Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 170 169
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,363 1,675 1,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.64% 1.61%
As % of the General category 3.84% 4.03% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 1,072 967
UK median daily rate £450 £446 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +0.11% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £226
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £406 £375
% change year-on-year +5.60% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 34
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £26.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +4.90% +27.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.55 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £35.90 £78.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +56.25% -20.00%

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 35,521 41,519 42,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.40% 40.61% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,845 26,888 27,880
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1,075 1,046
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.84 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +17.50% -11.19% +9.85%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -7 1,277 £450 - 1,190
UK excluding London -3 676 £429 +5.60% 1,093
London -15 675 £475 - 185
South East +32 234 £463 +5.71% 236
North of England +13 199 £400 +6.67% 230
North West -2 123 £425 +13.33% 129
South West -7 76 £425 +13.33% 326
Yorkshire +21 68 £356 -5.00% 78
Midlands -30 63 £475 +11.76% 106
Scotland +37 54 £450 +19.21% 36
West Midlands +12 49 £450 +5.88% 65
East of England -10 31 £450 +5.88% 109
Wales +14 16 £500 +53.85% 51
East Midlands -26 13 £525 +31.25% 40
North East +4 10 £450 -18.18% 23
Northern Ireland +3 5 - - 6

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 438 (32.13%) Finance
2 331 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (16.58%) Law
4 220 (16.14%) Microsoft
5 197 (14.45%) SQL
6 185 (13.57%) Windows
7 179 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
8 162 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
9 161 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 156 (11.45%) Project Management
11 148 (10.86%) Information Security
11 148 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 141 (10.34%) SQL Server
13 136 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
14 133 (9.76%) ITIL
15 126 (9.24%) Risk Management
16 118 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
16 118 (8.66%) Degree
17 116 (8.51%) Analytics
18 111 (8.14%) Banking
19 100 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
20 99 (7.26%) DevOps
21 98 (7.19%) Windows 10
22 96 (7.04%) Active Directory
23 95 (6.97%) Management Information System
24 94 (6.90%) Marketing
25 80 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
26 79 (5.80%) Project Delivery
27 77 (5.65%) Java
27 77 (5.65%) Document 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 41 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.71%) CMS
3 33 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 31 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 29 (2.13%) Skype for Business
6 26 (1.91%) Apache
7 24 (1.76%) Confluence
8 20 (1.47%) IIS
9 19 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.73%) SAS
14 8 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
15 7 (0.51%) WordPress
16 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.37%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 118 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.37%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.29%) Sketch
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.15%) Snagit
9 2 (0.15%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.15%) Windchill
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.073%) InVision
10 1 (0.073%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 41 (3.01%) Elite 3E
2 13 (0.95%) Visualfiles
3 10 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.66%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.22%) Relativity
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.15%) TrackWise
10 1 (0.073%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 148 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (4.26%) Office 365
4 52 (3.82%) SaaS
5 51 (3.74%) Power Platform
6 38 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.83%) PaaS
8 15 (1.10%) BrowserStack
8 15 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
9 14 (1.03%) IaaS
10 12 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
11 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.51%) GitHub
14 6 (0.44%) Apigee
14 6 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.44%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.01%) Firewall
2 28 (2.05%) VPN
3 25 (1.83%) Skype
4 22 (1.61%) Internet
4 22 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 19 (1.39%) DNS
5 19 (1.39%) Network Security
6 16 (1.17%) VLAN
7 15 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.03%) WAN
9 13 (0.95%) DHCP
9 13 (0.95%) SNMP
10 12 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (0.73%) LAN
12 9 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (0.59%) ICMP
13 8 (0.59%) Telnet
14 7 (0.51%) IP Telephony
14 7 (0.51%) SAN
14 7 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (3.52%) Power BI
5 44 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (3.15%) Big Data
7 32 (2.35%) Hadoop
7 32 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.76%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.32%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.17%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.10%) MySQL
14 13 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.95%) Impala
15 10 (0.73%) Amazon Athena
15 10 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (0.73%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 51 (3.74%) JIRA
2 29 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.91%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.61%) Selenium
5 15 (1.10%) Gatling
5 15 (1.10%) JMeter
6 11 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.81%) JUnit
7 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.44%) Gradle
9 6 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.44%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.37%) gulp
10 5 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (0.37%) PhpStorm
10 5 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.29%) GitLab
