The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Legal
Rank 73 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Legal 41 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.06% 1.60%
As % of the General category 5.38% 3.61% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 12
Average daily rate £205 £365 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.83% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £590 £594
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.31 £12.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+41.26% -30.00%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
762 526 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.36% 29.42% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 232 333
Average daily rate £375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £189 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 65 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Legal
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 20 £101 -
Birmingham -10 11 £158 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Legal
England

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.87%) SLA
3 22 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 22 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (27.27%) MS Office
5 15 (19.48%) Finance
6 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
7 12 (15.58%) ITIL
7 12 (15.58%) HP
7 12 (15.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (15.58%) WFM
8 11 (14.29%) Workflow
8 11 (14.29%) Tivoli
8 11 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (11.69%) Risk Management
9 9 (11.69%) Degree
10 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
10 8 (10.39%) Banking
11 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (9.09%) PRINCE
11 7 (9.09%) Project Management
11 7 (9.09%) MS Visio
12 6 (7.79%) Time Management
13 5 (6.49%) Performance Management
13 5 (6.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (6.49%) Windows
13 5 (6.49%) Service Management
13 5 (6.49%) RNC
14 4 (5.19%) Business Continuity

Legal
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (5.19%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) Documentum
4 1 (1.30%) FileNet
4 1 (1.30%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (27.27%) MS Office
2 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) RNC
2 4 (5.19%) 3G
2 4 (5.19%) 2G
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) VLAN
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Cognos Powerplay
1 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.30%) DTS
1 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.30%) ReportNet
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MSI
1 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.48%) Finance
3 8 (10.39%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Automotive
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Local Government
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Coordinator
3 7 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Consultant
4 5 (6.49%) Vendor Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (3.90%) Information Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Risk Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Information Risk Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.60%) IT Support
7 2 (2.60%) Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.60%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.60%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Administrator
7 2 (2.60%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.30%) COM
1 1 (1.30%) Middleware
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.30%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.60%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.30%) PDA
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.60%) UNIX
3 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.30%) VMS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 12 (15.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (15.58%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) WFM
3 11 (14.29%) Workflow
4 9 (11.69%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 7 (9.09%) Project Management
6 6 (7.79%) Time Management
7 5 (6.49%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.49%) Service Management
8 4 (5.19%) Validation
8 4 (5.19%) Information Security
8 4 (5.19%) Analytics
8 4 (5.19%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (3.90%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) C
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) VB
3 1 (1.30%) ABAP
3 1 (1.30%) VBA
3 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.60%) CISA
4 2 (2.60%) CISM
4 2 (2.60%) HND
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.87%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.90%) COBIT
3 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) XenApp
2 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.30%) IAG
2 1 (1.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 11 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) HP
3 5 (6.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (5.19%) Lotus
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Cognos
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) Websense
7 1 (1.30%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.30%) LANDesk