The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 115 92 108
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs citing Legal 29 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 1.33% 1.07%
As % of the General category 2.67% 3.77% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 21
Average daily rate £425 £363 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £272 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £594 £661
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.61 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+21.44% -27.50%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1088 823 1497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.85% 35.38% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 561 987
Average daily rate £400 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 93
Average hourly rate £34.25 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £15.00 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £41.70 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Legal
England

Legal
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

Legal
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

Legal
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 18 April 2014.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Legal
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

Legal
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -19 15 £358 +5.92% 9
Gloucestershire +5 4 £480 -9.64% 1
Somerset - 4 - -
Devon - 4 £525 -
Wiltshire -19 1 £775 +29.16% 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 22 (46.81%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Information Security
2 9 (19.15%) Degree
3 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 8 (17.02%) Change Management
4 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.77%) ISEB
5 6 (12.77%) SQL
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (10.64%) Use Case
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
6 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
6 5 (10.64%) Law
7 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
7 4 (8.51%) IIS
7 4 (8.51%) CISSP
7 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
7 4 (8.51%) SWOT Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
8 3 (6.38%) Data Governance
8 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Data Management
8 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) Microsoft

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (46.81%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Law
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Local Government
5 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.77%) MI Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Architect
6 2 (4.26%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Solvency II Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Internal Communications Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.13%) WCF
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (4.26%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Information Security
2 8 (17.02%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.64%) Use Case
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
5 4 (8.51%) SWOT Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Data Governance
6 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Data Management
6 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.38%) BCP
6 3 (6.38%) Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.26%) MVC
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.26%) VBA
3 2 (4.26%) C
4 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) CISSP
4 2 (4.26%) CISM
4 2 (4.26%) CEH
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.26%) ISO 14001
3 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.26%) Solvency II
4 1 (2.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft