Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 219 298
Rank change year-on-year -5 +79 -14
Contract jobs citing Law 1,045 1,292 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.27% 0.87%
As % of the General category 3.05% 3.12% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 543 452
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £261 £225 £213
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 33 9
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +75.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £21.00 £14.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.43 £57.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £30.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year +54.25% +50.73% +21.21%

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 34,313 41,456 43,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.29% 40.67% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,972 26,904 28,641
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1,122 1,081
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.70 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.57
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.37% +12.83%

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 September 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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 -4 1,007 £425 -5.56% 399
UK excluding London +30 519 £400 +6.67% 188
London -20 517 £475 -3.06% 223
North of England +31 127 £388 +3.47% 75
South East +54 116 £398 -9.14% 25
North West +22 98 £388 +10.71% 49
East of England -11 91 £425 +13.33% 11
Midlands +62 85 £400 +12.20% 34
South West -26 72 £450 +24.14% 31
West Midlands +34 44 £413 +26.92% 24
East Midlands +38 41 £388 -6.34% 10
Yorkshire +27 28 £400 -6.37% 24
Scotland +15 23 £350 +9.80% 4
Wales - 7 £375 - 5
North East +26 1 £388 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 203 (19.43%) Legal
2 180 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (15.60%) Microsoft
4 160 (15.31%) Finance
5 156 (14.93%) Windows
6 152 (14.55%) Information Security
7 150 (14.35%) JavaScript
8 144 (13.78%) .NET
9 134 (12.82%) C#
10 132 (12.63%) Azure
11 117 (11.20%) Active Directory
12 108 (10.33%) SQL
12 108 (10.33%) Sony
12 108 (10.33%) Security Management
13 107 (10.24%) Information Security Management
13 107 (10.24%) ISMS
14 98 (9.38%) AWS
15 91 (8.71%) Office 365
16 90 (8.61%) Microservices
17 84 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
18 81 (7.75%) Software Engineering
19 80 (7.66%) AngularJS
20 79 (7.56%) Security Cleared
21 78 (7.46%) DevOps
21 78 (7.46%) ITIL
22 76 (7.27%) Management Information System
23 74 (7.08%) HTML
24 73 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
24 73 (6.99%) Analytics
25 71 (6.79%) SC Cleared

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 45 (4.31%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.82%) IIS
5 15 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.24%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.15%) NServiceBus
9 10 (0.96%) Confluence
9 10 (0.96%) WordPress
10 9 (0.86%) CMS
11 8 (0.77%) Apache
12 6 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.57%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.38%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.29%) SAS
15 2 (0.19%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.19%) Drupal
15 2 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 84 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.48%) Simulink
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.096%) Maya
8 1 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.096%) Sketch
8 1 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.67%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.38%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.19%) Magento
6 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.19%) Primavera
7 1 (0.096%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.096%) Ringtail
7 1 (0.096%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.096%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.096%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 132 (12.63%) Azure
2 98 (9.38%) AWS
3 91 (8.71%) Office 365
4 24 (2.30%) PaaS
5 22 (2.11%) GCP
6 21 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (2.01%) SaaS
7 18 (1.72%) Power Platform
8 16 (1.53%) Serverless
9 13 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.24%) GitHub
10 10 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.57%) IaaS
13 6 (0.57%) Stackdriver
14 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.48%) iTunes
15 4 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.35%) Internet
2 33 (3.16%) Firewall
3 27 (2.58%) VPN
4 17 (1.63%) DNS
5 15 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.24%) VLAN
8 12 (1.15%) DHCP
9 11 (1.05%) NaaS
9 11 (1.05%) WAN
10 9 (0.86%) RS-232
11 8 (0.77%) LAN
11 8 (0.77%) RS-485
11 8 (0.77%) SAN
11 8 (0.77%) Skype
12 7 (0.67%) FTP
12 7 (0.67%) Intranet
12 7 (0.67%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.57%) 5G
13 6 (0.57%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 17 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 17 (1.63%) Power BI
4 16 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.53%) MySQL
4 16 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.77%) Big Data
6 8 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.48%) IDOL
8 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.38%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.29%) DB2
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (3.16%) JIRA
2 27 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.34%) Selenium
6 12 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.67%) Burp Suite
8 7 (0.67%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.57%) Subversion
9 6 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.57%) webpack
10 5 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.29%) Maven
11 3 (0.29%) MSI
11 3 (0.29%) MSTest
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 203 (19.43%) Legal
2 160 (15.31%) Finance
3 51 (4.88%) Banking
4 31 (2.97%) Police
5 30 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.82%) Electronics
8 18 (1.72%) Marketing
9 14 (1.34%) Automotive
10 13 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.96%) Publishing
13 8 (0.77%) Retail
14 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.67%) Games
15 6 (0.57%) Advertising
15 6 (0.57%) Billing
16 4 (0.38%) Local Government
16 4 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 249 (23.83%) Developer
2 209 (20.00%) Analyst
3 73 (6.99%) .NET Developer
4 59 (5.65%) Software Engineer
5 56 (5.36%) C# Developer
5 56 (5.36%) Service Analyst
5 56 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 55 (5.26%) Architect
7 48 (4.59%) Consultant
8 47 (4.50%) Embedded Engineer
9 46 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 45 (4.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 41 (3.92%) Project Manager
12 40 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (3.54%) Business Analyst
14 33 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 28 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (2.68%) Senior Developer
16 27 (2.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 26 (2.49%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (13.78%) .NET
2 80 (7.66%) AngularJS
3 74 (7.08%) HTML
4 63 (6.03%) CSS
5 59 (5.65%) React
6 50 (4.78%) Node.js
7 43 (4.11%) .NET Core
8 41 (3.92%) RESTful
9 39 (3.73%) ASP.NET
10 36 (3.44%) HTML5
11 32 (3.06%) .NET Framework
12 27 (2.58%) Web Services
13 22 (2.11%) Redux
14 21 (2.01%) JSON
15 20 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
15 20 (1.91%) REST
16 19 (1.82%) CSS3
17 18 (1.72%) jQuery
18 17 (1.63%) Entity Framework
19 16 (1.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 49 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (1.63%) User Experience
6 16 (1.53%) PKI
7 15 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.24%) iPhone
10 12 (1.15%) Smartphone
11 10 (0.96%) e-Learning
12 9 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.86%) Social Media
13 7 (0.67%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.57%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.57%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (14.93%) Windows
2 70 (6.70%) Linux
3 50 (4.78%) Windows 10
4 34 (3.25%) Windows 7
5 33 (3.16%) Windows Server
6 25 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.30%) Unix
8 23 (2.20%) Android
9 21 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
12 13 (1.24%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
14 4 (0.38%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.29%) Solaris
16 2 (0.19%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (14.55%) Information Security
3 108 (10.33%) Security Management
4 107 (10.24%) Information Security Management
4 107 (10.24%) ISMS
5 90 (8.61%) Microservices
6 81 (7.75%) Software Engineering
7 78 (7.46%) DevOps
7 78 (7.46%) ITIL
8 73 (6.99%) Analytics
8 73 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
9 68 (6.51%) Project Management
10 63 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (5.93%) Scrum
12 49 (4.69%) Migration
13 48 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (4.40%) MVC
15 43 (4.11%) Data Security
16 42 (4.02%) Front End Development
17 40 (3.83%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (14.35%) JavaScript
2 134 (12.82%) C#
3 108 (10.33%) SQL
4 66 (6.32%) C
5 59 (5.65%) Python
6 56 (5.36%) Java
7 54 (5.17%) C++
8 48 (4.59%) Embedded C
9 38 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 28 (2.68%) PHP
11 26 (2.49%) Embedded C++
12 23 (2.20%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.96%) Ruby
14 10 (0.96%) VBA
15 8 (0.77%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.77%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.67%) Perl
17 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 79 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 71 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.88%) Degree
4 28 (2.68%) CISSP
4 28 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.63%) SANS
7 16 (1.53%) CCNA
7 16 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.34%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.34%) MCITP
8 14 (1.34%) MCSA
9 13 (1.24%) IISP
10 11 (1.05%) CEH
10 11 (1.05%) OSCP
11 7 (0.67%) CREST Certified
11 7 (0.67%) GPEN
11 7 (0.67%) GWAPT
11 7 (0.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.78%) GDPR
2 24 (2.30%) QA
3 17 (1.63%) SLA
4 12 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.15%) PMO
5 10 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.67%) NIST
8 5 (0.48%) MISRA
9 2 (0.19%) DO-254
9 2 (0.19%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.19%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.096%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.096%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.096%) GAMP
10 1 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.096%) GxP
10 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.78%) Docker
3 18 (1.72%) Firmware
4 16 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.86%) vSphere
5 9 (0.86%) XenApp
5 9 (0.86%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.57%) Shibboleth
6 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.57%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.096%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (4.31%) SCCM
2 41 (3.92%) Kubernetes
3 29 (2.78%) Terraform
4 25 (2.39%) Ansible
5 20 (1.91%) Puppet
6 19 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (1.72%) WSUS
8 16 (1.53%) CASB
9 14 (1.34%) SCOM
10 13 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.05%) Nessus
11 11 (1.05%) Nmap
12 9 (0.86%) Istio
13 4 (0.38%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.29%) Kibana
14 3 (0.29%) Prometheus
15 2 (0.19%) Grafana
15 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.19%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 163 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 108 (10.33%) Sony
3 40 (3.83%) VMware
4 35 (3.35%) Splunk
5 32 (3.06%) Cisco
5 32 (3.06%) iManage
6 27 (2.58%) Citrix
7 25 (2.39%) Adobe
8 22 (2.11%) SAP
9 17 (1.63%) Oracle
9 17 (1.63%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.53%) Google
11 15 (1.44%) F5
12 14 (1.34%) Ivanti
13 12 (1.15%) Ariba
14 10 (0.96%) Meraki
15 9 (0.86%) IBM
16 8 (0.77%) EMC
16 8 (0.77%) Intapp
16 8 (0.77%) Tableau