Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 827 847
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20 -23
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 47 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.051% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 20
UK median daily rate £463 £280 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.18% -21.40% -22.97%
10th Percentile £229 £170 £130
90th Percentile £600 £400 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +90.91% -24.14% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £13.26 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.86% -19.65% -31.97%
10th Percentile £16.10 £11.12 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.64 £16.01 £22.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +50.86% -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 33,895 31,187 35,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.38% 32.73% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,683 20,358 22,599
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,010 1,108 1,317
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.68 £47.56 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.17%

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 20 February 2018.

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 12 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 20 February 2018. 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 45 £494 +70.26% 5
UK excluding London +9 29 £525 +90.91% 3
London -14 17 £463 +65.18% 3
North of England +40 10 £294 +47.00% 2
South West +21 9 £543 +44.67%
West Midlands +14 6 £413 -
Midlands +10 6 £413 -
Yorkshire +1 6 - -
North West - 4 £294 -
South East - 2 - -
Wales -6 1 £225 +22.45%
East of England - 1 £95 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 47 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 46 (97.87%) Data Protection
3 36 (76.60%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (40.43%) Information Governance
4 19 (40.43%) GDPR
5 14 (29.79%) Information Management
6 13 (27.66%) Risk Management
6 13 (27.66%) Law
6 13 (27.66%) Project Management
7 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
8 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
9 10 (21.28%) Information Security
10 9 (19.15%) Legal
10 9 (19.15%) Information Assurance
11 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.89%) Degree
12 7 (14.89%) Unix
12 7 (14.89%) Solaris
13 6 (12.77%) Linux
13 6 (12.77%) ITIL
13 6 (12.77%) Middleware
13 6 (12.77%) Service Management
13 6 (12.77%) Customer Requirements
14 5 (10.64%) NHS
14 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
14 5 (10.64%) ISEB
14 5 (10.64%) Document Management
14 5 (10.64%) Local Government
14 5 (10.64%) DevOps

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 (8.51%) JBoss
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Google Drive
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SMS
2 2 (4.26%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (27.66%) Law
2 9 (19.15%) Legal
3 5 (10.64%) Local Government
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Information Officer
2 9 (19.15%) Administrator
3 7 (14.89%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.64%) Information Governance Officer
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Officer
7 3 (6.38%) DevOps Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (4.26%) Compliance Officer
8 2 (4.26%) Data Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Manager
8 2 (4.26%) GDPR Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Governance Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Head of Information
8 2 (4.26%) Records Manager
8 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 36 (76.60%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
4 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (10.64%) NHS
6 2 (4.26%) CESG
7 1 (2.13%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Solaris
1 7 (14.89%) Unix
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (97.87%) Data Protection
2 19 (40.43%) Information Governance
3 14 (29.79%) Information Management
4 13 (27.66%) Project Management
4 13 (27.66%) Risk Management
5 10 (21.28%) Information Security
6 9 (19.15%) Information Assurance
7 6 (12.77%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Service Management
8 5 (10.64%) DevOps
8 5 (10.64%) Document Management
9 4 (8.51%) Records Management
10 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.26%) Data Security
11 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.26%) Migration
11 2 (4.26%) Security Architecture
11 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
11 2 (4.26%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) ISEB
5 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.26%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.26%) CISSP
6 2 (4.26%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.13%) AAT
7 1 (2.13%) ACCA
7 1 (2.13%) CIMA
7 1 (2.13%) CIPFA
7 1 (2.13%) CISM
7 1 (2.13%) CISMP
7 1 (2.13%) CITP
7 1 (2.13%) IISP
7 1 (2.13%) ISACA
7 1 (2.13%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) GDPR
2 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.38%) QA
4 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.13%) SAP