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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 143 153 165
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing Legal 838 726 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the General category 3.96% 3.43% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 480 322
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £383 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 35
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £28.84 £84.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £19.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-23.20% +19.69%

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
21157 21159 20450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.35% 41.00% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13773 13366 12040
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 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 570 781
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £21.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +14 812 £400 - 252
London +8 469 £415 -1.89% 133
City of London -12 133 £400 -4.76% 42
South East +11 127 £375 -6.25% 33
Berkshire +25 55 £400 -5.88% 10
East of England +4 47 £500 +44.92% 12
North West 0 39 £351 -6.53% 22
West Midlands -1 32 £300 -28.57% 7
East Midlands +24 31 £425 +15.64% 7
South West -14 29 £431 +7.81% 11
Surrey -2 25 £250 -35.06% 10
Buckinghamshire -7 25 £448 +15.48% 4
Manchester -4 23 £351 -5.90% 13
Yorkshire -2 22 £380 +8.96% 21
Birmingham +8 19 £300 -22.07% 5
West Yorkshire -6 19 £380 +8.96% 19
Slough +5 18 £400 - 1
Scotland +2 18 £475 +19.94% 5
Hertfordshire +13 17 £525 +40.00% 1
Northamptonshire -4 15 £475 -9.52% 2
Bristol -8 15 £450 +44.00% 6
Leeds +1 14 £313 -18.67% 12
Edinburgh +1 13 £481 +21.52% 3
Milton Keynes -4 13 £400 -2.43% 2
Essex -5 13 £321 -6.88% 4
Hampshire -11 13 £336 -11.51% 3
Northampton 0 12 £475 -9.52% 2
Cheshire +15 11 £475 +18.75% 3
Bedfordshire -8 11 £500 +26.98% 6
Reading +19 10 £450 +24.13% 2

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 640 (36.22%) Finance
2 295 (16.69%) Law
3 261 (14.77%) Project Management
4 260 (14.71%) Microsoft
5 246 (13.92%) Windows
6 238 (13.47%) MS Office
6 238 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
7 212 (12.00%) Banking
8 195 (11.04%) MS Excel
9 170 (9.62%) SQL
10 147 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 144 (8.15%) Active Directory
12 135 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
13 130 (7.36%) Windows 7
13 130 (7.36%) ITIL
14 128 (7.24%) Telecoms
14 128 (7.24%) Degree
15 126 (7.13%) Business Analysis
16 120 (6.79%) PRINCE2
17 118 (6.68%) Risk Management
18 112 (6.34%) HTML
19 107 (6.06%) Management Information System
20 92 (5.21%) Migration
21 90 (5.09%) Marketing
22 87 (4.92%) SQL Server
23 85 (4.81%) Change Management
24 84 (4.75%) Information Security
24 84 (4.75%) Oracle
24 84 (4.75%) Investment Banking
25 82 (4.64%) Retail

