Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 66 87 108
Rank change year-on-year +21 +21 +35
Contract jobs citing Legal 143 41 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.63% 1.97% 1.90%
As % of the General category 6.30% 3.30% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 27 65
10th Percentile £342 £294 £256
25th Percentile £489 £328 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £600 £594 £600
90th Percentile £686 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +18.75%

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 2,270 1,242 2,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.57% 59.77% 54.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,730 897 2,054
10th Percentile £363 £310 £263
25th Percentile £485 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £510
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%
75th Percentile £675 £618 £625
90th Percentile £775 £697 £694
Central London median daily rate £563 £523 £500
% change year-on-year +7.66% +4.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 33
10th Percentile £18.56 £13.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +70.45% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £51.75 £36.50 £21.00
90th Percentile £62.35 £46.00 £28.60
Central London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +70.45% +16.71% +0.80%

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 23 January 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 111 (77.62%) Finance
2 80 (55.94%) Data Protection
2 80 (55.94%) GDPR
3 78 (54.55%) Financial Institution
4 77 (53.85%) Hedge funds
5 69 (48.25%) Social Skills
6 58 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (35.66%) AOP
8 39 (27.27%) CI/CD
9 32 (22.38%) Azure
10 31 (21.68%) AWS
10 31 (21.68%) DevOps
11 27 (18.88%) Terraform
12 26 (18.18%) Kubernetes
13 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
14 24 (16.78%) Banking
15 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (15.38%) Docker
17 21 (14.69%) Project Management
17 21 (14.69%) Scrum
18 20 (13.99%) Python
18 20 (13.99%) Serverless
19 19 (13.29%) Decision-Making
19 19 (13.29%) Analytics
20 18 (12.59%) Jenkins
20 18 (12.59%) GCP
20 18 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
20 18 (12.59%) Infrastructure as Code
21 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
22 16 (11.19%) Java

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 4 (2.80%) Confluence
2 3 (2.10%) CMS
2 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.40%) Camunda
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.70%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Elite 3E
2 3 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.40%) Cloudability
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.70%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.38%) Azure
2 31 (21.68%) AWS
3 20 (13.99%) Serverless
4 18 (12.59%) GCP
5 11 (7.69%) GitHub
6 9 (6.29%) PaaS
6 9 (6.29%) SaaS
7 7 (4.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.20%) Amazon S3
8 6 (4.20%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (4.20%) GitHub Actions
9 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.50%) IaaS
9 5 (3.50%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (2.80%) Apigee
10 4 (2.80%) AWS CodeBuild
10 4 (2.80%) OpenShift
10 4 (2.80%) Power Platform
10 4 (2.80%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) VPN
2 5 (3.50%) Wireless
3 4 (2.80%) Firewall
4 3 (2.10%) NAS
4 3 (2.10%) SAN
5 2 (1.40%) DNS
5 2 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) Broadband
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.70%) DECT
6 1 (0.70%) Intranet
6 1 (0.70%) IPv4
6 1 (0.70%) IPv6
6 1 (0.70%) Multicast
6 1 (0.70%) PPP
6 1 (0.70%) Skype
6 1 (0.70%) UPnP
6 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) Big Data
2 7 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.50%) Data Lake
4 5 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.80%) BigQuery
5 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.40%) Bigtable
6 2 (1.40%) Cloudera CDH
6 2 (1.40%) DB2
6 2 (1.40%) Delta Lake
6 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.40%) Power BI
6 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.40%) Tableau
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) Jenkins
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.29%) JIRA
4 6 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (3.50%) GitLab
6 4 (2.80%) Selenium
7 3 (2.10%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.10%) git-flow
7 3 (2.10%) Maven
7 3 (2.10%) Protractor
7 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.40%) Postman
8 2 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.40%) Spinnaker
8 2 (1.40%) Subversion
8 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (1.40%) webpack
9 1 (0.70%) kappa
9 1 (0.70%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 111 (77.62%) Finance
2 78 (54.55%) Financial Institution
3 69 (48.25%) Social Skills
4 24 (16.78%) Banking
5 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (7.69%) Law
7 7 (4.90%) Billing
7 7 (4.90%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (4.90%) Retail
8 5 (3.50%) Marketing
9 4 (2.80%) Front Office
10 3 (2.10%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.40%) German Language
11 2 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (1.40%) International Banking
11 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.70%) Advertising
12 1 (0.70%) Back Office
12 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (17.48%) Architect
2 17 (11.89%) Analyst
3 13 (9.09%) Developer
4 11 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.59%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.90%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (4.90%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (4.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.50%) Consultant
9 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.50%) Governance Manager
9 5 (3.50%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) Web Services
2 4 (2.80%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) RESTful
3 3 (2.10%) ARM Templates
3 3 (2.10%) CSS
3 3 (2.10%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.10%) HTML
3 3 (2.10%) Node.js
3 3 (2.10%) pytest
3 3 (2.10%) React
3 3 (2.10%) REST
3 3 (2.10%) SOAP
3 3 (2.10%) SQLAlchemy
3 3 (2.10%) Visualforce
4 2 (1.40%) Azure Blueprints
4 2 (1.40%) Enzyme
4 2 (1.40%) IDoc
4 2 (1.40%) Redux
4 2 (1.40%) WPF
4 2 (1.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (53.85%) Hedge funds
2 15 (10.49%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 9 (6.29%) Analytical Mindset
5 8 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.90%) Cloud Native
6 7 (4.90%) User Experience
7 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.80%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.10%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.10%) CMDB
9 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (2.10%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.40%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.70%) Equities
11 1 (0.70%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.49%) Windows
2 10 (6.99%) Linux
3 8 (5.59%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.20%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.50%) Unix
6 2 (1.40%) Android
6 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.94%) Data Protection
2 58 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (35.66%) AOP
4 39 (27.27%) CI/CD
5 31 (21.68%) DevOps
6 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (14.69%) Project Management
7 21 (14.69%) Scrum
8 19 (13.29%) Analytics
8 19 (13.29%) Decision-Making
9 18 (12.59%) Infrastructure as Code
9 18 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (8.39%) Microservices
10 12 (8.39%) Migration
11 11 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.69%) Time Management
12 10 (6.99%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (6.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) Python
2 16 (11.19%) Java
3 15 (10.49%) SQL
4 13 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.99%) Bash
6 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.59%) Groovy
8 7 (4.90%) C
9 4 (2.80%) C#
9 4 (2.80%) C++
10 3 (2.10%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.70%) Bicep
12 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.70%) R
12 1 (0.70%) Scala
12 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.79%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) AWS Certification
2 4 (2.80%) CISSP
2 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.40%) PMP
3 2 (1.40%) RHCA
4 1 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.70%) ACCA
4 1 (0.70%) CFA
4 1 (0.70%) CISA
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.70%) IIBA
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (55.94%) GDPR
2 10 (6.99%) QA
3 8 (5.59%) SLA
4 7 (4.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.40%) GRC
5 2 (1.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.70%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.70%) JTAG
6 1 (0.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (15.38%) Docker
2 5 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.80%) KVM
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (18.88%) Terraform
2 26 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 16 (11.19%) Ansible
4 6 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.10%) Packer
5 3 (2.10%) Puppet
6 2 (1.40%) Istio
7 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.70%) Grafana
7 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.70%) Nessus
7 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.70%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.70%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.70%) SCCM
7 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) Google
2 10 (6.99%) SAP
3 7 (4.90%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle
5 4 (2.80%) Intapp
5 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.10%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.10%) Citrix
6 3 (2.10%) iManage
6 3 (2.10%) OneTrust
6 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.10%) Splunk
7 2 (1.40%) Adobe
7 2 (1.40%) Charles River
7 2 (1.40%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.40%) Databricks
7 2 (1.40%) Pega
7 2 (1.40%) Sun
8 1 (0.70%) Reuters