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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 149 136
Rank change year-on-year +36 -13  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.069% 0.100%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.20% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £148 £256 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.27% -24.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £180 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £331 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £410
% change year-on-year -12.50% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.31 - £21.15

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 634 1007 849
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.03% 34.78% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 541 387
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £28.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +39.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.93 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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
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 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh - 2 £130 -
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £165 -
Freedom of Information
UK

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

1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Aerial Photography
2 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 1 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Records Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (25.00%) ESRI
2 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Photography
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
1 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (25.00%) GIS Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (25.00%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Aerial Photography
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Records Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ESRI