The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 150 143 176
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +33
Contract jobs citing Legal 799 758 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.49% 1.09%
As % of the General category 3.77% 3.46% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 443 301
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -15.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £204 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 43
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.40 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £34.80 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+78.12% -5.88%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21185 21939 25760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.73% 43.04% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13092 13417 15332
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 639 730
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +2 756 £385 -0.64% 285
London -11 456 £388 -3.12% 140
City of London +7 148 £375 -11.76% 52
South East +29 115 £350 -17.64% 48
South West 0 42 £348 -24.86% 13
Berkshire +7 36 £450 +28.57% 9
East of England -33 34 £440 +21.37% 12
Yorkshire +15 30 £393 +24.60% 20
North West -11 30 £325 +4.00% 28
West Yorkshire +18 29 £400 +21.21% 18
Buckinghamshire +14 25 £400 +12.28% 2
West Midlands -6 21 £555 +69.46% 9
Surrey -3 20 £200 -55.55% 6
East Midlands +8 18 £438 +16.66% 11
Manchester 0 18 £325 +4.00% 19
Bristol -11 18 £315 -13.10% 9
Scotland -12 16 £425 +41.66% 4
Leeds +12 14 £385 +45.28% 15
Hertfordshire +2 14 £315 -42.72% 4
Hampshire -6 14 £350 -30.00% 13
Gloucestershire - 14 £183 -
Essex -8 13 £423 +14.18% 1
Reading +6 12 £478 -4.50% 2
Halifax +6 11 £400 +14.28%
Birmingham +2 9 £513 +64.00% 9
Cheshire +2 9 £438 +40.00% 5
Edinburgh - 9 £425 - 3
Northamptonshire +2 8 £450 +12.50% 3
Milton Keynes +6 7 £425 +9.67% 1
East Sussex +4 7 £220 - 6

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 581 (35.69%) Finance
2 312 (19.16%) Law
3 265 (16.28%) Banking
4 253 (15.54%) Project Management
5 243 (14.93%) Windows
6 232 (14.25%) MS Office
7 214 (13.14%) Microsoft
8 210 (12.90%) MS Excel
9 173 (10.63%) SQL
10 162 (9.95%) Degree
11 145 (8.91%) ITIL
12 130 (7.99%) Windows 7
13 128 (7.86%) PRINCE2
14 114 (7.00%) Document Management
15 111 (6.82%) Business Analysis
16 109 (6.70%) Active Directory
16 109 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 107 (6.57%) HTML
18 102 (6.27%) Telecoms
19 96 (5.90%) Risk Management
20 94 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
21 91 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
22 90 (5.53%) Marketing
23 84 (5.16%) Investment Banking
24 81 (4.98%) Management Information System
24 81 (4.98%) .NET
25 80 (4.91%) Change Management
26 78 (4.79%) SQL Server
26 78 (4.79%) CSS
27 76 (4.67%) Windows XP

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 74 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.52%) WorkSite
3 39 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 36 (2.21%) MS Exchange
5 34 (2.09%) CMS
6 27 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 27 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (1.35%) IIS
8 17 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.86%) IBM Notes
10 12 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.55%) Lync
13 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.55%) Drupal
14 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.43%) SAS
16 6 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 232 (14.25%) MS Office
2 210 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 91 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 45 (2.76%) MS Project
6 34 (2.09%) Photoshop
7 19 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.18%) CATIA
9 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.061%) Stata
10 1 (0.061%) InDesign
10 1 (0.061%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.061%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.061%) SPSS
10 1 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.061%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 13 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.68%) SAP QM
3 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.49%) SAP PM
4 8 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.43%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.43%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.31%) SiteCatalyst
7 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.31%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.31%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.18%) Summit
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.18%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.18%) HFM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.49%) SaaS
2 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.31%) Office 365
4 3 (0.18%) PaaS
4 3 (0.18%) IaaS
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.21%) Internet
2 26 (1.60%) Intranet
3 22 (1.35%) Firewall
4 21 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.11%) LAN
5 18 (1.11%) SAN
6 17 (1.04%) DNS
7 16 (0.98%) WAN
8 11 (0.68%) VPN
8 11 (0.68%) GGSN
8 11 (0.68%) SGSN
9 10 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 9 (0.55%) Unified Communications
10 9 (0.55%) VoIP
10 9 (0.55%) DHCP
11 8 (0.49%) NAS
11 8 (0.49%) WLAN
12 7 (0.43%) CTI
12 7 (0.43%) FTP
12 7 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.80%) MS Access
10 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.55%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.43%) MySQL
13 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.31%) OLTP
15 5 (0.31%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.68%) Eclipse
2 11 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.68%) Selenium
3 10 (0.61%) WebDriver
4 9 (0.55%) Cucumber
4 9 (0.55%) FitNesse
5 8 (0.49%) Ant
6 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.31%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.31%) JIRA
8 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.25%) JUnit
8 4 (0.25%) Xcode
8 4 (0.25%) MSI
9 3 (0.18%) PhoneGap
9 3 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.12%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.12%) Subversion
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 581 (35.69%) Finance
2 312 (19.16%) Law
3 265 (16.28%) Banking
4 102 (6.27%) Telecoms
5 90 (5.53%) Marketing
6 84 (5.16%) Investment Banking
7 69 (4.24%) Retail
8 61 (3.75%) Publishing
9 36 (2.21%) Front Office
10 26 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.54%) Billing
12 24 (1.47%) Back Office
13 21 (1.29%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (1.23%) Advertising
15 14 (0.86%) French Language
16 12 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.68%) Automotive
18 9 (0.55%) German Language
19 8 (0.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 461 (28.32%) Analyst
2 202 (12.41%) Business Analyst
3 167 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 167 (10.26%) Developer
4 78 (4.79%) Service Analyst
5 74 (4.55%) Consultant
5 74 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 57 (3.50%) Support Analyst
7 55 (3.38%) Architect
8 50 (3.07%) Designer
9 41 (2.52%) Trainer
10 37 (2.27%) IT Trainer
11 36 (2.21%) Administrator
12 35 (2.15%) Contracts Manager
13 32 (1.97%) Legal Analyst
14 31 (1.90%) Desktop Support
15 30 (1.84%) SAP Consultant
16 29 (1.78%) Programme Manager
17 28 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
18 25 (1.54%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (6.57%) HTML
2 81 (4.98%) .NET
3 78 (4.79%) CSS
4 54 (3.32%) XML
5 42 (2.58%) jQuery
6 40 (2.46%) HTML5
7 33 (2.03%) ASP.NET
8 27 (1.66%) Ajax
9 21 (1.29%) XHTML
10 20 (1.23%) XSLT
11 17 (1.04%) Web Services
12 14 (0.86%) CSS3
13 13 (0.80%) WCF
14 12 (0.74%) BAPI
15 11 (0.68%) Cocoa
15 11 (0.68%) Middleware
15 11 (0.68%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.68%) Django
16 10 (0.61%) J2EE
16 10 (0.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.98%) Management Information System
2 72 (4.42%) Blackberry
3 32 (1.97%) Credit Risk
4 31 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 30 (1.84%) Social Media
6 26 (1.60%) Handset
6 26 (1.60%) E-Learning
7 25 (1.54%) Derivative
8 23 (1.41%) PMI
9 22 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
10 19 (1.17%) Equities
11 18 (1.11%) W3C
12 16 (0.98%) Computer Science
13 15 (0.92%) NHS
14 14 (0.86%) Graphic Design
14 14 (0.86%) Reference Data
14 14 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
15 13 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.80%) Statistics
15 13 (0.80%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 243 (14.93%) Windows
2 130 (7.99%) Windows 7
3 76 (4.67%) Windows XP
4 43 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (2.40%) UNIX
6 36 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (2.03%) Linux
8 21 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.23%) Android
10 16 (0.98%) Solaris
11 9 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.31%) AIX
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.12%) HPUX
16 1 (0.061%) Debian
16 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (15.54%) Project Management
2 145 (8.91%) ITIL
3 128 (7.86%) PRINCE2
4 114 (7.00%) Document Management
5 111 (6.82%) Business Analysis
6 109 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 96 (5.90%) Risk Management
8 94 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (4.91%) Change Management
10 70 (4.30%) Migration
11 69 (4.24%) Scrum
11 69 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 61 (3.75%) Content Management
13 60 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 58 (3.56%) Data Analysis
15 52 (3.19%) CRM
15 52 (3.19%) Information Security
16 50 (3.07%) Data Modelling
16 50 (3.07%) UML
16 50 (3.07%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 173 (10.63%) SQL
2 62 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 58 (3.56%) C#
4 49 (3.01%) Java
5 25 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 22 (1.35%) Python
7 19 (1.17%) C
8 14 (0.86%) PHP
9 11 (0.68%) Objective-C
9 11 (0.68%) Perl
9 11 (0.68%) C++
10 9 (0.55%) Scala
10 9 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.55%) VBA
11 8 (0.49%) ABAP
11 8 (0.49%) VB
12 7 (0.43%) XQuery
12 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.43%) VBScript
12 7 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 162 (9.95%) Degree
2 66 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
4 43 (2.64%) PMI Certification
5 42 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 29 (1.78%) CISSP
8 28 (1.72%) PMP
9 26 (1.60%) ISEB
10 19 (1.17%) CISM
11 16 (0.98%) MOS
12 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.61%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.61%) CCA
14 8 (0.49%) CIPD
14 8 (0.49%) MCSE
15 7 (0.43%) CIMA
16 6 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.37%) CEH
16 6 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.99%) QA
2 51 (3.13%) SLA
3 17 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.68%) EMIR
6 9 (0.55%) FATCA
7 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.43%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.37%) COBIT
9 6 (0.37%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.25%) GMP
11 4 (0.25%) Basel II
11 4 (0.25%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.18%) Basel III
12 3 (0.18%) GxP
12 3 (0.18%) MiFID
13 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.061%) FINREP
System Software
1 109 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.17%) XenDesktop
4 17 (1.04%) vSphere
5 11 (0.68%) XenApp
6 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.31%) NFS
9 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.12%) XenServer
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.12%) UAG
12 1 (0.061%) Varnish
12 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (1.35%) SCCM
2 12 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.43%) SCOM
5 5 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.12%) WSUS
6 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.061%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.061%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.061%) Puppet
7 1 (0.061%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.061%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.061%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.061%) Netcool
7 1 (0.061%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 214 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.61%) Citrix
3 68 (4.18%) SAP
4 52 (3.19%) Oracle
5 43 (2.64%) HP
6 42 (2.58%) VMware
7 24 (1.47%) Adobe
8 23 (1.41%) NetApp
9 20 (1.23%) IBM
10 18 (1.11%) Cisco
10 18 (1.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 15 (0.92%) Interwoven
12 14 (0.86%) Lotus
12 14 (0.86%) Business Objects
13 11 (0.68%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.55%) Juniper
14 9 (0.55%) Hyperion
15 8 (0.49%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.49%) Symantec
15 8 (0.49%) Remedy
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