Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 235 231
Rank change year-on-year +52 -4 +67
Contract jobs citing Law 500 1,085 1,286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.18% 1.24%
As % of the General category 3.52% 2.99% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 563 601
Median daily rate £448 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £239 £213
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 65 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% +141.94%
10th Percentile £14.25 £21.00 £18.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.50 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.10% +21.33% +183.02%

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 14,222 36,233 41,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.62% 39.50% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,042 23,352 27,220
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.09% +2.94% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 968 1,085
Median hourly rate £30.54 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.18% +4.70% -2.67%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.50 £11.82
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.54
Median hourly rate £22.52 £23.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% +16.70% -11.15%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +55 475 £450 +5.88% 84
UK excluding London +83 268 £425 +6.25% 53
London +13 213 £500 +5.26% 35
North of England +71 73 £400 +3.23% 20
South West +81 54 £438 -2.78% 5
Midlands +67 50 £375 -6.25% 11
Work from Home +7 47 £394 -7.35% 15
South East +90 42 £413 +11.86% 7
North West +31 41 £388 - 11
East of England +16 33 £475 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire +83 32 £425 - 9
East Midlands +52 27 £400 +6.67% 6
West Midlands +51 23 £350 -15.15% 5
Wales +44 7 £418 +28.46% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £444 -
Scotland +59 4 £313 -28.57% 3

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 169 (33.80%) Security Cleared
2 154 (30.80%) SC Cleared
3 78 (15.60%) Microsoft
4 70 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (13.60%) Public Sector
6 67 (13.40%) Finance
7 57 (11.40%) Information Management
7 57 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (10.80%) Azure
9 53 (10.60%) SQL
10 48 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (9.00%) Migration
12 43 (8.60%) Project Management
13 41 (8.20%) JavaScript
13 41 (8.20%) Windows
14 39 (7.80%) Risk Management
14 39 (7.80%) DevOps
15 36 (7.20%) Microsoft Excel
15 36 (7.20%) C#
15 36 (7.20%) .NET
16 35 (7.00%) Decision-Making
17 33 (6.60%) AWS
18 31 (6.20%) Legal
18 31 (6.20%) Software Engineering
19 30 (6.00%) Data Migration
19 30 (6.00%) HTML
19 30 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
21 28 (5.60%) Java
21 28 (5.60%) Information Security

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 11 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.00%) Confluence
3 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.80%) CMS
4 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.40%) WordPress
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (7.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (3.20%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.20%) Simulink
4 12 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.40%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) NetSuite
2 5 (1.00%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.20%) Shopify
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.80%) Azure
2 33 (6.60%) AWS
3 21 (4.20%) Power Platform
4 12 (2.40%) SaaS
5 9 (1.80%) Office 365
6 5 (1.00%) PaaS
7 4 (0.80%) GCP
7 4 (0.80%) GitHub
7 4 (0.80%) IaaS
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.60%) Serverless
8 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.80%) Skype
3 5 (1.00%) 5G
3 5 (1.00%) DHCP
3 5 (1.00%) DNS
3 5 (1.00%) Firewall
3 5 (1.00%) LTE
4 4 (0.80%) 3G
4 4 (0.80%) 4G
4 4 (0.80%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.80%) FTP
4 4 (0.80%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.80%) Wireless
5 3 (0.60%) 2G
5 3 (0.60%) Network Security
5 3 (0.60%) PBX
5 3 (0.60%) RS-232
5 3 (0.60%) RS-485
5 3 (0.60%) SAN
5 3 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.20%) Power BI
1 21 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.80%) MySQL
6 8 (1.60%) Big Data
7 5 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.80%) Adabas
8 4 (0.80%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.60%) Redis
9 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.60%) JIRA
2 13 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.80%) Android Studio
6 4 (0.80%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.80%) Xcode
7 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.60%) GitLab
7 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.60%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.60%) ScriptRunner
7 3 (0.60%) Subversion
8 2 (0.40%) Gradle
8 2 (0.40%) RSpec
8 2 (0.40%) Selenium
8 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 68 (13.60%) Public Sector
2 67 (13.40%) Finance
3 31 (6.20%) Legal
4 18 (3.60%) Police
5 17 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.60%) Retail
7 10 (2.00%) Banking
7 10 (2.00%) Marketing
8 9 (1.80%) Electronics
9 8 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.40%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.20%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.80%) Back Office
12 4 (0.80%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (0.80%) Military
13 3 (0.60%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Games
14 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 118 (23.60%) Developer
2 63 (12.60%) Analyst
3 58 (11.60%) Architect
4 27 (5.40%) Project Manager
5 26 (5.20%) Business Analyst
6 25 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (4.80%) Information Manager
7 24 (4.80%) Software Engineer
8 23 (4.60%) Consultant
9 15 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.20%) SQL Developer
11 11 (2.20%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (2.00%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (2.00%) Test Analyst
13 9 (1.80%) Change Manager
13 9 (1.80%) Embedded Engineer
13 9 (1.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.20%) .NET
2 30 (6.00%) HTML
3 25 (5.00%) CSS
4 22 (4.40%) AngularJS
5 21 (4.20%) Web Services
6 20 (4.00%) React
7 13 (2.60%) Node.js
8 12 (2.40%) HTML5
9 11 (2.20%) REST
10 10 (2.00%) .NET Core
11 9 (1.80%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.80%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (1.60%) XML
13 7 (1.40%) CGI
13 7 (1.40%) CSS3
13 7 (1.40%) JSON
13 7 (1.40%) React Native
14 6 (1.20%) Pandas
14 6 (1.20%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.60%) User Experience
5 11 (2.20%) Taxonomies
6 8 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.60%) NHS
7 7 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.20%) VHDL
9 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.80%) Cybercrime
10 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.60%) Blog
11 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.60%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.40%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.20%) Windows
2 26 (5.20%) Linux
3 14 (2.80%) Android
3 14 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.20%) Windows 10
4 11 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.80%) Unix
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (11.40%) Information Management
3 48 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (9.00%) Migration
5 43 (8.60%) Project Management
6 39 (7.80%) DevOps
6 39 (7.80%) Risk Management
7 35 (7.00%) Decision-Making
8 31 (6.20%) Software Engineering
9 30 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (6.00%) Data Migration
10 28 (5.60%) Information Security
11 24 (4.80%) Validation
12 23 (4.60%) Line Management
13 22 (4.40%) Change Management
13 22 (4.40%) Records Management
14 21 (4.20%) ITIL
15 20 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (3.80%) Analytics
16 19 (3.80%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.60%) SQL
2 41 (8.20%) JavaScript
3 36 (7.20%) C#
4 28 (5.60%) Java
5 26 (5.20%) C++
6 25 (5.00%) Python
7 22 (4.40%) C
8 14 (2.80%) MATLAB
8 14 (2.80%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.00%) PHP
11 7 (1.40%) Ruby
12 5 (1.00%) Ada
12 5 (1.00%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.00%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.80%) Java 8
13 4 (0.80%) JCL
13 4 (0.80%) Natural
13 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (33.80%) Security Cleared
2 154 (30.80%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.00%) Degree
5 8 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.60%) CISSP
6 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.60%) CISA
7 3 (0.60%) CISM
7 3 (0.60%) PMP
8 2 (0.40%) AAT
8 2 (0.40%) APMP
8 2 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.40%) CIMA
8 2 (0.40%) ISEB
8 2 (0.40%) MCSE
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.40%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.40%) GDPR
2 9 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.60%) QA
4 5 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.00%) SLA
5 4 (0.80%) PMO
6 2 (0.40%) MISRA
6 2 (0.40%) NIST
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.20%) ITGC
7 1 (0.20%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.00%) Docker
3 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.20%) NDS
5 1 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.00%) Kibana
2 10 (2.00%) Terraform
3 8 (1.60%) logstash
4 5 (1.00%) Ansible
5 3 (0.60%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.60%) SCCM
6 2 (0.40%) Grafana
6 2 (0.40%) Packer
7 1 (0.20%) Control-M
7 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.20%) EnCase
7 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.20%) Puppet
7 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 78 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.20%) Oracle
3 16 (3.20%) Sony
4 15 (3.00%) SAP
5 11 (2.20%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.00%) VMware
7 9 (1.80%) Citrix
8 7 (1.40%) Adobe
9 5 (1.00%) Cisco
9 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.80%) IBM
10 4 (0.80%) Remedy
10 4 (0.80%) Software AG
10 4 (0.80%) Tableau
10 4 (0.80%) Workday
10 4 (0.80%) Xilinx
11 3 (0.60%) Concur
11 3 (0.60%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.60%) Splunk
11 3 (0.60%) Xamarin