Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 492 427
Rank change year-on-year +133 -65 -1
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 172 294 552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 1.29% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 177 377
Median daily rate £475 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £250 £378 £397
90th Percentile £650 £660 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £524
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.19% -4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -26.32% +35.71%
10th Percentile £39.50 £15.20 £46.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £35.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -26.32% +35.71%

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 9,859 22,843 33,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.14% 30.65% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,669 15,966 23,794
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £493 £475
% change year-on-year -3.55% +3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 240 283
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.34% +3.83%
10th Percentile £25.27 £17.25 £17.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £78.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £41.52
% change year-on-year -14.29% +1.17% +3.79%

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 3 December 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Elastic Stack in England over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 3 December 2020. 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 +101 110 £461 -16.14% 27
South East +130 21 £475 -9.52% 9
East of England +64 10 £650 +62.50% 3
North of England +91 9 £405 -12.43% 6
South West +105 8 £625 +19.05% 13
North West +65 7 £405 -4.71% 5
Midlands +58 3 £417 -7.33% 4
West Midlands +54 2 £484 -26.67% 4
Yorkshire +53 2 £513 +2.40% 1
East Midlands +38 1 £350 -20.00%
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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.

1 109 (63.37%) Kubernetes
2 106 (61.63%) Python
3 87 (50.58%) AWS
4 86 (50.00%) Docker
5 80 (46.51%) Linux
6 76 (44.19%) DevOps
7 71 (41.28%) Security Cleared
8 68 (39.53%) Jenkins
9 67 (38.95%) Terraform
10 66 (38.37%) Ansible
11 65 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (36.05%) SC Cleared
12 62 (36.05%) Java
12 62 (36.05%) Elasticsearch
13 61 (35.47%) Kibana
14 60 (34.88%) Microservices
15 58 (33.72%) Git (software)
16 55 (31.98%) logstash
17 53 (30.81%) Splunk
18 47 (27.33%) Bash Shell
18 47 (27.33%) SQL
19 46 (26.74%) Prometheus
20 45 (26.16%) GitLab
21 38 (22.09%) Kafka
21 38 (22.09%) Grafana
21 38 (22.09%) Infrastructure as Code
22 36 (20.93%) Amazon EKS
22 36 (20.93%) Windows
23 34 (19.77%) AppDynamics
24 33 (19.19%) Web Services

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 62 (36.05%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (8.14%) Apache Spark
3 12 (6.98%) Confluence
4 4 (2.33%) Apache
4 4 (2.33%) Tornado
5 3 (1.74%) nginx
6 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.58%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) Luigi
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.58%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 87 (50.58%) AWS
2 36 (20.93%) Amazon EKS
3 31 (18.02%) Azure
4 22 (12.79%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (11.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (10.47%) GitHub
7 13 (7.56%) Amazon S3
8 12 (6.98%) OpenShift
8 12 (6.98%) Serverless
9 11 (6.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (5.81%) GCP
10 10 (5.81%) Route 53
11 9 (5.23%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (5.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (4.07%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (2.33%) SaaS
15 3 (1.74%) PaaS
16 2 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.12%) Firewall
2 21 (12.21%) SNMP
3 14 (8.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 14 (8.14%) VLAN
4 10 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.91%) BGP
5 5 (2.91%) MPLS
6 4 (2.33%) DNS
7 3 (1.74%) Network Security
7 3 (1.74%) VPN
8 2 (1.16%) FTP
8 2 (1.16%) HTTP
8 2 (1.16%) IMAP
8 2 (1.16%) Internet
8 2 (1.16%) Skype
8 2 (1.16%) SMTP
8 2 (1.16%) SSL
8 2 (1.16%) WAN
9 1 (0.58%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.02%) MongoDB
2 29 (16.86%) NoSQL
3 27 (15.70%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (12.21%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (7.56%) Big Data
6 11 (6.40%) Data Mining
7 9 (5.23%) ArangoDB
7 9 (5.23%) Hadoop
7 9 (5.23%) Neo4j
8 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.33%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (1.16%) MySQL
11 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.58%) Azkaban
12 1 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 68 (39.53%) Jenkins
2 58 (33.72%) Git (software)
3 45 (26.16%) GitLab
4 30 (17.44%) JIRA
5 24 (13.95%) Artifactory
6 15 (8.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (6.98%) JMeter
8 11 (6.40%) eggPlant
8 11 (6.40%) LoadUI
8 11 (6.40%) NeoLoad
9 7 (4.07%) SonarQube
10 6 (3.49%) Selenium
11 5 (2.91%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.33%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.33%) Hudson
12 4 (2.33%) ProC
13 3 (1.74%) Pylint
13 3 (1.74%) Snyk
13 3 (1.74%) Sourcetree
14 2 (1.16%) Gatling
General
1 29 (16.86%) Finance
1 29 (16.86%) Public Sector
2 18 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.88%) Marketing
4 16 (9.30%) Electronics
4 16 (9.30%) Manufacturing
5 11 (6.40%) Banking
5 11 (6.40%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Police
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (23.26%) Developer
3 16 (9.30%) Senior DevOps
4 14 (8.14%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (6.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.81%) Technical Leader
8 9 (5.23%) AWS DevOps
8 9 (5.23%) Consultant
8 9 (5.23%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Performance Test Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Data Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.07%) Java Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Performance Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.09%) Kafka
2 33 (19.19%) Web Services
3 30 (17.44%) Node.js
4 29 (16.86%) React
5 28 (16.28%) REST
6 26 (15.12%) AngularJS
7 23 (13.37%) RESTful
8 18 (10.47%) Pandas
8 18 (10.47%) scikit-learn
9 16 (9.30%) Spring
10 14 (8.14%) gRPC
10 14 (8.14%) Swagger
11 12 (6.98%) .NET
12 9 (5.23%) GraphQL
12 9 (5.23%) HTML
12 9 (5.23%) Spring Boot
12 9 (5.23%) YAML
13 8 (4.65%) Spark Streaming
14 7 (4.07%) .NET Core
14 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.49%) PKI
4 4 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.74%) User Experience
6 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) CMDB
7 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 80 (46.51%) Linux
2 36 (20.93%) Windows
3 25 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (11.63%) CentOS
5 16 (9.30%) Unix
5 16 (9.30%) Windows Server
6 14 (8.14%) Windows 10
6 14 (8.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) Fedora
8 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.58%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.58%) Solaris
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.19%) DevOps
2 65 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (34.88%) Microservices
4 38 (22.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 32 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (18.02%) Visualisation
7 30 (17.44%) Data Science
8 25 (14.53%) Configuration Management
9 23 (13.37%) Continuous Deployment
10 19 (11.05%) SDLC
10 19 (11.05%) Test Automation
11 18 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (9.30%) Digital Marketing
12 16 (9.30%) Programme Management
12 16 (9.30%) Test Strategy
13 15 (8.72%) Data Analysis
13 15 (8.72%) User Stories
14 14 (8.14%) Software Engineering
15 13 (7.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 106 (61.63%) Python
2 62 (36.05%) Java
3 47 (27.33%) Bash Shell
3 47 (27.33%) SQL
4 29 (16.86%) C#
5 28 (16.28%) PowerShell
6 27 (15.70%) Perl
7 24 (13.95%) TypeScript
8 22 (12.79%) Go
9 16 (9.30%) JavaScript
10 12 (6.98%) PHP
11 10 (5.81%) Scala
12 9 (5.23%) Ruby
13 8 (4.65%) PL/SQL
14 7 (4.07%) Java 8
15 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
16 4 (2.33%) Kotlin
17 3 (1.74%) Groovy
18 2 (1.16%) C++
19 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (41.28%) Security Cleared
2 62 (36.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.05%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.81%) Degree
5 9 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (4.65%) Master's Degree
7 6 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.33%) AWS Certification
8 4 (2.33%) CCNA
9 3 (1.74%) CCNP
10 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.16%) CISSP
10 2 (1.16%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) CCDP
11 1 (0.58%) CCIE
11 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.16%) NIST
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (50.00%) Docker
2 17 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.14%) vSphere
4 6 (3.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.58%) GPFS
6 1 (0.58%) iptables
6 1 (0.58%) NFS
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 109 (63.37%) Kubernetes
2 67 (38.95%) Terraform
3 66 (38.37%) Ansible
4 61 (35.47%) Kibana
5 55 (31.98%) logstash
6 46 (26.74%) Prometheus
7 38 (22.09%) Grafana
8 29 (16.86%) Puppet
9 27 (15.70%) ZABBIX
10 24 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (11.63%) Consul
12 15 (8.72%) Istio
12 15 (8.72%) Packer
13 14 (8.14%) Rancher
14 13 (7.56%) Fluentd
15 11 (6.40%) SCOM
16 8 (4.65%) Netcool
17 6 (3.49%) PingFederate
18 5 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
19 4 (2.33%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 53 (30.81%) Splunk
2 34 (19.77%) AppDynamics
3 21 (12.21%) VMware
4 17 (9.88%) Atlassian
5 16 (9.30%) SAP
6 15 (8.72%) Dynatrace
7 14 (8.14%) Dell
7 14 (8.14%) EMC
8 13 (7.56%) SolarWinds
9 11 (6.40%) New Relic
10 9 (5.23%) Oracle
10 9 (5.23%) ServiceNow
10 9 (5.23%) SevOne
11 8 (4.65%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.07%) CheckPoint
12 7 (4.07%) Hortonworks
13 6 (3.49%) Cisco
13 6 (3.49%) Google
14 4 (2.33%) Cloudera
15 3 (1.74%) F5