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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
Rank 558 582 561
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 23 36 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.071% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 39
Median daily rate £400 £274 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.11% -21.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £121 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -

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
14313 16654 15991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.49% 32.80% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9149 10570 10037
Median daily rate £438 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 705 655
Median hourly rate £21.04 £21.50 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017.

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 18 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +23 16 £400 +51.65% 2
London +1 8 £290 +6.42% 1
West Midlands +2 5 £500 +33.33%
Wales - 4 £176 -
South Wales - 4 £176 -
Birmingham - 4 £500 -
Scotland +19 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Glasgow +3 3 £450 +5.88% 1
City of London -3 2 £300 -
Bridgend - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £176 -
North West +25 1 £405 +179.27%
Durham +4 1 - -
North East -20 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Worcester - 1 - -
South West - 1 £275 - 1

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 35 (63.64%) Data Protection
2 25 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 24 (43.64%) Freedom of Information Act
4 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
5 15 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 14 (25.45%) Information Governance
6 14 (25.45%) Project Management
7 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.00%) SQL
8 11 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 10 (18.18%) Security Management
10 9 (16.36%) Information Security
10 9 (16.36%) Unix
10 9 (16.36%) Solaris
10 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (16.36%) Data Quality
11 8 (14.55%) Legal
11 8 (14.55%) NHS
11 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
12 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (12.73%) ITIL
12 7 (12.73%) ISMS
12 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.73%) Data Structures
13 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
13 6 (10.91%) Oracle
13 6 (10.91%) SQL Server

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 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.45%) CTI
3 2 (3.64%) PABX
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) Skype
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.64%) Big Data
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.64%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.82%) OLAP
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (14.55%) Legal
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Information Manager
2 10 (18.18%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Administrator
4 7 (12.73%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (10.91%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (10.91%) Report Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Security Manager
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.91%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.09%) Governance Manager
6 5 (9.09%) Information Governance Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Information Officer
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) NHS Information Manager
9 2 (3.64%) ETL Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 24 (43.64%) Freedom of Information Act
3 15 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (14.55%) NHS
5 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (12.73%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.45%) CESG
7 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.64%) Statistics
8 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.82%) Informatics
8 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Solaris
1 9 (16.36%) Unix
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) CentOS
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Windows
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.82%) AIX
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) Data Protection
2 14 (25.45%) Information Governance
2 14 (25.45%) Project Management
3 10 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 10 (18.18%) Security Management
4 9 (16.36%) Information Security
5 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
6 7 (12.73%) ISMS
6 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.09%) Records Management
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 4 (7.27%) Data Security
9 4 (7.27%) Information Management
10 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.45%) Document Management
10 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C#
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Korn
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) Data Quality
2 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.64%) QA
5 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) PowerHA
1 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
3 5 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) NetApp
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec
4 3 (5.45%) Veritas
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) IBM