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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Law
Rank 237 292 262
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -30
Contract jobs citing Law 509 356 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the General category 2.59% 1.79% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 223 231
Average daily rate £400 £415 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%

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
19637 19882 20049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 38.87% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12629 12628 12317
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 441 625
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.69 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.21% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.03 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +39 425 £400 -3.32% 389
London +43 331 £400 -3.32% 311
Scotland +65 83 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +51 66 £400 - 2
City of London +51 48 £450 +12.50% 101
Yorkshire -1 24 £388 -44.64% 19
West Yorkshire 0 22 £388 -44.64% 14
South East +10 19 £350 -17.64% 22
Leeds -3 18 £425 -39.28% 13
East of England 0 13 £425 - 4
West Midlands -21 13 £388 +34.78% 5
Essex -4 12 £325 - 3
North West -21 12 £500 +81.81% 12
Birmingham 0 11 £390 +218.36% 2
Glasgow - 11 £450 -
Colchester +1 10 - - 2
South West -5 8 £313 -34.21% 6
Berkshire +8 7 £420 -11.57% 5
Manchester -18 7 £400 +45.45% 10
East Midlands -2 6 £588 +213.33% 9
Buckinghamshire - 6 £530 -
Northamptonshire +17 5 £425 +70.00% 6
Northampton +17 5 £425 +70.00% 2
Hampshire +16 5 £325 - 3
Lancashire 0 4 £540 -
North East - 4 £460 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £460 -
Southampton - 4 £325 -
Blackpool - 4 £540 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £460 - 1

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 347 (34.60%) Finance
2 340 (33.90%) Legal
3 228 (22.73%) Windows
4 186 (18.54%) Project Management
5 165 (16.45%) Active Directory
6 155 (15.45%) MS Office
7 154 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
8 150 (14.96%) Microsoft
9 145 (14.46%) Windows 7
10 130 (12.96%) MS Excel
11 126 (12.56%) Data Centre
12 121 (12.06%) PRINCE2
13 102 (10.17%) ITIL
14 95 (9.47%) Banking
15 90 (8.97%) iManage
16 89 (8.87%) Citrix
17 88 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 87 (8.67%) SQL
19 85 (8.47%) Blackberry
20 83 (8.28%) Migration
21 65 (6.48%) SQL Server
21 65 (6.48%) Document Management
22 63 (6.28%) Security Cleared
23 60 (5.98%) Waterfall
24 58 (5.78%) Change Management
25 55 (5.48%) Windows Server
26 54 (5.38%) SC Cleared
26 54 (5.38%) Degree
27 51 (5.08%) Business Analysis
27 51 (5.08%) Cisco

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 42 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.10%) CMS
8 10 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.80%) IIS
9 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.60%) Apache
10 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.30%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.20%) CICS
13 2 (0.20%) Confluence
13 2 (0.20%) nginx
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 155 (15.45%) MS Office
2 130 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 49 (4.89%) MS Project
4 43 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.10%) Adobe Captivate
7 10 (1.00%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.100%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.30%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.100%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.100%) Global One
5 1 (0.100%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.100%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.100%) Relativity
5 1 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.100%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.100%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.100%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.50%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.20%) Office 365
4 2 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.100%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.69%) VPN
1 27 (2.69%) WAN
2 25 (2.49%) LAN
3 18 (1.79%) Firewall
4 15 (1.50%) Internet
4 15 (1.50%) VoIP
5 14 (1.40%) DHCP
5 14 (1.40%) DNS
6 13 (1.30%) SAN
7 11 (1.10%) Intranet
8 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.00%) WebEx
9 8 (0.80%) Network Security
9 8 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.70%) IP Telephony
10 7 (0.70%) IPsec
11 6 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.60%) SSL
11 6 (0.60%) Wireless
12 5 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.90%) Big Data
11 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.60%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.60%) MySQL
13 5 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.30%) DB2
15 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.70%) JIRA
3 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.40%) Selenium
3 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
3 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.20%) Grunt
4 2 (0.20%) gulp
4 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.20%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.100%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.100%) JMeter
5 1 (0.100%) JUnit
5 1 (0.100%) Mocha
5 1 (0.100%) Mockito
5 1 (0.100%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.100%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.100%) Visual Studio
General
1 347 (34.60%) Finance
2 340 (33.90%) Legal
3 95 (9.47%) Banking
4 38 (3.79%) Retail
5 19 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.20%) Marketing
8 8 (0.80%) Publishing
9 7 (0.70%) Billing
9 7 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.60%) French Language
11 5 (0.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) German Language
13 3 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
13 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (29.11%) Analyst
2 144 (14.36%) Project Manager
3 79 (7.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 77 (7.68%) Service Analyst
5 70 (6.98%) Business Analyst
6 64 (6.38%) Developer
7 60 (5.98%) Consultant
8 58 (5.78%) Support Analyst
9 42 (4.19%) IT Analyst
10 41 (4.09%) Trainer
11 40 (3.99%) IT Manager
12 39 (3.89%) IT Trainer
12 39 (3.89%) Legal Analyst
13 35 (3.49%) Administrator
14 31 (3.09%) Help Desk Analyst
15 29 (2.89%) Desktop Support
16 26 (2.59%) Architect
16 26 (2.59%) Desktop Analyst
17 25 (2.49%) 2nd Line Support
18 24 (2.39%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.79%) .NET
2 27 (2.69%) HTML
3 22 (2.19%) CSS
4 21 (2.09%) Web Services
5 14 (1.40%) Middleware
6 13 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.30%) CSS3
6 13 (1.30%) HTML5
7 12 (1.20%) React
7 12 (1.20%) Sass
7 12 (1.20%) XML
8 11 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.00%) jQuery
10 7 (0.70%) Backbone.js
11 6 (0.60%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.50%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.40%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (0.30%) JSON
14 3 (0.30%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.56%) Data Centre
2 85 (8.47%) Blackberry
3 50 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.69%) Clustering
5 25 (2.49%) e-Learning
6 24 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.79%) iPad
8 11 (1.10%) NHS
9 10 (1.00%) Replication
9 10 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 9 (0.90%) Social Media
11 8 (0.80%) User Experience
11 8 (0.80%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.50%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.50%) iPhone
14 5 (0.50%) iSeries
14 5 (0.50%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 228 (22.73%) Windows
2 145 (14.46%) Windows 7
3 55 (5.48%) Windows Server
4 49 (4.89%) Windows XP
5 43 (4.29%) Unix
6 33 (3.29%) Linux
7 31 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 22 (2.19%) Solaris
11 21 (2.09%) Android
12 15 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.70%) zOS
14 5 (0.50%) OpenVMS
15 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (18.54%) Project Management
2 154 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (12.06%) PRINCE2
4 102 (10.17%) ITIL
5 88 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (8.28%) Migration
7 65 (6.48%) Document Management
8 60 (5.98%) Waterfall
9 58 (5.78%) Change Management
10 51 (5.08%) Business Analysis
11 48 (4.79%) Practice Management
12 43 (4.29%) Data Protection
13 41 (4.09%) Mentoring
14 35 (3.49%) E-Commerce
14 35 (3.49%) ERP
14 35 (3.49%) People Management
15 34 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 33 (3.29%) Incident Management
17 30 (2.99%) Change Control
18 29 (2.89%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (8.67%) SQL
2 41 (4.09%) JavaScript
2 41 (4.09%) PowerShell
3 38 (3.79%) C#
4 32 (3.19%) Python
4 32 (3.19%) T-SQL
5 25 (2.49%) Java
6 17 (1.69%) C++
7 16 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 15 (1.50%) Ruby
9 13 (1.30%) C
10 8 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.80%) VBScript
11 7 (0.70%) VBA
12 3 (0.30%) Perl
12 3 (0.30%) VB
13 2 (0.20%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.38%) Degree
2 54 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.49%) DV Cleared
4 33 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 26 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (2.09%) ISEB
6 21 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.00%) CIPD
9 10 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.90%) CCNA
10 9 (0.90%) MOS
11 8 (0.80%) CCNP
11 8 (0.80%) PMP
12 7 (0.70%) APMP
12 7 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.60%) MCT
14 5 (0.50%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.39%) QA
2 13 (1.30%) SLA
3 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.80%) PMBOK
4 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.30%) GAAP
5 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.30%) RMADS
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.100%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.100%) MiFID
7 1 (0.100%) P3O
System Software
1 165 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (1.79%) Veritas File System
3 18 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (1.20%) vSphere
5 11 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.00%) RACF
7 8 (0.80%) Docker
8 7 (0.70%) XenApp
9 5 (0.50%) ClearTrust
9 5 (0.50%) KVM
10 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.40%) XenServer
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.20%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.20%) Xen
13 1 (0.100%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (2.89%) SCCM
2 12 (1.20%) SCOM
3 10 (1.00%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.80%) Puppet
5 4 (0.40%) Ansible
6 3 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.30%) Proventia
6 3 (0.30%) QRadar
6 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.20%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.20%) WMI
8 1 (0.100%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.100%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.100%) WSUS
Vendors
1 150 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 90 (8.97%) iManage
3 89 (8.87%) Citrix
4 51 (5.08%) Cisco
4 51 (5.08%) VMware
5 25 (2.49%) Oracle
6 22 (2.19%) Veritas
7 15 (1.50%) Adobe
7 15 (1.50%) SAP
8 13 (1.30%) HP
9 12 (1.20%) NetApp
10 11 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.00%) CA
12 9 (0.90%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.80%) Rackspace
14 7 (0.70%) Apple
14 7 (0.70%) Cognos
14 7 (0.70%) IBM
14 7 (0.70%) Intel Security
15 6 (0.60%) Interwoven
South West London
First Point
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day 3 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ECS
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £80 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
First Point
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of Westminster
Talent Point
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of Westminster
Talent Point
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £220 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Talent Point
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Talent Point
Rate: £475.00 - £550 per day + 24 month programme
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Talent Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Talent Point
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 12 days ago
United Kingdom
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Talent Point
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
UK
Acumin Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago