The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £400 £274
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +46.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.31 £14.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-23.87% -15.14%
Freedom of Information
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
10 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 32.26% 47.83% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%