Period
to 18 October 2017

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 6 months to 18 October 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 848 837
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11 -43
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 34 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.026% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.079% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 17
England median daily rate £284 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.84% +40.91% -36.78%
10th Percentile £125 £184 £146
90th Percentile £737 £559 £501
UK median daily rate £259 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -28.69% +11.54% -25.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.72 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -4.76% -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £15.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -4.76% -

Freedom of Information Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30902 32918 33886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.83% 33.38% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20580 21746 21829
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 906 1103 1317
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% -0.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.42 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.96 £45.93
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% +5.26% +1.60%

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Freedom of Information Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 16 £675 +42.11% 1
North of England +84 8 - - 1
Yorkshire +33 6 - -
Midlands - 6 £300 -
West Midlands - 6 £300 -
East of England - 3 £150 -
North West - 2 - - 1
South West -1 1 £250 -35.48%
Freedom of Information Act
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 34 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 33 (97.06%) Data Protection
3 32 (94.12%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (35.29%) Information Governance
5 11 (32.35%) GDPR
6 10 (29.41%) Legal
7 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
7 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
7 9 (26.47%) Law
7 9 (26.47%) Information Management
7 9 (26.47%) Information Assurance
8 8 (23.53%) PCI DSS
8 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Risk Management
10 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
11 4 (11.76%) Degree
11 4 (11.76%) Project Management
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 3 (8.82%) ISEB
12 3 (8.82%) LAN
12 3 (8.82%) WLAN
12 3 (8.82%) WAN
12 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
12 3 (8.82%) Internet
12 3 (8.82%) Wireless
12 3 (8.82%) Information Security
12 3 (8.82%) Data Management

Freedom of Information Act
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) WAN
1 3 (8.82%) Wireless
1 3 (8.82%) WLAN
2 2 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
General
1 10 (29.41%) Legal
2 9 (26.47%) Law
2 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Information Officer
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Security Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Compliance Officer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.88%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Head of Information
6 2 (5.88%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Server Support
6 2 (5.88%) Server Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) GDPR Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) ICT Support
7 1 (2.94%) ICT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) MI Officer
7 1 (2.94%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 32 (94.12%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.88%) NHS
5 2 (5.88%) RIA
6 1 (2.94%) CESG
6 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Data Protection
2 12 (35.29%) Information Governance
3 9 (26.47%) Information Assurance
3 9 (26.47%) Information Management
4 6 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Data Management
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Management
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) SABSA
7 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.88%) IT Governance
8 2 (5.88%) Validation
9 1 (2.94%) Data Security
9 1 (2.94%) Information Security Management
9 1 (2.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) CITP
4 3 (8.82%) ISEB
4 3 (8.82%) MBCS
5 2 (5.88%) IISP
5 2 (5.88%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.94%) AAT
6 1 (2.94%) ACCA
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.94%) CIMA
6 1 (2.94%) CIPFA
6 1 (2.94%) CISM
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) CLAS
6 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.94%) ISACA
6 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) GDPR
2 8 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix