The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 132 137 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.066% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £369 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +32.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.65 £14.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+18.87% -15.14%
Freedom of Information
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
805 708 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.53% 23.27% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 436 511
Median daily rate £375 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 56
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £11.68 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Bristol - 7 £369 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 South West region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) Solaris
1 7 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 7 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) NetBackup
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (85.71%) NetApp
2 6 (85.71%) Veritas
2 6 (85.71%) Symantec
2 6 (85.71%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 7 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Solaris
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) NetBackup
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) NetApp
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Symantec
1 6 (85.71%) Veritas