Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 162 190
Rank change year-on-year -26 +28 -33
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,524 1,634 1,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.64% 1.46%
As % of the General category 4.01% 4.12% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 1,004 924
UK median daily rate £445 £445 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £213
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 30
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +33.33% +22.03%
10th Percentile £11.97 £13.50 £9.56
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.37 £37.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £22.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.20% +13.05% +60.00%

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 37,994 39,701 38,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.79% 39.95% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,807 26,315 25,503
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 868 965
UK median hourly rate £23.42 £26.42 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +12.43% -3.01%
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.08 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% -3.85%

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 October 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 October 2018.

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 October 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 -22 1,416 £450 - 1,161
London -31 787 £456 -3.95% 244
UK excluding London -9 713 £425 +13.33% 1,008
South East -39 210 £462 +8.76% 182
North of England +35 201 £400 +23.08% 214
North West +26 124 £375 - 99
Midlands -9 110 £425 +13.33% 118
Yorkshire +9 61 £413 +32.00% 95
Scotland -22 59 £378 -4.13% 27
East of England +7 58 £425 +11.29% 98
West Midlands -22 57 £438 +11.46% 71
East Midlands +33 53 £400 +11.50% 46
South West -11 51 £413 +10.00% 305
Wales -12 27 £364 +30.22% 58
North East +18 19 £575 +119.05% 20
Northern Ireland +29 2 - - 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 521 (34.19%) Finance
2 327 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (15.22%) Law
4 224 (14.70%) Project Management
5 222 (14.57%) Microsoft
6 208 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 187 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
8 182 (11.94%) SQL
9 179 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
10 155 (10.17%) Information Security
10 155 (10.17%) Degree
11 153 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
12 131 (8.60%) GDPR
13 128 (8.40%) Windows
14 124 (8.14%) Data Protection
15 121 (7.94%) Analytics
16 119 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
17 114 (7.48%) Management Information System
18 106 (6.96%) Marketing
18 106 (6.96%) Banking
19 105 (6.89%) SQL Server
20 104 (6.82%) ITIL
21 103 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
21 103 (6.76%) Change Management
22 95 (6.23%) Risk Management
23 92 (6.04%) Business Analysis
24 89 (5.84%) SAP
25 88 (5.77%) Telecoms
26 87 (5.71%) HTML
27 86 (5.64%) SharePoint

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 86 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 26 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.31%) Confluence
6 19 (1.25%) CMS
7 17 (1.12%) IIS
7 17 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 16 (1.05%) Apache
9 15 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.66%) SAS
12 9 (0.59%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.46%) JBoss
15 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.33%) OpenEdge
17 4 (0.26%) CICS
Applications
1 119 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.66%) InVision
8 9 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.33%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.20%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.066%) InDesign
11 1 (0.066%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 23 (1.51%) Elite 3E
2 16 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.98%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.52%) Carpe Diem
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.46%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.26%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.81%) Office 365
4 30 (1.97%) SaaS
5 21 (1.38%) IaaS
5 21 (1.38%) PaaS
6 12 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 10 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.66%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.46%) Serverless
10 6 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.33%) GitHub
12 4 (0.26%) iTunes
12 4 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.20%) Firewall
2 36 (2.36%) VPN
3 31 (2.03%) Internet
4 29 (1.90%) Network Security
5 28 (1.84%) SSL
5 28 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.71%) LAN
7 25 (1.64%) WAN
8 21 (1.38%) Skype
9 20 (1.31%) DNS
10 17 (1.12%) SSH
11 15 (0.98%) Wireless
12 13 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (0.85%) VoIP
13 11 (0.72%) SAN
13 11 (0.72%) WLAN
14 10 (0.66%) DHCP
15 9 (0.59%) PBX
16 8 (0.52%) HTTP
17 7 (0.46%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.87%) Big Data
3 45 (2.95%) Hadoop
4 41 (2.69%) MySQL
5 36 (2.36%) Power BI
6 35 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (2.10%) Apache Hive
7 32 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.84%) MongoDB
10 22 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.12%) HBase
12 17 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.05%) Flink
14 15 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.79%) Sqoop
16 11 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (2.76%) JIRA
2 25 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.59%) Selenium
5 8 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.46%) ERwin
6 7 (0.46%) git-flow
6 7 (0.46%) Jasmine
7 6 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.39%) Grunt
7 6 (0.39%) JUnit
7 6 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.33%) JMeter
8 5 (0.33%) Maven
8 5 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.26%) MSI
9 4 (0.26%) Subversion
9 4 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 521 (34.19%) Finance
2 232 (15.22%) Law
3 106 (6.96%) Banking
3 106 (6.96%) Marketing
4 88 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 68 (4.46%) Retail
6 37 (2.43%) Publishing
7 25 (1.64%) Advertising
7 25 (1.64%) Billing
8 22 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (1.25%) Back Office
11 17 (1.12%) Front Office
11 17 (1.12%) German Language
12 16 (1.05%) French Language
13 12 (0.79%) Automotive
13 12 (0.79%) Spanish Language
14 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 367 (24.08%) Analyst
2 192 (12.60%) Developer
3 175 (11.48%) Project Manager
4 153 (10.04%) Business Analyst
5 100 (6.56%) Consultant
6 70 (4.59%) Architect
7 62 (4.07%) Designer
8 47 (3.08%) Service Analyst
9 43 (2.82%) Content Designer
10 39 (2.56%) IT Manager
10 39 (2.56%) Trainer
11 38 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
12 36 (2.36%) Legal Analyst
13 32 (2.10%) IT Analyst
13 32 (2.10%) IT Trainer
14 31 (2.03%) .NET Developer
15 30 (1.97%) Data Analyst
16 29 (1.90%) IT Project Manager
16 29 (1.90%) Support Analyst
17 28 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (5.71%) HTML
2 78 (5.12%) .NET
3 64 (4.20%) CSS
4 49 (3.22%) AngularJS
4 49 (3.22%) Web Services
5 42 (2.76%) XML
6 33 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 32 (2.10%) REST
8 30 (1.97%) HTML5
9 29 (1.90%) jQuery
10 24 (1.57%) React
11 23 (1.51%) OAuth
11 23 (1.51%) SAML
12 22 (1.44%) Node.js
13 19 (1.25%) JSON
14 16 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (1.05%) CSS3
14 16 (1.05%) Laravel
14 16 (1.05%) SOAP
14 16 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 187 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 73 (4.79%) User Experience
4 47 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 30 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (1.57%) Social Media
8 21 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
8 21 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.12%) e-Learning
10 15 (0.98%) Fintech
11 14 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 13 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 13 (0.85%) iPhone
13 12 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (0.79%) FMCG
13 12 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.40%) Windows
2 55 (3.61%) Windows 10
3 54 (3.54%) Linux
4 26 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.31%) Android
7 19 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.12%) Unix
9 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.72%) SUSE
10 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.52%) Solaris
12 5 (0.33%) CentOS
12 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.26%) zOS
14 1 (0.066%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (14.70%) Project Management
3 208 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 179 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
5 155 (10.17%) Information Security
6 153 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
7 124 (8.14%) Data Protection
8 121 (7.94%) Analytics
9 104 (6.82%) ITIL
10 103 (6.76%) Change Management
11 95 (6.23%) Risk Management
12 92 (6.04%) Business Analysis
13 79 (5.18%) Migration
14 76 (4.99%) Decision-Making
15 75 (4.92%) DevOps
16 72 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
17 65 (4.27%) PRINCE2
17 65 (4.27%) Scrum
18 58 (3.81%) Open Source
18 58 (3.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 182 (11.94%) SQL
2 81 (5.31%) C#
3 80 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 70 (4.59%) Java
5 56 (3.67%) Python
6 37 (2.43%) PHP
6 37 (2.43%) T-SQL
7 20 (1.31%) PowerShell
8 17 (1.12%) C
9 15 (0.98%) C++
9 15 (0.98%) Scala
10 14 (0.92%) VB
11 9 (0.59%) VBScript
12 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.46%) Go
14 6 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.39%) R
14 6 (0.39%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.33%) ABAP
15 5 (0.33%) ES6
Qualifications
1 155 (10.17%) Degree
2 64 (4.20%) CISSP
3 59 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 41 (2.69%) CISA
5 40 (2.62%) CISM
6 36 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.84%) PMP
8 26 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 22 (1.44%) ISEB
10 21 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.66%) CRISC
13 10 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.59%) APMP
14 9 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.59%) MCSE
15 8 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (8.60%) GDPR
2 59 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (3.74%) QA
4 36 (2.36%) PMO
5 34 (2.23%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.25%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (1.05%) COBIT
7 16 (1.05%) SLA
8 11 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.72%) IFRS
9 10 (0.66%) FedRAMP
9 10 (0.66%) GxP
9 10 (0.66%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.39%) MiFID
11 6 (0.39%) PSD2
12 5 (0.33%) COSO
12 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 76 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.90%) Docker
3 16 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.92%) HDFS
5 11 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.59%) XenApp
7 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.33%) vSphere
9 4 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.20%) iptables
10 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.066%) Squid
11 1 (0.066%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.31%) SCCM
2 14 (0.92%) Ansible
3 11 (0.72%) CASB
3 11 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.72%) Oozie
3 11 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.66%) Terraform
5 8 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.46%) Ambari
6 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (0.26%) EnCase
7 4 (0.26%) FTK
7 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.20%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.20%) QRadar
8 3 (0.20%) Salt
8 3 (0.20%) SELinux
Vendors
1 222 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 89 (5.84%) SAP
3 64 (4.20%) Oracle
4 49 (3.22%) iManage
5 31 (2.03%) Citrix
6 30 (1.97%) Intapp
7 29 (1.90%) Adobe
8 28 (1.84%) Aderant
9 26 (1.71%) Cisco
10 24 (1.57%) VMware
11 20 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.12%) Tableau
14 16 (1.05%) Apple
14 16 (1.05%) IBM
15 15 (0.98%) Sony
16 14 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.79%) CA
17 12 (0.79%) Google
18 11 (0.72%) Cloudera