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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 134 139 162
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +23
Contract jobs citing Legal 927 808 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.55% 1.28%
As % of the General category 4.15% 3.67% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 500 363
Average daily rate
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£375 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 51
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £22.30 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -3.03%

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
22326 22025 25607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.36% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13593 13654 15130
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 536 596 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +8 888 £375 -5.30% 307
London +13 557 £375 -6.25% 153
City of London +13 167 £375 -11.76% 62
South East +36 119 £350 -6.66% 46
South West -2 49 £314 -30.22% 26
East of England -30 42 £438 +20.68% 12
Berkshire +4 36 £356 -5.00% 9
North West -5 35 £350 -11.39% 24
Yorkshire +15 32 £400 +1.01% 25
Bristol +1 26 £300 -33.33% 19
West Midlands -12 23 £388 -3.12% 5
Surrey +13 22 £346 +10.80% 16
West Yorkshire +5 22 £400 +0.50% 18
Hampshire +1 20 £419 -37.96% 4
Manchester -6 20 £331 -17.18% 14
Leeds +3 19 £531 +33.47% 8
Bedfordshire -9 16 £440 +24.82% 1
Scotland -24 15 £425 +41.66% 13
East Midlands +9 14 £325 -13.33% 12
Hertfordshire - 14 £455 - 6
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £350 +33.97% 10
Middlesex +9 10 £412 -21.52%
Cheshire +8 10 £450 +3.44% 4
East Sussex -3 10 £210 -44.00%
Brighton - 10 £210 -
Reading +6 9 £600 +8.84% 3
Edinburgh -3 9 £425 +32.81% 7
Northamptonshire +4 8 £425 +21.42% 5
Milton Keynes +3 8 £350 +37.25% 2
Essex -18 8 £413 +16.19% 3

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 569 (33.73%) Finance
2 307 (18.20%) Law
3 268 (15.89%) Windows
4 252 (14.94%) Project Management
5 246 (14.58%) MS Office
6 243 (14.40%) Microsoft
7 225 (13.34%) Banking
8 224 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
9 199 (11.80%) MS Excel
10 169 (10.02%) SQL
11 154 (9.13%) Windows 7
12 145 (8.60%) Degree
13 131 (7.77%) Active Directory
14 129 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
15 122 (7.23%) ITIL
16 117 (6.94%) Business Analysis
17 111 (6.58%) PRINCE2
18 110 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 108 (6.40%) HTML
20 102 (6.05%) Telecoms
21 98 (5.81%) Marketing
22 95 (5.63%) Risk Management
23 92 (5.45%) Document Management
24 87 (5.16%) Investment Banking
24 87 (5.16%) Management Information System
25 85 (5.04%) Scrum
26 83 (4.92%) CSS
27 80 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
28 79 (4.68%) .NET
29 78 (4.62%) Windows XP

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 71 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.85%) WorkSite
3 44 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 35 (2.07%) CMS
5 32 (1.90%) IIS
6 26 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 14 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.65%) Moodle
12 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.47%) Drupal
15 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.41%) Lync
16 6 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
16 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 246 (14.58%) MS Office
2 199 (11.80%) MS Excel
3 80 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 41 (2.43%) MS Project
6 29 (1.72%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) CATIA
9 3 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.12%) FastStats
11 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.059%) InDesign
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.65%) SAP QM
3 10 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.47%) SAP PM
6 7 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.36%) Loan IQ
8 5 (0.30%) assyst
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
9 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.24%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.18%) SAP HR-PA
10 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.18%) HFM
10 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.53%) SaaS
2 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.30%) Office 365
4 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.18%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) Taleo
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.07%) Intranet
2 31 (1.84%) Internet
3 29 (1.72%) Firewall
4 28 (1.66%) SAN
5 22 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.24%) LAN
7 20 (1.19%) WAN
7 20 (1.19%) DNS
8 17 (1.01%) VPN
9 15 (0.89%) DHCP
10 12 (0.71%) Network Security
11 11 (0.65%) FTP
12 9 (0.53%) VoIP
12 9 (0.53%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.47%) NAS
13 8 (0.47%) VLAN
13 8 (0.47%) WLAN
14 7 (0.41%) CTI
14 7 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (0.53%) QlikView
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.36%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.30%) SQLPlus
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.30%) MySQL
14 5 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.59%) Ant
4 9 (0.53%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.47%) Selenium
5 8 (0.47%) WebDriver
5 8 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.41%) FitNesse
7 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.36%) JIRA
7 6 (0.36%) JUnit
8 5 (0.30%) Maven
9 4 (0.24%) Xcode
9 4 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.18%) Toad
10 3 (0.18%) MSI
10 3 (0.18%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.18%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.12%) Mockito
General
1 569 (33.73%) Finance
2 307 (18.20%) Law
3 225 (13.34%) Banking
4 102 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 98 (5.81%) Marketing
6 87 (5.16%) Investment Banking
7 78 (4.62%) Publishing
8 71 (4.21%) Retail
9 47 (2.79%) Front Office
10 23 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.24%) Back Office
12 20 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.19%) Billing
12 20 (1.19%) French Language
13 18 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.77%) Advertising
15 10 (0.59%) Local Government
16 9 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.53%) Games
16 9 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 498 (29.52%) Analyst
2 217 (12.86%) Business Analyst
3 182 (10.79%) Developer
4 180 (10.67%) Project Manager
5 76 (4.51%) Service Analyst
6 74 (4.39%) Consultant
7 72 (4.27%) Support Analyst
7 72 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 55 (3.26%) Designer
9 48 (2.85%) Trainer
9 48 (2.85%) Architect
10 39 (2.31%) IT Trainer
11 33 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (1.90%) Administrator
13 31 (1.84%) Senior Manager
13 31 (1.84%) Desktop Support
14 30 (1.78%) Contracts Manager
15 26 (1.54%) SAP Consultant
16 25 (1.48%) Programme Manager
17 24 (1.42%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (6.40%) HTML
2 83 (4.92%) CSS
3 79 (4.68%) .NET
4 55 (3.26%) XML
5 52 (3.08%) HTML5
6 39 (2.31%) jQuery
7 31 (1.84%) ASP.NET
8 25 (1.48%) XSLT
9 23 (1.36%) CSS3
9 23 (1.36%) Django
10 21 (1.24%) Web Services
10 21 (1.24%) Ajax
11 19 (1.13%) XHTML
12 14 (0.83%) Middleware
13 13 (0.77%) Flash
14 12 (0.71%) J2EE
14 12 (0.71%) BAPI
14 12 (0.71%) WCF
15 11 (0.65%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 75 (4.45%) User Experience
4 56 (3.32%) Blackberry
5 36 (2.13%) Social Media
6 33 (1.96%) E-Learning
7 25 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 22 (1.30%) Derivative
9 18 (1.07%) NHS
10 17 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 16 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (0.95%) Mobile App
12 15 (0.89%) PMI
13 13 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
13 13 (0.77%) Reference Data
14 12 (0.71%) CMDB
14 12 (0.71%) Copywriting
14 12 (0.71%) Equities
14 12 (0.71%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 268 (15.89%) Windows
2 154 (9.13%) Windows 7
3 78 (4.62%) Windows XP
4 48 (2.85%) Linux
5 40 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (2.13%) UNIX
7 33 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.07%) Solaris
9 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.77%) Android
12 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.12%) AIX
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) SUSE
14 2 (0.12%) CentOS
15 1 (0.059%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (14.94%) Project Management
2 224 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (7.23%) ITIL
4 117 (6.94%) Business Analysis
5 111 (6.58%) PRINCE2
6 110 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 95 (5.63%) Risk Management
8 92 (5.45%) Document Management
9 85 (5.04%) Scrum
10 75 (4.45%) Migration
11 74 (4.39%) Change Management
12 72 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 62 (3.68%) Information Security
14 59 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (3.50%) Service Delivery
15 58 (3.44%) Data Modelling
15 58 (3.44%) CRM
15 58 (3.44%) SEO
16 56 (3.32%) Workflow
16 56 (3.32%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (10.02%) SQL
2 57 (3.38%) C#
3 55 (3.26%) JavaScript
4 48 (2.85%) Java
5 36 (2.13%) Python
6 25 (1.48%) T-SQL
7 24 (1.42%) C
8 14 (0.83%) PHP
8 14 (0.83%) PowerShell
9 13 (0.77%) VB
9 13 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.65%) C++
10 11 (0.65%) VBA
11 10 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.59%) XQuery
12 9 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 9 (0.53%) VBScript
13 8 (0.47%) Perl
14 6 (0.36%) ABAP
14 6 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 145 (8.60%) Degree
2 68 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.37%) CISSP
5 34 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 30 (1.78%) PMI Certification
7 26 (1.54%) CISM
7 26 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (1.48%) ISEB
9 24 (1.42%) MOS
10 21 (1.24%) PMP
11 11 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (0.59%) CIPD
13 9 (0.53%) CISA
13 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.41%) CNA
15 7 (0.41%) Novell Certification
15 7 (0.41%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.44%) QA
2 44 (2.61%) SLA
3 15 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.65%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.59%) EMIR
6 8 (0.47%) FATCA
7 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.24%) GMP
9 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.24%) COBIT
10 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) Basel II
11 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.059%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.059%) UCITS
12 1 (0.059%) GAAP
System Software
1 131 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.01%) XenDesktop
4 16 (0.95%) vSphere
5 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.36%) Terminal Server
7 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.30%) NFS
7 5 (0.30%) XenApp
7 5 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.18%) UAG
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.059%) Xen
11 1 (0.059%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.059%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (1.54%) SCCM
2 14 (0.83%) SCOM
3 12 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.30%) Puppet
5 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.12%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.12%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.059%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.059%) WSUS
9 1 (0.059%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.059%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 243 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.45%) Citrix
3 60 (3.56%) SAP
4 59 (3.50%) Oracle
5 51 (3.02%) VMware
6 44 (2.61%) HP
7 26 (1.54%) Adobe
8 23 (1.36%) Business Objects
8 23 (1.36%) Interwoven
9 22 (1.30%) IBM
10 21 (1.24%) Cisco
11 20 (1.19%) NetApp
12 16 (0.95%) Lotus
13 15 (0.89%) Symantec
14 13 (0.77%) EMC
15 11 (0.65%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.65%) Bloomberg
16 9 (0.53%) Open Text
16 9 (0.53%) Juniper
17 8 (0.47%) Informatica
London
CIVIWEB
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
RBW Consulting
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 320 - 360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Rate: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Networking People
Rate: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £110 - 130 per day + Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Picture More Ltd
Rate: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago