Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 235 212
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 +33
Contract jobs citing Law 517 811 1,325
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.11% 1.34%
As % of the General category 3.05% 2.96% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 492 556
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £264 £213 £217
90th Percentile £586 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 46 38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +10.47% +132.43%
10th Percentile £25.28 £33.75 £15.26
90th Percentile £61.63 £52.50 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +112.50%

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 16,978 27,353 39,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.50% 37.51% 40.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,452 18,036 26,425
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £296 £271 £300
90th Percentile £699 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 825 1,014
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.47 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.53% -5.00% -2.44%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +41 482 £440 +3.53% 197
UK excluding London +114 259 £400 -0.12% 136
London -41 189 £469 -1.32% 71
Work from Home -89 120 £394 -22.79% 28
Midlands +46 70 £444 +10.94% 31
North of England +86 63 £400 -0.12% 47
West Midlands +59 52 £444 +10.94% 11
South East +94 43 £388 -4.91% 20
South West +90 32 £350 -22.22% 9
North West +44 32 £413 +3.00% 34
East of England +51 29 £455 +25.09% 16
Yorkshire +62 26 £369 -4.84% 11
East Midlands +5 18 £438 +9.38% 18
Scotland +37 15 £338 +3.85% 7
North East +44 5 £450 +16.13% 2
Wales +31 5 £375 -6.37% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £430 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 130 (25.15%) Security Cleared
2 124 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (20.70%) SC Cleared
4 82 (15.86%) Public Sector
5 81 (15.67%) Microsoft
6 72 (13.93%) Finance
7 65 (12.57%) Azure
8 55 (10.64%) C++
9 53 (10.25%) Software Engineering
10 51 (9.86%) SQL
11 49 (9.48%) JavaScript
12 47 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 47 (9.09%) Migration
12 47 (9.09%) Power Platform
13 46 (8.90%) Legal
14 45 (8.70%) Linux
14 45 (8.70%) Project Delivery
15 41 (7.93%) HTML
16 40 (7.74%) C#
16 40 (7.74%) Python
17 39 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (7.16%) C
18 37 (7.16%) SQL Server
19 36 (6.96%) Project Management
20 35 (6.77%) Windows
21 34 (6.58%) AWS
21 34 (6.58%) Power BI
22 33 (6.38%) Java
23 31 (6.00%) Information Security
23 31 (6.00%) .NET

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 13 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.74%) Jadu
3 6 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.77%) Apache
5 3 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.39%) Confluence
6 2 (0.39%) Mendix
6 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.39%) nginx
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.19%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) SAS
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.19%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.93%) Simulink
5 9 (1.74%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.58%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.58%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
4 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.19%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.57%) Azure
2 47 (9.09%) Power Platform
3 34 (6.58%) AWS
4 30 (5.80%) SaaS
5 19 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
6 17 (3.29%) PowerApps
7 14 (2.71%) Logic Apps
8 13 (2.51%) GCP
9 12 (2.32%) Office 365
10 10 (1.93%) Serverless
11 8 (1.55%) GitHub
11 8 (1.55%) PaaS
12 7 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.64%) Firewall
2 17 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.90%) Network Security
4 14 (2.71%) Calico
5 7 (1.35%) Wireshark
6 6 (1.16%) LTE
7 5 (0.97%) 5G
7 5 (0.97%) DNS
7 5 (0.97%) HTTP
7 5 (0.97%) Wireless
8 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.77%) SNMP
8 4 (0.77%) VPN
9 3 (0.58%) 4G
9 3 (0.58%) UMTS
9 3 (0.58%) WAN
9 3 (0.58%) WiMAX
10 2 (0.39%) Modbus
10 2 (0.39%) RS-422
10 2 (0.39%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.58%) Power BI
3 18 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.51%) MySQL
5 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (1.55%) Tableau
10 7 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.16%) Big Data
11 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (3.68%) Git (software)
1 19 (3.68%) JIRA
2 12 (2.32%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.93%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (1.93%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.16%) Maven
6 5 (0.97%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.97%) Selenium
7 4 (0.77%) CircleCI
7 4 (0.77%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.77%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.77%) JUnit
7 4 (0.77%) NetBeans
7 4 (0.77%) Ranorex
7 4 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.77%) Subversion
7 4 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 82 (15.86%) Public Sector
2 72 (13.93%) Finance
3 46 (8.90%) Legal
4 19 (3.68%) Electronics
5 18 (3.48%) Local Government
6 17 (3.29%) Police
7 14 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.93%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.93%) Banking
10 8 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.35%) Retail
12 5 (0.97%) Billing
12 5 (0.97%) Games
12 5 (0.97%) Marketing
13 4 (0.77%) Military
14 3 (0.58%) Back Office
15 2 (0.39%) Advertising
15 2 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 116 (22.44%) Developer
2 52 (10.06%) Architect
3 47 (9.09%) Analyst
4 32 (6.19%) Software Engineer
5 31 (6.00%) Consultant
6 28 (5.42%) Project Manager
7 21 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.68%) Software Developer
9 18 (3.48%) Change Manager
10 16 (3.09%) Business Change Manager
10 16 (3.09%) Business Manager
11 15 (2.90%) C++ Developer
11 15 (2.90%) C++ Software Developer
12 14 (2.71%) Cloud Consultant
12 14 (2.71%) Embedded Engineer
13 12 (2.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 11 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
15 10 (1.93%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.93%) HTML
2 31 (6.00%) .NET
2 31 (6.00%) CSS
3 26 (5.03%) HTML5
4 24 (4.64%) Web Services
5 17 (3.29%) JSON
6 15 (2.90%) RESTful
7 13 (2.51%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.32%) React
9 11 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.13%) Node.js
10 10 (1.93%) CSS3
11 9 (1.74%) Twig
11 9 (1.74%) Vue.js
12 8 (1.55%) REST
12 8 (1.55%) XML
13 6 (1.16%) SOAP
14 5 (0.97%) .NET Core
15 4 (0.77%) React Native
15 4 (0.77%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.42%) User Experience
2 18 (3.48%) NHS
3 15 (2.90%) Private Cloud
4 14 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.93%) Social Media
7 10 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.74%) Cybercrime
8 9 (1.74%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.35%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.35%) e-Learning
10 7 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.97%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.70%) Linux
2 35 (6.77%) Windows
3 16 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.71%) Android
5 12 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (1.55%) Unix
7 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.39%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (10.25%) Software Engineering
3 47 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (9.09%) Migration
4 45 (8.70%) Project Delivery
5 39 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (6.96%) Project Management
7 31 (6.00%) Information Security
8 30 (5.80%) Change Management
9 27 (5.22%) DevOps
10 23 (4.45%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (4.45%) Document Management
10 23 (4.45%) ITIL
10 23 (4.45%) Scrum
11 22 (4.26%) Decision-Making
12 21 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 20 (3.87%) Data Protection
14 18 (3.48%) Data Migration
15 17 (3.29%) Waterfall
16 16 (3.09%) Business Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.64%) C++
2 51 (9.86%) SQL
3 49 (9.48%) JavaScript
4 40 (7.74%) C#
4 40 (7.74%) Python
5 37 (7.16%) C
6 33 (6.38%) Java
7 17 (3.29%) PHP
8 14 (2.71%) MATLAB
9 10 (1.93%) Embedded C
10 6 (1.16%) Go
10 6 (1.16%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.97%) Embedded C++
11 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.58%) Ada
12 3 (0.58%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 130 (25.15%) Security Cleared
2 107 (20.70%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.71%) Degree
5 9 (1.74%) ISEB
6 7 (1.35%) CISSP
7 4 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.58%) CISM
8 3 (0.58%) EnCE
8 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.58%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.39%) CIPD
9 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.39%) RIBA
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.64%) GDPR
2 15 (2.90%) QA
3 11 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 6 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.58%) PMO
5 3 (0.58%) WCAG
6 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) NCSC
6 2 (0.39%) NIST
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO17020
7 1 (0.19%) ITGC
7 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 17 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.90%) Docker
3 14 (2.71%) VMware NSX
4 13 (2.51%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.77%) Firmware
7 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (5.42%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.29%) Istio
3 10 (1.93%) EnCase
4 7 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.16%) Terraform
6 4 (0.77%) FTK
6 4 (0.77%) SCCM
6 4 (0.77%) SCOM
7 3 (0.58%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.39%) Ansible
8 2 (0.39%) Grafana
8 2 (0.39%) Kustomize
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.39%) Puppet
8 2 (0.39%) QRadar
8 2 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) Automic
9 1 (0.19%) Consul
9 1 (0.19%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.80%) Oracle
3 24 (4.64%) VMware
4 17 (3.29%) F5
5 14 (2.71%) iManage
5 14 (2.71%) SAP
6 9 (1.74%) Cisco
7 7 (1.35%) IBM
8 6 (1.16%) Google
8 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.16%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.97%) Adobe
9 5 (0.97%) Xilinx
10 4 (0.77%) Altera
10 4 (0.77%) Cellebrite
10 4 (0.77%) HP
10 4 (0.77%) Palo Alto
10 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.77%) Splunk
10 4 (0.77%) Xamarin