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 24 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 400 400 400
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 12 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.13% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 15
Median daily rate £500 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +69.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £190 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.31 - -

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 7799 8099 8557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.36% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5594 5851 6023
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 146
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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
City of London -3 3 £713 +66.66% 1
Freedom of Information
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (65.22%) Data Protection
2 13 (56.52%) Freedom of Information Act
3 12 (52.17%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (34.78%) Information Governance
5 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
5 7 (30.43%) Legal
5 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) Information Assurance
6 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
6 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
7 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
7 5 (21.74%) NHS
7 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
7 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) Line Management
8 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) Local Government
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (13.04%) MBCS
9 3 (13.04%) Information Management
9 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) Information Security
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (13.04%) MS Visio

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SMTP
2 1 (4.35%) RFID
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.35%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 7 (30.43%) Legal
2 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (17.39%) Local Government
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
5 1 (4.35%) Law
5 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Information Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Security Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Governance Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Information Governance Manager
3 4 (17.39%) NHS Information Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) PMO Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Manager
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) RSS
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Itk
2 1 (4.35%) jQuery
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Freedom of Information Act
2 12 (52.17%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (21.74%) NHS
5 1 (4.35%) CESG
5 1 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Data Protection
2 8 (34.78%) Information Governance
3 7 (30.43%) Information Assurance
4 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
5 5 (21.74%) Line Management
5 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
5 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
6 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) Contract Management
7 3 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (13.04%) Information Management
7 3 (13.04%) Information Security
7 3 (13.04%) IT Asset Management
7 3 (13.04%) People Management
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) SABSA
8 2 (8.70%) Demand Management
8 2 (8.70%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) CITP
3 3 (13.04%) MBCS
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) IISP
4 2 (8.70%) Postgraduate
5 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) CLAS
5 1 (4.35%) ISACA
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) HL7
2 2 (8.70%) PMO
2 2 (8.70%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (4.35%) BS7799
3 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.35%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) LANDesk