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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 595 624 591
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -33
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 25 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.060% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 29
Median daily rate £275 £301 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% -19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £121 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-31.87% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.05

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
16138 18509 18235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.44% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10432 11626 11544
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 792 769
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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 27 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 3 December 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 +4 21 £280 -7.43% 4
South West - 6 £265 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £265 -
West Midlands -4 5 £500 +143.90%
Birmingham - 4 £500 -
South East +24 3 £370 -17.31% 1
London -21 3 £500 +66.66% 1
Cardiff - 2 £184 -
South Wales - 2 £184 -
Wales - 2 £184 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £257 +112.95%
Scotland +7 1 £425 +233.33%
Glasgow +4 1 £425 -
Durham +2 1 - -
City of London -4 1 - -
North East -35 1 - -
North West - 1 £405 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - - 1
York - 1 £257 -
Worcester - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £257 -
Leicestershire - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £460 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £280 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 43 (63.24%) Data Protection
2 31 (45.59%) Management Information System
3 28 (41.18%) Freedom of Information Act
4 19 (27.94%) Data Protection Act
5 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
6 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 16 (23.53%) Project Management
8 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
9 13 (19.12%) Information Governance
10 12 (17.65%) Legal
11 11 (16.18%) ITIL
11 11 (16.18%) Unix
11 11 (16.18%) Solaris
11 11 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
12 10 (14.71%) NHS
12 10 (14.71%) Information Security
13 9 (13.24%) Information Management
13 9 (13.24%) Security Management
13 9 (13.24%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (13.24%) Oracle
13 9 (13.24%) Data Quality
13 9 (13.24%) Records Management
14 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (11.76%) Performance Management
14 8 (11.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 8 (11.76%) SQL
14 8 (11.76%) Incident Management
14 8 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery

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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.94%) CTI
2 2 (2.94%) PABX
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) Intranet
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
3 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.24%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (11.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.94%) Big Data
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.94%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.47%) OLAP
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (17.65%) Legal
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Information Manager
2 11 (16.18%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Administrator
4 8 (11.76%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Information Officer
5 7 (10.29%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.82%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Report Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Cisco Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 31 (45.59%) Management Information System
2 28 (41.18%) Freedom of Information Act
3 19 (27.94%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (14.71%) NHS
5 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (10.29%) Data Structures
7 4 (5.88%) Fat Client
7 4 (5.88%) Thin Client
8 3 (4.41%) CESG
9 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.94%) Informatics
9 2 (2.94%) Statistics
10 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Solaris
1 11 (16.18%) Unix
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) CentOS
3 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Data Protection
2 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 16 (23.53%) Project Management
4 13 (19.12%) Information Governance
5 11 (16.18%) ITIL
6 10 (14.71%) Information Security
7 9 (13.24%) Information Management
7 9 (13.24%) Records Management
7 9 (13.24%) Security Management
8 8 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 8 (11.76%) Performance Management
9 7 (10.29%) ISMS
9 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.35%) Document Management
11 5 (7.35%) Service Management
11 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.47%) Korn
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.94%) CISM
5 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) Data Quality
2 8 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.94%) QA
5 1 (1.47%) COBIT
5 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.47%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) NetApp
3 6 (8.82%) Symantec
3 6 (8.82%) Veritas
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) IBM