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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 611 592
Rank change year-on-year +28 -19  
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 27 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.074% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 40
Median daily rate £325 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -4.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £192 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £737 £649 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £400 £410
% change year-on-year -58.75% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £15.31 £12.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -40.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.25 £20.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £27.00 £21.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.31 - £21.15

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 15673 17924 17489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.27% 33.28% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 16463 15481
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £630 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 859 821
Median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.23 £47.77 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 7 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 28 June 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 +18 19 £500 +21.21% 2
UK excluding London +38 13 £165 -58.75% 2
London -4 12 £500 -9.09%
Scotland +36 4 £148 -42.27%
Midlands +21 4 - - 2
North of England +61 3 - -
Wales - 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 45 (73.77%) Data Protection
2 25 (40.98%) Management Information System
3 23 (37.70%) Freedom of Information Act
4 21 (34.43%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (27.87%) Information Governance
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
6 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
7 12 (19.67%) Legal
8 10 (16.39%) Information Management
8 10 (16.39%) Information Security
8 10 (16.39%) Project Management
8 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
9 9 (14.75%) NHS
9 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
9 9 (14.75%) Change Management
10 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
10 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
10 8 (13.11%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (13.11%) Degree
10 8 (13.11%) Line Management
11 7 (11.48%) Records Management
11 7 (11.48%) Information Assurance
11 7 (11.48%) SQL
11 7 (11.48%) Finance
12 6 (9.84%) ITIL
12 6 (9.84%) Security Architecture
12 6 (9.84%) GDPR
13 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared

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 (4.92%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.11%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Ethernet
1 3 (4.92%) LAN
1 3 (4.92%) NAS
1 3 (4.92%) SAN
1 3 (4.92%) WAN
1 3 (4.92%) Wireless
1 3 (4.92%) WLAN
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) SMTP
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
3 1 (1.64%) RFID
3 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.64%) EDMS
3 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.64%) GIS
3 1 (1.64%) QlikView
3 1 (1.64%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.67%) Legal
2 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.48%) Finance
4 5 (8.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Information Manager
3 8 (13.11%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Governance Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Information Governance Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Security Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Information Officer
6 4 (6.56%) NHS Information Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Server Support
8 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) CSS
1 4 (6.56%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) RSS
2 2 (3.28%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) Itk
3 1 (1.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (40.98%) Management Information System
2 23 (37.70%) Freedom of Information Act
3 21 (34.43%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (14.75%) NHS
6 4 (6.56%) User Experience
7 3 (4.92%) Social Media
7 3 (4.92%) VLE
8 1 (1.64%) CESG
8 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.64%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Linux
1 3 (4.92%) Solaris
1 3 (4.92%) Unix
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Data Protection
2 17 (27.87%) Information Governance
3 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
4 10 (16.39%) Information Management
4 10 (16.39%) Information Security
4 10 (16.39%) Project Management
5 9 (14.75%) Change Management
6 8 (13.11%) Line Management
6 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.48%) Information Assurance
7 7 (11.48%) Records Management
8 6 (9.84%) ITIL
8 6 (9.84%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
10 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.56%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (6.56%) Data Management
10 4 (6.56%) Service Management
10 4 (6.56%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) C#
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CITP
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.92%) MBCS
5 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.28%) IISP
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB
5 2 (3.28%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.64%) CISM
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) CLAS
6 1 (1.64%) HND
6 1 (1.64%) ISACA
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (9.84%) GDPR
3 4 (6.56%) QA
4 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.28%) HL7
4 2 (3.28%) PMO
4 2 (3.28%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (1.64%) BS7799
5 1 (1.64%) COBIT
5 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Blackboard
2 3 (4.92%) LANDesk
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.64%) ESRI
4 1 (1.64%) SAP
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