The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Law over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Law
Rank 287 290 222
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -68
Contract jobs citing Law 379 342 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.66% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.70% 1.55% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 189 292
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£400 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £194 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.68 £21.20 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22326 22025 25607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.36% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13593 13654 15130
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 596 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

Law
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Law within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Law Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Law
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Law within the UK.

Law Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Law
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Law within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Law Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Law
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Law within the UK.

Law Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Law
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Law within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Law Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Law
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Law within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
England -11 368 £400 +45.45% 230
London +2 283 £375 +42.85% 170
City of London +41 78 £345 +6.15% 64
South East -4 22 £500 +37.93% 14
East of England -19 21 £460 - 11
Yorkshire +18 19 £650 - 3
Essex -6 15 £488 - 2
West Yorkshire +6 13 £650 - 3
Colchester -5 13 £473 - 1
West Midlands -7 11 £405 -26.36% 6
Leeds +3 10 £650 - 2
Berkshire +11 9 - -
Birmingham +7 9 £405 -26.36% 4
North West -6 8 £750 +123.88% 12
Bristol -12 8 £306 +6.06% 8
South West -30 8 £306 -15.51% 10
Surrey +2 6 £425 +17.24% 6
Guildford 0 5 - - 2
Scotland -18 5 £475 +175.36% 6
Hertfordshire -22 4 - - 6
Cheshire +9 3 £613 +114.91%
Manchester -9 3 - - 7
Hampshire -10 3 - - 2
Edinburgh - 3 - - 3
Cambridge - 2 £325 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 - 3
Canary Wharf +17 1 £370 -7.50%
Reading +10 1 - -
Merseyside 0 1 - - 5
Liverpool -1 1 - - 4

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Law 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 Law.

1 307 (45.41%) Legal
2 212 (31.36%) Windows
3 181 (26.78%) MS Office
4 167 (24.70%) Finance
5 158 (23.37%) Microsoft
6 147 (21.75%) Windows 7
7 126 (18.64%) Active Directory
8 121 (17.90%) MS Excel
9 107 (15.83%) Citrix
10 104 (15.38%) ITIL
11 85 (12.57%) Document Management
12 80 (11.83%) Project Management
13 76 (11.24%) Blackberry
14 63 (9.32%) SQL
15 62 (9.17%) Degree
16 58 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
17 57 (8.43%) Banking
18 55 (8.14%) Windows XP
19 52 (7.69%) PRINCE2
20 48 (7.10%) WorkSite
21 45 (6.66%) .NET
22 44 (6.51%) Incident Management
23 43 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
24 41 (6.07%) MS Exchange
25 39 (5.77%) SQL Server
25 39 (5.77%) Telecoms
26 36 (5.33%) C#
26 36 (5.33%) SharePoint
26 36 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
27 35 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Law 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 Law. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (7.10%) WorkSite
2 41 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 36 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 32 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (2.07%) Lync
8 14 (2.07%) CMS
9 12 (1.78%) IIS
10 9 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.30%) SAS
14 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.30%) Drupal
14 2 (0.30%) Jetty
Applications
1 181 (26.78%) MS Office
2 121 (17.90%) MS Excel
3 30 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 24 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.51%) MS Project
6 7 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (0.89%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (2.07%) assyst
2 9 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.89%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.44%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.73%) Intranet
2 28 (4.14%) Firewall
3 25 (3.70%) Internet
4 20 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.66%) SAN
6 16 (2.37%) VPN
7 15 (2.22%) WAN
7 15 (2.22%) Network Security
8 14 (2.07%) DHCP
8 14 (2.07%) DNS
9 12 (1.78%) VoIP
9 12 (1.78%) NetScaler
10 11 (1.63%) LAN
11 8 (1.18%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.04%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.89%) BGP
13 6 (0.89%) MPLS
13 6 (0.89%) Extranet
14 5 (0.74%) OSPF
15 4 (0.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.04%) MySQL
2 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (1.04%) NoSQL
3 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
3 6 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.44%) Big Data
6 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.30%) MS Access
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.15%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Visual Studio
1 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.74%) MSI
2 5 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.44%) Mercurial
3 3 (0.44%) Subversion
3 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.30%) Maven
4 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.15%) JUnit
5 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.15%) JMeter
5 1 (0.15%) NUnit
5 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.15%) FxCop
5 1 (0.15%) MSTest
5 1 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 307 (45.41%) Legal
2 167 (24.70%) Finance
3 57 (8.43%) Banking
4 39 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.37%) Publishing
5 16 (2.37%) Marketing
6 14 (2.07%) Retail
7 6 (0.89%) Advertising
8 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) Front Office
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 254 (37.57%) Analyst
2 87 (12.87%) Service Analyst
3 81 (11.98%) Service Desk Analyst
4 64 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 57 (8.43%) Help Desk Analyst
6 52 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 47 (6.95%) Business Analyst
8 40 (5.92%) Developer
9 38 (5.62%) Trainer
10 34 (5.03%) IT Trainer
11 25 (3.70%) Architect
12 23 (3.40%) Consultant
13 21 (3.11%) Desktop Support
14 18 (2.66%) Help Desk Support
15 17 (2.51%) Administrator
16 16 (2.37%) Legal Analyst
16 16 (2.37%) Security Analyst
16 16 (2.37%) Information Analyst
16 16 (2.37%) Information Security Analyst
17 15 (2.22%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.66%) .NET
2 28 (4.14%) HTML
3 25 (3.70%) CSS
4 17 (2.51%) XML
5 15 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.92%) Web Services
6 13 (1.92%) jQuery
7 11 (1.63%) HTML5
8 9 (1.33%) Ajax
8 9 (1.33%) CSS3
9 8 (1.18%) WCF
9 8 (1.18%) JSON
10 7 (1.04%) REST
10 7 (1.04%) XSLT
11 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.44%) Spring
12 3 (0.44%) Middleware
13 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.30%) XHTML
13 2 (0.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.24%) Blackberry
2 36 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.66%) E-Learning
5 13 (1.92%) User Experience
6 10 (1.48%) Handset
6 10 (1.48%) Replication
7 8 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.04%) Open Source
8 7 (1.04%) CESG
8 7 (1.04%) Statistics
8 7 (1.04%) CMDB
9 6 (0.89%) PMI
10 5 (0.74%) Clustering
10 5 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.74%) iPhone
10 5 (0.74%) Learning Management System
10 5 (0.74%) RMADS
11 4 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 212 (31.36%) Windows
2 147 (21.75%) Windows 7
3 55 (8.14%) Windows XP
4 43 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.33%) Linux
8 7 (1.04%) UNIX
9 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.44%) Android
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.30%) MVS
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) VME
11 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) zOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.38%) ITIL
2 85 (12.57%) Document Management
3 80 (11.83%) Project Management
4 58 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 44 (6.51%) Incident Management
7 30 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 30 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (4.29%) Business Analysis
9 27 (3.99%) Risk Management
10 26 (3.85%) Service Management
11 25 (3.70%) CRM
12 24 (3.55%) UML
12 24 (3.55%) Information Security
12 24 (3.55%) Data Protection
13 21 (3.11%) Scrum
13 21 (3.11%) Change Management
14 20 (2.96%) Change Control
15 19 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (2.51%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (9.32%) SQL
2 36 (5.33%) C#
3 15 (2.22%) Java
3 15 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.33%) VB
5 7 (1.04%) Ruby
5 7 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.74%) C++
6 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.74%) C
7 4 (0.59%) Python
8 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.30%) VBA
8 2 (0.30%) Scala
8 2 (0.30%) VBScript
8 2 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (9.17%) Degree
2 33 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.55%) MOS
5 20 (2.96%) CISSP
6 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (2.51%) MCSE
9 16 (2.37%) PMI Certification
10 14 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (1.92%) PMP
12 12 (1.78%) GIAC
12 12 (1.78%) CEH
13 10 (1.48%) CIPD
14 8 (1.18%) ISEB
15 7 (1.04%) APMP
16 6 (0.89%) MCIPD
16 6 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.81%) SLA
3 13 (1.92%) QA
4 6 (0.89%) COBIT
5 4 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.59%) P3O
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.40%) vSphere
3 22 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.92%) XenApp
5 12 (1.78%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.89%) Terminal Server
6 6 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.74%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.59%) NFS
8 4 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.30%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.30%) Xen
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) XenServer
11 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (3.99%) SCCM
2 10 (1.48%) SCOM
3 8 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.59%) MOM
5 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.15%) DameWare
6 1 (0.15%) OPNET
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 158 (23.37%) Microsoft
2 107 (15.83%) Citrix
3 34 (5.03%) VMware
4 23 (3.40%) Interwoven
5 17 (2.51%) Cisco
5 17 (2.51%) NetApp
6 13 (1.92%) HP
7 12 (1.78%) SolarWinds
8 11 (1.63%) Remedy
9 9 (1.33%) EMC
9 9 (1.33%) Juniper
9 9 (1.33%) BMC
10 8 (1.18%) Adobe
11 6 (0.89%) SAP
11 6 (0.89%) CommVault
12 4 (0.59%) Hitachi
12 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle
12 4 (0.59%) Dell
12 4 (0.59%) Sitecore
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