Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 235 193 193
Rank change year-on-year -42 0 -29
Contract jobs citing Legal 448 973 1,465
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.35% 1.47%
As % of the General category 2.69% 3.59% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 614 1,024
Median daily rate £463 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £264 £221 £263
90th Percentile £629 £662 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.84 £28.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% -13.45% +26.94%
10th Percentile £15.50 £17.97 £14.60
90th Percentile £80.00 £50.18 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% - +20.00%

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 16,630 27,124 39,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.57% 37.53% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,185 17,890 26,619
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £292 £272 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.42% +1.44% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 817 1,025
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.11 £20.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.32% -0.62% -3.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.85 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.95% -2.50% -1.14%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 -24 398 £475 +2.70% 659
UK excluding London +16 205 £475 +5.56% 563
London -41 194 £475 -5.00% 146
Work from Home -86 118 £475 +11.76% 80
North of England +29 60 £500 +15.61% 127
Midlands +72 59 £469 +4.17% 90
West Midlands +64 53 £475 +5.56% 50
South East -6 44 £500 +8.11% 100
North West +31 42 £495 +11.24% 66
South West +96 18 £428 +0.59% 128
Yorkshire +24 17 £540 +44.00% 46
Scotland +26 12 £388 -17.99% 26
East of England +52 8 £332 +34.14% 69
East Midlands +38 6 £420 -11.58% 39
Wales +23 4 £503 +4.69% 20
North East +26 2 £420 +32.28% 16

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 144 (32.14%) Finance
2 103 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (14.73%) Microsoft
4 62 (13.84%) Azure
5 60 (13.39%) Project Management
6 54 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (11.61%) Management Information System
8 46 (10.27%) Law
9 45 (10.04%) Degree
9 45 (10.04%) Project Delivery
10 44 (9.82%) Information Security
10 44 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (9.38%) Risk Management
12 41 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (8.93%) Windows
13 40 (8.93%) Analytics
14 38 (8.48%) Security Cleared
15 37 (8.26%) GDPR
16 36 (8.04%) Office 365
16 36 (8.04%) Service Delivery
16 36 (8.04%) Document Management
17 34 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 34 (7.59%) ITIL
17 34 (7.59%) SQL
17 34 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
18 32 (7.14%) Data Protection
18 32 (7.14%) Telecoms
19 30 (6.70%) Migration
20 29 (6.47%) Change Management
20 29 (6.47%) Active Directory

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 22 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.02%) Confluence
3 10 (2.23%) CMS
3 10 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.23%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.56%) IIS
5 4 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.67%) Apache
6 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.67%) SAS
6 3 (0.67%) WildFly
7 2 (0.45%) JBoss
7 2 (0.45%) nginx
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (3.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.89%) InVision
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.89%) UserZoom
6 2 (0.45%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.45%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Utilities
2 3 (0.67%) Unica
3 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.84%) Azure
2 36 (8.04%) Office 365
3 21 (4.69%) SaaS
4 19 (4.24%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.79%) AWS
7 6 (1.34%) GitHub
7 6 (1.34%) Logic Apps
7 6 (1.34%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.89%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.67%) FinancialForce
9 3 (0.67%) PaaS
9 3 (0.67%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.45%) IaaS
10 2 (0.45%) npm
10 2 (0.45%) ServiceMax
10 2 (0.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.24%) Firewall
2 11 (2.46%) Skype
3 7 (1.56%) DNS
3 7 (1.56%) VoIP
4 6 (1.34%) BGP
4 6 (1.34%) Internet
4 6 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.12%) LAN
5 5 (1.12%) Network Security
6 4 (0.89%) DMZ
6 4 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.89%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.89%) VPN
6 4 (0.89%) WLAN
7 3 (0.67%) 4G
7 3 (0.67%) 5G
7 3 (0.67%) CTI
7 3 (0.67%) DHCP
7 3 (0.67%) PBX
7 3 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.24%) Power BI
3 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.34%) Tableau
5 5 (1.12%) Big Data
5 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.89%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.67%) PolyBase
7 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.67%) Spark SQL
8 2 (0.45%) GIS
8 2 (0.45%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 24 (5.36%) JIRA
2 19 (4.24%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.79%) Selenium
5 5 (1.12%) Ranorex
6 4 (0.89%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.89%) Gatling
6 4 (0.89%) JMeter
7 3 (0.67%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.67%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.67%) Protractor
7 3 (0.67%) REST Assured
7 3 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.45%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.45%) Hudson
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 144 (32.14%) Finance
2 46 (10.27%) Law
3 32 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.47%) Public Sector
5 28 (6.25%) Marketing
6 27 (6.03%) Banking
7 13 (2.90%) Financial Institution
8 12 (2.68%) Back Office
9 10 (2.23%) Digital Economy
9 10 (2.23%) Front Office
10 9 (2.01%) Retail
11 8 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.79%) Publishing
12 6 (1.34%) Investment Banking
13 5 (1.12%) Billing
14 4 (0.89%) Advertising
14 4 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.89%) German Language
14 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 69 (15.40%) Analyst
2 43 (9.60%) Architect
3 39 (8.71%) Consultant
4 38 (8.48%) Project Manager
5 32 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 25 (5.58%) Designer
7 22 (4.91%) Developer
8 19 (4.24%) Content Designer
9 18 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.46%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.23%) Security Consultant
13 9 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (1.79%) Applications Support
14 8 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (1.79%) Programme Manager
14 8 (1.79%) Technical Analyst
15 7 (1.56%) IT Project Manager
15 7 (1.56%) Junior
15 7 (1.56%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.57%) HTML
2 14 (3.13%) .NET
3 12 (2.68%) CSS
4 8 (1.79%) RESTful
5 7 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.34%) Node.js
6 6 (1.34%) Web Services
7 5 (1.12%) .NET Core
7 5 (1.12%) Middleware
8 4 (0.89%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.89%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (0.89%) SAML
8 4 (0.89%) Sass
8 4 (0.89%) Spring
9 3 (0.67%) Java EE
9 3 (0.67%) JMS
9 3 (0.67%) LDAP
9 3 (0.67%) LINQ
9 3 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (11.61%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.03%) User Experience
4 17 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.23%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (2.01%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.34%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.12%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.12%) Life Science
10 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.89%) NHS
11 4 (0.89%) PMI
11 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.67%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.93%) Windows
2 18 (4.02%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.90%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.12%) Android
4 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.89%) Linux
5 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.67%) Solaris
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.45%) Unix
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (13.39%) Project Management
3 45 (10.04%) Project Delivery
4 44 (9.82%) Information Security
4 44 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 41 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (8.93%) Analytics
8 36 (8.04%) Document Management
8 36 (8.04%) Service Delivery
9 34 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (7.59%) ITIL
10 32 (7.14%) Data Protection
11 30 (6.70%) Migration
12 29 (6.47%) Change Management
12 29 (6.47%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (6.03%) DevOps
14 25 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (4.91%) Scrum
15 22 (4.91%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.59%) SQL
2 17 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.35%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.13%) Java
5 9 (2.01%) C#
5 9 (2.01%) Python
6 6 (1.34%) C
6 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.67%) VB
9 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.45%) Perl
9 2 (0.45%) R
9 2 (0.45%) VBA
10 1 (0.22%) ES6
10 1 (0.22%) Java 8
10 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (10.04%) Degree
2 38 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.47%) CISSP
4 26 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.46%) CISM
6 16 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.90%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (1.79%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.56%) CISA
10 6 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.34%) CRISC
11 5 (1.12%) CEH
11 5 (1.12%) CISMP
11 5 (1.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.12%) PMP
12 4 (0.89%) MBA
12 4 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.26%) GDPR
2 34 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (5.13%) QA
4 16 (3.57%) NCSC
5 12 (2.68%) NIST
6 10 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (1.34%) PMO
9 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.67%) MiFID
10 3 (0.67%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.45%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.45%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.45%) SLA
11 2 (0.45%) UCITS
System Software
1 29 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.67%) KVM
4 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.45%) Docker
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.90%) SCCM
2 8 (1.79%) Ansible
2 8 (1.79%) SCOM
3 7 (1.56%) Kibana
3 7 (1.56%) logstash
3 7 (1.56%) ZABBIX
4 4 (0.89%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.67%) Nessus
5 3 (0.67%) Netcool
5 3 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.45%) Terraform
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.58%) iManage
3 14 (3.13%) Citrix
3 14 (3.13%) SAP
4 11 (2.46%) Cisco
4 11 (2.46%) Oracle
4 11 (2.46%) VMware
5 10 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.56%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.34%) Arista
7 6 (1.34%) Remedy
8 5 (1.12%) Avaya
8 5 (1.12%) Google
8 5 (1.12%) IBM
8 5 (1.12%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (0.89%) Databricks
9 4 (0.89%) Intapp
9 4 (0.89%) OpenText
9 4 (0.89%) Palo Alto