The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal 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 Legal over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 89 94 94
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Legal 26 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.90% 0.71%
As % of the General category 3.15% 3.04% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £555 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.92% +69.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £125 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £770 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 £27.75 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% -20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £23.95 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £31.55 £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +78.12%
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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
825 723 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.30% 29.72% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 347 279
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £511 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 51
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 £13.50 £18.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Legal
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Legal
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 Legal within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 13 £400 -21.95% 4
Staffordshire - 5 £388 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Solihull 0 2 £400 -
Worcestershire +2 1 - -
Coventry 0 1 - -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 15 (34.88%) Project Management
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 6 (13.95%) Law
3 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 6 (13.95%) Banking
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 5 (11.63%) Publishing
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
4 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (9.30%) Line Management
5 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
5 4 (9.30%) Windows
5 4 (9.30%) MS Office
5 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.30%) Workflow
6 3 (6.98%) Web Design
6 3 (6.98%) Games
6 3 (6.98%) SUSE
6 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (6.98%) Open Source
6 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.98%) REST
6 3 (6.98%) Change Control
6 3 (6.98%) D3.js
6 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.98%) Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) Flot
6 3 (6.98%) Project Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (6.98%) Apache
1 3 (6.98%) WorkSite
2 1 (2.33%) Lync
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) SNMP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) WebEx
2 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
1 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Law
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Publishing
4 3 (6.98%) Games
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Project Manager
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Commercial Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Website Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Transition Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Server Support
7 1 (2.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
1 3 (6.98%) CSS
1 3 (6.98%) REST
1 3 (6.98%) D3.js
1 3 (6.98%) Flot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Visualisation
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.98%) CMDB
3 2 (4.65%) Social Media
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.98%) SUSE
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Project Management
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Service Management
3 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
4 4 (9.30%) Workflow
4 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) Line Management
5 3 (6.98%) Open Source
5 3 (6.98%) Microservices
5 3 (6.98%) Web Design
5 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.98%) Web Development
5 3 (6.98%) Change Control
5 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (6.98%) Analytics
6 2 (4.65%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.65%) Lingo
3 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.33%) PMP
2 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Progress
1 3 (6.98%) Citrix
1 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Reuters
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Sun
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) Compaq
2 1 (2.33%) Dell
2 1 (2.33%) SAP