Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 110 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing Legal 78 27 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.30% 1.11% 1.79%
As % of the General category 3.79% 1.89% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 14 88
10th Percentile £358 £400 £263
25th Percentile £409 £473 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £533 £425
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +25.29% -5.56%
75th Percentile £597 £645 £538
90th Percentile £761 £705 £602
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £425
% change year-on-year - +23.53% -5.03%
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 £28.70 £17.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +68.82% -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 2,058 1,428 3,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.58% 58.96% 60.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,475 1,018 3,041
10th Percentile £363 £306 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £510 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £675 £605 £605
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 51
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.69 £14.09 £12.87
Median hourly rate £23.23 £21.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.69% +9.58% +4.28%
75th Percentile £32.55 £38.66 £24.47
90th Percentile £37.75 £46.54 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.37 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.85% +16.84% +6.95%

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 24 July 2021.

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

Legal
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 24 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Legal in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 47 (60.26%) Finance
2 32 (41.03%) Social Skills
3 24 (30.77%) Azure
4 19 (24.36%) Law
4 19 (24.36%) SQL
4 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (21.79%) Data Protection
5 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
6 16 (20.51%) Migration
6 16 (20.51%) Financial Institution
6 16 (20.51%) AWS
6 16 (20.51%) DevOps
7 15 (19.23%) GDPR
7 15 (19.23%) Hedge funds
8 14 (17.95%) Microsoft 365
9 13 (16.67%) Kubernetes
10 12 (15.38%) User Stories
10 12 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
10 12 (15.38%) Python
11 11 (14.10%) Change Management
11 11 (14.10%) Degree
12 10 (12.82%) Asset Management
12 10 (12.82%) Project Management
12 10 (12.82%) Microservices
12 10 (12.82%) Docker
12 10 (12.82%) Cloud Native
12 10 (12.82%) Project Delivery
13 9 (11.54%) Power Platform
13 9 (11.54%) Decision-Making

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 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.13%) CMS
3 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) TPMS
5 1 (1.28%) Confluence
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.28%) Camtasia
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Cloudability
1 3 (3.85%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) Azure
2 16 (20.51%) AWS
3 14 (17.95%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (11.54%) Power Platform
5 8 (10.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (7.69%) GCP
7 5 (6.41%) PowerApps
8 4 (5.13%) Azure Logic Apps
8 4 (5.13%) Power Automate
9 2 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.56%) GitHub
9 2 (2.56%) IaaS
9 2 (2.56%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.56%) PaaS
9 2 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) DHCP
1 2 (2.56%) DNS
1 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.28%) DECT
2 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) Intranet
2 1 (1.28%) IPv4
2 1 (1.28%) IPv6
2 1 (1.28%) Multicast
2 1 (1.28%) PPP
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) UPnP
2 1 (1.28%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) WebEx
2 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) Power BI
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.56%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.28%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.28%) Bigtable
5 1 (1.28%) Metadata
5 1 (1.28%) Metadata Repository
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.28%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) Subversion
3 6 (7.69%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) JUnit
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) GDB
6 1 (1.28%) GitLab
6 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (60.26%) Finance
2 32 (41.03%) Social Skills
3 19 (24.36%) Law
4 16 (20.51%) Financial Institution
5 9 (11.54%) Banking
5 9 (11.54%) Marketing
6 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
7 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (6.41%) Billing
7 5 (6.41%) Front Office
8 3 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (2.56%) Back Office
9 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (1.28%) Public Sector
10 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.13%) AWS Architect
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Azure Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Delivery Project Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Lead Project Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Platform Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Project Leader
6 3 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Node.js
2 5 (6.41%) AngularJS
2 5 (6.41%) CSS
2 5 (6.41%) HTML
2 5 (6.41%) React
3 4 (5.13%) jQuery
4 3 (3.85%) Middleware
4 3 (3.85%) Spring
4 3 (3.85%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (2.56%) Kafka
6 1 (1.28%) .NET
6 1 (1.28%) LDAP
6 1 (1.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Hedge funds
2 10 (12.82%) Cloud Native
3 7 (8.97%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.85%) CMDB
4 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.28%) Equities
6 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.28%) SCORM
6 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.28%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) OpenWrt
4 1 (1.28%) Unix
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) Data Protection
3 16 (20.51%) DevOps
3 16 (20.51%) Migration
4 12 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (15.38%) User Stories
5 11 (14.10%) Change Management
6 10 (12.82%) Asset Management
6 10 (12.82%) Microservices
6 10 (12.82%) Project Delivery
6 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 9 (11.54%) Data Analysis
7 9 (11.54%) Decision-Making
7 9 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (10.26%) ITIL
9 7 (8.97%) AOP
9 7 (8.97%) Investment Management
9 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.36%) SQL
2 12 (15.38%) Python
3 7 (8.97%) Java
4 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.41%) TypeScript
5 3 (3.85%) Java 11
5 3 (3.85%) Java 8
6 2 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) SOQL
7 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) MCSE
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) CEH
3 1 (1.28%) CIPD
3 1 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.28%) GIAC
3 1 (1.28%) GSEC
3 1 (1.28%) IIBA
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.28%) MOS
3 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PMP
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) GDPR
2 5 (6.41%) QA
3 4 (5.13%) PMO
4 3 (3.85%) UCITS
5 1 (1.28%) Accessibility
5 1 (1.28%) EMIR
5 1 (1.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Docker
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) XenApp
4 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.56%) SCOM
2 2 (2.56%) Terraform
3 1 (1.28%) Nessus
3 1 (1.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) VMware
3 4 (5.13%) Citrix
4 3 (3.85%) Google
4 3 (3.85%) iManage
4 3 (3.85%) Intapp
4 3 (3.85%) Perforce
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.85%) Solace
4 3 (3.85%) Workday
5 2 (2.56%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) EMC
6 1 (1.28%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.28%) Symantec