The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information Act 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 Act (FOIA)
UK / England
Rank 569 595 581
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 5 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.037% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.038% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 10
Median daily rate £280 £350 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -23.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £106 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £390 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate - £369 £436
% change year-on-year - -15.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.58% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.58% -  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13235 15356 14851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.08% 31.30% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8569 10134 9081
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 521 620
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in England

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information Act in England

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in England

Freedom of Information Act
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 4 £280 +9.80% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Freedom of Information Act
UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 9 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 8 (88.89%) Data Protection
3 6 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (33.33%) Information Governance
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) Data Security
5 2 (22.22%) Security Management
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Inmon Methodology
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (22.22%) Big Data
5 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Governance Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Information Governance Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 3 (33.33%) NHS Information Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) ETL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Head of Information
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Information Management
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Knowledge Management
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) CentOS
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Information Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Data Encryption
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Inmon Methodology
3 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Records Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco