Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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 (FOI)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 779 801 789
Rank change year-on-year +22 -12 -20
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 79 64 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.066% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 50
England median daily rate £383 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -13.58% -3.57%
10th Percentile £145 £197 £150
90th Percentile £600 £508 £522
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +5.79% -7.89% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
England median hourly rate £18.10 £12.50 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.76% -33.59% -0.93%
10th Percentile £16.05 £10.98 £15.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £15.16 £23.14
UK median hourly rate £18.10 £12.50 £18.82
% change year-on-year +44.76% -33.59% -0.93%

Freedom of Information 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 31981 32258 34337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.97% 33.17% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21441 21269 22226
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.65% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 922 1120 1339
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.13 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.86% +3.21% +8.36%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.30
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £20.38 £19.50
% change year-on-year +1.10% +4.49% +8.33%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 November 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 -1 38 £440 +46.67%
West Midlands +36 14 £315 -35.38%
Midlands +34 14 £315 -33.68%
North of England +48 11 £300 -9.77% 3
South West -2 11 £535 +52.86% 1
Yorkshire +26 6 - -
North West +28 4 - - 1
East of England -5 4 £150 -
North East +54 1 £300 -50.00% 2
South East -7 1 - -
Freedom of Information
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 69 (87.34%) Data Protection
2 45 (56.96%) Data Protection Act
3 41 (51.90%) Freedom of Information Act
4 33 (41.77%) GDPR
5 29 (36.71%) Information Governance
6 25 (31.65%) Management Information System
7 18 (22.78%) Legal
7 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
8 16 (20.25%) Project Management
9 15 (18.99%) Information Management
10 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
10 14 (17.72%) Finance
11 12 (15.19%) Law
11 12 (15.19%) Degree
12 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
12 11 (13.92%) Information Security
12 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.13%) Information Assurance
14 7 (8.86%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (8.86%) Records Management
14 7 (8.86%) PCI DSS
14 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
14 7 (8.86%) ISEB
14 7 (8.86%) Unix
14 7 (8.86%) NHS
14 7 (8.86%) Solaris
15 6 (7.59%) Linux
15 6 (7.59%) ITIL
15 6 (7.59%) Middleware

Freedom of Information
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 4 (5.06%) JBoss
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) LAN
1 4 (5.06%) WAN
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) Wireless
2 3 (3.80%) WLAN
3 2 (2.53%) SMS
4 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.53%) Power BI
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 18 (22.78%) Legal
2 14 (17.72%) Finance
3 12 (15.19%) Law
4 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.72%) Information Officer
2 9 (11.39%) Administrator
2 9 (11.39%) Data Manager
3 7 (8.86%) Information Manager
3 7 (8.86%) Senior Manager
3 7 (8.86%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) Data Protection Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Data Protection Officer
4 6 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.33%) Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Compliance Officer
5 5 (6.33%) Information Governance Officer
6 4 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.80%) Migration Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (56.96%) Data Protection Act
2 41 (51.90%) Freedom of Information Act
3 25 (31.65%) Management Information System
4 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.86%) NHS
6 2 (2.53%) CESG
6 2 (2.53%) RIA
7 1 (1.27%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Solaris
1 7 (8.86%) Unix
2 6 (7.59%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (87.34%) Data Protection
2 29 (36.71%) Information Governance
3 16 (20.25%) Project Management
4 15 (18.99%) Information Management
5 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
6 11 (13.92%) Information Security
7 8 (10.13%) Information Assurance
8 7 (8.86%) Records Management
8 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.59%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (7.59%) Data Security
9 6 (7.59%) Document Management
9 6 (7.59%) ITIL
9 6 (7.59%) Service Management
9 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.33%) DevOps
10 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.33%) Migration
10 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.19%) Degree
3 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (8.86%) ISEB
5 3 (3.80%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.53%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.27%) AAT
7 1 (1.27%) ACCA
7 1 (1.27%) CIMA
7 1 (1.27%) CIPFA
7 1 (1.27%) CISM
7 1 (1.27%) CISSP
7 1 (1.27%) CITP
7 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.27%) HND
7 1 (1.27%) IISP
7 1 (1.27%) ISACA
7 1 (1.27%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (41.77%) GDPR
2 7 (8.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.53%) QA
6 1 (1.27%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco
2 3 (3.80%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) Citrix
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos
4 1 (1.27%) SAP