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 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 243 264
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21  
Contract jobs citing Law 421 543 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.01% 0.86%
As % of the General category 2.41% 2.75% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 294 281
Median daily rate £475 £440 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +22.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £202 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +0.62% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 30 7
Median hourly rate £74.50 £16.97 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +338.94% +21.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £16.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.90 £19.00 £24.10
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 17466 19738 21836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.02% 36.88% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11404 13120 13652
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 464 549
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 £13.50 £11.00 £10.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 381 £475 +5.55% 336
London +10 282 £475 +5.55% 250
City of London +2 67 £500 +11.11% 61
Scotland -12 34 £380 -5.00% 1
South East +20 30 £515 +34.64% 37
East of England +3 26 £335 - 5
North West +28 24 £300 -33.37% 12
Edinburgh -20 23 £380 +1.33% 1
Manchester +19 22 £375 +163.15% 7
Hertfordshire +19 19 £320 - 3
Berkshire +33 13 £363 +63.84% 7
Glasgow -8 11 - -
Surrey +9 9 £625 +66.66% 23
Yorkshire -9 9 £250 -37.50% 5
West Yorkshire -10 7 £250 -37.50% 3
Slough - 7 £250 -
Leeds +1 6 £250 -37.50% 3
Watford - 6 £320 - 2
Hampshire +23 5 £313 +64.47% 3
Westminster - 5 £450 -
Reading +15 4 £475 +114.68% 4
South West 0 4 £230 -34.28% 4
Essex -33 4 £340 - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £763 -
West Midlands +23 3 - - 6
Birmingham +13 3 - - 5
Basingstoke +8 3 £313 +64.47%
Guildford +7 3 £503 +25.62% 3
Gloucestershire +11 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 263 (32.19%) Legal
2 256 (31.33%) Finance
3 140 (17.14%) Windows
4 137 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (16.65%) Data Centre
6 122 (14.93%) Programme Delivery
7 116 (14.20%) Microsoft
8 114 (13.95%) SQL
8 114 (13.95%) Project Management
9 104 (12.73%) Security Cleared
10 93 (11.38%) SC Cleared
11 75 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 73 (8.94%) ITIL
13 70 (8.57%) Linux
13 70 (8.57%) Degree
14 69 (8.45%) PRINCE2
15 64 (7.83%) Banking
16 63 (7.71%) Active Directory
17 61 (7.47%) Java
17 61 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
18 57 (6.98%) Migration
19 55 (6.73%) Service Management
20 50 (6.12%) Python
20 50 (6.12%) VMware
21 46 (5.63%) Windows Server
22 45 (5.51%) JavaScript
22 45 (5.51%) Windows 7
22 45 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
23 43 (5.26%) Waterfall
23 43 (5.26%) SQL Server

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 25 (3.06%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.57%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (1.22%) Apache
5 10 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.10%) IIS
6 9 (1.10%) JBoss
7 8 (0.98%) CMS
7 8 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.61%) Mule
10 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.24%) Confluence
12 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 61 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.12%) Relativity
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.08%) Office 365
3 13 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (1.47%) IaaS
5 10 (1.22%) PaaS
6 6 (0.73%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.73%) SaaS
7 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.24%) Slack
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.55%) Firewall
2 28 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.69%) Network Security
4 21 (2.57%) Skype
5 17 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 14 (1.71%) DNS
6 14 (1.71%) Internet
6 14 (1.71%) SAN
7 13 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (1.59%) VPN
7 13 (1.59%) WAN
8 11 (1.35%) HTTP
9 10 (1.22%) BIG-IP
9 10 (1.22%) FTP
10 8 (0.98%) VoIP
11 7 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (0.73%) Extranet
12 6 (0.73%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.61%) LAN
13 5 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.71%) Power BI
8 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.10%) Big Data
10 9 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.98%) DB2
12 6 (0.73%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.59%) JIRA
4 11 (1.35%) Maven
5 6 (0.73%) Rational Application Developer
6 4 (0.49%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.49%) Subversion
6 4 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.37%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (0.37%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.37%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.37%) Mockito
7 3 (0.37%) OllyDbg
7 3 (0.37%) Selenium
7 3 (0.37%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.24%) Babel
8 2 (0.24%) Gradle
8 2 (0.24%) Hudson
8 2 (0.24%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 263 (32.19%) Legal
2 256 (31.33%) Finance
3 64 (7.83%) Banking
4 21 (2.57%) Marketing
5 18 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.08%) Retail
7 12 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.22%) Billing
8 10 (1.22%) Publishing
9 9 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.98%) Electronics
11 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) French Language
13 2 (0.24%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 154 (18.85%) Analyst
2 104 (12.73%) Developer
3 100 (12.24%) Project Manager
4 85 (10.40%) Consultant
5 73 (8.94%) Architect
6 56 (6.85%) Business Analyst
7 39 (4.77%) Security Consultant
8 38 (4.65%) Trainer
9 31 (3.79%) Java Developer
9 31 (3.79%) Service Analyst
10 27 (3.30%) Commercial Manager
10 27 (3.30%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.06%) IT Trainer
12 24 (2.94%) IT Manager
12 24 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (2.82%) Administrator
14 22 (2.69%) Legal Analyst
15 17 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
16 15 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
17 13 (1.59%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.16%) HTML
2 28 (3.43%) CSS
2 28 (3.43%) XML
3 25 (3.06%) Spring
4 20 (2.45%) REST
5 19 (2.33%) Web Services
6 18 (2.20%) SOAP
7 16 (1.96%) .NET
7 16 (1.96%) JSON
8 14 (1.71%) AngularJS
9 13 (1.59%) Spring Boot
9 13 (1.59%) XSLT
10 12 (1.47%) MDX
11 11 (1.35%) RSS
12 10 (1.22%) HTML5
13 9 (1.10%) ISPF
13 9 (1.10%) J2EE
13 9 (1.10%) JSP
13 9 (1.10%) Struts
14 8 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 136 (16.65%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.69%) Blackberry
5 17 (2.08%) e-Learning
6 12 (1.47%) Clustering
7 11 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 11 (1.35%) Web 2.0
8 9 (1.10%) Cybercrime
8 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.10%) Fintech
8 9 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.10%) Private Cloud
9 8 (0.98%) NHS
9 8 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.86%) Replication
10 7 (0.86%) User Experience
11 6 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 140 (17.14%) Windows
2 70 (8.57%) Linux
3 46 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 45 (5.51%) Windows 7
5 34 (4.16%) Windows 10
6 26 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.82%) Unix
8 19 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.08%) CentOS
10 16 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.71%) AIX
13 11 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.98%) Android
14 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.73%) VMS
17 5 (0.61%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.49%) OpenVMS
19 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (14.93%) Programme Delivery
3 114 (13.95%) Project Management
4 75 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (8.94%) ITIL
6 69 (8.45%) PRINCE2
7 57 (6.98%) Migration
8 55 (6.73%) Service Management
9 43 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 43 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 41 (5.02%) DevOps
11 40 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (4.65%) Service Delivery
13 37 (4.53%) Practice Management
14 36 (4.41%) Document Management
15 34 (4.16%) Change Management
15 34 (4.16%) Software Testing
15 34 (4.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 31 (3.79%) Risk Management
17 30 (3.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 114 (13.95%) SQL
2 61 (7.47%) Java
3 50 (6.12%) Python
4 45 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 29 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 24 (2.94%) C#
7 23 (2.82%) C
8 22 (2.69%) Perl
9 20 (2.45%) PHP
10 13 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (1.10%) JCL
11 9 (1.10%) VBA
12 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.86%) Scala
13 6 (0.73%) ES6
14 5 (0.61%) C++
14 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.37%) Ruby
15 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 104 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 93 (11.38%) SC Cleared
3 70 (8.57%) Degree
4 23 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.20%) PMI Certification
7 17 (2.08%) PMP
8 15 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.10%) ISEB
10 9 (1.10%) MCSE
11 7 (0.86%) CISSP
12 6 (0.73%) MCP
13 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.49%) CCNP
14 4 (0.49%) CIPD
14 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.33%) SLA
2 18 (2.20%) QA
3 11 (1.35%) PMO
4 10 (1.22%) GDPR
5 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) P3O
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 63 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.71%) Docker
4 12 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.10%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (0.86%) XenApp
7 6 (0.73%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.49%) RACF
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.37%) HDFS
9 3 (0.37%) RHEV
9 3 (0.37%) vSphere
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) KVM
10 2 (0.24%) LXC
10 2 (0.24%) vCloud
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 11 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.35%) Puppet
2 11 (1.35%) SCCM
3 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (0.98%) Ansible
4 8 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (0.73%) PowerCLI
5 6 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.49%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.49%) Terraform
6 4 (0.49%) yum
7 3 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 116 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.12%) VMware
3 39 (4.77%) Citrix
4 36 (4.41%) Oracle
5 33 (4.04%) Cisco
6 31 (3.79%) Red Hat
7 23 (2.82%) HP
8 22 (2.69%) SAP
9 21 (2.57%) IBM
10 18 (2.20%) iManage
11 17 (2.08%) Symantec
12 13 (1.59%) EMC
12 13 (1.59%) NetIQ
12 13 (1.59%) Splunk
13 12 (1.47%) F5
14 10 (1.22%) McAfee
15 8 (0.98%) Reuters
15 8 (0.98%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.86%) CheckPoint
17 6 (0.73%) Lumension
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £275 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + N?A
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + N?A
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
JM
Rate: £391 per day
Posted: 3 days ago