The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Law over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Law
Rank 107 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Law 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the General category 1.61% 0.97% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£425 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £363 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £435 £278
% change year-on-year
-9.19% +56.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Law
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
807 720 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.77% 29.95% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 345 275
Average daily rate £400 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £514 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 54
Average hourly rate £31.44 £33.55 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £18.30 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Law
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Law across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Law Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Law
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Law across the West Midlands region.

Law Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Law
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Law across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Law Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Law
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Law across the West Midlands region.

Law Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Law
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Law within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Birmingham +2 6 £431 +18.96% 3
Shropshire +1 3 - -
Coventry +6 2 £433 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Law
England

Law
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Law 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 Law.

1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) Legal
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.13%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) CRM
3 5 (16.13%) SOA
3 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
4 4 (12.90%) Transition Management
4 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.45%) Content Management
6 2 (6.45%) Retail
6 2 (6.45%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Law 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 Law. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Architect
1 5 (16.13%) Developer
1 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Commercial Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Transition Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) Servlets
2 1 (3.23%) Struts
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Migration
1 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) CRM
2 5 (16.13%) SOA
3 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Transition Management
4 3 (9.68%) Validation
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security
4 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
5 2 (6.45%) Content Management
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) B2B
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) IBM
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) i2