Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 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.

Elastic Stack (formerly ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana)
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 391 439 452
Rank change year-on-year +48 +13 +172
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 509 484 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 1.58% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 350 259
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £400 £399 £360
90th Percentile £625 £688 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 13
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.00

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 27,539 30,581 26,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.08% 33.20% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,441 21,712 18,649
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 315 333
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £18.50 £17.10 £18.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £58.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.36% +6.58%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 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
London +19 305 £525 -4.55% 4
North of England +53 100 £500 +29.03% 3
North West +62 62 £483 +11.56% 1
Midlands +46 49 £465 -15.45% 3
South East +8 38 £525 +13.51% 5
West Midlands +27 35 £505 -8.18% 1
Yorkshire +22 26 £500 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +27 14 £400 -13.51% 2
North East 0 12 £475 +37.68%
South West -27 9 £588 +18.69% 3
East of England -4 8 £538 -2.27% 4
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 335 (65.82%) DevOps
2 302 (59.33%) Linux
3 276 (54.22%) Amazon AWS
4 275 (54.03%) Docker
5 267 (52.46%) Jenkins
6 243 (47.74%) Python
7 231 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
8 216 (42.44%) Ansible
9 176 (34.58%) Kubernetes
10 170 (33.40%) Terraform
10 170 (33.40%) Java
10 170 (33.40%) Git (software)
11 148 (29.08%) Puppet
12 141 (27.70%) Elasticsearch
13 139 (27.31%) JIRA
14 128 (25.15%) Splunk
15 126 (24.75%) Bash Shell
16 124 (24.36%) Kibana
17 121 (23.77%) Security Cleared
18 115 (22.59%) Open Source
18 115 (22.59%) MongoDB
18 115 (22.59%) Configuration Management
18 115 (22.59%) Microservices
19 109 (21.41%) SC Cleared
20 108 (21.22%) Test Automation
21 106 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
22 102 (20.04%) Confluence
22 102 (20.04%) Continuous Integration
23 100 (19.65%) logstash
24 97 (19.06%) 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
1 141 (27.70%) Elasticsearch
2 102 (20.04%) Confluence
3 31 (6.09%) Apache Spark
4 28 (5.50%) nginx
5 17 (3.34%) Apache
6 9 (1.77%) JBoss
6 9 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.79%) IIS
10 3 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.59%) Gunicorn
10 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.59%) SAS
11 2 (0.39%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.39%) Appian
11 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.39%) WildFly
12 1 (0.20%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 13 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.36%) assyst
2 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 276 (54.22%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (16.70%) GitHub
4 55 (10.81%) SaaS
5 53 (10.41%) Amazon S3
6 42 (8.25%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (7.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (7.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (6.29%) Route 53
8 32 (6.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (6.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 31 (6.09%) Serverless
10 25 (4.91%) Amazon ELB
11 23 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (4.13%) Datadog
13 14 (2.75%) Quay.io
14 13 (2.55%) OpenShift
15 12 (2.36%) Amazon Kinesis
16 10 (1.96%) PaaS
17 9 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.86%) VPN
2 37 (7.27%) Firewall
2 37 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 31 (6.09%) WAN
4 28 (5.50%) LAN
5 27 (5.30%) HTTP
5 27 (5.30%) VoIP
6 13 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (2.16%) DNS
8 9 (1.77%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.57%) VLAN
10 5 (0.98%) SNMP
11 3 (0.59%) FTP
11 3 (0.59%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.59%) Internet
11 3 (0.59%) SMTP
12 2 (0.39%) IPsec
12 2 (0.39%) IPv4
12 2 (0.39%) SSL
12 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (22.59%) MongoDB
2 95 (18.66%) NoSQL
3 82 (16.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 54 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (9.63%) MySQL
6 47 (9.23%) Big Data
7 29 (5.70%) Hadoop
8 25 (4.91%) SQL Server
9 23 (4.52%) Redis
10 13 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (2.55%) HBase
11 12 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (2.36%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.96%) Apache Ignite
13 9 (1.77%) Amazon Athena
13 9 (1.77%) InfluxDB
14 8 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 267 (52.46%) Jenkins
2 170 (33.40%) Git (software)
3 139 (27.31%) JIRA
4 93 (18.27%) GitLab
5 60 (11.79%) SonarQube
6 59 (11.59%) Bitbucket
7 57 (11.20%) Artifactory
8 40 (7.86%) Pylint
8 40 (7.86%) Sourcetree
9 39 (7.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 38 (7.47%) Maven
11 37 (7.27%) TeamCity
12 28 (5.50%) Selenium
13 27 (5.30%) Cucumber
14 18 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (3.34%) JUnit
16 14 (2.75%) IntelliJ
16 14 (2.75%) JMeter
17 13 (2.55%) Mockito
17 13 (2.55%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (11.20%) Finance
2 55 (10.81%) Banking
3 28 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.91%) Marketing
5 18 (3.54%) Electronics
5 18 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.16%) Law
7 10 (1.96%) Retail
8 8 (1.57%) Legal
8 8 (1.57%) Publishing
9 4 (0.79%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 253 (49.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 97 (19.06%) Developer
3 69 (13.56%) AWS DevOps
4 64 (12.57%) AWS Engineer
5 61 (11.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 45 (8.84%) Python Developer
7 32 (6.29%) Senior DevOps
7 32 (6.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 24 (4.72%) Data Engineer
9 23 (4.52%) Analyst
10 21 (4.13%) Big Data Engineer
10 21 (4.13%) Platform Engineer
11 20 (3.93%) Java Developer
12 19 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
12 19 (3.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (3.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Architect
15 14 (2.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (19.06%) Kafka
2 96 (18.86%) Web Services
3 67 (13.16%) RESTful
4 46 (9.04%) React
5 45 (8.84%) Redux
6 43 (8.45%) pytest
7 40 (7.86%) Pandas
8 35 (6.88%) Node.js
8 35 (6.88%) REST
8 35 (6.88%) Spring
9 29 (5.70%) Spring Boot
10 28 (5.50%) AngularJS
11 23 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (3.93%) .NET
13 17 (3.34%) Sensu
14 16 (3.14%) HTML
15 13 (2.55%) Swagger
16 11 (2.16%) CSS
16 11 (2.16%) JSON
16 11 (2.16%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.11%) Cyberattack
2 22 (4.32%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.54%) Device Driver
4 17 (3.34%) Fintech
5 15 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.96%) User Experience
7 9 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.79%) NHS
11 4 (0.79%) Wiki
12 3 (0.59%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.59%) PKI
12 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.39%) Clustering
13 2 (0.39%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 302 (59.33%) Linux
2 83 (16.31%) Windows
3 66 (12.97%) CentOS
4 62 (12.18%) Unix
5 57 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (4.52%) Ubuntu
7 19 (3.73%) CoreOS
8 16 (3.14%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.96%) Android
10 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.98%) Mesosphere
13 3 (0.59%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.39%) HPUX
15 1 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (65.82%) DevOps
2 231 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (22.59%) Configuration Management
3 115 (22.59%) Microservices
3 115 (22.59%) Open Source
4 108 (21.22%) Test Automation
5 102 (20.04%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (15.32%) TDD
7 74 (14.54%) BDD
8 60 (11.79%) Scrum
9 56 (11.00%) Infrastructure as Code
10 51 (10.02%) Deployment Automation
11 50 (9.82%) SDLC
12 47 (9.23%) Machine Learning
12 47 (9.23%) Task Automation
13 45 (8.84%) Web Development
14 41 (8.06%) Kanban
15 36 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (6.48%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 243 (47.74%) Python
2 170 (33.40%) Java
3 126 (24.75%) Bash Shell
4 96 (18.86%) SQL
5 85 (16.70%) JavaScript
6 70 (13.75%) Ruby
7 54 (10.61%) Go
8 36 (7.07%) Perl
9 24 (4.72%) PowerShell
10 23 (4.52%) Java 8
11 17 (3.34%) Scala
12 15 (2.95%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.16%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.57%) C#
15 7 (1.38%) Groovy
16 6 (1.18%) PHP
17 5 (0.98%) AWK
17 5 (0.98%) ES6
18 4 (0.79%) C++
18 4 (0.79%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 121 (23.77%) Security Cleared
2 109 (21.41%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.75%) Degree
4 13 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.18%) CISSP
6 6 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.18%) SSCP
7 5 (0.98%) SANS
8 4 (0.79%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.79%) ISEB
8 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.59%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.59%) CCDA
9 3 (0.59%) CCDP
9 3 (0.59%) CCIE
9 3 (0.59%) CCNA
9 3 (0.59%) CCNP
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.93%) QA
2 7 (1.38%) GDPR
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) PMO
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 275 (54.03%) Docker
2 23 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.54%) etcd
4 17 (3.34%) flannel
4 17 (3.34%) SkyDNS
5 15 (2.95%) Ceph
6 14 (2.75%) GlusterFS
7 12 (2.36%) Apache Flume
8 11 (2.16%) HDFS
9 10 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.77%) Hyper-V
11 8 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.98%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.59%) NFS
15 2 (0.39%) KVM
15 2 (0.39%) LXC
16 1 (0.20%) iptables
16 1 (0.20%) Varnish
16 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 216 (42.44%) Ansible
2 176 (34.58%) Kubernetes
3 170 (33.40%) Terraform
4 148 (29.08%) Puppet
5 124 (24.36%) Kibana
6 100 (19.65%) logstash
7 80 (15.72%) Grafana
8 78 (15.32%) Prometheus
9 68 (13.36%) Opscode Chef
10 65 (12.77%) Nagios
11 55 (10.81%) Packer
12 35 (6.88%) ZABBIX
13 30 (5.89%) Sysdig
14 28 (5.50%) HAProxy
15 27 (5.30%) Graphite
15 27 (5.30%) Icinga
16 26 (5.11%) Docker Swarm
17 22 (4.32%) rkt
18 20 (3.93%) Opsview
19 17 (3.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 128 (25.15%) Splunk
2 53 (10.41%) Red Hat
3 50 (9.82%) Google
4 33 (6.48%) New Relic
5 29 (5.70%) Apple
6 26 (5.11%) AlienVault
7 24 (4.72%) McAfee
8 22 (4.32%) IBM
9 21 (4.13%) Atlassian
9 21 (4.13%) Oracle
10 19 (3.73%) Microsoft
10 19 (3.73%) SAP
11 16 (3.14%) SaltStack
12 15 (2.95%) Black Duck
13 14 (2.75%) Citrix
13 14 (2.75%) PagerDuty
14 13 (2.55%) Hortonworks
14 13 (2.55%) VMware
15 12 (2.36%) AppDynamics
16 10 (1.96%) MuleSoft