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 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 83 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing Legal 30 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the General category 3.63% 2.86% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 5
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£400 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £229 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £498 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.21% +43.75%
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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
827 768 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.54% 29.71% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 378 274
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 44
Average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +12 14 £400 -11.11% 7
Staffordshire -10 5 £388 - 1
Coventry -2 3 £320 +276.47%
Shropshire - 3 - - 2
Solihull -8 2 £400 -
Warwickshire +8 1 £363 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (31.91%) Project Management
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 10 (21.28%) Law
4 8 (17.02%) MS Office
4 8 (17.02%) Windows
4 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
5 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
5 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
5 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 7 (14.89%) WorkSite
5 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.77%) Banking
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (10.64%) Linux
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) PRINCE
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Publishing
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Change Control
8 4 (8.51%) Workflow
8 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.51%) Line Management
9 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.38%) Kibana
9 3 (6.38%) Flot
9 3 (6.38%) Microservices
9 3 (6.38%) Data Centre

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (14.89%) WorkSite
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SNMP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) WebEx
2 1 (2.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Law
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 5 (10.64%) Publishing
5 3 (6.38%) Games
6 2 (4.26%) Marketing
7 1 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Commercial Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Service Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Website Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Campaign Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Data Centre Technician
8 1 (2.13%) Change Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
1 3 (6.38%) REST
1 3 (6.38%) D3.js
1 3 (6.38%) Flot
2 1 (2.13%) LINQ
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.26%) Social Media
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
2 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) SUSE
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Project Management
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 5 (10.64%) Service Management
3 5 (10.64%) PRINCE
3 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Workflow
4 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.51%) Change Control
4 4 (8.51%) Line Management
5 3 (6.38%) Microservices
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (6.38%) Web Design
5 3 (6.38%) Open Source
5 3 (6.38%) Web Development
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) Lingo
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.13%) PMP
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Citrix
2 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Progress
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Sun
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Compaq
4 1 (2.13%) Dell
4 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.13%) Reuters
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