Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 190 151
Rank change year-on-year +1 -39 +26
Contract jobs citing Legal 909 1,365 1,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.50% 1.77%
As % of the General category 3.70% 3.76% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 927 991
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +11.46%
10th Percentile £215 £263 £220
90th Percentile £665 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 22
England median hourly rate £25.68 £27.60 £24.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.96% +13.56% +11.75%
10th Percentile £18.36 £16.13 £16.21
90th Percentile £49.73 £42.00 £40.33
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £28.70 £24.31
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.09% +11.75%

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 24,540 36,328 39,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.01% 39.88% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,987 24,085 26,363
England median daily rate £488 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £279 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £464
% change year-on-year - +2.37% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 978 981
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020. 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 -8 459 £500 +11.11% 225
South East +68 207 £463 -2.63% 194
North of England +11 139 £425 +4.94% 229
North West +12 86 £440 +10.00% 126
Midlands +11 50 £475 +18.75% 99
West Midlands +35 42 £475 +18.75% 60
Yorkshire +35 40 £369 -6.05% 71
East of England +14 27 £248 -41.76% 80
South West -12 25 £425 +17.65% 249
North East +14 13 £300 -29.41% 32
East Midlands -3 7 £500 +17.65% 39
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 280 (30.80%) Finance
2 185 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (15.95%) Microsoft
4 134 (14.74%) Law
5 126 (13.86%) Project Management
6 106 (11.66%) SQL
7 104 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 103 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
9 99 (10.89%) Windows
10 87 (9.57%) ITIL
11 84 (9.24%) Azure
12 83 (9.13%) Degree
13 82 (9.02%) Information Security
14 77 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
15 76 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
16 75 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
17 74 (8.14%) Risk Management
18 71 (7.81%) Security Cleared
19 68 (7.48%) Telecoms
19 68 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
20 67 (7.37%) Analytics
21 66 (7.26%) DevOps
22 65 (7.15%) Project Delivery
23 62 (6.82%) Management Information System
24 57 (6.27%) Banking
25 55 (6.05%) Change Management
26 53 (5.83%) Migration
27 52 (5.72%) GDPR
28 51 (5.61%) SC Cleared
29 48 (5.28%) Marketing

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 34 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.64%) CMS
4 14 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.10%) Apache
8 8 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.55%) Confluence
9 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.55%) IIS
10 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.22%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.22%) SAS
13 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 75 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.33%) Sketch
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Figma
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 22 (2.42%) Elite 3E
2 15 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.77%) Carpe Diem
3 7 (0.77%) Sprinklr
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.44%) Relativity
4 4 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.11%) iTrent
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 84 (9.24%) Azure
2 47 (5.17%) Office 365
3 27 (2.97%) AWS
4 26 (2.86%) Power Platform
5 22 (2.42%) SaaS
6 16 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
6 16 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (1.32%) GCP
8 10 (1.10%) GitHub
9 9 (0.99%) BrowserStack
9 9 (0.99%) PaaS
9 9 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
10 5 (0.55%) IaaS
10 5 (0.55%) Trello
11 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.44%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.44%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.33%) Boomi
12 3 (0.33%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.97%) Firewall
2 22 (2.42%) Internet
3 11 (1.21%) Skype
3 11 (1.21%) WAN
4 10 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (0.99%) NaaS
5 9 (0.99%) SNMP
6 8 (0.88%) ICMP
6 8 (0.88%) LAN
6 8 (0.88%) Telnet
6 8 (0.88%) VPN
7 7 (0.77%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (0.77%) Intranet
7 7 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (0.77%) VLAN
8 6 (0.66%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.66%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.66%) Wireless
9 5 (0.55%) DNS
9 5 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (2.75%) Power BI
6 22 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (2.20%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.09%) Big Data
9 13 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.43%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.10%) OLAP
11 9 (0.99%) MySQL
11 9 (0.99%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.55%) MS Access
14 5 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
14 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (1.43%) JIRA
1 13 (1.43%) Selenium
2 11 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.99%) Gatling
3 9 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.99%) JMeter
4 8 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.55%) Burp Suite
5 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.44%) tSQLt
7 3 (0.33%) Gradle
7 3 (0.33%) JUnit
8 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.22%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 280 (30.80%) Finance
2 134 (14.74%) Law
3 68 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 57 (6.27%) Banking
5 48 (5.28%) Marketing
6 42 (4.62%) Public Sector
7 27 (2.97%) Retail
8 20 (2.20%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.43%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.21%) Publishing
11 10 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.99%) Front Office
13 8 (0.88%) Local Government
14 7 (0.77%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.55%) Advertising
15 5 (0.55%) Back Office
16 4 (0.44%) Billing
16 4 (0.44%) Games
17 3 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 176 (19.36%) Analyst
2 112 (12.32%) Architect
3 84 (9.24%) Project Manager
4 65 (7.15%) Developer
5 56 (6.16%) Business Analyst
6 41 (4.51%) Consultant
7 36 (3.96%) Designer
8 32 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (3.30%) Service Analyst
10 28 (3.08%) Legal Analyst
11 27 (2.97%) Support Analyst
12 23 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 23 (2.53%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (2.20%) Data Architect
13 20 (2.20%) Technical Architect
13 20 (2.20%) Technical Leader
14 19 (2.09%) IT Analyst
14 19 (2.09%) IT Manager
15 18 (1.98%) Security Analyst
16 17 (1.87%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.53%) XML
2 17 (1.87%) .NET
3 16 (1.76%) CSS
4 14 (1.54%) JSON
5 13 (1.43%) HTML
5 13 (1.43%) Kafka
5 13 (1.43%) Web Services
6 9 (0.99%) MDX
7 8 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (0.77%) REST
8 7 (0.77%) RESTful
8 7 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (0.55%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.55%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (0.55%) PySpark
9 5 (0.55%) Spring
10 4 (0.44%) Akka
10 4 (0.44%) OpenNLP
10 4 (0.44%) scikit-learn
10 4 (0.44%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.73%) User Experience
4 23 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 19 (2.09%) Social Media
7 13 (1.43%) Blackberry
8 12 (1.32%) Blog
8 12 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
9 10 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.99%) Smartphone
11 8 (0.88%) iPhone
11 8 (0.88%) PMI
12 6 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.66%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.66%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (10.89%) Windows
2 35 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 27 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.31%) Unix
5 14 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.32%) Linux
7 10 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.99%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (13.86%) Project Management
3 104 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (9.57%) ITIL
6 82 (9.02%) Information Security
7 76 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (8.14%) Risk Management
9 67 (7.37%) Analytics
10 66 (7.26%) DevOps
11 65 (7.15%) Project Delivery
12 55 (6.05%) Change Management
13 53 (5.83%) Migration
14 47 (5.17%) Data Protection
15 42 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
16 39 (4.29%) ETL
16 39 (4.29%) Service Management
17 36 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 35 (3.85%) Document Management
18 35 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (11.66%) SQL
2 38 (4.18%) Python
3 37 (4.07%) Java
4 23 (2.53%) C
4 23 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 19 (2.09%) T-SQL
6 16 (1.76%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.76%) Ruby
6 16 (1.76%) VBA
7 14 (1.54%) Scala
8 12 (1.32%) C#
9 5 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.44%) Go
10 4 (0.44%) Perl
10 4 (0.44%) PHP
11 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) R
13 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (9.13%) Degree
2 71 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 51 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.64%) CISSP
5 20 (2.20%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.43%) CCNA
9 13 (1.43%) MCSA
9 13 (1.43%) PMP
10 11 (1.21%) CISM
10 11 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (1.10%) MCITP
11 10 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.99%) CISA
12 9 (0.99%) GIAC
12 9 (0.99%) Postgraduate
13 8 (0.88%) IIBA
14 7 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.72%) GDPR
2 41 (4.51%) QA
3 37 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (2.53%) SLA
5 20 (2.20%) PMO
6 10 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.44%) COBIT
9 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 3 (0.33%) EMIR
10 3 (0.33%) NCSC
10 3 (0.33%) NIST
11 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.22%) COSHH
11 2 (0.22%) IFRS
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.98%) Docker
3 9 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.54%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.43%) SCCM
3 11 (1.21%) SCOM
4 9 (0.99%) WSUS
5 8 (0.88%) EnCase
5 8 (0.88%) Terraform
5 8 (0.88%) WMI
6 7 (0.77%) FTK
6 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.66%) Nessus
7 6 (0.66%) Puppet
7 6 (0.66%) TeamSite
8 5 (0.55%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.44%) Ansible
9 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.33%) CASB
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 145 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.84%) iManage
3 34 (3.74%) Oracle
4 30 (3.30%) Citrix
5 26 (2.86%) SAP
6 24 (2.64%) Adobe
7 23 (2.53%) Cisco
8 22 (2.42%) VMware
9 20 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.65%) Sony
11 14 (1.54%) Databricks
11 14 (1.54%) Intapp
12 13 (1.43%) Meraki
13 12 (1.32%) Splunk
14 11 (1.21%) Tableau
15 10 (1.10%) Aderant
15 10 (1.10%) Workday
16 9 (0.99%) F5
17 8 (0.88%) Google
18 7 (0.77%) Facebook