The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 25 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 275 254
Rank change year-on-year +38 -21  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 1 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.023% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.046% 0.074% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Median daily rate £375 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £405
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.15
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2186 2690 2963
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.62% 30.53% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1601 1594
Median daily rate £400 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 137 134
Median hourly rate £19.66 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.58% +87.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information in the South East

Freedom of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information in the South East

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Oxfordshire -8 1 £375 -6.25%
Freedom of Information
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) NAS

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared