Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 583 600 593
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 +269
Contract jobs citing Blockchain 222 312 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.24% 1.35% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 233 256
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £370 £364 £338
90th Percentile £720 £813 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +18.53% +26.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median hourly rate £10.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.50% - -
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 17,970 23,161 22,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 22.52% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,176 16,131 15,282
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 241 278
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.48 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.48% +8.23%
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.75 £13.93
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.33 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.45% -4.29% +24.20%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blockchain in the UK

Blockchain
Top 9 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 12 November 2019. 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 -12 211 £550 - 75
London -7 178 £550 -4.35% 64
UK excluding London +42 31 £563 +18.53% 11
Midlands +52 20 £625 +31.58% 2
West Midlands - 13 £650 - 2
South East +37 8 £488 -7.14% 3
East Midlands +14 7 £450 -5.26%
Scotland +25 2 £600 +33.33%
East of England +34 1 £580 +34.88%

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 83 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.63%) JavaScript
3 61 (27.48%) Java
4 57 (25.68%) Finance
5 56 (25.23%) Fintech
6 49 (22.07%) Artificial Intelligence
7 46 (20.72%) Python
8 45 (20.27%) React
9 44 (19.82%) Docker
10 39 (17.57%) Node.js
11 38 (17.12%) Microservices
12 36 (16.22%) AWS
13 34 (15.32%) DevOps
14 30 (13.51%) Linux
15 29 (13.06%) Kubernetes
16 28 (12.61%) Open Source
16 28 (12.61%) Git (software)
17 27 (12.16%) Azure
18 25 (11.26%) Machine Learning
18 25 (11.26%) R3 Corda
19 24 (10.81%) Ethereum
20 23 (10.36%) Distributed Ledger
20 23 (10.36%) ES6
20 23 (10.36%) C++
21 22 (9.91%) Windows
21 22 (9.91%) TDD
21 22 (9.91%) Test Automation
22 21 (9.46%) C#
23 20 (9.01%) CSS
23 20 (9.01%) Scrum

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 24 (10.81%) Ethereum
2 19 (8.56%) Hyperledger
3 15 (6.76%) Confluence
4 4 (1.80%) Apache
4 4 (1.80%) CMS
4 4 (1.80%) WordPress
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Sketch
2 4 (1.80%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (11.26%) R3 Corda
2 23 (10.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (2.25%) Quorum
4 3 (1.35%) MultiChain
5 2 (0.90%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.22%) AWS
2 27 (12.16%) Azure
3 13 (5.86%) Serverless
4 10 (4.50%) GCP
4 10 (4.50%) GitHub
5 8 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.25%) SaaS
7 4 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.80%) Office 365
7 4 (1.80%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.80%) PaaS
8 3 (1.35%) IaaS
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.45%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.05%) Internet
2 6 (2.70%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 5 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.80%) IPFS
5 2 (0.90%) HTTP
5 2 (0.90%) MQTT
5 2 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 11 (4.95%) MySQL
3 9 (4.05%) Big Data
4 6 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.25%) Data Lake
5 5 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.80%) DTS
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.90%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.90%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.90%) Redis
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.45%) HBase
9 1 (0.45%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 28 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.11%) JIRA
3 17 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (2.25%) webpack
6 4 (1.80%) CircleCI
6 4 (1.80%) JMeter
6 4 (1.80%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.80%) Mocha
6 4 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.80%) TestRail
7 3 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.35%) Babel
7 3 (1.35%) CMake
7 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.35%) GitLab
7 3 (1.35%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.90%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.90%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 57 (25.68%) Finance
2 16 (7.21%) Banking
3 5 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.80%) Publishing
5 3 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Games
6 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.90%) Local Government
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (49.55%) Developer
2 38 (17.12%) Blockchain Developer
3 36 (16.22%) React Developer
4 28 (12.61%) Full Stack Developer
5 27 (12.16%) Architect
6 22 (9.91%) Blockchain Engineer
7 17 (7.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.76%) Node.js Developer
9 13 (5.86%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.86%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.95%) Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) .NET Developer
13 9 (4.05%) Blockchain Architect
13 9 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (3.60%) Designer
14 8 (3.60%) Enterprise Architect
14 8 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 8 (3.60%) UX Designer
15 6 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.27%) React
2 39 (17.57%) Node.js
3 20 (9.01%) CSS
3 20 (9.01%) RESTful
3 20 (9.01%) Smart Contracts
4 19 (8.56%) REST
5 18 (8.11%) Redux
6 17 (7.66%) AngularJS
6 17 (7.66%) HTML
7 16 (7.21%) .NET
8 12 (5.41%) Kafka
9 11 (4.95%) React Native
9 11 (4.95%) Sass
10 10 (4.50%) OAuth
10 10 (4.50%) Spring
11 9 (4.05%) OAuth2
12 7 (3.15%) .NET Core
12 7 (3.15%) Flask
12 7 (3.15%) WebSockets
12 7 (3.15%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.01%) User Experience
2 18 (8.11%) Bitcoin
3 17 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.41%) Robotics
5 8 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.15%) State Machine
7 6 (2.70%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.80%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.80%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.35%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.35%) PKI
10 3 (1.35%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.90%) Cardano
11 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.90%) PMI
11 2 (0.90%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.51%) Linux
2 22 (9.91%) Windows
3 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.80%) Android
4 4 (1.80%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (25.23%) Fintech
3 49 (22.07%) Artificial Intelligence
4 38 (17.12%) Microservices
5 34 (15.32%) DevOps
6 28 (12.61%) Open Source
7 25 (11.26%) Machine Learning
8 22 (9.91%) TDD
8 22 (9.91%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.01%) Scrum
10 18 (8.11%) Cryptography
11 17 (7.66%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.76%) Data Science
12 15 (6.76%) SDLC
13 14 (6.31%) Front End Development
14 13 (5.86%) Analytics
14 13 (5.86%) API Development
14 13 (5.86%) TOGAF
15 11 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.63%) JavaScript
2 61 (27.48%) Java
3 46 (20.72%) Python
4 23 (10.36%) C++
4 23 (10.36%) ES6
5 21 (9.46%) C#
6 19 (8.56%) Go
7 18 (8.11%) TypeScript
8 16 (7.21%) PHP
9 15 (6.76%) SQL
10 12 (5.41%) Bash Shell
11 11 (4.95%) Scala
12 9 (4.05%) Kotlin
12 9 (4.05%) Ruby
13 6 (2.70%) Rust
14 5 (2.25%) R
14 5 (2.25%) Solidity
15 4 (1.80%) Java 8
16 3 (1.35%) Apple Swift
16 3 (1.35%) JSX
Qualifications
1 9 (4.05%) Degree
2 6 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.25%) CREST Certified
3 5 (2.25%) OSCP
4 4 (1.80%) CISSP
4 4 (1.80%) MCSD
4 4 (1.80%) MCSE
4 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.90%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) AAT
7 1 (0.45%) ACCA
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.45%) CIMA
7 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.45%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (19.82%) Docker
2 4 (1.80%) vCloud
3 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.45%) etcd
Systems Management
1 29 (13.06%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.41%) Ansible
3 9 (4.05%) Terraform
4 4 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.80%) Puppet
5 3 (1.35%) MIIS
6 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (3.15%) Google
2 4 (1.80%) HP
2 4 (1.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.80%) VMware
3 3 (1.35%) Confluent
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle
4 2 (0.90%) Workday
4 2 (0.90%) WSO2
5 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.45%) Facebook
5 1 (0.45%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.45%) IBM
5 1 (0.45%) Intel
5 1 (0.45%) MapR
5 1 (0.45%) Teradata