Period
to 1 March 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 March 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 170 159
Rank change year-on-year -37 -11 -40
Contract jobs citing Legal 245 427 801
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.53% 1.83%
As % of the General category 2.65% 3.56% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 311 591
Median daily rate £475 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% +2.17%
10th Percentile £275 £306 £231
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Median hourly rate £61.00 £24.37 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.36% -20.38% +17.69%
10th Percentile £27.88 £17.97 £27.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £32.83 £57.16
England median hourly rate £20.50 £23.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.15% +36.46% -12.50%

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 9,245 11,989 20,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.90% 43.07% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,694 8,586 14,722
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £338 £315 £323
90th Percentile £725 £718 £700
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 143 207
Median hourly rate £27.88 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.42 £12.91
90th Percentile £63.78 £52.50 £47.35
Median hourly rate £24.43 £20.00 £20.33
% change year-on-year +22.15% -1.60% -5.47%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +11 44 £435 -5.95% 52
West London +36 10 £575 +11.65% 25
East London +20 2 - - 28
South London +47 1 £450 +5.88% 7
Legal
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 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.

1 105 (42.86%) Finance
2 64 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.73%) Project Management
4 39 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (13.88%) GDPR
5 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
6 31 (12.65%) Banking
7 30 (12.24%) Azure
8 29 (11.84%) Microsoft 365
9 27 (11.02%) Degree
9 27 (11.02%) ITIL
10 26 (10.61%) Law
10 26 (10.61%) Management Information System
11 25 (10.20%) SQL
11 25 (10.20%) JIRA
12 24 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (9.39%) Risk Management
13 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
14 21 (8.57%) Windows
14 21 (8.57%) Migration
15 20 (8.16%) Scrum
15 20 (8.16%) SharePoint
15 20 (8.16%) Marketing
15 20 (8.16%) Analytics
16 18 (7.35%) Active Directory
16 18 (7.35%) Data Protection
17 17 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (6.94%) Data Modelling
17 17 (6.94%) PRINCE2

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 20 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.12%) Confluence
3 10 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.45%) SAS
5 5 (2.04%) CMS
6 4 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.22%) IIS
8 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (5.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.82%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.82%) Unica
3 1 (0.41%) iTrent
3 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.24%) Azure
2 29 (11.84%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (4.90%) AWS
4 6 (2.45%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.04%) GCP
5 5 (2.04%) GitHub
5 5 (2.04%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.63%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.22%) FinancialForce
7 3 (1.22%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.22%) Google Docs
8 2 (0.82%) IaaS
8 2 (0.82%) npm
8 2 (0.82%) ServiceMax
8 2 (0.82%) Taleo
9 1 (0.41%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.41%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.41%) SaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.08%) Skype
2 9 (3.67%) Firewall
3 5 (2.04%) BGP
3 5 (2.04%) Network Security
3 5 (2.04%) WLAN
4 4 (1.63%) DMZ
4 4 (1.63%) DNS
5 2 (0.82%) HTTP
5 2 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.82%) VoIP
5 2 (0.82%) VPN
5 2 (0.82%) WAN
5 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.82%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.41%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.86%) Big Data
3 6 (2.45%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.45%) Tableau
4 4 (1.63%) Power BI
5 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.22%) Spark SQL
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.82%) Semantic Layer
6 2 (0.82%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (10.20%) JIRA
2 9 (3.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.45%) Selenium
4 5 (2.04%) Ranorex
5 3 (1.22%) Burp Suite
5 3 (1.22%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.22%) Protractor
5 3 (1.22%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.82%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.41%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.41%) GDB
7 1 (0.41%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.41%) JUnit
7 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
General
1 105 (42.86%) Finance
2 31 (12.65%) Banking
3 26 (10.61%) Law
4 20 (8.16%) Marketing
5 13 (5.31%) Front Office
6 12 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 12 (4.90%) Public Sector
7 10 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.86%) Retail
9 6 (2.45%) Back Office
10 5 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (1.63%) Digital Economy
11 4 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.63%) Publishing
12 3 (1.22%) Billing
12 3 (1.22%) Electronics
12 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (26.12%) Analyst
2 34 (13.88%) Business Analyst
3 26 (10.61%) Consultant
4 20 (8.16%) Architect
5 19 (7.76%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.08%) Developer
7 8 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (3.27%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (2.86%) Applications Support
9 6 (2.45%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (2.45%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.45%) Data Modeller
9 6 (2.45%) Designer
9 6 (2.45%) Junior
9 6 (2.45%) Junior Analyst
9 6 (2.45%) Legal Analyst
9 6 (2.45%) Technical Business Analyst
10 5 (2.04%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (2.04%) Junior Data Analyst
10 5 (2.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.49%) HTML
2 9 (3.67%) CSS
3 7 (2.86%) RESTful
4 6 (2.45%) Sass
4 6 (2.45%) XML
5 5 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.04%) Node.js
6 4 (1.63%) JSON
6 4 (1.63%) Spring
7 3 (1.22%) CSS3
7 3 (1.22%) HTML5
7 3 (1.22%) NgRx
7 3 (1.22%) SAML
8 2 (0.82%) .NET
8 2 (0.82%) Mustache
8 2 (0.82%) React
8 2 (0.82%) Redux
8 2 (0.82%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.41%) Web Services
9 1 (0.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.31%) User Experience
5 10 (4.08%) Analytical Mindset
6 7 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.04%) Life Science
7 5 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.22%) PMI
9 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.22%) Social Media
10 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.82%) Derivative
10 2 (0.82%) Equities
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.57%) Windows
2 9 (3.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.27%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.22%) Kali Linux
5 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.82%) Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.41%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.73%) Project Management
3 39 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (11.02%) ITIL
5 24 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (9.39%) Risk Management
7 21 (8.57%) Migration
8 20 (8.16%) Analytics
8 20 (8.16%) Scrum
9 18 (7.35%) Data Protection
10 17 (6.94%) Data Modelling
10 17 (6.94%) PRINCE2
10 17 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (6.53%) DevOps
12 15 (6.12%) Data Analysis
12 15 (6.12%) Information Security
12 15 (6.12%) Project Delivery
13 14 (5.71%) Change Management
14 13 (5.31%) Service Delivery
14 13 (5.31%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.20%) SQL
2 10 (4.08%) Python
3 8 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.45%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.63%) C
5 4 (1.63%) Java
5 4 (1.63%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.22%) VBA
7 2 (0.82%) JSX
7 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.82%) R
7 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.82%) VB
8 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) ES6
8 1 (0.41%) Java 8
8 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.41%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 27 (11.02%) Degree
2 13 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.49%) CISSP
3 11 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.27%) CISM
4 8 (3.27%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.45%) PMP
6 5 (2.04%) MBA
7 4 (1.63%) CRISC
8 3 (1.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.22%) CCSP
8 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.22%) OSCP
8 3 (1.22%) PhD
8 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.22%) SANS
9 2 (0.82%) HPE ATP
9 2 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.88%) GDPR
2 13 (5.31%) QA
3 12 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (4.08%) NIST
5 8 (3.27%) MiFID
6 5 (2.04%) AIFMD
6 5 (2.04%) PCI DSS
6 5 (2.04%) PMO
6 5 (2.04%) SLA
6 5 (2.04%) UCITS
7 4 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.63%) IFRS
7 4 (1.63%) IFRS 9
7 4 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.22%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (1.22%) NCSC
8 3 (1.22%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.82%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.82%) Docker
5 2 (0.82%) KVM
5 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.67%) SCCM
2 6 (2.45%) SCOM
3 5 (2.04%) Ansible
4 3 (1.22%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.22%) Nessus
5 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.41%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.31%) iManage
3 11 (4.49%) SAP
3 11 (4.49%) VMware
4 10 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.27%) Citrix
6 7 (2.86%) Google
7 6 (2.45%) Cisco
8 5 (2.04%) Arista
8 5 (2.04%) Charles River
8 5 (2.04%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.63%) Remedy
10 3 (1.22%) Apttus
10 3 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.22%) Teradata
11 2 (0.82%) CyberArk
11 2 (0.82%) OneTrust
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle
11 2 (0.82%) StreamSets
11 2 (0.82%) Workday