The first 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 17 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.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Law
Rank 293 267 294
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs citing Law 357 344 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.68% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 190 160
Average daily rate £361 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.89% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £503 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £17.60 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £25.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £17.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -46.09%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21937 20422 27546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.94% 42.73% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13601 12273 16311
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 649 826
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 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
England -24 346 £363 +13.28% 209
London -17 281 £360 +13.38% 144
City of London -28 69 £325 +5.26% 28
South East -18 31 £400 +6.66% 16
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £313 +11.60%
East of England -28 11 £381 -1.61% 14
North West -26 9 £530 +98.87% 8
Berkshire -17 8 £275 +52.77% 5
Yorkshire -9 7 £180 -40.00% 5
Manchester -13 6 £530 +98.87% 4
West Yorkshire -24 6 £180 -40.00% 1
Scotland -13 5 £208 -60.47% 1
West Midlands -19 5 £331 -12.82% 9
Reading - 5 £313 - 1
Birmingham -9 4 £313 -17.76% 3
Surrey -17 4 £425 - 6
Bedfordshire - 4 £383 -
Edinburgh - 4 £208 -
Colchester 0 3 £375 +15.38% 7
Essex -22 3 £375 +36.36% 11
South West -28 3 £425 +7.59% 7
Hampshire -6 2 £488 -15.21% 2
Bristol -18 2 £363 -7.05% 6
Cheshire -19 2 - - 3
Leeds -21 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £613 -
South Yorkshire -1 1 - - 3
Bracknell -3 1 - - 2
Guildford -4 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -9 1 - - 2

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 344 (49.35%) Legal
2 204 (29.27%) Finance
3 194 (27.83%) Windows
4 172 (24.68%) MS Office
5 162 (23.24%) Microsoft
6 139 (19.94%) MS Excel
7 131 (18.79%) ITIL
8 120 (17.22%) Banking
9 105 (15.06%) Document Management
10 102 (14.63%) Active Directory
11 91 (13.06%) Citrix
12 90 (12.91%) Blackberry
13 88 (12.63%) Windows 7
14 85 (12.20%) Project Management
15 84 (12.05%) SQL
16 63 (9.04%) PRINCE2
17 55 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 54 (7.75%) Degree
19 52 (7.46%) SQL Server
20 49 (7.03%) .NET
21 47 (6.74%) Telecoms
21 47 (6.74%) MS Exchange
22 45 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
22 45 (6.46%) C#
23 41 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
24 40 (5.74%) Business Analysis
24 40 (5.74%) Cisco
25 39 (5.60%) ITIL Certification
25 39 (5.60%) VMware
26 38 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 55 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 47 (6.74%) MS Exchange
3 33 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.02%) Lync
5 23 (3.30%) WorkSite
6 20 (2.87%) IIS
7 18 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.15%) CMS
11 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.57%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.29%) Apache
13 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.29%) Node.js
14 1 (0.14%) CloudStack
Applications
1 172 (24.68%) MS Office
2 139 (19.94%) MS Excel
3 41 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (5.16%) MS Visio
5 28 (4.02%) MS Project
6 7 (1.00%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.72%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 7 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.43%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.43%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 29 (4.16%) Unified Communications
3 21 (3.01%) WAN
4 19 (2.73%) LAN
4 19 (2.73%) SAN
5 18 (2.58%) Internet
6 17 (2.44%) Firewall
7 14 (2.01%) DNS
8 13 (1.87%) BGP
9 11 (1.58%) Intranet
10 10 (1.43%) NetScaler
11 9 (1.29%) Network Security
11 9 (1.29%) DHCP
12 8 (1.15%) VoIP
12 8 (1.15%) OSPF
12 8 (1.15%) Wireless
12 8 (1.15%) IP Telephony
13 7 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.00%) PBX
14 6 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.72%) MS Access
8 4 (0.57%) OLAP
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.43%) IDOL
9 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.43%) MySQL
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.29%) DTS
10 2 (0.29%) Big Data
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (0.57%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.29%) Ant
3 2 (0.29%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.14%) Xcode
4 1 (0.14%) PhoneGap
General
1 344 (49.35%) Legal
2 204 (29.27%) Finance
3 120 (17.22%) Banking
4 47 (6.74%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.58%) Retail
6 16 (2.30%) Publishing
7 15 (2.15%) Marketing
8 13 (1.87%) Advertising
9 5 (0.72%) Billing
9 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Local Government
11 3 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 263 (37.73%) Analyst
2 81 (11.62%) Service Analyst
3 79 (11.33%) Business Analyst
4 77 (11.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 60 (8.61%) Support Analyst
6 48 (6.89%) Project Manager
7 47 (6.74%) Developer
8 29 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 27 (3.87%) Help Desk Analyst
10 24 (3.44%) Trainer
10 24 (3.44%) Architect
11 20 (2.87%) Consultant
11 20 (2.87%) IT Trainer
12 19 (2.73%) IT Support
13 18 (2.58%) Administrator
13 18 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
15 13 (1.87%) Procurement Manager
16 12 (1.72%) Desktop Support
16 12 (1.72%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.03%) .NET
2 22 (3.16%) XML
3 17 (2.44%) HTML
4 13 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.72%) CSS
6 10 (1.43%) jQuery
6 10 (1.43%) HTML5
7 6 (0.86%) Application Packaging
7 6 (0.86%) Web Services
7 6 (0.86%) XSLT
8 5 (0.72%) XMPP
8 5 (0.72%) WPF
9 4 (0.57%) XHTML
10 3 (0.43%) CSS3
10 3 (0.43%) WCF
10 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.29%) Ninject
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.29%) MDX
11 2 (0.29%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.91%) Blackberry
2 27 (3.87%) Handset
3 24 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.15%) PMI
5 14 (2.01%) Open Source
6 12 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.72%) Clustering
7 10 (1.43%) E-Learning
8 6 (0.86%) Replication
8 6 (0.86%) iPhone
9 4 (0.57%) iPad
10 3 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.43%) Statistics
10 3 (0.43%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.43%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.29%) PDA
11 2 (0.29%) CESG
11 2 (0.29%) NHS
11 2 (0.29%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.29%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 194 (27.83%) Windows
2 88 (12.63%) Windows 7
3 38 (5.45%) Windows XP
4 34 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (3.44%) Linux
7 11 (1.58%) UNIX
8 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.43%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (18.79%) ITIL
2 105 (15.06%) Document Management
3 85 (12.20%) Project Management
4 63 (9.04%) PRINCE2
5 40 (5.74%) Business Analysis
6 38 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (5.16%) Incident Management
8 32 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (4.59%) CRM
9 31 (4.45%) Service Management
10 27 (3.87%) Data Analysis
11 25 (3.59%) TDD
12 23 (3.30%) Migration
12 23 (3.30%) Load Balancing
13 21 (3.01%) Use Case
14 20 (2.87%) Practice Management
15 19 (2.73%) Service Delivery
16 18 (2.58%) UML
16 18 (2.58%) Scrum
16 18 (2.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (12.05%) SQL
2 45 (6.46%) C#
3 13 (1.87%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.72%) VBA
5 10 (1.43%) Python
5 10 (1.43%) Ruby
6 9 (1.29%) VB
6 9 (1.29%) Java
7 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.00%) C++
9 5 (0.72%) VBScript
10 4 (0.57%) LotusScript
11 3 (0.43%) COBOL
11 3 (0.43%) C
11 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.29%) Perl
12 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.29%) ABAP
12 2 (0.29%) SAPscript
12 2 (0.29%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 54 (7.75%) Degree
2 45 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (5.60%) ITIL Certification
4 34 (4.88%) MCSE
5 29 (4.16%) MCP
6 26 (3.73%) PMI Certification
7 18 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.44%) MCDST
9 14 (2.01%) CCNA
10 13 (1.87%) MCSA
10 13 (1.87%) CCNP
10 13 (1.87%) PMP
10 13 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (1.87%) Security Cleared
11 11 (1.58%) MOS
12 7 (1.00%) CIPD
12 7 (1.00%) CISSP
12 7 (1.00%) ISEB
13 6 (0.86%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.30%) QA
2 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.00%) SLA
4 3 (0.43%) BS25999
5 2 (0.29%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 102 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.73%) XenApp
3 24 (3.44%) XenDesktop
3 24 (3.44%) vSphere
4 14 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.43%) Xen
6 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.43%) NFS
7 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (3.30%) SCCM
2 12 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (1.29%) SCOM
4 8 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.29%) OpenView
5 2 (0.29%) Legato
5 2 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.29%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) collectd
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 162 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.06%) Citrix
3 40 (5.74%) Cisco
4 39 (5.60%) VMware
5 17 (2.44%) Interwoven
5 17 (2.44%) NetApp
6 16 (2.30%) SAP
6 16 (2.30%) Symantec
7 14 (2.01%) Juniper
8 13 (1.87%) McAfee
9 10 (1.43%) F5
10 9 (1.29%) EMC
11 8 (1.15%) HP
12 7 (1.00%) Oracle
12 7 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (1.00%) Mitel
12 7 (1.00%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.00%) MobileIron
13 6 (0.86%) Riverbed
13 6 (0.86%) Websense
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £32000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Shelter
Rate: £26,087 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis IT
Rate: £120.00 - £163.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis IT
Rate: £120.00 - £163.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £340 per annum + 3 months +
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TLT
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners (BE & NL)
Rate: £32k - 38k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago