The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
Rank 560 588 559
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -29
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 26 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 45
Median daily rate £293 £274 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -27.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £126 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £398 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £183 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-41.60% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 £24.00 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% -8.01%
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 across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14592 16949 16457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.75% 32.69% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9357 10958 10163
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 634 680
Median hourly rate £19.95 £21.50 £18.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Trend

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

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 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
England +40 19 £296 +8.21% 3
London +21 13 £400 +51.65%
South Wales - 5 £176 -
Wales - 5 £176 -
South West +8 4 £125 -66.16%
Wiltshire - 4 £125 -
Swindon - 4 £125 -
Bridgend - 3 - -
North West +31 2 £345 +137.93%
Scotland +27 2 £475 -
City of London +9 2 £300 -
Glasgow +1 2 £475 -
Cardiff - 2 £176 -
Manchester +15 1 £190 +65.21%
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Liverpool - 1 £500 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 30 (54.55%) Data Protection
2 25 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 16 (29.09%) Freedom of Information Act
4 14 (25.45%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
5 12 (21.82%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (21.82%) Information Governance
6 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.00%) Information Security
7 10 (18.18%) Project Management
7 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 9 (16.36%) Data Quality
8 9 (16.36%) NHS
8 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (16.36%) SQL
8 9 (16.36%) Legal
9 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.55%) Security Management
9 8 (14.55%) Change Management
9 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
10 7 (12.73%) ISMS
10 7 (12.73%) Data Structures
10 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) Finance
10 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Office
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) PABX
1 2 (3.64%) SMTP
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Network Security
2 1 (1.82%) RFID
2 1 (1.82%) Skype
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.45%) EDRMS
8 2 (3.64%) Big Data
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.64%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.82%) EDMS
9 1 (1.82%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.82%) QlikView
9 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (16.36%) Legal
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Information Manager
2 10 (18.18%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Report Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Security Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Information Officer
5 3 (5.45%) Data Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Governance Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Information Governance Manager
5 3 (5.45%) NHS Information Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) RSS
2 1 (1.82%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 25 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 16 (29.09%) Freedom of Information Act
3 14 (25.45%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (16.36%) NHS
5 7 (12.73%) Data Structures
6 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.45%) CESG
7 3 (5.45%) Data Integration
8 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.64%) Informatics
8 2 (3.64%) Statistics
9 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Solaris
1 4 (7.27%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.82%) AIX
3 1 (1.82%) CentOS
3 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Data Protection
2 12 (21.82%) Information Governance
3 11 (20.00%) Information Security
4 10 (18.18%) Project Management
5 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
6 8 (14.55%) Change Management
6 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
6 8 (14.55%) Security Management
7 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (12.73%) ISMS
7 7 (12.73%) ITIL
8 6 (10.91%) Information Management
8 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.91%) Records Management
9 5 (9.09%) Line Management
10 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
10 4 (7.27%) Contract Management
11 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.45%) Business Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C#
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Korn
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) Data Quality
2 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (7.27%) GDPR
5 3 (5.45%) QA
6 2 (3.64%) HL7
6 2 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.64%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) LANDesk
4 2 (3.64%) NetApp
4 2 (3.64%) Symantec
4 2 (3.64%) Veritas
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
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