Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 179 156
Rank change year-on-year +17 -23 +9
Contract jobs citing Legal 1548 1624 1763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.50% 1.55%
As % of the General category 4.09% 4.09% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 1036 1221
UK median daily rate £425 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +6.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £210
90th Percentile £619 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 29
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.91 £11.35
90th Percentile £78.78 £38.35 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +42.86% -30.00%

Legal is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37822 39741 44965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.45% 36.70% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24832 26405 28391
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £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 852 957 1168
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.12% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.15 £47.95 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £25.00 £26.85
% change year-on-year +9.00% -6.87% +7.38%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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 +20 1445 £450 +5.88% 232
London +16 910 £475 +6.15% 124
UK excluding London -5 600 £375 - 124
South East +4 224 £400 +6.73% 35
North of England +9 128 £350 - 33
Midlands +3 95 £400 - 21
North West +51 83 £375 +7.14% 20
West Midlands +14 56 £400 -3.03% 18
Scotland +1 54 £395 +16.18% 8
East of England -26 51 £346 -13.44% 13
Yorkshire -15 36 £350 -12.50% 10
East Midlands -16 33 £363 -8.23% 3
South West +13 28 £363 -27.50% 6
Wales -10 15 £205 -45.46% 4
North East +26 9 £290 +9.43% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 £228 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 629 (40.63%) Finance
2 247 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (15.31%) Project Management
4 227 (14.66%) Law
5 218 (14.08%) Microsoft
6 204 (13.18%) Banking
7 196 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 179 (11.56%) Windows
9 168 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
10 163 (10.53%) SQL
11 154 (9.95%) Degree
12 130 (8.40%) Information Security
13 123 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
14 115 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
15 108 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
16 107 (6.91%) Marketing
17 106 (6.85%) Migration
18 105 (6.78%) Change Management
19 102 (6.59%) Management Information System
20 101 (6.52%) Active Directory
21 100 (6.46%) Data Protection
22 98 (6.33%) GDPR
23 96 (6.20%) User Experience
23 96 (6.20%) Business Analysis
23 96 (6.20%) ITIL
24 91 (5.88%) Data Modelling
25 88 (5.68%) Analytics
26 84 (5.43%) PRINCE2
27 79 (5.10%) SQL Server
28 72 (4.65%) SAP

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 68 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.33%) CMS
3 31 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 24 (1.55%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (0.78%) Documentum
6 12 (0.78%) IIS
7 11 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.65%) Confluence
8 10 (0.65%) SAS
9 9 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.52%) Apache
10 8 (0.52%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.39%) Drupal
12 6 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 123 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
5 48 (3.10%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.065%) InVision
8 1 (0.065%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.065%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.065%) Simulink
8 1 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) SAP GTS
3 10 (0.65%) FastStats
4 9 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.45%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.26%) Relativity
8 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle FAH
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.71%) Office 365
2 24 (1.55%) IaaS
3 23 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.84%) SaaS
6 11 (0.71%) OneDrive
7 9 (0.58%) PaaS
8 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.26%) AdWords
10 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.26%) GitHub
11 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.13%) Slack
12 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.20%) Internet
2 30 (1.94%) SAN
3 27 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.68%) WAN
5 25 (1.61%) Firewall
6 21 (1.36%) NAS
6 21 (1.36%) Skype
7 19 (1.23%) LAN
8 13 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
8 13 (0.84%) Intranet
9 12 (0.78%) DNS
9 12 (0.78%) HTTP
9 12 (0.78%) LDAP
10 10 (0.65%) VPN
11 9 (0.58%) SSH
12 8 (0.52%) DHCP
13 7 (0.45%) SMS
13 7 (0.45%) SSL
13 7 (0.45%) VLAN
13 7 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.74%) Power BI
7 25 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.55%) Big Data
9 19 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.03%) PowerPivot
11 15 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.84%) IDOL
12 13 (0.84%) MarkLogic
12 13 (0.84%) MySQL
13 12 (0.78%) QlikView
14 11 (0.71%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 31 (2.00%) JIRA
2 21 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.71%) Maven
7 9 (0.58%) Selenium
8 8 (0.52%) Ant
8 8 (0.52%) ERwin
8 8 (0.52%) JUnit
8 8 (0.52%) Subversion
9 6 (0.39%) GitLab
9 6 (0.39%) Gradle
10 5 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.32%) MSI
10 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.26%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.26%) Hudson
11 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.19%) Grunt
General
1 629 (40.63%) Finance
2 227 (14.66%) Law
3 204 (13.18%) Banking
4 107 (6.91%) Marketing
5 68 (4.39%) Retail
6 63 (4.07%) Investment Banking
7 61 (3.94%) Publishing
8 45 (2.91%) Telecoms
9 33 (2.13%) Front Office
10 24 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.10%) Back Office
12 16 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.90%) Advertising
14 13 (0.84%) Billing
14 13 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.58%) Electronics
16 9 (0.58%) Local Government
17 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 378 (24.42%) Analyst
2 172 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 171 (11.05%) Project Manager
4 141 (9.11%) Developer
5 93 (6.01%) Consultant
6 91 (5.88%) Architect
7 55 (3.55%) Designer
8 48 (3.10%) IT Manager
9 45 (2.91%) Content Designer
10 39 (2.52%) Legal Analyst
11 36 (2.33%) Programme Manager
12 35 (2.26%) Service Analyst
13 33 (2.13%) Data Analyst
14 32 (2.07%) Trainer
15 30 (1.94%) Administrator
15 30 (1.94%) IT Analyst
15 30 (1.94%) Support Analyst
16 27 (1.74%) SAP Consultant
17 26 (1.68%) Service Desk Analyst
18 25 (1.61%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.17%) .NET
2 42 (2.71%) HTML
3 38 (2.45%) XML
4 37 (2.39%) Web Services
5 35 (2.26%) REST
6 26 (1.68%) CSS
6 26 (1.68%) SOAP
7 22 (1.42%) MDX
8 21 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 21 (1.36%) jQuery
9 17 (1.10%) JSON
10 14 (0.90%) Node.js
10 14 (0.90%) Spring
11 13 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (0.84%) CSS3
11 13 (0.84%) HTML5
12 12 (0.78%) Middleware
12 12 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (0.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 168 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 96 (6.20%) User Experience
4 30 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 30 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
5 26 (1.68%) Social Media
6 23 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.49%) Derivative
7 22 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 18 (1.16%) e-Learning
10 18 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.97%) PKI
12 15 (0.97%) Reference Data
13 13 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 179 (11.56%) Windows
2 53 (3.42%) Windows 7
3 52 (3.36%) Linux
4 46 (2.97%) Unix
5 42 (2.71%) Windows 10
6 35 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 26 (1.68%) Solaris
8 21 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.90%) Android
11 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.39%) AIX
15 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.13%) Debian
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (15.31%) Project Management
3 196 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (8.40%) Information Security
5 115 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
6 106 (6.85%) Migration
7 105 (6.78%) Change Management
8 100 (6.46%) Data Protection
9 96 (6.20%) Business Analysis
9 96 (6.20%) ITIL
10 91 (5.88%) Data Modelling
11 88 (5.68%) Analytics
12 84 (5.43%) PRINCE2
13 71 (4.59%) Risk Management
14 68 (4.39%) CRM
15 63 (4.07%) Data Analysis
16 60 (3.88%) Asset Management
17 59 (3.81%) Scrum
17 59 (3.81%) Service Delivery
18 52 (3.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (10.53%) SQL
2 63 (4.07%) Java
3 40 (2.58%) C#
4 37 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 36 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 26 (1.68%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 18 (1.16%) Python
9 17 (1.10%) C
10 11 (0.71%) ABAP
11 9 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.58%) VBA
12 8 (0.52%) Perl
13 5 (0.32%) PHP
13 5 (0.32%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.32%) R
14 4 (0.26%) ES6
14 4 (0.26%) Ruby
15 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 154 (9.95%) Degree
2 60 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.71%) CISSP
5 33 (2.13%) PMI Certification
5 33 (2.13%) PMP
6 23 (1.49%) ISEB
7 22 (1.42%) CISM
8 18 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (0.84%) CISA
10 11 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (0.58%) CRISC
12 9 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.45%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.33%) GDPR
2 58 (3.75%) QA
3 46 (2.97%) MiFID
4 40 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (2.52%) PMO
6 28 (1.81%) PCI DSS
7 23 (1.49%) SLA
8 19 (1.23%) Data Quality
9 17 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 16 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
11 15 (0.97%) EMIR
12 11 (0.71%) COBIT
13 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 6 (0.39%) WCAG
15 5 (0.32%) GMP
15 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
16 4 (0.26%) P3O
16 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 17 (1.10%) Veritas File System
5 13 (0.84%) NFS
6 11 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.65%) XenApp
8 6 (0.39%) Docker
8 6 (0.39%) Firmware
9 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) LXC
11 2 (0.13%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.13%) vSphere
11 2 (0.13%) XenServer
12 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (1.68%) NetBackup
2 17 (1.10%) SCCM
3 16 (1.03%) Ansible
3 16 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.90%) Puppet
5 13 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.45%) SCOM
7 6 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.32%) FTK
8 5 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.26%) MOM
10 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.13%) EnCase
10 2 (0.13%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.13%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.13%) SafeCom
11 1 (0.065%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.065%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 218 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.65%) SAP
3 58 (3.75%) Oracle
4 49 (3.17%) Citrix
5 41 (2.65%) VMware
6 36 (2.33%) iManage
7 29 (1.87%) Symantec
8 23 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.42%) Reuters
10 21 (1.36%) HP
11 20 (1.29%) IBM
11 20 (1.29%) Veritas
12 19 (1.23%) EMC
13 18 (1.16%) Avaya
13 18 (1.16%) ServiceNow
14 17 (1.10%) Cisco
15 14 (0.90%) Informatica
15 14 (0.90%) NetApp
16 13 (0.84%) Brocade
17 12 (0.78%) Google