Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 83 88
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing Legal 220 199 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.08% 2.98% 2.57%
As % of the General category 5.51% 5.66% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 148 196
City of London median daily rate £475 £443 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +2.02% +15.67%
10th Percentile £223 £254 £213
90th Percentile £663 £625 £644
Central London median daily rate £450 £436 £430
% change year-on-year +3.15% +1.45% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £41.68 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.44% -13.79% -24.68%
10th Percentile £35.37 £11.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.59 £13.75 £14.75
Central London median hourly rate £41.68 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +233.44% -33.33% -2.60%

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 3996 3513 4902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.88% 52.69% 53.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3213 2822 3809
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 50
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £49.17 £48.97
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%

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 24 November 2017.

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

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Legal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Legal.

1 76 (34.55%) Finance
2 68 (30.91%) Law
3 46 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.91%) Project Management
4 35 (15.91%) Document Management
5 34 (15.45%) SQL Server
6 32 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (12.73%) .NET
7 28 (12.73%) C#
7 28 (12.73%) SQL
8 27 (12.27%) Active Directory
8 27 (12.27%) TDD
8 27 (12.27%) GDPR
9 26 (11.82%) Java
10 25 (11.36%) XML
11 24 (10.91%) SOAP
11 24 (10.91%) Windows
11 24 (10.91%) JavaScript
11 24 (10.91%) JSON
11 24 (10.91%) AngularJS
12 23 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
12 23 (10.45%) Node.js
12 23 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (10.45%) Apigee
12 23 (10.45%) API Development
13 22 (10.00%) Test Scripting
13 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
13 22 (10.00%) Banking
14 21 (9.55%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (4.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.82%) IIS
4 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Relativity
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.45%) Ringtail
2 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.82%) SaaS
2 3 (1.36%) IaaS
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.91%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) G Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.91%) HTTP
2 10 (4.55%) LAN
2 10 (4.55%) WAN
3 6 (2.73%) Internet
4 5 (2.27%) Firewall
5 4 (1.82%) SSL
6 3 (1.36%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.36%) Skype
6 3 (1.36%) SSH
7 2 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.91%) Network Security
7 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.36%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.18%) Power BI
5 6 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.82%) Big Data
6 4 (1.82%) MS Access
6 4 (1.82%) PowerPivot
6 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.91%) MySQL
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) ERwin
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) GitLab
2 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.45%) ProC
2 1 (0.45%) Selenium
2 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 76 (34.55%) Finance
2 68 (30.91%) Law
3 22 (10.00%) Banking
4 14 (6.36%) Marketing
5 8 (3.64%) Front Office
5 8 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.27%) Back Office
7 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.36%) Retail
9 2 (0.91%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.45%) German Language
10 1 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (30.00%) Analyst
2 43 (19.55%) Developer
3 34 (15.45%) Project Manager
4 24 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.73%) Legal Analyst
6 15 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (6.36%) Agile Developer
8 11 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 11 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 10 (4.55%) Data Analyst
9 10 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.09%) Consultant
10 9 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.64%) IT Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) IT Support
11 8 (3.64%) Service Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Architect
12 7 (3.18%) Programme Manager
12 7 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.73%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.73%) .NET
2 25 (11.36%) XML
3 24 (10.91%) AngularJS
3 24 (10.91%) JSON
3 24 (10.91%) SOAP
4 23 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (10.45%) Node.js
4 23 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
5 18 (8.18%) REST
6 13 (5.91%) HTML
7 10 (4.55%) RESTful
7 10 (4.55%) WCF
7 10 (4.55%) Web Services
8 4 (1.82%) MDX
9 3 (1.36%) COM
9 3 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.36%) OAuth
9 3 (1.36%) Spring
10 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.91%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.09%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.64%) BYOD
5 7 (3.18%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.18%) Derivative
6 6 (2.73%) User Experience
7 5 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.27%) Equities
7 5 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) Replication
9 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.91%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.91%) Windows
2 6 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.27%) Linux
3 5 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.82%) Unix
5 2 (0.91%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.91%) Document Management
2 35 (15.91%) Project Management
3 32 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (12.27%) TDD
5 23 (10.45%) API Development
6 22 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 20 (9.09%) Information Security
7 20 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 18 (8.18%) Scrum
8 18 (8.18%) User Stories
9 17 (7.73%) Data Modelling
10 16 (7.27%) Change Management
10 16 (7.27%) Project Planning
11 14 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.36%) Data Protection
11 14 (6.36%) Migration
12 13 (5.91%) Agile Testing
12 13 (5.91%) API Integration
12 13 (5.91%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.73%) C#
1 28 (12.73%) SQL
2 26 (11.82%) Java
3 24 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.09%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (1.82%) Python
6 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.36%) C
7 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) R
8 1 (0.45%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) VB
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.45%) Degree
2 10 (4.55%) PMP
3 8 (3.64%) CISSP
4 7 (3.18%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.36%) CISA
6 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.91%) CISM
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.91%) GCIA
7 2 (0.91%) GCIH
7 2 (0.91%) GIAC
7 2 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.91%) Novell Certification
7 2 (0.91%) SANS
7 2 (0.91%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.27%) GDPR
2 9 (4.09%) PMO
3 5 (2.27%) QA
4 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.82%) MiFID
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) P3O
6 1 (0.45%) EMIR
6 1 (0.45%) GCP
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.82%) Docker
3 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) Ansible
2 2 (0.91%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.45%) Apigee
3 12 (5.45%) iManage
4 9 (4.09%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.73%) Oracle
6 4 (1.82%) Reuters
7 3 (1.36%) IBM
7 3 (1.36%) Tableau
7 3 (1.36%) VMware
8 2 (0.91%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.91%) Cisco
8 2 (0.91%) Google
8 2 (0.91%) HP
8 2 (0.91%) SAP
8 2 (0.91%) Sun
8 2 (0.91%) Sybase
9 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.45%) Cognos
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com