Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 198 187
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 -22
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,013 500 1,412
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.33% 1.54%
As % of the General category 2.70% 2.56% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 316 923
10th Percentile £277 £325 £263
25th Percentile £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £607 £588 £538
90th Percentile £725 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 10 28
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.45 £10.85
25th Percentile £14.00 £15.56 £14.60
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -26.09% -4.17%
75th Percentile £28.46 £19.31 £46.95
90th Percentile £35.10 £38.50 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.45% -4.29% -15.66%

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 37,516 19,546 48,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.01% 52.09% 52.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,092 12,867 31,205
10th Percentile £305 £264 £275
25th Percentile £405 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £594 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £442 £425
% change year-on-year +1.75% +4.06% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 738 1,447
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.21 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.52 £20.18 £19.32
Median % change year-on-year -3.25% +4.43% +7.33%
75th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% +8.33% +3.84%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +12 841 £500 - 1,405
London -3 434 £525 +5.00% 273
UK excluding London +10 413 £475 +5.56% 1,272
Work from Home -91 233 £483 -11.87% 112
North of England -18 96 £528 +5.50% 238
South East -5 95 £500 +9.47% 273
Midlands -8 69 £425 -5.56% 222
North West -15 57 £475 +9.57% 129
Scotland -17 54 £450 - 80
East of England +17 52 £185 -63.90% 151
West Midlands -21 46 £450 +5.88% 132
South West 0 34 £500 +7.11% 248
Yorkshire -13 33 £550 +4.76% 91
East Midlands +5 22 £400 -25.58% 90
Wales -9 8 £433 +4.85% 53
North East -9 6 £536 -14.20% 18
Northern Ireland +2 5 £300 - 8

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 445 (43.93%) Finance
2 278 (27.44%) Social Skills
3 204 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (16.58%) Project Management
5 165 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
6 148 (14.61%) Microsoft
6 148 (14.61%) Azure
7 137 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
8 134 (13.23%) Data Protection
9 132 (13.03%) Migration
10 121 (11.94%) GDPR
11 111 (10.96%) Degree
12 109 (10.76%) SQL
13 102 (10.07%) Change Management
14 101 (9.97%) Law
15 97 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 92 (9.08%) Information Security
17 91 (8.98%) Risk Management
18 90 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement
19 89 (8.79%) Project Delivery
20 87 (8.59%) Microsoft 365
21 85 (8.39%) ITIL
22 83 (8.19%) AWS
23 79 (7.80%) Analytics
24 78 (7.70%) Cybersecurity
24 78 (7.70%) Public Sector
25 72 (7.11%) Management Information System
26 71 (7.01%) DevOps
27 70 (6.91%) Banking
28 66 (6.52%) Service Management

