Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 287 253
Rank change year-on-year +9 -34 +105
Contract jobs citing Law 893 944 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.90% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.25% 2.46% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 513 634
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +8.00%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £189
90th Percentile £600 £665 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.66% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 31
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +12.12% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £25.00 £19.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +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 39686 38343 45785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 36.37% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26305 25494 29191
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £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 868 965 1207
UK median hourly rate £26.42 £23.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.43% -3.01% +12.54%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +13.04%

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 22 October 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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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 +34 809 £425 +1.19% 247
London +5 561 £438 +2.94% 173
UK excluding London -18 327 £400 +6.67% 76
Scotland -43 81 £338 -15.63% 2
North of England +58 77 £313 -16.67% 32
East of England +14 70 £475 +16.21% 3
South East -5 63 £473 +35.00% 18
North West +65 55 £325 -36.59% 18
South West +26 28 £375 +7.14% 18
Yorkshire -19 21 £294 -21.67% 5
Midlands +31 10 £400 -7.25% 3
West Midlands +28 9 £400 +8.47% 3
North East +63 1 £168 -55.33% 9
East Midlands -1 1 £400 -36.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 262 (29.34%) Finance
2 249 (27.88%) Legal
3 177 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 115 (12.88%) Project Management
6 102 (11.42%) Windows
7 96 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
8 94 (10.53%) Data Centre
9 89 (9.97%) Programme Delivery
10 87 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (9.52%) C#
12 79 (8.85%) SQL
13 78 (8.73%) Risk Management
13 78 (8.73%) Information Security
14 74 (8.29%) Active Directory
15 71 (7.95%) .NET
16 67 (7.50%) SQL Server
16 67 (7.50%) Security Cleared
17 66 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
18 65 (7.28%) ITIL
19 63 (7.05%) Data Protection
20 61 (6.83%) TDD
20 61 (6.83%) Banking
21 60 (6.72%) Business Analysis
22 59 (6.61%) Scrum
22 59 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 55 (6.16%) Degree
23 55 (6.16%) HTML
23 55 (6.16%) JavaScript
24 54 (6.05%) Document Management

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 28 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.02%) CMS
4 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.01%) JBoss
6 8 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.67%) Confluence
8 6 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.22%) Apache
11 2 (0.22%) IIS
11 2 (0.22%) SAS
11 2 (0.22%) Site Server
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 96 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.56%) Relativity
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.11%) Ringtail
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.80%) Office 365
4 18 (2.02%) SaaS
5 17 (1.90%) PaaS
6 11 (1.23%) IaaS
7 5 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) Taleo
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.81%) Firewall
2 30 (3.36%) Network Security
3 27 (3.02%) WAN
4 22 (2.46%) DNS
4 22 (2.46%) LAN
5 21 (2.35%) Internet
6 19 (2.13%) HTTP
7 13 (1.46%) DHCP
8 12 (1.34%) SAN
9 11 (1.23%) OSPF
9 11 (1.23%) SNMP
9 11 (1.23%) VPN
10 10 (1.12%) MPLS
11 9 (1.01%) FTP
11 9 (1.01%) WLAN
12 8 (0.90%) HSRP
12 8 (0.90%) IPv6
12 8 (0.90%) NGN
12 8 (0.90%) Spanning Tree
12 8 (0.90%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.58%) NoSQL
3 22 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.46%) Power BI
6 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.90%) Big Data
9 8 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.78%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.67%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.67%) MySQL
11 6 (0.67%) NewSQL
11 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (3.47%) JIRA
2 26 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.02%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.34%) Maven
6 9 (1.01%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.90%) MSTest
7 8 (0.90%) Selenium
7 8 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.78%) Moq
8 7 (0.78%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.67%) IDA Disassembler
9 6 (0.67%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.67%) OllyDbg
10 5 (0.56%) Mockito
10 5 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 262 (29.34%) Finance
2 249 (27.88%) Legal
3 61 (6.83%) Banking
4 38 (4.26%) Retail
5 23 (2.58%) Marketing
6 21 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.12%) Digital Economy
9 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.90%) Billing
10 8 (0.90%) Electronics
11 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.78%) Local Government
12 6 (0.67%) Publishing
13 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.34%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Front Office
14 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 169 (18.92%) Analyst
2 123 (13.77%) Developer
3 105 (11.76%) Consultant
4 71 (7.95%) Business Analyst
5 69 (7.73%) Architect
6 68 (7.61%) Project Manager
7 65 (7.28%) Security Consultant
8 31 (3.47%) IT Manager
9 30 (3.36%) Legal Analyst
10 29 (3.25%) Service Analyst
11 28 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 26 (2.91%) C# Developer
13 24 (2.69%) Trainer
14 23 (2.58%) IT Trainer
15 21 (2.35%) .NET Developer
16 20 (2.24%) Applications Consultant
16 20 (2.24%) Procurement Manager
16 20 (2.24%) Security Architect
16 20 (2.24%) Support Analyst
17 18 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (7.95%) .NET
2 55 (6.16%) HTML
3 37 (4.14%) AngularJS
4 35 (3.92%) CSS
5 34 (3.81%) XML
6 32 (3.58%) REST
7 30 (3.36%) SOAP
8 27 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (2.69%) RESTful
9 24 (2.69%) Web Services
10 22 (2.46%) ASP.NET
11 20 (2.24%) jQuery
11 20 (2.24%) Node.js
12 17 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (1.68%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.46%) Spring
15 12 (1.34%) J2EE
15 12 (1.34%) JSON
15 12 (1.34%) Middleware
16 10 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.80%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.68%) Replication
9 14 (1.57%) BYOD
9 14 (1.57%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.46%) iPhone
11 12 (1.34%) e-Learning
11 12 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
13 10 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.01%) Freedom of Information Act
15 8 (0.90%) Clustering
15 8 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 102 (11.42%) Windows
2 46 (5.15%) Linux
3 41 (4.59%) Windows 7
4 40 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 27 (3.02%) Unix
6 22 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 21 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.23%) VMS
9 10 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.90%) Android
10 8 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.78%) CentOS
11 7 (0.78%) Solaris
12 6 (0.67%) AIX
12 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.22%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.22%) Tru64
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (12.88%) Project Management
3 89 (9.97%) Programme Delivery
4 87 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (8.73%) Information Security
5 78 (8.73%) Risk Management
6 65 (7.28%) ITIL
7 63 (7.05%) Data Protection
8 61 (6.83%) TDD
9 60 (6.72%) Business Analysis
10 59 (6.61%) Scrum
11 54 (6.05%) Document Management
12 48 (5.38%) Migration
13 47 (5.26%) Service Management
14 46 (5.15%) PRINCE2
15 45 (5.04%) DevOps
16 41 (4.59%) Waterfall
17 40 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (4.48%) Practice Management
18 39 (4.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 85 (9.52%) C#
2 79 (8.85%) SQL
3 55 (6.16%) JavaScript
4 44 (4.93%) Java
5 37 (4.14%) Python
6 25 (2.80%) PowerShell
7 23 (2.58%) Perl
8 14 (1.57%) C
9 12 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.01%) PHP
12 8 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 8 (0.90%) Ruby
13 6 (0.67%) JCL
14 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.45%) Scala
16 2 (0.22%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.22%) R
16 2 (0.22%) Tcl
16 2 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 55 (6.16%) Degree
3 53 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 41 (4.59%) CISSP
5 21 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.35%) PMI Certification
5 21 (2.35%) PMP
6 18 (2.02%) CISM
6 18 (2.02%) MCSE
7 15 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.12%) CEH
10 10 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 7 (0.78%) CCNP
12 7 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.67%) CIPD
14 5 (0.56%) APMP
14 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.37%) GDPR
2 33 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.58%) PMO
4 15 (1.68%) QA
5 14 (1.57%) SLA
6 11 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.12%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.90%) WCAG
9 5 (0.56%) COBIT
9 5 (0.56%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.56%) P3O
10 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.22%) Basel II
11 2 (0.22%) EMIR
11 2 (0.22%) MiFID
11 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 74 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.57%) Docker
4 11 (1.23%) VirtualBox
5 9 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.67%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (0.56%) Firmware
7 5 (0.56%) XenApp
8 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.34%) RHEV
9 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.34%) vSphere
10 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (2.46%) Puppet
2 20 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.02%) Ansible
4 14 (1.57%) SCCM
5 9 (1.01%) Terraform
6 7 (0.78%) EnCase
6 7 (0.78%) Nagios
6 7 (0.78%) Rundeck
7 5 (0.56%) Control-M
7 5 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.34%) Graphite
8 3 (0.34%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.34%) Icinga
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 119 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 34 (3.81%) VMware
3 31 (3.47%) iManage
4 29 (3.25%) Citrix
5 27 (3.02%) SAP
6 26 (2.91%) Oracle
7 24 (2.69%) Cisco
8 19 (2.13%) IBM
9 16 (1.79%) Apigee
10 15 (1.68%) HP
11 14 (1.57%) Splunk
11 14 (1.57%) Symantec
12 13 (1.46%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.34%) Adobe
14 10 (1.12%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.01%) Coverity
15 9 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.90%) Avaya
16 8 (0.90%) EMC
16 8 (0.90%) Reuters