The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 553 509 568
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +59
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 34 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.073% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 11
Average daily rate £415 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £500 £625
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.44%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 3 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -88 34 £415 - 1
London -23 30 £423 +3.04% 1
City of London -10 9 £428 +100.70%

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 55 (98.21%) Data Protection
3 54 (96.43%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (57.14%) ITIL
5 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.14%) Service Delivery
7 17 (30.36%) Risk Management
8 15 (26.79%) Service Management
8 15 (26.79%) Degree
9 13 (23.21%) Project Management
10 10 (17.86%) MS Office
10 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
11 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
12 8 (14.29%) SQL
12 8 (14.29%) PRINCE
12 8 (14.29%) Finance
12 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
14 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
14 6 (10.71%) Legal
14 6 (10.71%) SLA
14 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
14 6 (10.71%) UNIX
15 5 (8.93%) Java
15 5 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (8.93%) Technical Architecture
16 4 (7.14%) Project Planning
16 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
16 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
16 4 (7.14%) IBM

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Office
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.36%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) DHCP
1 1 (1.79%) DNS
1 1 (1.79%) SAN
1 1 (1.79%) Intranet
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.36%) Star Schema
1 3 (5.36%) Big Data
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) MS Access
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) ClearQuest
1 4 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.36%) CruiseControl
2 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.36%) Ant
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.36%) MSBuild
2 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) LSMW
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.14%) SCM Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Developer
3 4 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 3 (5.36%) Solutions Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Project Planner
4 3 (5.36%) Service Transition Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) EJB
1 3 (5.36%) JSP
1 3 (5.36%) XML
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 56 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 54 (96.43%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
4 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.14%) NHS
5 4 (7.14%) Statistics
6 3 (5.36%) PMI
7 2 (3.57%) CMDB
7 2 (3.57%) CESG
7 2 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.79%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.79%) BBC
8 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.79%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (1.79%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) VMS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (98.21%) Data Protection
2 32 (57.14%) ITIL
3 18 (32.14%) Service Delivery
4 17 (30.36%) Risk Management
5 15 (26.79%) Service Management
6 13 (23.21%) Project Management
7 8 (14.29%) PRINCE
7 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.93%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (7.14%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
10 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
10 4 (7.14%) Change Management
10 4 (7.14%) Scrum
11 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
11 3 (5.36%) Strategic Planning
11 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) Java
3 3 (5.36%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) NCDA
4 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.57%) QA
3 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.79%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) XenApp
1 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.79%) SRDF
1 1 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) IBM
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Brocade
4 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.79%) Remedy
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) EMC
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) NetApp
4 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.79%) Isilon