Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 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 & Kibana)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 384 460 379
Rank change year-on-year +76 -81 +73
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 176 251 595
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.41% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 1.34% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 175 434
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £358 £410 £377
90th Percentile £650 £705 £636
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50

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 11,775 18,764 30,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.81% 30.38% 34.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,374 13,382 22,039
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £325 £331 £330
90th Percentile £675 £656 £644
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 166 235
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.95 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.15% +7.93% +8.75%
10th Percentile £22.80 £18.13 £18.20
90th Percentile £62.03 £78.75 £60.48
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.70 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +9.88% +6.25%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Elastic Stack in England.

Daily rate trend for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Elastic Stack in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Elastic Stack in England

Elastic Stack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Elastic Stack in England.

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 25 February 2021. 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 +12 92 £500 -9.09% 35
South West +97 20 £525 - 6
South East +105 16 £450 - 15
East of England +49 10 £665 +70.51% 2
Midlands +52 5 £350 -22.22% 5
North West +33 4 £440 +6.67% 6
North of England +29 4 £440 -2.22% 6
East Midlands +31 3 £350 - 1
West Midlands +33 2 £450 - 4
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Elastic Stack 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 across the England region with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 117 (66.48%) Python
2 111 (63.07%) Docker
3 108 (61.36%) Kubernetes
4 102 (57.95%) AWS
5 92 (52.27%) Linux
5 92 (52.27%) DevOps
6 79 (44.89%) Jenkins
7 72 (40.91%) Terraform
8 71 (40.34%) Ansible
9 70 (39.77%) Git (software)
10 63 (35.80%) Kafka
11 62 (35.23%) Microservices
12 61 (34.66%) Kibana
13 56 (31.82%) Azure
14 55 (31.25%) Bash Shell
14 55 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (30.11%) Elasticsearch
15 53 (30.11%) Prometheus
16 49 (27.84%) Splunk
17 47 (26.70%) Security Cleared
17 47 (26.70%) Finance
18 45 (25.57%) Infrastructure as Code
19 43 (24.43%) logstash
20 42 (23.86%) Grafana
20 42 (23.86%) Perl
21 41 (23.30%) Java
22 40 (22.73%) AppDynamics
22 40 (22.73%) GitLab
23 37 (21.02%) Amazon EKS
24 36 (20.45%) Windows

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 53 (30.11%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (7.39%) Confluence
3 11 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 9 (5.11%) JBoss
5 8 (4.55%) Apache
6 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.84%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.70%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.70%) IIS
8 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.57%) Drupal
10 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.57%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.14%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 102 (57.95%) AWS
2 56 (31.82%) Azure
3 37 (21.02%) Amazon EKS
4 22 (12.50%) Amazon S3
5 19 (10.80%) OpenShift
6 18 (10.23%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (9.09%) AWS CodePipeline
8 15 (8.52%) Serverless
9 14 (7.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (7.39%) PaaS
10 13 (7.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (6.82%) GCP
12 11 (6.25%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (6.25%) GitHub
13 10 (5.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (5.11%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (5.11%) CloudFront
15 8 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.23%) Firewall
2 15 (8.52%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.95%) SNMP
4 11 (6.25%) Internet
5 10 (5.68%) DNS
6 8 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (4.55%) VLAN
7 6 (3.41%) HTTP
7 6 (3.41%) SMTP
8 5 (2.84%) BGP
8 5 (2.84%) MPLS
9 4 (2.27%) SSL
10 2 (1.14%) DSL
10 2 (1.14%) FTP
10 2 (1.14%) IMAP
10 2 (1.14%) Network Security
10 2 (1.14%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.14%) VPN
11 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 29 (16.48%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.95%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.11%) Neo4j
4 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.98%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (3.98%) Tableau
6 6 (3.41%) Big Data
6 6 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.41%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.41%) Snowflake Schema
6 6 (3.41%) Star Schema
7 4 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.70%) ArangoDB
8 3 (1.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (44.89%) Jenkins
2 70 (39.77%) Git (software)
3 40 (22.73%) GitLab
4 31 (17.61%) JIRA
5 30 (17.05%) Artifactory
6 18 (10.23%) SonarQube
7 11 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (5.11%) Selenium
9 8 (4.55%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.41%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.41%) Bitbucket Server
10 6 (3.41%) CA Release Automation
10 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.41%) Subversion
11 5 (2.84%) Gatling
11 5 (2.84%) JUnit
11 5 (2.84%) PyCharm
11 5 (2.84%) Snyk
11 5 (2.84%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 47 (26.70%) Finance
2 29 (16.48%) Public Sector
3 26 (14.77%) Marketing
3 26 (14.77%) Telecoms
4 24 (13.64%) Electronics
4 24 (13.64%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.11%) Banking
6 3 (1.70%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) German Language
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (36.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (23.30%) Developer
3 24 (13.64%) Senior DevOps
4 20 (11.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Python Developer
6 11 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.68%) Data Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Consultant
9 8 (4.55%) Java Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (3.41%) AWS Developer
11 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.41%) PL/SQL Developer
11 6 (3.41%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.84%) Data Scientist
12 5 (2.84%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.84%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (35.80%) Kafka
2 25 (14.20%) Web Services
3 24 (13.64%) REST
4 21 (11.93%) RESTful
5 17 (9.66%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (7.39%) Spring Boot
7 11 (6.25%) React
8 10 (5.68%) .NET
8 10 (5.68%) JSON
9 9 (5.11%) Node.js
10 8 (4.55%) gRPC
10 8 (4.55%) HTML
10 8 (4.55%) Swagger
11 7 (3.98%) CSS
11 7 (3.98%) scikit-learn
11 7 (3.98%) Spring
11 7 (3.98%) TensorFlow
11 7 (3.98%) XML
12 6 (3.41%) Guice
12 6 (3.41%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.11%) Virtual Team
2 6 (3.41%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (3.41%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.84%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.14%) Replication
5 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.14%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.57%) CMDB
6 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 92 (52.27%) Linux
2 36 (20.45%) Windows
3 31 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (7.95%) CentOS
5 13 (7.39%) Windows Server
6 10 (5.68%) Unix
6 10 (5.68%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.57%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (52.27%) DevOps
2 62 (35.23%) Microservices
3 55 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (25.57%) Infrastructure as Code
5 33 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 30 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (17.05%) Visualisation
7 25 (14.20%) Software Engineering
8 24 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
8 24 (13.64%) Programme Management
9 22 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 19 (10.80%) Deployment Automation
10 19 (10.80%) SDLC
11 17 (9.66%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (9.66%) Scrum
12 14 (7.95%) TDD
13 13 (7.39%) Continuous Deployment
14 12 (6.82%) ETL
15 11 (6.25%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 117 (66.48%) Python
2 55 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 42 (23.86%) Perl
4 41 (23.30%) Java
5 35 (19.89%) SQL
6 27 (15.34%) PowerShell
7 22 (12.50%) Go
8 20 (11.36%) JavaScript
9 17 (9.66%) C#
10 14 (7.95%) PL/SQL
11 13 (7.39%) Ruby
12 12 (6.82%) PHP
13 10 (5.68%) Java 8
13 10 (5.68%) Scala
14 8 (4.55%) Kotlin
15 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
16 5 (2.84%) R
17 4 (2.27%) C++
18 3 (1.70%) Groovy
19 2 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (26.70%) Security Cleared
2 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.39%) Degree
4 9 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.27%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.70%) CCNA
7 3 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.70%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) NIST
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 111 (63.07%) Docker
2 17 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.55%) vSphere
5 4 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.57%) GPFS
7 1 (0.57%) iptables
7 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 108 (61.36%) Kubernetes
2 72 (40.91%) Terraform
3 71 (40.34%) Ansible
4 61 (34.66%) Kibana
5 53 (30.11%) Prometheus
6 43 (24.43%) logstash
7 42 (23.86%) Grafana
8 34 (19.32%) Consul
9 32 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (18.18%) Puppet
10 24 (13.64%) Istio
10 24 (13.64%) Rancher
11 23 (13.07%) Fluentd
12 13 (7.39%) Packer
13 8 (4.55%) Netcool
13 8 (4.55%) ZABBIX
13 8 (4.55%) Zipkin
14 5 (2.84%) HP Fortify
15 3 (1.70%) Nagios
15 3 (1.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (27.84%) Splunk
2 40 (22.73%) AppDynamics
3 24 (13.64%) SAP
4 21 (11.93%) VMware
5 20 (11.36%) Google
5 20 (11.36%) Red Hat
6 14 (7.95%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.82%) Atlassian
8 10 (5.68%) Oracle
9 8 (4.55%) Dell
9 8 (4.55%) EMC
9 8 (4.55%) SevOne
10 7 (3.98%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.84%) Cisco
12 4 (2.27%) Hortonworks
12 4 (2.27%) Rackspace
13 3 (1.70%) F5
13 3 (1.70%) ServiceNow
14 2 (1.14%) Adobe
14 2 (1.14%) IBM