Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 106 146
Rank change year-on-year +6 +40 -63
Contract jobs citing Legal 47 55 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 1.58% 1.70%
As % of the General category 2.92% 2.79% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 77
10th Percentile £313 £380 £207
25th Percentile £406 £400 £293
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £513 £425
Median % change year-on-year -7.32% +20.59% -5.56%
75th Percentile £593 £591 £538
90th Percentile £688 £660 £591
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
Central London median hourly rate £19.73 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year +23.33% - -

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 1,612 1,971 4,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.62% 56.69% 61.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,135 1,435 3,045
10th Percentile £361 £269 £308
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £642 £609 £613
90th Percentile £718 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £544 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.75% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 44 44
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.50 £12.76 £12.70
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.70 £17.48
Median % change year-on-year -14.44% +6.98% -6.52%
75th Percentile £25.38 £28.69 £21.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £42.37 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year -6.42% - -

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Legal as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legal in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Legal in the City of London

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legal in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legal in the City of London

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Legal in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Legal in the City of London

Legal
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the City of London region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 - -
Legal
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Azure
3 12 (25.53%) Social Skills
4 10 (21.28%) Migration
4 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (21.28%) Project Delivery
5 9 (19.15%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (19.15%) Law
5 9 (19.15%) Windows
6 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (17.02%) Project Management
7 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.89%) Banking
7 7 (14.89%) Analytics
7 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.77%) Decision-Making
8 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (12.77%) AWS
8 6 (12.77%) QA
8 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (12.77%) Degree
8 6 (12.77%) VMware
8 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.77%) SQL
9 5 (10.64%) Change Management

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 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) CMS
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Azure
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (12.77%) AWS
4 5 (10.64%) Power Platform
5 3 (6.38%) PowerApps
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Logic Apps
6 2 (4.26%) GCP
6 2 (4.26%) IaaS
6 2 (4.26%) PaaS
6 2 (4.26%) Power Automate
6 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.13%) SaaS
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) DECT
1 1 (2.13%) DHCP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) IPv4
1 1 (2.13%) IPv6
1 1 (2.13%) Multicast
1 1 (2.13%) PPP
1 1 (2.13%) Skype
1 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.13%) UPnP
1 1 (2.13%) VoIP
1 1 (2.13%) VPN
1 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Power BI
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Ranorex
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) GDB
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) GitLab
3 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Social Skills
3 9 (19.15%) Law
4 7 (14.89%) Banking
5 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (10.64%) Billing
5 5 (10.64%) Financial Institution
6 4 (8.51%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (6.38%) Back Office
7 3 (6.38%) Front Office
7 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (4.26%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (4.26%) Marketing
8 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
9 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
9 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) QA Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Delivery Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Lead Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Project Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
1 3 (6.38%) React
2 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
2 3 (6.38%) CMDB
2 3 (6.38%) Fixed Income
2 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.13%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) Life Science
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.13%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) OpenWrt
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (21.28%) Migration
2 10 (21.28%) Project Delivery
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Analytics
4 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
5 6 (12.77%) Decision-Making
5 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (10.64%) Change Management
6 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) Time Management
7 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.51%) Economics
7 4 (8.51%) Investment Management
7 4 (8.51%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) Python
2 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.13%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CEH
3 1 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (2.13%) GIAC
3 1 (2.13%) GSEC
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) GDPR
3 3 (6.38%) UCITS
4 2 (4.26%) AIFMD
4 2 (4.26%) MiFID
5 1 (2.13%) EMIR
5 1 (2.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) iManage
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.26%) Workday
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Charles River
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec