Period
to 1 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 6 months to 1 August 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
England > London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 182 164
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 -16
Contract jobs citing Legal 446 221 724
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.48% 1.40% 1.80%
As % of the General category 2.56% 2.40% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 172 522
10th Percentile £309 £325 £251
25th Percentile £411 £413 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £511 £500 £462
Median % change year-on-year +2.25% +8.23% -2.74%
75th Percentile £630 £588 £568
90th Percentile £738 £638 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 3
10th Percentile £20.50 £15.40 "
25th Percentile £26.25 £16.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +70.59% -35.85% +6.00%
75th Percentile £34.38 £27.00 £38.38
90th Percentile £44.15 £33.00 £45.35
England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% -35.85% +10.42%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17,388 9,210 22,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.73% 58.46% 55.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,209 6,579 15,824
10th Percentile £356 £325 £315
25th Percentile £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £656 £638 £623
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 138 282
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.85 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.99 £15.76
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.59% +33.31% -
75th Percentile £47.06 £45.75 £30.75
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.58 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.91% +3.16% +7.32%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Legal as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in London

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legal in London.

Daily rate trend for Legal in London

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legal in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legal in London

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Legal in London.

Hourly rate trend for Legal in London

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Legal in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Legal in London

Legal
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the London region over the 6 months to 1 August 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
Central London +32 95 £525 +1.20% 80
West London +2 13 £575 +11.11% 45
South London +30 9 £513 +9.33% 28
East London +3 2 - - 31
Legal
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 London region with a requirement for Legal.

1 222 (49.78%) Finance
2 111 (24.89%) Social Skills
3 101 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (19.73%) Microsoft
5 80 (17.94%) Azure
6 77 (17.26%) Project Management
7 70 (15.70%) SQL
8 66 (14.80%) GDPR
9 63 (14.13%) Migration
10 62 (13.90%) Data Protection
11 61 (13.68%) Law
12 57 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
13 55 (12.33%) Degree
14 50 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (10.54%) Banking
16 46 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (10.31%) AWS
17 41 (9.19%) Information Security
17 41 (9.19%) Financial Institution
17 41 (9.19%) ITIL
18 40 (8.97%) DevOps
18 40 (8.97%) Microsoft 365
19 38 (8.52%) Analytics
19 38 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
20 36 (8.07%) Change Management
20 36 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
21 35 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
21 35 (7.85%) Hedge funds
21 35 (7.85%) Marketing
22 34 (7.62%) Python

Legal
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 27 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.69%) CMS
3 8 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.57%) Confluence
5 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.45%) Apache
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.45%) SAS
6 2 (0.45%) TPMS
7 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.22%) Documentum
7 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (5.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (4.04%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) Figma
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.02%) Elite 3E
3 6 (1.35%) Relativity
4 5 (1.12%) Cloudability
4 5 (1.12%) SAP FSCM
5 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.67%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.67%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.94%) Azure
2 46 (10.31%) AWS
3 40 (8.97%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (3.59%) GCP
5 13 (2.91%) Power Platform
6 12 (2.69%) Serverless
7 10 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.79%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.57%) SaaS
10 6 (1.35%) GitHub
10 6 (1.35%) IaaS
10 6 (1.35%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.12%) Google Analytics
11 5 (1.12%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.12%) Power Automate
11 5 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
12 4 (0.90%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.79%) DNS
1 8 (1.79%) Firewall
2 7 (1.57%) DHCP
3 6 (1.35%) Skype
4 5 (1.12%) FTP
4 5 (1.12%) WAN
5 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.90%) Wireless
6 3 (0.67%) DMARC
6 3 (0.67%) LAN
6 3 (0.67%) WebEx
7 2 (0.45%) ADSL
7 2 (0.45%) Internet
7 2 (0.45%) Intranet
7 2 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.45%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.45%) VPN
7 2 (0.45%) WLAN
8 1 (0.22%) LLU
8 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.91%) Big Data
1 13 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.47%) Data Lake
2 11 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.24%) Power BI
4 8 (1.79%) Metadata
5 7 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.35%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.12%) MySQL
7 5 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.90%) DB2
8 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.67%) MS Access
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.45%) GIS
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.93%) JIRA
2 18 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.02%) Subversion
4 5 (1.12%) PowerDesigner
5 4 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.90%) kappa
6 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.67%) JUnit
7 2 (0.45%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.22%) Selenium
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 222 (49.78%) Finance
2 111 (24.89%) Social Skills
3 61 (13.68%) Law
4 57 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (10.54%) Banking
6 41 (9.19%) Financial Institution
7 35 (7.85%) Marketing
8 31 (6.95%) Presentation Skills
9 28 (6.28%) Investment Banking
10 20 (4.48%) Public Sector
11 17 (3.81%) Billing
12 14 (3.14%) Front Office
13 13 (2.91%) Retail
14 12 (2.69%) Documentation Skills
15 11 (2.47%) Influencing Skills
15 11 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (1.57%) Telecoms
17 6 (1.35%) General Ledger
18 5 (1.12%) Back Office
18 5 (1.12%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 96 (21.52%) Analyst
2 54 (12.11%) Project Manager
3 46 (10.31%) Business Analyst
4 35 (7.85%) Consultant
5 32 (7.17%) Architect
6 22 (4.93%) Developer
7 14 (3.14%) Security Analyst
8 13 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (2.91%) Banking Analyst
8 13 (2.91%) Data Analyst
8 13 (2.91%) Legal Analyst
9 12 (2.69%) IT Manager
10 10 (2.24%) Project Analyst
10 10 (2.24%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (2.02%) Data Manager
11 9 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
12 8 (1.79%) Designer
12 8 (1.79%) IT Analyst
12 8 (1.79%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (1.79%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.69%) HTML
2 11 (2.47%) XML
3 10 (2.24%) CSS
4 9 (2.02%) .NET
5 8 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.79%) Node.js
5 8 (1.79%) React
6 7 (1.57%) JSON
7 6 (1.35%) jQuery
7 6 (1.35%) Middleware
7 6 (1.35%) REST
7 6 (1.35%) Web Services
8 5 (1.12%) RESTful
9 4 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.90%) FpML
9 4 (0.90%) SOAP
10 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (0.67%) pytest
10 3 (0.67%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (0.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.85%) Hedge funds
2 32 (7.17%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.26%) Cloud Native
4 17 (3.81%) Fixed Income
5 16 (3.59%) User Experience
6 12 (2.69%) Analytical Mindset
7 11 (2.47%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.02%) CMDB
8 9 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.79%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.57%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.35%) Derivative
11 6 (1.35%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.12%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.28%) Windows
2 11 (2.47%) Linux
3 8 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.67%) Unix
7 3 (0.67%) zOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (17.26%) Project Management
3 63 (14.13%) Migration
4 62 (13.90%) Data Protection
5 50 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (9.19%) Information Security
7 41 (9.19%) ITIL
8 40 (8.97%) DevOps
9 38 (8.52%) Analytics
10 36 (8.07%) Change Management
10 36 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (6.28%) Risk Management
13 26 (5.83%) Project Delivery
14 25 (5.61%) Data Analysis
14 25 (5.61%) PRINCE2
15 24 (5.38%) Decision-Making
16 23 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (4.93%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.70%) SQL
2 34 (7.62%) Python
3 17 (3.81%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.36%) Java
5 13 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.79%) C
7 7 (1.57%) C#
7 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.57%) VBA
8 6 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.67%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (0.67%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.67%) Java 11
11 3 (0.67%) Java 8
11 3 (0.67%) JSX
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
12 2 (0.45%) SOQL
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (12.33%) Degree
2 20 (4.48%) CISSP
3 12 (2.69%) CISM
3 12 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.79%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.57%) CRISC
7 7 (1.57%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.57%) PMP
8 5 (1.12%) ACCA
8 5 (1.12%) CIMA
8 5 (1.12%) GIAC
9 4 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.67%) MCSE
10 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (14.80%) GDPR
2 25 (5.61%) QA
3 23 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (3.81%) SLA
5 16 (3.59%) Data Quality
6 13 (2.91%) PMO
7 11 (2.47%) NIST
8 10 (2.24%) GRC
9 9 (2.02%) Accessibility
10 8 (1.79%) PCI DSS
11 7 (1.57%) MiFID
11 7 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (1.12%) EMIR
12 5 (1.12%) UCITS
13 4 (0.90%) COBIT
13 4 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.45%) AIFMD
14 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.45%) IFRS
System Software
1 29 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.59%) Docker
3 8 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.35%) XenApp
4 6 (1.35%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.90%) CSIRT
2 4 (0.90%) SCCM
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.67%) SCOM
3 3 (0.67%) Terraform
4 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.45%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.22%) Nessus
5 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 88 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.73%) SAP
3 21 (4.71%) Oracle
4 20 (4.48%) Google
5 15 (3.36%) iManage
6 13 (2.91%) Citrix
7 11 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.47%) VMware
8 10 (2.24%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.02%) Intapp
10 6 (1.35%) Nuix
10 6 (1.35%) Workday
11 5 (1.12%) BiZZdesign
12 4 (0.90%) IBM
12 4 (0.90%) Informatica
12 4 (0.90%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.67%) Ariba
13 3 (0.67%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.67%) Charles River
13 3 (0.67%) Perforce