Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 639 537 809
Rank change year-on-year -102 +272 +77
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 255 374 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.36% 0.078%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 1.66% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 319 53
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £378 £325 £263
90th Percentile £803 £740 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +35.71% +7.69% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 23,751 22,496 23,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.64% 21.92% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,488 15,493 15,231
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 264 345
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £30.95 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.16% +9.83% +2.47%
10th Percentile £13.72 £14.54 £10.52
90th Percentile £57.48 £56.84 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +25.00% -0.22%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -105 246 £550 - 151
London -92 207 £600 +9.09% 131
UK excluding London -9 41 £475 +35.71% 22
North of England -15 11 £525 +37.70% 6
Midlands -15 9 £475 +35.71% 3
East Midlands - 9 £475 - 1
South East -7 8 £475 +18.75% 5
North West -10 7 £525 +5.00% 5
South West -16 5 £255 -27.14% 3
East of England -4 4 £430 - 3
Yorkshire -12 4 £513 +86.36%
Wales - 3 £395 -
Scotland -11 1 £450 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 91 (35.69%) Finance
2 66 (25.88%) JavaScript
3 62 (24.31%) DevOps
4 57 (22.35%) Python
5 56 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (21.18%) Fintech
7 51 (20.00%) Docker
7 51 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 49 (19.22%) Kubernetes
9 48 (18.82%) Java
10 47 (18.43%) Git (software)
11 45 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 44 (17.25%) Node.js
13 43 (16.86%) Distributed Ledger
14 38 (14.90%) C++
15 37 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
15 37 (14.51%) Ethereum
16 35 (13.73%) Banking
17 33 (12.94%) SQL
17 33 (12.94%) Solidity
17 33 (12.94%) Machine Learning
17 33 (12.94%) MongoDB
18 32 (12.55%) CSS
18 32 (12.55%) Linux
19 31 (12.16%) C#
19 31 (12.16%) AngularJS
20 30 (11.76%) React
20 30 (11.76%) Degree
21 29 (11.37%) HTML
21 29 (11.37%) 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 37 (14.51%) Ethereum
2 24 (9.41%) Hyperledger
3 5 (1.96%) Confluence
3 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.57%) Apache
4 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.57%) InVision
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 43 (16.86%) Distributed Ledger
2 19 (7.45%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Exstream
3 1 (0.39%) Ripple
3 1 (0.39%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (3.14%) PaaS
5 6 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.35%) GitHub
5 6 (2.35%) Office 365
6 4 (1.57%) IaaS
6 4 (1.57%) Slack
7 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.18%) npm
7 3 (1.18%) SaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.78%) Firebase
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) IPFS
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) Network Security
2 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.94%) MongoDB
2 29 (11.37%) NoSQL
3 18 (7.06%) Big Data
4 8 (3.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.75%) MySQL
5 7 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.35%) Parquet
7 4 (1.57%) Redis
8 3 (1.18%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.78%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (18.43%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.37%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.92%) SonarQube
4 9 (3.53%) Jasmine
5 8 (3.14%) Selenium
6 7 (2.75%) Protractor
6 7 (2.75%) Visual Studio Code
6 7 (2.75%) WebStorm
7 6 (2.35%) JIRA
7 6 (2.35%) Maven
8 5 (1.96%) CMake
8 5 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.96%) Grunt
8 5 (1.96%) Valgrind
9 4 (1.57%) Axure RP
9 4 (1.57%) gulp
9 4 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.18%) Ant
10 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 91 (35.69%) Finance
2 35 (13.73%) Banking
3 9 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.18%) Dutch Language
5 3 (1.18%) Law
5 3 (1.18%) Legal
5 3 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (40.00%) Developer
2 43 (16.86%) Architect
2 43 (16.86%) Blockchain Developer
3 28 (10.98%) Blockchain Engineer
4 22 (8.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (8.63%) Full Stack Developer
5 19 (7.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (4.71%) Security Architect
8 11 (4.31%) Blockchain Consultant
8 11 (4.31%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Consultant
8 11 (4.31%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Senior Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 10 (3.92%) Blockchain Architect
9 10 (3.92%) Python Developer
10 9 (3.53%) C++ Developer
10 9 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.25%) Node.js
2 32 (12.55%) CSS
3 31 (12.16%) AngularJS
4 30 (11.76%) React
5 29 (11.37%) HTML
6 23 (9.02%) Smart Contracts
7 19 (7.45%) HTML5
7 19 (7.45%) Kafka
8 18 (7.06%) .NET
9 17 (6.67%) jQuery
9 17 (6.67%) REST
10 16 (6.27%) CSS3
11 13 (5.10%) Django
11 13 (5.10%) Redux
11 13 (5.10%) RESTful
12 12 (4.71%) Spring
13 11 (4.31%) Angular 2
14 10 (3.92%) Sass
15 9 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (3.53%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.18%) Fintech
2 29 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (10.59%) User Experience
4 24 (9.41%) Bitcoin
5 17 (6.67%) Blog
6 16 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.92%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.92%) Digital Currency
8 8 (3.14%) Robotics
9 6 (2.35%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.96%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.18%) 3D Printing
12 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.55%) Linux
2 15 (5.88%) Windows
3 6 (2.35%) Unix
4 4 (1.57%) Android
4 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) zOS
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.31%) DevOps
2 56 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 33 (12.94%) Machine Learning
5 26 (10.20%) Computer Science
5 26 (10.20%) Microservices
6 25 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 24 (9.41%) Cryptocurrency
7 24 (9.41%) TDD
8 23 (9.02%) Front End Development
8 23 (9.02%) Mentoring
9 22 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (8.24%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.84%) Analytics
11 20 (7.84%) Use Case
12 17 (6.67%) Cryptography
12 17 (6.67%) Open Source
12 17 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (6.27%) Systems Engineering
13 16 (6.27%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.88%) JavaScript
2 57 (22.35%) Python
3 48 (18.82%) Java
4 38 (14.90%) C++
5 33 (12.94%) Solidity
5 33 (12.94%) SQL
6 31 (12.16%) C#
7 26 (10.20%) Go
8 19 (7.45%) C
9 17 (6.67%) Scala
10 13 (5.10%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.92%) Ruby
12 8 (3.14%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.75%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.35%) ES6
15 4 (1.57%) Kotlin
16 3 (1.18%) Perl
16 3 (1.18%) PHP
17 2 (0.78%) Java 8
17 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (11.76%) Degree
2 21 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (6.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.39%) GIAC
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 51 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) XenApp
2 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (19.22%) Kubernetes
2 25 (9.80%) Terraform
3 15 (5.88%) Ansible
4 6 (2.35%) Puppet
5 5 (1.96%) Grafana
6 3 (1.18%) Graylog
6 3 (1.18%) Mesos
7 2 (0.78%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.78%) Consul
7 2 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.78%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.39%) Packer
8 1 (0.39%) Rancher
Vendors
1 18 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.14%) Google
2 8 (3.14%) Oracle
3 6 (2.35%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.96%) Adobe
5 4 (1.57%) Black Duck
5 4 (1.57%) ConsenSys
6 3 (1.18%) HP
6 3 (1.18%) IBM
6 3 (1.18%) SAP
7 2 (0.78%) Citrix
8 1 (0.39%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.39%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.39%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.39%) OpenText
8 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.39%) Siebel
8 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.39%) VMware