Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 480 827
Rank change year-on-year +35 +347 +39
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 520 475 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.46% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.57% 1.50% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 287 52
UK median daily rate £550 £485 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.40% +9.60% -23.71%
10th Percentile £413 £369 £234
90th Percentile £659 £602 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £333
% change year-on-year - +35.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 33078 31563 32124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.01% 30.54% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23378 21824 22146
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 358 560
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.60 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.75 £14.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.00 £53.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 12 December 2017.

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 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 12 December 2017. 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 +24 505 £550 +13.40% 34
London -6 346 £560 +12.00% 24
UK excluding London +60 169 £450 - 10
North of England +67 69 £440 -2.22% 1
North West +12 35 £433 -3.89% 1
Yorkshire +50 33 £450 +7.78%
South East +10 31 £500 +21.21% 6
South West +26 27 £438 -12.50% 1
Midlands +18 24 £450 - 1
West Midlands +5 20 £450 -
Scotland - 10 £363 -
East of England -12 7 £520 +43.45% 1
East Midlands 0 3 £450 +3.45% 1
North East +63 1 £525 +5.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Elastic Stack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 350 (67.31%) DevOps
2 334 (64.23%) Linux
3 289 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
4 247 (47.50%) Python
5 245 (47.12%) Amazon AWS
6 240 (46.15%) logstash
7 237 (45.58%) Jenkins
8 231 (44.42%) Kibana
9 221 (42.50%) Java
10 219 (42.12%) Elasticsearch
11 206 (39.62%) Docker
12 203 (39.04%) Continuous Integration
13 193 (37.12%) Puppet
14 181 (34.81%) Ansible
15 179 (34.42%) Git (software)
16 163 (31.35%) Bash Shell
17 153 (29.42%) Configuration Management
18 145 (27.88%) Terraform
19 132 (25.38%) Unix
20 131 (25.19%) Ruby
21 125 (24.04%) Microservices
22 124 (23.85%) Security Cleared
23 118 (22.69%) MongoDB
24 117 (22.50%) Kubernetes
25 113 (21.73%) Splunk
26 110 (21.15%) Grafana
27 104 (20.00%) SC Cleared
28 103 (19.81%) NoSQL
29 98 (18.85%) PostgreSQL
30 93 (17.88%) Sonatype Nexus

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
1 219 (42.12%) Elasticsearch
2 82 (15.77%) nginx
3 70 (13.46%) Tomcat
4 68 (13.08%) Apache
5 48 (9.23%) Apache Spark
6 42 (8.08%) Confluence
7 24 (4.62%) OpenStack
8 19 (3.65%) Mule
9 17 (3.27%) Apache Solr
10 12 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (2.31%) JBoss
11 9 (1.73%) IIS
12 7 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.35%) Mule ESB
12 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.77%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.58%) Drupal
14 3 (0.58%) Jetty
15 2 (0.38%) DataSynapse
15 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) HipChat
1 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.19%) Endur
2 1 (0.19%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 245 (47.12%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (13.85%) Amazon EC2
3 70 (13.46%) Amazon S3
4 62 (11.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 49 (9.42%) GitHub
6 37 (7.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 35 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (6.35%) Amazon ELB
8 33 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (6.35%) Route 53
9 27 (5.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (4.42%) PaaS
11 21 (4.04%) IaaS
12 18 (3.46%) SaaS
13 16 (3.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 15 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (2.88%) OpenDNS
15 11 (2.12%) Datadog
16 10 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.50%) TCP/IP
2 84 (16.15%) DNS
3 78 (15.00%) HTTP
4 71 (13.65%) Firewall
5 69 (13.27%) SSL
6 24 (4.62%) Internet
7 23 (4.42%) VPN
8 17 (3.27%) OpenLDAP
8 17 (3.27%) SSH
9 16 (3.08%) OpenVPN
10 13 (2.50%) LAN
10 13 (2.50%) WAN
11 12 (2.31%) DSL
12 10 (1.92%) VoIP
13 8 (1.54%) LDAP
14 6 (1.15%) ICMP
14 6 (1.15%) SNMP
15 5 (0.96%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.96%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (22.69%) MongoDB
2 103 (19.81%) NoSQL
3 98 (18.85%) PostgreSQL
4 89 (17.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 85 (16.35%) MySQL
6 57 (10.96%) Amazon RDS
7 53 (10.19%) Hadoop
8 47 (9.04%) Big Data
9 23 (4.42%) SQL Server
10 19 (3.65%) Redis
11 18 (3.46%) Relational Database
12 17 (3.27%) RDBMS
13 16 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (2.88%) Maltego
15 13 (2.50%) HBase
16 11 (2.12%) Oracle Database
17 6 (1.15%) Apache Hive
18 5 (0.96%) InfluxDB
19 4 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
19 4 (0.77%) Flink
Development Applications
1 237 (45.58%) Jenkins
2 179 (34.42%) Git (software)
3 93 (17.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 72 (13.85%) Artifactory
5 67 (12.88%) JIRA
6 59 (11.35%) Maven
7 47 (9.04%) GitLab
8 46 (8.85%) Mockito
9 39 (7.50%) SonarQube
10 37 (7.12%) Bitbucket
11 29 (5.58%) TeamCity
12 27 (5.19%) JUnit
13 23 (4.42%) Ant
14 22 (4.23%) Vagrant
15 18 (3.46%) Hudson
16 17 (3.27%) JMeter
17 16 (3.08%) Liquibase
18 15 (2.88%) Cucumber
19 14 (2.69%) Selenium
20 13 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (13.46%) Finance
2 44 (8.46%) Banking
3 23 (4.42%) Marketing
3 23 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.85%) Electronics
4 20 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.73%) Games
7 8 (1.54%) Publishing
8 4 (0.77%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Retail
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 206 (39.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 109 (20.96%) Developer
3 71 (13.65%) AWS Engineer
4 67 (12.88%) AWS DevOps
5 55 (10.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 43 (8.27%) Java Developer
7 41 (7.88%) Linux Engineer
8 38 (7.31%) Scala Developer
9 32 (6.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 27 (5.19%) Architect
10 27 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 24 (4.62%) Consultant
11 24 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
12 22 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
13 21 (4.04%) Java Scala Developer
14 20 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.65%) Analyst
16 18 (3.46%) Senior Developer
17 16 (3.08%) Agile Java Developer
17 16 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (17.31%) RESTful
2 88 (16.92%) Kafka
3 61 (11.73%) Web Services
4 48 (9.23%) REST
5 47 (9.04%) Sensu
5 47 (9.04%) Spring
6 37 (7.12%) Akka
7 36 (6.92%) Node.js
8 34 (6.54%) LEMP Stack
9 33 (6.35%) XML
10 32 (6.15%) JSON
11 26 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
11 26 (5.00%) SOAP
12 20 (3.85%) Spring Boot
13 17 (3.27%) OAuth
14 16 (3.08%) Java EE
14 16 (3.08%) MCollective
15 15 (2.88%) .NET
16 14 (2.69%) Hibernate
16 14 (2.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 14 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.50%) BYOD
6 11 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
8 7 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.35%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.15%) Equities
9 6 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.15%) Semantic Web
9 6 (1.15%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.77%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.58%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 334 (64.23%) Linux
2 132 (25.38%) Unix
3 64 (12.31%) Windows
4 61 (11.73%) CentOS
5 33 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (4.42%) CoreOS
7 21 (4.04%) Ubuntu
8 18 (3.46%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.92%) AIX
10 7 (1.35%) Debian
10 7 (1.35%) HPUX
10 7 (1.35%) Solaris
11 6 (1.15%) DC/OS
12 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.77%) Fedora
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (67.31%) DevOps
2 289 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (39.04%) Continuous Integration
4 153 (29.42%) Configuration Management
5 125 (24.04%) Microservices
6 89 (17.12%) Kanban
7 80 (15.38%) Scrum
8 79 (15.19%) Load Balancing
9 77 (14.81%) Open Source
10 69 (13.27%) TDD
11 60 (11.54%) Test Automation
12 59 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 59 (11.35%) High Availability
13 57 (10.96%) BDD
14 46 (8.85%) Domain-Driven Design
14 46 (8.85%) Pair Programming
15 38 (7.31%) Software Engineering
16 33 (6.35%) Web Operations
17 28 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
18 27 (5.19%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 247 (47.50%) Python
2 221 (42.50%) Java
3 163 (31.35%) Bash Shell
4 131 (25.19%) Ruby
5 84 (16.15%) SQL
6 61 (11.73%) Scala
7 52 (10.00%) Go
8 48 (9.23%) Perl
9 41 (7.88%) Groovy
10 34 (6.54%) JavaScript
11 33 (6.35%) Shell Script
12 23 (4.42%) C#
12 23 (4.42%) PowerShell
13 22 (4.23%) PHP
14 9 (1.73%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.73%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.73%) R
15 7 (1.35%) C++
15 7 (1.35%) XPath
16 6 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 104 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.88%) DV Cleared
4 10 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.92%) CISSP
4 10 (1.92%) Degree
5 9 (1.73%) SANS
5 9 (1.73%) SSCP
6 7 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.35%) CCSP
6 7 (1.35%) CREST Certified
7 6 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.58%) CCNP
8 3 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.58%) RHCE
9 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.19%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.69%) QA
2 12 (2.31%) GPG13
3 7 (1.35%) GCP
4 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.58%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (39.62%) Docker
2 23 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (3.65%) vCloud
4 16 (3.08%) Postfix
4 16 (3.08%) Squid
5 10 (1.92%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.92%) Apache Flume
5 10 (1.92%) etcd
5 10 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.96%) KVM
7 4 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.77%) HDFS
7 4 (0.77%) Samba
7 4 (0.77%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.58%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.58%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.58%) Xen
9 2 (0.38%) flannel
Systems Management
1 240 (46.15%) logstash
2 231 (44.42%) Kibana
3 193 (37.12%) Puppet
4 181 (34.81%) Ansible
5 145 (27.88%) Terraform
6 117 (22.50%) Kubernetes
7 110 (21.15%) Grafana
8 76 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
9 49 (9.42%) ZABBIX
10 37 (7.12%) HAProxy
11 31 (5.96%) Prometheus
12 27 (5.19%) Graphite
12 27 (5.19%) Packer
12 27 (5.19%) Rancher
12 27 (5.19%) Salt
13 25 (4.81%) Consul
13 25 (4.81%) Sysdig
14 24 (4.62%) Nagios
15 20 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (3.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 113 (21.73%) Splunk
2 54 (10.38%) AppDynamics
3 46 (8.85%) VMware
4 43 (8.27%) Red Hat
5 41 (7.88%) Oracle
6 29 (5.58%) Google
7 25 (4.81%) New Relic
8 22 (4.23%) SAP
9 20 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 20 (3.85%) SaltStack
10 19 (3.65%) Sonatype
11 17 (3.27%) AlienVault
11 17 (3.27%) Cloudera
12 16 (3.08%) Qualys
13 14 (2.69%) Atlassian
14 13 (2.50%) Rackspace
14 13 (2.50%) WSO2
15 12 (2.31%) Adobe
15 12 (2.31%) Black Duck
15 12 (2.31%) Intel