The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK / Scotland
Rank 103 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.76% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £425 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +136.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
557 794 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.82% 30.69% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 422 379
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £171 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 18
Median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.60 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.20 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Glasgow +3 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Information Assurance
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) PowerHA
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) AIX Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Assurance
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) IBM