Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 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.

Legal
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 164 182
Rank change year-on-year -33 +18 -25
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,373 1,629 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 1.71% 1.50%
As % of the General category 3.94% 4.34% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1,003 852
England median daily rate £450 £450 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.70% +4.14%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £213
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 27
England median hourly rate £25.25 £26.40 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +17.33% +45.16%
10th Percentile £13.73 £12.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £43.80 £39.43
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.40 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +25.71% +35.48%

Legal 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 34,874 37,534 35,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.20% 39.47% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,313 25,101 23,535
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.42% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 820 872
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.47 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +11.62% -5.14%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.03 £48.28 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £23.58 £26.30 £24.41
% change year-on-year -10.36% +7.74% -3.33%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in England

Legal
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 Legal within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 -37 777 £450 -5.26% 258
South East -43 211 £475 +11.76% 190
North of England +24 185 £400 +9.59% 204
North West +14 107 £400 +4.58% 103
Midlands -30 88 £425 +13.33% 102
Yorkshire -2 58 £393 +15.44% 89
East of England -15 54 £425 +6.25% 97
South West -33 54 £375 -11.76% 302
West Midlands -40 50 £438 +16.67% 66
East Midlands +13 38 £400 +21.21% 36
North East +10 21 £513 +95.24% 12
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Legal 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 Legal.

1 476 (34.67%) Finance
2 304 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (15.15%) Law
4 193 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 189 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
5 189 (13.77%) Microsoft
6 186 (13.55%) Project Management
7 178 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
8 164 (11.94%) SQL
9 152 (11.07%) Information Security
10 142 (10.34%) Degree
11 138 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
12 126 (9.18%) Analytics
13 115 (8.38%) Windows
14 106 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
15 103 (7.50%) Data Protection
16 101 (7.36%) GDPR
17 94 (6.85%) Marketing
17 94 (6.85%) Banking
18 91 (6.63%) ITIL
19 87 (6.34%) Telecoms
20 86 (6.26%) Risk Management
21 85 (6.19%) Change Management
22 84 (6.12%) Management Information System
23 82 (5.97%) Big Data
24 81 (5.90%) SAP
25 80 (5.83%) Business Analysis
26 77 (5.61%) User Experience
27 75 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
27 75 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel

Legal
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 67 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 57 (4.15%) Apache Spark
3 29 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.38%) Confluence
6 16 (1.17%) Apache
7 15 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.95%) SAS
9 12 (0.87%) CMS
9 12 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.80%) IIS
11 9 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.29%) CICS
15 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.22%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 106 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.51%) InVision
8 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.073%) InDesign
10 1 (0.073%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 22 (1.60%) Elite 3E
2 18 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.66%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.44%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.36%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.36%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (4.30%) Office 365
4 29 (2.11%) SaaS
5 18 (1.31%) IaaS
6 17 (1.24%) PaaS
7 11 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.66%) Serverless
10 8 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 8 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.36%) GitHub
13 5 (0.36%) iTunes
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.01%) Firewall
2 33 (2.40%) Internet
3 32 (2.33%) VPN
4 31 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.97%) SSL
6 25 (1.82%) LAN
7 23 (1.68%) Network Security
8 22 (1.60%) SSH
9 21 (1.53%) WAN
10 19 (1.38%) DNS
11 18 (1.31%) Skype
12 15 (1.09%) Wireless
13 14 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (1.02%) VoIP
14 12 (0.87%) WLAN
15 9 (0.66%) DHCP
15 9 (0.66%) HTTP
15 9 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
16 8 (0.58%) Intranet
16 8 (0.58%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.97%) Big Data
2 69 (5.03%) SQL Server
3 56 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 43 (3.13%) MySQL
5 41 (2.99%) Power BI
6 38 (2.77%) Apache Hive
7 34 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 30 (2.18%) MongoDB
10 27 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (1.68%) HBase
13 21 (1.53%) Flink
14 20 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (1.17%) Relational Database
17 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database
18 11 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 42 (3.06%) JIRA
2 22 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (0.58%) Selenium
6 7 (0.51%) ERwin
6 7 (0.51%) Jasmine
6 7 (0.51%) Maven
7 6 (0.44%) Grunt
7 6 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.36%) JUnit
8 5 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.29%) Gradle
9 4 (0.29%) JMeter
9 4 (0.29%) Ranorex
9 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 476 (34.67%) Finance
2 208 (15.15%) Law
3 94 (6.85%) Banking
3 94 (6.85%) Marketing
4 87 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 65 (4.73%) Retail
6 40 (2.91%) Publishing
7 26 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.75%) Billing
9 17 (1.24%) German Language
10 16 (1.17%) Back Office
10 16 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.09%) Automotive
11 15 (1.09%) Investment Banking
12 14 (1.02%) French Language
13 13 (0.95%) Front Office
13 13 (0.95%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 288 (20.98%) Analyst
2 184 (13.40%) Developer
3 146 (10.63%) Project Manager
4 107 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 85 (6.19%) Consultant
6 67 (4.88%) Designer
7 64 (4.66%) Architect
8 46 (3.35%) Content Designer
9 40 (2.91%) Trainer
10 39 (2.84%) Service Analyst
11 34 (2.48%) Data Engineer
12 33 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 33 (2.40%) Support Analyst
13 32 (2.33%) IT Trainer
14 31 (2.26%) PHP Developer
15 30 (2.18%) IT Manager
16 28 (2.04%) Legal Analyst
17 27 (1.97%) .NET Developer
18 26 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
19 23 (1.68%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.39%) HTML
2 68 (4.95%) .NET
3 62 (4.52%) CSS
4 43 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 42 (3.06%) Web Services
6 35 (2.55%) XML
7 33 (2.40%) REST
8 32 (2.33%) Kafka
9 31 (2.26%) jQuery
10 25 (1.82%) ASP.NET
11 23 (1.68%) HTML5
12 22 (1.60%) OAuth
12 22 (1.60%) SAML
13 21 (1.53%) React
14 20 (1.46%) Node.js
14 20 (1.46%) Spark Streaming
15 16 (1.17%) Laravel
15 16 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (0.95%) SOAP
17 12 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 178 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 77 (5.61%) User Experience
4 37 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.46%) Fintech
8 18 (1.31%) Social Media
9 17 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.09%) e-Learning
11 13 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 12 (0.87%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.87%) Cloud Native
12 12 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (0.87%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.87%) Robotics
12 12 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.38%) Windows
2 55 (4.01%) Windows 10
3 44 (3.20%) Linux
4 24 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 22 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.46%) Android
8 13 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.80%) SUSE
9 11 (0.80%) Unix
10 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.29%) Solaris
14 4 (0.29%) zOS
15 2 (0.15%) CentOS
15 2 (0.15%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 189 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
4 186 (13.55%) Project Management
5 152 (11.07%) Information Security
6 138 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
7 126 (9.18%) Analytics
8 103 (7.50%) Data Protection
9 91 (6.63%) ITIL
10 86 (6.26%) Risk Management
11 85 (6.19%) Change Management
12 80 (5.83%) Business Analysis
13 69 (5.03%) DevOps
14 65 (4.73%) Migration
14 65 (4.73%) Service Delivery
15 64 (4.66%) Decision-Making
16 62 (4.52%) PRINCE2
16 62 (4.52%) Scrum
17 59 (4.30%) Open Source
18 58 (4.22%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 164 (11.94%) SQL
2 74 (5.39%) JavaScript
3 69 (5.03%) Python
4 66 (4.81%) C#
5 64 (4.66%) Java
6 40 (2.91%) PHP
7 27 (1.97%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.38%) Scala
9 14 (1.02%) C
10 13 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.87%) C++
12 11 (0.80%) VB
13 10 (0.73%) R
14 8 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.51%) Go
16 6 (0.44%) Java 8
17 5 (0.36%) ABAP
17 5 (0.36%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.36%) VBA
18 4 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 142 (10.34%) Degree
2 67 (4.88%) CISSP
3 51 (3.71%) CISM
4 50 (3.64%) CISA
5 48 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 27 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.89%) PMP
8 24 (1.75%) PMI Certification
9 22 (1.60%) ISEB
10 19 (1.38%) CRISC
10 19 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.73%) SANS
16 8 (0.58%) EnCE
16 8 (0.58%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (7.36%) GDPR
2 53 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (3.35%) QA
4 30 (2.18%) PMO
5 28 (2.04%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.31%) SLA
7 16 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.73%) FedRAMP
8 10 (0.73%) GxP
8 10 (0.73%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.66%) COBIT
9 9 (0.66%) IFRS
10 7 (0.51%) PSD2
11 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.36%) MiFID
12 4 (0.29%) COSO
12 4 (0.29%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.29%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 68 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.11%) Docker
3 15 (1.09%) HDFS
3 15 (1.09%) XenApp
4 11 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.36%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.22%) vSphere
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.073%) iptables
12 1 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (1.53%) SCCM
2 16 (1.17%) Ansible
3 15 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.09%) Terraform
4 11 (0.80%) CASB
5 9 (0.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 8 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.58%) Oozie
7 7 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.44%) Ambari
9 5 (0.36%) EnCase
9 5 (0.36%) FTK
9 5 (0.36%) QRadar
10 3 (0.22%) Puppet
10 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 189 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 81 (5.90%) SAP
3 51 (3.71%) iManage
4 48 (3.50%) Oracle
5 37 (2.69%) Citrix
6 32 (2.33%) Intapp
7 27 (1.97%) Aderant
8 22 (1.60%) Adobe
8 22 (1.60%) Cisco
8 22 (1.60%) VMware
9 21 (1.53%) Cloudera
10 18 (1.31%) Sony
11 16 (1.17%) Tableau
12 15 (1.09%) Apple
12 15 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.09%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.80%) CA
14 11 (0.80%) Hortonworks
14 11 (0.80%) HP