Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 217 220
Rank change year-on-year +35 +3 +70
Contract jobs citing Law 381 1,001 1,222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.25% 1.31%
As % of the General category 3.48% 3.22% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 554 532
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £663 £623 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75% +100.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £21.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.43 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -12.64% +25.52% +81.25%

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 10,963 31,131 37,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.29% 38.88% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,170 20,221 24,885
Median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £722 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 872 992
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.37% +1.65% -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.32 £21.04
% change year-on-year +38.25% +6.06% -6.57%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +4 184 £505 +12.22% 47
North of England +69 56 £375 -3.35% 43
South West +73 36 £445 -1.11% 11
Midlands +53 34 £400 - 17
North West +30 33 £375 -3.29% 29
South East +111 28 £413 +0.61% 19
East of England +41 25 £450 +9.76% 12
Yorkshire +81 21 £369 -7.81% 13
West Midlands +54 19 £325 -21.21% 6
East Midlands +34 15 £513 +32.26% 11
North East +43 2 £450 +16.13% 1
Law
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 150 (39.37%) Security Cleared
2 134 (35.17%) SC Cleared
3 70 (18.37%) Public Sector
4 59 (15.49%) Microsoft
5 53 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (10.76%) Migration
7 41 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (9.97%) SQL
8 38 (9.97%) Information Management
9 37 (9.71%) Finance
10 36 (9.45%) Project Management
11 35 (9.19%) Decision-Making
12 34 (8.92%) JavaScript
12 34 (8.92%) Risk Management
13 33 (8.66%) Data Migration
13 33 (8.66%) Azure
14 29 (7.61%) AWS
14 29 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
15 27 (7.09%) HTML
16 26 (6.82%) Python
16 26 (6.82%) Business Case
17 25 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (6.30%) Java
18 24 (6.30%) C#
18 24 (6.30%) Validation
19 23 (6.04%) DevOps
20 21 (5.51%) C++
20 21 (5.51%) Software Engineering
21 20 (5.25%) DV Cleared

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 11 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.79%) Apache
3 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.52%) Mendix
4 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.26%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 29 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.15%) Simulink
4 8 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.05%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.52%) Windchill
8 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.52%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.26%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.66%) Azure
2 29 (7.61%) AWS
3 16 (4.20%) Power Platform
4 10 (2.62%) SaaS
5 4 (1.05%) GitHub
5 4 (1.05%) Office 365
5 4 (1.05%) PaaS
6 3 (0.79%) Serverless
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.52%) AWS Fargate
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) GCP
7 2 (0.52%) IaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.84%) 5G
3 6 (1.57%) Firewall
3 6 (1.57%) LTE
3 6 (1.57%) Wireless
4 5 (1.31%) Skype
5 4 (1.05%) Network Security
5 4 (1.05%) UMTS
5 4 (1.05%) WiMAX
6 3 (0.79%) 3G
6 3 (0.79%) 4G
6 3 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.79%) RS-485
7 2 (0.52%) HTTP
7 2 (0.52%) RS-232
7 2 (0.52%) VPN
7 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.26%) DHCP
8 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.20%) Power BI
1 16 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.15%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.36%) MySQL
6 8 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.84%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.57%) Big Data
9 4 (1.05%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.84%) JIRA
3 7 (1.84%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.05%) Android Studio
5 4 (1.05%) Xcode
6 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.79%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.79%) Selenium
6 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.52%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.52%) GitLab
7 2 (0.52%) Gradle
7 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.52%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.52%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.52%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 70 (18.37%) Public Sector
2 37 (9.71%) Finance
3 16 (4.20%) Legal
3 16 (4.20%) Police
3 16 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.62%) Electronics
5 7 (1.84%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.57%) Marketing
7 5 (1.31%) Banking
8 4 (1.05%) Fire and Rescue
9 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Military
9 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.79%) Retail
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 2 (0.52%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (24.41%) Developer
2 52 (13.65%) Architect
3 42 (11.02%) Analyst
4 27 (7.09%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (5.51%) Business Analyst
6 17 (4.46%) Consultant
7 15 (3.94%) Software Engineer
8 11 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (2.89%) Project Manager
9 10 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (2.62%) Change Manager
9 10 (2.62%) React Developer
10 9 (2.36%) Business Change Manager
10 9 (2.36%) Business Manager
10 9 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (2.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.10%) Information Manager
11 8 (2.10%) Risk Manager
11 8 (2.10%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.09%) HTML
2 20 (5.25%) React
3 19 (4.99%) CSS
4 18 (4.72%) .NET
5 17 (4.46%) AngularJS
6 16 (4.20%) Web Services
7 11 (2.89%) HTML5
7 11 (2.89%) Node.js
8 9 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (2.10%) React Native
10 7 (1.84%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.84%) CGI
10 7 (1.84%) Redux
11 6 (1.57%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.57%) Pandas
11 6 (1.57%) scikit-learn
12 5 (1.31%) RESTful
13 4 (1.05%) REST
13 4 (1.05%) XML
14 3 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.99%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.67%) NHS
4 11 (2.89%) Taxonomies
4 11 (2.89%) User Experience
5 9 (2.36%) Freedom of Information
5 9 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.84%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.31%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.31%) VHDL
9 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.05%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.79%) Blog
10 3 (0.79%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.25%) Linux
1 20 (5.25%) Windows
2 14 (3.67%) Android
3 13 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.79%) Unix
4 3 (0.79%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (10.76%) Migration
2 41 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (9.97%) Information Management
4 36 (9.45%) Project Management
5 35 (9.19%) Decision-Making
6 34 (8.92%) Risk Management
7 33 (8.66%) Data Migration
8 26 (6.82%) Business Case
9 25 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (6.30%) Validation
11 23 (6.04%) DevOps
12 21 (5.51%) Software Engineering
13 20 (5.25%) Change Management
14 19 (4.99%) Line Management
15 18 (4.72%) Data Protection
15 18 (4.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 18 (4.72%) Strategic Roadmap
16 17 (4.46%) Analytics
17 15 (3.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.97%) SQL
2 34 (8.92%) JavaScript
3 26 (6.82%) Python
4 24 (6.30%) C#
4 24 (6.30%) Java
5 21 (5.51%) C++
6 20 (5.25%) C
7 14 (3.67%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.41%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.57%) Embedded C
9 6 (1.57%) PHP
10 5 (1.31%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.05%) Ada
11 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.05%) Ruby
12 3 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 150 (39.37%) Security Cleared
2 134 (35.17%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.25%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.67%) Degree
5 6 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.31%) CISSP
6 5 (1.31%) ISEB
7 4 (1.05%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.79%) CISA
8 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.52%) EnCE
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CLAS
10 1 (0.26%) RIBA
10 1 (0.26%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.62%) GDPR
2 7 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.84%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 4 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.05%) PMO
4 4 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) ITGC
5 2 (0.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO17020
6 1 (0.26%) MISRA
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.84%) Docker
2 5 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) NDS
4 1 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (3.67%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.62%) Kibana
3 8 (2.10%) logstash
4 6 (1.57%) Terraform
5 4 (1.05%) EnCase
6 3 (0.79%) FTK
7 2 (0.52%) Ansible
7 2 (0.52%) Grafana
8 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.26%) Packer
8 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.94%) Oracle
3 14 (3.67%) SAP
4 9 (2.36%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.57%) VMware
6 5 (1.31%) Adobe
7 4 (1.05%) Cisco
7 4 (1.05%) Citrix
7 4 (1.05%) IBM
7 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.05%) Xilinx
8 3 (0.79%) Cellebrite
8 3 (0.79%) Concur
8 3 (0.79%) Sony
8 3 (0.79%) Tableau
9 2 (0.52%) F5
9 2 (0.52%) iManage
9 2 (0.52%) Nuix
9 2 (0.52%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.52%) Sparx