Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 184 186
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2 -21
Contract jobs citing Legal 345 1,168 1,413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.51% 1.49%
As % of the General category 2.99% 3.94% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 746 944
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £263
90th Percentile £613 £648 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £449
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.28% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 22
Median hourly rate £16.25 £34.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.55% +26.85% +17.39%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.84 £12.75
90th Percentile £38.63 £55.73 £43.55
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -42.65% +23.64% +14.58%

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 11,521 29,665 37,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.92% 38.38% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,519 19,326 25,065
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +1.06%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 891 1,020
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% - -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.08 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £29.95 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +36.11% +4.76% -6.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -17 184 £500 +5.26% 108
North of England +15 61 £449 +10.80% 145
North West +17 42 £425 -6.85% 86
South East +18 41 £500 +8.11% 135
Midlands +50 23 £500 +11.11% 75
West Midlands +48 20 £475 +5.56% 46
Yorkshire +34 20 £540 +54.29% 40
South West +72 17 £429 +0.90% 147
East of England +86 12 £432 -9.05% 67
East Midlands +47 3 £525 - 28
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 127 (36.81%) Finance
2 70 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (15.36%) Information Security
4 45 (13.04%) Project Management
5 44 (12.75%) Management Information System
5 44 (12.75%) Microsoft
5 44 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (12.17%) Degree
7 40 (11.59%) Security Cleared
7 40 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (11.30%) SQL
8 39 (11.30%) Analytics
9 38 (11.01%) Public Sector
10 36 (10.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 35 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (9.86%) SC Cleared
13 32 (9.28%) Azure
14 31 (8.99%) Change Management
15 30 (8.70%) ITIL
15 30 (8.70%) CISSP
16 28 (8.12%) Telecoms
16 28 (8.12%) Data Protection
17 27 (7.83%) Banking
17 27 (7.83%) Risk Management
18 26 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
19 25 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (7.25%) Decision-Making
20 24 (6.96%) Office 365

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 13 (3.77%) Apache Spark
1 13 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.03%) Confluence
2 7 (2.03%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.16%) Apache
3 4 (1.16%) CMS
3 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.58%) IIS
5 2 (0.58%) JBoss
5 2 (0.58%) nginx
5 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.29%) Moodle
6 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (4.93%) MS Visio
4 16 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.87%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.28%) Azure
2 24 (6.96%) Office 365
3 10 (2.90%) AWS
4 9 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.61%) SaaS
5 6 (1.74%) Logic Apps
6 5 (1.45%) PaaS
7 4 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.87%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.58%) Coveralls
9 2 (0.58%) GitHub
9 2 (0.58%) IaaS
9 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.29%) npm
10 1 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.48%) Firewall
2 10 (2.90%) DNS
3 8 (2.32%) Skype
4 4 (1.16%) Network Security
4 4 (1.16%) VoIP
5 3 (0.87%) Broadband
5 3 (0.87%) CTI
5 3 (0.87%) DMZ
5 3 (0.87%) H.323
5 3 (0.87%) HTTP
5 3 (0.87%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.87%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.87%) PBX
5 3 (0.87%) SAN
5 3 (0.87%) SSL
5 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.87%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.87%) WLAN
6 2 (0.58%) 4G
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.22%) Tableau
3 15 (4.35%) Big Data
4 12 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (2.61%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.61%) Spark SQL
6 7 (2.03%) Looker
7 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.16%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.87%) PolyBase
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.61%) JIRA
2 8 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.74%) Selenium
4 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.87%) Gradle
4 3 (0.87%) JUnit
4 3 (0.87%) Ranorex
4 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.58%) Gatling
5 2 (0.58%) Hudson
5 2 (0.58%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.58%) JMeter
5 2 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (0.58%) Maven
5 2 (0.58%) Protractor
5 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (36.81%) Finance
2 38 (11.01%) Public Sector
3 28 (8.12%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.83%) Banking
5 18 (5.22%) Marketing
6 16 (4.64%) Law
7 11 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.61%) Back Office
9 7 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.03%) Front Office
9 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.03%) Retail
10 5 (1.45%) Local Government
11 4 (1.16%) Digital Economy
11 4 (1.16%) Electronics
11 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.16%) Police
11 4 (1.16%) Publishing
12 3 (0.87%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (19.13%) Analyst
2 38 (11.01%) Consultant
3 30 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 25 (7.25%) Project Manager
5 21 (6.09%) Developer
6 18 (5.22%) Designer
7 15 (4.35%) Architect
8 12 (3.48%) Content Designer
8 12 (3.48%) IT Manager
9 11 (3.19%) Security Consultant
10 9 (2.61%) Data Engineer
10 9 (2.61%) Security Analyst
10 9 (2.61%) Senior Manager
10 9 (2.61%) Support Engineer
11 8 (2.32%) Commercial Manager
11 8 (2.32%) Programme Manager
12 7 (2.03%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 7 (2.03%) Compliance Manager
12 7 (2.03%) IT Project Manager
12 7 (2.03%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.48%) .NET
2 10 (2.90%) AngularJS
3 9 (2.61%) HTML
4 8 (2.32%) CSS
5 7 (2.03%) RESTful
6 6 (1.74%) Middleware
7 5 (1.45%) LINQ
7 5 (1.45%) Web Services
8 4 (1.16%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.16%) LDAP
8 4 (1.16%) Spring
9 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.87%) Node.js
9 3 (0.87%) PySpark
9 3 (0.87%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (0.87%) REST
9 3 (0.87%) Sass
9 3 (0.87%) XML
9 3 (0.87%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
1 44 (12.75%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.48%) Freedom of Information
4 9 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.61%) User Experience
4 9 (2.61%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.03%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.03%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.74%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.45%) BYOD
7 5 (1.45%) CESG
7 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.16%) Social Media
9 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.67%) Windows
2 9 (2.61%) Unix
3 8 (2.32%) Linux
4 4 (1.16%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.87%) Solaris
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.36%) Information Security
3 45 (13.04%) Project Management
4 40 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (11.30%) Analytics
5 39 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (8.99%) Change Management
9 30 (8.70%) ITIL
10 28 (8.12%) Data Protection
11 27 (7.83%) Risk Management
12 25 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (7.25%) Decision-Making
13 24 (6.96%) Migration
14 23 (6.67%) Security Management
15 22 (6.38%) Due Diligence
15 22 (6.38%) Project Delivery
15 22 (6.38%) Time Management
16 21 (6.09%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.30%) SQL
2 18 (5.22%) Python
3 12 (3.48%) Java
3 12 (3.48%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.61%) C#
5 8 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.45%) Perl
6 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.16%) C
8 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.58%) XPath
10 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.29%) ES6
10 1 (0.29%) Gremlin
10 1 (0.29%) Java 8
10 1 (0.29%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.29%) SOQL
10 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (12.17%) Degree
2 40 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 34 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 30 (8.70%) CISSP
5 23 (6.67%) CISM
6 18 (5.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (2.61%) CISA
8 6 (1.74%) CEH
8 6 (1.74%) CRISC
9 5 (1.45%) CCA
9 5 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (1.45%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.16%) CFA
10 4 (1.16%) CIMA
10 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.16%) CISMP
11 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.87%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.38%) QA
3 21 (6.09%) GDPR
4 11 (3.19%) NCSC
5 10 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (2.90%) SLA
6 9 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (2.32%) NIST
8 6 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
10 4 (1.16%) GxP
11 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.87%) PMO
12 2 (0.58%) COBIT
12 2 (0.58%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.58%) MiFID
12 2 (0.58%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.74%) Docker
3 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.45%) SCOM
2 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.87%) Netcool
3 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.58%) Ansible
4 2 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.58%) Nagios
4 2 (0.58%) Puppet
4 2 (0.58%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) QRadar
5 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.29%) Terraform
5 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.22%) Oracle
3 14 (4.06%) Cisco
4 10 (2.90%) iManage
4 10 (2.90%) SAP
5 9 (2.61%) Teradata
6 8 (2.32%) Alteryx
7 7 (2.03%) NEC
8 5 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.45%) Juniper
8 5 (1.45%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.16%) Avaya
9 4 (1.16%) EMC
9 4 (1.16%) HP
9 4 (1.16%) IBM
9 4 (1.16%) Splunk
9 4 (1.16%) Talend
10 3 (0.87%) Google
10 3 (0.87%) OpenText
10 3 (0.87%) VMware