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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 535 622
Rank change year-on-year +193 +87  
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 279 109 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.20% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 0.71% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 86 17
Median daily rate £525 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £350
% change year-on-year +2.70% +32.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.93% -  
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 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +196 274 £525 +13.51% 41
London +134 193 £550 +18.91% 28
South East +55 27 £475 - 8
City of London +14 19 £500 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire +32 16 £613 +46.26% 1
Croydon - 16 £525 -
South West - 15 £365 - 2
South Yorkshire - 14 £663 -
Hampshire - 13 £505 - 2
Sheffield - 13 £663 -
Surrey - 9 £413 - 1
Devon - 9 - - 2
East Midlands - 9 £488 -
Hammersmith 0 7 £555 +5.71% 1
Exeter - 6 - -
Northamptonshire - 6 £475 -
Northampton - 5 £475 -
North West - 5 £480 - 1
East of England -3 4 - -
West Midlands -6 4 £500 +9.58% 1
Essex - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 £500 -
Manchester - 4 £550 -
Bristol - 4 £365 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £500 -
West Yorkshire +21 2 £420 +0.29% 1
Leeds +19 2 £420 +0.29% 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 £600 +26.31% 2
Eastleigh - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 300 (69.93%) Linux
2 277 (64.57%) DevOps
3 215 (50.12%) Python
4 213 (49.65%) Amazon AWS
5 205 (47.79%) Docker
6 196 (45.69%) logstash
7 190 (44.29%) Puppet
8 180 (41.96%) Elasticsearch
9 178 (41.49%) Kibana
9 178 (41.49%) Git (software)
10 177 (41.26%) Ansible
11 172 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
12 161 (37.53%) Java
13 147 (34.27%) Jenkins
14 128 (29.84%) Ruby
15 122 (28.44%) Kubernetes
16 119 (27.74%) Configuration Management
17 118 (27.51%) Bash Shell
18 96 (22.38%) CentOS
19 95 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
20 94 (21.91%) Security Cleared
21 88 (20.51%) Terraform
22 85 (19.81%) SC Cleared
22 85 (19.81%) MongoDB
23 82 (19.11%) DNS
24 79 (18.41%) HTTP
25 78 (18.18%) SQL
25 78 (18.18%) VMware
26 76 (17.72%) Apache
26 76 (17.72%) Open Source

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 (41.96%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (17.72%) Apache
3 70 (16.32%) Tomcat
4 55 (12.82%) nginx
5 30 (6.99%) OpenStack
6 28 (6.53%) Confluence
7 18 (4.20%) Apache Spark
8 13 (3.03%) Mule
9 12 (2.80%) JBoss
10 11 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 9 (2.10%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.86%) IIS
13 4 (0.93%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.70%) Alfresco
15 2 (0.47%) CMS
15 2 (0.47%) Documentum
15 2 (0.47%) Drupal
15 2 (0.47%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) HipChat
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 213 (49.65%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (12.12%) GitHub
3 51 (11.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 48 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 29 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (5.59%) Amazon S3
7 23 (5.36%) PaaS
8 20 (4.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (4.66%) Heroku
9 19 (4.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (3.50%) SaaS
12 14 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (3.03%) OpenDNS
13 13 (3.03%) Quay.io
14 12 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (2.56%) IaaS
16 8 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (1.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (1.40%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 82 (19.11%) DNS
2 79 (18.41%) HTTP
3 61 (14.22%) Firewall
4 60 (13.99%) TCP/IP
5 38 (8.86%) SSL
6 32 (7.46%) LAN
6 32 (7.46%) WAN
7 26 (6.06%) VPN
8 22 (5.13%) LDAP
9 19 (4.43%) SNMP
10 16 (3.73%) VoIP
11 15 (3.50%) HTTPS
11 15 (3.50%) SSH
12 14 (3.26%) OpenLDAP
13 12 (2.80%) Network Security
14 11 (2.56%) OpenVPN
15 10 (2.33%) Internet
16 9 (2.10%) IMAP
16 9 (2.10%) SMTP
17 8 (1.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.81%) MongoDB
2 64 (14.92%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (11.89%) MySQL
4 47 (10.96%) NoSQL
5 44 (10.26%) Hadoop
6 42 (9.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 37 (8.62%) Redis
8 33 (7.69%) Big Data
9 26 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (3.73%) SQL Server
11 14 (3.26%) Relational Database
12 13 (3.03%) Maltego
13 12 (2.80%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (1.63%) DataStax
15 7 (1.63%) Riak
16 6 (1.40%) HBase
17 5 (1.17%) Apache Hive
17 5 (1.17%) Sqoop
18 4 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 178 (41.49%) Git (software)
2 147 (34.27%) Jenkins
3 48 (11.19%) Maven
4 40 (9.32%) Artifactory
4 40 (9.32%) JIRA
5 37 (8.62%) Bitbucket
6 36 (8.39%) GitLab
7 35 (8.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 33 (7.69%) Vagrant
9 23 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (4.66%) JUnit
11 18 (4.20%) Ant
12 17 (3.96%) Selenium
12 17 (3.96%) Visual Studio
13 15 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (3.50%) RSpec
14 13 (3.03%) Subversion
14 13 (3.03%) TeamCity
15 12 (2.80%) Mockito
15 12 (2.80%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (7.93%) Finance
2 22 (5.13%) Banking
3 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
3 5 (1.17%) Legal
4 4 (0.93%) Retail
4 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.70%) Electronics
5 3 (0.70%) Games
5 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.70%) Marketing
5 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.47%) Billing
6 2 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 186 (43.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 74 (17.25%) Linux Engineer
3 73 (17.02%) Developer
4 69 (16.08%) AWS Engineer
5 65 (15.15%) AWS DevOps
6 63 (14.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 61 (14.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 56 (13.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 32 (7.46%) Senior DevOps
10 31 (7.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 29 (6.76%) Architect
12 22 (5.13%) Java Engineer
13 20 (4.66%) Software Developer
13 20 (4.66%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.20%) Consultant
15 17 (3.96%) Monitoring Engineer
15 17 (3.96%) WebOps Engineer
16 16 (3.73%) Analyst
16 16 (3.73%) Python Developer
16 16 (3.73%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (15.85%) Kafka
2 67 (15.62%) Node.js
3 58 (13.52%) Sensu
4 57 (13.29%) Web Services
5 44 (10.26%) REST
6 40 (9.32%) RabbitMQ
6 40 (9.32%) RESTful
7 25 (5.83%) .NET
7 25 (5.83%) Spring
8 19 (4.43%) Hibernate
8 19 (4.43%) HTML
8 19 (4.43%) LAPP Stack
8 19 (4.43%) SOAP
9 15 (3.50%) ActiveMQ
9 15 (3.50%) JSON
10 14 (3.26%) LEMP Stack
10 14 (3.26%) Middleware
10 14 (3.26%) React
11 13 (3.03%) LAMP
12 12 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.62%) Linux Command Line
2 34 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.96%) Data Structures
4 14 (3.26%) Cyber Attack
5 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.80%) Video on Demand
6 11 (2.56%) Cloud Native
7 9 (2.10%) PKI
8 8 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.63%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.70%) Replication
12 3 (0.70%) User Experience
