Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 79 128
Rank change year-on-year +3 +49 +28
Contract jobs citing Legal 111 38 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.90% 2.14% 1.76%
As % of the General category 4.87% 3.50% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 21 83
10th Percentile £363 £289 £208
25th Percentile £452 £328 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £533 £450
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +18.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £551
90th Percentile £775 " £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £32.45 £17.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +90.88% - -
Central London median hourly rate £32.40 £17.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +90.59% -35.85% +20.45%

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 2,279 1,087 3,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.58% 61.34% 55.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,706 770 2,572
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £569 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £613
90th Percentile £770 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.20
25th Percentile £18.25 £17.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +10.42% +11.39%
75th Percentile £35.00 £37.94 £21.50
90th Percentile £42.35 £46.00 £26.40
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +9.52% +12.30%

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

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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

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 16 October 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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Legal in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Legal in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 82 (73.87%) Finance
2 49 (44.14%) Data Protection
3 48 (43.24%) Social Skills
4 47 (42.34%) GDPR
5 46 (41.44%) Hedge funds
5 46 (41.44%) Financial Institution
6 38 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (27.93%) Azure
8 29 (26.13%) AOP
8 29 (26.13%) DevOps
9 26 (23.42%) SQL
10 22 (19.82%) Kubernetes
11 21 (18.92%) AWS
12 20 (18.02%) Python
13 19 (17.12%) Law
13 19 (17.12%) Git (software)
14 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
14 18 (16.22%) Project Management
14 18 (16.22%) Docker
15 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure as Code
15 17 (15.32%) Java
16 16 (14.41%) Degree
16 16 (14.41%) Decision-Making
17 15 (13.51%) Banking
18 14 (12.61%) Migration
18 14 (12.61%) Microservices
18 14 (12.61%) GCP
19 13 (11.71%) AWS CloudFormation
19 13 (11.71%) User Stories
19 13 (11.71%) Terraform

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 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) Confluence
3 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.80%) TPMS
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.90%) CMS
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.90%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Cloudability
1 3 (2.70%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.93%) Azure
2 21 (18.92%) AWS
3 14 (12.61%) GCP
4 13 (11.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (10.81%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (9.01%) Power Platform
7 8 (7.21%) GitHub
8 6 (5.41%) SaaS
9 5 (4.50%) Power Automate
9 5 (4.50%) PowerApps
10 4 (3.60%) Azure Logic Apps
10 4 (3.60%) PaaS
10 4 (3.60%) Serverless
11 3 (2.70%) GitHub Actions
12 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (1.80%) Apigee
12 2 (1.80%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) DNS
1 4 (3.60%) Firewall
2 3 (2.70%) Wireless
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) SAN
3 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.80%) VPN
4 1 (0.90%) Broadband
4 1 (0.90%) DECT
4 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.90%) IPv4
4 1 (0.90%) IPv6
4 1 (0.90%) Multicast
4 1 (0.90%) NAS
4 1 (0.90%) PPP
4 1 (0.90%) Skype
4 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) WebEx
4 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) Power BI
2 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) BigQuery
4 3 (2.70%) Bigtable
5 1 (0.90%) Big Data
5 1 (0.90%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.90%) Delta Lake
5 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.90%) Metadata
5 1 (0.90%) Metadata Repository
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.90%) SSDT
5 1 (0.90%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.01%) Subversion
4 8 (7.21%) JIRA
5 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.70%) git-flow
5 3 (2.70%) GitLab
5 3 (2.70%) JUnit
5 3 (2.70%) Maven
5 3 (2.70%) Protractor
5 3 (2.70%) Selenium
5 3 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.80%) Spinnaker
6 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.80%) webpack
7 1 (0.90%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.90%) GDB
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (73.87%) Finance
2 48 (43.24%) Social Skills
3 46 (41.44%) Financial Institution
4 19 (17.12%) Law
5 15 (13.51%) Banking
6 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (7.21%) Marketing
8 7 (6.31%) Investment Banking
9 6 (5.41%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (4.50%) Front Office
11 4 (3.60%) Billing
11 4 (3.60%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (1.80%) Back Office
12 2 (1.80%) German Language
12 2 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.90%) Advertising
13 1 (0.90%) Publishing
13 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.92%) Architect
2 20 (18.02%) Analyst
3 11 (9.91%) Developer
4 7 (6.31%) Business Analyst
4 7 (6.31%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.50%) AWS Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Consultant
6 5 (4.50%) Platform Architect
7 4 (3.60%) Azure Architect
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) Node.js
2 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 6 (5.41%) CSS
2 6 (5.41%) HTML
2 6 (5.41%) React
3 4 (3.60%) jQuery
3 4 (3.60%) Middleware
3 4 (3.60%) Spring
4 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.70%) pytest
4 3 (2.70%) RESTful
4 3 (2.70%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (1.80%) Enzyme
5 2 (1.80%) IDoc
5 2 (1.80%) Kafka
5 2 (1.80%) Redux
5 2 (1.80%) REST
5 2 (1.80%) SOAP
5 2 (1.80%) WPF
5 2 (1.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (41.44%) Hedge funds
2 13 (11.71%) Cloud Native
3 7 (6.31%) Fixed Income
4 6 (5.41%) User Experience
5 5 (4.50%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (3.60%) CMDB
6 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.60%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.80%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.90%) Equities
9 1 (0.90%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.11%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Linux
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
2 4 (3.60%) Windows 10
2 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) OpenWrt
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.14%) Data Protection
2 38 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (26.13%) AOP
3 29 (26.13%) DevOps
4 18 (16.22%) Project Management
5 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure as Code
6 16 (14.41%) Decision-Making
7 14 (12.61%) Microservices
7 14 (12.61%) Migration
8 13 (11.71%) User Stories
9 12 (10.81%) ITIL
9 12 (10.81%) Scrum
10 11 (9.91%) Analytics
10 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.01%) Change Management
12 9 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
13 8 (7.21%) Data Governance
13 8 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) Python
3 17 (15.32%) Java
4 9 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.50%) C
5 5 (4.50%) C#
6 4 (3.60%) C++
6 4 (3.60%) Groovy
6 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.60%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.70%) Java 11
7 3 (2.70%) Java 8
8 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.80%) VBA
9 1 (0.90%) Bicep
9 1 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.80%) CISSP
3 2 (1.80%) PMP
4 1 (0.90%) CIPD
4 1 (0.90%) IIBA
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.90%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (42.34%) GDPR
2 6 (5.41%) QA
3 5 (4.50%) PMO
4 3 (2.70%) SLA
5 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.80%) UCITS
6 1 (0.90%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.90%) JTAG
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Docker
2 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.70%) XenApp
4 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.80%) KVM
5 2 (1.80%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (19.82%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.71%) Terraform
3 7 (6.31%) Ansible
4 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.80%) Nessus
5 2 (1.80%) SCCM
5 2 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.90%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.90%) Packer
6 1 (0.90%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.90%) Puppet
6 1 (0.90%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) Google
3 7 (6.31%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.41%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) Intapp
6 4 (3.60%) Citrix
6 4 (3.60%) iManage
7 3 (2.70%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.70%) Perforce
7 3 (2.70%) Solace
7 3 (2.70%) Workday
8 2 (1.80%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.80%) IBM
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle
8 2 (1.80%) SAP
8 2 (1.80%) Splunk
8 2 (1.80%) Symantec
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco
9 1 (0.90%) EMC
9 1 (0.90%) Genesys