Period
to 17 September 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 17 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.

Greenfield Project
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 106 79
Rank change year-on-year -54 -27 +6
Contract jobs citing Greenfield Project 1,405 702 2,663
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 2.33% 2.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% 7.44% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 550 2,186
10th Percentile £400 £350 £369
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +3.45%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £625
90th Percentile £738 £775 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 14
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year - -71.58% +35.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -57.89% +35.71%

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 23,615 9,436 25,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.76% 31.30% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,399 6,327 16,979
10th Percentile £306 £268 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £575
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 336 876
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.04 £17.19 £14.22
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +31.86% -0.69%
75th Percentile £49.80 £47.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -10.42% +26.12% -1.83%

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 17 September 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 17 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
England -64 1,046 £550 - 719
London -47 754 £575 - 350
Work from Home -36 509 £550 +15.79% 167
UK excluding London -65 308 £475 +11.76% 390
North of England -35 77 £475 +18.75% 132
Scotland -26 70 £500 +17.65% 12
South East -76 54 £550 +15.79% 89
Midlands -56 46 £388 +2.65% 89
Yorkshire -21 43 £475 +26.67% 37
South West -25 39 £463 -2.63% 37
North West -41 32 £450 +8.43% 75
East Midlands -16 25 £331 - 29
West Midlands -66 21 £438 +15.89% 60
Northern Ireland +3 11 £445 +18.67% 6
East of England -46 9 £500 -4.76% 20
Wales -34 4 £525 - 5
North East -15 2 £469 - 20

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (24.56%) Azure
3 339 (24.13%) Java
4 257 (18.29%) DevOps
5 254 (18.08%) JavaScript
6 237 (16.87%) Microservices
7 229 (16.30%) Finance
8 228 (16.23%) React
9 227 (16.16%) .NET
10 225 (16.01%) TDD
11 218 (15.52%) C#
12 212 (15.09%) AWS
13 188 (13.38%) Kubernetes
14 186 (13.24%) Docker
15 185 (13.17%) SQL
16 162 (11.53%) Python
17 142 (10.11%) Social Skills
18 138 (9.82%) HTML
19 136 (9.68%) Scrum
20 134 (9.54%) TypeScript
21 131 (9.32%) AngularJS
22 127 (9.04%) CSS
23 122 (8.68%) Software Engineering
23 122 (8.68%) Git (software)
24 120 (8.54%) Full Stack Development
25 113 (8.04%) Banking
25 113 (8.04%) Fintech
25 113 (8.04%) .NET Core
26 112 (7.97%) Spring
27 104 (7.40%) Analytics

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 30 (2.14%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.14%) CMS
2 16 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.71%) nginx
5 10 (0.71%) SAS
6 9 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.43%) Apache
7 6 (0.43%) Confluence
7 6 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.36%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.21%) IIS
9 3 (0.21%) Kentico
9 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.50%) Sketch
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.21%) InVision
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.14%) Figma
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.071%) SPSS
6 1 (0.071%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 27 (1.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.28%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.21%) Magento
4 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.21%) SAP PP-PI
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.071%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.071%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.071%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 345 (24.56%) Azure
2 212 (15.09%) AWS
3 93 (6.62%) Serverless
4 69 (4.91%) GCP
5 51 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
6 41 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (2.78%) Azure Service Bus
8 36 (2.56%) Microsoft 365
9 34 (2.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 31 (2.21%) PaaS
10 31 (2.21%) SaaS
11 25 (1.78%) Power Platform
12 24 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
14 20 (1.42%) Amazon S3
15 18 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.28%) GitHub
15 18 (1.28%) npm
15 18 (1.28%) Yarn
16 17 (1.21%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.28%) AMQP
2 15 (1.07%) HTTP
3 13 (0.93%) SSL
4 11 (0.78%) VPN
5 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.57%) Firewall
6 8 (0.57%) Internet
6 8 (0.57%) WAN
7 7 (0.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.43%) Skype
9 5 (0.36%) DNS
9 5 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.28%) LAN
10 4 (0.28%) Network Security
10 4 (0.28%) tcpdump
10 4 (0.28%) VoIP
11 3 (0.21%) SAN
12 2 (0.14%) Converged Networks
12 2 (0.14%) MPLS
12 2 (0.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 41 (2.92%) Data Lake
4 32 (2.28%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
5 28 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (1.64%) Big Data
7 22 (1.57%) Power BI
8 19 (1.35%) MySQL
9 18 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (0.64%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.64%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.50%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 122 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 84 (5.98%) Jenkins
3 31 (2.21%) CircleCI
3 31 (2.21%) JIRA
4 28 (1.99%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.64%) Bitbucket
6 22 (1.57%) Cucumber
6 22 (1.57%) Selenium
7 20 (1.42%) webpack
8 19 (1.35%) JUnit
9 18 (1.28%) Maven
9 18 (1.28%) Mocha
10 17 (1.21%) GitLab
11 14 (1.00%) Cypress.io
12 12 (0.85%) Jasmine
12 12 (0.85%) Storybook
13 10 (0.71%) Artifactory
13 10 (0.71%) Xcode
14 9 (0.64%) Appium
15 7 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 229 (16.30%) Finance
2 142 (10.11%) Social Skills
3 113 (8.04%) Banking
4 62 (4.41%) Front Office
5 58 (4.13%) Retail
6 40 (2.85%) Investment Banking
7 38 (2.70%) Games
8 36 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (2.21%) Public Sector
10 15 (1.07%) Marketing
11 10 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (0.50%) Back Office
13 7 (0.50%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.43%) Legal
15 5 (0.36%) Automotive
16 4 (0.28%) Billing
16 4 (0.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 4 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 669 (47.62%) Developer
2 156 (11.10%) Java Developer
3 119 (8.47%) Senior Developer
4 112 (7.97%) .NET Developer
5 99 (7.05%) React Developer
6 98 (6.98%) Architect
7 63 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 61 (4.34%) C# Developer
9 57 (4.06%) Data Engineer
10 56 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 50 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
11 50 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 42 (2.99%) Python Developer
13 41 (2.92%) Java Engineer
13 41 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
14 40 (2.85%) Analyst
15 39 (2.78%) Azure Developer
16 37 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
16 37 (2.63%) Designer
17 36 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (16.23%) React
2 227 (16.16%) .NET
3 138 (9.82%) HTML
4 131 (9.32%) AngularJS
5 127 (9.04%) CSS
6 113 (8.04%) .NET Core
7 112 (7.97%) Spring
8 88 (6.26%) REST
8 88 (6.26%) Spring Boot
9 87 (6.19%) Kafka
10 81 (5.77%) Node.js
11 77 (5.48%) GraphQL
12 63 (4.48%) RESTful
13 57 (4.06%) Redux
14 46 (3.27%) .NET Framework
15 44 (3.13%) ASP.NET
15 44 (3.13%) HTML5
16 42 (2.99%) React Native
17 38 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
18 36 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.34%) User Experience
2 50 (3.56%) Data Structures
3 38 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 34 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 29 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (1.64%) Derivative
8 21 (1.49%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.35%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
12 15 (1.07%) Market Risk
13 12 (0.85%) SCADA
14 11 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.78%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.78%) PKI
15 10 (0.71%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 53 (3.77%) Windows
2 45 (3.20%) Linux
3 40 (2.85%) Android
3 40 (2.85%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.93%) Unix
6 7 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.21%) CentOS
8 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.14%) Android TV
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (18.29%) DevOps
3 237 (16.87%) Microservices
4 225 (16.01%) TDD
5 136 (9.68%) Scrum
6 122 (8.68%) Software Engineering
7 120 (8.54%) Full Stack Development
8 113 (8.04%) Fintech
9 104 (7.40%) Analytics
10 95 (6.76%) Test Automation
11 94 (6.69%) Front End Development
12 83 (5.91%) BDD
13 79 (5.62%) Migration
14 69 (4.91%) E-Commerce
15 59 (4.20%) Collaborative Working
16 57 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (4.06%) SDLC
16 57 (4.06%) Unit Testing
17 47 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (3.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 339 (24.13%) Java
2 254 (18.08%) JavaScript
3 218 (15.52%) C#
4 185 (13.17%) SQL
5 162 (11.53%) Python
6 134 (9.54%) TypeScript
7 72 (5.12%) Kotlin
8 50 (3.56%) Java 8
9 40 (2.85%) Scala
10 34 (2.42%) C++
11 27 (1.92%) Ruby
12 25 (1.78%) Java 11
13 19 (1.35%) PHP
14 18 (1.28%) Apex Code
15 17 (1.21%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.00%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.00%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.93%) ES6
18 12 (0.85%) Go
19 11 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (3.35%) Security Cleared
2 41 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 18 (1.28%) Degree
4 8 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.43%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.21%) CCNA
8 3 (0.21%) CCNP
8 3 (0.21%) CISSP
8 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.14%) CISM
9 2 (0.14%) CRISC
9 2 (0.14%) PhD
10 1 (0.071%) AAT
10 1 (0.071%) CIMA
10 1 (0.071%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.071%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.49%) QA
2 18 (1.28%) GDPR
3 16 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.78%) PMO
5 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.28%) GMP
6 4 (0.28%) SLA
7 3 (0.21%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.21%) GRC
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.071%) IFRS
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.071%) NIST
9 1 (0.071%) PSD2
System Software
1 186 (13.24%) Docker
2 37 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.071%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 188 (13.38%) Kubernetes
2 60 (4.27%) Terraform
3 28 (1.99%) Ansible
4 22 (1.57%) Grafana
5 21 (1.49%) Prometheus
6 17 (1.21%) ZABBIX
7 15 (1.07%) Puppet
8 8 (0.57%) Kibana
8 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.21%) Istio
10 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.071%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.071%) Packer
12 1 (0.071%) SCCM
12 1 (0.071%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 98 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 48 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
3 47 (3.35%) SAP
4 34 (2.42%) Google
5 30 (2.14%) Oracle
6 27 (1.92%) Databricks
7 20 (1.42%) Splunk
8 17 (1.21%) New Relic
8 17 (1.21%) Spiceworks
9 16 (1.14%) VMware
10 13 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 11 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.71%) Adobe
12 10 (0.71%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.50%) Cisco
13 7 (0.50%) Citrix
13 7 (0.50%) Informatica
14 5 (0.36%) SolarWinds
14 5 (0.36%) Talend
14 5 (0.36%) webMethods