Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 297 265
Rank change year-on-year +77 -32 +42
Contract jobs citing Law 1,231 801 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 0.83% 0.93%
As % of the General category 3.18% 2.27% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 393 580
UK median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £211 £193 £187
90th Percentile £600 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 33
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +12.12% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £14.53 £12.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £24.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.78% +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 38,769 35,330 42,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.22% 36.81% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,555 23,319 27,000
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 901 1,116
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.42 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +7.84%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 17 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 23 February 2018. 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 +92 1,141 £438 +9.38% 733
London +58 761 £450 +12.50% 501
UK excluding London +76 459 £400 - 244
East of England +67 99 £500 +25.00% 28
South West +89 94 £425 +3.66% 19
North of England +47 83 £388 +3.33% 93
Scotland -37 68 £325 -18.75% 6
South East -20 64 £460 +11.52% 64
North West +48 60 £325 -4.41% 67
Midlands +27 38 £253 -32.67% 28
West Midlands +25 30 £253 -27.86% 15
Yorkshire -25 21 £419 +19.64% 25
Wales +13 13 £300 - 4
East Midlands +4 6 - - 12
North East +47 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland -16 2 £313 -30.56% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 331 (26.89%) Legal
2 252 (20.47%) Finance
3 242 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (13.40%) Microsoft
5 160 (13.00%) Project Management
6 145 (11.78%) Windows
7 139 (11.29%) Security Cleared
8 124 (10.07%) JavaScript
8 124 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
9 120 (9.75%) C#
10 114 (9.26%) SQL
10 114 (9.26%) .NET
11 110 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 105 (8.53%) Java
13 102 (8.29%) Data Protection
14 99 (8.04%) SC Cleared
15 97 (7.88%) Document Management
16 90 (7.31%) Data Centre
17 89 (7.23%) HTML
18 86 (6.99%) iManage
18 86 (6.99%) GDPR
18 86 (6.99%) Programme Delivery
19 84 (6.82%) SQL Server
19 84 (6.82%) Active Directory
20 82 (6.66%) Migration
20 82 (6.66%) Risk Management
20 82 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 81 (6.58%) ITIL
22 76 (6.17%) CSS
23 68 (5.52%) Degree

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 28 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.71%) CMS
4 19 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.97%) Confluence
6 12 (0.97%) JBoss
7 11 (0.89%) IIS
7 11 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.73%) SAS
9 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.24%) Drupal
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 124 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.081%) Revit
Business Applications
1 62 (5.04%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.97%) Carpe Diem
3 5 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 5 (0.41%) Relativity
4 4 (0.32%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
6 2 (0.16%) Workfront
7 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.081%) Primavera
7 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.081%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.081%) Shopify
7 1 (0.081%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (3.33%) Office 365
4 31 (2.52%) SaaS
5 23 (1.87%) PaaS
6 19 (1.54%) IaaS
7 7 (0.57%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.32%) Akamai
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.24%) Taleo
11 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.16%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.16%) iTunes
12 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.081%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.081%) Firebase
12 1 (0.081%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.46%) Firewall
1 18 (1.46%) HTTP
2 15 (1.22%) DNS
3 13 (1.06%) Skype
4 11 (0.89%) LAN
5 10 (0.81%) Internet
5 10 (0.81%) Intranet
5 10 (0.81%) Network Security
5 10 (0.81%) WAN
6 9 (0.73%) SAN
6 9 (0.73%) VPN
7 7 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.49%) DHCP
8 6 (0.49%) Wireless
9 4 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.32%) FTP
9 4 (0.32%) SSL
10 3 (0.24%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.24%) OSPF
10 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.36%) NoSQL
2 29 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (1.62%) Redis
4 19 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.22%) Big Data
6 15 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (0.97%) Power BI
8 11 (0.89%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.73%) MySQL
10 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.41%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.41%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (4.14%) JIRA
2 33 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.46%) Selenium
6 15 (1.22%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.73%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.73%) Maven
8 9 (0.73%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.65%) MSTest
9 8 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.57%) Moq
10 7 (0.57%) Subversion
10 7 (0.57%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.49%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 331 (26.89%) Legal
2 252 (20.47%) Finance
3 53 (4.31%) Banking
4 33 (2.68%) Retail
5 27 (2.19%) Marketing
6 26 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.06%) Billing
9 10 (0.81%) Military
9 10 (0.81%) Publishing
