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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 71 71 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing Legal 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.78% 1.09% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£800 £413 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.93% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £396 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,050 £471 £727
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
766 548 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.72% 44.30% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 249 127
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £18.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

Legal
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

Legal
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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Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 March 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Information Assurance
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.53%) Network Security
7 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) CESG
7 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) Project Governance

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Information Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Information Assurance
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) RAD
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) BPR
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
1 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft