Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 226 222 224
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +81
Contract jobs citing Law 760 1,269 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.29% 1.21%
As % of the General category 3.02% 3.22% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 553 601
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £232 £213 £211
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 25
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +106.52% +17.78%
10th Percentile £23.60 £31.75 £12.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +5.56% +106.52% +17.78%

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 25,135 39,384 42,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.31% 40.08% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,935 25,786 28,221
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £271 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £434 £413
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1,110 1,124
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.41
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 £21.79
% change year-on-year -0.67% -7.09% +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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 16 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 23 February 2020. 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 -3 720 £425 -5.03% 463
London -6 386 £450 - 245
UK excluding London +12 358 £410 +2.50% 235
Midlands +90 84 £406 +10.17% 49
North of England -20 81 £401 -2.91% 88
South East +76 79 £400 -15.79% 35
East Midlands +69 49 £413 +11.86% 34
South West +14 47 £450 +29.96% 22
North West -30 46 £401 +0.13% 58
East of England -23 42 £410 +20.59% 24
West Midlands +59 34 £388 +7.64% 15
Yorkshire +37 34 £401 -2.91% 30
Scotland -26 23 £375 -7.69% 14
Wales +15 2 £401 -40.67% 2
North East +20 1 £388 -8.82%
Northern Ireland +12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 139 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 117 (15.39%) Finance
4 115 (15.13%) SQL
5 114 (15.00%) Windows
6 113 (14.87%) .NET
6 113 (14.87%) Legal
7 106 (13.95%) Security Cleared
8 98 (12.89%) JavaScript
9 96 (12.63%) C#
10 91 (11.97%) Information Security
11 89 (11.71%) Active Directory
12 87 (11.45%) SC Cleared
13 82 (10.79%) Azure
14 76 (10.00%) Information Security Management
14 76 (10.00%) Security Management
15 75 (9.87%) Sony
15 75 (9.87%) ISMS
16 71 (9.34%) HTML
17 68 (8.95%) SQL Server
18 64 (8.42%) Project Management
19 62 (8.16%) CSS
20 61 (8.03%) Office 365
21 58 (7.63%) Software Engineering
22 57 (7.50%) Management Information System
23 56 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
23 56 (7.37%) ITIL
23 56 (7.37%) AWS
24 49 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
25 48 (6.32%) MVC

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 29 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.71%) Confluence
4 9 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.92%) NServiceBus
6 6 (0.79%) CMS
7 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.66%) WordPress
8 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.39%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.26%) Drupal
10 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.26%) JBoss
10 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.79%) Simulink
6 6 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) Revit
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.37%) Elite 3E
2 15 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.66%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.39%) Magento
6 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) assyst
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.13%) Relativity
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) Shopify
7 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.79%) Azure
2 61 (8.03%) Office 365
3 56 (7.37%) AWS
4 31 (4.08%) Power Platform
5 14 (1.84%) GitHub
6 11 (1.45%) GCP
7 10 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.32%) SaaS
8 9 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.66%) Serverless
12 4 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.53%) PaaS
13 3 (0.39%) Datadog
13 3 (0.39%) IaaS
13 3 (0.39%) iTunes
13 3 (0.39%) npm
13 3 (0.39%) Stackdriver
14 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.08%) Firewall
2 16 (2.11%) DNS
2 16 (2.11%) WAN
3 15 (1.97%) DHCP
4 14 (1.84%) LAN
4 14 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.71%) VPN
6 11 (1.45%) FTP
7 10 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (1.32%) Network Security
7 10 (1.32%) Wireless
8 9 (1.18%) Internet
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.79%) NetScaler
9 6 (0.79%) SAN
10 5 (0.66%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.53%) NaaS
11 4 (0.53%) VLAN
12 3 (0.39%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.08%) Power BI
2 31 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.24%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.32%) MySQL
8 6 (0.79%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.79%) GIS
9 5 (0.66%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.39%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 32 (4.21%) Visual Studio
2 29 (3.82%) JIRA
3 24 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (3.03%) Moq
4 23 (3.03%) MSTest
5 10 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (0.92%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.79%) gulp
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.53%) Grunt
10 4 (0.53%) Subversion
11 3 (0.39%) fastlane
11 3 (0.39%) GitLab
11 3 (0.39%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.39%) Mocha
11 3 (0.39%) webpack
11 3 (0.39%) Zephyr
General
1 117 (15.39%) Finance
2 113 (14.87%) Legal
3 47 (6.18%) Public Sector
4 26 (3.42%) Banking
4 26 (3.42%) Police
5 23 (3.03%) Retail
6 20 (2.63%) Marketing
7 19 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.58%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.58%) Electronics
9 12 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.32%) Publishing
11 9 (1.18%) Local Government
12 8 (1.05%) Automotive
13 6 (0.79%) Back Office
13 6 (0.79%) Military
14 5 (0.66%) Advertising
14 5 (0.66%) Avionics
15 3 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 230 (30.26%) Developer
2 150 (19.74%) Analyst
3 48 (6.32%) Service Analyst
4 47 (6.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 38 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 32 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
7 31 (4.08%) Architect
7 31 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.55%) Support Analyst
9 23 (3.03%) Business Analyst
10 22 (2.89%) Consultant
10 22 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 22 (2.89%) Software Developer
11 21 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
12 20 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 20 (2.63%) SQL Developer
13 18 (2.37%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (14.87%) .NET
2 71 (9.34%) HTML
3 62 (8.16%) CSS
4 41 (5.39%) AngularJS
5 39 (5.13%) ASP.NET
6 37 (4.87%) .NET Core
7 33 (4.34%) React
8 29 (3.82%) jQuery
9 28 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (3.68%) HTML5
10 26 (3.42%) Node.js
11 25 (3.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 23 (3.03%) NHibernate
13 21 (2.76%) RESTful
14 20 (2.63%) Fluent NHibernate
14 20 (2.63%) Vue.js
15 19 (2.50%) CSS3
16 17 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
17 16 (2.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 43 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.03%) iPhone
5 20 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.97%) W3C
7 13 (1.71%) User Experience
8 12 (1.58%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.18%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (0.92%) VHDL
12 6 (0.79%) CAN bus
12 6 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.66%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
13 5 (0.66%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.00%) Windows
2 45 (5.92%) Windows 10
3 40 (5.26%) Linux
4 30 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 24 (3.16%) Android
7 17 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.53%) Unix
11 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.26%) SafeRTOS
12 2 (0.26%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (11.97%) Information Security
3 76 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 76 (10.00%) Security Management
4 75 (9.87%) ISMS
5 64 (8.42%) Project Management
6 58 (7.63%) Software Engineering
7 56 (7.37%) ITIL
8 49 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (6.32%) Front End Development
9 48 (6.32%) MVC
10 42 (5.53%) Microservices
11 41 (5.39%) Scrum
12 40 (5.26%) TDD
13 35 (4.61%) DevOps
14 34 (4.47%) Data Protection
14 34 (4.47%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (4.34%) Test Automation
16 30 (3.95%) Project Delivery
16 30 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (15.13%) SQL
2 98 (12.89%) JavaScript
3 96 (12.63%) C#
4 46 (6.05%) Python
5 42 (5.53%) C
6 41 (5.39%) Java
7 35 (4.61%) C++
8 29 (3.82%) PowerShell
9 25 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 23 (3.03%) Embedded C
11 15 (1.97%) Embedded C++
11 15 (1.97%) PHP
12 8 (1.05%) ES6
13 7 (0.92%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.79%) R
15 5 (0.66%) Perl
15 5 (0.66%) Ruby
16 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 87 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.34%) Degree
4 20 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.32%) MCP
7 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.79%) CCNA
9 5 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (0.66%) CCSP
9 5 (0.66%) CISSP
9 5 (0.66%) CRISC
9 5 (0.66%) GIAC
9 5 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.66%) PMP
10 4 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.53%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.53%) MCITP
10 4 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.63%) GDPR
1 20 (2.63%) WCAG
2 18 (2.37%) QA
3 13 (1.71%) PMO
4 10 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.79%) NCSC
7 5 (0.66%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (0.66%) NIST
8 4 (0.53%) MISRA
9 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.39%) SLA
10 2 (0.26%) DO-254
10 2 (0.26%) GxP
11 1 (0.13%) GAMP
11 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 89 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.37%) Docker
2 18 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.97%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.05%) vSphere
4 8 (1.05%) XenApp
5 6 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.53%) Firmware
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (2.89%) SCCM
2 20 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.84%) Terraform
4 9 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.92%) Ansible
6 6 (0.79%) SCOM
7 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.53%) Puppet
7 4 (0.53%) WSUS
8 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.39%) Istio
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.39%) Packer
9 2 (0.26%) Control-M
9 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.13%) DameWare
10 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 128 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 75 (9.87%) Sony
3 46 (6.05%) Citrix
4 40 (5.26%) Oracle
5 33 (4.34%) iManage
6 30 (3.95%) VMware
7 28 (3.68%) Cisco
8 22 (2.89%) SAP
9 20 (2.63%) Ivanti
10 18 (2.37%) Tableau
11 15 (1.97%) Splunk
12 14 (1.84%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.71%) Intapp
14 8 (1.05%) Google
15 7 (0.92%) Adobe
15 7 (0.92%) Ariba
15 7 (0.92%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.92%) Meraki
16 6 (0.79%) IBM
16 6 (0.79%) Nimble Storage