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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK / England
Rank 548 575 543
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -32
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 17 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.20% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 36
Median daily rate £350 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £121 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -

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
13507 15412 14863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.61% 33.11% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8713 9891 9457
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 643 603
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +12 8 £290 +9.95% 1
West Midlands -4 5 £500 +72.41%
South West - 2 £268 - 1
North West +22 1 £405 +179.27%
North East -17 1 - -
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 29 (63.04%) Data Protection
2 21 (45.65%) Freedom of Information Act
3 20 (43.48%) Management Information System
4 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 14 (30.43%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (23.91%) Project Management
6 11 (23.91%) Information Governance
7 10 (21.74%) Risk Management
7 10 (21.74%) Security Management
8 9 (19.57%) SQL
8 9 (19.57%) Information Security
9 8 (17.39%) Unix
9 8 (17.39%) Solaris
9 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (17.39%) Data Quality
10 7 (15.22%) NHS
10 7 (15.22%) ITIL
10 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (15.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
10 7 (15.22%) ISMS
11 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
11 6 (13.04%) Oracle
11 6 (13.04%) Legal
11 6 (13.04%) Data Structures
11 6 (13.04%) Records Management
12 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (6.52%) CTI
3 2 (4.35%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (15.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.35%) Big Data
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Star Schema
7 1 (2.17%) OLAP
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (13.04%) Legal
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Information Manager
2 8 (17.39%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Security Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Governance Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Information Governance Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Report Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Information Officer
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) NHS Information Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Business Data Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) ETL Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Telephony Manager
Miscellaneous
1 21 (45.65%) Freedom of Information Act
2 20 (43.48%) Management Information System
3 14 (30.43%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (15.22%) NHS
5 6 (13.04%) Data Structures
6 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.52%) CESG
8 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
9 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
9 1 (2.17%) Informatics
9 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Solaris
1 8 (17.39%) Unix
2 5 (10.87%) CentOS
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Data Protection
2 11 (23.91%) Information Governance
2 11 (23.91%) Project Management
3 10 (21.74%) Risk Management
3 10 (21.74%) Security Management
4 9 (19.57%) Information Security
5 7 (15.22%) ISMS
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
6 6 (13.04%) Records Management
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Data Security
8 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.70%) Information Management
8 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.52%) Document Management
9 3 (6.52%) ETL
9 3 (6.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.35%) CISM
3 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) Data Quality
2 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.35%) QA
5 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) NetApp
4 3 (6.52%) Symantec
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix