Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 82 77
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +19
Contract jobs citing Greenfield Project 967 1,963 3,199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.72% 3.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.00% 8.72% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,074 1,682 2,758
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £363 £370
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -11.11% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £47.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.26% +15.85% -8.38%
10th Percentile £9.75 £18.90 £34.10
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.25 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -10.53% +22.58% -8.82%

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 13,822 22,516 32,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.72% 31.15% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,228 14,594 21,327
Median daily rate £475 £455 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 948 981
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.53 £53.75 £48.50
Median hourly rate £24.45 £21.46 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.95% +12.93% -2.56%

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 18 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Greenfield Project over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 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 -36 733 £525 - 509
London -17 556 £525 -8.70% 209
Work from Home -14 381 £550 +18.92% 112
UK excluding London -71 179 £400 -11.11% 324
North of England -38 52 £438 -2.78% 123
South East +30 40 £425 -6.59% 67
Midlands -9 26 £350 -17.65% 49
North West -19 26 £425 -5.56% 68
Scotland +31 21 £425 - 17
Yorkshire -21 20 £438 -2.78% 44
South West +2 19 £413 -11.76% 28
East Midlands +9 14 £340 -10.53% 11
West Midlands +7 11 £375 -21.05% 38
East of England +42 10 £438 -20.45% 28
Northern Ireland +10 8 - - 4
North East +38 6 £475 +5.56% 11
Wales +4 3 £238 -56.82% 8

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 301 (31.13%) Azure
2 284 (29.37%) DevOps
3 278 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
4 264 (27.30%) AWS
5 242 (25.03%) Kubernetes
6 214 (22.13%) Docker
7 203 (20.99%) Java
8 181 (18.72%) Microservices
9 176 (18.20%) Finance
10 174 (17.99%) JavaScript
11 151 (15.62%) Python
12 139 (14.37%) SQL
13 135 (13.96%) C#
13 135 (13.96%) React
14 128 (13.24%) .NET
15 126 (13.03%) TDD
16 110 (11.38%) TypeScript
17 93 (9.62%) Terraform
18 90 (9.31%) .NET Core
19 89 (9.20%) GCP
19 89 (9.20%) Jenkins
20 88 (9.10%) HTML
21 87 (9.00%) Test Automation
22 86 (8.89%) CSS
22 86 (8.89%) Scrum
23 85 (8.79%) AngularJS
24 84 (8.69%) Fintech
24 84 (8.69%) Migration
25 83 (8.58%) Node.js
26 82 (8.48%) Microsoft

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 (4.03%) Apache
2 21 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.76%) CMS
3 17 (1.76%) Confluence
4 8 (0.83%) NServiceBus
5 7 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
7 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.21%) Mule
8 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.21%) WordPress
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.10%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.10%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Figma
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.10%) InVision
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) Sketch
3 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 26 (2.69%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) SAP PP
3 5 (0.52%) SAP WM
4 4 (0.41%) Magento
4 4 (0.41%) Maximo
4 4 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.41%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.31%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.31%) SAP IBP
5 3 (0.31%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.21%) HFM
6 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP PP-PI
6 2 (0.21%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 301 (31.13%) Azure
2 264 (27.30%) AWS
3 89 (9.20%) GCP
4 67 (6.93%) Serverless
5 59 (6.10%) AWS Lambda
6 47 (4.86%) Amazon ECS
7 31 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (2.79%) Apigee
9 24 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 19 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (1.76%) GitHub
13 16 (1.65%) OpenShift
14 15 (1.55%) Power Platform
15 13 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (1.34%) PaaS
15 13 (1.34%) SaaS
16 12 (1.24%) Amazon S3
17 11 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.17%) HTTP
2 19 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.86%) SSL
4 13 (1.34%) Firewall
5 9 (0.93%) Network Security
6 6 (0.62%) DHCP
6 6 (0.62%) DNS
7 4 (0.41%) Internet
7 4 (0.41%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.21%) Skype
8 2 (0.21%) VoIP
9 1 (0.10%) BGP
9 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.10%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.10%) Intranet
9 1 (0.10%) MPLS
9 1 (0.10%) PBX
9 1 (0.10%) Softphone
9 1 (0.10%) WAN
9 1 (0.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.38%) MySQL
3 47 (4.86%) Big Data
4 38 (3.93%) Amazon Redshift
5 34 (3.52%) NoSQL
5 34 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.79%) Data Lake
8 18 (1.86%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
10 14 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
11 12 (1.24%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.24%) Power BI
11 12 (1.24%) Redis
12 11 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.14%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.14%) Hazelcast
13 10 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (9.20%) Jenkins
2 43 (4.45%) GitLab
3 33 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.31%) JIRA
5 25 (2.59%) Artifactory
6 16 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 15 (1.55%) Selenium
8 14 (1.45%) webpack
9 8 (0.83%) Cypress.io
9 8 (0.83%) Jasmine
9 8 (0.83%) PVCS
10 7 (0.72%) Mocha
11 4 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.41%) NUnit
11 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.31%) CircleCI
12 3 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 176 (18.20%) Finance
2 64 (6.62%) Banking
3 61 (6.31%) Front Office
4 32 (3.31%) Retail
5 19 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.76%) Public Sector
7 14 (1.45%) Games
8 12 (1.24%) Marketing
9 11 (1.14%) Advertising
10 10 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.03%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.72%) Law
12 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.52%) Automotive
13 5 (0.52%) Back Office
14 4 (0.41%) Legal
15 2 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.21%) French Language
15 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 408 (42.19%) Developer
2 148 (15.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 127 (13.13%) AWS Engineer
4 100 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 74 (7.65%) .NET Developer
6 73 (7.55%) Architect
7 69 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
8 67 (6.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 64 (6.62%) Azure Engineer
10 54 (5.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 52 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 48 (4.96%) React Developer
13 45 (4.65%) Java Engineer
14 43 (4.45%) Azure DevOps
15 41 (4.24%) Senior Developer
16 40 (4.14%) AWS Developer
16 40 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
17 38 (3.93%) Data Engineer
18 34 (3.52%) Angular Developer
18 34 (3.52%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.96%) React
2 128 (13.24%) .NET
3 90 (9.31%) .NET Core
4 88 (9.10%) HTML
5 86 (8.89%) CSS
6 85 (8.79%) AngularJS
7 83 (8.58%) Node.js
8 79 (8.17%) Web Services
9 57 (5.89%) REST
10 53 (5.48%) Redux
11 42 (4.34%) ASP.NET
12 37 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (3.72%) GraphQL
14 35 (3.62%) Kafka
15 34 (3.52%) OAuth
16 32 (3.31%) Spring
17 30 (3.10%) ASP.NET Core
18 26 (2.69%) gRPC
18 26 (2.69%) Vue.js
19 25 (2.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.45%) Hedge funds
2 49 (5.07%) Fixed Income
3 32 (3.31%) Derivative
4 30 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.69%) User Experience
6 24 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (1.96%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.76%) Equities
10 16 (1.65%) Credit Derivative
11 14 (1.45%) FMCG
12 9 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.72%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.72%) Online Games
14 5 (0.52%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.41%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 75 (7.76%) Linux
2 25 (2.59%) Windows
3 11 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.03%) Android
5 8 (0.83%) OpenVMS
6 5 (0.52%) Unix
7 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (29.37%) DevOps
2 278 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (18.72%) Microservices
4 126 (13.03%) TDD
5 87 (9.00%) Test Automation
6 86 (8.89%) Scrum
7 84 (8.69%) Fintech
7 84 (8.69%) Migration
8 82 (8.48%) Software Engineering
9 66 (6.83%) Front End Development
10 56 (5.79%) BDD
11 55 (5.69%) Asset Management
12 53 (5.48%) Infrastructure as Code
13 51 (5.27%) Deployment Automation
13 51 (5.27%) Investment Management
14 48 (4.96%) E-Commerce
15 45 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (4.14%) Data Engineering
17 36 (3.72%) Configuration Management
17 36 (3.72%) OO
Programming Languages
1 203 (20.99%) Java
2 174 (17.99%) JavaScript
3 151 (15.62%) Python
4 139 (14.37%) SQL
5 135 (13.96%) C#
6 110 (11.38%) TypeScript
7 39 (4.03%) Bash Shell
8 36 (3.72%) PHP
9 31 (3.21%) Kotlin
10 28 (2.90%) C
10 28 (2.90%) Java 8
11 26 (2.69%) C++
12 22 (2.28%) Scala
13 21 (2.17%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.86%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.76%) R
16 11 (1.14%) Go
17 8 (0.83%) Perl
18 7 (0.72%) ES6
18 7 (0.72%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 53 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 45 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.24%) Degree
4 11 (1.14%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.62%) PMP
6 5 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.21%) MCP
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.21%) PhD
9 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.10%) CCNP
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.10%) ISEB
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.86%) QA
2 9 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.31%) PMO
4 2 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.10%) MiFID
5 1 (0.10%) NCSC
5 1 (0.10%) NIST
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) WAI
5 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 214 (22.13%) Docker
2 17 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.31%) HDFS
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 242 (25.03%) Kubernetes
2 93 (9.62%) Terraform
3 68 (7.03%) Ansible
4 37 (3.83%) Puppet
5 31 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.31%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.21%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.21%) Grafana
7 2 (0.21%) Kibana
7 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) Consul
8 1 (0.10%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.10%) Nessus
8 1 (0.10%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.10%) Packer
8 1 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.00%) Google
3 49 (5.07%) Oracle
4 37 (3.83%) SAP
5 25 (2.59%) Splunk
6 21 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.76%) Databricks
7 17 (1.76%) Sybase
8 15 (1.55%) LogRhythm
9 14 (1.45%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.03%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.03%) Talend
11 9 (0.93%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.83%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.62%) IBM
13 6 (0.62%) Infoblox
14 4 (0.41%) NetCracker
14 4 (0.41%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.41%) Zend