The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 105 103
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Legal 19 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.17% 0.72%
As % of the General category 3.33% 4.44% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 9
Median daily rate £400 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £9.88 £14.25
% change year-on-year +62.02% -30.70%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 570 788 809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.42% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 494 486
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in the West Midlands

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the West Midlands

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham +11 9 £400 +33.33% 3
Shropshire +12 4 £350 -
Coventry +13 2 £400 -20.00%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Staffordshire 0 1 £400 +37.33%
Legal
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Legal.

1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 5 (12.20%) SEO
4 5 (12.20%) Publishing
5 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.76%) Web Application Development
5 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Degree
5 4 (9.76%) Windows
5 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (7.32%) SLA
6 3 (7.32%) Java
6 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
6 3 (7.32%) SAP
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Retail
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (7.32%) Line Management
6 3 (7.32%) Coaching
6 3 (7.32%) User Experience

Legal
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP GTS
1 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Intranet
1 2 (4.88%) LDAP
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) CTI
2 1 (2.44%) H.323
2 1 (2.44%) PBX
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) DataStage
3 1 (2.44%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Publishing
3 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Content Designer
3 5 (12.20%) Designer
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Commercial Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.88%) IT Trainer
6 2 (4.88%) Production DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Project Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Production DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Lucene
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) EDI
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) IDoc
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) jQuery
2 1 (2.44%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.44%) Spring
2 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Social Media
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Project Management
3 5 (12.20%) SEO
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.76%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
4 4 (9.76%) Web Application Development
5 3 (7.32%) Coaching
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.32%) Line Management
5 3 (7.32%) Process Improvement
5 3 (7.32%) User Stories
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security
6 2 (4.88%) Process Management
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Java
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) ABAP
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) COSO
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) FTK
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Avaya
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) iManage
3 1 (2.44%) NetApp
3 1 (2.44%) Nuix
3 1 (2.44%) SEEBURGER
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