
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +158.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £220 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £517 £166
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £220 £165
% change year-on-year
+98.86% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 25 £450 +11.45% 4
London +6 14 £460 +11.92% 3
City of London +24 2 £450 +7.78% 2
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (98.11%) Data Protection Act
1 52 (98.11%) Data Protection
2 46 (86.79%) Freedom of Information
3 19 (35.85%) Project Management
4 17 (32.08%) Degree
4 17 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (30.19%) Management Information System
5 16 (30.19%) Information Security
5 16 (30.19%) ITIL
6 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
6 14 (26.42%) CESG
7 10 (18.87%) Service Delivery
7 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
8 9 (16.98%) Line Management
8 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
8 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
8 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
9 8 (15.09%) Information Assurance
10 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
10 7 (13.21%) QA
10 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
10 7 (13.21%) JSP 440
10 7 (13.21%) Information Management
10 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
10 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (13.21%) Service Management
11 6 (11.32%) Legal
12 5 (9.43%) Finance

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Intranet
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) VPN
2 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Big Data
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.77%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 6 (11.32%) Legal
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Security Architect
2 7 (13.21%) Data Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.43%) Information Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Solutions Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Systems Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Data Protection Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Change Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Information Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Data Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Information Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) EJB
1 4 (7.55%) JSP
1 4 (7.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (98.11%) Data Protection Act
2 46 (86.79%) Freedom of Information
3 17 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (30.19%) Management Information System
5 14 (26.42%) CESG
6 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
7 5 (9.43%) PMI
8 2 (3.77%) NHS
9 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) UNIX
1 4 (7.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) Data Protection
2 19 (35.85%) Project Management
3 16 (30.19%) Information Security
3 16 (30.19%) ITIL
4 10 (18.87%) Service Delivery
5 9 (16.98%) Line Management
5 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
5 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
5 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
6 8 (15.09%) Information Assurance
7 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
7 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
7 7 (13.21%) Information Management
7 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.21%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.55%) PRINCE
9 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.66%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Degree
2 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.77%) CISSP
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
6 1 (1.89%) CISA
6 1 (1.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
1 7 (13.21%) JSP 440
2 4 (7.55%) SLA
3 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Websense
2 1 (1.89%) Sophos
2 1 (1.89%) Citrix
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.89%) SAP
2 1 (1.89%) Qualys
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