Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 286 258
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28 +69
Contract jobs citing Law 935 917 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.87% 0.93%
As % of the General category 2.28% 2.38% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 482 598
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £185
90th Percentile £588 £603 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.96% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 37
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +12.12% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £23.23 £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 41003 38515 45033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.74% 36.53% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27141 25564 28613
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 937 1216
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.86 £47.50 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92% +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 November 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 November 2017.

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 November 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 +26 844 £425 +5.92% 515
London +1 583 £425 +1.19% 400
UK excluding London +7 348 £400 +6.67% 123
Scotland -46 87 £325 -18.75% 3
North of England +46 75 £313 -16.67% 40
East of England +28 64 £535 +30.76% 6
South East -22 59 £488 +39.29% 37
North West +42 55 £325 -36.59% 27
South West +47 50 £425 +21.43% 21
Yorkshire -21 20 £313 -16.67% 8
Midlands +22 13 £400 - 11
West Midlands +24 10 £400 +8.47% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £275 - 3
East Midlands -5 1 £400 -36.00% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 261 (27.91%) Finance
2 250 (26.74%) Legal
3 195 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (14.44%) Microsoft
5 124 (13.26%) Windows
6 113 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
7 102 (10.91%) Project Management
8 100 (10.70%) C#
9 89 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 87 (9.30%) Data Centre
11 86 (9.20%) Programme Delivery
11 86 (9.20%) .NET
12 81 (8.66%) Active Directory
13 80 (8.56%) Information Security
14 77 (8.24%) Risk Management
15 71 (7.59%) Security Cleared
16 70 (7.49%) SQL Server
17 67 (7.17%) TDD
17 67 (7.17%) Data Protection
18 65 (6.95%) SQL
19 64 (6.84%) Document Management
19 64 (6.84%) Scrum
19 64 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
20 61 (6.52%) HTML
20 61 (6.52%) ITIL
21 60 (6.42%) Banking
22 59 (6.31%) JavaScript
22 59 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
23 57 (6.10%) Linux
24 55 (5.88%) GDPR

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 35 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.71%) CMS
4 10 (1.07%) JBoss
5 9 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.86%) Confluence
6 8 (0.86%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.32%) IIS
11 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.21%) SAS
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.21%) Site Server
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 113 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.43%) Relativity
3 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.21%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
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
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.99%) Office 365
4 18 (1.93%) SaaS
5 16 (1.71%) PaaS
6 10 (1.07%) IaaS
7 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.32%) Akamai
9 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.21%) GitHub
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.11%) Trello
11 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.53%) Firewall
2 24 (2.57%) Network Security
2 24 (2.57%) WAN
3 23 (2.46%) LAN
4 22 (2.35%) DNS
5 21 (2.25%) HTTP
6 15 (1.60%) Skype
7 14 (1.50%) DHCP
7 14 (1.50%) Internet
7 14 (1.50%) SAN
8 11 (1.18%) OSPF
9 10 (1.07%) MPLS
10 9 (0.96%) SNMP
10 9 (0.96%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.96%) WLAN
11 8 (0.86%) BGP
11 8 (0.86%) EIGRP
11 8 (0.86%) IPv6
11 8 (0.86%) TACACS
11 8 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 19 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (1.39%) Power BI
6 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.07%) Big Data
7 10 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.86%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.64%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.64%) NewSQL
10 6 (0.64%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.53%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.43%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 38 (4.06%) JIRA
2 26 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.14%) Visual Studio
4 19 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.18%) SpecFlow
7 10 (1.07%) Selenium
8 9 (0.96%) Maven
9 8 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.86%) MSTest
9 8 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.75%) Moq
10 7 (0.75%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.53%) Mockito
11 5 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.53%) Subversion
12 4 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 261 (27.91%) Finance
2 250 (26.74%) Legal
3 60 (6.42%) Banking
4 42 (4.49%) Retail
5 23 (2.46%) Marketing
6 21 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.39%) Military
8 11 (1.18%) Digital Economy
8 11 (1.18%) Publishing
9 10 (1.07%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.64%) Billing
12 6 (0.64%) Electronics
12 6 (0.64%) Local Government
12 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.32%) Front Office
13 3 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 180 (19.25%) Analyst
2 134 (14.33%) Developer
3 99 (10.59%) Consultant
4 79 (8.45%) Project Manager
5 71 (7.59%) Architect
6 69 (7.38%) Business Analyst
6 69 (7.38%) Security Consultant
7 36 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 34 (3.64%) Legal Analyst
8 34 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 27 (2.89%) C# Developer
10 26 (2.78%) .NET Developer
11 25 (2.67%) IT Manager
11 25 (2.67%) Security Architect
11 25 (2.67%) Trainer
12 24 (2.57%) IT Trainer
13 22 (2.35%) IT Analyst
13 22 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
13 22 (2.35%) Support Analyst
14 21 (2.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.20%) .NET
2 61 (6.52%) HTML
3 44 (4.71%) AngularJS
4 42 (4.49%) CSS
5 35 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 35 (3.74%) REST
6 32 (3.42%) XML
7 30 (3.21%) SOAP
8 26 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 25 (2.67%) RESTful
9 25 (2.67%) Web Services
10 23 (2.46%) jQuery
11 22 (2.35%) Node.js
12 21 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (1.71%) .NET Framework
13 16 (1.71%) JSON
14 12 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (1.28%) J2EE
14 12 (1.28%) Spring
15 11 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 22 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.03%) iPhone
8 18 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.71%) BYOD
10 13 (1.39%) e-Learning
10 13 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.39%) Replication
11 12 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
12 11 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
15 8 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 124 (13.26%) Windows
2 57 (6.10%) Linux
3 50 (5.35%) Windows 7
4 47 (5.03%) Windows 10
5 30 (3.21%) Unix
6 20 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 19 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.96%) Android
9 9 (0.96%) Solaris
10 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.75%) CentOS
12 5 (0.53%) AIX
12 5 (0.53%) VMS
12 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.21%) Tru64
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (10.91%) Project Management
3 89 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (9.20%) Programme Delivery
5 80 (8.56%) Information Security
6 77 (8.24%) Risk Management
7 67 (7.17%) Data Protection
7 67 (7.17%) TDD
8 64 (6.84%) Document Management
8 64 (6.84%) Scrum
9 61 (6.52%) ITIL
10 51 (5.45%) Migration
11 44 (4.71%) Business Analysis
12 42 (4.49%) DevOps
13 41 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (4.39%) Microservices
13 41 (4.39%) Practice Management
14 39 (4.17%) Waterfall
15 38 (4.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 100 (10.70%) C#
2 65 (6.95%) SQL
3 59 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 46 (4.92%) Java
5 35 (3.74%) Python
6 17 (1.82%) C
7 15 (1.60%) Perl
7 15 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.18%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (0.86%) PHP
9 8 (0.86%) Ruby
10 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.43%) JCL
11 4 (0.43%) Scala
12 2 (0.21%) C++
12 2 (0.21%) R
12 2 (0.21%) XPath
13 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 51 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.24%) Degree
4 47 (5.03%) CISSP
5 24 (2.57%) CISM
6 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.82%) MCSE
7 17 (1.82%) PMP
8 16 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.39%) CEH
10 13 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (1.07%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 7 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.64%) CIPD
16 5 (0.53%) CISA
16 5 (0.53%) Master's Degree
16 5 (0.53%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.88%) GDPR
2 38 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.89%) PMO
4 22 (2.35%) QA
5 15 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.60%) SLA
6 8 (0.86%) WCAG
7 7 (0.75%) NIST 800
7 7 (0.75%) P3O
8 5 (0.53%) COBIT
9 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.32%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) EMIR
10 2 (0.21%) MiFID
10 2 (0.21%) MISRA
10 2 (0.21%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 81 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.60%) Docker
4 9 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.86%) XenApp
6 6 (0.64%) Firmware
7 5 (0.53%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.32%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.11%) RHEV
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (2.03%) Ansible
2 17 (1.82%) Puppet
2 17 (1.82%) SCCM
3 14 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.50%) Terraform
4 10 (1.07%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.75%) Nagios
6 6 (0.64%) EnCase
7 5 (0.53%) Rundeck
8 4 (0.43%) Graphite
8 4 (0.43%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.43%) Icinga
9 3 (0.32%) Control-M
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.32%) Nessus
9 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.21%) QRadar
10 2 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.11%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 135 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.17%) iManage
3 33 (3.53%) Citrix
4 30 (3.21%) VMware
5 22 (2.35%) Cisco
5 22 (2.35%) SAP
6 20 (2.14%) Oracle
7 18 (1.93%) Apigee
8 17 (1.82%) HP
9 16 (1.71%) IBM
10 15 (1.60%) Splunk
11 13 (1.39%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.18%) Adobe
12 11 (1.18%) Symantec
13 10 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.96%) Coverity
14 9 (0.96%) Reuters
14 9 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.96%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.86%) Riverbed