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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 170 147 161
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs citing Legal 794 875 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.56% 1.43%
As % of the General category 4.05% 3.93% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 611 487
Median daily rate £409 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.90 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.97 £23.70 £39.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
- -34.06%

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
19582 22251 20805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.62% 39.64% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13016 14278 13016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 537 571
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -25 724 £425 +6.25% 273
London -23 414 £440 +10.00% 127
South East -1 125 £400 +14.28% 31
City of London +12 93 £418 +4.37% 30
Scotland +16 55 £340 -9.33% 13
Yorkshire +26 46 £366 +0.13% 28
West Yorkshire +22 38 £325 -10.95% 21
Berkshire -3 38 £400 +14.28% 11
Leeds +16 35 £325 -4.41% 13
West Midlands -3 35 £350 -12.50% 19
North West -34 28 £375 +15.38% 24
Edinburgh +18 27 £500 +25.00% 10
North East -35 27 £250 -30.55% 3
Hampshire +9 26 £370 +12.12% 7
East of England -2 25 £450 +5.88% 15
Tyne and Wear -38 25 £250 -30.55% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 24 £250 -30.55% 1
Manchester -21 21 £340 +11.02% 19
Surrey -13 19 £350 +29.62% 3
Renfrewshire - 17 £223 -
Erskine - 17 £223 -
Birmingham -3 13 £300 -25.00% 8
East Midlands -9 12 £438 +2.94% 12
Winchester +7 11 £330 -
Reading -3 11 £216 -24.78% 5
Epsom +4 10 - -
Essex +4 10 £450 +9.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £450 +9.09% 3
West Sussex -2 10 £230 -36.55%
Wales +12 9 £375 +1.97% 1

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 723 (41.17%) Finance
2 319 (18.17%) Project Management
3 304 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 303 (17.26%) Law
5 228 (12.98%) Microsoft
6 225 (12.81%) Windows
7 192 (10.93%) Banking
8 181 (10.31%) MS Office
9 176 (10.02%) ITIL
10 168 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 163 (9.28%) SQL
12 158 (9.00%) Degree
13 145 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
14 130 (7.40%) MS Excel
15 128 (7.29%) Information Security
16 127 (7.23%) PRINCE2
17 124 (7.06%) Active Directory
18 116 (6.61%) Risk Management
18 116 (6.61%) Business Analysis
18 116 (6.61%) Security Cleared
19 115 (6.55%) Java
20 111 (6.32%) Windows 7
21 109 (6.21%) Management Information System
22 106 (6.04%) SQL Server
23 100 (5.69%) Change Management
24 96 (5.47%) Telecoms
25 92 (5.24%) Document Management
26 89 (5.07%) Migration
27 88 (5.01%) Citrix
28 87 (4.95%) Data Protection

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 57 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 47 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.31%) CMS
5 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (0.80%) IIS
7 11 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.57%) Confluence
9 8 (0.46%) Apache
10 6 (0.34%) JBoss
10 6 (0.34%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.23%) nginx
12 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 181 (10.31%) MS Office
2 130 (7.40%) MS Excel
3 45 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.94%) MS Project
5 22 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (0.68%) SAP CO
1 12 (0.68%) SAP FI
1 12 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.34%) Relativity
4 6 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.34%) SAP SRM
4 6 (0.34%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 4 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
5 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.03%) Office 365
4 16 (0.91%) PaaS
5 12 (0.68%) Mimecast
5 12 (0.68%) SaaS
6 11 (0.63%) IaaS
7 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.34%) GitHub
10 2 (0.11%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.11%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.057%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.30%) WAN
2 55 (3.13%) LAN
3 54 (3.08%) Firewall
4 40 (2.28%) Internet
5 34 (1.94%) VPN
6 31 (1.77%) TCP/IP
7 26 (1.48%) Network Security
8 24 (1.37%) SAN
9 22 (1.25%) Wireless
10 21 (1.20%) DNS
11 19 (1.08%) DHCP
12 17 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.74%) Intranet
14 12 (0.68%) Extranet
14 12 (0.68%) VoIP
14 12 (0.68%) WebEx
15 9 (0.51%) HTTP
15 9 (0.51%) IP Telephony
16 8 (0.46%) SSL
17 7 (0.40%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 23 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (0.97%) Redis
9 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.68%) SAP BW
12 11 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.63%) MySQL
12 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.57%) Big Data
13 10 (0.57%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.57%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (2.56%) Selenium
2 43 (2.45%) Cucumber
3 25 (1.42%) JIRA
4 20 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.63%) MSBuild
7 11 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.51%) Maven
9 7 (0.40%) JUnit
10 6 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.34%) Subversion
11 5 (0.28%) Ant
11 5 (0.28%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.28%) gulp
11 5 (0.28%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.28%) MSI
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 723 (41.17%) Finance
2 303 (17.26%) Law
3 192 (10.93%) Banking
4 96 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 77 (4.38%) Marketing
6 58 (3.30%) Retail
7 56 (3.19%) Publishing
8 44 (2.51%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.88%) Back Office
10 30 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.42%) Front Office
13 19 (1.08%) Billing
14 14 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.74%) Automotive
16 12 (0.68%) Advertising
17 11 (0.63%) Games
18 10 (0.57%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.51%) French Language
20 7 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 468 (26.65%) Analyst
2 237 (13.50%) Project Manager
3 170 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 146 (8.31%) Developer
5 101 (5.75%) Architect
6 74 (4.21%) Consultant
7 68 (3.87%) Service Analyst
8 65 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 58 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 56 (3.19%) IT Manager
10 56 (3.19%) Legal Analyst
11 55 (3.13%) IT Analyst
12 54 (3.08%) Designer
13 49 (2.79%) Security Analyst
14 43 (2.45%) Content Designer
15 38 (2.16%) IT Support
16 36 (2.05%) Programme Manager
17 34 (1.94%) Senior Manager
18 33 (1.88%) Trainer
19 32 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.21%) jQuery
2 63 (3.59%) CSS
3 58 (3.30%) .NET
4 52 (2.96%) HTML
5 45 (2.56%) Web Services
6 36 (2.05%) XML
7 26 (1.48%) HTML5
7 26 (1.48%) RESTful
8 25 (1.42%) REST
9 22 (1.25%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.20%) AngularJS
11 18 (1.03%) ASP.NET
12 17 (0.97%) Kafka
12 17 (0.97%) Node.js
12 17 (0.97%) SOAP
13 16 (0.91%) JSON
14 15 (0.85%) CSS3
14 15 (0.85%) Mojolicious
15 13 (0.74%) Spring
16 12 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 145 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 78 (4.44%) User Experience
4 72 (4.10%) Blackberry
5 45 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 29 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 27 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
8 25 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.31%) Freedom of Information
9 23 (1.31%) Social Media
10 22 (1.25%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.20%) e-Learning
11 21 (1.20%) iPad
12 18 (1.03%) Visualisation
13 17 (0.97%) iPhone
13 17 (0.97%) NHS
13 17 (0.97%) PMI
14 16 (0.91%) Equities
14 16 (0.91%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 225 (12.81%) Windows
2 111 (6.32%) Windows 7
3 86 (4.90%) Unix
4 67 (3.82%) Linux
4 67 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (2.11%) Windows XP
7 31 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.08%) Solaris
9 17 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.85%) Android
11 14 (0.80%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.23%) VMS
16 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.057%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (18.17%) Project Management
2 304 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (10.02%) ITIL
4 168 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 128 (7.29%) Information Security
6 127 (7.23%) PRINCE2
7 116 (6.61%) Business Analysis
7 116 (6.61%) Risk Management
8 100 (5.69%) Change Management
9 92 (5.24%) Document Management
10 89 (5.07%) Migration
11 87 (4.95%) Data Protection
12 77 (4.38%) Scrum
12 77 (4.38%) Service Management
13 76 (4.33%) Software Engineering
14 71 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
15 61 (3.47%) CRM
16 60 (3.42%) Business Development
17 59 (3.36%) OO
17 59 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 163 (9.28%) SQL
2 115 (6.55%) Java
3 78 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 65 (3.70%) Perl
5 58 (3.30%) C#
6 41 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 37 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 33 (1.88%) C++
9 32 (1.82%) C
10 22 (1.25%) Python
11 20 (1.14%) Ruby
12 19 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 17 (0.97%) Go
13 17 (0.97%) Scala
14 14 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.74%) VBA
16 12 (0.68%) Korn
17 10 (0.57%) VBScript
18 9 (0.51%) Bourne shell
18 9 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 158 (9.00%) Degree
2 116 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 71 (4.04%) CISSP
4 56 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 55 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 52 (2.96%) PMP
7 36 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (1.77%) CISM
9 29 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 28 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.37%) MCP
12 20 (1.14%) ISEB
13 19 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.03%) CCNP
15 16 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.91%) CCNA
15 16 (0.91%) CLAS
16 15 (0.85%) MCDST
16 15 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 14 (0.80%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.45%) QA
2 40 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (2.22%) SLA
4 22 (1.25%) MiFID
4 22 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (0.80%) COBIT
7 14 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.51%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.34%) FATCA
10 6 (0.34%) GxP
11 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.23%) ISO22301
12 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.23%) WCAG
13 3 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.17%) SEPA
13 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 124 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.08%) Docker
4 18 (1.03%) XenApp
5 15 (0.85%) vSphere
6 13 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.34%) XenServer
10 5 (0.28%) NFS
11 4 (0.23%) LXC
11 4 (0.23%) vCloud
11 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.11%) Firmware
13 2 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 34 (1.94%) SCCM
2 25 (1.42%) Ansible
2 25 (1.42%) Puppet
3 24 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.85%) EnCase
5 9 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.51%) HP SIM
5 9 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (0.46%) SCOM
7 7 (0.40%) FTK
8 5 (0.28%) WMI
8 5 (0.28%) WSUS
9 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.11%) Control-M
10 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 228 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.01%) Citrix
3 70 (3.99%) SAP
4 64 (3.64%) Oracle
5 61 (3.47%) VMware
6 60 (3.42%) iManage
7 55 (3.13%) Cisco
8 35 (1.99%) HP
9 29 (1.65%) IBM
10 24 (1.37%) NetApp
11 23 (1.31%) Symantec
12 19 (1.08%) CheckPoint
13 16 (0.91%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.80%) Tableau
15 13 (0.74%) Splunk
16 12 (0.68%) Avaya
16 12 (0.68%) Google
17 11 (0.63%) Red Hat
18 10 (0.57%) F5
18 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
London
Lockton Companies
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £445 - £490 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careers.SocieteGenerale
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
AAP3
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £315 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: 14 hours ago
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
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Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £12.50 - £13.75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
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Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Shelter
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
England
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £600 - 700 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £620 per day + a likelihood of extension
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