Period
to 28 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Applications in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Applications over the 6 months to 28 January 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 Application
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 460 371 451
Rank change year-on-year -89 +80 +75
Contract jobs citing Legacy Applications 123 40 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.63% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 28 34
10th Percentile £463 £421 £361
25th Percentile £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £528 £575
Median % change year-on-year +16.59% -8.26% -
75th Percentile £713 £600 £675
90th Percentile £767 £650 £725
England median daily rate £592 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +18.30% -4.76% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £68.00 -
England median hourly rate £75.00 £68.00 -
% change year-on-year +10.29% - -

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 12,697 6,349 9,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.76% 35.28% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,402 4,565 6,694
10th Percentile £375 £315 £300
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £788 £725 £713
England median daily rate £540 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.68% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 88 121
10th Percentile £19.25 £14.61 £12.44
25th Percentile £24.50 £22.44 £16.63
Median hourly rate £43.77 £28.02 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +56.21% +24.53% -2.17%
75th Percentile £52.50 £46.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £64.38 £59.13 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.66% +29.27% +0.61%

Legacy Applications
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Applications in London

Legacy Applications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Legacy Applications in London

Legacy Applications
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Legacy Applications in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Legacy Applications in London

Legacy Applications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Legacy Applications in London

Legacy Applications
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 28 January 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
Central London -45 12 £773 - 7
East London -7 2 £535 - 1
South London - 1 £370 - 1
Legacy Applications
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Legacy Applications.

1 50 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.33%) Finance
3 34 (27.64%) Social Skills
4 33 (26.83%) Azure
4 33 (26.83%) Kubernetes
5 31 (25.20%) Docker
6 29 (23.58%) SQL
6 29 (23.58%) AWS
6 29 (23.58%) DevOps
7 26 (21.14%) Microservices
8 25 (20.33%) CI/CD
9 21 (17.07%) Migration
10 20 (16.26%) Active Directory
10 20 (16.26%) Jenkins
11 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
12 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
12 17 (13.82%) Scrum
12 17 (13.82%) Analytics
12 17 (13.82%) Terraform
13 16 (13.01%) Python
13 16 (13.01%) Java
14 15 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (11.38%) Oracle
15 14 (11.38%) Kafka
16 13 (10.57%) Cloud Native
16 13 (10.57%) Project Management
16 13 (10.57%) Project Delivery
17 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
17 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
17 12 (9.76%) TDD

Legacy Applications
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (5.69%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.63%) Anypoint
4 2 (1.63%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.81%) Appian
5 1 (0.81%) CICS
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Payment Gateway
1 6 (4.88%) Shopify
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (2.44%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.44%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.81%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.83%) Azure
2 29 (23.58%) AWS
3 11 (8.94%) SaaS
4 7 (5.69%) PaaS
5 6 (4.88%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.88%) GitHub
5 6 (4.88%) Serverless
6 5 (4.07%) GCP
7 4 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.25%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (3.25%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (3.25%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.25%) Azure Monitor
7 4 (3.25%) CloudFront
7 4 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.63%) IaaS
9 2 (1.63%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) DNS
2 7 (5.69%) Internet
3 6 (4.88%) DMZ
3 6 (4.88%) Firewall
4 3 (2.44%) HTTP
5 2 (1.63%) DHCP
5 2 (1.63%) FTP
5 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.81%) LAN
6 1 (0.81%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.50%) Big Data
4 8 (6.50%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.69%) Hadoop
5 7 (5.69%) SAP HANA
6 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.07%) Tableau
7 4 (3.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.44%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.44%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.44%) Metadata
8 3 (2.44%) Redis
9 2 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.63%) Power BI
9 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 20 (16.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.25%) Mockito
4 3 (2.44%) JUnit
4 3 (2.44%) Maven
4 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.63%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.63%) Gradle
5 2 (1.63%) Hudson
5 2 (1.63%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.63%) JMeter
5 2 (1.63%) Mocha
5 2 (1.63%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (1.63%) Subversion
5 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.81%) GitLab
6 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (33.33%) Finance
2 34 (27.64%) Social Skills
3 12 (9.76%) Banking
4 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.69%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (5.69%) Public Sector
6 6 (4.88%) Front Office
7 4 (3.25%) Legal
7 4 (3.25%) Retail
8 3 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.81%) French Language
9 1 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (24.39%) Architect
2 27 (21.95%) Developer
3 11 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
4 9 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (4.07%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Data Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) Kafka
2 12 (9.76%) React
3 11 (8.94%) JSON
4 10 (8.13%) XML
5 9 (7.32%) HTML
6 7 (5.69%) .NET
6 7 (5.69%) CSS
6 7 (5.69%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (5.69%) Spring
7 6 (4.88%) CSS3
7 6 (4.88%) jQuery
7 6 (4.88%) REST
7 6 (4.88%) Symfony
8 5 (4.07%) Web Services
9 4 (3.25%) .NET Core
9 4 (3.25%) Django
9 4 (3.25%) Flask
9 4 (3.25%) NumPy
9 4 (3.25%) Pandas
9 4 (3.25%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Cloud Native
2 7 (5.69%) User Experience
3 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.07%) Legacy Systems
4 5 (4.07%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.44%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.44%) EPoS
5 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.44%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.63%) EFT
6 2 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Linux
3 5 (4.07%) Android
4 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.25%) Unix
4 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.58%) DevOps
3 26 (21.14%) Microservices
4 25 (20.33%) CI/CD
5 21 (17.07%) Migration
6 17 (13.82%) Analytics
6 17 (13.82%) Scrum
7 13 (10.57%) Project Delivery
7 13 (10.57%) Project Management
8 12 (9.76%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (9.76%) TDD
9 10 (8.13%) E-Commerce
9 10 (8.13%) Information Security
9 10 (8.13%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.50%) ETL
10 8 (6.50%) Order Management
10 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.69%) Application Security
11 7 (5.69%) Data Management
11 7 (5.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) SQL
2 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.01%) Java
3 16 (13.01%) Python
4 9 (7.32%) C#
4 9 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.50%) Bash
5 8 (6.50%) PHP
6 7 (5.69%) Scala
7 6 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.07%) Java 11
9 4 (3.25%) Go
9 4 (3.25%) Java 8
9 4 (3.25%) Kotlin
9 4 (3.25%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.44%) Perl
10 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) ACCA
3 4 (3.25%) CIMA
4 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.63%) PMP
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.88%) GDPR
2 6 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.44%) Accessibility
3 3 (2.44%) NCSC
4 1 (0.81%) COBIT
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 31 (25.20%) Docker
2 20 (16.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (26.83%) Kubernetes
2 17 (13.82%) Terraform
3 8 (6.50%) Ansible
4 6 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.25%) Grafana
5 4 (3.25%) ThinApp
6 3 (2.44%) logstash
7 2 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.63%) Kibana
7 2 (1.63%) Oozie
8 1 (0.81%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.81%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.81%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.81%) Istio
8 1 (0.81%) kaniko
8 1 (0.81%) Netcool
8 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.81%) SCCM
8 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle
3 9 (7.32%) SAP
4 7 (5.69%) Google
5 6 (4.88%) PayPal
5 6 (4.88%) WorldPay
6 5 (4.07%) Cloudera
7 4 (3.25%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.44%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (2.44%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.44%) VMware
8 3 (2.44%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.63%) BiZZdesign
9 2 (1.63%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.63%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.63%) IBM
9 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.63%) Sybase
10 1 (0.81%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.81%) Okta