Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 493 416 409
Rank change year-on-year -77 -7 +88
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 293 554 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 1.65% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 371 369
England median daily rate £500 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £363 £388 £412
90th Percentile £660 £660 £640
UK median daily rate £500 £520 £550
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -25.93%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -25.93%

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 23,662 33,631 30,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.78% 35.25% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,622 23,969 21,935
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 293 371
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +3.83% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.11 £17.10 £18.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.60 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 14 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor 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 14 November 2019. 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 -13 177 £533 -3.18% 45
South East +30 43 £525 +10.53% 16
North of England -59 22 £425 -14.96% 10
East of England +24 21 £400 -14.89% 11
Midlands +7 18 £475 +15.85% 5
North West -29 14 £425 -15.00% 7
South West +18 11 £525 +16.67% 10
West Midlands +18 11 £660 +37.21% 3
East Midlands 0 7 £444 +10.87% 2
Yorkshire +6 5 £410 -18.00% 2
North East -25 3 £470 -5.91% 1
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 204 (69.62%) Linux
2 160 (54.61%) DevOps
3 153 (52.22%) Docker
4 149 (50.85%) Ansible
5 136 (46.42%) Jenkins
5 136 (46.42%) AWS
6 135 (46.08%) Python
7 132 (45.05%) Git (software)
8 127 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (37.88%) Kubernetes
10 105 (35.84%) Elasticsearch
10 105 (35.84%) Terraform
11 99 (33.79%) Bash Shell
12 89 (30.38%) Puppet
13 83 (28.33%) Azure
14 79 (26.96%) Kibana
15 77 (26.28%) Java
16 75 (25.60%) JIRA
17 74 (25.26%) logstash
18 66 (22.53%) Security Cleared
18 66 (22.53%) Windows
19 65 (22.18%) Configuration Management
20 58 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (19.45%) Microservices
22 55 (18.77%) Splunk
23 52 (17.75%) Confluence
23 52 (17.75%) Scrum
24 51 (17.41%) SC Cleared
25 48 (16.38%) GitLab
26 46 (15.70%) Unix

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
1 105 (35.84%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (17.75%) Confluence
3 37 (12.63%) nginx
4 25 (8.53%) Apache
5 22 (7.51%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.12%) Apache Spark
7 14 (4.78%) IIS
8 10 (3.41%) OpenStack
9 8 (2.73%) SAS
10 7 (2.39%) JBoss
11 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.02%) Jetty
13 2 (0.68%) Apache Qpid
13 2 (0.68%) Gunicorn
13 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.68%) WildFly
14 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
14 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 136 (46.42%) AWS
2 83 (28.33%) Azure
3 34 (11.60%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (9.22%) GitHub
5 23 (7.85%) GCP
6 22 (7.51%) Serverless
7 19 (6.48%) PaaS
8 18 (6.14%) Amazon S3
9 17 (5.80%) Datadog
10 16 (5.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (5.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (5.46%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (4.10%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (3.75%) SaaS
13 9 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (2.73%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (2.73%) IaaS
14 8 (2.73%) Route 53
15 7 (2.39%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (1.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.83%) VPN
2 16 (5.46%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.10%) Firewall
3 12 (4.10%) HTTP
4 10 (3.41%) DNS
5 9 (3.07%) Network Security
6 6 (2.05%) SSL
7 5 (1.71%) Internet
7 5 (1.71%) SMTP
8 4 (1.37%) DHCP
8 4 (1.37%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.02%) FTP
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.68%) NX-OS
10 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.34%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.34%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.65%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (10.58%) MySQL
3 26 (8.87%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (7.51%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (7.51%) NoSQL
6 19 (6.48%) Hadoop
7 18 (6.14%) InfluxDB
8 17 (5.80%) Big Data
9 15 (5.12%) Redis
10 11 (3.75%) Apache Hive
10 11 (3.75%) Sqoop
11 9 (3.07%) SQL Server
12 8 (2.73%) HBase
13 7 (2.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
15 5 (1.71%) Amazon Aurora
15 5 (1.71%) Impala
15 5 (1.71%) Presto
15 5 (1.71%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 136 (46.42%) Jenkins
2 132 (45.05%) Git (software)
3 75 (25.60%) JIRA
4 48 (16.38%) GitLab
5 24 (8.19%) Artifactory
5 24 (8.19%) Cucumber
6 22 (7.51%) Selenium
7 20 (6.83%) TeamCity
8 18 (6.14%) JMeter
9 15 (5.12%) Bitbucket
10 14 (4.78%) CircleCI
11 12 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (3.07%) Maven
12 9 (3.07%) SonarQube
12 9 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (2.73%) JUnit
13 8 (2.73%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.39%) Gradle
General
1 38 (12.97%) Finance
2 24 (8.19%) Public Sector
3 23 (7.85%) Banking
4 14 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.75%) Law
6 8 (2.73%) Electronics
6 8 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.39%) Marketing
7 7 (2.39%) Retail
8 5 (1.71%) Publishing
9 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 101 (34.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (20.48%) Developer
3 22 (7.51%) Senior DevOps
3 22 (7.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 21 (7.17%) AWS Engineer
5 19 (6.48%) AWS DevOps
6 18 (6.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 16 (5.46%) Architect
7 16 (5.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 15 (5.12%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.75%) Python Developer
10 10 (3.41%) Analyst
10 10 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) Administrator
11 9 (3.07%) Consultant
12 8 (2.73%) Data Engineer
12 8 (2.73%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.73%) SQL Developer
13 6 (2.05%) Agile Developer
13 6 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.29%) Kafka
1 36 (12.29%) Node.js
2 34 (11.60%) REST
2 34 (11.60%) Web Services
3 30 (10.24%) RESTful
4 25 (8.53%) Spring
5 24 (8.19%) .NET
6 23 (7.85%) AngularJS
7 17 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (4.10%) Spring Boot
8 12 (4.10%) XML
9 11 (3.75%) Flask
9 11 (3.75%) JSON
9 11 (3.75%) Swagger
10 10 (3.41%) React
11 9 (3.07%) GraphQL
11 9 (3.07%) hapi
11 9 (3.07%) Ionic Framework
11 9 (3.07%) Memcached
11 9 (3.07%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.78%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.07%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.07%) Wiki
5 7 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.39%) User Experience
6 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.02%) Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.68%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 204 (69.62%) Linux
2 66 (22.53%) Windows
3 46 (15.70%) Unix
4 31 (10.58%) Windows Server
5 29 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (9.22%) Ubuntu
7 24 (8.19%) CentOS
8 13 (4.44%) Android
8 13 (4.44%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.07%) CoreOS
10 6 (2.05%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.68%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.34%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.34%) Solaris
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (54.61%) DevOps
2 127 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (22.18%) Configuration Management
4 58 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (19.45%) Microservices
6 52 (17.75%) Scrum
7 33 (11.26%) Test Automation
8 28 (9.56%) Open Source
9 26 (8.87%) BDD
10 24 (8.19%) TDD
11 23 (7.85%) Kanban
11 23 (7.85%) Software Engineering
12 21 (7.17%) Analytics
12 21 (7.17%) Infrastructure as Code
12 21 (7.17%) Mentoring
12 21 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (7.17%) SIEM
13 20 (6.83%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (5.80%) Continuous Deployment
15 16 (5.46%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (46.08%) Python
2 99 (33.79%) Bash Shell
3 77 (26.28%) Java
4 46 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 42 (14.33%) SQL
6 26 (8.87%) Shell Script
7 24 (8.19%) C#
7 24 (8.19%) Go
7 24 (8.19%) Ruby
8 22 (7.51%) PowerShell
9 15 (5.12%) Perl
10 12 (4.10%) Groovy
11 11 (3.75%) Java 8
12 7 (2.39%) PHP
13 6 (2.05%) Clojure
13 6 (2.05%) ES6
13 6 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.71%) C
15 3 (1.02%) Scala
16 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (22.53%) Security Cleared
2 51 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.17%) Degree
4 14 (4.78%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.71%) RHCE
7 4 (1.37%) CCNA
7 4 (1.37%) ISEB
7 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.37%) MCSA
7 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.37%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.02%) CCNP
9 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.34%) CISM
9 1 (0.34%) CISSP
9 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) GCIA
9 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.10%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) GDPR
3 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 153 (52.22%) Docker
2 21 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (5.12%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.75%) Active Directory
6 6 (2.05%) HDFS
7 5 (1.71%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.37%) PowerDNS
9 3 (1.02%) KVM
9 3 (1.02%) NFS
9 3 (1.02%) oVirt
10 1 (0.34%) Snort
10 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 149 (50.85%) Ansible
2 111 (37.88%) Kubernetes
3 105 (35.84%) Terraform
4 89 (30.38%) Puppet
5 79 (26.96%) Kibana
6 74 (25.26%) logstash
7 44 (15.02%) Grafana
8 40 (13.65%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (8.87%) ZABBIX
10 25 (8.53%) Consul
11 24 (8.19%) Prometheus
12 21 (7.17%) Nagios
12 21 (7.17%) Packer
13 15 (5.12%) Graphite
14 14 (4.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 14 (4.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 8 (2.73%) Salt
16 7 (2.39%) HAProxy
17 6 (2.05%) Pingdom
18 5 (1.71%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 55 (18.77%) Splunk
2 31 (10.58%) Google
3 26 (8.87%) VMware
4 24 (8.19%) Red Hat
5 23 (7.85%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.78%) Oracle
7 13 (4.44%) New Relic
8 12 (4.10%) ServiceNow
9 10 (3.41%) F5
10 9 (3.07%) Hortonworks
10 9 (3.07%) SaltStack
11 8 (2.73%) Cloudera
12 7 (2.39%) SAP
13 6 (2.05%) Cisco
14 4 (1.37%) Adobe
14 4 (1.37%) SolarWinds
15 3 (1.02%) AlienVault
15 3 (1.02%) Juniper
15 3 (1.02%) PagerDuty
15 3 (1.02%) Remedy