The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 30 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.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.036% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £369 £436
% change year-on-year +1.69% -15.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.30 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.58% -  

Freedom of Information Act 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 610 667 686
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.11% 24.10% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 392 373
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 71
Median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.07% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Freedom of Information Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information Act in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Freedom of Information Act in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information Act in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information Act.

1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) ISMS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Records Management

Freedom of Information Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Information
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Knowledge Management
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISMS
1 1 (100.00%) Records Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001