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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 238 246
Rank change year-on-year -20 +8  
Contract jobs citing Law 420 559 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.04% 0.93%
As % of the General category 2.29% 2.82% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 295 317
Median daily rate £450 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £700 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 31 19
Median hourly rate £76.00 £17.45 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +335.65% +5.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £16.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.20 £19.00 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.45 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +5.72%  

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 18352 19802 22234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.20% 36.80% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12044 13204 14221
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £630 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 466 546
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.15 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 June 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 +4 386 £450 - 351
London -14 259 £470 +2.84% 254
City of London +3 66 £475 +11.76% 68
East of England 0 39 £409 - 2
South East +2 35 £575 +91.66% 38
North West +36 33 £325 -35.80% 27
Hertfordshire +24 30 £413 - 1
Manchester +29 29 £300 -41.46% 12
Scotland -29 29 £375 -6.25% 2
Berkshire +30 21 £525 +110.00% 7
Edinburgh -35 16 £375 -
Yorkshire -10 11 £300 -27.71% 6
Slough - 9 £250 -
Surrey +11 8 £680 +113.33% 17
West Yorkshire -15 8 £306 -28.77% 5
Glasgow -14 6 - - 2
Essex -35 6 £475 - 1
Reading +9 5 £475 +90.00% 4
Leeds -9 5 £275 -36.04% 4
Watford - 5 £360 -
Westminster +9 4 £450 -35.78%
South West +3 4 £275 -21.42% 11
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £544 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £763 -
Bracknell - 4 £625 - 1
Guildford +3 3 £503 +25.62% 4
East Midlands -5 3 £313 -40.47%
Croydon - 3 £438 -
Cheshire +20 2 - - 12
Hampshire +10 2 £115 -39.47% 9

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 242 (29.99%) Legal
2 227 (28.13%) Finance
3 143 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (15.99%) Windows
5 119 (14.75%) Data Centre
6 114 (14.13%) Project Management
7 111 (13.75%) Microsoft
8 106 (13.14%) Programme Delivery
9 98 (12.14%) SQL
10 93 (11.52%) Security Cleared
11 83 (10.29%) SC Cleared
12 72 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 70 (8.67%) ITIL
14 64 (7.93%) PRINCE2
15 62 (7.68%) Banking
16 61 (7.56%) Linux
17 60 (7.43%) Degree
18 57 (7.06%) Active Directory
19 55 (6.82%) Service Management
19 55 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
20 53 (6.57%) Migration
21 52 (6.44%) VMware
22 50 (6.20%) Business Analysis
22 50 (6.20%) SQL Server
23 48 (5.95%) Python
23 48 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
24 47 (5.82%) Java
25 45 (5.58%) Waterfall
26 42 (5.20%) Risk Management
27 41 (5.08%) JavaScript

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 19 (2.35%) Skype for Business
2 18 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.61%) JBoss
6 12 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.12%) Apache
7 9 (1.12%) CMS
7 9 (1.12%) IIS
7 9 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.62%) Confluence
11 4 (0.50%) Mule
12 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 55 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.37%) Relativity
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (1.61%) IaaS
4 12 (1.49%) Office 365
4 12 (1.49%) PaaS
5 7 (0.87%) SaaS
6 6 (0.74%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.25%) Slack
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.35%) Firewall
2 26 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.48%) Network Security
4 16 (1.98%) Unified Communications
5 15 (1.86%) Skype
6 14 (1.73%) Internet
6 14 (1.73%) VPN
6 14 (1.73%) WAN
7 13 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (1.61%) DNS
7 13 (1.61%) SAN
8 11 (1.36%) FTP
9 10 (1.24%) HTTP
10 9 (1.12%) BIG-IP
10 9 (1.12%) VoIP
11 7 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.87%) LAN
12 6 (0.74%) Extranet
13 5 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (1.73%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.49%) Power BI
7 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.12%) Big Data
10 9 (1.12%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.87%) DB2
11 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.73%) JIRA
3 10 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.24%) Maven
4 9 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.74%) IDA Disassembler
6 6 (0.74%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.74%) OllyDbg
6 6 (0.74%) Selenium
7 4 (0.50%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.37%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.37%) MSI
8 3 (0.37%) Rational Application Developer
8 3 (0.37%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.25%) Hudson
9 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.25%) webpack
General
1 242 (29.99%) Legal
2 227 (28.13%) Finance
3 62 (7.68%) Banking
4 22 (2.73%) Marketing
5 20 (2.48%) Retail
6 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.36%) Billing
9 10 (1.24%) Publishing
10 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.87%) Electronics
12 6 (0.74%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.50%) Local Government
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) French Language
14 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 148 (18.34%) Analyst
2 100 (12.39%) Consultant
3 97 (12.02%) Developer
4 87 (10.78%) Project Manager
5 75 (9.29%) Architect
6 58 (7.19%) Business Analyst
7 56 (6.94%) Security Consultant
8 29 (3.59%) Trainer
9 25 (3.10%) IT Manager
9 25 (3.10%) Service Analyst
9 25 (3.10%) Support Analyst
10 23 (2.85%) Administrator
10 23 (2.85%) Java Developer
11 21 (2.60%) Legal Analyst
12 20 (2.48%) Commercial Manager
12 20 (2.48%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (2.23%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.23%) IT Trainer
14 17 (2.11%) C# Developer
14 17 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.21%) HTML
2 30 (3.72%) .NET
3 28 (3.47%) CSS
4 24 (2.97%) XML
5 19 (2.35%) Web Services
6 18 (2.23%) REST
6 18 (2.23%) Spring
7 15 (1.86%) JSON
8 14 (1.73%) AngularJS
9 13 (1.61%) SOAP
9 13 (1.61%) XSLT
10 12 (1.49%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.36%) RSS
12 10 (1.24%) ISPF
12 10 (1.24%) J2EE
12 10 (1.24%) RESTful
13 9 (1.12%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.12%) MDX
14 8 (0.99%) jQuery
14 8 (0.99%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 119 (14.75%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 12 (1.49%) Clustering
5 12 (1.49%) e-Learning
5 12 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.36%) Web 2.0
7 10 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (0.99%) Cybercrime
8 8 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.99%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.87%) Fintech
9 7 (0.87%) Replication
9 7 (0.87%) User Experience
10 6 (0.74%) BYOD
10 6 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.99%) Windows
2 61 (7.56%) Linux
3 40 (4.96%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.46%) Windows 7
5 34 (4.21%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.73%) Unix
6 22 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.11%) CentOS
8 16 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.86%) AIX
9 15 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.36%) VMS
10 11 (1.36%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.99%) Android
11 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.62%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.50%) Solaris
15 3 (0.37%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (14.13%) Project Management
3 106 (13.14%) Programme Delivery
4 72 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (8.67%) ITIL
6 64 (7.93%) PRINCE2
7 55 (6.82%) Service Management
8 53 (6.57%) Migration
9 50 (6.20%) Business Analysis
10 45 (5.58%) Waterfall
11 42 (5.20%) Risk Management
12 40 (4.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 39 (4.83%) Information Security
14 36 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (4.46%) DevOps
14 36 (4.46%) Scrum
15 34 (4.21%) Service Delivery
16 33 (4.09%) Document Management
17 31 (3.84%) Software Testing
18 27 (3.35%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (12.14%) SQL
2 48 (5.95%) Python
3 47 (5.82%) Java
4 41 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 38 (4.71%) C#
6 32 (3.97%) PowerShell
7 25 (3.10%) Perl
8 21 (2.60%) C
9 16 (1.98%) PHP
10 10 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 10 (1.24%) JCL
10 10 (1.24%) VBA
11 6 (0.74%) Scala
11 6 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.50%) ES6
13 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.37%) C++
14 3 (0.37%) Ruby
14 3 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 93 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 83 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 60 (7.43%) Degree
4 23 (2.85%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 18 (2.23%) PMP
8 16 (1.98%) CISSP
8 16 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.49%) CISM
10 11 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.24%) MCSE
11 10 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.12%) ISEB
13 7 (0.87%) MCP
14 5 (0.62%) CCNP
14 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.23%) SLA
2 15 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.86%) QA
3 14 (1.73%) GDPR
4 13 (1.61%) NIST 800
5 10 (1.24%) PMO
6 5 (0.62%) COBIT
7 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.37%) P3O
8 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 57 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.36%) Docker
4 11 (1.36%) VirtualBox
5 10 (1.24%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (0.87%) XenApp
7 5 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.37%) HDFS
9 3 (0.37%) RHEV
9 3 (0.37%) vSphere
10 2 (0.25%) RACF
10 2 (0.25%) vCloud
10 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.36%) Puppet
2 11 (1.36%) SCCM
3 10 (1.24%) Tivoli
4 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.99%) Ansible
5 8 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.74%) EnCase
7 6 (0.74%) PowerCLI
7 6 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.50%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.50%) yum
9 3 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.37%) Graphite
9 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 111 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.44%) VMware
3 37 (4.58%) Oracle
4 35 (4.34%) Citrix
5 34 (4.21%) Cisco
6 31 (3.84%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.10%) IBM
8 24 (2.97%) HP
9 21 (2.60%) SAP
10 20 (2.48%) iManage
11 17 (2.11%) Symantec
12 13 (1.61%) EMC
12 13 (1.61%) Splunk
13 12 (1.49%) F5
14 10 (1.24%) NetIQ
15 8 (0.99%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.87%) CheckPoint
17 6 (0.74%) Ariba
17 6 (0.74%) McAfee
17 6 (0.74%) Reuters
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