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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Legal
UK
Rank 142 136 168
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +32
Contract jobs citing Legal 807 914 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.76% 1.38%
As % of the General category 4.78% 4.57% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 606 476
Median daily rate £425 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
- +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £22.95 £23.32 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +26.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £15.90 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £48.25 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £47.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-43.15% +143.58%

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
16872 20007 20385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 38.47% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11065 12918 12826
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 517 437
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.86 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.85%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -4 770 £425 - 253
London -2 466 £450 +5.88% 158
South East +40 130 £425 +3.03% 33
City of London -31 79 £450 - 45
Yorkshire +29 42 £411 +6.12% 19
West Yorkshire +30 37 £430 +10.96% 13
Berkshire +12 37 £463 +1.09% 8
North West +7 37 £375 +7.14% 16
Hampshire +17 34 £450 +36.36% 10
Leeds +16 33 £433 +11.61% 12
East of England -11 29 £350 -36.36% 9
Surrey +28 25 £400 -3.03% 7
Manchester 0 24 £330 -1.56% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 20 £350 +66.66% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 20 £350 +66.66% 1
North East -14 20 £350 +21.73% 1
South West +10 16 £350 -12.50% 11
Scotland +23 15 £425 -7.60% 4
Essex +3 14 £310 -31.11% 3
West Midlands -19 14 £288 -25.80% 5
West Sussex 0 12 £350 -
Worthing +1 11 £350 -
Hertfordshire -1 9 £475 -20.83% 2
Edinburgh +24 8 £371 -21.89%
Slough +12 8 £435 -0.57% 2
Epsom +7 8 - - 1
Wiltshire +6 8 £338 - 1
Maidenhead 0 8 £250 - 1
Bristol -1 8 £425 +8.97% 8
East Midlands -9 8 £375 -6.25% 4

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 592 (38.77%) Finance
2 297 (19.45%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (17.22%) Project Management
4 244 (15.98%) Law
5 229 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 193 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 187 (12.25%) Windows
8 179 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
9 170 (11.13%) Banking
10 161 (10.54%) MS Office
11 160 (10.48%) Degree
12 154 (10.09%) MS Excel
13 145 (9.50%) Management Information System
14 133 (8.71%) Active Directory
14 133 (8.71%) Security Cleared
15 127 (8.32%) ITIL
15 127 (8.32%) Change Management
16 121 (7.92%) Information Security
17 115 (7.53%) SQL
18 103 (6.75%) Marketing
19 102 (6.68%) Analytics
20 100 (6.55%) PRINCE2
20 100 (6.55%) Risk Management
21 93 (6.09%) Data Protection
22 91 (5.96%) SC Cleared
22 91 (5.96%) SharePoint
23 84 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
24 83 (5.44%) Migration
25 82 (5.37%) User Experience
26 80 (5.24%) Service Delivery

