Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Law over the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Law
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 189 234
Rank change year-on-year -78 +45 -4
Contract jobs citing Law 721 528 1,089
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.44% 1.19%
As % of the General category 1.90% 2.75% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 283 566
10th Percentile £229 £313 £234
25th Percentile £353 £375 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
75th Percentile £550 £575 £525
90th Percentile £650 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.54% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 46 58
10th Percentile £16.15 £13.00 £21.00
25th Percentile £27.50 £25.49 £35.69
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £44.75
Median % change year-on-year -2.30% -2.79% +19.33%
75th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £59.25 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year - -1.10% +21.33%

Law is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 38,039 19,203 47,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.01% 52.27% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,445 12,687 31,077
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £405 £385 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £595 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,301 722 1,460
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.40 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year -4.88% +5.89% +6.81%
75th Percentile £40.00 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year -11.84% +10.28% +3.93%

Law
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Law as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Law in the UK

Law
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Law over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Law in the UK

Law
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Law over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Law within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 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
England -66 653 £450 - 386
UK excluding London -50 328 £450 +5.88% 269
London -72 298 £475 -5.00% 135
Work from Home -150 171 £438 +9.38% 57
North of England -11 105 £450 +9.09% 96
Midlands -41 55 £450 +14.29% 54
North West -21 52 £439 +9.63% 58
South East -44 50 £450 +9.09% 47
Yorkshire -13 47 £475 +5.56% 35
South West -28 44 £475 +7.95% 33
East of England +1 43 £390 -17.89% 20
West Midlands -20 37 £488 +21.88% 35
Scotland -35 21 £488 +32.20% 11
East Midlands -29 18 £425 +13.33% 19
Wales -2 9 £439 +5.09% 6
North East - 6 £413 - 3
Northern Ireland -6 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Law 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 with a requirement for Law.

1 133 (18.45%) Social Skills
2 100 (13.87%) Legal
3 96 (13.31%) Azure
4 95 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (12.48%) Finance
6 87 (12.07%) Software Engineering
7 84 (11.65%) Security Cleared
8 80 (11.10%) AWS
9 75 (10.40%) Microsoft
10 71 (9.85%) Windows
11 69 (9.57%) SC Cleared
12 61 (8.46%) Migration
13 60 (8.32%) Project Management
13 60 (8.32%) SQL
14 53 (7.35%) JavaScript
14 53 (7.35%) Python
15 52 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (6.93%) DevOps
16 50 (6.93%) Public Sector
17 48 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (6.52%) C++
19 46 (6.38%) C
19 46 (6.38%) Linux
20 42 (5.83%) HTML
21 40 (5.55%) Change Management
22 39 (5.41%) Oracle
22 39 (5.41%) Active Directory
22 39 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (5.27%) C#
23 38 (5.27%) Management Information System

Law
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.83%) CMS
2 6 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.69%) Apache
3 5 (0.69%) Confluence
3 5 (0.69%) WordPress
4 4 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.42%) FileNet
5 3 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (0.42%) IIS
5 3 (0.42%) nginx
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.14%) Jadu
Applications
1 31 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.39%) Simulink
5 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.55%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.55%) Figma
6 4 (0.55%) InVision
6 4 (0.55%) Sketch
7 3 (0.42%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.42%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.14%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) Elite 3E
1 9 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.83%) Relativity
2 6 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle AGIS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 96 (13.31%) Azure
2 80 (11.10%) AWS
3 32 (4.44%) Power Platform
4 25 (3.47%) Amazon ECS
5 24 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
6 19 (2.64%) GCP
6 19 (2.64%) SaaS
6 19 (2.64%) Serverless
7 18 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (1.39%) PaaS
12 9 (1.25%) IaaS
13 8 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (1.11%) GitHub
14 7 (0.97%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (0.69%) Azure Logic Apps
16 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.05%) Firewall
2 11 (1.53%) Network Security
2 11 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.97%) Intranet
4 6 (0.83%) LAN
4 6 (0.83%) WAN
5 5 (0.69%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.55%) DMARC
6 4 (0.55%) DNS
6 4 (0.55%) Wireless
7 3 (0.42%) DHCP
7 3 (0.42%) HTTP
7 3 (0.42%) Internet
7 3 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.42%) RS-485
7 3 (0.42%) SNMP
7 3 (0.42%) WebEx
8 2 (0.28%) RS-232
8 2 (0.28%) SAN
8 2 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.61%) Power BI
2 20 (2.77%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.66%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.39%) MySQL
6 9 (1.25%) Data Lake
7 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.69%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.42%) Big Data
10 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.42%) Metadata
10 3 (0.42%) Tableau
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 20 (2.77%) JIRA
2 17 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.53%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.97%) GitLab
6 6 (0.83%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.55%) Selenium
8 4 (0.55%) webpack
9 3 (0.42%) ESLint
9 3 (0.42%) gulp
9 3 (0.42%) LabVIEW
9 3 (0.42%) Subversion
9 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.28%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 133 (18.45%) Social Skills
2 100 (13.87%) Legal
3 90 (12.48%) Finance
4 50 (6.93%) Public Sector
5 39 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.05%) Influencing Skills
6 22 (3.05%) Local Government
7 18 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
8 17 (2.36%) Aerospace
8 17 (2.36%) Banking
9 16 (2.22%) Electronics
10 13 (1.80%) Marketing
10 13 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.25%) Billing
11 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.25%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.11%) Police
12 8 (1.11%) Retail
13 6 (0.83%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 114 (15.81%) Developer
2 101 (14.01%) Analyst
3 62 (8.60%) Software Engineer
4 47 (6.52%) Consultant
5 41 (5.69%) Project Manager
6 40 (5.55%) Architect
7 39 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 21 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (2.77%) C++ Software Engineer
10 18 (2.50%) IT Analyst
11 17 (2.36%) Embedded Engineer
12 15 (2.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 14 (1.94%) Designer
13 14 (1.94%) Service Analyst
13 14 (1.94%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (1.80%) Cloud Consultant
14 13 (1.80%) Data Protection Officer
14 13 (1.80%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (1.80%) Test Engineer
15 12 (1.66%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.83%) HTML
2 36 (4.99%) .NET
3 33 (4.58%) CSS
4 24 (3.33%) React
5 16 (2.22%) HTML5
5 16 (2.22%) Node.js
6 15 (2.08%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.94%) Web Services
8 13 (1.80%) REST
9 11 (1.53%) .NET Core
9 11 (1.53%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.39%) CSS3
11 9 (1.25%) Middleware
12 8 (1.11%) RESTful
13 7 (0.97%) Django
13 7 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.97%) Redux
14 6 (0.83%) jQuery
14 6 (0.83%) Kafka
14 6 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.27%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.47%) User Experience
3 14 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (1.53%) NHS
5 9 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
6 8 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.55%) Analogue Electronics
10 4 (0.55%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.55%) Equities
10 4 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.55%) VHDL
11 3 (0.42%) Legacy Applications
11 3 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.85%) Windows
2 46 (6.38%) Linux
3 26 (3.61%) Windows 10
4 15 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.25%) Android
5 9 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.69%) CentOS
8 5 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
9 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.42%) ThreadX
10 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (12.07%) Software Engineering
3 61 (8.46%) Migration
4 60 (8.32%) Project Management
5 52 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (6.93%) DevOps
7 48 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (5.55%) Change Management
9 36 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (4.58%) Data Protection
11 31 (4.30%) ERP
11 31 (4.30%) ITIL
11 31 (4.30%) Service Delivery
12 29 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (3.88%) Project Delivery
14 27 (3.74%) Analytics
14 27 (3.74%) Validation
15 24 (3.33%) Microservices
16 20 (2.77%) Front End Development
16 20 (2.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.32%) SQL
2 53 (7.35%) JavaScript
2 53 (7.35%) Python
3 47 (6.52%) C++
4 46 (6.38%) C
5 38 (5.27%) C#
6 34 (4.72%) Java
7 20 (2.77%) Embedded C
8 18 (2.50%) Embedded C++
9 14 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.39%) MATLAB
10 10 (1.39%) PHP
11 9 (1.25%) Ada
12 8 (1.11%) Scala
13 7 (0.97%) Go
14 6 (0.83%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.69%) Ruby
16 4 (0.55%) Perl
17 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.58%) Degree
4 20 (2.77%) CISSP
5 10 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.25%) MCSE
6 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.97%) CCNA
8 6 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.83%) ISEB
9 5 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.55%) CIPD
10 4 (0.55%) HNC
10 4 (0.55%) HND
10 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.42%) MCIPD
11 3 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.16%) GDPR
2 24 (3.33%) QA
3 20 (2.77%) Accessibility
4 16 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.39%) PMO
6 8 (1.11%) SLA
6 8 (1.11%) WCAG
7 4 (0.55%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.42%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.28%) HL7
9 2 (0.28%) IFRS
9 2 (0.28%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.28%) MISRA
9 2 (0.28%) NCSC
10 1 (0.14%) DO-254
10 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.14%) JTAG
10 1 (0.14%) MiFID
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.16%) Docker
3 15 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.69%) Firmware
4 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.69%) XenApp
4 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (2.36%) Terraform
2 16 (2.22%) SCCM
3 15 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.80%) Puppet
5 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.83%) SCOM
7 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.28%) Ansible
8 2 (0.28%) MIIS
8 2 (0.28%) Packer
8 2 (0.28%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.28%) PTC Integrity
8 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.14%) Avamar
9 1 (0.14%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.41%) Oracle
3 36 (4.99%) SAP
4 23 (3.19%) VMware
5 22 (3.05%) Citrix
6 17 (2.36%) iManage
7 13 (1.80%) Cisco
7 13 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.53%) IBM
8 11 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.25%) EMC
10 8 (1.11%) Adobe
10 8 (1.11%) Intapp
11 7 (0.97%) HP
12 6 (0.83%) Google
12 6 (0.83%) Nuix
13 5 (0.69%) Databricks
13 5 (0.69%) Snow
13 5 (0.69%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.55%) Xilinx