Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Blockchain skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blockchain over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Blockchain
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 595 420 716
Rank change year-on-year -175 +296 +158
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 252 559 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.56% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.24% 2.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 470 79
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £403 £351 £385
90th Percentile £756 £750 £813
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £448 £500
% change year-on-year +39.66% -10.50% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

Blockchain is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20,337 22,576 20,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 22.43% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,936 15,720 13,577
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +8.12% +2.82%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £294
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +3.19% +6.41% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 225 255
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £29.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +7.33% +8.42%
10th Percentile £13.78 £14.00 £9.30
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.20 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £30.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.19% +5.61%

Blockchain
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blockchain as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blockchain.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blockchain over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blockchain.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blockchain within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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 -188 246 £550 +4.76% 82
London -131 223 £550 +4.76% 74
UK excluding London +8 22 £625 +39.66% 9
Midlands +17 10 £675 +68.75%
East Midlands - 6 £700 -
South East +15 4 £403 -27.96% 4
West Midlands +7 4 £625 +56.25%
South West -18 4 £875 +120.13%
North West +27 2 £575 +15.00% 2
North of England +16 2 £575 +109.09% 2
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Blockchain 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 Blockchain.

1 88 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.97%) Java
3 67 (26.59%) Finance
4 62 (24.60%) Python
5 59 (23.41%) Docker
6 56 (22.22%) Node.js
7 54 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 53 (21.03%) DevOps
9 51 (20.24%) Distributed Ledger
10 50 (19.84%) Kubernetes
11 49 (19.44%) Linux
11 49 (19.44%) JavaScript
12 41 (16.27%) Test Automation
13 40 (15.87%) Fintech
14 38 (15.08%) Open Source
14 38 (15.08%) Jenkins
15 37 (14.68%) React
15 37 (14.68%) SQL
16 36 (14.29%) Scrum
16 36 (14.29%) Banking
17 35 (13.89%) MongoDB
18 33 (13.10%) Bitcoin
18 33 (13.10%) Artificial Intelligence
19 32 (12.70%) Microservices
20 31 (12.30%) Hyperledger
21 30 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (11.90%) Git (software)
22 29 (11.51%) C++
22 29 (11.51%) RESTful
22 29 (11.51%) NoSQL

Blockchain
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 31 (12.30%) Hyperledger
2 29 (11.51%) Ethereum
3 14 (5.56%) Confluence
4 7 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.59%) JBoss
6 4 (1.59%) Jetty
6 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.59%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.79%) IIS
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.79%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) InVision
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) Sketch
2 1 (0.40%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 51 (20.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 21 (8.33%) R3 Corda
3 6 (2.38%) Quorum
4 5 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.59%) Ripple XRP
6 3 (1.19%) Ripple
7 2 (0.79%) MultiChain
8 1 (0.40%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (5.16%) DigitalOcean
5 12 (4.76%) Serverless
6 9 (3.57%) Office 365
7 7 (2.78%) Apigee
8 5 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.98%) GitHub
9 4 (1.59%) SaaS
10 3 (1.19%) PaaS
10 3 (1.19%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.79%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.79%) Firebase
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.40%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.37%) IPFS
2 9 (3.57%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 8 (3.17%) HTTP
4 6 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (2.38%) Internet
5 5 (1.98%) DNS
6 3 (1.19%) X.509
7 2 (0.79%) DHCP
7 2 (0.79%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.79%) SSH
7 2 (0.79%) SSL
8 1 (0.40%) AMQP
8 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.40%) Firewall
8 1 (0.40%) Skype
8 1 (0.40%) VPN
8 1 (0.40%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 29 (11.51%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.76%) Big Data
3 12 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.37%) MySQL
5 10 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.19%) Bigtable
8 3 (1.19%) Power BI
8 3 (1.19%) Redis
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.79%) Parquet
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.40%) DB2
10 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 38 (15.08%) Jenkins
2 30 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.75%) JIRA
4 16 (6.35%) webpack
5 12 (4.76%) CMake
6 10 (3.97%) Babel
6 10 (3.97%) Jasmine
7 9 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 9 (3.57%) Mocha
8 8 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (3.17%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.38%) Selenium
10 5 (1.98%) JMeter
10 5 (1.98%) TestRail
10 5 (1.98%) Valgrind
11 4 (1.59%) Hudson
11 4 (1.59%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.59%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.59%) Zephyr
General
1 67 (26.59%) Finance
2 36 (14.29%) Banking
3 10 (3.97%) Law
4 7 (2.78%) Games
5 3 (1.19%) Legal
5 3 (1.19%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (52.78%) Developer
2 61 (24.21%) Blockchain Developer
3 24 (9.52%) Blockchain Lead
4 23 (9.13%) Architect
5 19 (7.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (7.54%) React Developer
6 17 (6.75%) Full Stack Developer
6 17 (6.75%) Java Developer
7 16 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.95%) .NET Developer
8 15 (5.95%) Blockchain Engineer
9 14 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.76%) C++ Developer
10 12 (4.76%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 12 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.57%) Python Developer
12 8 (3.17%) Tester
13 6 (2.38%) Consultant
13 6 (2.38%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.22%) Node.js
2 37 (14.68%) React
3 29 (11.51%) RESTful
4 27 (10.71%) CSS
5 25 (9.92%) .NET
5 25 (9.92%) HTML
6 24 (9.52%) Smart Contracts
7 21 (8.33%) REST
8 17 (6.75%) AngularJS
8 17 (6.75%) OAuth
9 15 (5.95%) Kafka
10 14 (5.56%) Spring
11 12 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 11 (4.37%) OAuth2
13 10 (3.97%) Gherkin
13 10 (3.97%) Jest
13 10 (3.97%) OpenID
13 10 (3.97%) React Native
13 10 (3.97%) Redux
13 10 (3.97%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.87%) Fintech
2 33 (13.10%) Bitcoin
3 21 (8.33%) User Experience
4 19 (7.54%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.78%) Robotics
8 6 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.38%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.98%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.59%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.59%) iPad
10 4 (1.59%) New Media
11 3 (1.19%) State Machine
12 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.79%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.79%) Litecoin
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.44%) Linux
2 27 (10.71%) Windows
3 10 (3.97%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.79%) Unix
4 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.03%) DevOps
3 41 (16.27%) Test Automation
4 38 (15.08%) Open Source
5 36 (14.29%) Scrum
6 33 (13.10%) Artificial Intelligence
7 32 (12.70%) Microservices
8 24 (9.52%) Multithreading
9 23 (9.13%) Cryptography
10 22 (8.73%) Software Engineering
11 21 (8.33%) Kanban
12 20 (7.94%) Front End Development
13 18 (7.14%) Functional Testing
14 17 (6.75%) BDD
15 16 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (6.35%) Cryptocurrency
16 15 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (5.56%) TDD
17 14 (5.56%) Unit Testing
18 13 (5.16%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (28.97%) Java
2 62 (24.60%) Python
3 49 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 37 (14.68%) SQL
5 29 (11.51%) C++
6 24 (9.52%) Go
7 21 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 19 (7.54%) C#
9 18 (7.14%) ES6
10 15 (5.95%) Scala
11 14 (5.56%) PHP
11 14 (5.56%) TypeScript
12 12 (4.76%) Kotlin
13 11 (4.37%) Solidity
14 10 (3.97%) JSX
15 9 (3.57%) Shell Script
16 6 (2.38%) R
16 6 (2.38%) Ruby
17 5 (1.98%) ES7
18 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (4.76%) Degree
2 10 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.38%) ISEB
3 6 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.79%) IIBA
4 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.40%) MBA
5 1 (0.40%) PhD
5 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.97%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (23.41%) Docker
2 9 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (19.84%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.35%) Ansible
3 15 (5.95%) Terraform
4 5 (1.98%) Puppet
5 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.19%) CFEngine
6 3 (1.19%) Consul
6 3 (1.19%) Fluentd
6 3 (1.19%) Kibana
6 3 (1.19%) Mesos
6 3 (1.19%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.79%) Grafana
7 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.79%) Marathon
7 2 (0.79%) SCCM
8 1 (0.40%) Graylog
8 1 (0.40%) nmon
8 1 (0.40%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (6.75%) Google
2 12 (4.76%) Oracle
3 10 (3.97%) VMware
4 9 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.78%) Cisco
6 5 (1.98%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.98%) Splunk
7 4 (1.59%) Altova
8 2 (0.79%) Apple
8 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.79%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.79%) HP
8 2 (0.79%) IBM
8 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.79%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.40%) Black Duck
9 1 (0.40%) Meraki
9 1 (0.40%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) Siebel