Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 815 833
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18 -31
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 79 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.054% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 68
UK median daily rate £435 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.85% -9.09% -10.63%
10th Percentile £223 £131 £178
90th Percentile £561 £725 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £250 £363
% change year-on-year +69.00% -31.03% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £14.61 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +16.88% -30.55%
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.56 £11.12
90th Percentile £21.28 £15.72 £25.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £14.61 £11.31
% change year-on-year -0.07% +29.23% -37.19%

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 34,866 32,667 37,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.07% 34.17% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,595 21,309 24,432
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +5.76%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,035 1,234
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.87% +10.96%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.43% -4.51% +12.50%

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 15 August 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 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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 +10 76 £448 +49.17% 8
London +7 50 £438 +34.62% 1
UK excluding London -21 29 £423 +69.00% 8
East of England -5 9 £118 -21.67%
North of England -18 8 £338 - 1
Midlands -26 6 £525 +110.00% 1
North East - 5 £400 -
Yorkshire -11 4 £275 -
South East -20 4 £450 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -27 4 £525 +32.91% 1
Scotland -40 3 £264 +79.15% 1
East Midlands -2 2 - -
South West -8 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 55 (69.62%) Data Protection
2 37 (46.84%) GDPR
3 33 (41.77%) Information Governance
4 31 (39.24%) Freedom of Information Act
5 28 (35.44%) Management Information System
6 21 (26.58%) Risk Management
7 19 (24.05%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (21.52%) Unix
9 16 (20.25%) Linux
9 16 (20.25%) Legal
9 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
10 15 (18.99%) Finance
11 14 (17.72%) Project Management
11 14 (17.72%) SC Cleared
12 12 (15.19%) Records Management
13 11 (13.92%) Data Security
13 11 (13.92%) Information Security
14 10 (12.66%) Solaris
14 10 (12.66%) Customer Requirements
15 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (11.39%) NHS
15 9 (11.39%) Migration
16 8 (10.13%) Security Management
16 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
16 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
16 8 (10.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 8 (10.13%) CentOS
16 8 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (10.13%) Kubernetes
16 8 (10.13%) Terraform

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 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Line 500
1 2 (2.53%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.27%) iTrent
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon S3
1 6 (7.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) SMS
2 3 (3.80%) Intranet
2 3 (3.80%) Network Security
2 3 (3.80%) SAN
2 3 (3.80%) VoIP
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.80%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (3.80%) GIS
5 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.80%) Spatial Data
6 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) EDMS
6 2 (2.53%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.27%) MS Access
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Toad
2 1 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 16 (20.25%) Legal
2 15 (18.99%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Law
4 4 (5.06%) Local Government
5 3 (3.80%) Publishing
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Music Industry
7 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Administrator
1 13 (16.46%) Analyst
2 10 (12.66%) Unix Administrator
3 9 (11.39%) Data Protection Officer
3 9 (11.39%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (11.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.13%) AWS Administrator
4 8 (10.13%) Consultant
4 8 (10.13%) Information Manager
5 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Information Officer
7 5 (6.33%) Governance Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Information Governance Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Information Governance Officer
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.06%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Data Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Data Protection Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Database Designer
8 4 (5.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) J2EE
2 1 (1.27%) HTML
2 1 (1.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (39.24%) Freedom of Information Act
2 28 (35.44%) Management Information System
3 19 (24.05%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (11.39%) NHS
5 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.06%) RIA
7 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.53%) CCTV
8 2 (2.53%) Smart Meter
8 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.27%) CMDB
9 1 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.27%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.27%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) Unix
2 16 (20.25%) Linux
3 10 (12.66%) Solaris
4 8 (10.13%) CentOS
4 8 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (69.62%) Data Protection
2 33 (41.77%) Information Governance
3 21 (26.58%) Risk Management
4 14 (17.72%) Project Management
5 12 (15.19%) Records Management
6 11 (13.92%) Data Security
6 11 (13.92%) Information Security
7 10 (12.66%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (11.39%) Migration
8 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Security Management
10 7 (8.86%) Change Management
10 7 (8.86%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (6.33%) Asset Management
11 5 (6.33%) Performance Management
11 5 (6.33%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (6.33%) SFIA
12 4 (5.06%) Data Analysis
12 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) CISSP
3 6 (7.59%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (5.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB
5 3 (3.80%) MCSA
5 3 (3.80%) MCSE
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.53%) ECDL
7 1 (1.27%) CISM
7 1 (1.27%) CISMP
7 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) IISP
7 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (46.84%) GDPR
2 8 (10.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.59%) QA
4 5 (6.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (5.06%) SLA
6 3 (3.80%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Kubernetes
1 8 (10.13%) Terraform
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Civica
3 2 (2.53%) Sage
4 1 (1.27%) Isilon