Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 August 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
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 400 450 452
Rank change year-on-year +50 +2 -24
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 136 419 524
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.46% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 270 363
Median daily rate £513 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £373 £369 £400
90th Percentile £658 £614 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.75 -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 10,380 28,736 35,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.44% 31.68% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,891 20,032 24,861
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £334 £320
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £424
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.18% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 317 348
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £22.25 £19.45 £15.24
90th Percentile £64.09 £60.30 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Elastic Stack as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Elastic Stack.

Daily rate trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Elastic Stack.

Hourly rate trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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
England +59 128 £511 -2.62% 46
London +66 80 £500 -4.76% 21
UK excluding London +127 50 £520 +9.47% 28
North of England +85 23 £500 +7.53% 13
Work from Home -29 16 £538 +22.86% 7
South East +142 13 £520 -0.95% 1
North West +77 12 £405 -13.83% 10
North East +42 8 £950 +102.13%
South West +83 4 £613 +11.36% 2
Midlands +63 3 £436 -8.02% 6
Yorkshire +61 3 £525 +22.09% 3
Scotland +61 3 £475 +20.87%
East of England +71 2 £538 +34.38% 3
West Midlands +38 2 £436 -12.41% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £513 -
East Midlands +60 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 79 (58.09%) Python
2 69 (50.74%) AWS
3 63 (46.32%) Kubernetes
4 56 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 54 (39.71%) SC Cleared
5 54 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (39.71%) DevOps
6 53 (38.97%) Java
7 51 (37.50%) Linux
8 49 (36.03%) Jenkins
9 48 (35.29%) Elasticsearch
10 47 (34.56%) Ansible
10 47 (34.56%) logstash
11 45 (33.09%) Terraform
12 44 (32.35%) Kibana
12 44 (32.35%) Git (software)
13 41 (30.15%) Docker
13 41 (30.15%) Splunk
14 36 (26.47%) MongoDB
15 35 (25.74%) SQL
16 34 (25.00%) Web Services
17 33 (24.26%) Microservices
18 32 (23.53%) React
19 31 (22.79%) Node.js
20 29 (21.32%) Windows
20 29 (21.32%) Finance
20 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (19.85%) AngularJS
22 26 (19.12%) JIRA
22 26 (19.12%) Bash Shell

Elastic Stack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 48 (35.29%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (8.09%) Apache Spark
2 11 (8.09%) Confluence
3 6 (4.41%) Tornado
4 5 (3.68%) Apache
5 3 (2.21%) nginx
6 2 (1.47%) SAS
6 2 (1.47%) WildFly
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.74%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.74%) Luigi
7 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 69 (50.74%) AWS
2 20 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (13.24%) GitHub
4 16 (11.76%) Amazon S3
4 16 (11.76%) Azure
4 16 (11.76%) OpenShift
4 16 (11.76%) Route 53
5 15 (11.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (11.03%) Serverless
6 14 (10.29%) Amazon ECS
6 14 (10.29%) GCP
6 14 (10.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (9.56%) Amazon EKS
8 11 (8.09%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (5.88%) CloudFront
10 7 (5.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (3.68%) SaaS
12 3 (2.21%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.56%) Firewall
2 10 (7.35%) SNMP
3 9 (6.62%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (6.62%) VLAN
4 3 (2.21%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.21%) Network Security
5 2 (1.47%) BGP
5 2 (1.47%) VPN
5 2 (1.47%) WAN
6 1 (0.74%) DNS
6 1 (0.74%) FTP
6 1 (0.74%) HTTP
6 1 (0.74%) ICMP
6 1 (0.74%) Internet
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) NAS
6 1 (0.74%) POP3
6 1 (0.74%) SMTP
6 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.47%) MongoDB
2 21 (15.44%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (13.97%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (11.76%) NoSQL
5 11 (8.09%) Big Data
5 11 (8.09%) Data Mining
6 8 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (4.41%) Apache Hive
8 6 (4.41%) MySQL
8 6 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.68%) Redis
10 3 (2.21%) ArangoDB
11 2 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.47%) HBase
11 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.74%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 49 (36.03%) Jenkins
2 44 (32.35%) Git (software)
3 26 (19.12%) JIRA
4 23 (16.91%) GitLab
5 15 (11.03%) JMeter
6 11 (8.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (8.09%) eggPlant
6 11 (8.09%) LoadUI
6 11 (8.09%) NeoLoad
7 9 (6.62%) CircleCI
7 9 (6.62%) GoCD
8 8 (5.88%) Travis CI
9 7 (5.15%) Bitbucket
10 6 (4.41%) Hudson
10 6 (4.41%) ProC
11 5 (3.68%) Artifactory
11 5 (3.68%) Pylint
11 5 (3.68%) Sourcetree
12 4 (2.94%) AppScan
12 4 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 29 (21.32%) Finance
2 17 (12.50%) Public Sector
3 16 (11.76%) Banking
4 9 (6.62%) Law
5 8 (5.88%) Marketing
5 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.15%) Electronics
6 7 (5.15%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.21%) Legal
9 2 (1.47%) Police
10 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.74%) French Language
10 1 (0.74%) Retail
10 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (28.68%) Developer
2 34 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (10.29%) Senior DevOps
4 14 (10.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (7.35%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (6.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Performance Test Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Data Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.68%) Python Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Consultant
11 4 (2.94%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.00%) Web Services
2 32 (23.53%) React
3 31 (22.79%) Node.js
4 27 (19.85%) AngularJS
5 22 (16.18%) REST
6 21 (15.44%) Pandas
6 21 (15.44%) RESTful
7 16 (11.76%) HTML
8 15 (11.03%) Kafka
8 15 (11.03%) scikit-learn
9 13 (9.56%) HTML5
9 13 (9.56%) Spring
10 11 (8.09%) CSS
11 9 (6.62%) gRPC
11 9 (6.62%) Swagger
12 8 (5.88%) CSS3
12 8 (5.88%) SAML
13 6 (4.41%) OAuth
13 6 (4.41%) Twisted
13 6 (4.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.41%) Cloud Native
2 6 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (4.41%) PKI
3 4 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.21%) User Experience
5 2 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.74%) Blog
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (37.50%) Linux
2 29 (21.32%) Windows
3 19 (13.97%) Unix
4 13 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.09%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.35%) CentOS
7 9 (6.62%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.74%) Debian
8 1 (0.74%) Fedora
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (39.71%) DevOps
2 33 (24.26%) Microservices
3 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (16.18%) Data Science
4 22 (16.18%) Open Source
5 20 (14.71%) Infrastructure as Code
6 18 (13.24%) Visualisation
7 16 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
7 16 (11.76%) SDLC
8 14 (10.29%) Configuration Management
8 14 (10.29%) User Stories
9 13 (9.56%) Data Analysis
9 13 (9.56%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.82%) Service Delivery
10 12 (8.82%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.09%) Performance Testing
11 11 (8.09%) Software Engineering
11 11 (8.09%) Test Planning
11 11 (8.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (58.09%) Python
2 53 (38.97%) Java
3 35 (25.74%) SQL
4 26 (19.12%) Bash Shell
5 24 (17.65%) TypeScript
6 21 (15.44%) JavaScript
7 16 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 14 (10.29%) Go
9 13 (9.56%) C#
10 11 (8.09%) Ruby
11 9 (6.62%) Groovy
12 8 (5.88%) Scala
13 5 (3.68%) Perl
13 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.94%) PHP
15 3 (2.21%) C++
16 2 (1.47%) Java 8
17 1 (0.74%) C
17 1 (0.74%) Elixir
17 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 54 (39.71%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.03%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.68%) Degree
5 4 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.47%) CCNP
7 2 (1.47%) CISSP
7 2 (1.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) CCDP
8 1 (0.74%) CCNA
8 1 (0.74%) CISA
8 1 (0.74%) CISM
8 1 (0.74%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.74%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.74%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.74%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.74%) NIST
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (30.15%) Docker
2 9 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.62%) vSphere
3 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 63 (46.32%) Kubernetes
2 47 (34.56%) Ansible
2 47 (34.56%) logstash
3 45 (33.09%) Terraform
4 44 (32.35%) Kibana
5 25 (18.38%) Grafana
6 24 (17.65%) Prometheus
6 24 (17.65%) ZABBIX
7 16 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (11.03%) Puppet
9 11 (8.09%) Packer
9 11 (8.09%) SCOM
10 6 (4.41%) PingFederate
11 5 (3.68%) Rancher
11 5 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (2.21%) Istio
13 2 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (1.47%) Fluentd
13 2 (1.47%) Graphite
13 2 (1.47%) Mesos
Vendors
1 41 (30.15%) Splunk
2 16 (11.76%) Dynatrace
3 15 (11.03%) AppDynamics
4 12 (8.82%) New Relic
4 12 (8.82%) SolarWinds
5 11 (8.09%) Atlassian
5 11 (8.09%) Oracle
6 9 (6.62%) Dell
6 9 (6.62%) EMC
6 9 (6.62%) VMware
7 8 (5.88%) Google
8 7 (5.15%) SAP
9 6 (4.41%) Cloudera
9 6 (4.41%) Hortonworks
9 6 (4.41%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.94%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.47%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.47%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.47%) IBM
11 2 (1.47%) Pega