Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 160 186
Rank change year-on-year -23 +26 -37
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,401 1,520 1,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.66% 1.49%
As % of the General category 4.06% 4.17% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 936 892
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £213
90th Percentile £625 £628 £623
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £406
% change year-on-year +2.27% +8.31% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 27
England median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.22% +15.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.60 £40.58 £39.43
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.58% +33.33% +20.00%

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 34,527 36,438 35,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.91% 39.88% 36.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,980 24,452 24,083
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 794 913
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.22 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.37% +11.57% +2.17%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.18 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.40 £23.68
% change year-on-year -11.95% +11.49% -2.27%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -40 781 £463 -2.63% 245
South East -38 209 £462 +8.76% 194
North of England +32 197 £400 +23.08% 218
North West +19 120 £375 - 104
Midlands -3 108 £425 +13.33% 117
Yorkshire +4 61 £413 +32.00% 94
East of England +4 56 £425 +11.29% 97
West Midlands -20 56 £438 +11.46% 73
East Midlands +25 52 £400 +11.50% 44
South West -12 51 £413 +10.00% 302
North East +17 19 £575 +119.05% 20
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 480 (34.26%) Finance
2 291 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (15.85%) Law
4 210 (14.99%) Project Management
5 209 (14.92%) Microsoft
6 197 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 183 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
8 169 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
9 165 (11.78%) SQL
10 145 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
11 143 (10.21%) Information Security
12 139 (9.92%) Degree
13 125 (8.92%) GDPR
14 120 (8.57%) Data Protection
15 116 (8.28%) Windows
16 115 (8.21%) Analytics
17 111 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
18 109 (7.78%) Management Information System
19 103 (7.35%) Marketing
20 102 (7.28%) Banking
21 99 (7.07%) Change Management
22 95 (6.78%) ITIL
22 95 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
23 93 (6.64%) SQL Server
24 89 (6.35%) Business Analysis
25 88 (6.28%) Risk Management
26 86 (6.14%) Telecoms
26 86 (6.14%) SAP
27 84 (6.00%) HTML
28 79 (5.64%) SharePoint

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 79 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.36%) CMS
5 19 (1.36%) Confluence
6 16 (1.14%) IIS
7 15 (1.07%) Apache
7 15 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.64%) SAS
11 8 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (0.50%) JBoss
13 6 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.36%) OpenEdge
15 4 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.29%) CICS
Applications
1 111 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.64%) InVision
7 8 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.21%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.071%) InDesign
10 1 (0.071%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 23 (1.64%) Elite 3E
2 16 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.07%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.57%) Carpe Diem
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.50%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.29%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 66 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
1 66 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.85%) Office 365
3 28 (2.00%) SaaS
4 18 (1.28%) IaaS
5 17 (1.21%) PaaS
6 11 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 10 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.71%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.50%) Serverless
9 6 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.36%) GitHub
10 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) iTunes
11 4 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.21%) Firewall
2 31 (2.21%) Internet
3 30 (2.14%) VPN
4 28 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.93%) Network Security
6 26 (1.86%) LAN
6 26 (1.86%) SSL
7 25 (1.78%) WAN
8 19 (1.36%) Skype
9 17 (1.21%) DNS
9 17 (1.21%) SSH
10 13 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (0.93%) Wireless
11 11 (0.79%) SAN
11 11 (0.79%) VoIP
11 11 (0.79%) WLAN
12 9 (0.64%) PBX
13 8 (0.57%) DHCP
14 7 (0.50%) HTTP
14 7 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.14%) Big Data
3 43 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 40 (2.86%) MySQL
5 35 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (2.43%) Power BI
7 31 (2.21%) Apache Hive
7 31 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.50%) NoSQL
11 18 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.28%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.14%) Flink
12 16 (1.14%) HBase
13 13 (0.93%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
15 11 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (2.78%) JIRA
2 25 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.64%) Selenium
5 7 (0.50%) ERwin
5 7 (0.50%) git-flow
5 7 (0.50%) Jasmine
5 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.43%) Grunt
6 6 (0.43%) JUnit
6 6 (0.43%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.36%) JMeter
7 5 (0.36%) Maven
7 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.29%) Gradle
8 4 (0.29%) Ranorex
8 4 (0.29%) Subversion
8 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 480 (34.26%) Finance
2 222 (15.85%) Law
3 103 (7.35%) Marketing
4 102 (7.28%) Banking
5 86 (6.14%) Telecoms
6 67 (4.78%) Retail
7 34 (2.43%) Publishing
8 23 (1.64%) Billing
9 22 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.28%) Back Office
13 17 (1.21%) Front Office
13 17 (1.21%) German Language
14 16 (1.14%) Advertising
14 16 (1.14%) French Language
15 12 (0.86%) Automotive
15 12 (0.86%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.79%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.71%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 333 (23.77%) Analyst
2 176 (12.56%) Developer
3 161 (11.49%) Project Manager
4 143 (10.21%) Business Analyst
5 94 (6.71%) Consultant
6 66 (4.71%) Architect
7 57 (4.07%) Designer
8 40 (2.86%) Content Designer
9 39 (2.78%) Service Analyst
10 38 (2.71%) IT Manager
10 38 (2.71%) Trainer
11 33 (2.36%) Legal Analyst
12 31 (2.21%) IT Trainer
13 30 (2.14%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (2.00%) .NET Developer
14 28 (2.00%) IT Analyst
14 28 (2.00%) IT Project Manager
14 28 (2.00%) Support Analyst
15 27 (1.93%) Data Analyst
16 25 (1.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.00%) HTML
2 71 (5.07%) .NET
3 63 (4.50%) CSS
4 48 (3.43%) AngularJS
5 46 (3.28%) Web Services
6 39 (2.78%) XML
7 30 (2.14%) HTML5
7 30 (2.14%) REST
8 28 (2.00%) jQuery
9 27 (1.93%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.64%) React
11 22 (1.57%) OAuth
11 22 (1.57%) SAML
12 20 (1.43%) Node.js
13 16 (1.14%) CSS3
13 16 (1.14%) JSON
13 16 (1.14%) Laravel
13 16 (1.14%) Spark Streaming
13 16 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (1.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 183 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.71%) User Experience
4 41 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 27 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (1.43%) Social Media
8 20 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.14%) e-Learning
10 15 (1.07%) Fintech
11 13 (0.93%) Cloud Native
11 13 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.86%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (0.86%) Tandem
13 11 (0.79%) FMCG
13 11 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.28%) Windows
2 51 (3.64%) Linux
3 48 (3.43%) Windows 10
4 23 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.43%) Android
7 19 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.07%) Unix
10 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.79%) SUSE
12 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.43%) Solaris
15 5 (0.36%) CentOS
16 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.29%) zOS
17 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.071%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (14.99%) Project Management
3 197 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 169 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
5 145 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
6 143 (10.21%) Information Security
7 120 (8.57%) Data Protection
8 115 (8.21%) Analytics
9 99 (7.07%) Change Management
10 95 (6.78%) ITIL
11 89 (6.35%) Business Analysis
12 88 (6.28%) Risk Management
13 75 (5.35%) Migration
14 71 (5.07%) Decision-Making
15 70 (5.00%) DevOps
16 63 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
17 58 (4.14%) PRINCE2
18 56 (4.00%) Service Delivery
19 55 (3.93%) Open Source
20 53 (3.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 165 (11.78%) SQL
2 77 (5.50%) JavaScript
3 74 (5.28%) C#
4 66 (4.71%) Java
5 56 (4.00%) Python
6 35 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 31 (2.21%) PHP
8 18 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 16 (1.14%) C
10 15 (1.07%) C++
10 15 (1.07%) Scala
11 14 (1.00%) VB
12 9 (0.64%) VBScript
13 8 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.50%) Go
15 6 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.43%) R
15 6 (0.43%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.29%) ES6
Qualifications
1 139 (9.92%) Degree
2 58 (4.14%) CISSP
3 56 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.64%) CISA
4 37 (2.64%) CISM
5 33 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.78%) PMP
7 23 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.57%) ISEB
9 21 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.71%) CRISC
12 10 (0.71%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.64%) APMP
13 9 (0.64%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.64%) MCSE
14 8 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (8.92%) GDPR
2 51 (3.64%) QA
3 50 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (2.43%) PMO
5 32 (2.28%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (1.28%) Data Quality
8 16 (1.14%) SLA
9 15 (1.07%) COBIT
10 10 (0.71%) FedRAMP
10 10 (0.71%) GxP
10 10 (0.71%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.71%) IFRS
11 8 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.43%) MiFID
13 6 (0.43%) PSD2
14 5 (0.36%) COSO
14 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 69 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.00%) Docker
3 14 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.93%) HDFS
5 11 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.64%) XenApp
7 5 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.21%) iptables
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.21%) vSphere
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.071%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.43%) SCCM
2 13 (0.93%) Ansible
3 11 (0.79%) CASB
3 11 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.71%) Oozie
4 10 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (0.64%) Terraform
6 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.43%) Ambari
9 4 (0.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.29%) EnCase
9 4 (0.29%) FTK
9 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.21%) QRadar
10 3 (0.21%) Salt
10 3 (0.21%) SELinux
11 2 (0.14%) Puppet
11 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 209 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.14%) SAP
3 60 (4.28%) Oracle
4 45 (3.21%) iManage
5 31 (2.21%) Citrix
6 29 (2.07%) Intapp
7 27 (1.93%) Adobe
8 26 (1.86%) Aderant
9 24 (1.71%) Cisco
10 22 (1.57%) VMware
11 20 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.07%) Sony
13 15 (1.07%) Tableau
14 14 (1.00%) Apple
14 14 (1.00%) IBM
14 14 (1.00%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.86%) CA
16 11 (0.79%) Google
17 10 (0.71%) Cloudera