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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 95 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Legal 59 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.17% 1.25%
As % of the General category 4.86% 3.24% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 21
Average daily rate £450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £34.49 £28.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.97% -36.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £19.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+143.58% +27.86%
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
1215 1172 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.40% 36.00% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 670 468
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 51
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.48 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £43.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 33 £345 -10.96% 14
Cheshire -1 15 £690 +62.35% 2
Merseyside +5 4 £450 - 4
Lancashire - 2 £556 - 1
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 35 (26.92%) Finance
2 25 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 25 (19.23%) Security Operations
3 24 (18.46%) Risk Management
4 22 (16.92%) Security Management
4 22 (16.92%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (16.15%) Protective Monitoring
6 18 (13.85%) SABSA
6 18 (13.85%) Windows
6 18 (13.85%) TOGAF
6 18 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.54%) MS Office
7 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 15 (11.54%) Security Architecture
8 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (10.77%) CLAS
8 14 (10.77%) CISSP
9 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
10 12 (9.23%) Project Management
10 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
11 11 (8.46%) Java
11 11 (8.46%) Identity Management
11 11 (8.46%) Banking
11 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
12 10 (7.69%) iManage
12 10 (7.69%) Degree
12 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 8 (6.15%) Service Management
13 8 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (6.15%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.62%) NetWeaver
3 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.77%) Drupal
5 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (11.54%) MS Office
2 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.08%) MS Project
4 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) SAP SRM
2 3 (2.31%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.54%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.54%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.77%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) Internet
2 4 (3.08%) Network Security
3 3 (2.31%) VoIP
4 2 (1.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.77%) 3G
5 1 (0.77%) 4G
5 1 (0.77%) Intranet
5 1 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) DB2
1 6 (4.62%) SAP BW
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.31%) OLAP
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.77%) Power BI
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) GDB
1 3 (2.31%) Gradle
1 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.31%) Maven
2 2 (1.54%) Appium
2 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.54%) JIRA
2 2 (1.54%) Selenium
3 1 (0.77%) NUnit
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.77%) tSQLt
General
1 35 (26.92%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Banking
3 7 (5.38%) Law
4 3 (2.31%) Advertising
4 3 (2.31%) Games
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Analyst
2 22 (16.92%) Architect
3 18 (13.85%) Security Architect
4 14 (10.77%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (6.15%) Developer
5 8 (6.15%) IT Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.62%) IT Manager
6 6 (4.62%) Legal Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) SAP Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) Security Manager
6 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) IT Trainer
7 5 (3.85%) Legal IT Trainer
7 5 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.85%) Trainer
8 4 (3.08%) Consultant
8 4 (3.08%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.08%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) SAP Basis
2 4 (3.08%) .NET
3 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.54%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.54%) jQuery
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.77%) CSS
5 1 (0.77%) CSS3
5 1 (0.77%) HTML
5 1 (0.77%) HTML5
5 1 (0.77%) LINQ
5 1 (0.77%) MDX
5 1 (0.77%) REST
5 1 (0.77%) SOAP
5 1 (0.77%) WCF
5 1 (0.77%) Web Services
5 1 (0.77%) XHTML
5 1 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.85%) User Experience
3 4 (3.08%) CESG
4 3 (2.31%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.31%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Life Science
5 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.54%) Statistics
6 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) PMI
6 1 (0.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.77%) Social Media
6 1 (0.77%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.85%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.31%) Linux
3 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) AIX
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) Solaris
5 1 (0.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) Security Operations
1 25 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (18.46%) Risk Management
3 22 (16.92%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (16.92%) Security Management
4 21 (16.15%) Protective Monitoring
5 18 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 18 (13.85%) SABSA
5 18 (13.85%) TOGAF
6 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (11.54%) Security Architecture
7 12 (9.23%) Project Management
8 11 (8.46%) Identity Management
9 8 (6.15%) Coaching
9 8 (6.15%) Service Management
9 8 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.38%) Target Operating Model
11 6 (4.62%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.46%) Java
2 7 (5.38%) SQL
3 5 (3.85%) C
3 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.31%) C#
4 3 (2.31%) C++
4 3 (2.31%) Python
5 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.77%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (0.77%) PHP
6 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) CISSP
1 14 (10.77%) CLAS
2 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.69%) Degree
4 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) PMP
6 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.54%) APMP
7 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) HND
7 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.77%) CCA
8 1 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.77%) FATCA
3 1 (0.77%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.31%) Puppet
1 3 (2.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) iManage
3 6 (4.62%) SAP
4 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.31%) Citrix
5 3 (2.31%) Siebel
6 2 (1.54%) Interwoven
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.77%) Google
7 1 (0.77%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.77%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.77%) SmartStream
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
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