The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
England / North West
Rank 128 156 147
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.078% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £345 £175 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.14% -42.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £168 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £223 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £306
% change year-on-year -9.09% -10.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 828 1233 1037
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.85% 32.25% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 735 555
Median daily rate £375 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 60
Median hourly rate £17.25 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.46% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Freedom of Information
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 in the North West.

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

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information in the North West

Freedom of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +9 1 £190 -19.14%
Merseyside +1 1 £500 +201.20%
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (33.33%) EDMS
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) EDMS
2 1 (33.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Information Officer
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) QlikView Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SSAS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SSRS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Governance
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft