The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 136 140
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.14% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.51% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £438 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 717 785 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.41% 26.59% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 527 528
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £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 the South West

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

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Freedom of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

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 South West region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 4 (100.00%) Information Management
1 4 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (100.00%) GDPR
2 3 (75.00%) Records Management
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) EDRMS
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (25.00%) Degree

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (100.00%) Information Management
2 3 (75.00%) Records Management
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) GDPR