Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 360 529
Rank change year-on-year -147 +169 -96
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 324 172 314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.55% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 1.77% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 128 185
10th Percentile £425 £250 £366
25th Percentile £485 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £492 £525
Median % change year-on-year +16.87% -6.29% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £620 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £505 £468
% change year-on-year -0.50% +8.02% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.50

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 25,063 9,727 26,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.77% 31.20% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,009 6,889 18,458
10th Percentile £363 £313 £338
25th Percentile £425 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 73 249
10th Percentile £18.01 £21.90 £20.26
25th Percentile £29.78 £30.00 £32.95
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +8.25%
75th Percentile £63.25 £54.00 £53.00
90th Percentile £72.85 £61.87 £73.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £46.40 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% +3.11% +8.43%

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 19 October 2021.

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 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 19 October 2021. 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 -148 255 £575 +15.00% 82
London -150 153 £600 +26.32% 47
Work from Home -170 110 £570 +14.00% 16
UK excluding London -120 88 £503 -0.50% 38
Midlands -58 23 £530 +9.50% 10
West Midlands -43 22 £535 +10.54% 8
South West -32 21 £750 +25.00% 6
North of England -72 18 £488 +19.63% 10
North West -52 16 £475 +17.28% 6
East of England -37 13 £500 -23.08% 1
South East -110 7 £438 -14.22% 8
Scotland -80 5 £365 - 1
Wales -28 2 £500 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire -46 2 £525 - 2
Northern Ireland -7 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £328 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 209 (64.51%) Docker
2 194 (59.88%) DevOps
3 185 (57.10%) Linux
4 183 (56.48%) Kubernetes
5 131 (40.43%) Ansible
5 131 (40.43%) Python
6 130 (40.12%) Kibana
6 130 (40.12%) Terraform
7 129 (39.81%) AWS
8 118 (36.42%) Java
9 116 (35.80%) Jenkins
10 112 (34.57%) Elasticsearch
11 108 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 101 (31.17%) Azure
13 95 (29.32%) logstash
14 94 (29.01%) Prometheus
15 91 (28.09%) Splunk
16 87 (26.85%) Git (software)
17 73 (22.53%) SQL
18 72 (22.22%) Infrastructure as Code
19 71 (21.91%) Grafana
20 68 (20.99%) Microservices
21 67 (20.68%) Security Cleared
22 66 (20.37%) Bash Shell
23 61 (18.83%) Kafka
23 61 (18.83%) Unix
23 61 (18.83%) Social Skills
24 58 (17.90%) Oracle
25 54 (16.67%) Test Automation
26 52 (16.05%) Finance

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
1 112 (34.57%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 23 (7.10%) Apache
4 19 (5.86%) Apache Spark
5 17 (5.25%) Confluence
6 12 (3.70%) Appian
7 10 (3.09%) GemFire
7 10 (3.09%) nginx
7 10 (3.09%) SAS
8 7 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.62%) Jetty
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.31%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.31%) Drupal
11 1 (0.31%) IIS
11 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) assyst
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 129 (39.81%) AWS
2 101 (31.17%) Azure
3 41 (12.65%) GCP
4 35 (10.80%) GitHub
5 30 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (8.02%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (7.41%) Amazon EKS
8 22 (6.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 20 (6.17%) PaaS
10 19 (5.86%) Amazon S3
10 19 (5.86%) Serverless
11 18 (5.56%) OpenShift
12 16 (4.94%) GitHub Actions
13 13 (4.01%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (4.01%) Route 53
14 11 (3.40%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (3.40%) Datadog
14 11 (3.40%) IaaS
15 9 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.86%) Firewall
2 14 (4.32%) DNS
3 10 (3.09%) HTTP
4 8 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.47%) VPN
5 6 (1.85%) Internet
6 5 (1.54%) SSL
6 5 (1.54%) tcpdump
7 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.23%) IPsec
7 4 (1.23%) IPv4
7 4 (1.23%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.23%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.93%) Intranet
8 3 (0.93%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.62%) SMS
10 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.31%) SNMP
10 1 (0.31%) SSH
10 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.58%) NoSQL
2 37 (11.42%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (9.57%) SQL Server
4 27 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 25 (7.72%) Big Data
6 18 (5.56%) Redis
7 17 (5.25%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.32%) Apache Hive
8 14 (4.32%) Hadoop
9 13 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.01%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.40%) MySQL
11 10 (3.09%) InterSystems Cache
12 9 (2.78%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (2.47%) Flink
13 8 (2.47%) Parquet
13 8 (2.47%) Tableau
14 7 (2.16%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 116 (35.80%) Jenkins
2 87 (26.85%) Git (software)
3 50 (15.43%) Maven
4 48 (14.81%) JIRA
5 34 (10.49%) GitLab
5 34 (10.49%) Gradle
5 34 (10.49%) Selenium
6 33 (10.19%) Artifactory
6 33 (10.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 32 (9.88%) SonarQube
8 25 (7.72%) Bitbucket
9 21 (6.48%) Cypress.io
10 20 (6.17%) Subversion
11 13 (4.01%) JMeter
12 12 (3.70%) Cucumber
12 12 (3.70%) IntelliJ
12 12 (3.70%) JUnit
13 11 (3.40%) Hudson
13 11 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (18.83%) Social Skills
2 52 (16.05%) Finance
3 36 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.56%) Banking
6 9 (2.78%) Electronics
6 9 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.78%) Marketing
7 7 (2.16%) Publishing
8 6 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (1.85%) Games
9 3 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.62%) Automotive
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.62%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 136 (41.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (16.67%) Developer
3 26 (8.02%) Azure Engineer
4 24 (7.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 22 (6.79%) Senior DevOps
5 22 (6.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 21 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
6 21 (6.48%) Data Engineer
7 19 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.86%) Platform Engineer
8 18 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
8 18 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.63%) Site Engineer
10 15 (4.63%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 14 (4.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 14 (4.32%) Lead DevOps
12 13 (4.01%) Big Data Engineer
12 13 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.83%) Kafka
2 34 (10.49%) React
3 33 (10.19%) Node.js
4 32 (9.88%) Spring
5 31 (9.57%) RESTful
6 28 (8.64%) AngularJS
7 24 (7.41%) Web Services
8 23 (7.10%) REST
9 19 (5.86%) CSS
9 19 (5.86%) HTML
10 18 (5.56%) Spring Boot
11 17 (5.25%) JSON
12 16 (4.94%) XML
13 14 (4.32%) .NET
14 13 (4.01%) Sensu
15 11 (3.40%) jQuery
15 11 (3.40%) OAuth
15 11 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (2.78%) Apache NiFi
17 8 (2.47%) Java Concurrency
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.25%) Data Centre
1 17 (5.25%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (4.63%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.01%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.40%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.09%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.09%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.85%) Legacy Applications
7 5 (1.54%) PKI
8 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.93%) User Experience
9 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.62%) Life Science
11 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 185 (57.10%) Linux
2 61 (18.83%) Unix
3 37 (11.42%) Windows
4 13 (4.01%) CentOS
4 13 (4.01%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.93%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.93%) Solaris
7 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.62%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.62%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.31%) AIX
9 1 (0.31%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (59.88%) DevOps
2 108 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (22.22%) Infrastructure as Code
4 68 (20.99%) Microservices
5 54 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 43 (13.27%) Software Engineering
7 42 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (12.65%) Configuration Management
9 40 (12.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (8.95%) Scrum
11 27 (8.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 24 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.10%) Analytics
13 23 (7.10%) Deployment Automation
13 23 (7.10%) Infrastructure Automation
14 22 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 21 (6.48%) Full Stack Development
16 19 (5.86%) Load Balancing
16 19 (5.86%) Software Delivery
17 18 (5.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 131 (40.43%) Python
2 118 (36.42%) Java
3 73 (22.53%) SQL
4 66 (20.37%) Bash Shell
5 49 (15.12%) JavaScript
6 32 (9.88%) Perl
7 31 (9.57%) Groovy
8 29 (8.95%) Ruby
9 26 (8.02%) C#
10 23 (7.10%) Scala
11 22 (6.79%) Java 8
12 20 (6.17%) Go
13 14 (4.32%) PHP
13 14 (4.32%) PowerShell
14 13 (4.01%) PL/SQL
15 12 (3.70%) C++
15 12 (3.70%) VB
16 11 (3.40%) Kotlin
16 11 (3.40%) Shell Script
17 8 (2.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (20.68%) Security Cleared
2 49 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.94%) Degree
4 13 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.16%) CISSP
7 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.09%) QA
2 9 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) GPG13
3 1 (0.31%) IFRS
3 1 (0.31%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
System Software
1 209 (64.51%) Docker
2 10 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.23%) iptables
4 4 (1.23%) NFS
5 3 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.31%) HDFS
7 1 (0.31%) LXC
7 1 (0.31%) Varnish
7 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 183 (56.48%) Kubernetes
2 131 (40.43%) Ansible
3 130 (40.12%) Kibana
3 130 (40.12%) Terraform
4 95 (29.32%) logstash
5 94 (29.01%) Prometheus
6 71 (21.91%) Grafana
7 32 (9.88%) Consul
8 30 (9.26%) Packer
9 29 (8.95%) Puppet
10 25 (7.72%) Rancher
11 19 (5.86%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (4.94%) Fluentd
13 14 (4.32%) Argo
13 14 (4.32%) Graphite
14 13 (4.01%) Istio
15 12 (3.70%) Icinga
15 12 (3.70%) Nagios
15 12 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
16 11 (3.40%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 91 (28.09%) Splunk
2 58 (17.90%) Oracle
3 34 (10.49%) Atlassian
4 22 (6.79%) AppDynamics
5 13 (4.01%) MuleSoft
6 11 (3.40%) CyberArk
6 11 (3.40%) Microsoft
7 10 (3.09%) Google
7 10 (3.09%) VMware
8 9 (2.78%) Dynatrace
8 9 (2.78%) SAP
9 7 (2.16%) Cadence
9 7 (2.16%) IBM
9 7 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.54%) New Relic
11 4 (1.23%) EqualLogic
11 4 (1.23%) NetApp
12 3 (0.93%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.93%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.93%) Ping Identity