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 91 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 30 (1.96%) CMS
4 26 (1.70%) MS Exchange
5 23 (1.51%) Confluence
6 21 (1.38%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.31%) IIS
8 13 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.79%) WordPress
10 10 (0.65%) Mule
10 10 (0.65%) SAS
11 9 (0.59%) Mule ESB
12 8 (0.52%) Apache
12 8 (0.52%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.39%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.33%) Drupal
14 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 161 (10.54%) MS Office
2 154 (10.09%) MS Excel
3 66 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (3.93%) MS Project
5 43 (2.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.065%) Simulink
9 1 (0.065%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.79%) Adobe Campaign
4 10 (0.65%) SAP GTS
5 7 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.39%) Relativity
6 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.33%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.33%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.26%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.26%) FastStats
8 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.13%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.13%) Ringtail
10 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.13%) Summit
10 2 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.90%) Office 365
3 25 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.24%) SaaS
5 12 (0.79%) IaaS
6 10 (0.65%) Yammer
7 7 (0.46%) GitHub
7 7 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.46%) PaaS
8 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.26%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.065%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.065%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.065%) G Suite
11 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.60%) Firewall
2 43 (2.82%) WAN
3 37 (2.42%) Internet
4 30 (1.96%) SAN
5 29 (1.90%) LAN
6 28 (1.83%) Network Security
7 26 (1.70%) NAS
8 24 (1.57%) VPN
9 23 (1.51%) HTTP
10 22 (1.44%) TCP/IP
11 21 (1.38%) DNS
11 21 (1.38%) Skype
12 20 (1.31%) Wireless
13 18 (1.18%) Intranet
14 16 (1.05%) SMS
15 13 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.85%) VoIP
16 12 (0.79%) Extranet
17 10 (0.65%) IPv4
17 10 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.55%) Big Data
3 34 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (1.11%) MongoDB
11 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.79%) Apache Hive
12 12 (0.79%) HBase
12 12 (0.79%) MySQL
12 12 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.72%) Neo4j
13 11 (0.72%) Power BI
13 11 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.52%) DB2
14 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (3.54%) JIRA
2 40 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.46%) Selenium
5 6 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.39%) JUnit
6 5 (0.33%) Grunt
6 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.20%) ERwin
8 3 (0.20%) Protractor
9 2 (0.13%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.13%) Gradle
9 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.13%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.13%) Subversion
9 2 (0.13%) WebStorm
General
1 592 (38.77%) Finance
2 244 (15.98%) Law
3 170 (11.13%) Banking
4 103 (6.75%) Marketing
5 76 (4.98%) Retail
6 67 (4.39%) Publishing
7 54 (3.54%) Telecoms
8 39 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.64%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.38%) Billing
12 18 (1.18%) Back Office
13 15 (0.98%) Advertising
14 13 (0.85%) Front Office
15 12 (0.79%) Automotive
16 9 (0.59%) Games
17 8 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.52%) Electronics
18 7 (0.46%) French Language
18 7 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 383 (25.08%) Analyst
2 192 (12.57%) Project Manager
3 122 (7.99%) Business Analyst
4 111 (7.27%) Developer
5 87 (5.70%) Architect
6 81 (5.30%) Consultant
7 78 (5.11%) Designer
8 68 (4.45%) Service Analyst
9 60 (3.93%) Content Designer
10 53 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 48 (3.14%) IT Manager
12 47 (3.08%) Trainer
13 44 (2.88%) Administrator
14 43 (2.82%) Support Analyst
15 41 (2.69%) Legal Analyst
16 35 (2.29%) Programme Manager
17 33 (2.16%) Senior Manager
18 32 (2.10%) IT Trainer
18 32 (2.10%) Security Analyst
19 31 (2.03%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.13%) HTML
2 62 (4.06%) Web Services
3 51 (3.34%) .NET
4 46 (3.01%) CSS
5 40 (2.62%) XML
6 29 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 25 (1.64%) jQuery
8 21 (1.38%) CSS3
9 20 (1.31%) HTML5
10 19 (1.24%) Middleware
11 15 (0.98%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.98%) J2EE
12 13 (0.85%) JSON
12 13 (0.85%) Node.js
12 13 (0.85%) Spring
13 12 (0.79%) Velocity
14 11 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (0.72%) RESTful
15 10 (0.65%) MDX
15 10 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 179 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (9.50%) Management Information System
3 82 (5.37%) User Experience
4 48 (3.14%) Virtual Team
5 46 (3.01%) Blackberry
6 42 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 38 (2.49%) Social Media
8 33 (2.16%) e-Learning
9 30 (1.96%) Equities
10 28 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
11 27 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (1.77%) iPad
12 24 (1.57%) Fixed Income
13 21 (1.38%) iPhone
14 19 (1.24%) Computer Science
15 18 (1.18%) Reference Data
16 15 (0.98%) PMI
17 14 (0.92%) Clustering
17 14 (0.92%) Derivative
17 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 187 (12.25%) Windows
2 78 (5.11%) Windows 7
3 48 (3.14%) Linux
4 42 (2.75%) Unix
5 41 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 34 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 29 (1.90%) Windows XP
8 27 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.38%) Android
10 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.05%) Solaris
12 12 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.26%) CentOS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (19.45%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (17.22%) Project Management
3 193 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 127 (8.32%) Change Management
4 127 (8.32%) ITIL
5 121 (7.92%) Information Security
6 102 (6.68%) Analytics
7 100 (6.55%) PRINCE2
7 100 (6.55%) Risk Management
8 93 (6.09%) Data Protection
9 84 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (5.44%) Migration
11 80 (5.24%) Service Delivery
12 76 (4.98%) Business Analysis
13 59 (3.86%) Mentoring
14 58 (3.80%) Programme Management
15 57 (3.73%) Data Analysis
15 57 (3.73%) Data Modelling
16 56 (3.67%) Scrum
17 53 (3.47%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (7.53%) SQL
2 52 (3.41%) Java
3 49 (3.21%) JavaScript
4 40 (2.62%) C#
5 28 (1.83%) C
6 26 (1.70%) PowerShell
7 22 (1.44%) Python
8 20 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.59%) VBA
10 7 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (0.46%) ES6
10 7 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.39%) C++
11 6 (0.39%) R
12 5 (0.33%) Perl
12 5 (0.33%) XQuery
13 4 (0.26%) Ruby
13 4 (0.26%) X++
14 2 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 160 (10.48%) Degree
2 133 (8.71%) Security Cleared
3 91 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.55%) CISSP
5 34 (2.23%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.90%) PMP
7 22 (1.44%) CISM
8 20 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 19 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 18 (1.18%) ISEB
11 16 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.85%) MCSE
13 12 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.72%) CCNA
14 11 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.65%) CCNP
16 9 (0.59%) CISA
16 9 (0.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.54%) QA
2 45 (2.95%) SLA
3 35 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (2.16%) MiFID
5 25 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 24 (1.57%) GDPR
7 20 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.65%) EMIR
11 9 (0.59%) FATCA
12 7 (0.46%) ISO27002
13 5 (0.33%) GAAP
14 4 (0.26%) Basel III
14 4 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.26%) P3O
15 3 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.20%) COSO
15 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 133 (8.71%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 14 (0.92%) Veritas File System
5 6 (0.39%) Docker
5 6 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.13%) vCloud
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.065%) HDFS
8 1 (0.065%) IAG
8 1 (0.065%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.065%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (1.38%) NetBackup
2 11 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 11 (0.72%) SCCM
2 11 (0.72%) WSUS
3 7 (0.46%) Nagios
3 7 (0.46%) Puppet
4 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.39%) vMotion
4 6 (0.39%) WMI
5 5 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.26%) EnCase
6 4 (0.26%) Kibana
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.20%) Ansible
7 3 (0.20%) Control-M
7 3 (0.20%) logstash
7 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.20%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 229 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (3.99%) SAP
3 54 (3.54%) Oracle
4 49 (3.21%) Cisco
5 44 (2.88%) Citrix
6 42 (2.75%) VMware
7 24 (1.57%) iManage
7 24 (1.57%) Sun
8 21 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.38%) Sophos
8 21 (1.38%) Splunk
9 20 (1.31%) Adobe
10 18 (1.18%) Symantec
11 17 (1.11%) Google
11 17 (1.11%) Veritas
12 14 (0.92%) Tableau
13 13 (0.85%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.85%) Intel Security
13 13 (0.85%) Nuix
13 13 (0.85%) Rackspace
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