The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 143 142 182
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +40
Contract jobs citing Legal 861 810 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.52% 1.10%
As % of the General category 3.95% 3.55% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 493 302
Average daily rate
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£388 £384 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.40 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £22.50 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -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
21809 22823 25773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.69% 42.81% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13398 14103 15322
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £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 531 608 741
Average hourly rate £21.07 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £49.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Legal within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Legal
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Legal within the UK.

Legal Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Legal within the UK.

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Legal Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Legal
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 Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 819 £388 - 271
London +3 498 £388 -3.12% 133
City of London +12 156 £375 -9.09% 50
South East +31 123 £350 -17.64% 42
South West -6 47 £375 -17.80% 21
Berkshire +11 39 £440 +3.52% 12
East of England -41 36 £438 +20.68% 7
Yorkshire +22 31 £350 - 23
North West -7 29 £350 -8.49% 21
West Yorkshire +26 24 £375 -5.30% 15
Bristol -6 24 £313 -30.50% 18
Surrey +12 23 £355 -21.11% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £394 +35.19% 3
West Midlands -18 20 £388 +23.01% 11
East Midlands +6 19 £419 +11.66% 10
Manchester -6 17 £325 -5.45% 11
Leeds +17 16 £412 +3.97% 9
Scotland -15 15 £425 +36.00% 9
Reading +11 13 £478 -9.04% 3
Hertfordshire -7 13 £455 +1.11% 1
Hampshire -6 12 £350 -48.14% 4
Northamptonshire +6 11 £438 +9.37% 3
East Sussex +5 10 £210 -44.00% 2
Bedfordshire -16 10 £440 +16.55% 3
Brighton - 10 £210 - 1
Middlesex +4 9 £350 -36.36% 2
Cheshire -9 8 £450 +9.09% 4
Essex -10 8 £400 +9.58% 3
Edinburgh -14 8 £425 +25.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 8 £401 -

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Legal 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 Legal.

1 551 (34.39%) Finance
2 292 (18.23%) Law
3 250 (15.61%) Windows
4 245 (15.29%) Project Management
5 232 (14.48%) Banking
6 228 (14.23%) MS Office
7 226 (14.11%) Microsoft
8 201 (12.55%) MS Excel
9 154 (9.61%) Degree
10 152 (9.49%) SQL
11 138 (8.61%) Windows 7
12 124 (7.74%) Active Directory
13 123 (7.68%) ITIL
14 119 (7.43%) PRINCE2
15 117 (7.30%) Business Analysis
16 109 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 108 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
18 98 (6.12%) Telecoms
19 96 (5.99%) HTML
20 94 (5.87%) Document Management
21 89 (5.56%) Marketing
22 88 (5.49%) Risk Management
23 87 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
24 86 (5.37%) Investment Banking
25 80 (4.99%) Windows XP
26 79 (4.93%) Scrum
27 76 (4.74%) Change Management
28 74 (4.62%) .NET
28 74 (4.62%) Retail
29 72 (4.49%) Migration

