The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 24 April 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 161 -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.025% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.082% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £235 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £514
% change year-on-year +3.44% -29.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.58% -  

Freedom of Information Act 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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 942 1218 1179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 33.90% 30.69% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 750 639
Median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 61 72
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.54 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +36.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.39 £56.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.20% +29.72%  

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Freedom of Information Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information Act in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the North West

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the North West