Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 223 288
Rank change year-on-year -7 +65 -42
Contract jobs citing Law 1,103 1,253 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.26% 0.87%
As % of the General category 3.40% 3.37% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 605 418
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £262
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £409
% change year-on-year +6.67% -8.26% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +141.94% -6.06%
10th Percentile £21.00 £16.43 £12.83
90th Percentile £51.73 £80.00 £104.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +21.33% +167.86% -15.15%

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 32,421 37,136 35,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.74% 37.24% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,995 24,197 23,207
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £308 £297 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 867 874
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.48 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.75 £51.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.85% -7.96%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 14 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 19 June 2019. 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 -12 1,048 £438 -2.78% 162
London -16 565 £475 +1.06% 75
UK excluding London +4 529 £400 +6.67% 90
North of England +23 130 £388 +3.33% 47
East of England +5 123 £406 -12.16% 3
North West -2 99 £388 +3.33% 33
South East +37 96 £400 -5.88% 14
South West -46 69 £425 +21.43% 11
Midlands +20 65 £388 +19.23% 13
Scotland +30 35 £488 +34.48% 1
West Midlands -5 34 £410 +39.57% 8
East Midlands +42 31 £375 -19.35% 5
Yorkshire +26 31 £413 -8.33% 10
Wales +5 11 £675 +125.00%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 243 (22.03%) Legal
2 199 (18.04%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (17.23%) Windows
4 176 (15.96%) Finance
5 146 (13.24%) Microsoft
6 144 (13.06%) Information Security
7 134 (12.15%) Active Directory
8 128 (11.60%) .NET
9 124 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 121 (10.97%) JavaScript
11 118 (10.70%) C#
12 114 (10.34%) SQL
13 102 (9.25%) Cybersecurity
14 98 (8.88%) Sony
15 96 (8.70%) Security Management
15 96 (8.70%) Analytics
16 95 (8.61%) DevOps
17 94 (8.52%) Office 365
18 91 (8.25%) ISMS
19 90 (8.16%) Information Security Management
20 88 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
21 87 (7.89%) Project Management
22 84 (7.62%) Security Cleared
23 82 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
23 82 (7.43%) GDPR
24 80 (7.25%) ITIL
24 80 (7.25%) Data Protection
25 79 (7.16%) Microsoft Office
26 75 (6.80%) Linux
26 75 (6.80%) Software Engineering

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 32 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 21 (1.90%) Confluence
2 21 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.63%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.27%) Apache
5 13 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.18%) IIS
6 10 (0.91%) CMS
7 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.45%) WordPress
10 4 (0.36%) Drupal
11 3 (0.27%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.27%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.18%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.18%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 79 (7.16%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) Simulink
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.36%) Camtasia
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.27%) Maya
7 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.091%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.091%) Revit
8 1 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Carpe Diem
2 7 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.45%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.18%) Primavera
5 2 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.091%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.091%) Magento
6 1 (0.091%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.091%) Ringtail
6 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.091%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 124 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (8.52%) Office 365
3 88 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.36%) SaaS
5 22 (1.99%) Serverless
6 17 (1.54%) Power Platform
7 16 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.09%) PaaS
9 11 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.91%) GitHub
11 9 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.82%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.54%) Apigee
13 6 (0.54%) IaaS
14 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.27%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.26%) Internet
2 41 (3.72%) Firewall
3 33 (2.99%) VPN
4 32 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.18%) WAN
6 20 (1.81%) Skype
7 19 (1.72%) DNS
8 17 (1.54%) LAN
9 16 (1.45%) SAN
10 14 (1.27%) DHCP
11 13 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 13 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (1.09%) Network Security
13 10 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (0.91%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.73%) 5G
14 8 (0.73%) RS-232
15 7 (0.63%) DMARC
15 7 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.90%) MySQL
3 17 (1.54%) Power BI
3 17 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.82%) Big Data
9 9 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.63%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.45%) IDOL
13 3 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.99%) JIRA
2 31 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (1.63%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.00%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.00%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.00%) Selenium
9 8 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.63%) Burp Suite
10 7 (0.63%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.45%) eggPlant
12 4 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
12 4 (0.36%) Maven
12 4 (0.36%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.36%) webpack
12 4 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 243 (22.03%) Legal
2 176 (15.96%) Finance
3 64 (5.80%) Banking
4 25 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.72%) Electronics
6 18 (1.63%) Marketing
7 17 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.09%) Retail
9 8 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.73%) Games
10 7 (0.63%) Publishing
11 6 (0.54%) Advertising
11 6 (0.54%) Automotive
12 5 (0.45%) Billing
13 4 (0.36%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 239 (21.67%) Developer
2 208 (18.86%) Analyst
3 70 (6.35%) Consultant
4 69 (6.26%) .NET Developer
5 68 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 64 (5.80%) Service Analyst
7 62 (5.62%) Service Desk Analyst
8 56 (5.08%) C# Developer
9 50 (4.53%) Business Analyst
10 49 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 48 (4.35%) Architect
12 47 (4.26%) Software Engineer
13 44 (3.99%) Support Analyst
14 35 (3.17%) Embedded Engineer
15 33 (2.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 31 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
17 28 (2.54%) Senior Developer
18 27 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
19 26 (2.36%) Security Analyst
20 25 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (11.60%) .NET
2 75 (6.80%) AngularJS
3 66 (5.98%) HTML
4 62 (5.62%) CSS
5 45 (4.08%) Node.js
6 44 (3.99%) React
7 40 (3.63%) ASP.NET
7 40 (3.63%) REST
8 36 (3.26%) .NET Core
9 34 (3.08%) RESTful
9 34 (3.08%) Web Services
10 33 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (2.18%) .NET Framework
11 24 (2.18%) JSON
12 20 (1.81%) HTML5
13 19 (1.72%) jQuery
14 18 (1.63%) OAuth
14 18 (1.63%) SOAP
15 17 (1.54%) Redux
16 16 (1.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.90%) Management Information System
2 37 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (2.54%) Data Centre
3 28 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (1.72%) User Experience
6 16 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 13 (1.18%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.18%) iPhone
9 12 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (0.82%) PKI
10 9 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 9 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.73%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.73%) NHS
12 7 (0.63%) Social Media
13 6 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 190 (17.23%) Windows
2 75 (6.80%) Linux
3 72 (6.53%) Windows 10
4 48 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 39 (3.54%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.72%) Unix
6 19 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.36%) Android
9 9 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.36%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.27%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (18.04%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (13.06%) Information Security
3 102 (9.25%) Cybersecurity
4 96 (8.70%) Analytics
4 96 (8.70%) Security Management
5 95 (8.61%) DevOps
6 91 (8.25%) ISMS
7 90 (8.16%) Information Security Management
8 87 (7.89%) Project Management
9 82 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (7.25%) Data Protection
10 80 (7.25%) ITIL
11 75 (6.80%) Software Engineering
12 70 (6.35%) Data Security
12 70 (6.35%) Microservices
13 67 (6.07%) Migration
13 67 (6.07%) Threat Management
14 64 (5.80%) Scrum
15 44 (3.99%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (3.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (10.97%) JavaScript
2 118 (10.70%) C#
3 114 (10.34%) SQL
4 55 (4.99%) Python
5 48 (4.35%) C
6 46 (4.17%) C++
7 42 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.63%) Java
9 37 (3.35%) Embedded C
10 21 (1.90%) PHP
11 20 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.63%) Embedded C++
13 12 (1.09%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.91%) MATLAB
15 9 (0.82%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.73%) Go
16 8 (0.73%) Ruby
16 8 (0.73%) VBA
17 7 (0.63%) Java 8
18 6 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 84 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.62%) Degree
4 39 (3.54%) CISSP
5 24 (2.18%) SANS
6 19 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.18%) CCNA
10 11 (1.00%) GCIH
10 11 (1.00%) OSCP
10 11 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.91%) CEH
12 9 (0.82%) GIAC
13 8 (0.73%) CISMP
13 8 (0.73%) CREST Certified
14 7 (0.63%) GCFE
14 7 (0.63%) GXPN
14 7 (0.63%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.63%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.43%) GDPR
2 23 (2.09%) QA
3 19 (1.72%) SLA
4 14 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.00%) PMO
7 9 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.73%) NIST
9 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.45%) COBIT
10 5 (0.45%) COSO
10 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.27%) Basel II
11 3 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.27%) MISRA
11 3 (0.27%) MISRA C
12 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.091%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.091%) RMADS
System Software
1 134 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 56 (5.08%) Docker
3 25 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.18%) Firmware
4 13 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 9 (0.82%) Shibboleth
5 9 (0.82%) VMware NSX
5 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.63%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.54%) vSphere
8 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.091%) IAG
10 1 (0.091%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 42 (3.81%) SCCM
3 37 (3.35%) Terraform
4 29 (2.63%) Ansible
5 27 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (2.09%) Puppet
7 17 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.09%) CASB
8 12 (1.09%) WSUS
9 11 (1.00%) Nessus
9 11 (1.00%) Nmap
10 7 (0.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 7 (0.63%) CSIRT
10 7 (0.63%) Istio
10 7 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.36%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.36%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 146 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 98 (8.88%) Sony
3 51 (4.62%) iManage
4 46 (4.17%) VMware
5 37 (3.35%) Citrix
6 34 (3.08%) Cisco
7 23 (2.09%) Splunk
8 21 (1.90%) SAP
9 17 (1.54%) Oracle
10 16 (1.45%) F5
11 15 (1.36%) Aderant
11 15 (1.36%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.27%) Adobe
13 13 (1.18%) NetApp
14 12 (1.09%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.09%) IBM
14 12 (1.09%) Intapp
14 12 (1.09%) Symantec
15 10 (0.91%) Clearswift
15 10 (0.91%) Dell