Period
to 20 January 2019

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 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 162 191
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29 -12
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 1 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 1.17% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £315 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -35.38% +68.10%
10th Percentile £363 £301 £400
90th Percentile £388 £519 £500
England median daily rate £453 £388 £300
% change year-on-year +16.77% +29.17% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £20.15 -
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +60.00% -24.24%

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 1,369 1,364 1,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.49% 29.30% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 901 908
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £272 £216 £207
90th Percentile £563 £538 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 81
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.75% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.59 £11.00
90th Percentile £27.35 £35.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.55% +0.03%

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 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 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
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Freedom of Information
England

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

1 1 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (100.00%) GDPR

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) GDPR