Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 288 250
Rank change year-on-year +60 -38 +11
Contract jobs citing Law 1,264 831 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.87% 0.99%
As % of the General category 3.33% 2.19% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 445 595
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £208
90th Percentile £630 £631 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 44
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.94% -6.06% -
10th Percentile £17.70 £11.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.50 £86.25 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £13.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +183.02% -19.70% -

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 37,922 38,025 40,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.05% 39.77% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,696 24,989 26,839
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 840 944
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.81% +4.58%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.27 £47.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.91% +10.00% -2.57%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor 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 14 August 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 +78 1,213 £450 - 584
London +38 725 £475 +5.56% 403
UK excluding London +111 529 £375 -6.25% 206
North of England +43 138 £375 +42.86% 70
East of England +64 127 £450 +11.11% 24
North West +41 114 £375 +30.43% 52
South West +58 79 £356 +23.91% 25
South East -4 76 £438 -12.94% 33
Midlands +52 70 £363 -9.38% 29
West Midlands +16 46 £325 -18.75% 19
Scotland -72 36 £363 -3.33% 24
East Midlands +29 24 £406 +30.00% 10
Yorkshire -10 24 £430 +72.00% 13
Northern Ireland +38 8 - -
Wales - 3 £275 - 1
North East -5 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 300 (23.73%) Legal
2 220 (17.41%) Windows
3 202 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (14.08%) Finance
5 174 (13.77%) Microsoft
6 136 (10.76%) Active Directory
7 125 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 123 (9.73%) JavaScript
8 123 (9.73%) Project Management
9 120 (9.49%) GDPR
10 118 (9.34%) C#
10 118 (9.34%) SQL
11 117 (9.26%) .NET
12 106 (8.39%) Security Cleared
13 104 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
14 103 (8.15%) Data Protection
15 100 (7.91%) Data Centre
16 89 (7.04%) Sony
16 89 (7.04%) DevOps
17 86 (6.80%) Java
18 85 (6.72%) Banking
18 85 (6.72%) SC Cleared
19 83 (6.57%) Microservices
20 79 (6.25%) Windows 10
21 78 (6.17%) ITIL
22 76 (6.01%) Document Management
22 76 (6.01%) Migration
22 76 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
23 74 (5.85%) Programme Delivery
24 73 (5.78%) SQL Server

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 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 26 (2.06%) CMS
2 26 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.03%) IIS
5 12 (0.95%) Confluence
5 12 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.55%) SAS
9 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.32%) WordPress
12 3 (0.24%) Apache
12 3 (0.24%) Drupal
12 3 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 104 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.16%) Simulink
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.079%) InVision
9 1 (0.079%) Maya
9 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.079%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 27 (2.14%) Elite 3E
2 15 (1.19%) Carpe Diem
3 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.24%) Relativity
5 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.24%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.16%) Concordance
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.079%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.079%) Odoo
7 1 (0.079%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 125 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (5.62%) Office 365
3 70 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.98%) SaaS
5 21 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.19%) IaaS
6 15 (1.19%) PaaS
7 8 (0.63%) Serverless
8 7 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.40%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.32%) GitHub
11 4 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.24%) Heroku
12 3 (0.24%) iTunes
12 3 (0.24%) NuGet
12 3 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.19%) Internet
2 37 (2.93%) Firewall
3 28 (2.22%) VPN
4 23 (1.82%) WAN
5 20 (1.58%) Skype
5 20 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.42%) LAN
7 17 (1.34%) SAN
8 16 (1.27%) Network Security
9 14 (1.11%) DNS
10 11 (0.87%) NAS
11 7 (0.55%) HTTP
12 6 (0.47%) Wireless
13 5 (0.40%) Bluetooth
13 5 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.40%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.40%) VoIP
13 5 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.32%) OSPF
14 4 (0.32%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.11%) Big Data
6 13 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
7 10 (0.79%) Blockchain
7 10 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.71%) MySQL
8 9 (0.71%) Power BI
9 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.40%) QlikView
12 5 (0.40%) Redis
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (2.29%) Jenkins
1 29 (2.29%) JIRA
2 22 (1.74%) TeamCity
3 20 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 18 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (0.79%) Selenium
7 8 (0.63%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.55%) Maven
8 7 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.47%) git-flow
10 4 (0.32%) Babel
10 4 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.32%) Mocha
10 4 (0.32%) MSI
10 4 (0.32%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (0.32%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 300 (23.73%) Legal
2 178 (14.08%) Finance
3 85 (6.72%) Banking
4 40 (3.16%) Retail
5 38 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.98%) Marketing
7 20 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.34%) Electronics
9 14 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.87%) Billing
11 8 (0.63%) Back Office
12 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.47%) Automotive
13 6 (0.47%) Military
13 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.40%) Games
15 4 (0.32%) Advertising
15 4 (0.32%) French Language
16 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 301 (23.81%) Analyst
2 242 (19.15%) Developer
3 122 (9.65%) Business Analyst
4 90 (7.12%) Project Manager
5 75 (5.93%) Consultant
6 68 (5.38%) Architect
7 61 (4.83%) Service Analyst
7 61 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 57 (4.51%) Support Analyst
9 42 (3.32%) .NET Developer
10 36 (2.85%) Legal Analyst
11 35 (2.77%) Desktop Support
12 30 (2.37%) React Developer
13 28 (2.22%) Software Engineer
14 27 (2.14%) Support Engineer
15 26 (2.06%) 2nd Line Support
15 26 (2.06%) JavaScript Developer
15 26 (2.06%) Technical Manager
16 24 (1.90%) C# Developer
16 24 (1.90%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (9.26%) .NET
2 65 (5.14%) HTML
3 63 (4.98%) AngularJS
4 60 (4.75%) CSS
5 50 (3.96%) React
6 40 (3.16%) Node.js
7 36 (2.85%) Web Services
8 29 (2.29%) ASP.NET
9 26 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (2.06%) XML
10 25 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.98%) REST
11 24 (1.90%) Redux
12 23 (1.82%) .NET Core
12 23 (1.82%) Spring
13 17 (1.34%) HTML5
13 17 (1.34%) LDAP
14 16 (1.27%) Entity Framework
14 16 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
15 15 (1.19%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 57 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (3.32%) Blackberry
6 26 (2.06%) iPhone
7 23 (1.82%) Fintech
8 22 (1.74%) User Experience
9 14 (1.11%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.95%) Computer Science
11 12 (0.95%) iPad
12 10 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.55%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.55%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 220 (17.41%) Windows
2 79 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 65 (5.14%) Linux
4 59 (4.67%) Windows 7
5 42 (3.32%) Windows Server
6 26 (2.06%) Android
7 25 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.50%) Unix
10 17 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.079%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.079%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (9.73%) Project Management
3 103 (8.15%) Data Protection
4 89 (7.04%) DevOps
5 83 (6.57%) Microservices
6 78 (6.17%) ITIL
7 76 (6.01%) Document Management
7 76 (6.01%) Migration
7 76 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (5.85%) Programme Delivery
9 69 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (5.46%) Risk Management
9 69 (5.46%) Scrum
10 65 (5.14%) Software Engineering
11 63 (4.98%) E-Commerce
12 62 (4.91%) TDD
13 49 (3.88%) Business Analysis
14 44 (3.48%) Change Management
15 43 (3.40%) PRINCE2
16 40 (3.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (9.73%) JavaScript
2 118 (9.34%) C#
2 118 (9.34%) SQL
3 86 (6.80%) Java
4 47 (3.72%) Python
5 37 (2.93%) C
6 35 (2.77%) PHP
7 33 (2.61%) C++
7 33 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 26 (2.06%) Ruby
9 16 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.19%) Go
11 13 (1.03%) ES6
12 12 (0.95%) Embedded C
13 11 (0.87%) Objective-C
14 10 (0.79%) Perl
14 10 (0.79%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.63%) Java 8
15 8 (0.63%) R
16 7 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 106 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.38%) Degree
4 19 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 16 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.19%) ISEB
8 11 (0.87%) CISSP
8 11 (0.87%) MCSE
9 10 (0.79%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.55%) PMP
12 6 (0.47%) CCNA
12 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 5 (0.40%) PhD
14 4 (0.32%) IIBA
14 4 (0.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (9.49%) GDPR
2 51 (4.03%) QA
3 24 (1.90%) SLA
4 21 (1.66%) PMO
5 15 (1.19%) GCP
6 10 (0.79%) COBIT
6 10 (0.79%) COSO
7 9 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.079%) BS25999
12 1 (0.079%) DO-254
12 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.079%) MISRA
12 1 (0.079%) P3O
System Software
1 136 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.32%) Docker
3 35 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (0.95%) vSphere
5 11 (0.87%) BitLocker
6 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.63%) XenServer
9 6 (0.47%) XenApp
10 4 (0.32%) Firmware
10 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.24%) QEMU
11 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.079%) RACF
Systems Management
1 41 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.77%) SCCM
3 23 (1.82%) Puppet
3 23 (1.82%) Terraform
4 20 (1.58%) Ansible
4 20 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.40%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.40%) Kibana
7 5 (0.40%) WSUS
8 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.32%) Mesos
8 4 (0.32%) Nagios
9 3 (0.24%) Salt
9 3 (0.24%) SCOM
10 2 (0.16%) FTK
10 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 174 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.04%) Sony
3 72 (5.70%) iManage
4 65 (5.14%) Citrix
5 45 (3.56%) VMware
6 25 (1.98%) Google
6 25 (1.98%) Oracle
7 21 (1.66%) Ivanti
8 20 (1.58%) Intapp
9 19 (1.50%) SAP
10 17 (1.34%) Aderant
10 17 (1.34%) Forcepoint
11 15 (1.19%) Cisco
12 13 (1.03%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.95%) Hummingbird
13 12 (0.95%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.87%) OpenText
15 10 (0.79%) HP
15 10 (0.79%) Splunk
16 8 (0.63%) Adobe