The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 185 148 149
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +1
Contract jobs citing Legal 754 919 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.57% 1.55%
As % of the General category 3.79% 3.91% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 648 540
Median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 27
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.38 £33.00 £34.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -47.11%

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
19886 23512 21422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.48% 40.23% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13209 14984 13191
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 633 527
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.30 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Legal as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 719 £425 +6.25% 250
London -50 409 £425 - 132
South East +30 115 £425 +6.25% 26
City of London +10 112 £439 +6.36% 41
Yorkshire +21 52 £375 +10.29% 21
West Midlands -14 47 £450 +12.50% 15
West Yorkshire +29 43 £375 +10.29% 13
Leeds +24 37 £375 +10.29% 7
Berkshire +11 37 £400 +23.07% 10
East of England +22 35 £350 -9.09% 12
Hampshire +8 26 £413 -5.71% 6
Scotland +9 21 £338 -3.57% 3
North West -24 20 £418 +15.17% 23
Essex +18 18 £350 -14.63% 3
Surrey +1 16 £281 -39.18% 1
Telford -9 16 - - 1
Shropshire -13 16 - - 1
East Midlands -16 15 £420 -1.17% 3
Manchester -32 13 £352 +8.30% 18
Winchester +7 12 £378 +7.85%
Birmingham -12 12 £450 +12.50% 10
Kent +20 11 £425 - 2
West Sussex +7 11 £425 +17.24%
Edinburgh 0 11 £338 -4.92%
South West -5 10 £563 +44.23% 15
Reading +9 9 £330 +30.04% 1
Worthing -1 9 £425 -
Bristol -3 9 £563 +38.88% 7
North East -25 9 £463 +28.47% 2
Hertfordshire +11 8 £350 +75.00% 7

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Legal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Legal.

1 684 (42.04%) Finance
2 311 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (18.50%) Project Management
4 256 (15.73%) Law
5 218 (13.40%) Microsoft
6 213 (13.09%) Windows
7 171 (10.51%) Banking
8 165 (10.14%) Degree
9 163 (10.02%) Management Information System
10 160 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 160 (9.83%) ITIL
11 158 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
12 155 (9.53%) MS Office
13 149 (9.16%) SQL
14 138 (8.48%) MS Excel
15 127 (7.81%) Active Directory
16 121 (7.44%) Business Analysis
17 116 (7.13%) PRINCE2
18 113 (6.95%) Information Security
19 112 (6.88%) Risk Management
20 107 (6.58%) Security Cleared
21 106 (6.52%) SQL Server
22 102 (6.27%) User Experience
23 97 (5.96%) Marketing
24 94 (5.78%) Document Management
24 94 (5.78%) Windows 7
25 92 (5.65%) Data Protection
26 91 (5.59%) Change Management
27 90 (5.53%) Migration
28 89 (5.47%) Citrix

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 67 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.32%) MS Exchange
3 42 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 34 (2.09%) CMS
5 21 (1.29%) IIS
6 20 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.92%) Apache
8 13 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.61%) Confluence
10 7 (0.43%) SAS
10 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.31%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 155 (9.53%) MS Office
2 138 (8.48%) MS Excel
3 46 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (2.27%) MS Project
5 23 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.49%) SAP CO
1 8 (0.49%) SAP FI
1 8 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.31%) OpenText MBPM
4 5 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.12%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.15%) Office 365
3 26 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.04%) PaaS
5 15 (0.92%) SaaS
6 10 (0.61%) IaaS
6 10 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.49%) GitHub
8 7 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Boomi
11 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.061%) Taleo
12 1 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.63%) Firewall
2 50 (3.07%) WAN
3 45 (2.77%) LAN
4 44 (2.70%) Internet
5 30 (1.84%) VPN
6 26 (1.60%) Network Security
6 26 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.54%) SAN
8 23 (1.41%) DNS
9 21 (1.29%) Wireless
10 14 (0.86%) DHCP
10 14 (0.86%) Extranet
11 13 (0.80%) SSL
11 13 (0.80%) WebEx
12 12 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (0.74%) Intranet
12 12 (0.74%) SMS
13 10 (0.61%) HTTP
14 9 (0.55%) MPLS
15 7 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.84%) Big Data
3 26 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 22 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.61%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.55%) MySQL
10 9 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.43%) Pentaho
11 7 (0.43%) QlikView
12 6 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (1.97%) JIRA
2 23 (1.41%) Selenium
3 21 (1.29%) Cucumber
3 21 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 20 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.86%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.68%) MSBuild
9 7 (0.43%) JUnit
10 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.31%) Maven
10 5 (0.31%) Subversion
11 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.18%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.18%) ERwin
12 3 (0.18%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.18%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.18%) MSI
General
1 684 (42.04%) Finance
2 256 (15.73%) Law
3 171 (10.51%) Banking
4 97 (5.96%) Marketing
5 84 (5.16%) Publishing
6 73 (4.49%) Telecoms
7 70 (4.30%) Retail
8 41 (2.52%) Investment Banking
9 38 (2.34%) Financial Institution
10 35 (2.15%) Back Office
11 29 (1.78%) Front Office
12 21 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.23%) Advertising
14 17 (1.04%) Billing
15 15 (0.92%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.68%) French Language
16 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.61%) Automotive
18 7 (0.43%) Games
19 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 410 (25.20%) Analyst
2 230 (14.14%) Project Manager
3 160 (9.83%) Business Analyst
4 112 (6.88%) Developer
5 104 (6.39%) Architect
6 88 (5.41%) Designer
7 68 (4.18%) Service Analyst
8 67 (4.12%) Content Designer
9 61 (3.75%) Consultant
10 58 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
10 58 (3.56%) Support Analyst
11 49 (3.01%) Legal Analyst
12 47 (2.89%) IT Manager
13 41 (2.52%) IT Analyst
14 38 (2.34%) Programme Manager
15 32 (1.97%) Senior Manager
16 31 (1.91%) Desktop Support
17 30 (1.84%) Junior
17 30 (1.84%) Trainer
18 29 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.24%) .NET
2 64 (3.93%) CSS
3 60 (3.69%) HTML
4 58 (3.56%) jQuery
5 45 (2.77%) Web Services
6 42 (2.58%) XML
7 27 (1.66%) HTML5
8 24 (1.48%) AngularJS
8 24 (1.48%) ASP.NET
9 20 (1.23%) REST
10 19 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 16 (0.98%) JSON
12 15 (0.92%) CSS3
12 15 (0.92%) SOAP
13 13 (0.80%) Middleware
13 13 (0.80%) Node.js
14 12 (0.74%) J2EE
15 11 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (0.61%) RESTful
16 10 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.02%) Management Information System
2 158 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (6.27%) User Experience
4 59 (3.63%) Blackberry
5 55 (3.38%) Social Media
6 49 (3.01%) Data Centre
7 37 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
8 36 (2.21%) Virtual Team
9 28 (1.72%) Equities
9 28 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 28 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
10 27 (1.66%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.41%) e-Learning
12 21 (1.29%) iPhone
13 20 (1.23%) iPad
14 17 (1.04%) CESG
15 16 (0.98%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.98%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.98%) NHS
16 15 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 213 (13.09%) Windows
2 94 (5.78%) Windows 7
3 73 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 67 (4.12%) Linux
5 61 (3.75%) Unix
6 50 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 37 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.04%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (0.68%) Solaris
13 10 (0.61%) Android
13 10 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.37%) CentOS
15 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.25%) VMS
17 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (18.50%) Project Management
3 160 (9.83%) ITIL
3 160 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 121 (7.44%) Business Analysis
5 116 (7.13%) PRINCE2
6 113 (6.95%) Information Security
7 112 (6.88%) Risk Management
8 94 (5.78%) Document Management
9 92 (5.65%) Data Protection
10 91 (5.59%) Change Management
11 90 (5.53%) Migration
12 82 (5.04%) Scrum
13 81 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (4.86%) Service Management
15 73 (4.49%) Business Development
16 68 (4.18%) Service Delivery
17 64 (3.93%) Programme Management
18 59 (3.63%) CRM
19 58 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (9.16%) SQL
2 77 (4.73%) Java
3 60 (3.69%) C#
3 60 (3.69%) JavaScript
4 39 (2.40%) PowerShell
5 38 (2.34%) Perl
5 38 (2.34%) T-SQL
6 28 (1.72%) C
7 20 (1.23%) C++
8 17 (1.04%) Python
9 14 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 14 (0.86%) Ruby
10 13 (0.80%) VBA
11 12 (0.74%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.61%) Korn
13 9 (0.55%) Bourne shell
13 9 (0.55%) VB
14 8 (0.49%) PHP
14 8 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (10.14%) Degree
2 107 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 53 (3.26%) CISSP
5 49 (3.01%) PMI Certification
6 48 (2.95%) PMP
7 33 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (1.78%) CISM
10 26 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 22 (1.35%) CCNP
11 22 (1.35%) MCP
12 20 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.04%) ISEB
14 16 (0.98%) CCNA
14 16 (0.98%) CISA
14 16 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (2.70%) QA
3 42 (2.58%) SLA
4 33 (2.03%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.48%) MiFID
6 22 (1.35%) Data Quality
7 18 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.61%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.37%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.31%) WCAG
13 4 (0.25%) FATCA
13 4 (0.25%) GxP
13 4 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.25%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.18%) EMIR
14 3 (0.18%) ISO27002
System Software
1 127 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.17%) XenApp
4 18 (1.11%) Docker
5 14 (0.86%) vSphere
6 11 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 11 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.43%) vCloud
7 7 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.43%) XenServer
8 5 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.18%) Firmware
10 3 (0.18%) HDFS
10 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.18%) LXC
10 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (2.46%) SCCM
2 25 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (1.54%) Puppet
3 24 (1.48%) Ansible
4 12 (0.74%) SCOM
5 8 (0.49%) EnCase
6 7 (0.43%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.43%) HP SIM
6 7 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.31%) WMI
7 5 (0.31%) WSUS
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.18%) Nagios
9 3 (0.18%) Oozie
10 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 218 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 89 (5.47%) Citrix
3 66 (4.06%) VMware
4 61 (3.75%) iManage
5 60 (3.69%) Cisco
6 58 (3.56%) Oracle
6 58 (3.56%) SAP
7 45 (2.77%) HP
8 26 (1.60%) CheckPoint
9 25 (1.54%) NetApp
10 24 (1.48%) Tableau
11 23 (1.41%) IBM
12 21 (1.29%) Symantec
13 19 (1.17%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.86%) Google
15 13 (0.80%) Splunk
16 11 (0.68%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.61%) Altiris
17 10 (0.61%) Avaya
17 10 (0.61%) Reuters
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chelmsford
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £180 - £210 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Rate: £21,666 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Michael Blake Associates Limited
Rate: From £650 to £950 per day + expenses
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £650 - £710 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-net
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
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City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
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Wokingham
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Borehamwood
Recital Consulting Ltd
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Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
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Jersey, Channel Isles
Harvey Nash plc
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Jersey, Channel Isles
Harvey Nash plc
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