Period
to 20 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Legal
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 205 204
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -58
Contract jobs citing Legal 682 753 1,364
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.31% 1.43%
As % of the General category 3.12% 3.51% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 447 934
10th Percentile £307 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £538
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 27
10th Percentile £12.25 £17.78 £11.30
25th Percentile £17.56 £19.62 £14.60
Median hourly rate £19.25 £23.94 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.59% +36.80% -5.41%
75th Percentile £27.48 £42.75 £30.16
90th Percentile £49.20 £52.13 £47.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.94 £17.25
% change year-on-year -15.68% +27.19% +0.41%

Legal 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 21,859 21,481 38,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 37.41% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,858 14,151 25,495
10th Percentile £306 £269 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £485
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -0.88% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £443 £438
% change year-on-year -2.60% +1.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 685 939
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.84
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.67 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.31 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.65% +1.45% +1.94%
75th Percentile £44.50 £43.75 £41.06
90th Percentile £54.85 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.11 £20.61
% change year-on-year +6.91% -2.40% +8.45%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Legal as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legal.

Daily rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Legal.

Hourly rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
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 Legal within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 -11 568 £475 -5.00% 976
UK excluding London +31 293 £450 - 921
London -34 285 £500 - 168
Work from Home -114 183 £475 +11.76% 71
Midlands +73 90 £425 +2.41% 131
West Midlands +54 79 £450 +10.43% 92
North of England +24 67 £500 +11.11% 210
South East -4 60 £495 +13.14% 156
North West +27 46 £440 +3.53% 102
South West +50 27 £433 -13.37% 193
Scotland -8 25 £450 -2.44% 68
Yorkshire +11 17 £550 - 87
East of England +16 14 £290 -25.16% 117
East Midlands +25 10 £400 -27.27% 38
Wales +14 7 £433 +15.33% 42
North East +20 4 £515 +0.49% 22
Northern Ireland +12 3 £350 - 7

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Legal 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 Legal.

1 252 (36.95%) Finance
2 155 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (17.74%) Project Management
4 108 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
5 104 (15.25%) Azure
6 99 (14.52%) Migration
7 98 (14.37%) Microsoft
8 84 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (11.73%) Law
10 76 (11.14%) Degree
11 75 (11.00%) Project Delivery
12 73 (10.70%) SQL
12 73 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (10.41%) Change Management
14 67 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
15 65 (9.53%) Risk Management
16 61 (8.94%) GDPR
17 60 (8.80%) Analytics
18 59 (8.65%) Windows
19 56 (8.21%) Management Information System
19 56 (8.21%) Data Protection
20 54 (7.92%) Information Security
21 53 (7.77%) ITIL
22 50 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
23 48 (7.04%) Banking
24 47 (6.89%) Public Sector
25 46 (6.74%) Security Cleared
26 45 (6.60%) Service Delivery
26 45 (6.60%) Business Case
27 43 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel

Legal
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 42 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.79%) Confluence
3 14 (2.05%) CMS
4 13 (1.91%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.17%) SAS
7 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.73%) IIS
8 4 (0.59%) Apache
8 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.29%) WildFly
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.15%) JBoss
11 1 (0.15%) nginx
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.59%) InVision
6 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.59%) UserZoom
7 3 (0.44%) Sketch
8 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.29%) SPSS
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.59%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.59%) Workfront
3 3 (0.44%) Unica
4 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.29%) Shopify
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 104 (15.25%) Azure
2 67 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (6.30%) AWS
4 33 (4.84%) Power Platform
5 29 (4.25%) SaaS
6 22 (3.23%) GCP
7 18 (2.64%) GitHub
8 16 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.91%) OneDrive
10 9 (1.32%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.88%) Serverless
12 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.59%) IaaS
13 4 (0.59%) PaaS
13 4 (0.59%) Yammer
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.55%) Firewall
2 16 (2.35%) LAN
3 13 (1.91%) Skype
4 11 (1.61%) WAN
5 10 (1.47%) VPN
6 8 (1.17%) DNS
6 8 (1.17%) Internet
7 7 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.03%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.88%) BGP
8 6 (0.88%) DHCP
8 6 (0.88%) Network Security
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (0.44%) VoIP
9 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.29%) 4G
10 2 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.29%) SMTP
10 2 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.55%) Power BI
3 19 (2.79%) Big Data
4 15 (2.20%) Data Lake
5 9 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.59%) Tableau
9 3 (0.44%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.44%) Bigtable
9 3 (0.44%) Cloud Spanner
9 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.44%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.29%) MySQL
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.29%) Semantic Layer
10 2 (0.29%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 37 (5.43%) JIRA
2 20 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.03%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.59%) Selenium
5 4 (0.59%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.44%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.44%) Gatling
6 3 (0.44%) JMeter
6 3 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.44%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.29%) kappa
7 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.29%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (0.29%) REST Assured
7 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 252 (36.95%) Finance
2 80 (11.73%) Law
3 48 (7.04%) Banking
4 47 (6.89%) Public Sector
5 40 (5.87%) Marketing
6 29 (4.25%) Telecoms
7 25 (3.67%) Billing
8 16 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.35%) Police
9 15 (2.20%) Financial Institution
10 14 (2.05%) Advertising
11 13 (1.91%) Retail
12 12 (1.76%) Front Office
13 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
14 9 (1.32%) Digital Economy
15 8 (1.17%) Local Government
15 8 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (1.03%) Publishing
17 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.73%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 118 (17.30%) Analyst
2 77 (11.29%) Project Manager
3 74 (10.85%) Architect
4 58 (8.50%) Consultant
5 57 (8.36%) Business Analyst
6 26 (3.81%) Designer
7 24 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (3.37%) Developer
9 20 (2.93%) Data Architect
9 20 (2.93%) IT Manager
10 19 (2.79%) Content Designer
11 17 (2.49%) IT Project Manager
12 15 (2.20%) Legal Analyst
12 15 (2.20%) Transition Manager
13 14 (2.05%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (1.91%) Senior Manager
14 13 (1.91%) Technical Leader
15 12 (1.76%) Change Manager
15 12 (1.76%) Service Analyst
16 11 (1.61%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.55%) HTML
2 19 (2.79%) .NET
3 16 (2.35%) CSS
4 10 (1.47%) RESTful
5 9 (1.32%) Web Services
5 9 (1.32%) XML
6 7 (1.03%) JSON
7 5 (0.73%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.73%) React
7 5 (0.73%) REST
7 5 (0.73%) Sass
8 4 (0.59%) .NET Core
8 4 (0.59%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.59%) Node.js
8 4 (0.59%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.59%) SAML
9 3 (0.44%) Kafka
9 3 (0.44%) Middleware
9 3 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 108 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (8.21%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.25%) User Experience
4 22 (3.23%) Organisational Skills
5 18 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.64%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.76%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.32%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.32%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.17%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (1.03%) PMI
12 6 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.88%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.88%) NHS
12 6 (0.88%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.65%) Windows
2 31 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.05%) Linux
4 13 (1.91%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.73%) Android
5 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.44%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.29%) Unix
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (17.74%) Project Management
3 99 (14.52%) Migration
4 84 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (11.00%) Project Delivery
6 73 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (10.41%) Change Management
8 65 (9.53%) Risk Management
9 60 (8.80%) Analytics
10 56 (8.21%) Data Protection
11 54 (7.92%) Information Security
12 53 (7.77%) ITIL
13 50 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
14 45 (6.60%) Business Case
14 45 (6.60%) Service Delivery
15 40 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (5.13%) Document Management
18 32 (4.69%) DevOps
19 30 (4.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (10.70%) SQL
2 22 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 22 (3.23%) Python
3 19 (2.79%) Java
4 17 (2.49%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.47%) C
6 9 (1.32%) C#
6 9 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.73%) VB
7 5 (0.73%) VBA
8 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.44%) JSX
8 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.44%) R
8 3 (0.44%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.29%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.29%) PHP
9 2 (0.29%) SOQL
10 1 (0.15%) Delphi
10 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (11.14%) Degree
2 46 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 42 (6.16%) CISSP
4 30 (4.40%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.37%) CISM
6 15 (2.20%) PMI Certification
7 13 (1.91%) PMP
8 12 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (1.32%) CRISC
11 8 (1.17%) CISA
11 8 (1.17%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.88%) MBA
12 6 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 5 (0.73%) CEH
13 5 (0.73%) CIMA
13 5 (0.73%) GIAC
13 5 (0.73%) GSEC
13 5 (0.73%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.94%) GDPR
2 39 (5.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (5.13%) QA
4 19 (2.79%) NIST
5 14 (2.05%) GRC
6 13 (1.91%) SLA
7 11 (1.61%) PMO
8 10 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (1.32%) Data Quality
10 8 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (1.17%) MiFID
10 8 (1.17%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.88%) UCITS
12 5 (0.73%) AIFMD
12 5 (0.73%) COBIT
12 5 (0.73%) IFRS
12 5 (0.73%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.59%) SOC 2
System Software
1 38 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.44%) KVM
4 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.91%) SCCM
2 11 (1.61%) Ansible
3 7 (1.03%) SCOM
4 6 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.73%) Terraform
6 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.44%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.44%) Nessus
8 2 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.29%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) logstash
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.29%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.29%) WSUS
8 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 98 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.84%) SAP
3 31 (4.55%) iManage
4 25 (3.67%) Oracle
5 23 (3.37%) Google
6 18 (2.64%) Citrix
6 18 (2.64%) VMware
7 16 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.76%) Cisco
9 11 (1.61%) Intapp
10 10 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.03%) Charles River
12 6 (0.88%) Arista
12 6 (0.88%) Remedy
13 5 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.73%) Workday
14 4 (0.59%) Ariba
14 4 (0.59%) IBM
14 4 (0.59%) SolarWinds
15 3 (0.44%) CyberArk