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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 608 583 566
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -17
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 35 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.050% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 34
Median daily rate £375 £300 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £488 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £400 £274
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +46.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.82% -15.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.85 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £14.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.31 £14.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-23.87% -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
17737 17281 17007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.07% 31.88% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11534 10640 10486
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 704 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 21 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 31 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 0 34 £388 +29.16% 3
London +23 26 £450 +63.63%
City of London +42 4 £428 +14.00%
South East -25 4 £400 -3.61%
Croydon - 3 £285 -
South West -7 2 £363 +16.00%
Bristol - 2 £363 -
Oxfordshire +8 1 £400 -15.78%
Brighton -1 1 - -
East Sussex -2 1 - -
North West -15 1 £235 +4.44% 2
West Midlands -18 1 £363 +0.69%
West Bromwich - 1 £363 -
Edinburgh - 1 £363 -
Scotland - 1 £363 -
Guildford - 1 £225 -
Manchester - 1 £235 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £225 -
Westminster - 1 £625 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 50 (69.44%) Data Protection
2 33 (45.83%) Freedom of Information Act
3 30 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 25 (34.72%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (31.94%) Legal
6 20 (27.78%) NHS
7 18 (25.00%) Information Governance
8 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
9 16 (22.22%) Project Management
10 14 (19.44%) Records Management
10 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
11 13 (18.06%) Finance
12 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.67%) ITIL
13 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
13 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (13.89%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (13.89%) ITIL V3
14 10 (13.89%) Internet
14 10 (13.89%) Information Security
15 9 (12.50%) MS Office
15 9 (12.50%) Information Management
16 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
16 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
17 7 (9.72%) TOGAF
17 7 (9.72%) Unix
17 7 (9.72%) Oracle
17 7 (9.72%) Solaris
17 7 (9.72%) MS Excel

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 6 (8.33%) CMS
2 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.39%) Drupal
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.39%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.39%) Foswiki
5 1 (1.39%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.39%) Liferay
5 1 (1.39%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.39%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.39%) TWiki
5 1 (1.39%) TYPO3
5 1 (1.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Office
2 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Internet
2 5 (6.94%) 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 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.78%) EDMS
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (2.78%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.39%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.39%) GIS
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 23 (31.94%) Legal
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Architect
2 10 (13.89%) Information Manager
2 10 (13.89%) Security Architect
3 9 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Governance Manager
4 5 (6.94%) Information Governance Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Applications Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Communications Officer
6 3 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.17%) Head of Information
6 3 (4.17%) Information Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Information Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Information Officer
6 3 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.78%) CISSP Architect
7 2 (2.78%) CLAS Architect
7 2 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
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 33 (45.83%) Freedom of Information Act
2 30 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 25 (34.72%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (27.78%) NHS
5 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.33%) CESG
6 6 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.17%) e-Learning
8 3 (4.17%) Fat Client
8 3 (4.17%) Thin Client
9 2 (2.78%) Blog
9 2 (2.78%) Social Media
9 2 (2.78%) User Experience
10 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.39%) Health Informatics
10 1 (1.39%) Informatics
10 1 (1.39%) Statistics
10 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Solaris
1 7 (9.72%) Unix
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (69.44%) Data Protection
2 18 (25.00%) Information Governance
3 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
4 16 (22.22%) Project Management
5 14 (19.44%) Records Management
6 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
7 12 (16.67%) ITIL
8 10 (13.89%) Information Security
8 10 (13.89%) ITIL V3
9 9 (12.50%) Information Management
10 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
11 7 (9.72%) TOGAF
12 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
12 6 (8.33%) Service Design
13 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (6.94%) Service Management
14 4 (5.56%) Business Continuity
14 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
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 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (9.72%) CLAS
5 6 (8.33%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) 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
1 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.39%) RMADS
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
3 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 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) NetApp
3 6 (8.33%) Symantec
3 6 (8.33%) Veritas
4 3 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) Progress
6 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.39%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.39%) Sun
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter
6 1 (1.39%) VMware