Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 194 183 172
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing Legal 464 1,397 1,703
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.52% 1.65%
As % of the General category 3.26% 3.86% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 905 1,105
Median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +6.00% +8.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +19.57% +10.84% +36.07%

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 14,222 36,233 41,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.62% 39.50% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,042 23,352 27,220
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.09% +2.94% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 968 1,085
Median hourly rate £30.54 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.18% +4.70% -2.67%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.50 £11.82
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.54
Median hourly rate £22.52 £23.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% +16.70% -11.15%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -5 425 £500 +11.11% 472
UK excluding London +7 224 £473 +11.35% 417
London -14 221 £500 +8.23% 91
North of England +19 72 £550 +37.50% 94
South East +29 59 £457 +0.94% 98
North West +14 44 £450 +5.88% 46
Work from Home +1 38 £550 +37.50% 40
Midlands +53 30 £425 -5.56% 50
West Midlands +40 27 £425 -5.56% 29
South West +40 23 £433 +1.80% 89
Yorkshire +33 19 £563 +52.54% 28
East of England +69 18 £513 +13.89% 49
Scotland +41 13 £475 +8.57% 12
North East +37 9 £1,300 +188.89% 20
Wales +35 8 £375 -25.00% 18
East Midlands +50 3 £538 +2.38% 20

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 164 (35.34%) Finance
2 86 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (17.89%) Information Security
4 62 (13.36%) Analytics
5 60 (12.93%) Data Protection
5 60 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (12.93%) Public Sector
6 57 (12.28%) SQL
7 56 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (11.64%) Project Management
8 54 (11.64%) Change Management
9 53 (11.42%) Security Cleared
10 50 (10.78%) Microsoft
10 50 (10.78%) Degree
11 49 (10.56%) ITIL
11 49 (10.56%) Risk Management
12 48 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (9.70%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (9.27%) CISM
15 40 (8.62%) Management Information System
15 40 (8.62%) CISSP
16 39 (8.41%) Migration
17 38 (8.19%) Telecoms
18 37 (7.97%) GDPR
18 37 (7.97%) Decision-Making
19 36 (7.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 34 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
21 33 (7.11%) Windows
22 32 (6.90%) Banking
23 31 (6.68%) Law

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 20 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.80%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.16%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.51%) Confluence
5 6 (1.29%) Apache
5 6 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.86%) CMS
8 3 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.43%) Moodle
9 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.43%) WildFly
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.43%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.22%) GIMP
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Elite 3E
1 5 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.65%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.65%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.43%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.03%) Azure
2 22 (4.74%) AWS
3 21 (4.53%) Office 365
4 8 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (1.72%) Amazon S3
4 8 (1.72%) SaaS
5 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.08%) GitHub
6 4 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.86%) PaaS
7 3 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.43%) Coveralls
8 2 (0.43%) Logic Apps
8 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.39%) Firewall
2 17 (3.66%) DNS
3 12 (2.59%) DHCP
4 11 (2.37%) Network Security
4 11 (2.37%) Skype
5 9 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.72%) NetScaler
7 7 (1.51%) PBX
7 7 (1.51%) VPN
8 5 (1.08%) LAN
8 5 (1.08%) SSL
8 5 (1.08%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.08%) WAN
9 4 (0.86%) SAN
10 3 (0.65%) CTI
10 3 (0.65%) H.323
10 3 (0.65%) HTTP
10 3 (0.65%) Internet
10 3 (0.65%) Intranet
10 3 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.68%) Big Data
2 28 (6.03%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
4 16 (3.45%) Looker
5 11 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.29%) Spark SQL
8 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.86%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.86%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.86%) HBase
9 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.65%) MySQL
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.94%) JIRA
4 7 (1.51%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.29%) GitLab
5 6 (1.29%) Maven
6 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
6 5 (1.08%) Snyk
7 4 (0.86%) JMeter
8 3 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.65%) Gatling
8 3 (0.65%) Gradle
8 3 (0.65%) JUnit
8 3 (0.65%) REST Assured
8 3 (0.65%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.65%) TestRail
9 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 164 (35.34%) Finance
2 60 (12.93%) Public Sector
3 38 (8.19%) Telecoms
4 32 (6.90%) Banking
5 31 (6.68%) Law
6 20 (4.31%) Marketing
7 12 (2.59%) Back Office
7 12 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.37%) Retail
9 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.72%) Front Office
11 7 (1.51%) Advertising
11 7 (1.51%) Local Government
12 6 (1.29%) Investment Banking
13 5 (1.08%) German Language
13 5 (1.08%) Police
13 5 (1.08%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.86%) Billing
14 4 (0.86%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 86 (18.53%) Analyst
2 58 (12.50%) Consultant
3 49 (10.56%) Project Manager
4 37 (7.97%) Business Analyst
5 26 (5.60%) Developer
6 25 (5.39%) Architect
7 16 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 14 (3.02%) Senior Manager
9 13 (2.80%) IT Manager
9 13 (2.80%) Security Consultant
10 11 (2.37%) Designer
11 10 (2.16%) Network Engineer
12 9 (1.94%) Data Engineer
12 9 (1.94%) Security Engineer
12 9 (1.94%) Service Analyst
13 8 (1.72%) Data Governance Specialist
13 8 (1.72%) Information Officer
13 8 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (1.72%) Senior Project Manager
14 7 (1.51%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.80%) Web Services
2 11 (2.37%) .NET
3 10 (2.16%) HTML
4 8 (1.72%) CSS
5 7 (1.51%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.51%) XML
6 6 (1.29%) RESTful
7 5 (1.08%) PySpark
8 4 (0.86%) LDAP
8 4 (0.86%) Middleware
9 3 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.65%) Java EE
9 3 (0.65%) JMS
9 3 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.65%) RESTEasy
9 3 (0.65%) XMPP
10 2 (0.43%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.43%) Jolokia
10 2 (0.43%) JSON
10 2 (0.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.16%) Freedom of Information
7 9 (1.94%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.51%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.51%) Derivative
9 7 (1.51%) Social Media
10 6 (1.29%) CESG
10 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.29%) NHS
11 5 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.08%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.11%) Windows
2 14 (3.02%) Windows Server
3 12 (2.59%) Linux
4 9 (1.94%) Unix
5 8 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.86%) CentOS
8 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.22%) Fedora
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (17.89%) Information Security
3 62 (13.36%) Analytics
4 60 (12.93%) Data Protection
5 56 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (11.64%) Change Management
6 54 (11.64%) Project Management
7 49 (10.56%) ITIL
7 49 (10.56%) Risk Management
8 48 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (9.70%) Cybersecurity
10 39 (8.41%) Migration
11 37 (7.97%) Decision-Making
12 34 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (6.03%) Data Management
13 28 (6.03%) Data Modelling
13 28 (6.03%) Visualisation
14 25 (5.39%) Asset Management
14 25 (5.39%) Data Governance
15 22 (4.74%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.28%) SQL
2 29 (6.25%) Python
3 14 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.80%) C
5 12 (2.59%) Java
6 11 (2.37%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.16%) C#
8 8 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.51%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.08%) PHP
11 3 (0.65%) Perl
11 3 (0.65%) R
12 2 (0.43%) XPath
13 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.22%) Groovy
13 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.22%) VB
13 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.78%) Degree
3 43 (9.27%) CISM
4 40 (8.62%) CISSP
5 28 (6.03%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.09%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
8 15 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.02%) CISA
10 10 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (2.16%) CCNA
10 10 (2.16%) CRISC
11 8 (1.72%) CCNP
12 7 (1.51%) CCA
12 7 (1.51%) JNCIA
12 7 (1.51%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.51%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (1.08%) AWS Certification
14 5 (1.08%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.97%) GDPR
2 36 (7.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (5.82%) QA
4 17 (3.66%) SLA
5 16 (3.45%) COBIT
5 16 (3.45%) Data Quality
6 11 (2.37%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.94%) NIST
8 7 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.08%) NCSC
11 4 (0.86%) EMIR
11 4 (0.86%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.65%) GxP
12 3 (0.65%) MiFID
12 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.43%) PMO
14 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.29%) Docker
3 5 (1.08%) vSphere
4 4 (0.86%) ProxySG
4 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.65%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Samba
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.29%) Terraform
2 5 (1.08%) Ansible
2 5 (1.08%) Puppet
3 4 (0.86%) Kibana
3 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.86%) SCOM
3 4 (0.86%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.65%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.65%) logstash
4 3 (0.65%) Nagios
5 2 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.43%) Netcool
5 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 2 (0.43%) SELinux
5 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 50 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.17%) Tableau
3 19 (4.09%) Cisco
4 18 (3.88%) SAP
5 16 (3.45%) Alteryx
6 15 (3.23%) Oracle
7 12 (2.59%) CheckPoint
8 11 (2.37%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.37%) Juniper
9 9 (1.94%) F5
10 8 (1.72%) VMware
11 7 (1.51%) NEC
11 7 (1.51%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.51%) Teradata
12 6 (1.29%) DocuSign
12 6 (1.29%) HP
12 6 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.08%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.08%) Citrix
13 5 (1.08%) EMC