Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 228 228
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 +66
Contract jobs citing Law 398 1,025 1,318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.20% 1.27%
As % of the General category 2.92% 3.12% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 586 556
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £236 £219
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 40
Median hourly rate £39.75 £46.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.59% +26.90% +81.25%
10th Percentile £21.48 £23.45 £14.13
90th Percentile £53.60 £50.40 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.60% +24.00% +87.50%

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 13,612 32,848 41,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.61% 38.60% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,727 21,043 27,117
Median daily rate £500 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +0.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £287 £290 £293
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 979 1,149
Median hourly rate £28.57 £21.76 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.27% +1.21% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.41 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.82 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.05 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.85% +2.66% -8.89%

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 October 2020.

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 October 2020.

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 October 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 +9 368 £450 +5.88% 147
UK excluding London +76 198 £413 +3.13% 89
London -22 160 £500 +11.11% 57
Work from Home -56 82 £375 -26.47% 30
North of England +64 58 £394 +1.61% 40
South West +85 35 £488 +14.71% 8
North West +30 35 £413 +6.45% 32
Midlands +32 31 £375 -8.81% 11
East of England +45 28 £431 +5.18% 11
South East +108 27 £450 +9.76% 15
Yorkshire +72 20 £363 -6.45% 7
West Midlands +41 16 £356 -13.64% 1
East Midlands +23 15 £375 -6.25% 9
Scotland +59 10 £313 -3.85%
Wales +36 5 £418 +7.67% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £430 -
North East +34 3 £450 +16.13% 1

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 128 (32.16%) Security Cleared
2 114 (28.64%) SC Cleared
3 62 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (13.57%) Microsoft
4 54 (13.57%) Public Sector
5 49 (12.31%) Finance
6 48 (12.06%) Migration
7 43 (10.80%) Azure
8 42 (10.55%) SQL
9 40 (10.05%) Project Management
10 39 (9.80%) AWS
11 35 (8.79%) JavaScript
12 34 (8.54%) C++
12 34 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (8.54%) Software Engineering
13 33 (8.29%) Data Migration
14 31 (7.79%) C#
14 31 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (7.29%) Linux
15 29 (7.29%) Python
16 28 (7.04%) Java
17 26 (6.53%) C
17 26 (6.53%) HTML
18 25 (6.28%) .NET
18 25 (6.28%) SQL Server
19 21 (5.28%) DV Cleared
19 21 (5.28%) DevOps
20 20 (5.03%) Police
20 20 (5.03%) Change Management
20 20 (5.03%) Windows

