The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 123 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% 0.046% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £388 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £380 -
% change year-on-year
-53.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
Freedom of Information Act
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
698 597 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.57% 27.70% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 331 314
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 61 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.15 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.40 £37.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire - 1 £375 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Freedom of Information Act
England

Freedom of Information Act
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) Information Governance
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Converged Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Records Management
3 1 (33.33%) CISMP
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Converged Networks
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Information
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Security
1 1 (33.33%) Information Governance Officer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Officer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Information Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Records Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISMP
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft