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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 458 511 632
Rank change year-on-year +53 +121  
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 151 128 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 0.85% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 87 5
Median daily rate £450 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £374 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -5.55% +24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -12.37% -  

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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +57 151 £450 -7.69% 20
London +57 99 £500 -2.43% 14
North West +52 25 £438 - 2
Manchester +33 22 £450 - 1
Salford - 12 £488 -
South East +18 11 £388 -22.50% 1
City of London -11 6 £475 -26.92% 3
New Malden - 6 - -
Swindon - 6 - -
South West - 6 - - 1
Wiltshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire +20 5 £350 -20.45% 2
Hampshire - 5 £338 -
Surrey - 5 £425 -
West Yorkshire +14 4 £350 -20.45% 1
Leeds +13 4 £350 -18.60% 1
Guildford - 4 £425 -
Croydon - 4 - -
Telford +10 3 £500 +25.00%
Shropshire +5 3 £500 +25.00%
West Midlands -25 3 £500 +25.00%
Cheshire - 2 £330 - 1
Berkshire +23 1 £325 -35.00% 1
Feltham -3 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £325 -
Chester - 1 £240 -
Warrington - 1 £420 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -

Elastic Stack
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 291 (74.62%) Linux
2 232 (59.49%) DevOps
3 198 (50.77%) Elasticsearch
4 190 (48.72%) Ansible
4 190 (48.72%) logstash
5 183 (46.92%) Amazon AWS
6 179 (45.90%) Puppet
7 178 (45.64%) Kibana
8 174 (44.62%) Docker
8 174 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
9 171 (43.85%) Jenkins
10 168 (43.08%) Git (software)
11 153 (39.23%) Python
12 131 (33.59%) Security Cleared
13 130 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (30.77%) SC Cleared
15 119 (30.51%) PostgreSQL
16 107 (27.44%) Configuration Management
17 105 (26.92%) VMware
18 104 (26.67%) Java
18 104 (26.67%) JIRA
19 101 (25.90%) Kubernetes
20 91 (23.33%) Apache
21 84 (21.54%) Windows
22 81 (20.77%) Open Source
22 81 (20.77%) Splunk
23 77 (19.74%) Ruby
24 76 (19.49%) Terraform
25 75 (19.23%) Oracle
26 74 (18.97%) Bash Shell

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
1 198 (50.77%) Elasticsearch
2 91 (23.33%) Apache
3 61 (15.64%) nginx
4 57 (14.62%) Confluence
5 38 (9.74%) Tomcat
6 24 (6.15%) OpenStack
7 13 (3.33%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.56%) IIS
8 10 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.54%) Jetty
10 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.28%) Drupal
11 5 (1.28%) JBoss
12 4 (1.03%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.03%) Mule
13 3 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.51%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 19 (4.87%) HipChat
2 10 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.03%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 183 (46.92%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (10.77%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (9.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 36 (9.23%) GitHub
5 32 (8.21%) Amazon S3
6 28 (7.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 20 (5.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 17 (4.36%) PaaS
9 16 (4.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 15 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 15 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
10 15 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (3.08%) Route 53
12 11 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (2.56%) Loggly
14 8 (2.05%) IaaS
14 8 (2.05%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (1.79%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 70 (17.95%) VPN
2 69 (17.69%) DNS
3 67 (17.18%) Firewall
4 63 (16.15%) TCP/IP
5 55 (14.10%) HTTP
6 39 (10.00%) LAN
6 39 (10.00%) WAN
7 33 (8.46%) SNMP
8 30 (7.69%) VoIP
9 28 (7.18%) SSH
9 28 (7.18%) SSL
10 26 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
10 26 (6.67%) OpenVPN
11 19 (4.87%) Reverse Proxy
12 15 (3.85%) IPsec
13 14 (3.59%) LDAP
14 13 (3.33%) Internet
15 10 (2.56%) Multicast
16 7 (1.79%) SAN
17 6 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (30.51%) PostgreSQL
2 67 (17.18%) MongoDB
3 61 (15.64%) Hadoop
4 46 (11.79%) MySQL
5 45 (11.54%) Redis
6 38 (9.74%) Oracle Database
7 37 (9.49%) Amazon RDS
8 35 (8.97%) NoSQL
9 34 (8.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (7.44%) SQL Server
11 23 (5.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (5.38%) Big Data
13 14 (3.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (3.33%) Relational Database
15 9 (2.31%) HBase
16 8 (2.05%) Riak
17 4 (1.03%) Apache Hive
17 4 (1.03%) Sqoop
18 3 (0.77%) DataStax
19 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 171 (43.85%) Jenkins
2 168 (43.08%) Git (software)
3 104 (26.67%) JIRA
4 56 (14.36%) Maven
5 51 (13.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 48 (12.31%) Bitbucket
7 42 (10.77%) JUnit
8 34 (8.72%) Vagrant
9 32 (8.21%) Ant
10 31 (7.95%) SonarQube
11 27 (6.92%) Liquibase
12 24 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (5.38%) Cucumber
14 19 (4.87%) JIRA Agile
15 18 (4.62%) Subversion
16 17 (4.36%) Artifactory
16 17 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (4.36%) Visual Studio
17 14 (3.59%) Selenium
18 11 (2.82%) Mockito
General
1 28 (7.18%) Finance
2 14 (3.59%) Marketing
3 8 (2.05%) Electronics
3 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.28%) Banking
5 4 (1.03%) Legal
6 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Front Office
8 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 133 (34.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 50 (12.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 46 (11.79%) Developer
5 44 (11.28%) AWS DevOps
6 39 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
6 39 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 38 (9.74%) Architect
8 24 (6.15%) Consultant
9 23 (5.90%) Cloud Architect
10 21 (5.38%) Senior DevOps
11 20 (5.13%) Analyst
12 18 (4.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.36%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.10%) Administrator
14 16 (4.10%) Java Developer
15 15 (3.85%) Monitoring Engineer
15 15 (3.85%) WebOps Engineer
16 14 (3.59%) Java Engineer
17 13 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.59%) Web Services
2 34 (8.72%) MCollective
2 34 (8.72%) REST
2 34 (8.72%) RESTful
2 34 (8.72%) Sensu
3 29 (7.44%) .NET
4 26 (6.67%) Kafka
5 22 (5.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 21 (5.38%) Software Packaging
7 20 (5.13%) HTML
7 20 (5.13%) LAPP Stack
7 20 (5.13%) Node.js
8 19 (4.87%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (4.36%) AngularJS
10 16 (4.10%) LEMP Stack
11 15 (3.85%) CSS
11 15 (3.85%) JSON
12 14 (3.59%) LAMP
13 13 (3.33%) HTML5
13 13 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.23%) PKI
3 31 (7.95%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (4.36%) Cyber Attack
5 13 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.05%) Replication
8 6 (1.54%) Clustering
9 5 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.77%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.77%) RIA
12 2 (0.51%) CESG
12 2 (0.51%) Digital TV
12 2 (0.51%) User Experience
13 1 (0.26%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 291 (74.62%) Linux
2 84 (21.54%) Windows
3 74 (18.97%) CentOS
4 67 (17.18%) Unix
5 42 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (8.46%) Ubuntu
7 28 (7.18%) CoreOS
8 13 (3.33%) RancherOS
8 13 (3.33%) VyOS
9 10 (2.56%) FreeBSD
9 10 (2.56%) SUSE
9 10 (2.56%) Windows Server
10 9 (2.31%) Debian
11 8 (2.05%) AIX
12 7 (1.79%) Amazon Linux
13 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.26%) Android
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (59.49%) DevOps
2 174 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (27.44%) Configuration Management
5 81 (20.77%) Open Source
6 64 (16.41%) Scrum
7 49 (12.56%) Microservices
7 49 (12.56%) TDD
8 46 (11.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 45 (11.54%) Load Balancing
10 32 (8.21%) Patch Management
11 31 (7.95%) Service Management
11 31 (7.95%) Software Engineering
11 31 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
12 30 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 29 (7.44%) BDD
13 29 (7.44%) Workflow
14 28 (7.18%) High Availability
15 27 (6.92%) Case Management
16 26 (6.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 153 (39.23%) Python
2 104 (26.67%) Java
3 77 (19.74%) Ruby
4 74 (18.97%) Bash Shell
5 71 (18.21%) SQL
6 42 (10.77%) Go
7 33 (8.46%) Perl
8 31 (7.95%) PHP
8 31 (7.95%) PowerShell
9 27 (6.92%) C#
9 27 (6.92%) Shell Script
10 26 (6.67%) JavaScript
11 18 (4.62%) Scala
12 15 (3.85%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.56%) tcsh
14 9 (2.31%) Groovy
15 6 (1.54%) C
15 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.28%) C++
17 2 (0.51%) AWK
Qualifications
1 131 (33.59%) Security Cleared
2 120 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.95%) CISSP
4 28 (7.18%) SANS
4 28 (7.18%) SSCP
5 15 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.56%) Degree
7 8 (2.05%) AWS Certification
7 8 (2.05%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.77%) CISA
9 3 (0.77%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.26%) CCIE
11 1 (0.26%) CEH
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.26%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.28%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.77%) FedRAMP
2 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 174 (44.62%) Docker
2 31 (7.95%) vCloud
3 26 (6.67%) Postfix
3 26 (6.67%) Squid
4 24 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (5.90%) Active Directory
6 20 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.33%) HDFS
8 12 (3.08%) GlusterFS
9 10 (2.56%) Samba
9 10 (2.56%) Snort
10 9 (2.31%) VirtualBox
11 7 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (1.79%) LXC
11 7 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.54%) Hyper-V
12 6 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.54%) PowerHA
13 5 (1.28%) vSphere
13 5 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 190 (48.72%) Ansible
1 190 (48.72%) logstash
2 179 (45.90%) Puppet
3 178 (45.64%) Kibana
4 101 (25.90%) Kubernetes
5 76 (19.49%) Terraform
6 71 (18.21%) Opscode Chef
7 70 (17.95%) ZABBIX
8 60 (15.38%) Nagios
9 46 (11.79%) Packer
10 34 (8.72%) Consul
11 31 (7.95%) QRadar
11 31 (7.95%) Salt
12 30 (7.69%) Rsyslog
13 29 (7.44%) HAProxy
14 28 (7.18%) Grafana
15 26 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
15 26 (6.67%) Graphite
15 26 (6.67%) Rancher
16 23 (5.90%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 105 (26.92%) VMware
2 81 (20.77%) Splunk
3 75 (19.23%) Oracle
4 61 (15.64%) AppDynamics
5 43 (11.03%) Red Hat
6 36 (9.23%) Atlassian
7 35 (8.97%) IBM
7 35 (8.97%) Sonatype
8 29 (7.44%) Apple
9 28 (7.18%) New Relic
10 26 (6.67%) SaltStack
11 23 (5.90%) Rackspace
12 22 (5.64%) LogRhythm
13 20 (5.13%) CA
14 19 (4.87%) Microsoft
15 15 (3.85%) Google
16 13 (3.33%) Vyatta
17 11 (2.82%) Intel Security
18 10 (2.56%) Intel
18 10 (2.56%) SAP
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