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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 633 626
Rank change year-on-year +40 -7  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 17 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.033% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 16
Median daily rate £499 £600 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.83% +77.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £256 £360
% change year-on-year +46.77% -29.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.31 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.31 - -

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 15673 17924 17489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.27% 33.28% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10151 11761 11017
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 591 619
Median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 28 June 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 10 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 28 June 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 +34 14 £688 +14.58% 2
London +5 9 £688 +12.24%
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
City of London +1 3 £713 +14.00%
Shropshire - 3 - - 2
Scotland +34 1 £130 -19.25%
North West - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £130 -
Shrewsbury - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 23 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 20 (86.96%) Data Protection
3 16 (69.57%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (43.48%) Management Information System
5 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
6 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
6 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (30.43%) Information Assurance
7 7 (30.43%) Legal
8 6 (26.09%) Information Governance
9 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
9 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) NHS
11 3 (13.04%) NAS
11 3 (13.04%) SABSA
11 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
11 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
11 3 (13.04%) Information Security
11 3 (13.04%) CITP
11 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (13.04%) MBCS
11 3 (13.04%) Wireless
11 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
11 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
11 3 (13.04%) Unix
11 3 (13.04%) Solaris
11 3 (13.04%) Linux
11 3 (13.04%) 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) NAS
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
1 3 (13.04%) WLAN
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
1 1 (4.35%) Spatial Data
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
1 6 (26.09%) Security Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Governance Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Information Governance Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Information Manager
2 4 (17.39%) NHS Information Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Server Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) ICT Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 16 (69.57%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (43.48%) Management Information System
4 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (17.39%) NHS
6 1 (4.35%) CESG
6 1 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (4.35%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Solaris
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Data Protection
2 7 (30.43%) Information Assurance
3 6 (26.09%) Information Governance
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.04%) SABSA
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Information Management
6 2 (8.70%) Line Management
6 2 (8.70%) Records Management
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security Management
7 1 (4.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) CITP
3 3 (13.04%) MBCS
4 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) IISP
4 2 (8.70%) Postgraduate
5 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) CLAS
5 1 (4.35%) HND
5 1 (4.35%) ISACA
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) BS7799
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) ESRI
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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