Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Ethereum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ethereum over the 6 months to 18 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.

Ethereum
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 861 879
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 +31
Contract jobs citing Ethereum 38 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.036% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.22% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 6
UK median daily rate £563 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.33% -
10th Percentile £431 £373 £425
90th Percentile £738 £680 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Ethereum is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,532 17,141 18,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,276 11,373 12,049
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 439
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.76 £47.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%

Ethereum
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethereum in the UK

Ethereum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethereum in the UK

Ethereum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethereum over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethereum in the UK

Ethereum
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethereum within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +4 36 £538 +2.38% 30
London +24 34 £550 +4.76% 27
UK excluding London - 2 £525 - 3
North of England - 1 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
South West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ethereum 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 Ethereum.

1 37 (97.37%) Blockchain
2 30 (78.95%) Solidity
3 21 (55.26%) Finance
4 20 (52.63%) Hyperledger
4 20 (52.63%) Bitcoin
5 19 (50.00%) Degree
6 18 (47.37%) Distributed Ledger
7 17 (44.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (44.74%) Fintech
7 17 (44.74%) Computer Science
8 16 (42.11%) Use Case
8 16 (42.11%) R3 Corda
9 14 (36.84%) Mentoring
10 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (34.21%) Master's Degree
10 13 (34.21%) Commercial Awareness
10 13 (34.21%) Value Proposition
10 13 (34.21%) Thought Leadership
10 13 (34.21%) Blog
11 11 (28.95%) Smart Contracts
12 10 (26.32%) React
12 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
13 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
13 9 (23.68%) Node.js
14 8 (21.05%) Python
15 7 (18.42%) Java
15 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (18.42%) Truffle
16 6 (15.79%) Docker
16 6 (15.79%) Kubernetes

Ethereum
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 (52.63%) Hyperledger
Business Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Distributed Ledger
2 16 (42.11%) R3 Corda
3 1 (2.63%) Ripple
3 1 (2.63%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (2.63%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (2.63%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.63%) GitHub
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) IPFS
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (97.37%) Blockchain
2 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
3 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 2 (5.26%) Redis
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) gulp
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) GitLab
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) TestNG
General
1 21 (55.26%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Blockchain Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Blockchain Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Consultant
4 7 (18.42%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Ethereum Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Blockchain Lead
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Blockchain Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Blockchain Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Developer in Test
8 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Ethereum Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Games Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Smart Contracts
2 10 (26.32%) React
3 9 (23.68%) Node.js
4 7 (18.42%) Truffle
5 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
5 5 (13.16%) REST
5 5 (13.16%) Vue.js
6 4 (10.53%) Redux
7 3 (7.89%) CSS
8 2 (5.26%) Enzyme
8 2 (5.26%) Jest
8 2 (5.26%) Spring
8 2 (5.26%) Web Services
9 1 (2.63%) Django
9 1 (2.63%) gRPC
9 1 (2.63%) HTML5
9 1 (2.63%) Middleware
9 1 (2.63%) RESTful
9 1 (2.63%) Web Components
9 1 (2.63%) web3js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Bitcoin
2 17 (44.74%) Fintech
3 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (34.21%) Blog
4 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Computer Science
2 16 (42.11%) Use Case
3 14 (36.84%) Mentoring
4 13 (34.21%) Commercial Awareness
4 13 (34.21%) Thought Leadership
4 13 (34.21%) Value Proposition
5 6 (15.79%) Open Source
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps
7 4 (10.53%) Cryptocurrency
7 4 (10.53%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.89%) CQRS
8 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
9 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.26%) Asynchronous Programming
9 2 (5.26%) Machine Learning
9 2 (5.26%) Prototyping
9 2 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.63%) Disruptive Innovation
10 1 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) Solidity
2 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) Python
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 4 (10.53%) C
5 4 (10.53%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) Go
6 3 (7.89%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) C#
7 2 (5.26%) ES6
7 2 (5.26%) Kotlin
7 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) Java 8
8 1 (2.63%) Rust
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Degree
2 17 (44.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (34.21%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.89%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) Consul
3 2 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) ConsenSys
2 1 (2.63%) Lets Encrypt