Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 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.

Law
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 268 252
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +126
Contract jobs citing Law 839 1052 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.97% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.22% 2.64% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 576 638
UK median daily rate £441 £440 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% +16.94% +0.33%
10th Percentile £213 £212 £185
90th Percentile £625 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 42 24
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £86.25 £19.50 £22.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -19.70% - -

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

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37758 39822 44981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.41% 36.72% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24807 26455 28402
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 958 1168
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.12% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.07 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.84 £47.62 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £26.85
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.87% +7.38%

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 15 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 21 August 2017. 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 +6 765 £445 -1.11% 366
London -2 552 £450 - 282
UK excluding London -53 279 £400 - 87
North of England +17 72 £250 -41.18% 38
Scotland -51 67 £375 -6.25% 5
East of England +1 55 £405 -7.43% 7
South East 0 54 £503 +37.67% 19
North West +43 53 £248 -45.03% 20
South West +13 21 £325 -7.14% 3
Yorkshire -21 18 £275 -31.25% 10
Midlands +28 11 £400 -5.88% 13
West Midlands +34 8 £400 +1.59% 12
East Midlands -9 3 £313 -40.48% 1
North East +43 1 £168 -55.33% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Law also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Law.

1 227 (27.06%) Finance
2 222 (26.46%) Legal
3 175 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (14.66%) Windows
5 111 (13.23%) Project Management
6 110 (13.11%) Microsoft
7 94 (11.20%) Data Centre
8 93 (11.08%) SQL
9 85 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 83 (9.89%) Active Directory
10 83 (9.89%) Security Cleared
11 80 (9.54%) Programme Delivery
12 70 (8.34%) ITIL
13 69 (8.22%) SC Cleared
14 68 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
15 64 (7.63%) SQL Server
15 64 (7.63%) C#
16 63 (7.51%) Risk Management
17 61 (7.27%) Service Management
18 59 (7.03%) Information Security
18 59 (7.03%) Banking
19 57 (6.79%) PRINCE2
20 55 (6.56%) Business Analysis
20 55 (6.56%) VMware
20 55 (6.56%) Degree
21 52 (6.20%) Migration
22 50 (5.96%) Scrum
22 50 (5.96%) Waterfall
22 50 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
23 48 (5.72%) Windows 7

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 23 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.67%) CMS
5 13 (1.55%) JBoss
6 8 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.83%) Apache
7 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.60%) Confluence
10 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.48%) IIS
10 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.24%) nginx
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.91%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.48%) Relativity
3 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.03%) Office 365
4 15 (1.79%) IaaS
5 14 (1.67%) PaaS
6 9 (1.07%) SaaS
7 5 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.60%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.24%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.12%) Taleo
9 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.77%) Firewall
2 28 (3.34%) Network Security
2 28 (3.34%) WAN
3 20 (2.38%) LAN
4 18 (2.15%) HTTP
5 16 (1.91%) DNS
5 16 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.79%) SAN
6 15 (1.79%) VPN
7 14 (1.67%) Internet
8 11 (1.31%) DHCP
8 11 (1.31%) FTP
8 11 (1.31%) SNMP
9 10 (1.19%) MPLS
10 9 (1.07%) Skype
10 9 (1.07%) WLAN
11 8 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.95%) HSRP
11 8 (0.95%) NGN
11 8 (0.95%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 19 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (1.91%) Power BI
8 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.95%) Big Data
10 8 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.83%) DB2
11 7 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.72%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (2.26%) JIRA
2 11 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.72%) IDA Disassembler
5 6 (0.72%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.72%) OllyDbg
5 6 (0.72%) Selenium
6 5 (0.60%) SpecFlow
6 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.60%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.48%) Maven
7 4 (0.48%) MSI
7 4 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.36%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.24%) JMeter
9 2 (0.24%) Toad
9 2 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 227 (27.06%) Finance
2 222 (26.46%) Legal
3 59 (7.03%) Banking
4 26 (3.10%) Marketing
5 25 (2.98%) Retail
6 14 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.43%) Publishing
8 11 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.07%) Digital Economy
9 9 (1.07%) Electronics
10 8 (0.95%) Billing
11 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.48%) Local Government
13 3 (0.36%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
14 1 (0.12%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 159 (18.95%) Analyst
2 107 (12.75%) Consultant
2 107 (12.75%) Developer
3 78 (9.30%) Architect
4 72 (8.58%) Project Manager
5 60 (7.15%) Business Analyst
5 60 (7.15%) Security Consultant
6 30 (3.58%) Service Analyst
7 26 (3.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 25 (2.98%) IT Manager
9 24 (2.86%) Applications Consultant
10 23 (2.74%) C# Developer
11 21 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
11 21 (2.50%) Trainer
12 20 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
13 19 (2.26%) .NET Developer
13 19 (2.26%) Legal Analyst
14 18 (2.15%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.03%) IT Trainer
15 17 (2.03%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.89%) .NET
2 37 (4.41%) HTML
3 30 (3.58%) AngularJS
4 26 (3.10%) REST
5 24 (2.86%) XML
6 23 (2.74%) Web Services
7 22 (2.62%) CSS
7 22 (2.62%) SOAP
8 20 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (2.15%) Node.js
10 17 (2.03%) RESTful
11 15 (1.79%) Spring
12 14 (1.67%) ASP.NET
13 12 (1.43%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.19%) ISPF
14 10 (1.19%) Middleware
14 10 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (1.07%) jQuery
15 9 (1.07%) JSON
16 8 (0.95%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 94 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.67%) Clustering
8 13 (1.55%) BYOD
8 13 (1.55%) e-Learning
9 11 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.19%) Replication
11 9 (1.07%) User Experience
12 8 (0.95%) Cybercrime
12 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.95%) Fintech
12 8 (0.95%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 123 (14.66%) Windows
2 48 (5.72%) Windows 7
3 44 (5.24%) Linux
4 43 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 37 (4.41%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.74%) Unix
7 22 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.79%) AIX
9 15 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.31%) Android
10 11 (1.31%) VMS
11 10 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.72%) CentOS
13 5 (0.60%) Solaris
13 5 (0.60%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (13.23%) Project Management
3 85 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (9.54%) Programme Delivery
5 70 (8.34%) ITIL
6 63 (7.51%) Risk Management
7 61 (7.27%) Service Management
8 59 (7.03%) Information Security
9 57 (6.79%) PRINCE2
10 55 (6.56%) Business Analysis
11 52 (6.20%) Migration
12 50 (5.96%) Scrum
12 50 (5.96%) Waterfall
13 45 (5.36%) Service Delivery
14 43 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (5.13%) Data Protection
14 43 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 38 (4.53%) TDD
16 37 (4.41%) DevOps
17 34 (4.05%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 93 (11.08%) SQL
2 64 (7.63%) C#
3 41 (4.89%) JavaScript
4 34 (4.05%) Java
5 33 (3.93%) PowerShell
5 33 (3.93%) Python
6 25 (2.98%) Perl
7 10 (1.19%) C
7 10 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 10 (1.19%) JCL
8 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.72%) PHP
9 6 (0.72%) VBA
10 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.60%) ES6
10 5 (0.60%) Scala
11 4 (0.48%) C++
12 3 (0.36%) Ruby
12 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 83 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 69 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.56%) Degree
4 26 (3.10%) CISSP
5 25 (2.98%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.03%) CISM
8 17 (2.03%) MCSE
8 17 (2.03%) PMI Certification
9 16 (1.91%) PMP
10 13 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 9 (1.07%) ISEB
14 7 (0.83%) MCP
15 6 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.60%) CCNP
17 4 (0.48%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.46%) GDPR
2 24 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.79%) SLA
4 14 (1.67%) NIST 800
4 14 (1.67%) QA
5 13 (1.55%) PMO
6 10 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.72%) COBIT
8 5 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.36%) P3O
10 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.12%) Basel III
11 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 83 (9.89%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.31%) VirtualBox
5 10 (1.19%) Docker
5 10 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
6 9 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.72%) vSphere
8 4 (0.48%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.48%) HDFS
8 4 (0.48%) XenApp
9 3 (0.36%) RHEV
10 2 (0.24%) Firmware
10 2 (0.24%) vCloud
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (1.79%) SCCM
2 13 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.43%) Puppet
4 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (0.83%) EnCase
7 6 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.72%) PowerCLI
8 5 (0.60%) Ansible
8 5 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.48%) Control-M
9 4 (0.48%) Oozie
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.48%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.36%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.36%) yum
Vendors
1 110 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.56%) VMware
3 33 (3.93%) Oracle
4 31 (3.69%) Citrix
5 30 (3.58%) SAP
6 29 (3.46%) Cisco
7 28 (3.34%) HP
8 27 (3.22%) iManage
9 24 (2.86%) IBM
10 19 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 18 (2.15%) Symantec
12 14 (1.67%) SolarWinds
12 14 (1.67%) Splunk
13 13 (1.55%) Apigee
13 13 (1.55%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.55%) EMC
14 9 (1.07%) AppSense
15 8 (0.95%) Ariba
15 8 (0.95%) Riverbed
16 6 (0.72%) ServiceNow