The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Law over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Law
Rank 133 140 117
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing Law 57 71 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 1.10% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.01% 2.04% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 50
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £202 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £472 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.69 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% +7.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.84 £13.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+51.56% -20.28%
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London

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

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2842 3485 3562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.26% 53.80% 56.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2198 2560 2755
Average daily rate £475 £486 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.26% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 44
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

Law
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Law Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Law
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Law across the City of London region.

Law Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Law
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Law across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Law Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Law
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Law across the City of London region.

Law Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Law 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 Law.

1 54 (46.15%) Legal
2 32 (27.35%) Windows
3 25 (21.37%) Finance
4 24 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 22 (18.80%) Windows 7
6 21 (17.95%) MS Office
7 20 (17.09%) Active Directory
8 17 (14.53%) ITIL
9 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
10 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
10 15 (12.82%) Project Management
11 14 (11.97%) SQL
12 13 (11.11%) .NET
12 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (10.26%) Document Management
14 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
15 10 (8.55%) Windows XP
15 10 (8.55%) Banking
16 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
16 9 (7.69%) MS Exchange
16 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (7.69%) Citrix
17 8 (6.84%) MS Visio
17 8 (6.84%) XML
17 8 (6.84%) HTML
17 8 (6.84%) Business Analysis
17 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 7 (5.98%) Degree

Law
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Law 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 Law. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 9 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.98%) IIS
3 6 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.27%) CMS
5 4 (3.42%) Node.js
5 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.42%) Lync
5 4 (3.42%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) FileNet
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.85%) Documentum
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (17.95%) MS Office
2 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.84%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.42%) MS Project
4 4 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) DNS
2 5 (4.27%) VPN
3 4 (3.42%) SMTP
3 4 (3.42%) DHCP
4 3 (2.56%) Intranet
4 3 (2.56%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.56%) WebEx
5 2 (1.71%) SAN
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) HTTP
6 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.56%) QlikView
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.71%) OLAP
7 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.71%) OLTP
7 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.85%) IDOL
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) NUnit
2 3 (2.56%) MSI
3 2 (1.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 54 (46.15%) Legal
2 25 (21.37%) Finance
3 10 (8.55%) Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.71%) Back Office
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (36.75%) Analyst
2 16 (13.68%) Developer
3 14 (11.97%) Support Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.84%) Service Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Administrator
7 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Service Manager
9 5 (4.27%) UML Business Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.42%) Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (2.56%) Messaging Specialist
11 3 (2.56%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) XML
2 8 (6.84%) HTML
3 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.13%) CSS
4 6 (5.13%) HTML5
5 5 (4.27%) jQuery
5 5 (4.27%) JSON
6 4 (3.42%) XSLT
6 4 (3.42%) XML Schema
6 4 (3.42%) CSS3
6 4 (3.42%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.56%) COM
7 3 (2.56%) SOAP
7 3 (2.56%) Web Services
8 2 (1.71%) RESTful
8 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.71%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.98%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.27%) User Experience
5 3 (2.56%) Open Source
5 3 (2.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.35%) Windows
2 22 (18.80%) Windows 7
3 10 (8.55%) Windows XP
4 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.85%) Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) ITIL
2 15 (12.82%) Project Management
3 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.26%) Document Management
5 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.84%) Business Analysis
7 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.13%) Service Management
7 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.27%) Change Management
8 5 (4.27%) CRM
8 5 (4.27%) UML
8 5 (4.27%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.27%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.27%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.27%) Analytics
9 4 (3.42%) Migration
9 4 (3.42%) Release Management
9 4 (3.42%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.97%) SQL
2 7 (5.98%) C#
2 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.42%) XPath
5 2 (1.71%) R
5 2 (1.71%) VBA
5 2 (1.71%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.85%) Ruby
6 1 (0.85%) Lua
6 1 (0.85%) VB
6 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.85%) Perl
6 1 (0.85%) PHP
6 1 (0.85%) C++
6 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) MOS
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
3 2 (1.71%) MCITP
3 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) APMP
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.85%) MCSD
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.85%) PhD
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 20 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.71%) SCOM
2 2 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.71%) DameWare
3 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 24 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Citrix
3 6 (5.13%) VMware
4 4 (3.42%) Ektron
5 3 (2.56%) Symantec
5 3 (2.56%) MobileIron
5 3 (2.56%) HP
5 3 (2.56%) Interwoven
6 2 (1.71%) Adobe
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco
6 2 (1.71%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.71%) LexisNexis
6 2 (1.71%) Tableau
7 1 (0.85%) Hummingbird
7 1 (0.85%) OpenText
7 1 (0.85%) Reuters
7 1 (0.85%) AppSense
7 1 (0.85%) Altiris
7 1 (0.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds
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