Period
to 16 September 2021

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 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 Application
England > London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 395 325 481
Rank change year-on-year -70 +156 +58
Contract jobs citing Legacy Applications 156 38 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.42% 0.77% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 21 55
10th Percentile £463 £363 £360
25th Percentile £550 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £750 £550 £626
90th Percentile £754 £650 £650
England median daily rate £613 £463 £513
% change year-on-year +32.43% -9.76% +6.77%

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 10,986 4,935 12,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.88% 36.41% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,933 3,550 8,849
10th Percentile £363 £315 £319
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £675 £663 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 68 155
10th Percentile £14.40 £15.65 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.03 £25.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate £32.45 £37.84 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -14.24% +65.01% -2.43%
75th Percentile £47.31 £47.75 £48.94
90th Percentile £62.45 £53.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.61 £20.86
% change year-on-year -20.91% +51.57% -0.69%

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 16 September 2021.

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 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
Central London -48 15 £660 +38.95% 5
Legacy Applications
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for Legacy Applications.

1 74 (47.44%) Finance
2 57 (36.54%) Migration
3 52 (33.33%) Azure
3 52 (33.33%) DevOps
4 50 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (30.13%) Banking
6 45 (28.85%) Kubernetes
7 42 (26.92%) JavaScript
8 41 (26.28%) Docker
9 39 (25.00%) AWS
10 38 (24.36%) Microservices
11 35 (22.44%) Social Skills
11 35 (22.44%) SQL
12 32 (20.51%) Java
12 32 (20.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (17.95%) Python
14 27 (17.31%) Jenkins
15 25 (16.03%) Terraform
15 25 (16.03%) Linux
16 23 (14.74%) HTML
16 23 (14.74%) .NET
17 22 (14.10%) React
17 22 (14.10%) Ansible
18 20 (12.82%) C#
19 19 (12.18%) SAP
19 19 (12.18%) Google
19 19 (12.18%) .NET Framework
20 18 (11.54%) Investment Banking
20 18 (11.54%) Oracle
20 18 (11.54%) Data Warehouse

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 17 (10.90%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.85%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.92%) Appian
5 3 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.28%) JBoss
6 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.64%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.64%) CICS
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (1.92%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.92%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.28%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.64%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 52 (33.33%) Azure
2 39 (25.00%) AWS
3 14 (8.97%) GCP
4 13 (8.33%) PaaS
5 9 (5.77%) Amazon S3
5 9 (5.77%) SaaS
5 9 (5.77%) Serverless
6 8 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (5.13%) Azure Storage
7 7 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (3.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 6 (3.85%) Azure Functions
9 5 (3.21%) Azure Service Bus
9 5 (3.21%) IaaS
10 3 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.92%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.92%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Intranet
2 2 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.64%) FTP
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.64%) LAN
3 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.62%) Big Data
4 14 (8.97%) SAP HANA
5 12 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 12 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (5.77%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (5.13%) Data Lake
8 7 (4.49%) Apache Hive
8 7 (4.49%) Tableau
9 6 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (3.85%) Parquet
10 5 (3.21%) DB2
11 4 (2.56%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.56%) MySQL
11 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.56%) SAP BW
12 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (17.31%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (6.41%) Maven
4 9 (5.77%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.13%) JIRA
6 6 (3.85%) Hudson
6 6 (3.85%) IntelliJ
6 6 (3.85%) Subversion
7 5 (3.21%) Gradle
7 5 (3.21%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
9 3 (1.92%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.92%) gulp
9 3 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (1.92%) NUnit
9 3 (1.92%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.28%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.28%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.28%) Mocha
10 2 (1.28%) Moq
General
1 74 (47.44%) Finance
2 47 (30.13%) Banking
3 35 (22.44%) Social Skills
4 18 (11.54%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.77%) Front Office
5 9 (5.77%) Public Sector
6 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.49%) Legal
8 6 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.28%) Electronics
11 2 (1.28%) Marketing
11 2 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.64%) Automotive
12 1 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.64%) French Language
12 1 (0.64%) Law
12 1 (0.64%) Retail
12 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (30.77%) Developer
2 28 (17.95%) Architect
3 26 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (10.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (10.26%) React Developer
6 16 (10.26%) UI Developer
7 14 (8.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (7.05%) Data Engineer
10 10 (6.41%) AWS DevOps
10 10 (6.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.41%) C# Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Big Data Engineer
11 8 (5.13%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 8 (5.13%) C# Quant Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Lead Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Quantitative Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.74%) .NET
1 23 (14.74%) HTML
2 22 (14.10%) React
3 19 (12.18%) .NET Framework
4 16 (10.26%) HTML5
5 11 (7.05%) Kafka
6 8 (5.13%) OAuth
6 8 (5.13%) OAuth2
6 8 (5.13%) Web Services
7 7 (4.49%) Apache Avro
7 7 (4.49%) Django
7 7 (4.49%) JSON
8 6 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (3.85%) Flask
8 6 (3.85%) Java Concurrency
8 6 (3.85%) Pandas
8 6 (3.85%) REST
8 6 (3.85%) SciPy
8 6 (3.85%) Spring
8 6 (3.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (11.54%) Cloud Native
3 13 (8.33%) Legacy Systems
4 9 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.77%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (5.77%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.92%) User Experience
7 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.28%) Derivative
8 2 (1.28%) Equities
8 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.28%) Legacy Code
8 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.03%) Linux
2 8 (5.13%) Unix
3 7 (4.49%) Windows
4 3 (1.92%) Debian
4 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.92%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.92%) VMS
4 3 (1.92%) zOS
5 2 (1.28%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (36.54%) Migration
2 52 (33.33%) DevOps
3 50 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (24.36%) Microservices
5 15 (9.62%) Project Delivery
6 14 (8.97%) Configuration Management
6 14 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (8.33%) Analytics
7 13 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 13 (8.33%) Project Management
8 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (7.69%) Scrum
8 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.05%) Information Security
10 10 (6.41%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.77%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.77%) Front End Development
11 9 (5.77%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.13%) Data Reconciliation
12 8 (5.13%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.92%) JavaScript
2 35 (22.44%) SQL
3 32 (20.51%) Java
4 28 (17.95%) Python
5 20 (12.82%) C#
6 14 (8.97%) PL/SQL
6 14 (8.97%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.41%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.77%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.13%) Kotlin
10 7 (4.49%) Perl
10 7 (4.49%) PHP
11 6 (3.85%) Java 8
11 6 (3.85%) Scala
12 4 (2.56%) Go
13 3 (1.92%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (1.92%) Groovy
14 2 (1.28%) C++
14 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.13%) PhD
2 5 (3.21%) ACCA
2 5 (3.21%) CIMA
2 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.92%) Degree
3 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.28%) PMP
4 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.21%) GDPR
3 3 (1.92%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 41 (26.28%) Docker
2 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (28.85%) Kubernetes
2 25 (16.03%) Terraform
3 22 (14.10%) Ansible
4 12 (7.69%) Puppet
5 11 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (3.85%) Kibana
6 6 (3.85%) logstash
6 6 (3.85%) Oozie
6 6 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.64%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.64%) Grafana
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (12.18%) Google
1 19 (12.18%) SAP
2 18 (11.54%) Oracle
3 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.49%) MuleSoft
5 6 (3.85%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.56%) BiZZdesign
6 4 (2.56%) IBM
7 3 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.28%) Apple
8 2 (1.28%) VMware
9 1 (0.64%) Adobe
9 1 (0.64%) AlienVault
9 1 (0.64%) BT
9 1 (0.64%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.64%) Foundry
9 1 (0.64%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.64%) OutSystems