Period
to 13 December 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 13 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)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 442 483
Rank change year-on-year +36 +41 +372
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 633 531 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 1.60% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 360 281
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% +8.38%
10th Percentile £388 £413 £369
90th Percentile £650 £651 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.00% - +34.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -25.93% -
10th Percentile £36.13 £35.00 £46.13
90th Percentile £47.38 £35.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 36,613 33,223 31,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.74% 32.18% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,860 23,479 21,894
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 365 364
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.00 £14.52
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.88 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +3.83% +3.56% +3.00%

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 13 December 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 13 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
England +21 582 £525 -4.55% 115
UK excluding London +93 312 £500 +11.00% 65
London -26 310 £550 -1.35% 58
North of England +33 115 £500 +13.64% 14
Midlands +26 60 £400 -11.11% 13
South East +18 60 £475 - 19
North West +1 56 £500 +15.61% 8
North East +31 36 £500 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +38 35 £400 -11.11% 8
Scotland +7 31 £500 +37.93% 6
East of England +25 27 £490 -5.77% 6
Yorkshire -14 27 £500 +11.11% 4
West Midlands -16 25 £500 +11.00% 5
South West -51 14 £470 +7.43% 5
Wales - 6 £513 - 2
Northern Ireland +32 2 £575 -

For the 6 months to 13 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 with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 460 (72.67%) DevOps
2 395 (62.40%) Linux
3 359 (56.71%) Amazon AWS
4 325 (51.34%) Docker
5 320 (50.55%) Python
6 316 (49.92%) Ansible
7 283 (44.71%) Jenkins
8 278 (43.92%) Java
9 270 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
10 237 (37.44%) Terraform
11 230 (36.33%) Puppet
12 224 (35.39%) Elasticsearch
13 219 (34.60%) Kibana
14 215 (33.97%) Git (software)
15 199 (31.44%) Continuous Integration
16 193 (30.49%) logstash
17 192 (30.33%) Kubernetes
18 177 (27.96%) Configuration Management
19 154 (24.33%) Test Automation
20 146 (23.06%) MySQL
21 145 (22.91%) Microservices
22 139 (21.96%) Bash Shell
23 128 (20.22%) Open Source
24 124 (19.59%) SQL
24 124 (19.59%) JavaScript
25 123 (19.43%) MongoDB
26 122 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
27 120 (18.96%) Splunk
28 112 (17.69%) Grafana
29 110 (17.38%) JIRA

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
1 224 (35.39%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (12.01%) Confluence
3 63 (9.95%) Apache
4 56 (8.85%) nginx
5 43 (6.79%) Apache Spark
6 21 (3.32%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.69%) Mule
8 16 (2.53%) OpenStack
9 15 (2.37%) Apache Solr
10 14 (2.21%) Gunicorn
11 13 (2.05%) JBoss
11 13 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (1.74%) Jupyter
12 11 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.74%) WildFly
13 8 (1.26%) IIS
13 8 (1.26%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.63%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) HipChat
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 359 (56.71%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (12.01%) Amazon EC2
4 71 (11.22%) Amazon S3
5 70 (11.06%) GitHub
6 60 (9.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 58 (9.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 57 (9.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 51 (8.06%) Amazon ELB
10 49 (7.74%) Datadog
11 47 (7.42%) Route 53
12 43 (6.79%) SaaS
13 42 (6.64%) Google Cloud Platform
14 32 (5.06%) PaaS
15 23 (3.63%) Serverless
16 22 (3.48%) IaaS
17 20 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (2.84%) Quay.io
19 16 (2.53%) Apigee
20 15 (2.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.16%) HTTP
2 46 (7.27%) Firewall
3 37 (5.85%) DNS
4 32 (5.06%) TCP/IP
5 30 (4.74%) VPN
6 20 (3.16%) SSL
7 18 (2.84%) SSH
7 18 (2.84%) VLAN
8 16 (2.53%) OpenVPN
9 11 (1.74%) DAB
9 11 (1.74%) LAN
9 11 (1.74%) WAN
10 9 (1.42%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (1.26%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.95%) VoIP
13 5 (0.79%) SMTP
14 4 (0.63%) Broadband
14 4 (0.63%) ICMP
14 4 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
15 3 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (23.06%) MySQL
2 123 (19.43%) MongoDB
3 88 (13.90%) PostgreSQL
4 75 (11.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 75 (11.85%) NoSQL
5 71 (11.22%) Big Data
6 66 (10.43%) Hadoop
7 54 (8.53%) Redis
8 45 (7.11%) SQL Server
9 37 (5.85%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.63%) Apache Hive
11 22 (3.48%) HBase
12 19 (3.00%) InfluxDB
13 18 (2.84%) RDBMS
14 15 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (2.37%) Oracle Database
15 13 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (1.58%) Presto
17 9 (1.42%) Pentaho
18 5 (0.79%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 283 (44.71%) Jenkins
2 215 (33.97%) Git (software)
3 110 (17.38%) JIRA
4 98 (15.48%) Maven
5 80 (12.64%) GitLab
6 69 (10.90%) Selenium
7 59 (9.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 58 (9.16%) Artifactory
9 42 (6.64%) SonarQube
10 40 (6.32%) Bitbucket
11 38 (6.00%) JUnit
12 34 (5.37%) JMeter
13 33 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (4.90%) Gatling
14 31 (4.90%) TeamCity
15 30 (4.74%) Vagrant
16 29 (4.58%) Gradle
16 29 (4.58%) SoapUI
17 26 (4.11%) Eclipse
18 25 (3.95%) NeoLoad
General
1 52 (8.21%) Finance
2 36 (5.69%) Banking
2 36 (5.69%) Retail
3 18 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.21%) Marketing
4 14 (2.21%) Publishing
5 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.11%) Electronics
6 7 (1.11%) Law
7 6 (0.95%) Advertising
7 6 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.95%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 295 (46.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 97 (15.32%) Developer
3 72 (11.37%) AWS Engineer
4 66 (10.43%) AWS DevOps
5 62 (9.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 52 (8.21%) Java Developer
7 35 (5.53%) Architect
8 33 (5.21%) Senior DevOps
9 32 (5.06%) Data Engineer
9 32 (5.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 25 (3.95%) Administrator
10 25 (3.95%) Big Data Engineer
11 23 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
11 23 (3.63%) Java Engineer
11 23 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
12 20 (3.16%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (2.84%) Python Developer
15 17 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.59%) Kafka
2 70 (11.06%) Spring
2 70 (11.06%) Web Services
3 65 (10.27%) Spring Boot
4 61 (9.64%) Node.js
5 57 (9.00%) RESTful
6 53 (8.37%) REST
7 52 (8.21%) CSS
8 51 (8.06%) RabbitMQ
9 50 (7.90%) HTML
10 48 (7.58%) Sensu
11 35 (5.53%) JSON
12 34 (5.37%) Hibernate
13 33 (5.21%) AngularJS
14 30 (4.74%) XML
15 29 (4.58%) React
16 26 (4.11%) pytest
17 23 (3.63%) ActiveMQ
17 23 (3.63%) Memcached
18 22 (3.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.21%) Public Cloud
3 22 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
4 20 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.16%) User Experience
5 19 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.90%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.58%) Fintech
9 8 (1.26%) Clustering
9 8 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.11%) Cyberattack
10 7 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.11%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 395 (62.40%) Linux
2 106 (16.75%) CentOS
3 87 (13.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (13.27%) Windows
5 77 (12.16%) Unix
6 41 (6.48%) Ubuntu
7 27 (4.27%) CoreOS
8 22 (3.48%) Windows Server
9 14 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.58%) Solaris
11 9 (1.42%) DC/OS
12 7 (1.11%) Android
12 7 (1.11%) Mesosphere
13 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.47%) AIX
14 3 (0.47%) HPUX
15 2 (0.32%) Debian
16 1 (0.16%) RancherOS
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (72.67%) DevOps
2 270 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (31.44%) Continuous Integration
4 177 (27.96%) Configuration Management
5 154 (24.33%) Test Automation
6 145 (22.91%) Microservices
7 128 (20.22%) Open Source
8 96 (15.17%) Scrum
9 93 (14.69%) TDD
10 92 (14.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 88 (13.90%) BDD
12 75 (11.85%) Deployment Automation
13 55 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (7.90%) Load Balancing
15 49 (7.74%) Kanban
16 45 (7.11%) SDLC
17 43 (6.79%) Software Engineering
18 42 (6.64%) Analytics
19 36 (5.69%) Continuous Deployment
20 32 (5.06%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 320 (50.55%) Python
2 278 (43.92%) Java
3 139 (21.96%) Bash Shell
4 124 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 124 (19.59%) SQL
5 107 (16.90%) Ruby
6 69 (10.90%) Perl
7 65 (10.27%) Go
8 50 (7.90%) PHP
9 35 (5.53%) PowerShell
10 34 (5.37%) Java 8
11 30 (4.74%) Scala
12 26 (4.11%) Shell Script
13 24 (3.79%) PL/SQL
14 22 (3.48%) Groovy
15 14 (2.21%) ES6
16 11 (1.74%) AWK
17 9 (1.42%) C
17 9 (1.42%) C++
18 5 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 105 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 91 (14.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.00%) Degree
4 13 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.47%) SANS
9 2 (0.32%) CISSP
9 2 (0.32%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.32%) PhD
9 2 (0.32%) SSCP
10 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) CCNP
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) GIAC
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.95%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.47%) GDPR
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) PMO
4 2 (0.32%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 325 (51.34%) Docker
2 32 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (3.79%) etcd
4 24 (3.79%) flannel
5 21 (3.32%) Ceph
5 21 (3.32%) SkyDNS
6 20 (3.16%) GlusterFS
7 16 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 16 (2.53%) Hyper-V
7 16 (2.53%) VirtualBox
8 11 (1.74%) Apache Flume
9 10 (1.58%) Xen
10 9 (1.42%) Postfix
10 9 (1.42%) Squid
10 9 (1.42%) vCloud
11 8 (1.26%) NFS
12 6 (0.95%) KVM
13 4 (0.63%) iptables
13 4 (0.63%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 316 (49.92%) Ansible
2 237 (37.44%) Terraform
3 230 (36.33%) Puppet
4 219 (34.60%) Kibana
5 193 (30.49%) logstash
6 192 (30.33%) Kubernetes
7 112 (17.69%) Grafana
8 108 (17.06%) Opscode Chef
9 106 (16.75%) Nagios
10 100 (15.80%) Prometheus
11 75 (11.85%) Packer
12 68 (10.74%) Graphite
13 66 (10.43%) Docker Swarm
14 62 (9.79%) ZABBIX
15 55 (8.69%) HAProxy
16 41 (6.48%) Rancher
17 33 (5.21%) Icinga
17 33 (5.21%) Sysdig
18 30 (4.74%) Mesos
19 29 (4.58%) Consul
Vendors
1 120 (18.96%) Splunk
2 81 (12.80%) New Relic
3 65 (10.27%) Google
4 58 (9.16%) Oracle
5 53 (8.37%) VMware
6 44 (6.95%) Red Hat
7 26 (4.11%) Black Duck
7 26 (4.11%) Microsoft
8 20 (3.16%) AppDynamics
8 20 (3.16%) IBM
9 16 (2.53%) SaltStack
10 15 (2.37%) Hortonworks
11 14 (2.21%) Riverbed
12 12 (1.90%) hybris
12 12 (1.90%) PagerDuty
13 11 (1.74%) Adobe
14 10 (1.58%) Apple
14 10 (1.58%) Cloudera
15 9 (1.42%) Citrix
15 9 (1.42%) SAP