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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 111 94 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing Legal 32 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.33% 0.82%
As % of the General category 3.29% 3.77% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £390 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £290 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £480 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -3.03%
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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
974 1007 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.18% 35.14% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 505 630
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 £250 £269 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.68 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -9 20 £325 -13.33% 9
Cheshire -8 8 £450 +3.44% 3
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
Lancashire -10 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (12.50%) Banking
4 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
5 6 (9.38%) Data Protection
5 6 (9.38%) Project Management
5 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
6 5 (7.81%) MS Office
6 5 (7.81%) Windows
6 5 (7.81%) Information Management
7 4 (6.25%) Visualfiles
7 4 (6.25%) Degree
7 4 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (6.25%) Law
8 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
8 3 (4.69%) Information Security
8 3 (4.69%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (4.69%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (4.69%) Intranet
8 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
8 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
9 2 (3.13%) iPhone
9 2 (3.13%) iPad
9 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.13%) iOS Development
9 2 (3.13%) QA
9 2 (3.13%) iOS SDK

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Intranet
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.56%) LAN
2 1 (1.56%) WAN
2 1 (1.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Law
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Change Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Systems Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) IT Trainer
7 3 (4.69%) Trainer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.69%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Designer
8 2 (3.13%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Cocoa
1 2 (3.13%) iOS SDK
2 1 (1.56%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.56%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) CSS
2 1 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (4.69%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (4.69%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) iPhone
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
3 6 (9.38%) Data Protection
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
4 5 (7.81%) Information Management
5 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.69%) Information Security
6 2 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.13%) Data Management
6 2 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.13%) SEO
6 2 (3.13%) Change Management
6 2 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.13%) iOS Development
7 1 (1.56%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.56%) Data Security
7 1 (1.56%) Security Management
7 1 (1.56%) CRM
7 1 (1.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
1 2 (3.13%) VBA
1 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
2 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.56%) C#
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) ISEB
2 2 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) PMP
3 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (1.56%) Ariba
3 1 (1.56%) SIMUL8
3 1 (1.56%) Brocade
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco
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