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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 108 103 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Legal 32 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.86% 1.45%
As % of the General category 3.14% 2.64% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 23
Average daily rate
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£385 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £708 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1018 796 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.90% 32.46% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 534 615
Average daily rate £425 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £269 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 32 48
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.68 £12.78 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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

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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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -3 14 £407 +8.53% 7
Wiltshire -7 5 £339 -15.31%
Devon -4 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire -15 3 £413 +79.34% 1
Somerset - 3 £350 - 6
Dorset - 1 £385 -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (16.18%) Project Management
4 10 (14.71%) Law
4 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
6 8 (11.76%) CRM
6 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.29%) Scrum
7 7 (10.29%) Degree
7 7 (10.29%) Line Management
8 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.82%) User Stories
8 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.35%) Windows
9 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
9 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
9 5 (7.35%) MS Office
9 5 (7.35%) PRINCE
9 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
9 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
9 5 (7.35%) Requirements Management
9 5 (7.35%) Marketing
9 5 (7.35%) Use Case
10 4 (5.88%) Solvency II
10 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.47%) TeamSite
1 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Visualfiles
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) MS Access
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Law
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.35%) Marketing
5 3 (4.41%) Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Publishing
6 2 (2.94%) Billing
6 2 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 14 (20.59%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
4 4 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Junior
5 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (4.41%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) OBIEE Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Designer
6 2 (2.94%) IT Trainer
6 2 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Procurement Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Administrator
6 2 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) HTML
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) JSP
3 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Social Media
4 2 (2.94%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) CESG
5 1 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.47%) RMADS
5 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (16.18%) Project Management
3 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (11.76%) CRM
4 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.29%) Scrum
5 7 (10.29%) Line Management
6 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.82%) User Stories
6 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.35%) PRINCE
7 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
7 5 (7.35%) Requirements Management
7 5 (7.35%) Use Case
8 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.88%) ETL
9 3 (4.41%) ERP
9 3 (4.41%) ITIL
9 3 (4.41%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.47%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) VBA
3 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.47%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Snort
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) SCCM
1 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Informatica
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Sourcefire
3 2 (2.94%) F5
4 1 (1.47%) Interwoven
4 1 (1.47%) Avaya
4 1 (1.47%) Juniper
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe
4 1 (1.47%) Capita
4 1 (1.47%) VMware