Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 286 246
Rank change year-on-year +64 -40 +37
Contract jobs citing Law 1,269 803 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 0.88% 1.07%
As % of the General category 3.40% 2.26% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 415 647
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £200
90th Percentile £638 £633 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 4 51
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.94% -6.06% -
10th Percentile £16.37 £12.83 £15.75
90th Percentile £81.25 £104.85 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +167.86% -15.15% -

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 37,322 35,594 40,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.23% 38.97% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,304 23,315 26,531
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 978
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +84 1,214 £450 - 645
London +35 716 £468 +1.63% 489
UK excluding London +110 541 £375 -6.25% 196
North of England +45 145 £375 +17.65% 71
East of England +70 123 £463 +15.63% 18
North West +55 122 £375 +12.78% 46
South West +85 88 £350 +21.74% 18
South East -20 77 £431 -14.18% 27
Midlands +49 63 £338 -10.00% 22
West Midlands +14 46 £294 -32.86% 11
Scotland -85 34 £363 -3.33% 36
Yorkshire -22 22 £450 +50.00% 16
East Midlands +12 17 £458 +46.40% 10
Wales - 12 £300 - 3
Northern Ireland +17 5 - - 1
North East +2 2 - - 9

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 339 (26.71%) Legal
2 232 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (15.76%) Finance
4 180 (14.18%) Windows
4 180 (14.18%) Microsoft
5 147 (11.58%) Project Management
6 142 (11.19%) SQL
7 128 (10.09%) JavaScript
8 123 (9.69%) GDPR
9 120 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 116 (9.14%) C#
10 116 (9.14%) Security Cleared
11 112 (8.83%) .NET
12 110 (8.67%) Data Protection
13 109 (8.59%) Active Directory
14 105 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
15 99 (7.80%) Java
16 94 (7.41%) ITIL
16 94 (7.41%) SC Cleared
17 92 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 92 (7.25%) Data Centre
18 90 (7.09%) SQL Server
19 87 (6.86%) Banking
19 87 (6.86%) Programme Delivery
20 86 (6.78%) DevOps
21 85 (6.70%) Document Management
22 79 (6.23%) iManage
23 78 (6.15%) HTML
24 77 (6.07%) Migration
25 74 (5.83%) Amazon AWS

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 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 24 (1.89%) CMS
3 19 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.18%) IIS
4 15 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.02%) SAS
6 12 (0.95%) Confluence
7 11 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.47%) JBoss
10 6 (0.47%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.32%) WordPress
13 3 (0.24%) Drupal
13 3 (0.24%) nginx
13 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 105 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.079%) Revit
8 1 (0.079%) Simulink
8 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.60%) Elite 3E
2 13 (1.02%) Carpe Diem
3 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 6 (0.47%) Relativity
5 5 (0.39%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.24%) Magento
6 3 (0.24%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.16%) Concordance
7 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.16%) Shopify
7 2 (0.16%) Workfront
8 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.079%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.079%) Primavera
8 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.079%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.079%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 120 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (4.57%) Office 365
4 28 (2.21%) SaaS
5 20 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (1.50%) PaaS
7 16 (1.26%) IaaS
8 10 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
9 6 (0.47%) Serverless
10 5 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.32%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.24%) iTunes
12 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.24%) NuGet
12 3 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.97%) VPN
2 20 (1.58%) Firewall
2 20 (1.58%) Internet
3 19 (1.50%) Skype
4 13 (1.02%) HTTP
5 10 (0.79%) LAN
6 9 (0.71%) WAN
6 9 (0.71%) Wireless
7 8 (0.63%) Network Security
7 8 (0.63%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.55%) SAN
9 6 (0.47%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.39%) NAS
11 4 (0.32%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.32%) Extranet
11 4 (0.32%) Intranet
11 4 (0.32%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.32%) VLAN
12 3 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.02%) Big Data
6 13 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.87%) Power BI
7 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.79%) Blockchain
8 10 (0.79%) MySQL
8 10 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.55%) Redis
10 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.32%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.32%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 36 (2.84%) JIRA
2 27 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 20 (1.58%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (0.95%) Selenium
8 8 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.47%) git-flow
10 5 (0.39%) Maven
10 5 (0.39%) PeopleTools
10 5 (0.39%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.32%) Babel
11 4 (0.32%) Mocha
11 4 (0.32%) MSI
11 4 (0.32%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 339 (26.71%) Legal
2 200 (15.76%) Finance
3 87 (6.86%) Banking
4 46 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 38 (2.99%) Retail
6 23 (1.81%) Marketing
7 14 (1.10%) Billing
8 13 (1.02%) Electronics
8 13 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.87%) Back Office
10 10 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 7 (0.55%) Games
12 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.39%) French Language
13 5 (0.39%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.32%) Automotive
14 4 (0.32%) Military
14 4 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 270 (21.28%) Analyst
2 260 (20.49%) Developer
3 119 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 98 (7.72%) Architect
5 90 (7.09%) Project Manager
6 63 (4.96%) Consultant
7 53 (4.18%) Service Analyst
7 53 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
8 43 (3.39%) .NET Developer
9 40 (3.15%) Desktop Support
9 40 (3.15%) Support Analyst
10 35 (2.76%) Support Engineer
11 34 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 33 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
12 33 (2.60%) Legal Analyst
12 33 (2.60%) React Developer
13 29 (2.29%) C# Developer
14 27 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (2.05%) Service Desk Support
15 26 (2.05%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (8.83%) .NET
2 78 (6.15%) HTML
3 72 (5.67%) AngularJS
3 72 (5.67%) CSS
4 51 (4.02%) React
5 44 (3.47%) Node.js
6 37 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 36 (2.84%) Web Services
8 33 (2.60%) ASP.NET
8 33 (2.60%) XML
9 30 (2.36%) REST
10 28 (2.21%) Redux
11 27 (2.13%) .NET Framework
12 26 (2.05%) Spring
13 23 (1.81%) HTML5
14 18 (1.42%) Entity Framework
14 18 (1.42%) React Native
15 17 (1.34%) Spring Boot
16 16 (1.26%) CSS3
16 16 (1.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (3.07%) Blackberry
6 32 (2.52%) User Experience
7 29 (2.29%) iPhone
8 22 (1.73%) Fintech
9 13 (1.02%) iPad
9 13 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.55%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.55%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 180 (14.18%) Windows
2 73 (5.75%) Windows 10
3 58 (4.57%) Linux
4 53 (4.18%) Windows 7
5 34 (2.68%) Windows Server
6 29 (2.29%) Android
7 26 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.42%) Unix
10 16 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.39%) Solaris
14 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.16%) CentOS
15 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.079%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (11.58%) Project Management
3 110 (8.67%) Data Protection
4 94 (7.41%) ITIL
5 92 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 87 (6.86%) Programme Delivery
7 86 (6.78%) DevOps
8 85 (6.70%) Document Management
9 77 (6.07%) Migration
10 72 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
11 71 (5.59%) Microservices
12 70 (5.52%) Risk Management
13 69 (5.44%) Scrum
14 66 (5.20%) Business Analysis
15 61 (4.81%) Software Engineering
16 60 (4.73%) Waterfall
17 56 (4.41%) PRINCE2
18 51 (4.02%) E-Commerce
19 50 (3.94%) Analytics
19 50 (3.94%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.19%) SQL
2 128 (10.09%) JavaScript
3 116 (9.14%) C#
4 99 (7.80%) Java
5 46 (3.62%) Python
6 43 (3.39%) C
6 43 (3.39%) C++
7 28 (2.21%) Ruby
8 26 (2.05%) PHP
9 25 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.73%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.42%) ES6
11 18 (1.42%) Go
12 14 (1.10%) Embedded C
13 11 (0.87%) Perl
13 11 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 11 (0.87%) XPath
14 10 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.71%) R
16 8 (0.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 116 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.89%) Degree
4 19 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 19 (1.50%) ISEB
5 16 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.79%) CISSP
8 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.79%) PMP
9 7 (0.55%) MOS
9 7 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.47%) MCSE
11 5 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.32%) HNC
12 4 (0.32%) HND
12 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (9.69%) GDPR
2 63 (4.96%) QA
3 24 (1.89%) SLA
4 22 (1.73%) PMO
5 16 (1.26%) COBIT
5 16 (1.26%) COSO
6 15 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 15 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.10%) GCP
8 13 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.71%) BS25999
10 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.079%) MISRA
12 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
System Software
1 109 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.76%) Docker
3 25 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (0.87%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.39%) Firmware
7 5 (0.39%) vSphere
8 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.24%) QEMU
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.24%) XenServer
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.16%) XenApp
11 1 (0.079%) RACF
11 1 (0.079%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 25 (1.97%) SCCM
3 23 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.65%) Puppet
5 18 (1.42%) Terraform
6 17 (1.34%) Ansible
7 9 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.32%) CASB
9 4 (0.32%) Kibana
9 4 (0.32%) Mesos
9 4 (0.32%) Nagios
9 4 (0.32%) Nessus
10 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.24%) Salt
11 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.16%) EnCase
11 2 (0.16%) FTK
11 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.23%) iManage
3 42 (3.31%) Citrix
4 35 (2.76%) VMware
5 33 (2.60%) Intapp
6 26 (2.05%) Sony
7 25 (1.97%) Google
8 19 (1.50%) Ivanti
9 18 (1.42%) Oracle
10 16 (1.26%) Forcepoint
11 12 (0.95%) Hummingbird
11 12 (0.95%) SAP
12 10 (0.79%) Cisco
12 10 (0.79%) HP
12 10 (0.79%) OpenText
13 9 (0.71%) Cognos
13 9 (0.71%) Qualys
14 8 (0.63%) Symantec
14 8 (0.63%) Tableau
15 7 (0.55%) IBM