Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 239 217 233
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 -15
Contract jobs citing Law 1,039 454 983
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.26% 1.20%
As % of the General category 2.20% 2.39% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 242 566
10th Percentile £258 £269 £213
25th Percentile £380 £356 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £526
90th Percentile £678 £636 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 53
10th Percentile £14.25 £21.45 £26.25
25th Percentile £18.00 £27.88 £41.25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.18% -6.59% +8.98%
75th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £55.38 £57.50 £51.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -8.60% +13.41%

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 47,125 18,963 41,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.25% 52.54% 50.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,304 12,802 27,056
10th Percentile £308 £263 £250
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,412 707 1,500
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.22 £11.26
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.23
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.90
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £43.00 £43.19 £38.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.26 £20.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.49% +16.67% -

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 -13 935 £500 +11.11% 405
UK excluding London -10 476 £450 +9.09% 300
London -19 453 £525 +5.00% 140
Work from Home -94 212 £500 +33.33% 64
North of England -7 146 £450 +12.50% 105
Midlands +9 139 £500 +17.65% 74
West Midlands +23 115 £500 +35.59% 49
South East -53 69 £413 -8.33% 26
North West -35 60 £425 +6.25% 69
Yorkshire -17 59 £450 +20.00% 29
South West -47 47 £540 +2.86% 32
Scotland -40 37 £425 +30.77% 18
East of England -41 36 £360 -12.73% 28
North East +14 27 £513 +13.89% 7
East Midlands -32 24 £388 -13.89% 23
Wales -23 12 £440 +17.33% 7
Northern Ireland -10 1 - - 10

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 180 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (16.17%) Azure
3 162 (15.59%) Social Skills
4 140 (13.47%) Finance
5 138 (13.28%) AWS
6 115 (11.07%) Security Cleared
7 114 (10.97%) Migration
7 114 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 104 (10.01%) Microsoft
8 104 (10.01%) DevOps
9 98 (9.43%) Legal
10 97 (9.34%) SC Cleared
11 87 (8.37%) Project Management
12 83 (7.99%) SQL
13 81 (7.80%) Windows
14 70 (6.74%) Python
14 70 (6.74%) Java
14 70 (6.74%) Software Engineering
15 60 (5.77%) SAP
15 60 (5.77%) Linux
15 60 (5.77%) Analytics
16 59 (5.68%) Scrum
17 57 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
18 54 (5.20%) Change Management
19 51 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
20 50 (4.81%) Data Protection
21 49 (4.72%) ITIL
22 48 (4.62%) .NET
22 48 (4.62%) Terraform
22 48 (4.62%) Public Sector

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 18 (1.73%) Apache Airflow
2 15 (1.44%) Confluence
2 15 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.25%) Apache
4 11 (1.06%) CMS
5 8 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.29%) Drupal
8 3 (0.29%) IIS
8 3 (0.29%) SAS
9 2 (0.19%) CICS
9 2 (0.19%) nginx
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.096%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.096%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.096%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.096%) Mattermost
Applications
1 37 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.67%) Simulink
5 7 (0.67%) Sketch
6 5 (0.48%) InVision
7 4 (0.38%) Figma
7 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.29%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.19%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.096%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.096%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.096%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.096%) Windchill
10 1 (0.096%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 14 (1.35%) Elite 3E
2 12 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.19%) Relativity
6 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle AGIS
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 168 (16.17%) Azure
2 138 (13.28%) AWS
3 45 (4.33%) SaaS
4 44 (4.23%) Microsoft 365
5 39 (3.75%) Amazon ECS
6 37 (3.56%) GCP
7 31 (2.98%) Power Platform
8 29 (2.79%) IaaS
9 28 (2.69%) Serverless
10 27 (2.60%) PaaS
11 24 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (1.06%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
18 8 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.66%) Firewall
2 28 (2.69%) Network Security
3 10 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.77%) Internet
4 8 (0.77%) Intranet
4 8 (0.77%) WAN
5 6 (0.58%) LAN
5 6 (0.58%) VPN
6 5 (0.48%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.38%) VoIP
8 3 (0.29%) BGP
8 3 (0.29%) IPsec
8 3 (0.29%) OSPF
8 3 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.29%) SAN
8 3 (0.29%) SD-WAN
8 3 (0.29%) VLAN
8 3 (0.29%) Wireless
9 2 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.31%) Power BI
3 19 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.54%) Data Lake
5 13 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.06%) Big Data
7 11 (1.06%) MySQL
8 8 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.67%) Tableau
10 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.48%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.48%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.48%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (2.50%) JIRA
2 20 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 13 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (1.15%) Selenium
5 11 (1.06%) GitLab
6 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.58%) Postman
8 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.38%) JMeter
9 4 (0.38%) Subversion
10 3 (0.29%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.29%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.29%) Locust
10 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 162 (15.59%) Social Skills
2 140 (13.47%) Finance
3 98 (9.43%) Legal
4 48 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 45 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
7 26 (2.50%) Banking
7 26 (2.50%) Marketing
8 18 (1.73%) Police
8 18 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
10 14 (1.35%) Local Government
10 14 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
11 13 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (0.96%) Billing
12 10 (0.96%) Retail
13 7 (0.67%) Publishing
14 6 (0.58%) Military
15 5 (0.48%) Advertising
15 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 156 (15.01%) Analyst
2 134 (12.90%) Developer
3 101 (9.72%) Architect
4 69 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 65 (6.26%) Consultant
6 56 (5.39%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.52%) Software Engineer
8 32 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 32 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
9 26 (2.50%) IT Analyst
10 23 (2.21%) Designer
11 21 (2.02%) Cloud Architect
12 20 (1.92%) Administrator
13 19 (1.83%) Design Engineer
13 19 (1.83%) Senior Manager
13 19 (1.83%) Support Analyst
14 18 (1.73%) Azure Engineer
15 17 (1.64%) Senior Project Manager
16 16 (1.54%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.62%) .NET
2 24 (2.31%) React
3 23 (2.21%) HTML
4 19 (1.83%) REST
4 19 (1.83%) Web Services
5 17 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 17 (1.64%) CSS
6 16 (1.54%) Spring
7 15 (1.44%) Node.js
8 13 (1.25%) .NET Core
9 12 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.06%) Kafka
11 10 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.87%) Spring Boot
12 9 (0.87%) XML
13 8 (0.77%) HTML5
14 7 (0.67%) Visualforce
15 6 (0.58%) Aurelia
15 6 (0.58%) JSON
16 5 (0.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.08%) User Experience
2 29 (2.79%) Management Information System
3 20 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
3 20 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (1.73%) Legacy Systems
5 15 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
7 10 (0.96%) Social Media
8 8 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (0.77%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.67%) NHS
10 6 (0.58%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.48%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.48%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.48%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.48%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (7.80%) Windows
2 60 (5.77%) Linux
3 27 (2.60%) Windows 10
4 15 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.15%) Android
5 12 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.87%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.67%) CentOS
8 6 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.48%) Debian
9 5 (0.48%) SUSE
9 5 (0.48%) Unix
10 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.19%) VMS
13 1 (0.096%) AIX
13 1 (0.096%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (10.97%) Migration
2 114 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 104 (10.01%) DevOps
4 87 (8.37%) Project Management
5 70 (6.74%) Software Engineering
6 60 (5.77%) Analytics
7 59 (5.68%) Scrum
8 57 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
9 54 (5.20%) Change Management
10 51 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
11 50 (4.81%) Data Protection
12 49 (4.72%) ITIL
13 46 (4.43%) Microservices
14 43 (4.14%) Project Delivery
15 42 (4.04%) Data Migration
16 39 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (3.66%) Information Security
18 35 (3.37%) Risk Management
19 34 (3.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (7.99%) SQL
2 70 (6.74%) Java
2 70 (6.74%) Python
3 47 (4.52%) C#
3 47 (4.52%) JavaScript
4 28 (2.69%) C++
5 26 (2.50%) C
6 14 (1.35%) TypeScript
7 12 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.06%) Scala
9 9 (0.87%) Apex Code
10 8 (0.77%) Go
11 7 (0.67%) Kotlin
12 6 (0.58%) Embedded C
12 6 (0.58%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.48%) PHP
14 4 (0.38%) Ada
14 4 (0.38%) AWK
14 4 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 97 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.18%) Degree
4 26 (2.50%) CISSP
5 14 (1.35%) ISEB
6 10 (0.96%) CISM
7 9 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.58%) CISA
10 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.38%) CCIE
11 4 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.38%) RHCE
12 3 (0.29%) CCNA
12 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.29%) PhD
12 3 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.08%) QA
2 30 (2.89%) GDPR
3 17 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.06%) PMO
5 10 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.67%) NIST
6 7 (0.67%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.67%) SLA
7 6 (0.58%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.58%) COBIT
7 6 (0.58%) NCSC
8 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.19%) MISRA
8 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) RMADS
8 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.096%) FATCA
9 1 (0.096%) GMP
9 1 (0.096%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (4.23%) Docker
2 39 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.19%) Firmware
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.096%) vSphere
7 1 (0.096%) Xen
7 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (4.62%) Terraform
2 42 (4.04%) Kubernetes
3 20 (1.92%) SCCM
4 15 (1.44%) Puppet
5 12 (1.15%) Ansible
6 9 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.48%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.29%) Grafana
8 3 (0.29%) Istio
8 3 (0.29%) Kibana
8 3 (0.29%) Packer
8 3 (0.29%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.096%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.096%) Avamar
10 1 (0.096%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.096%) QRadar
10 1 (0.096%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 104 (10.01%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.77%) SAP
3 32 (3.08%) Oracle
4 31 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (2.79%) VMware
6 23 (2.21%) Google
7 20 (1.92%) Cisco
8 19 (1.83%) Citrix
9 14 (1.35%) iManage
10 13 (1.25%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.96%) Intapp
12 9 (0.87%) HP
12 9 (0.87%) IBM
13 7 (0.67%) Databricks
14 6 (0.58%) Aderant
14 6 (0.58%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.58%) Workday
15 5 (0.48%) EMC
15 5 (0.48%) Snow
15 5 (0.48%) Splunk