Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 156 150
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 +20
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,934 1,557 1,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.68% 1.69%
As % of the General category 5.09% 4.42% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,174 969 1,195
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £215
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 18
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.68% +24.66%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.50 £11.55
90th Percentile £36.00 £71.63 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.18 £14.73 £39.00
% change year-on-year +16.63% -62.23% +116.67%

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 38,007 35,237 41,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.59% 38.02% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,735 23,145 26,540
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 871 1,010
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.80 £50.00 £49.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +5.77%

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 April 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 19 April 2018.

Contractor 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 19 April 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 +22 1,848 £450 +5.88% 563
London -5 1,093 £475 +5.56% 234
UK excluding London +43 823 £400 +5.26% 362
South East -22 253 £435 +11.18% 86
North of England +16 201 £375 - 89
Midlands +65 140 £375 - 70
North West +37 123 £375 -1.32% 50
West Midlands +34 85 £375 -3.23% 42
South West +64 81 £400 +14.29% 39
East of England +11 76 £500 +42.86% 45
Scotland -13 60 £375 -6.25% 14
East Midlands +28 57 £375 +9.49% 28
Yorkshire -29 54 £375 -8.54% 32
North East +23 26 £365 +12.31% 7
Wales -12 9 £325 -5.11% 16
Northern Ireland - 5 £139 - 3
Channel Islands +2 1 £450 -18.18%

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 658 (34.02%) Finance
2 366 (18.92%) Law
3 336 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
4 287 (14.84%) GDPR
5 286 (14.79%) Project Management
6 273 (14.12%) Microsoft
7 245 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 242 (12.51%) Data Protection
9 237 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
10 223 (11.53%) Information Security
11 213 (11.01%) Windows
12 195 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
13 192 (9.93%) SQL
14 191 (9.88%) Degree
15 177 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
16 165 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
17 162 (8.38%) Management Information System
18 154 (7.96%) Banking
19 142 (7.34%) SQL Server
20 124 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
20 124 (6.41%) Marketing
21 120 (6.20%) Business Analysis
22 117 (6.05%) Migration
23 111 (5.74%) Risk Management
23 111 (5.74%) Active Directory
24 110 (5.69%) Change Management
25 109 (5.64%) ITIL
26 108 (5.58%) PRINCE2
27 107 (5.53%) Document Management
28 98 (5.07%) Analytics

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 74 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 32 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (1.24%) IIS
5 23 (1.19%) Confluence
6 21 (1.09%) CMS
7 17 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 16 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.62%) Apache
9 12 (0.62%) SAS
10 8 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.21%) LiveLink
15 3 (0.16%) JBoss
15 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 165 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.83%) InVision
7 9 (0.47%) UserZoom
8 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.052%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 42 (2.17%) Elite 3E
2 14 (0.72%) Carpe Diem
3 11 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.41%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.31%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 5 (0.26%) Relativity
7 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.26%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.21%) HFM
8 4 (0.21%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.16%) iTrent
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.16%) TrackWise
10 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.81%) Office 365
2 86 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.86%) SaaS
4 29 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.88%) IaaS
6 15 (0.78%) OneDrive
6 15 (0.78%) PaaS
7 14 (0.72%) GitHub
8 11 (0.57%) Yammer
9 9 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.21%) iTunes
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.91%) WAN
2 36 (1.86%) LAN
3 33 (1.71%) Firewall
3 33 (1.71%) VPN
4 31 (1.60%) Skype
5 30 (1.55%) Internet
6 24 (1.24%) Intranet
6 24 (1.24%) SAN
7 20 (1.03%) Network Security
8 19 (0.98%) SMS
9 13 (0.67%) NAS
10 12 (0.62%) DNS
10 12 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (0.57%) HTTP
12 8 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (0.36%) SSH
13 7 (0.36%) VoIP
13 7 (0.36%) Wireless
14 6 (0.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (1.91%) Power BI
4 36 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (1.14%) Big Data
9 20 (1.03%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.98%) Data Lake
11 15 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.57%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.41%) OLTP
16 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.36%) EDRMS
17 7 (0.36%) Essbase
17 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (3.21%) JIRA
2 22 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 16 (0.83%) Axure RP
3 16 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 14 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (0.52%) Maven
7 8 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.41%) ERwin
8 7 (0.36%) JUnit
8 7 (0.36%) ReSharper
8 7 (0.36%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.26%) Ant
10 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.21%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.21%) Selenium
11 4 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 658 (34.02%) Finance
2 366 (18.92%) Law
3 154 (7.96%) Banking
4 124 (6.41%) Marketing
5 91 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.57%) Publishing
7 57 (2.95%) Retail
8 38 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.81%) Billing
10 29 (1.50%) Front Office
11 19 (0.98%) Back Office
12 15 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.67%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.57%) Advertising
16 10 (0.52%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.47%) Local Government
18 8 (0.41%) French Language
19 7 (0.36%) Games
19 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 500 (25.85%) Analyst
2 228 (11.79%) Project Manager
3 220 (11.38%) Business Analyst
4 155 (8.01%) Developer
5 127 (6.57%) Architect
6 101 (5.22%) Consultant
7 80 (4.14%) Designer
8 67 (3.46%) Service Analyst
9 63 (3.26%) Legal Analyst
10 62 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
11 59 (3.05%) Content Designer
12 47 (2.43%) IT Manager
13 45 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
14 44 (2.28%) Support Analyst
15 40 (2.07%) Data Analyst
16 37 (1.91%) Security Analyst
16 37 (1.91%) Security Manager
17 33 (1.71%) GDPR Project Manager
18 32 (1.65%) Delivery Manager
18 32 (1.65%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.88%) .NET
1 75 (3.88%) XML
2 74 (3.83%) HTML
3 51 (2.64%) Web Services
4 46 (2.38%) CSS
5 38 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 38 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 38 (1.96%) JSON
6 30 (1.55%) SOAP
7 29 (1.50%) REST
8 27 (1.40%) ASP.NET
9 23 (1.19%) React
10 21 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.09%) jQuery
10 21 (1.09%) Spring
10 21 (1.09%) WCF
11 19 (0.98%) Node.js
11 19 (0.98%) XSLT
12 18 (0.93%) HTML5
12 18 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 237 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (8.38%) Management Information System
3 91 (4.71%) User Experience
4 62 (3.21%) Blackberry
5 54 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 38 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
7 35 (1.81%) Virtual Team
8 32 (1.65%) iPhone
9 27 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.40%) Social Media
10 25 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
11 19 (0.98%) Fintech
12 16 (0.83%) Equities
13 15 (0.78%) FMCG
14 13 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.62%) Fixed Income
16 11 (0.57%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.52%) BYOD
17 10 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 213 (11.01%) Windows
2 81 (4.19%) Windows 7
3 59 (3.05%) Windows 10
4 42 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 41 (2.12%) Linux
6 29 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.09%) Unix
7 21 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.93%) Android
9 12 (0.62%) Solaris
10 11 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.26%) CentOS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (14.79%) Project Management
3 245 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 242 (12.51%) Data Protection
5 223 (11.53%) Information Security
6 195 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
7 177 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
8 120 (6.20%) Business Analysis
9 117 (6.05%) Migration
10 111 (5.74%) Risk Management
11 110 (5.69%) Change Management
12 109 (5.64%) ITIL
13 108 (5.58%) PRINCE2
14 107 (5.53%) Document Management
15 98 (5.07%) Analytics
16 80 (4.14%) Decision-Making
17 75 (3.88%) Time Management
18 74 (3.83%) Service Delivery
18 74 (3.83%) Workflow
19 73 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 192 (9.93%) SQL
2 88 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 79 (4.08%) C#
4 57 (2.95%) Java
5 46 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.29%) C
7 21 (1.09%) Python
8 18 (0.93%) VBA
9 14 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 13 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 12 (0.62%) XPath
12 10 (0.52%) PHP
13 7 (0.36%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.36%) VB
14 6 (0.31%) C++
15 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.26%) VBScript
16 4 (0.21%) XAML
16 4 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 191 (9.88%) Degree
2 96 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 77 (3.98%) CISSP
4 62 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 51 (2.64%) PMI Certification
6 50 (2.59%) CISM
7 47 (2.43%) PMP
8 37 (1.91%) CISA
9 34 (1.76%) ISEB
10 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 18 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 16 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (0.62%) APMP
16 12 (0.62%) CRISC
16 12 (0.62%) ISACA
16 12 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (14.84%) GDPR
2 70 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (3.26%) PCI DSS
4 61 (3.15%) SLA
5 59 (3.05%) QA
6 39 (2.02%) PMO
7 29 (1.50%) COBIT
8 26 (1.34%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.67%) MiFID
10 12 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 12 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.52%) PSD2
12 7 (0.36%) HIPAA
12 7 (0.36%) IFRS
12 7 (0.36%) ISO 20022
13 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.26%) EMIR
14 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 111 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.31%) vSphere
4 6 (0.31%) XenApp
5 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) Docker
7 3 (0.16%) Snort
7 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.10%) HDFS
8 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.10%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.052%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.052%) Firmware
9 1 (0.052%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.052%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (1.09%) SCCM
2 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (0.47%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.36%) Ansible
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (0.31%) QRadar
6 5 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.21%) CASB
7 4 (0.21%) Nessus
7 4 (0.21%) PingFederate
7 4 (0.21%) SnapMirror
7 4 (0.21%) SnapVault
8 3 (0.16%) EnCase
8 3 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.16%) Puppet
9 2 (0.10%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.10%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 273 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 86 (4.45%) iManage
3 76 (3.93%) Citrix
4 69 (3.57%) SAP
5 61 (3.15%) Oracle
6 40 (2.07%) VMware
7 35 (1.81%) Intapp
8 32 (1.65%) Cisco
9 31 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.34%) Adobe
11 23 (1.19%) Google
12 22 (1.14%) Capita
13 18 (0.93%) HP
13 18 (0.93%) IBM
14 15 (0.78%) Apigee
15 14 (0.72%) hybris
16 13 (0.67%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.62%) OpenText
17 12 (0.62%) Snow
18 10 (0.52%) Informatica