Period
to 11 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Greenfield Project in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Greenfield Project over the 6 months to 11 April 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.

Greenfield Project
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 94 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing Greenfield Project 1,352 1,452 2,826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.57% 2.43% 2.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.75% 7.63% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 1,220 2,399
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £625
90th Percentile £733 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -6.59% +1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
10th Percentile £35.45 " £19.05
25th Percentile £37.63 £46.25 £32.38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +6.74% -5.32%
75th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £46.63
90th Percentile " " £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.47% +5.56% +0.56%

Greenfield Project 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,435 19,026 30,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.17% 31.90% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,689 12,309 20,408
10th Percentile £275 £230 £275
25th Percentile £380 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.17% -0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 861 957
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.85 £20.69
Median % change year-on-year +9.41% +10.44% -0.66%
75th Percentile £45.50 £45.00 £43.00
90th Percentile £57.90 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.47 £20.73 £19.32
% change year-on-year +13.24% +7.27% -3.40%

Greenfield Project
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Greenfield Project as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Greenfield Project in the UK

Greenfield Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Greenfield Project.

Daily rate trend for Greenfield Project in the UK

Greenfield Project
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Greenfield Project over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Greenfield Project in the UK

Greenfield Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Greenfield Project.

Hourly rate trend for Greenfield Project in the UK

Greenfield Project
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Greenfield Project within the UK over the 6 months to 11 April 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
England -23 909 £525 -4.55% 574
London -19 671 £550 -4.35% 256
Work from Home -9 619 £550 +10.00% 146
UK excluding London -32 269 £425 -6.59% 353
North of England +3 75 £400 -11.11% 143
Scotland +33 62 £425 -5.56% 13
Midlands +4 47 £350 -6.67% 55
South East +5 45 £480 +8.17% 66
North West -4 42 £413 -8.33% 90
Yorkshire +3 25 £375 -16.67% 38
East Midlands +19 24 £400 +23.08% 18
South West +18 23 £500 - 24
West Midlands -2 22 £350 -26.32% 37
North East +30 8 £488 +25.00% 15
Wales +8 8 £375 -34.78% 16
Northern Ireland +10 6 - - 6
East of England -10 3 £475 -13.64% 30

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Greenfield Project 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 with a requirement for Greenfield Project.

1 453 (33.51%) Azure
2 400 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (24.19%) DevOps
4 285 (21.08%) JavaScript
5 278 (20.56%) AWS
6 243 (17.97%) .NET
7 236 (17.46%) C#
8 229 (16.94%) Kubernetes
9 220 (16.27%) Java
10 217 (16.05%) Microservices
11 215 (15.90%) TDD
12 210 (15.53%) Docker
13 207 (15.31%) React
14 183 (13.54%) Finance
15 162 (11.98%) TypeScript
16 157 (11.61%) AngularJS
17 156 (11.54%) CSS
18 154 (11.39%) HTML
19 152 (11.24%) SQL
20 149 (11.02%) .NET Core
21 136 (10.06%) Terraform
22 123 (9.10%) Python
23 120 (8.88%) Microsoft
24 114 (8.43%) Migration
25 106 (7.84%) Test Automation
25 106 (7.84%) Fintech
26 103 (7.62%) Software Engineering
27 101 (7.47%) Node.js
28 100 (7.40%) Scrum
28 100 (7.40%) Front Office

Greenfield Project
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 39 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.55%) Apache Spark
2 21 (1.55%) Confluence
3 19 (1.41%) CMS
4 11 (0.81%) Apache
5 10 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.67%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
8 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.30%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.22%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.15%) Kentico
11 2 (0.15%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.22%) Figma
2 3 (0.22%) Sketch
3 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.074%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.074%) SPSS
4 1 (0.074%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 22 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.59%) SAP PP
3 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.37%) Magento
4 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.30%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.22%) Maximo
5 3 (0.22%) SAP IBP
5 3 (0.22%) SAP PP-PI
5 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) HFM
6 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.15%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.074%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.074%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 453 (33.51%) Azure
2 278 (20.56%) AWS
3 80 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 62 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
4 62 (4.59%) Power Platform
5 52 (3.85%) Serverless
6 47 (3.48%) GCP
7 41 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (1.70%) GitHub
10 20 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
10 20 (1.48%) PowerApps
11 18 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (1.26%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 15 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
13 15 (1.11%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.04%) SaaS
15 13 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.11%) HTTP
2 14 (1.04%) LAN
2 14 (1.04%) SSL
2 14 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.04%) VoIP
3 13 (0.96%) Firewall
3 13 (0.96%) PBX
3 13 (0.96%) WAN
4 12 (0.89%) RTP
5 10 (0.74%) Network Security
6 8 (0.59%) Internet
7 5 (0.37%) VSAN
8 3 (0.22%) Skype
9 2 (0.15%) Intranet
9 2 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.074%) DNS
10 1 (0.074%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.074%) SAN
10 1 (0.074%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.33%) Big Data
3 42 (3.11%) NoSQL
3 42 (3.11%) Power BI
4 35 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (2.37%) Data Lake
6 28 (2.07%) MySQL
7 21 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 19 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 19 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.26%) Blockchain
10 16 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (1.11%) Cosmos DB
11 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
14 10 (0.74%) Relational Database
15 9 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (4.96%) Jenkins
2 53 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.62%) JIRA
4 27 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (1.85%) Selenium
6 18 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.26%) GitLab
8 15 (1.11%) LoadRunner
9 14 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.04%) webpack
10 11 (0.81%) Jasmine
11 7 (0.52%) Mocha
12 6 (0.44%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.44%) Cypress.io
12 6 (0.44%) Storybook
13 5 (0.37%) NUnit
13 5 (0.37%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.37%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 183 (13.54%) Finance
2 100 (7.40%) Front Office
3 72 (5.33%) Banking
4 47 (3.48%) Public Sector
5 43 (3.18%) Retail
6 33 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.63%) Back Office
9 20 (1.48%) Games
10 12 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.81%) Automotive
12 9 (0.67%) Marketing
13 6 (0.44%) Advertising
14 5 (0.37%) Law
14 5 (0.37%) Publishing
15 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.15%) Electronics
17 2 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 594 (43.93%) Developer
2 167 (12.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 134 (9.91%) .NET Developer
4 119 (8.80%) Java Developer
5 110 (8.14%) AWS Engineer
6 91 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
7 78 (5.77%) Architect
7 78 (5.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 78 (5.77%) React Developer
8 76 (5.62%) Senior Developer
9 68 (5.03%) AWS DevOps
10 66 (4.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 58 (4.29%) Platform Engineer
12 55 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 49 (3.62%) Consultant
14 48 (3.55%) Azure DevOps
15 47 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 45 (3.33%) Angular Developer
17 43 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
18 42 (3.11%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (17.97%) .NET
2 207 (15.31%) React
3 157 (11.61%) AngularJS
4 156 (11.54%) CSS
5 154 (11.39%) HTML
6 149 (11.02%) .NET Core
7 101 (7.47%) Node.js
8 90 (6.66%) ASP.NET
9 75 (5.55%) REST
10 68 (5.03%) ASP.NET Core
11 66 (4.88%) Redux
12 62 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 61 (4.51%) GraphQL
14 57 (4.22%) Web Services
15 47 (3.48%) Vue.js
16 44 (3.25%) Kafka
17 42 (3.11%) Spring
18 36 (2.66%) RESTful
19 32 (2.37%) HTML5
19 32 (2.37%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 62 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (3.62%) Fixed Income
3 46 (3.40%) Data Structures
3 46 (3.40%) Hedge funds
4 44 (3.25%) User Experience
5 43 (3.18%) Derivative
6 35 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (2.51%) Equities
8 29 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 25 (1.85%) Tandem
10 22 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.04%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.74%) HoloLens
13 9 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.67%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.59%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.59%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 67 (4.96%) Linux
2 44 (3.25%) Windows
3 13 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 10 (0.74%) Android
5 5 (0.37%) CentOS
5 5 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.22%) Unix
6 3 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.074%) AIX
8 1 (0.074%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (24.19%) DevOps
3 217 (16.05%) Microservices
4 215 (15.90%) TDD
5 114 (8.43%) Migration
6 106 (7.84%) Fintech
6 106 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 103 (7.62%) Software Engineering
8 100 (7.40%) Scrum
9 89 (6.58%) Analytics
10 87 (6.43%) Front End Development
11 84 (6.21%) BDD
12 75 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (5.25%) E-Commerce
14 67 (4.96%) Infrastructure as Code
15 58 (4.29%) Low Latency
16 54 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
17 53 (3.92%) Multithreading
18 51 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 285 (21.08%) JavaScript
2 236 (17.46%) C#
3 220 (16.27%) Java
4 162 (11.98%) TypeScript
5 152 (11.24%) SQL
6 123 (9.10%) Python
7 69 (5.10%) PowerShell
8 46 (3.40%) Kotlin
9 44 (3.25%) C++
9 44 (3.25%) PHP
10 39 (2.88%) Java 8
11 34 (2.51%) Scala
12 32 (2.37%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.70%) Go
14 16 (1.18%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.96%) Ruby
16 10 (0.74%) ES6
17 8 (0.59%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 50 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 15 (1.11%) Degree
4 7 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.37%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.37%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.37%) PMP
6 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.22%) PhD
8 2 (0.15%) CISM
8 2 (0.15%) CISSP
8 2 (0.15%) CRISC
8 2 (0.15%) ISEB
8 2 (0.15%) MCP
8 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.074%) ACCA
9 1 (0.074%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.25%) QA
2 12 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) MiFID
4 1 (0.074%) HL7
4 1 (0.074%) NCSC
4 1 (0.074%) SLA
System Software
1 210 (15.53%) Docker
2 60 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.44%) vSphere
6 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.074%) HDFS
9 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 229 (16.94%) Kubernetes
2 136 (10.06%) Terraform
3 61 (4.51%) Ansible
4 32 (2.37%) Puppet
5 20 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.37%) Grafana
8 5 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.22%) Packer
11 2 (0.15%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.15%) Kibana
11 2 (0.15%) vRealize
12 1 (0.074%) Consul
12 1 (0.074%) Fluentd
12 1 (0.074%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.074%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 120 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 36 (2.66%) VMware
3 35 (2.59%) SAP
4 28 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.00%) Oracle
6 26 (1.92%) Databricks
7 25 (1.85%) Citrix
8 21 (1.55%) Splunk
9 20 (1.48%) Google
10 17 (1.26%) MuleSoft
11 13 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.89%) LogRhythm
12 12 (0.89%) SolarWinds
12 12 (0.89%) Sybase
13 9 (0.67%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.59%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.52%) Zend
16 6 (0.44%) Adobe
17 5 (0.37%) IBM