Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 499 843
Rank change year-on-year +71 +344 +18
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 520 419 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.39% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.63% 1.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 257 37
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -13.42%
10th Percentile £400 £338 £350
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £47.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 31831 31921 31899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.06% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22346 22203 21761
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 374 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.74%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Elastic Stack.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Top 15 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 21 October 2017. 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 +105 506 £525 +10.53% 41
London +37 347 £550 +12.82% 28
UK excluding London +80 170 £450 - 13
North of England +102 60 £430 -4.44% 6
South East +38 34 £450 +2.91% 4
South West +42 31 £413 -17.50% 1
North West +21 31 £425 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire +59 29 £450 +12.50% 2
Midlands +11 27 £475 +5.56% 2
West Midlands -4 17 £475 +5.56%
East Midlands +9 10 £463 +6.32% 2
Scotland - 10 £363 -
East of England -23 6 £535 +38.06%
Wales 0 1 £475 -9.52%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Elastic Stack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 351 (67.50%) Linux
2 341 (65.58%) DevOps
3 263 (50.58%) Python
4 253 (48.65%) logstash
5 250 (48.08%) Amazon AWS
6 240 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 232 (44.62%) Elasticsearch
8 230 (44.23%) Kibana
9 229 (44.04%) Docker
10 219 (42.12%) Puppet
11 209 (40.19%) Java
12 207 (39.81%) Jenkins
13 201 (38.65%) Ansible
14 198 (38.08%) Git (software)
15 177 (34.04%) Ruby
16 173 (33.27%) Bash Shell
17 167 (32.12%) Configuration Management
18 148 (28.46%) Continuous Integration
19 134 (25.77%) Terraform
20 124 (23.85%) Kubernetes
20 124 (23.85%) Security Cleared
21 112 (21.54%) SC Cleared
22 105 (20.19%) MongoDB
23 104 (20.00%) Unix
24 98 (18.85%) DNS
25 93 (17.88%) PostgreSQL
26 90 (17.31%) Microservices
26 90 (17.31%) Opscode Chef
27 89 (17.12%) Tomcat
27 89 (17.12%) HTTP

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
1 232 (44.62%) Elasticsearch
2 89 (17.12%) Tomcat
3 86 (16.54%) nginx
4 80 (15.38%) Apache
5 34 (6.54%) Apache Spark
6 29 (5.58%) Confluence
7 28 (5.38%) OpenStack
8 17 (3.27%) Apache Solr
9 16 (3.08%) Mule
10 13 (2.50%) JBoss
11 9 (1.73%) IIS
12 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.15%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.58%) DataSynapse
16 3 (0.58%) Drupal
17 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
17 2 (0.38%) Documentum
17 2 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) HipChat
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.19%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 250 (48.08%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (11.54%) GitHub
3 52 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 50 (9.62%) Amazon EC2
5 48 (9.23%) Amazon S3
6 41 (7.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 36 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (6.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 25 (4.81%) Amazon ELB
10 22 (4.23%) SaaS
11 19 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (3.65%) Heroku
11 19 (3.65%) OpenDNS
11 19 (3.65%) PaaS
12 18 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (2.88%) IaaS
14 13 (2.50%) Quay.io
15 11 (2.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 11 (2.12%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (1.92%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 98 (18.85%) DNS
2 89 (17.12%) HTTP
3 84 (16.15%) TCP/IP
4 74 (14.23%) Firewall
5 61 (11.73%) SSL
6 20 (3.85%) LAN
6 20 (3.85%) LDAP
6 20 (3.85%) WAN
7 18 (3.46%) SSH
7 18 (3.46%) VPN
8 17 (3.27%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (2.69%) HTTPS
9 14 (2.69%) Internet
9 14 (2.69%) OpenVPN
10 12 (2.31%) DSL
11 10 (1.92%) IMAP
11 10 (1.92%) SMTP
11 10 (1.92%) VoIP
12 7 (1.35%) ICMP
12 7 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (20.19%) MongoDB
2 93 (17.88%) PostgreSQL
3 84 (16.15%) NoSQL
4 73 (14.04%) MySQL
5 71 (13.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 49 (9.42%) Amazon RDS
7 45 (8.65%) Big Data
7 45 (8.65%) Hadoop
8 23 (4.42%) Redis
9 20 (3.85%) Relational Database
10 19 (3.65%) Maltego
11 18 (3.46%) SQL Server
12 15 (2.88%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.50%) HBase
14 10 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.73%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.35%) Flink
17 5 (0.96%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.96%) InfluxDB
18 4 (0.77%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 207 (39.81%) Jenkins
2 198 (38.08%) Git (software)
3 85 (16.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 81 (15.58%) Artifactory
5 59 (11.35%) GitLab
6 54 (10.38%) JIRA
6 54 (10.38%) Maven
7 28 (5.38%) Bitbucket
7 28 (5.38%) Mockito
7 28 (5.38%) SonarQube
8 25 (4.81%) Vagrant
9 23 (4.42%) TeamCity
10 20 (3.85%) JUnit
11 19 (3.65%) Ant
12 18 (3.46%) RSpec
13 16 (3.08%) JMeter
14 14 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (2.69%) Hudson
14 14 (2.69%) Liquibase
14 14 (2.69%) Selenium
General
1 61 (11.73%) Finance
2 45 (8.65%) Banking
3 19 (3.65%) Marketing
4 18 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.27%) Electronics
5 17 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.35%) Retail
8 6 (1.15%) Games
9 4 (0.77%) Publishing
10 3 (0.58%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 228 (43.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 97 (18.65%) Developer
3 71 (13.65%) AWS Engineer
4 63 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
5 58 (11.15%) AWS DevOps
6 54 (10.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 45 (8.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 42 (8.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 29 (5.58%) Architect
10 27 (5.19%) Senior DevOps
11 26 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.81%) Consultant
13 23 (4.42%) Java Developer
13 23 (4.42%) Python Developer
13 23 (4.42%) Scala Developer
14 21 (4.04%) Analyst
14 21 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
15 15 (2.88%) WebOps Engineer
16 14 (2.69%) DevOps Consultant
16 14 (2.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (15.96%) Kafka
2 73 (14.04%) RESTful
3 69 (13.27%) Node.js
4 66 (12.69%) Sensu
5 65 (12.50%) Web Services
6 52 (10.00%) REST
7 41 (7.88%) RabbitMQ
8 32 (6.15%) Spring
9 27 (5.19%) XML
10 26 (5.00%) SOAP
11 25 (4.81%) JSON
12 24 (4.62%) Akka
12 24 (4.62%) LEMP Stack
13 22 (4.23%) LAPP Stack
14 20 (3.85%) Middleware
15 18 (3.46%) Hibernate
16 16 (3.08%) LAMP
16 16 (3.08%) React
17 14 (2.69%) MCollective
18 13 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.42%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (3.08%) Data Structures
4 15 (2.88%) Cyber Attack
5 13 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.31%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.73%) Video on Demand
8 8 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.15%) BYOD
9 6 (1.15%) Semantic Web
10 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 351 (67.50%) Linux
2 104 (20.00%) Unix
3 85 (16.35%) CentOS
4 72 (13.85%) Windows
5 46 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (6.54%) CoreOS
7 27 (5.19%) Ubuntu
8 19 (3.65%) Windows Server
9 11 (2.12%) AIX
10 7 (1.35%) HPUX
10 7 (1.35%) Solaris
10 7 (1.35%) SUSE
11 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.96%) Debian
12 5 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.77%) Fedora
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (65.58%) DevOps
2 240 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (32.12%) Configuration Management
4 148 (28.46%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (17.31%) Microservices
6 86 (16.54%) Scrum
7 83 (15.96%) Open Source
8 82 (15.77%) Kanban
9 77 (14.81%) Load Balancing
10 60 (11.54%) TDD
11 58 (11.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 51 (9.81%) Test Automation
13 43 (8.27%) Software Engineering
14 39 (7.50%) High Availability
15 33 (6.35%) Analytics
15 33 (6.35%) BDD
16 28 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (5.38%) Domain-Driven Design
16 28 (5.38%) OO
16 28 (5.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 263 (50.58%) Python
2 209 (40.19%) Java
3 177 (34.04%) Ruby
4 173 (33.27%) Bash Shell
5 76 (14.62%) SQL
6 68 (13.08%) Go
7 48 (9.23%) Perl
8 41 (7.88%) Groovy
9 40 (7.69%) Scala
10 35 (6.73%) JavaScript
11 27 (5.19%) Shell Script
12 21 (4.04%) PowerShell
13 20 (3.85%) PHP
14 10 (1.92%) C
15 9 (1.73%) C#
16 8 (1.54%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.35%) C++
17 7 (1.35%) XPath
18 4 (0.77%) Kotlin
18 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 112 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.08%) CISSP
4 13 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.31%) Degree
6 9 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.73%) SANS
6 9 (1.73%) SSCP
7 7 (1.35%) CISM
8 5 (0.96%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.77%) CISA
9 4 (0.77%) RHCE
10 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.58%) CCNA
10 3 (0.58%) CCSA
10 3 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.58%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.38%) CCNP
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.31%) GPG13
2 9 (1.73%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) FedRAMP
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.58%) SLA
4 2 (0.38%) GCP
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 229 (44.04%) Docker
2 25 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (4.23%) etcd
4 17 (3.27%) Squid
4 17 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (3.08%) vCloud
6 14 (2.69%) flannel
6 14 (2.69%) KVM
6 14 (2.69%) Postfix
7 11 (2.12%) Active Directory
7 11 (2.12%) GlusterFS
8 10 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (1.92%) Ceph
8 10 (1.92%) SkyDNS
8 10 (1.92%) Xen
9 7 (1.35%) HDFS
10 5 (0.96%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.96%) Samba
11 4 (0.77%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 253 (48.65%) logstash
2 230 (44.23%) Kibana
3 219 (42.12%) Puppet
4 201 (38.65%) Ansible
5 134 (25.77%) Terraform
6 124 (23.85%) Kubernetes
7 90 (17.31%) Opscode Chef
8 83 (15.96%) Grafana
9 47 (9.04%) HAProxy
10 46 (8.85%) ZABBIX
11 45 (8.65%) Graphite
12 35 (6.73%) Sysdig
13 32 (6.15%) Nagios
14 25 (4.81%) Consul
15 22 (4.23%) Rancher
16 20 (3.85%) Packer
17 19 (3.65%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (3.65%) Prometheus
18 18 (3.46%) Salt
19 16 (3.08%) rkt
Vendors
1 79 (15.19%) Splunk
2 59 (11.35%) VMware
3 49 (9.42%) Red Hat
4 46 (8.85%) Oracle
5 33 (6.35%) AppDynamics
6 25 (4.81%) Google
7 23 (4.42%) SaltStack
8 19 (3.65%) SAP
9 18 (3.46%) Cloudera
9 18 (3.46%) New Relic
10 15 (2.88%) Apple
10 15 (2.88%) Sonatype
11 14 (2.69%) Microsoft
12 13 (2.50%) WSO2
13 12 (2.31%) Intel
14 10 (1.92%) EMC
14 10 (1.92%) IBM
14 10 (1.92%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.73%) McAfee
16 8 (1.54%) ArcSight