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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 178 148 158
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Contract jobs citing Legal 778 933 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.64% 1.45%
As % of the General category 3.93% 4.09% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 668 493
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.90 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.38 £29.00 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -47.36%

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
19778 22824 20878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.61% 40.07% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13122 14622 12903
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 566 537
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -38 725 £425 +6.25% 242
London -40 408 £425 +3.03% 133
South East -8 119 £375 +7.14% 30
City of London +15 103 £400 - 36
Yorkshire +16 52 £375 +10.29% 19
West Midlands -7 45 £425 +6.25% 13
West Yorkshire +19 42 £356 +4.70% 15
Scotland +25 41 £230 -32.84% 8
Leeds +26 39 £356 +4.77% 9
Berkshire -5 34 £365 +4.28% 7
Hampshire +7 32 £360 +4.34% 6
East of England +21 31 £438 +5.42% 14
North West -20 29 £343 +5.38% 18
Manchester -23 22 £333 +10.83% 9
Surrey -18 20 £308 +13.88% 2
Edinburgh +4 18 £500 +27.38% 4
Winchester +9 15 £330 -
North East -37 15 £343 -3.52% 1
Essex +9 14 £438 +9.37% 4
Birmingham -13 13 £450 +12.50% 9
East Midlands -14 13 £425 - 3
Telford -21 13 £350 -
Shropshire -22 13 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -35 12 £340 -4.22% 1
Renfrewshire - 12 £224 -
Erskine - 12 £224 -
Reading +5 11 £225 -11.33% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 11 £340 -4.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £450 +9.09% 4
Epsom +6 9 - -

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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.

1 747 (42.25%) Finance
2 326 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (18.21%) Project Management
4 301 (17.02%) Law
5 244 (13.80%) Microsoft
6 231 (13.07%) Windows
7 193 (10.92%) Banking
8 182 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 174 (9.84%) MS Office
10 173 (9.79%) ITIL
11 163 (9.22%) Degree
12 159 (8.99%) SQL
13 146 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
14 142 (8.03%) MS Excel
15 133 (7.52%) Management Information System
16 129 (7.30%) Business Analysis
17 128 (7.24%) Active Directory
18 127 (7.18%) Information Security
19 124 (7.01%) PRINCE2
20 117 (6.62%) Security Cleared
21 114 (6.45%) SQL Server
22 109 (6.17%) Windows 7
23 106 (6.00%) Risk Management
24 100 (5.66%) Change Management
25 95 (5.37%) Citrix
25 95 (5.37%) Document Management
26 94 (5.32%) User Experience
27 93 (5.26%) Telecoms
28 92 (5.20%) Java
29 89 (5.03%) Marketing

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 66 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 46 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (1.36%) CMS
5 18 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (0.85%) IIS
6 15 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.57%) Confluence
8 8 (0.45%) Apache
9 6 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.28%) SAS
11 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 174 (9.84%) MS Office
2 142 (8.03%) MS Excel
3 48 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.98%) MS Project
5 21 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.28%) OpenText MBPM
4 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.47%) Office 365
4 16 (0.90%) PaaS
5 14 (0.79%) SaaS
6 12 (0.68%) Mimecast
7 11 (0.62%) IaaS
8 8 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.34%) GitHub
10 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.11%) Boomi
11 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.057%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.057%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.34%) WAN
2 56 (3.17%) Firewall
3 55 (3.11%) LAN
4 47 (2.66%) Internet
5 38 (2.15%) VPN
6 30 (1.70%) TCP/IP
7 26 (1.47%) SAN
8 24 (1.36%) DNS
8 24 (1.36%) Wireless
9 22 (1.24%) Network Security
10 19 (1.07%) DHCP
11 17 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.85%) Extranet
13 14 (0.79%) Intranet
14 12 (0.68%) WebEx
15 10 (0.57%) SSL
15 10 (0.57%) VoIP
16 9 (0.51%) HTTP
17 8 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.07%) Big Data
7 18 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 17 (0.96%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 14 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.57%) MySQL
13 10 (0.57%) QlikView
13 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.51%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.40%) Pentaho
15 7 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (1.98%) Selenium
2 33 (1.87%) Cucumber
3 31 (1.75%) JIRA
4 22 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.62%) MSBuild
9 9 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.40%) JUnit
10 7 (0.40%) Maven
11 6 (0.34%) Subversion
12 5 (0.28%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.28%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.23%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.23%) MSI
13 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 747 (42.25%) Finance
2 301 (17.02%) Law
3 193 (10.92%) Banking
4 93 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 89 (5.03%) Marketing
6 70 (3.96%) Publishing
7 66 (3.73%) Retail
8 45 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 36 (2.04%) Back Office
10 31 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.75%) Front Office
11 30 (1.70%) Manufacturing
12 21 (1.19%) Billing
13 16 (0.90%) Advertising
14 14 (0.79%) Automotive
15 12 (0.68%) Games
15 12 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.51%) French Language
18 6 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 468 (26.47%) Analyst
2 236 (13.35%) Project Manager
3 185 (10.46%) Business Analyst
4 130 (7.35%) Developer
5 102 (5.77%) Architect
6 81 (4.58%) Consultant
7 69 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 67 (3.79%) Designer
9 64 (3.62%) Support Analyst
10 60 (3.39%) Legal Analyst
10 60 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
11 52 (2.94%) Content Designer
11 52 (2.94%) IT Analyst
12 50 (2.83%) IT Manager
13 42 (2.38%) Security Analyst
14 39 (2.21%) Programme Manager
15 33 (1.87%) Desktop Support
15 33 (1.87%) IT Support
16 32 (1.81%) Senior Analyst
16 32 (1.81%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.62%) jQuery
2 63 (3.56%) CSS
3 58 (3.28%) .NET
4 51 (2.88%) HTML
5 42 (2.38%) Web Services
6 34 (1.92%) XML
7 27 (1.53%) HTML5
8 22 (1.24%) AngularJS
9 21 (1.19%) .NET Framework
10 19 (1.07%) REST
11 16 (0.90%) RESTful
12 15 (0.85%) CSS3
12 15 (0.85%) JSON
13 13 (0.74%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.74%) Node.js
13 13 (0.74%) SOAP
14 12 (0.68%) Middleware
15 10 (0.57%) Spring
16 8 (0.45%) J2EE
17 7 (0.40%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 94 (5.32%) User Experience
4 72 (4.07%) Blackberry
5 48 (2.71%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.09%) Social Media
7 29 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 28 (1.58%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
10 23 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.30%) Equities
10 23 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 23 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.07%) e-Learning
11 19 (1.07%) iPad
12 18 (1.02%) iPhone
13 17 (0.96%) Visualisation
14 16 (0.90%) NHS
15 15 (0.85%) CESG
16 14 (0.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 231 (13.07%) Windows
2 109 (6.17%) Windows 7
3 75 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 72 (4.07%) Unix
5 65 (3.68%) Linux
6 48 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (2.15%) Windows XP
9 28 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.79%) Android
13 13 (0.74%) Solaris
14 11 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.28%) VMS
16 1 (0.057%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.057%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (18.21%) Project Management
3 182 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 173 (9.79%) ITIL
5 129 (7.30%) Business Analysis
6 127 (7.18%) Information Security
7 124 (7.01%) PRINCE2
8 106 (6.00%) Risk Management
9 100 (5.66%) Change Management
10 95 (5.37%) Document Management
11 88 (4.98%) Data Protection
12 87 (4.92%) Migration
13 84 (4.75%) Scrum
14 82 (4.64%) Service Management
15 77 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (3.96%) Business Development
17 67 (3.79%) Software Engineering
18 62 (3.51%) Programme Management
19 61 (3.45%) CRM
20 60 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (8.99%) SQL
2 92 (5.20%) Java
3 72 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 54 (3.05%) Perl
5 52 (2.94%) C#
6 40 (2.26%) T-SQL
7 38 (2.15%) PowerShell
8 31 (1.75%) C
9 26 (1.47%) C++
10 20 (1.13%) Python
11 18 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 17 (0.96%) Ruby
13 13 (0.74%) VBA
14 11 (0.62%) Korn
15 9 (0.51%) Bourne shell
15 9 (0.51%) Scala
15 9 (0.51%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.40%) Go
16 7 (0.40%) PHP
16 7 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 163 (9.22%) Degree
2 117 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.68%) CISSP
4 63 (3.56%) SC Cleared
5 53 (3.00%) PMI Certification
5 53 (3.00%) PMP
6 37 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.87%) CISM
9 29 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 26 (1.47%) MCP
11 22 (1.24%) CCNP
11 22 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (1.07%) ISEB
13 18 (1.02%) CCNA
14 16 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.85%) MCSE
16 14 (0.79%) CISA
16 14 (0.79%) MCDST
16 14 (0.79%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 45 (2.55%) QA
2 38 (2.15%) SLA
3 27 (1.53%) MiFID
4 21 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (0.57%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.45%) COBIT
10 7 (0.40%) WCAG
11 6 (0.34%) GxP
12 4 (0.23%) FATCA
12 4 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.23%) ISO22301
12 4 (0.23%) SSAE 16
13 3 (0.17%) COREP
System Software
1 128 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.07%) Docker
4 18 (1.02%) XenApp
5 15 (0.85%) vSphere
6 12 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.62%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.40%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.34%) XenServer
11 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.28%) NFS
11 5 (0.28%) vCloud
11 5 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.23%) Firmware
12 4 (0.23%) LXC
13 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 37 (2.09%) SCCM
2 29 (1.64%) Puppet
3 28 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.53%) Ansible
5 11 (0.62%) EnCase
6 10 (0.57%) SCOM
7 9 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.51%) HP SIM
7 9 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.34%) WMI
9 5 (0.28%) WSUS
10 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.17%) Oozie
11 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.11%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 244 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.37%) Citrix
3 66 (3.73%) SAP
3 66 (3.73%) VMware
4 64 (3.62%) iManage
5 62 (3.51%) Oracle
6 61 (3.45%) Cisco
7 42 (2.38%) HP
8 26 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 26 (1.47%) IBM
8 26 (1.47%) NetApp
9 20 (1.13%) Symantec
9 20 (1.13%) Tableau
10 19 (1.07%) ServiceNow
11 13 (0.74%) Splunk
12 11 (0.62%) Avaya
13 10 (0.57%) F5
13 10 (0.57%) Google
13 10 (0.57%) Reuters
13 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
Premier IT
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
Information Technology Services
Rate: £450 - 500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Southwark
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago