The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 79 70 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Legal 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 1.02% 0.13%
As % of the General category 0.25% 2.25% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +13.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.31 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+6.90% +41.26%
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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 Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
804 577 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 54.43% 45.22% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 289 148
Average daily rate £400 £413 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Firewall
7 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Law
7 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
7 1 (6.25%) Statistics
7 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 1 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (6.25%) Release Management
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
7 1 (6.25%) UNIX
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) RAD
7 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Security Advisor
3 1 (6.25%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Statistics
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) RAD
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) BPR
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft