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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 140 160 128
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -32
Contract jobs citing Legal 874 749 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.45% 1.66%
As % of the General category 4.40% 3.72% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 488 521
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £407 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 26
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £14.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £21.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+120.93% +38.70%

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
19873 20114 20062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.63% 38.84% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12747 12764 12386
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 453 620
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.77% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 819 £425 - 293
London +12 488 £425 - 157
City of London +39 113 £450 +10.76% 41
South East +11 101 £413 +1.53% 31
North West +3 58 £450 +10.42% 23
Yorkshire +7 44 £405 +3.84% 23
Berkshire +17 43 £465 +9.41% 12
West Yorkshire +13 39 £415 +6.41% 11
West Midlands -5 37 £380 +26.66% 13
Leeds +14 35 £425 +8.97% 7
East of England -3 35 £575 +15.00% 15
Wales +22 33 £375 - 4
Manchester -5 33 £345 -13.75% 14
Cardiff +18 29 £375 - 4
South Wales +16 29 £375 - 4
Hampshire +22 25 £330 -26.66% 5
South West -4 22 £405 +3.71% 16
East Midlands -12 19 £415 -12.63% 11
Bedfordshire +10 18 £594 +18.75% 7
Birmingham -1 18 £338 +50.83% 5
North East -8 18 £300 -9.43% 1
Scotland -4 17 £460 -12.38% 8
Winchester - 16 £325 -
Cheshire -2 15 £690 +53.33% 4
Tyne and Wear -17 13 £255 +2.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 13 £255 +2.00%
Nottinghamshire +1 11 £415 - 2
Warrington 0 10 £700 -
Bristol -4 10 £383 -6.01% 7
Edinburgh -17 10 £475 -13.63% 7

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 666 (38.21%) Finance
2 338 (19.39%) Law
3 265 (15.20%) Project Management
3 265 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (14.86%) Windows
5 256 (14.69%) Microsoft
6 204 (11.70%) MS Office
6 204 (11.70%) Banking
7 173 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 170 (9.75%) Degree
9 168 (9.64%) Active Directory
10 161 (9.24%) MS Excel
11 158 (9.06%) SQL
12 156 (8.95%) Risk Management
13 155 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
14 154 (8.84%) Windows 7
15 138 (7.92%) ITIL
16 133 (7.63%) PRINCE2
17 124 (7.11%) Information Security
18 119 (6.83%) Change Management
19 115 (6.60%) Business Analysis
20 111 (6.37%) Java
21 106 (6.08%) Telecoms
22 95 (5.45%) Management Information System
23 85 (4.88%) SQL Server
23 85 (4.88%) iManage
24 77 (4.42%) Citrix
25 76 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
26 75 (4.30%) JavaScript
26 75 (4.30%) Business Intelligence

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 66 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 31 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (1.26%) CMS
4 22 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 17 (0.98%) Node.js
7 12 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.40%) Documentum
9 7 (0.40%) JBoss
9 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.34%) Apache
10 6 (0.34%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.29%) Drupal
11 5 (0.29%) FileNet
11 5 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.29%) LiveLink
11 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 204 (11.70%) MS Office
2 161 (9.24%) MS Excel
3 76 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 43 (2.47%) MS Project
6 11 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
7 10 (0.57%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.40%) Relativity
2 7 (0.40%) Visualfiles
3 6 (0.34%) SAP SRM
3 6 (0.34%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.23%) HFM
5 4 (0.23%) LatentZero
5 4 (0.23%) Magento
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.23%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.86%) SaaS
2 12 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.63%) Office 365
4 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.40%) PaaS
5 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.17%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.11%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.11%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.057%) GitHub
10 1 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.057%) Heroku
10 1 (0.057%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.52%) VPN
2 31 (1.78%) Firewall
3 28 (1.61%) WAN
4 25 (1.43%) LAN
4 25 (1.43%) VoIP
5 23 (1.32%) Internet
5 23 (1.32%) Network Security
6 21 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 16 (0.92%) Intranet
9 14 (0.80%) DHCP
10 13 (0.75%) Wireless
11 11 (0.63%) DNS
11 11 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (0.57%) SAN
12 10 (0.57%) WebEx
13 9 (0.52%) HTTP
14 8 (0.46%) OSPF
15 6 (0.34%) BGP
15 6 (0.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 29 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 25 (1.43%) Redis
7 23 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (1.03%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.86%) Big Data
11 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.69%) MySQL
14 11 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.52%) DB2
16 9 (0.52%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.46%) QlikView
18 7 (0.40%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 37 (2.12%) Selenium
2 33 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 17 (0.98%) Maven
4 16 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.86%) JIRA
6 9 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.46%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.34%) Ant
8 6 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (0.29%) Subversion
10 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.23%) Grunt
10 4 (0.23%) gulp
10 4 (0.23%) MSI
10 4 (0.23%) Protractor
10 4 (0.23%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.17%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.17%) Gradle
11 3 (0.17%) HP UFT
General
1 666 (38.21%) Finance
2 338 (19.39%) Law
3 204 (11.70%) Banking
4 106 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 72 (4.13%) Marketing
6 68 (3.90%) Retail
7 50 (2.87%) Publishing
8 47 (2.70%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.66%) Front Office
10 21 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.98%) Advertising
13 16 (0.92%) Back Office
14 15 (0.86%) Billing
14 15 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.63%) Automotive
16 8 (0.46%) French Language
16 8 (0.46%) Games
16 8 (0.46%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 542 (31.10%) Analyst
2 224 (12.85%) Business Analyst
3 198 (11.36%) Project Manager
4 144 (8.26%) Developer
5 93 (5.34%) Architect
6 87 (4.99%) Service Analyst
7 75 (4.30%) Consultant
8 73 (4.19%) Support Analyst
9 67 (3.84%) Legal Analyst
9 67 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 60 (3.44%) IT Manager
11 55 (3.16%) IT Analyst
12 53 (3.04%) Trainer
13 51 (2.93%) Designer
14 50 (2.87%) IT Trainer
15 40 (2.29%) Security Analyst
16 36 (2.07%) IT Support
17 35 (2.01%) 2nd Line Support
18 33 (1.89%) Security Architect
19 31 (1.78%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.02%) HTML
2 64 (3.67%) jQuery
3 57 (3.27%) CSS
4 54 (3.10%) .NET
5 41 (2.35%) Web Services
6 33 (1.89%) RESTful
7 29 (1.66%) XML
8 26 (1.49%) Kafka
9 23 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 23 (1.32%) Mojolicious
10 22 (1.26%) OAuth2
11 20 (1.15%) ASP.NET
12 17 (0.98%) .NET Framework
12 17 (0.98%) Ajax
13 16 (0.92%) HTML5
14 13 (0.75%) XHTML
15 12 (0.69%) REST
15 12 (0.69%) Spring
16 11 (0.63%) JSON
16 11 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 73 (4.19%) User Experience
4 61 (3.50%) Blackberry
5 36 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 35 (2.01%) e-Learning
7 25 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.32%) Social Media
9 21 (1.20%) Derivative
9 21 (1.20%) NHS
10 19 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
11 18 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.98%) Clustering
12 17 (0.98%) Replication
13 16 (0.92%) Cryptography
13 16 (0.92%) PMI
14 15 (0.86%) CESG
15 14 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 259 (14.86%) Windows
2 154 (8.84%) Windows 7
3 66 (3.79%) Unix
4 57 (3.27%) Windows XP
5 53 (3.04%) Windows Server
6 44 (2.52%) Linux
7 39 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (1.61%) Android
10 18 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.86%) Solaris
11 15 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.23%) zOS
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.057%) AIX
15 1 (0.057%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
1 265 (15.20%) Project Management
2 173 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 156 (8.95%) Risk Management
4 138 (7.92%) ITIL
5 133 (7.63%) PRINCE2
6 124 (7.11%) Information Security
7 119 (6.83%) Change Management
8 115 (6.60%) Business Analysis
9 75 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
10 73 (4.19%) Data Protection
11 68 (3.90%) Migration
12 58 (3.33%) Security Management
13 57 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 57 (3.27%) Service Management
14 56 (3.21%) CRM
15 54 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 54 (3.10%) Workflow
16 53 (3.04%) Service Delivery
16 53 (3.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 158 (9.06%) SQL
2 111 (6.37%) Java
3 75 (4.30%) JavaScript
4 46 (2.64%) C#
5 41 (2.35%) Perl
6 35 (2.01%) C
6 35 (2.01%) T-SQL
7 27 (1.55%) C++
8 26 (1.49%) Scala
9 25 (1.43%) Go
10 23 (1.32%) PowerShell
11 17 (0.98%) VBA
12 16 (0.92%) Python
13 13 (0.75%) PHP
14 11 (0.63%) Ruby
15 10 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.40%) VB
17 6 (0.34%) ABAP
17 6 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 170 (9.75%) Degree
2 71 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.84%) CISSP
4 41 (2.35%) ISEB
5 37 (2.12%) PMI Certification
6 35 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.72%) PMP
8 25 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (1.38%) CLAS
10 23 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (1.26%) CISM
12 21 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 17 (0.98%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.92%) CISA
14 16 (0.92%) CRISC
15 13 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (0.69%) DV Cleared
16 12 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (0.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.56%) QA
2 46 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 34 (1.95%) MiFID
5 24 (1.38%) COBIT
5 24 (1.38%) SLA
6 23 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (1.09%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.80%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.69%) EMIR
10 12 (0.69%) RMADS
11 11 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.52%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.46%) COSO
13 8 (0.46%) GxP
14 7 (0.40%) AIFMD
15 6 (0.34%) FATCA
15 6 (0.34%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 168 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.69%) XenApp
5 11 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.40%) vSphere
7 6 (0.34%) Firmware
8 5 (0.29%) Docker
8 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.17%) NFS
11 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 1 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.057%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (1.84%) SCCM
2 14 (0.80%) EnCase
3 13 (0.75%) Puppet
4 10 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.57%) SCOM
5 9 (0.52%) Ansible
6 6 (0.34%) FTK
7 3 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.17%) Control-M
7 3 (0.17%) Nagios
7 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.17%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.11%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.11%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.11%) WMI
9 1 (0.057%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 256 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.88%) iManage
3 77 (4.42%) Citrix
4 61 (3.50%) VMware
5 56 (3.21%) Cisco
6 55 (3.16%) Oracle
7 45 (2.58%) SAP
8 23 (1.32%) IBM
9 21 (1.20%) Adobe
10 20 (1.15%) LANDesk
11 18 (1.03%) HP
12 17 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.98%) Tableau
13 16 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.75%) Google
15 12 (0.69%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.52%) Apple
16 9 (0.52%) Cognos
16 9 (0.52%) Interwoven
16 9 (0.52%) Recommind
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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London
Fusion Experience
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Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + 2 month rolling contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Rate: £480 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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PCR
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City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago