Period
to

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 18 May 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
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 137 202 175
Rank change year-on-year +65 -27 -11
Contract jobs citing Legal 773 308 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.00% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the General category 3.32% 2.26% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 197 209
10th Percentile £350 £312 £363
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £650 £630 £600
90th Percentile £763 £738 £652
England median daily rate £500 £486 £500
% change year-on-year +2.83% -2.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
10th Percentile £28.96 £18.89 £15.80
25th Percentile £42.25 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.00 £18.55
Median % change year-on-year +72.41% +56.33% -35.37%
75th Percentile £50.61 £30.00 £22.37
90th Percentile £62.69 £44.40 £22.78
England median hourly rate £41.50 £19.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year +115.58% +0.63% +9.31%

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 23,264 13,630 11,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 60.32% 57.08% 55.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,808 9,659 8,021
10th Percentile £381 £350 £306
25th Percentile £475 £429 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £625
90th Percentile £800 £725 £713
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 156 191
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.63 £12.76
25th Percentile £25.68 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate £37.50 £28.02 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.83% +21.83% +15.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.70
% change year-on-year -2.27% +11.68% +5.07%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 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
Central London +46 196 £575 +27.78% 75
West London +2 13 £437 -24.00% 27
East London +1 7 £800 - 13
South London -16 3 £550 +10.00% 12
Legal
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 London region with a requirement for Legal.

1 395 (51.10%) Finance
2 296 (38.29%) Social Skills
3 286 (37.00%) Agile
4 169 (21.86%) GDPR
5 164 (21.22%) Data Protection
6 145 (18.76%) Azure
7 139 (17.98%) Financial Institution
8 133 (17.21%) Hedge funds
9 131 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 111 (14.36%) Banking
11 104 (13.45%) SQL
12 102 (13.20%) Project Management
13 101 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
14 99 (12.81%) Microsoft
14 99 (12.81%) AWS
15 97 (12.55%) CI/CD
16 91 (11.77%) DevOps
17 90 (11.64%) AOP
18 89 (11.51%) Scrum
19 88 (11.38%) Analytics
20 85 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
21 79 (10.22%) Risk Management
22 76 (9.83%) Migration
23 74 (9.57%) Degree
24 70 (9.06%) JIRA
24 70 (9.06%) Python
24 70 (9.06%) Project Delivery
25 66 (8.54%) Presentation Skills
26 61 (7.89%) Retail
27 56 (7.24%) Java

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 24 (3.10%) Confluence
2 16 (2.07%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.68%) CMS
5 8 (1.03%) IIS
6 7 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.65%) SAS
7 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.39%) Apache
9 3 (0.39%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.26%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.26%) JBoss
11 1 (0.13%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.13%) OpenZeppelin
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 36 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.78%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.26%) Sketch
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.13%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Elite 3E
1 10 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Eikon
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.39%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 3 (0.39%) RMDS
4 3 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.26%) Cloudability
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.26%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 145 (18.76%) Azure
2 99 (12.81%) AWS
3 40 (5.17%) Serverless
4 27 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (3.23%) SaaS
6 24 (3.10%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (2.33%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.33%) GCP
9 16 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (1.68%) IaaS
10 13 (1.68%) PaaS
11 10 (1.29%) AWS CodePipeline
11 10 (1.29%) Snowflake
12 9 (1.16%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 9 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.03%) AWS CodeBuild
13 8 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.07%) Firewall
2 13 (1.68%) Internet
3 8 (1.03%) DNS
4 7 (0.91%) WAN
5 6 (0.78%) FTP
5 6 (0.78%) Network Security
6 5 (0.65%) LAN
6 5 (0.65%) Wireless
7 4 (0.52%) Intranet
7 4 (0.52%) SAN
7 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.52%) VPN
8 3 (0.39%) IPv6
8 3 (0.39%) Multicast
8 3 (0.39%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.26%) GPON
9 2 (0.26%) SSH
9 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.26%) X.509
9 2 (0.26%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.40%) Big Data
2 34 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.85%) Power BI
5 20 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.33%) Data Lake
7 15 (1.94%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.68%) Metadata
8 13 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.42%) MySQL
10 10 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.16%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.91%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 70 (9.06%) JIRA
2 43 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.68%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.03%) kappa
5 8 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.78%) IntelliJ
6 6 (0.78%) Selenium
6 6 (0.78%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.65%) Subversion
7 5 (0.65%) webpack
8 4 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.52%) Gradle
8 4 (0.52%) Maven
8 4 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.52%) Protractor
8 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 395 (51.10%) Finance
2 296 (38.29%) Social Skills
3 139 (17.98%) Financial Institution
4 111 (14.36%) Banking
5 85 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (8.54%) Presentation Skills
7 61 (7.89%) Retail
8 54 (6.99%) Law
9 45 (5.82%) Investment Banking
10 43 (5.56%) Marketing
11 37 (4.79%) Public Sector
12 18 (2.33%) Front Office
12 18 (2.33%) Telecoms
13 17 (2.20%) Billing
14 15 (1.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 14 (1.81%) Back Office
16 13 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
17 12 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
17 12 (1.55%) Multimedia
18 10 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 151 (19.53%) Analyst
2 92 (11.90%) Developer
3 86 (11.13%) Architect
4 82 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 61 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.79%) Designer
7 34 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (4.01%) Consultant
9 23 (2.98%) Data Engineer
10 19 (2.46%) Data Analyst
11 18 (2.33%) Security Architect
12 17 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
13 16 (2.07%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (2.07%) Content Designer
13 16 (2.07%) IT Manager
14 14 (1.81%) Java Developer
14 14 (1.81%) Security Analyst
14 14 (1.81%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (1.68%) Banking Analyst
15 13 (1.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.05%) HTML
2 32 (4.14%) AngularJS
3 30 (3.88%) .NET
4 28 (3.62%) CSS
5 27 (3.49%) React
6 25 (3.23%) REST
7 23 (2.98%) HTML5
8 18 (2.33%) Node.js
9 16 (2.07%) Spring
10 15 (1.94%) CSS3
10 15 (1.94%) Kafka
11 14 (1.81%) RESTful
12 13 (1.68%) Web Services
13 11 (1.42%) .NET Core
13 11 (1.42%) jQuery
13 11 (1.42%) Spring Boot
14 10 (1.29%) Angular 2
14 10 (1.29%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (17.21%) Hedge funds
2 56 (7.24%) User Experience
3 34 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.10%) Credit Risk
5 24 (3.10%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.59%) Fixed Income
7 19 (2.46%) Derivative
8 16 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.07%) Renewable Energy
8 16 (2.07%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.81%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.68%) Legacy Systems
11 10 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.16%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.03%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.21%) Windows
2 25 (3.23%) Linux
3 19 (2.46%) Windows 10
4 13 (1.68%) Unix
5 11 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.52%) Android
7 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.39%) CentOS
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.39%) Solaris
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.39%) zOS
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (37.00%) Agile
2 164 (21.22%) Data Protection
3 131 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (13.20%) Project Management
5 101 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (12.55%) CI/CD
7 91 (11.77%) DevOps
8 90 (11.64%) AOP
9 89 (11.51%) Scrum
10 88 (11.38%) Analytics
11 79 (10.22%) Risk Management
12 76 (9.83%) Migration
13 70 (9.06%) Project Delivery
14 55 (7.12%) Requirements Gathering
15 53 (6.86%) Test Automation
16 51 (6.60%) Information Security
17 48 (6.21%) Decision-Making
18 45 (5.82%) Coaching
19 43 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
20 41 (5.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.45%) SQL
2 70 (9.06%) Python
3 56 (7.24%) Java
4 50 (6.47%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.17%) C#
6 35 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 33 (4.27%) C
8 27 (3.49%) TypeScript
9 14 (1.81%) Bash
10 12 (1.55%) C++
10 12 (1.55%) VBA
11 11 (1.42%) Scala
11 11 (1.42%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.52%) ES6
14 4 (0.52%) Groovy
14 4 (0.52%) R
15 3 (0.39%) Google Apps Script
15 3 (0.39%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 74 (9.57%) Degree
2 24 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.98%) CISSP
4 21 (2.72%) CISM
5 16 (2.07%) CRISC
5 16 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.42%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.03%) IIBA
8 8 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.78%) CBAP
10 6 (0.78%) CCNA
10 6 (0.78%) CCNP
10 6 (0.78%) CISA
10 6 (0.78%) ISEB
11 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (21.86%) GDPR
2 33 (4.27%) QA
3 24 (3.10%) Accessibility
3 24 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.68%) SOC 2
6 12 (1.55%) WCAG
7 11 (1.42%) SOC 1
8 10 (1.29%) PMO
9 8 (1.03%) SLA
10 7 (0.91%) GRC
10 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.78%) MiFID
11 6 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.78%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.52%) GxP
12 4 (0.52%) IFRS
12 4 (0.52%) NCSC
13 3 (0.39%) EMIR
System Software
1 39 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.14%) Docker
3 6 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
5 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.36%) Terraform
3 21 (2.72%) Ansible
4 7 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.78%) CSIRT
5 6 (0.78%) SCCM
6 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.39%) Grafana
7 3 (0.39%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.26%) Control-M
8 2 (0.26%) Packer
9 1 (0.13%) Ambari
9 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.13%) SCOM
9 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.13%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.73%) Oracle
3 27 (3.49%) SAP
4 23 (2.98%) Google
5 20 (2.59%) Cisco
6 17 (2.20%) iManage
7 14 (1.81%) Databricks
8 13 (1.68%) Citrix
9 11 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.42%) VMware
10 10 (1.29%) IBM
11 9 (1.16%) Charles River
11 9 (1.16%) hybris
11 9 (1.16%) Intapp
12 8 (1.03%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.78%) Reuters
13 6 (0.78%) Workday
14 5 (0.65%) Adobe
14 5 (0.65%) Informatica