Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Elastic Stack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

Elastic Stack (formerly ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 486 811
Rank change year-on-year +69 +325 +26
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 523 423 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.43% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.70% 1.42% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 255 37
England median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £327
90th Percentile £650 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -25.93% - -

Elastic Stack is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30719 29842 29966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.39% 30.67% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21863 20839 20773
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 343 504
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Elastic Stack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Elastic Stack in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Elastic Stack within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
London +31 372 £550 +10.00% 31
North of England +69 63 £436 -3.06% 8
North West +14 33 £425 -5.56% 5
South East +14 30 £475 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire +50 29 £450 +33.33% 3
South West +14 27 £450 -10.00% 2
Midlands -3 25 £475 +5.56% 3
West Midlands -3 21 £500 +11.11% 1
East of England -5 5 £535 +47.59%
East Midlands +2 4 £450 +3.45% 2
North East +63 1 £525 +5.00%
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Elastic Stack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 350 (66.92%) DevOps
2 344 (65.77%) Linux
3 283 (54.11%) Agile Software Development
4 267 (51.05%) Python
5 254 (48.57%) logstash
6 243 (46.46%) Amazon AWS
7 238 (45.51%) Kibana
8 229 (43.79%) Elasticsearch
9 226 (43.21%) Java
10 221 (42.26%) Jenkins
11 218 (41.68%) Docker
12 194 (37.09%) Puppet
13 189 (36.14%) Continuous Integration
14 186 (35.56%) Ansible
15 179 (34.23%) Git (software)
16 171 (32.70%) Bash Shell
17 161 (30.78%) Configuration Management
18 146 (27.92%) Ruby
19 140 (26.77%) Terraform
20 132 (25.24%) Unix
21 128 (24.47%) Security Cleared
22 127 (24.28%) Kubernetes
23 119 (22.75%) Microservices
24 112 (21.41%) Splunk
25 111 (21.22%) SC Cleared
26 109 (20.84%) MongoDB
27 103 (19.69%) NoSQL
28 102 (19.50%) Grafana
29 96 (18.36%) PostgreSQL
30 93 (17.78%) Kafka

Elastic Stack
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 229 (43.79%) Elasticsearch
2 85 (16.25%) nginx
3 77 (14.72%) Tomcat
4 74 (14.15%) Apache
5 44 (8.41%) Apache Spark
6 37 (7.07%) Confluence
7 23 (4.40%) OpenStack
8 18 (3.44%) Apache Solr
9 15 (2.87%) Mule
10 12 (2.29%) JBoss
11 11 (2.10%) IIS
12 8 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (1.34%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.57%) DataSynapse
14 3 (0.57%) Drupal
14 3 (0.57%) Mule ESB
14 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.38%) Anypoint
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) HipChat
1 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Endur
2 1 (0.19%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 243 (46.46%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (12.81%) Amazon EC2
3 65 (12.43%) Amazon S3
4 58 (11.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 56 (10.71%) GitHub
6 36 (6.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 30 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (5.54%) Amazon ELB
9 29 (5.54%) Route 53
10 24 (4.59%) PaaS
11 23 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (4.02%) IaaS
14 19 (3.63%) SaaS
15 16 (3.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 15 (2.87%) Amazon SQS
16 15 (2.87%) OpenDNS
17 9 (1.72%) Datadog
18 8 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.40%) TCP/IP
2 87 (16.63%) DNS
3 85 (16.25%) HTTP
4 73 (13.96%) Firewall
5 70 (13.38%) SSL
6 23 (4.40%) Internet
7 20 (3.82%) VPN
8 16 (3.06%) OpenLDAP
8 16 (3.06%) SSH
9 15 (2.87%) OpenVPN
10 14 (2.68%) LAN
10 14 (2.68%) WAN
11 13 (2.49%) LDAP
12 12 (2.29%) DSL
13 10 (1.91%) VoIP
14 7 (1.34%) HTTPS
15 6 (1.15%) ICMP
15 6 (1.15%) IMAP
15 6 (1.15%) SMTP
15 6 (1.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (20.84%) MongoDB
2 103 (19.69%) NoSQL
3 96 (18.36%) PostgreSQL
4 88 (16.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 80 (15.30%) MySQL
6 54 (10.33%) Amazon RDS
6 54 (10.33%) Hadoop
7 53 (10.13%) Big Data
8 21 (4.02%) Redis
8 21 (4.02%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.63%) SQL Server
10 16 (3.06%) RDBMS
11 15 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (2.87%) Maltego
12 12 (2.29%) HBase
13 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.34%) Flink
15 6 (1.15%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.96%) InfluxDB
17 4 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 221 (42.26%) Jenkins
2 179 (34.23%) Git (software)
3 89 (17.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 74 (14.15%) Artifactory
5 61 (11.66%) JIRA
6 60 (11.47%) Maven
7 54 (10.33%) GitLab
8 45 (8.60%) Mockito
9 34 (6.50%) SonarQube
10 30 (5.74%) Bitbucket
11 24 (4.59%) JUnit
11 24 (4.59%) Vagrant
12 22 (4.21%) Ant
12 22 (4.21%) TeamCity
13 20 (3.82%) JMeter
14 15 (2.87%) Hudson
14 15 (2.87%) Liquibase
15 14 (2.68%) Subversion
16 13 (2.49%) Gerrit
16 13 (2.49%) Selenium
General
1 72 (13.77%) Finance
2 51 (9.75%) Banking
3 23 (4.40%) Marketing
4 22 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.02%) Electronics
5 21 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.49%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.72%) Games
8 8 (1.53%) Publishing
9 5 (0.96%) Retail
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 208 (39.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 109 (20.84%) Developer
3 72 (13.77%) AWS Engineer
4 64 (12.24%) AWS DevOps
5 56 (10.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 52 (9.94%) Linux Engineer
7 41 (7.84%) Java Developer
8 37 (7.07%) Scala Developer
9 36 (6.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 32 (6.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 28 (5.35%) Architect
12 27 (5.16%) Senior DevOps
13 26 (4.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 24 (4.59%) Consultant
15 20 (3.82%) Java Scala Developer
16 19 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (3.63%) Operations Engineer
17 18 (3.44%) Analyst
18 16 (3.06%) Python Developer
18 16 (3.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (17.78%) Kafka
2 92 (17.59%) RESTful
3 61 (11.66%) Web Services
4 52 (9.94%) Sensu
5 50 (9.56%) REST
6 45 (8.60%) Node.js
7 39 (7.46%) Spring
8 38 (7.27%) Akka
9 31 (5.93%) JSON
9 31 (5.93%) XML
10 30 (5.74%) LEMP Stack
11 29 (5.54%) SOAP
12 23 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (3.63%) Middleware
14 17 (3.25%) OAuth
15 16 (3.06%) Hibernate
16 15 (2.87%) Java EE
16 15 (2.87%) MCollective
17 13 (2.49%) Spark Streaming
17 13 (2.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.02%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.49%) BYOD
5 11 (2.10%) Cyber Attack
6 10 (1.91%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.34%) Equities
9 6 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.15%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.15%) Semantic Web
10 5 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.96%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 344 (65.77%) Linux
2 132 (25.24%) Unix
3 72 (13.77%) Windows
4 63 (12.05%) CentOS
5 33 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (5.16%) CoreOS
7 23 (4.40%) Ubuntu
7 23 (4.40%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.91%) AIX
9 7 (1.34%) DC/OS
9 7 (1.34%) Debian
9 7 (1.34%) HPUX
9 7 (1.34%) Solaris
10 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.76%) Fedora
11 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.57%) SUSE
13 2 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (66.92%) DevOps
2 283 (54.11%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (36.14%) Continuous Integration
4 161 (30.78%) Configuration Management
5 119 (22.75%) Microservices
6 91 (17.40%) Kanban
7 83 (15.87%) Scrum
8 81 (15.49%) Open Source
9 78 (14.91%) Load Balancing
10 68 (13.00%) TDD
11 60 (11.47%) Test Automation
12 59 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (10.52%) High Availability
14 52 (9.94%) BDD
15 45 (8.60%) Domain-Driven Design
15 45 (8.60%) Pair Programming
16 41 (7.84%) Software Engineering
17 33 (6.31%) Web Operations
18 30 (5.74%) Analytics
19 29 (5.54%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 267 (51.05%) Python
2 226 (43.21%) Java
3 171 (32.70%) Bash Shell
4 146 (27.92%) Ruby
5 85 (16.25%) SQL
6 63 (12.05%) Go
7 57 (10.90%) Scala
8 43 (8.22%) Perl
9 38 (7.27%) Groovy
9 38 (7.27%) JavaScript
10 37 (7.07%) Shell Script
11 24 (4.59%) PowerShell
12 23 (4.40%) PHP
13 17 (3.25%) C#
14 9 (1.72%) R
15 8 (1.53%) C++
15 8 (1.53%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.34%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.34%) XPath
17 6 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 128 (24.47%) Security Cleared
2 111 (21.22%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.44%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.87%) CISSP
5 12 (2.29%) Degree
6 10 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.72%) SANS
7 9 (1.72%) SSCP
8 8 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.34%) CCSP
9 7 (1.34%) CREST Certified
10 6 (1.15%) CISM
11 5 (0.96%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.57%) CCNA
12 3 (0.57%) CCSA
12 3 (0.57%) CISA
12 3 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.57%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.49%) QA
2 12 (2.29%) GPG13
3 3 (0.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.38%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.38%) GCP
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 218 (41.68%) Docker
2 23 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (3.25%) vCloud
4 15 (2.87%) Postfix
4 15 (2.87%) Squid
5 14 (2.68%) etcd
6 12 (2.29%) Apache Flume
7 11 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (1.91%) Active Directory
9 7 (1.34%) KVM
10 6 (1.15%) flannel
10 6 (1.15%) GlusterFS
10 6 (1.15%) HDFS
11 5 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.96%) Ceph
11 5 (0.96%) SkyDNS
12 4 (0.76%) Samba
12 4 (0.76%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.76%) Xen
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 254 (48.57%) logstash
2 238 (45.51%) Kibana
3 194 (37.09%) Puppet
4 186 (35.56%) Ansible
5 140 (26.77%) Terraform
6 127 (24.28%) Kubernetes
7 102 (19.50%) Grafana
8 81 (15.49%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (9.18%) ZABBIX
10 36 (6.88%) HAProxy
11 33 (6.31%) Graphite
12 28 (5.35%) Sysdig
13 27 (5.16%) Prometheus
13 27 (5.16%) Rancher
14 25 (4.78%) Salt
15 24 (4.59%) Nagios
16 22 (4.21%) Consul
16 22 (4.21%) Packer
17 19 (3.63%) Docker Swarm
18 16 (3.06%) Nessus
Vendors
1 112 (21.41%) Splunk
2 50 (9.56%) AppDynamics
3 48 (9.18%) VMware
4 41 (7.84%) Oracle
5 40 (7.65%) Red Hat
6 29 (5.54%) Google
7 24 (4.59%) New Relic
8 22 (4.21%) SaltStack
9 21 (4.02%) SAP
10 19 (3.63%) Cloudera
11 18 (3.44%) Sonatype
12 16 (3.06%) Qualys
13 14 (2.68%) AlienVault
13 14 (2.68%) Apple
13 14 (2.68%) Microsoft
14 13 (2.49%) Rackspace
14 13 (2.49%) WSO2
15 12 (2.29%) Intel
16 11 (2.10%) Atlassian
17 9 (1.72%) Black Duck