Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 6 months to 21 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 > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 178 183
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.060% 0.070% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.20% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
Scotland median daily rate £165 £350 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.86% +115.38% -
10th Percentile £163 £194 £103
90th Percentile £168 £415 £463
UK median daily rate £343 £350 £380
% change year-on-year -2.14% -7.89% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £12.50 £18.82
% change year-on-year +29.52% -33.59% -5.89%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1483 1477 1915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.51% 34.26% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 869 939
Scotland median daily rate £378 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -3.45% +2.11%
10th Percentile £208 £228 £210
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 61
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
% change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in Scotland

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information in Scotland

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £165 -
Freedom of Information
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) GDPR
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Information Officer
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR