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 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 601 596 563
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 40 36 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.064% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 40
Median daily rate £363 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £493 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +32.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -15.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.65 £14.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+18.87% -15.14%

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
18175 17739 17537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 31.71% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11814 10738 10727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 704 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £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

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 6 May 2016.

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 30 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 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
England -20 38 £358 -4.66% 6
London -10 20 £353 +1.43% 2
South West +5 7 £369 +18.00%
South East -14 7 £400 -8.04% 1
Bristol - 7 £369 -
City of London +44 2 £625 +155.10% 1
East Sussex -1 2 £275 -36.78%
Brighton -3 2 £275 -36.78%
Croydon -9 2 £310 +3.33%
North West -11 2 £201 -10.88% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 - 1
Hampshire +8 1 £225 -14.28%
Oxfordshire +7 1 £400 -20.79%
West Midlands -11 1 £363 +0.69%
Edinburgh - 1 £363 -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £363 -
Surrey - 1 £225 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £363 -
East Midlands - 1 £230 -
Westminster - 1 £625 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £230 -
Guildford - 1 £225 -
Derbyshire - 1 £230 -
Liverpool - 1 £166 -
Manchester - 1 £235 -
Merseyside - 1 £166 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 49 (68.06%) Data Protection
2 32 (44.44%) Freedom of Information Act
3 29 (40.28%) Management Information System
4 26 (36.11%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (31.94%) NHS
6 21 (29.17%) Legal
7 19 (26.39%) Information Governance
8 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
9 15 (20.83%) Project Management
10 14 (19.44%) Records Management
11 13 (18.06%) Finance
12 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 11 (15.28%) Information Assurance
13 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.28%) ITIL
14 10 (13.89%) Information Security
14 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
15 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
16 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
16 8 (11.11%) Internet
16 8 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
16 8 (11.11%) ITIL V3
17 7 (9.72%) Unix
17 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
17 7 (9.72%) Solaris
17 7 (9.72%) MS Office
17 7 (9.72%) Oracle
17 7 (9.72%) Information Management
18 6 (8.33%) NetBackup

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 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.39%) Drupal
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.39%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (1.39%) Foswiki
4 1 (1.39%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.39%) Liferay
4 1 (1.39%) Magnolia
4 1 (1.39%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) TWiki
4 1 (1.39%) TYPO3
4 1 (1.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.72%) MS Office
2 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) Intranet
3 2 (2.78%) Network Security
3 2 (2.78%) VoIP
3 2 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) Converged Networks
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.39%) NAS
4 1 (1.39%) SAN
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.78%) EDMS
2 2 (2.78%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.39%) GIS
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 21 (29.17%) Legal
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Architect
2 9 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) Governance Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Head of Information
5 4 (5.56%) Information Governance Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Information Officer
5 4 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Communications Officer
6 3 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.78%) Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Information Architect
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Web Designer
7 2 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) CSS3
2 2 (2.78%) HTML5
2 2 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.39%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (44.44%) Freedom of Information Act
2 29 (40.28%) Management Information System
3 26 (36.11%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (31.94%) NHS
5 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.94%) CESG
6 5 (6.94%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.17%) e-Learning
9 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
9 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
9 2 (2.78%) User Experience
10 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.39%) Statistics
10 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Solaris
1 7 (9.72%) Unix
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) Data Protection
2 19 (26.39%) Information Governance
3 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
4 15 (20.83%) Project Management
5 14 (19.44%) Records Management
6 11 (15.28%) Information Assurance
6 11 (15.28%) ITIL
7 10 (13.89%) Information Security
8 8 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.72%) Information Management
10 6 (8.33%) Service Design
11 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
11 5 (6.94%) TOGAF
12 4 (5.56%) Business Continuity
12 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 4 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
1 2 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (8.33%) CLAS
5 5 (6.94%) Degree
6 4 (5.56%) CISSP
7 2 (2.78%) CISM
7 2 (2.78%) CITP
7 2 (2.78%) IISP
8 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.39%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.39%) CISMP
8 1 (1.39%) CRISC
8 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) ISACA
8 1 (1.39%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.39%) ISSMP
8 1 (1.39%) MBCS
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.39%) RMADS
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) NetApp
3 6 (8.33%) Symantec
3 6 (8.33%) Veritas
4 2 (2.78%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco
5 1 (1.39%) Progress
5 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.39%) Sun
5 1 (1.39%) Twitter
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
South West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £29.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £14 - £17 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago