Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 453 381 445
Rank change year-on-year -72 +64 +52
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 250 643 533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 2.03% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 451 404
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £413 £370 £419
90th Percentile £704 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -

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 18,469 31,673 32,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 32.87% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,521 22,350 23,177
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +9.83%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 303 328
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £41.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +0.72% +1.74%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £18.03
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £59.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.81
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.66% +4.51%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 -69 230 £550 +4.76% 68
London -18 141 £550 +4.76% 38
UK excluding London -43 99 £500 - 37
North of England -9 49 £520 +4.05% 13
North West -23 23 £425 -15.00% 9
South East +54 18 £450 -14.29% 7
Yorkshire +38 14 £501 +0.10% 3
North East +13 13 £900 +80.00% 1
Scotland +11 11 £525 - 4
East of England +30 9 £360 -22.58% 3
South West +39 6 £550 -6.38% 3
Work from Home +2 5 £525 +12.00% 6
Wales +32 4 £525 +1.94% 3
West Midlands +19 3 £450 -9.09% 4
Midlands +1 3 £450 +3.45% 4

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 144 (57.60%) Docker
2 136 (54.40%) DevOps
3 133 (53.20%) Python
4 126 (50.40%) Linux
5 124 (49.60%) AWS
6 116 (46.40%) Jenkins
7 115 (46.00%) Kubernetes
8 114 (45.60%) Terraform
9 104 (41.60%) Ansible
10 99 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (38.80%) Git (software)
12 83 (33.20%) Elasticsearch
13 82 (32.80%) Security Cleared
14 68 (27.20%) SC Cleared
15 66 (26.40%) logstash
16 64 (25.60%) Bash Shell
17 62 (24.80%) Java
18 61 (24.40%) Kibana
18 61 (24.40%) GitLab
19 58 (23.20%) Puppet
19 58 (23.20%) Finance
20 52 (20.80%) PostgreSQL
21 50 (20.00%) Configuration Management
22 48 (19.20%) Microservices
23 44 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
24 42 (16.80%) Windows
24 42 (16.80%) Kafka
24 42 (16.80%) Prometheus
25 39 (15.60%) Azure
25 39 (15.60%) 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 83 (33.20%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (8.80%) Confluence
3 18 (7.20%) nginx
4 13 (5.20%) Apache
5 12 (4.80%) WebLogic
6 11 (4.40%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.60%) IIS
9 3 (1.20%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.20%) Gunicorn
9 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.80%) JBoss
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.80%) Tornado
11 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 124 (49.60%) AWS
2 39 (15.60%) Amazon EC2
2 39 (15.60%) Azure
3 33 (13.20%) GitHub
4 29 (11.60%) Serverless
5 28 (11.20%) Amazon S3
6 27 (10.80%) GCP
7 25 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 25 (10.00%) Route 53
8 21 (8.40%) CloudFront
8 21 (8.40%) OpenShift
9 20 (8.00%) Amazon ECS
9 20 (8.00%) PaaS
10 19 (7.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (7.20%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (5.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (5.20%) Amazon EKS
14 12 (4.80%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (3.60%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.80%) VPN
2 17 (6.80%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.00%) DNS
3 15 (6.00%) HTTP
4 10 (4.00%) SSL
5 8 (3.20%) Firewall
6 7 (2.80%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.60%) Internet
8 3 (1.20%) DHCP
8 3 (1.20%) Network Security
8 3 (1.20%) SMTP
9 2 (0.80%) BGP
9 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.80%) SNMP
9 2 (0.80%) VLAN
10 1 (0.40%) FTP
10 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.40%) SSH
10 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.80%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (10.00%) Big Data
3 25 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 24 (9.60%) MongoDB
5 20 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (7.60%) Redis
7 18 (7.20%) MySQL
8 11 (4.40%) Flink
8 11 (4.40%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.20%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.80%) HBase
11 6 (2.40%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.60%) InterSystems Cache
13 4 (1.60%) JanusGraph
14 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.20%) Sqoop
15 2 (0.80%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 116 (46.40%) Jenkins
2 97 (38.80%) Git (software)
3 61 (24.40%) GitLab
4 36 (14.40%) JIRA
5 21 (8.40%) Artifactory
6 19 (7.60%) CircleCI
7 13 (5.20%) Travis CI
8 12 (4.80%) GoCD
8 12 (4.80%) SonarQube
9 10 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (4.00%) Subversion
10 9 (3.60%) AppScan
11 8 (3.20%) CA Gen
11 8 (3.20%) JMeter
12 7 (2.80%) Bitbucket
12 7 (2.80%) Maven
12 7 (2.80%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.40%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.40%) Gradle
14 4 (1.60%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (23.20%) Finance
2 33 (13.20%) Public Sector
3 27 (10.80%) Banking
4 8 (3.20%) Electronics
4 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (2.00%) Law
7 4 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 90 (36.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (25.20%) Developer
3 31 (12.40%) AWS Engineer
4 27 (10.80%) Senior DevOps
4 27 (10.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 22 (8.80%) AWS DevOps
6 21 (8.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.40%) Platform Engineer
8 14 (5.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 13 (5.20%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.40%) Software Developer
11 10 (4.00%) Architect
11 10 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Big Data Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Data Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Security Engineer
13 8 (3.20%) DevSecOps Engineer
13 8 (3.20%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.80%) Python Developer
14 7 (2.80%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.80%) Kafka
2 25 (10.00%) RESTful
3 24 (9.60%) REST
4 20 (8.00%) Web Services
5 18 (7.20%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (6.00%) Spring
7 14 (5.60%) Spring Boot
8 12 (4.80%) Flask
8 12 (4.80%) J2EE
9 11 (4.40%) HTML
9 11 (4.40%) JSON
9 11 (4.40%) Middleware
9 11 (4.40%) Node.js
10 10 (4.00%) XML
11 9 (3.60%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.60%) HTML5
11 9 (3.60%) LDAP
12 8 (3.20%) CSS
13 6 (2.40%) LAMP
13 6 (2.40%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 8 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.20%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.00%) Clustering
4 5 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.00%) PKI
5 4 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.80%) iPhone
7 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Replication
7 2 (0.80%) Wiki
8 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.40%) DataPower
8 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (50.40%) Linux
2 42 (16.80%) Windows
3 25 (10.00%) Unix
4 20 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 19 (7.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (7.60%) Ubuntu
6 17 (6.80%) CentOS
7 9 (3.60%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.80%) Android
9 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.80%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (54.40%) DevOps
2 99 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 48 (19.20%) Microservices
5 44 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (14.00%) Open Source
7 28 (11.20%) Software Engineering
8 27 (10.80%) Infrastructure as Code
9 21 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (7.60%) TDD
11 17 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (6.80%) Security Hardening
12 16 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (5.60%) DevSecOps
13 14 (5.60%) Scrum
14 13 (5.20%) Server Management
15 12 (4.80%) Analytics
15 12 (4.80%) OO
15 12 (4.80%) Test Strategy
16 11 (4.40%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (53.20%) Python
2 64 (25.60%) Bash Shell
3 62 (24.80%) Java
4 38 (15.20%) Go
5 35 (14.00%) Ruby
6 29 (11.60%) SQL
7 28 (11.20%) JavaScript
8 27 (10.80%) Groovy
9 19 (7.60%) Shell Script
10 14 (5.60%) Perl
11 12 (4.80%) PowerShell
12 11 (4.40%) C#
12 11 (4.40%) PHP
13 8 (3.20%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.60%) C
14 4 (1.60%) Java 8
15 3 (1.20%) C++
16 2 (0.80%) ES6
16 2 (0.80%) Scala
17 1 (0.40%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 82 (32.80%) Security Cleared
2 68 (27.20%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.60%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.00%) Degree
5 4 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CEH
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.40%) QA
2 5 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.00%) NCSC
3 4 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (57.60%) Docker
2 20 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (6.40%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (2.00%) HDFS
7 4 (1.60%) vSphere
8 3 (1.20%) NFS
9 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.80%) Varnish
9 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.40%) iptables
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 115 (46.00%) Kubernetes
2 114 (45.60%) Terraform
3 104 (41.60%) Ansible
4 66 (26.40%) logstash
5 61 (24.40%) Kibana
6 58 (23.20%) Puppet
7 42 (16.80%) Prometheus
8 29 (11.60%) Grafana
9 27 (10.80%) Packer
10 17 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (4.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (4.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 11 (4.40%) Consul
13 7 (2.80%) Rancher
14 5 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (2.00%) HAProxy
14 5 (2.00%) Sysdig
15 3 (1.20%) Ambari
15 3 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (1.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 26 (10.40%) VMware
2 22 (8.80%) Splunk
3 18 (7.20%) Oracle
4 14 (5.60%) Google
5 12 (4.80%) New Relic
6 10 (4.00%) BEA
6 10 (4.00%) Cloudera
6 10 (4.00%) Hortonworks
6 10 (4.00%) Informatica
6 10 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.00%) Pega
6 10 (4.00%) webMethods
7 8 (3.20%) AppDynamics
7 8 (3.20%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.80%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.80%) Lets Encrypt
8 7 (2.80%) SAP
9 4 (1.60%) Black Duck
9 4 (1.60%) IBM
10 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow