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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Legal
UK
Rank 139 138 164
Rank change year-on-year -1 +26  
Contract jobs citing Legal 834 938 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.76% 1.38%
As % of the General category 4.84% 4.61% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 612 484
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £396
% change year-on-year +3.22% -2.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £25.08 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.14% +20.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.30 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £45.50 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £39.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -70.51% +95.00%  

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 17229 20341 20727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.04% 38.23% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11252 13173 12701
Median daily rate £450 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 508 485
Median hourly rate £26.13 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 0 793 £425 - 240
London +7 489 £450 - 133
South East +25 126 £425 +13.33% 36
City of London -2 89 £475 +5.55% 45
Yorkshire +18 38 £403 +3.87% 18
North West +6 38 £375 +7.14% 15
Hampshire +11 37 £425 +28.78% 9
West Yorkshire +11 32 £410 +5.80% 11
East of England -17 31 £350 -17.64% 11
Berkshire +13 29 £540 +27.05% 7
Surrey +24 28 £400 +3.22% 7
Leeds +14 28 £413 +6.45% 7
Manchester -5 22 £340 - 13
West Midlands -12 22 £394 -1.56% 14
Scotland +25 20 £390 -15.12% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 20 £338 +68.75% 2
Tyne and Wear -2 20 £338 +39.17% 2
North East -7 20 £338 +18.42% 2
West Sussex +13 16 £350 +52.17% 1
Hertfordshire +11 15 £413 -31.25% 2
Edinburgh +22 13 £395 -14.96% 2
Watford - 12 - - 1
Worthing +21 11 £350 +52.17%
Epsom +7 11 - -
South West +1 11 £425 +14.78% 3
East Midlands -26 11 £475 +18.75% 6
Essex -8 10 £310 -27.05% 5
Portsmouth - 9 £400 - 1
Cheshire +25 8 £613 +44.11%
Guildford +10 7 £425 +88.88% 3

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 598 (38.58%) Finance
2 292 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (16.58%) Law
4 253 (16.32%) Project Management
5 241 (15.55%) Microsoft
6 195 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 192 (12.39%) Windows
8 186 (12.00%) Banking
9 181 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
10 164 (10.58%) Degree
11 162 (10.45%) MS Excel
11 162 (10.45%) MS Office
12 140 (9.03%) Security Cleared
13 134 (8.65%) Management Information System
14 129 (8.32%) Change Management
15 128 (8.26%) SQL
16 121 (7.81%) Active Directory
17 112 (7.23%) ITIL
18 111 (7.16%) Information Security
19 106 (6.84%) Marketing
20 102 (6.58%) SC Cleared
21 100 (6.45%) Analytics
22 96 (6.19%) PRINCE2
22 96 (6.19%) SharePoint
23 94 (6.06%) Risk Management
24 93 (6.00%) Migration
25 92 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
25 92 (5.94%) Data Protection
26 90 (5.81%) User Experience
27 81 (5.23%) Service Delivery

Legal
Top Related 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 96 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 28 (1.81%) Confluence
4 23 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.42%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.23%) CMS
7 15 (0.97%) IIS
8 13 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.77%) SAS
10 10 (0.65%) Mule
11 9 (0.58%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.45%) Apache
13 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.39%) NetWeaver
13 6 (0.39%) WordPress
14 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 162 (10.45%) MS Excel
1 162 (10.45%) MS Office
2 66 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 66 (4.26%) MS Project
3 46 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.065%) InVision
7 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.065%) Simulink
7 1 (0.065%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.77%) SAP GTS
4 10 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.45%) Eloqua
6 7 (0.45%) FastStats
6 7 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.39%) Relativity
7 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.32%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.13%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.13%) Ringtail
11 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.13%) Office 365
3 22 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.16%) SaaS
5 14 (0.90%) IaaS
6 9 (0.58%) OneDrive
6 9 (0.58%) Yammer
7 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.45%) PaaS
8 6 (0.39%) GitHub
8 6 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.26%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.065%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.065%) G Suite
12 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.16%) Firewall
2 37 (2.39%) WAN
3 34 (2.19%) SAN
4 32 (2.06%) Internet
5 29 (1.87%) NAS
6 24 (1.55%) LAN
6 24 (1.55%) Network Security
7 22 (1.42%) DNS
8 21 (1.35%) Skype
9 20 (1.29%) HTTP
9 20 (1.29%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.10%) VPN
11 16 (1.03%) Wireless
12 15 (0.97%) VoIP
13 14 (0.90%) Intranet
13 14 (0.90%) SMS
14 13 (0.84%) Extranet
15 11 (0.71%) Unified Communications
16 9 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 37 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.00%) Big Data
6 27 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.03%) Power BI
11 14 (0.90%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 12 (0.77%) DB2
12 12 (0.77%) HBase
12 12 (0.77%) MySQL
13 11 (0.71%) Neo4j
13 11 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 56 (3.61%) JIRA
2 41 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.65%) Selenium
6 8 (0.52%) JUnit
6 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.45%) Gradle
7 7 (0.45%) Maven
8 6 (0.39%) Ant
8 6 (0.39%) ERwin
9 5 (0.32%) Subversion
10 4 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.26%) Grunt
10 4 (0.26%) Hudson
10 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.19%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 598 (38.58%) Finance
2 257 (16.58%) Law
3 186 (12.00%) Banking
4 106 (6.84%) Marketing
5 75 (4.84%) Retail
6 60 (3.87%) Publishing
7 57 (3.68%) Telecoms
8 49 (3.16%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 22 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.29%) Billing
12 19 (1.23%) Back Office
13 17 (1.10%) Front Office
14 12 (0.77%) Advertising
15 10 (0.65%) Automotive
16 9 (0.58%) Games
17 8 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.45%) Electronics
18 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 388 (25.03%) Analyst
2 184 (11.87%) Project Manager
3 129 (8.32%) Business Analyst
4 119 (7.68%) Developer
5 96 (6.19%) Architect
6 84 (5.42%) Consultant
7 70 (4.52%) Service Analyst
8 64 (4.13%) Designer
9 57 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
10 50 (3.23%) Administrator
11 48 (3.10%) Content Designer
11 48 (3.10%) IT Manager
12 44 (2.84%) Legal Analyst
13 42 (2.71%) Trainer
14 41 (2.65%) Support Analyst
15 34 (2.19%) Commercial Manager
15 34 (2.19%) Senior Manager
16 32 (2.06%) Programme Manager
17 31 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
17 31 (2.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.00%) HTML
2 58 (3.74%) Web Services
3 49 (3.16%) CSS
4 48 (3.10%) XML
5 43 (2.77%) .NET
6 29 (1.87%) AngularJS
7 26 (1.68%) jQuery
8 23 (1.48%) CSS3
9 22 (1.42%) HTML5
10 18 (1.16%) Spring
11 17 (1.10%) JSON
12 14 (0.90%) Middleware
12 14 (0.90%) Velocity
13 13 (0.84%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.84%) J2EE
13 13 (0.84%) REST
14 12 (0.77%) MDX
14 12 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (0.71%) SOAP
16 10 (0.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 181 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 90 (5.81%) User Experience
4 47 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 43 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 40 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 35 (2.26%) Social Media
8 32 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
9 27 (1.74%) Equities
10 25 (1.61%) iPad
11 24 (1.55%) e-Learning
12 22 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.29%) iPhone
14 19 (1.23%) Computer Science
15 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (1.10%) Fixed Income
16 16 (1.03%) Smartphone
17 15 (0.97%) Clustering
17 15 (0.97%) Derivative
17 15 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.39%) Windows
2 78 (5.03%) Windows 7
3 51 (3.29%) Linux
4 50 (3.23%) Unix
5 41 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 39 (2.52%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.81%) Android
8 25 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.55%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.35%) Solaris
11 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.97%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.19%) CentOS
16 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (16.32%) Project Management
3 195 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (8.32%) Change Management
5 112 (7.23%) ITIL
6 111 (7.16%) Information Security
7 100 (6.45%) Analytics
8 96 (6.19%) PRINCE2
9 94 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 93 (6.00%) Migration
11 92 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
11 92 (5.94%) Data Protection
12 81 (5.23%) Business Analysis
12 81 (5.23%) Service Delivery
13 70 (4.52%) Data Modelling
14 65 (4.19%) Data Analysis
15 59 (3.81%) CRM
15 59 (3.81%) Scrum
16 57 (3.68%) Programme Management
17 54 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 128 (8.26%) SQL
2 58 (3.74%) Java
3 49 (3.16%) JavaScript
4 39 (2.52%) C#
5 32 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 26 (1.68%) C
7 20 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.16%) Python
9 10 (0.65%) VBA
10 9 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 9 (0.58%) R
10 9 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.45%) ES6
12 6 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.32%) Ruby
13 5 (0.32%) XQuery
14 4 (0.26%) ABAP
14 4 (0.26%) Perl
15 3 (0.19%) VB
16 2 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 164 (10.58%) Degree
2 140 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 102 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.06%) CISSP
5 30 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.68%) PMP
7 22 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.16%) CISM
9 18 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (1.10%) ISEB
10 17 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.65%) MCSE
14 9 (0.58%) APMP
14 9 (0.58%) CIPD
14 9 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.58%) MBA
15 8 (0.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.39%) PMO
2 47 (3.03%) QA
3 37 (2.39%) SLA
4 36 (2.32%) MiFID
5 34 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (2.13%) GDPR
7 23 (1.48%) Data Quality
8 20 (1.29%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.45%) EMIR
11 7 (0.45%) ISO27002
12 6 (0.39%) P3O
13 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
13 5 (0.32%) FATCA
13 5 (0.32%) GAAP
13 5 (0.32%) WCAG
14 4 (0.26%) COSO
14 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 121 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (1.10%) Veritas File System
4 14 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.58%) Docker
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.065%) HDFS
9 1 (0.065%) IAG
9 1 (0.065%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.065%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.065%) vCloud
9 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (1.55%) NetBackup
2 12 (0.77%) SCCM
3 10 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 10 (0.65%) WSUS
4 7 (0.45%) Puppet
5 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.39%) Nagios
5 6 (0.39%) vMotion
5 6 (0.39%) WMI
6 5 (0.32%) Kibana
7 4 (0.26%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.26%) logstash
7 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.26%) Rsyslog
8 3 (0.19%) Ansible
8 3 (0.19%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) EnCase
8 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 241 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.32%) SAP
3 56 (3.61%) Oracle
4 44 (2.84%) VMware
5 42 (2.71%) Citrix
6 41 (2.65%) Cisco
7 27 (1.74%) iManage
8 25 (1.61%) Sun
9 23 (1.48%) Adobe
9 23 (1.48%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.35%) Splunk
11 20 (1.29%) Symantec
11 20 (1.29%) Veritas
12 19 (1.23%) Sophos
13 17 (1.10%) Google
14 16 (1.03%) HP
15 15 (0.97%) IBM
16 14 (0.90%) Reuters
17 13 (0.84%) Dell
17 13 (0.84%) Nuix
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