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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Law
Rank 270 269 249
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing Law 407 345 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.67% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.65% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 202 196
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% +9.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £488 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -18.82%

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
20830 20959 19870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.40% 40.94% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13634 13205 11680
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 572 758
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.00 £21.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -4 399 £400 +14.28% 189
London +13 276 £400 +14.28% 142
City of London -9 71 £400 +12.83% 48
South East -33 27 £425 +7.59% 12
East of England -3 22 £375 - 6
Yorkshire +6 20 £575 +0.87% 4
West Yorkshire +3 20 £575 +0.87% 4
Leeds +3 19 £575 +0.87% 3
North West -2 18 £394 +31.25% 8
Colchester +3 17 - - 1
Essex -3 17 - - 1
South West -15 17 £413 +13.79% 5
West Midlands +1 13 £123 -77.72% 8
Berkshire -2 13 £350 -22.22% 4
Birmingham +4 12 £123 -77.72% 2
Bristol -5 12 £280 -24.06% 3
Manchester -7 10 £363 -5.22% 4
Surrey -4 5 £425 +17.24% 1
Scotland -6 5 £518 +5.61%
Glasgow -4 3 £518 +1.97%
Buckinghamshire -21 3 £575 +84.00% 1
Guildford - 3 £425 - 1
Reading +13 2 £450 -5.26% 2
East Midlands +8 2 £215 -18.09% 4
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £475 - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £475 -

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 293 (36.90%) Legal
2 215 (27.08%) Finance
3 208 (26.20%) Windows
4 183 (23.05%) MS Office
5 145 (18.26%) Microsoft
6 134 (16.88%) Windows 7
7 132 (16.62%) Active Directory
8 110 (13.85%) ITIL
9 108 (13.60%) MS Excel
10 107 (13.48%) Project Management
11 95 (11.96%) Citrix
12 88 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (9.32%) Document Management
14 73 (9.19%) Blackberry
15 72 (9.07%) Banking
16 66 (8.31%) Degree
17 65 (8.19%) Security Cleared
18 63 (7.93%) PRINCE2
19 62 (7.81%) Data Protection
20 58 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 55 (6.93%) Telecoms
22 54 (6.80%) .NET
22 54 (6.80%) Windows XP
23 53 (6.68%) SQL
23 53 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (6.30%) Java
25 47 (5.92%) Business Analysis
26 46 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
27 45 (5.67%) WorkSite
28 43 (5.42%) VMware

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (5.67%) WorkSite
2 38 (4.79%) MS Exchange
3 31 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (2.90%) Lync
6 21 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.76%) CMS
8 12 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.51%) IIS
9 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.38%) Drupal
13 3 (0.38%) Apache
13 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 183 (23.05%) MS Office
2 108 (13.60%) MS Excel
3 36 (4.53%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (3.02%) MS Project
6 8 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.38%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.64%) assyst
2 10 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.13%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.50%) SaaS
2 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.16%) VPN
2 40 (5.04%) Firewall
3 30 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 28 (3.53%) Intranet
5 26 (3.27%) Internet
6 25 (3.15%) LAN
6 25 (3.15%) WAN
7 24 (3.02%) SAN
8 22 (2.77%) DHCP
9 20 (2.52%) DNS
10 18 (2.27%) Network Security
11 16 (2.02%) VoIP
11 16 (2.02%) MPLS
12 11 (1.39%) Unified Communications
13 9 (1.13%) VLAN
14 8 (1.01%) WLAN
15 7 (0.88%) LDAP
15 7 (0.88%) Kerberos
16 6 (0.76%) Extranet
17 5 (0.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.89%) Big Data
3 12 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.01%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.88%) MySQL
5 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (2.14%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.64%) Cucumber
3 6 (0.76%) GDB
4 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.38%) Subversion
7 2 (0.25%) Maven
7 2 (0.25%) JIRA
7 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.25%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.13%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) NSubstitute
8 1 (0.13%) TestLink
8 1 (0.13%) Geb
8 1 (0.13%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 293 (36.90%) Legal
2 215 (27.08%) Finance
3 72 (9.07%) Banking
4 55 (6.93%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.27%) Publishing
6 17 (2.14%) Marketing
7 15 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.26%) Retail
9 7 (0.88%) Billing
10 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.63%) Advertising
11 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 280 (35.26%) Analyst
2 84 (10.58%) Service Analyst
3 80 (10.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 70 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 61 (7.68%) Help Desk Analyst
6 58 (7.30%) Business Analyst
7 56 (7.05%) Developer
8 54 (6.80%) Support Analyst
9 32 (4.03%) Architect
10 26 (3.27%) Trainer
10 26 (3.27%) Consultant
11 25 (3.15%) IT Trainer
12 20 (2.52%) Help Desk Support
12 20 (2.52%) Security Analyst
12 20 (2.52%) Administrator
13 19 (2.39%) Desktop Support
13 19 (2.39%) Security Specialist
14 18 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
16 16 (2.02%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.80%) .NET
2 29 (3.65%) CSS
2 29 (3.65%) HTML
3 14 (1.76%) jQuery
4 12 (1.51%) ASP.NET
4 12 (1.51%) HTML5
4 12 (1.51%) CSS3
5 9 (1.13%) Web Services
6 8 (1.01%) XML
6 8 (1.01%) Ajax
6 8 (1.01%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.88%) JSON
7 7 (0.88%) RESTful
7 7 (0.88%) WCF
7 7 (0.88%) REST
8 4 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (0.50%) SOAP
8 4 (0.50%) XSLT
9 3 (0.38%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.19%) Blackberry
2 53 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.27%) Open Source
5 15 (1.89%) User Experience
6 13 (1.64%) E-Learning
7 11 (1.39%) Clustering
7 11 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.26%) CESG
9 9 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.01%) Learning Management System
10 8 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.88%) CMDB
12 6 (0.76%) Video Editing
12 6 (0.76%) Statistics
12 6 (0.76%) PMI
13 5 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.50%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.50%) Handset
14 4 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 208 (26.20%) Windows
2 134 (16.88%) Windows 7
3 58 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (6.80%) Windows XP
5 46 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.77%) Linux
7 11 (1.39%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.76%) Android
10 5 (0.63%) UNIX
10 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (13.85%) ITIL
2 107 (13.48%) Project Management
3 88 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (9.32%) Document Management
5 63 (7.93%) PRINCE2
6 62 (7.81%) Data Protection
7 47 (5.92%) Business Analysis
8 41 (5.16%) Incident Management
9 35 (4.41%) Migration
10 34 (4.28%) Information Security
11 31 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 30 (3.78%) Risk Management
12 30 (3.78%) Change Control
13 29 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (3.53%) Service Management
15 26 (3.27%) CRM
16 25 (3.15%) Change Management
17 23 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
17 23 (2.90%) Agile Project Management
17 23 (2.90%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.68%) SQL
2 50 (6.30%) Java
3 42 (5.29%) C#
4 30 (3.78%) Python
5 23 (2.90%) C++
6 20 (2.52%) Ruby
7 17 (2.14%) VB
8 15 (1.89%) VBA
9 14 (1.76%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.51%) PHP
10 12 (1.51%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.51%) C
11 8 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.88%) VBScript
12 7 (0.88%) Perl
13 6 (0.76%) VC++
14 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.50%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 66 (8.31%) Degree
2 65 (8.19%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.27%) CISSP
6 23 (2.90%) MOS
7 20 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (2.52%) MCSE
8 18 (2.27%) PMI Certification
9 16 (2.02%) ISEB
9 16 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 14 (1.76%) PMP
11 13 (1.64%) CEH
11 13 (1.64%) GIAC
11 13 (1.64%) CIPD
12 12 (1.51%) APMP
13 10 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.53%) SLA
3 17 (2.14%) QA
4 8 (1.01%) COBIT
5 3 (0.38%) BS25999
5 3 (0.38%) P3O
6 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (16.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.39%) XenApp
3 11 (1.39%) Terminal Server
3 11 (1.39%) NFS
4 10 (1.26%) vSphere
4 10 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) Xen
8 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.25%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.25%) XenServer
9 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.41%) SCCM
2 16 (2.02%) SCOM
3 9 (1.13%) MOM
4 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.63%) SCVMM
4 5 (0.63%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.50%) DameWare
6 3 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.13%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.13%) Nessus
8 1 (0.13%) OPNET
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 145 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 95 (11.96%) Citrix
3 43 (5.42%) VMware
4 28 (3.53%) Interwoven
5 24 (3.02%) Cisco
6 20 (2.52%) HP
7 14 (1.76%) EMC
8 13 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 11 (1.39%) Amdocs
9 11 (1.39%) Symantec
9 11 (1.39%) Remedy
10 10 (1.26%) Juniper
10 10 (1.26%) BMC
10 10 (1.26%) AppSense
11 9 (1.13%) NetApp
12 8 (1.01%) Adobe
12 8 (1.01%) SAP
13 7 (0.88%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.88%) Open Text
13 7 (0.88%) Riverbed
Halifax
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Picture More Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £285 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 months + extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £430 - £470 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago