Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 357 480 401
Rank change year-on-year +123 -79 +38
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 229 313 624
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.38% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.99% 1.26% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 184 425
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £306 £375 £388
90th Percentile £688 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £492 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.60% +0.10% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -26.32% +35.71%
10th Percentile £37.00 £15.20 £46.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £35.00 £48.75
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 11,528 24,775 36,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.50% 30.25% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,591 17,099 25,815
Median daily rate £475 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 285 315
Median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26.93 £18.77 £17.00
90th Percentile £62.03 £73.75 £59.50
Median hourly rate £41.75 £42.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -0.60% +1.13% +3.83%

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 5 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 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 +116 172 £475 -9.52% 61
London +105 109 £455 -17.27% 28
Work from Home -71 87 £525 +5.00% 18
UK excluding London +160 61 £492 -1.60% 40
South East +133 21 £475 -9.52% 7
East of England +69 10 £650 +62.50% 3
South West +108 9 £625 +19.05% 12
North of England +90 9 £405 -10.00% 7
North West +67 7 £405 -4.71% 6
Scotland +67 4 - - 2
Wales +29 4 £450 -14.29% 3
Midlands +57 3 £417 -12.21% 4
West Midlands +57 2 £484 -26.67% 4
Yorkshire +56 2 £513 +2.40% 1
East Midlands +39 1 £350 -17.65%
Northern Ireland +11 1 £513 - 2

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 151 (65.94%) Kubernetes
2 127 (55.46%) Docker
3 123 (53.71%) DevOps
4 119 (51.97%) Python
5 116 (50.66%) AWS
6 114 (49.78%) Linux
7 110 (48.03%) Terraform
8 106 (46.29%) Ansible
9 101 (44.10%) Jenkins
10 92 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
11 89 (38.86%) Splunk
12 78 (34.06%) Azure
12 78 (34.06%) Java
13 76 (33.19%) Security Cleared
14 72 (31.44%) Git (software)
15 70 (30.57%) Elasticsearch
16 69 (30.13%) Bash Shell
16 69 (30.13%) Kibana
16 69 (30.13%) GitLab
17 67 (29.26%) Microservices
17 67 (29.26%) SC Cleared
18 62 (27.07%) logstash
19 58 (25.33%) Prometheus
20 57 (24.89%) Infrastructure as Code
21 55 (24.02%) SQL
22 51 (22.27%) Puppet
23 50 (21.83%) Grafana
23 50 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
24 48 (20.96%) PowerShell
24 48 (20.96%) Configuration Management

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 70 (30.57%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (6.99%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.99%) Confluence
3 6 (2.62%) Apache
4 4 (1.75%) Tornado
5 3 (1.31%) nginx
5 3 (1.31%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.31%) SAS
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.44%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Luigi
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 116 (50.66%) AWS
2 78 (34.06%) Azure
3 36 (15.72%) Amazon EKS
4 26 (11.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 25 (10.92%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (10.92%) GitHub
6 23 (10.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 16 (6.99%) Amazon S3
8 15 (6.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (6.11%) GCP
10 13 (5.68%) OpenShift
10 13 (5.68%) Serverless
11 11 (4.80%) PaaS
12 10 (4.37%) Route 53
13 9 (3.93%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (1.75%) IaaS
16 4 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.10%) Firewall
2 27 (11.79%) SNMP
3 18 (7.86%) Reverse Proxy
3 18 (7.86%) VLAN
4 11 (4.80%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.62%) DNS
6 5 (2.18%) BGP
6 5 (2.18%) MPLS
7 4 (1.75%) Internet
8 3 (1.31%) HTTP
8 3 (1.31%) SMTP
8 3 (1.31%) VPN
9 2 (0.87%) FTP
9 2 (0.87%) IMAP
9 2 (0.87%) Network Security
9 2 (0.87%) Skype
9 2 (0.87%) SSL
9 2 (0.87%) WAN
10 1 (0.44%) Calico
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.97%) MongoDB
2 31 (13.54%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (13.10%) NoSQL
4 22 (9.61%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (5.68%) Big Data
6 11 (4.80%) Data Mining
7 10 (4.37%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.93%) ArangoDB
8 9 (3.93%) Neo4j
9 8 (3.49%) MySQL
10 7 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (2.62%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.62%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.18%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.75%) Apache Hive
14 3 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 101 (44.10%) Jenkins
2 72 (31.44%) Git (software)
3 69 (30.13%) GitLab
4 40 (17.47%) JIRA
5 36 (15.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (10.48%) Artifactory
7 17 (7.42%) TeamCity
8 12 (5.24%) JMeter
8 12 (5.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (4.80%) eggPlant
9 11 (4.80%) LoadUI
9 11 (4.80%) NeoLoad
10 7 (3.06%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.62%) Selenium
11 6 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (2.18%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.18%) Subversion
13 4 (1.75%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.75%) Hudson
13 4 (1.75%) ProC
General
1 33 (14.41%) Finance
2 31 (13.54%) Public Sector
3 18 (7.86%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.42%) Marketing
5 16 (6.99%) Electronics
5 16 (6.99%) Manufacturing
6 11 (4.80%) Banking
6 11 (4.80%) Law
7 5 (2.18%) Legal
8 2 (0.87%) Police
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
9 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (36.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (19.21%) Developer
3 31 (13.54%) Senior DevOps
4 29 (12.66%) AWS Engineer
5 28 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (11.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 24 (10.48%) AWS DevOps
8 22 (9.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 20 (8.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 20 (8.73%) Azure Engineer
10 19 (8.30%) Azure DevOps
10 19 (8.30%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (6.55%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (6.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.24%) Test Engineer
13 11 (4.80%) Consultant
14 10 (4.37%) Technical Leader
15 9 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
15 9 (3.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 9 (3.93%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.90%) Kafka
2 35 (15.28%) Web Services
3 33 (14.41%) REST
4 31 (13.54%) Node.js
5 29 (12.66%) React
5 29 (12.66%) RESTful
6 27 (11.79%) AngularJS
7 18 (7.86%) gRPC
7 18 (7.86%) Pandas
7 18 (7.86%) scikit-learn
7 18 (7.86%) Swagger
8 16 (6.99%) .NET
8 16 (6.99%) Spring
9 11 (4.80%) HTML
10 10 (4.37%) YAML
11 9 (3.93%) CSS
11 9 (3.93%) GraphQL
11 9 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (3.93%) Spring Boot
12 8 (3.49%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.37%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.49%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.62%) PKI
6 5 (2.18%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.31%) User Experience
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.87%) Replication
10 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.44%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 114 (49.78%) Linux
2 47 (20.52%) Windows
3 29 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (10.92%) Windows Server
5 24 (10.48%) CentOS
6 21 (9.17%) Unix
7 18 (7.86%) Windows 10
7 18 (7.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.44%) Debian
9 1 (0.44%) Fedora
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.44%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (53.71%) DevOps
2 92 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (29.26%) Microservices
4 57 (24.89%) Infrastructure as Code
5 50 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (20.96%) Configuration Management
7 31 (13.54%) Data Science
7 31 (13.54%) Visualisation
8 29 (12.66%) Continuous Deployment
8 29 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (10.48%) Test Automation
10 22 (9.61%) Infrastructure Automation
11 21 (9.17%) Deployment Automation
12 20 (8.73%) SDLC
12 20 (8.73%) Test Strategy
13 19 (8.30%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 17 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (6.99%) Digital Marketing
15 16 (6.99%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (51.97%) Python
2 78 (34.06%) Java
3 69 (30.13%) Bash Shell
4 55 (24.02%) SQL
5 48 (20.96%) PowerShell
6 34 (14.85%) C#
7 28 (12.23%) Perl
8 26 (11.35%) Go
9 25 (10.92%) TypeScript
10 20 (8.73%) JavaScript
11 16 (6.99%) PHP
12 12 (5.24%) Ruby
13 10 (4.37%) Scala
14 8 (3.49%) PL/SQL
14 8 (3.49%) Shell Script
15 7 (3.06%) Java 8
16 4 (1.75%) Kotlin
17 3 (1.31%) C++
17 3 (1.31%) Groovy
18 2 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (33.19%) Security Cleared
2 67 (29.26%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.30%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.24%) Degree
5 9 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.49%) Master's Degree
7 6 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.18%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.75%) CCNA
10 2 (0.87%) CCNP
10 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.44%) CCDP
11 1 (0.44%) CCIE
11 1 (0.44%) CISSP
11 1 (0.44%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.87%) NIST
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 127 (55.46%) Docker
2 23 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.73%) vSphere
4 6 (2.62%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.44%) GPFS
6 1 (0.44%) iptables
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 151 (65.94%) Kubernetes
2 110 (48.03%) Terraform
3 106 (46.29%) Ansible
4 69 (30.13%) Kibana
5 62 (27.07%) logstash
6 58 (25.33%) Prometheus
7 51 (22.27%) Puppet
8 50 (21.83%) Grafana
9 37 (16.16%) ZABBIX
10 34 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (9.17%) Consul
12 20 (8.73%) Packer
13 16 (6.99%) Istio
14 14 (6.11%) Fluentd
14 14 (6.11%) Rancher
15 11 (4.80%) SCOM
16 8 (3.49%) Netcool
17 6 (2.62%) Nagios
17 6 (2.62%) PingFederate
18 5 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 89 (38.86%) Splunk
2 38 (16.59%) AppDynamics
3 27 (11.79%) VMware
4 23 (10.04%) Atlassian
5 18 (7.86%) Dell
5 18 (7.86%) EMC
6 16 (6.99%) SAP
7 15 (6.55%) Dynatrace
7 15 (6.55%) LogRhythm
7 15 (6.55%) Sybase
8 14 (6.11%) Microsoft
9 13 (5.68%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.80%) New Relic
11 9 (3.93%) Oracle
11 9 (3.93%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.93%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.93%) SevOne
12 7 (3.06%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.06%) Google
12 7 (3.06%) Hortonworks