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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 589 608 567
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -41
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 33 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.064% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 31
Median daily rate £350 £213 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -49.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £160 £338
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -52.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £21.30 £35.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.26 £16.50 £27.53
% change year-on-year
-19.65% -40.05%
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
16553 17649 17004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.34% 33.41% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10768 11193 10429
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 749 745
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.84 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.70 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
London -11 14 £340 +40.20% 2
South West - 8 £363 - 1
South East +14 4 £250 +27.87%
Yorkshire +9 3 £158 -69.11%
North East -19 2 £575 +31.42%
North West - 1 £260 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £395 -
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Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 55 (77.46%) Data Protection
2 35 (49.30%) Freedom of Information Act
3 32 (45.07%) Management Information System
4 25 (35.21%) Legal
5 24 (33.80%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (29.58%) Risk Management
7 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
8 18 (25.35%) Project Management
9 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
10 15 (21.13%) Information Governance
11 14 (19.72%) Records Management
11 14 (19.72%) ITIL
12 13 (18.31%) NHS
12 13 (18.31%) Information Management
12 13 (18.31%) ITIL V3
13 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.49%) Unix
13 11 (15.49%) Solaris
13 11 (15.49%) Information Assurance
14 10 (14.08%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (14.08%) MS Office
14 10 (14.08%) Service Management
15 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
15 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
16 8 (11.27%) Internet
16 8 (11.27%) Document Management
17 7 (9.86%) NetBackup
17 7 (9.86%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (9.86%) NetApp
17 7 (9.86%) Veritas

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 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.04%) CMS
4 2 (2.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.82%) MS Project
5 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.41%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Internet
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (4.23%) Intranet
4 2 (2.82%) CTI
4 2 (2.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) EDMS
3 1 (1.41%) EDRMS
General
1 25 (35.21%) Legal
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Local Government
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Security Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Administrator
4 8 (11.27%) Information Manager
4 8 (11.27%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (9.86%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.86%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.45%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Information Officer
8 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Cisco Administrator
9 3 (4.23%) Governance Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Information Governance Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Solaris Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Unix Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 35 (49.30%) Freedom of Information Act
2 32 (45.07%) Management Information System
3 24 (33.80%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (18.31%) NHS
5 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.45%) Fat Client
5 6 (8.45%) Thin Client
6 5 (7.04%) CESG
6 5 (7.04%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.82%) Blog
7 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.82%) Informatics
7 2 (2.82%) Social Media
8 1 (1.41%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Solaris
1 11 (15.49%) Unix
2 7 (9.86%) Windows
3 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) CentOS
4 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (77.46%) Data Protection
2 21 (29.58%) Risk Management
3 18 (25.35%) Project Management
4 15 (21.13%) Information Governance
5 14 (19.72%) ITIL
5 14 (19.72%) Records Management
6 13 (18.31%) Information Management
6 13 (18.31%) ITIL V3
7 11 (15.49%) Information Assurance
8 10 (14.08%) Service Management
9 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
9 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
10 8 (11.27%) Document Management
11 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.45%) Service Design
11 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
12 5 (7.04%) DevOps
12 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (5.63%) SABSA
13 4 (5.63%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (7.04%) CLAS
5 4 (5.63%) Degree
6 3 (4.23%) CISSP
7 2 (2.82%) IISP
8 1 (1.41%) CCIE
8 1 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.41%) CISM
8 1 (1.41%) CITP
8 1 (1.41%) CRISC
8 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.41%) ECDL
8 1 (1.41%) ISACA
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB
8 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.41%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Data Quality
1 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) NetBackup
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) NetApp
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) Symantec
2 7 (9.86%) Veritas
3 6 (8.45%) Citrix
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco
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