Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 227 210
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17 +40
Contract jobs citing Law 480 771 1,216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.17% 1.35%
As % of the General category 3.42% 3.17% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 479 542
Median daily rate £440 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
90th Percentile £585 £638 £624
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +125.00%
10th Percentile £25.50 £29.25 £18.86
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.50 £50.15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +10.47% +132.43%

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 14,032 24,327 35,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.82% 36.99% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,592 16,320 24,216
Median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 738 903
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -4.68%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.28 £50.00 £48.10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -4.76%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -40 186 £469 -0.79% 69
Midlands +45 69 £450 +12.50% 33
North of England +85 63 £400 -0.12% 52
West Midlands +60 51 £450 +12.50% 13
South East +91 44 £400 -1.84% 20
South West +78 32 £350 -22.22% 12
North West +39 32 £413 +3.00% 36
East of England +59 31 £455 +25.09% 16
Yorkshire +61 26 £369 -4.84% 12
East Midlands +7 18 £438 +9.38% 18
North East +43 5 £450 +16.13% 4
Law
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 123 (25.63%) Security Cleared
2 113 (23.54%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (21.04%) SC Cleared
4 77 (16.04%) Public Sector
5 74 (15.42%) Microsoft
6 62 (12.92%) Azure
7 60 (12.50%) Finance
8 54 (11.25%) C++
9 52 (10.83%) Software Engineering
10 48 (10.00%) SQL
11 47 (9.79%) Power Platform
12 46 (9.58%) JavaScript
12 46 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (9.17%) Legal
14 43 (8.96%) Migration
14 43 (8.96%) Linux
15 42 (8.75%) Project Delivery
16 40 (8.33%) HTML
17 39 (8.13%) C#
18 37 (7.71%) Python
18 37 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (7.50%) SQL Server
20 35 (7.29%) C
21 34 (7.08%) Power BI
22 33 (6.88%) Windows
22 33 (6.88%) Project Management
23 31 (6.46%) Java
23 31 (6.46%) .NET
23 31 (6.46%) AWS
24 29 (6.04%) SaaS

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 9 (1.88%) Jadu
1 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.83%) Apache
4 3 (0.63%) CMS
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.42%) Mendix
5 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.42%) nginx
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.21%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.50%) Simulink
4 9 (1.88%) Chatbot
5 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.04%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.83%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.63%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.21%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.21%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.92%) Azure
2 47 (9.79%) Power Platform
3 31 (6.46%) AWS
4 29 (6.04%) SaaS
5 17 (3.54%) PowerApps
6 14 (2.92%) Amazon ECS
6 14 (2.92%) Logic Apps
7 11 (2.29%) GCP
8 9 (1.88%) Office 365
9 8 (1.67%) Serverless
10 6 (1.25%) GitHub
10 6 (1.25%) PaaS
11 5 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.63%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.79%) Firewall
2 16 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.92%) Network Security
4 11 (2.29%) Calico
5 7 (1.46%) Wireshark
6 6 (1.25%) LTE
7 5 (1.04%) 5G
7 5 (1.04%) HTTP
7 5 (1.04%) Wireless
8 4 (0.83%) DNS
8 4 (0.83%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.83%) SNMP
8 4 (0.83%) VPN
9 3 (0.63%) 4G
9 3 (0.63%) UMTS
9 3 (0.63%) WiMAX
10 2 (0.42%) Modbus
10 2 (0.42%) RS-422
10 2 (0.42%) RS-485
10 2 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.08%) Power BI
3 18 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.71%) MySQL
5 13 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.67%) Tableau
8 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.04%) Big Data
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.33%) JIRA
3 10 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
3 10 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.04%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.04%) Maven
6 5 (1.04%) Selenium
7 4 (0.83%) CircleCI
7 4 (0.83%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.83%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.83%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.83%) NetBeans
7 4 (0.83%) Ranorex
7 4 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.63%) JUnit
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.63%) Postman
General
1 77 (16.04%) Public Sector
2 60 (12.50%) Finance
3 44 (9.17%) Legal
4 18 (3.75%) Local Government
5 17 (3.54%) Electronics
6 15 (3.13%) Police
7 13 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.08%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.88%) Banking
10 7 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.46%) Retail
11 6 (1.25%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.04%) Billing
12 5 (1.04%) Marketing
13 4 (0.83%) Games
14 3 (0.63%) Back Office
14 3 (0.63%) Military
15 2 (0.42%) Automotive
15 2 (0.42%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 106 (22.08%) Developer
2 48 (10.00%) Architect
3 46 (9.58%) Analyst
4 32 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 27 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.00%) Consultant
7 19 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (3.54%) Change Manager
8 17 (3.54%) Software Developer
9 16 (3.33%) Business Change Manager
9 16 (3.33%) Business Manager
10 14 (2.92%) C++ Developer
10 14 (2.92%) C++ Software Developer
11 13 (2.71%) Embedded Engineer
12 12 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 12 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (2.08%) Cloud Consultant
15 9 (1.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.33%) HTML
2 31 (6.46%) .NET
3 29 (6.04%) CSS
4 26 (5.42%) HTML5
5 24 (5.00%) Web Services
6 16 (3.33%) JSON
7 15 (3.13%) RESTful
8 12 (2.50%) React
9 11 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.29%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.08%) CSS3
10 10 (2.08%) Node.js
11 9 (1.88%) Twig
12 8 (1.67%) Vue.js
13 7 (1.46%) REST
14 6 (1.25%) XML
15 5 (1.04%) .NET Core
15 5 (1.04%) SOAP
16 4 (0.83%) React Native
16 4 (0.83%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.83%) User Experience
2 18 (3.75%) NHS
3 13 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.08%) Social Media
6 10 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.88%) Cybercrime
7 9 (1.88%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.46%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.46%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
10 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.04%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.96%) Linux
2 33 (6.88%) Windows
3 16 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.50%) Android
5 10 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (1.67%) Unix
7 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.54%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (10.83%) Software Engineering
3 46 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (8.96%) Migration
5 42 (8.75%) Project Delivery
6 37 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (6.88%) Project Management
8 29 (6.04%) Change Management
8 29 (6.04%) Information Security
9 25 (5.21%) DevOps
10 23 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (4.79%) Document Management
11 22 (4.58%) Decision-Making
12 21 (4.38%) ITIL
13 20 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 19 (3.96%) Data Protection
15 18 (3.75%) Scrum
16 17 (3.54%) Data Migration
17 16 (3.33%) Business Change Management
18 15 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.25%) C++
2 48 (10.00%) SQL
3 46 (9.58%) JavaScript
4 39 (8.13%) C#
5 37 (7.71%) Python
6 35 (7.29%) C
7 31 (6.46%) Java
8 17 (3.54%) PHP
9 16 (3.33%) MATLAB
10 10 (2.08%) Embedded C
11 6 (1.25%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.04%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.04%) Go
13 4 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.83%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.63%) Ada
14 3 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (25.63%) Security Cleared
2 101 (21.04%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.38%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.71%) Degree
5 8 (1.67%) ISEB
6 6 (1.25%) CISSP
7 4 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.63%) CISM
8 3 (0.63%) EnCE
8 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.63%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.42%) CIPD
9 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.42%) RIBA
10 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.79%) GDPR
2 15 (3.13%) QA
3 11 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 6 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.63%) PMO
5 3 (0.63%) WCAG
6 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.42%) NCSC
6 2 (0.42%) NIST
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO17020
7 1 (0.21%) ITGC
System Software
1 14 (2.92%) Docker
1 14 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.29%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.63%) Firmware
6 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.92%) Istio
3 10 (2.08%) EnCase
4 6 (1.25%) Terraform
5 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.83%) FTK
6 4 (0.83%) SCOM
7 3 (0.63%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.63%) SCCM
8 2 (0.42%) Ansible
8 2 (0.42%) Grafana
8 2 (0.42%) Kustomize
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.42%) Puppet
8 2 (0.42%) QRadar
8 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.21%) Consul
9 1 (0.21%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.21%) Kibana
9 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.83%) Oracle
3 21 (4.38%) VMware
4 14 (2.92%) F5
4 14 (2.92%) iManage
5 13 (2.71%) SAP
6 6 (1.25%) Cisco
6 6 (1.25%) Google
6 6 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.04%) IBM
7 5 (1.04%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.04%) Xilinx
8 4 (0.83%) Adobe
8 4 (0.83%) Altera
8 4 (0.83%) Cellebrite
8 4 (0.83%) HP
8 4 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.83%) Splunk
9 3 (0.63%) Citrix
9 3 (0.63%) Nuix