13 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.47%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 300 (69.93%) Linux
2 96 (22.38%) CentOS
3 75 (17.48%) Unix
4 68 (15.85%) Windows
5 49 (11.42%) Ubuntu
6 48 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (5.13%) CoreOS
8 19 (4.43%) SUSE
9 16 (3.73%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.86%) FreeBSD
11 6 (1.40%) Amazon Linux
11 6 (1.40%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.17%) AIX
13 4 (0.93%) HPUX
13 4 (0.93%) Solaris
14 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.47%) Debian
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (64.57%) DevOps
2 172 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (27.74%) Configuration Management
4 95 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (17.72%) Open Source
6 71 (16.55%) Scrum
7 59 (13.75%) Microservices
8 57 (13.29%) Load Balancing
9 52 (12.12%) TDD
10 51 (11.89%) Test Automation
11 47 (10.96%) Kanban
12 44 (10.26%) Software Engineering
13 37 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
14 32 (7.46%) Analytics
15 30 (6.99%) Continuous Deployment
16 27 (6.29%) BDD
17 26 (6.06%) OO
18 23 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
18 23 (5.36%) SIEM
19 21 (4.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (50.12%) Python
2 161 (37.53%) Java
3 128 (29.84%) Ruby
4 118 (27.51%) Bash Shell
5 78 (18.18%) SQL
6 51 (11.89%) Go
7 48 (11.19%) JavaScript
8 46 (10.72%) Perl
9 31 (7.23%) Groovy
10 27 (6.29%) PHP
11 25 (5.83%) Scala
12 23 (5.36%) C#
13 21 (4.90%) PowerShell
14 15 (3.50%) T-SQL
15 14 (3.26%) Shell Script
16 11 (2.56%) C
16 11 (2.56%) C++
17 8 (1.86%) tcsh
18 6 (1.40%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 94 (21.91%) Security Cleared
2 85 (19.81%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.06%) CISSP
4 16 (3.73%) SANS
4 16 (3.73%) SSCP
5 14 (3.26%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.33%) CISM
7 9 (2.10%) Degree
8 7 (1.63%) CISA
9 5 (1.17%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.70%) CCNA
11 3 (0.70%) CCSA
11 3 (0.70%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.23%) CCIE
13 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.40%) FedRAMP
1 6 (1.40%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.40%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 205 (47.79%) Docker
2 31 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.50%) Xen
5 14 (3.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (3.26%) etcd
5 14 (3.26%) flannel
5 14 (3.26%) KVM
5 14 (3.26%) Squid
6 13 (3.03%) HDFS
6 13 (3.03%) vCloud
7 11 (2.56%) Postfix
8 10 (2.33%) Active Directory
8 10 (2.33%) Ceph
8 10 (2.33%) GlusterFS
8 10 (2.33%) SkyDNS
9 9 (2.10%) Apache Flume
9 9 (2.10%) Samba
10 8 (1.86%) Snort
11 3 (0.70%) LXC
Systems Management
1 196 (45.69%) logstash
2 190 (44.29%) Puppet
3 178 (41.49%) Kibana
4 177 (41.26%) Ansible
5 122 (28.44%) Kubernetes
6 88 (20.51%) Terraform
7 70 (16.32%) Opscode Chef
8 61 (14.22%) Grafana
9 51 (11.89%) Graphite
10 40 (9.32%) Nagios
11 32 (7.46%) ZABBIX
12 31 (7.23%) HAProxy
13 29 (6.76%) Sysdig
14 24 (5.59%) Rsyslog
15 20 (4.66%) Prometheus
15 20 (4.66%) rkt
16 17 (3.96%) QRadar
17 16 (3.73%) Consul
18 15 (3.50%) Docker Swarm
18 15 (3.50%) Rancher
Vendors
1 78 (18.18%) VMware
2 75 (17.48%) Splunk
3 51 (11.89%) Oracle
4 39 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 36 (8.39%) AppDynamics
6 29 (6.76%) IBM
7 22 (5.13%) Apple
7 22 (5.13%) SaltStack
8 19 (4.43%) New Relic
9 17 (3.96%) Atlassian
9 17 (3.96%) LogRhythm
10 15 (3.50%) Google
11 12 (2.80%) Sonatype
12 10 (2.33%) Microsoft
13 9 (2.10%) CA
13 9 (2.10%) Cloudera
13 9 (2.10%) Dynatrace
13 9 (2.10%) Rackspace
14 5 (1.17%) Ab Initio
14 5 (1.17%) SolarWinds
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