Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 195 168
Rank change year-on-year +30 -27 +7
Contract jobs citing Legal 611 184 604
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.70% 1.31% 1.64%
As % of the General category 2.96% 2.20% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 128 431
10th Percentile £316 £300 £250
25th Percentile £410 £386 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £614 £588 £584
90th Percentile £700 £638 £663
England median daily rate £511 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 6
10th Percentile £23.13 £15.80 £21.15
25th Percentile £29.00 £17.00 £25.82
Median hourly rate £32.45 £36.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.86% +35.85% +7.07%
75th Percentile £39.50 £42.00 £43.81
90th Percentile £52.78 £67.80 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £16.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% -52.21% +36.00%

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 20,657 8,361 20,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.58% 59.38% 54.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,685 6,013 14,329
10th Percentile £363 £322 £310
25th Percentile £463 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.40%
75th Percentile £675 £645 £614
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 85 269
10th Percentile £14.19 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.94 £19.39 £16.36
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.89 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.37% +42.33% +11.07%
75th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £53.25 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +3.89%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +15 133 £525 - 90
West London -10 18 £563 +7.14% 14
South London +5 7 £613 +53.13% 34
East London -11 5 £288 - 24
Legal
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 304 (49.75%) Finance
2 205 (33.55%) Social Skills
3 165 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (23.57%) GDPR
5 141 (23.08%) Data Protection
6 124 (20.29%) Azure
7 105 (17.18%) Financial Institution
8 104 (17.02%) Hedge funds
9 92 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 91 (14.89%) SQL
11 86 (14.08%) Project Management
12 83 (13.58%) Degree
13 79 (12.93%) Banking
14 77 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
15 70 (11.46%) DevOps
16 66 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 62 (10.15%) AWS
17 62 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
18 60 (9.82%) AOP
19 57 (9.33%) Law
19 57 (9.33%) Python
20 56 (9.17%) Information Security
20 56 (9.17%) Analytics
21 55 (9.00%) Risk Management
22 52 (8.51%) Marketing
23 51 (8.35%) Change Management
24 50 (8.18%) Microsoft 365
25 49 (8.02%) Cybersecurity
25 49 (8.02%) Presentation Skills
26 47 (7.69%) Migration

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 26 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.29%) CMS
3 12 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.31%) Apache
6 6 (0.98%) Camunda
6 6 (0.98%) Confluence
7 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.33%) Documentum
8 2 (0.33%) TPMS
9 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 34 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.16%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Elite 3E
1 9 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.15%) Cloudability
3 6 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.98%) Relativity
4 5 (0.82%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.49%) ContrOCC
5 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.49%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.33%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 124 (20.29%) Azure
2 62 (10.15%) AWS
3 50 (8.18%) Microsoft 365
4 44 (7.20%) GCP
5 35 (5.73%) SaaS
6 23 (3.76%) Power Platform
7 22 (3.60%) PaaS
8 21 (3.44%) Serverless
9 16 (2.62%) GitHub
10 14 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.96%) Power Automate
11 12 (1.96%) PowerApps
12 9 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (1.47%) IaaS
13 8 (1.31%) Google Analytics
13 8 (1.31%) Mimecast
13 8 (1.31%) OneDrive
14 7 (1.15%) Azure Functions
14 7 (1.15%) Google Data Studio
15 6 (0.98%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.29%) DNS
1 14 (2.29%) Firewall
2 11 (1.80%) WAN
3 10 (1.64%) FTP
3 10 (1.64%) Internet
3 10 (1.64%) LAN
4 8 (1.31%) Wireless
5 6 (0.98%) Unified Communications
5 6 (0.98%) VPN
6 5 (0.82%) DHCP
6 5 (0.82%) HTTP
7 3 (0.49%) DMARC
7 3 (0.49%) ICMP
7 3 (0.49%) Intranet
7 3 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.49%) SAN
7 3 (0.49%) Skype
7 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.49%) WebEx
8 2 (0.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.95%) Power BI
3 17 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.45%) Big Data
5 14 (2.29%) BigQuery
6 13 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.96%) Tableau
8 9 (1.47%) Data Lake
8 9 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.31%) DB2
9 8 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.15%) MySQL
11 6 (0.98%) Metadata
11 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.82%) Delta Lake
12 5 (0.82%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 25 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.09%) JIRA
3 10 (1.64%) Subversion
4 9 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.15%) Maven
6 5 (0.82%) GitLab
7 4 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.65%) JUnit
7 4 (0.65%) Selenium
7 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.49%) git-flow
8 3 (0.49%) Protractor
9 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 304 (49.75%) Finance
2 205 (33.55%) Social Skills
3 105 (17.18%) Financial Institution
4 79 (12.93%) Banking
5 77 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (9.33%) Law
7 52 (8.51%) Marketing
8 49 (8.02%) Presentation Skills
9 35 (5.73%) Investment Banking
10 33 (5.40%) Retail
11 32 (5.24%) Public Sector
12 18 (2.95%) Front Office
13 16 (2.62%) Billing
14 15 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
16 11 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
16 11 (1.80%) Telecoms
17 10 (1.64%) Manufacturing
18 9 (1.47%) Local Government
18 9 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (20.79%) Analyst
2 65 (10.64%) Architect
3 63 (10.31%) Project Manager
4 51 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 41 (6.71%) Consultant
6 36 (5.89%) Developer
7 23 (3.76%) Designer
8 21 (3.44%) Banking Analyst
9 19 (3.11%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (2.78%) Data Analyst
11 16 (2.62%) Senior Architect
12 15 (2.45%) Content Designer
12 15 (2.45%) Security Analyst
13 13 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (1.96%) Business Manager
14 12 (1.96%) Project Analyst
14 12 (1.96%) Senior Consultant
15 11 (1.80%) Programme Manager
15 11 (1.80%) Service Analyst
16 10 (1.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.45%) HTML
2 13 (2.13%) Kafka
3 12 (1.96%) CSS
3 12 (1.96%) XML
4 11 (1.80%) Apache NiFi
5 10 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 10 (1.64%) REST
5 10 (1.64%) Spring
6 9 (1.47%) .NET
6 9 (1.47%) FpML
6 9 (1.47%) jQuery
6 9 (1.47%) Middleware
6 9 (1.47%) Node.js
7 8 (1.31%) React
7 8 (1.31%) Web Services
8 7 (1.15%) SOAP
9 6 (0.98%) Apache Camel
9 6 (0.98%) pytest
10 5 (0.82%) RESTful
11 4 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (17.02%) Hedge funds
2 43 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.24%) User Experience
4 20 (3.27%) Fixed Income
5 19 (3.11%) Cloud Native
6 17 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.45%) Analytical Mindset
7 15 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
10 11 (1.80%) Derivative
10 11 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.64%) CMDB
11 10 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
12 9 (1.47%) OTC Derivatives
12 9 (1.47%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.22%) Windows
2 32 (5.24%) Linux
3 17 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.80%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.82%) Unix
6 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) zOS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 86 (14.08%) Project Management
4 70 (11.46%) DevOps
5 66 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (9.82%) AOP
8 56 (9.17%) Analytics
8 56 (9.17%) Information Security
9 55 (9.00%) Risk Management
10 51 (8.35%) Change Management
11 49 (8.02%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (7.69%) Migration
13 45 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (6.71%) Decision-Making
16 39 (6.38%) ITIL
17 38 (6.22%) Scrum
18 35 (5.73%) Microservices
19 29 (4.75%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 91 (14.89%) SQL
2 57 (9.33%) Python
3 35 (5.73%) Java
4 23 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.44%) PowerShell
6 18 (2.95%) C
7 14 (2.29%) VBA
8 13 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.64%) C#
10 9 (1.47%) Groovy
11 7 (1.15%) C++
12 5 (0.82%) R
12 5 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.82%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.65%) Java 11
13 4 (0.65%) Java 8
13 4 (0.65%) PHP
13 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.49%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 83 (13.58%) Degree
2 28 (4.58%) CISSP
3 19 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.78%) CISM
5 15 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.96%) PMP
7 9 (1.47%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.15%) CRISC
8 7 (1.15%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.98%) GIAC
10 5 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.49%) CIPD
12 3 (0.49%) CISA
12 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.49%) SANS
13 2 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (23.57%) GDPR
2 28 (4.58%) QA
3 26 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (3.27%) SLA
5 19 (3.11%) NIST
6 18 (2.95%) Data Quality
7 15 (2.45%) Accessibility
7 15 (2.45%) PMO
8 9 (1.47%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.31%) GRC
10 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
10 7 (1.15%) WCAG
11 6 (0.98%) COBIT
12 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.65%) EMIR
12 4 (0.65%) MiFID
13 3 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.33%) NCSC
14 2 (0.33%) SOC 2
System Software
1 38 (6.22%) Docker
2 33 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.82%) XenApp
6 3 (0.49%) KVM
6 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 26 (4.26%) Terraform
3 21 (3.44%) Ansible
4 8 (1.31%) CSIRT
4 8 (1.31%) SCCM
5 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.49%) Nessus
7 3 (0.49%) QRadar
7 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.33%) Automic
8 2 (0.33%) Packer
8 2 (0.33%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) SCOM
9 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.40%) SAP
3 31 (5.07%) Google
4 28 (4.58%) Oracle
5 17 (2.78%) VMware
6 16 (2.62%) Intapp
7 15 (2.45%) ServiceNow
8 13 (2.13%) iManage
9 11 (1.80%) Citrix
9 11 (1.80%) Splunk
10 10 (1.64%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.31%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.98%) Cisco
13 6 (0.98%) hybris
13 6 (0.98%) IBM
13 6 (0.98%) Nuix
13 6 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.98%) Workday
14 5 (0.82%) Adobe