10 9 (0.73%) Electronics
10 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.57%) Local Government
12 6 (0.49%) Games
12 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.41%) Advertising
13 5 (0.41%) Back Office
13 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (18.77%) Developer
2 220 (17.87%) Analyst
3 116 (9.42%) Project Manager
4 101 (8.20%) Architect
5 85 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 62 (5.04%) Consultant
7 41 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 38 (3.09%) Legal Analyst
9 37 (3.01%) Service Analyst
10 36 (2.92%) Security Consultant
11 35 (2.84%) Service Desk Analyst
12 34 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (2.60%) .NET Developer
14 30 (2.44%) C# Developer
15 28 (2.27%) Desktop Support
15 28 (2.27%) Senior Developer
15 28 (2.27%) Tester
16 26 (2.11%) IT Manager
16 26 (2.11%) Trainer
17 25 (2.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (9.26%) .NET
2 89 (7.23%) HTML
3 76 (6.17%) CSS
4 62 (5.04%) AngularJS
5 50 (4.06%) Node.js
6 41 (3.33%) REST
6 41 (3.33%) XML
7 35 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (2.76%) Spring
9 33 (2.68%) Web Services
10 32 (2.60%) SOAP
10 32 (2.60%) Spring Boot
11 31 (2.52%) React
11 31 (2.52%) Redux
12 26 (2.11%) ASP.NET
13 25 (2.03%) jQuery
14 23 (1.87%) HTML5
15 22 (1.79%) RESTful
16 19 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (1.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 34 (2.76%) Blackberry
4 34 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 27 (2.19%) iPhone
7 25 (2.03%) User Experience
8 20 (1.62%) Freedom of Information
9 15 (1.22%) Fintech
10 13 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
10 13 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.06%) Public Cloud
11 12 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.89%) BYOD
12 11 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.81%) NHS
14 9 (0.73%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 145 (11.78%) Windows
2 54 (4.39%) Windows 10
3 52 (4.22%) Windows 7
4 51 (4.14%) Linux
5 20 (1.62%) Unix
6 16 (1.30%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.22%) Android
8 14 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.89%) Solaris
10 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.65%) CentOS
12 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.16%) AIX
14 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.081%) Tru64
15 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (13.00%) Project Management
3 110 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (8.29%) Data Protection
5 97 (7.88%) Document Management
6 86 (6.99%) Programme Delivery
7 82 (6.66%) Migration
7 82 (6.66%) Risk Management
8 81 (6.58%) ITIL
9 66 (5.36%) DevOps
9 66 (5.36%) Scrum
10 64 (5.20%) Information Security
11 63 (5.12%) PRINCE2
12 62 (5.04%) Business Analysis
13 61 (4.96%) Test Automation
14 58 (4.71%) TDD
15 50 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (4.06%) Waterfall
16 47 (3.82%) Front End Development
16 47 (3.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 124 (10.07%) JavaScript
2 120 (9.75%) C#
3 114 (9.26%) SQL
4 105 (8.53%) Java
5 47 (3.82%) Python
6 37 (3.01%) C
7 27 (2.19%) C++
8 25 (2.03%) Ruby
9 18 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.81%) ES6
11 10 (0.81%) PHP
12 9 (0.73%) XPath
13 7 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.57%) MUMPS
13 7 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.41%) Go
15 5 (0.41%) Scala
15 5 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 139 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 99 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.52%) Degree
4 34 (2.76%) CISSP
5 21 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 20 (1.62%) PMP
7 19 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
7 19 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.30%) CISM
8 16 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.97%) CEH
11 12 (0.97%) ISEB
11 12 (0.97%) MCSE
12 8 (0.65%) APMP
13 6 (0.49%) CIPD
13 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.49%) MOS
13 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.99%) GDPR
2 55 (4.47%) QA
3 31 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (2.36%) PMO
5 19 (1.54%) SLA
6 14 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.73%) BS25999
8 8 (0.65%) WCAG
9 7 (0.57%) COBIT
9 7 (0.57%) COSO
9 7 (0.57%) P3O
10 3 (0.24%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.16%) MiFID
11 2 (0.16%) MISRA
11 2 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 84 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.38%) Docker
2 17 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.49%) Firmware
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.41%) XenApp
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.081%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.081%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (1.79%) SCCM
2 21 (1.71%) Ansible
3 17 (1.38%) Terraform
4 16 (1.30%) Puppet
5 14 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.06%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.57%) Nagios
8 7 (0.57%) Nessus
9 4 (0.32%) Graphite
9 4 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.32%) Icinga
10 2 (0.16%) EnCase
10 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.16%) QRadar
10 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.081%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.081%) SCOM
11 1 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 165 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.99%) iManage
3 56 (4.55%) Intapp
4 32 (2.60%) Citrix
5 25 (2.03%) VMware
6 14 (1.14%) Apigee
6 14 (1.14%) Oracle
6 14 (1.14%) Symantec
7 13 (1.06%) Adobe
7 13 (1.06%) SAP
8 11 (0.89%) Aderant
8 11 (0.89%) Reuters
8 11 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.81%) Cisco
9 10 (0.81%) Google
9 10 (0.81%) Splunk
10 9 (0.73%) Coverity
10 9 (0.73%) HP
10 9 (0.73%) IBM
11 8 (0.65%) Forcepoint