The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 104 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Legal 17 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.37% 1.99% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 13
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£500 £396 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.26% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £255 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,050 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% +7.57%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1240 903 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.29% 39.67% 39.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 433 420
Average daily rate £400 £396 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Legal
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
Edinburgh +4 14 £525 +32.57% 4
Glasgow -13 2 £320 -22.42% 3
Stirling - - - -
Legal
UK

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 4 (12.50%) Retail
5 4 (12.50%) Investment Management
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Information Assurance
6 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (9.38%) Law
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (9.38%) Information Security
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (9.38%) Front Office
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
7 2 (6.25%) SEO
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Broadband
7 2 (6.25%) ISEB
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (6.25%) Intranet
7 2 (6.25%) BPR
7 2 (6.25%) RSS
7 2 (6.25%) Publishing

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Broadband
1 2 (6.25%) Intranet
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Retail
4 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Law
4 3 (9.38%) Front Office
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.25%) Marketing
5 2 (6.25%) Publishing
6 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Communications Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Information Assurance Manager
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Change Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Senior PMO Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) RSS
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.25%) Derivative
2 2 (6.25%) Blog
2 2 (6.25%) Social Media
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 4 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Information Assurance
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security
5 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.25%) SEO
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) BPR
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
1 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) FATCA
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Facebook
1 2 (6.25%) Twitter
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft