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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 113 95 93
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Legal 33 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.30% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.64% 4.24% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 2
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£344 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.75 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.77% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% -12.12%
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
1251 825 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.27% 30.73% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 440 288
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 54 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +98.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.54 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +4 21 £344 +175.00% 17
Cheshire -7 9 £425 +6.25% 2
Merseyside -12 2 - - 8
Lancashire - - - - 2
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 28 (36.36%) Finance
2 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.27%) Windows
4 15 (19.48%) MS Office
5 12 (15.58%) Project Management
5 12 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.29%) SQL
7 9 (11.69%) Law
7 9 (11.69%) Citrix
8 8 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (10.39%) VMware
8 8 (10.39%) Local Government
8 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
9 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
10 6 (7.79%) CCA
10 6 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (7.79%) CCEA
10 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (7.79%) XenServer
10 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
10 6 (7.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (7.79%) CCIA
10 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (6.49%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
1 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project
5 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Intranet
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Extranet
2 1 (1.30%) ATM
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) VoIP
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.60%) QlikView
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.30%) DTS
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) PVCS
1 3 (3.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.90%) WebSpeed
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.30%) ERwin
2 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 28 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Law
3 8 (10.39%) Local Government
4 5 (6.49%) Publishing
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Billing
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Front Office
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 12 (15.58%) Project Manager
3 10 (12.99%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.90%) Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Digital Content Designer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Digital Content Designer
8 2 (2.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) J2EE
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) MDX
3 1 (1.30%) HTML5
3 1 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Social Media
1 4 (5.19%) User Experience
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) Project Management
1 12 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
3 5 (6.49%) ITIL
3 5 (6.49%) Scrum
4 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.19%) Information Management
4 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.19%) Information Architecture
4 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.90%) Data Governance
5 3 (3.90%) Web Application Development
5 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
5 3 (3.90%) Supplier Management
5 3 (3.90%) SEO
5 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
5 3 (3.90%) ETL
6 2 (2.60%) Benchmarking
6 2 (2.60%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
2 3 (3.90%) C#
2 3 (3.90%) Delphi
2 3 (3.90%) VB
2 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
2 3 (3.90%) VB6
3 2 (2.60%) C
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.30%) VBA
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.30%) C++
4 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) CCA
1 6 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (7.79%) CCEA
1 6 (7.79%) CCIA
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) MCP
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.79%) XenServer
2 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
2 6 (7.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.60%) XenApp
3 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Sculptor
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Progress
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) Capita
6 1 (1.30%) Trapeze
6 1 (1.30%) AppSense
6 1 (1.30%) Civica
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco
6 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) Lotus
6 1 (1.30%) Sage
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