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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 161 118 144
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +26
Contract jobs citing Legal 751 872 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.66% 1.43%
As % of the General category 3.55% 4.23% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 524 386
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £192 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £583 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 37 20
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £10.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £49.00 £27.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
21170 20637 19270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.21% 39.35% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12984 12677 11672
Average daily rate £438 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 605 611
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.38 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -17.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -37 718 £400 - 260
London -20 411 £425 +6.25% 142
South East -21 119 £350 -0.99% 31
City of London -19 105 £413 +3.12% 47
Berkshire -13 39 £388 +9.54% 11
East of England +21 38 £488 +30.00% 12
North West -23 37 £338 -14.77% 24
Yorkshire -6 34 £365 +12.30% 26
West Yorkshire +3 31 £378 +7.85% 19
Surrey +11 28 £300 -7.76% 7
West Midlands -32 24 £393 +106.57% 8
East Midlands -2 22 £420 -4.00% 9
South West -10 21 £350 -22.65% 6
Scotland -3 20 £410 +4.32% 13
Manchester -3 19 £344 +5.76% 10
Leeds 0 18 £390 -35.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £150 +57.89% 2
Reading +1 15 £625 +197.61% 4
Cheshire -4 14 £363 -17.61% 4
Glasgow +3 13 £410 +5.12% 9
Bedfordshire +1 13 £500 +42.85%
Hertfordshire +16 12 £575 +12.74% 4
Middlesex +12 11 £460 -34.28% 1
Halifax +8 11 £370 +6.32%
Bristol -1 11 £360 -8.68% 2
Hampshire -31 10 £350 +5.26% 3
Canary Wharf +7 9 £613 +13.95%
Birmingham -10 9 £393 +127.53% 1
Slough +3 8 £335 +24.07% 1
North East 0 8 £313 +56.25% 2

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 631 (39.79%) Finance
2 284 (17.91%) Project Management
3 264 (16.65%) Law
4 229 (14.44%) Banking
5 222 (14.00%) Microsoft
6 197 (12.42%) Windows
7 192 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 188 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
9 187 (11.79%) MS Office
10 175 (11.03%) MS Excel
11 151 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 143 (9.02%) SQL
13 142 (8.95%) ITIL
14 134 (8.45%) Degree
15 133 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
16 117 (7.38%) Telecoms
17 105 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
18 103 (6.49%) Active Directory
19 98 (6.18%) SQL Server
20 96 (6.05%) Retail
21 93 (5.86%) Risk Management
22 91 (5.74%) Windows 7
23 90 (5.67%) Change Management
24 89 (5.61%) Management Information System
25 85 (5.36%) Business Analysis
25 85 (5.36%) Marketing
26 76 (4.79%) Migration
27 75 (4.73%) Investment Banking
28 73 (4.60%) Service Delivery
29 72 (4.54%) Oracle

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 64 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.59%) WorkSite
4 25 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (1.45%) IIS
6 22 (1.39%) CMS
7 20 (1.26%) Lync
8 10 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.38%) Captiva
11 6 (0.38%) Apache
11 6 (0.38%) SAS
11 6 (0.38%) Documentum
12 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.32%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 187 (11.79%) MS Office
2 175 (11.03%) MS Excel
3 71 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (4.04%) MS Visio
5 48 (3.03%) MS Project
6 10 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) InDesign
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.063%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.063%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.063%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.063%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 16 (1.01%) SAP BPC
2 9 (0.57%) SAP FI
2 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.38%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.38%) SAP WM
6 5 (0.32%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.19%) HFM
8 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.19%) Eikon
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.57%) Office 365
2 6 (0.38%) SaaS
3 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.13%) Force.com
4 2 (0.13%) GitHub
4 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.063%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.063%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.063%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.96%) Internet
2 21 (1.32%) Firewall
3 20 (1.26%) WAN
3 20 (1.26%) DNS
4 19 (1.20%) VPN
5 16 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.01%) LAN
6 15 (0.95%) Intranet
7 14 (0.88%) Network Security
7 14 (0.88%) SAN
7 14 (0.88%) DHCP
8 10 (0.63%) LTE
8 10 (0.63%) FTP
9 9 (0.57%) HTTP
9 9 (0.57%) VoIP
9 9 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.50%) PBX
10 8 (0.50%) 3G
11 7 (0.44%) 4G
12 6 (0.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.45%) QlikView
9 17 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 14 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.88%) MySQL
12 13 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.82%) Big Data
13 12 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.76%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.63%) Spotfire
16 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (0.95%) JIRA
1 15 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (0.76%) Subversion
3 11 (0.69%) JUnit
3 11 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.63%) Maven
5 7 (0.44%) Selenium
5 7 (0.44%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.32%) MSI
7 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.25%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.25%) Hudson
8 4 (0.25%) NUnit
9 3 (0.19%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.19%) WebSpeed
9 3 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.19%) PVCS
9 3 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 631 (39.79%) Finance
2 264 (16.65%) Law
3 229 (14.44%) Banking
4 117 (7.38%) Telecoms
5 96 (6.05%) Retail
6 85 (5.36%) Marketing
7 75 (4.73%) Investment Banking
8 52 (3.28%) Publishing
9 47 (2.96%) Front Office
10 34 (2.14%) Billing
11 27 (1.70%) Retail Banking
12 22 (1.39%) Local Government
13 20 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.88%) French Language
15 13 (0.82%) Back Office
16 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.69%) Advertising
18 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
19 7 (0.44%) German Language
20 5 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 408 (25.73%) Analyst
2 261 (16.46%) Project Manager
3 164 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 149 (9.39%) Developer
5 79 (4.98%) Consultant
6 77 (4.85%) Architect
7 63 (3.97%) Service Analyst
8 61 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 51 (3.22%) Support Analyst
10 44 (2.77%) Senior Manager
11 36 (2.27%) Programme Manager
12 33 (2.08%) Data Analyst
13 32 (2.02%) Senior Project Manager
14 31 (1.95%) Business Manager
14 31 (1.95%) Coordinator
15 29 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (1.77%) Designer
17 26 (1.64%) 2nd Line Support
17 26 (1.64%) Senior Analyst
18 25 (1.58%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.10%) .NET
2 61 (3.85%) HTML
3 46 (2.90%) CSS
4 36 (2.27%) XML
5 31 (1.95%) Web Services
6 25 (1.58%) HTML5
7 24 (1.51%) REST
8 22 (1.39%) jQuery
8 22 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 21 (1.32%) Middleware
9 21 (1.32%) CSS3
10 18 (1.13%) SOAP
11 13 (0.82%) XSLT
11 13 (0.82%) Ajax
11 13 (0.82%) AngularJS
12 12 (0.76%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.69%) JSP
14 10 (0.63%) MDX
15 9 (0.57%) Visualforce
16 8 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.66%) Blackberry
4 29 (1.83%) User Experience
5 25 (1.58%) Derivative
6 22 (1.39%) Open Source
7 21 (1.32%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.07%) Social Media
10 16 (1.01%) Credit Risk
10 16 (1.01%) PMI
11 14 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
11 14 (0.88%) NHS
12 12 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (0.76%) E-Learning
12 12 (0.76%) Clustering
13 11 (0.69%) Replication
14 10 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 197 (12.42%) Windows
2 91 (5.74%) Windows 7
3 55 (3.47%) Linux
4 38 (2.40%) UNIX
5 37 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 37 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.13%) Android
9 17 (1.07%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.76%) Solaris
11 7 (0.44%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.38%) AIX
13 3 (0.19%) SUSE
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.13%) HPUX
15 1 (0.063%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (17.91%) Project Management
2 192 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 188 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 142 (8.95%) ITIL
6 105 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
7 93 (5.86%) Risk Management
8 90 (5.67%) Change Management
9 85 (5.36%) Business Analysis
10 76 (4.79%) Migration
11 73 (4.60%) Service Delivery
12 71 (4.48%) Information Security
13 69 (4.35%) CRM
14 66 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 65 (4.10%) Analytics
16 57 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 56 (3.53%) Scrum
18 48 (3.03%) Data Protection
19 46 (2.90%) Asset Management
20 45 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (9.02%) SQL
2 53 (3.34%) Java
3 48 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 44 (2.77%) C#
5 29 (1.83%) Python
6 21 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 19 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.01%) C
9 14 (0.88%) VB
10 13 (0.82%) VBA
11 10 (0.63%) C++
11 10 (0.63%) PHP
12 9 (0.57%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.50%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.44%) XQuery
14 7 (0.44%) Perl
15 6 (0.38%) VBScript
16 4 (0.25%) R
17 3 (0.19%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 134 (8.45%) Degree
2 49 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 37 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 36 (2.27%) ISEB
6 35 (2.21%) CISSP
7 30 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (1.77%) PMP
9 27 (1.70%) SC Cleared
10 24 (1.51%) CISM
11 17 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.07%) APMP
12 15 (0.95%) CISA
12 15 (0.95%) MOS
13 14 (0.88%) CCNA
13 14 (0.88%) MCSE
14 13 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.69%) CRISC
16 10 (0.63%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.65%) QA
2 40 (2.52%) SLA
3 17 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.69%) EMIR
7 10 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.44%) FATCA
8 7 (0.44%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.38%) P3O
9 6 (0.38%) COBIT
9 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.38%) GAAP
10 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.19%) GxP
11 3 (0.19%) COSO
12 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 103 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.01%) XenDesktop
4 14 (0.88%) NFS
5 11 (0.69%) XenApp
6 9 (0.57%) vSphere
7 8 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (0.44%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.38%) XenServer
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.13%) Snort
13 1 (0.063%) Xen
13 1 (0.063%) HDFS
13 1 (0.063%) GPFS
13 1 (0.063%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 32 (2.02%) SCCM
2 10 (0.63%) SCOM
3 6 (0.38%) Data Guard
3 6 (0.38%) Puppet
3 6 (0.38%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.38%) Control-M
4 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.19%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.19%) Kibana
6 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.13%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.063%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 222 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.54%) Oracle
3 71 (4.48%) SAP
4 69 (4.35%) Citrix
5 41 (2.59%) VMware
6 28 (1.77%) HP
7 23 (1.45%) Adobe
8 22 (1.39%) Cisco
8 22 (1.39%) IBM
9 17 (1.07%) EMC
10 15 (0.95%) Interwoven
11 14 (0.88%) Amdocs
12 13 (0.82%) Business Objects
12 13 (0.82%) Tableau
13 11 (0.69%) Reuters
14 10 (0.63%) TIBCO
14 10 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.57%) OpenText
15 9 (0.57%) AppSense
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