Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 159 188
Rank change year-on-year -36 +29 -28
Contract jobs citing Legal 1,464 1,730 1,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.69% 1.45%
As % of the General category 3.89% 4.27% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 1,060 872
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £210
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 30
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £26.40 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +21.38% +40.32%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £43.00 £37.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.31 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.65% -22.53% +129.17%

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 37,649 40,499 37,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.13% 39.47% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,740 26,722 24,798
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 828 888 927
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +8.56% -2.36%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.30 £48.62 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.82% +10.00% -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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -37 1,364 £450 - 1,062
London -41 770 £450 -5.26% 232
UK excluding London -19 673 £425 +8.97% 938
South East -57 209 £475 +11.76% 176
North of England +35 185 £400 +12.68% 183
North West +23 107 £400 +4.58% 89
Midlands -37 90 £425 +13.33% 91
Yorkshire +5 58 £393 +10.56% 80
South West -29 54 £375 -11.76% 286
East of England -11 53 £425 +6.25% 94
Scotland -20 53 £389 -2.81% 36
West Midlands -42 51 £438 +16.67% 56
East Midlands +12 39 £413 +26.92% 35
Wales -17 25 £362 +77.00% 65
North East +5 21 £513 +70.83% 14
Northern Ireland +33 6 £450 +84.62% 7

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 512 (34.97%) Finance
2 326 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (14.34%) Law
4 199 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 198 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
6 195 (13.32%) Microsoft
6 195 (13.32%) Project Management
7 178 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
8 175 (11.95%) SQL
9 158 (10.79%) Information Security
10 147 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
11 146 (9.97%) Degree
12 131 (8.95%) Analytics
13 119 (8.13%) Windows
14 107 (7.31%) Data Protection
15 105 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
16 102 (6.97%) GDPR
17 95 (6.49%) ITIL
17 95 (6.49%) Marketing
17 95 (6.49%) Banking
18 90 (6.15%) Risk Management
18 90 (6.15%) Telecoms
19 89 (6.08%) Change Management
20 84 (5.74%) Management Information System
20 84 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
21 83 (5.67%) SAP
21 83 (5.67%) User Experience
22 82 (5.60%) Big Data
23 79 (5.40%) DevOps
23 79 (5.40%) Amazon 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 68 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 59 (4.03%) Apache Spark
3 30 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.30%) Confluence
6 15 (1.02%) Apache
6 15 (1.02%) SAS
7 14 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.82%) CMS
8 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (0.82%) IIS
9 11 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 9 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.27%) CICS
14 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 105 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.61%) InVision
7 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.068%) InDesign
10 1 (0.068%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.068%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Elite 3E
2 18 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.55%) Visualfiles
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.34%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.34%) SAP PS
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (4.23%) Office 365
4 31 (2.12%) SaaS
5 20 (1.37%) IaaS
6 19 (1.30%) PaaS
7 12 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.61%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.61%) Serverless
10 8 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 8 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.34%) GitHub
13 5 (0.34%) iTunes
14 4 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.62%) Firewall
2 33 (2.25%) Internet
3 32 (2.19%) VPN
4 31 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.91%) SSL
6 25 (1.71%) LAN
7 21 (1.43%) Network Security
7 21 (1.43%) SSH
7 21 (1.43%) WAN
8 18 (1.23%) DNS
9 17 (1.16%) Skype
10 16 (1.09%) VoIP
11 15 (1.02%) Wireless
12 14 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (0.82%) WLAN
14 10 (0.68%) HTTP
15 9 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
16 8 (0.55%) DHCP
16 8 (0.55%) Intranet
17 7 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.60%) Big Data
2 77 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 57 (3.89%) Hadoop
4 44 (3.01%) Power BI
5 43 (2.94%) MySQL
6 39 (2.66%) Apache Hive
7 35 (2.39%) NoSQL
8 34 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (2.05%) MongoDB
10 27 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.64%) HBase
13 21 (1.43%) Flink
14 20 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.23%) Relational Database
16 17 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
19 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
19 11 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 42 (2.87%) JIRA
2 23 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (0.61%) Selenium
6 7 (0.48%) ERwin
6 7 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 7 (0.48%) Maven
6 7 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.41%) Grunt
7 6 (0.41%) JUnit
7 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.27%) Gradle
9 4 (0.27%) Ranorex
9 4 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 512 (34.97%) Finance
2 210 (14.34%) Law
3 95 (6.49%) Banking
3 95 (6.49%) Marketing
4 90 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 65 (4.44%) Retail
