The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Legal
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 161 157
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Contract jobs citing Legal 799 865 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.61% 1.55%
As % of the General category 4.43% 4.36% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 576 561
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +1.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 13
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.20 £34.00 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -49.16% +93.54%  

Legal is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18045 19861 21183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.00% 36.94% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11800 13228 13266
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 457 533
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Legal as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Legal.

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 751 £450 +5.88% 241
London +21 492 £475 +5.55% 127
South East -9 107 £388 +4.72% 41
City of London +6 95 £500 +13.63% 26
North West +29 38 £300 -13.04% 20
Berkshire +19 36 £306 -20.96% 10
Scotland +13 34 £390 +14.03% 5
Manchester +9 28 £488 +43.38% 12
Hampshire +13 27 £425 +9.67% 5
West Midlands +12 26 £400 +14.28% 10
East of England -6 26 £350 -12.50% 12
Surrey +4 21 £375 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire 0 21 £360 -10.00% 9
East Midlands -13 19 £383 -15.00% 8
Edinburgh +8 17 £400 -20.00% 3
West Yorkshire +13 14 £370 +9.62% 6
Hertfordshire +16 13 £413 -8.33% 7
Glasgow +12 13 £388 +1.97% 2
Reading +18 11 £269 +23.56% 4
Slough +12 11 £558 +52.73% 2
Birmingham +12 11 £400 +33.33% 4
Essex -7 11 £343 -19.41% 1
West Sussex +15 9 £333 +44.56% 1
Leeds +1 9 £425 +30.76% 6
Watford - 9 - - 1
Cheshire +28 8 £275 -24.91% 3
Kent +7 8 £483 -16.08% 1
North East +24 7 £290 +16.00% 1
Bracknell +13 7 £275 - 2
Derby -13 7 £295 -26.25%

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Legal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Legal.

1 599 (37.41%) Finance
2 263 (16.43%) Project Management
2 263 (16.43%) Law
3 256 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (13.24%) Microsoft
5 204 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 180 (11.24%) Banking
7 175 (10.93%) Windows
8 172 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
9 168 (10.49%) Degree
10 138 (8.62%) SQL
11 137 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
12 118 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
13 117 (7.31%) Change Management
14 112 (7.00%) Security Cleared
15 111 (6.93%) Marketing
16 110 (6.87%) Management Information System
16 110 (6.87%) Information Security
17 100 (6.25%) ITIL
18 99 (6.18%) Business Analysis
18 99 (6.18%) User Experience
18 99 (6.18%) Analytics
19 98 (6.12%) Data Protection
20 96 (6.00%) PRINCE2
21 95 (5.93%) Active Directory
21 95 (5.93%) Migration
22 93 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
23 89 (5.56%) SC Cleared
24 85 (5.31%) SAP
25 83 (5.18%) Data Modelling

Legal
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 80 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.62%) Skype for Business
3 25 (1.56%) CMS
4 24 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.06%) IIS
6 15 (0.94%) Confluence
7 14 (0.87%) SAS
8 13 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.69%) Apache
9 11 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.56%) Documentum
12 7 (0.44%) Drupal
13 6 (0.37%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 137 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
5 43 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.062%) InVision
9 1 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.062%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 26 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.06%) SAP GTS
3 16 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.50%) Eloqua
6 8 (0.50%) FastStats
7 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.31%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.25%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.12%) Summit
11 1 (0.062%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.062%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.56%) Office 365
3 23 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.81%) SaaS
5 12 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.69%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.69%) IaaS
7 10 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.50%) PaaS
10 5 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.25%) SmartFocus
12 3 (0.19%) AdWords
12 3 (0.19%) GitHub
13 2 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
13 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.062%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.062%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.062%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.75%) WAN
2 38 (2.37%) Firewall
3 30 (1.87%) SAN
4 26 (1.62%) Skype
5 25 (1.56%) LAN
6 24 (1.50%) NAS
7 20 (1.25%) Network Security
8 19 (1.19%) Internet
9 17 (1.06%) DNS
9 17 (1.06%) TCP/IP
10 15 (0.94%) HTTP
11 12 (0.75%) VPN
11 12 (0.75%) Wireless
12 11 (0.69%) Extranet
13 10 (0.62%) Intranet
13 10 (0.62%) SMS
13 10 (0.62%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.62%) VoIP
14 8 (0.50%) VLAN
15 7 (0.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.62%) Relational Database
3 34 (2.12%) Big Data
3 34 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 25 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.44%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.87%) Apache Hive
9 14 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.87%) Power BI
9 14 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.75%) HBase
11 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.69%) DB2
12 11 (0.69%) Neo4j
12 11 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (2.06%) JIRA
2 30 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.62%) Selenium
6 9 (0.56%) Maven
7 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.44%) Ant
8 7 (0.44%) Gradle
9 6 (0.37%) ERwin
9 6 (0.37%) JUnit
10 5 (0.31%) Hudson
10 5 (0.31%) Subversion
11 4 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.25%) Grunt
11 4 (0.25%) MSI
11 4 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.12%) AccuRev
General
1 599 (37.41%) Finance
2 263 (16.43%) Law
3 180 (11.24%) Banking
4 111 (6.93%) Marketing
5 70 (4.37%) Retail
6 69 (4.31%) Publishing
7 54 (3.37%) Investment Banking
8 52 (3.25%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.37%) Billing
10 22 (1.37%) Front Office
11 20 (1.25%) Back Office
12 14 (0.87%) Advertising
12 14 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.69%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.56%) Games
15 9 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.44%) Automotive
17 6 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 407 (25.42%) Analyst
2 191 (11.93%) Project Manager
3 162 (10.12%) Business Analyst
4 132 (8.24%) Developer
5 102 (6.37%) Architect
6 98 (6.12%) Consultant
7 58 (3.62%) Designer
8 56 (3.50%) Service Analyst
9 49 (3.06%) Content Designer
10 47 (2.94%) Trainer
11 46 (2.87%) Legal Analyst
12 44 (2.75%) IT Manager
13 41 (2.56%) Administrator
13 41 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
14 40 (2.50%) Support Analyst
15 39 (2.44%) SAP Consultant
16 35 (2.19%) Security Analyst
16 35 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
17 34 (2.12%) Programme Manager
18 33 (2.06%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.56%) HTML
2 54 (3.37%) Web Services
3 42 (2.62%) .NET
4 41 (2.56%) CSS
5 40 (2.50%) XML
6 30 (1.87%) AngularJS
6 30 (1.87%) jQuery
7 28 (1.75%) CSS3
7 28 (1.75%) HTML5
8 22 (1.37%) REST
9 16 (1.00%) Middleware
10 15 (0.94%) JSON
10 15 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (0.81%) SOAP
12 12 (0.75%) Node.js
13 11 (0.69%) MDX
13 11 (0.69%) Spring
14 9 (0.56%) Ajax
15 8 (0.50%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 172 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 99 (6.18%) User Experience
4 35 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 31 (1.94%) Social Media
6 30 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
7 25 (1.56%) e-Learning
8 23 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.37%) Derivative
10 21 (1.31%) Blackberry
11 20 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 17 (1.06%) Reference Data
14 16 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.00%) PMI
15 15 (0.94%) Equities
16 14 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
17 13 (0.81%) Clustering
17 13 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 175 (10.93%) Windows
2 70 (4.37%) Windows 7
3 38 (2.37%) Unix
3 38 (2.37%) Windows 10
3 38 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 35 (2.19%) Linux
5 22 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.19%) Solaris
8 16 (1.00%) Windows XP
9 15 (0.94%) Android
9 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.062%) AIX
15 1 (0.062%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (16.43%) Project Management
2 256 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 117 (7.31%) Change Management
5 110 (6.87%) Information Security
6 100 (6.25%) ITIL
7 99 (6.18%) Analytics
7 99 (6.18%) Business Analysis
8 98 (6.12%) Data Protection
9 96 (6.00%) PRINCE2
10 95 (5.93%) Migration
11 93 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
12 83 (5.18%) Data Modelling
13 71 (4.43%) Risk Management
14 70 (4.37%) Data Analysis
15 65 (4.06%) CRM
16 63 (3.94%) Service Delivery
17 56 (3.50%) Scrum
17 56 (3.50%) Workflow
18 53 (3.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 138 (8.62%) SQL
2 56 (3.50%) Java
3 44 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 41 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 37 (2.31%) C#
6 25 (1.56%) C
7 15 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 14 (0.87%) Python
9 11 (0.69%) ABAP
9 11 (0.69%) ES6
10 9 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 9 (0.56%) R
11 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.50%) VBA
12 5 (0.31%) Ruby
13 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.19%) Perl
14 3 (0.19%) PHP
14 3 (0.19%) VB
15 2 (0.12%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 168 (10.49%) Degree
2 112 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 89 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 40 (2.50%) PMP
6 27 (1.69%) CISSP
7 24 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (1.19%) CISM
10 14 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.87%) ISEB
11 13 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.56%) MBA
13 8 (0.50%) APMP
14 7 (0.44%) CRISC
14 7 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.56%) GDPR
2 56 (3.50%) QA
3 43 (2.69%) MiFID
4 42 (2.62%) PMO
5 34 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (1.94%) SLA
7 29 (1.81%) PCI DSS
8 23 (1.44%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.62%) EMIR
11 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.50%) ISO27002
13 8 (0.50%) WCAG
14 7 (0.44%) P3O
15 6 (0.37%) COBIT
16 5 (0.31%) GAAP
17 4 (0.25%) COSO
17 4 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 95 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 12 (0.75%) Veritas File System
5 11 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.44%) Docker
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.25%) XenApp
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.12%) Firmware
10 1 (0.062%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.062%) HDFS
10 1 (0.062%) IAG
10 1 (0.062%) NFS
10 1 (0.062%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (1.31%) NetBackup
2 12 (0.75%) SCCM
3 8 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (0.50%) Puppet
4 6 (0.37%) vCenter Server
4 6 (0.37%) vMotion
4 6 (0.37%) WMI
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.31%) WSUS
6 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.25%) Kibana
6 4 (0.25%) logstash
6 4 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.25%) Rsyslog
7 3 (0.19%) Ansible
7 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.19%) SCOM
8 2 (0.12%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 212 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 85 (5.31%) SAP
3 49 (3.06%) Oracle
4 48 (3.00%) Citrix
5 34 (2.12%) VMware
6 32 (2.00%) Cisco
7 24 (1.50%) iManage
8 20 (1.25%) Google
9 19 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.19%) Symantec
10 18 (1.12%) Adobe
10 18 (1.12%) IBM
11 17 (1.06%) Sophos
12 16 (1.00%) HP
12 16 (1.00%) Reuters
12 16 (1.00%) Splunk
13 15 (0.94%) Veritas
14 14 (0.87%) Intel
15 13 (0.81%) Informatica
15 13 (0.81%) McAfee
London
Rullion
Posted: 46 minutes ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £515 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + likelihood of extension
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
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West Midlands
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Rate: From £38,877 to £51,003 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15000 per annum + 1500 Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
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Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
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Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
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Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 15 days ago