The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 32 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Legal 14 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.45% 0.73% 3.95%
As % of the General category 10.45% 2.25% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £394 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £349 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £439 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £395 £374
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £19.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-23.20% +19.69%
Legal
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
134 89 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 33.00% 32.48% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 55 63
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Legal across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Legal across the Bedfordshire region.

Legal Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Legal across the Bedfordshire region.

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Legal
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 3 £450 - 1
Bedford - 2 £744 -
Legal
East of England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Legal also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Legal.

1 20 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 11 (36.67%) IIS
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Project Management
4 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 8 (26.67%) DHCP
4 8 (26.67%) FTP
4 8 (26.67%) DNS
4 8 (26.67%) SCOM
4 8 (26.67%) Database Security
4 8 (26.67%) SLA
5 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Finance
6 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (10.00%) SOA
7 3 (10.00%) EPoS
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.00%) Linux
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (10.00%) VB

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Legal also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Legal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (36.67%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DHCP
1 8 (26.67%) FTP
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Web Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Release Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 9 (30.00%) Project Management
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 8 (26.67%) Database Security
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) SOA
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Change Control
8 1 (3.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Line Management
8 1 (3.33%) Logical Data Model
8 1 (3.33%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCOM
2 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Lotus
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian