The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act 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 Act (FOIA)
England / North West
Rank - 155 136
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.051% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £145 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -61.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £205 £380
% change year-on-year
+107.31% -46.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
809 1256 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.85% 32.01% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 704 506
Median daily rate £380 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £208 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.13 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the North West