Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Distributed Ledger skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Distributed Ledger over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT, Shared Ledger)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 777 850 823
Rank change year-on-year +73 -27 +98
Contract jobs citing Distributed Ledger 66 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.055% 0.039%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.03% 0.83% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 34
UK median daily rate £600 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £463 £513 £479
90th Percentile £675 £748 £764
UK excluding London median daily rate - £640 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

Distributed Ledger is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 6,434 6,883 7,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.90% 6.61% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,877 4,014 4,509
UK median daily rate £484 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £669 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 109 115
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -24.24% -2.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £13.35
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.25 £59.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.96 £36.25
% change year-on-year +59.42% -39.43% +3.57%

Distributed Ledger
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Distributed Ledger as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Distributed Ledger in the UK

Distributed Ledger
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Distributed Ledger.

Contractor daily rate trend for Distributed Ledger in the UK

Distributed Ledger
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Distributed Ledger over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Distributed Ledger in the UK

Distributed Ledger
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Ledger.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Distributed Ledger in the UK

Distributed Ledger
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Ledger within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 +50 65 £600 -4.00% 7
London +63 61 £600 -4.00% 7
South East +19 1 - -
UK excluding London +11 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Distributed Ledger 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 Distributed Ledger.

1 53 (80.30%) Blockchain
2 36 (54.55%) Java
3 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (43.94%) Fintech
5 26 (39.39%) Python
6 25 (37.88%) Kubernetes
7 23 (34.85%) R3 Corda
7 23 (34.85%) DevOps
8 21 (31.82%) Docker
8 21 (31.82%) Scrum
9 20 (30.30%) Kanban
9 20 (30.30%) Ethereum
9 20 (30.30%) Hyperledger
10 19 (28.79%) Artificial Intelligence
10 19 (28.79%) Finance
11 18 (27.27%) .NET
12 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
12 17 (25.76%) Node.js
13 16 (24.24%) Linux
14 15 (22.73%) Unit Testing
14 15 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (22.73%) Open Source
15 14 (21.21%) MongoDB
15 14 (21.21%) Bash Shell
15 14 (21.21%) Scala
15 14 (21.21%) Windows
15 14 (21.21%) Smart Contracts
16 13 (19.70%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (19.70%) Bitcoin
16 13 (19.70%) Google Cloud Platform

Distributed Ledger
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 20 (30.30%) Ethereum
1 20 (30.30%) Hyperledger
2 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) nginx
Business Applications
1 23 (34.85%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (19.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (10.61%) Apigee
4 6 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (7.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.55%) Amazon Neptune
7 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) IPFS
1 12 (18.18%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (80.30%) Blockchain
2 14 (21.21%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.61%) Big Data
4 5 (7.58%) Text Mining
5 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.03%) OrientDB
7 2 (3.03%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Gatling
1 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.03%) JMeter
2 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) NSubstitute
2 1 (1.52%) Selenium
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Publishing
4 3 (4.55%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Blockchain Developer
3 13 (19.70%) .NET Developer
4 11 (16.67%) Blockchain Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Java Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Data Modeller
8 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Junior
9 3 (4.55%) Junior Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Junior Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Python Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) DevOps Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Performance Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Python Developer - Fintech
10 2 (3.03%) Python Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Test Engineer
11 1 (1.52%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) .NET
2 17 (25.76%) Node.js
3 14 (21.21%) Smart Contracts
4 12 (18.18%) Kafka
4 12 (18.18%) REST
5 8 (12.12%) CSS
5 8 (12.12%) HTML
6 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
7 6 (9.09%) JSON
8 5 (7.58%) JAX-RS
8 5 (7.58%) JSON-LD
8 5 (7.58%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (7.58%) RESTful
8 5 (7.58%) Servlets
8 5 (7.58%) Spring
9 2 (3.03%) Django
9 2 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (3.03%) Flask
9 2 (3.03%) GraphQL
9 2 (3.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Bitcoin
1 13 (19.70%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.55%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) Social Media
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 14 (21.21%) Windows
3 12 (18.18%) Mac OS
4 3 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.94%) Fintech
3 23 (34.85%) DevOps
4 21 (31.82%) Scrum
5 20 (30.30%) Kanban
6 19 (28.79%) Artificial Intelligence
7 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
8 15 (22.73%) Open Source
8 15 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 13 (19.70%) Multithreading
10 12 (18.18%) Concurrent Programming
10 12 (18.18%) Cryptography
10 12 (18.18%) Systems Engineering
11 10 (15.15%) Data Science
11 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
12 9 (13.64%) API Development
13 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
14 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
14 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
14 5 (7.58%) Ontologies
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 26 (39.39%) Python
3 14 (21.21%) Bash Shell
3 14 (21.21%) Scala
4 13 (19.70%) PHP
5 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.12%) Kotlin
6 8 (12.12%) R
7 5 (7.58%) SHACL
7 5 (7.58%) SPARQL
8 4 (6.06%) Go
8 4 (6.06%) SQL
9 3 (4.55%) C++
9 3 (4.55%) Gremlin
9 3 (4.55%) Solidity
10 2 (3.03%) Ruby
10 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.52%) Java 8
11 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) PhD
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (37.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.55%) Consul
2 3 (4.55%) Fluentd
2 3 (4.55%) Kibana
2 3 (4.55%) Terraform
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.52%) Graylog
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Google