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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 57 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Legal 11 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 0.61% 1.16%
As % of the General category 3.27% 1.40% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£475 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £390 £368
% change year-on-year
-1.92% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £19.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-23.20% +19.69%
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
336 430 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.13% 43.43% 39.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 207 200
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.94 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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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

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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

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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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Legal Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester +11 1 - - 2
Warrington - 1 £350 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Legal
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Local Government
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.52%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
5 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
5 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (9.52%) User Experience
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) PowerPivot
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP APO
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) DTS
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) QlikView
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
1 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Information Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) Information Management
4 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VBScript
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.76%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ISSAP
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Ariba
3 1 (4.76%) AppSense
3 1 (4.76%) Civica
3 1 (4.76%) Capita
3 1 (4.76%) Trapeze
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Business Objects