The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 124 142 154
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Contract jobs citing Legal 919 748 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.73% 1.56% 1.36%
As % of the General category 4.48% 3.69% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 476 356
Average daily rate
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£379 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 46
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.53 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% +2.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £15.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £33.60 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-12.32% +10.60%
Legal
UK

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

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20526 20252 22825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.62% 42.11% 44.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12989 13082 13832
Average daily rate £448 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 529 698
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in England

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in England

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in England

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in England

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Legal Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Legal
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
London +22 564 £375 -6.25% 134
South East +36 136 £377 -5.81% 35
South West -6 42 £320 -22.42% 23
East of England -20 41 £419 +15.51% 18
North West -6 37 £375 -5.06% 22
Yorkshire +9 35 £450 +12.50% 16
West Midlands -14 26 £388 -3.12% 11
East Midlands +22 23 £400 +6.66% 19
North East -28 7 £275 -30.37% 2
Legal
UK

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 561 (34.19%) Finance
2 297 (18.10%) Law
3 248 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (14.99%) Windows
5 239 (14.56%) Microsoft
5 239 (14.56%) Project Management
6 233 (14.20%) MS Office
7 191 (11.64%) Banking
8 187 (11.40%) MS Excel
9 162 (9.87%) SQL
10 148 (9.02%) Windows 7
11 131 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
11 131 (7.98%) Active Directory
12 127 (7.74%) Degree
13 119 (7.25%) ITIL
14 116 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 112 (6.83%) HTML
16 111 (6.76%) Business Analysis
17 104 (6.34%) Telecoms
18 99 (6.03%) Risk Management
18 99 (6.03%) PRINCE2
19 96 (5.85%) Marketing
20 94 (5.73%) Scrum
21 87 (5.30%) Management Information System
22 84 (5.12%) CSS
23 82 (5.00%) Publishing
24 81 (4.94%) Retail
25 79 (4.81%) Investment Banking
26 78 (4.75%) Document Management
27 77 (4.69%) .NET

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 67 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.99%) WorkSite
3 40 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 33 (2.01%) CMS
4 33 (2.01%) IIS
5 26 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 13 (0.79%) Lync
11 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (0.67%) Moodle
13 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.43%) Drupal
14 7 (0.43%) SAS
15 6 (0.37%) TeamSite
16 5 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 233 (14.20%) MS Office
2 187 (11.40%) MS Excel
3 70 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (2.93%) MS Project
5 46 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 33 (2.01%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
8 8 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.18%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.12%) FastStats
11 2 (0.12%) InDesign
12 1 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.061%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.061%) CATIA
12 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.061%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.061%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 14 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.67%) SAP QM
3 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.49%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.49%) SAP PM
5 6 (0.37%) Loan IQ
6 5 (0.30%) assyst
6 5 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.18%) HFM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.55%) SaaS
2 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.24%) Office 365
4 3 (0.18%) IaaS
5 2 (0.12%) Taleo
5 2 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.061%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.01%) Intranet
2 29 (1.77%) Internet
2 29 (1.77%) SAN
3 28 (1.71%) VPN
3 28 (1.71%) Firewall
4 23 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.22%) DNS
6 19 (1.16%) WAN
7 18 (1.10%) LAN
8 17 (1.04%) Network Security
9 16 (0.98%) DHCP
10 11 (0.67%) VoIP
11 10 (0.61%) VLAN
12 9 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.43%) LTE
14 7 (0.43%) NAS
14 7 (0.43%) FTP
15 6 (0.37%) NetScaler
16 5 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 15 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.79%) QlikView
10 10 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (0.55%) MySQL
12 8 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.49%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.55%) Ant
3 9 (0.55%) Cucumber
4 8 (0.49%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.49%) Selenium
5 7 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.43%) WebDriver
5 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.37%) Maven
7 5 (0.30%) FitNesse
7 5 (0.30%) JIRA
7 5 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.24%) Subversion
9 3 (0.18%) JUnit
10 2 (0.12%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.12%) Toad
10 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.12%) ERwin
10 2 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 561 (34.19%) Finance
2 297 (18.10%) Law
3 191 (11.64%) Banking
4 104 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 96 (5.85%) Marketing
6 82 (5.00%) Publishing
7 81 (4.94%) Retail
8 79 (4.81%) Investment Banking
9 38 (2.32%) Front Office
10 18 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.98%) French Language
11 16 (0.98%) Billing
12 15 (0.91%) Back Office
13 14 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.79%) Local Government
15 10 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.61%) Advertising
16 9 (0.55%) Games
17 7 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 486 (29.62%) Analyst
2 204 (12.43%) Business Analyst
3 176 (10.73%) Developer
4 170 (10.36%) Project Manager
5 77 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 74 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 66 (4.02%) Designer
8 64 (3.90%) Consultant
9 61 (3.72%) Support Analyst
10 48 (2.93%) Architect
11 42 (2.56%) Trainer
12 35 (2.13%) Senior Manager
12 35 (2.13%) IT Trainer
13 34 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (1.83%) Contracts Manager
15 28 (1.71%) Help Desk Analyst
15 28 (1.71%) Programme Manager
16 27 (1.65%) Administrator
17 26 (1.58%) Information Analyst
18 25 (1.52%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (6.83%) HTML
2 84 (5.12%) CSS
3 77 (4.69%) .NET
4 57 (3.47%) HTML5
5 44 (2.68%) XML
6 34 (2.07%) jQuery
7 32 (1.95%) CSS3
8 27 (1.65%) Django
8 27 (1.65%) ASP.NET
9 25 (1.52%) Web Services
10 22 (1.34%) Ajax
11 16 (0.98%) XSLT
11 16 (0.98%) XHTML
12 14 (0.85%) Middleware
13 13 (0.79%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.67%) REST
14 11 (0.67%) BAPI
14 11 (0.67%) Flash
14 11 (0.67%) J2EE
15 9 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 72 (4.39%) User Experience
4 52 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 36 (2.19%) E-Learning
6 34 (2.07%) Social Media
7 25 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 22 (1.34%) Derivative
9 20 (1.22%) NHS
10 18 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
12 15 (0.91%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.85%) Equities
13 14 (0.85%) PMI
14 13 (0.79%) Clustering
15 12 (0.73%) CMDB
15 12 (0.73%) Copywriting
16 11 (0.67%) Reference Data
16 11 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 246 (14.99%) Windows
2 148 (9.02%) Windows 7
3 61 (3.72%) Windows XP
4 51 (3.11%) Linux
5 39 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (1.95%) UNIX
7 19 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.91%) Solaris
8 15 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.55%) Android
11 7 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.18%) CentOS
13 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) SUSE
15 1 (0.061%) Debian
15 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.061%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (14.56%) Project Management
3 119 (7.25%) ITIL
4 116 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (6.76%) Business Analysis
6 99 (6.03%) Risk Management
6 99 (6.03%) PRINCE2
7 94 (5.73%) Scrum
8 78 (4.75%) Document Management
9 76 (4.63%) Migration
10 74 (4.51%) Change Management
11 71 (4.33%) Information Security
11 71 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 69 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (3.72%) Service Delivery
13 61 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 57 (3.47%) CRM
14 57 (3.47%) Data Modelling
15 56 (3.41%) SEO
16 55 (3.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 162 (9.87%) SQL
2 56 (3.41%) JavaScript
3 48 (2.93%) C#
4 41 (2.50%) Python
5 40 (2.44%) Java
6 28 (1.71%) C
7 23 (1.40%) T-SQL
8 21 (1.28%) PHP
9 15 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 14 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.73%) VBA
12 11 (0.67%) VBScript
12 11 (0.67%) VB
13 10 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.61%) XQuery
14 8 (0.49%) C++
15 5 (0.30%) Perl
15 5 (0.30%) ABAP
16 4 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 127 (7.74%) Degree
2 73 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.86%) CISSP
5 31 (1.89%) CISM
6 28 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 28 (1.71%) MOS
7 27 (1.65%) ISEB
8 25 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 24 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.22%) PMP
11 15 (0.91%) CISA
12 14 (0.85%) GIAC
13 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.49%) CIPD
15 8 (0.49%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.49%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.35%) QA
2 40 (2.44%) SLA
3 16 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
4 15 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.61%) EMIR
6 9 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.37%) FATCA
7 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.24%) GMP
9 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.18%) Basel II
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.12%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.061%) GAAP
11 1 (0.061%) P3O
System Software
1 131 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 12 (0.73%) vSphere
5 9 (0.55%) Terminal Server
6 8 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.49%) XenApp
7 7 (0.43%) NFS
8 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.24%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.12%) Xen
10 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.061%) UAG
11 1 (0.061%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (2.07%) SCCM
2 20 (1.22%) SCOM
3 11 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.43%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.43%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.30%) Puppet
7 4 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.12%) Control-M
9 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.061%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.061%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 239 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.51%) Citrix
3 64 (3.90%) Oracle
4 54 (3.29%) SAP
5 50 (3.05%) VMware
6 43 (2.62%) HP
7 28 (1.71%) Adobe
8 27 (1.65%) Cisco
9 26 (1.58%) IBM
10 24 (1.46%) Business Objects
11 22 (1.34%) Interwoven
12 19 (1.16%) Symantec
13 15 (0.91%) McAfee
13 15 (0.91%) NetApp
14 14 (0.85%) Lotus
14 14 (0.85%) CheckPoint
15 12 (0.73%) EMC
16 11 (0.67%) AppSense
17 10 (0.61%) Open Text
17 10 (0.61%) Qualys
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