Period
to 18 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 April 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 and Kibana)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 198 158
Rank change year-on-year +65 -40 +71
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 72 17 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 0.29% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.86% 0.87% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 36
North West median daily rate £500 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% -3.89% -
10th Percentile £368 £379 £337
90th Percentile £607 £634 £581
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -25.53% -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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,863 1,958 1,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.42% 33.86% 31.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,278 1,346 1,185
North West median daily rate £424 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +6.60% -
10th Percentile £313 £280 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 40
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% -12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.83 £15.08
90th Percentile £44.80 £42.70 £51.52
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.21 £40.75
% change year-on-year +3.14% +1.12% +5.16%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Elastic Stack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in the North West

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Elastic Stack in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Elastic Stack in the North West

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack in the North West over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Elastic Stack in the North West

Elastic Stack
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 April 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
Manchester +61 60 £465 +16.25% 1
Lancashire -7 7 £550 +27.17%
Cheshire +7 3 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Elastic Stack
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 60 (83.33%) Linux
2 44 (61.11%) DevOps
3 35 (48.61%) Open Source
3 35 (48.61%) Splunk
4 33 (45.83%) Unix
5 32 (44.44%) Windows
6 30 (41.67%) Python
6 30 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (41.67%) Terraform
7 28 (38.89%) Security Cleared
8 27 (37.50%) Jenkins
9 26 (36.11%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (36.11%) Network Monitoring
9 26 (36.11%) Cyberattack
9 26 (36.11%) AlienVault
9 26 (36.11%) Patch Management
9 26 (36.11%) Case Management
9 26 (36.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 26 (36.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (36.11%) LAN
9 26 (36.11%) VoIP
9 26 (36.11%) WAN
9 26 (36.11%) VPN
9 26 (36.11%) Apple
9 26 (36.11%) Firewall
10 25 (34.72%) TCP/IP
10 25 (34.72%) SC Cleared
11 24 (33.33%) SIEM
12 20 (27.78%) Ansible
12 20 (27.78%) Docker

Elastic Stack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (8.33%) Confluence
1 6 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.78%) Mule
2 2 (2.78%) nginx
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 30 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.28%) Amazon S3
4 9 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
4 9 (12.50%) Route 53
4 9 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.78%) Apigee
5 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.78%) Serverless
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.39%) PaaS
6 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.11%) Firewall
1 26 (36.11%) LAN
1 26 (36.11%) VoIP
1 26 (36.11%) VPN
1 26 (36.11%) WAN
2 25 (34.72%) TCP/IP
3 13 (18.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (9.72%) HTTP
5 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 10 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (12.50%) MySQL
4 7 (9.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (8.33%) Pentaho
6 4 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 27 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.50%) GitLab
4 8 (11.11%) SonarQube
5 7 (9.72%) JIRA
6 6 (8.33%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.17%) Selenium
8 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.78%) JMeter
8 2 (2.78%) Maven
8 2 (2.78%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.78%) NeoLoad
8 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.39%) webpack
General
1 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Security Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (18.06%) AWS Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) SIEM Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Splunk Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.94%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) SOC Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Security Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) CSS
1 3 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.78%) GWT
2 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.78%) JMS
2 2 (2.78%) JPA
2 2 (2.78%) JSON
2 2 (2.78%) Kafka
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) RESTful
2 2 (2.78%) Sass
2 2 (2.78%) Spring
2 2 (2.78%) Spring Batch
2 2 (2.78%) Vaadin
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) Laravel
3 1 (1.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.11%) Cyberattack
2 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 60 (83.33%) Linux
2 33 (45.83%) Unix
3 32 (44.44%) Windows
4 10 (13.89%) CentOS
4 10 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.11%) DevOps
2 35 (48.61%) Open Source
3 26 (36.11%) Case Management
3 26 (36.11%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (36.11%) Network Monitoring
3 26 (36.11%) Patch Management
3 26 (36.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 26 (36.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (33.33%) SIEM
5 15 (20.83%) Information Security
5 15 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (20.83%) Security Monitoring
6 14 (19.44%) Security Operations
7 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.11%) Microservices
9 7 (9.72%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) Python
2 18 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 11 (15.28%) Java
4 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.72%) Ruby
6 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.56%) SQL
8 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.17%) PHP
9 2 (2.78%) Java 8
9 2 (2.78%) Perl
9 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.39%) C#
10 1 (1.39%) ES6
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) CISSP
3 6 (8.33%) SSCP
4 5 (6.94%) SANS
5 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.39%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 20 (27.78%) Docker
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.39%) etcd
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (41.67%) Terraform
2 20 (27.78%) Ansible
3 18 (25.00%) Packer
4 17 (23.61%) QRadar
5 16 (22.22%) Puppet
6 9 (12.50%) Grafana
6 9 (12.50%) Kubernetes
6 9 (12.50%) Prometheus
7 8 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (8.33%) Kibana
8 6 (8.33%) logstash
8 6 (8.33%) Salt
9 5 (6.94%) SCCM
10 2 (2.78%) Consul
10 2 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (2.78%) Nagios
10 2 (2.78%) Rancher
10 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Splunk
2 26 (36.11%) AlienVault
2 26 (36.11%) Apple
3 17 (23.61%) IBM
3 17 (23.61%) McAfee
4 8 (11.11%) Google
5 6 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (4.17%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.39%) VMware
8 1 (1.39%) Zend