Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 138 156
Rank change year-on-year -61 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,364 1,934 1,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.91% 1.68%
As % of the General category 4.02% 5.09% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 1,174 969
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £230
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 26
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% - -18.68%
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.16 £36.00 £71.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £17.18 £14.73
% change year-on-year +0.41% +16.63% -62.23%

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 33,943 38,014 35,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.49% 37.60% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,304 24,741 23,146
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 859 871
UK median hourly rate £28.70 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.33 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.43 £49.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.23 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +24.92% - -9.09%

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 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 April 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 April 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 -60 1,283 £450 - 972
London -46 768 £450 -5.26% 156
UK excluding London -59 582 £425 +6.25% 909
South East -35 177 £450 +3.45% 179
North of England -26 152 £400 +6.67% 168
North West -8 102 £413 +10.00% 90
Midlands -49 84 £425 +13.33% 80
West Midlands -30 61 £425 +13.33% 52
South West -57 60 £425 +6.25% 292
Scotland +11 59 £438 +16.67% 30
East of England -18 37 £388 -22.50% 99
Yorkshire -24 33 £338 -10.00% 63
East Midlands -9 23 £394 +5.00% 28
North East -8 19 £425 +16.44% 16
Wales -2 7 £325 - 61
Northern Ireland +16 6 £450 +224.91% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 445 (32.62%) Finance
2 350 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (16.86%) Law
4 177 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
5 167 (12.24%) SQL
6 162 (11.88%) Project Management
7 157 (11.51%) Microsoft
8 156 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
9 149 (10.92%) Information Security
10 145 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
11 142 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 137 (10.04%) Windows
13 130 (9.53%) Degree
13 130 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 112 (8.21%) Analytics
15 104 (7.62%) Banking
16 96 (7.04%) User Experience
17 94 (6.89%) SQL Server
18 92 (6.74%) ITIL
19 91 (6.67%) C#
20 90 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
21 88 (6.45%) Risk Management
22 87 (6.38%) .NET
23 86 (6.30%) JavaScript
24 83 (6.09%) Marketing
25 82 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
26 79 (5.79%) Security Cleared
27 78 (5.72%) DevOps
28 76 (5.57%) Active Directory
29 73 (5.35%) Java

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 50 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.20%) Confluence
3 30 (2.20%) MS Exchange
4 27 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.32%) Apache
6 17 (1.25%) SAS
7 11 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.81%) IIS
8 10 (0.73%) CMS
8 10 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.44%) WordPress
11 4 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.29%) JBoss
11 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 82 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.59%) InVision
7 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.29%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 18 (1.32%) Elite 3E
2 13 (0.95%) Carpe Diem
3 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.59%) SAP PS
4 8 (0.59%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.29%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.15%) TrackWise
8 2 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 130 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (4.99%) Office 365
4 23 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (1.61%) SaaS
6 21 (1.54%) PaaS
7 13 (0.95%) IaaS
8 11 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.59%) Serverless
10 7 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.29%) Apigee
13 4 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.01%) Firewall
2 27 (1.98%) Internet
2 27 (1.98%) Skype
3 18 (1.32%) Network Security
3 18 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.25%) DNS
5 14 (1.03%) VPN
6 11 (0.81%) DHCP
6 11 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (0.81%) LAN
6 11 (0.81%) WAN
7 9 (0.66%) VoIP
8 8 (0.59%) SSH
8 8 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (0.44%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.18%) Big Data
3 45 (3.30%) Power BI
4 40 (2.93%) Hadoop
5 32 (2.35%) MySQL
6 31 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (1.91%) Apache Hive
9 25 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.54%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.10%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.88%) Data Lake
15 10 (0.73%) Flink
15 10 (0.73%) HBase
16 9 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (0.59%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 47 (3.45%) JIRA
2 33 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.59%) ERwin
8 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.44%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.44%) gulp
11 5 (0.37%) Maven
11 5 (0.37%) PhpStorm
11 5 (0.37%) Selenium
11 5 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.29%) JUnit
12 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.22%) git-flow
General
1 445 (32.62%) Finance
2 230 (16.86%) Law
3 104 (7.62%) Banking
4 83 (6.09%) Marketing
5 56 (4.11%) Retail
6 54 (3.96%) Telecoms
7 42 (3.08%) Publishing
8 30 (2.20%) Advertising
9 28 (2.05%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.91%) Back Office
11 22 (1.61%) Manufacturing
12 21 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.73%) Front Office
15 9 (0.66%) Billing
16 8 (0.59%) German Language
16 8 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.59%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.51%) Games
18 6 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 255 (18.70%) Analyst
2 181 (13.27%) Developer
3 123 (9.02%) Project Manager
4 80 (5.87%) Consultant
5 79 (5.79%) Designer
6 76 (5.57%) Architect
7 53 (3.89%) Business Analyst
8 42 (3.08%) Data Analyst
8 42 (3.08%) Service Analyst
9 41 (3.01%) Content Designer
10 38 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
11 37 (2.71%) Senior Developer
11 37 (2.71%) Support Analyst
12 35 (2.57%) .NET Developer
13 33 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.35%) IT Manager
15 30 (2.20%) Data Engineer
16 27 (1.98%) C# Developer
16 27 (1.98%) Security Manager
17 24 (1.76%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.38%) .NET
2 69 (5.06%) CSS
3 68 (4.99%) HTML
4 48 (3.52%) Kafka
5 40 (2.93%) REST
6 36 (2.64%) Web Services
7 35 (2.57%) .NET Framework
7 35 (2.57%) AngularJS
8 32 (2.35%) ASP.NET
9 30 (2.20%) RESTful
10 28 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (2.05%) JSON
10 28 (2.05%) XML
11 26 (1.91%) jQuery
12 24 (1.76%) Entity Framework
12 24 (1.76%) SOAP
13 23 (1.69%) Spring
14 19 (1.39%) .NET Core
14 19 (1.39%) WCF
15 18 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 156 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (7.04%) User Experience
3 73 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.57%) Algorithms
6 32 (2.35%) Fintech
7 20 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.88%) Equities
12 12 (0.88%) Linked Data
12 12 (0.88%) NHS
12 12 (0.88%) Reference Data
12 12 (0.88%) Robotics
13 11 (0.81%) Derivative
13 11 (0.81%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.73%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 137 (10.04%) Windows
2 72 (5.28%) Windows 10
3 58 (4.25%) Linux
4 32 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.98%) Unix
6 24 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.81%) Android
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.22%) SUSE
14 2 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.073%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
3 162 (11.88%) Project Management
4 149 (10.92%) Information Security
5 145 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
6 142 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (8.21%) Analytics
8 92 (6.74%) ITIL
9 90 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
10 88 (6.45%) Risk Management
11 78 (5.72%) DevOps
12 68 (4.99%) Data Science
13 65 (4.77%) Scrum
14 62 (4.55%) Migration
15 61 (4.47%) Change Management
16 60 (4.40%) User Stories
17 59 (4.33%) Data Protection
17 59 (4.33%) Service Delivery
18 58 (4.25%) Data Analysis
19 56 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 167 (12.24%) SQL
2 91 (6.67%) C#
3 86 (6.30%) JavaScript
4 73 (5.35%) Java
5 56 (4.11%) Python
6 29 (2.13%) PHP
7 23 (1.69%) Scala
8 19 (1.39%) C
8 19 (1.39%) Java 8
8 19 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 16 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.95%) VBA
11 11 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.73%) R
13 8 (0.59%) C++
14 7 (0.51%) Ruby
15 6 (0.44%) ABAP
16 5 (0.37%) ES6
16 5 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (9.53%) Degree
2 79 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 65 (4.77%) CISSP
4 58 (4.25%) SC Cleared
5 47 (3.45%) CISM
6 41 (3.01%) CISA
7 28 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (1.83%) CRISC
9 22 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.32%) ISEB
10 18 (1.32%) PMP
11 17 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.10%) PMI Certification
13 14 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.81%) ISACA
16 10 (0.73%) A+ Certification
16 10 (0.73%) CCIE
16 10 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.77%) GDPR
2 56 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.81%) QA
4 34 (2.49%) Data Quality
5 30 (2.20%) SLA
6 27 (1.98%) PMO
7 18 (1.32%) PCI DSS
8 14 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.66%) IFRS
11 8 (0.59%) COBIT
11 8 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.29%) COSO
12 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.29%) GxP
12 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.29%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 76 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 62 (4.55%) Docker
3 14 (1.03%) XenApp
4 11 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.66%) HDFS
6 8 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.44%) vSphere
8 5 (0.37%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.073%) iptables
Systems Management
1 47 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.47%) SCCM
3 15 (1.10%) Ansible
4 14 (1.03%) Terraform
5 12 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (0.73%) Puppet
7 8 (0.59%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.59%) EnCase
8 6 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 5 (0.37%) FTK
9 5 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.37%) QRadar
10 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.22%) Kibana
11 3 (0.22%) logstash
11 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.22%) Oozie
11 3 (0.22%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 157 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 60 (4.40%) iManage
3 59 (4.33%) SAP
4 42 (3.08%) Citrix
5 41 (3.01%) Oracle
6 36 (2.64%) Cisco
7 32 (2.35%) Tableau
8 30 (2.20%) VMware
9 22 (1.61%) IBM
10 21 (1.54%) Aderant
10 21 (1.54%) Intapp
11 20 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 15 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 15 (1.10%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.95%) Google
13 13 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.88%) Adobe
14 12 (0.88%) Veritas
15 11 (0.81%) HP
16 10 (0.73%) MapR