Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 246 211
Rank change year-on-year +76 -35 -4
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,412 454 931
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.07% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.98% 2.06% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 269 586
10th Percentile £281 £267 £221
25th Percentile £406 £360 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £463
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £575
90th Percentile £700 £625 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +0.56% -0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 17
10th Percentile £14.75 - £17.78
25th Percentile £18.25 £15.50 £19.71
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.73 £25.68
Median % change year-on-year +5.12% -3.69% -3.09%
75th Percentile £39.13 £51.50 £39.75
90th Percentile £54.50 £80.00 £51.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +2.98% -6.25% +14.29%

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 47,427 22,043 36,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.00% 51.92% 50.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,761 14,922 23,383
10th Percentile £313 £265 £231
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £575
90th Percentile £734 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,358 860 1,415
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.13
25th Percentile £13.35 £15.04 £14.33
Median hourly rate £20.03 £23.50 £18.90
Median % change year-on-year -14.77% +24.34% +2.16%
75th Percentile £44.03 £43.75 £38.10
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.26 £21.56 £18.00
% change year-on-year -19.97% +19.78% +2.86%

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 27 January 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 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 18 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 27 January 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 +75 1,204 £519 +14.59% 1,379
London +70 700 £525 +12.00% 332
UK excluding London +29 474 £450 +0.56% 1,149
Work from Home -3 338 £485 +2.00% 125
North of England +21 150 £425 -9.81% 232
South East +20 142 £500 +1.78% 244
North West -11 78 £425 -3.41% 122
Yorkshire +13 68 £544 +4.57% 91
Midlands -60 62 £481 +5.48% 155
Scotland -17 46 £450 +16.13% 59
West Midlands -57 46 £463 -2.63% 88
South West -27 38 £450 +5.26% 284
East of England -25 28 £140 -57.83% 128
East Midlands -19 15 £500 +19.05% 66
North East +8 13 £413 -1.79% 19
Northern Ireland - 9 £155 - 5
Wales -21 5 £381 -29.07% 45
Isle of Man - 1 £680 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 656 (46.46%) Finance
2 475 (33.64%) Social Skills
3 459 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
4 318 (22.52%) Data Protection
5 310 (21.95%) GDPR
6 283 (20.04%) Azure
7 234 (16.57%) Financial Institution
8 233 (16.50%) Hedge funds
9 196 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 190 (13.46%) Project Management
11 175 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
12 170 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
13 162 (11.47%) DevOps
14 160 (11.33%) Microsoft
15 159 (11.26%) AOP
16 157 (11.12%) Banking
17 150 (10.62%) Degree
17 150 (10.62%) AWS
18 147 (10.41%) Analytics
19 141 (9.99%) SQL
20 125 (8.85%) CI/CD
21 122 (8.64%) Change Management
22 121 (8.57%) Project Delivery
23 120 (8.50%) Public Sector
24 119 (8.43%) Risk Management
25 112 (7.93%) Decision-Making
26 109 (7.72%) Scrum
27 102 (7.22%) Python
28 100 (7.08%) Information Security
29 93 (6.59%) Cybersecurity

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 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.41%) CMS
3 32 (2.27%) Confluence
4 26 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.99%) Apache
7 13 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.71%) Camunda
9 7 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.35%) SAS
11 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.14%) Documentum
12 2 (0.14%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.14%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.14%) WordPress
13 1 (0.071%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.071%) nginx
13 1 (0.071%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.071%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 76 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Sketch
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.071%) InDesign
8 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.64%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.64%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.35%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.28%) ContrOCC
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.21%) Cloudability
6 3 (0.21%) Eikon
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.21%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 3 (0.21%) RMDS
6 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 283 (20.04%) Azure
2 150 (10.62%) AWS
3 87 (6.16%) Serverless
4 86 (6.09%) SaaS
5 74 (5.24%) GCP
6 73 (5.17%) Microsoft 365
7 47 (3.33%) Power Platform
8 45 (3.19%) PaaS
9 42 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 37 (2.62%) GitHub
11 29 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (1.98%) Amazon S3
13 25 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.77%) Azure Functions
14 23 (1.63%) Azure Service Bus
14 23 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (1.56%) Azure Logic Apps
15 22 (1.56%) Power Automate
16 21 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
16 21 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.91%) Firewall
2 21 (1.49%) Internet
3 18 (1.27%) DNS
4 16 (1.13%) VPN
4 16 (1.13%) WAN
5 13 (0.92%) LAN
5 13 (0.92%) Wireless
6 9 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (0.57%) Cisco IPT
7 8 (0.57%) Network Security
7 8 (0.57%) SAN
8 7 (0.50%) FTP
8 7 (0.50%) HTTP
8 7 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.42%) Broadband
10 5 (0.35%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.35%) Intranet
10 5 (0.35%) Multicast
10 5 (0.35%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.28%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.04%) Big Data
2 50 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.98%) Power BI
5 27 (1.91%) Data Lake
6 26 (1.84%) Hadoop
6 26 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 21 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.27%) Metadata
9 14 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.85%) BigQuery
11 12 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.85%) Tableau
12 11 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.71%) DB2
13 10 (0.71%) MySQL
13 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.64%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 80 (5.67%) JIRA
2 49 (3.47%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.57%) GitLab
6 8 (0.57%) Maven
7 7 (0.50%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.42%) Selenium
9 5 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.35%) Subversion
10 4 (0.28%) GCC
10 4 (0.28%) Protractor
10 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.21%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.21%) git-flow
11 3 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.21%) Spinnaker
11 3 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 656 (46.46%) Finance
2 475 (33.64%) Social Skills
3 234 (16.57%) Financial Institution
4 175 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
5 157 (11.12%) Banking
6 120 (8.50%) Public Sector
7 84 (5.95%) Law
8 83 (5.88%) Marketing
9 82 (5.81%) Retail
10 81 (5.74%) Presentation Skills
11 63 (4.46%) Telecoms
12 49 (3.47%) Investment Banking
13 34 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
13 34 (2.41%) Organisational Skills
14 28 (1.98%) Billing
15 27 (1.91%) Front Office
16 24 (1.70%) Local Government
17 20 (1.42%) Multimedia
18 18 (1.27%) French Language
18 18 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (16.36%) Analyst
2 166 (11.76%) Architect
3 146 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 96 (6.80%) Designer
4 96 (6.80%) Developer
5 89 (6.30%) Business Analyst
6 62 (4.39%) Consultant
7 58 (4.11%) Content Designer
7 58 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (2.76%) Data Engineer
9 33 (2.34%) Cloud Engineer
10 30 (2.12%) IT Manager
10 30 (2.12%) Security Architect
11 28 (1.98%) Azure Engineer
12 27 (1.91%) AWS Engineer
12 27 (1.91%) Cloud Architect
12 27 (1.91%) Support Engineer
13 25 (1.77%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (1.70%) Banking Analyst
14 24 (1.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.47%) .NET
2 41 (2.90%) HTML
3 29 (2.05%) Kafka
4 21 (1.49%) CSS
4 21 (1.49%) REST
5 18 (1.27%) HTML5
6 17 (1.20%) OpenAPI
6 17 (1.20%) Swagger
6 17 (1.20%) XML
7 16 (1.13%) Apache NiFi
7 16 (1.13%) Spring
8 14 (0.99%) AngularJS
8 14 (0.99%) PySpark
8 14 (0.99%) Spark Streaming
9 13 (0.92%) FpML
9 13 (0.92%) Web Services
10 12 (0.85%) JSON
10 12 (0.85%) React
10 12 (0.85%) SAML
11 10 (0.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 233 (16.50%) Hedge funds
2 81 (5.74%) User Experience
3 73 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 34 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
7 30 (2.12%) Legacy Systems
8 28 (1.98%) Data Centre
9 26 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.49%) Derivative
11 20 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
11 20 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 18 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.27%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.13%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
14 14 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
15 13 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.92%) OTC Derivatives
15 13 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 59 (4.18%) Windows
2 50 (3.54%) Linux
3 28 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.06%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.85%) Unix
6 8 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.35%) Android
8 4 (0.28%) CentOS
8 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.21%) Solaris
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.071%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (22.52%) Data Protection
3 196 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 190 (13.46%) Project Management
5 170 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
6 162 (11.47%) DevOps
7 159 (11.26%) AOP
8 147 (10.41%) Analytics
9 125 (8.85%) CI/CD
10 122 (8.64%) Change Management
11 121 (8.57%) Project Delivery
12 119 (8.43%) Risk Management
13 112 (7.93%) Decision-Making
14 109 (7.72%) Scrum
15 100 (7.08%) Information Security
16 93 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
17 89 (6.30%) Collaborative Working
18 88 (6.23%) Migration
19 78 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
20 71 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 141 (9.99%) SQL
2 102 (7.22%) Python
3 63 (4.46%) Java
4 53 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 47 (3.33%) C#
6 46 (3.26%) C
7 43 (3.05%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.27%) Bash
9 23 (1.63%) Scala
10 20 (1.42%) C++
11 14 (0.99%) Groovy
11 14 (0.99%) TypeScript
12 13 (0.92%) VBA
13 12 (0.85%) R
14 9 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.35%) Google Apps Script
15 5 (0.35%) PHP
16 4 (0.28%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 150 (10.62%) Degree
2 74 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.90%) CISSP
5 31 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 27 (1.91%) PMP
7 22 (1.56%) AWS Certification
8 16 (1.13%) CISM
9 15 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.71%) CISA
13 9 (0.64%) CRISC
13 9 (0.64%) ISEB
14 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (21.95%) GDPR
2 70 (4.96%) Accessibility
3 53 (3.75%) QA
4 35 (2.48%) SLA
5 33 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (2.20%) WCAG
7 28 (1.98%) NIST
7 28 (1.98%) PMO
8 27 (1.91%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
10 10 (0.71%) NCSC
11 8 (0.57%) GRC
11 8 (0.57%) IFRS
11 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.42%) COBIT
13 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.35%) IFRS 9
13 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 75 (5.31%) Docker
2 42 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.28%) KVM
5 4 (0.28%) vSphere
6 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.21%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.071%) HDFS
8 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.071%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 83 (5.88%) Terraform
2 82 (5.81%) Kubernetes
3 44 (3.12%) Ansible
4 12 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (0.71%) SCCM
6 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.57%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.50%) Grafana
8 5 (0.35%) CSIRT
8 5 (0.35%) Packer
8 5 (0.35%) Puppet
9 3 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.21%) Istio
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.21%) QRadar
9 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.14%) Automic
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.14%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 160 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.89%) Oracle
3 60 (4.25%) SAP
4 44 (3.12%) Google
5 40 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.20%) Databricks
7 30 (2.12%) Citrix
8 26 (1.84%) VMware
9 20 (1.42%) hybris
10 19 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.06%) Intapp
13 13 (0.92%) MuleSoft
13 13 (0.92%) Splunk
14 11 (0.78%) iManage
15 10 (0.71%) Adobe
15 10 (0.71%) Cisco
16 9 (0.64%) JD Edwards
17 8 (0.57%) AppDynamics
17 8 (0.57%) SolarWinds