Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 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.

Elastic Stack (formerly ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 429 458
Rank change year-on-year +36 +29 +355
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 589 498 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.76% 1.62% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 344 276
England median daily rate £525 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% +8.38%
10th Percentile £386 £413 £366
90th Percentile £652 £660 £598
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £489
% change year-on-year -4.55% +12.53% +11.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
England median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -25.53% -
10th Percentile £36.13 £35.00 £41.49
90th Percentile £47.38 £35.00 £47.96
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +17.86% -25.53% -

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 33,451 30,757 29,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.10% 32.57% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,896 21,930 20,767
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 353 335
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.03 £18.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.68 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 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
London -3 321 £550 -1.79% 52
North of England +29 114 £500 +13.64% 12
Midlands +16 60 £400 -11.11% 12
North West +14 58 £500 +15.61% 6
South East +9 57 £475 -5.00% 20
East Midlands +36 33 £400 -11.11% 8
North East +23 33 £500 -4.76% 2
East of England +17 27 £490 -8.41% 7
West Midlands -11 27 £500 +11.00% 4
Yorkshire -17 27 £500 +11.11% 4
South West -32 14 £470 +7.43% 4
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 423 (71.82%) DevOps
2 367 (62.31%) Linux
3 338 (57.39%) Amazon AWS
4 314 (53.31%) Docker
5 302 (51.27%) Python
6 287 (48.73%) Ansible
7 269 (45.67%) Jenkins
8 263 (44.65%) Java
9 261 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
10 220 (37.35%) Terraform
11 215 (36.50%) Puppet
12 203 (34.47%) Elasticsearch
13 201 (34.13%) Git (software)
14 198 (33.62%) Kibana
15 182 (30.90%) Kubernetes
16 178 (30.22%) logstash
17 175 (29.71%) Continuous Integration
18 160 (27.16%) Configuration Management
19 140 (23.77%) MySQL
19 140 (23.77%) Test Automation
20 138 (23.43%) Microservices
21 126 (21.39%) Bash Shell
22 120 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
23 119 (20.20%) SQL
24 118 (20.03%) Open Source
25 113 (19.19%) JavaScript
26 111 (18.85%) Splunk
27 109 (18.51%) JIRA
28 104 (17.66%) MongoDB
28 104 (17.66%) Ruby

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
1 203 (34.47%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (12.90%) Confluence
3 52 (8.83%) Apache
3 52 (8.83%) nginx
4 42 (7.13%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.40%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.89%) Mule
7 16 (2.72%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.55%) Apache Solr
9 14 (2.38%) Gunicorn
9 14 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (1.87%) Jupyter
10 11 (1.87%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.87%) WildFly
11 10 (1.70%) JBoss
12 9 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (1.36%) WebLogic
14 7 (1.19%) IIS
15 4 (0.68%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) HipChat
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 338 (57.39%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (11.54%) GitHub
4 67 (11.38%) Amazon EC2
5 66 (11.21%) Amazon S3
6 54 (9.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 52 (8.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 48 (8.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 46 (7.81%) Amazon ELB
9 46 (7.81%) Datadog
10 44 (7.47%) Route 53
11 42 (7.13%) SaaS
12 41 (6.96%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (4.75%) PaaS
14 22 (3.74%) Serverless
15 21 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (3.23%) Quay.io
17 18 (3.06%) IaaS
18 16 (2.72%) Apigee
19 12 (2.04%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.51%) HTTP
2 42 (7.13%) Firewall
3 36 (6.11%) DNS
4 31 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.41%) VPN
6 19 (3.23%) VLAN
7 18 (3.06%) SSL
8 16 (2.72%) SSH
9 12 (2.04%) OpenVPN
10 11 (1.87%) DAB
10 11 (1.87%) LAN
10 11 (1.87%) WAN
11 9 (1.53%) OpenLDAP
12 8 (1.36%) HTTPS
13 6 (1.02%) SMTP
13 6 (1.02%) VoIP
14 4 (0.68%) ICMP
14 4 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 3 (0.51%) Internet
15 3 (0.51%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (23.77%) MySQL
2 104 (17.66%) MongoDB
3 87 (14.77%) PostgreSQL
4 70 (11.88%) NoSQL
5 66 (11.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 63 (10.70%) Hadoop
7 61 (10.36%) Big Data
8 48 (8.15%) Redis
9 43 (7.30%) SQL Server
10 36 (6.11%) Relational Database
11 24 (4.07%) HBase
12 20 (3.40%) Apache Hive
13 18 (3.06%) RDBMS
14 16 (2.72%) InfluxDB
15 15 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (2.55%) Oracle Database
16 10 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (1.53%) Pentaho
17 9 (1.53%) Presto
18 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 269 (45.67%) Jenkins
2 201 (34.13%) Git (software)
3 109 (18.51%) JIRA
4 96 (16.30%) Maven
5 72 (12.22%) GitLab
6 68 (11.54%) Selenium
7 51 (8.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 48 (8.15%) Artifactory
9 41 (6.96%) Bitbucket
10 39 (6.62%) SonarQube
11 38 (6.45%) JUnit
12 35 (5.94%) JMeter
13 33 (5.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (5.26%) Gatling
15 30 (5.09%) SoapUI
16 28 (4.75%) Eclipse
17 27 (4.58%) Gradle
18 25 (4.24%) NeoLoad
19 24 (4.07%) Vagrant
20 23 (3.90%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (8.83%) Finance
2 36 (6.11%) Retail
3 29 (4.92%) Banking
4 16 (2.72%) Marketing
5 15 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.21%) Publishing
7 11 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.70%) Electronics
9 7 (1.19%) Law
10 6 (1.02%) Advertising
11 5 (0.85%) Legal
12 4 (0.68%) Games
13 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 277 (47.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (16.98%) Developer
3 73 (12.39%) AWS Engineer
4 68 (11.54%) AWS DevOps
5 66 (11.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 55 (9.34%) Java Developer
7 34 (5.77%) Architect
7 34 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
8 33 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 31 (5.26%) Data Engineer
10 24 (4.07%) Big Data Engineer
11 23 (3.90%) Java Engineer
11 23 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
12 21 (3.57%) Administrator
13 20 (3.40%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.23%) Python Developer
14 19 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
15 18 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
16 17 (2.89%) Platform Engineer
16 17 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.75%) Kafka
2 76 (12.90%) Web Services
3 75 (12.73%) Spring
4 64 (10.87%) Spring Boot
5 58 (9.85%) RESTful
6 56 (9.51%) Node.js
6 56 (9.51%) REST
7 52 (8.83%) CSS
8 50 (8.49%) HTML
9 39 (6.62%) Sensu
10 35 (5.94%) JSON
11 34 (5.77%) AngularJS
11 34 (5.77%) Hibernate
11 34 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
12 31 (5.26%) XML
13 30 (5.09%) React
14 27 (4.58%) pytest
15 23 (3.90%) ActiveMQ
15 23 (3.90%) Memcached
16 22 (3.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 21 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
2 21 (3.57%) User Experience
3 20 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.04%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.70%) Fintech
9 8 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.19%) Clustering
10 7 (1.19%) Cyberattack
10 7 (1.19%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.19%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.19%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.02%) NHS
11 6 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 367 (62.31%) Linux
2 101 (17.15%) CentOS
3 78 (13.24%) Windows
4 68 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 68 (11.54%) Unix
5 35 (5.94%) Ubuntu
6 27 (4.58%) CoreOS
7 20 (3.40%) Windows Server
8 13 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.53%) DC/OS
9 9 (1.53%) Solaris
10 7 (1.19%) Android
10 7 (1.19%) Mesosphere
11 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.51%) AIX
12 3 (0.51%) HPUX
13 2 (0.34%) Debian
14 1 (0.17%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (71.82%) DevOps
2 261 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (29.71%) Continuous Integration
4 160 (27.16%) Configuration Management
5 140 (23.77%) Test Automation
6 138 (23.43%) Microservices
7 118 (20.03%) Open Source
8 95 (16.13%) Scrum
8 95 (16.13%) TDD
9 88 (14.94%) BDD
10 75 (12.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 66 (11.21%) Deployment Automation
12 54 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
13 50 (8.49%) Kanban
14 46 (7.81%) SDLC
15 40 (6.79%) Load Balancing
16 36 (6.11%) Continuous Deployment
16 36 (6.11%) Software Engineering
17 34 (5.77%) Analytics
18 32 (5.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 302 (51.27%) Python
2 263 (44.65%) Java
3 126 (21.39%) Bash Shell
4 119 (20.20%) SQL
5 113 (19.19%) JavaScript
6 104 (17.66%) Ruby
7 65 (11.04%) Go
8 57 (9.68%) Perl
9 49 (8.32%) PHP
10 37 (6.28%) Java 8
11 32 (5.43%) PowerShell
12 29 (4.92%) Scala
13 26 (4.41%) Shell Script
14 24 (4.07%) PL/SQL
15 23 (3.90%) Groovy
16 14 (2.38%) ES6
17 8 (1.36%) C
17 8 (1.36%) C++
18 4 (0.68%) AWK
18 4 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 101 (17.15%) Security Cleared
2 85 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.06%) Degree
4 9 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.51%) SANS
7 2 (0.34%) CISSP
7 2 (0.34%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.34%) PhD
7 2 (0.34%) SSCP
8 1 (0.17%) CCNP
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.17%) GIAC
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.96%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) GDPR
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 314 (53.31%) Docker
2 31 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.09%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (4.07%) etcd
4 24 (4.07%) flannel
5 21 (3.57%) Ceph
5 21 (3.57%) SkyDNS
6 20 (3.40%) GlusterFS
7 15 (2.55%) Hyper-V
7 15 (2.55%) VirtualBox
8 10 (1.70%) Xen
9 9 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (1.53%) Postfix
9 9 (1.53%) Squid
9 9 (1.53%) vCloud
10 6 (1.02%) KVM
10 6 (1.02%) NFS
11 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
11 4 (0.68%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 287 (48.73%) Ansible
2 220 (37.35%) Terraform
3 215 (36.50%) Puppet
4 198 (33.62%) Kibana
5 182 (30.90%) Kubernetes
6 178 (30.22%) logstash
7 101 (17.15%) Grafana
8 96 (16.30%) Nagios
9 95 (16.13%) Prometheus
10 92 (15.62%) Opscode Chef
11 70 (11.88%) Docker Swarm
12 66 (11.21%) Packer
13 57 (9.68%) ZABBIX
14 53 (9.00%) Graphite
15 46 (7.81%) HAProxy
16 38 (6.45%) Rancher
17 33 (5.60%) Sysdig
18 27 (4.58%) Consul
18 27 (4.58%) rkt
19 25 (4.24%) Icinga
Vendors
1 111 (18.85%) Splunk
2 68 (11.54%) New Relic
3 66 (11.21%) Google
4 56 (9.51%) Oracle
5 49 (8.32%) VMware
6 36 (6.11%) Red Hat
7 24 (4.07%) Microsoft
8 23 (3.90%) Black Duck
9 20 (3.40%) IBM
10 19 (3.23%) AppDynamics
11 16 (2.72%) Riverbed
11 16 (2.72%) SaltStack
12 13 (2.21%) Hortonworks
13 12 (2.04%) SAP
14 10 (1.70%) Apple
14 10 (1.70%) hybris
14 10 (1.70%) PagerDuty
15 9 (1.53%) Adobe
15 9 (1.53%) Sonatype
16 8 (1.36%) Citrix