Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 164 230 198
Rank change year-on-year +66 -32 -4
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,193 392 890
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.16% 1.36%
As % of the General category 3.14% 2.21% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 229 550
10th Percentile £300 £262 £213
25th Percentile £413 £358 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £463 £470
Median % change year-on-year +11.35% -1.60% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £569 £587
90th Percentile £700 £625 £670
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £463
% change year-on-year +8.70% -0.54% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 11 17
10th Percentile £13.40 - £17.78
25th Percentile £17.75 £15.50 £19.71
Median hourly rate £24.80 £23.25 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.65% -3.13% -
75th Percentile £38.94 £61.00 £34.00
90th Percentile £53.93 £80.00 £43.65
UK median hourly rate £24.80 £23.25 £24.84
% change year-on-year +6.65% -6.40% -13.45%

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 37,961 17,751 32,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.38% 52.37% 50.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,363 12,091 21,521
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,224 723 1,263
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.08 £11.63
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.94 £14.13
Median hourly rate £19.52 £23.25 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -16.04% +24.33% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £36.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.72
% change year-on-year -13.04% +22.86% +1.19%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +67 689 £525 +10.53% 326
North of England +23 153 £450 -9.09% 195
South East +8 141 £500 - 218
North West -11 80 £425 -9.09% 108
Yorkshire +12 69 £538 +3.37% 73
Midlands -64 58 £475 +5.56% 144
West Midlands -62 43 £463 -1.33% 83
South West -27 35 £463 +8.19% 225
East of England -18 33 £245 -26.20% 120
East Midlands -26 14 £485 +15.48% 60
North East +9 13 £413 -1.79% 14
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 571 (47.86%) Finance
2 402 (33.70%) Social Skills
3 363 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 302 (25.31%) Data Protection
5 296 (24.81%) GDPR
6 253 (21.21%) Azure
7 232 (19.45%) Financial Institution
8 231 (19.36%) Hedge funds
9 170 (14.25%) Project Management
10 163 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 157 (13.16%) AOP
12 154 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
13 150 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
14 146 (12.24%) DevOps
15 141 (11.82%) Degree
16 139 (11.65%) Microsoft
17 131 (10.98%) Banking
18 130 (10.90%) SQL
18 130 (10.90%) AWS
19 118 (9.89%) Analytics
20 116 (9.72%) CI/CD
21 113 (9.47%) Change Management
22 106 (8.89%) Risk Management
23 100 (8.38%) Python
24 94 (7.88%) Decision-Making
25 92 (7.71%) Scrum
26 91 (7.63%) Project Delivery
27 85 (7.12%) Terraform
28 83 (6.96%) Serverless
29 82 (6.87%) Information Security

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 46 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.43%) CMS
3 25 (2.10%) Apache Spark
4 24 (2.01%) Confluence
5 16 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.17%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.09%) Apache
8 10 (0.84%) Camunda
9 7 (0.59%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.50%) SAS
11 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.17%) Documentum
12 2 (0.17%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.17%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.084%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.084%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.084%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.084%) InDesign
8 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.75%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.67%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.34%) ContrOCC
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.25%) Cloudability
6 3 (0.25%) Eikon
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.25%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 3 (0.25%) RMDS
6 3 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.17%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 253 (21.21%) Azure
2 130 (10.90%) AWS
3 83 (6.96%) Serverless
4 80 (6.71%) SaaS
5 73 (6.12%) GCP
6 69 (5.78%) Microsoft 365
7 44 (3.69%) PaaS
8 41 (3.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 40 (3.35%) Power Platform
10 28 (2.35%) Amazon S3
11 25 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (2.10%) GitHub
12 24 (2.01%) Azure Functions
13 22 (1.84%) Azure Service Bus
14 21 (1.76%) IaaS
15 20 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
15 20 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (1.68%) Power Automate
16 19 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
17 18 (1.51%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.26%) Firewall
2 19 (1.59%) DNS
3 17 (1.42%) Internet
4 16 (1.34%) VPN
5 15 (1.26%) WAN
6 14 (1.17%) Wireless
7 13 (1.09%) LAN
8 9 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (0.67%) FTP
10 7 (0.59%) Broadband
10 7 (0.59%) HTTP
10 7 (0.59%) SAN
10 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.50%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (0.50%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.50%) Intranet
11 6 (0.50%) Network Security
11 6 (0.50%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.42%) GPON
12 5 (0.42%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.27%) Big Data
2 46 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (2.18%) Data Lake
4 26 (2.18%) Hadoop
5 25 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.01%) Power BI
7 21 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 17 (1.42%) Metadata
9 15 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (1.09%) BigQuery
10 13 (1.09%) Tableau
11 12 (1.01%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.92%) DB2
12 11 (0.92%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.84%) Delta Lake
13 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.75%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 63 (5.28%) JIRA
2 49 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 31 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.67%) Maven
7 6 (0.50%) GitLab
7 6 (0.50%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.42%) Selenium
8 5 (0.42%) Subversion
9 4 (0.34%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.34%) webpack
10 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.25%) git-flow
10 3 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.25%) Protractor
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 571 (47.86%) Finance
2 402 (33.70%) Social Skills
3 232 (19.45%) Financial Institution
4 150 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
5 131 (10.98%) Banking
6 77 (6.45%) Retail
7 76 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
8 73 (6.12%) Marketing
9 72 (6.04%) Law
9 72 (6.04%) Public Sector
10 58 (4.86%) Telecoms
11 43 (3.60%) Investment Banking
12 30 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
13 28 (2.35%) Influencing Skills
14 27 (2.26%) Billing
14 27 (2.26%) Front Office
15 18 (1.51%) Manufacturing
16 17 (1.42%) Local Government
16 17 (1.42%) Multimedia
17 16 (1.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (16.76%) Analyst
2 148 (12.41%) Architect
3 128 (10.73%) Project Manager
4 80 (6.71%) Developer
5 76 (6.37%) Business Analyst
6 72 (6.04%) Designer
7 52 (4.36%) Consultant
7 52 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
8 40 (3.35%) Content Designer
9 35 (2.93%) Data Engineer
10 33 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 29 (2.43%) Azure Engineer
12 26 (2.18%) AWS Engineer
12 26 (2.18%) Support Engineer
13 25 (2.10%) Banking Analyst
13 25 (2.10%) Security Architect
14 24 (2.01%) Cloud Architect
14 24 (2.01%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (1.93%) IT Manager
16 22 (1.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.60%) .NET
2 29 (2.43%) Kafka
3 20 (1.68%) REST
4 18 (1.51%) HTML
5 17 (1.42%) OpenAPI
5 17 (1.42%) Swagger
6 15 (1.26%) Apache NiFi
6 15 (1.26%) XML
7 14 (1.17%) PySpark
7 14 (1.17%) Spark Streaming
7 14 (1.17%) Web Services
8 13 (1.09%) FpML
9 12 (1.01%) CSS
10 11 (0.92%) React
10 11 (0.92%) SAML
10 11 (0.92%) Spring
11 10 (0.84%) JSON
12 8 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.67%) Apache Camel
12 8 (0.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 231 (19.36%) Hedge funds
2 65 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 61 (5.11%) User Experience
4 45 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (3.02%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 29 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
8 26 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (2.01%) Legacy Systems
10 21 (1.76%) Enterprise Cloud
11 20 (1.68%) Fixed Income
12 18 (1.51%) Derivative
13 17 (1.42%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.34%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
15 14 (1.17%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
16 13 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
16 13 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.86%) Windows
2 49 (4.11%) Linux
3 26 (2.18%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.17%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.92%) Unix
6 8 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.42%) Android
8 4 (0.34%) CentOS
8 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.25%) Solaris
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.17%) zOS
11 1 (0.084%) AIX
11 1 (0.084%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.084%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.084%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (25.31%) Data Protection
3 170 (14.25%) Project Management
4 163 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 157 (13.16%) AOP
6 154 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
7 146 (12.24%) DevOps
8 118 (9.89%) Analytics
9 116 (9.72%) CI/CD
10 113 (9.47%) Change Management
11 106 (8.89%) Risk Management
12 94 (7.88%) Decision-Making
13 92 (7.71%) Scrum
14 91 (7.63%) Project Delivery
15 82 (6.87%) Information Security
16 81 (6.79%) Cybersecurity
17 73 (6.12%) Migration
18 71 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 68 (5.70%) Collaborative Working
20 67 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 130 (10.90%) SQL
2 100 (8.38%) Python
3 52 (4.36%) Java
4 44 (3.69%) C
4 44 (3.69%) PowerShell
5 43 (3.60%) JavaScript
6 38 (3.19%) C#
7 32 (2.68%) Bash
8 19 (1.59%) C++
8 19 (1.59%) Scala
9 14 (1.17%) Groovy
10 13 (1.09%) R
11 12 (1.01%) VBA
12 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.50%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.42%) Google Apps Script
15 5 (0.42%) PHP
16 4 (0.34%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 141 (11.82%) Degree
2 62 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 42 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.44%) CISSP
5 33 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (1.93%) PMI Certification
6 23 (1.93%) PMP
7 21 (1.76%) AWS Certification
8 16 (1.34%) CISM
9 15 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (0.84%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.75%) CISA
12 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.59%) CRISC
14 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (0.50%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.50%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (24.81%) GDPR
2 48 (4.02%) QA
3 43 (3.60%) Accessibility
4 36 (3.02%) SLA
5 30 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (2.26%) PMO
7 24 (2.01%) Data Quality
8 23 (1.93%) NIST
9 20 (1.68%) WCAG
10 13 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.75%) GRC
12 8 (0.67%) NCSC
12 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.50%) MiFID
13 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.25%) COBIT
15 3 (0.25%) IFRS
16 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
16 2 (0.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 71 (5.95%) Docker
2 40 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.34%) KVM
5 4 (0.34%) vSphere
6 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.084%) HDFS
8 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (7.12%) Terraform
2 79 (6.62%) Kubernetes
3 46 (3.86%) Ansible
4 10 (0.84%) SCCM
4 10 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.59%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.50%) CSIRT
7 6 (0.50%) Grafana
8 5 (0.42%) Packer
9 4 (0.34%) Puppet
10 3 (0.25%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.25%) QRadar
10 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.17%) Automic
11 2 (0.17%) Istio
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 139 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.70%) Oracle
3 57 (4.78%) SAP
4 43 (3.60%) Google
5 32 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.60%) Databricks
7 28 (2.35%) Citrix
8 23 (1.93%) VMware
9 22 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 18 (1.51%) hybris
11 17 (1.42%) Intapp
12 16 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.26%) Splunk
14 13 (1.09%) iManage
15 12 (1.01%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.84%) Adobe
17 9 (0.75%) AppDynamics
17 9 (0.75%) Ariba
17 9 (0.75%) Cisco
18 8 (0.67%) Workday