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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 226 312
Rank change year-on-year -42 +86  
Contract jobs citing Law 401 583 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.09% 0.71%
As % of the General category 2.33% 2.85% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 342 228
Median daily rate £450 £413 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £576 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £376 £340
% change year-on-year +12.95% +10.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 8
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £16.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £22.15 £23.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% -  

Law is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17200 20426 21174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.12% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13262 12987
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 498
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Law
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Law as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Law.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Law in the UK

Law
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 342 £450 +8.76% 296
London -20 270 £450 +5.88% 212
City of London -19 58 £500 +11.11% 62
Scotland -13 52 - -
Edinburgh -8 37 - -
South East +17 28 £483 +42.96% 36
Glasgow +3 15 - -
Yorkshire -1 15 £425 +18.05% 7
West Yorkshire -7 14 £425 +18.05% 5
Leeds -1 13 - - 3
Surrey +24 11 £515 +47.14% 22
North West +11 10 £340 +13.33% 11
Hampshire +14 9 £313 -3.84% 3
East of England -11 9 £385 - 5
Hertfordshire +11 8 £400 - 1
Basingstoke +11 7 £313 +71.23%
Manchester -3 7 £340 +94.28% 11
Berkshire +22 6 - - 8
West Midlands +8 5 £525 +35.48% 6
Birmingham -6 4 - - 4
South West -11 4 £400 +35.02% 2
Guildford - 4 £483 - 10
Watford - 3 £400 -
Belfast - 3 £450 - 1
County Antrim - 3 £450 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £450 - 1
Bristol +3 2 £293 -31.17%
Merseyside +3 2 £388 -
Maidenhead -6 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £438 -35.89%

Law
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 274 (33.21%) Finance
2 255 (30.91%) Legal
3 198 (24.00%) Windows
4 160 (19.39%) Data Centre
5 149 (18.06%) Microsoft
6 134 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (13.70%) MS Office
7 113 (13.70%) Security Cleared
8 102 (12.36%) SC Cleared
9 99 (12.00%) Project Management
10 92 (11.15%) SQL
11 90 (10.91%) Active Directory
12 89 (10.79%) Linux
13 88 (10.67%) ITIL
14 83 (10.06%) MS Excel
15 79 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 70 (8.48%) Banking
16 70 (8.48%) VMware
17 69 (8.36%) PRINCE2
18 61 (7.39%) Java
19 60 (7.27%) Windows 7
20 58 (7.03%) Cisco
21 56 (6.79%) Migration
22 55 (6.67%) Degree
22 55 (6.67%) Windows Server
23 47 (5.70%) Change Management
24 46 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
25 45 (5.45%) Windows 10
25 45 (5.45%) Waterfall
25 45 (5.45%) Unix

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 26 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 20 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.09%) Apache
8 9 (1.09%) IIS
8 9 (1.09%) JBoss
9 6 (0.73%) CMS
10 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.48%) Mule
11 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 113 (13.70%) MS Office
2 83 (10.06%) MS Excel
3 40 (4.85%) MS Project
4 26 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.48%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.06%) Office 365
4 7 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (0.85%) IaaS
5 6 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.61%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.61%) PaaS
7 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Slack
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.12%) Firewall
2 27 (3.27%) DNS
2 27 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 25 (3.03%) Network Security
4 24 (2.91%) SAN
5 18 (2.18%) Internet
6 17 (2.06%) Skype
7 16 (1.94%) Unified Communications
8 14 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (1.58%) BIG-IP
10 12 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (1.33%) DHCP
11 11 (1.33%) Extranet
11 11 (1.33%) HTTP
12 10 (1.21%) VoIP
13 9 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (0.97%) FTP
15 6 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 24 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.18%) RDBMS
4 18 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.33%) Power BI
8 10 (1.21%) DB2
8 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.97%) Big Data
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.73%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 27 (3.27%) JIRA
2 20 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.21%) Rational Application Developer
5 8 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.97%) Maven
6 4 (0.48%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.48%) Subversion
7 3 (0.36%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.24%) AnthillPro
8 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.24%) Gradle
8 2 (0.24%) Hudson
8 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.24%) Mockito
8 2 (0.24%) Selenium
8 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.24%) webpack
8 2 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 274 (33.21%) Finance
2 255 (30.91%) Legal
3 70 (8.48%) Banking
4 23 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.42%) Retail
6 15 (1.82%) Marketing
7 14 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.97%) Billing
9 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.48%) Electronics
10 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.48%) Publishing
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
11 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.24%) French Language
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 177 (21.45%) Analyst
2 105 (12.73%) Project Manager
3 85 (10.30%) Developer
4 67 (8.12%) Consultant
5 62 (7.52%) Architect
6 45 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 41 (4.97%) Business Analyst
7 41 (4.97%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (4.12%) Administrator
9 33 (4.00%) Security Consultant
9 33 (4.00%) Trainer
10 26 (3.15%) Commercial Manager
11 24 (2.91%) Help Desk Analyst
11 24 (2.91%) IT Manager
11 24 (2.91%) Java Developer
11 24 (2.91%) Legal Analyst
12 22 (2.67%) Help Desk Support
12 22 (2.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 22 (2.67%) Support Analyst
13 21 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.39%) HTML
1 28 (3.39%) XML
2 23 (2.79%) CSS
3 21 (2.55%) .NET
4 19 (2.30%) Spring
5 16 (1.94%) JSON
6 14 (1.70%) REST
6 14 (1.70%) SOAP
6 14 (1.70%) Spring Boot
7 12 (1.45%) J2EE
7 12 (1.45%) JSP
7 12 (1.45%) Web Services
8 11 (1.33%) JavaBeans
8 11 (1.33%) MDX
8 11 (1.33%) RSS
8 11 (1.33%) Struts
8 11 (1.33%) XSLT
9 10 (1.21%) HTML5
10 9 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.97%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 160 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 32 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.18%) Mainframe
5 18 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (1.94%) iPad
7 14 (1.70%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.58%) Clustering
8 13 (1.58%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.33%) iPhone
9 11 (1.33%) Web 2.0
10 10 (1.21%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (1.21%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (1.21%) NHS
11 9 (1.09%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.09%) Cybercrime
11 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 198 (24.00%) Windows
2 89 (10.79%) Linux
3 60 (7.27%) Windows 7
4 55 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 45 (5.45%) Unix
5 45 (5.45%) Windows 10
6 35 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (3.27%) AIX
8 26 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.18%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.06%) CentOS
12 16 (1.94%) Android
13 14 (1.70%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.21%) Solaris
15 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.73%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.48%) OpenVMS
17 4 (0.48%) Tru64
17 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (12.00%) Project Management
3 88 (10.67%) ITIL
4 79 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (8.36%) PRINCE2
6 56 (6.79%) Migration
7 47 (5.70%) Change Management
8 45 (5.45%) Waterfall
9 43 (5.21%) Service Management
10 42 (5.09%) Practice Management
11 41 (4.97%) Software Testing
12 35 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (4.12%) Service Delivery
14 33 (4.00%) Document Management
14 33 (4.00%) Information Management
15 29 (3.52%) CRM
16 27 (3.27%) DevOps
16 27 (3.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 25 (3.03%) Microservices
18 24 (2.91%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (11.15%) SQL
2 61 (7.39%) Java
3 45 (5.45%) Python
4 38 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.39%) C
6 26 (3.15%) C#
7 23 (2.79%) PHP
8 18 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.06%) Perl
10 13 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 8 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.85%) VBA
14 6 (0.73%) JCL
14 6 (0.73%) Scala
15 5 (0.61%) C++
15 5 (0.61%) ES6
15 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.36%) Ruby
17 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 102 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.67%) Degree
4 24 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 20 (2.42%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.33%) PMP
7 10 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.85%) MCP
9 7 (0.85%) MOS
10 6 (0.73%) ISEB
11 5 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.61%) MCSE
12 4 (0.48%) CIPD
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.36%) CISSP
13 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.79%) SLA
2 16 (1.94%) PMO
3 13 (1.58%) QA
4 8 (0.97%) GDPR
5 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) P3O
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.45%) Docker
4 11 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.09%) XenApp
6 6 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.48%) RACF
8 4 (0.48%) RHEV
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.24%) HDFS
10 2 (0.24%) KVM
10 2 (0.24%) LXC
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.12%) Firmware
11 1 (0.12%) vSphere
11 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.91%) SCCM
2 18 (2.18%) Tivoli
3 16 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 11 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 11 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 11 (1.33%) Puppet
4 11 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (0.97%) WSUS
7 7 (0.85%) Ansible
7 7 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.85%) SCOM
8 6 (0.73%) PowerCLI
8 6 (0.73%) Terraform
9 4 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.48%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 149 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.48%) VMware
3 58 (7.03%) Cisco
4 39 (4.73%) Red Hat
5 38 (4.61%) Citrix
6 37 (4.48%) Oracle
7 29 (3.52%) IBM
8 25 (3.03%) HP
9 24 (2.91%) Symantec
10 22 (2.67%) iManage
11 21 (2.55%) EMC
12 19 (2.30%) NetIQ
13 17 (2.06%) F5
14 16 (1.94%) NetApp
15 15 (1.82%) SAP
16 13 (1.58%) CheckPoint
16 13 (1.58%) Intel Security
16 13 (1.58%) Lumension
17 11 (1.33%) Dell
17 11 (1.33%) Splunk
London
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £580 - £670 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 25 days ago