Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 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 System
UK > England
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 289 256 287
Rank change year-on-year -33 +31 +11
Contract jobs citing Legacy Systems 568 253 757
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.96% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 2.98% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 186 519
10th Percentile £366 £391 £325
25th Percentile £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £549 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.27% +9.70% -
75th Percentile £650 £675 £575
90th Percentile £751 £775 £638
UK median daily rate £515 £525 £484
% change year-on-year -1.90% +8.53% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
10th Percentile £28.13 £12.47 £13.28
25th Percentile £30.94 £13.70 £24.32
Median hourly rate £36.25 £16.50 £30.73
Median % change year-on-year +119.70% -46.30% -34.62%
75th Percentile £40.94 £17.25 £56.81
90th Percentile £43.38 " £82.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -56.00% -20.21%

Legacy Systems 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 19,432 8,489 23,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.63% 32.06% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,583 5,776 15,702
10th Percentile £300 £275 £280
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 £725 £731 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 281 776
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £11.44
25th Percentile £15.23 £17.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.61 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year -20.91% +51.57% -0.69%
75th Percentile £49.52 £47.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.55 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -10.75% +32.53% -1.19%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 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 -57 306 £600 - 52
South East -47 70 £500 +5.26% 23
North of England -24 65 £500 -2.44% 27
Midlands -54 34 £475 +18.75% 18
East of England -34 28 £475 -9.52% 16
Yorkshire -22 27 £450 -16.28% 10
North West -41 27 £525 +5.00% 15
West Midlands -47 24 £475 +18.75% 15
South West -63 14 £550 +14.40% 6
North East -6 11 £439 -16.38% 2
East Midlands -30 10 £475 +11.76% 3
Legacy Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 242 (42.61%) Migration
2 194 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (30.11%) Finance
4 114 (20.07%) SQL
5 106 (18.66%) Data Migration
6 104 (18.31%) Azure
6 104 (18.31%) AWS
7 99 (17.43%) Oracle
8 94 (16.55%) Social Skills
9 91 (16.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (13.56%) Microservices
11 69 (12.15%) Python
12 68 (11.97%) ERP
13 67 (11.80%) Java
14 66 (11.62%) Microsoft
14 66 (11.62%) DevOps
15 62 (10.92%) C#
16 57 (10.04%) SAP
17 53 (9.33%) T-SQL
17 53 (9.33%) .NET
18 49 (8.63%) Project Management
19 47 (8.27%) Windows
19 47 (8.27%) Software Engineering
20 46 (8.10%) Data Cleansing
21 45 (7.92%) ETL
22 44 (7.75%) C++
22 44 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
23 43 (7.57%) SaaS
23 43 (7.57%) PL/SQL
23 43 (7.57%) Retail

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 28 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
2 27 (4.75%) Confluence
3 15 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.29%) Apache
5 12 (2.11%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.58%) GemFire
7 8 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.88%) SAS
9 5 (0.88%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.53%) CMS
10 3 (0.53%) Documentum
10 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.53%) nginx
11 2 (0.35%) Drupal
11 2 (0.35%) Hyperledger
11 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (2.29%) Orchestrade
3 9 (1.58%) NetSuite
4 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.70%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.53%) SAP CAR
7 3 (0.53%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.35%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.35%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.35%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 104 (18.31%) AWS
1 104 (18.31%) Azure
2 43 (7.57%) SaaS
3 32 (5.63%) Serverless
4 31 (5.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 29 (5.11%) Azure Functions
5 29 (5.11%) Azure Logic Apps
6 28 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (4.93%) Azure Storage
7 20 (3.52%) GCP
7 20 (3.52%) Power Platform
8 18 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (2.64%) Microsoft 365
10 13 (2.29%) PaaS
11 9 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.41%) GitHub
12 8 (1.41%) IaaS
13 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) Unified Communications
2 5 (0.88%) Skype
3 4 (0.70%) HTTP
3 4 (0.70%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) PSTN
4 3 (0.53%) DNS
4 3 (0.53%) Firewall
4 3 (0.53%) PBX
5 2 (0.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.35%) SNMP
5 2 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) ISDN
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) SNA
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.16%) MongoDB
2 34 (5.99%) SQL Server
3 29 (5.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 28 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.82%) Power BI
7 15 (2.64%) Big Data
7 15 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 12 (2.11%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.76%) SAP HANA
12 6 (1.06%) Metadata
12 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.88%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.88%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.88%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.70%) Electronic Patient Records
14 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (5.99%) JIRA
2 23 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.46%) GitLab
5 10 (1.76%) Hudson
6 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.70%) CircleCI
6 4 (0.70%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.53%) Bundler
7 3 (0.53%) Capybara
7 3 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.53%) RSpec
7 3 (0.53%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.35%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.18%) Gatling
9 1 (0.18%) Gradle
9 1 (0.18%) Postman
9 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Trac
General
1 171 (30.11%) Finance
2 94 (16.55%) Social Skills
3 43 (7.57%) Retail
4 41 (7.22%) Public Sector
5 40 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (5.11%) Banking
7 27 (4.75%) Front Office
8 15 (2.64%) Law
8 15 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.11%) French Language
10 12 (2.11%) Marketing
11 10 (1.76%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.76%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.76%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (1.58%) Legal
13 7 (1.23%) Back Office
13 7 (1.23%) Electronics
14 6 (1.06%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 116 (20.42%) Developer
2 95 (16.73%) Architect
3 75 (13.20%) Analyst
4 74 (13.03%) Project Manager
5 41 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (6.16%) Business Analyst
7 34 (5.99%) C# Developer
8 33 (5.81%) Consultant
9 26 (4.58%) Data Analyst
9 26 (4.58%) Data Architect
10 24 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.87%) Azure Developer
12 21 (3.70%) Java Developer
12 21 (3.70%) Python Developer
13 17 (2.99%) Energy Trading Developer
13 17 (2.99%) Migration Analyst
14 15 (2.64%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.64%) Senior Developer
15 13 (2.29%) Front Office Developer
15 13 (2.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.33%) .NET
2 31 (5.46%) Web Services
3 28 (4.93%) .NET Core
4 23 (4.05%) React
5 21 (3.70%) Spring
6 17 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (2.82%) Kafka
8 14 (2.46%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.29%) Vue.js
10 11 (1.94%) REST
11 10 (1.76%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.76%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.58%) Shiny
13 8 (1.41%) HTML
13 8 (1.41%) Middleware
14 7 (1.23%) Node.js
15 6 (1.06%) Apache NiFi
16 5 (0.88%) HTML5
16 5 (0.88%) RESTful
16 5 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.16%) Cloud Native
2 24 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.87%) Legacy Applications
5 21 (3.70%) Derivative
6 20 (3.52%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.29%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.94%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.76%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (1.58%) Equities
11 9 (1.58%) Grid Computing
11 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.58%) NHS
11 9 (1.58%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.06%) User Experience
13 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.27%) Windows
2 40 (7.04%) Linux
3 8 (1.41%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.23%) Unix
5 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) CentOS
6 2 (0.35%) Solaris
6 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.18%) MVS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (42.61%) Migration
2 194 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (18.66%) Data Migration
4 91 (16.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (13.56%) Microservices
6 68 (11.97%) ERP
7 66 (11.62%) DevOps
8 49 (8.63%) Project Management
9 47 (8.27%) Software Engineering
10 46 (8.10%) Data Cleansing
11 45 (7.92%) ETL
12 44 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (6.69%) Full Stack Development
14 37 (6.51%) Analytics
15 36 (6.34%) Waterfall
16 35 (6.16%) SDLC
17 34 (5.99%) Data Engineering
18 33 (5.81%) Data Modelling
19 32 (5.63%) Scrum
19 32 (5.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 114 (20.07%) SQL
2 69 (12.15%) Python
3 67 (11.80%) Java
4 62 (10.92%) C#
5 53 (9.33%) T-SQL
6 44 (7.75%) C++
7 43 (7.57%) PL/SQL
8 32 (5.63%) JavaScript
9 29 (5.11%) Go
10 14 (2.46%) Java 8
11 11 (1.94%) R
12 7 (1.23%) PHP
12 7 (1.23%) VB
13 5 (0.88%) C
13 5 (0.88%) Ruby
14 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.53%) Perl
15 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.75%) Degree
3 20 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.06%) PMP
5 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.35%) ACCA
7 2 (0.35%) CIMA
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.35%) CISSP
7 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) CCA
8 1 (0.18%) CCNA
8 1 (0.18%) CCNP
8 1 (0.18%) CISM
8 1 (0.18%) ISSEP
8 1 (0.18%) MCAD
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.64%) QA
2 14 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.11%) MiFID
4 11 (1.94%) PMO
5 6 (1.06%) GDPR
6 3 (0.53%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.53%) COBIT
6 3 (0.53%) GRC
6 3 (0.53%) HL7
7 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) GMP
8 1 (0.18%) IFRS
8 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (3.35%) Docker
2 14 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.35%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.18%) Varnish
6 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.70%) Terraform
3 19 (3.35%) Ansible
4 7 (1.23%) Puppet
5 4 (0.70%) Kibana
6 3 (0.53%) Nagios
6 3 (0.53%) Packer
6 3 (0.53%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.35%) Grafana
7 2 (0.35%) Istio
8 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) Nessus
8 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (17.43%) Oracle
2 66 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 57 (10.04%) SAP
4 34 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (4.93%) MuleSoft
6 11 (1.94%) Google
6 11 (1.94%) hybris
6 11 (1.94%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.41%) VMware
8 7 (1.23%) IBM
8 7 (1.23%) Workday
9 6 (1.06%) Databricks
10 4 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.70%) BT
10 4 (0.70%) Cerner
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco
10 4 (0.70%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.70%) IFS
10 4 (0.70%) Informatica
10 4 (0.70%) Talend