Period
to 23 May 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 23 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 (FOI)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 771 810
Rank change year-on-year -27 +39 -23
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 83 57 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.063% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 52
UK median daily rate £350 £331 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -3.99% -1.43%
10th Percentile £219 £156 £149
90th Percentile £538 £691 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £250 £356
% change year-on-year +28.61% -29.82% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £11.65 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.80% -39.48% +13.14%
10th Percentile £13.76 £9.88 £11.05
90th Percentile £22.64 £13.02 £32.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.36 £11.65 £19.50
% change year-on-year +48.97% -40.26% +31.31%

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 34,097 30,448 35,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.83% 33.75% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,347 19,754 23,182
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 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,062 1,075 1,191
UK median hourly rate £21.95 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.75% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.27% -11.90% +20.00%

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 23 May 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 15 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 23 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 -4 76 £371 +11.24% 29
London -38 42 £375 -6.25% 12
UK excluding London -9 40 £322 +28.61% 20
North of England -1 11 £285 -17.54% 4
Midlands -10 11 £488 +95.00% 3
West Midlands -14 9 £488 +23.42% 3
South West +11 5 £366 +193.21% 3
Scotland -40 5 £195 -35.62%
North East - 5 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 2
East of England - 5 £525 - 2
South East -18 4 £488 +30.00% 5
East Midlands +3 2 - -
North West -16 2 £322 -6.67% 1
Wales -18 1 £225 -11.33%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 62 (74.70%) Data Protection
2 44 (53.01%) GDPR
3 39 (46.99%) Information Governance
4 31 (37.35%) Freedom of Information Act
5 27 (32.53%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (25.30%) Legal
7 20 (24.10%) Management Information System
8 17 (20.48%) Finance
9 15 (18.07%) Information Security
10 14 (16.87%) Project Management
10 14 (16.87%) Records Management
11 11 (13.25%) Law
11 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
12 10 (12.05%) Information Management
13 9 (10.84%) QA
14 8 (9.64%) Data Security
14 8 (9.64%) NHS
15 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
15 7 (8.43%) Degree
16 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
16 6 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
16 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
16 6 (7.23%) Unix
16 6 (7.23%) Solaris
17 5 (6.02%) Linux
17 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
17 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
17 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
17 5 (6.02%) Document Management
17 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis

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 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Line 500
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.41%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) iTrent
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.41%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) SMS
2 3 (3.61%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (4.82%) Power BI
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.61%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (3.61%) GIS
3 3 (3.61%) Spatial Data
4 2 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.41%) EDMS
4 2 (2.41%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 21 (25.30%) Legal
2 17 (20.48%) Finance
3 11 (13.25%) Law
4 5 (6.02%) Local Government
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Information Manager
2 12 (14.46%) Information Officer
3 11 (13.25%) Data Protection Officer
4 8 (9.64%) Administrator
4 8 (9.64%) Consultant
5 7 (8.43%) Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Governance Manager
5 7 (8.43%) Information Governance Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Information Governance Officer
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (6.02%) Applications Support
7 5 (6.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) AWS Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) Data Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Data Protection Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) ERP Support
8 4 (4.82%) GDPR Officer
8 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) GDPR Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 31 (37.35%) Freedom of Information Act
2 27 (32.53%) Data Protection Act
3 20 (24.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (9.64%) NHS
5 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) CCTV
6 2 (2.41%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Solaris
1 6 (7.23%) Unix
2 5 (6.02%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) CentOS
3 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (74.70%) Data Protection
2 39 (46.99%) Information Governance
3 15 (18.07%) Information Security
4 14 (16.87%) Project Management
4 14 (16.87%) Records Management
5 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
6 10 (12.05%) Information Management
7 8 (9.64%) Data Security
8 6 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
9 5 (6.02%) Document Management
9 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.02%) Supplier Management
9 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.82%) ERP
10 4 (4.82%) ITIL
10 4 (4.82%) Migration
10 4 (4.82%) Security Management
10 4 (4.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.20%) CISMP
5 1 (1.20%) CISSP
5 1 (1.20%) ECDL
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (53.01%) GDPR
2 9 (10.84%) QA
3 4 (4.82%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.20%) COBIT
6 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
1 4 (4.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) Civica
2 2 (2.41%) Google
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle
2 2 (2.41%) Sage
3 1 (1.20%) HP
3 1 (1.20%) Isilon
3 1 (1.20%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.20%) SAP