Period
to 21 April 2021

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 21 April 2021 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 198 201
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -66
Contract jobs citing Legal 564 671 1,277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.32% 1.46%
As % of the General category 3.21% 3.57% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 408 888
10th Percentile £308 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +1.12%
75th Percentile £575 £606 £538
90th Percentile £688 £676 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 25
10th Percentile £12.25 £17.00 "
25th Percentile £18.25 £18.95 £14.60
Median hourly rate £19.25 £20.86 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.72% +19.20% -6.87%
75th Percentile £26.68 £23.94 £30.16
90th Percentile £51.63 £25.68 £47.58
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £23.47 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.16% +34.09% -5.41%

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 17,591 18,797 34,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.48% 36.97% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,076 12,600 23,427
10th Percentile £313 £280 £306
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £615 £600 £594
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £482 £485
% change year-on-year +3.73% -0.62% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 594 845
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.25 £15.19
Median hourly rate £23.47 £21.00 £21.16
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -0.76% -1.58%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.47 £21.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.00% +0.69% +1.94%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legal in England.

Daily rate trend for Legal in England

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legal in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Legal in England.

Hourly rate trend for Legal in England

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Legal in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021. 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 -25 281 £500 - 169
Midlands +74 90 £425 +2.41% 120
West Midlands +55 78 £450 +10.43% 86
North of England +25 66 £500 +5.26% 209
South East -7 60 £495 +10.00% 156
North West +30 46 £440 +1.73% 96
South West +45 27 £433 -13.37% 193
Yorkshire +16 16 £550 - 92
East of England +9 14 £290 -25.16% 115
East Midlands +26 11 £400 -27.27% 33
North East +23 4 £515 +0.49% 22
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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.

1 217 (38.48%) Finance
2 118 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (20.21%) Project Management
4 88 (15.60%) Migration
5 85 (15.07%) Microsoft
5 85 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (14.36%) Azure
7 71 (12.59%) Law
8 69 (12.23%) Change Management
8 69 (12.23%) Project Delivery
9 68 (12.06%) Degree
10 67 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 63 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (10.46%) SQL
13 54 (9.57%) Risk Management
14 53 (9.40%) ITIL
14 53 (9.40%) Microsoft 365
15 52 (9.22%) Windows
15 52 (9.22%) Management Information System
16 49 (8.69%) GDPR
17 46 (8.16%) Data Protection
18 45 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
19 43 (7.62%) Banking
19 43 (7.62%) Information Security
20 42 (7.45%) Security Cleared
21 41 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
22 39 (6.91%) Service Delivery
22 39 (6.91%) Business Case
23 38 (6.74%) AWS
24 37 (6.56%) Analytics

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 37 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.37%) Confluence
3 14 (2.48%) CMS
4 13 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.06%) SAS
7 5 (0.89%) IIS
8 3 (0.53%) Apache
8 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) Documentum
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.71%) InVision
6 4 (0.71%) UserZoom
7 2 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.71%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.71%) Workfront
3 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.35%) Shopify
3 2 (0.35%) Unica
4 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 81 (14.36%) Azure
2 53 (9.40%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (6.74%) AWS
4 30 (5.32%) Power Platform
5 26 (4.61%) SaaS
6 18 (3.19%) GCP
7 14 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.95%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.60%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.06%) Serverless
11 5 (0.89%) GitHub
12 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.71%) IaaS
12 4 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.71%) Yammer
13 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.53%) FinancialForce
13 3 (0.53%) Google Docs
13 3 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.43%) Firewall
2 13 (2.30%) LAN
2 13 (2.30%) Skype
3 8 (1.42%) WAN
4 7 (1.24%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.06%) Internet
6 5 (0.89%) BGP
6 5 (0.89%) DNS
6 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.89%) VPN
7 4 (0.71%) DHCP
7 4 (0.71%) Network Security
8 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.35%) 3G
9 2 (0.35%) HTTP
9 2 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.35%) VLAN
9 2 (0.35%) Wireless
9 2 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.96%) Power BI
2 26 (4.61%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.66%) Big Data
4 13 (2.30%) Data Lake
5 8 (1.42%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.53%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.53%) Tableau
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.18%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 35 (6.21%) JIRA
2 11 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.71%) Axure RP
3 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.71%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.53%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (0.53%) Selenium
4 3 (0.53%) TestComplete
4 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.35%) kappa
5 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.35%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.35%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.18%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.18%) Gatling
6 1 (0.18%) Protractor
General
1 217 (38.48%) Finance
2 71 (12.59%) Law
3 43 (7.62%) Banking
4 36 (6.38%) Marketing
5 32 (5.67%) Public Sector
6 25 (4.43%) Billing
6 25 (4.43%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.66%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.66%) Police
8 14 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.13%) Front Office
10 10 (1.77%) Retail
11 8 (1.42%) Digital Economy
12 6 (1.06%) Local Government
12 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.89%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.71%) Advertising
14 4 (0.71%) Back Office
14 4 (0.71%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (18.44%) Analyst
2 67 (11.88%) Project Manager
3 62 (10.99%) Architect
4 55 (9.75%) Business Analyst
5 43 (7.62%) Consultant
6 20 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (2.84%) Data Architect
7 16 (2.84%) IT Manager
8 15 (2.66%) Transition Manager
9 13 (2.30%) Change Manager
9 13 (2.30%) Developer
9 13 (2.30%) IT Project Manager
9 13 (2.30%) Technical Leader
10 12 (2.13%) Legal Analyst
11 11 (1.95%) Security Advisor
11 11 (1.95%) Senior Manager
11 11 (1.95%) Service Manager
12 10 (1.77%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (1.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (1.77%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.01%) HTML
2 14 (2.48%) CSS
3 12 (2.13%) .NET
4 8 (1.42%) Web Services
4 8 (1.42%) XML
5 7 (1.24%) RESTful
6 6 (1.06%) JSON
7 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.71%) React
8 4 (0.71%) Sass
9 3 (0.53%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.53%) Redux
9 3 (0.53%) REST
9 3 (0.53%) SAML
10 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.35%) Middleware
10 2 (0.35%) Node.js
10 2 (0.35%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 85 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.22%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.90%) User Experience
4 21 (3.72%) Organisational Skills
5 17 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.01%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
6 12 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.60%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.42%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
10 7 (1.24%) PMI
11 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.06%) NHS
12 5 (0.89%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.22%) Windows
2 26 (4.61%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.30%) Windows 10
4 10 (1.77%) Linux
5 5 (0.89%) Android
5 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.53%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) SUSE
9 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (20.21%) Project Management
3 88 (15.60%) Migration
4 69 (12.23%) Change Management
4 69 (12.23%) Project Delivery
5 67 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (9.57%) Risk Management
8 53 (9.40%) ITIL
9 46 (8.16%) Data Protection
10 45 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
11 43 (7.62%) Information Security
12 39 (6.91%) Business Case
12 39 (6.91%) Service Delivery
13 37 (6.56%) Analytics
14 33 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (5.14%) Document Management
16 29 (5.14%) PRINCE2
17 28 (4.96%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 59 (10.46%) SQL
2 19 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.01%) Python
4 14 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.95%) Java
6 9 (1.60%) C
7 7 (1.24%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.06%) VB
9 5 (0.89%) VBA
10 4 (0.71%) C#
11 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.53%) JSX
11 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.35%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.35%) R
12 2 (0.35%) SOQL
12 2 (0.35%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.18%) Go
13 1 (0.18%) Scala
13 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (12.06%) Degree
2 42 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.38%) CISSP
4 28 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.37%) CISM
6 15 (2.66%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.95%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (1.95%) PMP
9 8 (1.42%) CRISC
9 8 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.06%) CISA
10 6 (1.06%) MBA
10 6 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 5 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.89%) GIAC
11 5 (0.89%) OSCP
12 4 (0.71%) PhD
12 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.69%) GDPR
2 33 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (5.85%) QA
3 15 (2.66%) NIST
4 12 (2.13%) GRC
5 11 (1.95%) SLA
6 10 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (1.60%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.60%) PMO
8 8 (1.42%) MiFID
9 7 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.06%) PCI DSS
10 6 (1.06%) UCITS
11 5 (0.89%) AIFMD
11 5 (0.89%) COBIT
11 5 (0.89%) IFRS
11 5 (0.89%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 30 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.35%) KVM
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.30%) SCCM
2 8 (1.42%) Ansible
3 7 (1.24%) SCOM
4 4 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.53%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.53%) Nessus
5 3 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.53%) Terraform
6 2 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.35%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.35%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.18%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 85 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.32%) iManage
3 28 (4.96%) SAP
4 21 (3.72%) Oracle
5 18 (3.19%) Citrix
5 18 (3.19%) Google
5 18 (3.19%) VMware
6 13 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.13%) Cisco
8 11 (1.95%) Intapp
9 9 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.06%) Remedy
11 5 (0.89%) Arista
11 5 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (0.89%) Charles River
11 5 (0.89%) Workday
12 4 (0.71%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.53%) Apttus
13 3 (0.53%) CyberArk
13 3 (0.53%) StreamSets