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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 166 136 145
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing Legal 770 863 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.53% 1.46%
As % of the General category 3.56% 3.94% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 525 401
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.61 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.25% -11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £47.80 £29.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.61 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.05% +21.44%

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
21634 21882 20422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.69% 38.91% 42.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13306 13563 12273
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 602 649
Average hourly rate £22.43 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £11.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £46.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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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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 -23 732 £400 +1.13% 281
London -20 421 £400 - 155
City of London -9 118 £400 -4.47% 52
South East -12 113 £350 - 36
Yorkshire +7 44 £368 - 17
East of England +49 41 £500 +11.11% 11
West Yorkshire +18 41 £385 +4.76% 14
Berkshire -3 40 £388 +9.54% 9
North West -19 37 £313 -16.66% 34
Surrey +11 25 £320 -1.61% 9
Leeds +6 25 £390 -5.05% 10
South West -3 23 £375 -11.76% 11
West Midlands -30 23 £393 +91.46% 7
Scotland +4 22 £400 -7.72% 7
Glasgow +12 19 £410 +5.12% 5
East Midlands 0 19 £400 -5.88% 7
Hertfordshire +25 18 £550 +7.84% 3
Manchester -10 18 £338 +3.84% 19
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £270 -5.26% 7
Cheshire -2 15 £300 -31.81% 5
Reading +1 14 £625 +197.61% 1
Bristol +3 13 £410 +14.61% 4
Slough +13 12 £335 +24.07% 1
Halifax - 12 £378 - 1
Bedfordshire - 11 £500 - 5
Hampshire -9 9 £350 +4.47% 7
North East -2 8 £313 +56.25% 1
Birmingham -12 8 £385 +113.88% 3
Canary Wharf +2 7 £675 +25.58%
Luton - 7 £500 - 3

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 601 (39.26%) Finance
2 275 (17.96%) Project Management
3 263 (17.18%) Law
4 240 (15.68%) Microsoft
5 238 (15.55%) Banking
6 213 (13.91%) Windows
7 192 (12.54%) MS Office
8 184 (12.02%) MS Excel
9 178 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 171 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
11 150 (9.80%) SQL
12 145 (9.47%) PRINCE2
12 145 (9.47%) ITIL
13 138 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
14 133 (8.69%) Degree
15 107 (6.99%) Telecoms
16 104 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
17 103 (6.73%) SQL Server
17 103 (6.73%) Windows 7
18 102 (6.66%) Active Directory
19 90 (5.88%) Retail
20 87 (5.68%) Change Management
21 82 (5.36%) Risk Management
22 81 (5.29%) Management Information System
23 80 (5.23%) Business Analysis
24 77 (5.03%) Investment Banking
24 77 (5.03%) Marketing
25 75 (4.90%) Migration
25 75 (4.90%) SAP
26 73 (4.77%) Oracle

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 63 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 42 (2.74%) WorkSite
4 25 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.24%) Lync
5 19 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (1.11%) CMS
6 17 (1.11%) IIS
7 13 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.52%) Documentum
9 8 (0.52%) Captiva
10 7 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.39%) Apache
11 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.33%) JBoss
12 5 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 192 (12.54%) MS Office
2 184 (12.02%) MS Excel
3 68 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 63 (4.11%) MS Visio
5 49 (3.20%) MS Project
6 13 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.26%) InDesign
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.065%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (1.05%) SAP BPC
2 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.39%) SAP WM
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.39%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.20%) Eikon
7 3 (0.20%) HFM
7 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.13%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.65%) Office 365
1 10 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.46%) SaaS
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.13%) GitHub
4 2 (0.13%) Force.com
4 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.065%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.065%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.065%) PaaS
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.20%) Internet
2 22 (1.44%) DNS
3 21 (1.37%) Firewall
4 17 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.05%) DHCP
5 16 (1.05%) WAN
5 16 (1.05%) SAN
6 13 (0.85%) Intranet
6 13 (0.85%) LAN
6 13 (0.85%) VPN
7 11 (0.72%) FTP
8 9 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (0.59%) Network Security
9 8 (0.52%) HTTP
10 6 (0.39%) VoIP
10 6 (0.39%) PBX
10 6 (0.39%) Extranet
10 6 (0.39%) NAS
10 6 (0.39%) LTE
11 5 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.31%) QlikView
9 18 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.85%) Big Data
13 12 (0.78%) SAP BW
14 10 (0.65%) MySQL
14 10 (0.65%) Spotfire
15 9 (0.59%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (1.05%) JIRA
2 15 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.85%) Subversion
3 13 (0.85%) JUnit
4 11 (0.72%) Maven
5 8 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.46%) Selenium
6 7 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.39%) MSI
7 6 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.33%) Hudson
9 4 (0.26%) Ant
9 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.26%) NUnit
10 3 (0.20%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.20%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.20%) WebSpeed
10 3 (0.20%) PVCS
10 3 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 601 (39.26%) Finance
2 263 (17.18%) Law
3 238 (15.55%) Banking
4 107 (6.99%) Telecoms
5 90 (5.88%) Retail
6 77 (5.03%) Investment Banking
6 77 (5.03%) Marketing
7 44 (2.87%) Front Office
8 40 (2.61%) Publishing
9 31 (2.02%) Billing
10 26 (1.70%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.50%) Local Government
12 21 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (1.11%) Advertising
14 15 (0.98%) French Language
15 14 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.59%) Back Office
18 7 (0.46%) German Language
19 6 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 407 (26.58%) Analyst
2 246 (16.07%) Project Manager
3 159 (10.39%) Business Analyst
4 149 (9.73%) Developer
5 79 (5.16%) Consultant
6 75 (4.90%) Architect
7 62 (4.05%) Service Analyst
8 60 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 59 (3.85%) Support Analyst
10 39 (2.55%) Senior Manager
11 31 (2.02%) Coordinator
12 29 (1.89%) Business Manager
12 29 (1.89%) Senior Project Manager
13 28 (1.83%) Data Analyst
13 28 (1.83%) Programme Manager
14 27 (1.76%) 2nd Line Support
14 27 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (1.76%) .NET Developer
14 27 (1.76%) SAP Consultant
15 25 (1.63%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (4.64%) .NET
2 56 (3.66%) HTML
3 40 (2.61%) CSS
4 35 (2.29%) XML
5 29 (1.89%) Web Services
6 23 (1.50%) jQuery
6 23 (1.50%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.44%) Middleware
8 21 (1.37%) REST
9 20 (1.31%) HTML5
10 18 (1.18%) SOAP
11 17 (1.11%) .NET Framework
12 14 (0.91%) CSS3
12 14 (0.91%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.85%) Ajax
13 13 (0.85%) XSLT
14 12 (0.78%) JSP
15 11 (0.72%) RESTful
16 9 (0.59%) Visualforce
16 9 (0.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.79%) Blackberry
4 32 (2.09%) User Experience
5 23 (1.50%) Derivative
6 22 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.44%) Open Source
7 21 (1.37%) PMI
8 17 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.11%) Social Media
9 14 (0.91%) E-Learning
9 14 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 13 (0.85%) Clustering
11 12 (0.78%) NHS
11 12 (0.78%) Reference Data
11 12 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
12 11 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.72%) Replication
12 11 (0.72%) Equities
12 11 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 213 (13.91%) Windows
2 103 (6.73%) Windows 7
3 59 (3.85%) Linux
4 48 (3.14%) UNIX
5 43 (2.81%) Windows XP
6 36 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (1.57%) Android
9 23 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.91%) Solaris
12 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.46%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.39%) AIX
15 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.20%) SUSE
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.13%) HPUX
17 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (17.96%) Project Management
2 178 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 171 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (9.47%) PRINCE2
4 145 (9.47%) ITIL
5 104 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (5.68%) Change Management
7 82 (5.36%) Risk Management
8 80 (5.23%) Business Analysis
9 75 (4.90%) Migration
10 69 (4.51%) Service Delivery
11 67 (4.38%) CRM
12 62 (4.05%) Information Security
13 58 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (3.53%) Analytics
15 53 (3.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 48 (3.14%) Workflow
17 47 (3.07%) Service Management
18 43 (2.81%) Validation
18 43 (2.81%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (9.80%) SQL
2 60 (3.92%) Java
3 48 (3.14%) JavaScript
4 46 (3.00%) C#
5 24 (1.57%) Python
6 23 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 19 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.05%) VB
9 15 (0.98%) VBA
10 14 (0.91%) C
11 13 (0.85%) Perl
11 13 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 9 (0.59%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.52%) C++
14 7 (0.46%) XQuery
15 6 (0.39%) Scala
16 5 (0.33%) R
17 4 (0.26%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.26%) VBScript
18 3 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 133 (8.69%) Degree
2 50 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.81%) PMI Certification
4 34 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 33 (2.16%) ISEB
5 33 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.96%) PMP
7 26 (1.70%) CISSP
8 25 (1.63%) SC Cleared
9 18 (1.18%) APMP
10 16 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.05%) CISM
11 14 (0.91%) MCSE
12 13 (0.85%) MOS
12 13 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.78%) CCNA
14 10 (0.65%) MCITP
14 10 (0.65%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.59%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.55%) QA
2 37 (2.42%) SLA
3 17 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.65%) EMIR
7 9 (0.59%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.52%) FATCA
9 7 (0.46%) P3O
10 6 (0.39%) GAAP
10 6 (0.39%) COBIT
11 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.20%) COSO
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.20%) GxP
13 2 (0.13%) Basel II
13 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 102 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 11 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.72%) NFS
5 10 (0.65%) vSphere
6 8 (0.52%) XenApp
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.39%) XenServer
8 6 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.13%) Snort
10 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.065%) GPFS
11 1 (0.065%) HDFS
11 1 (0.065%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 26 (1.70%) SCCM
2 11 (0.72%) SCOM
3 8 (0.52%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.39%) Puppet
5 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.33%) Control-M
6 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.20%) Kibana
7 3 (0.20%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.13%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.065%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 240 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.90%) SAP
3 73 (4.77%) Oracle
4 65 (4.25%) Citrix
5 40 (2.61%) VMware
6 35 (2.29%) HP
7 25 (1.63%) Adobe
8 20 (1.31%) EMC
9 19 (1.24%) Cisco
10 18 (1.18%) IBM
11 15 (0.98%) Tableau
12 13 (0.85%) Symantec
13 12 (0.78%) Business Objects
13 12 (0.78%) Reuters
14 11 (0.72%) Amdocs
14 11 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.65%) TIBCO
15 10 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.65%) NetApp
15 10 (0.65%) Interwoven
London
dailymotion
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harnham
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago