Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 447 443 443
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +207
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 463 546 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 1.56% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 373 328
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £369 £400 £370
90th Percentile £625 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50

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 29,880 35,105 30,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.12% 33.84% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,914 24,669 21,240
UK median daily rate £490 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £315 £305
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 375 390
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.17% +7.01%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.00 £15.08
90th Percentile £60.00 £58.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%

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 15 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 July 2019. 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 -22 442 £525 -4.55% 122
London -14 258 £525 -4.55% 54
UK excluding London +26 194 £468 -0.53% 72
North of England +27 79 £450 +20.00% 17
South East +40 49 £525 +11.70% 22
North West +47 45 £440 -26.67% 11
Midlands +27 36 £465 -9.27% 6
West Midlands +29 29 £488 -11.36% 4
Yorkshire +31 26 £430 -9.47% 6
East of England +5 10 £410 -28.70% 12
Scotland +12 9 £409 -3.76%
North East -7 8 £470 +28.77%
South West -33 8 £525 - 11
East Midlands +11 7 £425 - 2
Wales 0 3 £515 -1.90% 2

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 304 (65.66%) DevOps
2 292 (63.07%) Linux
3 247 (53.35%) Amazon AWS
4 242 (52.27%) Docker
5 238 (51.40%) Jenkins
6 215 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
7 206 (44.49%) Ansible
8 187 (40.39%) Python
9 170 (36.72%) Kubernetes
9 170 (36.72%) Terraform
10 155 (33.48%) Git (software)
11 146 (31.53%) Java
12 127 (27.43%) JIRA
13 125 (27.00%) Puppet
14 120 (25.92%) Elasticsearch
15 112 (24.19%) Security Cleared
16 111 (23.97%) Splunk
17 110 (23.76%) Bash Shell
17 110 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 101 (21.81%) Microservices
19 97 (20.95%) Kibana
19 97 (20.95%) SC Cleared
19 97 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
20 94 (20.30%) Configuration Management
21 92 (19.87%) Kafka
22 91 (19.65%) MongoDB
23 87 (18.79%) Open Source
24 86 (18.57%) Confluence
25 85 (18.36%) GitLab
26 82 (17.71%) Windows

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
1 120 (25.92%) Elasticsearch
2 86 (18.57%) Confluence
3 32 (6.91%) Apache Spark
4 24 (5.18%) Apache
5 20 (4.32%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.89%) nginx
7 10 (2.16%) SAS
8 7 (1.51%) JBoss
9 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.08%) IIS
11 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.43%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.43%) Appian
12 2 (0.43%) CMS
12 2 (0.43%) Jetty
12 2 (0.43%) WildFly
13 1 (0.22%) Apache TomEE
13 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.59%) assyst
2 3 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 247 (53.35%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (15.12%) GitHub
4 48 (10.37%) Amazon S3
5 41 (8.86%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (8.86%) SaaS
6 30 (6.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (6.48%) Serverless
7 28 (6.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (6.05%) Route 53
8 27 (5.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 26 (5.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (4.75%) Amazon ECS
10 22 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (4.32%) Amazon ELB
12 19 (4.10%) Datadog
12 19 (4.10%) PaaS
13 15 (3.24%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (2.16%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (1.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.13%) VPN
2 30 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 28 (6.05%) Firewall
4 25 (5.40%) WAN
5 23 (4.97%) HTTP
6 21 (4.54%) LAN
6 21 (4.54%) VoIP
7 11 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (2.16%) DNS
8 10 (2.16%) Kerberos
9 5 (1.08%) SNMP
10 3 (0.65%) Internet
10 3 (0.65%) VLAN
11 2 (0.43%) FTP
11 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.43%) IPsec
11 2 (0.43%) IPv4
11 2 (0.43%) Network Security
11 2 (0.43%) SMTP
11 2 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (19.65%) MongoDB
2 64 (13.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 57 (12.31%) NoSQL
4 44 (9.50%) Big Data
5 43 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (8.42%) MySQL
7 35 (7.56%) Hadoop
8 20 (4.32%) Redis
9 19 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (3.46%) InfluxDB
10 16 (3.46%) SQL Server
11 14 (3.02%) HBase
12 13 (2.81%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.94%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.51%) Apache Ignite
14 7 (1.51%) Power BI
14 7 (1.51%) Relational Database
15 6 (1.30%) JanusGraph
15 6 (1.30%) Presto
Development Applications
1 238 (51.40%) Jenkins
2 155 (33.48%) Git (software)
3 127 (27.43%) JIRA
4 85 (18.36%) GitLab
5 53 (11.45%) SonarQube
6 49 (10.58%) Artifactory
7 40 (8.64%) Bitbucket
8 33 (7.13%) TeamCity
9 27 (5.83%) Pylint
9 27 (5.83%) Sourcetree
10 24 (5.18%) Cucumber
10 24 (5.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 20 (4.32%) Maven
12 18 (3.89%) Selenium
13 15 (3.24%) JMeter
14 14 (3.02%) SoapUI
15 13 (2.81%) CircleCI
15 13 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (2.16%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (12.53%) Finance
2 46 (9.94%) Banking
3 21 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.46%) Marketing
5 13 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.59%) Electronics
6 12 (2.59%) Law
7 9 (1.94%) Publishing
8 6 (1.30%) Retail
9 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.86%) Advertising
11 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) French Language
13 1 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 217 (46.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 82 (17.71%) Developer
3 54 (11.66%) AWS DevOps
4 52 (11.23%) AWS Engineer
5 49 (10.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 31 (6.70%) Python Developer
7 25 (5.40%) Analyst
8 24 (5.18%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 23 (4.97%) Platform Engineer
9 23 (4.97%) Senior DevOps
9 23 (4.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 17 (3.67%) Data Engineer
11 16 (3.46%) Consultant
12 15 (3.24%) Architect
12 15 (3.24%) Big Data Engineer
13 14 (3.02%) Java Developer
13 14 (3.02%) Security Analyst
14 12 (2.59%) Agile Developer
14 12 (2.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 12 (2.59%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (19.87%) Kafka
2 70 (15.12%) Web Services
3 58 (12.53%) RESTful
4 44 (9.50%) Node.js
5 42 (9.07%) REST
6 36 (7.78%) React
7 31 (6.70%) Redux
8 29 (6.26%) Spring
9 28 (6.05%) pytest
10 27 (5.83%) AngularJS
11 24 (5.18%) .NET
12 23 (4.97%) Pandas
12 23 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (3.02%) HTML
13 14 (3.02%) Spring Boot
14 12 (2.59%) Swagger
15 11 (2.38%) GraphQL
15 11 (2.38%) gRPC
15 11 (2.38%) Memcached
15 11 (2.38%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.32%) Cyberattack
2 16 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.38%) Device Driver
5 11 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.38%) Wiki
6 10 (2.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.51%) User Experience
8 6 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.08%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.65%) PKI
11 2 (0.43%) Clustering
11 2 (0.43%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 292 (63.07%) Linux
2 82 (17.71%) Windows
3 79 (17.06%) Unix
4 48 (10.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (9.94%) CentOS
6 18 (3.89%) Ubuntu
6 18 (3.89%) Windows Server
7 17 (3.67%) Android
8 14 (3.02%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.51%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.65%) Mesosphere
11 3 (0.65%) Solaris
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.43%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (65.66%) DevOps
2 215 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (21.81%) Microservices
4 97 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (20.30%) Configuration Management
6 87 (18.79%) Open Source
7 80 (17.28%) Test Automation
8 62 (13.39%) Scrum
9 53 (11.45%) BDD
10 47 (10.15%) TDD
11 40 (8.64%) Infrastructure as Code
12 37 (7.99%) Kanban
12 37 (7.99%) Machine Learning
13 35 (7.56%) Deployment Automation
14 33 (7.13%) Software Engineering
15 32 (6.91%) SDLC
16 31 (6.70%) Mentoring
16 31 (6.70%) SIEM
16 31 (6.70%) Web Development
17 30 (6.48%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 187 (40.39%) Python
2 146 (31.53%) Java
3 110 (23.76%) Bash Shell
4 81 (17.49%) JavaScript
5 74 (15.98%) SQL
6 41 (8.86%) Ruby
7 33 (7.13%) Go
8 27 (5.83%) Shell Script
9 25 (5.40%) PowerShell
10 24 (5.18%) Java 8
11 23 (4.97%) Perl
12 16 (3.46%) C#
13 15 (3.24%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.81%) Scala
15 6 (1.30%) C
16 4 (0.86%) C++
16 4 (0.86%) ES6
16 4 (0.86%) Groovy
17 3 (0.65%) Clojure
17 3 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 112 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 97 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.10%) Degree
4 7 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.30%) CCNP
6 5 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.08%) CCNA
6 5 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.08%) ISEB
6 5 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.86%) CISSP
7 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.86%) SSCP
8 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.65%) CCDA
8 3 (0.65%) CCDP
8 3 (0.65%) CCIE
8 3 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.65%) SANS
9 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.46%) QA
2 8 (1.73%) GDPR
3 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 242 (52.27%) Docker
2 15 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.02%) Apache Flume
4 10 (2.16%) HDFS
5 7 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.30%) etcd
7 5 (1.08%) flannel
7 5 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.08%) SkyDNS
8 4 (0.86%) Ceph
8 4 (0.86%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.43%) KVM
10 2 (0.43%) LXC
10 2 (0.43%) NFS
10 2 (0.43%) Varnish
10 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.22%) iptables
11 1 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 206 (44.49%) Ansible
2 170 (36.72%) Kubernetes
2 170 (36.72%) Terraform
3 125 (27.00%) Puppet
4 97 (20.95%) Kibana
5 81 (17.49%) logstash
6 75 (16.20%) Grafana
7 62 (13.39%) Prometheus
8 48 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
9 43 (9.29%) Nagios
9 43 (9.29%) Packer
10 31 (6.70%) ZABBIX
11 27 (5.83%) Consul
12 20 (4.32%) Graphite
12 20 (4.32%) Opsview
13 18 (3.89%) Icinga
13 18 (3.89%) Sysdig
14 15 (3.24%) HAProxy
15 13 (2.81%) SCCM
16 12 (2.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 111 (23.97%) Splunk
2 45 (9.72%) Google
3 38 (8.21%) Red Hat
4 25 (5.40%) New Relic
5 23 (4.97%) Apple
6 22 (4.75%) AlienVault
7 21 (4.54%) Microsoft
7 21 (4.54%) SaltStack
8 19 (4.10%) McAfee
9 16 (3.46%) Atlassian
10 15 (3.24%) Hortonworks
10 15 (3.24%) Oracle
10 15 (3.24%) ServiceNow
11 14 (3.02%) Citrix
11 14 (3.02%) SAP
12 13 (2.81%) Black Duck
12 13 (2.81%) IBM
12 13 (2.81%) PagerDuty
13 11 (2.38%) VMware
14 10 (2.16%) MuleSoft