Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 188 162
Rank change year-on-year +1 -26 +22
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,168 1,402 1,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.50% 1.67%
As % of the General category 3.92% 3.73% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 923 939
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £230
90th Percentile £644 £625 £633
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 23
England median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% +15.22% +15.00%
10th Percentile £15.84 £12.70 £13.25
90th Percentile £55.73 £42.60 £40.58
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +23.64% +14.58% +33.33%

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 29,798 37,588 39,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.41% 40.18% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,389 24,862 26,604
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 1,014 970
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -3.87% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.68% +8.85%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +9 604 £475 +2.70% 253
South East +51 230 £456 -1.30% 175
North of England +35 193 £413 +3.13% 251
North West +22 119 £450 +20.00% 135
South West +4 65 £425 +3.03% 283
Yorkshire +41 62 £338 -18.06% 84
Midlands +4 60 £450 +5.88% 90
West Midlands +28 50 £450 +2.86% 54
East of England -16 17 £475 +11.76% 93
North East +10 12 £366 -36.30% 32
East Midlands -18 9 £525 +31.25% 36
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 330 (28.25%) Finance
2 242 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 196 (16.78%) Law
5 171 (14.64%) SQL
6 163 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
7 150 (12.84%) Windows
8 145 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 129 (11.04%) Project Management
10 127 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
11 122 (10.45%) ITIL
11 122 (10.45%) Information Security
12 113 (9.67%) Azure
13 112 (9.59%) Risk Management
14 110 (9.42%) SQL Server
15 109 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
16 99 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
17 98 (8.39%) Analytics
17 98 (8.39%) Degree
18 87 (7.45%) Management Information System
19 77 (6.59%) Telecoms
20 76 (6.51%) Banking
21 75 (6.42%) Change Management
21 75 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
21 75 (6.42%) DevOps
22 73 (6.25%) Data Protection
23 72 (6.16%) AWS
24 71 (6.08%) Python
24 71 (6.08%) Active Directory
24 71 (6.08%) Project Delivery

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 40 (3.42%) CMS
2 36 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 36 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.91%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.40%) Skype for Business
5 22 (1.88%) Apache
6 20 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.46%) IIS
9 13 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
11 8 (0.68%) SAS
12 7 (0.60%) Confluence
13 5 (0.43%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.26%) Documentum
16 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
Applications
1 99 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.34%) Sketch
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.17%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.17%) Windchill
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.086%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.086%) Figma
10 1 (0.086%) InVision
10 1 (0.086%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 34 (2.91%) Elite 3E
2 14 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.60%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.26%) Relativity
6 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.26%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.17%) TrackWise
8 1 (0.086%) Actimize
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.086%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.086%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.67%) Azure
2 72 (6.16%) AWS
3 53 (4.54%) Power Platform
4 50 (4.28%) Office 365
5 40 (3.42%) SaaS
6 35 (3.00%) GCP
7 20 (1.71%) PaaS
8 17 (1.46%) BrowserStack
8 17 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.46%) Sauce Labs
9 12 (1.03%) GitHub
10 11 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (0.94%) IaaS
11 9 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.34%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.25%) Firewall
2 24 (2.05%) Skype
3 23 (1.97%) VPN
4 20 (1.71%) Internet
5 19 (1.63%) Unified Communications
6 18 (1.54%) VLAN
7 15 (1.28%) Network Security
8 14 (1.20%) DNS
8 14 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.11%) WAN
10 12 (1.03%) LAN
10 12 (1.03%) NaaS
10 12 (1.03%) SNMP
11 11 (0.94%) DHCP
12 9 (0.77%) Wireless
13 8 (0.68%) ICMP
13 8 (0.68%) Telnet
14 7 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (4.45%) Power BI
5 47 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (3.85%) Big Data
7 28 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 27 (2.31%) NoSQL
9 24 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.88%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.28%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.11%) Data Lake
14 12 (1.03%) Impala
15 11 (0.94%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.86%) MySQL
17 9 (0.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (2.83%) JIRA
2 24 (2.05%) Selenium
3 17 (1.46%) Gatling
3 17 (1.46%) JMeter
4 13 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.77%) JUnit
7 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.43%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.43%) Gradle
8 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.34%) tSQLt
10 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.26%) Balsamiq
10 3 (0.26%) GitLab
10 3 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.26%) Ranorex
10 3 (0.26%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 330 (28.25%) Finance
2 196 (16.78%) Law
3 77 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 76 (6.51%) Banking
5 65 (5.57%) Marketing
6 41 (3.51%) Public Sector
7 30 (2.57%) Retail
8 25 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.20%) Front Office
10 14 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.20%) Publishing
11 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.77%) Back Office
12 9 (0.77%) Games
13 7 (0.60%) Billing
14 6 (0.51%) Local Government
15 3 (0.26%) Advertising
15 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (21.32%) Analyst
2 105 (8.99%) Architect
3 94 (8.05%) Project Manager
4 83 (7.11%) Developer
5 68 (5.82%) Business Analyst
6 46 (3.94%) Designer
7 45 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 44 (3.77%) Consultant
9 40 (3.42%) Data Engineer
10 37 (3.17%) Service Analyst
11 34 (2.91%) Support Analyst
12 33 (2.83%) Legal Analyst
12 33 (2.83%) Service Desk Analyst
13 31 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (2.57%) IT Manager
15 29 (2.48%) Applications Support
16 28 (2.40%) Applications Engineer
16 28 (2.40%) Applications Support Engineer
17 27 (2.31%) Data Analyst
18 25 (2.14%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.65%) .NET
2 30 (2.57%) Kafka
3 26 (2.23%) XML
4 23 (1.97%) AngularJS
4 23 (1.97%) CSS
5 20 (1.71%) HTML
5 20 (1.71%) JSON
6 18 (1.54%) REST
7 14 (1.20%) MDX
7 14 (1.20%) Natural Language Processing
8 12 (1.03%) Node.js
8 12 (1.03%) Pandas
8 12 (1.03%) Web Services
9 11 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (0.94%) RESTful
9 11 (0.94%) scikit-learn
10 10 (0.86%) PySpark
10 10 (0.86%) Spring
11 9 (0.77%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.68%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 127 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.99%) User Experience
4 32 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (1.88%) Blog
7 21 (1.80%) Algorithms
7 21 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.80%) PKI
8 16 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 15 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.03%) Derivative
11 11 (0.94%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.94%) iPhone
11 11 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.94%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.77%) Equities
12 9 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 150 (12.84%) Windows
2 68 (5.82%) Windows 10
3 40 (3.42%) Unix
4 37 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.63%) Linux
7 18 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.28%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.60%) Android
12 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.086%) AIX
14 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
3 145 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (11.04%) Project Management
5 122 (10.45%) Information Security
5 122 (10.45%) ITIL
6 112 (9.59%) Risk Management
7 109 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
8 98 (8.39%) Analytics
9 75 (6.42%) Change Management
9 75 (6.42%) DevOps
10 73 (6.25%) Data Protection
11 71 (6.08%) Project Delivery
12 67 (5.74%) Document Management
12 67 (5.74%) Migration
13 59 (5.05%) Service Management
14 54 (4.62%) Data Modelling
14 54 (4.62%) Test Automation
15 52 (4.45%) Scrum
16 50 (4.28%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 171 (14.64%) SQL
2 71 (6.08%) Python
3 55 (4.71%) Java
4 33 (2.83%) T-SQL
5 29 (2.48%) JavaScript
6 26 (2.23%) C#
7 25 (2.14%) Scala
8 17 (1.46%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.94%) Go
9 11 (0.94%) VBA
10 10 (0.86%) C
11 9 (0.77%) R
12 8 (0.68%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.60%) IronPython
13 7 (0.60%) XAML
14 6 (0.51%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.51%) Ruby
15 5 (0.43%) C++
15 5 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (8.39%) Degree
2 70 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 58 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 49 (4.20%) CISSP
5 26 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.88%) CISM
7 19 (1.63%) CCNA
8 18 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.46%) MCSA
10 16 (1.37%) CISA
11 14 (1.20%) IISP
11 14 (1.20%) PMP
12 13 (1.11%) AWS Certification
12 13 (1.11%) MCITP
12 13 (1.11%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.94%) ISEB
13 11 (0.94%) PhD
14 10 (0.86%) CCNP
15 9 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.31%) QA
2 61 (5.22%) GDPR
3 49 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (2.74%) PMO
5 30 (2.57%) SLA
6 20 (1.71%) Data Quality
7 16 (1.37%) PCI DSS
8 13 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.51%) GxP
10 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.43%) NIST
12 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.34%) EMIR
13 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.26%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 71 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.11%) Docker
3 12 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.34%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.26%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.26%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.086%) vSphere
7 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (2.91%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.23%) SCCM
3 13 (1.11%) CASB
3 13 (1.11%) SCOM
3 13 (1.11%) WSUS
4 12 (1.03%) Terraform
5 8 (0.68%) Puppet
5 8 (0.68%) WMI
6 6 (0.51%) Ansible
6 6 (0.51%) EnCase
6 6 (0.51%) FTK
6 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.51%) TeamSite
7 4 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.26%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.26%) Oozie
8 3 (0.26%) QRadar
8 3 (0.26%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 201 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.74%) iManage
3 46 (3.94%) SAP
4 44 (3.77%) Oracle
5 36 (3.08%) Cisco
6 32 (2.74%) Adobe
7 30 (2.57%) Tableau
8 28 (2.40%) VMware
9 26 (2.23%) Citrix
9 26 (2.23%) Intapp
10 25 (2.14%) LexisNexis
11 22 (1.88%) Google
12 18 (1.54%) Sony
13 17 (1.46%) F5
14 14 (1.20%) Meraki
14 14 (1.20%) Splunk
14 14 (1.20%) Workday
15 13 (1.11%) Databricks
16 12 (1.03%) CheckPoint
17 11 (0.94%) IBM