The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 109 101 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Legal 31 42 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 1.38% 0.70%
As % of the General category 3.23% 4.10% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 8
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£398 £348 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.38% -24.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £145 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £535 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +78.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
960 1024 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.05% 33.61% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 685 502
Average daily rate £400 £385 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 49 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +91.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol -13 15 £415 +31.74% 4
Wiltshire -2 7 £408 -14.21% 3
Cornwall - 4 £230 - 1
Dorset -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire -19 1 - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (13.46%) Change Management
4 7 (13.46%) Information Security
4 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
5 6 (11.54%) ITIL
5 6 (11.54%) Project Management
5 6 (11.54%) Retail
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (9.62%) SLA
7 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 4 (7.69%) SQL
7 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.77%) Local Government
8 3 (5.77%) Law
8 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (5.77%) Banking
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.77%) Security Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.77%) Process Management
8 3 (5.77%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
8 3 (5.77%) MS Office
8 3 (5.77%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle AGIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) SMS
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.92%) Network Security
2 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
General
1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Local Government
3 3 (5.77%) Law
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Project Manager
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Change Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Security Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Vendor Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Applications Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Head of Operations
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Commercial Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Solvency II Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Governance Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Risk Officer
6 1 (1.92%) Head of IT Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
1 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
1 2 (3.85%) AppFabric
2 1 (1.92%) WCF
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.92%) RMADS
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
1 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
1 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (13.46%) Change Management
2 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
2 7 (13.46%) Information Security
3 6 (11.54%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.77%) Process Management
6 3 (5.77%) Scrum
6 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.77%) Benchmarking
6 3 (5.77%) ETL
6 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.77%) Change Control
6 3 (5.77%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) CISM
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) CIPD
3 1 (1.92%) CISSP
3 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.85%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) ARCserve
1 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Citrix
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Adobe
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
3 1 (1.92%) Capita
3 1 (1.92%) Twitter