The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 123 107
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.077% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.31% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £388 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +115.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-39.20% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.33% -

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
609 642 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.39% 24.78% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 382 318
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 65
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £31.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 West Midlands

Freedom of Information
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 across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
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 across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 5 (83.33%) Security Management
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (83.33%) ISMS
2 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (50.00%) CESG
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) PABX
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Records Management
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Information Management

Freedom of Information
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) PABX
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Information Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Telephony Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Head of Information
4 1 (16.67%) Head of Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) Head of Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) ISMS
1 5 (83.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Records Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework