Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 161 168
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,682 1,543 1,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.61% 1.52%
As % of the General category 4.44% 4.06% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 960 1,070
UK median daily rate £448 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £220
90th Percentile £625 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 29
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +27.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.55 £10.91
90th Percentile £35.00 £82.35 £38.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -11.11% +24.14%

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 37,922 38,025 40,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.05% 39.77% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,696 24,989 26,839
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 840 944
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.81% +4.58%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.27 £47.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.91% +10.00% -2.57%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 16 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 14 August 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 -11 1,582 £450 - 431
London -18 877 £475 - 188
UK excluding London +22 785 £406 +8.33% 260
North of England +47 232 £375 +7.14% 72
South East -19 219 £438 +9.38% 53
North West +29 144 £375 - 47
Midlands +28 134 £425 +6.25% 43
East Midlands +42 70 £400 +6.67% 10
West Midlands -11 67 £425 +6.25% 33
Scotland -26 65 £378 -3.21% 13
Yorkshire +8 63 £375 +5.63% 23
East of England +10 62 £425 +21.43% 37
South West +30 61 £388 +6.90% 34
North East +13 29 £550 +89.66% 2
Wales -12 16 £325 +58.91% 6
Northern Ireland +27 4 £115 -49.48% 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 578 (34.36%) Finance
2 336 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (17.84%) Law
4 278 (16.53%) Project Management
5 252 (14.98%) Microsoft
6 233 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 212 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
8 201 (11.95%) Degree
9 200 (11.89%) GDPR
10 182 (10.82%) SQL
11 179 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
12 177 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
13 172 (10.23%) Data Protection
14 155 (9.22%) Windows
15 152 (9.04%) Information Security
16 137 (8.15%) Management Information System
17 136 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
18 131 (7.79%) SQL Server
19 129 (7.67%) Microsoft Excel
20 125 (7.43%) Marketing
21 122 (7.25%) Banking
22 119 (7.07%) Business Analysis
23 118 (7.02%) Change Management
24 105 (6.24%) Migration
25 99 (5.89%) Risk Management
26 98 (5.83%) ITIL
27 97 (5.77%) SAP
27 97 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
28 91 (5.41%) Decision-Making
29 89 (5.29%) JavaScript

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 86 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.55%) IIS
4 24 (1.43%) Confluence
5 22 (1.31%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.13%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.13%) CMS
7 17 (1.01%) Apache
7 17 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
8 16 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.54%) SAS
10 8 (0.48%) JBoss
10 8 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
10 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.42%) OpenEdge
12 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 136 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (7.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.89%) InVision
7 13 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.48%) UserZoom
9 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.059%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.059%) InDesign
11 1 (0.059%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 30 (1.78%) Elite 3E
2 13 (0.77%) Carpe Diem
3 12 (0.71%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.48%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.12%) FastStats
9 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 2 (0.12%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 97 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (4.82%) Office 365
3 60 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.84%) SaaS
5 18 (1.07%) OneDrive
6 15 (0.89%) PaaS
7 13 (0.77%) IaaS
8 11 (0.65%) GitHub
9 10 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.54%) Yammer
11 7 (0.42%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 5 (0.30%) iTunes
14 4 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.79%) Firewall
2 37 (2.20%) Skype
3 30 (1.78%) VPN
4 27 (1.61%) Network Security
5 23 (1.37%) Internet
6 20 (1.19%) LAN
7 19 (1.13%) SAN
7 19 (1.13%) WAN
8 15 (0.89%) DNS
9 14 (0.83%) NAS
10 13 (0.77%) Intranet
10 13 (0.77%) SSL
11 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
12 10 (0.59%) DHCP
12 10 (0.59%) SMS
12 10 (0.59%) SSH
13 8 (0.48%) HTTP
14 7 (0.42%) Unified Communications
14 7 (0.42%) Wireless
15 6 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.20%) Big Data
4 33 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (1.90%) Power BI
5 32 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 24 (1.43%) MySQL
8 21 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.95%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.89%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 13 (0.77%) MS Access
13 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.54%) QlikView
16 8 (0.48%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (3.15%) JIRA
2 32 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.89%) Axure RP
3 15 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.54%) git-flow
6 8 (0.48%) Maven
6 8 (0.48%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.36%) ERwin
8 5 (0.30%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.24%) Ant
9 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.24%) JUnit
9 4 (0.24%) MSI
9 4 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.24%) Selenium
9 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 578 (34.36%) Finance
2 300 (17.84%) Law
3 125 (7.43%) Marketing
4 122 (7.25%) Banking
5 68 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.03%) Publishing
6 51 (3.03%) Retail
7 36 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.55%) Billing
8 26 (1.55%) Front Office
9 22 (1.31%) Back Office
10 21 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.19%) Advertising
12 16 (0.95%) French Language
13 13 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.77%) German Language
14 11 (0.65%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.54%) Italian Language
15 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 444 (26.40%) Analyst
2 213 (12.66%) Project Manager
3 210 (12.49%) Business Analyst
4 172 (10.23%) Developer
5 93 (5.53%) Consultant
6 89 (5.29%) Architect
7 66 (3.92%) Designer
8 52 (3.09%) Legal Analyst
9 49 (2.91%) Content Designer
10 48 (2.85%) IT Manager
11 43 (2.56%) Service Analyst
12 36 (2.14%) .NET Developer
13 34 (2.02%) Service Desk Analyst
14 32 (1.90%) Data Analyst
14 32 (1.90%) Support Analyst
15 31 (1.84%) Delivery Manager
15 31 (1.84%) Security Manager
16 29 (1.72%) Data Protection Officer
16 29 (1.72%) IT Project Manager
16 29 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.64%) .NET
2 75 (4.46%) HTML
3 58 (3.45%) Web Services
4 55 (3.27%) CSS
4 55 (3.27%) XML
5 40 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 33 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 29 (1.72%) REST
8 27 (1.61%) HTML5
8 27 (1.61%) JSON
9 26 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (1.43%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.43%) React
11 23 (1.37%) jQuery
11 23 (1.37%) Spring
12 21 (1.25%) SOAP
13 18 (1.07%) Node.js
14 16 (0.95%) Middleware
15 14 (0.83%) CSS3
15 14 (0.83%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 212 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 77 (4.58%) User Experience
4 50 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (2.79%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 31 (1.84%) Blackberry
8 30 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
9 29 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 27 (1.61%) Social Media
11 18 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
12 16 (0.95%) iPhone
13 15 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 15 (0.89%) Fintech
14 14 (0.83%) Clustering
14 14 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.77%) Fixed Income
16 10 (0.59%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.22%) Windows
2 61 (3.63%) Linux
3 53 (3.15%) Windows 10
4 39 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.31%) Unix
8 19 (1.13%) Android
9 15 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.59%) CentOS
12 8 (0.48%) Solaris
12 8 (0.48%) SUSE
12 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (16.53%) Project Management
3 233 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 179 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
5 177 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
6 172 (10.23%) Data Protection
7 152 (9.04%) Information Security
8 119 (7.07%) Business Analysis
9 118 (7.02%) Change Management
10 105 (6.24%) Migration
11 99 (5.89%) Risk Management
12 98 (5.83%) ITIL
13 91 (5.41%) Decision-Making
14 82 (4.88%) Analytics
15 81 (4.82%) PRINCE2
16 78 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
17 76 (4.52%) Time Management
18 75 (4.46%) Workflow
19 70 (4.16%) Data Privacy
20 68 (4.04%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.82%) SQL
2 89 (5.29%) JavaScript
3 82 (4.88%) C#
4 72 (4.28%) Java
5 39 (2.32%) T-SQL
6 26 (1.55%) Python
7 21 (1.25%) PHP
8 17 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 16 (0.95%) C
10 15 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 15 (0.89%) C++
11 12 (0.71%) VB
11 12 (0.71%) VBScript
12 11 (0.65%) Scala
13 10 (0.59%) VBA
14 8 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.48%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.36%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 201 (11.95%) Degree
2 76 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.63%) CISSP
4 46 (2.73%) PMI Certification
4 46 (2.73%) PMP
5 42 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 35 (2.08%) CISA
6 35 (2.08%) CISM
7 25 (1.49%) ISEB
8 21 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.77%) APMP
12 13 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.65%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.65%) SANS
15 10 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (11.89%) GDPR
2 56 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.09%) QA
4 44 (2.62%) PMO
5 36 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 36 (2.14%) SLA
6 21 (1.25%) COBIT
7 15 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.71%) MiFID
8 12 (0.71%) PSD2
9 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.54%) GxP
10 9 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.36%) COSO
11 6 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.36%) EMIR
12 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 77 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.25%) Docker
4 11 (0.65%) HDFS
5 10 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.48%) XenApp
7 7 (0.42%) vSphere
8 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.18%) iptables
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.059%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.059%) Squid
12 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.059%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (1.13%) SCCM
2 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (0.83%) Ansible
3 14 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (0.54%) Oozie
6 7 (0.42%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.30%) Ambari
8 5 (0.30%) Terraform
9 4 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.24%) PingFederate
10 3 (0.18%) EnCase
10 3 (0.18%) FTK
10 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.18%) SELinux
10 3 (0.18%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.18%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 252 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 97 (5.77%) SAP
3 74 (4.40%) Oracle
4 55 (3.27%) iManage
5 52 (3.09%) Citrix
6 33 (1.96%) VMware
7 29 (1.72%) Adobe
8 26 (1.55%) Cisco
9 25 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.43%) IBM
11 23 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (1.31%) Intapp
13 20 (1.19%) Aderant
14 18 (1.07%) Capita
15 17 (1.01%) Snow
16 16 (0.95%) Apple
16 16 (0.95%) hybris
17 15 (0.89%) HP
18 14 (0.83%) ServiceNow
19 13 (0.77%) Tableau