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 54 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.78%) CMS
3 16 (1.58%) Confluence
4 12 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.79%) SAS
6 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.39%) Apache
8 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.20%) TPMS
10 1 (0.099%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.099%) Drupal
10 1 (0.099%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.099%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.099%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.099%) Umbraco
Applications
1 66 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.49%) Sketch
7 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.099%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.099%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.099%) Figma
9 1 (0.099%) InVision
Business Applications
1 19 (1.88%) Elite 3E
2 14 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.59%) Cloudability
3 6 (0.59%) Relativity
4 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
5 4 (0.39%) Workfront
6 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.20%) Shopify
8 1 (0.099%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.099%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.099%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.099%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 148 (14.61%) Azure
2 87 (8.59%) Microsoft 365
3 83 (8.19%) AWS
4 31 (3.06%) Power Platform
5 28 (2.76%) GCP
6 25 (2.47%) GitHub
6 25 (2.47%) SaaS
7 24 (2.37%) Serverless
8 15 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (1.48%) OneDrive
9 14 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (0.99%) PaaS
11 9 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.89%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.89%) IaaS
11 9 (0.89%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.69%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.47%) Firewall
2 17 (1.68%) DNS
3 15 (1.48%) Unified Communications
4 13 (1.28%) LAN
4 13 (1.28%) WAN
5 12 (1.18%) Skype
6 9 (0.89%) DHCP
7 7 (0.69%) Network Security
8 6 (0.59%) Internet
8 6 (0.59%) VPN
8 6 (0.59%) Wireless
9 4 (0.39%) FTP
9 4 (0.39%) Intranet
9 4 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.39%) SD-WAN
9 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.30%) Broadband
10 3 (0.30%) DMARC
10 3 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.57%) Power BI
2 23 (2.27%) Big Data
3 21 (2.07%) Data Lake
3 21 (2.07%) SQL Server
4 12 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.99%) Metadata
6 9 (0.89%) Data Mining
6 9 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.79%) MySQL
7 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.79%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.30%) MS Access
10 3 (0.30%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.20%) GIS
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (3.95%) JIRA
2 27 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.89%) Subversion
5 5 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
5 5 (0.49%) Selenium
6 4 (0.39%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.39%) Gatling
6 4 (0.39%) JMeter
6 4 (0.39%) kappa
6 4 (0.39%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.30%) JUnit
7 3 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.20%) Maven
8 2 (0.20%) TestComplete
General
1 445 (43.93%) Finance
2 278 (27.44%) Social Skills
3 165 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (9.97%) Law
5 78 (7.70%) Public Sector
6 70 (6.91%) Banking
7 65 (6.42%) Financial Institution
8 63 (6.22%) Marketing
9 49 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
10 46 (4.54%) Organisational Skills
11 41 (4.05%) Billing
12 36 (3.55%) Local Government
13 33 (3.26%) Police
14 31 (3.06%) Telecoms
15 30 (2.96%) Investment Banking
16 24 (2.37%) Influencing Skills
17 21 (2.07%) Retail
18 20 (1.97%) Advertising
19 19 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
20 18 (1.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 212 (20.93%) Analyst
2 103 (10.17%) Project Manager
3 97 (9.58%) Architect
4 84 (8.29%) Business Analyst
5 70 (6.91%) Consultant
6 48 (4.74%) Developer
7 35 (3.46%) Designer
8 29 (2.86%) Change Analyst
9 27 (2.67%) IT Manager
10 26 (2.57%) Service Analyst
11 25 (2.47%) Data Analyst
12 23 (2.27%) Content Designer
13 21 (2.07%) Business Change Analyst
13 21 (2.07%) Data Architect
13 21 (2.07%) Legal Analyst
14 20 (1.97%) IT Analyst
14 20 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (1.88%) Information Manager
15 19 (1.88%) Security Analyst
16 18 (1.78%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.75%) HTML
2 22 (2.17%) CSS
3 19 (1.88%) .NET
4 15 (1.48%) Web Services
5 14 (1.38%) React
6 12 (1.18%) AngularJS
6 12 (1.18%) XML
7 10 (0.99%) JSON
7 10 (0.99%) Middleware
7 10 (0.99%) Node.js
8 8 (0.79%) jQuery
9 7 (0.69%) REST
10 6 (0.59%) Redux
10 6 (0.59%) RESTful
10 6 (0.59%) Spring
11 5 (0.49%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.49%) SOAP
12 4 (0.39%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.39%) FpML
12 4 (0.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.11%) Management Information System
2 59 (5.82%) Hedge funds
3 31 (3.06%) User Experience
4 23 (2.27%) Cloud Native
5 21 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.88%) Fixed Income
7 19 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
9 15 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
10 13 (1.28%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.89%) CMDB
11 9 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
11 9 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
11 9 (0.89%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.79%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
12 8 (0.79%) Derivative
12 8 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.82%) Windows
2 32 (3.16%) Linux
3 21 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.30%) Unix
9 2 (0.20%) Android
9 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.20%) CentOS
9 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.20%) zOS
10 1 (0.099%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.099%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (16.58%) Project Management
3 137 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
4 134 (13.23%) Data Protection
5 132 (13.03%) Migration
6 102 (10.07%) Change Management
7 97 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (9.08%) Information Security
9 91 (8.98%) Risk Management
10 90 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 89 (8.79%) Project Delivery
12 85 (8.39%) ITIL
13 79 (7.80%) Analytics
14 78 (7.70%) Cybersecurity
15 71 (7.01%) DevOps
16 66 (6.52%) Service Management
17 63 (6.22%) Business Case
18 59 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
19 57 (5.63%) Time Management
20 56 (5.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 109 (10.76%) SQL
2 60 (5.92%) Python
3 33 (3.26%) JavaScript
4 30 (2.96%) Java
4 30 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 17 (1.68%) C
6 10 (0.99%) C#
7 9 (0.89%) PHP
8 8 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.69%) VBA
10 5 (0.49%) Java 8
10 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.39%) Scala
11 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.30%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.30%) C++
12 3 (0.30%) R
12 3 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (10.96%) Degree
2 50 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.64%) CISSP
4 28 (2.76%) CISM
5 27 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.68%) HND
6 17 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.58%) PMP
8 15 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.09%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (0.89%) CISA
12 9 (0.89%) CRISC
13 7 (0.69%) CEH
13 7 (0.69%) CIMA
13 7 (0.69%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (11.94%) GDPR
2 47 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (4.54%) QA
4 41 (4.05%) Accessibility
5 34 (3.36%) SLA
6 27 (2.67%) GRC
7 23 (2.27%) PMO
8 22 (2.17%) NIST
9 21 (2.07%) Data Quality
10 15 (1.48%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.89%) COBIT
11 9 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.69%) MiFID
14 6 (0.59%) IFRS
14 6 (0.59%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.49%) EMIR
15 5 (0.49%) UCITS
15 5 (0.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.67%) Docker
3 10 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.59%) XenApp
4 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.30%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.27%) Terraform
3 14 (1.38%) Ansible
4 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.59%) SCCM
6 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.30%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.30%) Nessus
7 3 (0.30%) SCOM
8 2 (0.20%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.20%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.20%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.20%) vRealize
8 2 (0.20%) WSUS
9 1 (0.099%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.099%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.099%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.099%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 148 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.02%) SAP
3 43 (4.24%) Oracle
4 33 (3.26%) Google
5 32 (3.16%) iManage
6 23 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 20 (1.97%) VMware
8 19 (1.88%) Cisco
9 18 (1.78%) Citrix
10 17 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.28%) Intapp
12 10 (0.99%) Workday
13 8 (0.79%) IBM
14 6 (0.59%) Nuix
15 5 (0.49%) BiZZdesign
15 5 (0.49%) Informatica
16 4 (0.39%) Ariba
16 4 (0.39%) Charles River
16 4 (0.39%) Juniper
16 4 (0.39%) MobileIron