Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 190 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +214
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 9 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 0
South West median daily rate £550 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% - -
England median daily rate £383 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +9.36% -7.89% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £12.50 £18.82
% change year-on-year +44.76% -33.59% -31.62%

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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1538 1681 1845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.17% 28.91% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1151 1174
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £211 £225 £210
90th Percentile £539 £553 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 117 104
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £26.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.06% -30.72% +14.18%
10th Percentile £12.07 £11.53 £12.72
90th Percentile £56.45 £43.95 £55.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.67 £19.03
% change year-on-year -0.82% +8.62% +5.72%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Freedom of Information as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Devon - 8 £550 -
Wiltshire -8 1 - -
Freedom of Information
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South West region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 9 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (88.89%) Freedom of Information Act
3 7 (77.78%) Project Management
3 7 (77.78%) Unix
3 7 (77.78%) Solaris
4 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 6 (66.67%) Middleware
4 6 (66.67%) Service Management
4 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (55.56%) DevOps
6 4 (44.44%) JBoss
7 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (11.11%) Information Management
9 1 (11.11%) Degree
9 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (11.11%) Time Management
9 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
9 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 1 (11.11%) EDRMS
9 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (11.11%) Legal
9 1 (11.11%) Validation

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Administrator
1 7 (77.78%) Unix Administrator
2 6 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (66.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Information Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) MI Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (88.89%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Solaris
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (77.78%) Project Management
3 6 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 6 (66.67%) Service Management
4 5 (55.56%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
6 1 (11.11%) Data Security
6 1 (11.11%) Information Management
6 1 (11.11%) Information Security
6 1 (11.11%) Records Management
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Web Operations
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft