Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 213 188
Rank change year-on-year +27 -25 +4
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,227 369 1,258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.20% 1.48%
As % of the General category 2.77% 2.25% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 231 811
10th Percentile £281 £300 £263
25th Percentile £400 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £569 £551
90th Percentile £700 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 11 15
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.46 £15.50 £19.06
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.63% -52.94% +23.64%
75th Percentile £32.50 £20.50 £48.38
90th Percentile £45.06 £37.00 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -52.94% +13.33%

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 44,299 16,411 43,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.26% 53.15% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,969 11,112 28,402
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.05% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,363 541 1,488
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.33% +5.75%
75th Percentile £42.90 £41.55 £39.00
90th Percentile £60.40 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.19 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.08% +14.29% -

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Legal as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legal.

Daily rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Legal.

Hourly rate trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 +42 1,060 £500 - 1,259
London +13 576 £511 +2.25% 307
UK excluding London +22 459 £485 +7.78% 1,048
Work from Home -69 266 £500 +8.11% 106
North of England -10 139 £491 +11.08% 224
South East -22 110 £519 +6.92% 231
North West -18 79 £485 +21.25% 130
Scotland -22 63 £450 +5.88% 54
East of England -2 56 £158 -63.54% 114
Midlands -45 56 £475 - 150
Yorkshire -16 54 £550 +5.77% 71
West Midlands -53 32 £475 - 92
South West -29 27 £550 +27.51% 227
East Midlands -16 24 £500 -4.76% 57
North East - 10 £400 - 23
Wales -25 5 £625 +24.38% 40
Northern Ireland - 4 £250 - 10

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 561 (45.72%) Finance
2 416 (33.90%) Social Skills
3 299 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (19.40%) GDPR
5 237 (19.32%) Data Protection
6 216 (17.60%) Azure
7 199 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
8 169 (13.77%) Project Management
9 168 (13.69%) Financial Institution
10 167 (13.61%) Hedge funds
11 162 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
12 153 (12.47%) Microsoft
13 151 (12.31%) Degree
14 145 (11.82%) SQL
15 137 (11.17%) DevOps
16 127 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 114 (9.29%) Risk Management
18 112 (9.13%) Information Security
18 112 (9.13%) AWS
19 109 (8.88%) Change Management
20 106 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
21 104 (8.48%) Analytics
21 104 (8.48%) Python
22 103 (8.39%) AOP
23 100 (8.15%) Banking
24 95 (7.74%) Migration
24 95 (7.74%) Public Sector
25 92 (7.50%) Law
26 88 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
27 87 (7.09%) Project Delivery

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 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.20%) Confluence
3 19 (1.55%) CMS
4 14 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.06%) Apache
6 12 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.41%) Camunda
8 5 (0.41%) SAS
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.24%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.16%) Documentum
10 2 (0.16%) TPMS
10 2 (0.16%) WordPress
11 1 (0.081%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.081%) EPiServer
Applications
1 70 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.41%) Sketch
6 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.081%) Figma
8 1 (0.081%) InDesign
8 1 (0.081%) InVision
Business Applications
1 18 (1.47%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.57%) Cloudability
3 7 (0.57%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.49%) Relativity
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
5 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.24%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics SL
7 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.16%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.081%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 216 (17.60%) Azure
2 112 (9.13%) AWS
3 83 (6.76%) Microsoft 365
4 69 (5.62%) GCP
5 64 (5.22%) SaaS
6 59 (4.81%) Serverless
7 43 (3.50%) Power Platform
8 39 (3.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 34 (2.77%) PaaS
10 33 (2.69%) GitHub
11 20 (1.63%) Azure Functions
12 18 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (1.47%) Power Automate
13 16 (1.30%) Azure Logic Apps
13 16 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (1.30%) IaaS
14 14 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
14 14 (1.14%) PowerApps
15 12 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.12%) Firewall
2 25 (2.04%) DNS
3 15 (1.22%) Internet
4 13 (1.06%) LAN
4 13 (1.06%) WAN
5 11 (0.90%) Unified Communications
6 10 (0.81%) FTP
7 9 (0.73%) Wireless
8 6 (0.49%) DHCP
8 6 (0.49%) Network Security
9 5 (0.41%) HTTP
9 5 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.41%) Skype
9 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.33%) Broadband
10 4 (0.33%) Intranet
10 4 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.33%) VPN
11 3 (0.24%) ICMP
11 3 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.53%) Power BI
3 26 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.63%) Big Data
5 17 (1.39%) Data Lake
6 16 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.06%) BigQuery
7 13 (1.06%) MySQL
7 13 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.98%) DB2
8 12 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.98%) Tableau
9 11 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.81%) Metadata
11 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.65%) Delta Lake
12 8 (0.65%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 49 (3.99%) JIRA
2 39 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.90%) Subversion
5 9 (0.73%) Maven
5 9 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (0.65%) Selenium
6 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.49%) webpack
8 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.41%) Gatling
8 5 (0.41%) GitLab
8 5 (0.41%) JMeter
9 4 (0.33%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.33%) JUnit
10 3 (0.24%) git-flow
10 3 (0.24%) Protractor
10 3 (0.24%) Spinnaker
11 2 (0.16%) kappa
11 2 (0.16%) PyCharm
General
1 561 (45.72%) Finance
2 416 (33.90%) Social Skills
3 199 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
4 168 (13.69%) Financial Institution
5 100 (8.15%) Banking
6 95 (7.74%) Public Sector
7 92 (7.50%) Law
8 78 (6.36%) Marketing
9 71 (5.79%) Presentation Skills
10 50 (4.07%) Organisational Skills
11 42 (3.42%) Retail
12 37 (3.02%) Local Government
13 36 (2.93%) Investment Banking
13 36 (2.93%) Telecoms
14 32 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
15 31 (2.53%) Billing
16 23 (1.87%) Police
17 21 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
18 18 (1.47%) Front Office
19 17 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 239 (19.48%) Analyst
2 141 (11.49%) Architect
3 108 (8.80%) Project Manager
4 77 (6.28%) Business Analyst
5 72 (5.87%) Consultant
6 71 (5.79%) Developer
7 62 (5.05%) Designer
8 34 (2.77%) Content Designer
9 31 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (2.36%) Change Analyst
10 29 (2.36%) Data Analyst
11 28 (2.28%) Cloud Architect
12 25 (2.04%) IT Manager
12 25 (2.04%) Security Architect
13 23 (1.87%) Azure Engineer
13 23 (1.87%) Senior Manager
14 22 (1.79%) Security Consultant
15 20 (1.63%) Banking Analyst
15 20 (1.63%) Business Change Analyst
15 20 (1.63%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.69%) HTML
2 30 (2.44%) .NET
3 24 (1.96%) CSS
4 19 (1.55%) Web Services
5 17 (1.39%) React
5 17 (1.39%) REST
6 15 (1.22%) Kafka
6 15 (1.22%) Middleware
7 14 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.14%) JSON
8 13 (1.06%) Apache NiFi
8 13 (1.06%) Node.js
8 13 (1.06%) Spring
9 12 (0.98%) jQuery
10 11 (0.90%) Swagger
10 11 (0.90%) XML
11 9 (0.73%) Redux
11 9 (0.73%) SAML
12 8 (0.65%) SOAP
13 7 (0.57%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 167 (13.61%) Hedge funds
2 76 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 59 (4.81%) User Experience
4 32 (2.61%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.12%) Cloud Native
6 25 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
7 20 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.39%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
11 16 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
12 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
13 12 (0.98%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.81%) CMDB
15 10 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
15 10 (0.81%) Legacy Applications
16 9 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 60 (4.89%) Windows
2 53 (4.32%) Linux
3 25 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.22%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.65%) Unix
6 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.24%) CentOS
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.24%) zOS
10 2 (0.16%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.081%) AIX
11 1 (0.081%) Android
11 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.081%) VMS
11 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (19.32%) Data Protection
3 169 (13.77%) Project Management
4 162 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
5 137 (11.17%) DevOps
6 127 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 114 (9.29%) Risk Management
8 112 (9.13%) Information Security
9 109 (8.88%) Change Management
10 106 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 104 (8.48%) Analytics
12 103 (8.39%) AOP
13 95 (7.74%) Migration
14 88 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
15 87 (7.09%) Project Delivery
16 82 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
17 77 (6.28%) ITIL
18 76 (6.19%) Decision-Making
19 74 (6.03%) Service Management
20 70 (5.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (11.82%) SQL
2 104 (8.48%) Python
3 62 (5.05%) Java
4 58 (4.73%) JavaScript
5 37 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 33 (2.69%) C
7 26 (2.12%) C#
8 21 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.47%) C++
10 16 (1.30%) VBA
11 13 (1.06%) PHP
12 10 (0.81%) Groovy
12 10 (0.81%) R
12 10 (0.81%) Scala
12 10 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.57%) Java 8
16 6 (0.49%) Perl
17 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 151 (12.31%) Degree
2 58 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.07%) CISSP
4 33 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 28 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (2.12%) CISM
7 19 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 19 (1.55%) PMP
8 17 (1.39%) HND
9 12 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.81%) CRISC
10 10 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 10 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.81%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (0.65%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (0.65%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (19.40%) GDPR
2 56 (4.56%) Accessibility
3 51 (4.16%) QA
4 42 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (3.18%) SLA
6 31 (2.53%) Data Quality
7 29 (2.36%) NIST
8 25 (2.04%) PMO
9 24 (1.96%) GRC
10 16 (1.30%) WCAG
11 13 (1.06%) PCI DSS
12 11 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.65%) COBIT
14 7 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
14 7 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.33%) EMIR
16 4 (0.33%) NCSC
17 3 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 71 (5.79%) Docker
2 50 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.49%) vSphere
4 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.41%) XenApp
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.081%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (5.70%) Terraform
2 69 (5.62%) Kubernetes
3 39 (3.18%) Ansible
4 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (0.81%) SCCM
6 8 (0.65%) CSIRT
7 5 (0.41%) Nessus
7 5 (0.41%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.24%) Packer
9 3 (0.24%) PingFederate
9 3 (0.24%) QRadar
9 3 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.24%) vRealize
10 2 (0.16%) Automic
10 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.30%) SAP
3 53 (4.32%) Oracle
4 47 (3.83%) Google
5 32 (2.61%) ServiceNow
6 26 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.96%) iManage
7 24 (1.96%) VMware
8 20 (1.63%) Citrix
9 19 (1.55%) Intapp
10 17 (1.39%) Cisco
11 13 (1.06%) Splunk
12 12 (0.98%) IBM
13 10 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.81%) SolarWinds
13 10 (0.81%) Workday
14 9 (0.73%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.73%) Databricks
14 9 (0.73%) Informatica
15 8 (0.65%) hybris