Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 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.

Legal
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 161 151
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,831 1,515 1,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.60% 1.65%
As % of the General category 4.74% 4.36% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,094 912 1,140
UK median daily rate £445 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% -1.79% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 32
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £23.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.67% +37.31% -6.94%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.41 £10.32
90th Percentile £43.93 £35.20 £45.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +129.17% -30.10%

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 38,602 34,746 42,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.33% 36.76% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,464 22,909 26,965
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 896 904 1,114
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -9.09% +20.35%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.70 £49.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.91 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.64% -9.09% +5.77%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Legal.

Contractor daily rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legal.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor 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 19 February 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 +24 1,740 £445 +7.88% 591
London +9 1,079 £460 +8.24% 248
UK excluding London +32 731 £400 +4.23% 389
South East -8 254 £450 +12.50% 76
North of England +11 136 £350 -12.50% 107
Midlands +57 120 £375 +0.67% 52
West Midlands +55 83 £375 -3.23% 33
East of England 0 74 £425 +21.43% 65
South West +44 71 £425 +21.43% 43
North West +24 69 £383 +9.29% 58
Scotland +17 65 £388 +13.30% 29
Yorkshire -39 51 £340 -18.99% 41
East Midlands +13 36 £375 +1.35% 19
North East +34 17 £328 -6.36% 8
Wales -1 7 £375 +9.49% 14
Channel Islands +2 2 £190 -65.45%
Northern Ireland - 2 £161 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 639 (34.90%) Finance
2 326 (17.80%) Law
3 300 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
4 272 (14.86%) Project Management
5 251 (13.71%) Microsoft
6 249 (13.60%) GDPR
7 219 (11.96%) Information Security
8 218 (11.91%) Windows
9 216 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 207 (11.31%) Data Protection
11 203 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
12 182 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
13 179 (9.78%) SQL
14 162 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
15 160 (8.74%) Degree
16 150 (8.19%) Banking
17 147 (8.03%) Management Information System
18 120 (6.55%) Active Directory
19 118 (6.44%) SQL Server
20 116 (6.34%) Document Management
21 115 (6.28%) Risk Management
22 114 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
23 113 (6.17%) Migration
24 111 (6.06%) Marketing
25 109 (5.95%) Change Management
26 106 (5.79%) PRINCE2
26 106 (5.79%) Analytics
27 101 (5.52%) ITIL
28 94 (5.13%) Business Analysis
29 92 (5.02%) Telecoms

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 57 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.08%) CMS
3 35 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (0.87%) IIS
6 15 (0.82%) Confluence
7 13 (0.71%) SAS
7 13 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.27%) WordPress
12 4 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.22%) Documentum
12 4 (0.22%) LiveLink
13 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 162 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 48 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.33%) InVision
7 6 (0.33%) UserZoom
8 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.055%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 66 (3.60%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.66%) Carpe Diem
3 11 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.38%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.38%) FastStats
5 7 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.22%) HFM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.22%) TrackWise
8 3 (0.16%) iTrent
8 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 3 (0.16%) Relativity
8 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 61 (3.33%) Office 365
2 48 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.04%) SaaS
4 17 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.82%) IaaS
6 11 (0.60%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.49%) GitHub
7 9 (0.49%) PaaS
8 7 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.22%) Akamai
11 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.16%) Taleo
11 3 (0.16%) Yammer
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.46%) WAN
2 44 (2.40%) LAN
3 31 (1.69%) Internet
4 30 (1.64%) SAN
4 30 (1.64%) VPN
5 29 (1.58%) Firewall
5 29 (1.58%) Intranet
6 25 (1.37%) SMS
7 19 (1.04%) DNS
8 16 (0.87%) Network Security
8 16 (0.87%) Skype
9 15 (0.82%) NAS
10 13 (0.71%) HTTP
11 12 (0.66%) SSL
12 11 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (0.55%) DHCP
13 10 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.55%) Wireless
14 9 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (1.97%) Power BI
5 31 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (1.37%) Big Data
6 25 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 25 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (0.82%) Data Lake
9 14 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.55%) QlikView
12 9 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
12 9 (0.49%) GIS
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.38%) Essbase
13 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (3.00%) JIRA
2 23 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.60%) NUnit
4 10 (0.55%) ReSharper
4 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.44%) MSBuild
5 8 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.38%) Axure RP
6 7 (0.38%) ERwin
6 7 (0.38%) JUnit
7 6 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.33%) AutoIt
7 6 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.33%) Moq
7 6 (0.33%) Subversion
8 5 (0.27%) Ant
8 5 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 639 (34.90%) Finance
2 326 (17.80%) Law
3 150 (8.19%) Banking
4 111 (6.06%) Marketing
5 92 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 58 (3.17%) Retail
7 55 (3.00%) Publishing
8 32 (1.75%) Billing
8 32 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.69%) Front Office
10 20 (1.09%) Back Office
11 14 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.76%) French Language
12 12 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.55%) Local Government
14 9 (0.49%) Advertising
14 9 (0.49%) Automotive
14 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.44%) German Language
15 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 465 (25.40%) Analyst
2 222 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 186 (10.16%) Business Analyst
4 156 (8.52%) Developer
5 116 (6.34%) Architect
6 99 (5.41%) Consultant
7 65 (3.55%) Service Analyst
8 59 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
9 57 (3.11%) Designer
9 57 (3.11%) Legal Analyst
10 48 (2.62%) Senior Manager
11 44 (2.40%) Content Designer
12 42 (2.29%) IT Manager
12 42 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
13 41 (2.24%) Data Analyst
13 41 (2.24%) Support Analyst
14 37 (2.02%) Desktop Support
15 35 (1.91%) Security Analyst
16 34 (1.86%) GDPR Project Manager
17 33 (1.80%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.15%) .NET
2 67 (3.66%) XML
3 62 (3.39%) HTML
4 48 (2.62%) AngularJS
4 48 (2.62%) Web Services
5 40 (2.18%) JSON
6 38 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 35 (1.91%) SOAP
8 31 (1.69%) CSS
9 29 (1.58%) REST
9 29 (1.58%) WCF
10 28 (1.53%) Node.js
11 26 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
12 22 (1.20%) ASP.NET
13 20 (1.09%) React
14 18 (0.98%) RESTful
15 15 (0.82%) .NET Framework
15 15 (0.82%) jQuery
16 13 (0.71%) XSLT
17 12 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 203 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 72 (3.93%) User Experience
4 51 (2.79%) Blackberry
5 37 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
6 30 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.53%) iPhone
8 26 (1.42%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.31%) Freedom of Information
11 22 (1.20%) Social Media
12 20 (1.09%) Derivative
13 17 (0.93%) FMCG
14 16 (0.87%) CESG
14 16 (0.87%) Equities
14 16 (0.87%) NHS
15 14 (0.76%) BYOD
15 14 (0.76%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 218 (11.91%) Windows
2 81 (4.42%) Windows 7
3 53 (2.89%) Windows 10
4 42 (2.29%) Linux
5 34 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 30 (1.64%) Unix
7 21 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.04%) Solaris
10 13 (0.71%) Android
11 10 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) CentOS
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (14.86%) Project Management
3 219 (11.96%) Information Security
4 216 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 207 (11.31%) Data Protection
6 182 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
7 116 (6.34%) Document Management
8 115 (6.28%) Risk Management
9 113 (6.17%) Migration
10 109 (5.95%) Change Management
11 106 (5.79%) Analytics
11 106 (5.79%) PRINCE2
12 101 (5.52%) ITIL
13 94 (5.13%) Business Analysis
14 69 (3.77%) Data Management
15 68 (3.71%) Scrum
16 67 (3.66%) User Stories
17 65 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 62 (3.39%) Workflow
19 60 (3.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 179 (9.78%) SQL
2 86 (4.70%) C#
3 72 (3.93%) JavaScript
4 46 (2.51%) Java
5 40 (2.18%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.37%) C
7 20 (1.09%) Python
8 19 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 18 (0.98%) VBA
10 12 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 11 (0.60%) XPath
12 8 (0.44%) VB
13 7 (0.38%) VBScript
14 6 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.27%) PHP
15 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.22%) ABAP
16 4 (0.22%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 160 (8.74%) Degree
2 83 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 76 (4.15%) CISSP
4 57 (3.11%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.89%) CISM
6 45 (2.46%) PMI Certification
7 41 (2.24%) PMP
8 33 (1.80%) CISA
9 28 (1.53%) ISEB
10 24 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (0.76%) CRISC
15 12 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.66%) GIAC
15 12 (0.66%) ISACA
15 12 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.66%) PCI QSA
16 11 (0.60%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (13.60%) GDPR
2 76 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (3.39%) QA
4 58 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 42 (2.29%) SLA
6 39 (2.13%) PMO
7 32 (1.75%) Data Quality
8 28 (1.53%) COBIT
9 13 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.55%) MiFID
11 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.44%) IFRS
12 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.44%) PSD2
12 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.33%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.33%) P3O
14 5 (0.27%) GxP
15 4 (0.22%) FINREP
System Software
1 120 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.60%) Docker
5 8 (0.44%) NFS
5 8 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (0.44%) Veritas File System
5 8 (0.44%) XenApp
6 7 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.22%) Firmware
8 4 (0.22%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.22%) vSphere
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.16%) Snort
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.055%) IAG
11 1 (0.055%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.04%) SCCM
2 8 (0.44%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.33%) QRadar
5 4 (0.22%) Ansible
5 4 (0.22%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.16%) EnCase
6 3 (0.16%) Nessus
6 3 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.16%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.11%) FTK
7 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.11%) Nmap
7 2 (0.11%) SCOM
7 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 251 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 88 (4.81%) iManage
3 71 (3.88%) Citrix
4 55 (3.00%) Intapp
5 54 (2.95%) Oracle
6 50 (2.73%) SAP
7 43 (2.35%) VMware
8 34 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.69%) Cisco
10 27 (1.47%) Google
11 24 (1.31%) Apigee
12 18 (0.98%) Reuters
12 18 (0.98%) Tableau
13 17 (0.93%) Symantec
14 16 (0.87%) HP
15 15 (0.82%) Adobe
15 15 (0.82%) CyberArk
16 14 (0.76%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.71%) IBM
17 13 (0.71%) Sitecore