Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 596 841
Rank change year-on-year +169 +245 +26
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 504 316 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.29% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% 1.01% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 203 33
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £400 £360 £350
90th Percentile £625 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £438
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £51.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.07% - -
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 30821 31294 31160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.90% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21283 21878 20729
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 374 482
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.46% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +8.88%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Elastic Stack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 August 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 15 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 22 August 2017. 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 +168 497 £525 +7.69% 30
London +107 346 £550 +10.00% 22
UK excluding London +115 157 £450 -2.70% 11
North of England +104 60 £425 -5.56% 1
North West +67 35 £425 -5.56%
South East +46 30 £450 +0.06% 4
South West - 28 £438 -
Midlands -18 27 £475 -2.06% 2
Yorkshire +55 25 £575 +37.31% 1
West Midlands -11 16 £475 -2.06% 1
East Midlands -2 11 £463 +10.12% 1
East of England -20 5 £550 +18.92% 1
Scotland - 5 £500 - 3
Wales 0 1 £475 +35.71%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 358 (71.03%) Linux
2 324 (64.29%) DevOps
3 267 (52.98%) Amazon AWS
4 262 (51.98%) Python
5 239 (47.42%) logstash
6 223 (44.25%) Puppet
7 222 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
7 222 (44.05%) Docker
8 214 (42.46%) Kibana
9 207 (41.07%) Git (software)
10 203 (40.28%) Elasticsearch
11 189 (37.50%) Ansible
11 189 (37.50%) Jenkins
12 177 (35.12%) Java
13 168 (33.33%) Configuration Management
13 168 (33.33%) Ruby
14 162 (32.14%) Bash Shell
15 136 (26.98%) Kubernetes
16 132 (26.19%) Security Cleared
17 131 (25.99%) Terraform
18 129 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
19 119 (23.61%) MongoDB
20 116 (23.02%) SC Cleared
21 104 (20.63%) DNS
22 103 (20.44%) CentOS
23 101 (20.04%) HTTP
24 91 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
25 90 (17.86%) Scrum
26 83 (16.47%) TCP/IP
27 82 (16.27%) Load Balancing

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
1 203 (40.28%) Elasticsearch
2 80 (15.87%) Apache
2 80 (15.87%) nginx
2 80 (15.87%) Tomcat
3 34 (6.75%) Apache Spark
4 30 (5.95%) Confluence
4 30 (5.95%) OpenStack
5 15 (2.98%) JBoss
5 15 (2.98%) Mule
6 10 (1.98%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.99%) IIS
10 4 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.79%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.60%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.60%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.60%) Drupal
12 2 (0.40%) CMS
12 2 (0.40%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) HipChat
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 267 (52.98%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (12.10%) GitHub
3 57 (11.31%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (11.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 55 (10.91%) Amazon S3
5 43 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 42 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 38 (7.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 29 (5.75%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (3.97%) Heroku
11 19 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (3.77%) OpenDNS
11 19 (3.77%) SaaS
12 18 (3.57%) PaaS
13 13 (2.58%) IaaS
13 13 (2.58%) Quay.io
14 10 (1.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 9 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (1.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 104 (20.63%) DNS
2 101 (20.04%) HTTP
3 83 (16.47%) TCP/IP
4 72 (14.29%) Firewall
5 60 (11.90%) SSL
6 25 (4.96%) LAN
6 25 (4.96%) WAN
7 22 (4.37%) SSH
8 21 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
9 19 (3.77%) LDAP
10 18 (3.57%) HTTPS
10 18 (3.57%) OpenVPN
10 18 (3.57%) VPN
11 15 (2.98%) Internet
12 12 (2.38%) VoIP
13 11 (2.18%) DSL
13 11 (2.18%) Network Security
14 10 (1.98%) IMAP
14 10 (1.98%) SMTP
14 10 (1.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (23.61%) MongoDB
2 91 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (15.08%) MySQL
4 60 (11.90%) NoSQL
5 58 (11.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 51 (10.12%) Amazon RDS
7 42 (8.33%) Big Data
8 41 (8.13%) Hadoop
9 28 (5.56%) Redis
10 19 (3.77%) Maltego
11 17 (3.37%) SQL Server
12 15 (2.98%) HBase
13 12 (2.38%) Relational Database
14 8 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (1.39%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.39%) DataStax
15 7 (1.39%) Flink
16 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.99%) Sqoop
18 4 (0.79%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 207 (41.07%) Git (software)
2 189 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 74 (14.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 73 (14.48%) Artifactory
5 58 (11.51%) GitLab
6 48 (9.52%) Maven
7 45 (8.93%) JIRA
8 34 (6.75%) Bitbucket
9 31 (6.15%) Vagrant
10 23 (4.56%) Ant
10 23 (4.56%) JUnit
11 20 (3.97%) SonarQube
12 19 (3.77%) Liquibase
13 17 (3.37%) Hudson
14 16 (3.17%) RSpec
15 15 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (2.98%) Selenium
16 14 (2.78%) JMeter
17 13 (2.58%) Subversion
17 13 (2.58%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (9.72%) Finance
2 32 (6.35%) Banking
3 18 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.37%) Electronics
4 17 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.37%) Marketing
5 9 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.99%) Publishing
7 4 (0.79%) Games
7 4 (0.79%) Retail
8 2 (0.40%) Billing
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 240 (47.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 76 (15.08%) Developer
4 71 (14.09%) AWS DevOps
5 70 (13.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 69 (13.69%) Linux Engineer
7 54 (10.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 52 (10.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 34 (6.75%) Architect
9 34 (6.75%) Senior DevOps
10 32 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 24 (4.76%) Analyst
11 24 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (4.76%) Python Developer
12 22 (4.37%) Consultant
13 17 (3.37%) WebOps Engineer
14 16 (3.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.17%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
16 13 (2.58%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.88%) Node.js
1 75 (14.88%) Sensu
2 64 (12.70%) Web Services
3 63 (12.50%) Kafka
4 56 (11.11%) RESTful
5 52 (10.32%) REST
6 40 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
7 25 (4.96%) LEMP Stack
7 25 (4.96%) Spring
7 25 (4.96%) XML
8 24 (4.76%) JSON
8 24 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
9 22 (4.37%) Middleware
9 22 (4.37%) SOAP
10 19 (3.77%) Hibernate
11 18 (3.57%) MCollective
12 15 (2.98%) LAMP
13 14 (2.78%) React
14 11 (2.18%) .NET
14 11 (2.18%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.75%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
4 17 (3.37%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.38%) Video on Demand
7 10 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (1.98%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.39%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.19%) BYOD
10 6 (1.19%) Semantic Web
11 5 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.99%) User Experience
12 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.79%) PKI
13 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 358 (71.03%) Linux
2 103 (20.44%) CentOS
3 81 (16.07%) Unix
4 72 (14.29%) Windows
5 51 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (7.34%) Ubuntu
7 26 (5.16%) CoreOS
8 18 (3.57%) SUSE
9 15 (2.98%) Windows Server
10 7 (1.39%) AIX
11 6 (1.19%) HPUX
11 6 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.19%) Solaris
12 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.79%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (64.29%) DevOps
2 222 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 129 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (17.86%) Scrum
6 82 (16.27%) Load Balancing
7 80 (15.87%) Open Source
8 79 (15.67%) Microservices
9 65 (12.90%) Kanban
10 57 (11.31%) Continuous Delivery
11 55 (10.91%) Test Automation
12 48 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 45 (8.93%) Analytics
14 43 (8.53%) TDD
15 34 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
16 31 (6.15%) Web Operations
17 29 (5.75%) OO
18 25 (4.96%) Continuous Deployment
19 23 (4.56%) Task Automation
20 22 (4.37%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 262 (51.98%) Python
2 177 (35.12%) Java
3 168 (33.33%) Ruby
4 162 (32.14%) Bash Shell
5 65 (12.90%) SQL
6 58 (11.51%) Go
7 48 (9.52%) Perl
8 41 (8.13%) JavaScript
9 39 (7.74%) Groovy
10 25 (4.96%) PHP
10 25 (4.96%) Scala
11 22 (4.37%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.78%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.58%) C#
14 11 (2.18%) C
15 9 (1.79%) C++
16 7 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.19%) XPath
18 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.79%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 132 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 116 (23.02%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.17%) CISSP
4 18 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.38%) Degree
6 11 (2.18%) SANS
6 11 (2.18%) SSCP
7 10 (1.98%) CISM
8 9 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.39%) CISA
10 4 (0.79%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.60%) CCNA
11 3 (0.60%) CCSA
11 3 (0.60%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.20%) CCNP
13 1 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.38%) GPG13
2 8 (1.59%) QA
3 6 (1.19%) FedRAMP
3 6 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) GCP
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 222 (44.05%) Docker
2 32 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (4.17%) Squid
4 19 (3.77%) vCloud
5 18 (3.57%) Postfix
6 17 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (2.78%) etcd
7 14 (2.78%) flannel
7 14 (2.78%) KVM
8 13 (2.58%) Xen
9 11 (2.18%) GlusterFS
10 10 (1.98%) Ceph
10 10 (1.98%) SkyDNS
11 9 (1.79%) Apache Flume
11 9 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (1.79%) HDFS
12 8 (1.59%) Active Directory
12 8 (1.59%) OpenAM
13 6 (1.19%) Samba
14 5 (0.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 239 (47.42%) logstash
2 223 (44.25%) Puppet
3 214 (42.46%) Kibana
4 189 (37.50%) Ansible
5 136 (26.98%) Kubernetes
6 131 (25.99%) Terraform
7 79 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
8 71 (14.09%) Grafana
9 52 (10.32%) Graphite
10 47 (9.33%) HAProxy
11 37 (7.34%) Sysdig
12 35 (6.94%) ZABBIX
13 28 (5.56%) Nagios
14 23 (4.56%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (4.56%) Rancher
15 20 (3.97%) Rsyslog
16 19 (3.77%) Prometheus
17 17 (3.37%) Consul
17 17 (3.37%) Packer
18 16 (3.17%) rkt
Vendors
1 73 (14.48%) VMware
2 63 (12.50%) Splunk
3 39 (7.74%) Red Hat
4 33 (6.55%) Oracle
5 23 (4.56%) Google
5 23 (4.56%) SaltStack
6 22 (4.37%) AppDynamics
7 19 (3.77%) New Relic
7 19 (3.77%) Sonatype
8 18 (3.57%) Apple
8 18 (3.57%) Cloudera
9 17 (3.37%) SAP
10 15 (2.98%) IBM
11 12 (2.38%) Intel
11 12 (2.38%) WSO2
12 10 (1.98%) Microsoft
13 9 (1.79%) McAfee
13 9 (1.79%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.59%) ArcSight
14 8 (1.59%) Qualys