The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal 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
Legal
Rank 49 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing Legal 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.24% 1.58% 1.18%
As % of the General category 3.57% 4.41% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£135 £294 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.04% -21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £21.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.61 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.05% +21.44%
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East of England

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

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
168 272 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.71% 35.79% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 148 61
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 32
Average hourly rate £32.83 £37.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +25.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £45.20 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Chelmsford -3 4 £135 -
Colchester - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Legal
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) MS Office
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) CMS
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (26.32%) B2C
7 5 (26.32%) IBM
7 5 (26.32%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) CSS
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) Solaris
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) XHTML
8 4 (21.05%) JSP
8 4 (21.05%) J2EE
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) Adobe
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Vista
8 4 (21.05%) Content Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (31.58%) CMS
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) SAS
4 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) AccuRev
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Hudson
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) French Language
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) AWS Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Software Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) HTML5
2 4 (21.05%) JSP
2 4 (21.05%) J2EE
2 4 (21.05%) XHTML
2 4 (21.05%) Ajax
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 2 (10.53%) Flash
5 1 (5.26%) ISPF
5 1 (5.26%) Java SE
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) CMDB
3 2 (10.53%) iSeries
3 2 (10.53%) AS400
3 2 (10.53%) Web 2.0
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) B2C
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Content Management
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Software Licensing
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) FatWire
4 4 (21.05%) Adobe
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) SAP
6 2 (10.53%) BMC
6 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) McAfee