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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Law
Rank 263 284 230
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -54
Contract jobs citing Law 438 346 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.67% 0.85%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.60% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 200 243
Average daily rate
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£400 £311 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.51% -15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £379 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.56% +21.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -14.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -3.78%

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
22506 21643 24134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 41.93% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 13675 14335
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 £273 £275
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 532 573 735
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.64 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 +7 424 £400 +29.03% 218
London +28 317 £400 +38.64% 134
City of London +49 84 £388 +21.09% 44
Yorkshire +10 24 £575 +0.87% 3
South East -28 24 £358 -9.49% 23
East of England -19 19 £375 - 11
West Yorkshire +9 18 £575 +0.87% 1
North West -6 17 £363 +20.83% 17
Colchester -7 16 - - 1
Essex -12 16 - - 4
Leeds +8 14 £575 +0.87% 1
Berkshire +11 12 £328 -31.05% 3
South West -28 12 £313 -13.79% 11
Bristol -22 10 £306 +140.19% 8
Scotland +5 9 £496 +16.76% 7
Manchester -13 7 £394 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -16 7 £405 -26.36% 7
Birmingham -3 6 £405 -26.36% 6
North Yorkshire - 6 - - 1
Merseyside +2 5 £213 -29.16% 3
Liverpool -3 5 £276 -7.91% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £575 +76.92% 1
Glasgow - 4 £496 - 4
Edinburgh - 3 - - 3
Cheshire +7 2 £750 +163.15% 3
Surrey -6 2 - - 7
West Lothian - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - - 6
Middlesex - 2 - -
Amersham - 2 £575 -

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 308 (42.08%) Legal
2 217 (29.64%) Windows
3 193 (26.37%) Finance
4 186 (25.41%) MS Office
5 162 (22.13%) Windows 7
6 161 (21.99%) Microsoft
7 136 (18.58%) Active Directory
8 126 (17.21%) MS Excel
9 108 (14.75%) Citrix
10 104 (14.21%) ITIL
11 84 (11.48%) Document Management
12 82 (11.20%) Project Management
13 76 (10.38%) Blackberry
14 61 (8.33%) Degree
15 60 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
16 55 (7.51%) Banking
16 55 (7.51%) PRINCE2
17 54 (7.38%) WorkSite
18 51 (6.97%) Windows XP
19 50 (6.83%) SQL
19 50 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
20 49 (6.69%) Security Cleared
21 45 (6.15%) Incident Management
22 43 (5.87%) Data Protection
23 42 (5.74%) Telecoms
24 41 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
25 39 (5.33%) .NET
25 39 (5.33%) SQL Server
26 38 (5.19%) VMware
27 37 (5.05%) MS Exchange

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 54 (7.38%) WorkSite
2 37 (5.05%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.64%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 24 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.87%) Lync
7 15 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.64%) CMS
9 11 (1.50%) IIS
9 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.27%) Apache
13 2 (0.27%) SAS
13 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.27%) Jetty
13 2 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 186 (25.41%) MS Office
2 126 (17.21%) MS Excel
3 31 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 23 (3.14%) MS Project
4 23 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.50%) Adobe Captivate
6 8 (1.09%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.27%) Stata
8 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.91%) assyst
2 10 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.41%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.41%) SaaS
1 3 (0.41%) Office 365
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.37%) Firewall
2 31 (4.23%) Intranet
3 28 (3.83%) VPN
4 24 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.14%) Internet
6 22 (3.01%) SAN
7 19 (2.60%) DHCP
7 19 (2.60%) Network Security
8 18 (2.46%) DNS
9 16 (2.19%) WAN
9 16 (2.19%) VoIP
10 14 (1.91%) LAN
11 10 (1.37%) MPLS
12 9 (1.23%) Unified Communications
13 8 (1.09%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (0.55%) LTE
14 4 (0.55%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.55%) Extranet
14 4 (0.55%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.96%) MySQL
4 7 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.27%) MS Access
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.27%) QlikView
8 2 (0.27%) Big Data
8 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 17 (2.32%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.78%) Cucumber
3 5 (0.68%) MSI
3 5 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.41%) Subversion
6 2 (0.27%) Maven
6 2 (0.27%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.27%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.14%) Hudson
7 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.14%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.14%) TestLink
7 1 (0.14%) Geb
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.14%) JMeter
General
1 308 (42.08%) Legal
2 193 (26.37%) Finance
3 55 (7.51%) Banking
4 42 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.46%) Publishing
6 14 (1.91%) Marketing
7 8 (1.09%) Retail
8 6 (0.82%) Billing
8 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.41%) Front Office
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 270 (36.89%) Analyst
2 93 (12.70%) Service Analyst
3 88 (12.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 67 (9.15%) Help Desk Analyst
5 60 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 60 (8.20%) Project Manager
6 51 (6.97%) Business Analyst
7 37 (5.05%) Trainer
8 33 (4.51%) Developer
8 33 (4.51%) IT Trainer
9 27 (3.69%) Consultant
10 24 (3.28%) Help Desk Support
11 20 (2.73%) Desktop Support
12 19 (2.60%) Administrator
12 19 (2.60%) Security Specialist
13 18 (2.46%) Architect
14 16 (2.19%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 16 (2.19%) Information Analyst
14 16 (2.19%) Security Analyst
14 16 (2.19%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.33%) .NET
2 26 (3.55%) HTML
3 23 (3.14%) CSS
4 12 (1.64%) jQuery
5 11 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.37%) Web Services
6 10 (1.37%) XML
6 10 (1.37%) HTML5
6 10 (1.37%) CSS3
7 8 (1.09%) Ajax
8 7 (0.96%) JSON
8 7 (0.96%) WCF
8 7 (0.96%) REST
9 6 (0.82%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.55%) XSLT
11 3 (0.41%) Spring
11 3 (0.41%) Middleware
12 2 (0.27%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.27%) COM
12 2 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.38%) Blackberry
2 41 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.73%) E-Learning
5 12 (1.64%) CESG
6 10 (1.37%) Clustering
6 10 (1.37%) User Experience
7 9 (1.23%) Learning Management System
8 8 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.09%) Replication
9 7 (0.96%) Handset
9 7 (0.96%) Statistics
9 7 (0.96%) CMDB
10 6 (0.82%) Video Editing
10 6 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.82%) PMI
10 6 (0.82%) Open Source
10 6 (0.82%) RMADS
11 5 (0.68%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 217 (29.64%) Windows
2 162 (22.13%) Windows 7
3 51 (6.97%) Windows XP
4 50 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (1.78%) Linux
7 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.23%) UNIX
9 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.27%) VME
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.27%) MVS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (14.21%) ITIL
2 84 (11.48%) Document Management
3 82 (11.20%) Project Management
4 60 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (7.51%) PRINCE2
6 45 (6.15%) Incident Management
7 43 (5.87%) Data Protection
8 36 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 29 (3.96%) Risk Management
10 29 (3.96%) Business Analysis
11 28 (3.83%) Information Security
12 25 (3.42%) Service Management
12 25 (3.42%) CRM
12 25 (3.42%) Change Control
13 24 (3.28%) UML
14 23 (3.14%) Migration
15 22 (3.01%) Change Management
16 21 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (2.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.83%) SQL
2 27 (3.69%) C#
3 17 (2.32%) Java
4 11 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.09%) Ruby
5 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.96%) VBScript
7 6 (0.82%) VB
7 6 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.82%) C++
8 5 (0.68%) C
8 5 (0.68%) Python
9 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.41%) PHP
11 2 (0.27%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.27%) VBA
11 2 (0.27%) Scala
12 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (8.33%) Degree
2 49 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.23%) MOS
4 26 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.73%) CISSP
6 18 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 17 (2.32%) MCSE
8 15 (2.05%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.91%) CIPD
10 12 (1.64%) GIAC
10 12 (1.64%) CEH
10 12 (1.64%) PMP
10 12 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.50%) ISEB
12 7 (0.96%) APMP
13 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.68%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (3.69%) SLA
3 16 (2.19%) QA
4 6 (0.82%) COBIT
5 4 (0.55%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.55%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (18.58%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.14%) vSphere
4 14 (1.91%) XenApp
5 11 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.37%) Terminal Server
7 7 (0.96%) NFS
8 6 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.82%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.27%) Firmware
11 2 (0.27%) Xen
11 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (4.78%) SCCM
2 16 (2.19%) SCOM
3 7 (0.96%) MOM
4 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.68%) SCVMM
4 5 (0.68%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.27%) DameWare
6 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) OPNET
7 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.14%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 161 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 108 (14.75%) Citrix
3 38 (5.19%) VMware
4 25 (3.42%) Interwoven
5 19 (2.60%) HP
5 19 (2.60%) Cisco
6 15 (2.05%) NetApp
7 13 (1.78%) SolarWinds
8 12 (1.64%) Adobe
8 12 (1.64%) EMC
9 11 (1.50%) Remedy
10 10 (1.37%) BMC
10 10 (1.37%) AppSense
11 9 (1.23%) Symantec
11 9 (1.23%) Juniper
12 7 (0.96%) SAP
12 7 (0.96%) Amdocs
13 6 (0.82%) CommVault
13 6 (0.82%) Hitachi
13 6 (0.82%) Sophos
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SLS Recruitment
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Rate: £120 - 150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £299 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £425 - £475 per day + 6 months +
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + 6 month +
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £45k - 55k per year + Pro-Rata
Posted: 3 days ago