Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 229 229
Rank change year-on-year +50 0 -16
Contract jobs citing Law 576 620 1,108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the General category 3.35% 3.14% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 357 553
10th Percentile £263 £235 £232
25th Percentile £350 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £445
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.69% -1.11%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £605 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £440 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +0.57% -2.78% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 42 37
10th Percentile £24.32 £21.13 £30.98
25th Percentile £31.26 £42.56 £40.50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.47% +5.56% +37.07%
75th Percentile £48.94 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.40
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +37.07%

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 17,198 19,750 34,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.42% 36.84% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,793 13,277 23,684
10th Percentile £313 £280 £305
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £613 £600 £590
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £484
% change year-on-year +4.17% -0.83% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 629 842
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.33%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £53.60 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.41 £20.86
% change year-on-year +12.10% +2.66% -0.69%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +1 230 £475 -2.56% 114
Midlands +27 82 £438 +9.38% 38
North of England +50 66 £419 +4.69% 61
West Midlands +39 59 £438 +12.90% 23
South East +50 56 £388 -3.13% 29
North West +37 38 £438 +11.11% 40
East of England +25 30 £475 +15.85% 10
South West +33 28 £525 +21.74% 19
Yorkshire +16 23 £353 -21.67% 15
East Midlands +3 23 £413 +3.13% 14
North East - 5 £475 - 6
Law
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 132 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (21.18%) Security Cleared
3 106 (18.40%) SC Cleared
4 103 (17.88%) Microsoft
5 94 (16.32%) Azure
6 85 (14.76%) Finance
7 81 (14.06%) Public Sector
8 69 (11.98%) Legal
9 62 (10.76%) Software Engineering
10 59 (10.24%) Migration
11 58 (10.07%) JavaScript
12 54 (9.38%) HTML
12 54 (9.38%) Power Platform
13 50 (8.68%) C++
13 50 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (8.16%) SQL
14 47 (8.16%) Project Delivery
15 45 (7.81%) Project Management
16 44 (7.64%) CSS
17 43 (7.47%) Windows
18 42 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (6.77%) Python
19 39 (6.77%) SQL Server
19 39 (6.77%) Information Security
20 38 (6.60%) Linux
21 37 (6.42%) Oracle
21 37 (6.42%) C
22 36 (6.25%) AWS
23 35 (6.08%) SaaS
23 35 (6.08%) C#

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 12 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.91%) Jadu
3 6 (1.04%) CMS
3 6 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.87%) WordPress
5 4 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.69%) nginx
6 3 (0.52%) SAS
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
7 2 (0.35%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) FileNet
7 2 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.91%) Chatbot
4 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.56%) Simulink
6 4 (0.69%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.52%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.17%) Shopify
4 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (16.32%) Azure
2 54 (9.38%) Power Platform
3 36 (6.25%) AWS
4 35 (6.08%) SaaS
5 22 (3.82%) PowerApps
6 20 (3.47%) Logic Apps
7 18 (3.13%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (2.78%) GCP
9 14 (2.43%) Amazon ECS
10 12 (2.08%) PaaS
11 9 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.04%) IaaS
13 5 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.87%) GitHub
14 4 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.69%) AWS Step Functions
14 4 (0.69%) Serverless
15 3 (0.52%) Amazon Cognito
15 3 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.17%) Firewall
2 15 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.26%) Network Security
4 9 (1.56%) Calico
5 7 (1.22%) DNS
5 7 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.04%) SNMP
6 6 (1.04%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.87%) HTTP
8 4 (0.69%) VPN
9 3 (0.52%) 4G
9 3 (0.52%) DHCP
9 3 (0.52%) LTE
9 3 (0.52%) Modbus
9 3 (0.52%) RS-485
9 3 (0.52%) Wireless
10 2 (0.35%) RS-422
10 2 (0.35%) SAN
10 2 (0.35%) VLAN
10 2 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.73%) Power BI
3 15 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.26%) Cosmos DB
5 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.91%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.04%) MySQL
8 6 (1.04%) Tableau
9 5 (0.87%) Big Data
9 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.35%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (3.30%) JIRA
2 14 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.43%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.69%) NetBeans
5 4 (0.69%) Selenium
5 4 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.52%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.52%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.52%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.52%) JUnit
6 3 (0.52%) Maven
6 3 (0.52%) Postman
6 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.35%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 85 (14.76%) Finance
2 81 (14.06%) Public Sector
3 69 (11.98%) Legal
4 27 (4.69%) Local Government
5 22 (3.82%) Electronics
6 13 (2.26%) Banking
6 13 (2.26%) Police
7 12 (2.08%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.74%) Billing
9 10 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.22%) Marketing
10 7 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.22%) Retail
11 4 (0.69%) Back Office
12 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.52%) Military
13 2 (0.35%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (18.40%) Developer
2 62 (10.76%) Analyst
3 56 (9.72%) Architect
4 44 (7.64%) Project Manager
5 41 (7.12%) Software Engineer
6 28 (4.86%) Consultant
7 19 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (2.95%) Business Analyst
9 16 (2.78%) Designer
9 16 (2.78%) Embedded Engineer
10 15 (2.60%) Data Architect
11 14 (2.43%) Software Developer
12 13 (2.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (2.26%) IT Manager
13 12 (2.08%) C++ Developer
13 12 (2.08%) Cloud Consultant
14 11 (1.91%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (1.91%) IT Project Manager
14 11 (1.91%) UX Designer
15 10 (1.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.38%) HTML
2 44 (7.64%) CSS
3 35 (6.08%) .NET
4 31 (5.38%) HTML5
5 29 (5.03%) Web Services
6 23 (3.99%) JSON
6 23 (3.99%) RESTful
7 22 (3.82%) React
8 18 (3.13%) Node.js
9 16 (2.78%) CSS3
10 14 (2.43%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.91%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.91%) Twig
12 9 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (1.39%) .NET Core
13 8 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.39%) Vue.js
14 7 (1.22%) HTML5 Canvas
14 7 (1.22%) jQuery
14 7 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.21%) User Experience
2 23 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.60%) NHS
5 12 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (1.91%) Social Media
7 8 (1.39%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.04%) Cybercrime
9 6 (1.04%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.04%) VHDL
10 5 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.69%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.69%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.47%) Windows
2 38 (6.60%) Linux
3 24 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.91%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (1.56%) Android
6 8 (1.39%) Unix
6 8 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.87%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.52%) ThreadX
11 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (10.76%) Software Engineering
3 59 (10.24%) Migration
4 50 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (8.16%) Project Delivery
6 45 (7.81%) Project Management
7 42 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (6.77%) Information Security
9 31 (5.38%) Change Management
9 31 (5.38%) Document Management
10 25 (4.34%) DevOps
10 25 (4.34%) ITIL
10 25 (4.34%) Service Delivery
11 24 (4.17%) Data Protection
11 24 (4.17%) Decision-Making
12 23 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (3.82%) Scrum
13 22 (3.82%) Waterfall
14 19 (3.30%) Risk Management
14 19 (3.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.07%) JavaScript
2 50 (8.68%) C++
3 47 (8.16%) SQL
4 39 (6.77%) Python
5 37 (6.42%) C
6 35 (6.08%) C#
7 31 (5.38%) Java
8 17 (2.95%) PHP
9 13 (2.26%) Embedded C
10 11 (1.91%) Embedded C++
11 10 (1.74%) Go
11 10 (1.74%) MATLAB
11 10 (1.74%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.22%) Ada
12 7 (1.22%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.04%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.04%) Ruby
14 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.52%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 122 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 106 (18.40%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.47%) Degree
4 15 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.08%) CISSP
6 5 (0.87%) CISM
6 5 (0.87%) ISEB
6 5 (0.87%) PhD
6 5 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.52%) HND
7 3 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.52%) MCSE
7 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.35%) CCNA
8 2 (0.35%) MCIPD
8 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.21%) GDPR
2 13 (2.26%) QA
3 9 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.56%) PMO
4 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.87%) WCAG
6 4 (0.69%) IFRS
6 4 (0.69%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.52%) NIST
7 3 (0.52%) SLA
8 2 (0.35%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.35%) NCSC
9 1 (0.17%) GRC
9 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.17%) JTAG
9 1 (0.17%) MISRA
System Software
1 22 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.60%) Docker
3 13 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.56%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.69%) Firmware
7 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.99%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.08%) Istio
3 7 (1.22%) SCCM
3 7 (1.22%) SCOM
4 6 (1.04%) Terraform
5 4 (0.69%) EnCase
6 3 (0.52%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.52%) Puppet
6 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.35%) Ansible
7 2 (0.35%) Grafana
7 2 (0.35%) Kustomize
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.35%) QRadar
8 1 (0.17%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.17%) MIIS
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.42%) Oracle
3 19 (3.30%) VMware
4 18 (3.13%) iManage
5 12 (2.08%) F5
5 12 (2.08%) SAP
6 9 (1.56%) Citrix
7 7 (1.22%) Adobe
7 7 (1.22%) Google
7 7 (1.22%) IBM
7 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.04%) Cisco
8 6 (1.04%) EMC
8 6 (1.04%) Intapp
9 5 (0.87%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.87%) Splunk
10 4 (0.69%) Altera
10 4 (0.69%) HP
10 4 (0.69%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.69%) Xilinx