Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 174 174
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 +75
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 58 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.87% 1.92% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 40
North West median daily rate £500 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% -3.89% -
10th Percentile £378 £363 £373
90th Percentile £575 £545 £577
England median daily rate £525 £550 £485
% change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +17.86% -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 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 2,020 1,826 1,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.67% 32.23% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,395 1,257 1,335
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +15.14%
10th Percentile £11.64 £18.75 £15.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £44.90
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
Manchester -8 39 £500 +17.65% 6
Lancashire -15 10 £550 +27.17%
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
Cheshire -1 3 - -
Elastic Stack
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 40 (68.97%) DevOps
2 38 (65.52%) Terraform
3 36 (62.07%) MySQL
4 35 (60.34%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (58.62%) Python
6 32 (55.17%) Ansible
7 31 (53.45%) Java
8 29 (50.00%) Linux
9 25 (43.10%) Docker
9 25 (43.10%) Jenkins
10 24 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (34.48%) Puppet
12 19 (32.76%) MongoDB
12 19 (32.76%) Selenium
12 19 (32.76%) Git (software)
12 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (31.03%) TDD
13 18 (31.03%) Open Source
14 17 (29.31%) BDD
14 17 (29.31%) Test Automation
14 17 (29.31%) Spring
14 17 (29.31%) Maven
14 17 (29.31%) Hibernate
15 16 (27.59%) PHP
15 16 (27.59%) Node.js
15 16 (27.59%) Java 8
16 15 (25.86%) Continuous Deployment
16 15 (25.86%) Microservices
16 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (25.86%) Unix

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 10 (17.24%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (15.52%) Confluence
3 6 (10.34%) Apache Solr
3 6 (10.34%) Mule
4 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) nginx
4 2 (3.45%) SAS
4 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 35 (60.34%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (18.97%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (18.97%) Amazon ELB
3 11 (18.97%) Amazon S3
3 11 (18.97%) Route 53
3 11 (18.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (10.34%) Apigee
5 2 (3.45%) IaaS
5 2 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) HTTP
2 6 (10.34%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) LAN
2 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.34%) VoIP
2 6 (10.34%) VPN
2 6 (10.34%) WAN
3 4 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (62.07%) MySQL
2 24 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (32.76%) MongoDB
4 9 (15.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (15.52%) Pentaho
4 9 (15.52%) RDBMS
4 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
5 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Jenkins
2 19 (32.76%) Git (software)
2 19 (32.76%) Selenium
3 17 (29.31%) Maven
4 11 (18.97%) Gatling
4 11 (18.97%) GitLab
4 11 (18.97%) Gradle
4 11 (18.97%) JUnit
4 11 (18.97%) Spock
5 9 (15.52%) Artifactory
5 9 (15.52%) JIRA
6 8 (13.79%) SonarQube
7 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
7 6 (10.34%) JMeter
7 6 (10.34%) Mercurial
7 6 (10.34%) NeoLoad
7 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.34%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Java Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (13.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (5.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Splunk Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) Hibernate
1 17 (29.31%) Spring
2 16 (27.59%) Node.js
3 6 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.34%) CSS
3 6 (10.34%) GWT
3 6 (10.34%) HTML
3 6 (10.34%) JMS
3 6 (10.34%) JPA
3 6 (10.34%) JSON
3 6 (10.34%) RESTful
3 6 (10.34%) Sass
3 6 (10.34%) Spring Batch
3 6 (10.34%) Vaadin
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (5.17%) Sensu
5 1 (1.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Cyberattack
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Linux
2 15 (25.86%) Unix
3 8 (13.79%) CentOS
3 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) DevOps
2 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.03%) Open Source
3 18 (31.03%) TDD
4 17 (29.31%) BDD
4 17 (29.31%) Test Automation
5 15 (25.86%) Continuous Deployment
5 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (25.86%) Microservices
6 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
7 9 (15.52%) Scrum
8 6 (10.34%) Case Management
8 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (10.34%) Patch Management
8 6 (10.34%) SIEM
8 6 (10.34%) UML
8 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Python
2 31 (53.45%) Java
3 16 (27.59%) Java 8
3 16 (27.59%) PHP
4 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
4 9 (15.52%) SQL
5 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.34%) Ruby
6 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) CISSP
3 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) SANS
3 2 (3.45%) SSCP
4 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (65.52%) Terraform
2 32 (55.17%) Ansible
3 20 (34.48%) Puppet
4 11 (18.97%) Grafana
4 11 (18.97%) Packer
4 11 (18.97%) Prometheus
5 10 (17.24%) Kibana
5 10 (17.24%) Kubernetes
5 10 (17.24%) logstash
6 9 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (13.79%) Rancher
8 6 (10.34%) QRadar
9 3 (5.17%) Salt
10 2 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Splunk
2 10 (17.24%) Google
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle
4 8 (13.79%) Black Duck
5 6 (10.34%) AlienVault
5 6 (10.34%) Apple
5 6 (10.34%) IBM
5 6 (10.34%) McAfee
6 3 (5.17%) Cloudera
7 2 (3.45%) VMware