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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank - 123 -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.039% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £360 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
743 718 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.22% 27.75% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 441 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 55 63
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.05 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Converged Networks
2 1 (50.00%) Records Management
2 1 (50.00%) CISMP
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Converged Networks
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Information
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Security
1 1 (50.00%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Records Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) CISMP
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft