Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 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 & Kibana)
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 506 418 438
Rank change year-on-year -88 +20 +73
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 310 601 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 1.66% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 400 374
UK median daily rate £500 £518 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.38% -5.91% +15.79%
10th Percentile £364 £388 £410
90th Percentile £660 £660 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -25.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -52.11% - -

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 25,425 36,198 33,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.51% 34.83% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,579 25,497 23,412
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 319 376
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.92 £17.00 £18.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% - +10.07%

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 16 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 November 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
England -75 292 £500 -4.31% 93
London -18 175 £541 -1.59% 44
UK excluding London -88 123 £475 -2.56% 52
South East +23 43 £525 +10.53% 14
North of England -55 23 £431 -13.71% 10
East of England +28 21 £400 -14.89% 9
Midlands +12 18 £475 +15.85% 6
North West -12 14 £425 -15.00% 7
West Midlands +21 11 £660 +37.21% 3
South West -3 11 £525 +16.67% 10
East Midlands +6 7 £444 +10.87% 3
Yorkshire +10 6 £410 -18.00% 2
Wales +30 4 £538 +4.88% 2
North East -24 3 £470 -5.91% 1
Northern Ireland +7 2 - -
Scotland -3 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 216 (69.68%) Linux
2 168 (54.19%) DevOps
3 159 (51.29%) Docker
4 157 (50.65%) Ansible
5 150 (48.39%) AWS
6 149 (48.06%) Jenkins
7 145 (46.77%) Git (software)
8 138 (44.52%) Python
9 135 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (36.13%) Kubernetes
11 111 (35.81%) Terraform
12 107 (34.52%) Elasticsearch
13 101 (32.58%) Bash Shell
14 90 (29.03%) Puppet
15 87 (28.06%) Azure
15 87 (28.06%) Java
16 85 (27.42%) JIRA
17 80 (25.81%) Kibana
18 74 (23.87%) logstash
19 73 (23.55%) Configuration Management
20 71 (22.90%) Windows
21 68 (21.94%) Security Cleared
22 66 (21.29%) Continuous Integration
23 60 (19.35%) Confluence
24 59 (19.03%) Splunk
24 59 (19.03%) Microservices
24 59 (19.03%) Scrum
25 53 (17.10%) Unix
26 52 (16.77%) SC Cleared
27 49 (15.81%) GitLab

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
1 107 (34.52%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (19.35%) Confluence
3 38 (12.26%) nginx
4 26 (8.39%) Apache
5 25 (8.06%) Tomcat
6 15 (4.84%) Apache Spark
7 14 (4.52%) IIS
7 14 (4.52%) SAS
8 10 (3.23%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.26%) JBoss
9 7 (2.26%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.97%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.97%) Gunicorn
11 3 (0.97%) Jetty
11 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.65%) WildFly
13 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.32%) Mongrel
13 1 (0.32%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 150 (48.39%) AWS
2 87 (28.06%) Azure
3 34 (10.97%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (10.00%) GitHub
5 27 (8.71%) GCP
6 22 (7.10%) Serverless
7 21 (6.77%) PaaS
8 18 (5.81%) Amazon S3
9 17 (5.48%) Datadog
10 16 (5.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (5.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (5.16%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (3.87%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (3.23%) SaaS
13 9 (2.90%) IaaS
13 9 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (2.58%) Route 53
15 7 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (1.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.77%) VPN
2 19 (6.13%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.84%) HTTP
4 14 (4.52%) Firewall
5 11 (3.55%) DNS
6 10 (3.23%) Network Security
7 8 (2.58%) SSL
8 5 (1.61%) Internet
8 5 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.61%) SMTP
9 4 (1.29%) DHCP
9 4 (1.29%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.97%) FTP
11 2 (0.65%) NX-OS
11 2 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.65%) SSH
11 2 (0.65%) tcpdump
11 2 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (10.00%) MySQL
3 26 (8.39%) MongoDB
4 25 (8.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (7.10%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (6.45%) NoSQL
7 19 (6.13%) Hadoop
7 19 (6.13%) Redis
8 18 (5.81%) Big Data
8 18 (5.81%) InfluxDB
9 11 (3.55%) Apache Hive
9 11 (3.55%) SQL Server
9 11 (3.55%) Sqoop
10 8 (2.58%) HBase
11 7 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (1.61%) Impala
13 5 (1.61%) Presto
13 5 (1.61%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 149 (48.06%) Jenkins
2 145 (46.77%) Git (software)
3 85 (27.42%) JIRA
4 49 (15.81%) GitLab
5 30 (9.68%) Artifactory
6 25 (8.06%) Cucumber
7 23 (7.42%) Selenium
8 20 (6.45%) TeamCity
9 19 (6.13%) JMeter
10 14 (4.52%) Bitbucket
10 14 (4.52%) CircleCI
11 13 (4.19%) Maven
11 13 (4.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (3.87%) SonarQube
12 12 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (3.55%) JUnit
14 10 (3.23%) Gradle
15 9 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (2.58%) IntelliJ
16 8 (2.58%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (12.58%) Finance
2 26 (8.39%) Public Sector
3 23 (7.42%) Banking
4 15 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.55%) Law
6 9 (2.90%) Electronics
6 9 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.58%) Marketing
8 7 (2.26%) Retail
9 5 (1.61%) Publishing
10 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 2 (0.65%) Games
11 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 108 (34.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (20.32%) Developer
3 21 (6.77%) AWS Engineer
3 21 (6.77%) Senior DevOps
3 21 (6.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 19 (6.13%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (5.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 18 (5.81%) Java Developer
6 16 (5.16%) Architect
7 15 (4.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 11 (3.55%) Analyst
9 10 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.23%) Python Developer
10 9 (2.90%) Administrator
10 9 (2.90%) Consultant
11 8 (2.58%) Data Engineer
11 8 (2.58%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.26%) SQL Developer
13 6 (1.94%) JavaScript Developer
13 6 (1.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.58%) Kafka
2 37 (11.94%) Node.js
3 34 (10.97%) REST
3 34 (10.97%) Web Services
4 30 (9.68%) Spring
5 29 (9.35%) RESTful
6 26 (8.39%) AngularJS
7 24 (7.74%) .NET
8 17 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
8 17 (5.48%) Spring Boot
9 12 (3.87%) JSON
9 12 (3.87%) React
9 12 (3.87%) XML
10 11 (3.55%) Flask
10 11 (3.55%) Swagger
11 9 (2.90%) GraphQL
11 9 (2.90%) hapi
11 9 (2.90%) Ionic Framework
11 9 (2.90%) LDAP
11 9 (2.90%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.13%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.84%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.90%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.90%) Wiki
5 7 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.26%) User Experience
6 6 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.29%) Clustering
7 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.65%) iPhone
8 2 (0.65%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.65%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 216 (69.68%) Linux
2 71 (22.90%) Windows
3 53 (17.10%) Unix
4 31 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 26 (8.39%) Ubuntu
6 23 (7.42%) CentOS
7 13 (4.19%) Android
7 13 (4.19%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.90%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.94%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.65%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (54.19%) DevOps
2 135 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (23.55%) Configuration Management
4 66 (21.29%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (19.03%) Microservices
5 59 (19.03%) Scrum
6 33 (10.65%) Open Source
7 32 (10.32%) Test Automation
8 25 (8.06%) BDD
9 24 (7.74%) Software Engineering
10 23 (7.42%) Analytics
10 23 (7.42%) Continuous Deployment
10 23 (7.42%) Kanban
10 23 (7.42%) SIEM
10 23 (7.42%) TDD
11 22 (7.10%) ETL
11 22 (7.10%) Mentoring
12 21 (6.77%) Deployment Automation
12 21 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
12 21 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 138 (44.52%) Python
2 101 (32.58%) Bash Shell
3 87 (28.06%) Java
4 46 (14.84%) JavaScript
5 43 (13.87%) SQL
6 33 (10.65%) Shell Script
7 30 (9.68%) Ruby
8 25 (8.06%) C#
8 25 (8.06%) PowerShell
9 22 (7.10%) Go
10 17 (5.48%) Perl
11 13 (4.19%) Groovy
12 11 (3.55%) Java 8
13 7 (2.26%) PHP
14 6 (1.94%) Clojure
14 6 (1.94%) ES6
14 6 (1.94%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.61%) C
16 3 (0.97%) Scala
17 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (21.94%) Security Cleared
2 52 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.77%) Degree
4 15 (4.84%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.61%) RHCE
7 4 (1.29%) CCNA
7 4 (1.29%) ISEB
7 4 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.29%) MCSA
7 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.29%) OCPJP
7 4 (1.29%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.29%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.97%) CCNP
9 2 (0.65%) CEPT
9 2 (0.65%) EC-Council LPT
9 2 (0.65%) GIAC
9 2 (0.65%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.19%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) GDPR
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 159 (51.29%) Docker
2 21 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.55%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.94%) HDFS
7 5 (1.61%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.29%) NFS
8 4 (1.29%) PowerDNS
9 3 (0.97%) KVM
9 3 (0.97%) oVirt
10 2 (0.65%) Snort
11 1 (0.32%) iptables
11 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 157 (50.65%) Ansible
2 112 (36.13%) Kubernetes
3 111 (35.81%) Terraform
4 90 (29.03%) Puppet
5 80 (25.81%) Kibana
6 74 (23.87%) logstash
7 45 (14.52%) Grafana
8 40 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (8.39%) Consul
9 26 (8.39%) ZABBIX
10 24 (7.74%) Prometheus
11 22 (7.10%) Packer
12 20 (6.45%) Nagios
13 15 (4.84%) Graphite
14 14 (4.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 14 (4.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 8 (2.58%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (2.58%) Salt
16 7 (2.26%) HAProxy
17 6 (1.94%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 59 (19.03%) Splunk
2 33 (10.65%) Google
3 27 (8.71%) VMware
4 24 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.74%) Red Hat
5 18 (5.81%) Oracle
6 14 (4.52%) New Relic
7 12 (3.87%) ServiceNow
8 10 (3.23%) F5
9 9 (2.90%) Hortonworks
9 9 (2.90%) SaltStack
10 8 (2.58%) Cloudera
10 8 (2.58%) SAP
11 6 (1.94%) Cisco
12 5 (1.61%) Adobe
13 4 (1.29%) AlienVault
13 4 (1.29%) Remedy
13 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.29%) Sun
14 3 (0.97%) PagerDuty