Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 191 204 235
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31 -11
Contract jobs citing Law 980 474 768
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.38% 1.16%
As % of the General category 2.61% 2.64% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 255 466
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
25th Percentile £400 £329 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £606 £538 £538
90th Percentile £688 £588 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 39
10th Percentile £13.63 £25.43 £38.25
25th Percentile £14.75 £30.39 £43.13
Median hourly rate £26.88 £42.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.76% -10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £46.56 £48.81 £48.75
90th Percentile £54.38 £57.50 £50.10
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -37.06% -10.53% +10.47%

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 37,591 17,957 33,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.44% 52.28% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,119 12,258 21,753
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,226 732 1,287
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.26 £11.70
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £19.70 £23.43 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.91% +25.28% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.39
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.68 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.41 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.58% +25.20% +1.80%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +1 474 £525 +10.53% 140
Midlands +26 202 £500 +14.29% 60
West Midlands +30 172 £518 +20.00% 41
North of England -9 115 £425 +6.25% 60
South East -36 76 £444 +10.94% 33
North West -21 49 £399 -3.39% 38
Yorkshire -25 39 £425 +13.33% 19
South West -44 39 £520 +28.00% 26
East Midlands -21 30 £388 -13.89% 18
East of England -46 29 £375 -9.09% 5
North East +20 27 £483 +7.22% 3
Law
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 206 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (16.33%) Azure
3 152 (15.51%) Finance
4 143 (14.59%) Social Skills
5 140 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 120 (12.24%) Microsoft
7 102 (10.41%) Project Management
7 102 (10.41%) Security Cleared
8 95 (9.69%) AWS
9 94 (9.59%) Migration
10 90 (9.18%) SC Cleared
11 81 (8.27%) DevOps
12 77 (7.86%) SQL
13 73 (7.45%) Windows
14 71 (7.24%) Legal
15 69 (7.04%) Scrum
16 58 (5.92%) SAP
17 55 (5.61%) ITIL
17 55 (5.61%) Java
17 55 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
18 54 (5.51%) Change Management
19 53 (5.41%) Analytics
20 51 (5.20%) Microsoft 365
20 51 (5.20%) Data Protection
21 50 (5.10%) CI/CD
22 49 (5.00%) SaaS
22 49 (5.00%) JavaScript
23 46 (4.69%) Python
24 45 (4.59%) Linux
25 44 (4.49%) Project Delivery

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 22 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.53%) CMS
3 10 (1.02%) Confluence
3 10 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.82%) Apache
6 5 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.31%) Drupal
8 3 (0.31%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.20%) CICS
9 2 (0.20%) nginx
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.10%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.10%) IIS
10 1 (0.10%) JBoss
10 1 (0.10%) SAS
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) Simulink
5 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.31%) Sketch
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.10%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.10%) InVision
8 1 (0.10%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.92%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.71%) FLEXCUBE
5 4 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
5 4 (0.41%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.31%) Workfront
7 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.20%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 160 (16.33%) Azure
2 95 (9.69%) AWS
3 51 (5.20%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (5.00%) SaaS
5 36 (3.67%) Power Platform
6 27 (2.76%) PaaS
7 24 (2.45%) IaaS
8 23 (2.35%) Serverless
9 22 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.94%) GCP
11 18 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
12 17 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.12%) PowerApps
15 10 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
16 9 (0.92%) Snowflake
17 8 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
18 7 (0.71%) Azure Logic Apps
19 6 (0.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.63%) Network Security
2 14 (1.43%) Firewall
3 12 (1.22%) Internet
3 12 (1.22%) VPN
4 11 (1.12%) WAN
5 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.82%) LAN
7 5 (0.51%) Wireless
8 4 (0.41%) BGP
8 4 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.41%) DNS
8 4 (0.41%) Intranet
8 4 (0.41%) IPsec
8 4 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.41%) OSPF
8 4 (0.41%) VoIP
9 3 (0.31%) SD-WAN
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.35%) Power BI
3 22 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.63%) Data Lake
5 12 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.12%) Big Data
6 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.71%) MySQL
10 6 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.61%) Tableau
11 5 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.14%) JIRA
2 17 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 9 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.71%) Subversion
7 6 (0.61%) Locust
7 6 (0.61%) Postman
7 6 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (0.61%) webpack
8 5 (0.51%) Selenium
9 4 (0.41%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.41%) JMeter
10 3 (0.31%) Mockito
10 3 (0.31%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (15.51%) Finance
2 143 (14.59%) Social Skills
3 71 (7.24%) Legal
4 43 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.18%) Public Sector
6 38 (3.88%) Banking
7 33 (3.37%) Presentation Skills
8 28 (2.86%) Telecoms
9 26 (2.65%) Marketing
10 18 (1.84%) Police
11 17 (1.73%) Retail
12 14 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (0.92%) Billing
15 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.61%) Publishing
18 5 (0.51%) Games
19 4 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 172 (17.55%) Analyst
2 131 (13.37%) Developer
3 103 (10.51%) Architect
4 81 (8.27%) Project Manager
5 61 (6.22%) Business Analyst
6 48 (4.90%) Consultant
7 41 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (3.16%) IT Analyst
9 21 (2.14%) Data Analyst
10 20 (2.04%) Senior Manager
11 19 (1.94%) Designer
12 18 (1.84%) IT Manager
12 18 (1.84%) Senior Project Manager
12 18 (1.84%) Service Analyst
12 18 (1.84%) Software Engineer
12 18 (1.84%) Support Engineer
13 16 (1.63%) Change Manager
13 16 (1.63%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (1.63%) Support Analyst
14 15 (1.53%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.88%) .NET
2 24 (2.45%) React
3 22 (2.24%) REST
4 20 (2.04%) Node.js
5 19 (1.94%) HTML
6 15 (1.53%) CSS
7 13 (1.33%) JSON
7 13 (1.33%) Spring
8 11 (1.12%) .NET Core
8 11 (1.12%) XML
9 10 (1.02%) Web Services
10 9 (0.92%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.82%) Kafka
11 8 (0.82%) Spring Boot
12 7 (0.71%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.71%) YAML
13 6 (0.61%) HTML5
13 6 (0.61%) RESTful
13 6 (0.61%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 29 (2.96%) User Experience
2 20 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (1.73%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
6 12 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (0.92%) Social Media
8 8 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.71%) NHS
10 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.51%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.41%) Blog
12 4 (0.41%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (0.41%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.45%) Windows
2 45 (4.59%) Linux
3 26 (2.65%) Windows 10
4 17 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.33%) Android
7 9 (0.92%) Unix
8 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.41%) Debian
10 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.20%) CentOS
11 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (10.41%) Project Management
4 94 (9.59%) Migration
5 81 (8.27%) DevOps
6 69 (7.04%) Scrum
7 55 (5.61%) ITIL
7 55 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (5.51%) Change Management
9 53 (5.41%) Analytics
10 51 (5.20%) Data Protection
11 50 (5.10%) CI/CD
12 44 (4.49%) Microservices
12 44 (4.49%) Project Delivery
13 43 (4.39%) Risk Management
14 40 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (4.08%) SDLC
15 39 (3.98%) Information Security
15 39 (3.98%) PRINCE2
16 37 (3.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (7.86%) SQL
2 55 (5.61%) Java
3 49 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 46 (4.69%) Python
5 41 (4.18%) C#
6 16 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.63%) TypeScript
7 15 (1.53%) C++
8 14 (1.43%) C
9 9 (0.92%) Bash
10 8 (0.82%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.61%) Go
11 6 (0.61%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.51%) Java 8
12 5 (0.51%) Scala
13 4 (0.41%) ABAP
13 4 (0.41%) Ada
13 4 (0.41%) VBA
14 3 (0.31%) ES6
14 3 (0.31%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 102 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 90 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.76%) Degree
4 15 (1.53%) CISSP
5 13 (1.33%) ISEB
6 11 (1.12%) CISM
7 10 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.82%) CISA
8 8 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.71%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.71%) CIPD
10 6 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.61%) PMP
11 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.41%) CCIE
12 4 (0.41%) CCNA
12 4 (0.41%) CRISC
12 4 (0.41%) MCSE
12 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.37%) QA
2 29 (2.96%) GDPR
3 16 (1.63%) PMO
4 10 (1.02%) NIST
4 10 (1.02%) PMBOK
5 8 (0.82%) COBIT
5 8 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.82%) SLA
6 5 (0.51%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.31%) NCSC
9 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.10%) FATCA
9 1 (0.10%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.10%) ISO17020
9 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 33 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.96%) Docker
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.20%) Firmware
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (3.78%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.06%) Terraform
3 20 (2.04%) SCCM
4 12 (1.22%) Ansible
5 7 (0.71%) Puppet
6 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.31%) Grafana
8 3 (0.31%) Istio
8 3 (0.31%) Kibana
8 3 (0.31%) Packer
8 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.20%) Nagios
9 2 (0.20%) SCOM
10 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.10%) logstash
10 1 (0.10%) QRadar
10 1 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 120 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 58 (5.92%) SAP
3 34 (3.47%) Oracle
4 25 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.24%) Cisco
6 18 (1.84%) VMware
7 17 (1.73%) Google
8 15 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.22%) Citrix
10 11 (1.12%) Intapp
11 10 (1.02%) iManage
12 9 (0.92%) Databricks
13 8 (0.82%) IBM
14 7 (0.71%) Workday
15 6 (0.61%) Apple
15 6 (0.61%) HP
15 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.51%) Adobe
16 5 (0.51%) Sitecore
16 5 (0.51%) Splunk