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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 93 62 84
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +22
Contract jobs citing Legal 23 47 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 2.14% 0.82%
As % of the General category 3.19% 6.61% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 10
Average daily rate
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£249 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.53% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £127 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £490 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+53.57% -15.15%
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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
721 711 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.35% 32.30% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 349 222
Average daily rate £388 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 72
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £8.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 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 4 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
Birmingham -5 9 £123 -31.94% 5
Coventry -10 6 £208 -36.15% 1
Solihull +10 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 4
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (28.30%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Windows XP
2 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (22.64%) MS Office
3 12 (22.64%) Blackberry
3 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
3 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
4 11 (20.75%) Finance
5 8 (15.09%) Law
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
8 5 (9.43%) Citrix
8 5 (9.43%) Progress
8 5 (9.43%) CMDB
8 5 (9.43%) WorkSite
9 4 (7.55%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
9 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.55%) SLA
9 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
10 3 (5.66%) ITIL
10 3 (5.66%) SAP
10 3 (5.66%) SQL
10 3 (5.66%) Nokia
10 3 (5.66%) Internet
10 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
10 3 (5.66%) SAP BW
10 3 (5.66%) SAP BI
10 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (5.66%) Data Protection

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (9.43%) WorkSite
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) Lync
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Office
2 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SAP BPC
2 2 (3.77%) Eikon
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) RNC
2 2 (3.77%) LDAP
2 2 (3.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SAP BW
2 3 (5.66%) SAP BI
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (1.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.75%) Finance
3 8 (15.09%) Law
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
4 2 (3.77%) Automotive
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Service Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Help Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Rollout Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Auditor
7 2 (3.77%) SAP BPC Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Governance Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Information Governance Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) XMPP
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) XSD
2 1 (1.89%) XSLT
2 1 (1.89%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.89%) WPF
2 1 (1.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) CMDB
3 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Windows XP
3 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) UNIX
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.55%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (5.66%) ITIL
2 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
2 3 (5.66%) Data Validation
2 3 (5.66%) Workflow
2 3 (5.66%) Validation
2 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
3 2 (3.77%) E-Discovery
3 2 (3.77%) Information Governance
3 2 (3.77%) WFM
3 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.77%) Project Management
3 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.77%) CRM
3 2 (3.77%) ERP
4 1 (1.89%) EAI
4 1 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) FATCA
2 1 (1.89%) MiFID
2 1 (1.89%) EMIR
2 1 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Citrix
2 5 (9.43%) Progress
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) Nokia
4 2 (3.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (3.77%) Reuters
4 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Software AG
5 1 (1.89%) webMethods
5 1 (1.89%) Nintex