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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 124 167 197
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +30
Contract jobs citing Legal 131 72 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 0.84% 0.57%
As % of the General category 4.13% 2.32% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 24
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£379 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.25 £41.00 £7.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.90% +465.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-19.17% +10.60%
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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
3174 3102 3692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.27% 36.12% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1628 1563
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 116 165
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +32.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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

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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 22 October 2014.

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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Legal Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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
Berkshire +30 51 £383 -17.34% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 22 £356 +37.01% 7
Surrey +12 21 £380 +4.82% 9
Hampshire -12 17 £438 -35.18% 8
Middlesex +5 6 £410 -18.00% 2
East Sussex -10 5 £210 -44.00%
West Sussex 0 2 £613 +53.12%
Kent -1 2 £374 +6.78% 1
Oxfordshire -11 2 £438 +2.94% 4
Isle of Wight - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 91 (37.30%) Finance
2 55 (22.54%) Telecoms
3 33 (13.52%) Law
4 29 (11.89%) Project Management
5 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.25%) HTML
7 24 (9.84%) Retail
8 22 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (8.61%) Migration
10 20 (8.20%) Marketing
11 19 (7.79%) MS Office
12 18 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (7.38%) Degree
13 16 (6.56%) ITIL
14 15 (6.15%) SAP
14 15 (6.15%) Photoshop
14 15 (6.15%) Windows
14 15 (6.15%) Management Information System
14 15 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (5.74%) SQL
16 13 (5.33%) MS Excel
17 12 (4.92%) CSS
17 12 (4.92%) Service Delivery
17 12 (4.92%) Data Management
17 12 (4.92%) Security Cleared
17 12 (4.92%) Web Accessibility
17 12 (4.92%) HTML5
18 11 (4.51%) E-Learning
18 11 (4.51%) XML
18 11 (4.51%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 10 (4.10%) Moodle
2 5 (2.05%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.05%) CMS
3 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.82%) JBoss
6 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.41%) Drupal
6 1 (0.41%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Office
2 15 (6.15%) Photoshop
3 13 (5.33%) MS Excel
4 9 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.64%) MS Project
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.82%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-AA
3 1 (0.41%) assyst
3 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.46%) Internet
2 5 (2.05%) 4G
2 5 (2.05%) LAN
2 5 (2.05%) 3G
3 4 (1.64%) SAN
3 4 (1.64%) WAN
3 4 (1.64%) LTE
4 3 (1.23%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.23%) UMTS
4 3 (1.23%) Broadband
4 3 (1.23%) GSM
5 2 (0.82%) SSL
5 2 (0.82%) HTTP
5 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.82%) S/MIME
5 2 (0.82%) ISDN
5 2 (0.82%) VoIP
5 2 (0.82%) PBX
5 2 (0.82%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.05%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.41%) MySQL
4 1 (0.41%) DB2
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.82%) Grunt
1 2 (0.82%) QUnit
1 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
1 2 (0.82%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Selenium
2 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 91 (37.30%) Finance
2 55 (22.54%) Telecoms
3 33 (13.52%) Law
4 24 (9.84%) Retail
5 20 (8.20%) Marketing
6 10 (4.10%) Publishing
7 5 (2.05%) Banking
7 5 (2.05%) Billing
8 4 (1.64%) French Language
9 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (14.75%) Analyst
2 25 (10.25%) Developer
3 22 (9.02%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.15%) Architect
6 14 (5.74%) Contracts Manager
7 12 (4.92%) Designer
8 10 (4.10%) Administrator
9 9 (3.69%) Data Manager
9 9 (3.69%) E-Learning Developer
9 9 (3.69%) Consultant
10 8 (3.28%) Commercial Manager
11 7 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.87%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.46%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (2.46%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.46%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.46%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.46%) Solutions Designer
12 6 (2.46%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.25%) HTML
2 12 (4.92%) CSS
2 12 (4.92%) HTML5
3 11 (4.51%) XML
4 10 (4.10%) Flash
5 7 (2.87%) XHTML
6 6 (2.46%) XSLT
6 6 (2.46%) Ajax
7 5 (2.05%) .NET
7 5 (2.05%) Web Services
8 4 (1.64%) jQuery
9 2 (0.82%) Middleware
9 2 (0.82%) J2EE
9 2 (0.82%) JSP
9 2 (0.82%) SOAP
9 2 (0.82%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.82%) REST
9 2 (0.82%) CSS3
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.82%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.51%) E-Learning
4 9 (3.69%) SCORM
5 7 (2.87%) User Experience
5 7 (2.87%) W3C
6 6 (2.46%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.23%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.23%) DataPower
8 3 (1.23%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.23%) Clustering
8 3 (1.23%) IVR
8 3 (1.23%) DTV
9 2 (0.82%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.82%) Open Source
9 2 (0.82%) FMCG
9 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.82%) PKI
9 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.15%) Windows
2 7 (2.87%) Windows 7
2 7 (2.87%) Linux
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.23%) UNIX
3 3 (1.23%) Solaris
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.82%) SUSE
5 1 (0.41%) CentOS
5 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.89%) Project Management
2 21 (8.61%) Migration
3 18 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (6.56%) ITIL
5 15 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.92%) Data Management
6 12 (4.92%) Web Accessibility
7 10 (4.10%) CRM
7 10 (4.10%) Change Management
7 10 (4.10%) Workflow
7 10 (4.10%) Line Management
7 10 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (4.10%) Data Protection
8 9 (3.69%) Content Management
8 9 (3.69%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.28%) Information Security
9 8 (3.28%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.28%) Business Analysis
9 8 (3.28%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.74%) SQL
2 11 (4.51%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.28%) Python
4 6 (2.46%) XQuery
5 5 (2.05%) Java
6 3 (1.23%) Perl
6 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.82%) PHP
7 2 (0.82%) C
7 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (7.38%) Degree
2 12 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.05%) CISM
4 5 (2.05%) ISEB
4 5 (2.05%) CISSP
5 4 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.23%) CIPD
6 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.82%) PMP
7 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.82%) CCNA
7 2 (0.82%) HND
7 2 (0.82%) CISA
7 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.41%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) QA
2 6 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.05%) SLA
4 4 (1.64%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.82%) GMP
6 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.41%) COBIT
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) NFS
2 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.41%) Xen
4 1 (0.41%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.41%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (0.41%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.41%) Netcool
3 1 (0.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.15%) SAP
3 9 (3.69%) Oracle
3 9 (3.69%) IBM
4 6 (2.46%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.05%) Cisco
6 4 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.64%) EMC
6 4 (1.64%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.64%) Amdocs
7 3 (1.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (1.23%) HP
7 3 (1.23%) Symantec
8 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.82%) VMware
8 2 (0.82%) Huawei
9 1 (0.41%) Brocade
9 1 (0.41%) Altiris
9 1 (0.41%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow
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