Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 263 301
Rank change year-on-year +45 +38 -32
Contract jobs citing Law 1,376 1,035 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.00% 0.85%
As % of the General category 3.62% 2.54% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 518 466
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £200 £200
90th Percentile £618 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 17
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.00% +8.11% +12.12%
10th Percentile £14.94 £11.25 £15.34
90th Percentile £52.50 £31.28 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +105.00% +8.11% +12.12%

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 38,030 40,807 37,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.09% 39.52% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,974 26,969 24,782
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 886 919
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.49%
10th Percentile £12.26 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.13 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.65 £26.87 £25.50
% change year-on-year -11.97% +5.35% -1.92%

Law
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Law over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Law over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 16 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 11 December 2018. 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 +50 1,287 £450 +5.88% 479
London +29 787 £475 +11.76% 298
UK excluding London +71 575 £400 - 188
East of England +68 143 £325 -43.48% 21
North of England +48 140 £400 +28.00% 83
North West +21 100 £388 +19.23% 56
South East +14 80 £456 -6.41% 34
South West -23 73 £425 - 15
Scotland -24 70 £413 +26.92% 7
Midlands +28 58 £357 +5.63% 25
Yorkshire +12 38 £425 +36.00% 18
West Midlands -5 33 £345 +2.22% 18
East Midlands +30 25 £363 - 7
Northern Ireland +36 8 - -
Wales -15 5 - - 3
North East -2 3 £425 - 9

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 288 (20.93%) Windows
2 232 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (16.35%) Finance
4 214 (15.55%) Legal
5 209 (15.19%) Sony
6 176 (12.79%) Microsoft
7 165 (11.99%) Active Directory
8 141 (10.25%) Data Protection
9 128 (9.30%) GDPR
10 126 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 121 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
11 121 (8.79%) .NET
12 119 (8.65%) C#
13 116 (8.43%) Security Cleared
14 111 (8.07%) Internet
15 107 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
16 106 (7.70%) ITIL
16 106 (7.70%) Project Management
17 104 (7.56%) JavaScript
18 101 (7.34%) Migration
19 100 (7.27%) SC Cleared
20 96 (6.98%) Office 365
21 92 (6.69%) SQL
22 90 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
23 89 (6.47%) Firewall
24 86 (6.25%) DevOps
25 82 (5.96%) Citrix
26 79 (5.74%) Information Security
26 79 (5.74%) Banking
27 75 (5.45%) Windows Server

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 42 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 30 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.03%) Confluence
5 27 (1.96%) CMS
6 23 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.02%) IIS
9 10 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.58%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.44%) JBoss
14 4 (0.29%) SAS
15 3 (0.22%) Jetty
15 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) Simulink
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.073%) InVision
8 1 (0.073%) Maya
8 1 (0.073%) Revit
8 1 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 23 (1.67%) Elite 3E
2 15 (1.09%) Eikon
3 9 (0.65%) Carpe Diem
4 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.44%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.44%) Shopify
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.22%) Magento
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 126 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (6.98%) Office 365
4 41 (2.98%) PaaS
5 39 (2.83%) IaaS
6 35 (2.54%) SaaS
7 23 (1.67%) Serverless
8 20 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.87%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.51%) Datadog
10 7 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.51%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.36%) GitHub
13 4 (0.29%) Akamai
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 111 (8.07%) Internet
2 89 (6.47%) Firewall
3 47 (3.42%) WAN
4 46 (3.34%) LAN
5 41 (2.98%) VPN
6 39 (2.83%) TCP/IP
7 38 (2.76%) DNS
8 27 (1.96%) SAN
9 19 (1.38%) NAS
10 16 (1.16%) Network Security
11 11 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (0.80%) Skype
12 10 (0.73%) HTTP
12 10 (0.73%) MPLS
12 10 (0.73%) Wireless
13 9 (0.65%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.65%) VoIP
14 8 (0.58%) DHCP
14 8 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
4 16 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.09%) Power BI
6 12 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.51%) MySQL
10 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.36%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.36%) Big Data
11 5 (0.36%) GIS
11 5 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.36%) QlikView
12 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (3.49%) JIRA
2 24 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.38%) Selenium
4 18 (1.31%) Bitbucket
4 18 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio Code
7 10 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.65%) Maven
9 8 (0.58%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.51%) Zephyr
11 6 (0.44%) Babel
11 6 (0.44%) Gradle
12 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.29%) Axure RP
General
1 225 (16.35%) Finance
2 214 (15.55%) Legal
3 79 (5.74%) Banking
4 42 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.40%) Retail
6 26 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.45%) Marketing
9 17 (1.24%) Electronics
10 16 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.09%) Billing
12 13 (0.94%) Automotive
13 10 (0.73%) Back Office
13 10 (0.73%) Front Office
14 9 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.29%) Games
16 3 (0.22%) Advertising
16 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.22%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 283 (20.57%) Analyst
2 248 (18.02%) Developer
3 101 (7.34%) Project Manager
4 81 (5.89%) Architect
5 77 (5.60%) Service Analyst
6 76 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 75 (5.45%) Business Analyst
8 65 (4.72%) Consultant
9 63 (4.58%) Support Analyst
10 44 (3.20%) Software Engineer
11 35 (2.54%) .NET Developer
11 35 (2.54%) React Developer
12 31 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (2.18%) Support Engineer
13 30 (2.18%) Trainer
14 29 (2.11%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (2.03%) Senior Developer
15 28 (2.03%) Technical Manager
16 27 (1.96%) IT Manager
17 26 (1.89%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (8.79%) .NET
2 57 (4.14%) React
3 50 (3.63%) HTML
4 45 (3.27%) AngularJS
5 43 (3.13%) CSS
6 38 (2.76%) REST
7 37 (2.69%) Web Services
8 36 (2.62%) Node.js
9 32 (2.33%) .NET Core
10 24 (1.74%) Redux
11 22 (1.60%) XML
12 21 (1.53%) Middleware
13 20 (1.45%) Laravel
14 19 (1.38%) RESTful
14 19 (1.38%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (1.24%) ASP.NET
16 16 (1.16%) Spring
17 15 (1.09%) HTML5
18 13 (0.94%) jQuery
18 13 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.87%) Data Centre
2 61 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.13%) User Experience
5 40 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.62%) Blackberry
7 15 (1.09%) Fixed Income
7 15 (1.09%) iPhone
7 15 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 14 (1.02%) e-Learning
9 13 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (0.80%) Fintech
10 11 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 11 (0.80%) NHS
10 11 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.73%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.73%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.65%) HP StoreVirtual
12 9 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 288 (20.93%) Windows
2 75 (5.45%) Windows Server
3 71 (5.16%) Linux
3 71 (5.16%) Windows 10
4 48 (3.49%) Windows 7
5 35 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.40%) Unix
7 24 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.53%) Android
9 20 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.87%) Windows Phone
12 11 (0.80%) Solaris
13 9 (0.65%) AIX
14 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
17 2 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (10.25%) Data Protection
3 106 (7.70%) ITIL
3 106 (7.70%) Project Management
4 101 (7.34%) Migration
5 90 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (6.25%) DevOps
7 79 (5.74%) Information Security
8 74 (5.38%) Service Management
8 74 (5.38%) TDD
9 72 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
9 72 (5.23%) Risk Management
10 68 (4.94%) E-Commerce
10 68 (4.94%) Microservices
11 63 (4.58%) Scrum
11 63 (4.58%) Software Engineering
12 54 (3.92%) Analytics
12 54 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 51 (3.71%) PRINCE2
14 49 (3.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 119 (8.65%) C#
2 104 (7.56%) JavaScript
3 92 (6.69%) SQL
4 70 (5.09%) Java
5 47 (3.42%) C++
6 41 (2.98%) Python
7 39 (2.83%) C
8 28 (2.03%) Ruby
9 26 (1.89%) PHP
9 26 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.38%) Embedded C
11 15 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 13 (0.94%) Embedded C++
13 12 (0.87%) Java 8
14 11 (0.80%) ES6
15 8 (0.58%) ES7
16 7 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.44%) Perl
18 5 (0.36%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 116 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 100 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.31%) Degree
4 24 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.80%) ISEB
8 10 (0.73%) CCNP
8 10 (0.73%) CISSP
8 10 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.65%) MCSE
10 8 (0.58%) CISM
11 7 (0.51%) CCNA
12 5 (0.36%) PhD
12 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.29%) IIBA
13 4 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (9.30%) GDPR
2 49 (3.56%) QA
3 43 (3.13%) SLA
4 19 (1.38%) PMO
5 13 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 3 (0.22%) COSO
10 2 (0.15%) IASME
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.073%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 165 (11.99%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.71%) Docker
2 51 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 30 (2.18%) vSphere
4 24 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 13 (0.94%) XenServer
7 8 (0.58%) XenApp
8 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.22%) Firmware
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.073%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.073%) Snort
Systems Management
1 44 (3.20%) Kubernetes
1 44 (3.20%) Terraform
2 35 (2.54%) SCCM
3 30 (2.18%) Ansible
4 25 (1.82%) Puppet
5 20 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.80%) Nagios
9 9 (0.65%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (0.58%) WSUS
11 7 (0.51%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.51%) SCOM
12 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.36%) Kibana
14 4 (0.29%) CASB
14 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
15 3 (0.22%) logstash
16 2 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 209 (15.19%) Sony
2 176 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 82 (5.96%) Citrix
4 71 (5.16%) VMware
5 57 (4.14%) iManage
6 33 (2.40%) Oracle
7 31 (2.25%) Cisco
7 31 (2.25%) SAP
8 26 (1.89%) Intapp
9 25 (1.82%) Splunk
10 23 (1.67%) Aderant
11 22 (1.60%) HP
12 21 (1.53%) McAfee
13 20 (1.45%) NetApp
14 18 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 18 (1.31%) Symantec
15 17 (1.24%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.24%) Reuters
16 15 (1.09%) Bloomberg
16 15 (1.09%) Wallstreet Suite