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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 587 594 587
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 21 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.049% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 27
Median daily rate £280 £303 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.43% -19.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £142 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-31.87% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.05
Freedom of Information
UK

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
15139 17064 16961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.64% 33.57% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9804 10880 10890
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 729 721
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +16.41%

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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South West - 6 £265 - 2
West Midlands -17 5 £500 +143.90%
South East +26 3 £370 -17.31% 1
London -13 3 £500 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £257 +112.95%
North East -39 1 - -
North West - 1 £405 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 38 (60.32%) Data Protection
2 29 (46.03%) Management Information System
3 24 (38.10%) Freedom of Information Act
4 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
5 16 (25.40%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (25.40%) Risk Management
6 15 (23.81%) Project Management
7 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 12 (19.05%) Legal
9 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
9 11 (17.46%) Information Governance
10 10 (15.87%) ITIL
10 10 (15.87%) Unix
10 10 (15.87%) Solaris
11 9 (14.29%) SQL
11 9 (14.29%) Oracle
11 9 (14.29%) Security Management
11 9 (14.29%) NHS
11 9 (14.29%) Information Security
11 9 (14.29%) Information Management
11 9 (14.29%) Records Management
12 8 (12.70%) Data Quality
12 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
12 8 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (12.70%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 7 (11.11%) Performance Management
13 7 (11.11%) ISMS

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 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.17%) CTI
2 2 (3.17%) PABX
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.17%) Big Data
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.59%) OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (19.05%) Legal
2 6 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Analyst
1 12 (19.05%) Information Manager
2 8 (12.70%) Administrator
2 8 (12.70%) Developer
2 8 (12.70%) Unix Administrator
3 7 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 6 (9.52%) Information Officer
4 6 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Security Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Report Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.17%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 29 (46.03%) Management Information System
2 24 (38.10%) Freedom of Information Act
3 16 (25.40%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (14.29%) NHS
5 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (9.52%) Data Structures
6 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
6 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
7 3 (4.76%) CESG
8 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.17%) Informatics
9 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Solaris
1 10 (15.87%) Unix
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) CentOS
3 4 (6.35%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) Data Protection
2 16 (25.40%) Risk Management
3 15 (23.81%) Project Management
4 11 (17.46%) Information Governance
5 10 (15.87%) ITIL
6 9 (14.29%) Information Management
6 9 (14.29%) Information Security
6 9 (14.29%) Records Management
6 9 (14.29%) Security Management
7 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
8 7 (11.11%) ISMS
8 7 (11.11%) Performance Management
9 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
10 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.94%) Document Management
10 5 (7.94%) Service Management
10 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.35%) DevOps
11 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) CISM
4 2 (3.17%) CISSP
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) Data Quality
2 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (9.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.17%) QA
5 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (9.52%) NetApp
3 6 (9.52%) Symantec
3 6 (9.52%) Veritas
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix