The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal 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 Legal over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 89 98 92
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Legal 39 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.11% 1.22%
As % of the General category 3.61% 3.30% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +267.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
Legal
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
1080 910 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.03% 33.74% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 475 370
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 62
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +75.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.05 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £43.10 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Legal Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Legal
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 Legal within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 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 +16 28 £363 -2.61% 20
Cheshire -1 9 £450 +12.50% 8
Merseyside -10 1 - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 19 (24.36%) Windows
4 14 (17.95%) MS Office
5 12 (15.38%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Citrix
7 8 (10.26%) SQL
7 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.26%) Local Government
7 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (8.97%) Information Management
8 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.97%) VMware
8 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
8 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (7.69%) CCA
9 6 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (7.69%) CCEA
9 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
9 6 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (7.69%) XenServer
9 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
9 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (7.69%) CCIA
9 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (6.41%) User Experience
10 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
10 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.28%) Drupal
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Office
2 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.56%) MS Project
5 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.28%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Intranet
2 1 (1.28%) ATM
2 1 (1.28%) LAN
2 1 (1.28%) VoIP
2 1 (1.28%) WAN
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) QlikView
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.28%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.28%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.28%) MSI
1 1 (1.28%) ERwin
General
1 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Local Government
3 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Law
4 4 (5.13%) Publishing
5 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Billing
6 1 (1.28%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 16 (20.51%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.97%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Service Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Developer
4 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Designer
5 5 (6.41%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Systems Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Designer
7 3 (3.85%) Digital Content Designer
7 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 2 (2.56%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.56%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.28%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.28%) MDX
2 1 (1.28%) HTML5
2 1 (1.28%) CSS3
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) J2EE
2 1 (1.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) User Experience
2 4 (5.13%) Social Media
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.56%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Project Management
2 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.97%) Information Management
3 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.13%) ITIL
5 4 (5.13%) Information Architecture
5 4 (5.13%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.85%) Supplier Management
6 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.85%) Data Governance
6 3 (3.85%) Web Application Development
6 3 (3.85%) Information Security
6 3 (3.85%) SEO
6 3 (3.85%) Change Management
6 3 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (3.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.56%) VBA
4 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.28%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.28%) PHP
4 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.28%) VBScript
4 1 (1.28%) C
4 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) CCA
1 6 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (7.69%) CCEA
1 6 (7.69%) CCIA
2 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) CISA
4 1 (1.28%) CISM
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) CISSP
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMP
4 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (7.69%) XenServer
2 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) Citrix
3 7 (8.97%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Capita
7 1 (1.28%) Civica
7 1 (1.28%) Trapeze
7 1 (1.28%) AppSense
7 1 (1.28%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.28%) Ariba
7 1 (1.28%) Informatica
7 1 (1.28%) Lotus
7 1 (1.28%) Sage
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) Adobe
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: £depending on exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Volt
Rate: £24000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Heywood
Capita - ITIN
Rate: US$.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago