Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 211 242
Rank change year-on-year -14 +31 +88
Contract jobs citing Law 774 1,223 1,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.35% 1.10%
As % of the General category 3.16% 3.39% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 516 536
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +12.58%
10th Percentile £218 £236 £203
90th Percentile £638 £619 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 21
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +115.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £35.63 £23.01 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £53.45 £34.25
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.85% +105.00% +8.11%

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 24,521 36,092 38,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.96% 39.85% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,968 23,927 25,884
England median daily rate £488 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 811 970 963
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

Law
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Law in England

Law
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Law in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Law in England

Law
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Law in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Law in England

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Law in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Law in England

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Law in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor 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 21 January 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 -5 441 £465 +1.92% 169
South East +68 88 £404 -6.38% 34
Midlands +75 87 £400 +8.47% 44
North of England -35 72 £401 -4.36% 69
North West -40 56 £401 +0.13% 47
East Midlands +57 50 £400 +1.59% 25
East of England -46 44 £378 +11.03% 22
South West -10 43 £450 +12.50% 18
West Midlands +44 36 £400 +11.11% 19
Yorkshire +18 15 £388 -11.43% 20
North East +20 1 £388 -8.82% 2
Law
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 158 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 135 (17.44%) .NET
4 133 (17.18%) Legal
5 117 (15.12%) Windows
6 116 (14.99%) Finance
7 112 (14.47%) JavaScript
8 111 (14.34%) C#
9 105 (13.57%) Security Cleared
10 97 (12.53%) Information Security
11 96 (12.40%) SQL
12 94 (12.14%) Azure
13 89 (11.50%) Active Directory
14 85 (10.98%) SC Cleared
15 80 (10.34%) Information Security Management
15 80 (10.34%) Security Management
16 79 (10.21%) Sony
16 79 (10.21%) ISMS
17 73 (9.43%) Office 365
18 72 (9.30%) Microservices
18 72 (9.30%) HTML
19 69 (8.91%) AWS
20 62 (8.01%) CSS
20 62 (8.01%) ITIL
21 61 (7.88%) SQL Server
21 61 (7.88%) Software Engineering
22 59 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
23 58 (7.49%) Project Management
24 57 (7.36%) Management Information System
25 54 (6.98%) MVC

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 38 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (1.81%) Confluence
4 11 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.16%) NServiceBus
7 7 (0.90%) IIS
8 5 (0.65%) CMS
9 4 (0.52%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.26%) Mule
11 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.13%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 59 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.90%) Simulink
6 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.26%) SPSS
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) Revit
8 1 (0.13%) Sketch
8 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.81%) Elite 3E
3 13 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.52%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.26%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) assyst
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.13%) Relativity
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 94 (12.14%) Azure
2 73 (9.43%) Office 365
3 69 (8.91%) AWS
4 25 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 16 (2.07%) GitHub
6 15 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.42%) GCP
9 10 (1.29%) SaaS
10 9 (1.16%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.90%) PaaS
11 7 (0.90%) Serverless
12 6 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.65%) npm
14 4 (0.52%) Datadog
14 4 (0.52%) Stackdriver
15 3 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.65%) Firewall
2 16 (2.07%) VPN
2 16 (2.07%) WAN
3 13 (1.68%) DNS
4 12 (1.55%) DHCP
4 12 (1.55%) FTP
4 12 (1.55%) Internet
4 12 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (1.29%) LAN
6 10 (1.29%) Network Security
7 9 (1.16%) NaaS
8 8 (1.03%) NetScaler
9 7 (0.90%) VLAN
9 7 (0.90%) Wireless
10 6 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.65%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.65%) RS-232
12 4 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.75%) NoSQL
3 24 (3.10%) Power BI
4 23 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.78%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (0.65%) GIS
10 5 (0.65%) MySQL
11 4 (0.52%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.39%) Big Data
13 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.26%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 25 (3.23%) MSTest
3 24 (3.10%) JIRA
3 24 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.97%) Moq
5 22 (2.84%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.03%) Selenium
8 6 (0.78%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.65%) gulp
9 5 (0.65%) webpack
10 4 (0.52%) Grunt
10 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.39%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.39%) Zephyr
General
1 133 (17.18%) Legal
2 116 (14.99%) Finance
3 42 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 30 (3.88%) Banking
5 28 (3.62%) Police
6 23 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.58%) Marketing
8 15 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.81%) Electronics
9 14 (1.81%) Retail
10 13 (1.68%) Automotive
11 11 (1.42%) Publishing
12 10 (1.29%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.29%) Local Government
12 10 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.65%) Advertising
13 5 (0.65%) Back Office
13 5 (0.65%) Military
14 4 (0.52%) Avionics
15 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 222 (28.68%) Developer
2 155 (20.03%) Analyst
3 49 (6.33%) Service Analyst
4 48 (6.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 46 (5.94%) .NET Developer
6 44 (5.68%) Architect
7 38 (4.91%) Software Engineer
8 33 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 28 (3.62%) Support Analyst
10 27 (3.49%) Technical Leader
11 26 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 25 (3.23%) Software Developer
13 24 (3.10%) Project Manager
13 24 (3.10%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.84%) Business Analyst
14 22 (2.84%) C# Developer
14 22 (2.84%) Embedded Engineer
14 22 (2.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 20 (2.58%) Consultant
16 18 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (17.44%) .NET
2 72 (9.30%) HTML
3 62 (8.01%) CSS
4 47 (6.07%) AngularJS
5 43 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 39 (5.04%) .NET Core
7 38 (4.91%) React
8 34 (4.39%) Node.js
9 29 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (3.62%) jQuery
11 26 (3.36%) .NET Framework
11 26 (3.36%) HTML5
11 26 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (3.10%) RESTful
13 23 (2.97%) NHibernate
14 21 (2.71%) Vue.js
15 20 (2.58%) Fluent NHibernate
16 19 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (2.20%) CSS3
18 16 (2.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.36%) Management Information System
2 43 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.71%) Blackberry
5 20 (2.58%) iPhone
6 15 (1.94%) W3C
7 13 (1.68%) Smartphone
8 12 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.55%) User Experience
9 8 (1.03%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.65%) CAN bus
11 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.52%) PKI
12 4 (0.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 117 (15.12%) Windows
2 44 (5.68%) Windows 10
3 38 (4.91%) Linux
4 34 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 30 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 24 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.71%) Android
8 16 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.16%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.90%) Unix
13 2 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.26%) SafeRTOS
14 1 (0.13%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (12.53%) Information Security
3 80 (10.34%) Information Security Management
3 80 (10.34%) Security Management
4 79 (10.21%) ISMS
5 72 (9.30%) Microservices
6 62 (8.01%) ITIL
7 61 (7.88%) Software Engineering
8 58 (7.49%) Project Management
9 54 (6.98%) MVC
10 50 (6.46%) Front End Development
11 44 (5.68%) DevOps
12 43 (5.56%) Test Automation
13 41 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (5.30%) Scrum
14 38 (4.91%) TDD
15 36 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (4.52%) Data Protection
16 35 (4.52%) Project Delivery
17 33 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (14.47%) JavaScript
2 111 (14.34%) C#
3 96 (12.40%) SQL
4 46 (5.94%) Python
5 44 (5.68%) C
6 40 (5.17%) Java
7 36 (4.65%) C++
8 28 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 25 (3.23%) Embedded C
10 20 (2.58%) Embedded C++
11 13 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.29%) ES6
12 10 (1.29%) PHP
13 9 (1.16%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.90%) Ruby
15 6 (0.78%) R
16 5 (0.65%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.39%) Go
18 3 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 105 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 85 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.13%) Degree
4 22 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.42%) MCP
9 10 (1.29%) CCNA
10 9 (1.16%) MCITP
10 9 (1.16%) MCSA
11 8 (1.03%) CISSP
12 5 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.65%) CCSP
12 5 (0.65%) CRISC
12 5 (0.65%) GIAC
12 5 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.65%) PMP
13 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.39%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.71%) QA
2 20 (2.58%) GDPR
2 20 (2.58%) WCAG
3 14 (1.81%) PMO
4 12 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.90%) NCSC
7 5 (0.65%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (0.65%) NIST
8 4 (0.52%) MISRA
9 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.39%) SLA
10 2 (0.26%) GxP
10 2 (0.26%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.13%) ECSS
11 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 89 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.10%) Docker
3 17 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.68%) XenDesktop
5 10 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.29%) XenApp
6 9 (1.16%) vSphere
7 6 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.65%) Firmware
8 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (3.62%) SCCM
2 24 (3.10%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.07%) Terraform
4 11 (1.42%) SCOM
5 10 (1.29%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.29%) Ansible
6 9 (1.16%) WSUS
7 8 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.03%) Puppet
8 4 (0.52%) Istio
9 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.39%) CASB
10 2 (0.26%) Grafana
10 2 (0.26%) Kibana
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.26%) Packer
10 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 151 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.21%) Sony
3 42 (5.43%) Citrix
4 35 (4.52%) iManage
5 34 (4.39%) VMware
6 33 (4.26%) Cisco
7 29 (3.75%) Oracle
8 23 (2.97%) Ivanti
9 22 (2.84%) SAP
9 22 (2.84%) Splunk
10 14 (1.81%) Intapp
10 14 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.55%) F5
12 11 (1.42%) Meraki
12 11 (1.42%) Tableau
13 10 (1.29%) Adobe
14 9 (1.16%) Ariba
15 7 (0.90%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.90%) Google
16 6 (0.78%) Nimble Storage