Period
to 25 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Applications in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Applications over the 6 months to 25 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 515 444 618
Rank change year-on-year -71 +174 +54
Contract jobs citing Legacy Applications 243 53 162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.60% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 33 101
10th Percentile £459 £322 £313
25th Percentile £513 £363 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £725 £600 £613
90th Percentile £756 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £600 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 20,787 8,817 22,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.65% 32.24% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,737 6,107 14,873
10th Percentile £300 £272 £273
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £588
90th Percentile £733 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 270 783
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.02 £16.24 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.23 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.86% +32.83% +1.64%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.19 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.04 £60.13 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.08 £26.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.77% +27.37% +2.50%

Legacy Applications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Legacy Applications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Applications in England

Legacy Applications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Legacy Applications in England.

Daily rate trend for Legacy Applications in England

Legacy Applications
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legacy Applications in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Legacy Applications in England

Legacy Applications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Legacy Applications in England.

Hourly rate trend for Legacy Applications in England

Legacy Applications
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Legacy Applications within the England region over the 6 months to 25 October 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
London -55 161 £635 +6.28% 30
South East -71 31 £565 +50.67% 7
South West -32 19 £541 +3.10% 4
North of England -79 8 £463 -2.63% 9
East of England -59 7 £488 +40.29% 3
Yorkshire -46 4 £475 -2.56% 3
North West -53 4 £450 -5.26% 6
Midlands -72 3 £550 +17.33% 6
West Midlands -67 2 £675 +35.00% 4
Legacy Applications
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 England region with a requirement for Legacy Applications.

1 85 (34.98%) Finance
2 76 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (28.81%) Kubernetes
4 68 (27.98%) Microservices
5 67 (27.57%) Azure
6 63 (25.93%) DevOps
6 63 (25.93%) Migration
7 58 (23.87%) Docker
8 57 (23.46%) AWS
9 52 (21.40%) Java
10 51 (20.99%) Social Skills
11 48 (19.75%) SQL
12 45 (18.52%) JavaScript
13 43 (17.70%) Jenkins
14 38 (15.64%) Linux
15 35 (14.40%) Oracle
15 35 (14.40%) Terraform
16 34 (13.99%) Python
16 34 (13.99%) SaaS
17 32 (13.17%) Banking
18 30 (12.35%) Software Engineering
19 29 (11.93%) Project Management
20 28 (11.52%) Information Security
21 27 (11.11%) Microsoft
22 26 (10.70%) Ansible
22 26 (10.70%) Cloud Native
23 25 (10.29%) Analytics
23 25 (10.29%) React
24 24 (9.88%) Configuration Management
24 24 (9.88%) .NET

Legacy Applications
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (7.82%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.29%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.47%) Apache Pig
4 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.06%) Anypoint
6 4 (1.65%) SAS
7 3 (1.23%) Appian
7 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.82%) JBoss
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.82%) WordPress
9 1 (0.41%) CICS
9 1 (0.41%) Confluence
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (1.23%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.82%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Shopify
4 1 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (27.57%) Azure
2 57 (23.46%) AWS
3 34 (13.99%) SaaS
4 20 (8.23%) PaaS
5 15 (6.17%) GCP
6 12 (4.94%) Amazon S3
6 12 (4.94%) Serverless
7 11 (4.53%) Azure Storage
7 11 (4.53%) iPaaS
8 10 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (3.70%) GitHub
10 8 (3.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 8 (3.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (2.88%) Azure Service Bus
11 7 (2.88%) IaaS
11 7 (2.88%) Microsoft 365
12 6 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (2.47%) Azure Functions
13 5 (2.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) Intranet
1 3 (1.23%) VPN
2 2 (0.82%) FTP
2 2 (0.82%) HTTP
2 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.41%) DNS
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.41%) VoIP
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 20 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (7.00%) Big Data
5 15 (6.17%) SAP HANA
6 12 (4.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.94%) Geospatial Data
6 12 (4.94%) GIS
7 11 (4.53%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (4.12%) MySQL
9 9 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (3.70%) Data Lake
9 9 (3.70%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.88%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.88%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.88%) Tableau
11 6 (2.47%) DB2
11 6 (2.47%) Parquet
12 4 (1.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 43 (17.70%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.76%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.94%) Eclipse
3 12 (4.94%) Maven
3 12 (4.94%) NetBeans
3 12 (4.94%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (4.94%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (4.94%) Rational Team Concert
4 9 (3.70%) Gradle
4 9 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.47%) Hudson
5 6 (2.47%) IntelliJ
5 6 (2.47%) JIRA
5 6 (2.47%) Subversion
5 6 (2.47%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.06%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.65%) CircleCI
7 4 (1.65%) gulp
7 4 (1.65%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (1.65%) Travis CI
General
1 85 (34.98%) Finance
2 51 (20.99%) Social Skills
3 32 (13.17%) Banking
4 13 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.94%) Organisational Skills
6 11 (4.53%) Front Office
6 11 (4.53%) Public Sector
7 10 (4.12%) Legal
7 10 (4.12%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.06%) Retail
9 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.82%) Automotive
11 2 (0.82%) Billing
11 2 (0.82%) Electronics
11 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.82%) Law
11 2 (0.82%) Marketing
12 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (25.51%) Developer
2 49 (20.16%) Architect
3 28 (11.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (7.00%) Java Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (6.17%) AWS Engineer
7 14 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.35%) Data Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) C Software Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (4.94%) Java Software Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) React Developer
10 11 (4.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (4.12%) UI Developer
12 9 (3.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.29%) React
2 24 (9.88%) .NET
3 23 (9.47%) HTML
3 23 (9.47%) Web Services
4 21 (8.64%) Kafka
5 14 (5.76%) .NET Framework
6 13 (5.35%) HTML5
7 12 (4.94%) CORBA
7 12 (4.94%) Motif
7 12 (4.94%) Spring
8 10 (4.12%) CSS
8 10 (4.12%) OAuth
8 10 (4.12%) OAuth2
9 9 (3.70%) JSON
10 8 (3.29%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (3.29%) REST
10 8 (3.29%) RESTful
10 8 (3.29%) Spring Boot
11 7 (2.88%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.70%) Cloud Native
2 20 (8.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (7.00%) Legacy Systems
4 15 (6.17%) Public Cloud
5 14 (5.76%) Client/Server
6 12 (4.94%) Data Centre
7 10 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.47%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.06%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.65%) User Experience
12 3 (1.23%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.23%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.23%) NHS
13 2 (0.82%) EFT
13 2 (0.82%) EPoS
13 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.64%) Linux
2 23 (9.47%) Windows
3 9 (3.70%) Unix
4 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.65%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.23%) Debian
5 3 (1.23%) VMS
5 3 (1.23%) zOS
6 2 (0.82%) Android
6 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.41%) CentOS
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.98%) Microservices
3 63 (25.93%) DevOps
3 63 (25.93%) Migration
4 30 (12.35%) Software Engineering
5 29 (11.93%) Project Management
6 28 (11.52%) Information Security
7 25 (10.29%) Analytics
8 24 (9.88%) Configuration Management
9 23 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (9.05%) Scrum
11 20 (8.23%) SDLC
12 18 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
12 18 (7.41%) TDD
13 17 (7.00%) Project Delivery
14 16 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (6.17%) Change Management
15 15 (6.17%) Test Automation
16 14 (5.76%) Data Protection
17 13 (5.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.40%) Java
2 48 (19.75%) SQL
3 45 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.99%) Python
5 20 (8.23%) C#
6 17 (7.00%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.58%) C++
7 16 (6.58%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.76%) T-SQL
9 13 (5.35%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.35%) C
10 9 (3.70%) Java 8
10 9 (3.70%) Kotlin
11 8 (3.29%) PHP
11 8 (3.29%) Scala
12 7 (2.88%) Perl
13 5 (2.06%) Go
14 4 (1.65%) Groovy
15 3 (1.23%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.70%) PMP
4 6 (2.47%) ACCA
4 6 (2.47%) CIMA
5 5 (2.06%) PhD
6 4 (1.65%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.23%) Degree
7 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.06%) GDPR
3 3 (1.23%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.23%) NCSC
3 3 (1.23%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) HL7
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 58 (23.87%) Docker
2 21 (8.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) NFS
5 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (28.81%) Kubernetes
2 35 (14.40%) Terraform
3 26 (10.70%) Ansible
4 10 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.70%) Puppet
6 7 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.47%) Kibana
7 6 (2.47%) logstash
7 6 (2.47%) Oozie
8 5 (2.06%) Grafana
9 3 (1.23%) SCCM
10 2 (0.82%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.82%) Sysdig
11 1 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.41%) Packer
Vendors
1 35 (14.40%) Oracle
2 27 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.64%) MuleSoft
4 19 (7.82%) SAP
5 18 (7.41%) Google
6 6 (2.47%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.06%) VMware
8 4 (1.65%) BiZZdesign
8 4 (1.65%) IBM
9 3 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.23%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.23%) NetApp
9 3 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.82%) Apple
10 2 (0.82%) Dell
10 2 (0.82%) HP
10 2 (0.82%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.82%) Sybase
10 2 (0.82%) Talend