The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 29 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 (FOI)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 110
Contract jobs citing Freedom of Information 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - - 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.65 £24.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -51.45% +61.61%  

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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 416 544 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 30.98% 27.90% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 371 259
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 29
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £11.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £21.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in West Yorkshire

Freedom of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Freedom of Information in West Yorkshire

Freedom of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Freedom of Information in West Yorkshire