Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 209 190
Rank change year-on-year +36 -19 -8
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,015 337 1,216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.30% 1.51%
As % of the General category 2.96% 2.44% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 222 793
10th Percentile £281 £300 £263
25th Percentile £403 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £553
90th Percentile £703 £625 £645
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 9 14
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.90 £14.79
25th Percentile £14.75 £15.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% -51.47% +30.77%
75th Percentile £32.40 £23.75 £47.74
90th Percentile £43.26 £46.60 £49.63
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -51.47% +23.64%

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 34,275 13,831 41,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.50% 53.52% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,305 9,449 27,322
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £386 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £630 £600 £575
90th Percentile £719 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,227 468 1,341
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.94 £22.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.82% +15.38% +8.33%
75th Percentile £42.48 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £19.33
% change year-on-year -14.61% +15.14% +10.43%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 541 £525 +5.00% 299
North of England -6 134 £499 -0.25% 187
South East -16 115 £525 +14.02% 229
North West -9 82 £485 +16.87% 103
East of England 0 58 £155 -65.56% 115
Midlands -44 56 £450 -5.26% 158
Yorkshire -25 48 £550 -2.22% 61
West Midlands -49 34 £475 +2.70% 94
South West -34 26 £550 +27.51% 194
East Midlands -17 22 £400 -25.58% 64
North East - 8 £394 - 23
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 477 (47.00%) Finance
2 309 (30.44%) Social Skills
3 209 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 201 (19.80%) Data Protection
5 189 (18.62%) GDPR
6 170 (16.75%) Azure
7 155 (15.27%) Project Management
8 153 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
9 140 (13.79%) Financial Institution
10 136 (13.40%) Hedge funds
11 131 (12.91%) Degree
12 128 (12.61%) Microsoft
13 124 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
14 115 (11.33%) DevOps
15 109 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 108 (10.64%) SQL
17 101 (9.95%) Risk Management
18 98 (9.66%) Change Management
19 92 (9.06%) Information Security
20 89 (8.77%) AWS
21 87 (8.57%) Law
22 86 (8.47%) Python
23 82 (8.08%) AOP
24 80 (7.88%) Migration
24 80 (7.88%) Marketing
24 80 (7.88%) Analytics
25 79 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
26 75 (7.39%) Project Delivery
27 74 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
28 73 (7.19%) Service 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 47 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.87%) Confluence
3 14 (1.38%) CMS
4 13 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 10 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.89%) Apache
7 8 (0.79%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.39%) SAS
10 3 (0.30%) Documentum
10 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.20%) TPMS
12 1 (0.099%) Camunda
12 1 (0.099%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.099%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.099%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.099%) Figma
7 1 (0.099%) InDesign
7 1 (0.099%) InVision
7 1 (0.099%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (1.58%) Elite 3E
2 13 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.69%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.59%) Cloudability
5 6 (0.59%) Relativity
5 6 (0.59%) SAP FSCM
6 5 (0.49%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.49%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.39%) Workfront
8 3 (0.30%) ContrOCC
8 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.30%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.099%) SAP FI-GL
10 1 (0.099%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.099%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.099%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 170 (16.75%) Azure
2 89 (8.77%) AWS
3 66 (6.50%) Microsoft 365
4 47 (4.63%) GCP
4 47 (4.63%) Serverless
5 44 (4.33%) SaaS
6 37 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (2.86%) Power Platform
8 24 (2.36%) PaaS
9 17 (1.67%) GitHub
10 15 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.38%) IaaS
12 13 (1.28%) Azure Functions
13 12 (1.18%) Amazon S3
13 12 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (1.08%) Azure Logic Apps
14 11 (1.08%) Power Automate
15 10 (0.99%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.46%) DNS
2 21 (2.07%) Firewall
3 17 (1.67%) Unified Communications
4 11 (1.08%) LAN
5 10 (0.99%) FTP
5 10 (0.99%) Internet
5 10 (0.99%) WAN
6 7 (0.69%) DHCP
7 5 (0.49%) Skype
7 5 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.49%) Wireless
8 4 (0.39%) Broadband
8 4 (0.39%) HTTP
8 4 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.39%) Network Security
8 4 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.30%) DMARC
9 3 (0.30%) ICMP
9 3 (0.30%) VPN
9 3 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.87%) Power BI
4 16 (1.58%) Big Data
5 15 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.38%) Data Lake
7 12 (1.18%) Metadata
8 11 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.99%) BigQuery
10 9 (0.89%) DB2
10 9 (0.89%) MySQL
10 9 (0.89%) Tableau
11 7 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.49%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (3.84%) JIRA
2 31 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.05%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.08%) Subversion
4 8 (0.79%) Selenium
5 7 (0.69%) Maven
6 6 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.59%) webpack
7 5 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.39%) Gatling
8 4 (0.39%) JMeter
8 4 (0.39%) kappa
8 4 (0.39%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.30%) git-flow
9 3 (0.30%) GitLab
9 3 (0.30%) Protractor
General
1 477 (47.00%) Finance
2 309 (30.44%) Social Skills
3 153 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (13.79%) Financial Institution
5 87 (8.57%) Law
6 80 (7.88%) Marketing
7 68 (6.70%) Banking
8 66 (6.50%) Public Sector
9 59 (5.81%) Presentation Skills
10 51 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
11 31 (3.05%) Billing
12 27 (2.66%) Telecoms
13 26 (2.56%) Retail
14 24 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
14 24 (2.36%) Investment Banking
15 19 (1.87%) Local Government
16 16 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
16 16 (1.58%) Manufacturing
17 15 (1.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 12 (1.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 182 (17.93%) Analyst
2 114 (11.23%) Architect
3 101 (9.95%) Project Manager
4 71 (7.00%) Business Analyst
5 58 (5.71%) Consultant
6 52 (5.12%) Developer
7 41 (4.04%) Designer
8 28 (2.76%) IT Manager
9 25 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (2.27%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (2.17%) Data Analyst
12 20 (1.97%) Security Architect
12 20 (1.97%) Security Manager
13 19 (1.87%) Information Manager
13 19 (1.87%) IT Project Manager
13 19 (1.87%) Senior Architect
13 19 (1.87%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (1.77%) Banking Analyst
14 18 (1.77%) Operations Manager
14 18 (1.77%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.56%) .NET
2 21 (2.07%) CSS
3 20 (1.97%) HTML
4 15 (1.48%) AngularJS
5 14 (1.38%) React
6 12 (1.18%) Apache NiFi
6 12 (1.18%) Web Services
7 11 (1.08%) Node.js
8 10 (0.99%) Kafka
8 10 (0.99%) Middleware
9 8 (0.79%) jQuery
9 8 (0.79%) Redux
9 8 (0.79%) Swagger
10 7 (0.69%) Spring
10 7 (0.69%) XML
11 6 (0.59%) ARM Templates
11 6 (0.59%) Enzyme
11 6 (0.59%) pytest
11 6 (0.59%) REST
12 5 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 136 (13.40%) Hedge funds
2 66 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.55%) User Experience
4 30 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.56%) Cloud Native
6 23 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (1.77%) Analytical Mindset
8 17 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
9 16 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
10 14 (1.38%) Fixed Income
11 13 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
12 12 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.99%) CMDB
13 10 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
13 10 (0.99%) Legacy Applications
14 7 (0.69%) PMI
14 7 (0.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (5.62%) Windows
2 50 (4.93%) Linux
3 20 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.69%) Unix
6 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.30%) CentOS
8 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.30%) zOS
9 2 (0.20%) Android
9 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.099%) AIX
10 1 (0.099%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.099%) VMS
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.099%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (19.80%) Data Protection
3 155 (15.27%) Project Management
4 124 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (11.33%) DevOps
6 109 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 101 (9.95%) Risk Management
8 98 (9.66%) Change Management
9 92 (9.06%) Information Security
10 82 (8.08%) AOP
11 80 (7.88%) Analytics
11 80 (7.88%) Migration
12 79 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 75 (7.39%) Project Delivery
14 74 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
15 73 (7.19%) Service Management
16 71 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
17 69 (6.80%) ITIL
17 69 (6.80%) Time Management
18 66 (6.50%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 108 (10.64%) SQL
2 86 (8.47%) Python
3 52 (5.12%) Java
4 47 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.35%) PowerShell
6 33 (3.25%) C
7 21 (2.07%) C#
8 20 (1.97%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.67%) C++
10 13 (1.28%) VBA
11 9 (0.89%) PHP
12 8 (0.79%) Groovy
12 8 (0.79%) Scala
13 7 (0.69%) R
14 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.49%) Perl
15 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.30%) ANSI SQL
16 3 (0.30%) Java 11
16 3 (0.30%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (12.91%) Degree
2 55 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 44 (4.33%) CISSP
4 31 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.07%) CISM
7 18 (1.77%) PMP
8 17 (1.67%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.99%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.89%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.79%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.79%) CRISC
12 6 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.49%) CIPD
13 5 (0.49%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (18.62%) GDPR
2 45 (4.43%) QA
3 38 (3.74%) SLA
4 32 (3.15%) Accessibility
5 29 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (2.56%) GRC
7 25 (2.46%) Data Quality
8 23 (2.27%) PMO
9 20 (1.97%) NIST
10 11 (1.08%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.59%) COBIT
12 5 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.39%) WCAG
14 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.30%) EMIR
14 3 (0.30%) MiFID
14 3 (0.30%) SOC 2
System Software
1 56 (5.52%) Docker
2 43 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.59%) XenApp
4 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.39%) vSphere
6 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.099%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.099%) KVM
8 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (6.40%) Terraform
2 57 (5.62%) Kubernetes
3 34 (3.35%) Ansible
4 7 (0.69%) CSIRT
4 7 (0.69%) SCCM
5 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.30%) Nessus
6 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.30%) Packer
6 3 (0.30%) QRadar
6 3 (0.30%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.30%) vRealize
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.20%) PingFederate
7 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.099%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.099%) Puppet
8 1 (0.099%) SCOM
8 1 (0.099%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 128 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.42%) SAP
3 36 (3.55%) Oracle
4 33 (3.25%) Google
4 33 (3.25%) ServiceNow
5 23 (2.27%) iManage
6 22 (2.17%) Cisco
6 22 (2.17%) VMware
7 20 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.77%) Intapp
9 17 (1.67%) Citrix
10 13 (1.28%) Splunk
11 11 (1.08%) SolarWinds
12 10 (0.99%) Workday
13 9 (0.89%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.69%) Informatica
15 6 (0.59%) Ariba
15 6 (0.59%) Nuix
16 5 (0.49%) Aderant
16 5 (0.49%) MuleSoft