Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 733 861
Rank change year-on-year +325 +128 +8
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 562 109 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.12% 0.027%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.50% 0.53% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 76 12
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +69.23% -
10th Percentile £347 £381 £238
90th Percentile £750 £731 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +53.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 22,511 20,591 23,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.55% 22.62% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,656 13,710 15,806
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £626 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 266 387
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -4.92% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.94 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.17 £53.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year +23.89% -8.13% +21.40%

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 20 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blockchain over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Top 10 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 20 June 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 +309 553 £525 -4.55% 164
London +246 520 £525 -4.55% 135
UK excluding London -2 32 £450 -10.00% 34
South East - 18 £550 - 11
South West - 7 £315 - 3
Midlands -9 3 £400 - 4
North West -14 3 £500 - 5
West Midlands -18 3 £400 - 4
North of England -25 3 £500 - 7
East of England - 1 £350 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 328 (58.36%) Finance
2 272 (48.40%) Banking
3 236 (41.99%) Change Management
4 112 (19.93%) Java
5 96 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (16.90%) JavaScript
7 91 (16.19%) SQL
8 75 (13.35%) Python
9 70 (12.46%) Linux
10 68 (12.10%) Investment Banking
11 66 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
11 66 (11.74%) Ethereum
12 65 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 63 (11.21%) Fintech
14 61 (10.85%) Cryptocurrency
14 61 (10.85%) Node.js
15 60 (10.68%) HTML
16 57 (10.14%) Docker
17 54 (9.61%) DevOps
18 53 (9.43%) Hyperledger
19 51 (9.07%) C#
20 49 (8.72%) AngularJS
21 45 (8.01%) CSS
22 43 (7.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 41 (7.30%) Git (software)
23 41 (7.30%) React
24 40 (7.12%) Distributed Ledger
25 39 (6.94%) TDD
25 39 (6.94%) Front Office
26 38 (6.76%) Bitcoin

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 66 (11.74%) Ethereum
2 53 (9.43%) Hyperledger
3 10 (1.78%) Confluence
3 10 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.89%) Apache
6 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.36%) CMS
9 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.36%) IIS
9 2 (0.36%) Jetty
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.18%) GIMP
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (7.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 22 (3.91%) R3 Corda
3 6 (1.07%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.07%) Ripple
4 2 (0.36%) MultiChain
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Kondor
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.31%) Office 365
6 9 (1.60%) GitHub
7 8 (1.42%) Serverless
8 7 (1.25%) npm
9 6 (1.07%) PaaS
10 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.71%) SaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.36%) IaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Loggly
11 2 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.60%) HTTP
2 3 (0.53%) DNS
2 3 (0.53%) Internet
2 3 (0.53%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 3 (0.53%) X.509
3 2 (0.36%) Firewall
3 2 (0.36%) Network Security
3 2 (0.36%) Skype
4 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.18%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
4 1 (0.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.52%) NoSQL
2 29 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.91%) DB2
4 18 (3.20%) Big Data
4 18 (3.20%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.02%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.67%) MySQL
7 12 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.14%) Redis
8 9 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.89%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.89%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.53%) Bigtable
12 3 (0.53%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.53%) Power BI
12 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.36%) Infinispan
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 41 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.20%) Jasmine
3 16 (2.85%) webpack
4 13 (2.31%) JIRA
5 12 (2.14%) Mocha
6 11 (1.96%) Babel
7 8 (1.42%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.07%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.89%) Maven
10 4 (0.71%) Protractor
11 3 (0.53%) JUnit
11 3 (0.53%) Mockito
11 3 (0.53%) Subversion
11 3 (0.53%) TestNG
12 2 (0.36%) RSpec
12 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 328 (58.36%) Finance
2 272 (48.40%) Banking
3 68 (12.10%) Investment Banking
4 39 (6.94%) Front Office
5 33 (5.87%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.85%) Marketing
7 10 (1.78%) Law
8 7 (1.25%) Retail
9 5 (0.89%) Legal
10 4 (0.71%) Back Office
10 4 (0.71%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.53%) Games
11 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 240 (42.70%) Developer
2 108 (19.22%) Blockchain Developer
3 84 (14.95%) Analyst
4 38 (6.76%) Java Developer
5 36 (6.41%) Business Analyst
6 33 (5.87%) Senior Developer
7 32 (5.69%) Project Manager
8 30 (5.34%) Applications Support
9 27 (4.80%) React Developer
10 26 (4.63%) Node.js Developer
11 23 (4.09%) Architect
12 20 (3.56%) Blockchain Engineer
13 19 (3.38%) C# Developer
14 18 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
15 17 (3.02%) Administrator
15 17 (3.02%) Angular Developer
15 17 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (2.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 15 (2.67%) Consultant
17 15 (2.67%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.85%) Node.js
2 60 (10.68%) HTML
3 49 (8.72%) AngularJS
4 45 (8.01%) CSS
5 41 (7.30%) React
6 34 (6.05%) Smart Contracts
7 32 (5.69%) .NET
8 25 (4.45%) Redux
9 24 (4.27%) HTML5
10 21 (3.74%) Sass
11 19 (3.38%) REST
12 18 (3.20%) Jest
13 17 (3.02%) Kafka
14 16 (2.85%) React Native
15 15 (2.67%) Angular 2
15 15 (2.67%) CSS3
16 14 (2.49%) RESTful
17 13 (2.31%) Web Services
18 12 (2.14%) RxJS
19 11 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.21%) Fintech
2 43 (7.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (6.76%) Bitcoin
4 36 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (6.23%) User Experience
6 16 (2.85%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.67%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.78%) Derivative
11 9 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.42%) Robotics
13 7 (1.25%) Dash
14 6 (1.07%) Litecoin
14 6 (1.07%) Zcash
15 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.89%) Market Risk
16 4 (0.71%) Digital Currency
16 4 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.46%) Linux
2 32 (5.69%) Windows
3 21 (3.74%) Unix
4 17 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.31%) Android
6 11 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.42%) AIX
7 8 (1.42%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.36%) CentOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (41.99%) Change Management
2 96 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (10.85%) Cryptocurrency
4 54 (9.61%) DevOps
5 39 (6.94%) TDD
6 36 (6.41%) Machine Learning
7 35 (6.23%) Front End Development
8 31 (5.52%) Artificial Intelligence
9 25 (4.45%) Electronic Trading
9 25 (4.45%) Scrum
10 24 (4.27%) Software Engineering
10 24 (4.27%) Use Case
11 23 (4.09%) Test Automation
11 23 (4.09%) Web Development
12 21 (3.74%) Migration
13 20 (3.56%) Microservices
14 19 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.20%) Data Analysis
15 18 (3.20%) Project Management
16 17 (3.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 112 (19.93%) Java
2 95 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 91 (16.19%) SQL
4 75 (13.35%) Python
5 51 (9.07%) C#
6 34 (6.05%) Go
7 31 (5.52%) C++
8 28 (4.98%) Solidity
9 26 (4.63%) Ruby
10 24 (4.27%) ES6
10 24 (4.27%) Scala
11 23 (4.09%) C
12 22 (3.91%) Bash Shell
13 17 (3.02%) Perl
14 15 (2.67%) Java 8
15 13 (2.31%) PHP
16 11 (1.96%) R
17 10 (1.78%) Kotlin
18 9 (1.60%) TypeScript
19 8 (1.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (4.45%) Degree
2 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
2 5 (0.89%) PMP
3 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.53%) PhD
4 3 (0.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.36%) GIAC
6 1 (0.18%) CISA
6 1 (0.18%) CISM
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB
6 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.67%) GCP
2 14 (2.49%) MiFID
2 14 (2.49%) QA
3 8 (1.42%) PMO
4 5 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.89%) EMIR
5 2 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (10.14%) Docker
2 16 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.36%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.36%) XenApp
5 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (5.69%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.60%) SCCM
3 8 (1.42%) Puppet
4 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.07%) Ansible
6 5 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.89%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.89%) Terraform
7 3 (0.53%) Grafana
7 3 (0.53%) Mesos
7 3 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.36%) WSUS
8 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.38%) IBM
3 11 (1.96%) Red Hat
3 11 (1.96%) VMware
4 10 (1.78%) ION Trading
5 8 (1.42%) Google
5 8 (1.42%) Oracle
6 6 (1.07%) Monax
6 6 (1.07%) Murex
6 6 (1.07%) Santiment
7 5 (0.89%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco
9 2 (0.36%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix
9 2 (0.36%) HP
9 2 (0.36%) New Relic
9 2 (0.36%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.36%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.36%) Splunk
9 2 (0.36%) TIBCO