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Legal 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 Legal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 70 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 40 (2.50%) WorkSite
4 35 (2.18%) CMS
5 31 (1.94%) IIS
6 29 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 14 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.69%) Moodle
14 10 (0.62%) Drupal
15 8 (0.50%) Lync
15 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
17 6 (0.37%) TeamSite
Applications
1 228 (14.23%) MS Office
2 201 (12.55%) MS Excel
3 87 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (2.81%) MS Project
5 44 (2.75%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.62%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
7 8 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.19%) CATIA
9 3 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.12%) FastStats
11 1 (0.062%) InDesign
11 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.062%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.062%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.69%) SAP QM
3 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.50%) SAP PM
4 8 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.44%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.31%) SiteCatalyst
8 4 (0.25%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.19%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.19%) SAP HR-PA
9 3 (0.19%) HFM
10 2 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.56%) SaaS
2 7 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.37%) Office 365
4 4 (0.25%) IaaS
5 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.00%) Internet
2 26 (1.62%) Intranet
3 23 (1.44%) Firewall
4 22 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.31%) LAN
6 20 (1.25%) SAN
7 19 (1.19%) DNS
8 18 (1.12%) WAN
9 13 (0.81%) DHCP
10 12 (0.75%) VPN
10 12 (0.75%) VoIP
11 10 (0.62%) FTP
12 9 (0.56%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.50%) GGSN
13 8 (0.50%) SGSN
13 8 (0.50%) NAS
13 8 (0.50%) WLAN
14 7 (0.44%) CTI
14 7 (0.44%) Network Security
15 6 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.50%) QlikView
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.44%) MySQL
10 7 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.31%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.25%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.69%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.56%) Selenium
4 9 (0.56%) Cucumber
4 9 (0.56%) WebDriver
5 8 (0.50%) FitNesse
5 8 (0.50%) Ant
6 7 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.44%) JIRA
7 6 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.31%) JUnit
9 4 (0.25%) Xcode
9 4 (0.25%) MSI
10 3 (0.19%) Maven
10 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.19%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.12%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.12%) Subversion
11 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 551 (34.39%) Finance
2 292 (18.23%) Law
3 232 (14.48%) Banking
4 98 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 89 (5.56%) Marketing
6 86 (5.37%) Investment Banking
7 74 (4.62%) Retail
8 62 (3.87%) Publishing
9 42 (2.62%) Front Office
10 23 (1.44%) Billing
11 22 (1.37%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.37%) Back Office
12 21 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.00%) French Language
14 13 (0.81%) Advertising
15 10 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.50%) Automotive
17 7 (0.44%) Games
18 6 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 472 (29.46%) Analyst
2 213 (13.30%) Business Analyst
3 170 (10.61%) Project Manager
4 165 (10.30%) Developer
5 75 (4.68%) Service Analyst
6 70 (4.37%) Consultant
7 69 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 67 (4.18%) Support Analyst
9 48 (3.00%) Architect
10 41 (2.56%) Designer
11 40 (2.50%) Trainer
12 32 (2.00%) Administrator
12 32 (2.00%) IT Trainer
13 29 (1.81%) Desktop Support
13 29 (1.81%) Contracts Manager
14 28 (1.75%) SAP Consultant
15 27 (1.69%) Programme Manager
16 26 (1.62%) Legal Analyst
17 25 (1.56%) 1st Line Support
17 25 (1.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (5.99%) HTML
2 74 (4.62%) .NET
3 70 (4.37%) CSS
4 46 (2.87%) XML
4 46 (2.87%) HTML5
5 37 (2.31%) jQuery
6 27 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 20 (1.25%) XSLT
8 19 (1.19%) Web Services
8 19 (1.19%) Ajax
9 17 (1.06%) Django
10 16 (1.00%) CSS3
11 15 (0.94%) XHTML
12 14 (0.87%) Middleware
13 13 (0.81%) Flash
14 12 (0.75%) BAPI
15 11 (0.69%) WCF
16 10 (0.62%) .NET Framework
16 10 (0.62%) J2EE
16 10 (0.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.24%) Management Information System
2 58 (3.62%) Blackberry
3 31 (1.94%) E-Learning
4 28 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 25 (1.56%) Social Media
6 21 (1.31%) PMI
6 21 (1.31%) Derivative
7 17 (1.06%) NHS
7 17 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (0.94%) Handset
8 15 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 13 (0.81%) Equities
9 13 (0.81%) Reference Data
9 13 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
10 12 (0.75%) Statistics
10 12 (0.75%) Copywriting
10 12 (0.75%) CMDB
11 11 (0.69%) iPhone
11 11 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 250 (15.61%) Windows
2 138 (8.61%) Windows 7
3 80 (4.99%) Windows XP
4 44 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (2.43%) Linux
6 36 (2.25%) UNIX
7 35 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.25%) Android
8 20 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.87%) Solaris
11 8 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) CentOS
14 2 (0.12%) AIX
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.062%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (15.29%) Project Management
2 123 (7.68%) ITIL
3 119 (7.43%) PRINCE2
4 117 (7.30%) Business Analysis
5 109 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 108 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
7 94 (5.87%) Document Management
8 88 (5.49%) Risk Management
9 79 (4.93%) Scrum
10 76 (4.74%) Change Management
11 72 (4.49%) Migration
12 66 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 59 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 58 (3.62%) Content Management
15 56 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 54 (3.37%) CRM
17 53 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (3.31%) Information Security
18 49 (3.06%) Data Analysis
18 49 (3.06%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (9.49%) SQL
2 51 (3.18%) C#
3 49 (3.06%) Java
3 49 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 26 (1.62%) Python
5 22 (1.37%) C
6 21 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 13 (0.81%) PHP
8 12 (0.75%) VB
9 11 (0.69%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.62%) C++
10 10 (0.62%) Perl
10 10 (0.62%) Objective-C
11 9 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.50%) Scala
12 8 (0.50%) VBA
13 7 (0.44%) XQuery
14 6 (0.37%) VBScript
15 5 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.31%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 154 (9.61%) Degree
2 69 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
5 35 (2.18%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.81%) CISSP
7 28 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (1.69%) ISEB
9 21 (1.31%) PMP
10 19 (1.19%) MOS
11 18 (1.12%) CISM
12 11 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.62%) CIPD
13 10 (0.62%) CCA
13 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.44%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.37%) CEH
17 5 (0.31%) CISA
17 5 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.75%) QA
2 49 (3.06%) SLA
3 13 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.62%) Solvency II
6 10 (0.62%) EMIR
7 8 (0.50%) FATCA
8 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.31%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.25%) COBIT
11 4 (0.25%) GMP
12 3 (0.19%) GxP
13 2 (0.12%) Basel III
13 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.12%) MiFID
14 1 (0.062%) Basel II
14 1 (0.062%) GAAP
14 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 124 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.12%) XenDesktop
4 17 (1.06%) vSphere
5 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.37%) XenApp
7 5 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.19%) NFS
9 3 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.19%) UAG
10 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.062%) XenServer
11 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (1.44%) SCCM
2 12 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.62%) SCOM
4 8 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.19%) Puppet
7 2 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.062%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.062%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.062%) Netcool
8 1 (0.062%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.062%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.062%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.062%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.062%) WSUS
Vendors
1 226 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.37%) Citrix
3 65 (4.06%) SAP
4 53 (3.31%) Oracle
5 48 (3.00%) VMware
6 43 (2.68%) HP
7 24 (1.50%) Adobe
8 19 (1.19%) NetApp
8 19 (1.19%) IBM
9 16 (1.00%) Cisco
9 16 (1.00%) Lotus
9 16 (1.00%) Interwoven
10 15 (0.94%) Business Objects
10 15 (0.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 12 (0.75%) Symantec
12 11 (0.69%) Bloomberg
13 8 (0.50%) Juniper
13 8 (0.50%) EMC
13 8 (0.50%) FatWire
14 7 (0.44%) Open Text
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