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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Legal
Rank 180 155 156
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs citing Legal 714 857 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.55% 1.50%
As % of the General category 4.01% 4.00% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 521 555
Median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £239 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 22
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £10.48 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £37.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -28.71%

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
17807 21414 21732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.92% 38.85% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11794 13560 13936
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 578 511
Median hourly rate £22.84 £26.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.67 £47.69 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -29 691 £400 -3.03% 229
London -16 409 £425 - 119
South East +44 120 £383 +1.32% 30
City of London -26 82 £435 -10.76% 34
Yorkshire -4 45 £416 +4.06% 15
Berkshire +4 31 £339 -32.25% 8
West Yorkshire -1 31 £435 +7.40% 14
North West -37 31 £350 -22.22% 30
Leeds -3 29 £475 +18.01% 11
East of England +2 28 £375 -11.76% 8
Surrey +39 27 £320 -11.72% 3
Manchester -24 23 £350 +5.90% 21
Middlesex +13 19 - - 1
South West +3 19 £350 -6.66% 7
Hampshire +7 17 £358 -7.74% 8
Scotland -3 14 £321 -32.06% 8
West Midlands -26 14 £425 +19.04% 11
Essex +9 13 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands -8 13 £360 -4.00% 6
Edinburgh +18 10 £311 -34.63% 3
Reading +9 10 £395 -21.00% 1
Bristol +2 10 £325 -13.33% 3
North East -37 10 £398 +5.29% 2
South Yorkshire -3 9 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -38 9 £420 +12.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 9 £420 +29.23% 2
Sheffield -4 8 £400 -
Kent - 8 £500 - 4
Milton Keynes +20 7 £346 +25.90% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 7 £346 +6.53% 2

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 600 (40.40%) Finance
2 325 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (17.37%) Project Management
4 244 (16.43%) Law
5 205 (13.80%) Microsoft
6 181 (12.19%) Windows
7 180 (12.12%) Management Information System
8 174 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
9 172 (11.58%) Degree
10 162 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 158 (10.64%) Banking
12 148 (9.97%) MS Office
13 142 (9.56%) MS Excel
14 140 (9.43%) ITIL
15 133 (8.96%) Active Directory
16 131 (8.82%) Information Security
17 121 (8.15%) SQL
18 110 (7.41%) Risk Management
19 107 (7.21%) Marketing
20 97 (6.53%) Change Management
20 97 (6.53%) User Experience
21 95 (6.40%) Business Analysis
22 94 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
23 93 (6.26%) Data Protection
23 93 (6.26%) Security Cleared
24 92 (6.20%) PRINCE2
25 91 (6.13%) SharePoint
26 90 (6.06%) Analytics
27 89 (5.99%) Retail
28 88 (5.93%) SQL Server

