The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 150 149
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Legal 110 130 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 1.34% 1.18%
As % of the General category 3.86% 4.07% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 54
Median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £221 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £39.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.38% +110.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -60.89% +110.81%  

Legal is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2851 3193 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.07% 32.80% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1580 1771 1768
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 87
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +30.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.72% +16.00%  

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Legal as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the South East

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in the South East

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in the South East over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the South East

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal in the South East

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in the South East over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in the South East

Legal
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +19 34 £425 +13.33% 7
Berkshire +12 29 £575 +51.31% 18
Surrey +16 22 £375 +2.73% 6
West Sussex +11 11 £350 +52.17% 2
Kent +9 6 £315 -25.88%
East Sussex -1 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £425 -32.00% 6
Legal
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Legal.

1 84 (34.15%) Finance
2 53 (21.54%) Security Cleared
3 44 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 44 (17.89%) Change Management
4 34 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (13.82%) Degree
5 31 (12.60%) Law
6 30 (12.20%) Management Information System
7 28 (11.38%) Publishing
7 28 (11.38%) Project Management
7 28 (11.38%) Microsoft
8 27 (10.98%) Windows
9 25 (10.16%) Change Control
10 24 (9.76%) Service Delivery
10 24 (9.76%) Linux
11 23 (9.35%) Oracle
12 22 (8.94%) Telecoms
12 22 (8.94%) Marketing
12 22 (8.94%) Problem Management
12 22 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (8.94%) Contract Management
13 21 (8.54%) Unix
14 20 (8.13%) SAP
14 20 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (7.32%) Solaris
15 18 (7.32%) Sun
15 18 (7.32%) Veritas
16 17 (6.91%) Red Hat
16 17 (6.91%) SAN
16 17 (6.91%) Symantec

Legal
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (4.07%) CMS
2 4 (1.63%) Confluence
2 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.63%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.63%) WordPress
3 3 (1.22%) Joomla!
3 3 (1.22%) Mule
3 3 (1.22%) Mule ESB
4 2 (0.81%) IIS
4 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Documentum
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.47%) SAP GTS
1 11 (4.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.41%) Maximo
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
1 4 (1.63%) SmartFocus
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) NAS
1 17 (6.91%) SAN
2 6 (2.44%) Internet
3 4 (1.63%) SMS
4 3 (1.22%) Firewall
4 3 (1.22%) Intranet
4 3 (1.22%) LAN
4 3 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.22%) WAN
4 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.81%) 4G
5 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.81%) PPP
5 2 (0.81%) VoIP
6 1 (0.41%) ATM
6 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.41%) Broadband
6 1 (0.41%) Extranet
6 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.03%) MarkLogic
3 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.63%) MySQL
4 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) Essbase
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.03%) JIRA
2 5 (2.03%) JUnit
3 4 (1.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.41%) Gatling
4 1 (0.41%) Grunt
4 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.41%) NuGet
4 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.41%) Selenium
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (34.15%) Finance
2 31 (12.60%) Law
3 28 (11.38%) Publishing
4 22 (8.94%) Marketing
4 22 (8.94%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.47%) Retail
6 5 (2.03%) Billing
7 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (15.85%) Analyst
2 27 (10.98%) Project Manager
3 23 (9.35%) Administrator
3 23 (9.35%) Commercial Manager
4 17 (6.91%) Storage Administrator
4 17 (6.91%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 17 (6.91%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (6.91%) Unix Administrator
4 17 (6.91%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 16 (6.50%) Consultant
5 16 (6.50%) Designer
6 13 (5.28%) Content Designer
6 13 (5.28%) IT Manager
7 11 (4.47%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.66%) Architect
9 9 (3.66%) SAP Consultant
10 8 (3.25%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.25%) Developer
11 7 (2.85%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.25%) HTML
1 8 (3.25%) XML
2 6 (2.44%) Web Services
2 6 (2.44%) XSLT
3 4 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.22%) CSS
4 3 (1.22%) Java EE
4 3 (1.22%) Spring
5 2 (0.81%) .NET
5 2 (0.81%) RESTful
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.41%) jQuery
6 1 (0.41%) JSON
6 1 (0.41%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
6 1 (0.41%) React
6 1 (0.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.91%) Enterprise Storage
3 15 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.10%) User Experience
4 10 (4.07%) Social Media
5 5 (2.03%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.22%) CESG
7 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.81%) FMCG
7 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.41%) Handset
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
8 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.98%) Windows
2 24 (9.76%) Linux
3 21 (8.54%) Unix
4 18 (7.32%) Solaris
5 12 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.89%) Change Management
2 34 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (11.38%) Project Management
4 25 (10.16%) Change Control
5 24 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 22 (8.94%) Contract Management
6 22 (8.94%) Problem Management
7 20 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.91%) Content Management
8 17 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (6.91%) High Availability
8 17 (6.91%) ITIL
9 15 (6.10%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.88%) SEO
12 11 (4.47%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (4.47%) Supplier Management
12 11 (4.47%) Workflow
13 10 (4.07%) CRM
13 10 (4.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.07%) Python
2 6 (2.44%) Java
2 6 (2.44%) SQL
3 5 (2.03%) XQuery
4 4 (1.63%) C#
4 4 (1.63%) Ruby
5 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.81%) C
6 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 34 (13.82%) Degree
4 12 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.85%) CIPD
6 6 (2.44%) CISM
6 6 (2.44%) CISSP
7 3 (1.22%) CEH
7 3 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.22%) CREST Certified
7 3 (1.22%) OSCP
8 2 (0.81%) CCNP
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.81%) IISP
8 2 (0.81%) ISACA
8 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.81%) PMP
8 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) QA
2 9 (3.66%) PMO
3 7 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.44%) GDPR
5 5 (2.03%) SLA
6 4 (1.63%) GAAP
6 4 (1.63%) WCAG
7 3 (1.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (1.22%) GMP
7 3 (1.22%) JSP 440
7 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.22%) RMADS
7 3 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.81%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.81%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 17 (6.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 17 (6.91%) Veritas File System
2 14 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.03%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (6.91%) NetBackup
2 7 (2.85%) WSUS
3 5 (2.03%) Puppet
4 4 (1.63%) Kibana
4 4 (1.63%) logstash
4 4 (1.63%) Rsyslog
5 3 (1.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.41%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.35%) Oracle
3 20 (8.13%) SAP
4 18 (7.32%) Sun
4 18 (7.32%) Veritas
5 17 (6.91%) Red Hat
5 17 (6.91%) Symantec
6 9 (3.66%) Cisco
7 8 (3.25%) VMware
8 7 (2.85%) Citrix
8 7 (2.85%) Dell
8 7 (2.85%) Sophos
9 6 (2.44%) HP
10 4 (1.63%) Adobe
10 4 (1.63%) Google
10 4 (1.63%) LANDesk
10 4 (1.63%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.63%) Tableau
11 3 (1.22%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
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