The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 138 140 156
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing Legal 127 116 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 1.26% 0.93%
As % of the General category 3.76% 3.55% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 58 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £199 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-51.61% +93.75%
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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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3378 3269 3133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.43% 35.54% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1741 1552
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 106 133
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.25 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Legal
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Berkshire +5 36 £338 -25.00% 4
Surrey +10 33 £270 -19.40% 4
Hampshire +8 28 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £425 +6.25% 4
Middlesex +2 5 £288 -17.85% 1
Kent -2 5 £425 +30.76% 5
West Sussex - 3 £350 - 2
East Sussex -13 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 92 (36.95%) Finance
2 66 (26.51%) Telecoms
3 39 (15.66%) Project Management
4 29 (11.65%) Degree
5 28 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (10.44%) MS Excel
6 26 (10.44%) Information Security
7 24 (9.64%) Law
8 23 (9.24%) Microsoft
9 22 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (8.03%) Management Information System
11 19 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (7.63%) MS Office
12 18 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.23%) Marketing
13 16 (6.43%) Time Management
13 16 (6.43%) Windows
13 16 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (6.43%) Retail
14 15 (6.02%) Supplier Management
14 15 (6.02%) QA
15 14 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (5.62%) Risk Management
15 14 (5.62%) Service Management
15 14 (5.62%) CISSP
16 13 (5.22%) SQL Server
16 13 (5.22%) Data Management
16 13 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (4.82%) Service Delivery
17 12 (4.82%) Firewall

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) Drupal
2 4 (1.61%) Lync
3 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Documentum
4 1 (0.40%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Captiva
4 1 (0.40%) Moodle
Applications
1 26 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.63%) MS Office
3 13 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.41%) Photoshop
4 6 (2.41%) MS Project
5 3 (1.20%) InDesign
6 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) SaaS
2 2 (0.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.82%) Firewall
2 10 (4.02%) Internet
3 8 (3.21%) DNS
4 6 (2.41%) DHCP
5 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.20%) VPN
5 3 (1.20%) Broadband
5 3 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.80%) Wireless
6 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.80%) Network Security
6 2 (0.80%) SSL
6 2 (0.80%) TACACS
7 1 (0.40%) DAB
7 1 (0.40%) IPv4
7 1 (0.40%) OSPF
7 1 (0.40%) BGP
7 1 (0.40%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.40%) LAN
7 1 (0.40%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.21%) MarkLogic
3 6 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.80%) DB2
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) SSDT
6 1 (0.40%) MS Access
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (3.21%) JUnit
2 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.80%) CANoe
5 2 (0.80%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 92 (36.95%) Finance
2 66 (26.51%) Telecoms
3 24 (9.64%) Law
4 18 (7.23%) Marketing
5 16 (6.43%) Retail
6 9 (3.61%) Publishing
7 8 (3.21%) Advertising
8 6 (2.41%) Billing
9 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.01%) Automotive
10 3 (1.20%) French Language
10 3 (1.20%) German Language
10 3 (1.20%) Banking
11 2 (0.80%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.80%) Electronics
12 1 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (16.06%) Analyst
2 25 (10.04%) Developer
3 18 (7.23%) Architect
3 18 (7.23%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.02%) Procurement Manager
5 14 (5.62%) Consultant
6 12 (4.82%) IT Procurement Manager
7 10 (4.02%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.02%) Security Consultant
8 9 (3.61%) Administrator
9 8 (3.21%) Web Developer
9 8 (3.21%) Contracts Manager
10 7 (2.81%) Test Analyst
10 7 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.81%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.81%) Designer
11 6 (2.41%) Senior IT Support
11 6 (2.41%) IT Support
11 6 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.41%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.02%) CSS
1 10 (4.02%) XML
2 9 (3.61%) XSLT
2 9 (3.61%) HTML
3 8 (3.21%) Middleware
4 7 (2.81%) .NET
5 4 (1.61%) HTML5
5 4 (1.61%) CSS3
5 4 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.20%) Web Services
7 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.80%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.80%) REST
8 1 (0.40%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.40%) WCF
8 1 (0.40%) jQuery
8 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.40%) EJB
8 1 (0.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.01%) Social Network
3 5 (2.01%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.61%) Statistics
4 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.20%) NHS
5 3 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.20%) User Experience
5 3 (1.20%) Social Media
5 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.80%) Kindle
6 2 (0.80%) Photography
6 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.80%) RMADS
6 2 (0.80%) GIS
6 2 (0.80%) Replication
6 2 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.43%) Windows
2 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (2.41%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.01%) UNIX
4 4 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.66%) Project Management
2 26 (10.44%) Information Security
3 22 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (6.43%) Time Management
6 16 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.02%) Supplier Management
8 14 (5.62%) Service Management
8 14 (5.62%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.22%) Data Management
10 12 (4.82%) Migration
10 12 (4.82%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.42%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (4.02%) Data Protection
12 10 (4.02%) Business Analysis
12 10 (4.02%) Data Analysis
13 9 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (3.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.82%) Java
1 12 (4.82%) SQL
2 10 (4.02%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.02%) Python
3 9 (3.61%) C
4 8 (3.21%) XQuery
5 7 (2.81%) C#
5 7 (2.81%) C++
5 7 (2.81%) Perl
6 4 (1.61%) PHP
7 3 (1.20%) Korn
7 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.80%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (11.65%) Degree
2 14 (5.62%) CISSP
3 6 (2.41%) ISEB
3 6 (2.41%) CISM
3 6 (2.41%) GIAC
3 6 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.61%) CISA
5 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.20%) PMP
6 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.80%) ACCA
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.80%) CCNA
7 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.80%) CIMA
8 1 (0.40%) CCSA
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) QA
2 14 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.41%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.01%) Solvency II
4 5 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.40%) GxP
7 1 (0.40%) GAMP
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.41%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.20%) Nessus
4 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Netcool
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 23 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.82%) SAP
3 7 (2.81%) Cisco
3 7 (2.81%) Oracle
4 6 (2.41%) LANDesk
4 6 (2.41%) Twitter
5 5 (2.01%) Facebook
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe
6 4 (1.61%) IBM
6 4 (1.61%) Amdocs
7 2 (0.80%) Ericsson
7 2 (0.80%) Lotus
7 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) Remedy
8 1 (0.40%) PTC
8 1 (0.40%) Qualys
8 1 (0.40%) Splunk
8 1 (0.40%) Vignette
8 1 (0.40%) EMC
8 1 (0.40%) Juniper
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