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 12 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.50%) Apache
4 2 (0.50%) Confluence
4 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.50%) Mendix
4 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.25%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.27%) Simulink
3 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.01%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.50%) Windchill
7 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.50%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.25%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.80%) Azure
2 39 (9.80%) AWS
3 18 (4.52%) Power Platform
4 10 (2.51%) Serverless
5 9 (2.26%) Office 365
6 7 (1.76%) SaaS
7 6 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.26%) GCP
8 5 (1.26%) GitHub
8 5 (1.26%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.75%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
11 2 (0.50%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.02%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.01%) 5G
3 7 (1.76%) Firewall
3 7 (1.76%) LTE
4 6 (1.51%) Wireless
5 5 (1.26%) Network Security
6 4 (1.01%) 4G
6 4 (1.01%) Skype
6 4 (1.01%) UMTS
6 4 (1.01%) WiMAX
7 3 (0.75%) 3G
7 3 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.75%) HTTP
7 3 (0.75%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.50%) DHCP
8 2 (0.50%) DNS
8 2 (0.50%) Internet
8 2 (0.50%) RS-232
8 2 (0.50%) VPN
8 2 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.77%) Power BI
3 14 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.26%) Big Data
5 9 (2.26%) MySQL
5 9 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.51%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.26%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.75%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (3.02%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.01%) JIRA
4 7 (1.76%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (1.26%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.01%) Android Studio
6 4 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.01%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (1.01%) Selenium
6 4 (1.01%) Subversion
6 4 (1.01%) Xcode
7 3 (0.75%) GitLab
7 3 (0.75%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.50%) Gradle
8 2 (0.50%) Maven
8 2 (0.50%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.50%) Rational Rose
General
1 54 (13.57%) Public Sector
2 49 (12.31%) Finance
3 20 (5.03%) Police
4 17 (4.27%) Legal
5 14 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.76%) Banking
6 11 (2.76%) Electronics
7 8 (2.01%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.76%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.51%) Marketing
10 4 (1.01%) Military
10 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.75%) Games
11 3 (0.75%) Retail
12 2 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.50%) Local Government
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (27.39%) Developer
2 51 (12.81%) Architect
3 27 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (6.28%) Analyst
4 25 (6.28%) Consultant
5 21 (5.28%) Software Engineer
6 13 (3.27%) Project Manager
7 11 (2.76%) Business Analyst
7 11 (2.76%) Change Manager
8 10 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (2.51%) Embedded Engineer
8 10 (2.51%) Software Developer
8 10 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (2.26%) Business Change Manager
9 9 (2.26%) Business Manager
9 9 (2.26%) C# Developer
9 9 (2.26%) Cloud Consultant
9 9 (2.26%) Data Architect
9 9 (2.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (2.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.53%) HTML
2 25 (6.28%) .NET
3 18 (4.52%) AngularJS
3 18 (4.52%) React
3 18 (4.52%) Web Services
4 17 (4.27%) CSS
5 11 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (2.76%) HTML5
6 10 (2.51%) Node.js
7 8 (2.01%) JSON
8 7 (1.76%) CGI
8 7 (1.76%) React Native
9 6 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.51%) Pandas
9 6 (1.51%) scikit-learn
10 5 (1.26%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.26%) Redux
10 5 (1.26%) REST
10 5 (1.26%) RESTful
11 4 (1.01%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (3.27%) NHS
2 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.26%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.26%) User Experience
4 8 (2.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (2.01%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.76%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (1.51%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.26%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.26%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.01%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.01%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.01%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (1.01%) VHDL
9 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.29%) Linux
2 20 (5.03%) Windows
3 16 (4.02%) Android
4 15 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.75%) Unix
6 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.25%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (12.06%) Migration
3 40 (10.05%) Project Management
4 34 (8.54%) Software Engineering
4 34 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (8.29%) Data Migration
6 31 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.28%) DevOps
8 20 (5.03%) Change Management
9 19 (4.77%) Business Case
9 19 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 19 (4.77%) Strategic Roadmap
10 18 (4.52%) Data Protection
10 18 (4.52%) ITIL
11 17 (4.27%) Decision-Making
12 16 (4.02%) Risk Management
13 15 (3.77%) Data Analysis
13 15 (3.77%) PRINCE2
13 15 (3.77%) TDD
14 14 (3.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.55%) SQL
2 35 (8.79%) JavaScript
3 34 (8.54%) C++
4 31 (7.79%) C#
5 29 (7.29%) Python
6 28 (7.04%) Java
7 26 (6.53%) C
8 14 (3.52%) MATLAB
8 14 (3.52%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.01%) Embedded C
10 6 (1.51%) PHP
11 5 (1.26%) Ada
11 5 (1.26%) Embedded C++
11 5 (1.26%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.75%) Ruby
13 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.50%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 128 (32.16%) Security Cleared
2 114 (28.64%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.28%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.52%) Degree
5 8 (2.01%) CISSP
6 5 (1.26%) ISEB
7 4 (1.01%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.75%) CISA
8 3 (0.75%) EnCE
9 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.50%) PMP
9 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.25%) APMP
10 1 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.25%) CLAS
10 1 (0.25%) RIBA
10 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.25%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.51%) GDPR
2 8 (2.01%) QA
3 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.01%) PMO
5 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.50%) ITGC
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO17020
8 1 (0.25%) MISRA
8 1 (0.25%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) SLA
8 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.01%) Docker
3 2 (0.50%) Firmware
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) NDS
4 1 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.26%) Kibana
3 7 (1.76%) logstash
3 7 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.51%) EnCase
5 4 (1.01%) FTK
5 4 (1.01%) Terraform
6 2 (0.50%) Ansible
6 2 (0.50%) Grafana
6 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.25%) Automic
7 1 (0.25%) Consul
7 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.52%) Oracle
3 17 (4.27%) SAP
4 8 (2.01%) Cisco
5 7 (1.76%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.51%) Adobe
6 6 (1.51%) IBM
6 6 (1.51%) VMware
6 6 (1.51%) Xilinx
7 4 (1.01%) Cellebrite
7 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.01%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.75%) Concur
8 3 (0.75%) iManage
8 3 (0.75%) Nuix
8 3 (0.75%) Palo Alto
8 3 (0.75%) Splunk
9 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.50%) F5
9 2 (0.50%) Sparx