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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 146 126 166
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +40
Contract jobs citing Legal 739 796 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.63% 1.21%
As % of the General category 3.79% 3.99% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 513 315
Average daily rate
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£425 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £44.50 £28.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.47% +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
19491 19939 18376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.82% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12492 12401 10949
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 £270
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 438 589 690
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -26 713 £425 +0.47% 315
London -17 409 £425 - 161
South East -2 108 £375 -3.84% 44
City of London -18 99 £400 -5.88% 58
East of England +20 45 £500 +33.33% 13
North West +9 39 £375 - 32
Berkshire +8 34 £400 - 10
West Midlands -2 33 £300 -8.39% 8
South West -7 32 £385 -3.75% 19
Manchester +16 28 £363 -2.61% 19
Surrey +6 23 £300 -20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -15 20 £325 -18.75% 5
Birmingham +4 19 £300 -6.25% 3
East Midlands +12 17 £475 +8.57% 9
Bedfordshire +3 17 £500 +42.85% 3
Scotland -7 17 £500 +26.26% 6
Edinburgh +5 14 £525 +32.57% 2
Bristol -5 14 £407 +8.53% 9
West Yorkshire -15 14 £376 +15.76% 21
Yorkshire -25 14 £376 +20.40% 25
Essex +11 13 £380 -5.00% 2
Hampshire -21 13 £299 -14.02% 6
Reading +12 12 £550 +62.96% 2
Hertfordshire +8 10 £538 +34.37% 4
Middlesex +9 9 £460 +31.24%
Cheshire -1 9 £450 +12.50% 8
Milton Keynes -2 9 £238 -42.77% 4
Northamptonshire -12 9 £475 -9.52% 2
Leeds -15 9 £275 -47.61% 14
Northampton -4 7 £475 -9.52% 1

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 619 (36.82%) Finance
2 285 (16.95%) Law
3 270 (16.06%) Project Management
4 244 (14.52%) Microsoft
5 234 (13.92%) MS Office
6 233 (13.86%) Windows
7 221 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
8 216 (12.85%) Banking
9 190 (11.30%) MS Excel
10 171 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 159 (9.46%) SQL
12 131 (7.79%) Degree
12 131 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
13 129 (7.67%) ITIL
14 128 (7.61%) Active Directory
15 125 (7.44%) Telecoms
16 124 (7.38%) Windows 7
17 119 (7.08%) PRINCE2
18 108 (6.42%) Risk Management
18 108 (6.42%) Business Analysis
19 103 (6.13%) Management Information System
20 90 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
21 89 (5.29%) HTML
22 88 (5.23%) SQL Server
23 83 (4.94%) Retail
24 82 (4.88%) Marketing
25 81 (4.82%) Investment Banking
25 81 (4.82%) Service Delivery
25 81 (4.82%) Change Management
26 79 (4.70%) Information Security

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 63 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 46 (2.74%) WorkSite
4 34 (2.02%) IIS
5 29 (1.73%) CMS
5 29 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.07%) Lync
8 14 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.48%) Moodle
12 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.48%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.42%) SAS
14 5 (0.30%) Apache
14 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 234 (13.92%) MS Office
2 190 (11.30%) MS Excel
3 75 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 68 (4.05%) MS Visio
5 51 (3.03%) MS Project
6 26 (1.55%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.12%) InDesign
10 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.059%) FastStats
10 1 (0.059%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.059%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.059%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) SAP BPC
2 11 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.36%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.36%) Loan IQ
4 6 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.24%) SAP WM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) assyst
8 2 (0.12%) Eikon
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.54%) Office 365
3 6 (0.36%) SaaS
4 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.12%) Force.com
5 2 (0.12%) Taleo
6 1 (0.059%) PaaS
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.059%) GitHub
6 1 (0.059%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.20%) Internet
2 36 (2.14%) Firewall
3 33 (1.96%) Intranet
4 29 (1.73%) VPN
5 28 (1.67%) DNS
6 26 (1.55%) SAN
7 24 (1.43%) WAN
8 21 (1.25%) Network Security
9 20 (1.19%) TCP/IP
9 20 (1.19%) DHCP
9 20 (1.19%) LAN
10 15 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (0.77%) FTP
11 13 (0.77%) LTE
12 11 (0.65%) VoIP
13 9 (0.54%) 3G
13 9 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.48%) 4G
14 8 (0.48%) PBX
15 6 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.89%) QlikView
9 14 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.77%) SAP BW
11 12 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.54%) MySQL
14 9 (0.54%) Big Data
15 7 (0.42%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.36%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.54%) Subversion
4 8 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.42%) JUnit
5 7 (0.42%) JIRA
5 7 (0.42%) Maven
6 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.30%) Ant
7 5 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.30%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.24%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.24%) NUnit
8 4 (0.24%) Selenium
9 3 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.18%) Hudson
9 3 (0.18%) QUnit
10 2 (0.12%) Grunt
10 2 (0.12%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 619 (36.82%) Finance
2 285 (16.95%) Law
3 216 (12.85%) Banking
4 125 (7.44%) Telecoms
5 83 (4.94%) Retail
6 82 (4.88%) Marketing
7 81 (4.82%) Investment Banking
8 70 (4.16%) Publishing
9 54 (3.21%) Front Office
10 34 (2.02%) Billing
11 28 (1.67%) Local Government
12 24 (1.43%) Retail Banking
13 17 (1.01%) Back Office
13 17 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.95%) French Language
15 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.65%) Advertising
17 10 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.54%) German Language
19 6 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 489 (29.09%) Analyst
2 248 (14.75%) Project Manager
3 204 (12.14%) Business Analyst
4 176 (10.47%) Developer
5 85 (5.06%) Consultant
6 81 (4.82%) Service Analyst
7 79 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 64 (3.81%) Architect
9 58 (3.45%) Support Analyst
10 51 (3.03%) Senior Manager
11 41 (2.44%) Designer
12 36 (2.14%) Senior Project Manager
13 33 (1.96%) Trainer
13 33 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
14 32 (1.90%) Programme Manager
15 31 (1.84%) Data Analyst
16 29 (1.73%) Solutions Architect
17 28 (1.67%) Business Manager
18 26 (1.55%) Security Analyst
18 26 (1.55%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (5.29%) HTML
2 67 (3.99%) .NET
3 66 (3.93%) CSS
4 43 (2.56%) HTML5
5 35 (2.08%) XML
6 34 (2.02%) jQuery
7 31 (1.84%) Web Services
7 31 (1.84%) CSS3
8 29 (1.73%) ASP.NET
9 20 (1.19%) REST
10 19 (1.13%) Middleware
11 18 (1.07%) SOAP
12 17 (1.01%) Django
13 14 (0.83%) Ajax
14 13 (0.77%) XSLT
15 12 (0.71%) XHTML
16 11 (0.65%) JSP
16 11 (0.65%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.59%) J2EE
18 9 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.63%) Blackberry
4 47 (2.80%) User Experience
5 30 (1.78%) Derivative
6 28 (1.67%) E-Learning
7 25 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 23 (1.37%) Social Media
9 19 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
10 18 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.07%) NHS
11 17 (1.01%) Open Source
12 16 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (0.89%) CESG
14 13 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
15 12 (0.71%) Clustering
16 11 (0.65%) Learning Management System
17 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
17 10 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 233 (13.86%) Windows
2 124 (7.38%) Windows 7
3 56 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 54 (3.21%) Linux
5 42 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (2.08%) UNIX
7 27 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.95%) Solaris
10 14 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.65%) Android
12 7 (0.42%) AIX
13 4 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.12%) CentOS
15 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE
16 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (16.06%) Project Management
2 221 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (7.67%) ITIL
5 119 (7.08%) PRINCE2
6 108 (6.42%) Risk Management
6 108 (6.42%) Business Analysis
7 90 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
8 81 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 81 (4.82%) Change Management
9 79 (4.70%) Information Security
10 76 (4.52%) Migration
11 73 (4.34%) CRM
12 70 (4.16%) Scrum
13 64 (3.81%) E-Commerce
14 59 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 59 (3.51%) Validation
15 57 (3.39%) Document Management
15 57 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (3.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 159 (9.46%) SQL
2 51 (3.03%) Java
3 50 (2.97%) JavaScript
4 49 (2.91%) C#
5 32 (1.90%) Python
6 26 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.25%) C
8 20 (1.19%) VBA
9 18 (1.07%) PowerShell
10 15 (0.89%) VB
11 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.71%) PHP
12 12 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.65%) VBScript
14 10 (0.59%) C++
15 9 (0.54%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.36%) Perl
16 6 (0.36%) XQuery
17 4 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 131 (7.79%) Degree
2 60 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.86%) CISSP
4 38 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 32 (1.90%) ISEB
5 32 (1.90%) CISM
6 28 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 27 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 21 (1.25%) PMP
8 21 (1.25%) MOS
9 20 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.95%) CISA
11 15 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.89%) APMP
12 14 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.83%) GIAC
13 13 (0.77%) CCNA
14 11 (0.65%) MCSE
15 9 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.44%) QA
2 36 (2.14%) SLA
3 19 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.65%) EMIR
7 7 (0.42%) FATCA
8 6 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.36%) GAAP
8 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.24%) COBIT
9 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.18%) Basel II
10 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.18%) P3O
11 2 (0.12%) COSO
11 2 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 128 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.89%) XenDesktop
4 12 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.65%) Terminal Server
5 11 (0.65%) XenApp
5 11 (0.65%) vSphere
6 9 (0.54%) NFS
7 8 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (0.36%) XenServer
8 6 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) Snort
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) Xen
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.059%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.059%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 36 (2.14%) SCCM
2 21 (1.25%) SCOM
3 11 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (0.42%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.42%) SCDPM
6 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.36%) Puppet
7 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.24%) Control-M
7 4 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.12%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 244 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 71 (4.22%) Oracle
2 71 (4.22%) Citrix
3 64 (3.81%) SAP
4 55 (3.27%) VMware
5 40 (2.38%) HP
6 33 (1.96%) Cisco
7 27 (1.61%) IBM
8 25 (1.49%) Interwoven
9 24 (1.43%) Adobe
10 20 (1.19%) EMC
11 19 (1.13%) Business Objects
12 18 (1.07%) Symantec
13 15 (0.89%) McAfee
13 15 (0.89%) CheckPoint
14 14 (0.83%) AppSense
15 13 (0.77%) Cognos
16 12 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.65%) F5
18 10 (0.59%) Informatica
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: £depending on exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nityo Infotech Limited
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago