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 5 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 93 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Legal 59 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 0.84% 1.26%
As % of the General category 4.17% 2.71% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 11
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £353
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £8.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+288.23% -41.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £31.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-55.64% +93.75%
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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
1416 959 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.65% 30.87% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 543 462
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +39.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.14 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.04 £38.20 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

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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

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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

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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 5 August 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
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 5 August 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 +11 38 £300 -7.69% 35
Cheshire +6 18 £375 -21.05% 6
Merseyside -15 1 £275 - 7
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England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 41 (43.16%) Finance
2 20 (21.05%) Windows
3 19 (20.00%) Project Management
3 19 (20.00%) Law
4 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.79%) MS Office
6 14 (14.74%) Windows 7
7 13 (13.68%) ITIL
8 12 (12.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (11.58%) Incident Management
10 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
10 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.47%) MCDST
11 9 (9.47%) MCITP
11 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.47%) Retail
11 9 (9.47%) Document Management
12 8 (8.42%) MOS
12 8 (8.42%) ITIL V3
12 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
12 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
12 8 (8.42%) A+ Certification
12 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.37%) Amdocs
13 7 (7.37%) Service Management
13 7 (7.37%) NFS
13 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (6.32%) CSS
14 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3 (3.16%) WordPress
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Office
2 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) 3G
1 2 (2.11%) 4G
2 1 (1.05%) MPLS
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.05%) DNS
2 1 (1.05%) Intranet
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) QlikView
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.05%) DB2
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
General
1 41 (43.16%) Finance
2 19 (20.00%) Law
3 12 (12.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 9 (9.47%) Retail
6 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 5 (5.26%) Banking
7 4 (4.21%) Local Government
8 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.11%) Marketing
9 1 (1.05%) Publishing
9 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Analyst
2 17 (17.89%) Business Analyst
3 14 (14.74%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.47%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Technical Team Leader
5 8 (8.42%) Contracts Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 8 (8.42%) Team Leader
6 7 (7.37%) Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Project Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Transition Manager
9 3 (3.16%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Change Manager
9 3 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) CSS
1 6 (6.32%) HTML
2 4 (4.21%) HTML5
2 4 (4.21%) CSS3
3 3 (3.16%) jQuery
4 2 (2.11%) .NET
4 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.05%) Flash
5 1 (1.05%) JSON
5 1 (1.05%) MDX
5 1 (1.05%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.21%) User Experience
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Learning Management System
3 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) SCORM
3 3 (3.16%) Life Science
4 2 (2.11%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.05%) AIX
4 1 (1.05%) Solaris
4 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Project Management
2 13 (13.68%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Incident Management
4 9 (9.47%) Document Management
4 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
4 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
5 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.42%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.37%) Service Management
7 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.26%) Migration
9 4 (4.21%) Information Security
9 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.21%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.16%) Target Operating Model
10 3 (3.16%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.16%) PHP
4 2 (2.11%) C
4 2 (2.11%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.47%) MCDST
2 9 (9.47%) MCITP
3 8 (8.42%) MOS
3 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) A+ Certification
4 5 (5.26%) Degree
5 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.11%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) CCA
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) MCSA
7 1 (1.05%) CCIE
7 1 (1.05%) PMP
7 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.11%) COBIT
1 2 (2.11%) GxP
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) NFS
2 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) Amdocs
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco
4 4 (4.21%) VMware
4 4 (4.21%) SAP
4 4 (4.21%) Citrix
5 3 (3.16%) Saba
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle
7 1 (1.05%) Adobe
7 1 (1.05%) SmartStream
7 1 (1.05%) Avaya
7 1 (1.05%) Symantec
7 1 (1.05%) Websense
7 1 (1.05%) Northgate
7 1 (1.05%) Capita
7 1 (1.05%) Rapid7
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