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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
England / South West
Rank 129 129 143
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.21% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.74% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £125 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.73% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £338
% change year-on-year -9.09% -18.51%  
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 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 634 811 723
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.78% 28.28% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 520 429
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £507 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 44
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Wiltshire - 4 £125 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 9 (90.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (60.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Data Quality
3 5 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (40.00%) Information Management
4 4 (40.00%) GDPR
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Records Management
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
6 2 (20.00%) Information Security
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
7 1 (10.00%) Degree

Freedom of Information
Top Related 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 6 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (60.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Report Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (40.00%) Information Management
3 3 (30.00%) Records Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 4 (40.00%) GDPR