Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 494 361 491
Rank change year-on-year -133 +130 -48
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 261 144 297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 1.64% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 107 176
10th Percentile £425 £250 £366
25th Percentile £496 £406 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £484 £500
Median % change year-on-year +18.80% -3.20% -4.76%
75th Percentile £660 £575 £586
90th Percentile £700 £613 £660
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK median hourly rate - - £10.50

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 20,085 8,796 24,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.44% 31.71% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,743 6,338 17,132
10th Percentile £363 £313 £339
25th Percentile £438 £400 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 69 211
10th Percentile £18.59 £22.35 £16.25
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +8.36%
75th Percentile £63.31 £54.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £73.45 £62.03 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +8.25%

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -157 152 £600 +28.00% 47
Midlands -57 24 £519 +24.34% 9
West Midlands -44 23 £530 +9.50% 7
South West -30 22 £750 +30.43% 8
North of England -63 19 £475 +17.28% 11
North West -47 16 £475 +17.28% 8
East of England -44 13 £500 -23.08% 3
South East -90 7 £438 -14.22% 9
Yorkshire -53 3 £500 -2.44% 1
East Midlands -32 1 £328 -6.43% 2
Elastic Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 166 (63.60%) Docker
2 155 (59.39%) Linux
3 149 (57.09%) DevOps
4 144 (55.17%) Kubernetes
5 116 (44.44%) AWS
6 110 (42.15%) Python
7 109 (41.76%) Kibana
8 100 (38.31%) Jenkins
9 98 (37.55%) Ansible
10 95 (36.40%) Terraform
11 94 (36.02%) Java
12 91 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (33.72%) Elasticsearch
14 86 (32.95%) Prometheus
15 82 (31.42%) logstash
16 78 (29.89%) Splunk
17 74 (28.35%) Git (software)
18 71 (27.20%) Azure
19 65 (24.90%) SQL
20 62 (23.75%) Microservices
20 62 (23.75%) Grafana
21 58 (22.22%) Social Skills
22 57 (21.84%) Bash Shell
23 53 (20.31%) Oracle
23 53 (20.31%) Security Cleared
24 52 (19.92%) Unix
24 52 (19.92%) Infrastructure as Code
25 51 (19.54%) Finance
26 47 (18.01%) Kafka
27 46 (17.62%) Test Automation

