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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 177 151 139
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs citing Legal 781 924 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.61% 1.60%
As % of the General category 4.08% 4.05% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 603 595
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 26
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -31.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £28.20 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -53.84%

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
19159 22825 22370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.70% 39.89% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12778 14453 13570
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £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 501 641 531
Median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -25 750 £425 +6.25% 237
London -51 410 £425 - 131
South East +41 115 £425 +17.64% 32
City of London -1 110 £435 +5.45% 36
Yorkshire +17 55 £420 +11.11% 13
West Midlands -8 48 £450 +12.50% 16
East of England +36 47 £350 -7.59% 5
West Yorkshire +21 43 £420 +18.98% 10
Berkshire +18 37 £413 +17.85% 3
Leeds +14 35 £475 +18.75% 5
North West -20 25 £345 -1.42% 22
Hampshire +7 23 £425 +19.88% 10
Essex +18 19 £350 -2.77%
Shropshire -10 19 £550 -
Telford -11 19 £550 -
West Sussex +8 18 £550 +46.66% 2
Scotland -9 18 £300 -14.28% 4
Manchester -22 18 £345 +6.15% 17
Worthing -3 17 £588 - 2
East Midlands -16 17 £425 +25.92% 5
Surrey +12 15 £300 -55.55% 7
South West +7 15 £500 +29.87% 8
Birmingham -7 15 £450 +12.50% 11
Hertfordshire +10 14 £400 +33.33% 2
Bristol +8 14 £500 +31.57% 1
Edinburgh +7 12 £325 -13.33% 2
Kent +12 11 £425 +203.57% 2
Canary Wharf +5 10 £450 -
Winchester +9 9 £425 +21.42%
Southampton +21 8 £421 - 2

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 649 (41.34%) Finance
2 314 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (18.54%) Project Management
4 225 (14.33%) Law
5 194 (12.36%) Windows
6 189 (12.04%) Microsoft
7 168 (10.70%) Degree
8 167 (10.64%) Management Information System
9 165 (10.51%) ITIL
10 161 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 152 (9.68%) Banking
12 147 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
13 145 (9.24%) MS Office
14 131 (8.34%) MS Excel
15 130 (8.28%) SQL
15 130 (8.28%) Active Directory
16 115 (7.32%) Business Analysis
17 113 (7.20%) PRINCE2
18 109 (6.94%) Information Security
19 108 (6.88%) User Experience
20 105 (6.69%) Risk Management
21 101 (6.43%) Security Cleared
22 97 (6.18%) Publishing
23 94 (5.99%) SQL Server
24 93 (5.92%) Marketing
25 89 (5.67%) Migration
26 88 (5.61%) Change Management
26 88 (5.61%) Data Protection
27 86 (5.48%) Document Management
27 86 (5.48%) Windows 7

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 70 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 44 (2.80%) CMS
4 41 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 27 (1.72%) IIS
6 16 (1.02%) Apache
7 15 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.64%) Confluence
9 10 (0.64%) SAS
9 10 (0.64%) WordPress
10 8 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.32%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.32%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 145 (9.24%) MS Office
2 131 (8.34%) MS Excel
3 49 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (2.42%) MS Project
5 25 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.45%) SAP CO
2 7 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 7 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.32%) OpenText MBPM
4 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.29%) Office 365
3 27 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.02%) SaaS
5 13 (0.83%) PaaS
6 9 (0.57%) GitHub
7 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.32%) IaaS
10 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Boomi
12 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) Yammer
13 1 (0.064%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.064%) Taleo
13 1 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.01%) Firewall
2 52 (3.31%) Internet
3 50 (3.18%) WAN
4 44 (2.80%) LAN
5 34 (2.17%) VPN
6 27 (1.72%) Network Security
7 25 (1.59%) SAN
7 25 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.34%) Wireless
9 19 (1.21%) DNS
10 18 (1.15%) Intranet
11 16 (1.02%) WebEx
12 14 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (0.89%) SMS
13 13 (0.83%) Extranet
13 13 (0.83%) HTTP
13 13 (0.83%) SSL
14 12 (0.76%) DHCP
15 11 (0.70%) MPLS
16 8 (0.51%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.36%) Big Data
3 24 (1.53%) Hadoop
4 22 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.38%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.32%) MySQL
14 5 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 35 (2.23%) JIRA
2 17 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.64%) Selenium
8 9 (0.57%) MSBuild
9 8 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.32%) JUnit
11 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.19%) ERwin
12 3 (0.19%) Gradle
12 3 (0.19%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.19%) Protractor
13 2 (0.13%) gulp
13 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 649 (41.34%) Finance
2 225 (14.33%) Law
3 152 (9.68%) Banking
4 97 (6.18%) Publishing
5 93 (5.92%) Marketing
6 73 (4.65%) Retail
7 70 (4.46%) Telecoms
8 35 (2.23%) Financial Institution
9 33 (2.10%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.91%) Back Office
11 28 (1.78%) Front Office
12 25 (1.59%) Advertising
13 15 (0.96%) Billing
13 15 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.76%) French Language
15 11 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.45%) Automotive
18 6 (0.38%) Games
19 5 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 382 (24.33%) Analyst
2 215 (13.69%) Project Manager
3 151 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 105 (6.69%) Architect
5 104 (6.62%) Designer
6 98 (6.24%) Developer
7 82 (5.22%) Content Designer
8 64 (4.08%) Consultant
9 61 (3.89%) Service Analyst
10 54 (3.44%) Support Analyst
11 51 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
12 48 (3.06%) IT Manager
13 41 (2.61%) Legal Analyst
14 39 (2.48%) IT Analyst
14 39 (2.48%) Programme Manager
15 38 (2.42%) Trainer
16 32 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
17 28 (1.78%) Desktop Support
18 27 (1.72%) Junior
19 26 (1.66%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.82%) .NET
2 55 (3.50%) HTML
3 46 (2.93%) Web Services
4 42 (2.68%) CSS
4 42 (2.68%) XML
5 38 (2.42%) jQuery
6 23 (1.46%) AngularJS
7 20 (1.27%) ASP.NET
8 19 (1.21%) Middleware
9 17 (1.08%) REST
10 15 (0.96%) J2EE
10 15 (0.96%) Node.js
11 13 (0.83%) HTML5
11 13 (0.83%) JSON
11 13 (0.83%) SOAP
12 12 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (0.76%) RESTful
13 11 (0.70%) FpML
13 11 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 167 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 147 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (6.88%) User Experience
4 60 (3.82%) Social Media
5 55 (3.50%) Blackberry
6 46 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 39 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 36 (2.29%) Equities
9 34 (2.17%) Fixed Income
10 33 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (1.85%) e-Learning
12 26 (1.66%) Computer Science
12 26 (1.66%) iPhone
13 25 (1.59%) iPad
14 24 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
15 18 (1.15%) CESG
16 17 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.08%) Replication
17 16 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 194 (12.36%) Windows
2 86 (5.48%) Windows 7
3 74 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 63 (4.01%) Linux
5 51 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (2.93%) Unix
7 40 (2.55%) Windows XP
8 38 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.70%) Solaris
13 10 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (0.51%) Android
14 8 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.45%) CentOS
16 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.25%) VMS
18 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
19 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (18.54%) Project Management
3 165 (10.51%) ITIL
4 161 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 115 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 113 (7.20%) PRINCE2
7 109 (6.94%) Information Security
8 105 (6.69%) Risk Management
9 89 (5.67%) Migration
10 88 (5.61%) Change Management
10 88 (5.61%) Data Protection
11 86 (5.48%) Document Management
12 81 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (4.78%) Business Development
14 74 (4.71%) Scrum
15 72 (4.59%) Service Management
16 70 (4.46%) Service Delivery
17 64 (4.08%) Programme Management
17 64 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
18 63 (4.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 130 (8.28%) SQL
2 53 (3.38%) Java
3 51 (3.25%) C#
4 39 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 36 (2.29%) PowerShell
6 35 (2.23%) T-SQL
7 26 (1.66%) C
8 24 (1.53%) Perl
9 17 (1.08%) Python
10 16 (1.02%) C++
10 16 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.70%) VBA
12 8 (0.51%) Korn
12 8 (0.51%) Ruby
13 7 (0.45%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.45%) PHP
13 7 (0.45%) VB
14 6 (0.38%) VBScript
15 5 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (10.70%) Degree
2 101 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.18%) CISSP
5 47 (2.99%) PMI Certification
6 46 (2.93%) PMP
7 32 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (1.59%) MCP
10 23 (1.46%) CISM
11 21 (1.34%) CCNP
12 20 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.21%) CCNA
14 18 (1.15%) CISA
14 18 (1.15%) ISEB
14 18 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
16 14 (0.89%) MCSE
17 13 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
17 13 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (3.06%) QA
3 44 (2.80%) SLA
4 32 (2.04%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.91%) MiFID
6 23 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (1.40%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.64%) EMIR
9 10 (0.64%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.38%) FATCA
10 6 (0.38%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.32%) WCAG
12 4 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.25%) SSAE 16
13 3 (0.19%) COBIT
13 3 (0.19%) ISO27002
14 2 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 130 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.89%) Docker
3 14 (0.89%) vSphere
3 14 (0.89%) XenApp
4 13 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.45%) vCloud
8 5 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.32%) XenServer
9 4 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.19%) Firmware
10 3 (0.19%) HDFS
10 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.13%) LXC
11 2 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (2.17%) SCCM
2 23 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.40%) Puppet
4 21 (1.34%) Ansible
5 10 (0.64%) SCOM
6 7 (0.45%) WSUS
7 6 (0.38%) EnCase
8 5 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.32%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.32%) WMI
9 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.25%) Nagios
10 3 (0.19%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.19%) Oozie
11 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 189 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 73 (4.65%) Citrix
3 63 (4.01%) Cisco
4 59 (3.76%) VMware
5 54 (3.44%) iManage
6 53 (3.38%) SAP
7 49 (3.12%) Oracle
8 38 (2.42%) HP
9 25 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 25 (1.59%) Tableau
10 23 (1.46%) NetApp
11 19 (1.21%) IBM
11 19 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.21%) Symantec
12 13 (0.83%) Google
13 11 (0.70%) Rackspace
13 11 (0.70%) Splunk
14 10 (0.64%) Adobe
14 10 (0.64%) Forcepoint
14 10 (0.64%) Reuters
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