Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 181 164
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17 0
Contract jobs citing Legal 428 1,305 1,606
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.57% 1.71%
As % of the General category 3.35% 4.00% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 857 1,044
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £633 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £30.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.05% +16.35% +14.99%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.08 £12.90
90th Percentile £35.00 £60.50 £35.60
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +1.92% +13.04%

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 12,769 32,658 37,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.65% 39.32% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,249 21,363 24,983
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £300
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 862 965
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +0.31% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.58 £22.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +34.40% +3.41% -

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 6 August 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 6 August 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 6 August 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 -13 220 £500 +9.11% 92
North of England +21 75 £550 +37.50% 89
South East +34 60 £451 +0.22% 105
North West +11 45 £450 +5.88% 50
Midlands +49 30 £425 -5.56% 48
West Midlands +37 27 £425 -5.56% 24
South West +35 23 £433 +1.80% 97
Yorkshire +31 20 £563 +52.54% 24
East of England +73 18 £513 +13.89% 48
North East +37 10 £1,225 +172.22% 15
East Midlands +52 3 £538 +2.38% 23
South Coast - 1 - -
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 149 (34.81%) Finance
2 82 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (17.76%) Information Security
4 59 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (13.55%) Analytics
5 58 (13.55%) SQL
6 55 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
7 53 (12.38%) Data Protection
7 53 (12.38%) Public Sector
8 51 (11.92%) Project Management
9 50 (11.68%) Change Management
10 49 (11.45%) Security Cleared
11 48 (11.21%) Microsoft
12 47 (10.98%) ITIL
12 47 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 46 (10.75%) Risk Management
14 43 (10.05%) Degree
15 40 (9.35%) CISM
15 40 (9.35%) CISSP
16 39 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
17 37 (8.64%) Management Information System
17 37 (8.64%) Migration
17 37 (8.64%) Decision-Making
18 36 (8.41%) Telecoms
19 35 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 34 (7.94%) GDPR
20 34 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
21 32 (7.48%) Law
22 31 (7.24%) Windows
23 30 (7.01%) Banking

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 18 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.04%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.10%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.64%) Confluence
5 6 (1.40%) Apache
5 6 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.17%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.47%) CMS
8 2 (0.47%) Moodle
8 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.47%) WildFly
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.47%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.23%) GIMP
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.70%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.70%) PolarLake
3 3 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.31%) Azure
2 21 (4.91%) AWS
2 21 (4.91%) Office 365
3 8 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (1.87%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.87%) SaaS
4 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.17%) GitHub
5 4 (0.93%) PaaS
6 3 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.70%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.47%) Coveralls
7 2 (0.47%) Logic Apps
7 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.84%) Firewall
2 17 (3.97%) DNS
3 12 (2.80%) DHCP
4 11 (2.57%) Network Security
5 10 (2.34%) Skype
5 10 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.87%) NetScaler
7 7 (1.64%) VPN
8 6 (1.40%) PBX
9 5 (1.17%) LAN
9 5 (1.17%) SSL
9 5 (1.17%) WAN
10 4 (0.93%) Intranet
10 4 (0.93%) SAN
10 4 (0.93%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.70%) IPsec
11 3 (0.70%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.01%) Big Data
2 25 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 16 (3.74%) Looker
5 11 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.34%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.40%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.40%) Spark SQL
10 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.93%) HBase
11 4 (0.93%) MySQL
11 4 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.70%) Power BI
13 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.10%) JIRA
4 7 (1.64%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.40%) GitLab
5 6 (1.40%) Maven
6 5 (1.17%) Bitbucket Server
6 5 (1.17%) Snyk
7 4 (0.93%) JMeter
8 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.70%) Gatling
8 3 (0.70%) Gradle
8 3 (0.70%) JUnit
8 3 (0.70%) REST Assured
8 3 (0.70%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 3 (0.70%) TestRail
8 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.47%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 149 (34.81%) Finance
2 53 (12.38%) Public Sector
3 36 (8.41%) Telecoms
4 32 (7.48%) Law
5 30 (7.01%) Banking
6 18 (4.21%) Marketing
7 12 (2.80%) Back Office
8 11 (2.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.57%) Retail
9 10 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.87%) Front Office
11 7 (1.64%) Local Government
12 5 (1.17%) German Language
12 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.17%) Police
12 5 (1.17%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.70%) Billing
13 3 (0.70%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.70%) Electronics
13 3 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 80 (18.69%) Analyst
2 55 (12.85%) Consultant
3 45 (10.51%) Project Manager
4 34 (7.94%) Business Analyst
5 24 (5.61%) Developer
6 20 (4.67%) Architect
7 16 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 13 (3.04%) Security Consultant
8 13 (3.04%) Senior Manager
9 12 (2.80%) IT Manager
10 11 (2.57%) Designer
11 10 (2.34%) Network Engineer
11 10 (2.34%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.10%) Data Engineer
12 9 (2.10%) Security Engineer
13 8 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (1.87%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (1.87%) Test Engineer
14 7 (1.64%) Quality Manager
14 7 (1.64%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.57%) .NET
2 10 (2.34%) Web Services
3 6 (1.40%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.40%) CSS
3 6 (1.40%) RESTful
4 5 (1.17%) HTML
4 5 (1.17%) PySpark
5 4 (0.93%) Middleware
5 4 (0.93%) XML
6 3 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.70%) Java EE
6 3 (0.70%) JMS
6 3 (0.70%) LDAP
6 3 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.70%) RESTEasy
7 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.47%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.47%) Jolokia
7 2 (0.47%) JSON
7 2 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.64%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.97%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.04%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.34%) Freedom of Information
6 9 (2.10%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.64%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.64%) Social Media
8 7 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.40%) CESG
9 6 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.17%) BYOD
10 5 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.17%) Derivative
10 5 (1.17%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.24%) Windows
2 12 (2.80%) Linux
3 11 (2.57%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.10%) Unix
4 9 (2.10%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.93%) CentOS
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.23%) Fedora
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (17.76%) Information Security
3 58 (13.55%) Analytics
4 55 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (12.38%) Data Protection
6 51 (11.92%) Project Management
7 50 (11.68%) Change Management
8 47 (10.98%) ITIL
8 47 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 46 (10.75%) Risk Management
10 39 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
11 37 (8.64%) Decision-Making
11 37 (8.64%) Migration
12 34 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (6.31%) Visualisation
14 26 (6.07%) Data Modelling
15 23 (5.37%) Data Management
16 22 (5.14%) Data Governance
16 22 (5.14%) Project Delivery
17 20 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.55%) SQL
2 27 (6.31%) Python
3 13 (3.04%) C
3 13 (3.04%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.80%) Java
5 11 (2.57%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.87%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.40%) PHP
9 5 (1.17%) C#
10 3 (0.70%) Perl
10 3 (0.70%) R
11 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.23%) Groovy
12 1 (0.23%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.23%) SOQL
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.05%) Degree
3 40 (9.35%) CISM
3 40 (9.35%) CISSP
4 26 (6.07%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 17 (3.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.04%) CISA
9 11 (2.57%) CCNA
10 10 (2.34%) CRISC
11 8 (1.87%) CCNP
12 7 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.64%) CCA
12 7 (1.64%) JNCIA
12 7 (1.64%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.64%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (1.17%) AWS Certification
14 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (7.94%) GDPR
3 24 (5.61%) QA
4 18 (4.21%) SLA
5 14 (3.27%) COBIT
6 13 (3.04%) Data Quality
7 11 (2.57%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.87%) NIST
9 6 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.93%) EMIR
11 4 (0.93%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.93%) NCSC
12 3 (0.70%) GxP
12 3 (0.70%) MiFID
12 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.40%) Docker
3 5 (1.17%) vSphere
4 4 (0.93%) ProxySG
4 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) HDFS
7 1 (0.23%) NFS
7 1 (0.23%) Samba
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.40%) Terraform
2 5 (1.17%) Ansible
2 5 (1.17%) Puppet
3 4 (0.93%) Kibana
3 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.93%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.70%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.70%) logstash
4 3 (0.70%) Nagios
4 3 (0.70%) SCOM
5 2 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 2 (0.47%) SELinux
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Brooklyn
6 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.23%) Marathon
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.84%) Tableau
3 18 (4.21%) Cisco
4 16 (3.74%) Alteryx
4 16 (3.74%) SAP
5 14 (3.27%) Oracle
6 12 (2.80%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.57%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.57%) Juniper
8 9 (2.10%) F5
9 8 (1.87%) VMware
10 7 (1.64%) NEC
10 7 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.64%) Teradata
11 6 (1.40%) HP
11 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.17%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.17%) Citrix
12 5 (1.17%) EMC
12 5 (1.17%) NetApp