Period
to 22 November 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 198 162
Rank change year-on-year +12 -36 +29
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,182 1,485 1,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.43% 1.67%
As % of the General category 3.77% 3.58% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 998 1,057
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +6.59%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £213
90th Percentile £663 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £384
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.75% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 26
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.58% +20.00%
10th Percentile £17.11 £11.18 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.58 £48.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £22.61
% change year-on-year +29.25% +17.20% +13.05%

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 31,315 41,506 45,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.11% 39.99% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,053 27,005 29,808
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +3.37%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £269
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 1,127 1,114
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.95 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.16 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -8.36% +10.00%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +11 1,118 £463 +2.78% 1,275
UK excluding London +16 584 £450 +5.88% 1,124
London +10 582 £495 +10.00% 267
South East +64 235 £463 -2.63% 226
North of England +23 171 £413 +3.13% 255
North West +16 107 £450 +12.50% 150
Midlands +16 57 £450 +5.88% 116
South West +9 55 £425 +9.68% 326
Yorkshire +32 52 £333 -16.88% 84
West Midlands +46 47 £450 +1.41% 67
Scotland +5 32 £450 +20.00% 59
East of England -7 18 £475 +11.76% 90
Wales +17 14 £493 +36.81% 53
North East +5 12 £366 -33.41% 21
East Midlands -11 9 £525 +31.25% 49
Northern Ireland -1 2 - - 3
Channel Islands - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 346 (29.27%) Finance
2 253 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (16.41%) Microsoft
4 186 (15.74%) Law
5 148 (12.52%) SQL
6 146 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 142 (12.01%) Information Security
7 142 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
8 141 (11.93%) Project Management
9 136 (11.51%) Windows
10 129 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
11 122 (10.32%) Azure
12 119 (10.07%) Risk Management
13 113 (9.56%) ITIL
14 105 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
15 102 (8.63%) Analytics
16 100 (8.46%) Degree
17 90 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
17 90 (7.61%) DevOps
18 89 (7.53%) Management Information System
19 84 (7.11%) SQL Server
19 84 (7.11%) Banking
20 80 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
21 79 (6.68%) Telecoms
21 79 (6.68%) Security Cleared
22 77 (6.51%) Change Management
23 74 (6.26%) Python
23 74 (6.26%) Project Delivery
24 73 (6.18%) Data Protection
25 70 (5.92%) AWS

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 41 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.62%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.62%) CMS
2 31 (2.62%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.95%) Apache
4 20 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.69%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.35%) IIS
7 13 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.51%) Confluence
10 5 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.42%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.25%) Documentum
11 3 (0.25%) SAS
11 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 90 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.42%) Sketch
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.17%) InVision
9 2 (0.17%) Snagit
9 2 (0.17%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.17%) Windchill
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.085%) Figma
Business Applications
1 32 (2.71%) Elite 3E
2 14 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.59%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.42%) Sprinklr
7 4 (0.34%) Relativity
8 3 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.17%) TrackWise
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.085%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.085%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 122 (10.32%) Azure
2 70 (5.92%) AWS
3 53 (4.48%) Office 365
4 50 (4.23%) Power Platform
5 42 (3.55%) SaaS
6 33 (2.79%) GCP
7 19 (1.61%) PaaS
8 17 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (1.35%) BrowserStack
9 16 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
10 11 (0.93%) IaaS
11 10 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.76%) GitHub
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.34%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.13%) Firewall
2 23 (1.95%) Internet
3 18 (1.52%) VLAN
4 17 (1.44%) Skype
4 17 (1.44%) VPN
5 13 (1.10%) Unified Communications
6 12 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (1.02%) NaaS
6 12 (1.02%) Network Security
6 12 (1.02%) WAN
7 11 (0.93%) SNMP
7 11 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.85%) DNS
8 10 (0.85%) Intranet
8 10 (0.85%) LAN
9 9 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
10 8 (0.68%) ICMP
10 8 (0.68%) Telnet
11 7 (0.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (4.15%) Power BI
4 41 (3.47%) Big Data
5 40 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (2.20%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.18%) Data Lake
13 12 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.93%) MySQL
15 9 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.59%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.59%) BigQuery
16 7 (0.59%) Impala
Development Applications
1 24 (2.03%) JIRA
2 23 (1.95%) Selenium
3 16 (1.35%) Gatling
3 16 (1.35%) JMeter
4 11 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.51%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.42%) Burp Suite
7 5 (0.42%) JUnit
