The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Law over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Law
Rank 123 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Law 27 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the General category 1.94% 0.90% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
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£275 £530 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.11% +76.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £530 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £530 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.38% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.68 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+31.36% +6.45%
Law
England

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

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1394 995 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.86% 31.72% 34.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 557 385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 53
Average hourly rate £21.11 £31.56 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.10% +43.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.10 £45.00 £52.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

Law
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Law Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Law
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Law Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Law
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Law Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Law
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Law within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Manchester +6 16 £275 -48.11% 15
Cheshire -6 3 - - 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
Law
England

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) Legal
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (17.02%) ITIL
5 8 (17.02%) MS Office
5 8 (17.02%) Document Management
5 8 (17.02%) MCDST
5 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
6 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.89%) MCITP
6 7 (14.89%) Incident Management
6 7 (14.89%) MOS
6 7 (14.89%) Migration
6 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.89%) A+ Certification
7 6 (12.77%) Citrix
7 6 (12.77%) Project Management
8 5 (10.64%) SQL
8 5 (10.64%) Firewall
9 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.51%) VMware
9 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.51%) Cisco
10 3 (6.38%) Websense
10 3 (6.38%) LAN
10 3 (6.38%) WAN

Law
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (4.26%) CICS
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) SNMP
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) MPLS
4 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) DataStage
1 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) Legal
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Team Leader
3 7 (14.89%) Technical Team Leader
3 7 (14.89%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Procurement Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) JCE
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) RESTful
2 1 (2.13%) Mustache
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.26%) Clustering
1 2 (4.26%) VSAM
1 2 (4.26%) BYOD
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) PKI
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) AIX
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
1 8 (17.02%) Document Management
2 7 (14.89%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
2 7 (14.89%) Incident Management
3 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Network Design
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.26%) CRM
6 2 (4.26%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.13%) BDD
7 1 (2.13%) Network Management
7 1 (2.13%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) COBOL
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (17.02%) MCDST
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) MCITP
2 7 (14.89%) A+ Certification
2 7 (14.89%) MOS
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
2 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) NFS
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Citrix
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Websense
5 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) CA
6 1 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.13%) Amdocs
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