Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 582 638 459
Rank change year-on-year +56 -179 +270
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 116 238 508
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 1.11% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 170 440
Median daily rate £550 £550 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.85% +0.47%
10th Percentile £426 £400 £363
90th Percentile £723 £751 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £572 £550 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £29.85 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £28.98 £35.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £30.73 £35.00 £25.50
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 12,824 21,435 22,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 22.24% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,407 14,737 15,596
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £322 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.16% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 250 248
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
10th Percentile £14.76 £13.65 £14.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £56.50 £53.15
Median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -27.01% -9.68% +55.00%

Blockchain
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Blockchain.

Daily rate trend for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Blockchain over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Blockchain.

Hourly rate trend for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Top 12 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 3 April 2020. 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 +57 112 £550 - 51
London +28 90 £550 - 40
UK excluding London +134 24 £572 +4.00% 12
South East +89 15 £572 +40.37% 7
Work from Home -6 7 £550 -4.35% 11
Midlands +59 5 £475 -32.14% 1
East Midlands +28 3 £475 -32.14%
Scotland +27 2 £675 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
North of England +64 1 £600 +14.29% 1
North West +28 1 £600 +14.29%
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.45%) Python
3 30 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.41%) Finance
5 25 (21.55%) Java
6 24 (20.69%) Node.js
6 24 (20.69%) React
7 23 (19.83%) AWS
8 22 (18.97%) Artificial Intelligence
9 21 (18.10%) Software Engineering
10 20 (17.24%) Fintech
11 18 (15.52%) Go
12 17 (14.66%) Azure
12 17 (14.66%) DevOps
13 16 (13.79%) Kubernetes
13 16 (13.79%) Microservices
13 16 (13.79%) TDD
14 15 (12.93%) Docker
15 13 (11.21%) Data Science
15 13 (11.21%) Banking
15 13 (11.21%) Scrum
15 13 (11.21%) AngularJS
15 13 (11.21%) MongoDB
16 12 (10.34%) Analytics
16 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
16 12 (10.34%) Degree
16 12 (10.34%) QA
17 11 (9.48%) Decision-Making
17 11 (9.48%) R3 Corda
17 11 (9.48%) Jenkins

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 10 (8.62%) Ethereum
2 6 (5.17%) Hyperledger
3 3 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Sketch
2 1 (0.86%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (9.48%) R3 Corda
2 5 (4.31%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.83%) AWS
2 17 (14.66%) Azure
3 10 (8.62%) Serverless
4 6 (5.17%) GCP
5 3 (2.59%) GitHub
5 3 (2.59%) Heroku
5 3 (2.59%) SaaS
6 2 (1.72%) Office 365
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.17%) Big Data
3 6 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.59%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.59%) MySQL
5 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.59%) Redis
6 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.72%) DTS
6 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.86%) HBase
7 1 (0.86%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.86%) MS Access
7 1 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.17%) JIRA
4 3 (2.59%) CMake
5 1 (0.86%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.86%) Babel
5 1 (0.86%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.86%) GitLab
5 1 (0.86%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.86%) Maven
5 1 (0.86%) Mocha
5 1 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.86%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 26 (22.41%) Finance
2 13 (11.21%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Law
4 4 (3.45%) Marketing
5 3 (2.59%) Games
5 3 (2.59%) Military
6 2 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.86%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.86%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (45.69%) Developer
2 24 (20.69%) Blockchain Developer
3 13 (11.21%) React Developer
4 12 (10.34%) Blockchain Lead
5 11 (9.48%) Lead Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Architect
7 9 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (5.17%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Consultant
10 5 (4.31%) Security Tester
10 5 (4.31%) Tester
11 4 (3.45%) Blockchain Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Lead Java Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Security Consultant
11 4 (3.45%) Security Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.69%) Node.js
1 24 (20.69%) React
2 13 (11.21%) AngularJS
3 10 (8.62%) Smart Contracts
3 10 (8.62%) Web Services
4 8 (6.90%) CSS
4 8 (6.90%) REST
5 7 (6.03%) CSS3
6 6 (5.17%) .NET
6 6 (5.17%) Sass
7 5 (4.31%) Django
7 5 (4.31%) GraphQL
7 5 (4.31%) Kafka
7 5 (4.31%) OAuth
7 5 (4.31%) OAuth2
7 5 (4.31%) SOAP
8 4 (3.45%) HTML5
8 4 (3.45%) JSON
8 4 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.45%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Bitcoin
1 9 (7.76%) Robotics
2 8 (6.90%) User Experience
3 7 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.17%) PKI
5 5 (4.31%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.31%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.72%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) PMI
8 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Linux
2 10 (8.62%) Windows
3 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.97%) Artificial Intelligence
3 21 (18.10%) Software Engineering
4 20 (17.24%) Fintech
5 17 (14.66%) DevOps
6 16 (13.79%) Microservices
6 16 (13.79%) TDD
7 13 (11.21%) Data Science
7 13 (11.21%) Scrum
8 12 (10.34%) Analytics
9 11 (9.48%) Decision-Making
10 10 (8.62%) Cryptocurrency
10 10 (8.62%) Front End Development
10 10 (8.62%) Machine Learning
10 10 (8.62%) Project Management
11 8 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (6.90%) Fuzz Testing
11 8 (6.90%) Mathematics
11 8 (6.90%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.45%) Python
2 30 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 25 (21.55%) Java
4 18 (15.52%) Go
5 10 (8.62%) C++
5 10 (8.62%) SQL
6 9 (7.76%) TypeScript
7 8 (6.90%) C#
7 8 (6.90%) Solidity
8 7 (6.03%) Kotlin
9 5 (4.31%) ES6
10 3 (2.59%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.72%) Elm
11 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.72%) R
12 1 (0.86%) JSX
12 1 (0.86%) Rust
12 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) CREST Certified
2 7 (6.03%) OSCP
3 6 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.31%) PMP
5 3 (2.59%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.59%) SANS
6 2 (1.72%) CISSP
6 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.72%) MCSD
6 2 (1.72%) MCSE
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.72%) PhD
6 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (12.93%) Docker
2 2 (1.72%) vCloud
3 1 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.86%) etcd
3 1 (0.86%) HDFS
3 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.62%) Ansible
3 6 (5.17%) Terraform
4 4 (3.45%) Puppet
5 3 (2.59%) MIIS
6 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (2.59%) Facebook
1 3 (2.59%) Google
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle
2 2 (1.72%) VMware
3 1 (0.86%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.86%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.86%) IBM
3 1 (0.86%) MapR
3 1 (0.86%) SAP
3 1 (0.86%) Teradata