Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 6 months to 20 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 205 175
Rank change year-on-year +33 -30 -1
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 15 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.098% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 0.35% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £488 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +137.80% -25.45%
10th Percentile £301 £400 £198
90th Percentile £519 £500 £213
England median daily rate £370 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +5.79% -13.58% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.61 - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £12.50 £18.82
% change year-on-year +44.76% -33.59% -5.89%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1333 1711 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.93% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1043 819
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £548 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.69 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Freedom of Information as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
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 in the West Midlands.

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

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Freedom of Information in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
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 in the West Midlands.

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

Freedom of Information
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
Birmingham +10 4 £511 +2.15% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £315 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Staffordshire +10 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £381 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Freedom of Information
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 14 (93.33%) Data Protection
2 10 (66.67%) GDPR
3 9 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (46.67%) Information Governance
4 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
7 4 (26.67%) Document Management
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) ISEB
8 3 (20.00%) LAN
8 3 (20.00%) WLAN
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) Wireless
8 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (20.00%) Data Security
8 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Data Extraction
8 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 2 (13.33%) SCCM
9 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
9 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (13.33%) Case Management
9 2 (13.33%) Legal
9 2 (13.33%) Change Management

Freedom of Information
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
1 3 (20.00%) WLAN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Data Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Officer
3 3 (20.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Migration Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Server Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Support
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (13.33%) NHS
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Data Protection
2 7 (46.67%) Information Governance
3 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Document Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Data Extraction
4 3 (20.00%) Data Security
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Case Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) GDPR
2 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) SAP