Period
to 28 January 2022

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 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.

Greenfield Project
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 136 99 86
Rank change year-on-year -37 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing Greenfield Project 1,703 998 1,925
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.34% 2.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.40% 7.53% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 799 1,598
10th Percentile £413 £363 £363
25th Percentile £475 £434 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £631 £625
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
10th Percentile - £20.85 £42.75
25th Percentile £10.50 £28.50 £45.38
Median hourly rate £11.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -74.12% -10.53% +13.77%
75th Percentile £11.50 £43.75 £50.63
90th Percentile - - £52.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -74.12% -10.53% +11.76%

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 26,625 13,256 20,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.33% 31.10% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,740 9,006 13,457
10th Percentile £300 £260 £250
25th Percentile £415 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 526 817
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.50 £12.33
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.75 £15.07
Median hourly rate £26.27 £26.27 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +25.10% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £46.56 £44.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.73% +9.22%

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 28 January 2022.

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 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
England -17 1,338 £575 +9.52% 683
London -24 974 £600 +11.63% 366
Work from Home -47 608 £575 +4.55% 155
UK excluding London -11 328 £475 +11.76% 347
North of England -12 100 £475 +8.57% 105
South West -9 63 £475 +11.76% 30
South East -51 59 £513 +13.89% 84
Yorkshire -1 53 £475 +8.57% 30
Scotland -33 47 £450 +5.88% 22
Midlands -50 42 £450 +24.14% 57
North West -34 36 £525 +23.53% 65
East Midlands -15 27 £450 +32.35% 11
West Midlands -52 15 £525 +31.25% 46
North East +3 11 £500 -2.44% 10
East of England -45 11 £538 +13.16% 34
Wales -25 6 £600 +60.00% 9
Northern Ireland -10 2 - - 6

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 560 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (26.89%) Azure
3 384 (22.55%) Microservices
4 381 (22.37%) AWS
5 369 (21.67%) CI/CD
6 346 (20.32%) DevOps
7 331 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 329 (19.32%) .NET
9 317 (18.61%) Kubernetes
10 303 (17.79%) React
11 302 (17.73%) Java
12 297 (17.44%) Finance
13 282 (16.56%) C#
14 277 (16.27%) Docker
15 256 (15.03%) TDD
16 246 (14.45%) Python
17 219 (12.86%) SQL
18 212 (12.45%) Software Engineering
19 197 (11.57%) Fintech
20 182 (10.69%) Terraform
21 181 (10.63%) TypeScript
22 173 (10.16%) .NET Core
23 165 (9.69%) Social Skills
24 163 (9.57%) Scrum
25 140 (8.22%) AngularJS
26 135 (7.93%) Git (software)
27 126 (7.40%) Full Stack Development
28 121 (7.11%) Kafka
28 121 (7.11%) Banking
29 118 (6.93%) HTML

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 36 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 20 (1.17%) CMS
2 20 (1.17%) IIS
3 16 (0.94%) Confluence
4 13 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.59%) Apache
7 9 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.35%) Ethereum
8 6 (0.35%) Headless CMS
8 6 (0.35%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.29%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.23%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.23%) Mule
10 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Sketch
2 5 (0.29%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.059%) InVision
5 1 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 35 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.76%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.41%) SAP SD
3 7 (0.41%) Shopify
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.12%) Cloudability
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) iTrent
5 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.059%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 458 (26.89%) Azure
2 381 (22.37%) AWS
3 118 (6.93%) GCP
3 118 (6.93%) Serverless
4 64 (3.76%) PaaS
5 62 (3.64%) Azure Service Bus
6 59 (3.46%) AWS Lambda
7 45 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 45 (2.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 43 (2.52%) IaaS
9 42 (2.47%) Power Platform
10 41 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 39 (2.29%) GitHub
12 31 (1.82%) SaaS
13 28 (1.64%) Azure Logic Apps
14 21 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
15 19 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
17 17 (1.00%) Amazon S3
17 17 (1.00%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.41%) VPN
2 18 (1.06%) Firewall
3 17 (1.00%) HTTP
4 16 (0.94%) Internet
5 9 (0.53%) SSL
6 7 (0.41%) BGP
6 7 (0.41%) Network Security
6 7 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.35%) tcpdump
8 5 (0.29%) IPsec
8 5 (0.29%) OSPF
8 5 (0.29%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.23%) MQTT
9 4 (0.23%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.23%) WAN
9 4 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.18%) Skype
11 2 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.82%) NoSQL
3 56 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (2.29%) Big Data
6 34 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 34 (2.00%) Power BI
7 29 (1.70%) Data Lake
8 28 (1.64%) Redis
9 24 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.06%) MySQL
10 18 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.70%) Blockchain
15 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.53%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 135 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 96 (5.64%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.11%) Cucumber
4 41 (2.41%) JIRA
5 39 (2.29%) Selenium
5 39 (2.29%) TeamCity
6 27 (1.59%) GitLab
6 27 (1.59%) webpack
7 25 (1.47%) Maven
8 20 (1.17%) CircleCI
9 19 (1.12%) SonarQube
10 18 (1.06%) Cypress.io
11 17 (1.00%) Robot Framework
11 17 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (0.88%) NUnit
13 14 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.82%) JUnit
14 13 (0.76%) Moq
15 12 (0.70%) Postman
16 11 (0.65%) Artifactory
General
1 297 (17.44%) Finance
2 165 (9.69%) Social Skills
3 121 (7.11%) Banking
4 96 (5.64%) Front Office
5 74 (4.35%) Retail
6 61 (3.58%) Public Sector
7 45 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.82%) Games
10 30 (1.76%) Marketing
11 25 (1.47%) Back Office
12 22 (1.29%) Law
13 16 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
14 14 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.82%) Telecoms
15 13 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.70%) Billing
17 9 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
18 6 (0.35%) Electronics
19 5 (0.29%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 736 (43.22%) Developer
2 155 (9.10%) Architect
3 151 (8.87%) Senior Developer
4 138 (8.10%) .NET Developer
5 135 (7.93%) Java Developer
6 108 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
7 95 (5.58%) React Developer
8 92 (5.40%) AWS Engineer
9 81 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 81 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 67 (3.93%) C# Developer
11 66 (3.88%) Data Engineer
12 65 (3.82%) Python Developer
13 59 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
14 57 (3.35%) Consultant
15 55 (3.23%) AWS Developer
16 51 (2.99%) Azure Engineer
16 51 (2.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 50 (2.94%) Designer
18 48 (2.82%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (19.32%) .NET
2 303 (17.79%) React
3 173 (10.16%) .NET Core
4 140 (8.22%) AngularJS
5 121 (7.11%) Kafka
6 118 (6.93%) HTML
7 115 (6.75%) CSS
8 106 (6.22%) Node.js
9 99 (5.81%) REST
10 95 (5.58%) ASP.NET
11 89 (5.23%) Spring
12 83 (4.87%) RESTful
13 79 (4.64%) Redux
14 78 (4.58%) Spring Boot
15 73 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
16 69 (4.05%) .NET Framework
17 61 (3.58%) Vue.js
18 54 (3.17%) HTML5
19 47 (2.76%) ASP.NET Core
20 44 (2.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.46%) User Experience
2 65 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (3.58%) Fixed Income
4 47 (2.76%) Derivative
5 43 (2.52%) Equities
6 41 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 38 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 35 (2.06%) Cloud Native
9 32 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.41%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (0.88%) Legacy Code
14 14 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
15 13 (0.76%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.53%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.53%) NHS
16 9 (0.53%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 65 (3.82%) Linux
2 59 (3.46%) Windows
3 30 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 25 (1.47%) Unix
5 23 (1.35%) Android
6 14 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.059%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (22.55%) Microservices
3 369 (21.67%) CI/CD
4 346 (20.32%) DevOps
5 256 (15.03%) TDD
6 212 (12.45%) Software Engineering
7 197 (11.57%) Fintech
8 163 (9.57%) Scrum
9 126 (7.40%) Full Stack Development
10 117 (6.87%) Test Automation
11 116 (6.81%) BDD
11 116 (6.81%) E-Commerce
12 115 (6.75%) Analytics
13 104 (6.11%) Migration
14 100 (5.87%) Front End Development
15 92 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (4.82%) Event-Driven
17 63 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
18 59 (3.46%) Infrastructure as Code
19 56 (3.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 331 (19.44%) JavaScript
2 302 (17.73%) Java
3 282 (16.56%) C#
4 246 (14.45%) Python
5 219 (12.86%) SQL
6 181 (10.63%) TypeScript
7 60 (3.52%) Kotlin
8 58 (3.41%) Scala
9 56 (3.29%) Java 8
10 40 (2.35%) Go
10 40 (2.35%) Ruby
11 33 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 29 (1.70%) ES6
13 27 (1.59%) Java 11
14 17 (1.00%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.94%) Bash
16 12 (0.70%) Apex Code
16 12 (0.70%) C++
16 12 (0.70%) PHP
17 11 (0.65%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 64 (3.76%) Security Cleared
2 51 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 24 (1.41%) Degree
4 14 (0.82%) AWS Certification
5 11 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.53%) CCNP
7 8 (0.47%) CCNA
8 7 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.35%) OSCP
10 4 (0.23%) CISSP
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.12%) CGEIT
11 2 (0.12%) CISA
11 2 (0.12%) CISM
11 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.12%) PhD
11 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) PMP
11 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.99%) QA
2 15 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.41%) NIST
4 6 (0.35%) PMO
5 4 (0.23%) GDPR
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.12%) GMP
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.059%) IFRS
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 277 (16.27%) Docker
2 42 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.23%) HDFS
6 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 317 (18.61%) Kubernetes
2 182 (10.69%) Terraform
3 61 (3.58%) Ansible
4 28 (1.64%) Puppet
5 23 (1.35%) Grafana
6 22 (1.29%) Prometheus
7 14 (0.82%) Netcool
8 12 (0.70%) Istio
8 12 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.41%) Kibana
10 6 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.29%) Nmap
12 4 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.23%) Oozie
13 3 (0.18%) Argo
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.18%) SCCM
13 3 (0.18%) vRealize
13 3 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 108 (6.34%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.70%) SAP
3 56 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
4 42 (2.47%) Oracle
5 37 (2.17%) Google
6 27 (1.59%) Databricks
7 21 (1.23%) Cisco
8 19 (1.12%) VMware
9 16 (0.94%) Splunk
10 14 (0.82%) AppDynamics
10 14 (0.82%) New Relic
11 12 (0.70%) MuleSoft
11 12 (0.70%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.47%) Elastic Path
13 8 (0.47%) IBM
13 8 (0.47%) Informatica
14 6 (0.35%) Apple
14 6 (0.35%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.35%) Siebel