Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 601 663 507
Rank change year-on-year +62 -156 +240
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 135 236 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 1.07% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 174 377
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £345
90th Percentile £713 £759 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £525 £400
% change year-on-year +7.24% +31.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK 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 14,578 22,071 22,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 22.25% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,629 15,203 15,432
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 253 257
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -4.35% +30.19%
10th Percentile £13.97 £13.05 £15.11
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.06 £56.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.80 £33.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -21.83% -13.73% +59.38%

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 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 +56 129 £550 - 60
London +25 108 £550 -4.35% 53
UK excluding London +107 22 £563 +7.24% 13
South East +91 10 £563 +25.11% 2
Midlands +59 9 £475 -32.14% 2
West Midlands - 5 £538 - 2
East Midlands +33 4 £475 -32.14%
North of England +51 1 £600 +20.00% 1
East of England +40 1 - - 1
North West +23 1 £600 +20.00% 1
Scotland - 1 £650 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 45 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 34 (25.19%) Python
3 34 (25.19%) Finance
4 31 (22.96%) Java
5 30 (22.22%) Node.js
6 29 (21.48%) Fintech
7 28 (20.74%) React
8 26 (19.26%) AWS
9 22 (16.30%) Azure
9 22 (16.30%) Microservices
9 22 (16.30%) Go
10 19 (14.07%) Artificial Intelligence
11 18 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 18 (13.33%) DevOps
12 17 (12.59%) Kubernetes
12 17 (12.59%) Banking
12 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
13 16 (11.85%) Linux
14 15 (11.11%) C++
14 15 (11.11%) TDD
14 15 (11.11%) Scrum
14 15 (11.11%) QA
14 15 (11.11%) Docker
15 14 (10.37%) R3 Corda
15 14 (10.37%) Jenkins
16 13 (9.63%) AngularJS
16 13 (9.63%) Windows
16 13 (9.63%) Data Science
16 13 (9.63%) Front End Development

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 11 (8.15%) Ethereum
2 7 (5.19%) Hyperledger
3 2 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Sketch
2 1 (0.74%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (10.37%) R3 Corda
2 4 (2.96%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.74%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.26%) AWS
2 22 (16.30%) Azure
3 8 (5.93%) Serverless
4 6 (4.44%) GCP
4 6 (4.44%) GitHub
4 6 (4.44%) SaaS
5 4 (2.96%) Office 365
6 3 (2.22%) IaaS
6 3 (2.22%) PaaS
7 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.48%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.48%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.74%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.48%) HTTP
3 2 (1.48%) Network Security
3 2 (1.48%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (1.48%) VPN
4 1 (0.74%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.48%) Big Data
6 2 (1.48%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.48%) DTS
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.74%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.74%) Flink
7 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.74%) Impala
7 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) Presto
7 1 (0.74%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.37%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.44%) JIRA
4 3 (2.22%) CMake
4 3 (2.22%) GitLab
5 2 (1.48%) CircleCI
5 2 (1.48%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.74%) Maven
6 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.74%) TestCafe
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (25.19%) Finance
2 17 (12.59%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Law
4 4 (2.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (47.41%) Developer
2 30 (22.22%) Blockchain Developer
3 19 (14.07%) React Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Architect
5 12 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.93%) Blockchain Lead
8 8 (5.93%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Blockchain Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Security Tester
10 6 (4.44%) Tester
11 5 (3.70%) Blockchain Architect
11 5 (3.70%) Consultant
11 5 (3.70%) Security Engineer
12 4 (2.96%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.22%) Node.js
2 28 (20.74%) React
3 13 (9.63%) AngularJS
4 12 (8.89%) REST
5 11 (8.15%) Smart Contracts
6 10 (7.41%) Web Services
7 7 (5.19%) .NET
8 6 (4.44%) CSS
8 6 (4.44%) CSS3
8 6 (4.44%) Django
8 6 (4.44%) GraphQL
8 6 (4.44%) React Native
8 6 (4.44%) Sass
9 5 (3.70%) JSON
9 5 (3.70%) Kafka
9 5 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.70%) Redux
9 5 (3.70%) RESTful
9 5 (3.70%) SOAP
10 4 (2.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Bitcoin
2 9 (6.67%) User Experience
3 8 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.44%) PKI
6 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.70%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.70%) Robotics
7 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.22%) State Machine
9 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.48%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.48%) PMI
10 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.74%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.85%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) Windows
3 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.48%) Fintech
3 22 (16.30%) Microservices
4 19 (14.07%) Artificial Intelligence
5 18 (13.33%) DevOps
5 18 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 15 (11.11%) Scrum
6 15 (11.11%) TDD
7 13 (9.63%) Data Science
7 13 (9.63%) Front End Development
8 11 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (8.15%) Machine Learning
8 11 (8.15%) Open Source
9 10 (7.41%) Cryptography
9 10 (7.41%) Fuzz Testing
9 10 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (6.67%) Cryptocurrency
10 9 (6.67%) Decision-Making
10 9 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (6.67%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 34 (25.19%) Python
3 31 (22.96%) Java
4 22 (16.30%) Go
5 15 (11.11%) C++
6 12 (8.89%) TypeScript
7 11 (8.15%) C#
8 8 (5.93%) ES6
8 8 (5.93%) Solidity
8 8 (5.93%) SQL
9 7 (5.19%) Kotlin
10 6 (4.44%) Ruby
11 4 (2.96%) Rust
12 3 (2.22%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.22%) Elm
12 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.22%) PHP
13 2 (1.48%) Perl
13 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.67%) CREST Certified
1 9 (6.67%) OSCP
2 8 (5.93%) Degree
3 4 (2.96%) CISSP
3 4 (2.96%) MCSD
3 4 (2.96%) MCSE
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.22%) SANS
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.48%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.48%) PhD
6 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (11.11%) Docker
2 4 (2.96%) vCloud
3 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.74%) etcd
Systems Management
1 17 (12.59%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.89%) Ansible
3 8 (5.93%) Terraform
4 6 (4.44%) Puppet
5 3 (2.22%) MIIS
5 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.96%) VMware
3 3 (2.22%) Google
4 2 (1.48%) Facebook
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle
5 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.74%) Confluent
5 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.74%) MapR
5 1 (0.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.74%) Teradata