Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 390 428 431
Rank change year-on-year +38 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 169 461 519
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 1.65% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 303 385
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £400
90th Percentile £705 £623 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 -
% change year-on-year +53.85% - -

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 11,561 27,902 32,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.20% 32.64% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,905 19,727 23,089
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £345 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £470
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 278 353
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £23.65 £18.50 £15.05
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.23 £59.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.88
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.47% +2.15%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +63 116 £550 +4.76% 17
North of England +46 30 £575 +27.78% 8
North West +33 14 £408 -9.44% 5
South East +120 11 £520 +4.00% 6
North East +41 10 £950 +102.13%
Yorkshire +65 6 £575 +27.78% 3
Midlands +55 4 £484 +4.09% 2
South West +70 3 £600 -11.11% 4
West Midlands +39 3 £484 +0.83% 1
East of England +60 1 £350 -14.63% 4
East Midlands +42 1 - - 1
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 102 (60.36%) Python
2 88 (52.07%) AWS
3 86 (50.89%) Kubernetes
4 76 (44.97%) Jenkins
5 74 (43.79%) DevOps
6 71 (42.01%) Terraform
6 71 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (40.83%) Docker
7 69 (40.83%) Elasticsearch
8 67 (39.64%) Java
9 64 (37.87%) Security Cleared
10 60 (35.50%) Ansible
11 59 (34.91%) logstash
11 59 (34.91%) SC Cleared
11 59 (34.91%) Git (software)
12 57 (33.73%) Linux
13 56 (33.14%) Kibana
14 47 (27.81%) Finance
15 40 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (23.08%) SQL
17 37 (21.89%) MongoDB
17 37 (21.89%) Microservices
18 35 (20.71%) Bash Shell
19 30 (17.75%) Web Services
19 30 (17.75%) Prometheus
19 30 (17.75%) Infrastructure as Code
20 29 (17.16%) GitLab
20 29 (17.16%) Node.js
20 29 (17.16%) JIRA
21 28 (16.57%) React

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 69 (40.83%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.88%) Confluence
3 11 (6.51%) Apache Spark
4 10 (5.92%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.33%) nginx
6 7 (4.14%) Apache
7 5 (2.96%) Tornado
8 2 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.59%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.59%) SAS
9 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 88 (52.07%) AWS
2 26 (15.38%) GitHub
3 22 (13.02%) GCP
4 21 (12.43%) Azure
4 21 (12.43%) Route 53
5 20 (11.83%) OpenShift
6 18 (10.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 17 (10.06%) Amazon S3
8 16 (9.47%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (9.47%) Serverless
9 14 (8.28%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (8.28%) Amazon EKS
10 12 (7.10%) PaaS
10 12 (7.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (6.51%) CloudFront
12 10 (5.92%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (5.92%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (2.37%) SaaS
15 2 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) Firewall
2 11 (6.51%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.92%) HTTP
4 9 (5.33%) Kerberos
5 8 (4.73%) DNS
5 8 (4.73%) SSL
6 7 (4.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (4.14%) SNMP
6 7 (4.14%) VLAN
7 5 (2.96%) Network Security
8 4 (2.37%) VPN
9 2 (1.18%) BGP
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.59%) ICMP
10 1 (0.59%) Internet
10 1 (0.59%) LAN
10 1 (0.59%) SSH
10 1 (0.59%) WAN
10 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.89%) MongoDB
2 27 (15.98%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (11.83%) NoSQL
4 18 (10.65%) Big Data
5 17 (10.06%) Redis
6 15 (8.88%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (7.10%) Hadoop
8 11 (6.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (6.51%) MySQL
9 9 (5.33%) Apache Hive
10 8 (4.73%) HBase
11 6 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (3.55%) Flink
12 4 (2.37%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (2.37%) JanusGraph
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 76 (44.97%) Jenkins
2 59 (34.91%) Git (software)
3 29 (17.16%) GitLab
3 29 (17.16%) JIRA
4 12 (7.10%) Artifactory
4 12 (7.10%) CircleCI
5 11 (6.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (6.51%) Travis CI
6 10 (5.92%) GoCD
7 8 (4.73%) Bitbucket
7 8 (4.73%) CA Gen
8 5 (2.96%) AppScan
8 5 (2.96%) Hudson
8 5 (2.96%) ProC
9 4 (2.37%) Pylint
9 4 (2.37%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.37%) Sourcetree
9 4 (2.37%) Subversion
10 3 (1.78%) JMeter
10 3 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 47 (27.81%) Finance
2 23 (13.61%) Banking
2 23 (13.61%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.73%) Law
3 8 (4.73%) Marketing
4 7 (4.14%) Electronics
4 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.18%) Police
7 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (33.14%) Developer
2 55 (32.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (13.61%) Senior DevOps
3 23 (13.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 17 (10.06%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (7.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) Data Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.92%) Platform Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Big Data Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (5.33%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.73%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.14%) Python Developer
11 7 (4.14%) Security Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Architect
12 6 (3.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.75%) Web Services
2 29 (17.16%) Node.js
3 28 (16.57%) React
4 27 (15.98%) AngularJS
4 27 (15.98%) REST
5 24 (14.20%) RESTful
6 20 (11.83%) Pandas
7 18 (10.65%) Kafka
8 15 (8.88%) scikit-learn
9 14 (8.28%) Spring
10 13 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (7.10%) HTML
12 11 (6.51%) Flask
12 11 (6.51%) J2EE
13 10 (5.92%) HTML5
14 9 (5.33%) CSS
15 8 (4.73%) LDAP
16 7 (4.14%) OAuth
16 7 (4.14%) SAML
16 7 (4.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.33%) Cloud Native
3 7 (4.14%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.78%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.78%) PKI
5 3 (1.78%) User Experience
6 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Blog
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.59%) DataPower
7 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.73%) Linux
2 22 (13.02%) Unix
3 19 (11.24%) Windows
4 15 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.92%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.33%) CentOS
7 7 (4.14%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) AIX
9 1 (0.59%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.59%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.79%) DevOps
2 71 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (21.89%) Microservices
5 30 (17.75%) Infrastructure as Code
6 26 (15.38%) Open Source
7 25 (14.79%) Visualisation
8 24 (14.20%) Configuration Management
9 21 (12.43%) Data Science
10 17 (10.06%) Software Engineering
11 16 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (9.47%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (8.88%) TDD
13 14 (8.28%) Data Analysis
13 14 (8.28%) User Stories
14 13 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (7.10%) Data Modelling
15 12 (7.10%) Machine Learning
15 12 (7.10%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 102 (60.36%) Python
2 67 (39.64%) Java
3 39 (23.08%) SQL
4 35 (20.71%) Bash Shell
5 26 (15.38%) Go
5 26 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 23 (13.61%) Ruby
6 23 (13.61%) TypeScript
7 19 (11.24%) Groovy
8 16 (9.47%) Shell Script
9 14 (8.28%) PowerShell
10 11 (6.51%) Perl
11 9 (5.33%) C#
12 8 (4.73%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.55%) PHP
13 6 (3.55%) Scala
14 4 (2.37%) C++
15 2 (1.18%) R
16 1 (0.59%) C
16 1 (0.59%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 64 (37.87%) Security Cleared
2 59 (34.91%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.47%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CISSP
6 1 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.59%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CCNP
6 1 (0.59%) CCSP
6 1 (0.59%) CEH
6 1 (0.59%) CISA
6 1 (0.59%) CISM
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.59%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.59%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.59%) Degree
6 1 (0.59%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.59%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) NIST
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 69 (40.83%) Docker
2 9 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.33%) vSphere
3 5 (2.96%) HDFS
4 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.78%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.59%) Varnish
7 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (50.89%) Kubernetes
2 71 (42.01%) Terraform
3 60 (35.50%) Ansible
4 59 (34.91%) logstash
5 56 (33.14%) Kibana
6 30 (17.75%) Prometheus
7 22 (13.02%) Grafana
8 20 (11.83%) Puppet
9 17 (10.06%) Packer
10 16 (9.47%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (5.33%) ZABBIX
12 7 (4.14%) Rancher
13 6 (3.55%) Consul
13 6 (3.55%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (2.37%) Istio
15 3 (1.78%) Ambari
15 3 (1.78%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (1.78%) Oozie
15 3 (1.78%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 27 (15.98%) Splunk
2 17 (10.06%) Oracle
3 12 (7.10%) Google
4 11 (6.51%) Atlassian
5 10 (5.92%) BEA
5 10 (5.92%) Informatica
5 10 (5.92%) Pega
5 10 (5.92%) VMware
5 10 (5.92%) webMethods
6 9 (5.33%) Cloudera
6 9 (5.33%) Hortonworks
7 8 (4.73%) New Relic
8 7 (4.14%) AppDynamics
8 7 (4.14%) Dell
8 7 (4.14%) EMC
8 7 (4.14%) Lets Encrypt
8 7 (4.14%) SAP
9 3 (1.78%) IBM
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.18%) TIBCO