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 3 months to 23 May 2017 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 and Kibana)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 516 607
Rank change year-on-year +141 +91  
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 209 134 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.25% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.45% 0.89% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 103 13
Median daily rate £519 £481 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% -10.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £370 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £363
% change year-on-year -7.64% +34.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Elastic Stack is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Elastic Stack as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +119 206 £520 +6.66% 34
London +95 157 £525 +10.52% 22
South East +55 23 £475 -5.00% 2
City of London +4 14 £500 +11.11% 1
Croydon - 13 £525 -
Surrey - 10 £413 -
Hampshire - 9 £518 - 1
Yorkshire +23 8 £513 +15.49% 2
South Yorkshire - 8 £513 - 1
Sheffield - 7 £513 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £488 - 1
North West - 5 £368 - 1
South West - 5 £370 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £488 - 1
Manchester - 5 £368 - 1
Northampton - 4 £488 - 1
New Malden - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £525 -
Bristol - 3 £365 -
Southampton - 2 £530 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £600 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Berkshire +23 1 £451 -9.90%
Reading +23 1 £451 -9.90%
Feltham 0 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Elastic Stack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Elastic Stack.

1 297 (74.81%) Linux
2 260 (65.49%) DevOps
3 216 (54.41%) Amazon AWS
4 210 (52.90%) Docker
5 198 (49.87%) logstash
6 197 (49.62%) Puppet
7 192 (48.36%) Python
8 182 (45.84%) Kibana
9 180 (45.34%) Elasticsearch
10 178 (44.84%) Ansible
11 176 (44.33%) Git (software)
12 165 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
13 151 (38.04%) Jenkins
14 132 (33.25%) Java
15 128 (32.24%) Kubernetes
16 117 (29.47%) Security Cleared
17 113 (28.46%) Ruby
18 106 (26.70%) Configuration Management
19 104 (26.20%) SC Cleared
20 94 (23.68%) Bash Shell
21 88 (22.17%) PostgreSQL
22 86 (21.66%) CentOS
22 86 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
23 82 (20.65%) VMware
23 82 (20.65%) DNS
24 81 (20.40%) Open Source
25 80 (20.15%) MongoDB
26 79 (19.90%) Terraform
27 73 (18.39%) Apache
28 72 (18.14%) HTTP

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
1 180 (45.34%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (18.39%) Apache
3 59 (14.86%) nginx
4 53 (13.35%) Tomcat
5 33 (8.31%) OpenStack
6 28 (7.05%) Confluence
7 17 (4.28%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.52%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.76%) Mule
10 6 (1.51%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.51%) JBoss
11 5 (1.26%) Alfresco
11 5 (1.26%) IIS
11 5 (1.26%) Jetty
12 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.76%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.50%) Drupal
13 2 (0.50%) Mongrel
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) HipChat
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 216 (54.41%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (13.35%) GitHub
4 50 (12.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (8.31%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (5.79%) Amazon S3
7 22 (5.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (4.28%) PaaS
9 16 (4.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (3.53%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (3.53%) Heroku
11 13 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (2.52%) Loggly
12 10 (2.52%) Quay.io
13 9 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (2.27%) IaaS
14 8 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (2.02%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (1.76%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (20.65%) DNS
2 72 (18.14%) HTTP
3 69 (17.38%) Firewall
4 57 (14.36%) TCP/IP
5 34 (8.56%) SSL
5 34 (8.56%) VPN
6 31 (7.81%) LAN
6 31 (7.81%) WAN
7 30 (7.56%) SNMP
8 16 (4.03%) VoIP
9 15 (3.78%) Internet
9 15 (3.78%) LDAP
10 14 (3.53%) SSH
11 12 (3.02%) OpenLDAP
12 11 (2.77%) HTTPS
12 11 (2.77%) Multicast
13 10 (2.52%) Network Security
14 9 (2.27%) OpenVPN
15 6 (1.51%) DHCP
16 4 (1.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (22.17%) PostgreSQL
2 80 (20.15%) MongoDB
3 56 (14.11%) MySQL
4 48 (12.09%) Hadoop
5 38 (9.57%) Redis
6 32 (8.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (7.56%) NoSQL
8 29 (7.30%) Amazon RDS
9 25 (6.30%) Big Data
10 19 (4.79%) Oracle Database
11 15 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (3.78%) Relational Database
12 13 (3.27%) SQL Server
13 10 (2.52%) Riak
14 9 (2.27%) HBase
15 7 (1.76%) Maltego
16 4 (1.01%) Apache Hive
16 4 (1.01%) DataStax
16 4 (1.01%) Sqoop
17 3 (0.76%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 176 (44.33%) Git (software)
2 151 (38.04%) Jenkins
3 55 (13.85%) JIRA
4 42 (10.58%) Bitbucket
5 40 (10.08%) Maven
6 36 (9.07%) Artifactory
6 36 (9.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 36 (9.07%) Vagrant
7 22 (5.54%) GitLab
8 20 (5.04%) JUnit
8 20 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (4.28%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.78%) Ant
10 15 (3.78%) Selenium
11 11 (2.77%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.77%) Subversion
12 10 (2.52%) Liquibase
12 10 (2.52%) SonarQube
12 10 (2.52%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (6.80%) Finance
2 10 (2.52%) Marketing
3 9 (2.27%) Banking
4 8 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.76%) Electronics
5 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 181 (45.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (16.62%) Linux Engineer
3 60 (15.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 58 (14.61%) AWS Engineer
5 57 (14.36%) AWS DevOps
6 55 (13.85%) Developer
7 54 (13.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 53 (13.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 28 (7.05%) Architect
10 25 (6.30%) Senior DevOps
11 24 (6.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 20 (5.04%) Java Engineer
13 19 (4.79%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.53%) WebOps Engineer
15 17 (4.28%) Analyst
15 17 (4.28%) Cloud Architect
15 17 (4.28%) Software Developer
16 16 (4.03%) Consultant
17 15 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
17 15 (3.78%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.37%) Web Services
2 57 (14.36%) Node.js
3 56 (14.11%) Sensu
4 48 (12.09%) Kafka
5 38 (9.57%) RabbitMQ
6 36 (9.07%) REST
7 31 (7.81%) RESTful
8 28 (7.05%) LAPP Stack
9 24 (6.05%) .NET
10 21 (5.29%) LAMP
11 19 (4.79%) HTML
11 19 (4.79%) Spring
12 18 (4.53%) LEMP Stack
13 17 (4.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 16 (4.03%) ActiveMQ
15 14 (3.53%) AngularJS
15 14 (3.53%) CSS
15 14 (3.53%) JSON
15 14 (3.53%) SOAP
16 13 (3.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (9.82%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (4.53%) PKI
4 14 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.53%) Cyber Attack
5 13 (3.27%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.77%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.02%) Replication
8 8 (2.02%) Video on Demand
9 7 (1.76%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.76%) User Experience
13 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.50%) Linked Data
13 2 (0.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 297 (74.81%) Linux
2 86 (21.66%) CentOS
3 62 (15.62%) Unix
4 58 (14.61%) Windows
5 48 (12.09%) Ubuntu
6 46 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (9.32%) CoreOS
8 18 (4.53%) SUSE
9 13 (3.27%) Windows Server
10 11 (2.77%) FreeBSD
11 7 (1.76%) Amazon Linux
11 7 (1.76%) Debian
12 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Fedora
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (65.49%) DevOps
2 165 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (26.70%) Configuration Management
4 86 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (20.40%) Open Source
6 58 (14.61%) Scrum
7 54 (13.60%) Load Balancing
8 53 (13.35%) Microservices
9 50 (12.59%) TDD
10 43 (10.83%) Test Automation
11 41 (10.33%) Software Engineering
12 33 (8.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (7.81%) Kanban
14 26 (6.55%) Continuous Deployment
15 24 (6.05%) BDD
15 24 (6.05%) Web Operations
16 21 (5.29%) Analytics
17 20 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (5.04%) Performance Testing
18 18 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 192 (48.36%) Python
2 132 (33.25%) Java
3 113 (28.46%) Ruby
4 94 (23.68%) Bash Shell
5 71 (17.88%) SQL
6 60 (15.11%) Go
7 43 (10.83%) JavaScript
8 40 (10.08%) Perl
9 30 (7.56%) PHP
10 26 (6.55%) PowerShell
11 24 (6.05%) C#
12 21 (5.29%) Groovy
12 21 (5.29%) Scala
13 15 (3.78%) T-SQL
14 12 (3.02%) C++
15 11 (2.77%) tcsh
16 10 (2.52%) C
16 10 (2.52%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.50%) AWK
17 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (29.47%) Security Cleared
2 104 (26.20%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.04%) CISSP
4 16 (4.03%) SANS
4 16 (4.03%) SSCP
5 15 (3.78%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.77%) Degree
7 5 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.01%) CISA
8 4 (1.01%) CISM
9 3 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.25%) CCIE
10 1 (0.25%) CEH
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.25%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) FedRAMP
2 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 210 (52.90%) Docker
2 27 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.78%) GlusterFS
5 14 (3.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (3.53%) HDFS
5 14 (3.53%) Xen
6 13 (3.27%) vCloud
7 12 (3.02%) Active Directory
7 12 (3.02%) Samba
7 12 (3.02%) Squid
8 11 (2.77%) etcd
8 11 (2.77%) flannel
8 11 (2.77%) Snort
9 10 (2.52%) KVM
10 9 (2.27%) Postfix
11 7 (1.76%) Ceph
11 7 (1.76%) SkyDNS
12 6 (1.51%) Apache Flume
12 6 (1.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 198 (49.87%) logstash
2 197 (49.62%) Puppet
3 182 (45.84%) Kibana
4 178 (44.84%) Ansible
5 128 (32.24%) Kubernetes
6 79 (19.90%) Terraform
7 70 (17.63%) Opscode Chef
8 62 (15.62%) Nagios
9 47 (11.84%) Graphite
10 45 (11.34%) Grafana
11 42 (10.58%) ZABBIX
12 37 (9.32%) Sysdig
13 32 (8.06%) HAProxy
14 29 (7.30%) Rsyslog
15 22 (5.54%) Consul
16 21 (5.29%) Packer
17 19 (4.79%) rkt
18 18 (4.53%) Salt
19 17 (4.28%) QRadar
20 16 (4.03%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 82 (20.65%) VMware
2 67 (16.88%) Splunk
3 56 (14.11%) Oracle
4 44 (11.08%) AppDynamics
5 39 (9.82%) Red Hat
6 27 (6.80%) SaltStack
7 25 (6.30%) Atlassian
7 25 (6.30%) IBM
8 18 (4.53%) Apple
9 17 (4.28%) LogRhythm
9 17 (4.28%) New Relic
10 16 (4.03%) Google
11 15 (3.78%) CA
12 14 (3.53%) Rackspace
13 13 (3.27%) Microsoft
14 10 (2.52%) Sonatype
15 9 (2.27%) SAP
16 7 (1.76%) Dynatrace
17 6 (1.51%) Cisco
17 6 (1.51%) Cloudera
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Rate: £450 - £490 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago