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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 82 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Legal 32 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 0.84% 0.64%
As % of the General category 4.41% 2.64% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 6
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£300 £420 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £248 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £383 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £19.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-23.20% +19.69%
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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
726 683 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.20% 32.02% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 377 245
Average daily rate £360 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £217 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 65
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £45.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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

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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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +8 19 £300 -22.07% 5
Coventry -3 7 £100 -80.00% 2
Solihull +5 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.93%) Finance
3 12 (22.22%) Windows
4 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
5 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.81%) Law
7 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
7 7 (12.96%) MS Office
8 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) Workflow
9 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
9 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
10 4 (7.41%) ITIL
10 4 (7.41%) Internet
10 4 (7.41%) Validation
10 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.56%) Office 365
11 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (5.56%) Automotive
11 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
11 3 (5.56%) Data Validation
11 3 (5.56%) WFM
11 3 (5.56%) Tivoli
11 3 (5.56%) Nokia

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Lync
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Eikon
2 1 (1.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) FTP
2 2 (3.70%) LDAP
2 2 (3.70%) RNC
3 1 (1.85%) Intranet
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.93%) Finance
3 8 (14.81%) Law
4 3 (5.56%) Automotive
5 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Billing
6 1 (1.85%) Front Office
6 1 (1.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Help Desk Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Rollout Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Auditor
6 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Governance Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Information Governance Consultant
7 1 (1.85%) Designer
7 1 (1.85%) Content Manager
7 1 (1.85%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) XMPP
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.85%) WinForms
3 1 (1.85%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.85%) WPF
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) XSD
3 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
3 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.85%) UNIX
5 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 5 (9.26%) Workflow
3 4 (7.41%) ITIL
3 4 (7.41%) Validation
3 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 3 (5.56%) Data Validation
4 3 (5.56%) WFM
5 2 (3.70%) Project Management
5 2 (3.70%) Migration
5 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.70%) Information Governance
5 2 (3.70%) E-Discovery
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.85%) Data Entry
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) CCA
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) FATCA
2 1 (1.85%) EMIR
2 1 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Nokia
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco
3 2 (3.70%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix
3 2 (3.70%) Reuters
3 2 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.85%) Nintex
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Sophos
4 1 (1.85%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) webMethods
4 1 (1.85%) Software AG
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) SAP