Period
to 15 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 849 791 818
Rank change year-on-year -58 +27 -4
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 39 87 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.088% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 41
UK median daily rate £453 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.69% +20.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £251 £150 £175
90th Percentile £546 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £315 £280
% change year-on-year +43.65% +12.50% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.00% -24.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.26
% change year-on-year - +50.86% -19.65%

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 32,933 33,278 31,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.47% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,662 22,255 20,539
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 962 1,111
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +4.61% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -1.26%

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 January 2019.

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 11 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 January 2019. 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 -45 39 £453 +17.53% 15
UK excluding London -66 25 £453 +43.65% 7
North of England -12 17 £465 +56.57% 1
London -16 14 £444 +0.85% 8
Yorkshire -6 8 £465 -
North East -5 5 £475 +58.33%
East of England +11 4 £275 +124.49% 1
North West -8 4 £250 -14.97% 1
South East -2 2 £348 - 1
Midlands -17 2 £488 +54.76% 2
West Midlands -35 2 £488 +54.76% 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 28 (71.79%) Data Protection
1 28 (71.79%) GDPR
2 19 (48.72%) Information Governance
3 14 (35.90%) SharePoint
4 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
5 12 (30.77%) Management Information System
5 12 (30.77%) Migration
6 10 (25.64%) Data Analysis
6 10 (25.64%) Freedom of Information Act
7 9 (23.08%) Data Quality
8 8 (20.51%) Data Architecture
8 8 (20.51%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
8 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
8 8 (20.51%) Quality Management
8 8 (20.51%) MS Access
9 7 (17.95%) Law
9 7 (17.95%) CISSP
9 7 (17.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (17.95%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (15.38%) Records Management
10 6 (15.38%) Information Management
10 6 (15.38%) Legal
10 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange

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 14 (35.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) MS Access
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Hudson
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Law
2 6 (15.38%) Legal
3 4 (10.26%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.56%) Music Industry
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Data Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Data Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Information Governance Officer
5 3 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Information Officer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Security Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Security Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 10 (25.64%) Freedom of Information Act
3 7 (17.95%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (10.26%) RIA
5 3 (7.69%) NHS
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Data Protection
2 19 (48.72%) Information Governance
3 12 (30.77%) Migration
4 10 (25.64%) Data Analysis
5 8 (20.51%) Data Architecture
5 8 (20.51%) Data Cleansing
5 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
5 8 (20.51%) Quality Management
5 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
6 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (15.38%) Information Management
7 6 (15.38%) Records Management
8 5 (12.82%) Information Security
9 4 (10.26%) Data Security
10 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.69%) ERP
10 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) CISSP
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (10.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) ISEB
5 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.56%) CISM
6 1 (2.56%) CISMP
6 1 (2.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.56%) MCSE
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (71.79%) GDPR
2 9 (23.08%) Data Quality
3 7 (17.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (10.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (5.13%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (5.13%) SLA
6 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) Darktrace
3 1 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Nintex
3 1 (2.56%) Sophos