The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Legal
UK
Rank 166 148 152
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Legal 699 815 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.60% 1.52%
As % of the General category 4.25% 4.14% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 532 520
Median daily rate £413 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £405 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.24% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.83 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +37.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £11.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £46.80 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +67.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
16437 19696 19670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.72% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10790 12479 12760
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 518 453
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +39.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.31 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Legal as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Legal
Daily Rate Trend

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

Legal Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Legal Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Legal
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Legal Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Legal Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 January 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 -7 670 £410 -3.52% 276
London -10 391 £438 +2.94% 152
South East +66 132 £378 -12.46% 31
City of London -36 71 £438 -9.09% 52
Yorkshire +13 46 £410 +1.23% 15
Berkshire +20 41 £300 -36.84% 2
West Yorkshire +11 38 £413 +1.85% 10
Leeds +8 34 £421 +3.05% 9
Surrey +36 27 £400 - 10
East of England +4 27 £350 -39.13% 17
Hampshire +25 25 £358 +8.33% 15
North West -28 19 £375 -28.57% 33
Tyne and Wear -8 18 £388 +6.89% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 18 £388 +10.71% 1
North East -14 18 £388 +0.64% 2
Essex +8 17 £350 -12.50% 2
Manchester -6 17 £368 +8.00% 24
South West +4 14 £350 -8.49% 6
Middlesex +9 13 - -
Scotland +15 12 £450 -2.17% 12
Reading +14 10 £338 -28.94%
Kent +4 10 £500 - 1
West Midlands -26 10 £288 -21.23% 13
East Midlands +2 9 £338 -32.50% 7
Bristol -2 9 £333 -11.33% 2
Milton Keynes +12 8 £500 -30.79%
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £500 +12.35%
Epsom - 8 - - 1
Bracknell +5 7 £340 -
Maidenhead +1 7 £250 -

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 584 (40.03%) Finance
2 294 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (17.96%) Project Management
4 236 (16.18%) Law
5 210 (14.39%) Microsoft
6 185 (12.68%) Windows
7 182 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
8 174 (11.93%) Management Information System
9 162 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 161 (11.03%) Degree
11 151 (10.35%) MS Office
12 149 (10.21%) Banking
13 141 (9.66%) MS Excel
14 133 (9.12%) Active Directory
15 132 (9.05%) ITIL
16 125 (8.57%) Security Cleared
17 121 (8.29%) Information Security
18 112 (7.68%) SQL
19 107 (7.33%) Marketing
20 102 (6.99%) PRINCE2
20 102 (6.99%) Risk Management
21 98 (6.72%) Change Management
22 96 (6.58%) Data Protection
23 94 (6.44%) Analytics
24 93 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
25 87 (5.96%) Service Delivery
26 85 (5.83%) Migration
27 84 (5.76%) SharePoint
28 82 (5.62%) SQL Server
28 82 (5.62%) User Experience

Legal
Top Related 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 84 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.81%) CMS
3 35 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 34 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 26 (1.78%) IIS
6 21 (1.44%) Confluence
7 15 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 15 (1.03%) Apache
7 15 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.89%) WordPress
9 11 (0.75%) SAS
10 9 (0.62%) Joomla!
10 9 (0.62%) Mule
10 9 (0.62%) Mule ESB
11 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.41%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.34%) Drupal
14 4 (0.27%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 151 (10.35%) MS Office
2 141 (9.66%) MS Excel
3 64 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (3.70%) MS Project
5 45 (3.08%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.069%) Simulink
9 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.069%) SPSS
9 1 (0.069%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
2 12 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.41%) Relativity
4 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.14%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.14%) Sonata
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.12%) Office 365
3 24 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.17%) SaaS
5 9 (0.62%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.62%) IaaS
5 9 (0.62%) Yammer
6 8 (0.55%) GitHub
7 4 (0.27%) PaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.21%) SmartFocus
9 2 (0.14%) Boomi
9 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.069%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.069%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.069%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.069%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.91%) Firewall
2 36 (2.47%) Internet
3 31 (2.12%) WAN
4 28 (1.92%) Network Security
5 25 (1.71%) VPN
6 23 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.51%) DNS
7 22 (1.51%) SAN
8 20 (1.37%) Intranet
8 20 (1.37%) LAN
8 20 (1.37%) SMS
9 18 (1.23%) Wireless
10 16 (1.10%) HTTP
11 15 (1.03%) NAS
11 15 (1.03%) Skype
12 9 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.62%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (0.62%) VoIP
13 8 (0.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.15%) Big Data
3 34 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.89%) Apache Hive
10 12 (0.82%) MySQL
10 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.75%) HBase
11 11 (0.75%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.69%) Neo4j
12 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (0.62%) Power BI
13 9 (0.62%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (3.91%) JIRA
2 34 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.48%) Selenium
6 5 (0.34%) Grunt
6 5 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.27%) JUnit
8 3 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.21%) Protractor
8 3 (0.21%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.14%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.14%) Gradle
9 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.14%) Subversion
9 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.069%) Hudson
General
1 584 (40.03%) Finance
2 236 (16.18%) Law
3 149 (10.21%) Banking
4 107 (7.33%) Marketing
5 76 (5.21%) Publishing
6 74 (5.07%) Retail
7 49 (3.36%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.60%) Financial Institution
9 31 (2.12%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.58%) Advertising
11 21 (1.44%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.03%) Back Office
12 15 (1.03%) Billing
12 15 (1.03%) Front Office
13 10 (0.69%) Automotive
14 9 (0.62%) French Language
14 9 (0.62%) Games
15 8 (0.55%) Electronics
16 7 (0.48%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 376 (25.77%) Analyst
2 187 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 124 (8.50%) Business Analyst
4 97 (6.65%) Designer
4 97 (6.65%) Developer
5 85 (5.83%) Architect
6 73 (5.00%) Content Designer
7 68 (4.66%) Service Analyst
8 60 (4.11%) Consultant
9 53 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 42 (2.88%) Support Analyst
11 41 (2.81%) IT Manager
12 40 (2.74%) Trainer
13 37 (2.54%) Legal Analyst
14 36 (2.47%) Administrator
15 28 (1.92%) Senior Manager
16 27 (1.85%) IT Analyst
16 27 (1.85%) IT Project Manager
16 27 (1.85%) Programme Manager
16 27 (1.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.46%) .NET
2 63 (4.32%) Web Services
3 61 (4.18%) HTML
4 46 (3.15%) CSS
5 38 (2.60%) XML
6 28 (1.92%) jQuery
7 24 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 21 (1.44%) Middleware
9 20 (1.37%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.23%) J2EE
11 14 (0.96%) Node.js
12 13 (0.89%) Spring
13 12 (0.82%) CSS3
14 11 (0.75%) HTML5
14 11 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (0.75%) Velocity
15 10 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (0.69%) Java EE
15 10 (0.69%) JSON
15 10 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 182 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (11.93%) Management Information System
3 82 (5.62%) User Experience
4 53 (3.63%) Social Media
5 52 (3.56%) Virtual Team
6 50 (3.43%) Blackberry
7 41 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 34 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
8 34 (2.33%) Equities
9 32 (2.19%) e-Learning
10 31 (2.12%) iPad
11 30 (2.06%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.78%) Computer Science
13 25 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 24 (1.64%) iPhone
15 22 (1.51%) Statistics
16 19 (1.30%) Reference Data
17 17 (1.17%) Data Integration
18 14 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.68%) Windows
2 81 (5.55%) Windows 7
3 47 (3.22%) Linux
4 41 (2.81%) Unix
5 39 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 28 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 26 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 24 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.30%) Android
9 19 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.69%) CentOS
11 10 (0.69%) Solaris
12 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (17.96%) Project Management
3 162 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (9.05%) ITIL
5 121 (8.29%) Information Security
6 102 (6.99%) PRINCE2
6 102 (6.99%) Risk Management
7 98 (6.72%) Change Management
8 96 (6.58%) Data Protection
9 94 (6.44%) Analytics
10 93 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
11 87 (5.96%) Service Delivery
12 85 (5.83%) Migration
13 77 (5.28%) Business Analysis
14 62 (4.25%) Programme Management
15 58 (3.98%) Document Management
16 56 (3.84%) Asset Management
16 56 (3.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 55 (3.77%) Mentoring
17 55 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 112 (7.68%) SQL
2 52 (3.56%) Java
3 50 (3.43%) JavaScript
4 46 (3.15%) C#
5 22 (1.51%) C
5 22 (1.51%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 19 (1.30%) Python
8 17 (1.17%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.82%) VBA
10 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.41%) C++
12 5 (0.34%) ES6
12 5 (0.34%) PHP
12 5 (0.34%) R
13 4 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.27%) Perl
13 4 (0.27%) VB
13 4 (0.27%) X++
13 4 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 161 (11.03%) Degree
2 125 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 81 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.02%) CISSP
5 31 (2.12%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.99%) PMP
7 23 (1.58%) CISM
8 20 (1.37%) ISEB
9 18 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (0.89%) CCNA
13 13 (0.89%) CISA
14 12 (0.82%) MCSE
15 11 (0.75%) CCNP
15 11 (0.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.50%) QA
2 43 (2.95%) SLA
3 39 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.78%) MiFID
6 25 (1.71%) PCI DSS
7 17 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.89%) EMIR
9 11 (0.75%) GDPR
10 9 (0.62%) FATCA
11 6 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.41%) ISO27002
11 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.27%) Basel III
12 4 (0.27%) GAAP
13 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.21%) P3O
13 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 133 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (0.55%) Veritas File System
5 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.27%) vCloud
7 4 (0.27%) vSphere
7 4 (0.27%) XenApp
8 3 (0.21%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.21%) Docker
8 3 (0.21%) HDFS
9 1 (0.069%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.069%) IAG
9 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (1.30%) SCCM
2 14 (0.96%) NetBackup
3 11 (0.75%) WSUS
4 10 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (0.55%) Nagios
6 7 (0.48%) EnCase
6 7 (0.48%) Puppet
7 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.34%) vMotion
7 5 (0.34%) WMI
8 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.21%) Ansible
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.14%) Nessus
10 2 (0.14%) Nmap
10 2 (0.14%) SCOM
10 2 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 210 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 57 (3.91%) Oracle
3 53 (3.63%) Citrix
4 49 (3.36%) Cisco
5 47 (3.22%) SAP
5 47 (3.22%) VMware
6 32 (2.19%) iManage
7 23 (1.58%) Adobe
8 21 (1.44%) Splunk
9 20 (1.37%) Tableau
10 18 (1.23%) Google
10 18 (1.23%) HP
10 18 (1.23%) Sun
11 16 (1.10%) Sophos
11 16 (1.10%) Symantec
12 14 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.89%) Nuix
14 12 (0.82%) Juniper
15 11 (0.75%) Cloudera
15 11 (0.75%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £500 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £20 to £26 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Billingham, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago