Period
to 23 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Applications in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Applications over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Legacy Application
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 112 221
Rank change year-on-year -44 +109 +26
Contract jobs citing Legacy Applications 15 4 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.65% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
10th Percentile £551 £475 £479
25th Percentile £591 £494 £547
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £660 £535 £625
Median % change year-on-year +23.36% -14.40% +19.05%
75th Percentile £765 £574 £638
90th Percentile £809 £591 £663
Central London median daily rate £660 £475 £625
% change year-on-year +38.95% -24.00% +19.05%

Legacy Applications is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,406 612 1,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.37% 34.46% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,021 404 1,416
10th Percentile £381 £313 £313
25th Percentile £488 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £709 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 33
10th Percentile £8.00 £16.00 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.00 £31.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £32.40 £37.75 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.17% +93.59% +1.30%
75th Percentile £42.50 £47.75 £23.75
90th Percentile £62.15 £53.00 £46.44
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +87.50% +2.56%

Legacy Applications
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Legacy Applications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Applications in the City of London

Legacy Applications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legacy Applications in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Legacy Applications in the City of London

Legacy Applications
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legacy Applications in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legacy Applications in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Legacy Applications 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Legacy Applications.

1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
4 6 (40.00%) Big Data
4 6 (40.00%) Docker
5 5 (33.33%) Apache Spark
5 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 5 (33.33%) Kafka
5 5 (33.33%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) ETL
5 5 (33.33%) Data Pipeline
6 4 (26.67%) Legacy Systems
6 4 (26.67%) Terraform
6 4 (26.67%) Log Aggregation
6 4 (26.67%) Data Science
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) AWS
6 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
6 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (20.00%) CloudFront
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) VMS

Legacy Applications
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon ECS
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (20.00%) AWS Fargate
2 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (20.00%) CloudFront
2 3 (20.00%) Serverless
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.67%) Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Datadog
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Organisational Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Data Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Big Data Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Application Rationalisation Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 4 (26.67%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) VMS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
2 5 (33.33%) Data Pipeline
2 5 (33.33%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Data Science
3 4 (26.67%) Log Aggregation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) API Development
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Microservices
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) CA Agile Central