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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 108 73 87
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +14
Contract jobs citing Legal 17 43 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.84% 0.83%
As % of the General category 2.17% 5.60% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 6
Average daily rate
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£380 £303 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.61% -25.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £103 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £750 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £396 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £58.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -82.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.31 £27.48
% change year-on-year
+1.06% -33.38%
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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
784 768 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.76% 32.86% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 323 230
Average daily rate £385 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £517 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 71 59
Average hourly rate £29.82 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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
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 22 May 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 -10 9 £350 +52.17% 4
Shropshire -2 3 £400 -
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2
Coventry -17 1 - -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 11 (24.44%) MS Office
3 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
3 11 (24.44%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.56%) CMDB
4 7 (15.56%) WorkSite
4 7 (15.56%) Citrix
4 7 (15.56%) Progress
5 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (13.33%) Finance
5 6 (13.33%) Publishing
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
6 5 (11.11%) Law
6 5 (11.11%) Linux
7 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) Workflow
7 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.89%) Web Development
8 3 (6.67%) Web Design
8 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.67%) Banking
8 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.67%) SAP BPC
8 3 (6.67%) Open Source
8 3 (6.67%) MongoDB

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (15.56%) WorkSite
2 3 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Lync
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP BPC
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.22%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) RNC
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.67%) SAP BI
1 3 (6.67%) SAP BW
1 3 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
1 6 (13.33%) Publishing
2 5 (11.11%) Law
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Service Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Website Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Governance Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Information Governance Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) SAP BPC Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Architect
7 1 (2.22%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) REST
1 3 (6.67%) D3.js
1 3 (6.67%) Flot
1 3 (6.67%) CSS
1 3 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
2 7 (15.56%) CMDB
3 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
3 3 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
1 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
2 11 (24.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) SUSE
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (8.89%) Workflow
2 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (8.89%) Web Development
3 3 (6.67%) Web Design
3 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (6.67%) Microservices
3 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.44%) ERP
4 2 (4.44%) Line Management
4 2 (4.44%) Analytics
4 2 (4.44%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.44%) Lingo
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Citrix
1 7 (15.56%) Progress
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.22%) Nokia
4 1 (2.22%) Reuters