Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 185 195
Rank change year-on-year -34 +10 -35
Contract jobs citing Legal 389 1,248 1,507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.47% 1.46%
As % of the General category 2.85% 3.82% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 801 1,005
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +3.49%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £263
90th Percentile £604 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.28% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 27
Median hourly rate £16.25 £34.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.21% +23.64% +19.57%
10th Percentile £15.45 £13.50 £11.80
90th Percentile £37.33 £54.40 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £34.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year -53.62% +17.95% +46.25%

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 13,662 32,709 41,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.62% 38.54% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,750 20,959 27,084
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £285 £288 £294
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.29% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 985 1,143
Median hourly rate £27.99 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.23% +2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.42 £20.04
% change year-on-year +5.07% +6.87% -10.94%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -30 351 £500 +11.11% 700
London -31 184 £500 +2.04% 128
UK excluding London +15 173 £449 -0.28% 625
Work from Home -54 72 £488 +2.63% 79
North of England +23 64 £475 +16.21% 139
North West +19 42 £425 -6.85% 90
South East +18 39 £500 +8.11% 136
Midlands +48 23 £500 +11.11% 79
Yorkshire +40 22 £551 +60.25% 31
South West +60 21 £425 - 140
West Midlands +36 20 £475 +5.56% 47
East of England +84 13 £432 -9.05% 80
Scotland +52 9 £401 -10.89% 27
Wales +28 4 £500 +1.52% 21
East Midlands +42 3 £525 - 31
North East +26 1 £500 +36.52% 18

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 134 (34.45%) Finance
2 78 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (15.17%) Information Security
4 50 (12.85%) Degree
5 49 (12.60%) Management Information System
6 48 (12.34%) Project Management
6 48 (12.34%) Microsoft
6 48 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (12.34%) Public Sector
7 47 (12.08%) Security Cleared
8 43 (11.05%) Cybersecurity
9 42 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 41 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (10.54%) Analytics
11 40 (10.28%) SC Cleared
12 39 (10.03%) Azure
13 38 (9.77%) SQL
14 37 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (9.00%) CISSP
16 34 (8.74%) Risk Management
17 33 (8.48%) ITIL
18 32 (8.23%) Telecoms
18 32 (8.23%) Change Management
19 31 (7.97%) Data Protection
20 28 (7.20%) Security Management
21 27 (6.94%) Banking
22 26 (6.68%) Migration
22 26 (6.68%) Windows
22 26 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel

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 15 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.34%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.06%) Confluence
3 8 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.54%) CMS
6 5 (1.29%) IIS
7 4 (1.03%) Apache
7 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.51%) JBoss
8 2 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.26%) Moodle
9 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 26 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle Utilities
2 3 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.03%) Azure
2 23 (5.91%) Office 365
3 9 (2.31%) AWS
3 9 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (2.31%) SaaS
4 6 (1.54%) Logic Apps
5 5 (1.29%) PaaS
6 4 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.77%) GitHub
7 3 (0.77%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.77%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.51%) IaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.26%) NuGet
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.08%) Firewall
2 10 (2.57%) DNS
3 9 (2.31%) Skype
4 7 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.80%) VoIP
5 4 (1.03%) CTI
5 4 (1.03%) DHCP
5 4 (1.03%) H.323
5 4 (1.03%) Network Security
5 4 (1.03%) PBX
5 4 (1.03%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.77%) Broadband
6 3 (0.77%) DMZ
6 3 (0.77%) HTTP
6 3 (0.77%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.77%) LAN
6 3 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.77%) SAN
6 3 (0.77%) SSL
6 3 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.37%) Tableau
3 15 (3.86%) Big Data
4 11 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (2.31%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.31%) Spark SQL
6 6 (1.54%) Looker
7 5 (1.29%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.03%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.77%) PolyBase
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.51%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.26%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.57%) JIRA
3 8 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.54%) Selenium
5 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.77%) Ranorex
5 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.51%) Gatling
6 2 (0.51%) Hudson
6 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.51%) JMeter
6 2 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.51%) Protractor
7 1 (0.26%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.26%) JUnit
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 134 (34.45%) Finance
2 48 (12.34%) Public Sector
3 32 (8.23%) Telecoms
4 27 (6.94%) Banking
5 18 (4.63%) Marketing
6 17 (4.37%) Law
7 11 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.31%) Back Office
9 8 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.80%) Digital Economy
10 7 (1.80%) Front Office
10 7 (1.80%) Retail
11 5 (1.29%) Local Government
11 5 (1.29%) Publishing
12 4 (1.03%) Electronics
12 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.03%) Police
13 3 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.77%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (17.74%) Analyst
2 39 (10.03%) Consultant
3 30 (7.71%) Business Analyst
4 27 (6.94%) Developer
5 26 (6.68%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.14%) Architect
6 20 (5.14%) Designer
7 13 (3.34%) Content Designer
7 13 (3.34%) IT Manager
8 11 (2.83%) Security Consultant
9 10 (2.57%) Senior Manager
9 10 (2.57%) Support Engineer
10 9 (2.31%) Data Engineer
10 9 (2.31%) Security Analyst
11 8 (2.06%) Commercial Manager
11 8 (2.06%) Information Officer
11 8 (2.06%) Programme Manager
12 7 (1.80%) Compliance Manager
12 7 (1.80%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (1.80%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.86%) .NET
2 11 (2.83%) AngularJS
2 11 (2.83%) HTML
3 9 (2.31%) CSS
4 8 (2.06%) RESTful
5 7 (1.80%) Web Services
6 6 (1.54%) Middleware
7 5 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.29%) LDAP
7 5 (1.29%) LINQ
8 4 (1.03%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.03%) Node.js
8 4 (1.03%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (1.03%) SAML
8 4 (1.03%) Spring
8 4 (1.03%) XMPP
9 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.77%) REST
9 3 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.60%) Management Information System
2 48 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
5 11 (2.83%) User Experience
6 9 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.31%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.80%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.80%) Freedom of Information Act
7 7 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.80%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.29%) BYOD
8 5 (1.29%) CESG
8 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.03%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.03%) IVR
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.68%) Windows
2 7 (1.80%) Unix
3 6 (1.54%) Linux
4 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.77%) Solaris
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (15.17%) Information Security
3 48 (12.34%) Project Management
4 43 (11.05%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (10.54%) Analytics
5 41 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (8.74%) Risk Management
8 33 (8.48%) ITIL
9 32 (8.23%) Change Management
10 31 (7.97%) Data Protection
11 28 (7.20%) Security Management
12 26 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 26 (6.68%) Decision-Making
12 26 (6.68%) Migration
13 23 (5.91%) Service Delivery
14 22 (5.66%) Information Assurance
14 22 (5.66%) Information Security Management
14 22 (5.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.77%) SQL
2 17 (4.37%) Python
3 15 (3.86%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.83%) C#
6 10 (2.57%) Java
7 5 (1.29%) C
7 5 (1.29%) Perl
7 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.03%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.51%) XPath
10 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.26%) ES6
10 1 (0.26%) Java 8
10 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.26%) SOQL
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (12.85%) Degree
2 47 (12.08%) Security Cleared
3 40 (10.28%) SC Cleared
4 35 (9.00%) CISSP
5 24 (6.17%) CISM
6 22 (5.66%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (3.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (2.31%) CISA
9 6 (1.54%) CEH
9 6 (1.54%) CRISC
10 5 (1.29%) CCA
10 5 (1.29%) CISMP
10 5 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (1.29%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.03%) CFA
11 4 (1.03%) CIMA
11 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.77%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (6.17%) GDPR
3 22 (5.66%) QA
4 13 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (3.34%) NCSC
5 11 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (2.57%) SLA
7 9 (2.31%) NIST
8 7 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
10 4 (1.03%) GxP
11 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.77%) PMO
12 2 (0.51%) COBIT
12 2 (0.51%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.51%) MiFID
12 2 (0.51%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.03%) Docker
3 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.06%) SCOM
2 5 (1.29%) Kibana
2 5 (1.29%) logstash
2 5 (1.29%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.03%) Netcool
3 4 (1.03%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.51%) Ansible
5 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.51%) Nagios
5 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 2 (0.51%) SCCM
6 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.26%) OPNET
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 48 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.88%) Oracle
3 15 (3.86%) Cisco
4 11 (2.83%) SAP
5 10 (2.57%) iManage
6 9 (2.31%) Teradata
7 7 (1.80%) Alteryx
8 6 (1.54%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.54%) Avaya
8 6 (1.54%) DocuSign
8 6 (1.54%) NEC
9 5 (1.29%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.29%) IBM
9 5 (1.29%) Juniper
9 5 (1.29%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.29%) Splunk
9 5 (1.29%) VMware
10 4 (1.03%) Databricks
10 4 (1.03%) OpenText
10 4 (1.03%) Talend