Period
to 18 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 6 months to 18 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 (FOI)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 795 805
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10 -49
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 95 55 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.058% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 49
UK median daily rate £381 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.89% +1.82% -27.63%
10th Percentile £158 £166 £121
90th Percentile £600 £488 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £273 £300
% change year-on-year +30.28% -9.17% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £10.80 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -34.55% -17.50%
10th Percentile £16.10 £9.74 £15.00
90th Percentile £22.64 £15.44 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £10.80 £16.50
% change year-on-year +85.19% -34.55% -52.92%

Freedom of Information 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 33,351 31,141 35,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.39% 32.71% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,314 20,316 22,758
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 994 1,108 1,343
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.11% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.50 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £18.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.05% -5.30% +17.65%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Freedom of Information as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Freedom of Information.

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 14 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +30 90 £419 +43.16% 27
UK excluding London +19 56 £355 +30.28% 22
London -18 37 £443 +10.63% 6
Midlands +18 17 £315 -33.68% 5
West Midlands +18 17 £315 -35.38% 4
North of England +37 16 £350 +36.19% 10
South West +10 15 £530 +100.38%
Yorkshire 0 6 - - 4
North East +47 5 £368 - 3
North West +16 5 £322 -20.48% 3
South East -17 3 £525 +41.89% 4
Scotland -22 2 £160 -64.44% 1
East of England - 2 £95 - 2
Wales -10 1 £225 +24.14%

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information 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.

1 79 (83.16%) Data Protection
2 51 (53.68%) Data Protection Act
3 48 (50.53%) GDPR
4 46 (48.42%) Freedom of Information Act
5 38 (40.00%) Information Governance
6 24 (25.26%) Legal
7 23 (24.21%) Management Information System
8 20 (21.05%) Law
8 20 (21.05%) Information Management
9 18 (18.95%) Information Security
9 18 (18.95%) Project Management
9 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
10 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (15.79%) Risk Management
12 14 (14.74%) Finance
12 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
12 14 (14.74%) Degree
13 12 (12.63%) SC Cleared
14 11 (11.58%) Records Management
15 10 (10.53%) Information Assurance
16 9 (9.47%) NHS
16 9 (9.47%) Supplier Management
16 9 (9.47%) Document Management
17 8 (8.42%) ISEB
17 8 (8.42%) ITIL
17 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 7 (7.37%) Unix
18 7 (7.37%) Solaris
18 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
19 6 (6.32%) Mentoring

Freedom of Information
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 (4.21%) JBoss
1 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Google Drive
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) SMS
2 2 (2.11%) Intranet
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) LAN
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Power BI
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.16%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 24 (25.26%) Legal
2 20 (21.05%) Law
3 14 (14.74%) Finance
4 5 (5.26%) Local Government
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Information Officer
2 14 (14.74%) Information Manager
3 11 (11.58%) Administrator
4 9 (9.47%) Data Manager
5 7 (7.37%) Data Protection Officer
5 7 (7.37%) Information Governance Officer
5 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.37%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) Data Protection Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) Governance Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Information Governance Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Records Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Report Specialist
9 3 (3.16%) Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Data Migration Manager
9 3 (3.16%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (53.68%) Data Protection Act
2 46 (48.42%) Freedom of Information Act
3 23 (24.21%) Management Information System
4 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.47%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) CESG
7 1 (1.05%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Solaris
1 7 (7.37%) Unix
2 6 (6.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (83.16%) Data Protection
2 38 (40.00%) Information Governance
3 20 (21.05%) Information Management
4 18 (18.95%) Information Security
4 18 (18.95%) Project Management
5 15 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 11 (11.58%) Records Management
7 10 (10.53%) Information Assurance
8 9 (9.47%) Document Management
8 9 (9.47%) Supplier Management
9 8 (8.42%) ITIL
9 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.32%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (6.32%) Data Security
10 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.32%) Migration
10 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) Java
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.74%) Degree
3 12 (12.63%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.42%) ISEB
5 6 (6.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.16%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.11%) CISSP
7 2 (2.11%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.05%) AAT
8 1 (1.05%) ACCA
8 1 (1.05%) CIMA
8 1 (1.05%) CIPFA
8 1 (1.05%) CISM
8 1 (1.05%) CISMP
8 1 (1.05%) CITP
8 1 (1.05%) IISP
8 1 (1.05%) ISACA
8 1 (1.05%) MBCS
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (50.53%) GDPR
2 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 3 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.05%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Google
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) Cognos
5 1 (1.05%) HP
5 1 (1.05%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle