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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 134 145 152
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Legal 950 766 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.46% 1.35%
As % of the General category 4.22% 3.48% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 496 375
Average daily rate
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£380 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 48
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.53 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +2.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £14.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £31.54 £51.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +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
22515 21985 24123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.57% 41.91% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14065 13876 14323
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 583 735
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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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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 +18 918 £380 -1.93% 317
London +18 564 £375 -6.25% 158
City of London +14 167 £375 -6.25% 48
South East +36 134 £375 -6.25% 37
Berkshire +34 53 £365 -18.97% 7
East of England -12 45 £440 +21.37% 15
South West -11 39 £375 -11.76% 29
North West -4 38 £375 -5.06% 19
Yorkshire +8 32 £500 +25.00% 17
East Midlands +23 27 £400 +6.66% 18
West Midlands -12 25 £350 -15.15% 17
Bristol -6 23 £313 -30.55% 18
Buckinghamshire +6 22 £356 +37.01% 4
Surrey +2 21 £365 +0.68% 10
West Yorkshire -8 19 £698 +75.25% 15
Bedfordshire -8 19 £446 +25.26% 1
Slough +8 18 £333 -38.99% 2
Hampshire -2 18 £419 -37.96% 9
Manchester -2 18 £350 -10.82% 11
Leeds -6 16 £698 +76.13% 10
Scotland -7 15 £450 +40.62% 4
Hertfordshire -13 14 £525 +40.00% 7
Northamptonshire +4 13 £425 +19.71% 9
Cheshire +9 12 £450 +4.65% 3
Milton Keynes +3 11 £356 +37.01% 2
Edinburgh 0 11 £450 +40.62% 1
Reading +7 9 £538 +13.15% 3
Northampton +1 9 £425 +51.78% 3
Birmingham 0 8 £450 +12.50% 5
Coventry -6 8 £100 -78.37% 2

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 608 (34.76%) Finance
2 311 (17.78%) Law
3 256 (14.64%) Microsoft
3 256 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (14.58%) Windows
5 252 (14.41%) Project Management
6 245 (14.01%) MS Office
7 207 (11.84%) MS Excel
8 205 (11.72%) Banking
9 170 (9.72%) SQL
10 153 (8.75%) Windows 7
11 142 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
12 135 (7.72%) Degree
13 133 (7.60%) Active Directory
14 129 (7.38%) ITIL
15 125 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 120 (6.86%) Business Analysis
17 118 (6.75%) Telecoms
18 117 (6.69%) HTML
19 108 (6.17%) PRINCE2
20 107 (6.12%) Risk Management
21 102 (5.83%) Marketing
22 96 (5.49%) Scrum
23 95 (5.43%) Management Information System
24 88 (5.03%) CSS
25 87 (4.97%) Retail
26 85 (4.86%) Publishing
27 81 (4.63%) Migration
27 81 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
28 79 (4.52%) SQL Server

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 66 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.86%) WorkSite
3 42 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.89%) IIS
5 32 (1.83%) CMS
6 30 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 21 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.86%) Lync
10 14 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.63%) Moodle
14 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.46%) SAS
16 6 (0.34%) TeamSite
16 6 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 245 (14.01%) MS Office
2 207 (11.84%) MS Excel
3 81 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 49 (2.80%) MS Project
6 34 (1.94%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
8 8 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.17%) CATIA
10 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.11%) FastStats
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
12 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.057%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.057%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 14 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.63%) SAP QM
3 10 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.46%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.46%) SAP PM
6 6 (0.34%) Loan IQ
7 5 (0.29%) assyst
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.17%) HFM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.63%) SaaS
2 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.29%) Office 365
4 3 (0.17%) IaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Taleo
5 2 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.94%) Intranet
2 30 (1.72%) Internet
2 30 (1.72%) SAN
3 29 (1.66%) VPN
4 28 (1.60%) Firewall
5 24 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.26%) DNS
6 22 (1.26%) WAN
7 19 (1.09%) LAN
7 19 (1.09%) Network Security
8 17 (0.97%) DHCP
9 13 (0.74%) VoIP
10 11 (0.63%) VLAN
11 9 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.51%) LTE
11 9 (0.51%) FTP
12 8 (0.46%) NAS
12 8 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.40%) Broadband
13 7 (0.40%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 17 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.80%) QlikView
10 12 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.51%) MySQL
13 9 (0.51%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
18 4 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.51%) Ant
3 9 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.46%) Selenium
5 7 (0.40%) Maven
5 7 (0.40%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.40%) WebDriver
5 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.29%) FitNesse
7 5 (0.29%) JIRA
8 4 (0.23%) Subversion
9 3 (0.17%) Hudson
9 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.17%) Xcode
9 3 (0.17%) JUnit
10 2 (0.11%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 608 (34.76%) Finance
2 311 (17.78%) Law
3 205 (11.72%) Banking
4 118 (6.75%) Telecoms
5 102 (5.83%) Marketing
6 87 (4.97%) Retail
7 85 (4.86%) Publishing
8 77 (4.40%) Investment Banking
9 43 (2.46%) Front Office
10 20 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.14%) Billing
11 18 (1.03%) French Language
11 18 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.97%) Back Office
13 16 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.80%) Local Government
15 13 (0.74%) Advertising
16 12 (0.69%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.51%) Games
17 9 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 516 (29.50%) Analyst
2 219 (12.52%) Business Analyst
3 190 (10.86%) Project Manager
4 182 (10.41%) Developer
5 82 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 79 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 72 (4.12%) Consultant
8 67 (3.83%) Designer
9 64 (3.66%) Support Analyst
10 51 (2.92%) Architect
11 41 (2.34%) Trainer
12 38 (2.17%) Senior Manager
13 34 (1.94%) IT Trainer
13 34 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
14 31 (1.77%) Programme Manager
14 31 (1.77%) Contracts Manager
15 28 (1.60%) Help Desk Analyst
15 28 (1.60%) Administrator
16 27 (1.54%) Information Analyst
17 25 (1.43%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (6.69%) HTML
2 88 (5.03%) CSS
3 77 (4.40%) .NET
4 59 (3.37%) HTML5
5 46 (2.63%) XML
6 37 (2.12%) jQuery
7 34 (1.94%) CSS3
8 29 (1.66%) Web Services
9 28 (1.60%) ASP.NET
10 27 (1.54%) Django
11 23 (1.32%) Ajax
12 18 (1.03%) XSLT
12 18 (1.03%) Middleware
13 17 (0.97%) XHTML
14 13 (0.74%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.63%) BAPI
15 11 (0.63%) Flash
15 11 (0.63%) J2EE
15 11 (0.63%) REST
16 9 (0.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 142 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 74 (4.23%) User Experience
4 55 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 37 (2.12%) Social Media
6 36 (2.06%) E-Learning
7 26 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 25 (1.43%) Derivative
9 21 (1.20%) NHS
10 19 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
11 17 (0.97%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
12 15 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.80%) PMI
13 14 (0.80%) Reference Data
14 13 (0.74%) Clustering
15 12 (0.69%) Equities
15 12 (0.69%) CMDB
15 12 (0.69%) Copywriting
16 11 (0.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 255 (14.58%) Windows
2 153 (8.75%) Windows 7
3 61 (3.49%) Windows XP
4 55 (3.14%) Linux
5 41 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (2.06%) UNIX
7 20 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.86%) Solaris
10 12 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.63%) Android
12 8 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.17%) CentOS
14 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) AIX
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
16 1 (0.057%) Debian
16 1 (0.057%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (14.41%) Project Management
3 129 (7.38%) ITIL
4 125 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (6.86%) Business Analysis
6 108 (6.17%) PRINCE2
7 107 (6.12%) Risk Management
8 96 (5.49%) Scrum
9 81 (4.63%) Migration
10 78 (4.46%) Document Management
11 75 (4.29%) Change Management
12 74 (4.23%) Information Security
13 70 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 69 (3.95%) Service Delivery
15 66 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
16 59 (3.37%) SEO
17 58 (3.32%) CRM
18 57 (3.26%) E-Commerce
18 57 (3.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 170 (9.72%) SQL
2 59 (3.37%) JavaScript
3 50 (2.86%) C#
4 46 (2.63%) Java
5 42 (2.40%) Python
6 27 (1.54%) C
7 21 (1.20%) PHP
7 21 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 15 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 14 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.69%) VBA
11 11 (0.63%) VBScript
11 11 (0.63%) VB
12 10 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.57%) XQuery
12 10 (0.57%) C++
13 7 (0.40%) Perl
14 5 (0.29%) ABAP
15 4 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 135 (7.72%) Degree
2 72 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.80%) CISSP
4 48 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 33 (1.89%) CISM
6 32 (1.83%) ISEB
7 29 (1.66%) MOS
8 28 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 27 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 26 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.09%) PMP
12 17 (0.97%) CISA
13 14 (0.80%) GIAC
14 11 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.51%) CIPD
17 8 (0.46%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.46%) DV Cleared
17 8 (0.46%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.14%) QA
2 43 (2.46%) SLA
3 18 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
4 17 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.69%) EMIR
7 9 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.40%) FATCA
8 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.23%) GMP
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.17%) Basel II
11 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
13 1 (0.057%) Basel III
13 1 (0.057%) P3O
13 1 (0.057%) GAAP
System Software
1 133 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 12 (0.69%) vSphere
5 10 (0.57%) Terminal Server
6 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.46%) XenApp
6 8 (0.46%) NFS
7 5 (0.29%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.23%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.057%) SRDF
11 1 (0.057%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (2.00%) SCCM
2 20 (1.14%) SCOM
3 11 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.40%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.29%) Puppet
6 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 256 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.29%) Citrix
3 72 (4.12%) Oracle
4 57 (3.26%) SAP
5 52 (2.97%) VMware
6 46 (2.63%) HP
7 30 (1.72%) Cisco
8 29 (1.66%) Adobe
9 27 (1.54%) IBM
10 25 (1.43%) Business Objects
11 23 (1.32%) Interwoven
12 21 (1.20%) Symantec
13 16 (0.91%) NetApp
14 15 (0.86%) McAfee
15 14 (0.80%) Lotus
15 14 (0.80%) CheckPoint
16 12 (0.69%) AppSense
16 12 (0.69%) EMC
17 11 (0.63%) Cognos
18 10 (0.57%) Informatica
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