Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 847 867
Rank change year-on-year -25 +20 -7
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 23 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.041% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.12% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 22
UK median daily rate £465 £494 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.82% +41.07% +3.70%
10th Percentile £275 £125 £171
90th Percentile £508 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £350
% change year-on-year -9.52% +50.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £18.10 £13.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.05% +36.49% -19.65%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.31 £11.12
90th Percentile £22.03 £20.00 £16.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.10 £13.26
% change year-on-year -6.05% +36.49% -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 35,460 35,225 35,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.44% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,381 23,306 23,202
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,082 1,069 1,227
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.21 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +1.05% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.25 £11.66
90th Percentile £50.70 £48.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%

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 November 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 8 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 November 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 -21 23 £465 -11.43% 2
UK excluding London -46 12 £475 -9.52% 1
London -1 11 £370 -26.91% 1
North of England -26 8 £475 -
North East - 6 £475 -
South East -17 2 £400 -
Yorkshire -17 2 - -
South West -28 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 22 (95.65%) Freedom of Information
2 17 (73.91%) Data Protection
3 15 (65.22%) GDPR
4 12 (52.17%) Management Information System
4 12 (52.17%) Risk Management
5 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (39.13%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) Information Governance
6 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (30.43%) CISSP
8 6 (26.09%) RIA
8 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (26.09%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (26.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (21.74%) Legal
9 5 (21.74%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) Unix
10 4 (17.39%) Data Security
10 4 (17.39%) Security Management
10 4 (17.39%) NHS
10 4 (17.39%) Solaris
10 4 (17.39%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) Law
10 4 (17.39%) Information Management
10 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (17.39%) CentOS
10 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Legal
2 4 (17.39%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 6 (26.09%) Security Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) AWS Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Information Governance Officer
2 4 (17.39%) Information Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Information Officer
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Governance Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Information Governance Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Security Technical Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Security Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (95.65%) Freedom of Information
2 12 (52.17%) Management Information System
3 9 (39.13%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (26.09%) RIA
5 4 (17.39%) NHS
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
7 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) CentOS
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Solaris
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Data Protection
2 12 (52.17%) Risk Management
3 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (34.78%) Information Governance
4 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (17.39%) Data Security
6 4 (17.39%) Information Management
6 4 (17.39%) Security Management
6 4 (17.39%) SFIA
6 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Records Management
8 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
8 2 (8.70%) Information Security
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 1 (4.35%) Content Management
9 1 (4.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (26.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) ECDL
6 1 (4.35%) IISP
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) GDPR
2 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (30.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Kubernetes
1 4 (17.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Nintex