Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 380 465 395
Rank change year-on-year +85 -70 +65
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 258 273 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.40% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% 1.34% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 186 469
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £388
90th Percentile £688 £704 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 14,379 20,414 32,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 30.09% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,134 14,350 23,410
Median daily rate £488 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £431
% change year-on-year -4.49% +3.25% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 181 260
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.02% +9.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25.00 £17.50 £17.48
90th Percentile £63.55 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 24 February 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 14 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 24 February 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 +63 177 £500 -9.09% 76
Work from Home -105 121 £550 +2.85% 22
London +8 93 £500 -9.09% 38
UK excluding London +114 68 £475 - 46
South West +94 20 £525 - 6
South East +93 16 £450 - 17
East of England +56 10 £665 +70.51% 2
Scotland +35 8 £488 -7.14% 4
Midlands +55 5 £350 -22.22% 4
Wales +20 5 £425 -19.05% 4
North of England +31 4 £440 -2.22% 7
North West +29 4 £440 +6.67% 6
East Midlands +29 3 £350 - 1
West Midlands +32 2 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 175 (67.83%) Docker
2 170 (65.89%) Kubernetes
3 162 (62.79%) DevOps
4 142 (55.04%) Python
5 141 (54.65%) AWS
6 138 (53.49%) Terraform
7 135 (52.33%) Ansible
8 129 (50.00%) Linux
9 124 (48.06%) Azure
10 115 (44.57%) Jenkins
11 102 (39.53%) Splunk
12 88 (34.11%) Git (software)
13 84 (32.56%) Infrastructure as Code
14 83 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
15 80 (31.01%) Bash Shell
16 72 (27.91%) Microservices
17 69 (26.74%) Prometheus
18 68 (26.36%) Kafka
19 67 (25.97%) Kibana
20 65 (25.19%) GitLab
21 61 (23.64%) Java
22 60 (23.26%) Elasticsearch
23 57 (22.09%) Security Cleared
24 55 (21.32%) Finance
24 55 (21.32%) Puppet
24 55 (21.32%) Grafana
25 50 (19.38%) Windows
26 49 (18.99%) PowerShell
27 48 (18.60%) logstash
27 48 (18.60%) Opscode Chef

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 60 (23.26%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (6.59%) Confluence
3 15 (5.81%) Apache Spark
4 11 (4.26%) Apache
5 9 (3.49%) JBoss
6 7 (2.71%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.94%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.16%) ArcGIS
9 3 (1.16%) IIS
9 3 (1.16%) nginx
9 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.78%) WildFly
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.39%) Drupal
11 1 (0.39%) SAS
11 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.39%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.78%) Salerio
1 2 (0.78%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 141 (54.65%) AWS
2 124 (48.06%) Azure
3 45 (17.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 38 (14.73%) Amazon EKS
5 32 (12.40%) Amazon S3
6 27 (10.47%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (8.53%) PaaS
8 20 (7.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (7.75%) OpenShift
8 20 (7.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (6.98%) AWS CodePipeline
9 18 (6.98%) GitHub
10 17 (6.59%) GCP
11 16 (6.20%) Serverless
12 12 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (4.26%) Amazon ECS
13 11 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (4.26%) CloudFront
14 9 (3.49%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (3.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.53%) Firewall
2 20 (7.75%) SNMP
3 16 (6.20%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.04%) DNS
5 12 (4.65%) Internet
5 12 (4.65%) Reverse Proxy
5 12 (4.65%) VLAN
6 6 (2.33%) HTTP
6 6 (2.33%) SMTP
6 6 (2.33%) SSL
7 5 (1.94%) BGP
7 5 (1.94%) MPLS
8 4 (1.55%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.16%) Network Security
10 2 (0.78%) DSL
10 2 (0.78%) FTP
10 2 (0.78%) IMAP
10 2 (0.78%) VPN
11 1 (0.39%) LAN
11 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.50%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (14.34%) NoSQL
3 21 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (4.65%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.88%) Cosmos DB
5 10 (3.88%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.49%) Neo4j
6 9 (3.49%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.49%) Tableau
7 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.10%) MySQL
7 8 (3.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (3.10%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.10%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (3.10%) Snowflake Schema
7 8 (3.10%) Star Schema
8 7 (2.71%) Big Data
9 6 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 115 (44.57%) Jenkins
2 88 (34.11%) Git (software)
3 65 (25.19%) GitLab
4 41 (15.89%) JIRA
5 31 (12.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (11.63%) Artifactory
6 30 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (8.91%) TeamCity
8 18 (6.98%) SonarQube
9 14 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (3.88%) Selenium
11 9 (3.49%) Subversion
12 8 (3.10%) Bitbucket
12 8 (3.10%) Gatling
13 6 (2.33%) Bitbucket Server
13 6 (2.33%) CA Release Automation
13 6 (2.33%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.33%) PyCharm
13 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (21.32%) Finance
2 34 (13.18%) Public Sector
3 26 (10.08%) Marketing
3 26 (10.08%) Telecoms
4 24 (9.30%) Electronics
4 24 (9.30%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.16%) Law
6 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 125 (48.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (16.67%) Developer
3 42 (16.28%) Senior DevOps
4 39 (15.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 39 (15.12%) Azure Engineer
5 38 (14.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 37 (14.34%) Azure DevOps
7 24 (9.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (8.53%) AWS DevOps
10 20 (7.75%) AWS Engineer
11 19 (7.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 15 (5.81%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (5.81%) Data Engineer
12 15 (5.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (5.04%) Python Developer
14 11 (4.26%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.88%) Consultant
16 9 (3.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 9 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (26.36%) Kafka
2 30 (11.63%) REST
3 27 (10.47%) RESTful
4 26 (10.08%) Web Services
5 23 (8.91%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (5.43%) .NET
7 13 (5.04%) Spring Boot
8 12 (4.65%) gRPC
8 12 (4.65%) JSON
8 12 (4.65%) Swagger
9 11 (4.26%) Node.js
9 11 (4.26%) React
10 9 (3.49%) HTML
11 8 (3.10%) CSS
11 8 (3.10%) NumPy
12 7 (2.71%) scikit-learn
12 7 (2.71%) Spring
12 7 (2.71%) TensorFlow
12 7 (2.71%) XML
13 6 (2.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.88%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.10%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.71%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.16%) Replication
10 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.39%) CMDB
11 1 (0.39%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 129 (50.00%) Linux
2 50 (19.38%) Windows
3 36 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (8.53%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.98%) CentOS
6 14 (5.43%) Windows 10
7 13 (5.04%) Unix
8 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.55%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.39%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (62.79%) DevOps
2 84 (32.56%) Infrastructure as Code
3 83 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (27.91%) Microservices
5 46 (17.83%) Configuration Management
5 46 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 36 (13.95%) Deployment Automation
8 32 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (11.63%) Infrastructure Automation
9 30 (11.63%) Visualisation
10 27 (10.47%) Software Engineering
11 24 (9.30%) Digital Marketing
11 24 (9.30%) Programme Management
12 23 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 21 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (7.75%) Continuous Deployment
14 20 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (7.75%) Scrum
14 20 (7.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 142 (55.04%) Python
2 80 (31.01%) Bash Shell
3 61 (23.64%) Java
4 49 (18.99%) PowerShell
5 46 (17.83%) SQL
6 43 (16.67%) Perl
7 30 (11.63%) Go
8 23 (8.91%) JavaScript
9 22 (8.53%) C#
10 19 (7.36%) Ruby
11 16 (6.20%) PL/SQL
12 15 (5.81%) PHP
13 10 (3.88%) Java 8
13 10 (3.88%) Scala
14 8 (3.10%) Kotlin
14 8 (3.10%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.33%) R
16 4 (1.55%) C++
17 3 (1.16%) Groovy
18 2 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 43 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.43%) Degree
4 10 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.94%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.55%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.16%) CCNA
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.39%) NIST
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 175 (67.83%) Docker
2 23 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.59%) Active Directory
4 14 (5.43%) vSphere
5 4 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) GPFS
7 1 (0.39%) iptables
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 170 (65.89%) Kubernetes
2 138 (53.49%) Terraform
3 135 (52.33%) Ansible
4 69 (26.74%) Prometheus
5 67 (25.97%) Kibana
6 55 (21.32%) Grafana
6 55 (21.32%) Puppet
7 48 (18.60%) logstash
7 48 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (13.95%) Consul
9 24 (9.30%) Istio
9 24 (9.30%) Rancher
10 23 (8.91%) Fluentd
11 21 (8.14%) Packer
12 16 (6.20%) ZABBIX
13 8 (3.10%) Netcool
13 8 (3.10%) Zipkin
14 7 (2.71%) Nagios
15 6 (2.33%) HP Fortify
16 4 (1.55%) Graylog
Vendors
1 102 (39.53%) Splunk
2 42 (16.28%) AppDynamics
3 29 (11.24%) VMware
4 24 (9.30%) Google
4 24 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 24 (9.30%) SAP
5 21 (8.14%) Red Hat
6 18 (6.98%) Atlassian
7 15 (5.81%) LogRhythm
7 15 (5.81%) Sybase
8 12 (4.65%) Dell
8 12 (4.65%) EMC
8 12 (4.65%) Oracle
9 8 (3.10%) SevOne
10 7 (2.71%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.94%) Cisco
12 4 (1.55%) Adobe
12 4 (1.55%) Hortonworks
12 4 (1.55%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.55%) ServiceNow