8 4 (0.34%) Gradle
8 4 (0.34%) tSQLt
8 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.25%) Balsamiq
9 3 (0.25%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.17%) GitLab
10 2 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.17%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 346 (29.27%) Finance
2 186 (15.74%) Law
3 84 (7.11%) Banking
4 79 (6.68%) Telecoms
5 66 (5.58%) Marketing
6 51 (4.31%) Public Sector
7 36 (3.05%) Retail
8 30 (2.54%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.78%) Publishing
10 17 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.18%) Front Office
12 13 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.93%) Advertising
14 9 (0.76%) Back Office
15 8 (0.68%) Games
16 6 (0.51%) Billing
17 5 (0.42%) Local Government
18 4 (0.34%) Digital Economy
18 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 235 (19.88%) Analyst
2 128 (10.83%) Architect
3 99 (8.38%) Project Manager
4 84 (7.11%) Developer
5 70 (5.92%) Business Analyst
6 54 (4.57%) Consultant
7 51 (4.31%) Designer
8 38 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (3.05%) Service Analyst
10 35 (2.96%) Support Engineer
11 33 (2.79%) Data Engineer
12 32 (2.71%) Legal Analyst
13 30 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (2.37%) Content Designer
14 28 (2.37%) IT Manager
15 27 (2.28%) Security Architect
16 26 (2.20%) Cloud Architect
16 26 (2.20%) Support Analyst
17 25 (2.12%) Data Analyst
18 23 (1.95%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.88%) .NET
2 28 (2.37%) XML
3 24 (2.03%) CSS
3 24 (2.03%) Kafka
4 22 (1.86%) HTML
5 16 (1.35%) AngularJS
5 16 (1.35%) JSON
6 14 (1.18%) MDX
7 13 (1.10%) Natural Language Processing
7 13 (1.10%) Web Services
8 12 (1.02%) REST
9 10 (0.85%) Pandas
9 10 (0.85%) PySpark
10 9 (0.76%) Node.js
10 9 (0.76%) RESTful
10 9 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (0.76%) scikit-learn
11 8 (0.68%) J2EE
11 8 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.59%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 67 (5.67%) User Experience
4 30 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (1.78%) Algorithms
6 21 (1.78%) Blog
7 20 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.44%) PKI
9 17 (1.44%) Social Media
10 15 (1.27%) Blackberry
10 15 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.02%) Derivative
12 11 (0.93%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.93%) iPhone
13 9 (0.76%) Linked Data
13 9 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 136 (11.51%) Windows
2 65 (5.50%) Windows 10
3 36 (3.05%) Unix
4 35 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.69%) Linux
6 20 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 14 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.085%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 142 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
3 142 (12.01%) Information Security
4 141 (11.93%) Project Management
5 119 (10.07%) Risk Management
6 113 (9.56%) ITIL
7 105 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (8.63%) Analytics
9 90 (7.61%) DevOps
10 77 (6.51%) Change Management
11 74 (6.26%) Project Delivery
12 73 (6.18%) Data Protection
13 64 (5.41%) Migration
14 60 (5.08%) Document Management
15 54 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 54 (4.57%) Security Management
16 53 (4.48%) Service Management
16 53 (4.48%) Test Automation
17 47 (3.98%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 148 (12.52%) SQL
2 74 (6.26%) Python
3 53 (4.48%) Java
4 27 (2.28%) JavaScript
5 22 (1.86%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.78%) Scala
7 20 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.61%) C#
9 14 (1.18%) VBA
10 12 (1.02%) Ruby
11 10 (0.85%) C
11 10 (0.85%) Go
12 9 (0.76%) R
13 8 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.59%) IronPython
14 7 (0.59%) Perl
14 7 (0.59%) XAML
15 6 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.51%) PHP
15 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (8.46%) Degree
2 79 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 63 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 61 (5.16%) CISSP
5 26 (2.20%) CISM
6 25 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (1.61%) PMI Certification
10 17 (1.44%) CCNA
10 17 (1.44%) TOGAF Certification
11 16 (1.35%) MCSA
12 15 (1.27%) CISA
12 15 (1.27%) PMP
13 13 (1.10%) AWS Certification
13 13 (1.10%) IISP
13 13 (1.10%) MCITP
14 12 (1.02%) GIAC
15 11 (0.93%) PhD
16 10 (0.85%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.50%) GDPR
2 58 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (4.74%) QA
4 34 (2.88%) PMO
5 29 (2.45%) SLA
6 21 (1.78%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.27%) PCI DSS
8 14 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (1.10%) COBIT
10 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.76%) NIST
12 7 (0.59%) NCSC
13 6 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.51%) GxP
13 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.34%) IFRS
16 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
16 3 (0.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 68 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.98%) Docker
3 12 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.085%) XenApp
7 1 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.95%) SCCM
3 14 (1.18%) SCOM
4 13 (1.10%) CASB
4 13 (1.10%) WSUS
5 12 (1.02%) Terraform
6 9 (0.76%) EnCase
7 8 (0.68%) FTK
7 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.68%) Puppet
7 8 (0.68%) WMI
8 7 (0.59%) Ansible
9 6 (0.51%) CSIRT
9 6 (0.51%) Nessus
9 6 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.51%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.25%) QRadar
11 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 194 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.08%) iManage
3 46 (3.89%) Oracle
4 42 (3.55%) SAP
5 32 (2.71%) Cisco
6 30 (2.54%) Adobe
7 27 (2.28%) Citrix
8 26 (2.20%) VMware
9 23 (1.95%) Tableau
10 20 (1.69%) Google
10 20 (1.69%) Intapp
11 19 (1.61%) Sony
12 18 (1.52%) Databricks
13 16 (1.35%) LexisNexis
14 15 (1.27%) Meraki
14 15 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.18%) F5
16 13 (1.10%) Splunk
17 10 (0.85%) Ariba
17 10 (0.85%) Workday