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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Law
Rank 275 252 263
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing Law 356 362 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.83% 1.82% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 221 170
Average daily rate
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£415 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.92% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £204 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £488 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £344
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.95 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% -13.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £37.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +10.52%

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
19491 19939 18376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.82% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12492 12401 10949
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 £270
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 438 589 690
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 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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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 -19 349 £414 +11.82% 233
London -20 244 £425 +14.86% 150
City of London -32 46 £375 +4.16% 49
North West +11 20 £350 +7.69% 23
East of England +2 19 £350 -9.67% 13
West Midlands +16 18 £288 -47.72% 10
South East -12 18 £425 - 18
West Yorkshire +6 14 £700 +288.88% 1
Leeds +2 14 £700 - 1
Yorkshire 0 14 £700 +288.88% 4
Essex +12 13 - - 3
Colchester 0 13 - - 1
South West -9 13 £375 +1.69% 7
Berkshire +10 10 £475 +2.70% 3
Birmingham +5 10 £123 -77.72% 4
Manchester +2 9 £350 -4.10% 18
Bristol -1 9 £338 -8.47% 4
Coventry - 6 £356 - 6
Surrey +4 5 £425 +9.67% 8
Scotland -8 4 - - 3
Bracknell - 3 £475 -
Reading +10 2 £450 -10.00% 3
Woking +8 2 £300 -29.41% 2
Edinburgh -5 2 - - 3
Hampshire -19 2 £323 -0.76%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 5
Wiltshire - 2 £375 - 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £425 - 2
East Midlands +17 1 £125 - 8

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 285 (35.63%) Legal
2 220 (27.50%) Finance
3 203 (25.38%) Windows
4 181 (22.63%) MS Office
5 131 (16.38%) Microsoft
6 127 (15.88%) Active Directory
7 126 (15.75%) Windows 7
8 110 (13.75%) MS Excel
9 106 (13.25%) ITIL
9 106 (13.25%) Project Management
10 91 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (11.00%) Citrix
12 72 (9.00%) Blackberry
13 71 (8.88%) Document Management
14 70 (8.75%) Banking
15 68 (8.50%) Degree
16 66 (8.25%) Security Cleared
17 64 (8.00%) PRINCE2
18 62 (7.75%) Data Protection
18 62 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
19 56 (7.00%) Java
19 56 (7.00%) SQL
20 53 (6.63%) Telecoms
21 49 (6.13%) .NET
21 49 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
22 48 (6.00%) Business Analysis
23 45 (5.63%) Windows XP
24 44 (5.50%) Incident Management
25 43 (5.38%) MS Visio
26 41 (5.13%) C#

