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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 597 599 594
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 42 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.099% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 32
Median daily rate £363 £415 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £153 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £398 £338
% change year-on-year
- +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.59% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.80 £18.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-42.62% -5.88%

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
17815 18938 18474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.48% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11513 11873 11053
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 776 774
Median hourly rate £20.67 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.47 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -10 40 £385 -8.33% 5
London -7 22 £315 -30.00% 1
South West - 7 £400 - 1
Bristol - 7 £400 - 1
City of London +32 5 £300 -33.33%
North East -20 4 £600 +37.14%
Durham +6 3 £600 +37.14%
South East -4 3 £250 -40.47% 1
Scotland +6 2 £256 +4.82%
Croydon - 2 £475 -
Southwark - 2 - -
East of England +16 1 - -
Berkshire +13 1 £500 -
North West +9 1 £260 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £115 -77.45% 2
Manchester 0 1 £260 -
Brighton 0 1 £160 -61.90% 1
East Sussex -2 1 £160 -61.90% 1
Surrey - 1 £250 -
West Midlands - 1 £395 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
Lichfield - 1 £395 -
Livingston - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £500 -
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
East Kilbride - 1 £161 -
Norfolk - 1 - -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (74.03%) Data Protection
2 35 (45.45%) Freedom of Information Act
3 30 (38.96%) Management Information System
4 28 (36.36%) Legal
5 27 (35.06%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (27.27%) Risk Management
7 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
8 18 (23.38%) Project Management
9 16 (20.78%) Information Governance
10 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
10 15 (19.48%) Records Management
10 15 (19.48%) ITIL
10 15 (19.48%) Information Management
11 14 (18.18%) NHS
12 13 (16.88%) ITIL V3
13 12 (15.58%) Information Assurance
13 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.99%) Service Management
14 10 (12.99%) Unix
14 10 (12.99%) Solaris
14 10 (12.99%) MS Office
14 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
14 10 (12.99%) CESG Certified Professional
15 9 (11.69%) Incident Management
16 8 (10.39%) Document Management
16 8 (10.39%) Finance
16 8 (10.39%) Internet
17 7 (9.09%) Thin Client
17 7 (9.09%) Oracle
17 7 (9.09%) Windows

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 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.49%) CMS
4 2 (2.60%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Office
2 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.30%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) Internet
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (3.90%) Intranet
4 2 (2.60%) CTI
4 2 (2.60%) Network Security
5 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.60%) EDMS
3 1 (1.30%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.30%) GIS
General
1 28 (36.36%) Legal
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Local Government
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Architect
2 11 (14.29%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Security Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Information Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Administrator
5 7 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (7.79%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Information Officer
6 6 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Cisco Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Governance Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Information Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Information Governance Manager
9 2 (2.60%) CLAS Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Lead Security Architect
9 2 (2.60%) PMO Lead
9 2 (2.60%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
2 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 2 (2.60%) CSS3
2 2 (2.60%) HTML5
2 2 (2.60%) jQuery
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (45.45%) Freedom of Information Act
2 30 (38.96%) Management Information System
3 27 (35.06%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (18.18%) NHS
5 7 (9.09%) Fat Client
5 7 (9.09%) Thin Client
6 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (6.49%) CESG
7 5 (6.49%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.60%) Blog
9 2 (2.60%) Informatics
9 2 (2.60%) Social Media
10 1 (1.30%) Health Informatics
10 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Solaris
1 10 (12.99%) Unix
2 7 (9.09%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.19%) CentOS
4 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (74.03%) Data Protection
2 21 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 18 (23.38%) Project Management
4 16 (20.78%) Information Governance
5 15 (19.48%) Information Management
5 15 (19.48%) ITIL
5 15 (19.48%) Records Management
6 13 (16.88%) ITIL V3
7 12 (15.58%) Information Assurance
8 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
8 10 (12.99%) Service Management
9 9 (11.69%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.39%) Document Management
11 7 (9.09%) TOGAF
12 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
12 6 (7.79%) Service Design
13 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (5.19%) Information Security
14 4 (5.19%) Matrix Management
14 4 (5.19%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.99%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (6.49%) CLAS
4 5 (6.49%) Degree
5 4 (5.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.90%) CISSP
7 2 (2.60%) IISP
8 1 (1.30%) CCIE
8 1 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CISM
8 1 (1.30%) CITP
8 1 (1.30%) CRISC
8 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.30%) ECDL
8 1 (1.30%) ISACA
8 1 (1.30%) ISEB
8 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.30%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.30%) COBIT
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) NetBackup
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Citrix
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) NetApp
3 6 (7.79%) Symantec
3 6 (7.79%) Veritas
4 5 (6.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) Progress
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.30%) Sun
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Posted: 4 days ago
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