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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Law
Rank 310 293 220
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -73
Contract jobs citing Law 341 327 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.62% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.56% 1.46% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 188 289
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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
21857 22428 25626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.56% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13410 13869 15253
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 595 733
Average hourly rate £21.37 £22.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -17 328 £400 +60.00% 183
London -2 245 £400 +60.00% 132
City of London +20 74 £325 +30.00% 37
South East -13 25 £500 +53.84% 12
East of England -17 21 £460 - 9
Yorkshire +15 17 £569 - 3
Essex -1 15 £488 - 1
Colchester -1 13 £473 - 1
West Midlands -1 12 £390 - 5
West Yorkshire +10 11 £650 - 3
Birmingham +7 10 £390 - 4
Leeds +5 10 £650 - 1
Berkshire +15 8 £450 -
Surrey 0 7 £425 - 3
Guildford +5 6 - - 1
Bristol -17 6 £313 +19.04% 1
South West -34 6 £313 +13.63% 3
Scotland -13 5 £425 +146.37% 4
Hampshire -14 5 £650 +96.22% 4
North West -13 4 £750 +102.70% 13
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 5
Glasgow -14 2 £425 +146.37% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £348 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £613 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Reading +9 1 - -
Liverpool -1 1 - - 3
Merseyside -2 1 - - 3
West Lothian - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 6

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 291 (45.75%) Legal
2 203 (31.92%) Windows
3 172 (27.04%) MS Office
4 162 (25.47%) Finance
5 140 (22.01%) Microsoft
6 136 (21.38%) Windows 7
7 123 (19.34%) Active Directory
8 115 (18.08%) MS Excel
9 105 (16.51%) ITIL
10 102 (16.04%) Citrix
11 85 (13.36%) Project Management
11 85 (13.36%) Document Management
12 73 (11.48%) Blackberry
13 60 (9.43%) SQL
14 57 (8.96%) Degree
15 54 (8.49%) PRINCE2
15 54 (8.49%) Windows XP
15 54 (8.49%) Banking
16 45 (7.08%) MS Exchange
16 45 (7.08%) Incident Management
17 43 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (6.76%) .NET
18 41 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (6.45%) WorkSite
19 36 (5.66%) SharePoint
20 34 (5.35%) Telecoms
20 34 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
21 33 (5.19%) C#
22 32 (5.03%) SQL Server
22 32 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.08%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.45%) WorkSite
3 36 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 34 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (2.20%) CMS
9 13 (2.04%) Lync
10 12 (1.89%) IIS
11 9 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.31%) SAS
15 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.31%) Jetty
15 2 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 172 (27.04%) MS Office
2 115 (18.08%) MS Excel
3 24 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 23 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.83%) MS Project
6 6 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.63%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (2.04%) assyst
2 6 (0.94%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.72%) Intranet
2 23 (3.62%) Internet
3 22 (3.46%) Firewall
4 20 (3.14%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.52%) SAN
6 13 (2.04%) Network Security
6 13 (2.04%) DNS
7 12 (1.89%) DHCP
8 11 (1.73%) NetScaler
9 10 (1.57%) WAN
9 10 (1.57%) Unified Communications
10 7 (1.10%) LAN
10 7 (1.10%) VPN
11 6 (0.94%) BGP
11 6 (0.94%) Extranet
11 6 (0.94%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.79%) OSPF
12 5 (0.79%) Wireless
12 5 (0.79%) VoIP
13 4 (0.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.10%) NoSQL
3 6 (0.94%) MySQL
3 6 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 6 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.47%) Big Data
6 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.31%) MS Access
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.16%) QlikView
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
1 5 (0.79%) MSI
2 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.47%) Mercurial
2 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.16%) Selenium
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.16%) Hudson
4 1 (0.16%) Mocha
4 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.16%) FxCop
4 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.16%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) NUnit
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
4 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 291 (45.75%) Legal
2 162 (25.47%) Finance
3 54 (8.49%) Banking
4 34 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.36%) Marketing
6 14 (2.20%) Publishing
7 13 (2.04%) Retail
8 8 (1.26%) Advertising
9 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 243 (38.21%) Analyst
2 84 (13.21%) Service Analyst
3 78 (12.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 62 (9.75%) Support Analyst
5 56 (8.81%) Help Desk Analyst
5 56 (8.81%) Business Analyst
6 51 (8.02%) Project Manager
7 36 (5.66%) Developer
8 30 (4.72%) Trainer
9 26 (4.09%) Architect
9 26 (4.09%) IT Trainer
10 21 (3.30%) Consultant
11 20 (3.14%) Desktop Support
11 20 (3.14%) Help Desk Support
12 18 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (2.67%) Agile Business Analyst
14 15 (2.36%) Security Analyst
14 15 (2.36%) Information Analyst
14 15 (2.36%) Information Security Analyst
15 14 (2.20%) Legal Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.76%) .NET
2 23 (3.62%) HTML
3 17 (2.67%) CSS
4 13 (2.04%) XML
5 12 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.73%) HTML5
7 10 (1.57%) Web Services
8 8 (1.26%) Ajax
8 8 (1.26%) JSON
8 8 (1.26%) jQuery
9 7 (1.10%) REST
9 7 (1.10%) CSS3
10 6 (0.94%) XSLT
11 4 (0.63%) WCF
11 4 (0.63%) WPF
12 3 (0.47%) Middleware
13 2 (0.31%) WSDL
13 2 (0.31%) J2EE
13 2 (0.31%) Servlets
13 2 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.48%) Blackberry
2 21 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.36%) E-Learning
4 12 (1.89%) Handset
5 11 (1.73%) Open Source
6 9 (1.42%) Replication
7 8 (1.26%) PMI
8 7 (1.10%) CESG
9 6 (0.94%) Statistics
9 6 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.79%) RMADS
11 4 (0.63%) Clustering
11 4 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.63%) iPhone
12 3 (0.47%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.47%) Celerra
12 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.47%) iPad
12 3 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.47%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 203 (31.92%) Windows
2 136 (21.38%) Windows 7
3 54 (8.49%) Windows XP
4 41 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.26%) Linux
8 6 (0.94%) UNIX
8 6 (0.94%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.47%) Android
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.31%) MVS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.31%) VME
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (16.51%) ITIL
2 85 (13.36%) Project Management
2 85 (13.36%) Document Management
3 54 (8.49%) PRINCE2
4 45 (7.08%) Incident Management
5 43 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (5.03%) Business Analysis
7 30 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (4.40%) CRM
9 27 (4.25%) Data Protection
10 26 (4.09%) Risk Management
11 25 (3.93%) Service Delivery
12 23 (3.62%) Information Security
13 21 (3.30%) UML
14 20 (3.14%) Change Management
14 20 (3.14%) Scrum
15 19 (2.99%) Service Management
16 18 (2.83%) Practice Management
16 18 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (2.83%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 60 (9.43%) SQL
2 33 (5.19%) C#
3 16 (2.52%) Java
4 12 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.42%) Ruby
5 9 (1.42%) C++
6 8 (1.26%) VB
6 8 (1.26%) Python
7 7 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.47%) C
10 2 (0.31%) VBA
10 2 (0.31%) Scala
11 1 (0.16%) R
11 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.16%) VBScript
11 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (8.96%) Degree
2 31 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (2.99%) CISSP
6 18 (2.83%) MOS
6 18 (2.83%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.67%) PMI Certification
8 15 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (2.20%) MCSE
10 12 (1.89%) PMP
11 11 (1.73%) CEH
11 11 (1.73%) GIAC
12 10 (1.57%) CIPD
13 8 (1.26%) ISEB
14 7 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.79%) APMP
16 5 (0.79%) MCDST
16 5 (0.79%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.52%) SLA
3 12 (1.89%) QA
4 7 (1.10%) COBIT
5 4 (0.63%) P3O
5 4 (0.63%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 123 (19.34%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.46%) vSphere
3 20 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.04%) XenApp
5 12 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.79%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.31%) NFS
9 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (3.46%) SCCM
2 8 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (1.26%) SCOM
3 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.16%) PureDisk
3 1 (0.16%) Nessus
3 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.16%) DameWare
Vendors
1 140 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 102 (16.04%) Citrix
3 30 (4.72%) VMware
4 19 (2.99%) Cisco
5 17 (2.67%) NetApp
6 16 (2.52%) Interwoven
7 13 (2.04%) HP
8 8 (1.26%) SAP
8 8 (1.26%) EMC
9 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds
9 7 (1.10%) Adobe
10 6 (0.94%) CommVault
10 6 (0.94%) Oracle
11 5 (0.79%) Juniper
12 4 (0.63%) Hitachi
12 4 (0.63%) Remedy
12 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.63%) LexisNexis
13 3 (0.47%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London (Liverpool)
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £37000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Rate: benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £20k - 24k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
beITrecruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago