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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 144 154 144
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Legal 923 846 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.52% 1.54%
As % of the General category 3.92% 3.94% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 531 504
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 32
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +43.75%

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
23567 21477 22431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.24% 38.62% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14997 13175 13869
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.70% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 527 595
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.15 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% -3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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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 +1 879 £400 +6.66% 294
London +10 561 £425 +10.38% 163
City of London -12 121 £413 +10.00% 39
South East -34 96 £375 +7.14% 37
North West -2 62 £375 +11.11% 29
Manchester -2 37 £325 - 17
Yorkshire -25 34 £345 -1.42% 21
Berkshire -9 31 £323 -26.70% 6
West Midlands +10 29 £400 +3.22% 7
Scotland +9 29 £350 -17.64% 12
East Midlands +3 28 £425 +3.03% 9
South West -28 28 £425 +32.81% 20
East of England -11 24 £385 -10.72% 8
West Yorkshire -23 22 £340 -2.85% 19
Hampshire -1 19 £475 +35.71% 13
Cheshire +3 18 £400 -11.11% 4
Nottinghamshire +6 17 £425 -2.85% 7
Surrey -8 16 £575 +61.97% 8
Leeds -26 16 £333 -16.87% 14
Glasgow +13 13 £300 -29.41% 1
Birmingham +12 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 13 £388 -3.12% 2
Edinburgh -10 12 £355 -16.47% 10
Reading -8 11 £254 -52.45% 1
Wiltshire +4 10 £425 -5.55% 3
Swindon -1 10 £425 -5.55% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £325 -7.14% 1
Northamptonshire -4 9 £450 +5.88%
Bristol -17 9 £400 +33.33% 9
North East -17 9 £368 +33.63% 1

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 731 (41.61%) Finance
2 351 (19.98%) Law
3 282 (16.05%) Project Management
4 279 (15.88%) Banking
5 272 (15.48%) Microsoft
6 247 (14.06%) Windows
7 214 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
8 208 (11.84%) MS Excel
9 193 (10.98%) MS Office
10 185 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 183 (10.42%) SQL
12 181 (10.30%) ITIL
13 167 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 159 (9.05%) PRINCE2
14 159 (9.05%) Degree
15 138 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
16 130 (7.40%) Windows 7
17 127 (7.23%) SQL Server
18 123 (7.00%) Business Analysis
19 122 (6.94%) Change Management
20 113 (6.43%) Active Directory
21 110 (6.26%) Telecoms
21 110 (6.26%) MS PowerPoint
22 108 (6.15%) Risk Management
23 101 (5.75%) Marketing
23 101 (5.75%) Investment Banking
24 99 (5.63%) .NET
25 97 (5.52%) Retail
26 93 (5.29%) JavaScript
27 88 (5.01%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 72 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.41%) WorkSite
3 38 (2.16%) Lync
4 27 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 23 (1.31%) CMS
6 18 (1.02%) Drupal
7 16 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.68%) IIS
9 9 (0.51%) Apache
10 8 (0.46%) Documentum
10 8 (0.46%) Captiva
10 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.46%) Kentico
10 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.40%) TYPO3
11 7 (0.40%) JBoss
12 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 208 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 193 (10.98%) MS Office
3 110 (6.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 65 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 48 (2.73%) MS Project
6 15 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.28%) InDesign
10 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.057%) SPSS
13 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) SAP FI
1 10 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (0.57%) SAP CO
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.28%) Visualfiles
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.17%) Algo Collateral
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle AGIS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.11%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.68%) SaaS
2 11 (0.63%) Office 365
3 9 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.34%) PaaS
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.057%) IaaS
10 1 (0.057%) Heroku
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.62%) Internet
2 38 (2.16%) Firewall
3 33 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 33 (1.88%) VPN
4 27 (1.54%) DNS
5 23 (1.31%) SAN
6 21 (1.20%) Intranet
7 20 (1.14%) WAN
7 20 (1.14%) DHCP
8 18 (1.02%) Skype
9 17 (0.97%) LAN
9 17 (0.97%) VoIP
10 16 (0.91%) Network Security
11 13 (0.74%) SSL
12 11 (0.63%) Wireless
13 9 (0.51%) HTTP
13 9 (0.51%) Extranet
14 8 (0.46%) NAS
15 7 (0.40%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.34%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (1.42%) QlikView
8 23 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
9 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.80%) MySQL
15 12 (0.68%) IDOL
16 11 (0.63%) OLAP
16 11 (0.63%) Big Data
17 9 (0.51%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.51%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 27 (1.54%) JIRA
2 23 (1.31%) Subversion
3 18 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.80%) JUnit
5 12 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.63%) Maven
7 9 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.51%) Selenium
7 9 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.34%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.28%) MSI
10 5 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.28%) Ant
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.23%) Hudson
11 4 (0.23%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.17%) ReSharper
General
1 731 (41.61%) Finance
2 351 (19.98%) Law
3 279 (15.88%) Banking
4 110 (6.26%) Telecoms
5 101 (5.75%) Investment Banking
5 101 (5.75%) Marketing
6 97 (5.52%) Retail
7 45 (2.56%) Front Office
8 34 (1.94%) Publishing
9 23 (1.31%) Back Office
10 22 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 19 (1.08%) Billing
13 16 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.80%) Advertising
14 14 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.68%) Local Government
16 11 (0.63%) German Language
17 10 (0.57%) Automotive
18 9 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 514 (29.25%) Analyst
2 244 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 212 (12.07%) Business Analyst
4 188 (10.70%) Developer
5 85 (4.84%) Support Analyst
6 82 (4.67%) Architect
7 73 (4.15%) Service Analyst
8 69 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
9 60 (3.41%) Consultant
10 49 (2.79%) Trainer
11 48 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
12 47 (2.68%) Senior Manager
13 44 (2.50%) IT Trainer
14 42 (2.39%) .NET Developer
15 36 (2.05%) Data Analyst
16 35 (1.99%) Commercial Manager
17 33 (1.88%) Contracts Manager
18 31 (1.76%) Change Manager
19 30 (1.71%) Web Developer
20 29 (1.65%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (5.63%) .NET
2 88 (5.01%) HTML
3 61 (3.47%) CSS
4 41 (2.33%) jQuery
5 38 (2.16%) ASP.NET
6 36 (2.05%) XML
7 35 (1.99%) .NET Framework
8 34 (1.94%) Web Services
9 33 (1.88%) HTML5
10 32 (1.82%) AngularJS
11 21 (1.20%) Middleware
12 20 (1.14%) CSS3
13 18 (1.02%) Entity Framework
13 18 (1.02%) REST
13 18 (1.02%) XSLT
14 17 (0.97%) WCF
15 13 (0.74%) LINQ
15 13 (0.74%) JSON
15 13 (0.74%) RESTful
16 12 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 185 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.07%) User Experience
4 48 (2.73%) Blackberry
5 41 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 27 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 25 (1.42%) E-Learning
8 23 (1.31%) Derivative
8 23 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 17 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 17 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.91%) Social Media
13 15 (0.85%) Smart Meter
13 15 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.80%) PMI
14 14 (0.80%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.74%) NHS
15 13 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 247 (14.06%) Windows
2 130 (7.40%) Windows 7
3 62 (3.53%) Linux
4 59 (3.36%) UNIX
5 46 (2.62%) Windows XP
6 40 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.82%) Android
9 26 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.68%) Solaris
12 10 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.17%) SUSE
15 3 (0.17%) AIX
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.057%) CentOS
17 1 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (16.05%) Project Management
2 214 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (10.30%) ITIL
4 167 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 159 (9.05%) PRINCE2
6 138 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
7 123 (7.00%) Business Analysis
8 122 (6.94%) Change Management
9 108 (6.15%) Risk Management
10 88 (5.01%) Migration
11 78 (4.44%) Information Security
12 68 (3.87%) Analytics
13 67 (3.81%) Service Management
14 65 (3.70%) Service Delivery
15 61 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 60 (3.41%) Data Analysis
17 58 (3.30%) Time Management
18 57 (3.24%) Workflow
19 55 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
20 52 (2.96%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (10.42%) SQL
2 93 (5.29%) JavaScript
3 76 (4.33%) Java
4 68 (3.87%) C#
5 31 (1.76%) T-SQL
6 30 (1.71%) Perl
7 29 (1.65%) VBA
8 25 (1.42%) C
9 15 (0.85%) Python
10 14 (0.80%) C++
11 11 (0.63%) PHP
11 11 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 11 (0.63%) Scala
12 9 (0.51%) VB
13 8 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.46%) XQuery
14 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.23%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 159 (9.05%) Degree
2 54 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 45 (2.56%) CISSP
4 43 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.71%) ISEB
6 30 (1.71%) CISM
7 26 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 23 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 20 (1.14%) PMP
11 19 (1.08%) CISA
11 19 (1.08%) MOS
12 18 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 16 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.80%) MCSE
15 13 (0.74%) CRISC
15 13 (0.74%) MCITP
16 11 (0.63%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.63%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.04%) QA
2 33 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.42%) SLA
4 19 (1.08%) COBIT
5 16 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.40%) EMIR
7 7 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.34%) MiFID
9 5 (0.28%) COSO
9 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.23%) P3O
10 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.17%) Basel II
11 3 (0.17%) FATCA
12 2 (0.11%) Basel III
12 2 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 113 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.85%) NFS
4 9 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.51%) XenApp
5 8 (0.46%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.23%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.17%) vSphere
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) vCloud
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.11%) Snort
10 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.057%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (1.14%) SCCM
2 18 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.80%) Control-M
4 10 (0.57%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.34%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.28%) SCOM
6 5 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.28%) Nessus
7 4 (0.23%) OpenView
7 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.17%) Puppet
8 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.17%) Kibana
8 3 (0.17%) Netcool
8 3 (0.17%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 272 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.10%) Citrix
3 61 (3.47%) Oracle
4 58 (3.30%) SAP
5 49 (2.79%) HP
6 43 (2.45%) Cisco
7 40 (2.28%) VMware
8 33 (1.88%) Adobe
9 20 (1.14%) Apple
10 19 (1.08%) Remedy
11 16 (0.91%) IBM
12 15 (0.85%) Symantec
12 15 (0.85%) Tableau
13 14 (0.80%) Amdocs
14 12 (0.68%) EMC
14 12 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.63%) Sybase
15 11 (0.63%) Google
16 10 (0.57%) SolarWinds
17 9 (0.51%) LANDesk
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