Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 189 160
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29 -7
Contract jobs citing Legal 1726 1480 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.40% 1.55%
As % of the General category 4.21% 3.84% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1059 868 1162
UK median daily rate £445 £419 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.27% +4.04% +3.87%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £200
90th Percentile £638 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -4.06% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 37
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +21.21% -17.50%
10th Percentile £12.95 £9.56 £10.18
90th Percentile £38.34 £38.89 £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.61 £20.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +13.05% +66.67% -40.00%

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 41003 38515 45033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.74% 36.53% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27141 25564 28613
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 937 1216
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.86 £47.50 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92% +13.04%

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 November 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 November 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 22 November 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 +26 1609 £450 +7.14% 252
London +12 987 £475 +11.76% 131
UK excluding London +38 706 £384 -4.06% 133
South East +22 271 £425 +3.03% 38
North of England +25 123 £353 -11.88% 33
Midlands +32 107 £375 -11.76% 15
North West +37 77 £383 +9.29% 15
West Midlands +32 71 £380 -15.56% 10
Scotland +22 64 £388 +19.23% 5
East of England -17 58 £389 +11.07% 20
South West +32 55 £388 -13.89% 16
Yorkshire -39 41 £325 -22.62% 16
East Midlands +2 36 £363 -7.05% 5
Wales +33 18 £279 -25.59% 3
Northern Ireland - 9 £168 - 4
North East +56 5 £263 -33.96% 2
Channel Islands +1 1 £190 -57.78%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 680 (39.40%) Finance
2 274 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 272 (15.76%) Project Management
4 267 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
5 250 (14.48%) Law
6 215 (12.46%) Windows
7 196 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 194 (11.24%) Banking
9 190 (11.01%) Information Security
10 184 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
11 179 (10.37%) GDPR
12 158 (9.15%) SQL
12 158 (9.15%) Data Protection
13 153 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
14 151 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
15 149 (8.63%) Degree
16 133 (7.71%) Active Directory
17 132 (7.65%) Migration
18 123 (7.13%) Management Information System
19 120 (6.95%) Change Management
20 116 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
21 107 (6.20%) Marketing
22 104 (6.03%) PRINCE2
23 99 (5.74%) SQL Server
24 95 (5.50%) ITIL
25 94 (5.45%) Risk Management
25 94 (5.45%) Analytics
26 85 (4.92%) Business Analysis
27 82 (4.75%) Document Management
28 80 (4.63%) Data Modelling

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 57 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 39 (2.26%) CMS
4 23 (1.33%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.75%) IIS
6 12 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 10 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.52%) Confluence
8 9 (0.52%) SAS
9 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.41%) Documentum
10 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.35%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 153 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
5 56 (3.24%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Simulink
8 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.058%) InVision
8 1 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.058%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.058%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.058%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.70%) FastStats
3 10 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.35%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.29%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.29%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.17%) Algo Collateral
8 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.17%) SAP CCM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.17%) TrackWise
8 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.13%) Office 365
2 29 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.33%) IaaS
5 12 (0.70%) SaaS
6 9 (0.52%) GitHub
7 8 (0.46%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.41%) PaaS
9 5 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.23%) Akamai
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.12%) G Suite
12 2 (0.12%) Slack
12 2 (0.12%) Trello
12 2 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.84%) Internet
2 40 (2.32%) SAN
3 38 (2.20%) WAN
4 36 (2.09%) LAN
5 28 (1.62%) NAS
6 26 (1.51%) Intranet
7 23 (1.33%) Skype
7 23 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.33%) VPN
8 21 (1.22%) DNS
8 21 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
8 21 (1.22%) Firewall
9 17 (0.98%) SMS
10 15 (0.87%) DHCP
11 14 (0.81%) HTTP
11 14 (0.81%) SSL
12 13 (0.75%) Network Security
13 12 (0.70%) LDAP
14 9 (0.52%) H.323
14 9 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.97%) Power BI
6 30 (1.74%) Big Data
7 28 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 27 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.04%) PowerPivot
10 16 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.70%) MarkLogic
11 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.64%) Apache Hive
12 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.58%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.58%) MySQL
14 9 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.46%) GIS
15 8 (0.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 45 (2.61%) JIRA
2 27 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.70%) JUnit
6 11 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.64%) ReSharper
7 10 (0.58%) NUnit
8 8 (0.46%) MSBuild
9 7 (0.41%) ERwin
9 7 (0.41%) Subversion
10 6 (0.35%) AutoIt
10 6 (0.35%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.35%) GitLab
10 6 (0.35%) Maven
10 6 (0.35%) Moq
10 6 (0.35%) MSI
10 6 (0.35%) Selenium
11 5 (0.29%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 680 (39.40%) Finance
2 250 (14.48%) Law
3 194 (11.24%) Banking
4 107 (6.20%) Marketing
5 76 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 57 (3.30%) Retail
7 51 (2.95%) Publishing
8 44 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.68%) Front Office
10 23 (1.33%) Back Office
11 20 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.04%) Billing
12 18 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.58%) Advertising
14 10 (0.58%) Automotive
14 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.52%) French Language
16 8 (0.46%) Local Government
17 7 (0.41%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 423 (24.51%) Analyst
2 211 (12.22%) Project Manager
3 182 (10.54%) Business Analyst
4 153 (8.86%) Developer
5 103 (5.97%) Architect
6 101 (5.85%) Consultant
7 53 (3.07%) Legal Analyst
8 51 (2.95%) Senior Manager
9 50 (2.90%) IT Manager
10 49 (2.84%) Service Analyst
11 41 (2.38%) Designer
11 41 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
12 38 (2.20%) Support Analyst
13 37 (2.14%) Programme Manager
14 36 (2.09%) Data Analyst
14 36 (2.09%) Senior Project Manager
15 32 (1.85%) Content Designer
16 31 (1.80%) IT Analyst
17 30 (1.74%) Administrator
17 30 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (4.11%) .NET
2 56 (3.24%) XML
3 44 (2.55%) Web Services
4 43 (2.49%) HTML
5 39 (2.26%) AngularJS
6 38 (2.20%) SOAP
7 36 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 36 (2.09%) JSON
8 35 (2.03%) REST
9 28 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
10 27 (1.56%) Node.js
11 22 (1.27%) WCF
12 21 (1.22%) CSS
13 20 (1.16%) ASP.NET
14 19 (1.10%) MDX
15 18 (1.04%) jQuery
16 16 (0.93%) RESTful
17 14 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (0.75%) XSLT
19 12 (0.70%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 184 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.19%) User Experience
4 33 (1.91%) Blackberry
5 30 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (1.51%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.33%) NHS
8 23 (1.33%) Social Media
9 21 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.22%) Derivative
9 21 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
10 19 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
12 17 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 15 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 215 (12.46%) Windows
2 66 (3.82%) Windows 7
3 62 (3.59%) Linux
4 43 (2.49%) Unix
5 42 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 40 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.62%) Solaris
8 22 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.52%) Android
13 7 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.35%) AIX
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.12%) Debian
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (15.76%) Project Management
2 267 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 190 (11.01%) Information Security
5 158 (9.15%) Data Protection
6 151 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
7 132 (7.65%) Migration
8 120 (6.95%) Change Management
9 104 (6.03%) PRINCE2
10 95 (5.50%) ITIL
11 94 (5.45%) Analytics
11 94 (5.45%) Risk Management
12 85 (4.92%) Business Analysis
13 82 (4.75%) Document Management
14 80 (4.63%) Data Modelling
15 65 (3.77%) CRM
15 65 (3.77%) Scrum
16 63 (3.65%) Data Management
17 62 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 61 (3.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 158 (9.15%) SQL
2 66 (3.82%) C#
3 60 (3.48%) Java
4 51 (2.95%) JavaScript
5 35 (2.03%) T-SQL
6 34 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 22 (1.27%) C
7 22 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 22 (1.27%) Python
8 12 (0.70%) VBA
9 9 (0.52%) Perl
10 8 (0.46%) PHP
10 8 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.46%) VB
10 8 (0.46%) VBScript
11 7 (0.41%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.41%) XPath
11 7 (0.41%) XQuery
12 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 149 (8.63%) Degree
2 59 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.07%) CISSP
4 42 (2.43%) PMI Certification
4 42 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 39 (2.26%) PMP
6 32 (1.85%) CISM
7 25 (1.45%) ISEB
8 21 (1.22%) CISA
8 21 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.58%) MCSE
15 9 (0.52%) APMP
16 8 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.46%) MOS
16 8 (0.46%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (10.37%) GDPR
2 66 (3.82%) QA
3 56 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (2.26%) PMO
5 37 (2.14%) PCI DSS
6 30 (1.74%) Data Quality
7 25 (1.45%) MiFID
7 25 (1.45%) SLA
8 19 (1.10%) COBIT
8 19 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (0.58%) EMIR
11 9 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.35%) P3O
13 6 (0.35%) PSD2
13 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.29%) GxP
15 4 (0.23%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 133 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (1.22%) NFS
4 21 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 21 (1.22%) Veritas File System
5 13 (0.75%) XenApp
6 12 (0.70%) Docker
7 10 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.41%) Firmware
8 7 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.29%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.23%) vSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.12%) HDFS
11 2 (0.12%) LXC
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (1.68%) NetBackup
2 20 (1.16%) SCCM
3 17 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (0.93%) Ansible
5 14 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.64%) Puppet
7 8 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.29%) FTK
10 4 (0.23%) MOM
10 4 (0.23%) SCOM
11 3 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.17%) EnCase
11 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.12%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.12%) Galera Cluster
12 2 (0.12%) QRadar
12 2 (0.12%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 274 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 71 (4.11%) Citrix
3 62 (3.59%) Oracle
4 54 (3.13%) SAP
5 49 (2.84%) VMware
6 43 (2.49%) iManage
7 33 (1.91%) Symantec
8 27 (1.56%) Cisco
8 27 (1.56%) Reuters
9 26 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.39%) EMC
11 23 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.33%) Tableau
11 23 (1.33%) Veritas
12 22 (1.27%) Apigee
12 22 (1.27%) NetApp
13 21 (1.22%) Brocade
13 21 (1.22%) HP
13 21 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 17 (0.98%) Google