Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 287 281
Rank change year-on-year +68 -6 -17
Contract jobs citing Law 1,316 887 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 0.89% 0.89%
As % of the General category 3.47% 2.23% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 453 516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
10th Percentile £242 £203 £202
90th Percentile £613 £610 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 9 28
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £56.00 £25.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +87.50% +14.29% +6.06%

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 37,974 39,716 38,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.83% 39.95% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,824 26,278 25,832
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 876 976
UK median hourly rate £23.15 £26.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +9.47% -
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -3.85%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 +83 1,245 £450 +5.88% 510
London +43 769 £475 +10.47% 323
UK excluding London +86 535 £375 -6.25% 205
East of England +57 145 £338 -28.95% 19
North of England 0 106 £375 +20.00% 85
South East +7 82 £438 -6.91% 40
North West +7 80 £375 +15.38% 61
South West +36 77 £369 -1.67% 25
Midlands +38 62 £338 -15.56% 18
Scotland -38 54 £325 -3.70% 13
West Midlands +13 39 £325 -18.75% 13
Yorkshire -13 26 £433 +47.23% 17
East Midlands +28 23 £357 -10.88% 5
Northern Ireland +48 11 - - 2
North East -2 1 - - 7
Wales - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 251 (19.07%) Windows
2 237 (18.01%) Legal
3 231 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
4 201 (15.27%) Finance
5 184 (13.98%) Sony
6 172 (13.07%) Microsoft
7 154 (11.70%) Active Directory
8 128 (9.73%) Project Management
9 125 (9.50%) C#
10 122 (9.27%) .NET
11 121 (9.19%) GDPR
12 118 (8.97%) Data Protection
13 116 (8.81%) JavaScript
14 113 (8.59%) SQL
15 111 (8.43%) Security Cleared
16 107 (8.13%) Migration
17 106 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 104 (7.90%) Microsoft Office
19 92 (6.99%) SC Cleared
20 90 (6.84%) Internet
21 88 (6.69%) Data Centre
22 87 (6.61%) Office 365
23 86 (6.53%) ITIL
23 86 (6.53%) DevOps
24 85 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
25 81 (6.16%) E-Commerce
26 79 (6.00%) Java
26 79 (6.00%) Windows 10
27 76 (5.78%) TDD
28 75 (5.70%) Microservices

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 45 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.74%) CMS
3 30 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.29%) Confluence
5 17 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.61%) IIS
8 8 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.30%) nginx
11 4 (0.30%) WordPress
12 3 (0.23%) Drupal
12 3 (0.23%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 104 (7.90%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.15%) Simulink
9 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.076%) InVision
9 1 (0.076%) Maya
9 1 (0.076%) Revit
9 1 (0.076%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 21 (1.60%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.91%) Eikon
3 10 (0.76%) Carpe Diem
3 10 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.46%) Shopify
5 4 (0.30%) Magento
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 106 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (6.61%) Office 365
3 85 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.82%) IaaS
4 24 (1.82%) PaaS
5 23 (1.75%) SaaS
6 21 (1.60%) Serverless
7 18 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.46%) GitHub
9 6 (0.46%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.30%) Akamai
10 4 (0.30%) Heroku
10 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.23%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 90 (6.84%) Internet
2 71 (5.40%) Firewall
3 42 (3.19%) WAN
4 38 (2.89%) LAN
4 38 (2.89%) VPN
5 34 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.43%) DNS
7 25 (1.90%) SAN
8 19 (1.44%) NAS
8 19 (1.44%) Network Security
9 13 (0.99%) Skype
10 11 (0.84%) Bluetooth
11 10 (0.76%) MPLS
11 10 (0.76%) VoIP
11 10 (0.76%) Wireless
12 9 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.53%) OSPF
14 6 (0.46%) VLAN
15 5 (0.38%) H.323
15 5 (0.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 19 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
4 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.84%) Big Data
6 11 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.68%) Power BI
8 8 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.53%) MySQL
9 7 (0.53%) QlikView
9 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.38%) Adabas
10 5 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.30%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (2.13%) JIRA
2 25 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.99%) Selenium
6 12 (0.91%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.84%) Visual Studio Code
8 10 (0.76%) Maven
8 10 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.46%) Babel
11 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.30%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.30%) git-flow
12 4 (0.30%) Mocha
12 4 (0.30%) Xcode
13 3 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 237 (18.01%) Legal
2 201 (15.27%) Finance
3 64 (4.86%) Banking
4 40 (3.04%) Retail
5 29 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.67%) Marketing
8 19 (1.44%) Electronics
8 19 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.99%) Back Office
10 12 (0.91%) Billing
11 11 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.68%) Automotive
13 7 (0.53%) Front Office
14 6 (0.46%) Military
15 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.38%) French Language
16 4 (0.30%) Advertising
16 4 (0.30%) Games
16 4 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 288 (21.88%) Analyst
2 255 (19.38%) Developer
3 109 (8.28%) Project Manager
4 89 (6.76%) Business Analyst
5 71 (5.40%) Architect
6 67 (5.09%) Service Analyst
7 66 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
8 63 (4.79%) Support Analyst
9 62 (4.71%) Consultant
10 42 (3.19%) .NET Developer
11 38 (2.89%) React Developer
12 37 (2.81%) Support Engineer
13 36 (2.74%) Software Engineer
14 33 (2.51%) Technical Manager
15 31 (2.36%) Trainer
16 27 (2.05%) Full Stack Developer
17 25 (1.90%) 2nd Line Support
17 25 (1.90%) Senior Developer
18 24 (1.82%) C# Developer
19 22 (1.67%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (9.27%) .NET
2 60 (4.56%) HTML
2 60 (4.56%) React
3 54 (4.10%) AngularJS
4 53 (4.03%) CSS
5 43 (3.27%) Node.js
6 36 (2.74%) .NET Core
7 32 (2.43%) REST
8 30 (2.28%) Web Services
9 23 (1.75%) Redux
10 20 (1.52%) RESTful
10 20 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (1.52%) Spring
11 19 (1.44%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.44%) Laravel
12 16 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (1.22%) jQuery
12 16 (1.22%) Middleware
12 16 (1.22%) XML
13 14 (1.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.69%) Data Centre
2 59 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.81%) Blackberry
6 35 (2.66%) User Experience
7 18 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.14%) e-Learning
8 15 (1.14%) iPhone
9 14 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (0.99%) Computer Science
11 12 (0.91%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.76%) Fintech
12 10 (0.76%) iPad
12 10 (0.76%) NHS
13 7 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.46%) Handset
14 6 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 251 (19.07%) Windows
2 79 (6.00%) Windows 10
3 58 (4.41%) Linux
4 57 (4.33%) Windows Server
5 52 (3.95%) Windows 7
6 28 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.82%) Android
8 24 (1.82%) Unix
9 9 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.61%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.076%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (9.73%) Project Management
3 118 (8.97%) Data Protection
4 107 (8.13%) Migration
5 86 (6.53%) DevOps
5 86 (6.53%) ITIL
6 81 (6.16%) E-Commerce
7 76 (5.78%) TDD
8 75 (5.70%) Microservices
9 69 (5.24%) Software Engineering
9 69 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (5.17%) Scrum
11 65 (4.94%) Service Management
12 60 (4.56%) Problem-Solving
13 58 (4.41%) Risk Management
14 55 (4.18%) Information Security
15 53 (4.03%) Analytics
16 50 (3.80%) PRINCE2
17 45 (3.42%) Programme Delivery
18 44 (3.34%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (9.50%) C#
2 116 (8.81%) JavaScript
3 113 (8.59%) SQL
4 79 (6.00%) Java
5 49 (3.72%) Python
6 36 (2.74%) C++
6 36 (2.74%) PHP
7 33 (2.51%) C
8 32 (2.43%) PowerShell
9 31 (2.36%) Ruby
10 16 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.14%) Embedded C
12 12 (0.91%) ES6
12 12 (0.91%) Perl
13 10 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.76%) Java 8
14 9 (0.68%) Apple Swift
14 9 (0.68%) ES7
15 8 (0.61%) Embedded C++
15 8 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 111 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 92 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.09%) Degree
4 23 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.91%) ISEB
6 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.68%) CISSP
8 9 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.61%) CCNA
9 8 (0.61%) MCSE
10 6 (0.46%) CCNP
10 6 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.38%) PMP
12 4 (0.30%) HNC
12 4 (0.30%) HND
12 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.19%) GDPR
2 56 (4.26%) QA
3 40 (3.04%) SLA
4 21 (1.60%) PMO
5 10 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
8 5 (0.38%) COSO
8 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.15%) IASME
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.076%) BS25999
12 1 (0.076%) GMP
12 1 (0.076%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.89%) Docker
4 27 (2.05%) vSphere
5 26 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
6 25 (1.90%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.76%) XenServer
9 7 (0.53%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.53%) XenApp
10 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.15%) Firmware
13 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.36%) SCCM
3 29 (2.20%) Terraform
4 21 (1.60%) Puppet
5 19 (1.44%) Ansible
5 19 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (0.68%) Nagios
8 9 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.61%) WSUS
10 7 (0.53%) SCOM
10 7 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.38%) Kibana
13 4 (0.30%) CASB
13 4 (0.30%) Mesos
14 2 (0.15%) FTK
14 2 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 184 (13.98%) Sony
2 172 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.40%) Citrix
4 58 (4.41%) VMware
5 57 (4.33%) iManage
6 32 (2.43%) Oracle
7 23 (1.75%) Cisco
8 22 (1.67%) Aderant
8 22 (1.67%) SAP
9 21 (1.60%) Intapp
10 20 (1.52%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.52%) Forcepoint
10 20 (1.52%) McAfee
11 13 (0.99%) NetApp
11 13 (0.99%) Reuters
11 13 (0.99%) Splunk
12 12 (0.91%) Bloomberg
12 12 (0.91%) Speakerbus
12 12 (0.91%) Symantec
12 12 (0.91%) Wallstreet Suite