Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 821 804
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 +6
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 84 70 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.067% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 60
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.79% -7.89% -9.52%
10th Percentile £145 £178 £130
90th Percentile £600 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £385
% change year-on-year -13.10% -5.84% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £12.50 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.52% -33.59% -0.93%
10th Percentile £15.44 £10.98 £15.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £15.16 £23.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.19 £13.26 £18.82
% change year-on-year +22.12% -29.57% -31.62%

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 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +32 80 £383 +9.36% 4
UK excluding London +36 45 £315 -13.10% 4
London -2 38 £440 +46.67%
West Midlands +43 15 £315 -35.38%
Midlands +34 15 £315 -33.68%
North of England +61 11 £300 -9.77% 3
South West -9 11 £535 +52.86% 1
Yorkshire +23 6 - -
North West +24 4 - - 1
East of England -15 4 £150 -
Scotland -1 3 £165 -52.86%
North East +58 1 £300 -50.00% 2
South East 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 74 (88.10%) Data Protection
2 48 (57.14%) Data Protection Act
3 43 (51.19%) Freedom of Information Act
4 34 (40.48%) GDPR
5 31 (36.90%) Information Governance
6 25 (29.76%) Management Information System
7 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 18 (21.43%) Legal
9 17 (20.24%) Project Management
10 16 (19.05%) Information Management
11 15 (17.86%) Risk Management
11 15 (17.86%) Finance
12 13 (15.48%) Degree
13 12 (14.29%) Information Security
13 12 (14.29%) Law
13 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
15 8 (9.52%) Information Assurance
16 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
16 7 (8.33%) Records Management
16 7 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
16 7 (8.33%) ISEB
16 7 (8.33%) Unix
16 7 (8.33%) NHS
16 7 (8.33%) ITIL
16 7 (8.33%) Solaris
17 6 (7.14%) Linux
17 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2

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 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) LAN
1 4 (4.76%) WAN
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) Wireless
2 3 (3.57%) WLAN
3 2 (2.38%) SMS
4 1 (1.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.38%) Power BI
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 18 (21.43%) Legal
2 15 (17.86%) Finance
3 12 (14.29%) Law
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.76%) Local Government
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Information Officer
2 9 (10.71%) Administrator
2 9 (10.71%) Data Manager
3 7 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 7 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 7 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (7.14%) Data Protection Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Data Protection Officer
4 6 (7.14%) Information Governance Officer
4 6 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.95%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Compliance Officer
6 4 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.57%) Migration Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (57.14%) Data Protection Act
2 43 (51.19%) Freedom of Information Act
3 25 (29.76%) Management Information System
4 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.33%) NHS
6 2 (2.38%) CESG
6 2 (2.38%) RIA
7 1 (1.19%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Solaris
1 7 (8.33%) Unix
2 6 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (88.10%) Data Protection
2 31 (36.90%) Information Governance
3 17 (20.24%) Project Management
4 16 (19.05%) Information Management
5 15 (17.86%) Risk Management
6 12 (14.29%) Information Security
7 8 (9.52%) Information Assurance
8 7 (8.33%) ITIL
8 7 (8.33%) Records Management
8 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (7.14%) Data Security
9 6 (7.14%) Document Management
9 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.14%) Service Management
9 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.95%) DevOps
10 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.95%) Migration
10 5 (5.95%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.48%) Degree
3 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (8.33%) ISEB
5 3 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.38%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.19%) AAT
7 1 (1.19%) ACCA
7 1 (1.19%) CIMA
7 1 (1.19%) CIPFA
7 1 (1.19%) CISM
7 1 (1.19%) CISSP
7 1 (1.19%) CITP
7 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.19%) HND
7 1 (1.19%) IISP
7 1 (1.19%) ISACA
7 1 (1.19%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (40.48%) GDPR
2 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.38%) QA
6 1 (1.19%) COBIT
6 1 (1.19%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco
2 3 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (1.19%) Cognos
4 1 (1.19%) SAP