Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 668 861
Rank change year-on-year +233 +193 +32
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 537 177 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.19% 0.040%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.30% 0.82% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 136 27
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +25.71% -
10th Percentile £325 £372 £238
90th Percentile £775 £663 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +53.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £100.00
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 23,347 21,664 24,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.66% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,308 14,440 16,230
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 252 374
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.57% +10.52%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £49.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £34.50 £30.21
% change year-on-year -6.52% +14.22% +11.87%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +236 532 £525 -4.55% 159
London +195 485 £525 -4.55% 138
UK excluding London +13 47 £450 -10.00% 25
South East - 18 £475 - 3
Midlands -3 10 £475 - 5
South West +5 9 £280 -25.33% 5
East Midlands - 9 £475 - 2
North of England -12 6 £513 +2.50% 3
North West -12 5 £500 - 2
East of England - 3 £413 - 5
West Midlands -27 1 - - 3
Scotland -38 1 £450 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 285 (53.07%) Finance
2 220 (40.97%) Banking
3 177 (32.96%) Change Management
4 110 (20.48%) Java
5 107 (19.93%) JavaScript
6 98 (18.25%) SQL
7 87 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (15.64%) Python
9 80 (14.90%) Fintech
10 77 (14.34%) Ethereum
11 73 (13.59%) Linux
12 72 (13.41%) Node.js
13 71 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
14 66 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 65 (12.10%) Docker
16 64 (11.92%) HTML
17 62 (11.55%) C#
18 61 (11.36%) DevOps
19 57 (10.61%) AngularJS
20 54 (10.06%) Cryptocurrency
20 54 (10.06%) Hyperledger
21 53 (9.87%) CSS
22 52 (9.68%) C++
23 49 (9.12%) Distributed Ledger
24 46 (8.57%) Go
24 46 (8.57%) Investment Banking
25 45 (8.38%) Git (software)
26 44 (8.19%) Bitcoin
27 43 (8.01%) React
28 42 (7.82%) 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 77 (14.34%) Ethereum
2 54 (10.06%) Hyperledger
3 13 (2.42%) Confluence
4 9 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.12%) Apache
6 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.37%) IIS
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.19%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) GIMP
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (9.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 23 (4.28%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.93%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) MultiChain
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Kondor
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.40%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.61%) Office 365
6 9 (1.68%) GitHub
7 8 (1.49%) Serverless
8 7 (1.30%) npm
8 7 (1.30%) PaaS
9 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.93%) SaaS
10 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.37%) IaaS
12 2 (0.37%) Loggly
12 2 (0.37%) Slack
12 2 (0.37%) Sumo Logic
13 1 (0.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.68%) HTTP
2 3 (0.56%) DNS
2 3 (0.56%) Network Security
2 3 (0.56%) X.509
3 2 (0.37%) Firewall
3 2 (0.37%) Internet
3 2 (0.37%) IPFS
3 2 (0.37%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (0.37%) Skype
3 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.26%) NoSQL
2 28 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (3.91%) DB2
3 21 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 20 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 15 (2.79%) Big Data
6 13 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.23%) MySQL
7 12 (2.23%) Redis
8 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.93%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.56%) Bigtable
12 3 (0.56%) Power BI
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.37%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 45 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 26 (4.84%) Jasmine
3 17 (3.17%) webpack
4 16 (2.98%) JIRA
5 11 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.05%) Mocha
5 11 (2.05%) Protractor
6 10 (1.86%) Babel
6 10 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.49%) Selenium
8 7 (1.30%) Visual Studio Code
8 7 (1.30%) WebStorm
9 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (0.93%) Maven
11 2 (0.37%) git-flow
11 2 (0.37%) gulp
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 285 (53.07%) Finance
2 220 (40.97%) Banking
3 46 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 28 (5.21%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.91%) Front Office
6 16 (2.98%) Marketing
7 10 (1.86%) Law
8 6 (1.12%) Legal
9 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.74%) Music Industry
10 4 (0.74%) Retail
11 2 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 239 (44.51%) Developer
2 104 (19.37%) Blockchain Developer
3 59 (10.99%) Analyst
4 46 (8.57%) Architect
5 33 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 28 (5.21%) React Developer
7 25 (4.66%) Consultant
8 24 (4.47%) Angular Developer
8 24 (4.47%) Node.js Developer
8 24 (4.47%) Senior Developer
9 23 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (4.10%) Blockchain Engineer
10 22 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (3.54%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.35%) Applications Support
13 17 (3.17%) Blockchain Consultant
13 17 (3.17%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (3.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (3.17%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.41%) Node.js
2 64 (11.92%) HTML
3 57 (10.61%) AngularJS
4 53 (9.87%) CSS
5 43 (8.01%) React
6 37 (6.89%) Smart Contracts
7 33 (6.15%) .NET
8 32 (5.96%) HTML5
9 27 (5.03%) Redux
9 27 (5.03%) Sass
10 24 (4.47%) REST
11 21 (3.91%) CSS3
12 19 (3.54%) Angular 2
12 19 (3.54%) Jest
12 19 (3.54%) Kafka
13 17 (3.17%) RESTful
14 16 (2.98%) jQuery
14 16 (2.98%) Web Services
15 14 (2.61%) React Native
16 11 (2.05%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (14.90%) Fintech
2 44 (8.19%) Bitcoin
3 36 (6.70%) User Experience
4 33 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 32 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (4.84%) Computer Science
7 20 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (3.54%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.79%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.61%) Digital Currency
11 13 (2.42%) Blog
12 11 (2.05%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.86%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.68%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.68%) Derivative
15 7 (1.30%) Robotics
16 5 (0.93%) 3D Printing
16 5 (0.93%) Market Risk
17 4 (0.74%) Reference Data
18 3 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 73 (13.59%) Linux
2 30 (5.59%) Windows
3 21 (3.91%) Unix
4 14 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.86%) Android
7 8 (1.49%) AIX
8 7 (1.30%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.30%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.37%) CentOS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (32.96%) Change Management
2 87 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (11.36%) DevOps
4 54 (10.06%) Cryptocurrency
5 40 (7.45%) Artificial Intelligence
6 37 (6.89%) Machine Learning
7 35 (6.52%) Use Case
8 32 (5.96%) Front End Development
8 32 (5.96%) TDD
9 26 (4.84%) Mentoring
10 25 (4.66%) Software Engineering
11 24 (4.47%) Cryptography
12 23 (4.28%) Microservices
12 23 (4.28%) Scrum
13 22 (4.10%) Test Automation
14 20 (3.72%) Electronic Trading
14 20 (3.72%) Open Source
15 19 (3.54%) Migration
16 18 (3.35%) Web Development
17 17 (3.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 110 (20.48%) Java
2 107 (19.93%) JavaScript
3 98 (18.25%) SQL
4 84 (15.64%) Python
5 62 (11.55%) C#
6 52 (9.68%) C++
7 46 (8.57%) Go
8 42 (7.82%) Solidity
9 39 (7.26%) C
10 29 (5.40%) Ruby
11 25 (4.66%) ES6
12 22 (4.10%) Scala
13 14 (2.61%) Perl
14 13 (2.42%) PHP
14 13 (2.42%) TypeScript
15 12 (2.23%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.86%) Java 8
16 10 (1.86%) R
16 10 (1.86%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (6.89%) Degree
2 18 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.61%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.56%) GIAC
5 2 (0.37%) PhD
5 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.72%) QA
2 15 (2.79%) GCP
3 3 (0.56%) MiFID
4 2 (0.37%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (12.10%) Docker
2 15 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.74%) XenApp
4 4 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.37%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 41 (7.64%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.05%) Ansible
3 10 (1.86%) Terraform
4 9 (1.68%) SCCM
5 8 (1.49%) Puppet
6 7 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.93%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.74%) Grafana
10 3 (0.56%) Mesos
10 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.37%) Consul
11 2 (0.37%) Nagios
11 2 (0.37%) WSUS
11 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.19%) Graylog
12 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.19%) SCOM
12 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.42%) IBM
3 12 (2.23%) Red Hat
4 9 (1.68%) VMware
5 8 (1.49%) Google
5 8 (1.49%) ION Trading
6 6 (1.12%) Murex
7 5 (0.93%) ConsenSys
7 5 (0.93%) TOWER Software
8 4 (0.74%) Citrix
8 4 (0.74%) HP
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle
9 2 (0.37%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.37%) Informatica
9 2 (0.37%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.37%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.37%) SAP
9 2 (0.37%) Splunk
9 2 (0.37%) TIBCO