Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 183 154
Rank change year-on-year +25 -29 +2
Contract jobs citing Legal 1627 1555 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.46% 1.59%
As % of the General category 4.14% 4.05% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 947 1202
UK median daily rate £445 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.54% +2.50% +4.23%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £200
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 40
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% +9.09% -17.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.56 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.38 £37.81 £25.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.61 £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +13.05% +60.00% -45.65%

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 39291 38381 45176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.54% 36.03% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26002 25538 28863
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 969 1201
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.41 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.78% +7.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +24 1512 £450 +7.46% 281
London +12 943 £475 +11.76% 141
UK excluding London +18 648 £375 -5.06% 148
South East +22 246 £425 +6.25% 47
North of England +23 124 £325 -8.71% 45
Midlands +18 95 £375 -11.76% 17
North West +58 81 £375 +8.70% 34
Scotland +12 62 £400 +45.45% 6
West Midlands +14 61 £400 -8.57% 12
East of England -25 55 £363 -3.33% 19
South West +16 40 £375 -25.00% 11
Yorkshire -38 37 £313 -25.60% 10
East Midlands +10 32 £359 -15.59% 5
Wales +13 17 £280 -25.46% 2
Northern Ireland - 9 £168 - 1
North East +54 6 £263 -9.33% 1
Channel Islands -2 1 £190 -57.78%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 659 (40.50%) Finance
2 269 (16.53%) Project Management
3 253 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (15.43%) Microsoft
5 244 (15.00%) Law
6 201 (12.35%) Windows
7 193 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 183 (11.25%) Banking
9 173 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
10 167 (10.26%) SQL
11 158 (9.71%) Information Security
12 153 (9.40%) Degree
13 140 (8.60%) GDPR
14 136 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
15 132 (8.11%) Data Protection
16 129 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
17 123 (7.56%) Active Directory
18 122 (7.50%) Migration
19 116 (7.13%) Change Management
20 110 (6.76%) Management Information System
21 106 (6.52%) Marketing
22 100 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
23 98 (6.02%) PRINCE2
24 90 (5.53%) Risk Management
25 89 (5.47%) Business Analysis
26 88 (5.41%) SQL Server
26 88 (5.41%) Analytics
27 86 (5.29%) ITIL
28 75 (4.61%) Data Modelling
29 73 (4.49%) 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 53 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.52%) CMS
3 34 (2.09%) MS Exchange
4 26 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.80%) IIS
6 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.61%) Apache Solr
7 10 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.49%) Confluence
10 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.43%) SAS
11 6 (0.37%) Documentum
11 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.31%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 136 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (3.32%) MS Visio
5 50 (3.07%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Simulink
8 1 (0.061%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.061%) InVision
8 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.061%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.061%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.061%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 18 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.68%) FastStats
3 10 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.55%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.43%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.31%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.25%) Relativity
7 4 (0.25%) SAP GTS
7 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.18%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
8 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.95%) Office 365
2 27 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.41%) IaaS
4 12 (0.74%) SaaS
5 9 (0.55%) OneDrive
6 8 (0.49%) PaaS
7 6 (0.37%) GitHub
8 4 (0.25%) Akamai
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.12%) AdWords
10 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.12%) Slack
10 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.64%) Internet
2 37 (2.27%) SAN
3 33 (2.03%) WAN
4 30 (1.84%) LAN
5 27 (1.66%) Firewall
5 27 (1.66%) NAS
5 27 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.41%) Skype
7 22 (1.35%) DNS
8 21 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
9 20 (1.23%) Intranet
10 18 (1.11%) VPN
11 15 (0.92%) DHCP
11 15 (0.92%) SMS
12 14 (0.86%) HTTP
12 14 (0.86%) LDAP
12 14 (0.86%) Network Security
13 13 (0.80%) SSL
14 10 (0.61%) H.323
15 9 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (1.72%) Power BI
6 24 (1.48%) Big Data
7 23 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 16 (0.98%) PowerPivot
10 15 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.80%) MySQL
12 12 (0.74%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.61%) Apache Hive
13 10 (0.61%) IDOL
13 10 (0.61%) QlikView
13 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (0.55%) GIS
15 8 (0.49%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 39 (2.40%) JIRA
2 18 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.49%) MSI
5 8 (0.49%) Subversion
6 7 (0.43%) JUnit
7 6 (0.37%) GitLab
7 6 (0.37%) NUnit
8 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.31%) FitNesse
8 5 (0.31%) Maven
8 5 (0.31%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.25%) Ant
9 4 (0.25%) ERwin
9 4 (0.25%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.25%) Selenium
10 3 (0.18%) Axure RP
General
1 659 (40.50%) Finance
2 244 (15.00%) Law
3 183 (11.25%) Banking
4 106 (6.52%) Marketing
5 60 (3.69%) Retail
6 55 (3.38%) Telecoms
7 52 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 47 (2.89%) Publishing
9 31 (1.91%) Front Office
10 20 (1.23%) Back Office
11 19 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.11%) Billing
13 17 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.74%) Advertising
15 11 (0.68%) Local Government
16 9 (0.55%) Automotive
16 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.49%) French Language
17 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 382 (23.48%) Analyst
2 200 (12.29%) Project Manager
3 170 (10.45%) Business Analyst
4 152 (9.34%) Developer
5 102 (6.27%) Consultant
6 96 (5.90%) Architect
7 48 (2.95%) IT Manager
8 46 (2.83%) Legal Analyst
9 44 (2.70%) Designer
10 43 (2.64%) Senior Manager
11 37 (2.27%) Programme Manager
12 35 (2.15%) Content Designer
13 32 (1.97%) Senior Project Manager
14 31 (1.91%) Support Analyst
15 30 (1.84%) Administrator
15 30 (1.84%) Service Analyst
16 29 (1.78%) Data Analyst
16 29 (1.78%) Desktop Support
16 29 (1.78%) IT Analyst
17 28 (1.72%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.00%) .NET
2 43 (2.64%) HTML
3 42 (2.58%) XML
4 37 (2.27%) Web Services
5 35 (2.15%) REST
6 34 (2.09%) AngularJS
7 32 (1.97%) SOAP
8 27 (1.66%) JSON
8 27 (1.66%) Node.js
9 26 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
11 22 (1.35%) CSS
12 19 (1.17%) MDX
13 17 (1.04%) jQuery
14 14 (0.86%) .NET Framework
15 13 (0.80%) ASP.NET
15 13 (0.80%) RESTful
16 12 (0.74%) HTML5
16 12 (0.74%) Lucene
17 11 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 70 (4.30%) User Experience
4 28 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 27 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 26 (1.60%) Derivative
7 24 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.41%) Social Media
9 21 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 19 (1.17%) Blackberry
10 19 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.17%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.17%) NHS
11 17 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
12 16 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.92%) e-Learning
13 15 (0.92%) Reference Data
14 14 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 201 (12.35%) Windows
2 60 (3.69%) Linux
3 56 (3.44%) Windows 7
4 47 (2.89%) Unix
5 42 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 40 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.54%) Solaris
8 24 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.55%) Android
12 8 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.31%) AIX
14 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.18%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.12%) Debian
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (16.53%) Project Management
2 253 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 158 (9.71%) Information Security
5 132 (8.11%) Data Protection
6 129 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
7 122 (7.50%) Migration
8 116 (7.13%) Change Management
9 98 (6.02%) PRINCE2
10 90 (5.53%) Risk Management
11 89 (5.47%) Business Analysis
12 88 (5.41%) Analytics
13 86 (5.29%) ITIL
14 75 (4.61%) Data Modelling
15 73 (4.49%) Document Management
16 66 (4.06%) Scrum
17 62 (3.81%) CRM
18 58 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
19 57 (3.50%) Data Analysis
20 54 (3.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (10.26%) SQL
2 60 (3.69%) Java
3 54 (3.32%) C#
4 46 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 38 (2.34%) PowerShell
6 29 (1.78%) T-SQL
7 20 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 18 (1.11%) Python
9 15 (0.92%) C
10 12 (0.74%) VBA
11 10 (0.61%) Perl
12 8 (0.49%) ABAP
12 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.43%) PHP
14 6 (0.37%) ES6
14 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.37%) VBScript
15 5 (0.31%) VB
16 4 (0.25%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (9.40%) Degree
2 53 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.20%) CISSP
4 43 (2.64%) PMI Certification
5 39 (2.40%) PMP
6 37 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 31 (1.91%) CISM
8 25 (1.54%) ISEB
9 23 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (1.04%) CISA
11 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.80%) CRISC
15 11 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.61%) MCSE
17 9 (0.55%) SANS
18 8 (0.49%) APMP
18 8 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (8.60%) GDPR
2 61 (3.75%) QA
3 49 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (2.27%) PMO
5 32 (1.97%) MiFID
5 32 (1.97%) PCI DSS
6 26 (1.60%) Data Quality
7 23 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (1.41%) SLA
8 12 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.68%) COBIT
9 11 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
9 11 (0.68%) EMIR
10 7 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.31%) P3O
13 4 (0.25%) GMP
13 4 (0.25%) GxP
13 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 123 (7.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (1.29%) NFS
4 21 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 21 (1.29%) Veritas File System
5 14 (0.86%) XenApp
6 12 (0.74%) Docker
6 12 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.43%) Firmware
9 5 (0.31%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.12%) LXC
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.12%) vSphere
11 2 (0.12%) XenServer
12 1 (0.061%) IAG
12 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (1.84%) NetBackup
2 22 (1.35%) SCCM
3 17 (1.04%) Ansible
3 17 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.68%) Puppet
6 8 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.31%) FTK
9 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.25%) MOM
9 4 (0.25%) SCOM
10 3 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.12%) CSIRT
11 2 (0.12%) EnCase
11 2 (0.12%) Galera Cluster
11 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.12%) SafeCom
12 1 (0.061%) Terraform
Vendors
1 251 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.06%) Citrix
3 57 (3.50%) SAP
4 56 (3.44%) Oracle
5 45 (2.77%) VMware
6 37 (2.27%) Symantec
7 36 (2.21%) iManage
8 28 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 27 (1.66%) Reuters
10 24 (1.48%) Veritas
11 23 (1.41%) EMC
12 22 (1.35%) Cisco
12 22 (1.35%) HP
12 22 (1.35%) NetApp
13 21 (1.29%) Brocade
13 21 (1.29%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.23%) Avaya
15 19 (1.17%) Tableau
16 18 (1.11%) Apigee
17 16 (0.98%) Salesforce.com