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 88 (33.72%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.51%) Apache
4 16 (6.13%) Confluence
5 15 (5.75%) Apache Spark
6 12 (4.60%) nginx
7 11 (4.21%) GemFire
8 10 (3.83%) SAS
9 8 (3.07%) Appian
10 4 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.15%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.77%) Jetty
13 1 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.38%) IIS
13 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) assyst
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 116 (44.44%) AWS
2 71 (27.20%) Azure
3 36 (13.79%) GCP
4 26 (9.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (9.58%) Amazon EKS
6 24 (9.20%) GitHub
7 21 (8.05%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (7.66%) PaaS
9 19 (7.28%) Amazon S3
10 13 (4.98%) OpenShift
11 11 (4.21%) Serverless
12 10 (3.83%) Datadog
13 9 (3.45%) GitHub Actions
13 9 (3.45%) IaaS
13 9 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (3.07%) Route 53
15 6 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.05%) Firewall
2 11 (4.21%) DNS
3 7 (2.68%) HTTP
4 6 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.92%) Internet
5 5 (1.92%) VPN
6 4 (1.53%) SSL
7 3 (1.15%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.15%) Intranet
7 3 (1.15%) IPsec
7 3 (1.15%) IPv4
7 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.15%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.77%) SSH
8 2 (0.77%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.38%) BGP
9 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.38%) OSPF
9 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.71%) NoSQL
2 31 (11.88%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (11.49%) SQL Server
4 23 (8.81%) Big Data
4 23 (8.81%) Relational Database
5 16 (6.13%) Redis
6 14 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (4.98%) RDBMS
8 12 (4.60%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.21%) Apache Hive
9 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
9 11 (4.21%) InterSystems Cache
10 8 (3.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.07%) Flink
10 8 (3.07%) Parquet
10 8 (3.07%) Tableau
11 7 (2.68%) MySQL
12 6 (2.30%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.92%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 100 (38.31%) Jenkins
2 74 (28.35%) Git (software)
3 39 (14.94%) Maven
4 35 (13.41%) JIRA
5 30 (11.49%) GitLab
5 30 (11.49%) Selenium
6 27 (10.34%) Artifactory
7 25 (9.58%) Gradle
8 22 (8.43%) SonarQube
8 22 (8.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 22 (8.43%) Subversion
9 21 (8.05%) Bitbucket
10 13 (4.98%) Cypress.io
10 13 (4.98%) JMeter
10 13 (4.98%) JUnit
11 12 (4.60%) Cucumber
11 12 (4.60%) IntelliJ
12 11 (4.21%) Hudson
13 6 (2.30%) SoapUI
14 5 (1.92%) GoCD
General
1 58 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 51 (19.54%) Finance
3 34 (13.03%) Public Sector
4 20 (7.66%) Telecoms
5 17 (6.51%) Banking
6 11 (4.21%) Electronics
6 11 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 11 (4.21%) Marketing
7 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (1.92%) Publishing
8 3 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.77%) Front Office
9 2 (0.77%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (38.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (16.86%) Developer
3 20 (7.66%) AWS Engineer
4 19 (7.28%) Java Developer
4 19 (7.28%) Senior DevOps
4 19 (7.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 18 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
6 17 (6.51%) Data Engineer
6 17 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.13%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (5.75%) Site Engineer
8 15 (5.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Big Data Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Consultant
12 11 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (3.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.01%) Kafka
2 30 (11.49%) Spring
3 27 (10.34%) AngularJS
4 24 (9.20%) React
4 24 (9.20%) Web Services
5 22 (8.43%) REST
5 22 (8.43%) RESTful
6 21 (8.05%) Node.js
7 20 (7.66%) CSS
7 20 (7.66%) HTML
8 17 (6.51%) Spring Boot
9 16 (6.13%) JSON
10 14 (5.36%) XML
11 12 (4.60%) .NET
11 12 (4.60%) jQuery
11 12 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (3.83%) OAuth
13 9 (3.45%) Apache NiFi
14 8 (3.07%) Java Concurrency
14 8 (3.07%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
1 15 (5.75%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.98%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.60%) Data Structures
4 11 (4.21%) Algorithms
4 11 (4.21%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.30%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.30%) Legacy Applications
6 4 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.53%) PKI
7 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.38%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.38%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 155 (59.39%) Linux
2 52 (19.92%) Unix
3 31 (11.88%) Windows
4 13 (4.98%) Ubuntu
5 11 (4.21%) CentOS
6 7 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.15%) Solaris
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.77%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.77%) Debian
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (57.09%) DevOps
2 91 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (23.75%) Microservices
4 52 (19.92%) Infrastructure as Code
5 46 (17.62%) Test Automation
6 41 (15.71%) Configuration Management
6 41 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 36 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (9.96%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 25 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (8.81%) Scrum
12 20 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 19 (7.28%) Analytics
13 19 (7.28%) Infrastructure Automation
13 19 (7.28%) Software Delivery
14 18 (6.90%) Full Stack Development
14 18 (6.90%) Load Balancing
14 18 (6.90%) Release Management
15 17 (6.51%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (42.15%) Python
2 94 (36.02%) Java
3 65 (24.90%) SQL
4 57 (21.84%) Bash Shell
5 45 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 29 (11.11%) Perl
7 27 (10.34%) Groovy
8 21 (8.05%) Java 8
9 19 (7.28%) C#
10 17 (6.51%) Ruby
11 16 (6.13%) Scala
12 14 (5.36%) Go
13 12 (4.60%) PowerShell
14 11 (4.21%) PL/SQL
15 10 (3.83%) C++
15 10 (3.83%) Kotlin
15 10 (3.83%) Shell Script
16 8 (3.07%) PHP
16 8 (3.07%) VB
17 5 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.60%) Degree
3 12 (4.60%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.92%) CISSP
6 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) QA
2 8 (3.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) GPG13
3 1 (0.38%) IFRS
3 1 (0.38%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 166 (63.60%) Docker
2 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.15%) iptables
4 3 (1.15%) NFS
4 3 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.38%) HDFS
6 1 (0.38%) Varnish
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 144 (55.17%) Kubernetes
2 109 (41.76%) Kibana
3 98 (37.55%) Ansible
4 95 (36.40%) Terraform
5 86 (32.95%) Prometheus
6 82 (31.42%) logstash
7 62 (23.75%) Grafana
8 32 (12.26%) Consul
9 28 (10.73%) Packer
9 28 (10.73%) Rancher
10 25 (9.58%) Puppet
11 20 (7.66%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (6.13%) Istio
13 15 (5.75%) Fluentd
14 14 (5.36%) Graphite
15 13 (4.98%) BladeLogic
15 13 (4.98%) ITRS Geneos
16 12 (4.60%) Icinga
16 12 (4.60%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (3.83%) Argo
Vendors
1 78 (29.89%) Splunk
2 53 (20.31%) Oracle
3 27 (10.34%) Atlassian
4 19 (7.28%) AppDynamics
5 13 (4.98%) CyberArk
6 11 (4.21%) SAP
7 9 (3.45%) VMware
8 8 (3.07%) Microsoft
8 8 (3.07%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.68%) Cadence
9 7 (2.68%) Google
9 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.30%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.53%) IBM
11 4 (1.53%) New Relic
12 3 (1.15%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.15%) EqualLogic
12 3 (1.15%) ForgeRock
12 3 (1.15%) NetApp
12 3 (1.15%) Ping Identity