Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 101 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing Greenfield Project 1,447 1,000 2,658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.29% 2.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.03% 7.87% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,160 841 2,223
10th Percentile £375 £363 £363
25th Percentile £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £625
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £44.75
Median % change year-on-year +0.74% -24.58% -26.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +0.74% -25.00% -4.26%

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 18,026 12,709 25,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.21% 29.14% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,092 8,308 16,994
10th Percentile £300 £256 £288
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £603 £600 £580
90th Percentile £700 £706 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 521 874
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £15.77 £16.20 £13.85
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.70 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.21% +23.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £51.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £20.98 £18.06
% change year-on-year +8.46% +16.17% -16.02%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -31 1,002 £550 - 577
London -23 740 £550 -4.35% 264
Work from Home -16 587 £550 +10.00% 171
UK excluding London -26 301 £450 -4.26% 343
Scotland +20 82 £450 - 24
North of England +16 74 £400 -5.88% 130
South East -24 52 £484 +13.82% 72
Midlands -11 44 £400 +6.67% 54
North West +4 37 £413 -8.33% 80
Yorkshire +14 31 £375 -5.06% 38
South West -5 26 £500 - 32
West Midlands -13 25 £350 -26.32% 35
East Midlands +6 19 £445 +18.67% 19
Northern Ireland +4 10 £385 - 5
Wales -9 7 £438 -20.45% 3
North East +16 6 £431 +11.29% 12
East of England -30 6 £200 -63.64% 23

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 444 (30.68%) Azure
2 440 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (22.18%) JavaScript
4 288 (19.90%) DevOps
5 266 (18.38%) .NET
6 257 (17.76%) Java
7 254 (17.55%) C#
8 237 (16.38%) TDD
9 227 (15.69%) AWS
10 215 (14.86%) Finance
11 212 (14.65%) Microservices
12 209 (14.44%) React
13 190 (13.13%) Social Skills
14 176 (12.16%) AngularJS
15 174 (12.02%) Docker
15 174 (12.02%) HTML
15 174 (12.02%) CSS
16 170 (11.75%) Kubernetes
17 167 (11.54%) TypeScript
18 161 (11.13%) SQL
19 151 (10.44%) .NET Core
20 135 (9.33%) Python
21 121 (8.36%) Migration
22 112 (7.74%) Microsoft
22 112 (7.74%) Software Engineering
23 111 (7.67%) Scrum
23 111 (7.67%) Front Office
24 106 (7.33%) Banking
24 106 (7.33%) Front End Development
25 103 (7.12%) 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 44 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.52%) CMS
4 10 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (0.62%) Apache
5 9 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.41%) Confluence
6 6 (0.41%) SAS
7 5 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.28%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.28%) Kentico
8 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.21%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.28%) Sketch
3 3 (0.21%) Figma
4 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.069%) InVision
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.069%) SPSS
5 1 (0.069%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 23 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.41%) Magento
2 6 (0.41%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.21%) Maximo
3 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.21%) SAP PP-PI
3 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.069%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.069%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.069%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.069%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 444 (30.68%) Azure
2 227 (15.69%) AWS
3 80 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 70 (4.84%) Microsoft 365
5 65 (4.49%) Power Platform
6 61 (4.22%) Serverless
7 49 (3.39%) GCP
8 37 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 37 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
9 30 (2.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 20 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 20 (1.38%) PowerApps
10 20 (1.38%) SaaS
11 19 (1.31%) GitHub
11 19 (1.31%) PaaS
12 18 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 17 (1.17%) Azure Key Vault
14 15 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (0.97%) Azure Functions
15 14 (0.97%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.04%) VoIP
2 14 (0.97%) LAN
2 14 (0.97%) WAN
3 12 (0.83%) HTTP
3 12 (0.83%) PBX
3 12 (0.83%) RTP
4 10 (0.69%) SSL
5 8 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.48%) Internet
7 5 (0.35%) VSAN
8 4 (0.28%) AMQP
8 4 (0.28%) DNS
8 4 (0.28%) SAN
8 4 (0.28%) Skype
9 3 (0.21%) Firewall
9 3 (0.21%) MPLS
9 3 (0.21%) Network Security
9 3 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.14%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.90%) Power BI
3 41 (2.83%) Data Lake
4 35 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.07%) Big Data
7 28 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (1.59%) MySQL
9 20 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.17%) Blockchain
13 13 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.83%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.55%) HDInsight
15 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 84 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 61 (4.22%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.83%) JIRA
4 27 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (1.31%) Selenium
6 18 (1.24%) CircleCI
7 17 (1.17%) Jasmine
8 14 (0.97%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.90%) Mocha
9 13 (0.90%) Storybook
9 13 (0.90%) webpack
10 12 (0.83%) LoadRunner
11 11 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 11 (0.76%) JUnit
12 9 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.48%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.41%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.41%) GitLab
14 6 (0.41%) Xcode
15 5 (0.35%) Maven
General
1 215 (14.86%) Finance
2 190 (13.13%) Social Skills
3 111 (7.67%) Front Office
4 106 (7.33%) Banking
5 50 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 47 (3.25%) Retail
7 45 (3.11%) Public Sector
8 35 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (2.07%) Games
10 25 (1.73%) Telecoms
11 21 (1.45%) Back Office
12 12 (0.83%) Marketing
12 12 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (0.62%) Automotive
14 7 (0.48%) Law
15 6 (0.41%) Legal
16 5 (0.35%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.35%) Publishing
17 3 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 718 (49.62%) Developer
2 154 (10.64%) Java Developer
3 140 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 107 (7.39%) React Developer
5 103 (7.12%) Senior Developer
6 99 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 90 (6.22%) Architect
8 76 (5.25%) Azure Engineer
9 71 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 60 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
11 58 (4.01%) AWS Engineer
12 54 (3.73%) Analyst
13 51 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 50 (3.46%) Consultant
15 48 (3.32%) Angular Developer
15 48 (3.32%) Data Engineer
16 46 (3.18%) Technical Leader
17 45 (3.11%) C# Developer
18 44 (3.04%) Front Office Developer
18 44 (3.04%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (18.38%) .NET
2 209 (14.44%) React
3 176 (12.16%) AngularJS
4 174 (12.02%) CSS
4 174 (12.02%) HTML
5 151 (10.44%) .NET Core
6 101 (6.98%) Node.js
7 84 (5.81%) GraphQL
8 82 (5.67%) REST
9 79 (5.46%) ASP.NET
10 67 (4.63%) Redux
11 60 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 58 (4.01%) Spring
13 54 (3.73%) ASP.NET Core
13 54 (3.73%) RESTful
14 49 (3.39%) Kafka
15 46 (3.18%) Vue.js
16 42 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
17 37 (2.56%) HTML5
17 37 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 67 (4.63%) Data Structures
3 64 (4.42%) User Experience
4 55 (3.80%) Derivative
5 53 (3.66%) Fixed Income
6 46 (3.18%) Hedge funds
7 35 (2.42%) Equities
8 27 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 25 (1.73%) Tandem
10 23 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.04%) Market Risk
12 14 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 14 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.69%) Data Centre
14 10 (0.69%) HoloLens
14 10 (0.69%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.62%) Online Games
16 8 (0.55%) NHS
16 8 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (3.25%) Linux
2 38 (2.63%) Windows
3 22 (1.52%) Android
4 21 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.41%) CentOS
5 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.28%) Unix
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.14%) Android TV
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (19.90%) DevOps
3 237 (16.38%) TDD
4 212 (14.65%) Microservices
5 121 (8.36%) Migration
6 112 (7.74%) Software Engineering
7 111 (7.67%) Scrum
8 106 (7.33%) Front End Development
9 103 (7.12%) Analytics
10 102 (7.05%) Fintech
11 94 (6.50%) Test Automation
12 78 (5.39%) BDD
13 76 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (5.18%) E-Commerce
15 72 (4.98%) Low Latency
16 63 (4.35%) Multithreading
17 52 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
18 49 (3.39%) Mentoring
19 48 (3.32%) SDLC
20 47 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 321 (22.18%) JavaScript
2 257 (17.76%) Java
3 254 (17.55%) C#
4 167 (11.54%) TypeScript
5 161 (11.13%) SQL
6 135 (9.33%) Python
7 60 (4.15%) Kotlin
8 55 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 51 (3.52%) C++
10 42 (2.90%) PHP
11 38 (2.63%) Scala
12 35 (2.42%) Java 8
13 19 (1.31%) Apex Code
13 19 (1.31%) Go
14 18 (1.24%) Ruby
15 15 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.62%) Apple Swift
17 8 (0.55%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.41%) C
18 6 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (2.83%) Security Cleared
2 38 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (0.83%) Degree
4 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.21%) PhD
9 2 (0.14%) CISM
9 2 (0.14%) CISSP
9 2 (0.14%) CRISC
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.069%) AAT
10 1 (0.069%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.069%) CIMA
10 1 (0.069%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.069%) VCAP
10 1 (0.069%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.91%) QA
2 11 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.35%) GDPR
4 5 (0.35%) PMO
5 3 (0.21%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.14%) MiFID
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.069%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.069%) GRC
7 1 (0.069%) HL7
7 1 (0.069%) IFRS
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.069%) PSD2
System Software
1 174 (12.02%) Docker
2 65 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.41%) vSphere
7 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 170 (11.75%) Kubernetes
2 91 (6.29%) Terraform
3 32 (2.21%) Ansible
4 18 (1.24%) Puppet
5 17 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 16 (1.11%) Grafana
6 16 (1.11%) ZABBIX
7 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.35%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.14%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.14%) Packer
11 1 (0.069%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.069%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.069%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.069%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.069%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.069%) Oozie
11 1 (0.069%) SCCM
Vendors
1 112 (7.74%) Microsoft
2 45 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
3 37 (2.56%) SAP
4 36 (2.49%) VMware
5 33 (2.28%) Databricks
6 26 (1.80%) Oracle
7 25 (1.73%) Citrix
8 18 (1.24%) Google
8 18 (1.24%) MuleSoft
9 17 (1.17%) Splunk
10 16 (1.11%) New Relic
10 16 (1.11%) Spiceworks
11 15 (1.04%) ServiceNow
12 14 (0.97%) SolarWinds
13 12 (0.83%) Adobe
14 7 (0.48%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.48%) Zend
15 6 (0.41%) Sitecore
16 4 (0.28%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.28%) Xamarin