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.43%) WorkSite
4 37 (2.09%) CMS
5 33 (1.87%) IIS
6 28 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (1.02%) Lync
9 15 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 12 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.62%) Moodle
12 11 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.45%) SAS
15 7 (0.40%) Adobe CQ
16 6 (0.34%) TeamSite
Applications
1 238 (13.47%) MS Office
2 195 (11.04%) MS Excel
3 81 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 48 (2.72%) MS Project
6 33 (1.87%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.11%) FastStats
12 1 (0.057%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.057%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) SAP BPC
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.45%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.34%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.23%) assyst
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.11%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.51%) Office 365
3 7 (0.40%) SaaS
4 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.11%) Taleo
6 1 (0.057%) PaaS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.057%) Force.com
6 1 (0.057%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.057%) GitHub
6 1 (0.057%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.15%) Internet
1 38 (2.15%) Firewall
2 33 (1.87%) Intranet
3 31 (1.75%) SAN
3 31 (1.75%) DNS
4 30 (1.70%) VPN
5 26 (1.47%) WAN
6 23 (1.30%) Network Security
6 23 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.25%) DHCP
8 19 (1.08%) LAN
9 16 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (0.85%) VoIP
11 14 (0.79%) FTP
12 12 (0.68%) LTE
13 10 (0.57%) VLAN
13 10 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.51%) NAS
14 9 (0.51%) 3G
15 8 (0.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (0.91%) QlikView
7 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (0.62%) MySQL
10 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.51%) Big Data
12 8 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.40%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.34%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.45%) Ant
3 8 (0.45%) Subversion
3 8 (0.45%) Maven
3 8 (0.45%) JIRA
3 8 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 8 (0.45%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (0.34%) JUnit
4 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.34%) Selenium
5 5 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.23%) NUnit
6 4 (0.23%) Hudson
7 3 (0.17%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.17%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.17%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.11%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.11%) IntelliJ
General
1 640 (36.22%) Finance
2 295 (16.69%) Law
3 212 (12.00%) Banking
4 128 (7.24%) Telecoms
5 90 (5.09%) Marketing
6 84 (4.75%) Investment Banking
7 82 (4.64%) Retail
8 76 (4.30%) Publishing
9 56 (3.17%) Front Office
10 30 (1.70%) Billing
11 19 (1.08%) Local Government
12 18 (1.02%) Back Office
13 17 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.85%) French Language
14 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.57%) Advertising
16 8 (0.45%) Games
16 8 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 515 (29.15%) Analyst
2 232 (13.13%) Project Manager
3 220 (12.45%) Business Analyst
4 188 (10.64%) Developer
5 85 (4.81%) Consultant
6 82 (4.64%) Service Analyst
7 80 (4.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 64 (3.62%) Support Analyst
9 60 (3.40%) Architect
10 51 (2.89%) Designer
11 49 (2.77%) Senior Manager
12 34 (1.92%) Senior Project Manager
13 33 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
13 33 (1.87%) Trainer
14 30 (1.70%) Programme Manager
15 29 (1.64%) Administrator
15 29 (1.64%) Help Desk Analyst
15 29 (1.64%) Data Analyst
16 28 (1.58%) IT Trainer
17 26 (1.47%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (6.34%) HTML
2 82 (4.64%) CSS
3 70 (3.96%) .NET
4 61 (3.45%) HTML5
5 46 (2.60%) XML
6 37 (2.09%) CSS3
7 35 (1.98%) Web Services
8 32 (1.81%) jQuery
9 27 (1.53%) Django
9 27 (1.53%) ASP.NET
10 22 (1.25%) Middleware
11 21 (1.19%) Ajax
12 20 (1.13%) XHTML
13 19 (1.08%) XSLT
14 16 (0.91%) REST
15 15 (0.85%) SOAP
16 12 (0.68%) Flash
16 12 (0.68%) .NET Framework
17 11 (0.62%) J2EE
18 10 (0.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 60 (3.40%) User Experience
4 58 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 32 (1.81%) Derivative
6 28 (1.58%) E-Learning
7 27 (1.53%) Social Media
8 25 (1.41%) Credit Risk
8 25 (1.41%) NHS
9 19 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
10 17 (0.96%) Open Source
10 17 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
10 17 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 16 (0.91%) Reference Data
12 14 (0.79%) Equities
12 14 (0.79%) CESG
13 11 (0.62%) Market Risk
13 11 (0.62%) Freedom of Information Act
13 11 (0.62%) Clustering
13 11 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 246 (13.92%) Windows
2 130 (7.36%) Windows 7
3 58 (3.28%) Linux
3 58 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 44 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.15%) UNIX
6 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (1.13%) Solaris
8 19 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.68%) Android
11 6 (0.34%) AIX
11 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.11%) HPUX
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (14.77%) Project Management
2 238 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (7.36%) ITIL
5 126 (7.13%) Business Analysis
6 120 (6.79%) PRINCE2
7 118 (6.68%) Risk Management
8 92 (5.21%) Migration
9 85 (4.81%) Change Management
10 84 (4.75%) Information Security
11 81 (4.58%) Service Delivery
11 81 (4.58%) Scrum
11 81 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
12 68 (3.85%) CRM
13 67 (3.79%) E-Commerce
14 65 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 64 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 61 (3.45%) Document Management
17 58 (3.28%) Data Protection
18 57 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 170 (9.62%) SQL
2 59 (3.34%) JavaScript
3 54 (3.06%) Java
4 49 (2.77%) C#
5 46 (2.60%) Python
6 25 (1.41%) C
7 24 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 21 (1.19%) PHP
9 19 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.08%) VBA
10 16 (0.91%) VB
11 14 (0.79%) VBScript
12 13 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 13 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.62%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.62%) XQuery
14 9 (0.51%) C++
15 8 (0.45%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.34%) Perl
17 4 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 128 (7.24%) Degree
2 63 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.11%) CISSP
4 40 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.04%) ISEB
5 36 (2.04%) CISM
6 32 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 31 (1.75%) PMI Certification
8 24 (1.36%) PMP
9 21 (1.19%) MOS
10 18 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.02%) CISA
11 16 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.85%) GIAC
13 14 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.68%) CCA
15 11 (0.62%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.57%) CCNA
16 10 (0.57%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.55%) QA
2 37 (2.09%) SLA
3 21 (1.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 17 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.68%) EMIR
7 10 (0.57%) FATCA
8 9 (0.51%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.34%) GAAP
10 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.23%) Basel II
11 4 (0.23%) COBIT
11 4 (0.23%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.17%) GMP
13 2 (0.11%) COSO
14 1 (0.057%) Basel III
14 1 (0.057%) P3O
System Software
1 144 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 10 (0.57%) Terminal Server
5 9 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.51%) NFS
6 8 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (0.40%) XenApp
8 6 (0.34%) XenServer
8 6 (0.34%) vSphere
9 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.11%) Snort
11 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (1.92%) SCCM
2 20 (1.13%) SCOM
3 10 (0.57%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
5 7 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.28%) Puppet
7 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.23%) Control-M
8 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.11%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.11%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.11%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 260 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 84 (4.75%) Oracle
3 73 (4.13%) Citrix
4 64 (3.62%) SAP
5 60 (3.40%) VMware
6 45 (2.55%) HP
7 34 (1.92%) Cisco
8 32 (1.81%) IBM
9 28 (1.58%) Adobe
10 26 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 23 (1.30%) Interwoven
12 21 (1.19%) Symantec
13 18 (1.02%) EMC
14 17 (0.96%) McAfee
15 15 (0.85%) CheckPoint
16 13 (0.74%) Reuters
17 12 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.68%) Lotus
17 12 (0.68%) AppSense
17 12 (0.68%) F5
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Senitor Associates
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ComputAppoint
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Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300.00 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £460.00 - £475.00 per day
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Oliver James Associates
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