Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 197 144
Rank change year-on-year 0 -53 +21
Contract jobs citing Legal 813 1,363 1,940
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.41% 1.91%
As % of the General category 3.58% 3.53% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 928 1,187
Median daily rate £450 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +4.12%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 31
Median hourly rate £34.75 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.57% -5.41% -
10th Percentile £18.95 £11.35 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £46.95 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £17.18
% change year-on-year +105.88% -1.05% +7.38%

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 22,695 38,592 42,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.33% 39.81% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,273 25,323 27,592
Median daily rate £476 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 1,027 1,102
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.65 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.42% +2.36%
10th Percentile £12.89 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.57 £21.62 £21.22
% change year-on-year -0.21% +1.85% +6.11%

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 7 April 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 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 19 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 7 April 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 +7 739 £457 +1.50% 534
UK excluding London +39 418 £425 - 471
London -11 366 £500 +10.50% 109
South East +77 144 £425 -5.56% 106
North of England +46 112 £440 +7.65% 116
North West +8 55 £413 -2.94% 61
Midlands +34 47 £400 -5.88% 46
West Midlands +45 43 £394 -7.35% 31
Yorkshire +57 39 £525 +50.00% 44
East of England +34 37 £388 - 54
Scotland +12 34 £473 +8.00% 21
South West +3 31 £500 +19.40% 106
Work from Home +12 22 £425 -5.03% 44
North East +31 18 £406 -4.41% 11
Wales +28 9 £375 +15.38% 23
East Midlands +15 4 £400 +10.34% 15
Northern Ireland +10 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 274 (33.70%) Finance
2 172 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (13.65%) Microsoft
4 108 (13.28%) SQL
4 108 (13.28%) Information Security
5 104 (12.79%) Project Management
6 102 (12.55%) Business Intelligence
7 90 (11.07%) Law
8 87 (10.70%) Analytics
9 84 (10.33%) ITIL
10 81 (9.96%) Degree
11 80 (9.84%) Risk Management
12 77 (9.47%) Windows
13 75 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (9.23%) Security Cleared
14 74 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
15 71 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
16 64 (7.87%) GDPR
17 61 (7.50%) Azure
18 60 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
18 60 (7.38%) Management Information System
18 60 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
19 59 (7.26%) Data Protection
20 58 (7.13%) Public Sector
21 57 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
22 53 (6.52%) Change Management
22 53 (6.52%) Telecoms
22 53 (6.52%) Migration
23 52 (6.40%) Project Delivery
24 51 (6.27%) DevOps

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 35 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.35%) CMS
2 11 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.98%) Confluence
5 7 (0.86%) Apache
6 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.37%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.25%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.25%) IIS
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 60 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) InVision
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.25%) Sketch
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.12%) Figma
7 1 (0.12%) GIMP
7 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 24 (2.95%) Elite 3E
2 8 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.86%) Carpe Diem
3 7 (0.86%) Sprinklr
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.49%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.37%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.50%) Azure
2 32 (3.94%) Power Platform
3 30 (3.69%) Office 365
4 20 (2.46%) AWS
5 13 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 12 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.11%) GitHub
8 6 (0.74%) GCP
8 6 (0.74%) PaaS
8 6 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.49%) IaaS
10 4 (0.49%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.37%) G Suite
11 3 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.08%) Firewall
2 19 (2.34%) Internet
3 10 (1.23%) Network Security
3 10 (1.23%) Skype
4 9 (1.11%) DHCP
4 9 (1.11%) DNS
4 9 (1.11%) Intranet
4 9 (1.11%) VPN
5 8 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.98%) WAN
6 7 (0.86%) LAN
7 5 (0.62%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.62%) PBX
7 5 (0.62%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.62%) Wireless
8 4 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (0.49%) SSL
9 3 (0.37%) 4G
9 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (3.94%) Power BI
4 25 (3.08%) Big Data
4 25 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.48%) MySQL
7 12 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.11%) OLAP
10 8 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (0.98%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.86%) Looker
11 7 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.74%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.62%) HBase
Development Applications
1 20 (2.46%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.48%) JIRA
4 11 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.62%) Burp Suite
5 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.49%) Maven
6 4 (0.49%) Selenium
6 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.37%) GitLab
7 3 (0.37%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.37%) Snyk
7 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.37%) TestRail
8 2 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.12%) JMeter
9 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 274 (33.70%) Finance
2 90 (11.07%) Law
3 58 (7.13%) Public Sector
4 53 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 42 (5.17%) Banking
6 40 (4.92%) Marketing
7 24 (2.95%) Publishing
7 24 (2.95%) Retail
8 14 (1.72%) Advertising
9 13 (1.60%) Local Government
9 13 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.48%) Back Office
10 12 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.11%) Front Office
13 7 (0.86%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.74%) German Language
14 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.74%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.62%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 148 (18.20%) Analyst
2 90 (11.07%) Project Manager
3 79 (9.72%) Developer
4 78 (9.59%) Architect
5 64 (7.87%) Consultant
6 54 (6.64%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.43%) Designer
8 30 (3.69%) Service Analyst
9 27 (3.32%) Content Designer
10 23 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 23 (2.83%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (2.83%) SQL Developer
11 20 (2.46%) IT Analyst
11 20 (2.46%) SSRS Developer
12 19 (2.34%) Support Analyst
13 18 (2.21%) Legal Analyst
14 17 (2.09%) Senior Manager
14 17 (2.09%) Technical Architect
15 16 (1.97%) Data Architect
15 16 (1.97%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.83%) Web Services
2 22 (2.71%) XML
3 21 (2.58%) .NET
4 18 (2.21%) HTML
5 15 (1.85%) CSS
6 8 (0.98%) PySpark
7 7 (0.86%) RESTful
7 7 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (0.74%) Middleware
9 5 (0.62%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.62%) Laravel
9 5 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.62%) React
9 5 (0.62%) REST
9 5 (0.62%) SOAP
9 5 (0.62%) Spring
10 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (0.49%) J2EE
10 4 (0.49%) JSON
11 3 (0.37%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.44%) User Experience
4 27 (3.32%) Social Media
5 24 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.23%) NHS
9 8 (0.98%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.98%) iPhone
9 8 (0.98%) PMI
10 7 (0.86%) Derivative
10 7 (0.86%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 77 (9.47%) Windows
2 24 (2.95%) Windows 10
3 17 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.85%) Linux
4 15 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.60%) Unix
6 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.49%) CentOS
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Android
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.12%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.12%) Fedora
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (13.28%) Information Security
3 104 (12.79%) Project Management
4 102 (12.55%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (10.70%) Analytics
6 84 (10.33%) ITIL
7 80 (9.84%) Risk Management
8 75 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
11 59 (7.26%) Data Protection
12 53 (6.52%) Change Management
12 53 (6.52%) Migration
13 52 (6.40%) Project Delivery
14 51 (6.27%) DevOps
15 40 (4.92%) Visualisation
16 39 (4.80%) Data Modelling
17 38 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
18 36 (4.43%) Business Analysis
19 35 (4.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 108 (13.28%) SQL
2 34 (4.18%) C
3 31 (3.81%) Python
4 27 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.71%) Java
6 20 (2.46%) PowerShell
7 19 (2.34%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.97%) Ruby
9 15 (1.85%) C#
10 11 (1.35%) PHP
10 11 (1.35%) VBA
11 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.74%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.49%) PHP 7
13 4 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.37%) R
15 2 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.25%) Go
15 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 81 (9.96%) Degree
2 75 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.54%) CISSP
4 41 (5.04%) CISM
5 37 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.58%) DV Cleared
7 18 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.09%) CISA
9 15 (1.85%) PMI Certification
10 14 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (1.48%) CCNA
12 10 (1.23%) PMP
13 9 (1.11%) GIAC
14 8 (0.98%) Postgraduate
14 8 (0.98%) SANS
14 8 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.86%) CLAS
15 7 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (0.86%) IIBA
16 6 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.87%) GDPR
2 46 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (3.20%) COBIT
4 24 (2.95%) SLA
5 21 (2.58%) Data Quality
6 20 (2.46%) QA
7 15 (1.85%) NIST
8 11 (1.35%) PCI DSS
8 11 (1.35%) PMO
9 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.98%) NCSC
10 7 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.49%) EMIR
12 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.37%) IFRS
13 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.25%) HL7
13 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.86%) Docker
2 7 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.49%) vSphere
5 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.25%) HDFS
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) Samba
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.11%) Terraform
2 8 (0.98%) SCCM
3 7 (0.86%) Puppet
4 6 (0.74%) Ansible
5 5 (0.62%) EnCase
5 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.62%) Nessus
6 4 (0.49%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.49%) FTK
7 3 (0.37%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.25%) Kibana
8 2 (0.25%) SCOM
8 2 (0.25%) SELinux
8 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 111 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.94%) Citrix
3 30 (3.69%) iManage
4 28 (3.44%) Oracle
5 22 (2.71%) SAP
6 21 (2.58%) Tableau
7 17 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.48%) Aderant
8 12 (1.48%) Cisco
9 10 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.23%) Databricks
9 10 (1.23%) VMware
10 9 (1.11%) Intapp
10 9 (1.11%) Sony
11 8 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.98%) Workday
12 7 (0.86%) Alteryx
12 7 (0.86%) Facebook
12 7 (0.86%) Google
12 7 (0.86%) Twitter