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 29 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 235 301
Rank change year-on-year -30 +66  
Contract jobs citing Law 403 581 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.08% 0.71%
As % of the General category 2.34% 2.83% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 342 225
Median daily rate £450 £414 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% +6.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £581 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £340
% change year-on-year +9.67% +13.97%  
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 17247 20529 20942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.13% 38.14% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11277 13345 12829
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 509 489
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +24.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

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 29 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 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 -24 345 £450 +8.43% 299
London -15 273 £465 +9.41% 211
City of London -12 59 £500 +11.11% 65
Scotland -15 51 - - 1
Edinburgh -9 37 - -
South East +22 28 £483 +42.96% 37
Yorkshire -1 14 £425 +18.05% 8
Glasgow -1 14 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 13 £425 +18.05% 5
Leeds -5 12 - - 3
North West +12 11 £340 -2.85% 11
Surrey +11 11 £515 +47.14% 21
Hampshire +17 9 £313 -3.84% 4
East of England -13 9 £385 - 6
Hertfordshire +5 8 £400 - 1
Manchester +5 8 £340 +94.28% 10
Basingstoke +10 7 £313 +71.23%
Berkshire +24 6 - - 9
West Midlands +8 5 £525 +35.48% 6
Birmingham -4 4 - - 4
South West -14 4 £400 +35.02% 2
Guildford - 4 £483 - 10
Watford - 3 £400 -
Belfast - 3 £450 -
County Antrim - 3 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £450 -
Merseyside +3 2 £388 - 1
Bristol -1 2 £293 -31.17% 1
Milton Keynes -2 2 £438 -56.25%
Maidenhead -7 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 276 (33.41%) Finance
2 257 (31.11%) Legal
3 196 (23.73%) Windows
4 160 (19.37%) Data Centre
5 148 (17.92%) Microsoft
6 136 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (13.68%) Security Cleared
8 112 (13.56%) MS Office
9 102 (12.35%) SC Cleared
10 99 (11.99%) Project Management
11 92 (11.14%) SQL
12 89 (10.77%) Linux
13 88 (10.65%) ITIL
13 88 (10.65%) Active Directory
14 83 (10.05%) MS Excel
15 81 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
16 72 (8.72%) Banking
17 69 (8.35%) VMware
17 69 (8.35%) PRINCE2
18 62 (7.51%) Java
19 60 (7.26%) Windows 7
20 58 (7.02%) Cisco
21 56 (6.78%) Migration
21 56 (6.78%) Degree
22 54 (6.54%) Windows Server
23 46 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (5.57%) Change Management
24 45 (5.45%) Unix
24 45 (5.45%) Python
24 45 (5.45%) Windows 10

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
1 26 (3.15%) Skype for Business
2 20 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (1.09%) Apache
6 9 (1.09%) IIS
6 9 (1.09%) JBoss
7 6 (0.73%) CMS
8 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
8 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.48%) Mule
9 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 112 (13.56%) MS Office
2 83 (10.05%) MS Excel
3 40 (4.84%) MS Project
4 26 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.36%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.66%) 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
5 6 (0.73%) PaaS
6 5 (0.61%) Mimecast
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%) TCP/IP
3 26 (3.15%) DNS
4 25 (3.03%) Network Security
5 24 (2.91%) SAN
6 18 (2.18%) Internet
6 18 (2.18%) Skype
7 17 (2.06%) Unified Communications
8 14 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (1.57%) BIG-IP
10 12 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (1.33%) Extranet
11 11 (1.33%) HTTP
12 10 (1.21%) DHCP
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 (1.57%) 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%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (3.27%) JIRA
2 21 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.57%) 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%) CruiseControl
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%) Toad
8 2 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 276 (33.41%) Finance
2 257 (31.11%) Legal
3 72 (8.72%) Banking
4 23 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.54%) Retail
6 15 (1.82%) Marketing
6 15 (1.82%) Retail Banking
7 8 (0.97%) Billing
8 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.48%) Electronics
9 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.48%) Publishing
10 3 (0.36%) Advertising
10 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.24%) French Language
11 2 (0.24%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 176 (21.31%) Analyst
2 105 (12.71%) Project Manager
3 86 (10.41%) Developer
4 66 (7.99%) Consultant
5 63 (7.63%) Architect
6 45 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 41 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 41 (4.96%) 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 25 (3.03%) Java Developer
12 24 (2.91%) Help Desk Analyst
12 24 (2.91%) IT Manager
12 24 (2.91%) Legal Analyst
13 22 (2.66%) Help Desk Support
13 22 (2.66%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 21 (2.54%) Support Analyst
14 21 (2.54%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.39%) HTML
1 28 (3.39%) XML
2 23 (2.78%) CSS
3 21 (2.54%) .NET
4 20 (2.42%) Spring
5 16 (1.94%) JSON
6 15 (1.82%) Spring Boot
7 14 (1.69%) REST
7 14 (1.69%) SOAP
8 12 (1.45%) J2EE
8 12 (1.45%) JSP
8 12 (1.45%) Web Services
9 11 (1.33%) JavaBeans
9 11 (1.33%) MDX
9 11 (1.33%) RSS
9 11 (1.33%) Struts
9 11 (1.33%) XSLT
10 10 (1.21%) HTML5
11 9 (1.09%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.97%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 160 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 32 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.18%) Mainframe
5 18 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (1.94%) iPad
7 14 (1.69%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.57%) Clustering
8 13 (1.57%) 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
11 9 (1.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 196 (23.73%) Windows
2 89 (10.77%) Linux
3 60 (7.26%) Windows 7
4 54 (6.54%) 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 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.18%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.06%) CentOS
12 16 (1.94%) Android
13 14 (1.69%) 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
1 136 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (11.99%) Project Management
3 88 (10.65%) ITIL
4 81 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (8.35%) PRINCE2
6 56 (6.78%) Migration
7 46 (5.57%) Change Management
8 45 (5.45%) Waterfall
9 42 (5.08%) Practice Management
9 42 (5.08%) Service Management
10 41 (4.96%) Software Testing
11 35 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (4.12%) Information Management
12 34 (4.12%) Service Delivery
13 33 (4.00%) Document Management
14 29 (3.51%) CRM
14 29 (3.51%) DevOps
15 27 (3.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 26 (3.15%) Microservices
17 25 (3.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (11.14%) SQL
2 62 (7.51%) Java
3 45 (5.45%) Python
4 39 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.39%) C
6 26 (3.15%) C#
7 23 (2.78%) PHP
8 17 (2.06%) Perl
8 17 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.85%) VBA
13 6 (0.73%) JCL
13 6 (0.73%) Scala
14 5 (0.61%) C++
14 5 (0.61%) ES6
14 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.36%) Ruby
16 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 102 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.78%) 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%) CEH
13 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.78%) SLA
2 16 (1.94%) PMO
3 13 (1.57%) 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 88 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 43 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.57%) Docker
4 10 (1.21%) 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%) Virtual Machines
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
7 7 (0.85%) Ansible
7 7 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.85%) WSUS
8 6 (0.73%) PowerCLI
8 6 (0.73%) SCOM
8 6 (0.73%) Terraform
9 4 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.48%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 148 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.35%) VMware
3 58 (7.02%) Cisco
4 39 (4.72%) Red Hat
5 38 (4.60%) Citrix
6 37 (4.48%) Oracle
7 29 (3.51%) IBM
8 25 (3.03%) HP
8 25 (3.03%) Symantec
9 22 (2.66%) iManage
10 21 (2.54%) EMC
11 19 (2.30%) NetIQ
12 17 (2.06%) F5
13 16 (1.94%) NetApp
14 15 (1.82%) SAP
15 13 (1.57%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.57%) Intel Security
15 13 (1.57%) Lumension
16 11 (1.33%) Dell
16 11 (1.33%) Splunk
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