The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 124 110
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.076% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £363 £380
% change year-on-year
- -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 -

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
610 650 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.37% 24.67% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 388 324
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 66
Median hourly rate £16.89 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.11% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.75 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Freedom of Information Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Act Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Act Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) ISMS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Records Management

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Information
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Knowledge Management
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISMS
1 1 (100.00%) Records Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001