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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 181 139 163
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +24
Contract jobs citing Legal 94 116 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 1.26% 0.89%
As % of the General category 2.64% 3.73% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 65 32
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£381 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £210 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £590 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.21% +43.75%
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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3565 3108 3246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 36.00% 33.75% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 1724 1661
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 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 85 104
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Berkshire -6 32 £323 -24.34% 10
Hampshire +3 19 £475 +26.66% 8
Surrey -4 15 £675 +92.85% 5
Buckinghamshire -20 11 £388 +10.71% 4
Kent +9 7 £140 -49.09% 1
West Sussex -9 5 £363 -40.81% 1
Middlesex -2 3 £528 +50.85% 1
Oxfordshire -15 2 £513 +36.66% 2
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 69 (30.26%) Finance
2 62 (27.19%) Telecoms
3 35 (15.35%) Project Management
4 29 (12.72%) Law
5 28 (12.28%) Degree
6 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (11.40%) MS Excel
8 21 (9.21%) Information Security
9 20 (8.77%) Microsoft
10 19 (8.33%) Marketing
11 17 (7.46%) Management Information System
11 17 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (6.58%) SQL Server
13 15 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
14 14 (6.14%) QA
14 14 (6.14%) Time Management
14 14 (6.14%) Data Protection
14 14 (6.14%) Retail
14 14 (6.14%) SQL
14 14 (6.14%) Java
15 13 (5.70%) Windows
15 13 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (5.70%) Risk Management
15 13 (5.70%) Service Management
16 12 (5.26%) Firewall
16 12 (5.26%) MS Office
16 12 (5.26%) C
16 12 (5.26%) CISSP
16 12 (5.26%) Supplier Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (1.75%) Drupal
2 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.32%) SAS
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) Documentum
3 1 (0.44%) Captiva
3 1 (0.44%) Gentran
Applications
1 26 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (5.26%) MS Office
4 6 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.63%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.19%) MS Project
6 3 (1.32%) InDesign
7 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Unica
2 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.44%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.26%) Firewall
2 10 (4.39%) Internet
3 8 (3.51%) DNS
4 6 (2.63%) DHCP
5 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.32%) VPN
5 3 (1.32%) Broadband
5 3 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.88%) Wireless
6 2 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
6 2 (0.88%) SSL
6 2 (0.88%) TACACS
7 1 (0.44%) DAB
7 1 (0.44%) IPv4
7 1 (0.44%) OSPF
7 1 (0.44%) BGP
7 1 (0.44%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.44%) LAN
7 1 (0.44%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.51%) MarkLogic
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.88%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.44%) MS Access
6 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.44%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.51%) JUnit
2 7 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.75%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.32%) JIRA
5 2 (0.88%) CANoe
6 1 (0.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 69 (30.26%) Finance
2 62 (27.19%) Telecoms
3 29 (12.72%) Law
4 19 (8.33%) Marketing
5 14 (6.14%) Retail
6 9 (3.95%) Publishing
7 8 (3.51%) Advertising
8 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.63%) Billing
9 5 (2.19%) Automotive
10 3 (1.32%) Electronics
10 3 (1.32%) French Language
10 3 (1.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.88%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.88%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.88%) Banking
12 1 (0.44%) Local Government
12 1 (0.44%) Games
12 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (17.11%) Analyst
2 26 (11.40%) Developer
3 15 (6.58%) Architect
3 15 (6.58%) Project Manager
3 15 (6.58%) Procurement Manager
4 12 (5.26%) Consultant
5 11 (4.82%) IT Procurement Manager
6 9 (3.95%) Security Consultant
6 9 (3.95%) Business Analyst
6 9 (3.95%) Test Analyst
7 8 (3.51%) Web Developer
7 8 (3.51%) Contracts Manager
8 7 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (3.07%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.07%) Administrator
8 7 (3.07%) Designer
9 6 (2.63%) Senior IT Support
9 6 (2.63%) IT Support
9 6 (2.63%) Senior IT Support Analyst
9 6 (2.63%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.82%) CSS
2 10 (4.39%) HTML
2 10 (4.39%) XML
3 9 (3.95%) XSLT
4 8 (3.51%) Middleware
5 7 (3.07%) .NET
6 5 (2.19%) HTML5
6 5 (2.19%) CSS3
7 4 (1.75%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.32%) Web Services
8 3 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.88%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.88%) REST
9 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.44%) EJB
10 1 (0.44%) XHTML
10 1 (0.44%) EDI
10 1 (0.44%) WCF
10 1 (0.44%) jQuery
10 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.07%) NHS
3 7 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.63%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.19%) Social Network
6 4 (1.75%) User Experience
6 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (1.75%) Statistics
6 4 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) RMADS
8 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.88%) Social Media
8 2 (0.88%) Kindle
8 2 (0.88%) CMDB
8 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.70%) Windows
2 7 (3.07%) UNIX
3 6 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.35%) Project Management
2 21 (9.21%) Information Security
3 17 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (6.14%) Time Management
5 14 (6.14%) Data Protection
6 13 (5.70%) Service Management
6 13 (5.70%) Risk Management
6 13 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (5.26%) Supplier Management
8 11 (4.82%) Business Analysis
8 11 (4.82%) Migration
8 11 (4.82%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (4.39%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.39%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.95%) Data Management
10 9 (3.95%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.14%) Java
1 14 (6.14%) SQL
2 12 (5.26%) C
3 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.39%) Python
5 8 (3.51%) XQuery
5 8 (3.51%) C++
5 8 (3.51%) Perl
6 6 (2.63%) C#
7 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.75%) PHP
7 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.75%) Korn
8 2 (0.88%) VBA
9 1 (0.44%) Scala
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (12.28%) Degree
2 12 (5.26%) CISSP
3 7 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.63%) GIAC
5 5 (2.19%) ISEB
6 4 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.75%) CISM
7 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.88%) CIMA
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.88%) PMP
8 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.88%) ACCA
8 2 (0.88%) CISA
8 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) CCSA
9 1 (0.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) QA
2 11 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.63%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.32%) Nessus
4 2 (0.88%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Netcool
5 1 (0.44%) Control-M
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.51%) SAP
3 7 (3.07%) Cisco
3 7 (3.07%) Oracle
4 6 (2.63%) LANDesk
5 5 (2.19%) Adobe
5 5 (2.19%) Facebook
5 5 (2.19%) Twitter
6 4 (1.75%) IBM
7 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.32%) Remedy
7 3 (1.32%) Amdocs
8 2 (0.88%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.44%) Informatica
9 1 (0.44%) Sage
9 1 (0.44%) Qualys
9 1 (0.44%) Splunk
9 1 (0.44%) PTC
9 1 (0.44%) Vignette
9 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
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