Period
to

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 June 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 148 198 193
Rank change year-on-year +50 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,274 706 510
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.39% 1.38%
As % of the General category 3.12% 2.60% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 435 317
10th Percentile £300 £263 £300
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £638 £622 £575
90th Percentile £763 £738 £645
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 8
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.48 £15.35
25th Percentile £20.05 £14.35 £15.50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.26% +13.24% -11.69%
75th Percentile £47.43 £27.37 £17.68
90th Percentile £54.50 £34.10 £19.80
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +45.95% +8.82% -2.86%

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 40,770 27,134 19,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 57.58% 53.33% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,642 18,296 12,723
10th Percentile £325 £306 £263
25th Percentile £440 £405 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £656 £619 £600
90th Percentile £770 £703 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,277 1,029 735
10th Percentile £12.86 £11.52 £12.18
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate £23.23 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.36% +5.25% -
75th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.55 £55.87 £53.45
UK median hourly rate £24.03 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.13% +5.25% +2.56%

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 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +58 775 £550 +7.58% 221
South East +44 171 £500 +1.01% 131
North of England -14 114 £440 -14.56% 143
North West -27 71 £410 -0.61% 75
Midlands -45 63 £489 +15.06% 122
South West -4 49 £450 -9.95% 172
West Midlands -36 47 £525 +20.00% 69
Yorkshire -12 43 £463 -19.57% 53
East of England -16 41 £450 +143.24% 83
East Midlands -19 15 £425 +8.97% 52
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 612 (48.04%) Finance
2 452 (35.48%) Social Skills
3 386 (30.30%) Agile
4 229 (17.97%) GDPR
5 223 (17.50%) Project Management
5 223 (17.50%) Data Protection
6 194 (15.23%) Azure
7 189 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 160 (12.56%) SQL
9 159 (12.48%) Financial Institution
10 154 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
11 153 (12.01%) Degree
12 149 (11.70%) Hedge funds
13 147 (11.54%) Microsoft
14 139 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
15 137 (10.75%) Banking
16 133 (10.44%) DevOps
16 133 (10.44%) Analytics
17 129 (10.13%) Risk Management
18 126 (9.89%) CI/CD
19 124 (9.73%) Scrum
20 118 (9.26%) Migration
21 112 (8.79%) Python
21 112 (8.79%) Project Delivery
22 107 (8.40%) AWS
23 103 (8.08%) Information Security
24 100 (7.85%) AOP
25 97 (7.61%) Decision-Making
26 92 (7.22%) Law
27 88 (6.91%) Presentation Skills

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 34 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.51%) Confluence
3 24 (1.88%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.41%) CMS
5 12 (0.94%) IIS
6 10 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.71%) Apache
7 9 (0.71%) SAS
8 7 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.39%) Drupal
9 5 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.31%) JBoss
10 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.24%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.16%) GlassFish
Applications
1 68 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) Camtasia
6 6 (0.47%) Sketch
6 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.078%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.078%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.94%) Elite 3E
1 12 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.47%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.24%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.16%) Eikon
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.16%) RMDS
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 194 (15.23%) Azure
2 107 (8.40%) AWS
3 54 (4.24%) Serverless
4 47 (3.69%) Microsoft 365
5 43 (3.38%) Power Platform
5 43 (3.38%) SaaS
6 32 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (2.20%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.96%) GCP
9 22 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.41%) IaaS
10 18 (1.41%) PaaS
11 17 (1.33%) AWS Step Functions
11 17 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
12 15 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 12 (0.94%) GitHub
15 11 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.12%) Firewall
2 25 (1.96%) Internet
3 13 (1.02%) DNS
4 11 (0.86%) FTP
5 10 (0.78%) WAN
6 9 (0.71%) SAN
7 7 (0.55%) LAN
7 7 (0.55%) MQTT
7 7 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.55%) Wireless
8 6 (0.47%) Network Security
8 6 (0.47%) VPN
9 5 (0.39%) DHCP
10 4 (0.31%) Intranet
10 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.24%) IPv6
11 3 (0.24%) MPLS
11 3 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.90%) Big Data
2 37 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.75%) Power BI
4 30 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.65%) Metadata
6 19 (1.49%) Data Lake
7 17 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (1.02%) MySQL
9 13 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.94%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.78%) Tableau
12 9 (0.71%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (6.12%) JIRA
2 53 (4.16%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.26%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.78%) webpack
6 9 (0.71%) kappa
6 9 (0.71%) Selenium
7 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.55%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.47%) gulp
9 6 (0.47%) Maven
9 6 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.47%) PowerDesigner
9 6 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.39%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.39%) Grunt
10 5 (0.39%) Protractor
11 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.31%) JUnit
General
1 612 (48.04%) Finance
2 452 (35.48%) Social Skills
3 159 (12.48%) Financial Institution
4 154 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
5 137 (10.75%) Banking
6 92 (7.22%) Law
7 88 (6.91%) Presentation Skills
8 81 (6.36%) Public Sector
9 79 (6.20%) Marketing
10 77 (6.04%) Retail
11 66 (5.18%) Telecoms
12 48 (3.77%) Investment Banking
13 32 (2.51%) Manufacturing
14 25 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
15 24 (1.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 24 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
16 23 (1.81%) Back Office
17 20 (1.57%) Billing
18 19 (1.49%) Front Office
19 18 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 259 (20.33%) Analyst
2 149 (11.70%) Project Manager
3 141 (11.07%) Developer
4 116 (9.11%) Architect
5 98 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 54 (4.24%) Consultant
7 50 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
8 40 (3.14%) Data Engineer
9 33 (2.59%) Designer
10 32 (2.51%) Service Analyst
11 28 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
11 28 (2.20%) Data Analyst
12 24 (1.88%) IT Manager
13 23 (1.81%) Security Architect
14 21 (1.65%) Security Analyst
14 21 (1.65%) Senior Manager
14 21 (1.65%) Support Engineer
15 19 (1.49%) Java Developer
16 18 (1.41%) Service Desk Analyst
17 17 (1.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.87%) HTML
2 52 (4.08%) .NET
3 48 (3.77%) CSS
4 40 (3.14%) HTML5
5 39 (3.06%) AngularJS
5 39 (3.06%) React
6 34 (2.67%) REST
7 26 (2.04%) Node.js
8 25 (1.96%) Kafka
9 22 (1.73%) CSS3
10 21 (1.65%) RESTful
11 20 (1.57%) JSON
12 19 (1.49%) XML
13 18 (1.41%) ASP.NET
13 18 (1.41%) Spring
14 17 (1.33%) .NET Core
15 15 (1.18%) SAML
16 13 (1.02%) SOAP
17 12 (0.94%) .NET Framework
17 12 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 149 (11.70%) Hedge funds
2 67 (5.26%) User Experience
3 64 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.59%) Credit Risk
5 28 (2.20%) Legacy Systems
6 27 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
7 25 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.57%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.33%) Cloud Native
10 17 (1.33%) Renewable Energy
10 17 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.26%) Reference Data
12 15 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.10%) Derivative
14 13 (1.02%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.94%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 81 (6.36%) Windows
2 40 (3.14%) Linux
3 30 (2.35%) Windows 10
4 20 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.26%) Unix
6 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.55%) Android
9 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.31%) zOS
11 3 (0.24%) CentOS
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Solaris
13 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.078%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (30.30%) Agile
2 223 (17.50%) Data Protection
2 223 (17.50%) Project Management
3 189 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 139 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
5 133 (10.44%) Analytics
5 133 (10.44%) DevOps
6 129 (10.13%) Risk Management
7 126 (9.89%) CI/CD
8 124 (9.73%) Scrum
9 118 (9.26%) Migration
10 112 (8.79%) Project Delivery
11 103 (8.08%) Information Security
12 100 (7.85%) AOP
13 97 (7.61%) Decision-Making
14 81 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
15 73 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
15 73 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
16 72 (5.65%) Requirements Gathering
17 71 (5.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 160 (12.56%) SQL
2 112 (8.79%) Python
3 83 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 73 (5.73%) Java
5 63 (4.95%) C
6 61 (4.79%) C#
7 39 (3.06%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.06%) TypeScript
8 31 (2.43%) Scala
9 20 (1.57%) C++
10 17 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.33%) VBA
11 14 (1.10%) Bash
12 13 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.86%) PHP
14 8 (0.63%) VB
15 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.39%) Groovy
17 4 (0.31%) ES6
17 4 (0.31%) F#
Qualifications
1 153 (12.01%) Degree
2 44 (3.45%) CISSP
2 44 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.14%) CISM
4 37 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 24 (1.88%) AWS Certification
7 20 (1.57%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (1.41%) CRISC
9 16 (1.26%) CISA
9 16 (1.26%) ISEB
10 14 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.86%) PMP
13 10 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.71%) APMP
14 9 (0.71%) CCNA
14 9 (0.71%) IIBA
14 9 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (17.97%) GDPR
2 61 (4.79%) QA
3 43 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (2.59%) Accessibility
5 31 (2.43%) PMO
6 30 (2.35%) NIST
7 29 (2.28%) Data Quality
8 22 (1.73%) SLA
9 20 (1.57%) SOC 2
10 14 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.94%) GRC
11 12 (0.94%) PCI DSS
12 11 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.86%) SOC 1
13 10 (0.78%) WCAG
14 7 (0.55%) IFRS
15 6 (0.47%) NEBOSH
15 6 (0.47%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.39%) GxP
16 5 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 51 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.90%) Docker
3 11 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.47%) XenApp
7 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.31%) vSphere
7 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
8 2 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.078%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.078%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.078%) NFS
9 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.078%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (3.22%) Kubernetes
2 40 (3.14%) Terraform
3 21 (1.65%) Ansible
4 12 (0.94%) CSIRT
5 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.63%) SCCM
7 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.24%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.16%) Packer
9 2 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 147 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 69 (5.42%) Oracle
3 56 (4.40%) SAP
4 30 (2.35%) Google
5 27 (2.12%) Cisco
6 26 (2.04%) Citrix
7 25 (1.96%) iManage
8 19 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.41%) VMware
10 16 (1.26%) Databricks
11 15 (1.18%) Intapp
11 15 (1.18%) Workday
12 14 (1.10%) Remedy
13 13 (1.02%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.94%) IBM
15 10 (0.78%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.71%) Avaya
16 9 (0.71%) Bloomberg
16 9 (0.71%) Charles River
17 8 (0.63%) Peregrine