Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 624 837
Rank change year-on-year +81 +213 +62
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 357 262 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.26% 0.057%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.52% 1.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 209 40
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +37.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £238
90th Percentile £788 £688 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +19.35% +19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 23,419 22,254 23,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.64% 22.21% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,338 15,062 15,824
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 277 389
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.71 £10.85
90th Percentile £56.55 £54.25 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -3.39%

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 23 October 2018.

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 13 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 23 October 2018. 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 +81 349 £550 - 153
London +52 303 £550 - 127
UK excluding London +16 49 £463 +19.35% 30
South East -4 12 £475 +18.75% 6
North of England -5 11 £500 - 6
Midlands -8 9 £475 +35.71%
South West -11 9 £280 -13.85% 3
East Midlands - 9 £475 -
North West -9 7 £500 - 6
East of England +13 4 £430 - 11
Yorkshire - 4 £513 -
Wales - 3 £395 -
Scotland -22 1 £450 +12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 156 (43.70%) Finance
2 109 (30.53%) Banking
3 77 (21.57%) Change Management
4 71 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 68 (19.05%) DevOps
6 66 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (17.93%) Java
7 64 (17.93%) Fintech
8 61 (17.09%) Node.js
9 59 (16.53%) Python
10 56 (15.69%) Docker
11 47 (13.17%) Kubernetes
12 46 (12.89%) Distributed Ledger
12 46 (12.89%) Ethereum
13 45 (12.61%) SQL
14 43 (12.04%) Artificial Intelligence
15 41 (11.48%) Linux
16 40 (11.20%) C++
16 40 (11.20%) HTML
16 40 (11.20%) CSS
16 40 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
17 38 (10.64%) C#
18 37 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (9.80%) User Experience
19 35 (9.80%) AngularJS
20 33 (9.24%) React
20 33 (9.24%) MongoDB
20 33 (9.24%) Git (software)
20 33 (9.24%) Cryptocurrency
20 33 (9.24%) Solidity

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 46 (12.89%) Ethereum
2 27 (7.56%) Hyperledger
3 6 (1.68%) Apache
3 6 (1.68%) Confluence
4 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.56%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 46 (12.89%) Distributed Ledger
2 18 (5.04%) R3 Corda
3 4 (1.12%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Exstream
4 1 (0.28%) Kondor
4 1 (0.28%) Ripple
4 1 (0.28%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.36%) Office 365
4 11 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.24%) PaaS
6 7 (1.96%) GitHub
6 7 (1.96%) SaaS
7 6 (1.68%) Serverless
8 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.12%) Slack
9 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.84%) npm
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.56%) Firebase
11 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.28%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Loggly
11 1 (0.28%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.40%) HTTP
2 3 (0.84%) Network Security
3 2 (0.56%) IPFS
3 2 (0.56%) Skype
3 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.24%) MongoDB
2 26 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.48%) Big Data
4 13 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.36%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.80%) MySQL
7 8 (2.24%) DB2
8 6 (1.68%) Redis
9 3 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.56%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.28%) Parquet
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.92%) Jasmine
4 9 (2.52%) Babel
5 8 (2.24%) JIRA
5 8 (2.24%) Mocha
5 8 (2.24%) Selenium
6 7 (1.96%) Protractor
6 7 (1.96%) Visual Studio Code
6 7 (1.96%) webpack
6 7 (1.96%) WebStorm
7 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.40%) Maven
9 4 (1.12%) gulp
9 4 (1.12%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.12%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.84%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 156 (43.70%) Finance
2 109 (30.53%) Banking
3 19 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.52%) Front Office
5 8 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.12%) Legal
7 4 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (0.84%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (39.22%) Developer
2 56 (15.69%) Blockchain Developer
3 44 (12.32%) Architect
4 32 (8.96%) Blockchain Engineer
5 27 (7.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 24 (6.72%) Analyst
7 23 (6.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.60%) React Developer
9 18 (5.04%) Java Developer
10 17 (4.76%) Consultant
11 16 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (4.48%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.92%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.64%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.36%) Blockchain Consultant
15 11 (3.08%) Blockchain Architect
15 11 (3.08%) Node.js Developer
16 10 (2.80%) Software Engineer
17 9 (2.52%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (17.09%) Node.js
2 40 (11.20%) CSS
2 40 (11.20%) HTML
3 35 (9.80%) AngularJS
4 33 (9.24%) React
5 28 (7.84%) Smart Contracts
6 25 (7.00%) Redux
7 24 (6.72%) Kafka
8 23 (6.44%) HTML5
9 20 (5.60%) .NET
9 20 (5.60%) REST
10 18 (5.04%) RESTful
11 17 (4.76%) CSS3
12 16 (4.48%) jQuery
13 15 (4.20%) Sass
14 14 (3.92%) Jest
15 11 (3.08%) Angular 2
15 11 (3.08%) Spring
16 10 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (2.52%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.93%) Fintech
2 35 (9.80%) User Experience
3 29 (8.12%) Bitcoin
3 29 (8.12%) Computer Science
4 23 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.76%) Blog
7 14 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (3.64%) Digital Currency
9 11 (3.08%) Mobile App
9 11 (3.08%) Robotics
10 9 (2.52%) Algorithms
11 8 (2.24%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.96%) Derivative
12 7 (1.96%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.40%) 3D Printing
13 5 (1.40%) Market Risk
14 4 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 4 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
15 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.48%) Linux
2 27 (7.56%) Windows
3 12 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.52%) Unix
5 8 (2.24%) Android
5 8 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.84%) zOS
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.57%) Change Management
2 68 (19.05%) DevOps
3 66 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (12.04%) Artificial Intelligence
5 33 (9.24%) Cryptocurrency
6 25 (7.00%) Mentoring
6 25 (7.00%) TDD
6 25 (7.00%) Use Case
7 22 (6.16%) Microservices
7 22 (6.16%) Software Engineering
8 21 (5.88%) Cryptography
9 19 (5.32%) Front End Development
9 19 (5.32%) Machine Learning
10 18 (5.04%) Test Automation
11 16 (4.48%) BDD
11 16 (4.48%) Scrum
11 16 (4.48%) Wireframes
12 15 (4.20%) Open Source
13 13 (3.64%) Commercial Awareness
13 13 (3.64%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.89%) JavaScript
2 64 (17.93%) Java
3 59 (16.53%) Python
4 45 (12.61%) SQL
5 40 (11.20%) C++
6 38 (10.64%) C#
7 33 (9.24%) Solidity
8 30 (8.40%) Go
9 26 (7.28%) C
10 22 (6.16%) Scala
11 17 (4.76%) ES6
12 13 (3.64%) PHP
12 13 (3.64%) Ruby
13 10 (2.80%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.96%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.40%) ES7
15 5 (1.40%) JSX
15 5 (1.40%) VBA
16 4 (1.12%) ES8
Qualifications
1 28 (7.84%) Degree
2 20 (5.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.20%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.84%) GIAC
4 3 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.28%) PhD
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 56 (15.69%) Docker
2 7 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.84%) XenApp
4 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (13.17%) Kubernetes
2 22 (6.16%) Terraform
3 14 (3.92%) Ansible
4 7 (1.96%) Puppet
5 6 (1.68%) Grafana
5 6 (1.68%) SCCM
6 4 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.12%) Mesos
6 4 (1.12%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.84%) Graylog
7 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.56%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.56%) Consul
8 2 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.28%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) Packer
9 1 (0.28%) Rancher
9 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.52%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.24%) IBM
3 8 (2.24%) Oracle
4 7 (1.96%) ION Trading
4 7 (1.96%) VMware
5 5 (1.40%) Adobe
5 5 (1.40%) ConsenSys
5 5 (1.40%) Google
6 4 (1.12%) HP
6 4 (1.12%) TOWER Software
7 3 (0.84%) Ab Initio
7 3 (0.84%) Black Duck
7 3 (0.84%) Citrix
7 3 (0.84%) SAP
8 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.56%) Informatica
8 2 (0.56%) Murex
8 2 (0.56%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.56%) TIBCO