Period
to

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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 154 179 207
Rank change year-on-year +25 +28 -17
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,524 1,092 444
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.46% 1.32%
As % of the General category 3.01% 2.75% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 687 280
10th Percentile £302 £302 £324
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £638 £623 £578
90th Percentile £750 £738 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £471
% change year-on-year +4.21% +0.91% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 58 6
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.03 £15.25
25th Percentile £17.41 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £16.25
Median % change year-on-year +45.95% +13.85% -38.68%
75th Percentile £53.75 £27.28 £17.19
90th Percentile £72.10 £34.13 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% +15.63% -30.43%

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 50,693 39,743 17,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.97% 53.27% 52.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,179 26,629 11,792
10th Percentile £330 £308 £263
25th Percentile £450 £408 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £615 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,335 670
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.10
Median % change year-on-year +26.32% -9.94% +5.49%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.55 £42.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.80 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +9.59%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +31 1,298 £525 +5.00% 832
London +53 806 £538 +2.38% 246
Work from Home +68 779 £510 +2.00% 226
UK excluding London -4 484 £495 +4.21% 647
South East +33 172 £525 +5.00% 109
North of England -26 113 £450 -14.29% 171
Midlands -23 70 £475 +11.76% 128
North West -22 64 £425 -14.14% 93
West Midlands -13 60 £482 +13.41% 83
East of England -17 46 £450 +185.71% 52
Yorkshire -5 45 £463 -15.91% 62
South West -7 39 £500 -4.76% 126
Scotland -18 39 £450 - 34
Wales +4 9 £650 +19.54% 23
East Midlands -15 9 £450 +12.50% 44
North East -12 6 £495 +10.61% 16
Northern Ireland -1 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 680 (44.62%) Finance
2 501 (32.87%) Social Skills
3 419 (27.49%) Agile
4 250 (16.40%) GDPR
5 236 (15.49%) Project Management
6 223 (14.63%) Data Protection
7 217 (14.24%) Azure
8 211 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 202 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
10 196 (12.86%) SQL
11 190 (12.47%) Degree
12 181 (11.88%) Microsoft
13 162 (10.63%) Analytics
14 160 (10.50%) Banking
15 158 (10.37%) Risk Management
16 152 (9.97%) Financial Institution
17 149 (9.78%) DevOps
17 149 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
18 148 (9.71%) Migration
19 145 (9.51%) Hedge funds
20 136 (8.92%) Scrum
21 132 (8.66%) Information Security
22 126 (8.27%) Python
23 124 (8.14%) CI/CD
24 122 (8.01%) AWS
25 113 (7.41%) Project Delivery
26 110 (7.22%) Windows
26 110 (7.22%) Law
27 108 (7.09%) Management Information System
28 105 (6.89%) Public Sector

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 53 (3.48%) Confluence
2 49 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 15 (0.98%) CMS
6 12 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (0.72%) IIS
7 11 (0.72%) SAS
8 9 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.33%) Apache
11 5 (0.33%) Drupal
11 5 (0.33%) JBoss
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.20%) Camunda
13 3 (0.20%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 97 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.66%) Sketch
7 7 (0.46%) Camtasia
7 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.066%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.066%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.05%) Elite 3E
2 10 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.59%) Workday HCM
4 8 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.33%) Carpe Diem
7 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.20%) Actimize
8 3 (0.20%) Fidessa
8 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 217 (14.24%) Azure
2 122 (8.01%) AWS
3 75 (4.92%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (4.20%) Power Platform
5 58 (3.81%) Serverless
6 40 (2.62%) Azure DevOps
6 40 (2.62%) SaaS
7 36 (2.36%) GCP
8 31 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (1.90%) Amazon S3
10 25 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
12 20 (1.31%) Azure Logic Apps
13 18 (1.18%) AWS Step Functions
14 17 (1.12%) GitHub
14 17 (1.12%) PaaS
15 16 (1.05%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 16 (1.05%) IaaS
16 15 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.02%) Firewall
2 26 (1.71%) Internet
3 17 (1.12%) DNS
4 11 (0.72%) FTP
4 11 (0.72%) SAN
5 10 (0.66%) VPN
5 10 (0.66%) WAN
6 9 (0.59%) Network Security
7 8 (0.52%) DHCP
7 8 (0.52%) Intranet
7 8 (0.52%) Wireless
8 7 (0.46%) LAN
9 6 (0.39%) MQTT
9 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.26%) MPLS
10 4 (0.26%) NAS
10 4 (0.26%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.26%) SD-WAN
10 4 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.41%) Power BI
3 49 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (2.95%) Big Data
5 31 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 28 (1.84%) Data Lake
7 20 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 16 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
9 16 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 15 (0.98%) Tableau
11 14 (0.92%) Metadata
12 12 (0.79%) BigQuery
12 12 (0.79%) Hazelcast
12 12 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.66%) Redis
13 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.59%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.59%) MySQL
14 9 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 98 (6.43%) JIRA
2 68 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.38%) webpack
5 15 (0.98%) Cucumber
5 15 (0.98%) Maven
5 15 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.92%) JUnit
7 13 (0.85%) GitLab
7 13 (0.85%) Gradle
8 12 (0.79%) Selenium
9 11 (0.72%) JBehave
9 11 (0.72%) Mockito
10 10 (0.66%) Concordion
11 8 (0.52%) IntelliJ
11 8 (0.52%) kappa
11 8 (0.52%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.46%) git-flow
12 7 (0.46%) gulp
13 6 (0.39%) Protractor
General
1 680 (44.62%) Finance
2 501 (32.87%) Social Skills
3 202 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
4 160 (10.50%) Banking
5 152 (9.97%) Financial Institution
6 110 (7.22%) Law
7 105 (6.89%) Public Sector
8 90 (5.91%) Marketing
9 81 (5.31%) Retail
10 72 (4.72%) Presentation Skills
11 58 (3.81%) Telecoms
12 48 (3.15%) Investment Banking
13 33 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 33 (2.17%) Manufacturing
14 29 (1.90%) Back Office
14 29 (1.90%) Front Office
15 28 (1.84%) Digital Economy
15 28 (1.84%) Retail Banking
16 26 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
16 26 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 320 (21.00%) Analyst
2 172 (11.29%) Developer
3 161 (10.56%) Project Manager
4 118 (7.74%) Architect
5 105 (6.89%) Business Analyst
6 68 (4.46%) Consultant
7 51 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
8 50 (3.28%) Designer
9 46 (3.02%) Service Analyst
10 41 (2.69%) IT Manager
11 38 (2.49%) Data Engineer
12 32 (2.10%) AWS Engineer
12 32 (2.10%) Data Analyst
12 32 (2.10%) Service Desk Analyst
13 31 (2.03%) Security Architect
14 30 (1.97%) Senior Manager
15 28 (1.84%) IT Project Manager
16 26 (1.71%) Java Developer
17 25 (1.64%) Risk Analyst
18 22 (1.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (4.20%) HTML
2 55 (3.61%) CSS
3 50 (3.28%) React
4 47 (3.08%) .NET
5 39 (2.56%) HTML5
6 36 (2.36%) AngularJS
7 35 (2.30%) Node.js
8 32 (2.10%) REST
9 25 (1.64%) Kafka
9 25 (1.64%) Spring
10 24 (1.57%) RESTful
11 22 (1.44%) Sass
12 21 (1.38%) JSON
12 21 (1.38%) XML
13 20 (1.31%) CSS3
14 18 (1.18%) Redux
15 16 (1.05%) Web Services
16 15 (0.98%) .NET Core
16 15 (0.98%) Express
16 15 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.51%) Hedge funds
2 108 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 97 (6.36%) User Experience
4 29 (1.90%) Credit Risk
4 29 (1.90%) Freedom of Information
5 23 (1.51%) Algorithms
6 22 (1.44%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (1.44%) Legacy Systems
6 22 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.38%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.12%) Equities
11 16 (1.05%) Derivative
11 16 (1.05%) Social Media
12 15 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 15 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 14 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 110 (7.22%) Windows
2 43 (2.82%) Linux
3 38 (2.49%) Windows 10
4 25 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.79%) Unix
6 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.39%) Android
7 6 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.26%) zOS
10 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.066%) CentOS
12 1 (0.066%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.066%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (27.49%) Agile
2 236 (15.49%) Project Management
3 223 (14.63%) Data Protection
4 211 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 162 (10.63%) Analytics
6 158 (10.37%) Risk Management
7 149 (9.78%) DevOps
7 149 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
8 148 (9.71%) Migration
9 136 (8.92%) Scrum
10 132 (8.66%) Information Security
11 124 (8.14%) CI/CD
12 113 (7.41%) Project Delivery
13 104 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 100 (6.56%) Decision-Making
15 98 (6.43%) AOP
15 98 (6.43%) Cybersecurity
16 85 (5.58%) Business Case
17 84 (5.51%) Business Analysis
18 83 (5.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 196 (12.86%) SQL
2 126 (8.27%) Python
3 90 (5.91%) JavaScript
4 82 (5.38%) Java
5 64 (4.20%) C
6 59 (3.87%) C#
7 41 (2.69%) TypeScript
8 35 (2.30%) Scala
9 32 (2.10%) PowerShell
10 23 (1.51%) C++
11 17 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.12%) VBA
12 15 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.79%) PHP
14 10 (0.66%) Bash
14 10 (0.66%) ES6
15 9 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.52%) R
17 5 (0.33%) VB
18 4 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 190 (12.47%) Degree
2 61 (4.00%) CISSP
3 53 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 52 (3.41%) CISM
5 46 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 34 (2.23%) AWS Certification
8 32 (2.10%) PMI Certification
9 28 (1.84%) PMP
10 22 (1.44%) CRISC
11 20 (1.31%) CISA
12 18 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.79%) ISEB
16 11 (0.72%) CCNA
17 10 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.66%) IIBA
17 10 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.59%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (16.40%) GDPR
2 78 (5.12%) QA
3 56 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (2.82%) Data Quality
5 39 (2.56%) Accessibility
5 39 (2.56%) NIST
6 31 (2.03%) PMO
7 26 (1.71%) SLA
8 21 (1.38%) GRC
9 19 (1.25%) PCI DSS
9 19 (1.25%) SOC 2
10 17 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.72%) SOC 1
13 10 (0.66%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.46%) NEBOSH
15 6 (0.39%) WCAG
16 5 (0.33%) COBIT
16 5 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 74 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.49%) Docker
3 12 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.79%) XenDesktop
4 11 (0.72%) XenApp
5 8 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 8 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.066%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.066%) Firmware
8 1 (0.066%) HDFS
8 1 (0.066%) NFS
8 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (2.76%) Kubernetes
1 42 (2.76%) Terraform
2 18 (1.18%) Ansible
3 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (0.85%) CSIRT
5 11 (0.72%) SCCM
6 7 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (0.26%) Matomo
8 3 (0.20%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.20%) Packer
9 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.13%) FTK
9 2 (0.13%) Kubeflow
9 2 (0.13%) Nessus
9 2 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.13%) QRadar
9 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 181 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.72%) Oracle
3 55 (3.61%) SAP
4 41 (2.69%) Google
5 33 (2.17%) iManage
6 31 (2.03%) Citrix
7 27 (1.77%) Cisco
7 27 (1.77%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.25%) Databricks
9 18 (1.18%) Remedy
10 17 (1.12%) VMware
11 16 (1.05%) Charles River
11 16 (1.05%) Workday
12 15 (0.98%) Intapp
13 14 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.72%) IBM
15 10 (0.66%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.52%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.52%) OpenText
16 8 (0.52%) Proofpoint