The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
England / North West
Rank 134 157 141
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% 0.052% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £345 £145 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.93% -61.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-39.20% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
789 1230 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.92% 32.22% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 715 534
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Freedom of Information
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 across the North West region.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Freedom of Information
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 across the North West region.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +11 1 £190 +65.21%
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (33.33%) EDMS
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) EDMS
2 1 (33.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Information Officer
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) QlikView Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SSAS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SSRS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Governance
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft