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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 472 465 435
Rank change year-on-year -7 -30 -12
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 303 154 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 1.09% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 121 121
10th Percentile £463 £425 £406
25th Percentile £508 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £575
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +9.52%
75th Percentile £700 £600 £675
90th Percentile £756 £650 £750
UK median daily rate £594 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +9.95% -1.82% +4.76%

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 19,112 14,184 13,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.93% 30.52% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,363 10,243 9,453
10th Percentile £400 £350 £338
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.00% - -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £765 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 147 118
10th Percentile £22.10 £22.10 £20.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £33.13 £32.56
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £46.21
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.80% +2.68%
75th Percentile £67.36 £58.00 £54.33
90th Percentile £76.93 £66.10 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £49.99 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +11.08% -2.17% +3.37%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -26 175 £623 +18.57% 14
South East -13 34 £675 +74.19% 2
Midlands -24 27 £525 +16.67% 2
West Midlands -39 18 £583 +7.87%
North of England -37 16 £525 +16.67% 9
North West -30 13 £525 +19.32% 3
South West -29 11 £644 +28.85% 1
East Midlands -17 9 £500 +44.93% 2
East of England -26 8 £485 -19.17% 2
Yorkshire -30 3 £525 - 4
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 201 (66.34%) Linux
2 200 (66.01%) DevOps
3 177 (58.42%) Kubernetes
4 170 (56.11%) Docker
5 158 (52.15%) AWS
6 152 (50.17%) Python
7 144 (47.52%) Terraform
8 136 (44.88%) Jenkins
9 125 (41.25%) Agile
10 124 (40.92%) Ansible
11 120 (39.60%) CI/CD
12 106 (34.98%) Git (software)
13 94 (31.02%) Kibana
14 88 (29.04%) Java
15 86 (28.38%) Azure
16 82 (27.06%) Elasticsearch
17 76 (25.08%) Windows
18 75 (24.75%) logstash
19 74 (24.42%) Security Cleared
20 69 (22.77%) Bash
20 69 (22.77%) Infrastructure as Code
21 66 (21.78%) GitLab
22 64 (21.12%) Finance
22 64 (21.12%) Grafana
23 63 (20.79%) PowerShell
24 61 (20.13%) Configuration Management
25 58 (19.14%) Prometheus
26 57 (18.81%) JIRA
27 54 (17.82%) Go
28 52 (17.16%) SC Cleared

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 82 (27.06%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (14.85%) Apache
3 33 (10.89%) Confluence
4 20 (6.60%) nginx
5 16 (5.28%) Tomcat
6 14 (4.62%) Apache Spark
7 13 (4.29%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.64%) IIS
9 6 (1.98%) JBoss
9 6 (1.98%) WordPress
10 5 (1.65%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.32%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.99%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.66%) Drupal
13 2 (0.66%) Mule
13 2 (0.66%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 158 (52.15%) AWS
2 86 (28.38%) Azure
3 50 (16.50%) Serverless
4 38 (12.54%) AWS Lambda
5 35 (11.55%) Amazon EKS
6 34 (11.22%) PaaS
7 32 (10.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (10.23%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (9.57%) Amazon S3
9 29 (9.57%) OpenShift
10 26 (8.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (7.92%) GitHub
12 17 (5.61%) Amazon ECS
12 17 (5.61%) GCP
13 14 (4.62%) Datadog
13 14 (4.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (3.63%) Route 53
15 9 (2.97%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (2.97%) Power Platform
16 8 (2.64%) AWS KMS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.91%) Firewall
2 12 (3.96%) SSL
3 10 (3.30%) HTTP
4 9 (2.97%) SSH
5 8 (2.64%) DNS
5 8 (2.64%) Internet
6 5 (1.65%) FTP
6 5 (1.65%) Network Security
6 5 (1.65%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.32%) SNMP
7 4 (1.32%) VPN
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.66%) Skype
9 1 (0.33%) DHCP
9 1 (0.33%) DMZ
9 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.33%) SAN
9 1 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.16%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (12.87%) MySQL
3 27 (8.91%) SQL Server
4 25 (8.25%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (7.59%) Hadoop
5 23 (7.59%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.60%) Big Data
7 17 (5.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (5.61%) MongoDB
8 12 (3.96%) Redis
9 11 (3.63%) Flink
10 10 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.30%) Tableau
11 9 (2.97%) Power BI
12 8 (2.64%) Text Mining
13 7 (2.31%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (1.32%) Couchbase
15 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 136 (44.88%) Jenkins
2 106 (34.98%) Git (software)
3 66 (21.78%) GitLab
4 57 (18.81%) JIRA
5 35 (11.55%) Bitbucket
6 30 (9.90%) SonarQube
7 28 (9.24%) TeamCity
8 25 (8.25%) Artifactory
9 15 (4.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (4.29%) git-flow
11 10 (3.30%) Gradle
11 10 (3.30%) Subversion
12 9 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.97%) JMeter
12 9 (2.97%) Maven
12 9 (2.97%) Selenium
13 6 (1.98%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.98%) PyCharm
13 6 (1.98%) Visual Studio Code
14 5 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 64 (21.12%) Finance
2 47 (15.51%) Social Skills
3 33 (10.89%) Public Sector
4 27 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.28%) Front Office
6 12 (3.96%) Financial Institution
7 11 (3.63%) Banking
8 9 (2.97%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.65%) Publishing
10 4 (1.32%) Advertising
10 4 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.66%) Electronics
11 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.66%) Retail
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Billing
12 1 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 130 (42.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (14.19%) AWS Engineer
3 38 (12.54%) Developer
4 33 (10.89%) AWS DevOps
5 31 (10.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 24 (7.92%) Platform Engineer
7 15 (4.95%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (4.95%) Data Engineer
7 15 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.29%) Senior DevOps
8 13 (4.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.96%) Big Data Engineer
10 11 (3.63%) Electronics Engineer
10 11 (3.63%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.30%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.97%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 9 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (2.64%) Big Data Software Engineer
13 8 (2.64%) Data Analytics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.19%) Kafka
2 28 (9.24%) Spring
3 23 (7.59%) JSON
4 21 (6.93%) RESTful
5 19 (6.27%) REST
6 16 (5.28%) Node.js
7 14 (4.62%) Hibernate
8 12 (3.96%) .NET
8 12 (3.96%) Spring Boot
8 12 (3.96%) Web Services
8 12 (3.96%) YAML
9 11 (3.63%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (3.63%) React
10 10 (3.30%) CSS
10 10 (3.30%) HTML
10 10 (3.30%) Spring Batch
11 9 (2.97%) Sensu
12 8 (2.64%) Pandas
12 8 (2.64%) scikit-learn
12 8 (2.64%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.23%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (8.25%) PKI
3 19 (6.27%) Public Cloud
4 18 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (5.28%) Algorithms
6 12 (3.96%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (3.30%) Private Cloud
8 10 (3.30%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.97%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.66%) Clustering
10 2 (0.66%) Equities
10 2 (0.66%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) CMDB
11 1 (0.33%) Educational Technology
11 1 (0.33%) Legacy Applications
11 1 (0.33%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 201 (66.34%) Linux
2 76 (25.08%) Windows
3 28 (9.24%) Unix
4 24 (7.92%) CentOS
5 20 (6.60%) Ubuntu
6 19 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.96%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.99%) VMS
8 3 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.66%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (66.01%) DevOps
2 125 (41.25%) Agile
3 120 (39.60%) CI/CD
4 69 (22.77%) Infrastructure as Code
5 61 (20.13%) Configuration Management
6 52 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (16.83%) Microservices
8 50 (16.50%) Software Engineering
9 44 (14.52%) Test Automation
10 38 (12.54%) Release Management
10 38 (12.54%) Scrum
11 34 (11.22%) Platform Engineering
12 32 (10.56%) Kanban
13 30 (9.90%) Infrastructure Automation
14 26 (8.58%) Software Delivery
15 25 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (7.59%) Analytics
16 23 (7.59%) Continuous Deployment
17 22 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (7.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 152 (50.17%) Python
2 88 (29.04%) Java
3 69 (22.77%) Bash
4 63 (20.79%) PowerShell
5 54 (17.82%) Go
6 48 (15.84%) SQL
7 42 (13.86%) JavaScript
8 34 (11.22%) Ruby
9 22 (7.26%) Perl
10 21 (6.93%) Groovy
11 13 (4.29%) C++
12 10 (3.30%) Scala
12 10 (3.30%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.97%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.64%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.98%) C#
15 6 (1.98%) VBScript
16 4 (1.32%) PHP
16 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.32%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 74 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 52 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.94%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.28%) AWS Certification
5 7 (2.31%) Degree
6 5 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.65%) CISSP
7 4 (1.32%) CCNA
7 4 (1.32%) GCIA
7 4 (1.32%) GIAC
8 3 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 2 (0.66%) MCSE
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.33%) CCSP
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.96%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.99%) OASIS TOSCA
2 3 (0.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 170 (56.11%) Docker
2 19 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.28%) vSphere
4 6 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) vCloud
7 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 177 (58.42%) Kubernetes
2 144 (47.52%) Terraform
3 124 (40.92%) Ansible
4 94 (31.02%) Kibana
5 75 (24.75%) logstash
6 64 (21.12%) Grafana
7 58 (19.14%) Prometheus
8 42 (13.86%) Puppet
9 40 (13.20%) Consul
10 39 (12.87%) Packer
11 28 (9.24%) Rancher
12 20 (6.60%) Icinga
13 17 (5.61%) Nagios
13 17 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (4.29%) Istio
15 12 (3.96%) BladeLogic
16 9 (2.97%) Docker Swarm
17 7 (2.31%) ITRS Geneos
18 6 (1.98%) HP Fortify
19 5 (1.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (13.53%) VMware
2 38 (12.54%) Splunk
3 35 (11.55%) Atlassian
3 35 (11.55%) Oracle
4 26 (8.58%) Google
5 24 (7.92%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.94%) Microsoft
7 17 (5.61%) AppDynamics
8 15 (4.95%) Dynatrace
8 15 (4.95%) ServiceNow
9 14 (4.62%) Informatica
10 9 (2.97%) IBM
11 8 (2.64%) Alteryx
11 8 (2.64%) Cisco
11 8 (2.64%) CyberArk
11 8 (2.64%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.31%) Checkmarx
13 5 (1.65%) BEA
13 5 (1.65%) Black Duck
13 5 (1.65%) BMC