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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 111 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.046% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £220 £319
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
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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
578 515 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.71% 24.57% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 296 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.29 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.71 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) BPR
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Forensic Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Strategy Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) BPR
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA