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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
UK
Rank 591 624 607
Rank change year-on-year +33 -17  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 5 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.034% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 11
Median daily rate £280 £350 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -28.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £106 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £390 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate - £369 £436
% change year-on-year - -15.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.58% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.58% -  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Freedom of Information Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act.

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

Freedom of Information Act
Top 6 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 3 months to 24 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
England +21 5 £280 -20.00% 2
London +26 4 £280 +9.80% 1
City of London +5 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 11 (91.67%) Data Protection
3 8 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (41.67%) Information Governance
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) NHS
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (16.67%) Big Data
7 2 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (16.67%) Data Encryption
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Data Security
7 2 (16.67%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) Statistics
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Governance Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Information Governance Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Information Manager
1 3 (25.00%) NHS Information Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) ETL Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Head of Information
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) AIX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 8 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) NHS
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (8.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) CentOS
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Data Protection
2 5 (41.67%) Information Governance
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
4 2 (16.67%) Data Encryption
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Data Security
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) Korn
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM