Period
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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 502 495 428
Rank change year-on-year -7 -67 +23
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 363 248 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 1.25% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 196 130
10th Percentile £475 £413 £412
25th Percentile £513 £474 £439
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £545 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £625 £625
90th Percentile £795 £650 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +15.00% -3.85% +11.83%

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 23,878 19,892 12,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.97% 30.52% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,522 14,168 8,906
10th Percentile £400 £350 £334
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 195 111
10th Percentile £20.25 £20.01 £20.13
25th Percentile £35.00 £29.00 £31.03
Median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.89% -2.17% +2.32%
75th Percentile £65.76 £57.50 £57.50
90th Percentile £75.48 £66.30 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -8.33% +2.48%

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 30 June 2022.

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 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -7 288 £605 +12.04% 57
Work from Home -37 198 £575 +9.52% 26
London -29 153 £633 +15.00% 29
UK excluding London +2 117 £575 +15.00% 30
South East +6 36 £675 +74.19% 3
Midlands -30 26 £500 -7.41% 9
North of England -41 21 £525 +12.00% 5
North West -21 17 £525 +14.82% 3
West Midlands -37 16 £585 +8.33% 5
South West -14 14 £650 +18.18% 8
East Midlands -3 10 £500 +44.93% 4
East of England -13 10 £485 -7.62% 3
Scotland -13 9 £575 +17.95% 1
Yorkshire -33 4 £575 +9.52% 2
Wales -9 2 £600 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 248 (68.32%) Linux
2 233 (64.19%) DevOps
3 213 (58.68%) Kubernetes
4 199 (54.82%) AWS
5 189 (52.07%) Python
5 189 (52.07%) Terraform
6 188 (51.79%) Docker
7 167 (46.01%) Jenkins
8 153 (42.15%) Ansible
9 137 (37.74%) Git (software)
9 137 (37.74%) CI/CD
10 126 (34.71%) Agile
11 121 (33.33%) Java
12 112 (30.85%) Security Cleared
13 105 (28.93%) Infrastructure as Code
14 94 (25.90%) Kibana
15 93 (25.62%) SC Cleared
16 91 (25.07%) Azure
17 89 (24.52%) Bash
17 89 (24.52%) Windows
18 86 (23.69%) GitLab
19 83 (22.87%) Grafana
20 80 (22.04%) Prometheus
21 76 (20.94%) Configuration Management
22 75 (20.66%) Elasticsearch
22 75 (20.66%) Serverless
23 72 (19.83%) Amazon S3
24 69 (19.01%) Microservices
25 66 (18.18%) logstash
26 65 (17.91%) Amazon EC2

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 36 (9.92%) Apache
2 34 (9.37%) Confluence
3 22 (6.06%) nginx
4 14 (3.86%) Apache Spark
5 13 (3.58%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.03%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.20%) IIS
8 6 (1.65%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.65%) WordPress
9 5 (1.38%) Alfresco
10 4 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (1.10%) JBoss
11 3 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.83%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.55%) Drupal
12 2 (0.55%) Mule
12 2 (0.55%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 199 (54.82%) AWS
2 91 (25.07%) Azure
3 75 (20.66%) Serverless
4 72 (19.83%) Amazon S3
5 65 (17.91%) Amazon EC2
5 65 (17.91%) AWS Lambda
6 64 (17.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 50 (13.77%) Amazon EKS
8 47 (12.95%) Amazon ECS
9 44 (12.12%) OpenShift
10 39 (10.74%) Route 53
11 38 (10.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 37 (10.19%) AWS CodePipeline
13 36 (9.92%) GitHub
14 33 (9.09%) GCP
15 31 (8.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 27 (7.44%) Datadog
17 22 (6.06%) AWS Step Functions
17 22 (6.06%) Azure AKS
17 22 (6.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.64%) Firewall
2 20 (5.51%) DNS
3 19 (5.23%) VPN
4 14 (3.86%) DHCP
5 11 (3.03%) HTTP
5 11 (3.03%) Wireshark
6 10 (2.75%) SSL
7 9 (2.48%) SSH
8 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.65%) tcpdump
10 5 (1.38%) Network Security
11 4 (1.10%) Internet
12 3 (0.83%) DMZ
13 2 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.55%) FTP
13 2 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.55%) SNMP
13 2 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.66%) Elasticsearch
2 59 (16.25%) Amazon RDS
3 50 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (12.40%) MySQL
5 30 (8.26%) SQL Server
6 20 (5.51%) MongoDB
7 19 (5.23%) Hadoop
8 17 (4.68%) Redis
9 16 (4.41%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.86%) Big Data
11 12 (3.31%) DynamoDB
11 12 (3.31%) Relational Database
12 9 (2.48%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (1.65%) Tableau
14 5 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.38%) Flink
14 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.38%) Power BI
15 4 (1.10%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 167 (46.01%) Jenkins
2 137 (37.74%) Git (software)
3 86 (23.69%) GitLab
4 65 (17.91%) JIRA
5 42 (11.57%) Artifactory
6 30 (8.26%) Maven
6 30 (8.26%) SonarQube
7 27 (7.44%) Bitbucket
8 18 (4.96%) Subversion
9 17 (4.68%) Selenium
9 17 (4.68%) TeamCity
10 14 (3.86%) JMeter
11 11 (3.03%) git-flow
11 11 (3.03%) Gradle
11 11 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (2.20%) NeoLoad
12 8 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.65%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.65%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (15.15%) Finance
2 48 (13.22%) Social Skills
3 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (11.57%) Public Sector
5 19 (5.23%) Front Office
6 18 (4.96%) Banking
7 8 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.38%) Publishing
10 4 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.83%) German Language
11 3 (0.83%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.83%) Retail
12 2 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) Law
12 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.55%) Marketing
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 147 (40.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (19.56%) AWS Engineer
3 50 (13.77%) AWS DevOps
4 49 (13.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 47 (12.95%) Developer
6 21 (5.79%) Platform Engineer
7 20 (5.51%) Architect
8 19 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.68%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) Data Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
11 12 (3.31%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 10 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.48%) SOC Engineer
15 8 (2.20%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.40%) JSON
2 34 (9.37%) Kafka
3 32 (8.82%) Spring
4 29 (7.99%) YAML
5 20 (5.51%) Node.js
5 20 (5.51%) REST
6 18 (4.96%) Hibernate
6 18 (4.96%) RESTful
6 18 (4.96%) Spring Boot
7 17 (4.68%) .NET
8 16 (4.41%) React
9 15 (4.13%) CSS
9 15 (4.13%) HTML
9 15 (4.13%) Web Services
10 13 (3.58%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (3.31%) JPA
12 11 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (3.03%) Sensu
12 11 (3.03%) XML
13 9 (2.48%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.74%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (7.16%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (6.61%) PKI
4 23 (6.34%) Data Protection Act
5 18 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (4.41%) Public Cloud
7 14 (3.86%) Data Centre
8 12 (3.31%) Algorithms
9 11 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (2.75%) Private Cloud
11 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.38%) IoT
12 5 (1.38%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.10%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.10%) Clustering
13 4 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.83%) NHS
15 2 (0.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 2 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
15 2 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 248 (68.32%) Linux
2 89 (24.52%) Windows
3 46 (12.67%) Unix
4 39 (10.74%) CentOS
5 33 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 23 (6.34%) Windows Server
7 21 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (3.86%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.83%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.83%) VMS
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (64.19%) DevOps
2 137 (37.74%) CI/CD
3 126 (34.71%) Agile
4 105 (28.93%) Infrastructure as Code
5 76 (20.94%) Configuration Management
6 69 (19.01%) Microservices
7 58 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (15.98%) Test Automation
8 56 (15.43%) Software Engineering
9 43 (11.85%) Task Automation
10 38 (10.47%) Scrum
11 32 (8.82%) SDLC
12 31 (8.54%) Infrastructure Automation
13 30 (8.26%) Change Management
14 29 (7.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (7.99%) Kanban
14 29 (7.99%) Software Delivery
15 28 (7.71%) Computer Science
15 28 (7.71%) Continuous Deployment
15 28 (7.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (52.07%) Python
2 121 (33.33%) Java
3 89 (24.52%) Bash
4 65 (17.91%) JavaScript
5 61 (16.80%) PowerShell
6 58 (15.98%) SQL
7 56 (15.43%) Ruby
8 55 (15.15%) Go
9 31 (8.54%) C++
10 30 (8.26%) Perl
11 23 (6.34%) VBScript
12 19 (5.23%) C#
12 19 (5.23%) Groovy
13 13 (3.58%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.75%) C
14 10 (2.75%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.48%) Scala
16 8 (2.20%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.93%) T-SQL
18 5 (1.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (30.85%) Security Cleared
2 93 (25.62%) SC Cleared
3 42 (11.57%) AWS Certification
4 18 (4.96%) Degree
5 15 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.38%) CISSP
8 4 (1.10%) GCIA
8 4 (1.10%) GIAC
9 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.55%) CCNA
10 2 (0.55%) MCSE
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.28%) CCSP
11 1 (0.28%) CompTIA CySA+
11 1 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.68%) QA
2 4 (1.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) OASIS TOSCA
4 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
System Software
1 188 (51.79%) Docker
2 20 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.41%) vSphere
4 13 (3.58%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.55%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) etcd
9 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 213 (58.68%) Kubernetes
2 189 (52.07%) Terraform
3 153 (42.15%) Ansible
4 94 (25.90%) Kibana
5 83 (22.87%) Grafana
6 80 (22.04%) Prometheus
7 66 (18.18%) logstash
8 60 (16.53%) Puppet
9 35 (9.64%) Packer
10 33 (9.09%) Consul
11 29 (7.99%) Rancher
12 28 (7.71%) Nagios
13 17 (4.68%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (3.86%) Icinga
15 14 (3.86%) Istio
16 8 (2.20%) ZABBIX
17 6 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
17 6 (1.65%) HAProxy
18 5 (1.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 43 (11.85%) VMware
2 41 (11.29%) Red Hat
3 40 (11.02%) Splunk
4 36 (9.92%) Atlassian
5 30 (8.26%) Oracle
6 29 (7.99%) Dynatrace
6 29 (7.99%) Google
7 18 (4.96%) AppDynamics
8 17 (4.68%) ServiceNow
9 16 (4.41%) Microsoft
10 13 (3.58%) Checkmarx
10 13 (3.58%) IBM
11 10 (2.75%) Informatica
12 8 (2.20%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.93%) Black Duck
14 6 (1.65%) Cisco
15 4 (1.10%) Alteryx
15 4 (1.10%) Carbon Black
15 4 (1.10%) Intel
15 4 (1.10%) New Relic