The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
England / London
Rank 387 417 388
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 11 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.063% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.18% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 20
Median daily rate £350 £273 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.44% -21.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £115 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £368 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.09
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6799 7660 7621
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.12% 34.59% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4739 5446 5176
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £299 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 120 143
Median hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.76% +6.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information in London

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information in London

Freedom of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information in London

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
Croydon +9 1 - -
City of London +3 1 £300 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 8 (53.33%) Data Protection
2 7 (46.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (33.33%) Information Governance
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (26.67%) NHS
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Line Management
6 3 (20.00%) Contract Management
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (20.00%) Change Management
6 3 (20.00%) Data Security
6 3 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
6 3 (20.00%) People Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (20.00%) Local Government
6 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
7 2 (13.33%) SNOMED CT
7 2 (13.33%) HL7
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
7 2 (13.33%) Degree

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SMTP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.67%) RFID
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (13.33%) Star Schema
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Information Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Governance Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Information Governance Manager
2 3 (20.00%) NHS Information Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) ETL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Manager
3 2 (13.33%) PMO Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) RSS
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Itk
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Freedom of Information Act
2 5 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) NHS
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) CentOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Data Protection
2 5 (33.33%) Information Governance
3 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
3 4 (26.67%) Line Management
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Contract Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Security
4 3 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) People Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Demand Management
5 2 (13.33%) Inmon Methodology
5 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) HL7
1 2 (13.33%) PMO
1 2 (13.33%) QA
1 2 (13.33%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco