Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 226 229 218
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 +58
Contract jobs citing Law 708 1,192 1,296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.23% 1.28%
As % of the General category 3.01% 3.10% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 551 649
Median daily rate £425 £445 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +1.14% +4.14%
10th Percentile £235 £215 £211
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +37.07% +77.46%
10th Percentile £22.48 £35.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +25.00% +94.59%

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 23,498 38,499 42,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.25% 39.81% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,765 25,295 27,568
Median daily rate £480 £482 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +1.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £280
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +0.57% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 1,035 1,113
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +3.82%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.85 £11.61
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.49 £48.14
Median hourly rate £21.41 £20.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.31% -2.66% +7.50%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +23 674 £425 -3.13% 308
UK excluding London +19 359 £413 +3.13% 170
London 0 333 £475 +5.56% 147
Midlands +101 86 £400 +6.67% 35
North of England -18 79 £400 - 57
South East +110 78 £400 -11.11% 21
South West +30 53 £431 +32.69% 28
East Midlands +59 52 £400 +6.67% 21
East of England -17 44 £413 +21.32% 19
Yorkshire +58 41 £425 +1.49% 21
North West -41 38 £400 - 35
West Midlands +67 33 £388 -6.06% 13
Work from Home +11 18 £519 +3.75% 18
Scotland -36 15 £588 +6.82% 6
Northern Ireland +16 3 - - 1
Wales +19 1 £450 -33.33% 3

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 124 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
1 124 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 111 (15.68%) Finance
3 110 (15.54%) Microsoft
4 109 (15.40%) SQL
5 103 (14.55%) Windows
6 101 (14.27%) SC Cleared
7 96 (13.56%) Legal
8 92 (12.99%) .NET
9 83 (11.72%) Azure
10 79 (11.16%) Information Security
11 78 (11.02%) C#
11 78 (11.02%) JavaScript
12 74 (10.45%) Active Directory
13 66 (9.32%) Information Security Management
13 66 (9.32%) Security Management
14 65 (9.18%) SQL Server
15 64 (9.04%) Project Management
16 63 (8.90%) Sony
16 63 (8.90%) ISMS
17 62 (8.76%) HTML
18 55 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
18 55 (7.77%) CSS
18 55 (7.77%) Software Engineering
19 53 (7.49%) Public Sector
20 52 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
21 49 (6.92%) Oracle
22 47 (6.64%) ITIL
23 45 (6.36%) AWS
24 44 (6.21%) 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 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.69%) Confluence
2 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (0.99%) CMS
4 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.85%) WordPress
5 5 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.28%) Drupal
8 2 (0.28%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) JBoss
8 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.41%) Simulink
6 10 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) Revit
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.40%) Elite 3E
2 16 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) Carpe Diem
4 4 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.42%) Magento
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) assyst
7 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.14%) Relativity
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.14%) Shopify
7 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.72%) Azure
2 45 (6.36%) AWS
3 42 (5.93%) Office 365
4 35 (4.94%) Power Platform
5 14 (1.98%) GitHub
6 13 (1.84%) SaaS
7 7 (0.99%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.85%) GCP
9 5 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.71%) PaaS
9 5 (0.71%) Serverless
10 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.56%) IaaS
11 3 (0.42%) npm
11 3 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.28%) Akamai
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.81%) Firewall
2 14 (1.98%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.98%) WAN
3 13 (1.84%) DNS
3 13 (1.84%) FTP
4 12 (1.69%) DHCP
5 11 (1.55%) LAN
5 11 (1.55%) VPN
6 10 (1.41%) Network Security
7 9 (1.27%) Wireless
8 7 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (0.99%) Internet
9 6 (0.85%) SAN
10 5 (0.71%) 4G
10 5 (0.71%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.71%) LTE
10 5 (0.71%) Skype
10 5 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.56%) 3G
11 4 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.94%) Power BI
3 33 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.41%) MySQL
6 10 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.85%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.85%) GIS
8 6 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (0.71%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.56%) Adabas
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (4.24%) JIRA
2 26 (3.67%) Visual Studio
3 24 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.12%) Moq
5 15 (2.12%) MSTest
6 11 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.13%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.85%) gulp
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.56%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.56%) Grunt
11 4 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.56%) Subversion
12 3 (0.42%) GitLab
12 3 (0.42%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.42%) Mocha
12 3 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 111 (15.68%) Finance
2 96 (13.56%) Legal
3 53 (7.49%) Public Sector
4 26 (3.67%) Retail
5 24 (3.39%) Police
6 20 (2.82%) Marketing
6 20 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.40%) Banking
8 10 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.27%) Local Government
10 8 (1.13%) Electronics
10 8 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.13%) Publishing
11 7 (0.99%) Automotive
11 7 (0.99%) Back Office
12 6 (0.85%) Advertising
12 6 (0.85%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.71%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.71%) Military
14 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (30.65%) Developer
2 125 (17.66%) Analyst
3 37 (5.23%) Project Manager
3 37 (5.23%) Software Engineer
4 36 (5.08%) Service Analyst
5 35 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (4.66%) Architect
7 32 (4.52%) .NET Developer
8 29 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (3.53%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 25 (3.53%) Consultant
9 25 (3.53%) SQL Developer
10 19 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 19 (2.68%) Information Manager
11 18 (2.54%) Support Analyst
12 17 (2.40%) Embedded Engineer
12 17 (2.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 17 (2.40%) Power BI Developer
13 16 (2.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.99%) .NET
2 62 (8.76%) HTML
3 55 (7.77%) CSS
4 35 (4.94%) AngularJS
5 31 (4.38%) .NET Core
6 29 (4.10%) ASP.NET
7 28 (3.95%) React
8 27 (3.81%) HTML5
9 23 (3.25%) jQuery
10 21 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (2.97%) Node.js
11 19 (2.68%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.68%) CSS3
11 19 (2.68%) REST
11 19 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (2.40%) Vue.js
12 17 (2.40%) Web Services
13 15 (2.12%) NHibernate
14 12 (1.69%) Fluent NHibernate
15 11 (1.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.93%) Management Information System
2 41 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.40%) Blackberry
4 17 (2.40%) iPhone
5 11 (1.55%) User Experience
6 10 (1.41%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.27%) W3C
8 8 (1.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.99%) VHDL
10 6 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.71%) CAN bus
11 5 (0.71%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.56%) LPAR
12 4 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 103 (14.55%) Windows
2 42 (5.93%) Windows 10
3 37 (5.23%) Linux
4 30 (4.24%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.67%) Windows 7
6 21 (2.97%) Android
7 12 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.56%) Unix
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.28%) SafeRTOS
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (11.16%) Information Security
3 66 (9.32%) Information Security Management
3 66 (9.32%) Security Management
4 64 (9.04%) Project Management
5 63 (8.90%) ISMS
6 55 (7.77%) Software Engineering
7 52 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (6.64%) ITIL
9 44 (6.21%) DevOps
10 39 (5.51%) MVC
11 37 (5.23%) Front End Development
12 35 (4.94%) Scrum
13 34 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (4.52%) Data Protection
14 32 (4.52%) Migration
15 30 (4.24%) ETL
16 26 (3.67%) Analytics
17 25 (3.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 109 (15.40%) SQL
2 78 (11.02%) C#
2 78 (11.02%) JavaScript
3 37 (5.23%) Python
4 36 (5.08%) C
4 36 (5.08%) C++
5 34 (4.80%) Java
6 24 (3.39%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.12%) PHP
8 14 (1.98%) Embedded C
9 11 (1.55%) MATLAB
10 10 (1.41%) Embedded C++
11 8 (1.13%) ES6
12 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.71%) Perl
13 5 (0.71%) R
13 5 (0.71%) Ruby
14 4 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 101 (14.27%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.53%) Degree
4 19 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.27%) MCP
8 6 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.85%) CISSP
8 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (0.71%) CCSP
9 5 (0.71%) CRISC
9 5 (0.71%) GIAC
10 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.42%) CCNA
11 3 (0.42%) CCNP
11 3 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.97%) GDPR
2 15 (2.12%) QA
3 12 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.69%) WCAG
4 10 (1.41%) PMO
5 8 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.99%) NIST
7 6 (0.85%) NCSC
8 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.42%) MISRA
9 3 (0.42%) SLA
10 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) ECSS
11 1 (0.14%) GxP
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 74 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.12%) Docker
2 15 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.85%) XenApp
6 5 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (0.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.42%) Firmware
8 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.82%) SCCM
2 17 (2.40%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.69%) Terraform
4 7 (0.99%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.99%) Ansible
5 4 (0.56%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.42%) Packer
6 3 (0.42%) Puppet
6 3 (0.42%) SCOM
7 2 (0.28%) Control-M
7 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.28%) EnCase
8 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.14%) QRadar
8 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 63 (8.90%) Sony
3 49 (6.92%) Oracle
4 40 (5.65%) Citrix
5 27 (3.81%) VMware
6 22 (3.11%) iManage
7 20 (2.82%) Cisco
7 20 (2.82%) SAP
8 17 (2.40%) Tableau
9 14 (1.98%) Ivanti
10 13 (1.84%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.27%) Intapp
12 7 (0.99%) Splunk
13 6 (0.85%) IBM
14 5 (0.71%) NetApp
14 5 (0.71%) Nimble Storage
14 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.71%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.71%) Workday
15 4 (0.56%) Meraki