Period
to 22 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 6 months to 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Legal
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 132 84
Rank change year-on-year +9 -48 +2
Contract jobs citing Legal 110 134 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.78% 1.93% 2.96%
As % of the General category 3.64% 3.67% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 101 164
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £255 £226 £288
90th Percentile £675 £600 £664
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £22.00 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.97% +174.88%
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £34.36
% change year-on-year +20.45% -35.97% +174.88%

Legal is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,022 3,649 3,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.01% 52.66% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,298 2,814 3,084
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £521
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.77% +7.42%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £325
90th Percentile £688 £693 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 40
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.84
90th Percentile £56.88 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Legal as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the City of London

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Legal in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in the City of London

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the City of London

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Legal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Legal.

1 37 (33.64%) Finance
2 36 (32.73%) Law
3 28 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 24 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
5 23 (20.91%) iManage
6 22 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 22 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (19.09%) Document Management
7 21 (19.09%) Windows
7 21 (19.09%) Windows 10
8 17 (15.45%) ITIL
8 17 (15.45%) Practice Management
8 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (14.55%) Project Management
10 14 (12.73%) SQL
10 14 (12.73%) Data Modelling
10 14 (12.73%) Elite 3E
11 13 (11.82%) LexisNexis
11 13 (11.82%) Incident Management
12 11 (10.00%) Banking
12 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (9.09%) Information Security
13 10 (9.09%) Degree
13 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (8.18%) Analytics
15 8 (7.27%) Business Analysis
15 8 (7.27%) Azure
15 8 (7.27%) Scrum
16 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
16 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel

Legal
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (2.73%) CMS
2 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (12.73%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.91%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Azure
2 4 (3.64%) Office 365
2 4 (3.64%) PaaS
3 3 (2.73%) SaaS
4 2 (1.82%) AWS
4 2 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.82%) IaaS
4 2 (1.82%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (1.82%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.91%) Apigee
5 1 (0.91%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) LAN
1 3 (2.73%) VPN
2 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.82%) Firewall
2 2 (1.82%) Internet
2 2 (1.82%) Network Security
2 2 (1.82%) VLAN
3 1 (0.91%) BGP
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.91%) OSPF
3 1 (0.91%) Skype
3 1 (0.91%) TACACS
3 1 (0.91%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.91%) VRRP
3 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.82%) Power BI
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.91%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.91%) MySQL
5 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Selenium
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.82%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.91%) Gatling
3 1 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) JMeter
3 1 (0.91%) JUnit
3 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (33.64%) Finance
2 36 (32.73%) Law
3 11 (10.00%) Banking
4 6 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.73%) Publishing
6 2 (1.82%) Billing
6 2 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (24.55%) Analyst
2 15 (13.64%) Applications Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) Applications Support
3 14 (12.73%) Applications Support Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.82%) Project Manager
5 11 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Legal Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Consultant
7 6 (5.45%) Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Architect
8 5 (4.55%) IT Trainer
8 5 (4.55%) Trainer
9 4 (3.64%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Junior
9 4 (3.64%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.64%) Node.js
3 3 (2.73%) .NET
4 1 (0.91%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.91%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.91%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.91%) NgRx
4 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.91%) REST
4 1 (0.91%) RESTful
4 1 (0.91%) Spring
4 1 (0.91%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.64%) User Experience
5 3 (2.73%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.82%) Robotics
7 1 (0.91%) Blog
7 1 (0.91%) BYOD
7 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.91%) iPad
7 1 (0.91%) iPhone
7 1 (0.91%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) Windows
1 21 (19.09%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.91%) Android
3 1 (0.91%) Unix
3 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.09%) Document Management
3 17 (15.45%) ITIL
3 17 (15.45%) Practice Management
4 16 (14.55%) Project Management
5 14 (12.73%) Data Modelling
6 13 (11.82%) Incident Management
7 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.09%) Information Security
9 9 (8.18%) Analytics
10 8 (7.27%) Business Analysis
10 8 (7.27%) Scrum
11 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
12 6 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.45%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.45%) User Stories
12 6 (5.45%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.73%) SQL
2 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.64%) TypeScript
4 3 (2.73%) C#
5 2 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (0.91%) Java
6 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) IIBA
3 2 (1.82%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.82%) MBA
3 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.82%) PMP
3 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) APMP
4 1 (0.91%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.91%) CISSP
4 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.91%) IISP
4 1 (0.91%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) QA
2 5 (4.55%) PMO
3 3 (2.73%) GDPR
4 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.91%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.82%) SafeCom
3 1 (0.91%) CASB
3 1 (0.91%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.91%) iManage
3 13 (11.82%) LexisNexis
4 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco
4 2 (1.82%) Intapp
4 2 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (0.91%) Apple
5 1 (0.91%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix
5 1 (0.91%) F5
5 1 (0.91%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.91%) Google
5 1 (0.91%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) Riverbed
5 1 (0.91%) SAP
5 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.91%) Symantec