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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 624 625 594
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 33 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.063% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 31
Median daily rate £350 £180 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £141 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £169 £338
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £21.30 £35.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.26 £16.50 £27.53
% change year-on-year
-19.65% -40.05%

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
17836 18880 18393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.32% 33.00% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11554 11812 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 808 799
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

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 27 September 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 26 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 27 September 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 +27 33 £350 +64.70% 6
London -9 14 £340 +40.20% 1
South West - 8 £363 - 2
Bristol - 6 £388 -
South East +15 4 £250 +27.87% 1
Yorkshire +11 3 £158 -69.11%
City of London +9 3 £300 -5.51%
East Sussex +5 2 £160 -51.51% 1
Brighton +2 2 £160 -51.51% 1
North East -26 2 £575 +31.42%
Sheffield - 2 £200 -
Wiltshire - 2 £257 - 2
Croydon - 2 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
Durham +4 1 £575 +31.42%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £260 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £250 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £500 -
Lichfield - 1 £395 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
North West - 1 £260 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £395 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (78.08%) Data Protection
2 36 (49.32%) Freedom of Information Act
3 32 (43.84%) Management Information System
4 25 (34.25%) Legal
4 25 (34.25%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (28.77%) Risk Management
6 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
7 18 (24.66%) Project Management
8 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.55%) Information Governance
9 15 (20.55%) ITIL
10 14 (19.18%) Records Management
11 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
11 13 (17.81%) NHS
11 13 (17.81%) Information Management
12 12 (16.44%) Information Assurance
13 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.07%) Unix
13 11 (15.07%) Solaris
14 10 (13.70%) MS Office
14 10 (13.70%) Service Management
14 10 (13.70%) CESG Certified Professional
15 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
15 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
16 8 (10.96%) Internet
16 8 (10.96%) Document Management
17 7 (9.59%) NetBackup
17 7 (9.59%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (9.59%) NetApp
17 7 (9.59%) Veritas

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 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.85%) CMS
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Office
2 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) MS Project
5 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.37%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Internet
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (4.11%) Intranet
4 2 (2.74%) CTI
4 2 (2.74%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.74%) EDMS
3 1 (1.37%) EDRMS
General
1 25 (34.25%) Legal
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Local Government
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Architect
3 10 (13.70%) Security Architect
4 8 (10.96%) Administrator
4 8 (10.96%) Information Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (9.59%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.59%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.22%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Information Officer
7 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Cisco Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Governance Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Information Governance Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 36 (49.32%) Freedom of Information Act
2 32 (43.84%) Management Information System
3 25 (34.25%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (17.81%) NHS
5 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.22%) Fat Client
5 6 (8.22%) Thin Client
6 5 (6.85%) CESG
6 5 (6.85%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.74%) Blog
7 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.74%) Informatics
7 2 (2.74%) Social Media
8 1 (1.37%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Solaris
1 11 (15.07%) Unix
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.48%) CentOS
4 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (78.08%) Data Protection
2 21 (28.77%) Risk Management
3 18 (24.66%) Project Management
4 15 (20.55%) Information Governance
4 15 (20.55%) ITIL
5 14 (19.18%) Records Management
6 13 (17.81%) Information Management
6 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
7 12 (16.44%) Information Assurance
8 10 (13.70%) Service Management
9 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
9 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.96%) Document Management
11 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.22%) Service Design
12 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
13 5 (6.85%) DevOps
13 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (5.48%) Matrix Management
14 4 (5.48%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (6.85%) CLAS
4 5 (6.85%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) CISSP
6 2 (2.74%) IISP
7 1 (1.37%) CCIE
7 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CISM
7 1 (1.37%) CITP
7 1 (1.37%) CRISC
7 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.37%) ECDL
7 1 (1.37%) ISACA
7 1 (1.37%) ISEB
7 1 (1.37%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.37%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.37%) COBIT
4 1 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) NetBackup
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) NetApp
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) Symantec
2 7 (9.59%) Veritas
3 6 (8.22%) Citrix
4 5 (6.85%) Cisco
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