Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 170 160
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 -19
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,631 1,433 1,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.77% 1.58% 1.60%
As % of the General category 4.53% 4.32% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 850 1,001
England median daily rate £450 £404 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.46% -5.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £220 £209 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £445 £404 £413
% change year-on-year +10.22% -2.12% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 28
England median hourly rate £24.31 £21.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.75% +64.15% -28.38%
10th Percentile £16.21 £11.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.33 £33.63 £37.65
UK median hourly rate £24.31 £21.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year +11.75% +64.15% -28.38%

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 35,999 33,201 38,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.97% 36.71% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,180 22,243 24,867
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £265 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 832 1,058
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.64
% change year-on-year +4.00% -6.14% +18.38%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Legal as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Legal in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal in England

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor 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 17 January 2018. 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 +10 999 £475 +11.76% 245
South East -12 262 £438 +9.38% 84
North of England +14 130 £342 -14.50% 125
Midlands +43 108 £375 -1.64% 54
West Midlands +29 75 £375 -8.54% 38
North West +43 74 £375 +7.14% 71
East of England -22 63 £389 +11.07% 55
South West +27 62 £438 +16.67% 41
Yorkshire -32 46 £328 -21.96% 43
East Midlands +13 32 £375 +9.09% 16
North East +40 11 £325 -13.33% 11
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Legal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Legal.

1 593 (36.36%) Finance
2 289 (17.72%) Law
3 263 (16.13%) Project Management
4 258 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (14.22%) Microsoft
6 200 (12.26%) Windows
7 194 (11.89%) GDPR
8 183 (11.22%) Information Security
9 179 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 178 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
11 172 (10.55%) Data Protection
12 150 (9.20%) Banking
13 147 (9.01%) SQL
14 146 (8.95%) Microsoft Office
15 145 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
16 143 (8.77%) Degree
17 124 (7.60%) Management Information System
18 116 (7.11%) Active Directory
19 111 (6.81%) Migration
20 105 (6.44%) Risk Management
21 101 (6.19%) Change Management
22 99 (6.07%) Marketing
22 99 (6.07%) Document Management
23 98 (6.01%) SQL Server
24 96 (5.89%) PRINCE2
25 93 (5.70%) Analytics
26 92 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
27 85 (5.21%) ITIL
28 82 (5.03%) Telecoms
29 77 (4.72%) Windows 7

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 45 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.33%) CMS
2 38 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 18 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 15 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.67%) IIS
7 11 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.61%) Confluence
9 9 (0.55%) SAS
10 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.31%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.31%) WordPress
13 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.25%) Documentum
13 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.18%) Apache
Applications
1 146 (8.95%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 48 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Simulink
9 1 (0.061%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.061%) InVision
9 1 (0.061%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.061%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.061%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.67%) FastStats
2 11 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 7 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.31%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.25%) TrackWise
8 3 (0.18%) Algo Collateral
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.31%) Office 365
2 33 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.98%) IaaS
4 13 (0.80%) SaaS
5 9 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.43%) GitHub
8 5 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.18%) Akamai
9 3 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.18%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.18%) Yammer
10 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.12%) PaaS
11 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.061%) AdSense
11 1 (0.061%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.45%) Internet
2 36 (2.21%) WAN
3 35 (2.15%) LAN
4 34 (2.08%) SAN
5 29 (1.78%) Intranet
6 28 (1.72%) Firewall
6 28 (1.72%) VPN
7 22 (1.35%) DNS
7 22 (1.35%) Skype
7 22 (1.35%) SMS
8 18 (1.10%) NAS
9 17 (1.04%) HTTP
10 16 (0.98%) SSL
11 14 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (0.86%) Network Security
12 13 (0.80%) TCP/IP
13 12 (0.74%) DHCP
14 11 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (0.55%) MPLS
15 9 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 29 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (1.59%) Power BI
5 25 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.35%) Big Data
7 12 (0.74%) Data Lake
7 12 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.55%) GIS
10 9 (0.55%) QlikView
10 9 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.49%) MarkLogic
11 8 (0.49%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.43%) PowerPivot
13 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (2.39%) JIRA
2 24 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.67%) ReSharper
5 10 (0.61%) NUnit
6 9 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.55%) JUnit
7 8 (0.49%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.43%) ERwin
9 6 (0.37%) AutoIt
9 6 (0.37%) Moq
10 5 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.25%) MSI
11 4 (0.25%) Selenium
11 4 (0.25%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 593 (36.36%) Finance
2 289 (17.72%) Law
3 150 (9.20%) Banking
4 99 (6.07%) Marketing
5 82 (5.03%) Telecoms
6 56 (3.43%) Publishing
7 43 (2.64%) Retail
8 31 (1.90%) Front Office
9 29 (1.78%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.47%) Billing
11 18 (1.10%) Back Office
12 17 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.86%) French Language
14 11 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.55%) Advertising
16 9 (0.55%) Automotive
16 9 (0.55%) Local Government
16 9 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 394 (24.16%) Analyst
2 188 (11.53%) Project Manager
3 166 (10.18%) Business Analyst
4 139 (8.52%) Developer
5 94 (5.76%) Architect
6 91 (5.58%) Consultant
7 60 (3.68%) Service Analyst
8 55 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 51 (3.13%) Senior Manager
10 50 (3.07%) Designer
11 49 (3.00%) Legal Analyst
12 42 (2.58%) IT Manager
13 39 (2.39%) Content Designer
14 37 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
15 35 (2.15%) Senior Project Manager
16 32 (1.96%) Data Analyst
17 31 (1.90%) Desktop Support
18 30 (1.84%) Support Analyst
19 28 (1.72%) IT Trainer
19 28 (1.72%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.54%) .NET
2 59 (3.62%) XML
3 56 (3.43%) HTML
4 44 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 41 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
6 39 (2.39%) JSON
6 39 (2.39%) SOAP
7 35 (2.15%) Web Services
8 33 (2.02%) REST
9 32 (1.96%) Node.js
10 27 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
10 27 (1.66%) WCF
11 24 (1.47%) CSS
12 21 (1.29%) ASP.NET
13 16 (0.98%) RESTful
14 15 (0.92%) XSLT
15 14 (0.86%) React
16 12 (0.74%) .NET Framework
16 12 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (7.60%) Management Information System
3 62 (3.80%) User Experience
4 43 (2.64%) Blackberry
5 31 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.47%) iPhone
7 24 (1.47%) Social Media
8 23 (1.41%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
10 18 (1.10%) Derivative
11 17 (1.04%) BYOD
11 17 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 17 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.92%) CESG
12 15 (0.92%) FMCG
13 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.80%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 200 (12.26%) Windows
2 77 (4.72%) Windows 7
3 44 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 41 (2.51%) Linux
5 32 (1.96%) Unix
6 31 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.29%) Solaris
8 19 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.55%) Android
13 6 (0.37%) AIX
13 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.061%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.061%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (16.13%) Project Management
2 258 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (11.22%) Information Security
4 179 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (10.55%) Data Protection
6 145 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 111 (6.81%) Migration
8 105 (6.44%) Risk Management
9 101 (6.19%) Change Management
10 99 (6.07%) Document Management
11 96 (5.89%) PRINCE2
12 93 (5.70%) Analytics
13 85 (5.21%) ITIL
14 73 (4.48%) Business Analysis
15 65 (3.99%) Scrum
16 64 (3.92%) Data Modelling
17 62 (3.80%) Data Management
18 60 (3.68%) CRM
19 57 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 57 (3.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 147 (9.01%) SQL
2 71 (4.35%) C#
3 60 (3.68%) JavaScript
4 51 (3.13%) Java
5 27 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.53%) C
7 22 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.16%) Python
9 13 (0.80%) VBA
10 10 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.43%) VB
11 7 (0.43%) VBScript
11 7 (0.43%) XQuery
12 6 (0.37%) PHP
12 6 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.37%) XPath
13 5 (0.31%) ABAP
14 3 (0.18%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (8.77%) Degree
2 71 (4.35%) CISSP
3 68 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 49 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 45 (2.76%) PMI Certification
6 43 (2.64%) CISM
7 41 (2.51%) PMP
8 29 (1.78%) CISA
9 25 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 24 (1.47%) ISEB
11 19 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.74%) PCI QSA
15 11 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.67%) MCSE
16 10 (0.61%) APMP
17 9 (0.55%) CRISC
17 9 (0.55%) SANS
18 8 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (11.89%) GDPR
2 68 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (3.99%) QA
4 48 (2.94%) PCI DSS
5 36 (2.21%) SLA
6 35 (2.15%) PMO
7 28 (1.72%) Data Quality
8 23 (1.41%) COBIT
9 14 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.74%) MiFID
11 11 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.37%) P3O
13 6 (0.37%) PSD2
14 5 (0.31%) GxP
14 5 (0.31%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.31%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.25%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 116 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (0.80%) NFS
4 13 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (0.80%) Veritas File System
5 11 (0.67%) Docker
6 10 (0.61%) XenApp
7 8 (0.49%) Firmware
8 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.18%) vSphere
12 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.12%) HDFS
12 2 (0.12%) Snort
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.061%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.061%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 21 (1.29%) SCCM
2 13 (0.80%) NetBackup
3 11 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.31%) QRadar
7 4 (0.25%) Ansible
8 3 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.18%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.12%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.12%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.12%) EnCase
9 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.12%) WSUS
10 1 (0.061%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.061%) Puppet
Vendors
1 232 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.23%) Citrix
3 54 (3.31%) iManage
4 53 (3.25%) SAP
5 49 (3.00%) Oracle
6 40 (2.45%) VMware
7 29 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.66%) Apigee
8 27 (1.66%) Cisco
9 26 (1.59%) Symantec
10 24 (1.47%) Google
11 21 (1.29%) Tableau
12 19 (1.16%) Reuters
13 18 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.04%) EMC
15 16 (0.98%) Altiris
16 15 (0.92%) CyberArk
17 14 (0.86%) Adobe
18 13 (0.80%) NetApp
18 13 (0.80%) Veritas