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to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Systems in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Systems over the 6 months to 24 May 2022 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 System
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 285 256 323
Rank change year-on-year -29 +67 -63
Contract jobs citing Legacy Systems 653 473 341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.02% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.87% 3.28% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 301 241
10th Percentile £398 £360 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £800 £688 £720
UK median daily rate £550 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.21% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
10th Percentile £18.57 £24.00 £12.20
25th Percentile £21.66 £25.38 £13.03
Median hourly rate £27.58 £36.50 £15.86
Median % change year-on-year -24.45% +130.10% +8.17%
75th Percentile £33.74 £45.25 £24.19
90th Percentile £36.99 - £36.68
UK median hourly rate £27.58 £29.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.52% +85.97% +34.09%

Legacy Systems is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 22,757 14,406 13,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.32% 31.10% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,313 9,627 8,621
10th Percentile £306 £289 £259
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 558 526
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.50 £16.12 £16.00
Median hourly rate £26.98 £25.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.78% +14.44% +7.14%
75th Percentile £49.81 £47.50 £44.44
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £26.98 £25.14 £23.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +9.30% +11.68%

Legacy Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Systems in England

Legacy Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Legacy Systems in England

Legacy Systems
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legacy Systems in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Legacy Systems in England

Legacy Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Legacy Systems in England

Legacy Systems
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Legacy Systems in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Legacy Systems in England

Legacy Systems
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 Systems within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -43 330 £625 +4.17% 32
South East -22 88 £486 +2.37% 10
Midlands -22 57 £539 +7.75% 16
South West +11 49 £525 +16.67% 11
West Midlands -22 48 £545 +6.34% 11
North of England -51 47 £550 +15.79% 12
North West -25 27 £550 +10.00% 7
Yorkshire -23 20 £550 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -24 9 £445 +12.66% 4
East of England -52 8 £613 +36.11% 6
Legacy Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Legacy Systems 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 Systems.

1 218 (33.38%) Agile
2 194 (29.71%) Migration
3 191 (29.25%) Finance
4 140 (21.44%) Social Skills
5 123 (18.84%) Data Migration
6 121 (18.53%) Azure
7 107 (16.39%) SQL
8 101 (15.47%) AWS
9 86 (13.17%) Oracle
10 82 (12.56%) DevOps
11 80 (12.25%) Data Modelling
12 75 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 73 (11.18%) CI/CD
14 71 (10.87%) Java
15 67 (10.26%) Microsoft
16 66 (10.11%) C#
17 64 (9.80%) .NET
17 64 (9.80%) ERP
18 61 (9.34%) Project Management
19 60 (9.19%) Python
20 57 (8.73%) Public Sector
21 56 (8.58%) ETL
22 55 (8.42%) Microservices
22 55 (8.42%) Project Delivery
23 53 (8.12%) SAP
24 51 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
25 48 (7.35%) Retail
26 47 (7.20%) Waterfall
27 45 (6.89%) SQL Server
28 44 (6.74%) Windows

Legacy Systems
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 16 (2.45%) Confluence
2 14 (2.14%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (1.53%) IBM Domino
4 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.07%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.77%) GeoServer
7 4 (0.61%) Apache
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.46%) nginx
8 3 (0.46%) SAS
9 2 (0.31%) CMS
9 2 (0.31%) Drupal
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.53%) Maximo
3 7 (1.07%) Cerner Millennium
3 7 (1.07%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.92%) C-CURE
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.61%) Shopify
7 3 (0.46%) Magento
8 2 (0.31%) Misys Opics
8 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.31%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.31%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 121 (18.53%) Azure
2 101 (15.47%) AWS
3 39 (5.97%) Serverless
4 28 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
4 28 (4.29%) Power Platform
5 26 (3.98%) SaaS
6 21 (3.22%) Azure Logic Apps
7 20 (3.06%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (2.60%) Azure Functions
10 16 (2.45%) GCP
11 15 (2.30%) Amazon S3
12 14 (2.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 14 (2.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (1.84%) Azure Service Bus
13 12 (1.84%) Azure Storage
14 11 (1.68%) OpenShift
15 10 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (1.38%) Google Compute Engine
16 9 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.91%) Firewall
2 13 (1.99%) DNS
3 12 (1.84%) DHCP
4 6 (0.92%) HTTP
5 5 (0.77%) VPN
6 4 (0.61%) Network Security
6 4 (0.61%) Nokia DX220
6 4 (0.61%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.46%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.46%) LAN
7 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.31%) FTP
8 2 (0.31%) WAN
9 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.15%) Internet
9 1 (0.15%) Intranet
9 1 (0.15%) SMTP
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 26 (3.98%) Data Lake
5 21 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.06%) Big Data
6 20 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.91%) Apache Hive
8 15 (2.30%) Electronic Patient Records
8 15 (2.30%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.84%) BigQuery
9 12 (1.84%) Bigtable
9 12 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.84%) MySQL
9 12 (1.84%) Power BI
10 10 (1.53%) GIS
11 8 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
11 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 30 (4.59%) JIRA
2 18 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.60%) GitLab
4 8 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.46%) Subversion
6 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.46%) webpack
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.31%) Postman
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.15%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.15%) ERwin
8 1 (0.15%) Selenium
8 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 191 (29.25%) Finance
2 140 (21.44%) Social Skills
3 57 (8.73%) Public Sector
4 48 (7.35%) Retail
5 32 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (4.29%) Financial Institution
7 23 (3.52%) Legal
8 14 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
8 14 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (1.99%) Banking
9 13 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
9 13 (1.99%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.84%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.68%) Front Office
12 10 (1.53%) Marketing
13 6 (0.92%) Law
14 5 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.61%) Automotive
15 4 (0.61%) German Language
15 4 (0.61%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (20.67%) Architect
2 103 (15.77%) Developer
3 89 (13.63%) Analyst
4 76 (11.64%) Project Manager
5 53 (8.12%) Solutions Architect
6 44 (6.74%) Business Analyst
7 32 (4.90%) Data Architect
7 32 (4.90%) Delivery Manager
8 28 (4.29%) Data Analyst
8 28 (4.29%) Java Developer
9 26 (3.98%) Consultant
10 25 (3.83%) C# Developer
11 23 (3.52%) Data Engineer
12 22 (3.37%) .NET Developer
13 20 (3.06%) Senior Manager
14 17 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 16 (2.45%) Service Manager
16 15 (2.30%) Senior Project Manager
17 14 (2.14%) Security Architect
18 13 (1.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (9.80%) .NET
2 27 (4.13%) Spring
3 23 (3.52%) Kafka
4 21 (3.22%) React
5 19 (2.91%) .NET Framework
6 18 (2.76%) .NET Core
7 16 (2.45%) Spring Boot
8 15 (2.30%) HTML
9 14 (2.14%) JSON
10 13 (1.99%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.99%) CSS
10 13 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (1.84%) Spring Security
12 11 (1.68%) REST
12 11 (1.68%) Web Services
13 10 (1.53%) OAuth
13 10 (1.53%) OAuth2
13 10 (1.53%) RESTful
14 9 (1.38%) PostGIS
14 9 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.13%) NHS
2 25 (3.83%) Cloud Native
2 25 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (1.84%) User Experience
5 9 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.38%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.23%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.92%) CCTV
8 6 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.77%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.77%) Legacy Code
9 5 (0.77%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.61%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.61%) PACS
11 3 (0.46%) CMDB
11 3 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.74%) Windows
2 26 (3.98%) Linux
3 14 (2.14%) Unix
4 11 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 11 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.46%) CentOS
9 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (33.38%) Agile
2 194 (29.71%) Migration
3 123 (18.84%) Data Migration
4 82 (12.56%) DevOps
5 80 (12.25%) Data Modelling
6 75 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (11.18%) CI/CD
8 64 (9.80%) ERP
9 61 (9.34%) Project Management
10 56 (8.58%) ETL
11 55 (8.42%) Microservices
11 55 (8.42%) Project Delivery
12 51 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 47 (7.20%) Waterfall
14 42 (6.43%) Software Engineering
15 41 (6.28%) Mentoring
15 41 (6.28%) Scrum
16 40 (6.13%) Test Automation
17 38 (5.82%) Analytics
18 37 (5.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 107 (16.39%) SQL
2 71 (10.87%) Java
3 66 (10.11%) C#
4 60 (9.19%) Python
5 33 (5.05%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.05%) T-SQL
6 27 (4.13%) Go
7 18 (2.76%) PL/SQL
7 18 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.60%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.99%) C++
10 10 (1.53%) C
11 9 (1.38%) VBScript
12 8 (1.23%) Kotlin
12 8 (1.23%) PHP
13 7 (1.07%) VB
14 6 (0.92%) VBA
15 5 (0.77%) Ruby
16 3 (0.46%) Groovy
16 3 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.83%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.30%) Degree
3 15 (2.30%) PMP
4 12 (1.84%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
6 9 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.07%) CISSP
8 5 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.77%) MCP
8 5 (0.77%) MCSA
8 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CIMA
10 1 (0.15%) CISM
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.90%) Data Quality
1 32 (4.90%) QA
2 22 (3.37%) GDPR
3 15 (2.30%) Accessibility
4 7 (1.07%) NIST
4 7 (1.07%) PMO
5 6 (0.92%) GRC
5 6 (0.92%) NIST 800
5 6 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.77%) COBIT
6 5 (0.77%) COSO
6 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.61%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.61%) SEPA
8 1 (0.15%) ISA99
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (3.68%) Docker
2 18 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.38%) XenApp
4 4 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.30%) Grafana
3 14 (2.14%) Terraform
4 9 (1.38%) SCCM
5 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.61%) Ansible
6 4 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.61%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.61%) Puppet
7 3 (0.46%) Ambari
7 3 (0.46%) Oozie
8 2 (0.31%) OPNET
8 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.15%) Kibana
9 1 (0.15%) logstash
9 1 (0.15%) MIIS
9 1 (0.15%) Nessus
9 1 (0.15%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 86 (13.17%) Oracle
2 67 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.12%) SAP
4 20 (3.06%) Google
5 19 (2.91%) MuleSoft
6 16 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 12 (1.84%) Netezza
9 11 (1.68%) VMware
10 10 (1.53%) IBM
10 10 (1.53%) Xerox
11 9 (1.38%) Citrix
11 9 (1.38%) Informatica
11 9 (1.38%) Ivanti
11 9 (1.38%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.38%) Symantec
12 7 (1.07%) Cadence
12 7 (1.07%) Cerner
12 7 (1.07%) IFS
12 7 (1.07%) Lotus