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 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.90%) CMS
3 35 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 34 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.48%) IIS
6 21 (1.41%) Confluence
7 15 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 15 (1.01%) Apache
8 14 (0.94%) WordPress
9 11 (0.74%) SAS
9 11 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.61%) Joomla!
10 9 (0.61%) Mule
10 9 (0.61%) Mule ESB
11 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.40%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 148 (9.97%) MS Office
2 142 (9.56%) MS Excel
3 68 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (3.97%) MS Project
5 43 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.20%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.13%) Snagit
10 1 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.067%) SPSS
10 1 (0.067%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (0.94%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.40%) Relativity
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.13%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.13%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.13%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.13%) Sonata
5 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.29%) Office 365
3 20 (1.35%) SaaS
4 19 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.67%) GitHub
5 10 (0.67%) Yammer
6 9 (0.61%) IaaS
7 6 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.27%) PaaS
9 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.13%) Boomi
10 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.067%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.067%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.067%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.067%) Taleo
11 1 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.65%) Firewall
2 50 (3.37%) Internet
3 35 (2.36%) VPN
4 30 (2.02%) WAN
5 28 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 25 (1.68%) Network Security
7 23 (1.55%) LAN
8 22 (1.48%) DNS
9 21 (1.41%) Intranet
10 20 (1.35%) SAN
10 20 (1.35%) SMS
11 18 (1.21%) HTTP
12 16 (1.08%) Wireless
13 12 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (0.81%) SSL
13 12 (0.81%) WebEx
14 11 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.74%) MPLS
15 10 (0.67%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.03%) Big Data
3 29 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.55%) Hadoop
5 23 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.81%) MySQL
10 11 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.47%) Power BI
13 6 (0.40%) GIS
13 6 (0.40%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 58 (3.91%) JIRA
2 33 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.27%) Gradle
6 4 (0.27%) Grunt
6 4 (0.27%) JUnit
6 4 (0.27%) Selenium
7 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.20%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.20%) Protractor
8 2 (0.13%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.13%) Subversion
8 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.13%) Toad
8 2 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 600 (40.40%) Finance
2 244 (16.43%) Law
3 158 (10.64%) Banking
4 107 (7.21%) Marketing
5 89 (5.99%) Retail
6 83 (5.59%) Publishing
7 52 (3.50%) Telecoms
8 45 (3.03%) Financial Institution
9 34 (2.29%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.55%) Advertising
11 22 (1.48%) Front Office
12 19 (1.28%) Manufacturing
13 18 (1.21%) Billing
14 16 (1.08%) Back Office
15 11 (0.74%) Games
16 10 (0.67%) Automotive
16 10 (0.67%) French Language
17 9 (0.61%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.54%) Electronics
19 6 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 377 (25.39%) Analyst
2 182 (12.26%) Project Manager
3 141 (9.49%) Business Analyst
4 104 (7.00%) Designer
5 99 (6.67%) Developer
6 82 (5.52%) Architect
7 77 (5.19%) Content Designer
8 72 (4.85%) Service Analyst
9 69 (4.65%) Consultant
10 60 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
11 44 (2.96%) IT Manager
12 42 (2.83%) Trainer
13 40 (2.69%) Legal Analyst
14 34 (2.29%) Support Analyst
15 32 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
16 31 (2.09%) IT Analyst
16 31 (2.09%) Programme Manager
17 28 (1.89%) IT Project Manager
17 28 (1.89%) Senior Manager
18 26 (1.75%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (4.58%) .NET
2 59 (3.97%) HTML
2 59 (3.97%) Web Services
3 39 (2.63%) CSS
3 39 (2.63%) XML
4 28 (1.89%) jQuery
5 24 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 20 (1.35%) Middleware
7 19 (1.28%) AngularJS
7 19 (1.28%) J2EE
8 13 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (0.88%) Node.js
9 12 (0.81%) Spring
10 11 (0.74%) SOAP
10 11 (0.74%) Velocity
11 10 (0.67%) Java EE
11 10 (0.67%) WCF
12 9 (0.61%) FpML
12 9 (0.61%) JSON
12 9 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 180 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 174 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (6.53%) User Experience
4 57 (3.84%) Social Media
5 54 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 52 (3.50%) Blackberry
7 39 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 39 (2.63%) e-Learning
7 39 (2.63%) Equities
8 35 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
8 35 (2.36%) Fixed Income
9 32 (2.15%) iPad
10 29 (1.95%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.62%) iPhone
12 19 (1.28%) Statistics
13 18 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.94%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.94%) Economics
15 14 (0.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 181 (12.19%) Windows
2 79 (5.32%) Windows 7
3 51 (3.43%) Linux
4 42 (2.83%) Unix
5 41 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 24 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.28%) Android
10 13 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 13 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.67%) CentOS
11 10 (0.67%) Solaris
12 6 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (17.37%) Project Management
3 162 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (9.43%) ITIL
5 131 (8.82%) Information Security
6 110 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 97 (6.53%) Change Management
8 95 (6.40%) Business Analysis
9 94 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
10 93 (6.26%) Data Protection
11 92 (6.20%) PRINCE2
12 90 (6.06%) Analytics
13 84 (5.66%) Service Delivery
14 68 (4.58%) Programme Management
15 66 (4.44%) Document Management
16 65 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 64 (4.31%) Migration
18 63 (4.24%) Scrum
19 62 (4.18%) SEO
20 60 (4.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (8.15%) SQL
2 53 (3.57%) Java
3 49 (3.30%) C#
4 39 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.62%) C
5 24 (1.62%) T-SQL
6 18 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 18 (1.21%) Python
7 16 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 14 (0.94%) VBA
9 8 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.40%) C++
10 6 (0.40%) PHP
11 5 (0.34%) R
12 4 (0.27%) ABAP
12 4 (0.27%) Perl
12 4 (0.27%) VB
12 4 (0.27%) X++
12 4 (0.27%) XQuery
13 3 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (11.58%) Degree
2 93 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 53 (3.57%) CISSP
5 28 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 27 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.68%) CISM
7 25 (1.68%) PMP
8 23 (1.55%) ISEB
9 20 (1.35%) CCNP
10 19 (1.28%) CCNA
10 19 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.21%) CISA
12 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (0.88%) GIAC
14 13 (0.88%) SANS
15 12 (0.81%) MCP
15 12 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (3.10%) QA
3 44 (2.96%) SLA
4 31 (2.09%) MiFID
4 31 (2.09%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.35%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.81%) EMIR
8 11 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.67%) FATCA
10 7 (0.47%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.47%) WCAG
11 6 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.40%) ISO27002
11 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.27%) Basel III
12 4 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.27%) SSAE 16
13 3 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 133 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.54%) XenApp
5 6 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.40%) Veritas File System
6 5 (0.34%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.34%) vCloud
6 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.34%) vSphere
7 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.20%) HDFS
8 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) Docker
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (1.95%) SCCM
2 9 (0.61%) EnCase
2 9 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (0.61%) Nagios
3 7 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.47%) WSUS
4 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.40%) Puppet
4 6 (0.40%) SCOM
5 4 (0.27%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.27%) Ansible
6 3 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.20%) Oozie
7 2 (0.13%) Control-M
7 2 (0.13%) Nessus
7 2 (0.13%) Nmap
7 2 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 205 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 56 (3.77%) Citrix
2 56 (3.77%) Oracle
3 54 (3.64%) Cisco
4 46 (3.10%) SAP
4 46 (3.10%) VMware
5 45 (3.03%) iManage
6 22 (1.48%) Adobe
6 22 (1.48%) HP
6 22 (1.48%) Tableau
7 20 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 16 (1.08%) Sun
8 16 (1.08%) Symantec
9 14 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 12 (0.81%) Google
11 11 (0.74%) Forcepoint
11 11 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.67%) Altiris
12 10 (0.67%) Rackspace
13 9 (0.61%) IBM
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