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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 136 142 169
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +27
Contract jobs citing Legal 867 701 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.47% 1.12%
As % of the General category 3.95% 3.43% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 404 364
Average daily rate £400 £400 £437
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £204 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 35
Average hourly rate £17.81 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.97% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.45 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £29.73 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.61 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+21.44% -27.50%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
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 £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -6 819 £396 -1.00% 262
London +2 512 £400 -5.88% 144
City of London -2 163 £424 +0.89% 50
South East +26 122 £350 +12.00% 30
West Midlands +12 47 £205 -43.83% 11
Berkshire -5 44 £338 +12.50% 13
North West +1 37 £375 -6.25% 17
South West -23 29 £425 +17.24% 14
Coventry - 23 £101 -
Yorkshire -41 20 £368 -3.60% 29
Hampshire +13 19 £335 -10.66% 5
East Midlands 0 19 £425 -5.55% 8
East of England -22 19 £450 +20.00% 8
Scotland +6 18 £434 +9.74% 1
Manchester -8 18 £325 -18.75% 10
West Yorkshire -40 17 £368 -5.16% 23
Reading +7 16 £210 -16.00% 3
Surrey +1 15 £325 -9.65% 6
Bristol -19 15 £358 +5.92% 9
Buckinghamshire - 15 £285 - 4
Edinburgh -13 14 £446 +12.91%
Wales - 14 £400 - 1
Cheshire -4 13 £440 - 4
Birmingham -10 13 £180 +2.85% 8
South Wales - 13 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire -8 12 £475 +5.55% 5
North East - 12 £200 - 1
West Sussex +9 11 £500 - 2
Essex -19 11 £294 -21.66%
Leeds -37 11 £411 +4.31% 9

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 621 (37.80%) Finance
2 364 (22.15%) Banking
3 348 (21.18%) Law
4 245 (14.91%) Project Management
5 238 (14.49%) Windows
6 236 (14.36%) MS Office
7 227 (13.82%) Microsoft
8 225 (13.69%) MS Excel
9 168 (10.23%) ITIL
9 168 (10.23%) Degree
10 149 (9.07%) SQL
11 140 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 125 (7.61%) PRINCE2
12 125 (7.61%) Document Management
13 119 (7.24%) Business Analysis
14 114 (6.94%) Investment Banking
14 114 (6.94%) Telecoms
15 104 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
16 100 (6.09%) Blackberry
17 96 (5.84%) Windows 7
18 95 (5.78%) Marketing
19 93 (5.66%) Risk Management
19 93 (5.66%) .NET
20 91 (5.54%) Change Management
21 90 (5.48%) SQL Server
22 86 (5.23%) Active Directory
23 85 (5.17%) Citrix
24 84 (5.11%) HTML
25 82 (4.99%) Windows XP
25 82 (4.99%) Management Information System

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 57 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.98%) MS Exchange
4 34 (2.07%) WorkSite
5 31 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.46%) CMS
7 21 (1.28%) Lync
8 20 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (1.16%) IIS
10 18 (1.10%) IBM Notes
11 17 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.61%) SAS
14 8 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.43%) Node.js
15 7 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 236 (14.36%) MS Office
2 225 (13.69%) MS Excel
3 104 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (4.02%) MS Visio
5 53 (3.23%) MS Project
6 34 (2.07%) Photoshop
7 20 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.30%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.12%) Mingle
11 1 (0.061%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.061%) Stata
11 1 (0.061%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) SAP FI
2 10 (0.61%) SAP CO
2 10 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.43%) SaaS
2 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.061%) GitHub
4 1 (0.061%) IaaS
4 1 (0.061%) PaaS
4 1 (0.061%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.74%) Internet
2 33 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 31 (1.89%) Firewall
4 29 (1.77%) Intranet
5 25 (1.52%) LAN
6 23 (1.40%) WAN
7 19 (1.16%) Unified Communications
8 14 (0.85%) SAN
8 14 (0.85%) DNS
9 12 (0.73%) GGSN
9 12 (0.73%) SGSN
9 12 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (0.49%) Network Security
10 8 (0.49%) MPLS
10 8 (0.49%) BGP
10 8 (0.49%) Wireless
11 7 (0.43%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.43%) VoIP
11 7 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.40%) MS Access
5 22 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.79%) DB2
10 11 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.49%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.37%) SQLPlus
12 6 (0.37%) MySQL
12 6 (0.37%) RavenDB
12 6 (0.37%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.30%) Big Data
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 14 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.49%) Subversion
5 8 (0.49%) JIRA
6 7 (0.43%) NUnit
7 6 (0.37%) Selenium
7 6 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.24%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.24%) Ant
9 4 (0.24%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.18%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.18%) JUnit
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.18%) MSI
10 3 (0.18%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 621 (37.80%) Finance
2 364 (22.15%) Banking
3 348 (21.18%) Law
4 114 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 114 (6.94%) Telecoms
5 95 (5.78%) Marketing
6 73 (4.44%) Front Office
7 62 (3.77%) Retail
8 48 (2.92%) Publishing
9 46 (2.80%) Back Office
10 33 (2.01%) Billing
11 30 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 30 (1.83%) Advertising
12 27 (1.64%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.79%) German Language
15 11 (0.67%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.61%) Local Government
17 7 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 538 (32.74%) Analyst
2 236 (14.36%) Business Analyst
3 194 (11.81%) Project Manager
4 161 (9.80%) Developer
5 94 (5.72%) Service Analyst
6 90 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 74 (4.50%) Consultant
8 56 (3.41%) Support Analyst
9 49 (2.98%) Architect
10 40 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
11 31 (1.89%) Coordinator
12 29 (1.77%) Contracts Manager
13 28 (1.70%) Administrator
13 28 (1.70%) Programme Manager
13 28 (1.70%) Senior Manager
14 27 (1.64%) Trainer
14 27 (1.64%) Legal Analyst
15 26 (1.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 26 (1.58%) Desktop Support
16 25 (1.52%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.66%) .NET
2 84 (5.11%) HTML
3 72 (4.38%) CSS
4 53 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 51 (3.10%) XML
6 39 (2.37%) jQuery
7 28 (1.70%) HTML5
8 27 (1.64%) Ajax
9 23 (1.40%) XSLT
10 20 (1.22%) CSS3
11 19 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (1.16%) XHTML
12 18 (1.10%) Web Services
13 17 (1.03%) WCF
14 16 (0.97%) Middleware
14 16 (0.97%) KnockoutJS
15 15 (0.91%) RESTful
16 14 (0.85%) WinForms
17 13 (0.79%) Backbone.js
18 12 (0.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.09%) Blackberry
2 82 (4.99%) Management Information System
3 45 (2.74%) Handset
4 33 (2.01%) Derivative
5 29 (1.77%) PMI
6 27 (1.64%) Credit Risk
7 26 (1.58%) Equities
7 26 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (1.22%) W3C
10 18 (1.10%) Reference Data
11 16 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (0.91%) Graphic Design
13 14 (0.85%) iPad
14 12 (0.73%) Computer Science
14 12 (0.73%) FMCG
14 12 (0.73%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.67%) E-Learning
15 11 (0.67%) iPhone
16 10 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 238 (14.49%) Windows
2 96 (5.84%) Windows 7
3 82 (4.99%) Windows XP
4 49 (2.98%) UNIX
5 42 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (2.43%) Linux
8 16 (0.97%) Solaris
9 14 (0.85%) AIX
10 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.73%) Android
12 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.12%) OS/400
18 1 (0.061%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (14.91%) Project Management
2 168 (10.23%) ITIL
3 140 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (7.61%) PRINCE2
4 125 (7.61%) Document Management
5 119 (7.24%) Business Analysis
6 93 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 91 (5.54%) Change Management
8 77 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
10 59 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (3.59%) Migration
11 56 (3.41%) Data Analysis
12 54 (3.29%) Information Security
13 53 (3.23%) Scrum
14 52 (3.16%) CRM
14 52 (3.16%) Service Delivery
15 50 (3.04%) Data Protection
16 47 (2.86%) Data Modelling
16 47 (2.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 149 (9.07%) SQL
2 81 (4.93%) C#
3 56 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 36 (2.19%) Java
5 24 (1.46%) C
6 22 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.28%) VBA
8 17 (1.03%) C++
9 16 (0.97%) VB
10 15 (0.91%) Objective-C
11 14 (0.85%) Perl
11 14 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.79%) Python
12 13 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.61%) PHP
15 8 (0.49%) ABAP
15 8 (0.49%) VBScript
16 7 (0.43%) Scala
17 5 (0.30%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 168 (10.23%) Degree
2 51 (3.10%) PMI Certification
3 47 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 46 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 44 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (2.19%) MCSE
7 32 (1.95%) MCP
8 31 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 28 (1.70%) CISSP
10 27 (1.64%) PMP
10 27 (1.64%) ISEB
11 22 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (1.03%) MCDST
13 15 (0.91%) CISM
13 15 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.73%) CCNP
15 11 (0.67%) MOS
16 10 (0.61%) CIMA
17 9 (0.55%) CISA
18 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.14%) SLA
2 41 (2.50%) QA
3 26 (1.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 24 (1.46%) EMIR
5 16 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.73%) MiFID
7 10 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.49%) FATCA
9 7 (0.43%) Basel III
10 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.37%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.30%) COBIT
12 4 (0.24%) Basel II
13 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.18%) GxP
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.12%) GMP
14 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.061%) FINREP
System Software
1 86 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.34%) XenApp
3 19 (1.16%) vSphere
4 16 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.30%) NFS
9 4 (0.24%) UAG
10 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.12%) XenServer
12 1 (0.061%) IAG
12 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.061%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.061%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.061%) Xen
12 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.34%) SCCM
2 18 (1.10%) Tivoli
2 18 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 13 (0.79%) SCOM
4 10 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.18%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.12%) WSUS
8 2 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.12%) OpenView
8 2 (0.12%) Legato
8 2 (0.12%) Control-M
8 2 (0.12%) Foglight
8 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 227 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 85 (5.17%) Citrix
3 65 (3.96%) SAP
4 59 (3.59%) Oracle
5 42 (2.56%) Cisco
5 42 (2.56%) HP
6 40 (2.43%) VMware
7 29 (1.77%) IBM
8 19 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 18 (1.10%) Lotus
10 16 (0.97%) Interwoven
10 16 (0.97%) Symantec
11 14 (0.85%) Adobe
12 13 (0.79%) Juniper
12 13 (0.79%) NetApp
13 12 (0.73%) MobileIron
14 11 (0.67%) EMC
15 10 (0.61%) Apple
15 10 (0.61%) Remedy
15 10 (0.61%) CheckPoint
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £455 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Greythorn
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago