The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 57 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Legal 8 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.06% 2.16% 2.25%
As % of the General category 3.36% 6.19% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Average daily rate
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£393 £173 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.53% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £121 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £180 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -3.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
238 194 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.40% 34.95% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 116 82
Average daily rate £385 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £6.84 £10.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.60% -72.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 14 (50.00%) Windows
1 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 12 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Law
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
6 5 (17.86%) Progress
6 5 (17.86%) CMDB
6 5 (17.86%) WorkSite
7 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Eikon
7 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (10.71%) Lync
7 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
7 3 (10.71%) Reuters
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) CRM
8 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
8 2 (7.14%) LDAP
8 2 (7.14%) FTP

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (17.86%) WorkSite
2 3 (10.71%) Lync
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Eikon
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 5 (17.86%) CMDB
3 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
1 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
1 3 (10.71%) Workflow
1 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) E-Discovery
2 2 (7.14%) CRM
2 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Content Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Web Development
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) MiFID
1 1 (3.57%) FATCA
1 1 (3.57%) EMIR
1 1 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Progress
3 3 (10.71%) Reuters
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) IBM