Period
to

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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 224 267 198
Rank change year-on-year +43 -69 +47
Contract jobs citing Law 1,071 659 553
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.02% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.12% 1.92% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 278 304
10th Percentile £296 £222 £306
25th Percentile £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £650 £538 £563
90th Percentile £738 £641 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +20.65% +1.71% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 41
10th Percentile £11.10 £21.03 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £32.43 £25.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -60.00% -2.78% -
75th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £57.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £45.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -62.22% -3.23% +2.20%

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 50,586 34,271 21,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.27% 52.94% 51.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,184 22,922 13,885
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,396 1,205 833
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.79 £12.36
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.05 £20.03
Median % change year-on-year +14.01% +5.12% +2.09%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.75
90th Percentile £60.75 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -5.13% +5.62%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +23 995 £525 +23.24% 374
London +45 505 £525 +10.53% 144
UK excluding London +31 474 £522 +20.65% 242
Work from Home -41 388 £525 +27.27% 146
Midlands +61 206 £525 +20.00% 68
West Midlands +63 195 £525 +20.00% 49
North of England -26 95 £444 +3.92% 60
South East -28 68 £440 +9.88% 33
South West -5 47 £522 +16.54% 36
Yorkshire -15 45 £431 +33.20% 15
North West -48 35 £438 -2.78% 36
East of England -31 31 £545 +14.74% 29
Scotland -3 22 £555 +5.71% 11
North East +3 15 £519 +25.76% 9
East Midlands -24 11 £588 +46.88% 19
Wales -10 7 £486 +10.83% 3

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 254 (23.72%) Agile
2 227 (21.20%) Social Skills
3 183 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 178 (16.62%) Azure
5 160 (14.94%) Finance
6 134 (12.51%) Microsoft
7 126 (11.76%) DevOps
8 118 (11.02%) Project Management
9 117 (10.92%) Security Cleared
10 107 (9.99%) SQL
11 106 (9.90%) Windows
12 103 (9.62%) Legal
13 101 (9.43%) SC Cleared
14 87 (8.12%) Migration
14 87 (8.12%) AWS
15 78 (7.28%) JavaScript
16 74 (6.91%) Python
17 68 (6.35%) Scrum
18 67 (6.26%) CI/CD
19 66 (6.16%) Active Directory
20 64 (5.98%) Analytics
21 61 (5.70%) Microsoft 365
22 57 (5.32%) Java
22 57 (5.32%) React
23 55 (5.14%) Risk Management
24 54 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
25 52 (4.86%) ITIL
26 51 (4.76%) SAP
26 51 (4.76%) Public Sector
26 51 (4.76%) Azure DevOps

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 21 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.40%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.84%) Confluence
4 8 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.56%) Apache
5 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.37%) CMS
7 3 (0.28%) SAS
7 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.19%) IIS
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.093%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.093%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.093%) CICS
9 1 (0.093%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.093%) Mattermost
Applications
1 46 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.28%) Simulink
9 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.19%) InVision
9 2 (0.19%) Sketch
9 2 (0.19%) SPSS
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.093%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.093%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.093%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.093%) Snagit
10 1 (0.093%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (1.31%) Elite 3E
3 11 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.75%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
7 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.28%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.28%) Workfront
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.19%) Exstream
8 2 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.19%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 178 (16.62%) Azure
2 87 (8.12%) AWS
3 61 (5.70%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
5 45 (4.20%) Power Platform
6 31 (2.89%) SaaS
7 20 (1.87%) Serverless
8 19 (1.77%) PaaS
9 16 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (1.21%) IaaS
13 12 (1.12%) GitHub
13 12 (1.12%) Snowflake
14 11 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (1.03%) PowerApps
15 10 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (0.84%) AWS Fargate
16 9 (0.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.87%) WAN
2 19 (1.77%) LAN
3 17 (1.59%) Firewall
3 17 (1.59%) VPN
4 16 (1.49%) Network Security
5 14 (1.31%) DNS
6 13 (1.21%) HTTP
7 11 (1.03%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.75%) Internet
9 7 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.56%) Broadband
10 6 (0.56%) DHCP
11 5 (0.47%) Intranet
11 5 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.47%) SAN
11 5 (0.47%) Skype
11 5 (0.47%) Wireless
12 4 (0.37%) VLAN
12 4 (0.37%) WebEx
13 3 (0.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.27%) Power BI
2 33 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.15%) Big Data
4 17 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.31%) DynamoDB
7 12 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.12%) MySQL
7 12 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.03%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.93%) Metadata
9 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.75%) Tableau
12 7 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (3.36%) JIRA
2 25 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.12%) GitLab
4 12 (1.12%) Selenium
5 7 (0.65%) Cypress.io
5 7 (0.65%) Maven
6 6 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.37%) Gradle
8 4 (0.37%) Locust
8 4 (0.37%) Mockito
9 3 (0.28%) JMeter
9 3 (0.28%) NUnit
9 3 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
9 3 (0.28%) REST Assured
9 3 (0.28%) Storybook
9 3 (0.28%) Subversion
9 3 (0.28%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.28%) webpack
General
1 227 (21.20%) Social Skills
2 160 (14.94%) Finance
3 103 (9.62%) Legal
4 51 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 48 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (3.73%) Banking
7 38 (3.55%) Presentation Skills
8 34 (3.17%) Marketing
9 21 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.77%) Retail
11 18 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 15 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
13 12 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
14 11 (1.03%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.93%) Games
15 10 (0.93%) Police
16 8 (0.75%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.75%) Back Office
16 8 (0.75%) Billing
16 8 (0.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 188 (17.55%) Analyst
2 141 (13.17%) Developer
3 112 (10.46%) Architect
4 93 (8.68%) Project Manager
5 70 (6.54%) Business Analyst
6 61 (5.70%) Consultant
7 42 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
8 38 (3.55%) IT Analyst
9 29 (2.71%) Support Analyst
10 27 (2.52%) IT Manager
11 25 (2.33%) AWS Engineer
12 23 (2.15%) Data Analyst
12 23 (2.15%) IT Support
13 20 (1.87%) IT Support Analyst
14 19 (1.77%) Python Developer
15 18 (1.68%) Data Engineer
15 18 (1.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 18 (1.68%) Full Stack Developer
16 17 (1.59%) DevOps Engineer
17 16 (1.49%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.32%) React
2 44 (4.11%) .NET
3 40 (3.73%) REST
4 38 (3.55%) Node.js
5 33 (3.08%) HTML
6 29 (2.71%) CSS
7 25 (2.33%) Spring
8 24 (2.24%) RESTful
9 16 (1.49%) AngularJS
10 15 (1.40%) SOAP
11 14 (1.31%) Spring Boot
11 14 (1.31%) Web Services
11 14 (1.31%) XML
12 13 (1.21%) SAML
13 12 (1.12%) HTML5
13 12 (1.12%) JSON
13 12 (1.12%) Kafka
14 9 (0.84%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.75%) ADO
15 8 (0.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (2.80%) Management Information System
2 18 (1.68%) User Experience
3 15 (1.40%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.31%) Driving Licence
5 12 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.03%) Market Risk
6 11 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 10 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 9 (0.84%) NHS
9 8 (0.75%) Cloud Native
9 8 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (0.65%) Social Media
10 7 (0.65%) State Machine
10 7 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.56%) Blog
11 6 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.90%) Windows
2 40 (3.73%) Windows 10
3 27 (2.52%) Linux
4 26 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.31%) Unix
6 13 (1.21%) Windows 8
7 9 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.56%) Android
9 5 (0.47%) VMS
10 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (23.72%) Agile
2 183 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 126 (11.76%) DevOps
4 118 (11.02%) Project Management
5 87 (8.12%) Migration
6 68 (6.35%) Scrum
7 67 (6.26%) CI/CD
8 64 (5.98%) Analytics
9 55 (5.14%) Risk Management
10 54 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (4.86%) ITIL
12 45 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (4.20%) PRINCE2
13 44 (4.11%) Requirements Gathering
14 43 (4.01%) Data Protection
15 42 (3.92%) Microservices
16 41 (3.83%) Change Management
17 38 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (3.55%) Information Security
18 37 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 107 (9.99%) SQL
2 78 (7.28%) JavaScript
3 74 (6.91%) Python
4 57 (5.32%) Java
5 46 (4.30%) C#
6 42 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 28 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.49%) Scala
9 14 (1.31%) C
10 13 (1.21%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.93%) R
12 9 (0.84%) C++
12 9 (0.84%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.75%) Bash
14 6 (0.56%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.56%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.47%) VBA
16 4 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 117 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 101 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.55%) Degree
4 16 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 14 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.21%) CISSP
7 10 (0.93%) CISM
8 9 (0.84%) ISEB
8 9 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (0.65%) CIPD
9 7 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.56%) MOS
11 5 (0.47%) CEH
11 5 (0.47%) CISA
11 5 (0.47%) PhD
11 5 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.01%) QA
2 35 (3.27%) GDPR
3 20 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.77%) PMO
4 19 (1.77%) SLA
5 8 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.65%) GRC
6 7 (0.65%) NIST
7 5 (0.47%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.37%) COBIT
8 4 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.28%) Cabinet Office Statement of Practice
9 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 3 (0.28%) RMADS
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) EMIR
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 66 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.27%) Docker
3 14 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.37%) vSphere
4 4 (0.37%) XenApp
4 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.093%) Ceph
6 1 (0.093%) HDFS
6 1 (0.093%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.093%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.093%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.093%) vCloud
6 1 (0.093%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.99%) Terraform
3 14 (1.31%) SCCM
4 12 (1.12%) Ansible
5 6 (0.56%) CSIRT
6 5 (0.47%) SCOM
7 4 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (0.37%) CASB
7 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.19%) Argo
9 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.19%) Grafana
9 2 (0.19%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 134 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.76%) SAP
3 45 (4.20%) Oracle
4 29 (2.71%) ServiceNow
4 29 (2.71%) VMware
5 25 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (2.05%) Databricks
6 22 (2.05%) Intapp
7 18 (1.68%) Cisco
7 18 (1.68%) Citrix
8 15 (1.40%) iManage
9 11 (1.03%) Adobe
9 11 (1.03%) Snow
10 10 (0.93%) HP
10 10 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.93%) Splunk
11 9 (0.84%) IBM
12 8 (0.75%) Google
13 7 (0.65%) Charles River
14 6 (0.56%) TIBCO