The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 162 198
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.091% 0.030% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.075% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £713 £625 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £625 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £625 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £256 £360
% change year-on-year +46.77% -29.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.31 - -

Freedom of Information Act is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1390 1337 2191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 42.07% 39.47% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1125 1753
Median daily rate £533 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.10% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Freedom of Information Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information Act in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the City of London

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 4 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (75.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) CITP
3 2 (50.00%) MBCS
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (50.00%) SABSA
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (25.00%) IISP
4 1 (25.00%) CLAS
4 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (25.00%) ISACA
4 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management

Freedom of Information Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Legal
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Information
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) CESG
4 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (75.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) SABSA
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) CITP
2 2 (50.00%) MBCS
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CLAS
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) IISP
3 1 (25.00%) ISACA
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS