Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 456 429 399
Rank change year-on-year -27 -30 +46
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 157 193 528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.41% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 1.37% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 135 377
10th Percentile £425 £407 £400
25th Percentile £463 £450 £465
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £600 £675 £588
90th Percentile £650 £725 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%

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 13,444 14,137 28,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.39% 30.37% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,710 10,110 20,179
10th Percentile £340 £338 £338
25th Percentile £413 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 131 256
10th Percentile £23.36 £20.50 £18.50
25th Percentile £33.94 £31.88 £30.38
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £44.96
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.43% +7.04%
75th Percentile £57.50 £57.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.54 £69.50 £60.13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £44.34
% change year-on-year -3.02% +4.65% +6.84%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -37 84 £543 -5.15% 30
South West +53 16 £525 -12.50% 5
South East +43 8 £388 -13.89% 13
North of England +7 7 £450 -25.00% 9
Midlands +24 6 £450 - 5
North West +4 5 £440 +11.39% 5
West Midlands +6 4 £540 +20.00% 4
East of England +25 3 £600 +66.67% 1
East Midlands +18 2 £345 - 1
Yorkshire +9 2 £525 -4.55% 1
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 104 (66.24%) Docker
2 99 (63.06%) AWS
3 98 (62.42%) Python
4 89 (56.69%) DevOps
5 83 (52.87%) Kubernetes
6 80 (50.96%) Linux
7 71 (45.22%) Jenkins
8 63 (40.13%) Terraform
9 61 (38.85%) Security Cleared
10 57 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (35.03%) Azure
11 55 (35.03%) Bash Shell
11 55 (35.03%) Prometheus
12 54 (34.39%) Kibana
12 54 (34.39%) Git (software)
13 52 (33.12%) Ansible
14 48 (30.57%) Kafka
15 47 (29.94%) Microservices
16 46 (29.30%) Grafana
16 46 (29.30%) SC Cleared
17 45 (28.66%) Java
18 42 (26.75%) Finance
19 40 (25.48%) Infrastructure as Code
20 39 (24.84%) logstash
21 38 (24.20%) Splunk
22 33 (21.02%) Elasticsearch
22 33 (21.02%) Test Automation
23 31 (19.75%) PostgreSQL
23 31 (19.75%) Consul
23 31 (19.75%) Amazon EKS

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 33 (21.02%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (14.01%) Confluence
3 9 (5.73%) JBoss
4 8 (5.10%) Apache Spark
4 8 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.18%) Apache
5 5 (3.18%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.91%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.91%) IIS
8 2 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.27%) nginx
9 1 (0.64%) Drupal
9 1 (0.64%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) assyst
1 3 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 99 (63.06%) AWS
2 55 (35.03%) Azure
3 31 (19.75%) Amazon EKS
4 26 (16.56%) OpenShift
5 21 (13.38%) Amazon S3
6 17 (10.83%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (10.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (10.19%) AWS CodePipeline
8 14 (8.92%) Serverless
9 13 (8.28%) PaaS
10 11 (7.01%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (7.01%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (6.37%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (6.37%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (6.37%) CloudFront
12 9 (5.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (5.73%) GCP
13 8 (5.10%) SaaS
14 6 (3.82%) GitHub
14 6 (3.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) Internet
2 9 (5.73%) DNS
3 8 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.82%) HTTP
4 6 (3.82%) SMTP
5 4 (2.55%) DSL
6 3 (1.91%) SSL
7 2 (1.27%) Firewall
7 2 (1.27%) FTP
7 2 (1.27%) IMAP
8 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.64%) LAN
8 1 (0.64%) Network Security
8 1 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.64%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.75%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (12.74%) NoSQL
3 13 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.01%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.82%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (3.82%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.82%) Snowflake Schema
6 6 (3.82%) Star Schema
6 6 (3.82%) Tableau
7 4 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.27%) Big Data
9 2 (1.27%) Redis
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.64%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.64%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 71 (45.22%) Jenkins
2 54 (34.39%) Git (software)
3 28 (17.83%) JIRA
4 24 (15.29%) SonarQube
5 23 (14.65%) GitLab
6 19 (12.10%) Artifactory
7 12 (7.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (5.10%) Bitbucket
9 7 (4.46%) JUnit
9 7 (4.46%) Maven
9 7 (4.46%) Selenium
10 6 (3.82%) Bitbucket Server
10 6 (3.82%) CA Release Automation
10 6 (3.82%) Gatling
10 6 (3.82%) IntelliJ
10 6 (3.82%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.82%) PyCharm
10 6 (3.82%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 42 (26.75%) Finance
2 26 (16.56%) Public Sector
3 23 (14.65%) Marketing
3 23 (14.65%) Telecoms
4 22 (14.01%) Social Skills
5 21 (13.38%) Electronics
5 21 (13.38%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.73%) Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.27%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Front Office
8 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (41.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (29.94%) Developer
3 14 (8.92%) Senior DevOps
3 14 (8.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.28%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.01%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.37%) Python Developer
7 8 (5.10%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) AWS Developer
8 7 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Data Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.18%) Site Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.57%) Kafka
2 21 (13.38%) Web Services
3 20 (12.74%) REST
4 15 (9.55%) React
5 13 (8.28%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (7.64%) RESTful
7 11 (7.01%) JSON
7 11 (7.01%) Spring Boot
8 10 (6.37%) Node.js
9 9 (5.73%) Spring
10 7 (4.46%) HTML
11 6 (3.82%) CSS
11 6 (3.82%) NumPy
11 6 (3.82%) XML
12 5 (3.18%) .NET
12 5 (3.18%) scikit-learn
12 5 (3.18%) TensorFlow
13 4 (2.55%) Guice
13 4 (2.55%) HTML5
13 4 (2.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
1 7 (4.46%) Virtual Team
2 6 (3.82%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (3.82%) Private Cloud
2 6 (3.82%) Public Cloud
3 3 (1.91%) Cloud Native
3 3 (1.91%) PKI
4 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.64%) Derivative
5 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.64%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (50.96%) Linux
2 28 (17.83%) Windows
3 19 (12.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (8.28%) Unix
5 8 (5.10%) CentOS
6 6 (3.82%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.18%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (56.69%) DevOps
2 57 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (29.94%) Microservices
4 40 (25.48%) Infrastructure as Code
5 33 (21.02%) Test Automation
6 28 (17.83%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (17.20%) Visualisation
8 24 (15.29%) Software Engineering
9 23 (14.65%) Deployment Automation
9 23 (14.65%) Scrum
10 21 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (13.38%) Digital Marketing
10 21 (13.38%) Programme Management
11 19 (12.10%) SDLC
12 14 (8.92%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (8.92%) TDD
13 13 (8.28%) Configuration Management
13 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Automation
14 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
14 12 (7.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 98 (62.42%) Python
2 55 (35.03%) Bash Shell
3 45 (28.66%) Java
4 30 (19.11%) Perl
5 27 (17.20%) SQL
6 20 (12.74%) JavaScript
7 13 (8.28%) Ruby
8 12 (7.64%) PowerShell
9 11 (7.01%) Go
10 10 (6.37%) Java 8
11 8 (5.10%) C++
11 8 (5.10%) Kotlin
11 8 (5.10%) Scala
12 7 (4.46%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.82%) Groovy
13 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
14 5 (3.18%) R
15 4 (2.55%) C#
16 2 (1.27%) C
16 2 (1.27%) Rust
Qualifications
1 61 (38.85%) Security Cleared
2 46 (29.30%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.55%) Degree
4 11 (7.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (5.73%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.91%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 104 (66.24%) Docker
2 13 (8.28%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 83 (52.87%) Kubernetes
2 63 (40.13%) Terraform
3 55 (35.03%) Prometheus
4 54 (34.39%) Kibana
5 52 (33.12%) Ansible
6 46 (29.30%) Grafana
7 39 (24.84%) logstash
8 31 (19.75%) Consul
9 25 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (15.29%) Istio
11 21 (13.38%) Fluentd
11 21 (13.38%) Puppet
11 21 (13.38%) Rancher
12 12 (7.64%) Packer
13 7 (4.46%) Zipkin
14 6 (3.82%) HP Fortify
15 5 (3.18%) Nagios
16 3 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
17 2 (1.27%) Graphite
18 1 (0.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (24.20%) Splunk
2 28 (17.83%) AppDynamics
3 25 (15.92%) Google
4 21 (13.38%) SAP
5 19 (12.10%) Red Hat
6 14 (8.92%) Oracle
7 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
8 12 (7.64%) VMware
9 7 (4.46%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.55%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.91%) New Relic
12 2 (1.27%) Adobe
12 2 (1.27%) Cadence
12 2 (1.27%) IBM
12 2 (1.27%) Linedata
12 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.64%) Cisco
13 1 (0.64%) Confluent
13 1 (0.64%) Pega
13 1 (0.64%) WSO2