Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 449 723
Rank change year-on-year +13 +274 +102
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 476 433 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 1.54% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 284 88
England median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -22.41%
10th Percentile £436 £350 £330
90th Percentile £685 £595 £640
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £449
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.85% -22.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% -3.09% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year -25.53% -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 29,721 28,083 29,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.34% 31.84% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,375 19,563 20,291
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £631 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 317 500
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.05 £15.75 £16.23
90th Percentile £57.31 £52.50 £56.58
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +5 342 £575 +15.00% 57
South East +14 44 £513 +20.59% 15
North of England -11 40 £440 -2.22% 7
Yorkshire +4 23 £445 +8.54% 2
South West +26 21 £450 -10.00%
Midlands +12 20 £550 +22.22% 7
West Midlands +10 18 £550 +22.22% 4
North West -33 14 £433 -3.89% 4
East of England - 9 £613 - 6
North East +61 3 £275 -24.14% 1
East Midlands 0 2 £563 +25.00% 3
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 353 (74.16%) DevOps
2 318 (66.81%) Linux
3 262 (55.04%) Agile Software Development
4 257 (53.99%) Python
5 243 (51.05%) Docker
5 243 (51.05%) Amazon AWS
6 233 (48.95%) Jenkins
7 232 (48.74%) Elasticsearch
8 225 (47.27%) Kibana
9 223 (46.85%) Java
10 216 (45.38%) logstash
11 204 (42.86%) Ansible
12 189 (39.71%) Continuous Integration
13 182 (38.24%) Puppet
14 163 (34.24%) Git (software)
15 157 (32.98%) Bash Shell
16 151 (31.72%) Kubernetes
17 148 (31.09%) Terraform
18 126 (26.47%) Splunk
19 124 (26.05%) Ruby
20 123 (25.84%) Unix
21 121 (25.42%) Grafana
22 119 (25.00%) Configuration Management
23 115 (24.16%) Microservices
24 110 (23.11%) NoSQL
25 102 (21.43%) MongoDB
25 102 (21.43%) Security Cleared
26 97 (20.38%) nginx
27 91 (19.12%) Kafka
28 87 (18.28%) 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
1 232 (48.74%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (20.38%) nginx
3 73 (15.34%) Tomcat
4 69 (14.50%) Apache
5 52 (10.92%) Confluence
6 43 (9.03%) Apache Spark
7 21 (4.41%) Apache Solr
8 19 (3.99%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (2.73%) IIS
9 13 (2.73%) Mule
10 7 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.47%) Jetty
10 7 (1.47%) Mule ESB
11 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.05%) IPython
12 5 (1.05%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.84%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.84%) JBoss
14 2 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) Endur
2 1 (0.21%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 243 (51.05%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 63 (13.24%) Amazon S3
4 58 (12.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 49 (10.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 47 (9.87%) GitHub
7 39 (8.19%) Route 53
8 38 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (6.93%) Amazon ELB
10 30 (6.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 27 (5.67%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (5.67%) PaaS
11 27 (5.67%) Serverless
12 23 (4.83%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (3.99%) IaaS
14 16 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (3.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 15 (3.15%) Amazon SQS
15 15 (3.15%) Datadog
16 14 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (12.39%) DNS
2 54 (11.34%) TCP/IP
3 53 (11.13%) Firewall
3 53 (11.13%) SSL
4 43 (9.03%) HTTP
5 17 (3.57%) Internet
5 17 (3.57%) OpenLDAP
6 13 (2.73%) VPN
7 11 (2.31%) OpenVPN
7 11 (2.31%) SSH
8 10 (2.10%) BIG-IP
9 8 (1.68%) ICMP
10 5 (1.05%) SMS
11 4 (0.84%) DHCP
11 4 (0.84%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.63%) FTP
12 3 (0.63%) IPsec
12 3 (0.63%) NAS
12 3 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.11%) NoSQL
2 102 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 83 (17.44%) MySQL
4 76 (15.97%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 69 (14.50%) Hadoop
7 49 (10.29%) Amazon RDS
8 40 (8.40%) Big Data
9 24 (5.04%) SQL Server
10 16 (3.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (3.36%) Relational Database
11 15 (3.15%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.94%) Redis
13 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.26%) Couchbase
15 5 (1.05%) InfluxDB
16 4 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (0.84%) Flink
17 3 (0.63%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 233 (48.95%) Jenkins
2 163 (34.24%) Git (software)
3 81 (17.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 75 (15.76%) Artifactory
5 71 (14.92%) JIRA
6 51 (10.71%) Maven
6 51 (10.71%) Mockito
7 43 (9.03%) Bitbucket
8 35 (7.35%) SonarQube
9 28 (5.88%) Vagrant
10 27 (5.67%) GitLab
11 25 (5.25%) JUnit
11 25 (5.25%) TeamCity
12 19 (3.99%) Cucumber
13 18 (3.78%) Ant
14 17 (3.57%) GoCD
14 17 (3.57%) JMeter
15 15 (3.15%) IntelliJ
16 14 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (2.94%) Gradle
General
1 53 (11.13%) Finance
2 43 (9.03%) Banking
3 15 (3.15%) Marketing
4 14 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.52%) Games
6 11 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.10%) Electronics
7 10 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.68%) Front Office
9 7 (1.47%) Publishing
10 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Retail
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (41.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (21.01%) Developer
3 68 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 66 (13.87%) AWS Engineer
5 56 (11.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 52 (10.92%) Java Developer
7 50 (10.50%) Linux Engineer
8 47 (9.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 40 (8.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 37 (7.77%) Senior DevOps
11 36 (7.56%) Scala Developer
12 35 (7.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 29 (6.09%) Lead DevOps
14 26 (5.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 25 (5.25%) Senior Developer
16 24 (5.04%) Consultant
17 22 (4.62%) DevOps Consultant
18 20 (4.20%) Operations Engineer
19 19 (3.99%) Java Scala Developer
19 19 (3.99%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (19.12%) Kafka
2 65 (13.66%) RESTful
3 56 (11.76%) Web Services
4 49 (10.29%) Spring
5 45 (9.45%) Sensu
6 42 (8.82%) LEMP Stack
7 37 (7.77%) Akka
8 34 (7.14%) REST
9 33 (6.93%) Node.js
10 25 (5.25%) SOAP
11 20 (4.20%) LAMP
12 18 (3.78%) Java EE
13 17 (3.57%) Hibernate
13 17 (3.57%) OAuth
14 16 (3.36%) Spring Boot
15 15 (3.15%) .NET
15 15 (3.15%) Dropwizard
16 14 (2.94%) SAML
17 13 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
18 12 (2.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.83%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.52%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.47%) BYOD
7 7 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.47%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.26%) Replication
9 5 (1.05%) Equities
9 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.63%) Life Science
12 2 (0.42%) Fintech
12 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 318 (66.81%) Linux
2 123 (25.84%) Unix
3 66 (13.87%) CentOS
4 50 (10.50%) Windows
5 49 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (5.67%) CoreOS
7 25 (5.25%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.73%) Windows Server
9 12 (2.52%) Debian
10 4 (0.84%) AIX
10 4 (0.84%) DC/OS
10 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.63%) Fedora
12 1 (0.21%) Android
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) HPUX
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (74.16%) DevOps
2 262 (55.04%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (39.71%) Continuous Integration
4 119 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 115 (24.16%) Microservices
6 83 (17.44%) Open Source
7 73 (15.34%) TDD
8 70 (14.71%) Kanban
9 67 (14.08%) BDD
10 63 (13.24%) High Availability
11 61 (12.82%) Test Automation
12 60 (12.61%) Load Balancing
13 55 (11.55%) Scrum
14 51 (10.71%) Pair Programming
15 50 (10.50%) Domain-Driven Design
16 48 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
17 33 (6.93%) Protective Monitoring
18 32 (6.72%) Software Engineering
19 26 (5.46%) SDLC
19 26 (5.46%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 257 (53.99%) Python
2 223 (46.85%) Java
3 157 (32.98%) Bash Shell
4 124 (26.05%) Ruby
5 83 (17.44%) SQL
6 73 (15.34%) Go
7 63 (13.24%) Scala
8 56 (11.76%) Groovy
9 50 (10.50%) Shell Script
10 49 (10.29%) JavaScript
11 48 (10.08%) Perl
12 24 (5.04%) PowerShell
13 22 (4.62%) C#
14 19 (3.99%) PHP
15 13 (2.73%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.68%) R
17 6 (1.26%) C++
17 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.84%) C
19 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 87 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.47%) CCSP
4 7 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.47%) CREST Certified
5 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) Degree
7 3 (0.63%) RHCE
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) GCP
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 243 (51.05%) Docker
2 20 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.36%) Squid
3 16 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (2.94%) vCloud
5 11 (2.31%) Postfix
6 10 (2.10%) Active Directory
7 9 (1.89%) Apache Flume
7 9 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (1.89%) etcd
8 8 (1.68%) HDFS
9 4 (0.84%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.63%) KVM
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.63%) Samba
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.42%) Firmware
11 2 (0.42%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.21%) Varnish
12 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 225 (47.27%) Kibana
2 216 (45.38%) logstash
3 204 (42.86%) Ansible
4 182 (38.24%) Puppet
5 151 (31.72%) Kubernetes
6 148 (31.09%) Terraform
7 121 (25.42%) Grafana
8 57 (11.97%) Opscode Chef
9 49 (10.29%) Prometheus
10 47 (9.87%) Nagios
11 41 (8.61%) ZABBIX
12 37 (7.77%) Packer
13 36 (7.56%) Rancher
14 34 (7.14%) Consul
14 34 (7.14%) HAProxy
15 28 (5.88%) Sysdig
16 27 (5.67%) Salt
17 25 (5.25%) Docker Swarm
18 18 (3.78%) Graphite
19 17 (3.57%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 126 (26.47%) Splunk
2 58 (12.18%) AppDynamics
3 56 (11.76%) Oracle
4 45 (9.45%) VMware
5 40 (8.40%) Red Hat
6 28 (5.88%) SaltStack
7 23 (4.83%) Atlassian
8 20 (4.20%) Google
8 20 (4.20%) New Relic
9 18 (3.78%) AlienVault
10 16 (3.36%) Hortonworks
10 16 (3.36%) Microsoft
11 14 (2.94%) Sonatype
12 13 (2.73%) Adobe
13 12 (2.52%) Black Duck
14 10 (2.10%) Cloudera
14 10 (2.10%) F5
14 10 (2.10%) SAP
15 8 (1.68%) Qualys
15 8 (1.68%) Rackspace