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 40 (5.00%) WorkSite
2 36 (4.50%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (2.75%) Lync
6 20 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.75%) IIS
8 13 (1.63%) CMS
9 11 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.50%) Apache
13 3 (0.38%) Drupal
13 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.25%) CICS
14 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 181 (22.63%) MS Office
2 110 (13.75%) MS Excel
3 43 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 27 (3.38%) MS Project
5 24 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 8 (1.00%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.25%) Stata
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.88%) assyst
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.63%) SaaS
2 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.88%) VPN
2 32 (4.00%) Firewall
3 30 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 29 (3.63%) Internet
5 26 (3.25%) WAN
6 23 (2.88%) LAN
7 20 (2.50%) SAN
8 19 (2.38%) VoIP
8 19 (2.38%) DHCP
9 18 (2.25%) Intranet
9 18 (2.25%) Network Security
10 16 (2.00%) DNS
10 16 (2.00%) MPLS
11 11 (1.38%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.00%) VLAN
12 8 (1.00%) WLAN
13 6 (0.75%) SMTP
13 6 (0.75%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.75%) LDAP
14 5 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.75%) Big Data
3 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.00%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.88%) MySQL
5 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.25%) DataStage
10 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 18 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.75%) GDB
4 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.38%) Subversion
5 2 (0.25%) Maven
5 2 (0.25%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.13%) Mocha
6 1 (0.13%) MSTest
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 285 (35.63%) Legal
2 220 (27.50%) Finance
3 70 (8.75%) Banking
4 53 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.38%) Publishing
6 15 (1.88%) Marketing
6 15 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.75%) Retail
8 8 (1.00%) Billing
9 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.63%) Advertising
10 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 285 (35.63%) Analyst
2 87 (10.88%) Service Analyst
3 83 (10.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 74 (9.25%) Project Manager
5 67 (8.38%) Business Analyst
6 62 (7.75%) Developer
7 58 (7.25%) Help Desk Analyst
8 51 (6.38%) Support Analyst
9 32 (4.00%) Consultant
10 30 (3.75%) Architect
11 29 (3.63%) Trainer
12 25 (3.13%) IT Trainer
13 20 (2.50%) Administrator
14 19 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
14 19 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.13%) Desktop Support
16 16 (2.00%) Network Analyst
16 16 (2.00%) Senior Developer
17 14 (1.75%) Security Specialist
17 14 (1.75%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.13%) .NET
2 30 (3.75%) CSS
2 30 (3.75%) HTML
3 14 (1.75%) jQuery
4 12 (1.50%) HTML5
4 12 (1.50%) CSS3
5 11 (1.38%) Web Services
6 10 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.13%) XML
8 8 (1.00%) Ajax
8 8 (1.00%) RESTful
9 7 (0.88%) JSON
9 7 (0.88%) REST
10 5 (0.63%) GWT
10 5 (0.63%) WCF
10 5 (0.63%) Stripes Framework
10 5 (0.63%) Vaadin
10 5 (0.63%) XSLT
10 5 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.00%) Blackberry
2 62 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.25%) Open Source
5 17 (2.13%) User Experience
6 15 (1.88%) E-Learning
7 11 (1.38%) Learning Management System
8 10 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.13%) Video Editing
9 9 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.13%) Clustering
10 8 (1.00%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.88%) CMDB
11 7 (0.88%) Social Media
11 7 (0.88%) PMI
12 6 (0.75%) CESG
12 6 (0.75%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 203 (25.38%) Windows
2 126 (15.75%) Windows 7
3 49 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (5.63%) Windows XP
5 40 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (3.38%) Linux
7 13 (1.63%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.88%) Android
9 6 (0.75%) UNIX
10 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (13.25%) ITIL
1 106 (13.25%) Project Management
2 91 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (8.88%) Document Management
4 64 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 62 (7.75%) Data Protection
6 48 (6.00%) Business Analysis
7 44 (5.50%) Incident Management
8 32 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 32 (4.00%) Service Management
9 31 (3.88%) Migration
10 30 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (3.75%) Risk Management
10 30 (3.75%) CRM
11 29 (3.63%) Change Management
11 29 (3.63%) Information Security
12 25 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (2.88%) Change Control
13 23 (2.88%) Agile Project Management
14 22 (2.75%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (7.00%) Java
1 56 (7.00%) SQL
2 41 (5.13%) C#
3 33 (4.13%) Python
4 23 (2.88%) C++
5 21 (2.63%) Ruby
6 18 (2.25%) VB
7 16 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.88%) VBA
9 14 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.50%) PHP
10 12 (1.50%) C
11 8 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.88%) Perl
13 6 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.75%) VBScript
13 6 (0.75%) VC++
14 5 (0.63%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 68 (8.50%) Degree
2 66 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (3.00%) MOS
6 23 (2.88%) PMI Certification
7 19 (2.38%) PMP
8 17 (2.13%) APMP
8 17 (2.13%) CISSP
8 17 (2.13%) ISEB
9 16 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (1.88%) MCSE
11 14 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.13%) CIPD
12 9 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.00%) CEH
13 8 (1.00%) GIAC
14 6 (0.75%) MCITP
14 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.38%) SLA
1 27 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.38%) QA
3 8 (1.00%) COBIT
4 4 (0.50%) P3O
5 3 (0.38%) BS25999
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.50%) Terminal Server
4 11 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.38%) NFS
5 9 (1.13%) XenApp
6 8 (1.00%) vSphere
7 6 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.25%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.25%) Xen
12 1 (0.13%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.38%) SCCM
2 15 (1.88%) SCOM
3 9 (1.13%) MOM
4 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.50%) SCDPM
4 4 (0.50%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.38%) DameWare
6 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.13%) OpenView
7 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.13%) OPNET
7 1 (0.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 131 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 88 (11.00%) Citrix
3 41 (5.13%) VMware
4 27 (3.38%) Interwoven
4 27 (3.38%) Cisco
5 17 (2.13%) HP
6 12 (1.50%) EMC
6 12 (1.50%) SolarWinds
7 11 (1.38%) Adobe
7 11 (1.38%) Amdocs
7 11 (1.38%) AppSense
8 10 (1.25%) Remedy
8 10 (1.25%) Symantec
8 10 (1.25%) BMC
9 9 (1.13%) Juniper
9 9 (1.13%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.00%) Open Text
11 7 (0.88%) Riverbed
11 7 (0.88%) MobileIron
11 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
Cheshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £27.00 - £32.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City Of London
IntaPeople
Rate: £135 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Pharma Division
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £100000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-475 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 monthly extensions
Posted: 12 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago