The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK / England
Rank 553 580 540
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -40
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 21 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.065% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 40
Median daily rate £293 £275 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £132 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £395 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-39.20% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.33% -

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12911 14777 14482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.28% 30.99% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8380 9665 9031
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 539 598
Median hourly rate £20.99 £21.34 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Freedom of Information as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in England

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in England

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in England

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in England

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 13 £400 +46.78%
South West +3 4 £125 -66.16%
North West +23 2 £345 +137.93%
East Midlands +10 2 £250 +8.69%
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information 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 England region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 20 (45.45%) Data Protection
2 19 (43.18%) Management Information System
3 13 (29.55%) Information Security
4 12 (27.27%) Freedom of Information Act
5 10 (22.73%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.45%) ITIL
6 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 8 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (18.18%) NHS
7 8 (18.18%) Security Management
7 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 8 (18.18%) Data Quality
7 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 8 (18.18%) Information Governance
8 7 (15.91%) Finance
8 7 (15.91%) Project Management
8 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.91%) SQL
8 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 7 (15.91%) Performance Management
8 7 (15.91%) ISMS
8 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (13.64%) Information Management
9 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.64%) Legal
9 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
9 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
10 5 (11.36%) Records Management

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) PABX
1 2 (4.55%) SMTP
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.27%) RFID
2 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
4 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.82%) EDRMS
7 2 (4.55%) Big Data
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.55%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.27%) EDMS
8 1 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.27%) QlikView
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Legal
3 3 (6.82%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Information Manager
2 9 (20.45%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Security Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Report Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Information Officer
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Governance Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Information Governance Manager
6 3 (6.82%) NHS Information Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PMO Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) RSS
2 1 (2.27%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) Management Information System
2 12 (27.27%) Freedom of Information Act
3 10 (22.73%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (18.18%) NHS
5 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
6 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.82%) CESG
7 3 (6.82%) User Experience
8 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (4.55%) Social Media
8 2 (4.55%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Solaris
1 3 (6.82%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) CentOS
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Data Protection
2 13 (29.55%) Information Security
3 9 (20.45%) ITIL
4 8 (18.18%) Information Governance
4 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 8 (18.18%) Security Management
5 7 (15.91%) ISMS
5 7 (15.91%) Performance Management
5 7 (15.91%) Project Management
6 6 (13.64%) Information Management
6 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Line Management
7 5 (11.36%) Records Management
8 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 4 (9.09%) Contract Management
9 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
9 3 (6.82%) ETL
9 3 (6.82%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) CISM
4 2 (4.55%) CISSP
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
4 4 (9.09%) GDPR
5 3 (6.82%) PMO
5 3 (6.82%) QA
6 2 (4.55%) HL7
6 2 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (4.55%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) LANDesk
4 2 (4.55%) Blackboard
4 2 (4.55%) NetApp
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec
4 2 (4.55%) Veritas
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
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