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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 127 130
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £363 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +101.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 564 783 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.47% 30.24% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 429 383
Median daily rate £358 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 25
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +116.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Information Assurance
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) PowerHA
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall

Freedom of Information
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) AIX Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Assurance
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) IBM