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 438 (32.13%) Finance
2 226 (16.58%) Law
3 111 (8.14%) Banking
4 94 (6.90%) Marketing
5 74 (5.43%) Telecoms
6 63 (4.62%) Public Sector
7 46 (3.37%) Retail
8 31 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.83%) Advertising
11 24 (1.76%) Publishing
12 23 (1.69%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.47%) Back Office
14 13 (0.95%) Games
15 12 (0.88%) Front Office
16 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.66%) Local Government
17 8 (0.59%) Billing
18 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.37%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 264 (19.37%) Analyst
2 141 (10.34%) Developer
3 123 (9.02%) Project Manager
4 105 (7.70%) Architect
5 78 (5.72%) Consultant
6 68 (4.99%) Business Analyst
7 59 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 50 (3.67%) Designer
9 41 (3.01%) Applications Support
9 41 (3.01%) Data Analyst
10 39 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
11 37 (2.71%) Applications Support Engineer
12 35 (2.57%) Support Analyst
13 34 (2.49%) Data Engineer
14 33 (2.42%) Service Analyst
15 31 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
16 30 (2.20%) .NET Developer
16 30 (2.20%) Cloud Architect
16 30 (2.20%) Service Desk Analyst
17 28 (2.05%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.14%) .NET
2 46 (3.37%) AngularJS
3 44 (3.23%) CSS
3 44 (3.23%) HTML
4 36 (2.64%) XML
5 33 (2.42%) JSON
5 33 (2.42%) REST
6 30 (2.20%) RESTful
7 28 (2.05%) Kafka
8 27 (1.98%) Web Services
9 26 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 24 (1.76%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (1.47%) Entity Framework
12 20 (1.47%) Spring
13 19 (1.39%) jQuery
13 19 (1.39%) Node.js
14 17 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.17%) .NET Core
16 13 (0.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 162 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 76 (5.58%) User Experience
4 34 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 21 (1.54%) PKI
8 20 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.32%) Blog
10 17 (1.25%) Equities
11 16 (1.17%) Derivative
11 16 (1.17%) Robotics
12 13 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.88%) Tandem
14 11 (0.81%) e-Learning
14 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 185 (13.57%) Windows
2 98 (7.19%) Windows 10
3 47 (3.45%) Linux
4 46 (3.37%) Unix
5 40 (2.93%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.59%) Android
11 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.15%) CentOS
13 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.15%) Solaris
13 2 (0.15%) SUSE
13 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.073%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
3 161 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 156 (11.45%) Project Management
5 148 (10.86%) Information Security
6 136 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
7 133 (9.76%) ITIL
8 126 (9.24%) Risk Management
9 116 (8.51%) Analytics
10 99 (7.26%) DevOps
11 79 (5.80%) Project Delivery
12 77 (5.65%) Document Management
13 73 (5.36%) Data Protection
14 71 (5.21%) Migration
15 70 (5.14%) Change Management
16 67 (4.92%) Data Modelling
16 67 (4.92%) Scrum
17 65 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 61 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
18 61 (4.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 197 (14.45%) SQL
2 77 (5.65%) Java
3 67 (4.92%) Python
4 65 (4.77%) C#
5 62 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 34 (2.49%) T-SQL
7 24 (1.76%) PowerShell
8 20 (1.47%) Scala
9 18 (1.32%) C
10 15 (1.10%) PHP
11 14 (1.03%) VBA
12 13 (0.95%) TypeScript
13 12 (0.88%) Java 8
13 12 (0.88%) R
14 9 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.59%) Ruby
15 8 (0.59%) VBScript
16 7 (0.51%) Perl
16 7 (0.51%) VB
16 7 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 118 (8.66%) Degree
2 74 (5.43%) CISSP
3 65 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 52 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.49%) CISM
6 29 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.54%) CISA
8 20 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.32%) PMP
10 16 (1.17%) PMI Certification
11 14 (1.03%) IISP
11 14 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.95%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.95%) CCNA
13 11 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.81%) ISEB
13 11 (0.81%) MCSA
13 11 (0.81%) SSCP
13 11 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.06%) GDPR
2 68 (4.99%) QA
3 65 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (2.86%) PMO
5 33 (2.42%) SLA
6 25 (1.83%) Data Quality
7 24 (1.76%) PCI DSS
8 20 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (1.17%) NIST
10 13 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.81%) NCSC
12 9 (0.66%) COBIT
13 8 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.51%) GxP
15 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
16 5 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
16 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.37%) MiFID
17 4 (0.29%) EMIR
System Software
1 96 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.70%) Docker
3 9 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.66%) XenApp
4 7 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.44%) ProxySG
5 6 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.29%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.22%) vSphere
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.073%) HDFS
9 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.91%) SCCM
3 18 (1.32%) Terraform
4 14 (1.03%) Puppet
5 13 (0.95%) CASB
6 12 (0.88%) Ansible
6 12 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.59%) SCOM
7 8 (0.59%) WMI
7 8 (0.59%) WSUS
8 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.44%) SafeCom
9 5 (0.37%) EnCase
9 5 (0.37%) Oozie
9 5 (0.37%) QRadar
10 4 (0.29%) FTK
10 4 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 2 (0.15%) Kibana
12 2 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 220 (16.14%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.36%) iManage
3 56 (4.11%) SAP
4 53 (3.89%) Oracle
5 32 (2.35%) Cisco
5 32 (2.35%) LexisNexis
5 32 (2.35%) Tableau
6 29 (2.13%) Citrix
6 29 (2.13%) IBM
7 25 (1.83%) Google
7 25 (1.83%) Intapp
8 23 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 23 (1.69%) VMware
9 22 (1.61%) Adobe
10 16 (1.17%) F5
11 15 (1.10%) Sony
12 14 (1.03%) Workday
13 12 (0.88%) Ariba
14 11 (0.81%) BT
14 11 (0.81%) CheckPoint