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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 91 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing Legal 34 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 1.48% 1.81%
As % of the General category 4.78% 4.43% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 17
Average daily rate £385 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.91% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £123 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £408 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £21.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+118.60% +38.70%
Legal
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
711 723 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.08% 33.55% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 384 371
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 46
Average hourly rate £22.00 £28.24 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.09% -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 17 £338 +59.76% 5
Shropshire - 6 £450 -
Coventry -5 4 £463 +122.89%
Solihull -15 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (54.10%) Finance
2 23 (37.70%) MS Office
3 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (29.51%) Law
4 17 (27.87%) Windows
5 16 (26.23%) Citrix
5 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
5 16 (26.23%) Windows 7
5 16 (26.23%) iManage
6 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
7 12 (19.67%) Management Information System
8 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
9 9 (14.75%) Social Media
9 9 (14.75%) Web Application Development
9 9 (14.75%) User Experience
9 9 (14.75%) SEO
9 9 (14.75%) Business Analysis
9 9 (14.75%) Publishing
10 7 (11.48%) Project Management
10 7 (11.48%) ITIL
10 7 (11.48%) Web Usability
11 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.84%) MS Visio
11 6 (9.84%) SLA
12 5 (8.20%) SQL
12 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
12 5 (8.20%) Change Management
12 5 (8.20%) Service Management
12 5 (8.20%) Degree

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (37.70%) MS Office
2 6 (9.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
2 1 (1.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) VPN
2 1 (1.64%) Extranet
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 33 (54.10%) Finance
2 18 (29.51%) Law
3 9 (14.75%) Publishing
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Service Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Legal Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Designer
5 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Campaign Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Ajax
2 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.28%) Backbone.js
2 2 (3.28%) CSS
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) HTML5
2 2 (3.28%) jQuery
2 2 (3.28%) React
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) LINQ
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
2 12 (19.67%) Management Information System
3 9 (14.75%) Social Media
3 9 (14.75%) User Experience
4 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (3.28%) iPad
5 2 (3.28%) iPhone
5 2 (3.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.64%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.75%) Business Analysis
2 9 (14.75%) SEO
2 9 (14.75%) Web Application Development
3 7 (11.48%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Project Management
3 7 (11.48%) Web Usability
4 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.20%) Change Management
5 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.20%) Service Management
6 4 (6.56%) Data Privacy
6 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (4.92%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.92%) Process Improvement
7 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.28%) PMP
2 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CISM
3 1 (1.64%) CISMP
3 1 (1.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 5 (8.20%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) GAAP
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.64%) MiFID
3 1 (1.64%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Citrix
1 16 (26.23%) iManage
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) Mitel
5 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.64%) EMC
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Kronos
6 1 (1.64%) Lotus
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) webMethods