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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 177 151
Rank change year-on-year +26 -26  
Contract jobs citing Legal 777 789 861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.49% 1.54%
As % of the General category 4.21% 4.04% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 531 600
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 17
Median hourly rate £21.75 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.00% -24.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.88 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.10 £28.85 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £9.88 £14.25
% change year-on-year +62.02% -30.70%  

Legal is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18457 19514 22162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.26% 36.76% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12102 13037 14216
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 459 538
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.05 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Legal as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 722 £450 +5.88% 213
London +18 482 £475 +7.34% 114
South East +6 98 £450 +16.12% 27
City of London -5 93 £500 +17.64% 32
Berkshire +25 43 £450 +19.60% 5
North West +34 39 £350 - 22
Scotland +8 31 £389 +12.35% 8
Manchester +20 29 £500 +44.92% 13
Surrey +9 20 £375 +7.14% 10
West Midlands +8 20 £400 +21.21% 9
East of England -6 20 £363 -19.44% 12
Yorkshire 0 19 £331 -9.37% 13
East Midlands -5 18 £375 -16.66% 3
Slough +19 16 £450 +12.50% 2
Edinburgh +4 16 £400 -20.00% 1
Hampshire 0 15 £525 +45.83% 3
West Yorkshire -7 14 £331 +1.92% 11
Reading +15 11 £350 +60.91%
Canary Wharf +13 11 £431 -
Glasgow +11 11 £388 +1.97% 7
Essex -12 10 £290 -35.55%
Birmingham +15 9 £400 +33.33% 3
South West +7 9 £325 -13.33% 10
Hertfordshire +2 8 £363 -19.44% 4
Epsom -3 8 - - 1
West Sussex +16 7 £363 +57.60%
Leeds -5 7 £300 -7.69% 10
Derbyshire -12 7 £300 -4.76%
Derby -12 7 £300 -4.53%
Bracknell - 7 £363 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 600 (37.52%) Finance
2 270 (16.89%) Project Management
3 268 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (15.01%) Law
5 214 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 211 (13.20%) Microsoft
7 194 (12.13%) Banking
8 177 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
9 175 (10.94%) Windows
10 171 (10.69%) Degree
11 146 (9.13%) SQL
12 131 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
13 123 (7.69%) Information Security
14 119 (7.44%) Management Information System
15 118 (7.38%) Change Management
16 114 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
17 112 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
18 111 (6.94%) PRINCE2
18 111 (6.94%) ITIL
19 103 (6.44%) Migration
19 103 (6.44%) User Experience
20 102 (6.38%) Marketing
21 101 (6.32%) Data Protection
22 98 (6.13%) Security Cleared
22 98 (6.13%) Business Analysis
22 98 (6.13%) Analytics
23 97 (6.07%) Data Modelling
24 91 (5.69%) Active Directory
25 87 (5.44%) SharePoint
26 80 (5.00%) SAP

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 87 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.81%) CMS
3 24 (1.50%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.06%) IIS
4 17 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 15 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (0.88%) Confluence
6 14 (0.88%) SAS
7 11 (0.69%) Apache
7 11 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.63%) Documentum
9 7 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.44%) Drupal
9 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 131 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.063%) InVision
9 1 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.06%) SAP GTS
3 12 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.50%) Eloqua
6 8 (0.50%) FastStats
7 6 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.38%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.31%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
11 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.13%) SAP SRM
11 2 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.56%) Office 365
3 25 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.00%) SaaS
5 13 (0.81%) IaaS
6 12 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (0.75%) OneDrive
7 11 (0.69%) PaaS
8 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.25%) GitHub
10 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.19%) AdWords
11 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.13%) SmartFocus
13 1 (0.063%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.63%) WAN
2 35 (2.19%) SAN
3 30 (1.88%) Firewall
4 28 (1.75%) NAS
5 27 (1.69%) LAN
6 20 (1.25%) Skype
6 20 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.13%) Network Security
8 17 (1.06%) Internet
9 11 (0.69%) DNS
9 11 (0.69%) Extranet
9 11 (0.69%) HTTP
10 10 (0.63%) Intranet
10 10 (0.63%) Unified Communications
11 9 (0.56%) VoIP
11 9 (0.56%) Wireless
12 8 (0.50%) SMS
12 8 (0.50%) VPN
13 7 (0.44%) LDAP
13 7 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 43 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (2.44%) Big Data
5 35 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 31 (1.94%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.44%) Power BI
11 21 (1.31%) Apache Hive
12 18 (1.13%) HBase
12 18 (1.13%) Neo4j
13 15 (0.94%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.88%) NoSQL
14 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.69%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.63%) MySQL
17 10 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (2.06%) JIRA
2 28 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.69%) Selenium
6 9 (0.56%) Maven
7 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.44%) Ant
8 7 (0.44%) Gradle
9 6 (0.38%) ERwin
9 6 (0.38%) Subversion
10 5 (0.31%) Hudson
10 5 (0.31%) JUnit
10 5 (0.31%) MSI
11 4 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.19%) Grunt
12 3 (0.19%) VersionOne
General
1 600 (37.52%) Finance
2 240 (15.01%) Law
3 194 (12.13%) Banking
4 102 (6.38%) Marketing
5 77 (4.82%) Retail
6 68 (4.25%) Publishing
7 64 (4.00%) Investment Banking
8 46 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.38%) Front Office
10 19 (1.19%) Billing
10 19 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.13%) Back Office
12 14 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.69%) Advertising
14 11 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.56%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.50%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.44%) Local Government
18 6 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (24.33%) Analyst
2 193 (12.07%) Project Manager
3 158 (9.88%) Business Analyst
4 134 (8.38%) Developer
5 113 (7.07%) Architect
6 100 (6.25%) Consultant
7 56 (3.50%) Designer
8 48 (3.00%) IT Manager
9 47 (2.94%) Content Designer
9 47 (2.94%) Service Analyst
10 43 (2.69%) Legal Analyst
11 42 (2.63%) Administrator
12 41 (2.56%) Programme Manager
13 38 (2.38%) SAP Consultant
14 37 (2.31%) Trainer
15 34 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
15 34 (2.13%) Support Analyst
16 33 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
17 32 (2.00%) Security Analyst
18 30 (1.88%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.25%) Web Services
2 50 (3.13%) HTML
3 43 (2.69%) .NET
4 37 (2.31%) CSS
4 37 (2.31%) XML
5 28 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 28 (1.75%) jQuery
6 25 (1.56%) CSS3
6 25 (1.56%) HTML5
7 23 (1.44%) REST
8 16 (1.00%) MDX
8 16 (1.00%) Middleware
9 15 (0.94%) JSON
10 13 (0.81%) SOAP
10 13 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (0.69%) COM
11 11 (0.69%) Spring
12 10 (0.63%) Node.js
13 9 (0.56%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 177 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 103 (6.44%) User Experience
4 37 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 32 (2.00%) Social Media
7 25 (1.56%) Derivative
8 24 (1.50%) Reference Data
9 23 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.25%) e-Learning
12 19 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.19%) Equities
12 19 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.13%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (1.00%) PMI
16 15 (0.94%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 175 (10.94%) Windows
2 55 (3.44%) Windows 7
3 43 (2.69%) Linux
4 40 (2.50%) Unix
4 40 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 36 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.44%) Solaris
7 20 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.94%) Android
10 14 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.063%) AIX
16 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (16.89%) Project Management
2 268 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (7.69%) Information Security
5 118 (7.38%) Change Management
6 112 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
7 111 (6.94%) ITIL
7 111 (6.94%) PRINCE2
8 103 (6.44%) Migration
9 101 (6.32%) Data Protection
10 98 (6.13%) Analytics
10 98 (6.13%) Business Analysis
11 97 (6.07%) Data Modelling
12 73 (4.57%) Risk Management
13 72 (4.50%) Data Analysis
14 70 (4.38%) Service Delivery
15 62 (3.88%) CRM
16 57 (3.56%) Scrum
17 53 (3.31%) Service Management
18 52 (3.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 146 (9.13%) SQL
2 53 (3.31%) Java
3 41 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 40 (2.50%) C#
5 37 (2.31%) JavaScript
6 22 (1.38%) C
6 22 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 19 (1.19%) Python
8 15 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 10 (0.63%) ABAP
10 9 (0.56%) ES6
10 9 (0.56%) R
11 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.44%) Perl
12 7 (0.44%) Ruby
12 7 (0.44%) VBA
13 4 (0.25%) PHP
13 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.25%) VB
14 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 171 (10.69%) Degree
2 98 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 80 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 41 (2.56%) PMP
5 28 (1.75%) CISSP
6 22 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 19 (1.19%) CISM
9 18 (1.13%) ISEB
10 12 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.63%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.56%) APMP
13 9 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.44%) CRISC
15 7 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.32%) GDPR
2 59 (3.69%) QA
3 49 (3.06%) MiFID
4 40 (2.50%) PMO
5 39 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.88%) SLA
7 28 (1.75%) Data Quality
7 28 (1.75%) PCI DSS
8 16 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
9 15 (0.94%) EMIR
10 11 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
12 9 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.44%) COBIT
13 7 (0.44%) P3O
13 7 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.38%) WCAG
15 4 (0.25%) COSO
15 4 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.25%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 91 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 16 (1.00%) Veritas File System
3 16 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.56%) Docker
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.38%) XenApp
7 5 (0.31%) NFS
8 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
10 1 (0.063%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.063%) IAG
10 1 (0.063%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (1.69%) NetBackup
2 14 (0.88%) SCCM
3 8 (0.50%) Puppet
4 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.31%) Ansible
5 5 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.31%) SCOM
6 4 (0.25%) Kibana
6 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.25%) logstash
6 4 (0.25%) Rsyslog
6 4 (0.25%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.25%) vMotion
6 4 (0.25%) WMI
7 3 (0.19%) FTK
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 211 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 80 (5.00%) SAP
3 53 (3.31%) Oracle
4 46 (2.88%) Citrix
5 32 (2.00%) VMware
6 28 (1.75%) iManage
7 24 (1.50%) Cisco
7 24 (1.50%) Symantec
8 22 (1.38%) Splunk
9 21 (1.31%) HP
9 21 (1.31%) Nuix
10 20 (1.25%) Veritas
11 19 (1.19%) Cloudera
11 19 (1.19%) IBM
11 19 (1.19%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.13%) MapR
13 17 (1.06%) Google
14 15 (0.94%) Reuters
15 13 (0.81%) Informatica
15 13 (0.81%) Intel
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
KnownFour
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £22 - £23 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £30 to £37 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + MARKET RATE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £31 to £39 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago