Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 216 274
Rank change year-on-year -13 +58 +29
Contract jobs citing Law 977 1,377 1,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.32% 0.97%
As % of the General category 3.14% 3.30% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 546 497
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £261 £200
90th Percentile £638 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 17
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +105.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £25.73 £14.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.40 £52.75 £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.63% +105.00% +8.11%

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 31,103 41,750 45,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.00% 39.90% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,974 27,242 29,842
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £269
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1,147 1,107
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +5.00% -8.21% +8.95%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 15 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 5 December 2019. 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 -2 935 £425 -5.56% 370
London -4 545 £470 -1.05% 216
UK excluding London +6 419 £400 - 165
South East +73 99 £408 -6.86% 25
North of England +3 98 £400 - 68
Midlands +81 86 £400 +12.20% 36
North West -4 76 £400 +3.29% 45
East of England -35 55 £410 +21.48% 12
South West -11 53 £444 +7.58% 13
West Midlands +48 44 £406 +17.75% 21
East Midlands +53 42 £400 +10.34% 15
Scotland -20 24 £325 -21.21% 7
Yorkshire +24 21 £400 -5.88% 19
Wales +31 6 £388 - 4
North East +16 1 £388 -8.82% 4

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 194 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (18.63%) Legal
3 177 (18.12%) Microsoft
4 162 (16.58%) .NET
5 152 (15.56%) Windows
6 147 (15.05%) Finance
7 145 (14.84%) JavaScript
8 143 (14.64%) C#
9 134 (13.72%) Information Security
10 122 (12.49%) Azure
11 119 (12.18%) Active Directory
12 111 (11.36%) Security Cleared
13 110 (11.26%) SQL
14 100 (10.24%) Information Security Management
14 100 (10.24%) Security Management
15 99 (10.13%) Sony
15 99 (10.13%) ISMS
16 94 (9.62%) SC Cleared
17 93 (9.52%) Office 365
17 93 (9.52%) Microservices
18 87 (8.90%) AWS
18 87 (8.90%) HTML
19 86 (8.80%) Software Engineering
20 82 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
21 78 (7.98%) ITIL
22 76 (7.78%) Management Information System
23 71 (7.27%) CSS
24 68 (6.96%) SQL Server
24 68 (6.96%) C
25 66 (6.76%) Java

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 48 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 37 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (2.05%) IIS
4 17 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.33%) NServiceBus
6 13 (1.33%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.02%) Confluence
9 9 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.61%) CMS
10 6 (0.61%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.61%) WordPress
11 4 (0.41%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.20%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.20%) Mule
13 2 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 82 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.61%) Simulink
6 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.20%) SPSS
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Sketch
8 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.33%) Elite 3E
2 13 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.10%) assyst
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.10%) Relativity
6 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 122 (12.49%) Azure
2 93 (9.52%) Office 365
3 87 (8.90%) AWS
4 20 (2.05%) GitHub
4 20 (2.05%) PaaS
5 19 (1.94%) GCP
5 19 (1.94%) SaaS
6 17 (1.74%) Power Platform
7 16 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.02%) Serverless
11 9 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.61%) npm
14 5 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.41%) Apigee
15 4 (0.41%) Datadog
15 4 (0.41%) Stackdriver
16 3 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.81%) Firewall
2 28 (2.87%) VPN
3 22 (2.25%) Internet
4 20 (2.05%) WAN
5 17 (1.74%) VLAN
6 16 (1.64%) DNS
6 16 (1.64%) LAN
6 16 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.43%) DHCP
8 13 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (1.23%) FTP
9 12 (1.23%) NaaS
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (1.02%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.02%) Network Security
11 9 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.82%) 4G
13 7 (0.72%) 5G
13 7 (0.72%) Wireless
14 6 (0.61%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.48%) NoSQL
3 19 (1.94%) MongoDB
4 16 (1.64%) Power BI
5 15 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.82%) MySQL
8 6 (0.61%) Big Data
8 6 (0.61%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.41%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.20%) DB2
12 2 (0.20%) IDOL
12 2 (0.20%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.66%) MSTest
3 25 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.35%) Moq
5 20 (2.05%) JIRA
6 13 (1.33%) Selenium
7 10 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.02%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.61%) webpack
10 4 (0.41%) gulp
10 4 (0.41%) Subversion
11 3 (0.31%) fastlane
11 3 (0.31%) Maven
11 3 (0.31%) NUnit
11 3 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 182 (18.63%) Legal
2 147 (15.05%) Finance
3 48 (4.91%) Public Sector
4 42 (4.30%) Banking
5 39 (3.99%) Police
6 27 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.15%) Marketing
8 20 (2.05%) Electronics
9 19 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.54%) Automotive
11 13 (1.33%) Aerospace
12 12 (1.23%) Retail
13 11 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.92%) Publishing
15 8 (0.82%) Local Government
16 6 (0.61%) Games
17 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.41%) Advertising
18 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 270 (27.64%) Developer
2 199 (20.37%) Analyst
3 65 (6.65%) Service Analyst
4 64 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 62 (6.35%) .NET Developer
5 62 (6.35%) Software Engineer
6 59 (6.04%) Architect
7 44 (4.50%) Embedded Engineer
8 42 (4.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 40 (4.09%) Support Analyst
10 36 (3.68%) C# Developer
11 35 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
12 34 (3.48%) Senior Developer
13 32 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (3.28%) Project Manager
14 28 (2.87%) Consultant
15 27 (2.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 27 (2.76%) Technical Leader
16 26 (2.66%) Software Developer
17 25 (2.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (16.58%) .NET
2 87 (8.90%) HTML
3 71 (7.27%) CSS
4 60 (6.14%) AngularJS
5 55 (5.63%) ASP.NET
6 52 (5.32%) React
7 49 (5.02%) Node.js
8 48 (4.91%) .NET Core
9 44 (4.50%) RESTful
10 34 (3.48%) HTML5
11 33 (3.38%) jQuery
12 32 (3.28%) .NET Framework
13 31 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
15 24 (2.46%) Redux
16 23 (2.35%) NHibernate
17 21 (2.15%) CSS3
18 20 (2.05%) Fluent NHibernate
19 19 (1.94%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.78%) Management Information System
2 58 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (2.66%) iPhone
5 21 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 15 (1.54%) PKI
7 15 (1.54%) User Experience
7 15 (1.54%) W3C
8 12 (1.23%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 9 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.82%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.72%) Social Media
13 6 (0.61%) CAN bus
13 6 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 152 (15.56%) Windows
2 55 (5.63%) Linux
2 55 (5.63%) Windows 10
3 40 (4.09%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.58%) Windows 7
5 34 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (3.28%) Android
7 23 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (2.25%) Unix
9 17 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.43%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
14 3 (0.31%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.31%) Solaris
14 3 (0.31%) ThreadX
15 2 (0.20%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (13.72%) Information Security
3 100 (10.24%) Information Security Management
3 100 (10.24%) Security Management
4 99 (10.13%) ISMS
5 93 (9.52%) Microservices
6 86 (8.80%) Software Engineering
7 78 (7.98%) ITIL
8 63 (6.45%) DevOps
9 62 (6.35%) MVC
10 61 (6.24%) Project Management
11 58 (5.94%) Front End Development
12 54 (5.53%) Test Automation
13 53 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (5.42%) TDD
14 52 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (5.22%) Scrum
16 48 (4.91%) Data Protection
17 45 (4.61%) Project Delivery
18 39 (3.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.84%) JavaScript
2 143 (14.64%) C#
3 110 (11.26%) SQL
4 68 (6.96%) C
5 66 (6.76%) Java
6 57 (5.83%) Python
7 55 (5.63%) C++
8 44 (4.50%) Embedded C
9 35 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.56%) Embedded C++
11 19 (1.94%) PHP
12 13 (1.33%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.92%) ES6
14 9 (0.92%) MATLAB
15 7 (0.72%) Ruby
16 6 (0.61%) Perl
17 5 (0.51%) R
17 5 (0.51%) VBA
18 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 94 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.22%) Degree
4 29 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (2.25%) CISSP
7 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.54%) CCNA
8 15 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.43%) AWS Certification
9 14 (1.43%) MCITP
9 14 (1.43%) MCSA
10 13 (1.33%) IISP
11 10 (1.02%) MCP
12 6 (0.61%) CEH
12 6 (0.61%) GIAC
13 5 (0.51%) CCSP
13 5 (0.51%) CRISC
13 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.38%) GDPR
2 26 (2.66%) QA
3 20 (2.05%) WCAG
4 17 (1.74%) PMO
5 13 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.72%) NCSC
9 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.51%) MISRA
9 5 (0.51%) NIST
9 5 (0.51%) SLA
10 4 (0.41%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.20%) DO-254
12 2 (0.20%) GxP
12 2 (0.20%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.10%) GAMP
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 119 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.20%) Docker
3 17 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 17 (1.74%) XenDesktop
4 16 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.33%) XenApp
6 12 (1.23%) Firmware
6 12 (1.23%) vSphere
7 4 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (3.99%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.68%) SCCM
3 20 (2.05%) Terraform
4 16 (1.64%) Ansible
4 16 (1.64%) SCOM
5 14 (1.43%) Puppet
6 13 (1.33%) CASB
6 13 (1.33%) WSUS
7 9 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.41%) Istio
8 4 (0.41%) Nessus
8 4 (0.41%) Nmap
8 4 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.20%) Grafana
10 2 (0.20%) Kibana
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 177 (18.12%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.13%) Sony
3 46 (4.71%) Citrix
4 41 (4.20%) iManage
5 40 (4.09%) Cisco
5 40 (4.09%) VMware
6 33 (3.38%) Oracle
7 31 (3.17%) Splunk
8 28 (2.87%) SAP
9 26 (2.66%) Ivanti
10 21 (2.15%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.84%) Adobe
12 14 (1.43%) F5
12 14 (1.43%) Google
12 14 (1.43%) Meraki
13 12 (1.23%) Ariba
13 12 (1.23%) Intapp
14 8 (0.82%) Tableau
15 7 (0.72%) CheckPoint
16 6 (0.61%) Xamarin