Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 241 227
Rank change year-on-year +29 -14 -11
Contract jobs citing Law 620 664 1,191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.11% 1.23%
As % of the General category 2.89% 2.96% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 373 563
10th Percentile £261 £235 £232
25th Percentile £350 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £438 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.34% -2.78% +1.12%
75th Percentile £538 £550 £538
90th Percentile £600 £643 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £411 £400
% change year-on-year - +2.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 44 38
10th Percentile £21.37 £21.38 £31.99
25th Percentile £28.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +34.33%
75th Percentile £48.75 £48.94 £48.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% +5.56% +20.00%

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 21,454 22,408 38,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.87% 37.41% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,576 14,783 25,735
10th Percentile £306 £270 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £484
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -0.67% +1.89%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -3.37% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 771 709 933
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.78
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% +3.09% -0.69%
75th Percentile £44.39 £43.75 £41.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.37% +0.13% +5.26%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +35 577 £440 +0.57% 283
UK excluding London +54 284 £411 - 177
London -7 233 £475 -2.56% 116
Work from Home -119 151 £425 -14.14% 33
Midlands +29 82 £438 +9.38% 42
North of England +45 66 £419 +4.69% 62
West Midlands +50 59 £438 +12.90% 24
South East +43 56 £388 -3.13% 30
North West +38 38 £438 +11.11% 40
East of England +28 30 £475 +15.85% 10
South West +34 27 £488 +13.04% 20
Yorkshire +16 23 £353 -21.67% 16
East Midlands +2 23 £413 +3.13% 17
Scotland +4 13 £430 -26.81% 11
Wales +22 8 £485 +19.02% 2
North East - 5 £475 - 6
Northern Ireland +11 4 £500 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 140 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (20.97%) Security Cleared
3 114 (18.39%) SC Cleared
4 107 (17.26%) Microsoft
5 101 (16.29%) Finance
6 97 (15.65%) Azure
7 86 (13.87%) Public Sector
8 76 (12.26%) Legal
9 63 (10.16%) Software Engineering
10 61 (9.84%) Migration
11 58 (9.35%) JavaScript
12 54 (8.71%) HTML
12 54 (8.71%) Power Platform
13 53 (8.55%) C++
14 52 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (7.90%) SQL
15 49 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 49 (7.90%) Project Delivery
16 48 (7.74%) Project Management
17 45 (7.26%) Windows
18 44 (7.10%) CSS
19 42 (6.77%) Python
20 41 (6.61%) C
21 40 (6.45%) SQL Server
21 40 (6.45%) Information Security
22 39 (6.29%) Oracle
22 39 (6.29%) Linux
22 39 (6.29%) AWS
23 35 (5.65%) SaaS
23 35 (5.65%) .NET

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 14 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.77%) Jadu
3 6 (0.97%) CMS
3 6 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.81%) nginx
4 5 (0.81%) WordPress
5 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.48%) FileNet
6 3 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (0.48%) SAS
6 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
8 1 (0.16%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 19 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.77%) Chatbot
4 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.45%) Simulink
6 4 (0.65%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.32%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.48%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) assyst
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 97 (15.65%) Azure
2 54 (8.71%) Power Platform
3 39 (6.29%) AWS
4 35 (5.65%) SaaS
5 22 (3.55%) PowerApps
6 21 (3.39%) Microsoft 365
7 20 (3.23%) Logic Apps
8 18 (2.90%) GCP
9 17 (2.74%) Amazon ECS
10 12 (1.94%) PaaS
11 9 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.13%) GitHub
13 6 (0.97%) IaaS
14 5 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.81%) Serverless
15 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
16 3 (0.48%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.03%) Firewall
2 16 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.10%) Network Security
4 11 (1.77%) Calico
5 8 (1.29%) HTTP
6 7 (1.13%) DNS
6 7 (1.13%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.97%) SNMP
7 6 (0.97%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.65%) VPN
8 4 (0.65%) Wireless
9 3 (0.48%) 4G
9 3 (0.48%) DHCP
9 3 (0.48%) LTE
9 3 (0.48%) Modbus
9 3 (0.48%) RS-485
9 3 (0.48%) WAN
10 2 (0.32%) 5G
10 2 (0.32%) RS-422
10 2 (0.32%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.32%) Power BI
3 16 (2.58%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.10%) Cosmos DB
5 12 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.29%) Tableau
9 6 (0.97%) MySQL
10 5 (0.81%) Big Data
10 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.32%) Adabas
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (2.90%) JIRA
2 16 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.81%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.65%) GitLab
7 4 (0.65%) NetBeans
7 4 (0.65%) Selenium
7 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.48%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.48%) JUnit
8 3 (0.48%) Maven
8 3 (0.48%) Postman
8 3 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
8 3 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 101 (16.29%) Finance
2 86 (13.87%) Public Sector
3 76 (12.26%) Legal
4 28 (4.52%) Local Government
5 25 (4.03%) Electronics
6 14 (2.26%) Banking
6 14 (2.26%) Police
7 13 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.61%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.61%) Billing
8 10 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.13%) Marketing
10 7 (1.13%) Retail
11 4 (0.65%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Games
12 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Military
13 2 (0.32%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 106 (17.10%) Developer
2 70 (11.29%) Analyst
3 60 (9.68%) Architect
4 46 (7.42%) Project Manager
5 42 (6.77%) Software Engineer
6 31 (5.00%) Consultant
7 20 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 20 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (2.74%) Embedded Engineer
9 16 (2.58%) Data Architect
9 16 (2.58%) Designer
10 14 (2.26%) Cloud Consultant
10 14 (2.26%) Software Developer
11 13 (2.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (2.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 13 (2.10%) IT Manager
12 12 (1.94%) C++ Developer
13 11 (1.77%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (1.77%) IT Project Manager
13 11 (1.77%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.71%) HTML
2 44 (7.10%) CSS
3 35 (5.65%) .NET
4 31 (5.00%) HTML5
5 29 (4.68%) Web Services
6 23 (3.71%) JSON
6 23 (3.71%) RESTful
7 22 (3.55%) React
8 19 (3.06%) Node.js
9 16 (2.58%) CSS3
10 14 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.77%) Twig
12 9 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (1.45%) REST
13 8 (1.29%) .NET Core
13 8 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.29%) Vue.js
14 7 (1.13%) HTML5 Canvas
14 7 (1.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.84%) User Experience
2 23 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.42%) NHS
5 14 (2.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 14 (2.26%) Private Cloud
6 12 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.77%) Social Media
8 8 (1.29%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.97%) Analogue Electronics
10 6 (0.97%) Cybercrime
10 6 (0.97%) Device Driver
10 6 (0.97%) VHDL
11 5 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.65%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.26%) Windows
2 39 (6.29%) Linux
3 24 (3.87%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.45%) Android
7 8 (1.29%) Unix
8 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.81%) FreeRTOS
11 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.48%) ThreadX
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (10.16%) Software Engineering
3 61 (9.84%) Migration
4 52 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (7.90%) Project Delivery
5 49 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (7.74%) Project Management
7 40 (6.45%) Information Security
8 32 (5.16%) Change Management
8 32 (5.16%) Document Management
9 28 (4.52%) DevOps
10 27 (4.35%) Data Protection
11 26 (4.19%) Decision-Making
11 26 (4.19%) Service Delivery
12 25 (4.03%) ITIL
12 25 (4.03%) Scrum
13 23 (3.71%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (3.71%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (3.71%) Waterfall
14 20 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.35%) JavaScript
2 53 (8.55%) C++
3 49 (7.90%) SQL
4 42 (6.77%) Python
5 41 (6.61%) C
6 35 (5.65%) C#
7 31 (5.00%) Java
8 17 (2.74%) PHP
9 15 (2.42%) Embedded C
10 13 (2.10%) Embedded C++
11 12 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.61%) Go
12 10 (1.61%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.13%) Ada
13 7 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.97%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.97%) Ruby
15 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 114 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.71%) Degree
4 15 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.10%) CISSP
6 6 (0.97%) ISEB
7 5 (0.81%) CISM
7 5 (0.81%) PhD
7 5 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.48%) HND
8 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.48%) MCSE
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.32%) MCIPD
9 2 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.48%) GDPR
2 13 (2.10%) QA
3 10 (1.61%) PMO
4 9 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.81%) WCAG
7 4 (0.65%) IFRS
7 4 (0.65%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.48%) NIST
8 3 (0.48%) SLA
9 2 (0.32%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.32%) GRC
9 2 (0.32%) NCSC
10 1 (0.16%) MiFID
10 1 (0.16%) MISRA
10 1 (0.16%) PSD2
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.42%) Docker
4 11 (1.77%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.97%) Firmware
5 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.48%) vSphere
7 2 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.26%) Istio
3 7 (1.13%) SCCM
3 7 (1.13%) SCOM
4 6 (0.97%) Terraform
5 4 (0.65%) Ansible
5 4 (0.65%) EnCase
6 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.48%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.48%) Puppet
6 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.32%) Grafana
7 2 (0.32%) Kustomize
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.32%) PTC Integrity
7 2 (0.32%) QRadar
8 1 (0.16%) Consul
8 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 107 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.29%) Oracle
3 23 (3.71%) VMware
4 18 (2.90%) iManage
5 14 (2.26%) F5
6 12 (1.94%) SAP
7 9 (1.45%) Citrix
7 9 (1.45%) IBM
8 8 (1.29%) Adobe
9 7 (1.13%) Cisco
9 7 (1.13%) Google
9 7 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.97%) EMC
10 6 (0.97%) Intapp
10 6 (0.97%) Xilinx
11 5 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.81%) Splunk
12 4 (0.65%) Altera
12 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.65%) SolarWinds