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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 131 152 151
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Legal 910 721 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.41% 1.30%
As % of the General category 4.13% 3.40% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 482 353
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 44
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.70 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £38.63 £69.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +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
22021 21208 21678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.72% 41.57% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 13486 12716
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 547 787
Average hourly rate £22.68 £21.00 £23.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -11.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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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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 +25 884 £400 - 220
London +20 531 £400 -3.03% 102
City of London +4 147 £375 -8.53% 30
South East +25 132 £372 -7.06% 34
Berkshire +28 53 £365 -8.75% 3
North West +10 46 £351 -7.76% 20
East of England -6 44 £500 +41.34% 10
West Midlands -2 31 £325 -21.21% 9
East Midlands +30 30 £400 +40.35% 10
Manchester +1 28 £350 -6.04% 11
Yorkshire 0 28 £396 -0.50% 15
Surrey -7 25 £269 -28.33% 13
South West -22 25 £413 - 16
Buckinghamshire -4 24 £420 +5.00% 4
Hampshire -12 22 £379 -5.37% 7
West Yorkshire -1 21 £396 - 15
Slough +4 20 £375 -6.25%
Hertfordshire +5 18 £525 +40.00% 2
Birmingham +9 17 £325 -1.51% 7
Scotland -2 17 £475 +19.94% 2
Leeds -6 16 £400 +4.09% 7
Bristol -9 15 £450 +38.46% 9
Northamptonshire -2 14 £463 +25.85% 4
Bedfordshire -1 13 £563 +68.53%
Edinburgh -1 13 £475 +19.94% 1
Cheshire +11 12 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes -10 12 £363 -10.49% 1
North East -21 10 £250 -37.50% 1
Northampton -1 9 £450 +60.71% 1
Reading +10 8 £450 +24.13% 1

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 624 (35.54%) Finance
2 312 (17.77%) Law
3 267 (15.21%) Microsoft
4 262 (14.92%) Project Management
5 250 (14.24%) Windows
6 248 (14.12%) MS Office
7 242 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
8 209 (11.90%) Banking
9 199 (11.33%) MS Excel
10 173 (9.85%) SQL
11 142 (8.09%) Active Directory
12 139 (7.92%) Windows 7
13 137 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
14 136 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 130 (7.40%) ITIL
15 130 (7.40%) Degree
16 127 (7.23%) Business Analysis
17 118 (6.72%) Telecoms
18 116 (6.61%) Risk Management
19 111 (6.32%) HTML
20 109 (6.21%) PRINCE2
21 108 (6.15%) Management Information System
22 93 (5.30%) Marketing
23 92 (5.24%) Migration
24 91 (5.18%) SQL Server
25 89 (5.07%) Change Management
26 83 (4.73%) Investment Banking
27 82 (4.67%) Scrum
28 81 (4.61%) Oracle
28 81 (4.61%) CSS

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 61 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 51 (2.90%) WorkSite
4 33 (1.88%) CMS
5 29 (1.65%) IIS
6 28 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 28 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.08%) Lync
8 15 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.63%) Moodle
13 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.46%) SAS
16 6 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
16 6 (0.34%) TeamSite
Applications
1 248 (14.12%) MS Office
2 199 (11.33%) MS Excel
3 77 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 47 (2.68%) MS Project
6 33 (1.88%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.23%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.11%) FastStats
11 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.11%) CATIA
12 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.057%) InDesign
12 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.057%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.057%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) SAP BPC
2 10 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.51%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.34%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.28%) SAP QM
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.23%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.23%) assyst
6 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
8 2 (0.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.51%) Office 365
1 9 (0.51%) SaaS
1 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) Taleo
4 1 (0.057%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.057%) IaaS
4 1 (0.057%) GitHub
4 1 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.057%) Force.com
4 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.99%) Intranet
2 32 (1.82%) Internet
3 31 (1.77%) Firewall
3 31 (1.77%) DNS
4 30 (1.71%) SAN
5 29 (1.65%) VPN
6 24 (1.37%) WAN
7 23 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 22 (1.25%) DHCP
9 20 (1.14%) Network Security
10 16 (0.91%) LAN
11 15 (0.85%) VoIP
12 13 (0.74%) FTP
13 12 (0.68%) LTE
13 12 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.63%) VLAN
15 10 (0.57%) NAS
16 9 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (0.46%) 4G
17 8 (0.46%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 17 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 16 (0.91%) QlikView
10 12 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.57%) MySQL
13 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.40%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.34%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.34%) SAP BW
17 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.51%) JIRA
3 9 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 8 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 8 (0.46%) Subversion
4 8 (0.46%) Maven
5 7 (0.40%) Selenium
6 6 (0.34%) Ant
6 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.28%) JUnit
7 5 (0.28%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.23%) Hudson
9 3 (0.17%) NUnit
9 3 (0.17%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.11%) EasyMock
10 2 (0.11%) Moq
General
1 624 (35.54%) Finance
2 312 (17.77%) Law
3 209 (11.90%) Banking
4 118 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 93 (5.30%) Marketing
6 83 (4.73%) Investment Banking
7 78 (4.44%) Retail
8 77 (4.38%) Publishing
9 54 (3.08%) Front Office
10 19 (1.08%) Billing
11 17 (0.97%) Back Office
11 17 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.91%) Local Government
13 15 (0.85%) French Language
14 12 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.63%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.57%) Advertising
17 8 (0.46%) German Language
17 8 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 521 (29.67%) Analyst
2 219 (12.47%) Business Analyst
3 207 (11.79%) Project Manager
4 190 (10.82%) Developer
5 87 (4.95%) Service Analyst
6 84 (4.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 78 (4.44%) Consultant
8 65 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 51 (2.90%) Architect
9 51 (2.90%) Designer
10 44 (2.51%) Senior Manager
11 39 (2.22%) Trainer
12 34 (1.94%) IT Trainer
13 33 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
13 33 (1.88%) Programme Manager
14 32 (1.82%) Help Desk Analyst
15 30 (1.71%) Administrator
16 29 (1.65%) Data Analyst
16 29 (1.65%) Senior Project Manager
16 29 (1.65%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.32%) HTML
2 81 (4.61%) CSS
3 75 (4.27%) .NET
4 56 (3.19%) HTML5
5 44 (2.51%) XML
6 36 (2.05%) Web Services
7 35 (1.99%) CSS3
8 34 (1.94%) jQuery
9 27 (1.54%) Django
10 26 (1.48%) ASP.NET
11 22 (1.25%) Middleware
12 21 (1.20%) Ajax
13 18 (1.03%) XSLT
14 17 (0.97%) XHTML
15 16 (0.91%) REST
16 15 (0.85%) SOAP
17 12 (0.68%) .NET Framework
18 10 (0.57%) WCF
18 10 (0.57%) Flash
19 9 (0.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.47%) User Experience
4 56 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 34 (1.94%) E-Learning
6 30 (1.71%) Social Media
7 29 (1.65%) Derivative
8 28 (1.59%) Credit Risk
9 22 (1.25%) NHS
10 17 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
10 17 (0.97%) Reference Data
11 16 (0.91%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.85%) Equities
13 14 (0.80%) Open Source
13 14 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
14 13 (0.74%) Market Risk
15 12 (0.68%) Clustering
15 12 (0.68%) PMI
16 11 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 250 (14.24%) Windows
2 139 (7.92%) Windows 7
3 62 (3.53%) Windows XP
4 55 (3.13%) Linux
5 46 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.99%) UNIX
7 23 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.97%) Solaris
8 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.57%) Android
11 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.28%) AIX
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
16 1 (0.057%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (14.92%) Project Management
2 242 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (7.40%) ITIL
5 127 (7.23%) Business Analysis
6 116 (6.61%) Risk Management
7 109 (6.21%) PRINCE2
8 92 (5.24%) Migration
9 89 (5.07%) Change Management
10 82 (4.67%) Scrum
11 79 (4.50%) Service Delivery
12 75 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
13 72 (4.10%) Information Security
14 71 (4.04%) CRM
15 69 (3.93%) Document Management
15 69 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
16 63 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
17 61 (3.47%) E-Commerce
18 56 (3.19%) Workflow
19 51 (2.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 173 (9.85%) SQL
2 55 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 53 (3.02%) C#
4 51 (2.90%) Java
5 45 (2.56%) Python
6 25 (1.42%) C
7 22 (1.25%) PHP
8 21 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.08%) VBA
10 16 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 16 (0.91%) VB
11 14 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.68%) VBScript
14 11 (0.63%) XQuery
15 10 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.51%) C++
17 6 (0.34%) Perl
18 5 (0.28%) ABAP
19 4 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 130 (7.40%) Degree
2 64 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.85%) CISSP
4 44 (2.51%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.05%) ISEB
6 32 (1.82%) CISM
7 30 (1.71%) PMI Certification
8 28 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 27 (1.54%) MOS
10 22 (1.25%) PMP
11 20 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.97%) CISA
13 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.80%) GIAC
15 12 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (0.63%) CCA
17 10 (0.57%) APMP
17 10 (0.57%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.85%) QA
2 39 (2.22%) SLA
3 23 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.80%) EMIR
6 10 (0.57%) FATCA
7 8 (0.46%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.28%) GAAP
8 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.23%) GMP
10 3 (0.17%) Basel II
10 3 (0.17%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) MiFID
10 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.057%) P3O
System Software
1 142 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 10 (0.57%) Terminal Server
5 9 (0.51%) NFS
6 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.46%) XenApp
7 7 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.28%) vSphere
8 5 (0.28%) XenServer
9 4 (0.23%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (1.88%) SCCM
2 19 (1.08%) SCOM
3 10 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.40%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.28%) Puppet
7 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.17%) Control-M
8 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.11%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 267 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 81 (4.61%) Oracle
3 72 (4.10%) Citrix
4 65 (3.70%) SAP
5 59 (3.36%) VMware
6 50 (2.85%) HP
7 32 (1.82%) Cisco
8 28 (1.59%) Adobe
8 28 (1.59%) IBM
9 26 (1.48%) Business Objects
10 24 (1.37%) Interwoven
11 21 (1.20%) Symantec
12 17 (0.97%) EMC
13 15 (0.85%) McAfee
14 14 (0.80%) Reuters
14 14 (0.80%) CheckPoint
15 13 (0.74%) AppSense
16 12 (0.68%) Lotus
17 11 (0.63%) NetApp
17 11 (0.63%) Cognos
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