Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 6 months to 24 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 Act (FOIA)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 858 862
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -39
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 43 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.027% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.081% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 18
UK median daily rate £494 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.07% +3.70% -25.00%
10th Percentile £125 £171 £136
90th Percentile £600 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% +7.69% -27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £13.26 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.12% -19.65% +6.38%
10th Percentile £15.44 £11.12 £15.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £16.01 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.19 £13.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +22.12% -19.65% -

Freedom of Information Act 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Freedom of Information Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information Act in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information Act in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England +11 42 £525 +44.83%
UK excluding London +44 28 £525 +50.00%
London -6 14 £506 +35.00%
North of England +64 10 - -
South West 0 8 £550 +41.94%
Midlands +36 6 £300 -
Yorkshire +30 6 - -
West Midlands +25 6 £300 -
North West - 4 - -
East of England - 3 £150 -
South East +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 43 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 42 (97.67%) Data Protection
3 34 (79.07%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (37.21%) Management Information System
5 14 (32.56%) Information Governance
6 13 (30.23%) Risk Management
6 13 (30.23%) GDPR
7 12 (27.91%) Project Management
8 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.58%) Information Management
9 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.93%) Law
11 8 (18.60%) Legal
11 8 (18.60%) Information Assurance
12 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.28%) Unix
12 7 (16.28%) Solaris
13 6 (13.95%) Linux
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL
13 6 (13.95%) Middleware
13 6 (13.95%) Service Management
13 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
13 6 (13.95%) PCI DSS
13 6 (13.95%) Degree
13 6 (13.95%) Customer Requirements
14 5 (11.63%) DevOps
14 5 (11.63%) Information Security
15 4 (9.30%) JBoss
15 4 (9.30%) LAN

Freedom of Information Act
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.30%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) LAN
1 4 (9.30%) WAN
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
2 3 (6.98%) Wireless
2 3 (6.98%) WLAN
3 2 (4.65%) SMS
4 1 (2.33%) Intranet
General
1 9 (20.93%) Law
2 8 (18.60%) Legal
3 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.30%) Local Government
5 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Information Officer
2 8 (18.60%) Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Compliance Officer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Head of Information
7 2 (4.65%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Information Governance Officer
7 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 34 (79.07%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (37.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) CESG
5 2 (4.65%) NHS
5 2 (4.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Solaris
1 7 (16.28%) Unix
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (97.67%) Data Protection
2 14 (32.56%) Information Governance
3 13 (30.23%) Risk Management
4 12 (27.91%) Project Management
5 11 (25.58%) Information Management
6 8 (18.60%) Information Assurance
7 6 (13.95%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL
7 6 (13.95%) Service Management
8 5 (11.63%) DevOps
8 5 (11.63%) Information Security
9 3 (6.98%) Data Management
9 3 (6.98%) Data Security
9 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.65%) Document Management
10 2 (4.65%) IT Governance
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
10 2 (4.65%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.98%) ISEB
6 2 (4.65%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.65%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.33%) AAT
7 1 (2.33%) ACCA
7 1 (2.33%) CIMA
7 1 (2.33%) CIPFA
7 1 (2.33%) CISM
7 1 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (2.33%) CITP
7 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.33%) HND
7 1 (2.33%) IISP
7 1 (2.33%) ISACA
7 1 (2.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) GDPR
2 6 (13.95%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
4 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (4.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix