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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Law
Rank 119 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Law 29 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.20% 0.51%
As % of the General category 2.26% 0.61% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £530 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% +76.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £530 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
1281 986 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.90% 32.61% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 558 400
Average daily rate £413 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +10.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 51
Average hourly rate £24.38 £35.00 £20.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +70.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Law across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Law Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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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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 -1 14 £300 -43.39% 9
Cheshire -12 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £475 - 2
Law
England

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 (36.54%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Legal
3 14 (26.92%) Windows
4 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (17.31%) ITIL
5 9 (17.31%) MS Office
5 9 (17.31%) Document Management
5 9 (17.31%) MCDST
5 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
6 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.38%) MCITP
6 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 8 (15.38%) MOS
6 8 (15.38%) A+ Certification
6 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 8 (15.38%) ITIL V3
7 7 (13.46%) Firewall
7 7 (13.46%) Citrix
8 6 (11.54%) Project Management
9 5 (9.62%) Websense
9 5 (9.62%) Migration
9 5 (9.62%) VMware
10 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
10 4 (7.69%) Information Security
10 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.69%) DNS
10 4 (7.69%) Cisco
10 4 (7.69%) SQL

Law
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (3.85%) CICS
1 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
1 2 (3.85%) Lync
2 1 (1.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Office
2 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) SNMP
4 2 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.92%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) DataStage
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Legal
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Project Manager
1 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 8 (15.38%) Team Leader
2 8 (15.38%) Technical Team Leader
3 7 (13.46%) Consultant
3 7 (13.46%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Procurement Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Design Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Design Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Mustache
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Clustering
1 2 (3.85%) VSAM
1 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
1 2 (3.85%) BYOD
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
4 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) AIX
4 2 (3.85%) Solaris
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
1 9 (17.31%) Document Management
2 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Matrix Management
7 2 (3.85%) Network Design
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.85%) CRM
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
7 2 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.92%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.92%) DevOps
8 1 (1.92%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) COBOL
3 1 (1.92%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (17.31%) MCDST
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) MCITP
2 8 (15.38%) MOS
2 8 (15.38%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.92%) CISSP
4 1 (1.92%) CISM
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) XenServer
3 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) WSUS
1 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) Websense
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) IBM
5 2 (3.85%) CA
5 2 (3.85%) Lotus
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Amdocs
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