Average Salary and Allowances from tier 2 ICT used CoS Q4 2010

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Dear UK Border Agency,

can I request the average salary and average allowances from tier 2 ICT "used CoS" for Indian Nationals with SOC 2132, job title of "PROGRAMMER" or "Programmer", and a sponsor work address in inner London for the fourth quarter 2010 (October, November, December), please?
What was the size of the sample (i.e. how many used CoS matched the criteria)?

Could I have the same infomration for the same criteria for job titles:
- "SYSTEMS ANALYST" or "Systems Analyst"
- "SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER" or "Senior Systems Engineer"
- "PROJECTS MANAGER" or "Projects Manager" or "PROJECT MANAGER" or "Project Manager" (Note that this is SOC 2131)

Yours faithfully,

Gary Burgess

P.S. for my own reference, Salary Services Limited (which UKBA used for the section J salaries) report that the average paid salaries for London for Q4 2010 for these job titles are:
Programmer £32,754
Systems Analyst £37,283
Senior Software Engineer £50,122 (or Senior Systems Developer £57,742)
Projects Manager £70,500

Interestingly, the Systems Analyst lower quartile and median salaries in London are both £31,800 while for the whole of the UK these are £32,300 and £36,500. This suggests to me that a set of employers that pay very close to the section j salary of £31,200 are having a strong influence on the SSL data for this job title.

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Gary Burgess

Re: Average Salary and Allowances from tier 2 ICT used CoS Q4 2010 (58190)

Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning the above matter. We are currently dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Kind Regards

UKBA
FOI team

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Dear Mr Burgess

I write with reference to your enquiry of 18 January. This falls to be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will endeavour to respond within 20 working days.

Regards

James Stevens

Freedom of Information
North East, Yorkshire & the Humber Region
UK BORDER AGENCY
Vulcan Steel (Level 4)
PO Box 3468, Sheffield.
S3 8WA
Fax: 0114 207 2906
Phone: 0114 207 2020 (internal only)

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Dear Mr Burgess,

Section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act provides that a public authority need not comply with a request for information unless any further information reasonably required to identify and locate the information is supplied. I am unclear about the exact scope of the information in which you are interested. To ensure that we provide you with the right information, please could you clarify your request.

Please clarify if when you refer to the 'average' salary and allowances do you want the 'mean', median' or mode salary and allowance amounts?

MI produced previously for yourself has been based on 'mean' calculations.

When you provide this information we will aim to send you a full response to your request within twenty working days of its receipt. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. However, please note that if I do not receive appropriate clarification of your request within three months from the date of this letter, I will consider this request to be closed.

Thanks

Sandra
Sandra Birkinshaw
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire & the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
Level 4, Vulcan House (Steel), PO Box 3468, Sheffield, S3 8WA

Fax: 0114 2072906
Web: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/neyh

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Dear Sandra Birkinshaw,

Please provide me with mean values when I use the term average in this and my other similar recent requests.

Thanks,

Gary Burgess

UK Border Agency

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Dear UK Border Agency,

I received a response today for "Freedom of Information Request - ref 17437/1333" via whatdotheyknow.com, but it does not seem to have been delivered properly. I got the following message:

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Yours faithfully,

Gary Burgess

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Dear Mr Burgess,

We are currently experiencing problems with the transmission of
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I am sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact us if you do not
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Daniela Walker
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
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Sheffield S3 8WA

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Dear Mr Burgess

Please see the attached response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.

<<FOI1333- Response-2011 02 02-V1.0.pdf>> <<FOI 17437-1333 -
Reponse.xls>>

Kind regards

Julian Jennings
Freedom of Infromation Team
North East, Yorkshire and Humberside
UK Border Agency
PO Box 3468
Sheffield
S3 8WA

Fax - 0114 207 2906

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Dear Julian Jennings,

The average salary in November for "SOC 2132 - Programmer" appears to be the same as the same as the October average salary for "SOC 2131 - Project Manager". Is this a mistake and has the wrong figure been put in for average salary in November for "SOC 2132 - Programmer"?

Yours sincerely,

Gary Burgess

Employment, Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Burgess

Thank you for your email of 2 February.

I am in the process of seeking clarification and will respond in due
course.

Kind Regards

Daniela Walker
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire & Humber Region
UK Border Agency
PO Box 3468
Sheffield S3 8WA

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Dear Mr Burgess,

We have re-checked the calculations for Programmer November 2010 and
Project Manager October - average salary amounts and confirm that they
are correct.

Kind regards

Sandra
Sandra Birkinshaw
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire & the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
Level 4, Vulcan House (Steel), PO Box 3468, Sheffield, S3 8WA

Fax: 0114 2072906
Web: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/neyh

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Dear Sandra Birkinshaw,

In the spreadsheet that was sent (FOI 17437 1333 Reponse.xls), the average salaries for programmers in October, November and December were £27,999.97, £46,254.51 and £27,981.57 respectively.

The average salaries for project managers in October, November and December were £46,254.51, £44,250.38 and £47,642.13 respectively.

November's average salary for programmers was more than £18,000 more than October and December, and is exactly identical to October's average for project managers.

The "Programmer November 2010" average salary of £46,254.51 looks very wrong. Please recheck again.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Burgess

Employment, Freedom of Information,

Dear Gary Burgess,

Thank you for your recent email.

I am able to confirm that the overall average salary for programmers for November 2010 should read £26,804.15.

Thank you for pointing out this anomaly.

Yours sincerely,

Sandra Birkinshaw
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire & the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
Level 4, Vulcan House (Steel), PO Box 3468, Sheffield, S3 8WA

Fax: 0114 2072906
Web: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/neyh

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Dear Sandra Birkinshaw,

thank you for checking.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Burgess

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