The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
London / City of London
Rank 153 157 192
Rank change year-on-year +4 +35  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.092% 0.083% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.65 £24.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -51.45% +61.61%  

Freedom of Information 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 1087 1201 1862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.31% 36.10% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 953 1420
Median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £319 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £655 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 36
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £35.60 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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

Freedom of Information
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 in the City of London.

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

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

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

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

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Encryption
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Freedom of Information
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Star Schema
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ETL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Information
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Encryption
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
1 1 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle