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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 144 150 156
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Legal 836 747 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.43% 1.40%
As % of the General category 3.99% 3.70% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 473 365
Average daily rate
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£400 £396 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 28
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £40.16 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -18.12%

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
20939 20206 19785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.07% 38.63% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13277 12738 11879
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 564 644
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.72 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 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 +5 789 £400 +3.22% 271
London +20 464 £400 +1.91% 141
City of London -4 133 £375 -6.30% 50
South East +7 131 £350 -3.44% 37
North West -4 45 £325 -13.33% 41
East of England +21 42 £445 -5.31% 10
Yorkshire -4 37 £365 -9.09% 22
Berkshire +1 35 £350 - 8
West Yorkshire -4 34 £365 -9.09% 16
Surrey +24 32 £270 -32.50% 7
Manchester +1 28 £300 -22.58% 30
South West -9 26 £405 +2.27% 5
Leeds 0 25 £340 -11.68% 8
Scotland -1 24 £400 -20.00% 19
Hampshire +8 21 £330 -7.94% 9
Glasgow - 18 £400 - 6
West Midlands -22 17 £375 -14.28% 8
Bristol -5 16 £426 +16.71% 2
Hertfordshire +1 15 £550 +66.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 15 £395 +0.31% 7
East Midlands -8 14 £419 -8.21% 7
Cheshire -5 13 £438 +1.15% 2
South Wales -1 12 £361 -9.87%
Wales -3 12 £361 -9.87%
Cardiff +16 10 £360 -9.93%
Birmingham -4 10 £350 +15.70% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 9 £425 +6.25%
Essex -2 9 £400 +25.49% 2
Woking +21 8 £270 -38.28%
Middlesex +9 8 £263 +0.96%

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 652 (40.85%) Finance
2 270 (16.92%) Project Management
3 264 (16.54%) Law
4 249 (15.60%) Banking
5 231 (14.47%) Microsoft
6 217 (13.60%) Windows
7 196 (12.28%) MS Excel
8 195 (12.22%) MS Office
9 187 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
10 179 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 164 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
12 157 (9.84%) SQL
13 151 (9.46%) PRINCE2
14 150 (9.40%) ITIL
15 143 (8.96%) Degree
16 122 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
16 122 (7.64%) Telecoms
17 117 (7.33%) Windows 7
18 102 (6.39%) SQL Server
19 99 (6.20%) Business Analysis
20 97 (6.08%) Active Directory
21 91 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
21 91 (5.70%) Retail
22 89 (5.58%) Marketing
22 89 (5.58%) Change Management
23 85 (5.33%) .NET
24 84 (5.26%) Risk Management
25 83 (5.20%) Investment Banking
26 77 (4.82%) Management Information System
27 73 (4.57%) SharePoint

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 73 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.69%) WorkSite
3 30 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.19%) Lync
4 19 (1.19%) IIS
5 17 (1.07%) Drupal
6 14 (0.88%) CMS
7 12 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.50%) Captiva
9 8 (0.50%) Documentum
10 7 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.31%) JBoss
13 4 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 196 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 195 (12.22%) MS Office
3 91 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (4.51%) MS Visio
5 45 (2.82%) MS Project
6 14 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.25%) InDesign
9 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.063%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 13 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 13 (0.81%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.38%) SAP WM
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.19%) HFM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.13%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.44%) Office 365
3 6 (0.38%) SaaS
4 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.063%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.063%) GitHub
7 1 (0.063%) IaaS
7 1 (0.063%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.063%) Force.com
7 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.13%) Internet
2 24 (1.50%) Firewall
3 19 (1.19%) DNS
4 17 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.07%) DHCP
4 17 (1.07%) Intranet
5 16 (1.00%) WAN
6 15 (0.94%) LAN
7 14 (0.88%) SAN
7 14 (0.88%) VPN
8 12 (0.75%) Network Security
9 7 (0.44%) Wireless
9 7 (0.44%) HTTP
10 6 (0.38%) FTP
11 5 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.31%) WebEx
11 5 (0.31%) VoIP
11 5 (0.31%) SMS
11 5 (0.31%) PBX
11 5 (0.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.44%) QlikView
9 20 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.75%) MySQL
12 12 (0.75%) IDOL
12 12 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.75%) Big Data
12 12 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.69%) SAP BW
14 10 (0.63%) Spotfire
14 10 (0.63%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 20 (1.25%) JIRA
2 16 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.94%) JUnit
4 14 (0.88%) Subversion
5 10 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.56%) Maven
7 8 (0.50%) Selenium
8 7 (0.44%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.38%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.38%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.31%) MSI
11 4 (0.25%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.25%) Ant
12 3 (0.19%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.19%) Hudson
12 3 (0.19%) JMeter
12 3 (0.19%) PVCS
General
1 652 (40.85%) Finance
2 264 (16.54%) Law
3 249 (15.60%) Banking
4 122 (7.64%) Telecoms
5 91 (5.70%) Retail
6 89 (5.58%) Marketing
7 83 (5.20%) Investment Banking
8 44 (2.76%) Front Office
9 39 (2.44%) Publishing
10 30 (1.88%) Retail Banking
11 28 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (1.57%) Billing
13 23 (1.44%) Local Government
14 15 (0.94%) Advertising
15 14 (0.88%) French Language
16 13 (0.81%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.56%) Back Office
19 7 (0.44%) Games
20 6 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 448 (28.07%) Analyst
2 241 (15.10%) Project Manager
3 190 (11.90%) Business Analyst
4 171 (10.71%) Developer
5 75 (4.70%) Architect
6 70 (4.39%) Consultant
7 63 (3.95%) Service Analyst
8 59 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
9 58 (3.63%) Support Analyst
10 39 (2.44%) .NET Developer
11 37 (2.32%) Senior Manager
12 35 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
12 35 (2.19%) Data Analyst
12 35 (2.19%) Business Manager
13 28 (1.75%) Web Developer
13 28 (1.75%) Coordinator
14 27 (1.69%) Senior Project Manager
15 26 (1.63%) Trainer
15 26 (1.63%) Designer
16 25 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (5.33%) .NET
2 71 (4.45%) HTML
3 43 (2.69%) CSS
4 35 (2.19%) XML
5 32 (2.01%) ASP.NET
6 30 (1.88%) jQuery
7 26 (1.63%) .NET Framework
8 21 (1.32%) Middleware
9 19 (1.19%) Web Services
10 17 (1.07%) HTML5
11 16 (1.00%) REST
12 15 (0.94%) AngularJS
12 15 (0.94%) XSLT
13 14 (0.88%) RESTful
14 13 (0.81%) Entity Framework
14 13 (0.81%) CSS3
14 13 (0.81%) SOAP
14 13 (0.81%) Ajax
15 10 (0.63%) MDX
16 9 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 164 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 56 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 38 (2.38%) User Experience
5 34 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 23 (1.44%) E-Learning
7 21 (1.32%) PMI
8 20 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.13%) Social Media
10 17 (1.07%) Statistics
11 15 (0.94%) Derivative
12 14 (0.88%) Clustering
12 14 (0.88%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
15 11 (0.69%) BYOD
15 11 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 217 (13.60%) Windows
2 117 (7.33%) Windows 7
3 54 (3.38%) Linux
4 53 (3.32%) UNIX
5 40 (2.51%) Windows XP
6 32 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (1.75%) Android
8 26 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.56%) Solaris
13 7 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.19%) SUSE
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.13%) AIX
17 2 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (16.92%) Project Management
2 187 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (9.46%) PRINCE2
5 150 (9.40%) ITIL
6 122 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
7 99 (6.20%) Business Analysis
8 89 (5.58%) Change Management
9 84 (5.26%) Risk Management
10 71 (4.45%) Migration
10 71 (4.45%) Information Security
11 59 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 59 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 58 (3.63%) Service Delivery
12 58 (3.63%) Service Management
13 55 (3.45%) Analytics
14 53 (3.32%) CRM
15 52 (3.26%) Scrum
15 52 (3.26%) Data Analysis
16 50 (3.13%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (9.84%) SQL
2 70 (4.39%) JavaScript
3 69 (4.32%) Java
4 47 (2.94%) C#
5 25 (1.57%) Perl
5 25 (1.57%) Python
6 22 (1.38%) C
7 18 (1.13%) PowerShell
7 18 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 13 (0.81%) VB.NET
9 12 (0.75%) VBA
9 12 (0.75%) VB
10 11 (0.69%) C++
11 9 (0.56%) Scala
11 9 (0.56%) XQuery
12 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.38%) PHP
13 6 (0.38%) R
14 5 (0.31%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 143 (8.96%) Degree
2 70 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 36 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (2.07%) CISSP
7 31 (1.94%) ISEB
8 27 (1.69%) PMP
9 26 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 23 (1.44%) CISM
11 20 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (1.07%) MOS
14 16 (1.00%) MCSE
15 13 (0.81%) MCITP
16 12 (0.75%) CCNA
16 12 (0.75%) APMP
17 11 (0.69%) CISA
17 11 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.88%) QA
2 35 (2.19%) SLA
3 26 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.50%) COBIT
8 7 (0.44%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.44%) P3O
9 5 (0.31%) EMIR
9 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.25%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.19%) FATCA
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.19%) GxP
12 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.13%) MiFID
12 2 (0.13%) Basel II
12 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
System Software
1 97 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.75%) NFS
4 10 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.56%) vSphere
5 9 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.44%) XenApp
7 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.063%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.063%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.063%) HDFS
11 1 (0.063%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.063%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (1.38%) SCCM
2 11 (0.69%) Control-M
3 9 (0.56%) SCOM
4 8 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.38%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.38%) Puppet
6 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.19%) Kibana
7 3 (0.19%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.19%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.19%) OpenView
8 2 (0.13%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.13%) Netcool
8 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 231 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.39%) SAP
3 64 (4.01%) Citrix
4 58 (3.63%) Oracle
5 36 (2.26%) VMware
6 34 (2.13%) HP
7 33 (2.07%) Adobe
8 22 (1.38%) Cisco
9 18 (1.13%) Tableau
10 17 (1.07%) IBM
11 15 (0.94%) Business Objects
11 15 (0.94%) EMC
12 13 (0.81%) Symantec
12 13 (0.81%) Remedy
13 12 (0.75%) TIBCO
13 12 (0.75%) Amdocs
14 10 (0.63%) Websense
14 10 (0.63%) Apple
14 10 (0.63%) Juniper
14 10 (0.63%) Progress
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £580 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stirlingshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stirling
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £800 - £1200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North
Consol Partners
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago