The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 54 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Legal 10 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 1.21% 0.55%
As % of the General category 3.45% 2.64% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
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£450 £443 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -3.03%
Legal
North West

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

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
290 417 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.80% 45.72% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 222 225
Average daily rate £400 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £22.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £48.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Legal
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Warrington - 2 - -
Knutsford +12 1 £450 +3.44% 1
Wilmslow - 1 £375 - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
Legal
North West

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (10.00%) Information Management
5 2 (10.00%) User Experience
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) Open Source
6 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) SIEM
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) ISSAP
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Local Government
6 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (5.00%) Business Development
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Web Editor
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Use Case
4 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) SIEM
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Business Development
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISSAP
1 1 (5.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix
1 1 (5.00%) Ariba