Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 825 854
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 -33
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 31 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.066% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 26
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £262 £186 £108
90th Percentile £513 £736 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £253 £356
% change year-on-year +53.47% -29.12% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £13.30 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.83% -50.28% -18.94%
10th Percentile £14.19 £13.30 £24.53
90th Percentile £22.64 £13.30 £29.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £13.30 £24.00
% change year-on-year +63.83% -44.58% -

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 34,055 30,484 35,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.80% 33.75% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,326 19,762 23,179
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,070 1,186
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +17.48%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +20.00%

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 May 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 13 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 May 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 -34 29 £450 +20.00% 12
UK excluding London -8 17 £388 +53.47% 5
London -45 14 £450 +28.57% 8
Midlands -3 7 £525 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £525 -
North of England - 4 £294 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
South East -19 2 £450 +20.00%
South West - 2 £366 -
East Midlands +2 1 - - 1
Scotland -34 1 £230 +76.54%
Wales - 1 £225 -
North West - 1 £294 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 31 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 29 (93.55%) Data Protection
3 20 (64.52%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (48.39%) GDPR
5 13 (41.94%) Information Governance
6 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
7 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
8 8 (25.81%) Information Security
9 7 (22.58%) Information Management
9 7 (22.58%) Project Management
10 6 (19.35%) Unix
10 6 (19.35%) Solaris
10 6 (19.35%) Law
10 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
11 5 (16.13%) Records Management
11 5 (16.13%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
11 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 4 (12.90%) Data Security
12 4 (12.90%) Security Management
12 4 (12.90%) NHS
12 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Terraform
12 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
12 4 (12.90%) CentOS
12 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
13 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
13 3 (9.68%) Amazon RDS

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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
1 3 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Google Drive
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (19.35%) Law
2 3 (9.68%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Information Officer
2 7 (22.58%) Administrator
3 6 (19.35%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (16.13%) Information Governance Officer
4 5 (16.13%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (16.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) AWS Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) GDPR Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) GDPR Officer
6 3 (9.68%) Governance Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Information Governance Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Officer
7 2 (6.45%) GDPR Specialist
8 1 (3.23%) HR Officer
8 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance Officer
8 1 (3.23%) Information Governance Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Office 365 Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Records Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 31 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 20 (64.52%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.90%) NHS
5 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.45%) CCTV
6 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Solaris
1 6 (19.35%) Unix
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) CentOS
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Data Protection
2 13 (41.94%) Information Governance
3 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
4 8 (25.81%) Information Security
5 7 (22.58%) Information Management
5 7 (22.58%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (16.13%) Records Management
7 4 (12.90%) Data Security
7 4 (12.90%) Security Management
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Document Management
9 2 (6.45%) Migration
9 2 (6.45%) Regulatory Compliance
10 1 (3.23%) Data Loss Prevention
10 1 (3.23%) Decision-Making
10 1 (3.23%) Innovative Thinking
10 1 (3.23%) IT Audit
10 1 (3.23%) Proactive Monitoring
10 1 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ISEB
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) CISMP
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) GDPR
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
1 4 (12.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Isilon
2 1 (3.23%) Micro Focus
2 1 (3.23%) SAP