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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Law
Rank 270 258 259
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Law 386 375 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.74% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.88% 1.86% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 231 174
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £204 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.73 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -15.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £37.00 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +35.48%

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
20586 20145 18950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.15% 39.69% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12841 12257 11451
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 623 611
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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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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 -16 362 £400 +8.10% 264
London -18 255 £413 +11.48% 166
City of London -26 45 £388 +16.10% 46
North West -8 22 £275 -24.65% 19
South East -20 22 £325 -18.75% 28
West Midlands +16 21 £425 +21.42% 13
Scotland +13 21 - - 7
East of England +3 16 - - 5
South West -6 12 £425 +17.24% 17
West Lothian - 12 - -
Manchester -8 11 £275 -38.54% 15
Berkshire +5 10 £475 +11.76% 11
Essex +14 9 - - 1
Edinburgh +3 9 - - 6
Colchester +2 9 - - 1
Bristol -6 8 £375 +3.44% 11
Yorkshire -9 8 £395 +119.44% 6
West Yorkshire -13 8 £395 +119.44% 3
Coventry - 7 £425 - 6
Birmingham 0 6 £123 -64.36% 4
Leeds -7 6 £395 - 3
Surrey 0 5 £300 -23.80% 5
East Midlands - 5 £250 - 9
Woking +8 3 £300 -23.80%
Bracknell +7 3 £475 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 - - 3
Reading +2 2 - - 5
Cheshire -2 2 - - 1
Hampshire -21 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £250 - 8

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 292 (34.84%) Legal
2 253 (30.19%) Finance
3 207 (24.70%) Windows
4 177 (21.12%) MS Office
5 131 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 131 (15.63%) Project Management
6 122 (14.56%) Active Directory
7 120 (14.32%) MS Excel
8 116 (13.84%) Windows 7
9 108 (12.89%) ITIL
10 94 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (10.74%) Citrix
12 80 (9.55%) Degree
13 79 (9.43%) Banking
14 75 (8.95%) PRINCE2
15 72 (8.59%) Blackberry
16 71 (8.47%) Document Management
17 62 (7.40%) Security Cleared
18 59 (7.04%) Telecoms
19 57 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
20 56 (6.68%) SQL
21 52 (6.21%) Java
22 50 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
22 50 (5.97%) Data Protection
23 47 (5.61%) .NET
24 46 (5.49%) MS Visio
25 45 (5.37%) C#
26 44 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
27 43 (5.13%) SQL Server
28 42 (5.01%) SharePoint

Law
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 42 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.77%) MS Exchange
3 39 (4.65%) WorkSite
4 27 (3.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (2.63%) Lync
6 21 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.67%) IIS
8 12 (1.43%) CMS
9 11 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.48%) Apache
14 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.24%) CICS
15 2 (0.24%) Drupal
16 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
16 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 177 (21.12%) MS Office
2 120 (14.32%) MS Excel
3 46 (5.49%) MS Visio
4 39 (4.65%) MS Project
5 23 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.31%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.95%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.24%) Stata
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) assyst
3 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.72%) SaaS
2 4 (0.48%) Office 365
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.77%) VPN
2 29 (3.46%) WAN
3 26 (3.10%) LAN
3 26 (3.10%) Internet
4 25 (2.98%) Firewall
5 23 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 18 (2.15%) SAN
6 18 (2.15%) VoIP
6 18 (2.15%) DHCP
6 18 (2.15%) Intranet
7 16 (1.91%) MPLS
7 16 (1.91%) DNS
8 14 (1.67%) Network Security
9 8 (0.95%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.95%) WLAN
9 8 (0.95%) VLAN
10 6 (0.72%) LDAP
10 6 (0.72%) SMTP
10 6 (0.72%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.60%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (1.79%) Big Data
3 13 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.60%) QlikView
9 4 (0.48%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.24%) DataStage
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 8 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.72%) GDB
5 3 (0.36%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.24%) Subversion
6 2 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.12%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.12%) MSTest
7 1 (0.12%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 292 (34.84%) Legal
2 253 (30.19%) Finance
3 79 (9.43%) Banking
4 59 (7.04%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.15%) Publishing
6 17 (2.03%) Retail
6 17 (2.03%) Marketing
7 14 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.84%) Billing
9 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
10 4 (0.48%) Games
11 2 (0.24%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 286 (34.13%) Analyst
2 95 (11.34%) Project Manager
3 78 (9.31%) Service Analyst
4 77 (9.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 75 (8.95%) Business Analyst
6 71 (8.47%) Developer
7 49 (5.85%) Support Analyst
8 48 (5.73%) Help Desk Analyst
9 31 (3.70%) Consultant
10 30 (3.58%) Trainer
11 28 (3.34%) Architect
12 26 (3.10%) IT Trainer
13 22 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
14 21 (2.51%) Desktop Support
14 21 (2.51%) Administrator
15 19 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
15 19 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 18 (2.15%) Senior Developer
17 17 (2.03%) Programme Manager
17 17 (2.03%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.61%) .NET
2 29 (3.46%) HTML
3 27 (3.22%) CSS
4 14 (1.67%) HTML5
5 13 (1.55%) jQuery
5 13 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 13 (1.55%) CSS3
6 11 (1.31%) XML
7 10 (1.19%) Web Services
8 8 (0.95%) RESTful
9 6 (0.72%) XSLT
10 5 (0.60%) SOAP
10 5 (0.60%) Stripes Framework
10 5 (0.60%) Vaadin
10 5 (0.60%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.60%) GWT
11 4 (0.48%) Sass
11 4 (0.48%) WCF
11 4 (0.48%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.59%) Blackberry
2 57 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.74%) Open Source
5 17 (2.03%) User Experience
6 14 (1.67%) E-Learning
7 11 (1.31%) Clustering
8 10 (1.19%) PMI
8 10 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.19%) Learning Management System
9 9 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.95%) CESG
10 8 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.95%) Video Editing
10 8 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.84%) Statistics
11 7 (0.84%) Social Media
11 7 (0.84%) iPhone
12 6 (0.72%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 207 (24.70%) Windows
2 116 (13.84%) Windows 7
3 50 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (4.77%) Windows XP
6 25 (2.98%) Linux
7 15 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.95%) Android
10 5 (0.60%) UNIX
10 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (15.63%) Project Management
2 108 (12.89%) ITIL
3 94 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (8.95%) PRINCE2
5 71 (8.47%) Document Management
6 50 (5.97%) Data Protection
7 44 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (5.01%) Business Analysis
9 40 (4.77%) Migration
10 38 (4.53%) Incident Management
11 37 (4.42%) Service Management
12 36 (4.30%) Change Management
13 35 (4.18%) Risk Management
14 33 (3.94%) CRM
15 32 (3.82%) Service Delivery
16 27 (3.22%) Six Sigma
17 26 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (2.98%) Information Security
19 21 (2.51%) Agile Project Management
20 20 (2.39%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (6.68%) SQL
2 52 (6.21%) Java
3 45 (5.37%) C#
4 32 (3.82%) Python
5 23 (2.74%) C++
6 18 (2.15%) Ruby
7 17 (2.03%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.79%) VBA
9 14 (1.67%) VB
9 14 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.43%) C
10 12 (1.43%) PHP
11 8 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.84%) Perl
13 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.72%) VBScript
13 6 (0.72%) VC++
14 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 80 (9.55%) Degree
2 62 (7.40%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 26 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (2.98%) PMP
7 24 (2.86%) MOS
8 16 (1.91%) APMP
9 15 (1.79%) VCP4
10 14 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.67%) MCSE
11 12 (1.43%) ISEB
11 12 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (1.19%) CISSP
14 8 (0.95%) MCITP
14 8 (0.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 7 (0.84%) CIPD
16 6 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.46%) SLA
2 23 (2.74%) QA
3 20 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.84%) COBIT
5 4 (0.48%) P3O
6 3 (0.36%) BS25999
7 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.79%) NFS
4 13 (1.55%) Terminal Server
5 12 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.19%) vSphere
7 9 (1.07%) XenApp
8 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.24%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) Firmware
12 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (4.53%) SCCM
2 14 (1.67%) SCOM
3 9 (1.07%) MOM
4 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.48%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.48%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.36%) DameWare
5 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.24%) WSUS
6 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.24%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.12%) OpenView
7 1 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.12%) WMI
7 1 (0.12%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 131 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 90 (10.74%) Citrix
3 38 (4.53%) VMware
4 29 (3.46%) Interwoven
4 29 (3.46%) Cisco
5 20 (2.39%) Oracle
6 17 (2.03%) HP
7 15 (1.79%) Amdocs
8 14 (1.67%) Adobe
8 14 (1.67%) Symantec
9 13 (1.55%) Open Text
10 12 (1.43%) AppSense
10 12 (1.43%) EMC
10 12 (1.43%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.07%) Juniper
11 9 (1.07%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.07%) IBM
12 8 (0.95%) BMC
12 8 (0.95%) Remedy
13 7 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: Market rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day - 3 Month Contract +
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Rate: £375.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £270 - £280 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day - 6-12 months contract+
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £750.00 - £850.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 monthly extensions
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
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