Period
to 25 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 445 627
Rank change year-on-year +12 +182 +172
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 486 394 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.47% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 1.47% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 262 175
England median daily rate £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -15.91%
10th Percentile £388 £360 £360
90th Percentile £688 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -15.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 4
England median hourly rate - £47.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.93% -
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year - -6.93% -

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 30,843 26,889 28,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.24% 32.19% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,918 18,674 19,843
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 331 408
England median hourly rate £42.26 £41.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +7.19% +9.29%
10th Percentile £17.43 £18.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £54.00 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £40.26 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.94% +5.95% +8.57%

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 May 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 May 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 -14 328 £550 +4.76% 49
North of England -12 58 £375 -11.76% 10
South East -8 44 £450 +5.88% 9
North East - 29 £361 - 3
Midlands 0 20 £550 +12.82% 5
South West +13 19 £495 +33.78% 5
East of England +18 17 £613 - 7
North West -28 17 £433 -3.89% 5
West Midlands -16 13 £550 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire -26 12 £450 +7.78% 2
East Midlands -1 7 £463 - 2
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 367 (75.51%) DevOps
2 355 (73.05%) Linux
3 299 (61.52%) Python
4 287 (59.05%) Docker
5 270 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 270 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
6 245 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
7 244 (50.21%) Puppet
8 230 (47.33%) Ansible
9 211 (43.42%) Kubernetes
10 205 (42.18%) Java
11 196 (40.33%) Elasticsearch
12 193 (39.71%) Git (software)
12 193 (39.71%) Kibana
13 191 (39.30%) logstash
14 190 (39.09%) Bash Shell
15 180 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
16 173 (35.60%) Configuration Management
17 171 (35.19%) Ruby
17 171 (35.19%) Terraform
18 129 (26.54%) Open Source
19 125 (25.72%) MongoDB
19 125 (25.72%) Security Cleared
20 124 (25.51%) Splunk
21 116 (23.87%) nginx
22 113 (23.25%) SC Cleared
23 110 (22.63%) Artifactory
23 110 (22.63%) Microservices
24 101 (20.78%) MySQL
25 99 (20.37%) Grafana

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 (40.33%) Elasticsearch
2 116 (23.87%) nginx
3 46 (9.47%) Tomcat
4 39 (8.02%) Apache
5 36 (7.41%) Apache Spark
6 34 (7.00%) Confluence
7 17 (3.50%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.47%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.23%) Apache Pig
10 6 (1.23%) IPython
10 6 (1.23%) Jupyter
10 6 (1.23%) Mule
11 5 (1.03%) IIS
11 5 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.82%) Jetty
13 3 (0.62%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.62%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 270 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (17.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (12.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 56 (11.52%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (10.49%) Datadog
6 47 (9.67%) Amazon S3
7 41 (8.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 37 (7.61%) GitHub
9 34 (7.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 33 (6.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 32 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (6.17%) Serverless
13 28 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
14 24 (4.94%) Amazon ELB
15 18 (3.70%) Route 53
16 16 (3.29%) OpenShift
17 14 (2.88%) PaaS
18 12 (2.47%) IaaS
19 11 (2.26%) Akamai
20 8 (1.65%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 81 (16.67%) DNS
2 71 (14.61%) SSL
2 71 (14.61%) TCP/IP
3 69 (14.20%) Firewall
4 29 (5.97%) HTTP
4 29 (5.97%) Internet
5 12 (2.47%) VPN
6 10 (2.06%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (1.65%) ICMP
8 6 (1.23%) BIG-IP
9 5 (1.03%) OpenVPN
9 5 (1.03%) SSH
10 4 (0.82%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.82%) SMS
11 3 (0.62%) Wireless
12 2 (0.41%) DHCP
12 2 (0.41%) DSL
12 2 (0.41%) FTP
12 2 (0.41%) IPsec
12 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (25.72%) MongoDB
2 101 (20.78%) MySQL
3 97 (19.96%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (14.81%) NoSQL
5 57 (11.73%) Hadoop
6 36 (7.41%) Big Data
7 35 (7.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (6.79%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (4.73%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (3.70%) SQL Server
11 11 (2.26%) Redis
12 9 (1.85%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.85%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.65%) Flink
14 6 (1.23%) InfluxDB
14 6 (1.23%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
15 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 270 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 193 (39.71%) Git (software)
3 110 (22.63%) Artifactory
4 68 (13.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 53 (10.91%) JIRA
6 52 (10.70%) Vagrant
7 34 (7.00%) Bitbucket
7 34 (7.00%) GitLab
8 32 (6.58%) Maven
9 30 (6.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 28 (5.76%) Cucumber
10 28 (5.76%) Mockito
11 27 (5.56%) JUnit
11 27 (5.56%) Travis CI
12 25 (5.14%) TeamCity
13 21 (4.32%) GoCD
14 19 (3.91%) IntelliJ
15 18 (3.70%) Gradle
15 18 (3.70%) SonarQube
16 16 (3.29%) JMeter
General
1 38 (7.82%) Finance
2 29 (5.97%) Banking
3 22 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.70%) Marketing
5 14 (2.88%) Electronics
5 14 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.67%) Front Office
7 10 (2.06%) Games
7 10 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.23%) Advertising
9 5 (1.03%) Publishing
10 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Retail
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 260 (53.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (14.40%) Developer
3 65 (13.37%) AWS DevOps
4 62 (12.76%) AWS Engineer
5 59 (12.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 57 (11.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 50 (10.29%) Linux Engineer
8 48 (9.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 38 (7.82%) Java Developer
10 33 (6.79%) Senior DevOps
11 31 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 30 (6.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 29 (5.97%) Lead DevOps
13 29 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
14 25 (5.14%) Architect
15 23 (4.73%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 21 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.91%) Consultant
18 18 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
18 18 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.76%) Kafka
2 61 (12.55%) LEMP Stack
3 52 (10.70%) RabbitMQ
3 52 (10.70%) Sensu
4 47 (9.67%) Spring
5 44 (9.05%) Web Services
6 41 (8.44%) RESTful
7 36 (7.41%) Node.js
8 35 (7.20%) ActiveMQ
9 26 (5.35%) REST
10 25 (5.14%) Dropwizard
11 20 (4.12%) Java EE
12 19 (3.91%) Spring Boot
13 16 (3.29%) Hibernate
14 15 (3.09%) SOAP
15 14 (2.88%) LAMP
16 13 (2.67%) AngularJS
17 10 (2.06%) LAPP Stack
17 10 (2.06%) SAML
18 9 (1.85%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 69 (14.20%) Linux Command Line
2 50 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 19 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (1.65%) Cloud Native
6 8 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.65%) Replication
7 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.23%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.03%) User Experience
10 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.82%) Fintech
10 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.62%) e-Health
11 3 (0.62%) Life Science
12 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 355 (73.05%) Linux
2 92 (18.93%) Unix
3 79 (16.26%) CentOS
4 78 (16.05%) Windows
5 49 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (7.41%) Ubuntu
7 21 (4.32%) CoreOS
7 21 (4.32%) DC/OS
8 18 (3.70%) Windows Server
9 16 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.44%) Debian
11 3 (0.62%) AIX
11 3 (0.62%) Android
11 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (75.51%) DevOps
2 245 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
4 173 (35.60%) Configuration Management
5 129 (26.54%) Open Source
6 110 (22.63%) Microservices
7 84 (17.28%) Load Balancing
8 83 (17.08%) Test Automation
9 68 (13.99%) BDD
10 55 (11.32%) TDD
11 54 (11.11%) High Availability
12 45 (9.26%) Deployment Automation
12 45 (9.26%) Protective Monitoring
13 42 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (7.82%) Kanban
15 37 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 37 (7.61%) Scrum
16 36 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (7.41%) Task Automation
17 33 (6.79%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 299 (61.52%) Python
2 205 (42.18%) Java
3 190 (39.09%) Bash Shell
4 171 (35.19%) Ruby
5 92 (18.93%) Perl
6 61 (12.55%) Groovy
7 60 (12.35%) Go
8 57 (11.73%) SQL
9 54 (11.11%) Shell Script
10 50 (10.29%) JavaScript
11 47 (9.67%) Scala
12 32 (6.58%) PowerShell
13 27 (5.56%) C++
14 25 (5.14%) C
14 25 (5.14%) Java 8
15 18 (3.70%) PHP
16 16 (3.29%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.82%) C#
18 3 (0.62%) R
19 2 (0.41%) ES6
Qualifications
1 125 (25.72%) Security Cleared
2 113 (23.25%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.26%) Degree
4 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.91%) QA
2 7 (1.44%) GCP
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 287 (59.05%) Docker
2 31 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.50%) VirtualBox
5 14 (2.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (2.47%) Active Directory
6 12 (2.47%) etcd
6 12 (2.47%) flannel
7 10 (2.06%) Squid
8 7 (1.44%) HDFS
9 6 (1.23%) vCloud
10 5 (1.03%) Postfix
11 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.41%) Ceph
11 2 (0.41%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.41%) SkyDNS
12 1 (0.21%) KVM
12 1 (0.21%) Varnish
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 244 (50.21%) Puppet
2 230 (47.33%) Ansible
3 211 (43.42%) Kubernetes
4 193 (39.71%) Kibana
5 191 (39.30%) logstash
6 171 (35.19%) Terraform
7 99 (20.37%) Grafana
8 70 (14.40%) Nagios
9 67 (13.79%) HAProxy
10 65 (13.37%) Packer
11 61 (12.55%) Opscode Chef
12 44 (9.05%) Docker Swarm
12 44 (9.05%) Prometheus
13 34 (7.00%) Consul
14 28 (5.76%) ZABBIX
15 26 (5.35%) Sysdig
16 23 (4.73%) Rancher
17 22 (4.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 22 (4.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 17 (3.50%) rkt
Vendors
1 124 (25.51%) Splunk
2 56 (11.52%) New Relic
3 48 (9.88%) VMware
4 41 (8.44%) Google
5 33 (6.79%) AppDynamics
6 31 (6.38%) Oracle
7 25 (5.14%) SaltStack
8 24 (4.94%) Red Hat
9 19 (3.91%) Hortonworks
10 16 (3.29%) Atlassian
11 15 (3.09%) SAP
12 14 (2.88%) Microsoft
13 11 (2.26%) AlienVault
14 10 (2.06%) CA
15 9 (1.85%) Adobe
15 9 (1.85%) F5
16 7 (1.44%) Cisco
16 7 (1.44%) hybris
17 6 (1.23%) Capita
17 6 (1.23%) Percona