6 42 (2.87%) Publishing
7 26 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.71%) Billing
9 21 (1.43%) Advertising
10 18 (1.23%) Back Office
10 18 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.16%) German Language
12 15 (1.02%) Automotive
12 15 (1.02%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.96%) French Language
14 13 (0.89%) Front Office
14 13 (0.89%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 307 (20.97%) Analyst
2 193 (13.18%) Developer
3 157 (10.72%) Project Manager
4 112 (7.65%) Business Analyst
5 88 (6.01%) Consultant
6 71 (4.85%) Designer
7 70 (4.78%) Architect
8 48 (3.28%) Content Designer
9 42 (2.87%) Service Analyst
10 41 (2.80%) Trainer
11 36 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
12 35 (2.39%) Data Engineer
13 34 (2.32%) PHP Developer
14 33 (2.25%) IT Trainer
14 33 (2.25%) Support Analyst
15 29 (1.98%) Data Analyst
15 29 (1.98%) IT Manager
16 28 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
17 27 (1.84%) .NET Developer
17 27 (1.84%) Legal Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (5.33%) HTML
2 73 (4.99%) .NET
3 65 (4.44%) CSS
4 47 (3.21%) Web Services
5 44 (3.01%) AngularJS
6 38 (2.60%) XML
7 35 (2.39%) REST
8 33 (2.25%) Kafka
9 30 (2.05%) jQuery
10 29 (1.98%) ASP.NET
11 24 (1.64%) OAuth
12 23 (1.57%) HTML5
12 23 (1.57%) SAML
13 22 (1.50%) Node.js
13 22 (1.50%) React
14 20 (1.37%) Spark Streaming
15 18 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (1.09%) Laravel
17 15 (1.02%) JSON
17 15 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 178 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 83 (5.67%) User Experience
4 40 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.37%) Fintech
7 20 (1.37%) Social Media
8 18 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
10 16 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.02%) e-Learning
12 13 (0.89%) Blackberry
12 13 (0.89%) Smartphone
13 12 (0.82%) Cloud Native
13 12 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.82%) Robotics
13 12 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 119 (8.13%) Windows
2 57 (3.89%) Windows 10
3 46 (3.14%) Linux
4 25 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 24 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.37%) Android
8 12 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.82%) Unix
9 11 (0.75%) SUSE
9 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) zOS
13 2 (0.14%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.068%) CentOS
14 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 198 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
4 195 (13.32%) Project Management
5 158 (10.79%) Information Security
6 147 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
7 131 (8.95%) Analytics
8 107 (7.31%) Data Protection
9 95 (6.49%) ITIL
10 90 (6.15%) Risk Management
11 89 (6.08%) Change Management
12 79 (5.40%) Business Analysis
12 79 (5.40%) DevOps
13 70 (4.78%) Scrum
14 67 (4.58%) PRINCE2
14 67 (4.58%) Service Delivery
15 66 (4.51%) Migration
16 65 (4.44%) Open Source
17 64 (4.37%) Cybersecurity
17 64 (4.37%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 175 (11.95%) SQL
2 75 (5.12%) JavaScript
3 72 (4.92%) Python
4 71 (4.85%) C#
5 69 (4.71%) Java
6 42 (2.87%) PHP
7 27 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.30%) Scala
9 16 (1.09%) C
10 13 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.82%) C++
12 10 (0.68%) R
12 10 (0.68%) VB
13 8 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.48%) Go
15 6 (0.41%) ABAP
15 6 (0.41%) Java 8
16 5 (0.34%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.34%) VBA
17 4 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 146 (9.97%) Degree
2 69 (4.71%) CISSP
3 52 (3.55%) CISM
4 50 (3.42%) CISA
4 50 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.98%) PMP
5 29 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 27 (1.84%) PMI Certification
7 22 (1.50%) ISEB
8 19 (1.30%) CRISC
8 19 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.68%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.68%) SANS
14 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.55%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.97%) GDPR
2 56 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (3.48%) QA
4 33 (2.25%) PMO
5 28 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.30%) Data Quality
7 18 (1.23%) SLA
8 14 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.75%) GxP
11 10 (0.68%) COBIT
11 10 (0.68%) FedRAMP
11 10 (0.68%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.68%) IFRS
12 7 (0.48%) PSD2
13 5 (0.34%) Def Stans
13 5 (0.34%) MiFID
14 4 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.27%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 72 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.12%) Docker
3 16 (1.09%) HDFS
4 15 (1.02%) XenApp
5 11 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.34%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.20%) vSphere
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.068%) iptables
12 1 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.50%) SCCM
2 17 (1.16%) Ansible
3 16 (1.09%) Terraform
4 15 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.75%) CASB
6 9 (0.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 9 (0.61%) Oozie
7 8 (0.55%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.48%) Ambari
8 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.34%) EnCase
9 5 (0.34%) FTK
9 5 (0.34%) QRadar
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) Puppet
10 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 195 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.67%) SAP
3 50 (3.42%) iManage
3 50 (3.42%) Oracle
4 37 (2.53%) Citrix
5 32 (2.19%) Intapp
6 26 (1.78%) Aderant
7 24 (1.64%) Adobe
8 22 (1.50%) Cisco
8 22 (1.50%) Cloudera
8 22 (1.50%) VMware
9 21 (1.43%) Tableau
10 18 (1.23%) Sony
11 16 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 14 (0.96%) Apple
12 14 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.82%) Hortonworks
13 12 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.75%) MapR
14 11 (0.75%) Workday