Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Please find below an FOI request on IT and Cyber Security Teams - Permanent Staff vs. Contractors.

1. How many people are currently employed (either permanently or on a contract basis) in the
a) IT team
b) Cyber Security team
2. How many open job vacancies do you have currently in the a) IT Team and b) Cyber Security?
3. Based on job appointments in the last 12 months in the IT and Cyber Security teams, on average, how long have these jobs been open before finding a candidate?
4. How many permanent job vacancies in a) IT and b) IT security were not filled this year?
5. In your cyber security team, what percentage do you have of permanent versus contract staff?
6. What is the average daily rate for security contractors for those currently employed in cyber security in your organisation?
7. What is the average salary for perm staff for those currently employed in cyber security in your organisation?

Yours faithfully,

KSmith

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear K Smith,

Thank you for your email to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In order for us to be able to assist you with your request and best direct any search please could you
refine the scope of your request.  As currently drafted your request is too broad and burdensome under the FOIA and we would be unable to proceed with it.

The FCO operates a complex network in 274 Posts across 168 countries worldwide. We are unable to provide you with global data within the statutory FOIA time limit. We would therefore recommend that you refine your request to information relating to the UK only.

Please confirm you are happy to proceed with this refinement. Once we receive your revised request we will formally acknowledge your request.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Thank you for your message. I can confirm that I am happy to proceed with your proposed revision to the question and seek only the UK related information.

Yours sincerely,

KSmith

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear K Smith
Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed
to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal
with. They will be in touch with you should your request need
clarification.
We received your request on 03 December 2018 and will aim to respond
within 20 working days, following date of receipt.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Central FoI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
 
 
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From: KSmith <[FOI #536199 email]>
Sent: 03 December 2018 11:30
To: FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive) <[FCO request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - IT and Cyber Security Teams
- Permanent Staff vs. Contractors
 
 
Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),
 
Thank you for your message. I can confirm that I am happy to proceed with
your proposed revision to the question and seek only the UK related
information.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
KSmith
 

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear K Smith,

 

Please find attached our response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

 

 

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