The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK / England
Rank 560 581 556
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 25 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.069% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 30
Median daily rate £286 £273 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.04% -17.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £156 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £380 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £250
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 £17.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.58% +41.05%  
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13401 15354 14782
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.06% 31.30% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8669 10131 9044
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 £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 522 616
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Freedom of Information
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 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
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 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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 +31 11 £350 +28.44% 1
East Midlands 0 6 £250 +8.69%
South West +1 4 £125 -66.73%
North West +26 2 £345 +97.14%
South East +13 1 £375 +64.83%
West Midlands +11 1 £395 +1.93% 1
Freedom of Information
UK

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 20 (42.55%) Data Protection
2 18 (38.30%) Management Information System
3 15 (31.91%) Information Security
4 10 (21.28%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
5 9 (19.15%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (19.15%) Finance
5 9 (19.15%) Performance Management
5 9 (19.15%) Freedom of Information Act
5 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.15%) Data Quality
5 9 (19.15%) Information Governance
6 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
6 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (17.02%) Information Management
6 8 (17.02%) Security Management
6 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
7 7 (14.89%) SQL
7 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
7 7 (14.89%) Legal
7 7 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (14.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (14.89%) ISMS
7 7 (14.89%) Line Management
8 6 (12.77%) Records Management
8 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
8 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
8 6 (12.77%) Degree
8 6 (12.77%) NHS

Freedom of Information
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.26%) MS Office
4 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) PABX
1 2 (4.26%) SMTP
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) RFID
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (19.15%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (14.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.38%) EDRMS
7 2 (4.26%) Big Data
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.26%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.13%) EDMS
8 1 (2.13%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.13%) QlikView
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Legal
3 3 (6.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Information Manager
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Security Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Report Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Governance Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Information Officer
6 3 (6.38%) Information Governance Manager
6 3 (6.38%) NHS Information Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) CISSP Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Communications Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Officer
7 2 (4.26%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Head of Information
7 2 (4.26%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Operations Manager
7 2 (4.26%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) CSS
1 4 (8.51%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) RSS
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) Itk
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Management Information System
2 9 (19.15%) Freedom of Information Act
3 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
4 6 (12.77%) NHS
5 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (8.51%) User Experience
7 3 (6.38%) CESG
7 3 (6.38%) Social Media
7 3 (6.38%) VLE
8 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) CentOS
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Solaris
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Data Protection
2 15 (31.91%) Information Security
3 10 (21.28%) ITIL
4 9 (19.15%) Information Governance
4 9 (19.15%) Performance Management
5 8 (17.02%) Information Management
5 8 (17.02%) Security Management
6 7 (14.89%) ISMS
6 7 (14.89%) Line Management
6 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
7 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
7 6 (12.77%) Records Management
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
9 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.51%) Contract Management
9 4 (8.51%) Project Management
10 3 (6.38%) IT Asset Management
10 3 (6.38%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) CISM
4 2 (4.26%) CISSP
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) Data Quality
2 7 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
4 4 (8.51%) GDPR
5 3 (6.38%) QA
6 2 (4.26%) HL7
6 2 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (4.26%) PMO
6 2 (4.26%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Blackboard
2 3 (6.38%) LANDesk
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco
3 1 (2.13%) SAP