Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 152 162
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,796 1,590 1,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 1.74% 1.63%
As % of the General category 4.81% 4.47% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 978 1,172
UK median daily rate £438 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.53% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £219
90th Percentile £625 £637 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 22
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% +7.98% +2.62%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.95 £9.66
90th Percentile £36.00 £68.05 £36.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £18.99
% change year-on-year +18.97% -23.62% +2.62%

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 37,322 35,594 40,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.23% 38.97% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,304 23,315 26,531
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 978
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%

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 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 0 1,694 £443 -1.67% 451
London -25 972 £463 -2.63% 218
UK excluding London +32 804 £400 +3.23% 269
North of England +27 228 £375 +3.45% 81
South East -29 212 £428 +0.59% 51
North West +39 150 £375 - 50
Midlands +49 144 £400 - 49
West Midlands +15 81 £400 - 30
East of England +19 70 £475 +35.71% 22
South West +52 68 £375 +7.14% 30
Scotland -27 67 £389 -0.32% 22
East Midlands +34 66 £375 -4.46% 18
Yorkshire -24 51 £363 -3.33% 26
North East +8 31 £400 +23.08% 5
Wales -6 15 £325 +4.84% 11
Northern Ireland +15 5 £139 -16.38% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 621 (34.58%) Finance
2 339 (18.88%) Law
3 331 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
4 285 (15.87%) Project Management
5 262 (14.59%) Microsoft
6 253 (14.09%) GDPR
7 244 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 204 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
9 202 (11.25%) Data Protection
10 194 (10.80%) SQL
11 193 (10.75%) Degree
12 191 (10.63%) Information Security
13 189 (10.52%) Windows
14 169 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
15 165 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
16 155 (8.63%) Management Information System
17 152 (8.46%) SQL Server
18 141 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
19 138 (7.68%) Banking
20 133 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
21 123 (6.85%) Marketing
22 118 (6.57%) Business Analysis
23 107 (5.96%) Risk Management
24 106 (5.90%) Change Management
25 104 (5.79%) Migration
26 100 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
27 99 (5.51%) ITIL
28 95 (5.29%) Security Cleared
29 94 (5.23%) User Experience
30 92 (5.12%) C#

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 84 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.61%) Confluence
2 29 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 25 (1.39%) IIS
4 23 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (1.17%) Skype for Business
6 17 (0.95%) CMS
7 15 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.78%) Apache
9 10 (0.56%) SAS
10 8 (0.45%) JBoss
10 8 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.39%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
12 6 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 141 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (1.00%) InVision
7 11 (0.61%) UserZoom
8 10 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.056%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 37 (2.06%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.67%) Carpe Diem
3 11 (0.61%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.33%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.28%) Relativity
5 5 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.22%) HFM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.11%) FastStats
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 100 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (4.45%) Office 365
3 43 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.95%) SaaS
5 17 (0.95%) PaaS
6 15 (0.84%) IaaS
6 15 (0.84%) OneDrive
7 12 (0.67%) GitHub
8 10 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.56%) Yammer
9 9 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.33%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
13 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.22%) iTunes
14 3 (0.17%) Akamai
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.56%) Firewall
2 34 (1.89%) Skype
3 31 (1.73%) LAN
4 30 (1.67%) Network Security
4 30 (1.67%) VPN
4 30 (1.67%) WAN
5 24 (1.34%) Internet
6 22 (1.22%) SAN
7 16 (0.89%) NAS
8 14 (0.78%) DNS
8 14 (0.78%) Intranet
8 14 (0.78%) SMS
9 10 (0.56%) DHCP
9 10 (0.56%) Wireless
10 9 (0.50%) SSH
11 8 (0.45%) VoIP
12 7 (0.39%) FTP
12 7 (0.39%) HTTP
12 7 (0.39%) SSL
12 7 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.00%) Power BI
3 36 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (1.11%) Big Data
4 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 15 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.67%) Data Lake
8 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.61%) MySQL
10 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.45%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.45%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.39%) MS Access
12 7 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 65 (3.62%) JIRA
2 30 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.00%) Axure RP
4 15 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.56%) Maven
5 10 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.50%) git-flow
7 7 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.33%) Ant
8 6 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.28%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.28%) Subversion
10 4 (0.22%) ERwin
10 4 (0.22%) MSI
10 4 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 621 (34.58%) Finance
2 339 (18.88%) Law
3 138 (7.68%) Banking
4 123 (6.85%) Marketing
5 66 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 63 (3.51%) Publishing
7 62 (3.45%) Retail
8 42 (2.34%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.61%) Billing
9 29 (1.61%) Front Office
10 19 (1.06%) Advertising
11 17 (0.95%) Back Office
11 17 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.45%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.39%) French Language
15 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.33%) Games
17 5 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 459 (25.56%) Analyst
2 227 (12.64%) Project Manager
3 207 (11.53%) Business Analyst
4 170 (9.47%) Developer
5 103 (5.73%) Architect
6 90 (5.01%) Consultant
7 81 (4.51%) Designer
8 62 (3.45%) Content Designer
9 53 (2.95%) Legal Analyst
10 50 (2.78%) IT Manager
11 47 (2.62%) Service Analyst
12 41 (2.28%) Service Desk Analyst
13 37 (2.06%) Security Manager
14 36 (2.00%) Support Analyst
15 35 (1.95%) .NET Developer
15 35 (1.95%) Security Analyst
15 35 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
16 32 (1.78%) Data Protection Officer
17 31 (1.73%) Data Analyst
17 31 (1.73%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.40%) .NET
2 77 (4.29%) HTML
3 66 (3.67%) XML
4 53 (2.95%) Web Services
5 51 (2.84%) CSS
6 36 (2.00%) AngularJS
7 34 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 34 (1.89%) JSON
8 31 (1.73%) ASP.NET
9 28 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 28 (1.56%) SOAP
9 28 (1.56%) Spring
10 27 (1.50%) React
10 27 (1.50%) REST
11 26 (1.45%) Middleware
12 22 (1.22%) HTML5
13 19 (1.06%) jQuery
14 16 (0.89%) CSS3
14 16 (0.89%) Entity Framework
15 14 (0.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (8.63%) Management Information System
3 94 (5.23%) User Experience
4 53 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 42 (2.34%) Blackberry
7 33 (1.84%) Virtual Team
8 32 (1.78%) Social Media
9 31 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
10 24 (1.34%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
12 22 (1.22%) iPhone
13 17 (0.95%) Equities
13 17 (0.95%) Fintech
14 14 (0.78%) Clustering
15 13 (0.72%) Fixed Income
15 13 (0.72%) FMCG
16 12 (0.67%) NHS
17 11 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
18 10 (0.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 189 (10.52%) Windows
2 56 (3.12%) Windows 10
3 50 (2.78%) Linux
4 45 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 42 (2.34%) Windows 7
6 30 (1.67%) Unix
7 26 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.11%) Android
9 17 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.72%) Solaris
12 10 (0.56%) CentOS
13 9 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.11%) AIX
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (15.87%) Project Management
3 244 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 202 (11.25%) Data Protection
5 191 (10.63%) Information Security
6 169 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
7 165 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
8 118 (6.57%) Business Analysis
9 107 (5.96%) Risk Management
10 106 (5.90%) Change Management
11 104 (5.79%) Migration
12 99 (5.51%) ITIL
13 89 (4.96%) PRINCE2
14 85 (4.73%) Analytics
14 85 (4.73%) Document Management
15 81 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
16 78 (4.34%) Decision-Making
16 78 (4.34%) Workflow
17 71 (3.95%) Service Delivery
17 71 (3.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (10.80%) SQL
2 92 (5.12%) C#
3 90 (5.01%) JavaScript
4 67 (3.73%) Java
5 48 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 18 (1.00%) C
7 16 (0.89%) Bash Shell
8 15 (0.84%) Python
8 15 (0.84%) VBA
9 14 (0.78%) PowerShell
10 12 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 11 (0.61%) PHP
11 11 (0.61%) VBScript
12 9 (0.50%) C++
12 9 (0.50%) VB
13 8 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.45%) XPath
14 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.33%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 193 (10.75%) Degree
2 95 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 76 (4.23%) CISSP
4 57 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 47 (2.62%) PMI Certification
6 44 (2.45%) CISM
7 43 (2.39%) PMP
8 38 (2.12%) CISA
9 31 (1.73%) ISEB
10 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (1.00%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (0.89%) CRISC
14 15 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.78%) APMP
16 13 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
16 13 (0.72%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.67%) MCSE
17 12 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (14.09%) GDPR
2 66 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (2.90%) QA
4 50 (2.78%) PCI DSS
5 49 (2.73%) SLA
6 33 (1.84%) PMO
7 28 (1.56%) COBIT
8 17 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.89%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.72%) MiFID
11 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.45%) IFRS
12 8 (0.45%) PSD2
13 6 (0.33%) COSO
13 6 (0.33%) EMIR
13 6 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.28%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.78%) Docker
4 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.45%) vSphere
6 5 (0.28%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.28%) XenApp
7 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.17%) iptables
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.11%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.11%) Snort
9 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.056%) Squid
10 1 (0.056%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.056%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.056%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (1.00%) SCCM
2 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.56%) HP ALM
5 9 (0.50%) Ansible
6 5 (0.28%) EnCase
6 5 (0.28%) FTK
6 5 (0.28%) Nessus
7 4 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.22%) PingFederate
7 4 (0.22%) Puppet
7 4 (0.22%) SnapMirror
7 4 (0.22%) SnapVault
8 3 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.17%) CASB
8 3 (0.17%) QRadar
8 3 (0.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 262 (14.59%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.12%) SAP
3 69 (3.84%) Oracle
4 62 (3.45%) iManage
5 57 (3.17%) Citrix
6 39 (2.17%) VMware
7 31 (1.73%) Cisco
8 30 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (1.61%) Intapp
10 26 (1.45%) Adobe
10 26 (1.45%) IBM
11 23 (1.28%) Capita
12 19 (1.06%) Google
12 19 (1.06%) HP
12 19 (1.06%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.89%) Snow
14 15 (0.84%) hybris
15 11 (0.61%) Aderant
15 11 (0.61%) Informatica
16 10 (0.56%) Apple