Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 196 196
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 -43
Contract jobs citing Legal 397 910 1,355
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.37% 1.49%
As % of the General category 2.89% 3.70% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 567 952
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £262 £213 £264
90th Percentile £625 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -9.43% +1.92%
10th Percentile £15.50 £17.78 £16.09
90th Percentile £80.00 £43.65 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.84 £28.70
% change year-on-year -9.42% -13.45% +10.39%

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 13,729 24,617 36,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.91% 37.00% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,384 16,518 24,607
Median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 747 913
Median hourly rate £25.14 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.70% -1.21% -4.73%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.40 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -4.76%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -35 193 £475 -5.00% 144
Midlands +70 59 £469 +1.35% 90
North of England +36 59 £500 +17.65% 133
West Midlands +58 53 £475 - 50
South East -10 45 £491 +6.22% 105
North West +28 41 £495 +12.50% 73
South West +89 18 £428 +0.59% 134
Yorkshire +26 17 £540 +46.44% 45
East of England +56 8 £332 +34.14% 73
East Midlands +44 6 £420 -11.58% 39
North East +28 2 £420 +9.45% 16
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 131 (33.00%) Finance
2 88 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (15.62%) Microsoft
4 56 (14.11%) Project Management
5 53 (13.35%) Azure
6 51 (12.85%) Management Information System
7 47 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (10.83%) Law
8 43 (10.83%) Project Delivery
9 41 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (10.33%) Information Security
9 41 (10.33%) Degree
10 38 (9.57%) Windows
11 37 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (9.07%) Security Cleared
12 36 (9.07%) Office 365
13 35 (8.82%) Risk Management
14 34 (8.56%) Analytics
14 34 (8.56%) GDPR
15 33 (8.31%) SQL
16 32 (8.06%) ITIL
16 32 (8.06%) Service Delivery
16 32 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 32 (8.06%) Document Management
17 31 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (7.30%) Change Management
18 29 (7.30%) Migration
19 28 (7.05%) Telecoms
19 28 (7.05%) CISSP
20 27 (6.80%) Active Directory

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 20 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.53%) Confluence
3 9 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.02%) CMS
5 6 (1.51%) IIS
6 4 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.76%) Apache
7 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.50%) JBoss
8 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.50%) SAS
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.01%) InVision
5 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.01%) UserZoom
6 2 (0.50%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.25%) MadCap Flare
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.50%) Unica
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.35%) Azure
2 36 (9.07%) Office 365
3 21 (5.29%) SaaS
4 18 (4.53%) Power Platform
5 16 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.76%) AWS
7 6 (1.51%) Logic Apps
7 6 (1.51%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.01%) GitHub
8 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.76%) FinancialForce
9 3 (0.76%) PaaS
9 3 (0.76%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.50%) IaaS
10 2 (0.50%) npm
10 2 (0.50%) ServiceMax
10 2 (0.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.53%) Firewall
2 10 (2.52%) Skype
3 5 (1.26%) BGP
3 5 (1.26%) DNS
3 5 (1.26%) Network Security
4 4 (1.01%) DMZ
4 4 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.01%) VoIP
4 4 (1.01%) WLAN
5 3 (0.76%) 3G
5 3 (0.76%) 4G
5 3 (0.76%) 5G
5 3 (0.76%) Internet
5 3 (0.76%) LAN
5 3 (0.76%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.50%) CTI
6 2 (0.50%) H.323
6 2 (0.50%) SSL
6 2 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.53%) Power BI
3 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.51%) Tableau
4 5 (1.26%) Big Data
4 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.01%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.76%) PolyBase
6 3 (0.76%) Spark SQL
7 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (6.05%) JIRA
2 10 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.76%) Selenium
4 6 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.01%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.01%) Ranorex
6 3 (0.76%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.76%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (0.76%) Protractor
7 2 (0.50%) Gatling
7 2 (0.50%) Hudson
7 2 (0.50%) JMeter
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.25%) Checkstyle
8 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.25%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 131 (33.00%) Finance
2 43 (10.83%) Law
3 28 (7.05%) Telecoms
4 27 (6.80%) Marketing
5 26 (6.55%) Banking
6 21 (5.29%) Public Sector
7 12 (3.02%) Back Office
7 12 (3.02%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.52%) Front Office
9 8 (2.02%) Retail
10 7 (1.76%) Digital Economy
10 7 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.26%) Billing
11 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.01%) German Language
12 4 (1.01%) Publishing
13 3 (0.76%) French Language
13 3 (0.76%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (16.88%) Analyst
2 40 (10.08%) Architect
3 38 (9.57%) Project Manager
4 36 (9.07%) Consultant
5 31 (7.81%) Business Analyst
6 19 (4.79%) Designer
7 18 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.78%) Developer
9 14 (3.53%) Content Designer
10 12 (3.02%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.77%) IT Manager
11 11 (2.77%) Security Consultant
12 8 (2.02%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.02%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.02%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.02%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (1.76%) IT Project Manager
13 7 (1.76%) Junior
13 7 (1.76%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.27%) HTML
2 11 (2.77%) CSS
3 9 (2.27%) .NET
4 6 (1.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.26%) .NET Core
5 5 (1.26%) Middleware
5 5 (1.26%) Node.js
5 5 (1.26%) RESTful
6 4 (1.01%) SAML
6 4 (1.01%) Sass
6 4 (1.01%) Spring
6 4 (1.01%) Web Services
7 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.76%) CSS3
7 3 (0.76%) HTML5
7 3 (0.76%) LINQ
7 3 (0.76%) NgRx
7 3 (0.76%) PySpark
7 3 (0.76%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (0.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.85%) Management Information System
2 47 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.30%) User Experience
4 17 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.27%) Analytical Mindset
6 9 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.76%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.51%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.26%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.26%) Life Science
9 5 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.01%) NHS
10 4 (1.01%) PMI
10 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.76%) Derivative
11 3 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.57%) Windows
2 17 (4.28%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.27%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.01%) Android
4 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.01%) Linux
4 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.76%) Kali Linux
5 3 (0.76%) Solaris
5 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.50%) Unix
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (14.11%) Project Management
3 43 (10.83%) Project Delivery
4 41 (10.33%) Information Security
4 41 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 34 (8.56%) Analytics
8 32 (8.06%) Document Management
8 32 (8.06%) ITIL
8 32 (8.06%) Service Delivery
9 31 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (7.30%) Change Management
10 29 (7.30%) Migration
11 26 (6.55%) Data Protection
12 25 (6.30%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (5.54%) Security Management
14 20 (5.04%) Scrum
15 19 (4.79%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.31%) SQL
2 15 (3.78%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.77%) Java
4 10 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.02%) Python
6 6 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.26%) C
7 5 (1.26%) C#
8 4 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.76%) VB
10 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.50%) Perl
10 2 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) ES6
11 1 (0.25%) Java 8
11 1 (0.25%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (10.33%) Degree
2 36 (9.07%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.05%) CISSP
4 24 (6.05%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.79%) CISM
6 13 (3.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (2.02%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.76%) CISA
9 6 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.51%) CRISC
10 5 (1.26%) CEH
10 5 (1.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.26%) PMP
11 4 (1.01%) CISMP
11 4 (1.01%) MBA
11 4 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 3 (0.76%) CIMA
12 3 (0.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.56%) GDPR
2 32 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (5.29%) QA
4 14 (3.53%) NCSC
5 11 (2.77%) NIST
6 9 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (1.51%) PMO
8 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.76%) MiFID
9 3 (0.76%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.50%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.50%) SLA
10 2 (0.50%) UCITS
11 1 (0.25%) IFRS
11 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 27 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.50%) Docker
5 2 (0.50%) KVM
5 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.27%) SCCM
2 7 (1.76%) Ansible
2 7 (1.76%) SCOM
3 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.76%) Nessus
4 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.50%) Netcool
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.50%) Terraform
5 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.25%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) logstash
6 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 62 (15.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.05%) iManage
3 14 (3.53%) Citrix
4 12 (3.02%) SAP
5 11 (2.77%) VMware
6 10 (2.52%) Cisco
6 10 (2.52%) Oracle
6 10 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.51%) Remedy
8 5 (1.26%) Arista
8 5 (1.26%) Google
8 5 (1.26%) IBM
9 4 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.01%) Databricks
9 4 (1.01%) Intapp
9 4 (1.01%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.76%) Apttus
10 3 (0.76%) DocuSign
10 3 (0.76%) Teradata