Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 434 411 512
Rank change year-on-year -23 +101 +297
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 508 506 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 1.71% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 333 244
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -7.32%
10th Percentile £400 £405 £338
90th Percentile £660 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £47.25
UK median hourly rate - - £47.25

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 33,353 29,610 30,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.37% 32.44% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,706 20,918 21,316
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
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% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 364 360
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%
10th Percentile £15.75 £18.83 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -35 283 £550 - 62
North of England +17 106 £498 +15.70% 15
South East +15 57 £475 +5.44% 19
North East - 45 £450 - 2
North West -11 38 £500 +17.65% 9
Midlands -14 38 £410 -13.68% 16
East Midlands +17 28 £400 -13.46% 8
Yorkshire -18 26 £500 +5.26% 4
East of England +8 16 £550 +2.80% 7
West Midlands -25 10 £550 +15.79% 8
South West -41 10 £450 +9.09% 5
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 386 (75.98%) DevOps
2 319 (62.80%) Linux
3 293 (57.68%) Amazon AWS
4 292 (57.48%) Python
5 280 (55.12%) Docker
6 262 (51.57%) Jenkins
7 256 (50.39%) Ansible
8 240 (47.24%) Java
9 238 (46.85%) Puppet
10 227 (44.69%) Terraform
11 218 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
12 193 (37.99%) Git (software)
13 186 (36.61%) Kibana
14 185 (36.42%) Elasticsearch
15 183 (36.02%) logstash
16 180 (35.43%) Kubernetes
17 160 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
18 155 (30.51%) Configuration Management
19 138 (27.17%) Bash Shell
20 135 (26.57%) Microservices
21 134 (26.38%) MySQL
22 117 (23.03%) Ruby
23 110 (21.65%) Test Automation
24 109 (21.46%) Splunk
25 101 (19.88%) MongoDB
26 99 (19.49%) Nagios
27 95 (18.70%) Microsoft Azure
28 93 (18.31%) Open Source
28 93 (18.31%) CentOS
29 90 (17.72%) SQL

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
1 185 (36.42%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (11.81%) Apache
3 57 (11.22%) nginx
4 43 (8.46%) Apache Spark
5 30 (5.91%) Confluence
6 23 (4.53%) Tomcat
7 19 (3.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 17 (3.35%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.56%) Apache Solr
9 13 (2.56%) Mule
10 12 (2.36%) Gunicorn
10 12 (2.36%) JBoss
11 10 (1.97%) Jupyter
12 8 (1.57%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.79%) CMS
13 4 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.59%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.59%) IIS
14 3 (0.59%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.20%) HipChat
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 293 (57.68%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (18.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (14.96%) Amazon EC2
4 71 (13.98%) Amazon S3
5 68 (13.39%) GitHub
6 52 (10.24%) Amazon ELB
7 49 (9.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 49 (9.65%) Datadog
8 48 (9.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 39 (7.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 35 (6.89%) Route 53
11 33 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (4.92%) PaaS
12 25 (4.92%) SaaS
13 18 (3.54%) IaaS
14 16 (3.15%) Serverless
15 15 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (2.56%) Quay.io
18 10 (1.97%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.65%) HTTP
2 48 (9.45%) DNS
3 42 (8.27%) Firewall
4 40 (7.87%) SSL
5 36 (7.09%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.15%) VPN
7 14 (2.76%) Internet
7 14 (2.76%) SSH
8 11 (2.17%) OpenVPN
9 9 (1.77%) DAB
9 9 (1.77%) OpenLDAP
10 8 (1.57%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.57%) VLAN
11 6 (1.18%) LAN
11 6 (1.18%) WAN
12 5 (0.98%) SMTP
13 4 (0.79%) BGP
13 4 (0.79%) OSPF
13 4 (0.79%) SNMP
14 3 (0.59%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (26.38%) MySQL
2 101 (19.88%) MongoDB
3 88 (17.32%) PostgreSQL
4 63 (12.40%) Hadoop
5 55 (10.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 55 (10.83%) Big Data
6 51 (10.04%) NoSQL
7 33 (6.50%) Redis
8 27 (5.31%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.72%) SQL Server
10 23 (4.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 22 (4.33%) InfluxDB
12 19 (3.74%) Apache Hive
12 19 (3.74%) HBase
13 18 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (3.15%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.97%) Presto
16 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.98%) Couchbase
17 5 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 262 (51.57%) Jenkins
2 193 (37.99%) Git (software)
3 74 (14.57%) Maven
4 70 (13.78%) GitLab
5 65 (12.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 61 (12.01%) Artifactory
7 58 (11.42%) JIRA
8 49 (9.65%) Selenium
9 36 (7.09%) Bitbucket
10 34 (6.69%) SonarQube
11 33 (6.50%) JUnit
12 30 (5.91%) Vagrant
13 28 (5.51%) Gatling
14 27 (5.31%) Gradle
15 26 (5.12%) JMeter
15 26 (5.12%) Travis CI
16 24 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (4.53%) SoapUI
17 23 (4.53%) TeamCity
18 21 (4.13%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (7.09%) Finance
2 27 (5.31%) Retail
3 20 (3.94%) Banking
4 16 (3.15%) Marketing
5 14 (2.76%) Publishing
6 10 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.18%) Advertising
8 6 (1.18%) Electronics
9 5 (0.98%) Law
10 4 (0.79%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (50.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (14.37%) AWS Engineer
3 72 (14.17%) AWS DevOps
4 68 (13.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 62 (12.20%) Developer
6 41 (8.07%) Java Developer
7 31 (6.10%) Architect
8 26 (5.12%) Senior DevOps
9 24 (4.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.33%) Java Engineer
11 21 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 21 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
12 19 (3.74%) Data Engineer
13 18 (3.54%) Big Data Engineer
13 18 (3.54%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 18 (3.54%) Software Engineer
14 17 (3.35%) Python Engineer
15 15 (2.95%) Administrator
15 15 (2.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 14 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.19%) Kafka
2 61 (12.01%) Spring
3 59 (11.61%) Spring Boot
4 51 (10.04%) Sensu
5 46 (9.06%) Node.js
6 45 (8.86%) RESTful
7 44 (8.66%) RabbitMQ
8 43 (8.46%) Web Services
9 40 (7.87%) CSS
10 38 (7.48%) HTML
11 32 (6.30%) REST
12 31 (6.10%) AngularJS
12 31 (6.10%) Hibernate
13 30 (5.91%) ActiveMQ
13 30 (5.91%) XML
14 28 (5.51%) JSON
15 24 (4.72%) LEMP Stack
16 19 (3.74%) JPA
17 17 (3.35%) JMS
17 17 (3.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.89%) Data Centre
1 35 (6.89%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 10 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (1.97%) User Experience
6 9 (1.77%) Private Cloud
6 9 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.57%) Fintech
8 7 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (0.98%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.98%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.79%) Clustering
10 4 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.79%) Replication
10 4 (0.79%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 319 (62.80%) Linux
2 93 (18.31%) CentOS
3 75 (14.76%) Unix
4 65 (12.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (12.60%) Windows
6 34 (6.69%) Ubuntu
7 20 (3.94%) CoreOS
8 15 (2.95%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.77%) DC/OS
9 9 (1.77%) Solaris
9 9 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.79%) AIX
10 4 (0.79%) Debian
11 3 (0.59%) HPUX
11 3 (0.59%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.20%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (75.98%) DevOps
2 218 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
4 155 (30.51%) Configuration Management
5 135 (26.57%) Microservices
6 110 (21.65%) Test Automation
7 93 (18.31%) Open Source
8 82 (16.14%) BDD
9 70 (13.78%) TDD
10 63 (12.40%) Continuous Delivery
11 57 (11.22%) Scrum
12 56 (11.02%) Load Balancing
13 55 (10.83%) Deployment Automation
14 37 (7.28%) High Availability
15 33 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (6.30%) Software Engineering
17 31 (6.10%) Continuous Deployment
17 31 (6.10%) E-Commerce
18 26 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (4.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 292 (57.48%) Python
2 240 (47.24%) Java
3 138 (27.17%) Bash Shell
4 117 (23.03%) Ruby
5 90 (17.72%) SQL
6 86 (16.93%) JavaScript
7 80 (15.75%) Perl
8 47 (9.25%) Go
9 44 (8.66%) PHP
10 38 (7.48%) Scala
11 36 (7.09%) Java 8
12 33 (6.50%) Groovy
13 32 (6.30%) Shell Script
14 29 (5.71%) PowerShell
15 25 (4.92%) C++
16 22 (4.33%) C
17 19 (3.74%) PL/SQL
18 13 (2.56%) ES6
19 6 (1.18%) Kotlin
20 5 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.76%) Degree
4 8 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.39%) PhD
7 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.48%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) GDPR
3 2 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 280 (55.12%) Docker
2 25 (4.92%) etcd
2 25 (4.92%) flannel
2 25 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.15%) Ceph
4 16 (3.15%) SkyDNS
5 15 (2.95%) GlusterFS
6 11 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.17%) VirtualBox
7 10 (1.97%) KVM
8 9 (1.77%) Postfix
8 9 (1.77%) Squid
8 9 (1.77%) vCloud
8 9 (1.77%) Xen
9 6 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.98%) Active Directory
11 4 (0.79%) NFS
12 3 (0.59%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 256 (50.39%) Ansible
2 238 (46.85%) Puppet
3 227 (44.69%) Terraform
4 186 (36.61%) Kibana
5 183 (36.02%) logstash
6 180 (35.43%) Kubernetes
7 99 (19.49%) Nagios
8 86 (16.93%) Grafana
9 83 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
10 73 (14.37%) Prometheus
11 69 (13.58%) Packer
12 55 (10.83%) ZABBIX
13 44 (8.66%) HAProxy
14 40 (7.87%) Docker Swarm
15 37 (7.28%) Graphite
16 33 (6.50%) Rancher
17 25 (4.92%) rkt
17 25 (4.92%) Sysdig
17 25 (4.92%) Uchiwa
18 23 (4.53%) Consul
Vendors
1 109 (21.46%) Splunk
2 83 (16.34%) New Relic
3 47 (9.25%) VMware
4 45 (8.86%) Google
5 38 (7.48%) Oracle
6 25 (4.92%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.53%) AppDynamics
8 20 (3.94%) hybris
8 20 (3.94%) PagerDuty
8 20 (3.94%) SaltStack
9 19 (3.74%) Adobe
9 19 (3.74%) Black Duck
10 16 (3.15%) Hortonworks
11 14 (2.76%) Microsoft
12 13 (2.56%) Apigee
13 9 (1.77%) Cloudera
13 9 (1.77%) Dynatrace
13 9 (1.77%) Sonatype
14 7 (1.38%) SAP
15 4 (0.79%) Cisco