Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 199 135
Rank change year-on-year +8 -64 +19
Contract jobs citing Legal 746 1,275 1,855
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.44% 1.99%
As % of the General category 3.65% 3.64% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 881 1,143
Median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £648
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £443
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 29
Median hourly rate £25.68 £17.50 £18.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.74% -6.87% +13.88%
10th Percentile £18.71 £14.60 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.80 £46.95 £39.50
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +98.57% -5.41% +12.12%

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 20,415 35,019 38,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.84% 39.51% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,048 23,306 25,442
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £480 £484 £475
% change year-on-year -0.83% +1.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 927 991
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +2.21% +4.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.35 £22.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year +8.22% +2.74% +1.86%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 -14 368 £500 +8.70% 122
South East +64 144 £425 -5.56% 108
North of England +41 115 £440 +8.64% 129
North West 0 58 £400 -5.88% 71
Midlands +28 47 £400 -5.88% 48
West Midlands +40 43 £394 -7.35% 33
Yorkshire +59 39 £525 +50.00% 45
East of England +29 37 £388 - 56
South West -2 33 £500 +19.40% 102
North East +32 18 £406 -4.41% 13
East Midlands +14 4 £400 +10.34% 15
South Coast - 1 - -
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 240 (32.17%) Finance
2 158 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (14.48%) Microsoft
4 104 (13.94%) SQL
5 97 (13.00%) Project Management
6 93 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (11.93%) Law
7 89 (11.93%) Information Security
8 77 (10.32%) Analytics
9 76 (10.19%) ITIL
9 76 (10.19%) Windows
10 73 (9.79%) Security Cleared
11 70 (9.38%) Degree
12 69 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
13 68 (9.12%) Risk Management
14 67 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (8.04%) Azure
17 58 (7.77%) GDPR
18 56 (7.51%) Management Information System
18 56 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
19 55 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
20 53 (7.10%) Telecoms
20 53 (7.10%) Data Protection
21 51 (6.84%) Migration
22 49 (6.57%) DevOps
22 49 (6.57%) Cybersecurity
22 49 (6.57%) Project Delivery
23 48 (6.43%) Public Sector
23 48 (6.43%) Change Management

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 31 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.47%) CMS
4 10 (1.34%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.07%) Confluence
6 7 (0.94%) Apache
7 5 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.27%) IIS
10 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.13%) Figma
8 1 (0.13%) GIMP
8 1 (0.13%) InVision
8 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 24 (3.22%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.94%) Carpe Diem
2 7 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.94%) Sprinklr
3 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) PolarLake
4 3 (0.40%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.04%) Azure
2 31 (4.16%) Office 365
3 28 (3.75%) Power Platform
4 19 (2.55%) AWS
5 13 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.21%) GitHub
8 6 (0.80%) GCP
8 6 (0.80%) PaaS
8 6 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.54%) IaaS
10 4 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.40%) G Suite
11 3 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.49%) Firewall
2 16 (2.14%) Internet
3 10 (1.34%) Network Security
3 10 (1.34%) Skype
4 9 (1.21%) DHCP
4 9 (1.21%) DNS
4 9 (1.21%) VPN
4 9 (1.21%) WAN
5 8 (1.07%) Intranet
5 8 (1.07%) LAN
5 8 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.67%) NetScaler
6 5 (0.67%) PBX
6 5 (0.67%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.67%) Wireless
7 4 (0.54%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (0.54%) SSL
8 3 (0.40%) 4G
8 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (3.75%) Power BI
4 24 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.08%) Big Data
6 18 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.61%) MySQL
9 10 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.07%) OLAP
12 7 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.80%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.80%) Looker
13 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 20 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.61%) JIRA
4 11 (1.47%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.67%) Burp Suite
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.54%) Maven
6 4 (0.54%) Selenium
6 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.40%) GitLab
7 3 (0.40%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.40%) Snyk
7 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.40%) TestRail
8 1 (0.13%) Appium
8 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.13%) Protractor
8 1 (0.13%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.13%) REST Assured
General
1 240 (32.17%) Finance
2 89 (11.93%) Law
3 53 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 48 (6.43%) Public Sector
5 39 (5.23%) Banking
6 34 (4.56%) Marketing
7 24 (3.22%) Retail
8 18 (2.41%) Publishing
9 13 (1.74%) Local Government
10 12 (1.61%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.34%) Back Office
12 9 (1.21%) Front Office
13 8 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.80%) Advertising
15 6 (0.80%) German Language
15 6 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.80%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 139 (18.63%) Analyst
2 83 (11.13%) Project Manager
3 76 (10.19%) Architect
4 74 (9.92%) Developer
5 52 (6.97%) Consultant
6 50 (6.70%) Business Analyst
7 31 (4.16%) Designer
8 30 (4.02%) Service Analyst
9 23 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 23 (3.08%) SQL Developer
10 22 (2.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 21 (2.82%) Content Designer
12 20 (2.68%) IT Analyst
12 20 (2.68%) SSRS Developer
13 19 (2.55%) Support Analyst
14 18 (2.41%) Legal Analyst
15 17 (2.28%) Technical Architect
16 16 (2.14%) Senior Manager
16 16 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (2.01%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.55%) .NET
1 19 (2.55%) Web Services
2 16 (2.14%) XML
3 15 (2.01%) CSS
4 14 (1.88%) HTML
5 8 (1.07%) PySpark
6 7 (0.94%) RESTful
6 7 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (0.80%) Middleware
8 5 (0.67%) Laravel
8 5 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.67%) REST
8 5 (0.67%) SOAP
8 5 (0.67%) Spring
9 4 (0.54%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.54%) J2EE
9 4 (0.54%) JSON
9 4 (0.54%) React
10 3 (0.40%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.51%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.49%) User Experience
4 24 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.95%) Social Media
6 12 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
7 10 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.21%) iPhone
9 8 (1.07%) NHS
9 8 (1.07%) PMI
10 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.94%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.94%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.80%) Derivative
11 6 (0.80%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.19%) Windows
2 24 (3.22%) Windows 10
3 15 (2.01%) Linux
3 15 (2.01%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.88%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.74%) Unix
6 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.54%) CentOS
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) Android
9 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.13%) Fedora
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (13.00%) Project Management
3 93 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
4 89 (11.93%) Information Security
5 77 (10.32%) Analytics
6 76 (10.19%) ITIL
7 68 (9.12%) Risk Management
8 67 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (7.10%) Data Protection
11 51 (6.84%) Migration
12 49 (6.57%) Cybersecurity
12 49 (6.57%) DevOps
12 49 (6.57%) Project Delivery
13 48 (6.43%) Change Management
14 35 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 35 (4.69%) Data Modelling
14 35 (4.69%) Visualisation
15 33 (4.42%) Business Analysis
16 31 (4.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.94%) SQL
2 30 (4.02%) Python
3 29 (3.89%) C
4 27 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.95%) Java
6 20 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.14%) Ruby
9 11 (1.47%) PHP
10 10 (1.34%) C#
10 10 (1.34%) VBA
11 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.54%) PHP 7
14 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.40%) R
15 2 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.27%) Go
15 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 70 (9.38%) Degree
3 40 (5.36%) CISSP
4 37 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 35 (4.69%) CISM
6 21 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 17 (2.28%) CISA
8 15 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.01%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.74%) CCNA
10 12 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.34%) PMP
12 9 (1.21%) GIAC
13 8 (1.07%) Postgraduate
13 8 (1.07%) SANS
13 8 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
14 7 (0.94%) CLAS
14 7 (0.94%) IIBA
15 6 (0.80%) CCNP
15 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.77%) GDPR
2 37 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.08%) SLA
4 21 (2.82%) QA
5 17 (2.28%) COBIT
5 17 (2.28%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.47%) NIST
6 11 (1.47%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.47%) PMO
7 7 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.54%) EMIR
9 4 (0.54%) NCSC
10 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.27%) HL7
11 2 (0.27%) IFRS
11 2 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.94%) Docker
3 7 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.54%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.40%) XenApp
7 2 (0.27%) HDFS
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Samba
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) Xen
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.21%) Terraform
2 8 (1.07%) SCCM
3 7 (0.94%) Puppet
4 6 (0.80%) Ansible
5 5 (0.67%) EnCase
5 5 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.67%) Nessus
6 4 (0.54%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.54%) FTK
7 3 (0.40%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.27%) Kibana
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) SELinux
8 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.27%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.13%) DameWare
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 108 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.42%) Citrix
3 30 (4.02%) iManage
4 23 (3.08%) Oracle
5 21 (2.82%) SAP
6 19 (2.55%) Tableau
7 16 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.74%) Cisco
9 12 (1.61%) Aderant
10 11 (1.47%) VMware
11 10 (1.34%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.34%) Databricks
12 9 (1.21%) Intapp
13 8 (1.07%) Adobe
13 8 (1.07%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.07%) Juniper
13 8 (1.07%) Sony
13 8 (1.07%) Workday
14 7 (0.94%) Facebook
14 7 (0.94%) Red Hat