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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 137 172
Rank change year-on-year +1 +35  
Contract jobs citing Legal 826 942 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.76% 1.39%
As % of the General category 4.80% 4.61% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 617 499
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £579 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.22% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £23.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +10.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £45.00 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £39.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -70.51% +95.00%  

Legal is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17200 20426 21174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.12% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13262 12987
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 498
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Legal as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 785 £425 - 251
London +6 479 £450 - 136
South East +10 123 £425 +13.33% 38
City of London -15 88 £475 +8.57% 46
Yorkshire +21 39 £403 +3.87% 17
North West +9 39 £413 +17.85% 16
Hampshire +10 36 £425 +28.78% 13
West Yorkshire +16 33 £410 +5.80% 7
Leeds +16 29 £413 +6.45% 6
Berkshire +13 29 £540 +27.05% 5
East of England -18 29 £350 -17.64% 15
Surrey +27 27 £413 +6.45% 7
Manchester -5 23 £340 - 13
West Midlands -10 21 £394 -1.56% 13
Scotland +26 20 £395 -14.03% 9
Tyne and Wear 0 20 £338 +39.17% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 20 £338 +68.75% 1
North East -9 20 £338 +18.42% 1
East Midlands -25 17 £385 -3.75% 5
West Sussex +17 16 £350 +52.17% 1
Hertfordshire +10 15 £413 -31.25% 4
Edinburgh +25 13 £395 -14.96% 4
Watford - 12 - - 2
Worthing +20 11 £350 +52.17%
Epsom +7 11 - -
South West -5 11 £425 +14.78% 8
Northamptonshire +4 9 £475 +26.66%
Portsmouth - 9 £400 - 1
Cheshire +22 8 £613 +44.11%
Essex -8 8 £350 -17.64% 6

Legal
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Legal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Legal.

1 599 (38.72%) Finance
2 292 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (16.48%) Law
4 252 (16.29%) Project Management
5 234 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 195 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 192 (12.41%) Windows
8 189 (12.22%) Banking
9 180 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
10 162 (10.47%) MS Excel
10 162 (10.47%) Degree
11 159 (10.28%) MS Office
12 144 (9.31%) Security Cleared
13 134 (8.66%) Management Information System
14 129 (8.34%) Change Management
15 125 (8.08%) SQL
16 121 (7.82%) Active Directory
17 112 (7.24%) ITIL
17 112 (7.24%) Information Security
18 105 (6.79%) SC Cleared
18 105 (6.79%) Marketing
19 100 (6.46%) Analytics
20 96 (6.21%) PRINCE2
21 94 (6.08%) SharePoint
22 93 (6.01%) Migration
23 91 (5.88%) Risk Management
24 90 (5.82%) Data Protection
24 90 (5.82%) User Experience
25 87 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
26 82 (5.30%) Service Delivery

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 94 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (1.87%) Confluence
4 23 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.23%) CMS
7 15 (0.97%) IIS
8 13 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.84%) SAS
9 10 (0.65%) Mule
10 9 (0.58%) Mule ESB
11 7 (0.45%) Apache
12 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.39%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.39%) WordPress
13 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 162 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 159 (10.28%) MS Office
3 68 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (4.27%) MS Project
5 46 (2.97%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.065%) InVision
9 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.065%) Simulink
9 1 (0.065%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.78%) SAP GTS
4 10 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.45%) Eloqua
6 7 (0.45%) FastStats
6 7 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.39%) Relativity
7 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.32%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.13%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.13%) Summit
11 2 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.07%) Office 365
3 21 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.16%) SaaS
5 14 (0.90%) IaaS
6 9 (0.58%) OneDrive
6 9 (0.58%) Yammer
7 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.45%) PaaS
8 6 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.32%) GitHub
10 4 (0.26%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.065%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.065%) G Suite
12 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.17%) Firewall
2 36 (2.33%) WAN
3 34 (2.20%) SAN
4 33 (2.13%) Internet
5 29 (1.87%) NAS
6 24 (1.55%) LAN
7 23 (1.49%) Network Security
8 22 (1.42%) DNS
9 20 (1.29%) HTTP
9 20 (1.29%) Skype
9 20 (1.29%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.10%) VPN
11 15 (0.97%) Intranet
11 15 (0.97%) VoIP
11 15 (0.97%) Wireless
12 14 (0.90%) SMS
13 13 (0.84%) Extranet
14 10 (0.65%) Unified Communications
15 9 (0.58%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.58%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (2.00%) Big Data
5 26 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.03%) Power BI
11 14 (0.90%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.78%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.78%) DB2
13 12 (0.78%) HBase
13 12 (0.78%) MySQL
14 11 (0.71%) Neo4j
14 11 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 57 (3.68%) JIRA
2 41 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.65%) Selenium
6 8 (0.52%) JUnit
6 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.45%) Gradle
7 7 (0.45%) Maven
8 6 (0.39%) Ant
8 6 (0.39%) ERwin
9 5 (0.32%) Subversion
10 4 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.26%) Hudson
11 3 (0.19%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.19%) Grunt
11 3 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 599 (38.72%) Finance
2 255 (16.48%) Law
3 189 (12.22%) Banking
4 105 (6.79%) Marketing
5 76 (4.91%) Retail
6 60 (3.88%) Publishing
7 56 (3.62%) Telecoms
8 48 (3.10%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 22 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.29%) Billing
12 19 (1.23%) Back Office
13 16 (1.03%) Front Office
14 10 (0.65%) Advertising
14 10 (0.65%) Automotive
15 9 (0.58%) Games
16 8 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.45%) Electronics
17 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (25.15%) Analyst
2 187 (12.09%) Project Manager
3 132 (8.53%) Business Analyst
4 114 (7.37%) Developer
5 95 (6.14%) Architect
6 83 (5.37%) Consultant
7 70 (4.52%) Service Analyst
8 64 (4.14%) Designer
9 57 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
10 52 (3.36%) IT Manager
11 48 (3.10%) Administrator
11 48 (3.10%) Content Designer
12 43 (2.78%) Legal Analyst
13 41 (2.65%) Trainer
14 38 (2.46%) Support Analyst
15 35 (2.26%) Senior Manager
16 34 (2.20%) Commercial Manager
17 33 (2.13%) Programme Manager
18 31 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
18 31 (2.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.94%) HTML
2 57 (3.68%) Web Services
3 47 (3.04%) CSS
3 47 (3.04%) XML
4 42 (2.71%) .NET
5 28 (1.81%) AngularJS
6 25 (1.62%) jQuery
7 22 (1.42%) CSS3
7 22 (1.42%) HTML5
8 18 (1.16%) Spring
9 15 (0.97%) JSON
10 14 (0.90%) Middleware
10 14 (0.90%) Velocity
11 13 (0.84%) ASP.NET
11 13 (0.84%) J2EE
11 13 (0.84%) REST
12 12 (0.78%) MDX
13 11 (0.71%) SOAP
13 11 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (0.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 180 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 90 (5.82%) User Experience
4 45 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 41 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 40 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 34 (2.20%) Social Media
8 32 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
9 27 (1.75%) Equities
10 24 (1.55%) e-Learning
10 24 (1.55%) iPad
11 22 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.29%) Computer Science
13 19 (1.23%) iPhone
14 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (1.10%) Fixed Income
15 16 (1.03%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.97%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.97%) Derivative
16 15 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.41%) Windows
2 80 (5.17%) Windows 7
3 51 (3.30%) Linux
4 50 (3.23%) Unix
5 42 (2.71%) Windows 10
6 37 (2.39%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.81%) Android
8 25 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.55%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.36%) Solaris
11 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.90%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.19%) CentOS
17 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (16.29%) Project Management
3 195 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (8.34%) Change Management
5 112 (7.24%) Information Security
5 112 (7.24%) ITIL
6 100 (6.46%) Analytics
7 96 (6.21%) PRINCE2
8 93 (6.01%) Migration
9 91 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 90 (5.82%) Data Protection
11 87 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
12 82 (5.30%) Business Analysis
12 82 (5.30%) Service Delivery
13 69 (4.46%) Data Modelling
14 66 (4.27%) Data Analysis
15 60 (3.88%) Scrum
16 58 (3.75%) CRM
17 56 (3.62%) Programme Management
18 55 (3.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 125 (8.08%) SQL
2 58 (3.75%) Java
3 46 (2.97%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.39%) C#
5 32 (2.07%) PowerShell
6 25 (1.62%) C
7 20 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.16%) Python
9 9 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (0.58%) R
9 9 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.58%) VBA
10 7 (0.45%) ES6
11 6 (0.39%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.32%) Ruby
12 5 (0.32%) XQuery
13 4 (0.26%) ABAP
13 4 (0.26%) Perl
14 3 (0.19%) VB
15 2 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 162 (10.47%) Degree
2 144 (9.31%) Security Cleared
3 105 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.07%) CISSP
5 30 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.68%) PMP
7 22 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.16%) CISM
9 18 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (1.03%) ISEB
10 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.65%) MCSE
14 9 (0.58%) APMP
14 9 (0.58%) CIPD
14 9 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.58%) MBA
15 8 (0.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.33%) PMO
2 47 (3.04%) QA
3 35 (2.26%) SLA
4 34 (2.20%) GDPR
4 34 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (2.20%) MiFID
5 23 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.29%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.45%) EMIR
9 7 (0.45%) ISO27002
10 6 (0.39%) P3O
11 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.32%) FATCA
11 5 (0.32%) GAAP
11 5 (0.32%) WCAG
12 4 (0.26%) COSO
12 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 121 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (1.10%) Veritas File System
4 13 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.58%) Docker
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.065%) HDFS
9 1 (0.065%) IAG
9 1 (0.065%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.065%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.065%) vCloud
9 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (1.55%) NetBackup
2 12 (0.78%) SCCM
3 10 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (0.52%) WSUS
5 7 (0.45%) Puppet
6 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.39%) Nagios
6 6 (0.39%) vMotion
6 6 (0.39%) WMI
7 5 (0.32%) Kibana
8 4 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.26%) logstash
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.26%) Rsyslog
9 3 (0.19%) Ansible
9 3 (0.19%) Control-M
9 3 (0.19%) EnCase
9 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 234 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.33%) SAP
3 56 (3.62%) Oracle
4 44 (2.84%) VMware
5 42 (2.71%) Citrix
6 40 (2.59%) Cisco
7 27 (1.75%) iManage
8 25 (1.62%) Sun
9 23 (1.49%) Adobe
9 23 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.36%) Splunk
11 20 (1.29%) Symantec
11 20 (1.29%) Veritas
12 19 (1.23%) Sophos
13 17 (1.10%) Google
14 16 (1.03%) HP
15 15 (0.97%) IBM
16 14 (0.90%) Reuters
17 13 (0.84%) Dell
17 13 (0.84%) Nuix
London
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £55000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 37 minutes ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + likelihood of extension
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northern Ireland
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Streamline Connections
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago