Period
to 28 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Law over the 6 months to 28 September 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.

Law
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 179 234
Rank change year-on-year -39 +55 -14
Contract jobs citing Law 806 378 993
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.24% 1.48% 1.25%
As % of the General category 2.32% 2.76% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 203 551
10th Percentile £263 £276 £250
25th Percentile £363 £359 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £451 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.32% +6.12% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £515
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 57
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.99 £21.00
25th Percentile £26.56 £25.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year - -6.59% +13.75%
75th Percentile £49.69 £47.25 £48.75
90th Percentile £59.38 £48.75 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year - -6.59% +30.00%

Law 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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,723 13,713 40,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.49% 53.59% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,641 9,364 26,845
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £499 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.01% -
75th Percentile £631 £600 £575
90th Percentile £720 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,236 458 1,332
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.93 £10.98
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.91 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.12
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +17.71% +6.19%
75th Percentile £42.76 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.98 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.61% +17.11% +8.57%

Law
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Law as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Law in England

Law
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Law in England.

Daily rate trend for Law in England

Law
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Law in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Law in England

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Law in England.

Hourly rate trend for Law in England

Law
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Law in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Law in England

Law
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Law within the England region over the 6 months to 28 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -65 379 £500 - 126
North of England -27 122 £469 +25.00% 109
Midlands -23 92 £475 +15.15% 64
West Midlands -9 71 £475 +16.92% 32
South East -48 68 £384 -11.12% 39
North West -29 54 £439 +11.37% 64
Yorkshire -14 53 £475 +34.75% 38
South West -29 53 £475 -2.56% 24
East of England -28 41 £345 -23.23% 25
East Midlands -37 21 £425 - 32
North East -2 15 £575 +27.78% 7
Law
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Law 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 England region with a requirement for Law.

1 140 (17.37%) Social Skills
2 127 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (12.03%) Finance
4 94 (11.66%) Azure
5 89 (11.04%) Security Cleared
6 87 (10.79%) Legal
7 82 (10.17%) Software Engineering
8 75 (9.31%) Windows
9 73 (9.06%) SC Cleared
10 71 (8.81%) AWS
11 70 (8.68%) Migration
12 68 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 68 (8.44%) SQL
12 68 (8.44%) Project Management
13 65 (8.06%) Microsoft
14 55 (6.82%) DevOps
15 54 (6.70%) Java
16 53 (6.58%) Python
17 47 (5.83%) Change Management
17 47 (5.83%) ITIL
17 47 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
18 46 (5.71%) Linux
19 45 (5.58%) SAP
20 44 (5.46%) JavaScript
20 44 (5.46%) Active Directory
20 44 (5.46%) Public Sector
21 43 (5.33%) C++
22 42 (5.21%) Analytics
23 41 (5.09%) C
24 38 (4.71%) Scrum

Law
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
2 8 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (0.87%) Confluence
4 6 (0.74%) CMS
5 5 (0.62%) Apache
6 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.25%) CICS
7 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.25%) nginx
7 2 (0.25%) WordPress
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
8 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.12%) Jadu
8 1 (0.12%) Kentico
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.24%) Simulink
5 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.74%) Sketch
7 4 (0.50%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.50%) Figma
7 4 (0.50%) InVision
7 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.50%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.37%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) Windchill
10 1 (0.12%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.12%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.74%) Relativity
4 5 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.25%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.25%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (11.66%) Azure
2 71 (8.81%) AWS
3 28 (3.47%) SaaS
4 21 (2.61%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (2.61%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.36%) Amazon ECS
5 19 (2.36%) GCP
6 17 (2.11%) Serverless
7 15 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.61%) PaaS
10 12 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (1.36%) IaaS
12 8 (0.99%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.74%) GitHub
14 5 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.99%) Firewall
2 12 (1.49%) Network Security
3 8 (0.99%) Intranet
4 7 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.74%) LAN
5 6 (0.74%) WAN
6 4 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.50%) DMARC
6 4 (0.50%) Internet
6 4 (0.50%) SNMP
7 3 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.37%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.37%) RS-485
7 3 (0.37%) SAN
7 3 (0.37%) VPN
7 3 (0.37%) Wireless
8 2 (0.25%) DHCP
8 2 (0.25%) DNS
8 2 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.48%) Power BI
3 15 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.49%) Data Lake
7 11 (1.36%) MySQL
8 9 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.87%) Big Data
9 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.74%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.62%) Tableau
12 4 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.50%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.50%) Metadata
12 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.85%) JIRA
2 15 (1.86%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.74%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.50%) GitLab
6 4 (0.50%) Selenium
6 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.37%) ESLint
7 3 (0.37%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.37%) Locust
7 3 (0.37%) Subversion
7 3 (0.37%) webpack
8 2 (0.25%) C++Builder
8 2 (0.25%) Maven
8 2 (0.25%) PVCS
General
1 140 (17.37%) Social Skills
2 97 (12.03%) Finance
3 87 (10.79%) Legal
4 44 (5.46%) Public Sector
5 33 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.85%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (2.73%) Marketing
8 20 (2.48%) Local Government
9 17 (2.11%) Banking
10 16 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (1.99%) Police
11 14 (1.74%) Aerospace
12 13 (1.61%) Telecoms
13 11 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
13 11 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (1.36%) Retail
14 10 (1.24%) Electronics
15 9 (1.12%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.87%) Billing
17 5 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 116 (14.39%) Developer
2 108 (13.40%) Analyst
3 68 (8.44%) Architect
4 54 (6.70%) Software Engineer
5 52 (6.45%) Consultant
6 43 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 42 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 25 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (2.61%) IT Analyst
10 18 (2.23%) C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (1.99%) Data Architect
11 16 (1.99%) Data Protection Officer
11 16 (1.99%) Support Analyst
11 16 (1.99%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (1.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (1.74%) .NET Developer
13 14 (1.74%) Embedded Engineer
14 13 (1.61%) Administrator
14 13 (1.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (1.61%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.09%) .NET
2 29 (3.60%) HTML
3 21 (2.61%) CSS
4 19 (2.36%) React
5 17 (2.11%) REST
6 16 (1.99%) Web Services
7 13 (1.61%) Node.js
8 12 (1.49%) .NET Core
9 11 (1.36%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.12%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.12%) HTML5
10 9 (1.12%) Spring
11 8 (0.99%) jQuery
11 8 (0.99%) Kafka
12 7 (0.87%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.74%) CSS3
13 6 (0.74%) Middleware
13 6 (0.74%) Sass
13 6 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.47%) Management Information System
2 26 (3.23%) User Experience
3 14 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
4 12 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (1.12%) NHS
7 8 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 8 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
7 8 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.74%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.74%) Social Media
10 5 (0.62%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (0.62%) Freedom of Information Act
10 5 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.31%) Windows
2 46 (5.71%) Linux
3 31 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 15 (1.86%) Android
5 12 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (1.12%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.62%) CentOS
9 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.25%) Unix
13 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (10.17%) Software Engineering
3 70 (8.68%) Migration
4 68 (8.44%) Project Management
4 68 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (6.82%) DevOps
6 47 (5.83%) Change Management
6 47 (5.83%) ITIL
6 47 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (5.21%) Analytics
8 38 (4.71%) Data Protection
8 38 (4.71%) Scrum
9 37 (4.59%) Microservices
10 36 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (4.22%) Project Delivery
12 33 (4.09%) Service Delivery
13 31 (3.85%) Data Migration
14 30 (3.72%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (3.60%) Data Modelling
16 26 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 68 (8.44%) SQL
2 54 (6.70%) Java
3 53 (6.58%) Python
4 44 (5.46%) JavaScript
5 43 (5.33%) C++
6 41 (5.09%) C
7 34 (4.22%) C#
8 12 (1.49%) Embedded C
8 12 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 12 (1.49%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.36%) Embedded C++
10 10 (1.24%) Go
10 10 (1.24%) Scala
10 10 (1.24%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.12%) Ada
12 8 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.99%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.87%) PHP
14 6 (0.74%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 73 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.97%) Degree
4 18 (2.23%) CISSP
5 13 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.61%) ISEB
6 8 (0.99%) CCNA
6 8 (0.99%) MCSE
6 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.50%) CCIE
8 4 (0.50%) CIPD
8 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.50%) HNC
8 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.37%) HND
9 3 (0.37%) PhD
9 3 (0.37%) RHCE
9 3 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.85%) GDPR
2 28 (3.47%) QA
3 15 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.12%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.99%) SLA
7 7 (0.87%) PMO
8 4 (0.50%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.37%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.37%) NCSC
9 3 (0.37%) WCAG
10 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.25%) HL7
10 2 (0.25%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.25%) MISRA
11 1 (0.12%) DO-254
11 1 (0.12%) GMP
11 1 (0.12%) JTAG
11 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.22%) Docker
3 11 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.62%) XenApp
5 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.50%) Firmware
6 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.48%) SCCM
2 20 (2.48%) Terraform
3 10 (1.24%) Puppet
4 5 (0.62%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.50%) Ansible
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.50%) SCOM
6 3 (0.37%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.25%) MIIS
7 2 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.12%) Avamar
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.12%) logstash
8 1 (0.12%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.12%) QRadar
8 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 65 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.58%) SAP
3 32 (3.97%) Oracle
4 24 (2.98%) VMware
5 23 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (2.73%) Citrix
7 14 (1.74%) Cisco
8 12 (1.49%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.36%) iManage
10 10 (1.24%) Google
10 10 (1.24%) IBM
11 9 (1.12%) Intapp
12 8 (0.99%) HP
13 7 (0.87%) EMC
14 6 (0.74%) Databricks
14 6 (0.74%) Nuix
14 6 (0.74%) Workday
15 5 (0.62%) Adobe
15 5 (0.62%) Snow
15 5 (0.62%) SolarWinds