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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Law
Rank 285 280 230
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -50
Contract jobs citing Law 403 351 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.68% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.78% 1.60% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 195 268
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £179 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.21% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%

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
22602 21941 25252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.94% 42.20% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13749 13703 14942
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 £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 576 738
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -31.03%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 -12 390 £400 +45.45% 227
London +11 297 £400 +63.26% 165
City of London +33 76 £375 +17.18% 65
South East -10 25 £425 +13.33% 12
Yorkshire +17 20 £650 +14.03% 1
North West -3 16 £351 +17.08% 15
East of England -25 15 £250 - 11
West Yorkshire +10 14 £650 +14.03% 1
Berkshire +21 12 £275 -50.00% 1
West Midlands -11 11 £405 -26.36% 2
Leeds +6 10 £650 +14.03% 1
Colchester -6 10 - - 2
Essex -15 10 - - 4
Birmingham +3 9 £405 -26.36% 2
Bristol -16 8 £306 +6.06% 5
South West -24 8 £306 -15.51% 8
Scotland -2 7 £496 +187.68% 6
Surrey -7 6 £425 +12.21% 5
Manchester -9 6 £363 +20.83% 6
Merseyside 0 4 £213 -42.56% 6
Guildford -2 4 - - 1
Liverpool -5 4 £213 -42.56% 6
Hertfordshire -25 4 - - 4
Cheshire +3 3 £613 +114.91% 2
Hampshire -12 3 - - 2
Edinburgh - 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 2 - -
Glasgow -15 2 £496 +187.68% 4
West Lothian - 2 - -
Livingston - 2 - -

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 307 (44.11%) Legal
2 219 (31.47%) Windows
3 189 (27.16%) MS Office
4 177 (25.43%) Finance
5 166 (23.85%) Microsoft
6 159 (22.84%) Windows 7
7 134 (19.25%) Active Directory
8 120 (17.24%) MS Excel
9 113 (16.24%) ITIL
10 111 (15.95%) Citrix
11 84 (12.07%) Document Management
12 79 (11.35%) Project Management
13 75 (10.78%) Blackberry
14 61 (8.76%) Degree
15 60 (8.62%) Banking
16 56 (8.05%) Windows XP
17 55 (7.90%) SQL
18 54 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
19 52 (7.47%) WorkSite
20 49 (7.04%) PRINCE2
21 48 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
22 44 (6.32%) Telecoms
22 44 (6.32%) Incident Management
23 41 (5.89%) SQL Server
23 41 (5.89%) MS Exchange
24 40 (5.75%) SharePoint
24 40 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
25 39 (5.60%) .NET
26 38 (5.46%) Security Cleared
27 36 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 52 (7.47%) WorkSite
2 41 (5.89%) MS Exchange
3 40 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 30 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.02%) Lync
6 20 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (2.16%) IIS
9 11 (1.58%) CMS
10 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.29%) SAS
14 2 (0.29%) nginx
14 2 (0.29%) Drupal
14 2 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 189 (27.16%) MS Office
2 120 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 33 (4.74%) MS Visio
4 23 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.44%) MS Project
6 11 (1.58%) Adobe Captivate
7 8 (1.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (2.01%) assyst
2 10 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.86%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.03%) Intranet
2 31 (4.45%) Firewall
3 26 (3.74%) Internet
4 25 (3.59%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.16%) SAN
6 21 (3.02%) VPN
7 20 (2.87%) Network Security
8 17 (2.44%) DHCP
9 16 (2.30%) DNS
10 14 (2.01%) VoIP
10 14 (2.01%) WAN
11 12 (1.72%) LAN
12 10 (1.44%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.15%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.01%) MPLS
15 6 (0.86%) IP Telephony
15 6 (0.86%) Extranet
16 5 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
17 4 (0.57%) LDAP
17 4 (0.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.01%) MySQL
5 6 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.29%) MS Access
9 1 (0.14%) QlikView
9 1 (0.14%) Big Data
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.72%) MSI
3 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.43%) Subversion
5 2 (0.29%) Maven
5 2 (0.29%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.14%) Selenium
6 1 (0.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.14%) Hudson
6 1 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.14%) Mocha
6 1 (0.14%) FxCop
6 1 (0.14%) MSTest
General
1 307 (44.11%) Legal
2 177 (25.43%) Finance
3 60 (8.62%) Banking
4 44 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.30%) Publishing
6 14 (2.01%) Marketing
7 12 (1.72%) Retail
8 6 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.43%) Front Office
11 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (37.93%) Analyst
2 91 (13.07%) Service Analyst
3 85 (12.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 62 (8.91%) Support Analyst
5 60 (8.62%) Help Desk Analyst
6 56 (8.05%) Project Manager
7 52 (7.47%) Business Analyst
8 39 (5.60%) Trainer
9 35 (5.03%) Developer
10 34 (4.89%) IT Trainer
11 24 (3.45%) Consultant
11 24 (3.45%) Desktop Support
12 22 (3.16%) Architect
13 21 (3.02%) Help Desk Support
14 18 (2.59%) Security Specialist
14 18 (2.59%) Administrator
15 16 (2.30%) Information Analyst
15 16 (2.30%) Information Security Analyst
15 16 (2.30%) Security Analyst
16 15 (2.16%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.60%) .NET
2 26 (3.74%) HTML
3 23 (3.30%) CSS
4 13 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.72%) Web Services
5 12 (1.72%) jQuery
6 11 (1.58%) XML
7 10 (1.44%) CSS3
7 10 (1.44%) HTML5
8 8 (1.15%) Ajax
9 7 (1.01%) WCF
9 7 (1.01%) JSON
9 7 (1.01%) REST
10 4 (0.57%) XSLT
10 4 (0.57%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.43%) Middleware
11 3 (0.43%) Spring
12 2 (0.29%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.29%) J2EE
12 2 (0.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.78%) Blackberry
2 40 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.02%) E-Learning
5 11 (1.58%) User Experience
5 11 (1.58%) CESG
6 10 (1.44%) Replication
6 10 (1.44%) Handset
7 9 (1.29%) Learning Management System
7 9 (1.29%) Clustering
8 8 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.01%) CMDB
9 7 (1.01%) Open Source
9 7 (1.01%) Statistics
10 6 (0.86%) Video Editing
11 5 (0.72%) RMADS
11 5 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.72%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.72%) PMI
12 4 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 219 (31.47%) Windows
2 159 (22.84%) Windows 7
3 56 (8.05%) Windows XP
4 48 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.29%) Linux
8 7 (1.01%) UNIX
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.29%) MVS
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.29%) VME
11 2 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (16.24%) ITIL
2 84 (12.07%) Document Management
3 79 (11.35%) Project Management
4 54 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 44 (6.32%) Incident Management
7 32 (4.60%) Service Delivery
7 32 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (4.31%) Business Analysis
8 30 (4.31%) Data Protection
9 27 (3.88%) Service Management
10 25 (3.59%) Information Security
10 25 (3.59%) UML
10 25 (3.59%) Risk Management
11 24 (3.45%) CRM
12 22 (3.16%) Change Management
12 22 (3.16%) Change Control
13 20 (2.87%) Migration
14 19 (2.73%) Scrum
15 18 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.90%) SQL
2 29 (4.17%) C#
3 16 (2.30%) Java
4 12 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.15%) Ruby
5 8 (1.15%) VB
5 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.86%) VBScript
7 5 (0.72%) C
7 5 (0.72%) C++
7 5 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.57%) Python
9 3 (0.43%) PHP
10 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.29%) VBA
10 2 (0.29%) Scala
11 1 (0.14%) XPath
11 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (8.76%) Degree
2 38 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.74%) MOS
4 25 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.87%) CISSP
6 18 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 17 (2.44%) MCSE
8 15 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (2.16%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.87%) PMP
10 12 (1.72%) GIAC
10 12 (1.72%) CIPD
10 12 (1.72%) CEH
11 8 (1.15%) ISEB
12 7 (1.01%) APMP
13 6 (0.86%) MCIPD
13 6 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (3.16%) SLA
3 13 (1.87%) QA
4 6 (0.86%) COBIT
5 4 (0.57%) P3O
5 4 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 134 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.45%) vSphere
3 22 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.01%) XenApp
5 11 (1.58%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.15%) Terminal Server
7 6 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.72%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.57%) NFS
10 3 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.29%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.29%) Xen
12 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.14%) XenServer
12 1 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (5.03%) SCCM
2 16 (2.30%) SCOM
3 5 (0.72%) SCVMM
3 5 (0.72%) SCDPM
3 5 (0.72%) MOM
3 5 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.29%) DameWare
5 1 (0.14%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.14%) Nessus
5 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.14%) OPNET
Vendors
1 166 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 111 (15.95%) Citrix
3 35 (5.03%) VMware
4 24 (3.45%) Interwoven
5 20 (2.87%) Cisco
6 19 (2.73%) HP
7 16 (2.30%) NetApp
8 14 (2.01%) SolarWinds
9 12 (1.72%) EMC
9 12 (1.72%) Adobe
10 11 (1.58%) Remedy
11 10 (1.44%) BMC
12 8 (1.15%) Symantec
13 7 (1.01%) Juniper
14 6 (0.86%) AppSense
14 6 (0.86%) Sophos
14 6 (0.86%) CommVault
14 6 (0.86%) Hitachi
15 5 (0.72%) Lumension
15 5 (0.72%) Dell
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £200 - 215 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 370 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £160 - 200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £430 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London, United Kingdom
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £ 41,553 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £487 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Information Technology Services
Rate: £27k - 32k per year + Benefits, Bonus & Training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £435 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago