Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 445 410
Rank change year-on-year -19 -35 +50
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 216 205 544
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.35% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 141 396
10th Percentile £413 £409 £388
25th Percentile £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -0.91% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £625 £675 £588
90th Percentile £650 £725 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 17,321 15,190 29,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.31% 30.12% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,351 10,739 21,251
10th Percentile £340 £333 £330
25th Percentile £413 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 139 267
10th Percentile £23.60 £18.96 £17.19
25th Percentile £34.00 £31.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.42 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.05% +5.49% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £66.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +7.41%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -17 158 £525 -4.55% 67
Work from Home -178 95 £545 +3.81% 20
London -61 85 £525 -8.70% 34
UK excluding London +12 54 £500 -4.76% 37
South West +51 15 £500 -16.67% 7
South East +23 8 £388 -13.89% 11
Scotland -21 8 £500 -4.76% 1
North of England -2 7 £450 -25.00% 9
Wales +10 6 £600 +14.29% 2
Midlands +9 6 £450 - 5
North West -2 5 £440 +11.39% 3
West Midlands +4 4 £540 +20.00% 4
East of England +31 3 £600 +66.67% 1
Yorkshire +23 2 £525 -8.70% 2
East Midlands +14 2 £345 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 140 (64.81%) Docker
2 131 (60.65%) DevOps
3 126 (58.33%) Python
4 125 (57.87%) AWS
5 114 (52.78%) Kubernetes
6 104 (48.15%) Linux
7 96 (44.44%) Terraform
8 95 (43.98%) Azure
9 85 (39.35%) Jenkins
9 85 (39.35%) Ansible
10 68 (31.48%) Splunk
10 68 (31.48%) Prometheus
10 68 (31.48%) Bash Shell
10 68 (31.48%) Security Cleared
10 68 (31.48%) Git (software)
10 68 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
11 64 (29.63%) Infrastructure as Code
12 63 (29.17%) Kibana
13 59 (27.31%) Java
14 57 (26.39%) Kafka
15 56 (25.93%) Grafana
16 54 (25.00%) Microservices
17 51 (23.61%) SC Cleared
18 47 (21.76%) Finance
19 45 (20.83%) Test Automation
19 45 (20.83%) logstash
20 42 (19.44%) Elasticsearch
20 42 (19.44%) Windows
21 38 (17.59%) PostgreSQL
22 35 (16.20%) Perl

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 42 (19.44%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (11.57%) Confluence
3 11 (5.09%) Apache Spark
4 9 (4.17%) Apache
4 9 (4.17%) JBoss
4 9 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.78%) nginx
6 5 (2.31%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.39%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.39%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.93%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.93%) WildFly
10 1 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.46%) Drupal
10 1 (0.46%) Jetty
10 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) assyst
1 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Salerio
3 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 125 (57.87%) AWS
2 95 (43.98%) Azure
3 33 (15.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 30 (13.89%) Amazon EKS
5 28 (12.96%) Amazon S3
5 28 (12.96%) OpenShift
6 22 (10.19%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (8.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (8.33%) AWS CodePipeline
9 17 (7.87%) PaaS
10 15 (6.94%) Serverless
11 12 (5.56%) CloudFront
11 12 (5.56%) SaaS
12 11 (5.09%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (5.09%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (5.09%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (5.09%) GCP
13 10 (4.63%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (3.70%) GitHub
14 8 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.02%) Internet
2 12 (5.56%) DNS
3 11 (5.09%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.24%) HTTP
5 6 (2.78%) SMTP
6 5 (2.31%) SSL
7 4 (1.85%) DSL
8 3 (1.39%) Firewall
8 3 (1.39%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.93%) FTP
9 2 (0.93%) IMAP
9 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.93%) Network Security
10 1 (0.46%) AMQP
10 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.46%) LAN
10 1 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.46%) VPN
10 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.59%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 15 (6.94%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.63%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
6 8 (3.70%) Snowflake Schema
6 8 (3.70%) Star Schema
6 8 (3.70%) Tableau
7 6 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.85%) MySQL
9 4 (1.85%) Redis
10 3 (1.39%) Big Data
11 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.93%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 85 (39.35%) Jenkins
2 68 (31.48%) Git (software)
3 33 (15.28%) JIRA
4 23 (10.65%) GitLab
4 23 (10.65%) SonarQube
5 21 (9.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (8.33%) Artifactory
7 15 (6.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (6.02%) Bitbucket
9 11 (5.09%) Maven
10 10 (4.63%) Gatling
11 9 (4.17%) JUnit
12 8 (3.70%) IntelliJ
12 8 (3.70%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.70%) PyCharm
12 8 (3.70%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.70%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (3.24%) Selenium
14 6 (2.78%) Bitbucket Server
14 6 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (21.76%) Finance
2 30 (13.89%) Public Sector
3 29 (13.43%) Social Skills
4 26 (12.04%) Telecoms
5 24 (11.11%) Marketing
6 22 (10.19%) Electronics
6 22 (10.19%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.70%) Banking
8 5 (2.31%) Back Office
9 4 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.93%) Legal
12 1 (0.46%) Billing
12 1 (0.46%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 95 (43.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (23.61%) Developer
3 23 (10.65%) Azure Engineer
4 22 (10.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 21 (9.72%) Azure DevOps
6 18 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
6 18 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.09%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.63%) Data Engineer
10 9 (4.17%) Python Developer
11 8 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) Administrator
12 7 (3.24%) Security Engineer
13 6 (2.78%) Architect
13 6 (2.78%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.39%) Kafka
2 24 (11.11%) REST
3 23 (10.65%) Web Services
4 17 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (6.94%) React
6 14 (6.48%) RESTful
7 13 (6.02%) JSON
7 13 (6.02%) Node.js
8 12 (5.56%) Spring Boot
9 10 (4.63%) HTML
9 10 (4.63%) Spring
10 8 (3.70%) NumPy
10 8 (3.70%) XML
11 7 (3.24%) .NET
12 6 (2.78%) CSS
12 6 (2.78%) Java EE
13 5 (2.31%) scikit-learn
13 5 (2.31%) TensorFlow
14 4 (1.85%) HTML5
14 4 (1.85%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.09%) Virtual Team
2 9 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 8 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.78%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.39%) PKI
8 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.46%) Derivative
9 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.46%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
9 1 (0.46%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 104 (48.15%) Linux
2 42 (19.44%) Windows
3 20 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (8.80%) Unix
5 10 (4.63%) CentOS
6 6 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.31%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.85%) AIX
8 4 (1.85%) Kali Linux
9 3 (1.39%) Alpine Linux
9 3 (1.39%) Debian
10 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.46%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (60.65%) DevOps
2 68 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (29.63%) Infrastructure as Code
4 54 (25.00%) Microservices
5 45 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 31 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (13.43%) Visualisation
8 27 (12.50%) Scrum
9 26 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (12.04%) Software Engineering
10 24 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
11 22 (10.19%) Digital Marketing
11 22 (10.19%) Programme Management
11 22 (10.19%) SDLC
12 17 (7.87%) Infrastructure Automation
13 16 (7.41%) Configuration Management
13 16 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (6.94%) Kanban
14 15 (6.94%) TDD
15 14 (6.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 126 (58.33%) Python
2 68 (31.48%) Bash Shell
3 59 (27.31%) Java
4 35 (16.20%) Perl
5 32 (14.81%) SQL
6 23 (10.65%) JavaScript
6 23 (10.65%) Ruby
7 20 (9.26%) Go
7 20 (9.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.63%) Java 8
9 9 (4.17%) PHP
9 9 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.70%) C++
10 8 (3.70%) Kotlin
10 8 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.70%) Scala
11 6 (2.78%) Groovy
11 6 (2.78%) R
12 4 (1.85%) C#
13 2 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 51 (23.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.94%) Degree
4 11 (5.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.85%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.85%) CISSP
6 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 140 (64.81%) Docker
2 14 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.93%) NFS
4 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 114 (52.78%) Kubernetes
2 96 (44.44%) Terraform
3 85 (39.35%) Ansible
4 68 (31.48%) Prometheus
5 63 (29.17%) Kibana
6 56 (25.93%) Grafana
7 45 (20.83%) logstash
8 35 (16.20%) Consul
9 32 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (11.57%) Istio
11 23 (10.65%) Puppet
12 22 (10.19%) Fluentd
12 22 (10.19%) Rancher
13 15 (6.94%) Packer
14 7 (3.24%) Zipkin
15 6 (2.78%) HP Fortify
15 6 (2.78%) Nagios
16 4 (1.85%) Nessus
17 3 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
17 3 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (31.48%) Splunk
2 34 (15.74%) Google
3 31 (14.35%) AppDynamics
4 22 (10.19%) SAP
5 21 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 20 (9.26%) Oracle
6 20 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 17 (7.87%) VMware
8 8 (3.70%) New Relic
9 7 (3.24%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.31%) Cisco
11 4 (1.85%) Adobe
11 4 (1.85%) F5
11 4 (1.85%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.85%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.39%) Dynatrace
12 3 (1.39%) IBM
13 2 (0.93%) Cadence
13 2 (0.93%) Linedata