Period
to 21 June 2018

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 June 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 460 666
Rank change year-on-year +35 +206 +168
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 527 431 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.47% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 1.47% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 285 175
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £360
90th Percentile £688 £621 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year - -12.37% -

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 33,291 29,223 30,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.28% 32.06% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,401 20,212 21,268
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 375 419
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.26% +8.57%

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 June 2018.

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 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 21 June 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
England +2 504 £550 +10.00% 93
London -9 326 £550 +4.76% 56
UK excluding London +59 198 £450 - 42
North of England -12 71 £375 -11.76% 12
South East -10 44 £450 - 12
North East - 39 £364 - 3
Midlands -4 26 £513 +2.50% 5
South West +5 19 £495 +35.62% 4
East of England +19 18 £613 - 4
Scotland -22 18 £456 -8.75% 3
North West -20 17 £594 +39.71% 7
West Midlands -2 16 £550 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire -20 15 £475 +13.10% 2
East Midlands -1 10 £425 -12.82% 1
Wales -4 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 396 (75.14%) DevOps
2 387 (73.43%) Linux
3 335 (63.57%) Python
4 319 (60.53%) Docker
5 310 (58.82%) Jenkins
6 300 (56.93%) Amazon AWS
7 277 (52.56%) Puppet
8 276 (52.37%) Ansible
9 254 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
10 231 (43.83%) Kubernetes
11 226 (42.88%) Git (software)
12 212 (40.23%) Java
12 212 (40.23%) Configuration Management
13 210 (39.85%) Kibana
14 208 (39.47%) logstash
14 208 (39.47%) Elasticsearch
15 204 (38.71%) Bash Shell
16 197 (37.38%) Terraform
17 195 (37.00%) Ruby
18 187 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
19 142 (26.94%) Open Source
19 142 (26.94%) Splunk
20 133 (25.24%) Security Cleared
21 131 (24.86%) MongoDB
22 129 (24.48%) Artifactory
23 123 (23.34%) SC Cleared
24 120 (22.77%) nginx
25 117 (22.20%) Microservices
26 109 (20.68%) MySQL
27 106 (20.11%) Perl

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
1 208 (39.47%) Elasticsearch
2 120 (22.77%) nginx
3 41 (7.78%) Apache
4 40 (7.59%) Tomcat
5 35 (6.64%) Apache Spark
5 35 (6.64%) Confluence
6 17 (3.23%) OpenStack
7 14 (2.66%) Apache Solr
8 12 (2.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.33%) Jupyter
10 6 (1.14%) Apache Pig
10 6 (1.14%) IPython
11 5 (0.95%) JBoss
12 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.57%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.38%) IIS
13 2 (0.38%) Jetty
13 2 (0.38%) Mule
13 2 (0.38%) SAS
13 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) HipChat
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 300 (56.93%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (13.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 64 (12.14%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (10.82%) Datadog
5 57 (10.82%) GitHub
6 56 (10.63%) Amazon S3
7 36 (6.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 34 (6.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 32 (6.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 30 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (5.69%) Serverless
11 29 (5.50%) Amazon ELB
12 26 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (3.42%) IaaS
14 16 (3.04%) PaaS
15 15 (2.85%) Route 53
16 14 (2.66%) OpenShift
17 10 (1.90%) SaaS
18 9 (1.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 83 (15.75%) DNS
2 82 (15.56%) SSL
3 76 (14.42%) TCP/IP
4 74 (14.04%) Firewall
5 39 (7.40%) HTTP
6 30 (5.69%) Internet
7 15 (2.85%) VPN
8 9 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (1.52%) ICMP
10 7 (1.33%) OpenVPN
11 5 (0.95%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.76%) SMS
12 4 (0.76%) SSH
13 3 (0.57%) Wireless
14 2 (0.38%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.38%) DHCP
14 2 (0.38%) FTP
14 2 (0.38%) IPsec
14 2 (0.38%) SNMP
14 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (24.86%) MongoDB
2 109 (20.68%) MySQL
3 104 (19.73%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (12.33%) NoSQL
5 56 (10.63%) Hadoop
6 44 (8.35%) Big Data
7 33 (6.26%) Amazon RDS
8 32 (6.07%) Amazon Redshift
9 30 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.85%) SQL Server
11 13 (2.47%) Redis
12 12 (2.28%) InfluxDB
13 11 (2.09%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.52%) Flink
14 8 (1.52%) Relational Database
15 7 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (1.33%) Couchbase
16 6 (1.14%) Neo4j
16 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 310 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 226 (42.88%) Git (software)
3 129 (24.48%) Artifactory
4 86 (16.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 67 (12.71%) JIRA
6 52 (9.87%) Vagrant
7 49 (9.30%) GitLab
8 42 (7.97%) Maven
9 39 (7.40%) Bitbucket
10 34 (6.45%) TeamCity
11 31 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (5.31%) GoCD
13 27 (5.12%) Travis CI
14 26 (4.93%) Cucumber
15 24 (4.55%) JUnit
15 24 (4.55%) Mockito
16 17 (3.23%) IntelliJ
17 16 (3.04%) Gradle
17 16 (3.04%) SonarQube
18 14 (2.66%) JMeter
General
1 39 (7.40%) Finance
2 32 (6.07%) Banking
3 22 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.80%) Marketing
5 14 (2.66%) Electronics
5 14 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.47%) Front Office
7 11 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.52%) Games
9 6 (1.14%) Advertising
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.76%) Legal
10 4 (0.76%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Retail
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 278 (52.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (13.47%) Developer
3 61 (11.57%) AWS DevOps
3 61 (11.57%) AWS Engineer
4 56 (10.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 49 (9.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 46 (8.73%) Linux Engineer
7 39 (7.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 38 (7.21%) Java Developer
9 37 (7.02%) Senior DevOps
10 34 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 32 (6.07%) Lead DevOps
12 27 (5.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 26 (4.93%) Architect
14 25 (4.74%) Lead DevOps Engineer
15 24 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
16 23 (4.36%) Consultant
17 20 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
18 19 (3.61%) DevOps Consultant
18 19 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.33%) LEMP Stack
2 63 (11.95%) Kafka
2 63 (11.95%) Sensu
3 62 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 48 (9.11%) Web Services
5 47 (8.92%) Spring
6 43 (8.16%) RESTful
7 40 (7.59%) Node.js
8 37 (7.02%) ActiveMQ
9 29 (5.50%) REST
10 25 (4.74%) Spring Boot
11 23 (4.36%) Dropwizard
12 21 (3.98%) Java EE
13 20 (3.80%) SOAP
14 19 (3.61%) Hibernate
15 18 (3.42%) LAMP
16 16 (3.04%) AngularJS
17 15 (2.85%) XML
18 13 (2.47%) SAML
19 12 (2.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.99%) Linux Command Line
2 58 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.78%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.71%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.14%) Replication
9 5 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.95%) User Experience
10 4 (0.76%) Fintech
10 4 (0.76%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.76%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.57%) e-Health
11 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 387 (73.43%) Linux
2 99 (18.79%) Unix
3 82 (15.56%) Windows
4 71 (13.47%) CentOS
5 58 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (7.78%) Ubuntu
7 26 (4.93%) CoreOS
8 22 (4.17%) DC/OS
9 17 (3.23%) Windows Server
10 15 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.76%) Debian
12 3 (0.57%) AIX
12 3 (0.57%) Android
12 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (75.14%) DevOps
2 254 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (40.23%) Configuration Management
4 187 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 142 (26.94%) Open Source
6 117 (22.20%) Microservices
7 96 (18.22%) Test Automation
8 94 (17.84%) Load Balancing
9 67 (12.71%) BDD
10 54 (10.25%) High Availability
10 54 (10.25%) TDD
11 52 (9.87%) Deployment Automation
12 49 (9.30%) Protective Monitoring
13 46 (8.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 44 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (8.35%) Task Automation
15 36 (6.83%) SDLC
16 35 (6.64%) Scrum
17 34 (6.45%) Performance Measurement
18 33 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 335 (63.57%) Python
2 212 (40.23%) Java
3 204 (38.71%) Bash Shell
4 195 (37.00%) Ruby
5 106 (20.11%) Perl
6 68 (12.90%) Go
7 61 (11.57%) Shell Script
7 61 (11.57%) SQL
8 57 (10.82%) JavaScript
9 54 (10.25%) Groovy
10 42 (7.97%) Scala
11 36 (6.83%) PowerShell
12 35 (6.64%) C++
13 30 (5.69%) C
14 24 (4.55%) Java 8
15 22 (4.17%) PHP
16 12 (2.28%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.57%) R
18 2 (0.38%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 123 (23.34%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.85%) Degree
4 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.93%) QA
2 6 (1.14%) GCP
3 2 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 319 (60.53%) Docker
2 32 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (3.61%) etcd
4 19 (3.61%) flannel
5 17 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.23%) VirtualBox
6 16 (3.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (2.09%) Active Directory
8 9 (1.71%) Squid
9 7 (1.33%) Ceph
9 7 (1.33%) GlusterFS
9 7 (1.33%) HDFS
9 7 (1.33%) SkyDNS
10 4 (0.76%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.76%) KVM
10 4 (0.76%) Postfix
10 4 (0.76%) vCloud
11 1 (0.19%) Varnish
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 277 (52.56%) Puppet
2 276 (52.37%) Ansible
3 231 (43.83%) Kubernetes
4 210 (39.85%) Kibana
5 208 (39.47%) logstash
6 197 (37.38%) Terraform
7 96 (18.22%) Grafana
8 88 (16.70%) Nagios
9 79 (14.99%) HAProxy
10 76 (14.42%) Packer
11 74 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
12 50 (9.49%) Prometheus
13 42 (7.97%) Docker Swarm
14 37 (7.02%) ZABBIX
15 32 (6.07%) Consul
16 30 (5.69%) Sysdig
17 28 (5.31%) Graphite
18 26 (4.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 26 (4.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
19 24 (4.55%) rkt
Vendors
1 142 (26.94%) Splunk
2 73 (13.85%) New Relic
3 53 (10.06%) VMware
4 38 (7.21%) Google
5 28 (5.31%) SaltStack
6 26 (4.93%) AppDynamics
7 25 (4.74%) Oracle
8 24 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 21 (3.98%) Hortonworks
10 19 (3.61%) Microsoft
11 15 (2.85%) SAP
12 12 (2.28%) Adobe
12 12 (2.28%) Atlassian
12 12 (2.28%) hybris
12 12 (2.28%) PagerDuty
13 9 (1.71%) CA
14 8 (1.52%) AlienVault
15 7 (1.33%) Cisco
15 7 (1.33%) Cloudera
16 6 (1.14%) Percona