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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 57 110 110
Rank change year-on-year +53 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Legal 179 58 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.09% 1.81% 1.20%
As % of the General category 7.02% 3.03% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 18
10th Percentile £363 £339 £400
25th Percentile £422 £411 £474
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £529
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.71% +17.50%
75th Percentile £647 £603 £597
90th Percentile £749 £751 £668
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
10th Percentile - £31.37 £15.20
25th Percentile £41.62 £31.54 £15.50
Median hourly rate £43.24 £32.45 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.25% +102.81% -
75th Percentile £44.86 £33.41 £16.50
90th Percentile - £33.62 £16.80
Central London median hourly rate £43.24 £28.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year +50.66% +79.38% -39.62%

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 2,551 1,915 1,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.35% 59.90% 57.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,833 1,359 1,136
10th Percentile £341 £363 £304
25th Percentile £470 £463 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £511
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.58% -2.62%
75th Percentile £700 £660 £613
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 33
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £25.94 £12.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate £42.87 £23.23 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +84.59% +16.13% +4.58%
75th Percentile £52.25 £31.74 £38.68
90th Percentile £61.45 £37.75 £46.94
Central London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +112.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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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

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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

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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 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Legal in the City of London

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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

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 141 (78.77%) Finance
2 121 (67.60%) GDPR
3 118 (65.92%) Data Protection
4 113 (63.13%) Financial Institution
5 111 (62.01%) Hedge funds
6 82 (45.81%) AOP
7 80 (44.69%) Agile
8 76 (42.46%) Social Skills
9 48 (26.82%) CI/CD
10 42 (23.46%) Banking
11 38 (21.23%) Java
12 37 (20.67%) AWS
13 35 (19.55%) SQL
14 34 (18.99%) Scrum
15 33 (18.44%) Migration
15 33 (18.44%) Python
16 32 (17.88%) DevOps
17 29 (16.20%) Azure
18 28 (15.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (14.53%) Microsoft
20 25 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (12.85%) JIRA
22 21 (11.73%) Test Automation
22 21 (11.73%) Big Data
22 21 (11.73%) Serverless
23 20 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
23 20 (11.17%) AngularJS
24 19 (10.61%) Kafka
25 18 (10.06%) Kubernetes
25 18 (10.06%) Git (software)

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 15 (8.38%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.91%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.79%) Confluence
3 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.79%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.23%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.12%) CMS
5 2 (1.12%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.12%) JBoss
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) Camtasia
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.56%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.12%) Cloudability
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.56%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.67%) AWS
2 29 (16.20%) Azure
3 21 (11.73%) Serverless
4 13 (7.26%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.26%) SaaS
5 12 (6.70%) Amazon S3
6 10 (5.59%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (5.59%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (5.03%) Power Platform
8 8 (4.47%) GCP
9 6 (3.35%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (3.35%) AWS CodePipeline
9 6 (3.35%) IaaS
9 6 (3.35%) Microsoft 365
9 6 (3.35%) PaaS
10 5 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.23%) AWS CodeBuild
11 4 (2.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 4 (2.23%) GitHub
12 3 (1.68%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.23%) DNS
2 3 (1.68%) VPN
2 3 (1.68%) Wireless
3 2 (1.12%) Firewall
3 2 (1.12%) Internet
3 2 (1.12%) IPv6
3 2 (1.12%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
4 1 (0.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.73%) Big Data
2 15 (8.38%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.82%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.15%) RDBMS
4 11 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.59%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.59%) Metadata
6 9 (5.03%) Data Lake
7 8 (4.47%) Power BI
8 7 (3.91%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.91%) MySQL
8 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.79%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.23%) HBase
10 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.68%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.68%) HDInsight
12 2 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 23 (12.85%) JIRA
2 18 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.94%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.59%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.91%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.23%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.23%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.23%) Selenium
8 3 (1.68%) Checkstyle
8 3 (1.68%) Gerrit
8 3 (1.68%) Gradle
8 3 (1.68%) JMeter
8 3 (1.68%) JUnit
8 3 (1.68%) kappa
8 3 (1.68%) Maven
8 3 (1.68%) REST Assured
8 3 (1.68%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.12%) Postman
9 2 (1.12%) Protractor
General
1 141 (78.77%) Finance
2 113 (63.13%) Financial Institution
3 76 (42.46%) Social Skills
4 42 (23.46%) Banking
5 25 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (9.50%) Retail
7 10 (5.59%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (5.03%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (4.47%) Investment Banking
10 7 (3.91%) Law
10 7 (3.91%) Marketing
11 5 (2.79%) Back Office
12 4 (2.23%) Front Office
13 3 (1.68%) German Language
14 2 (1.12%) Billing
14 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.56%) International Banking
15 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (24.58%) Developer
2 21 (11.73%) Analyst
2 21 (11.73%) Architect
3 13 (7.26%) Data Engineer
3 13 (7.26%) Java Developer
4 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.15%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Consultant
7 9 (5.03%) React Developer
8 8 (4.47%) Big Data Developer
9 7 (3.91%) AWS Architect
9 7 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) Agile Coach
10 6 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (2.79%) AWS Consultant
11 5 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.23%) Platform Engineer
12 4 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.17%) AngularJS
2 19 (10.61%) Kafka
3 18 (10.06%) HTML
4 15 (8.38%) CSS
5 14 (7.82%) HTML5
5 14 (7.82%) Node.js
5 14 (7.82%) REST
6 12 (6.70%) Spring
7 11 (6.15%) CSS3
8 10 (5.59%) React
9 9 (5.03%) Spring Boot
10 8 (4.47%) JSON
10 8 (4.47%) RESTful
11 7 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (3.35%) .NET
12 6 (3.35%) DOM
12 6 (3.35%) Middleware
12 6 (3.35%) PySpark
12 6 (3.35%) Spark Streaming
12 6 (3.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (62.01%) Hedge funds
2 16 (8.94%) Credit Risk
3 14 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (7.82%) User Experience
4 12 (6.70%) Public Cloud
5 9 (5.03%) Data Structures
5 9 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.35%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.35%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.23%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.23%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.23%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (2.23%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.68%) Derivative
8 3 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.12%) Low-Code
9 2 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.06%) Windows
2 11 (6.15%) Linux
3 8 (4.47%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.79%) Unix
5 4 (2.23%) Android
5 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.23%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (65.92%) Data Protection
2 82 (45.81%) AOP
3 80 (44.69%) Agile
4 48 (26.82%) CI/CD
5 34 (18.99%) Scrum
6 33 (18.44%) Migration
7 32 (17.88%) DevOps
8 28 (15.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (11.73%) Test Automation
10 20 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (8.94%) Infrastructure as Code
12 15 (8.38%) Analytics
12 15 (8.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 14 (7.82%) Kanban
14 13 (7.26%) Microservices
14 13 (7.26%) Project Management
15 12 (6.70%) Configuration Management
15 12 (6.70%) ETL
16 11 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (6.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.23%) Java
2 35 (19.55%) SQL
3 33 (18.44%) Python
4 18 (10.06%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.94%) PowerShell
6 13 (7.26%) Scala
7 11 (6.15%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.91%) Bash
8 7 (3.91%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.35%) C#
10 5 (2.79%) C++
11 4 (2.23%) ES6
12 3 (1.68%) C
12 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.12%) Go
13 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.56%) Groovy
14 1 (0.56%) Perl
14 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (5.03%) Degree
2 6 (3.35%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.12%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.12%) RHCA
5 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) CFA
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) CSPO
6 1 (0.56%) GIAC
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.56%) OSCP
6 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (67.60%) GDPR
2 13 (7.26%) QA
3 4 (2.23%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.68%) PMO
5 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) Basel II
6 1 (0.56%) GRC
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.38%) Docker
2 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.23%) vSphere
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 13 (7.26%) Terraform
3 10 (5.59%) Ansible
4 4 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.23%) SCCM
5 2 (1.12%) Control-M
5 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) Ambari
Vendors
1 26 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.06%) Oracle
3 5 (2.79%) Citrix
3 5 (2.79%) VMware
4 4 (2.23%) Databricks
4 4 (2.23%) Google
4 4 (2.23%) iManage
4 4 (2.23%) Intapp
4 4 (2.23%) Reuters
4 4 (2.23%) SAP
5 3 (1.68%) Adobe
5 3 (1.68%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.68%) IBM
5 3 (1.68%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.68%) Sun
6 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.12%) Infoblox
6 2 (1.12%) RightFax
6 2 (1.12%) Splunk
6 2 (1.12%) Symantec