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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 138 152 146
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Legal 918 814 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.49% 1.47%
As % of the General category 4.01% 3.86% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 501 440
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.27% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.15 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £38.25 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £31.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-54.03% +93.75%

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
22905 21094 21965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.23% 38.54% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 12991 13432
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 552 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +12 880 £400 +3.22% 301
London +22 549 £413 +6.45% 152
City of London -13 134 £400 +6.66% 47
South East -12 122 £355 +1.42% 31
North West +13 59 £325 - 44
Manchester +8 37 £300 -7.69% 29
Berkshire -2 35 £338 -25.00% 5
Surrey +7 31 £270 -19.40% 5
South West -16 31 £390 +23.80% 11
Hampshire +9 28 £350 - 6
East Midlands 0 27 £425 -2.85% 16
Yorkshire -21 27 £325 -7.14% 22
West Midlands +9 26 £400 -38.69% 6
East of England -9 24 £410 -6.81% 12
Scotland +4 22 £350 -17.64% 12
Cheshire +6 18 £375 -21.05% 6
West Yorkshire -31 18 £333 -9.52% 16
Bristol -9 15 £415 +35.51% 5
Buckinghamshire -20 15 £406 +1.56% 4
Edinburgh +3 14 £360 -15.29% 9
Leeds -28 14 £340 -15.00% 11
Birmingham +9 13 £400 -25.05% 6
Nottinghamshire 0 13 £456 +4.28% 15
Northamptonshire +3 12 £425 -5.55% 1
Reading -6 12 £254 -46.85% 2
Northampton +5 11 £425 -5.55%
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £425 +6.25% 2
Essex -15 8 £430 +1.77% 1
Winchester - 8 £330 - 2
South Wales +2 7 £350 -12.50%

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 725 (41.93%) Finance
2 333 (19.26%) Law
3 279 (16.14%) Banking
4 274 (15.85%) Project Management
5 247 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 229 (13.24%) Windows
7 201 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
8 197 (11.39%) MS Excel
9 190 (10.99%) ITIL
10 183 (10.58%) MS Office
11 182 (10.53%) SQL
12 175 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
13 170 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 160 (9.25%) PRINCE2
15 156 (9.02%) Degree
16 142 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
17 126 (7.29%) SQL Server
18 117 (6.77%) Change Management
19 116 (6.71%) Telecoms
20 115 (6.65%) Windows 7
21 108 (6.25%) Business Analysis
22 106 (6.13%) Marketing
23 105 (6.07%) MS PowerPoint
24 103 (5.96%) Retail
24 103 (5.96%) .NET
25 102 (5.90%) Investment Banking
26 99 (5.73%) Active Directory
27 97 (5.61%) Risk Management
28 84 (4.86%) Migration
29 83 (4.80%) Management Information System

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 75 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.60%) WorkSite
3 38 (2.20%) Lync
4 25 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.27%) CMS
6 18 (1.04%) Drupal
7 14 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.75%) IIS
9 10 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.46%) Captiva
11 8 (0.46%) Documentum
11 8 (0.46%) Apache
12 7 (0.40%) JBoss
12 7 (0.40%) Kentico
13 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 197 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 183 (10.58%) MS Office
3 105 (6.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (3.99%) MS Visio
5 53 (3.07%) MS Project
6 16 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.29%) InDesign
10 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.058%) SPSS
13 1 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) SAP FI
1 11 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
1 11 (0.64%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.23%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.17%) Algo Collateral
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle AGIS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.58%) SaaS
3 9 (0.52%) Office 365
4 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.23%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 2 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.058%) IaaS
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.058%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.78%) Internet
2 34 (1.97%) Firewall
3 31 (1.79%) VPN
4 30 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.39%) DNS
6 21 (1.21%) SAN
7 19 (1.10%) Intranet
8 18 (1.04%) WAN
8 18 (1.04%) DHCP
8 18 (1.04%) Skype
9 15 (0.87%) LAN
9 15 (0.87%) VoIP
10 14 (0.81%) Network Security
11 13 (0.75%) SSL
12 10 (0.58%) HTTP
12 10 (0.58%) Wireless
13 9 (0.52%) Extranet
14 8 (0.46%) NAS
15 7 (0.40%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (1.68%) QlikView
7 27 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (0.75%) MySQL
14 12 (0.69%) IDOL
15 10 (0.58%) Spotfire
15 10 (0.58%) OLAP
15 10 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.52%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 30 (1.74%) JIRA
2 22 (1.27%) Subversion
3 14 (0.81%) JUnit
4 12 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.58%) Selenium
7 9 (0.52%) Maven
8 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.46%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.29%) Ant
9 5 (0.29%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.29%) MSI
10 4 (0.23%) ReSharper
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.23%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.17%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.17%) JMeter
11 3 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 725 (41.93%) Finance
2 333 (19.26%) Law
3 279 (16.14%) Banking
4 116 (6.71%) Telecoms
5 106 (6.13%) Marketing
6 103 (5.96%) Retail
7 102 (5.90%) Investment Banking
8 52 (3.01%) Front Office
9 35 (2.02%) Publishing
10 23 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (1.27%) Back Office
12 19 (1.10%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.98%) Billing
14 16 (0.93%) Advertising
15 15 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.81%) Local Government
17 12 (0.69%) French Language
18 10 (0.58%) German Language
19 9 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 501 (28.98%) Analyst
2 243 (14.05%) Project Manager
3 210 (12.15%) Business Analyst
4 188 (10.87%) Developer
5 88 (5.09%) Architect
6 76 (4.40%) Support Analyst
7 64 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 64 (3.70%) Consultant
8 60 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 47 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
10 46 (2.66%) .NET Developer
11 43 (2.49%) Trainer
12 39 (2.26%) Senior Manager
12 39 (2.26%) IT Trainer
13 38 (2.20%) Data Analyst
14 33 (1.91%) Commercial Manager
15 31 (1.79%) Change Manager
15 31 (1.79%) Contracts Manager
16 30 (1.74%) Delivery Manager
17 29 (1.68%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (5.96%) .NET
2 77 (4.45%) HTML
3 53 (3.07%) CSS
4 40 (2.31%) XML
5 37 (2.14%) ASP.NET
6 36 (2.08%) jQuery
7 34 (1.97%) .NET Framework
8 31 (1.79%) Web Services
9 29 (1.68%) HTML5
10 26 (1.50%) AngularJS
11 22 (1.27%) Middleware
12 18 (1.04%) CSS3
13 17 (0.98%) XSLT
13 17 (0.98%) WCF
14 16 (0.93%) JSON
14 16 (0.93%) Entity Framework
14 16 (0.93%) REST
15 13 (0.75%) RESTful
16 11 (0.64%) LINQ
16 11 (0.64%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 175 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 51 (2.95%) User Experience
4 43 (2.49%) Blackberry
5 35 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 33 (1.91%) Visualisation
7 27 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.27%) Derivative
9 21 (1.21%) E-Learning
10 19 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.04%) Statistics
11 18 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.98%) PMI
12 17 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.93%) Social Media
14 15 (0.87%) Credit Risk
15 14 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.75%) Smart Meter
17 12 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 229 (13.24%) Windows
2 115 (6.65%) Windows 7
3 63 (3.64%) Linux
4 59 (3.41%) UNIX
5 38 (2.20%) Windows XP
6 37 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.91%) Android
8 28 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.58%) Solaris
12 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.17%) SUSE
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
16 1 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (15.85%) Project Management
2 201 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (10.99%) ITIL
4 170 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 160 (9.25%) PRINCE2
6 142 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
7 117 (6.77%) Change Management
8 108 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 97 (5.61%) Risk Management
10 84 (4.86%) Migration
11 76 (4.40%) Information Security
12 74 (4.28%) Analytics
13 72 (4.16%) Service Management
14 60 (3.47%) Workflow
14 60 (3.47%) Data Analysis
15 58 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (3.30%) Service Delivery
17 56 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
18 51 (2.95%) Document Management
19 50 (2.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.53%) SQL
2 80 (4.63%) JavaScript
3 70 (4.05%) Java
4 63 (3.64%) C#
5 30 (1.74%) Perl
6 25 (1.45%) C
7 23 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 22 (1.27%) VBA
9 20 (1.16%) Python
10 15 (0.87%) PowerShell
11 13 (0.75%) VB
12 12 (0.69%) C++
13 10 (0.58%) PHP
14 8 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.46%) XQuery
14 8 (0.46%) Scala
15 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.35%) R
17 5 (0.29%) XPath
18 4 (0.23%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 156 (9.02%) Degree
2 56 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (2.31%) CISSP
5 38 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 33 (1.91%) PMI Certification
7 31 (1.79%) ISEB
8 27 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (1.56%) CISM
9 25 (1.45%) PMP
10 23 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.04%) MOS
13 17 (0.98%) CISA
13 17 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (0.93%) MCITP
15 15 (0.87%) MCSE
16 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.58%) MCDST
17 10 (0.58%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.18%) QA
2 31 (1.79%) SLA
3 29 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.93%) COBIT
4 16 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.40%) EMIR
7 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.35%) MiFID
8 6 (0.35%) P3O
9 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.23%) FATCA
10 3 (0.17%) COSO
10 3 (0.17%) GxP
10 3 (0.17%) Basel II
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 99 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.10%) NFS
3 8 (0.46%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.23%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.23%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.12%) Snort
9 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.058%) vCloud
9 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 19 (1.10%) SCCM
2 17 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.75%) Control-M
4 9 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.35%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.29%) Puppet
6 5 (0.29%) SCOM
6 5 (0.29%) Nessus
7 4 (0.23%) OpenView
7 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.23%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.17%) Kibana
8 3 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.17%) Netcool
8 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.17%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 247 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.64%) SAP
2 63 (3.64%) Citrix
3 58 (3.35%) Oracle
4 45 (2.60%) HP
5 38 (2.20%) Cisco
6 34 (1.97%) Adobe
7 33 (1.91%) VMware
8 19 (1.10%) Amdocs
9 18 (1.04%) Apple
10 17 (0.98%) Remedy
10 17 (0.98%) Tableau
11 15 (0.87%) IBM
12 14 (0.81%) Symantec
12 14 (0.81%) TIBCO
13 12 (0.69%) EMC
14 9 (0.52%) Sybase
14 9 (0.52%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.52%) Google
14 9 (0.52%) LANDesk
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