Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 399 580
Rank change year-on-year -40 +181 +236
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 493 495 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.56% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 1.72% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 324 199
England median daily rate £550 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% -2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £360
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £488
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
England median hourly rate - £47.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.09% -
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year - -3.09% -

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 32,600 28,815 29,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.90% 32.67% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,254 19,966 21,027
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £298
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 370 356
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £16.05 £16.23 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.75 £53.75 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%

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 August 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 August 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 -36 302 £575 +4.55% 59
North of England +18 84 £410 -3.53% 15
South East +12 59 £475 +5.56% 15
North East - 45 £375 - 2
East of England +8 22 £525 -4.55% 3
Yorkshire -18 21 £500 -6.98% 4
Midlands -15 19 £425 -10.53% 6
North West -28 18 £496 +16.59% 9
East Midlands +2 12 £410 -11.35% 2
South West -25 8 £400 -8.57% 2
West Midlands -34 7 £550 +15.79% 4
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 370 (75.05%) DevOps
2 340 (68.97%) Linux
3 291 (59.03%) Python
4 289 (58.62%) Docker
5 277 (56.19%) Amazon AWS
6 274 (55.58%) Jenkins
7 263 (53.35%) Puppet
8 241 (48.88%) Ansible
9 226 (45.84%) Kubernetes
10 224 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
11 200 (40.57%) Java
12 198 (40.16%) Terraform
13 196 (39.76%) Elasticsearch
14 193 (39.15%) Git (software)
15 190 (38.54%) Configuration Management
16 189 (38.34%) logstash
17 187 (37.93%) Kibana
18 168 (34.08%) Bash Shell
19 165 (33.47%) Continuous Integration
19 165 (33.47%) Ruby
20 124 (25.15%) Open Source
21 121 (24.54%) Splunk
22 114 (23.12%) MongoDB
22 114 (23.12%) Microservices
23 104 (21.10%) Perl
24 103 (20.89%) MySQL
25 100 (20.28%) Security Cleared
26 98 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
27 95 (19.27%) Artifactory
28 92 (18.66%) PostgreSQL

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
1 196 (39.76%) Elasticsearch
2 82 (16.63%) nginx
3 43 (8.72%) Apache
4 33 (6.69%) Apache Spark
5 29 (5.88%) Tomcat
6 24 (4.87%) OpenStack
7 21 (4.26%) Confluence
8 18 (3.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (2.23%) Apache Solr
10 10 (2.03%) Jupyter
11 9 (1.83%) JBoss
12 6 (1.22%) Apache Pig
12 6 (1.22%) IPython
13 5 (1.01%) Mule
13 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.61%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.61%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.41%) Anypoint
15 2 (0.41%) Gunicorn
15 2 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) HipChat
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 277 (56.19%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
4 67 (13.59%) GitHub
5 63 (12.78%) Datadog
6 61 (12.37%) Amazon S3
7 59 (11.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (8.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 39 (7.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 38 (7.71%) Amazon ELB
11 33 (6.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 28 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (3.85%) IaaS
13 19 (3.85%) Route 53
14 16 (3.25%) SaaS
14 16 (3.25%) Serverless
15 15 (3.04%) PaaS
16 12 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (1.83%) Quay.io
17 9 (1.83%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 85 (17.24%) DNS
2 75 (15.21%) SSL
3 72 (14.60%) TCP/IP
4 63 (12.78%) Firewall
5 49 (9.94%) HTTP
6 28 (5.68%) Internet
7 17 (3.45%) VPN
8 11 (2.23%) SSH
9 10 (2.03%) OpenVPN
10 9 (1.83%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (1.62%) Calico
12 7 (1.42%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.01%) ICMP
13 5 (1.01%) LAN
13 5 (1.01%) SMTP
13 5 (1.01%) WAN
14 4 (0.81%) Wireless
15 3 (0.61%) DAB
15 3 (0.61%) OSPF
15 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (23.12%) MongoDB
2 103 (20.89%) MySQL
3 92 (18.66%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (10.34%) NoSQL
5 47 (9.53%) Big Data
5 47 (9.53%) Hadoop
6 39 (7.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (6.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 25 (5.07%) Redis
9 20 (4.06%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (4.06%) InfluxDB
10 17 (3.45%) Relational Database
11 16 (3.25%) Apache Hive
11 16 (3.25%) HBase
12 12 (2.43%) SQL Server
13 6 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.01%) Couchbase
14 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.01%) Flink
14 5 (1.01%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 274 (55.58%) Jenkins
2 193 (39.15%) Git (software)
3 95 (19.27%) Artifactory
4 73 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 56 (11.36%) GitLab
6 45 (9.13%) JIRA
7 44 (8.92%) Vagrant
8 43 (8.72%) Maven
9 38 (7.71%) Bitbucket
10 35 (7.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 33 (6.69%) Travis CI
12 29 (5.88%) SonarQube
13 28 (5.68%) TeamCity
14 26 (5.27%) Cucumber
15 24 (4.87%) JUnit
16 18 (3.65%) GoCD
17 14 (2.84%) Mockito
17 14 (2.84%) SoapUI
18 13 (2.64%) IntelliJ
18 13 (2.64%) JMeter
General
1 33 (6.69%) Finance
2 28 (5.68%) Banking
3 20 (4.06%) Marketing
4 17 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.43%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.23%) Electronics
7 9 (1.83%) Front Office
7 9 (1.83%) Publishing
8 8 (1.62%) Advertising
9 7 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.22%) Games
11 5 (1.01%) Retail
12 3 (0.61%) Legal
13 2 (0.41%) Law
14 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 274 (55.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (12.98%) AWS DevOps
3 62 (12.58%) AWS Engineer
4 59 (11.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 53 (10.75%) Developer
6 31 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 29 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
8 27 (5.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 27 (5.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 26 (5.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 25 (5.07%) Linux Engineer
11 23 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
12 22 (4.46%) Lead DevOps
12 22 (4.46%) Operations Engineer
13 21 (4.26%) Architect
14 19 (3.85%) Big Data Engineer
14 19 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 16 (3.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 15 (3.04%) Data Engineer
16 15 (3.04%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.37%) RabbitMQ
2 59 (11.97%) Sensu
3 57 (11.56%) Kafka
4 44 (8.92%) LEMP Stack
5 43 (8.72%) Spring
6 40 (8.11%) RESTful
6 40 (8.11%) Spring Boot
7 39 (7.91%) ActiveMQ
8 34 (6.90%) Web Services
9 28 (5.68%) REST
10 27 (5.48%) Node.js
11 20 (4.06%) AngularJS
12 19 (3.85%) Dropwizard
12 19 (3.85%) Java EE
13 18 (3.65%) XML
14 15 (3.04%) Hibernate
14 15 (3.04%) JSON
15 13 (2.64%) CSS
15 13 (2.64%) Middleware
15 13 (2.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
2 50 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (8.32%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.42%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.22%) User Experience
10 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.01%) Replication
10 5 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.81%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.61%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.61%) e-Health
12 3 (0.61%) Fintech
12 3 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 340 (68.97%) Linux
2 87 (17.65%) CentOS
3 85 (17.24%) Windows
4 78 (15.82%) Unix
5 65 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (9.33%) Ubuntu
7 23 (4.67%) CoreOS
7 23 (4.67%) Windows Server
8 22 (4.46%) DC/OS
9 17 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.01%) AIX
11 4 (0.81%) Debian
11 4 (0.81%) Solaris
12 2 (0.41%) Android
12 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.41%) HPUX
13 1 (0.20%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (75.05%) DevOps
2 224 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (38.54%) Configuration Management
4 165 (33.47%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (25.15%) Open Source
6 114 (23.12%) Microservices
7 84 (17.04%) Load Balancing
8 82 (16.63%) Test Automation
9 61 (12.37%) BDD
10 51 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
11 48 (9.74%) High Availability
12 46 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 44 (8.92%) TDD
14 43 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (7.10%) Protective Monitoring
15 35 (7.10%) SDLC
15 35 (7.10%) Task Automation
16 33 (6.69%) Scrum
17 30 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (5.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 291 (59.03%) Python
2 200 (40.57%) Java
3 168 (34.08%) Bash Shell
4 165 (33.47%) Ruby
5 104 (21.10%) Perl
6 67 (13.59%) SQL
7 60 (12.17%) JavaScript
8 56 (11.36%) Go
9 42 (8.52%) Scala
10 41 (8.32%) Groovy
11 40 (8.11%) PowerShell
12 37 (7.51%) Shell Script
13 35 (7.10%) C++
14 32 (6.49%) C
15 19 (3.85%) PHP
16 17 (3.45%) Java 8
17 8 (1.62%) Kotlin
18 6 (1.22%) PL/SQL
19 5 (1.01%) C#
20 4 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 100 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 90 (18.26%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.45%) Degree
4 6 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.87%) QA
2 6 (1.22%) GCP
3 3 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 289 (58.62%) Docker
2 29 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 29 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.67%) etcd
3 23 (4.67%) flannel
4 19 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.85%) VirtualBox
5 11 (2.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (2.23%) Ceph
5 11 (2.23%) SkyDNS
6 10 (2.03%) GlusterFS
7 9 (1.83%) Postfix
7 9 (1.83%) Squid
7 9 (1.83%) vCloud
8 8 (1.62%) Active Directory
8 8 (1.62%) KVM
9 6 (1.22%) Xen
10 4 (0.81%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.41%) HDFS
11 2 (0.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 263 (53.35%) Puppet
2 241 (48.88%) Ansible
3 226 (45.84%) Kubernetes
4 198 (40.16%) Terraform
5 189 (38.34%) logstash
6 187 (37.93%) Kibana
7 91 (18.46%) Grafana
8 84 (17.04%) Nagios
9 72 (14.60%) Packer
10 69 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
11 65 (13.18%) HAProxy
12 63 (12.78%) Prometheus
13 49 (9.94%) Docker Swarm
14 48 (9.74%) ZABBIX
15 31 (6.29%) Sysdig
16 29 (5.88%) Consul
17 25 (5.07%) Graphite
18 23 (4.67%) rkt
19 22 (4.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 22 (4.46%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 121 (24.54%) Splunk
2 90 (18.26%) New Relic
3 52 (10.55%) VMware
4 49 (9.94%) Google
5 24 (4.87%) AppDynamics
6 19 (3.85%) Oracle
7 18 (3.65%) Adobe
7 18 (3.65%) hybris
7 18 (3.65%) Microsoft
7 18 (3.65%) PagerDuty
7 18 (3.65%) SaltStack
8 17 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.25%) Hortonworks
10 12 (2.43%) SAP
11 9 (1.83%) Sonatype
12 8 (1.62%) Black Duck
12 8 (1.62%) Dynatrace
13 7 (1.42%) Cisco
13 7 (1.42%) Cloudera
14 6 (1.22%) Percona