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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
Rank 560 606 580
Rank change year-on-year +46 -26  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 33 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.071% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 33
Median daily rate £280 £274 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.28% -14.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £161 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £250
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.65 £24.00 £17.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.45% +41.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £13.84 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £36.00 £28.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.65 £24.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -51.45% +61.61%  

Freedom of Information 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 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Freedom of Information as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 27 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +21 25 £286 +5.04% 2
London +31 11 £350 +28.44% 1
South Wales +23 8 £183 -
Wales +16 8 £183 -
East Midlands 0 6 £250 +8.69%
Bridgend - 5 - -
South West +1 4 £125 -66.73%
Wiltshire - 4 £125 -
Swindon - 4 £125 -
Cardiff +21 3 £183 -
Leicestershire - 3 £250 -
Leicester - 3 £250 -
North West +26 2 £345 +97.14%
Manchester +14 1 £190 -19.14%
South East +13 1 £375 +64.83%
West Midlands +11 1 £395 +1.93% 1
Croydon +8 1 - -
City of London +4 1 £300 -
Merseyside +3 1 £500 +201.20%
Liverpool +3 1 £500 +201.20%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £240 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £343 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £240 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information 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.

1 31 (50.82%) Data Protection
2 26 (42.62%) Management Information System
3 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
4 15 (24.59%) Information Security
5 14 (22.95%) Information Governance
6 13 (21.31%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (19.67%) Freedom of Information Act
8 10 (16.39%) Change Management
8 10 (16.39%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (16.39%) SQL
8 10 (16.39%) ITIL
8 10 (16.39%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (16.39%) Data Quality
8 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
8 10 (16.39%) Performance Management
9 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
9 9 (14.75%) Finance
9 9 (14.75%) Legal
9 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
10 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
10 8 (13.11%) NHS
10 8 (13.11%) Project Management
10 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
10 8 (13.11%) Security Management
10 8 (13.11%) Information Management
10 8 (13.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 7 (11.48%) ISMS
11 7 (11.48%) Line Management
11 7 (11.48%) Data Structures

Freedom of Information
Top Related 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 (4.92%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.48%) MS Office
3 5 (8.20%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Network Security
1 2 (3.28%) PABX
1 2 (3.28%) SMTP
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) RFID
2 1 (1.64%) Skype
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (16.39%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (13.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
4 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.92%) EDRMS
8 2 (3.28%) Big Data
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.28%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.64%) EDMS
9 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.64%) QlikView
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
1 9 (14.75%) Legal
2 3 (4.92%) Local Government
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Information Manager
2 11 (18.03%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Report Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Security Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Governance Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Information Officer
7 3 (4.92%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (4.92%) NHS Information Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Business Data Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) CISSP Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Communications Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Officer
8 2 (3.28%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Head of Information
8 2 (3.28%) IT Communications Manager
8 2 (3.28%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) CSS
1 4 (6.56%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) RSS
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) Itk
3 1 (1.64%) jQuery
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (42.62%) Management Information System
2 12 (19.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 10 (16.39%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (13.11%) NHS
5 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (11.48%) Data Structures
6 4 (6.56%) User Experience
7 3 (4.92%) CESG
7 3 (4.92%) Social Media
7 3 (4.92%) VLE
8 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
1 2 (3.28%) Solaris
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
1 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
1 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.64%) AIX
2 1 (1.64%) CentOS
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Data Protection
2 15 (24.59%) Information Security
3 14 (22.95%) Information Governance
4 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 10 (16.39%) ITIL
4 10 (16.39%) Performance Management
5 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
6 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.11%) Information Management
6 8 (13.11%) Project Management
6 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
6 8 (13.11%) Security Management
7 7 (11.48%) ISMS
7 7 (11.48%) Line Management
8 6 (9.84%) Records Management
9 5 (8.20%) Statistics
10 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.56%) Contract Management
10 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) Korn
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) CISM
4 2 (3.28%) CISSP
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) Data Quality
2 7 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.56%) GDPR
5 3 (4.92%) QA
6 2 (3.28%) HL7
6 2 (3.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.28%) PMO
6 2 (3.28%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Blackboard
2 3 (4.92%) LANDesk
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP