Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 134 157
Rank change year-on-year -63 +23 -12
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,274 1,835 1,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 1.97% 1.72%
As % of the General category 4.03% 5.20% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1,111 903
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £263 £243 £200
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 21
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.79 £22.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.87% -17.95% +20.62%
10th Percentile £14.60 £13.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.17 £39.50 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year -5.41% -19.21% +20.62%

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 31,625 35,286 32,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.53% 37.93% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,159 23,357 21,436
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £681 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 833 821
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.30 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +5.20% -1.96%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.85 £48.75 £48.31
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.30 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.94% +5.20% -9.09%

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019. 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 -41 776 £463 -1.60% 214
South East -63 173 £450 +5.88% 200
North of England -15 145 £400 +7.74% 208
North West +10 95 £425 +13.33% 110
Midlands -52 81 £400 +6.67% 106
West Midlands -36 59 £400 +6.67% 73
South West -46 56 £375 -10.93% 248
East of England -23 38 £388 -22.50% 83
Yorkshire -6 34 £350 -5.08% 78
East Midlands -22 22 £363 -3.33% 33
North East -1 18 £425 +28.59% 20
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 421 (33.05%) Finance
2 319 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (16.95%) Law
4 184 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
5 172 (13.50%) SQL
6 155 (12.17%) Project Management
7 145 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
8 141 (11.07%) Microsoft
8 141 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 140 (10.99%) Information Security
10 138 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
11 120 (9.42%) Degree
12 117 (9.18%) Windows
13 110 (8.63%) Analytics
14 97 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 90 (7.06%) User Experience
16 87 (6.83%) Banking
17 85 (6.67%) .NET
18 84 (6.59%) SQL Server
19 83 (6.51%) JavaScript
20 82 (6.44%) C#
21 78 (6.12%) Risk Management
22 77 (6.04%) Marketing
23 76 (5.97%) ITIL
24 72 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
25 71 (5.57%) GDPR
25 71 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
26 69 (5.42%) CSS
26 69 (5.42%) Security Cleared
27 67 (5.26%) Python

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 52 (4.08%) Apache Spark
2 36 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.20%) Confluence
5 24 (1.88%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.49%) Apache
7 16 (1.26%) SAS
8 12 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.86%) IIS
10 9 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.71%) CMS
11 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.39%) JBoss
12 5 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.39%) WordPress
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.24%) Luigi
Applications
1 71 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.71%) InVision
6 6 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.078%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.078%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (1.26%) Elite 3E
2 15 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.02%) Carpe Diem
4 8 (0.63%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.63%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.55%) SAP PS
6 6 (0.47%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.24%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.24%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.16%) Primavera
9 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 97 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (4.55%) Office 365
4 22 (1.73%) SaaS
5 21 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.33%) PaaS
7 9 (0.71%) IaaS
7 9 (0.71%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (0.63%) Serverless
9 7 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.31%) Apigee
11 4 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (0.31%) npm
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.06%) Firewall
2 25 (1.96%) Internet
3 24 (1.88%) Skype
4 20 (1.57%) Network Security
5 16 (1.26%) DNS
5 16 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (1.02%) LAN
7 12 (0.94%) VPN
8 11 (0.86%) SSH
9 10 (0.78%) DHCP
9 10 (0.78%) WAN
10 8 (0.63%) VoIP
11 7 (0.55%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.47%) HTTP
12 6 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (0.47%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.39%) Intranet
13 5 (0.39%) NFC
14 4 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.87%) Big Data
3 51 (4.00%) Power BI
4 37 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 37 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 35 (2.75%) MySQL
6 28 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.96%) Apache Hive
7 25 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.73%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.10%) Flink
12 12 (0.94%) HBase
13 11 (0.86%) Data Lake
13 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.63%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 43 (3.38%) JIRA
2 28 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.71%) ERwin
8 8 (0.63%) Maven
9 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.47%) JUnit
10 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.39%) ER Studio
10 5 (0.39%) gulp
10 5 (0.39%) PhpStorm
10 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.31%) Gradle
11 4 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 421 (33.05%) Finance
2 216 (16.95%) Law
3 87 (6.83%) Banking
4 77 (6.04%) Marketing
5 64 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 57 (4.47%) Retail
7 39 (3.06%) Publishing
8 24 (1.88%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (1.41%) Advertising
11 15 (1.18%) Back Office
11 15 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.78%) Billing
13 9 (0.71%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.63%) German Language
15 7 (0.55%) French Language
15 7 (0.55%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.47%) Front Office
17 4 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 233 (18.29%) Analyst
2 177 (13.89%) Developer
3 121 (9.50%) Project Manager
4 78 (6.12%) Designer
5 63 (4.95%) Architect
6 61 (4.79%) Consultant
7 54 (4.24%) Business Analyst
8 44 (3.45%) Service Analyst
9 43 (3.38%) Content Designer
10 41 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
11 38 (2.98%) Data Analyst
12 36 (2.83%) IT Manager
13 34 (2.67%) Senior Developer
14 33 (2.59%) Data Engineer
14 33 (2.59%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.43%) .NET Developer
15 31 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (2.20%) Trainer
17 25 (1.96%) PHP Developer
17 25 (1.96%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.67%) .NET
2 69 (5.42%) CSS
3 65 (5.10%) HTML
4 46 (3.61%) Kafka
5 40 (3.14%) REST
6 38 (2.98%) Web Services
7 34 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 32 (2.51%) .NET Framework
9 30 (2.35%) ASP.NET
10 27 (2.12%) JSON
11 26 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (2.04%) RESTful
12 25 (1.96%) SOAP
13 23 (1.81%) XML
14 21 (1.65%) jQuery
14 21 (1.65%) Spring
15 20 (1.57%) Entity Framework
16 18 (1.41%) .NET Core
17 17 (1.33%) WCF
18 15 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 145 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (7.06%) User Experience
3 67 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.75%) Algorithms
5 30 (2.35%) Fintech
5 30 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.10%) e-Learning
8 14 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.02%) NHS
9 13 (1.02%) Smartphone
10 12 (0.94%) Hedge funds
10 12 (0.94%) Linked Data
10 12 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 11 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.86%) FMCG
12 10 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 117 (9.18%) Windows
2 55 (4.32%) Windows 10
3 46 (3.61%) Linux
4 28 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.81%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.57%) Unix
6 20 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.26%) Android
8 12 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) SUSE
12 2 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.078%) Solaris
13 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
3 155 (12.17%) Project Management
4 141 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 140 (10.99%) Information Security
6 138 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
7 110 (8.63%) Analytics
8 78 (6.12%) Risk Management
9 76 (5.97%) ITIL
10 72 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
11 67 (5.26%) Data Science
11 67 (5.26%) DevOps
12 64 (5.02%) Scrum
13 63 (4.95%) Change Management
13 63 (4.95%) Data Protection
14 58 (4.55%) Business Analysis
14 58 (4.55%) Data Analysis
15 56 (4.40%) Service Delivery
16 55 (4.32%) User Stories
17 53 (4.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 172 (13.50%) SQL
2 83 (6.51%) JavaScript
3 82 (6.44%) C#
4 67 (5.26%) Python
5 60 (4.71%) Java
6 33 (2.59%) PHP
7 21 (1.65%) Scala
8 20 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.10%) C
9 14 (1.10%) Java 8
9 14 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.78%) R
10 10 (0.78%) VBA
11 8 (0.63%) Ruby
12 5 (0.39%) ABAP
12 5 (0.39%) C++
12 5 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (0.39%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 120 (9.42%) Degree
2 69 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 63 (4.95%) CISSP
4 53 (4.16%) CISM
5 52 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 45 (3.53%) CISA
7 27 (2.12%) CRISC
8 26 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (1.65%) ISEB
10 20 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (1.49%) PMP
12 17 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (1.26%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (0.78%) A+ Certification
16 10 (0.78%) CCIE
16 10 (0.78%) ISACA
17 9 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.57%) GDPR
2 50 (3.92%) QA
3 49 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (2.43%) Data Quality
5 26 (2.04%) SLA
6 25 (1.96%) PCI DSS
7 21 (1.65%) PMO
8 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.47%) COBIT
11 5 (0.39%) COSO
11 5 (0.39%) IFRS
12 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.31%) GxP
12 4 (0.31%) MiFID
12 4 (0.31%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.24%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.24%) PSD2
14 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 63 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.40%) Docker
3 10 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.78%) XenApp
4 9 (0.71%) HDFS
5 8 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.47%) vSphere
7 4 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.078%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.078%) iptables
Systems Management
1 39 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.33%) SCCM
3 16 (1.26%) Ansible
4 12 (0.94%) Terraform
5 9 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.63%) EnCase
7 6 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 5 (0.39%) FTK
8 5 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.39%) Puppet
9 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.24%) Kibana
10 3 (0.24%) logstash
10 3 (0.24%) QRadar
11 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.16%) Oozie
11 2 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 141 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.63%) iManage
3 49 (3.85%) SAP
4 37 (2.90%) Citrix
4 37 (2.90%) Oracle
5 31 (2.43%) Tableau
6 30 (2.35%) Cisco
6 30 (2.35%) VMware
7 29 (2.28%) Intapp
8 23 (1.81%) Aderant
9 16 (1.26%) Adobe
9 16 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.18%) Cloudera
11 14 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 12 (0.94%) Google
12 12 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.86%) HP
13 11 (0.86%) Veritas
14 10 (0.78%) MapR
15 8 (0.63%) Apple