Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 476 382 497
Rank change year-on-year -94 +115 -99
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 389 236 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.55% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 1.82% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 182 172
10th Percentile £425 £344 £401
25th Percentile £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £600 £607
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +11.58% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £75.00 - -
Median hourly rate £80.00 £40.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
75th Percentile £85.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
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 25,122 12,977 21,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.61% 30.45% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,291 9,199 15,246
10th Percentile £383 £318 £330
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £480 £493
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% -2.54% +3.14%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £655 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +14.71% -5.50% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 160 191
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.00 £18.80
25th Percentile £35.00 £34.50 £33.63
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.02% +10.48%
75th Percentile £65.54 £57.63 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.90 £63.25 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.88 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.83% - +7.54%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -75 316 £600 +20.00% 86
London -69 194 £600 +20.00% 50
UK excluding London -84 104 £530 +11.58% 37
Work from Home -163 102 £575 +4.55% 14
Midlands -45 27 £477 +36.29% 3
South West -46 26 £735 +43.41% 6
West Midlands -35 25 £490 +8.89% 2
South East -61 23 £550 +22.22% 9
North of England -53 14 £575 +32.03% 7
North West -37 12 £575 +33.41% 6
East of England -48 8 £494 -24.04% 9
Scotland -59 5 £407 -16.51% 2
Wales -27 4 £575 +35.29% 1
East Midlands -28 2 £336 -4.07% 1
Yorkshire -34 2 £450 -14.29%

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 270 (69.41%) DevOps
2 234 (60.15%) Linux
3 233 (59.90%) Docker
4 214 (55.01%) Kubernetes
5 177 (45.50%) Python
6 172 (44.22%) Ansible
6 172 (44.22%) Jenkins
6 172 (44.22%) AWS
7 165 (42.42%) CI/CD
8 161 (41.39%) Terraform
9 150 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
10 137 (35.22%) Java
10 137 (35.22%) Kibana
11 133 (34.19%) Elasticsearch
12 123 (31.62%) Git (software)
13 116 (29.82%) Azure
14 103 (26.48%) logstash
15 90 (23.14%) Prometheus
16 81 (20.82%) Configuration Management
17 80 (20.57%) Splunk
18 79 (20.31%) Bash
18 79 (20.31%) Infrastructure as Code
19 78 (20.05%) Security Cleared
20 77 (19.79%) Grafana
21 73 (18.77%) Windows
22 71 (18.25%) Social Skills
23 70 (17.99%) Kafka
24 69 (17.74%) SQL
25 68 (17.48%) Microservices
26 65 (16.71%) Test Automation

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
1 133 (34.19%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (12.34%) Apache
3 28 (7.20%) Tomcat
4 22 (5.66%) Confluence
5 21 (5.40%) Apache Spark
6 14 (3.60%) OpenStack
7 13 (3.34%) Appian
8 12 (3.08%) nginx
9 9 (2.31%) GemFire
10 6 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.03%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.03%) IIS
11 4 (1.03%) JBoss
12 3 (0.77%) Mule
12 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.51%) Jetty
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 172 (44.22%) AWS
2 116 (29.82%) Azure
3 54 (13.88%) GCP
4 50 (12.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 49 (12.60%) GitHub
6 44 (11.31%) Serverless
7 37 (9.51%) PaaS
8 32 (8.23%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (6.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 26 (6.68%) Amazon EKS
9 26 (6.68%) Amazon S3
9 26 (6.68%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (5.91%) Route 53
11 22 (5.66%) Amazon ECS
11 22 (5.66%) Datadog
12 21 (5.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (5.14%) OpenShift
14 18 (4.63%) Azure Monitor
15 16 (4.11%) GitHub Actions
16 15 (3.86%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.23%) Firewall
2 17 (4.37%) HTTP
3 16 (4.11%) DNS
4 10 (2.57%) SSL
5 9 (2.31%) VPN
6 7 (1.80%) Internet
6 7 (1.80%) tcpdump
7 6 (1.54%) DHCP
8 4 (1.03%) FTP
8 4 (1.03%) SNMP
9 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.51%) SAN
10 2 (0.51%) SMS
10 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.26%) Intranet
11 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.26%) NAS
11 1 (0.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.62%) NoSQL
2 40 (10.28%) MySQL
3 38 (9.77%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (9.51%) SQL Server
5 33 (8.48%) Big Data
6 29 (7.46%) Amazon RDS
7 24 (6.17%) Flink
7 24 (6.17%) Hadoop
8 22 (5.66%) Relational Database
9 20 (5.14%) Redis
10 18 (4.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (4.63%) MongoDB
11 15 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (3.34%) RDBMS
13 12 (3.08%) Power BI
14 10 (2.57%) Tableau
15 9 (2.31%) InterSystems Cache
16 8 (2.06%) Text Mining
17 7 (1.80%) Apache Hive
17 7 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 172 (44.22%) Jenkins
2 123 (31.62%) Git (software)
3 54 (13.88%) JIRA
4 46 (11.83%) SonarQube
5 44 (11.31%) Maven
6 40 (10.28%) Bitbucket
7 39 (10.03%) GitLab
8 37 (9.51%) Gradle
9 32 (8.23%) Selenium
10 30 (7.71%) TeamCity
11 28 (7.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 27 (6.94%) Subversion
13 26 (6.68%) Artifactory
14 21 (5.40%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (4.11%) Cypress.io
16 15 (3.86%) Cucumber
17 14 (3.60%) JUnit
18 12 (3.08%) IntelliJ
18 12 (3.08%) JMeter
19 8 (2.06%) Hudson
General
1 71 (18.25%) Social Skills
2 56 (14.40%) Finance
3 49 (12.60%) Public Sector
4 19 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.88%) Front Office
4 19 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.86%) Banking
6 10 (2.57%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.54%) Publishing
8 5 (1.29%) Electronics
8 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.29%) Marketing
8 5 (1.29%) Retail
9 4 (1.03%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 169 (43.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (15.68%) Developer
3 32 (8.23%) AWS Engineer
3 32 (8.23%) Java Developer
4 31 (7.97%) AWS DevOps
4 31 (7.97%) Senior DevOps
5 29 (7.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 28 (7.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (7.20%) Platform Engineer
7 22 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (5.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 19 (4.88%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.37%) Big Data Engineer
11 17 (4.37%) Data Engineer
12 16 (4.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.60%) Lead DevOps
14 13 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (3.34%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.99%) Kafka
2 43 (11.05%) Spring
3 39 (10.03%) RESTful
4 36 (9.25%) React
5 34 (8.74%) REST
6 32 (8.23%) AngularJS
6 32 (8.23%) Web Services
7 28 (7.20%) Node.js
8 21 (5.40%) HTML
9 20 (5.14%) Spring Boot
10 18 (4.63%) CSS
11 17 (4.37%) JSON
12 15 (3.86%) Apache NiFi
13 13 (3.34%) XML
14 12 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (2.83%) Spring Batch
16 10 (2.57%) jQuery
17 9 (2.31%) Pandas
18 8 (2.06%) scikit-learn
18 8 (2.06%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.46%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 17 (4.37%) Algorithms
4 12 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.57%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.31%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.54%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.54%) PKI
10 3 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (0.77%) NHS
10 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.51%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 234 (60.15%) Linux
2 73 (18.77%) Windows
3 48 (12.34%) Unix
4 29 (7.46%) CentOS
5 18 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.63%) Ubuntu
6 15 (3.86%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.29%) Debian
8 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.03%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.77%) Mesosphere
10 3 (0.77%) Solaris
11 2 (0.51%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.51%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (69.41%) DevOps
2 165 (42.42%) CI/CD
3 150 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (20.82%) Configuration Management
5 79 (20.31%) Infrastructure as Code
6 68 (17.48%) Microservices
7 65 (16.71%) Test Automation
8 62 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (15.68%) Software Engineering
10 53 (13.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 47 (12.08%) Scrum
12 36 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (8.23%) Load Balancing
13 32 (8.23%) Release Management
14 29 (7.46%) Analytics
14 29 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (7.46%) TDD
15 28 (7.20%) BDD
16 27 (6.94%) SDLC
17 26 (6.68%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 177 (45.50%) Python
2 137 (35.22%) Java
3 79 (20.31%) Bash
4 69 (17.74%) SQL
5 58 (14.91%) PowerShell
6 54 (13.88%) JavaScript
7 47 (12.08%) Go
8 40 (10.28%) Groovy
9 32 (8.23%) Ruby
10 24 (6.17%) Perl
11 22 (5.66%) Java 8
12 21 (5.40%) C#
13 20 (5.14%) Scala
14 13 (3.34%) Java 11
14 13 (3.34%) PHP
14 13 (3.34%) VB
15 10 (2.57%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.80%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.29%) C++
17 5 (1.29%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 78 (20.05%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.91%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.57%) Degree
5 9 (2.31%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.77%) CCNA
7 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.51%) CCNP
8 2 (0.51%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.08%) QA
2 7 (1.80%) SLA
3 6 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) GPG13
6 1 (0.26%) IFRS
6 1 (0.26%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 233 (59.90%) Docker
2 18 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.29%) vSphere
5 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.51%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) HDFS
7 1 (0.26%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 214 (55.01%) Kubernetes
2 172 (44.22%) Ansible
3 161 (41.39%) Terraform
4 137 (35.22%) Kibana
5 103 (26.48%) logstash
6 90 (23.14%) Prometheus
7 77 (19.79%) Grafana
8 49 (12.60%) Puppet
9 48 (12.34%) Consul
10 41 (10.54%) Packer
11 35 (9.00%) Rancher
12 25 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (6.17%) Nagios
14 23 (5.91%) BladeLogic
15 20 (5.14%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (4.88%) ITRS Geneos
17 16 (4.11%) Icinga
18 15 (3.86%) Argo
19 12 (3.08%) Istio
20 11 (2.83%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 80 (20.57%) Splunk
2 60 (15.42%) Oracle
3 34 (8.74%) VMware
4 31 (7.97%) Atlassian
5 24 (6.17%) Google
6 23 (5.91%) AppDynamics
7 22 (5.66%) Microsoft
8 21 (5.40%) CyberArk
9 20 (5.14%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.60%) Dynatrace
11 13 (3.34%) MuleSoft
12 10 (2.57%) Checkmarx
13 8 (2.06%) Alteryx
13 8 (2.06%) Informatica
14 7 (1.80%) Black Duck
15 6 (1.54%) Cadence
15 6 (1.54%) IBM
16 5 (1.29%) Cisco
16 5 (1.29%) McAfee
16 5 (1.29%) SAP