Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 453 748
Rank change year-on-year +9 +295 +111
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 485 450 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.47% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.50% 1.50% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 291 92
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.85% -22.63%
10th Percentile £425 £350 £314
90th Percentile £685 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% -3.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year - -12.37% -

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 32,373 30,060 31,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 31.54% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,070 20,810 21,473
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 339 543
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.45 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.93 £52.00 £56.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.81 £38.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.88% - +10.71%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -14 468 £550 +15.79% 89
London -1 334 £575 +15.00% 59
UK excluding London -11 147 £500 +11.11% 31
South East +4 43 £525 +27.27% 16
North of England -4 41 £440 -2.22% 5
Yorkshire +5 23 £445 +8.54% 2
South West +22 21 £450 -10.00% 1
Midlands +2 20 £550 +22.22% 4
West Midlands +6 18 £550 +22.22% 3
North West -36 15 £433 -3.89% 3
Scotland -3 12 £390 -13.33% 1
East of England - 9 £613 - 4
North East +52 3 £275 -24.14%
East Midlands +3 2 £563 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 359 (74.02%) DevOps
2 327 (67.42%) Linux
3 263 (54.23%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (51.75%) Python
5 246 (50.72%) Amazon AWS
5 246 (50.72%) Docker
6 241 (49.69%) Jenkins
7 229 (47.22%) Elasticsearch
8 227 (46.80%) Kibana
9 224 (46.19%) Java
10 218 (44.95%) logstash
11 213 (43.92%) Ansible
12 194 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
13 184 (37.94%) Puppet
14 172 (35.46%) Git (software)
15 159 (32.78%) Bash Shell
16 150 (30.93%) Terraform
17 147 (30.31%) Kubernetes
18 126 (25.98%) Splunk
19 125 (25.77%) Unix
20 122 (25.15%) Ruby
21 121 (24.95%) Configuration Management
22 120 (24.74%) Grafana
23 116 (23.92%) Microservices
24 110 (22.68%) NoSQL
25 107 (22.06%) MongoDB
26 101 (20.82%) Security Cleared
27 96 (19.79%) nginx
28 91 (18.76%) Kafka
29 88 (18.14%) SC Cleared

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
1 229 (47.22%) Elasticsearch
2 96 (19.79%) nginx
3 73 (15.05%) Tomcat
4 69 (14.23%) Apache
5 52 (10.72%) Confluence
6 42 (8.66%) Apache Spark
7 21 (4.33%) Apache Solr
8 18 (3.71%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (2.68%) IIS
9 13 (2.68%) Mule
10 7 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.44%) Jetty
10 7 (1.44%) Mule ESB
11 6 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.82%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.82%) JBoss
13 2 (0.41%) Drupal
13 2 (0.41%) SAS
13 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.21%) Endur
2 1 (0.21%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 246 (50.72%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (13.81%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (12.58%) Amazon S3
4 56 (11.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 49 (10.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 46 (9.48%) GitHub
7 39 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 36 (7.42%) Route 53
9 35 (7.22%) Amazon ELB
10 31 (6.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 27 (5.57%) PaaS
12 26 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
12 26 (5.36%) Serverless
13 23 (4.74%) Google Cloud Platform
14 19 (3.92%) IaaS
15 17 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (3.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 16 (3.30%) Amazon SQS
16 16 (3.30%) Datadog
16 16 (3.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.96%) DNS
2 57 (11.75%) TCP/IP
3 55 (11.34%) Firewall
4 50 (10.31%) SSL
5 41 (8.45%) HTTP
6 18 (3.71%) OpenLDAP
7 17 (3.51%) Internet
8 12 (2.47%) OpenVPN
8 12 (2.47%) SSH
8 12 (2.47%) VPN
9 10 (2.06%) BIG-IP
10 7 (1.44%) ICMP
11 4 (0.82%) DHCP
11 4 (0.82%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.82%) SMS
12 3 (0.62%) FTP
12 3 (0.62%) IPsec
12 3 (0.62%) NAS
12 3 (0.62%) SAN
12 3 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (22.68%) NoSQL
2 107 (22.06%) MongoDB
3 83 (17.11%) MySQL
4 77 (15.88%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (14.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 69 (14.23%) Hadoop
7 51 (10.52%) Amazon RDS
8 39 (8.04%) Big Data
9 25 (5.15%) SQL Server
10 18 (3.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (3.30%) Relational Database
12 15 (3.09%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.68%) Redis
14 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.24%) Couchbase
16 5 (1.03%) Apache Hive
16 5 (1.03%) InfluxDB
16 5 (1.03%) Pentaho
17 4 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.82%) HBase
Development Applications
1 241 (49.69%) Jenkins
2 172 (35.46%) Git (software)
3 83 (17.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 75 (15.46%) Artifactory
5 71 (14.64%) JIRA
6 56 (11.55%) Maven
7 51 (10.52%) Mockito
8 45 (9.28%) Bitbucket
9 35 (7.22%) SonarQube
10 30 (6.19%) TeamCity
11 29 (5.98%) Vagrant
12 27 (5.57%) GitLab
13 26 (5.36%) JUnit
14 22 (4.54%) GoCD
15 19 (3.92%) Ant
15 19 (3.92%) Cucumber
16 17 (3.51%) JMeter
17 15 (3.09%) IntelliJ
18 14 (2.89%) Gradle
19 13 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 58 (11.96%) Finance
2 42 (8.66%) Banking
3 15 (3.09%) Marketing
3 15 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.47%) Games
5 11 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.06%) Electronics
6 10 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.44%) Publishing
8 6 (1.24%) Front Office
9 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.82%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.41%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (41.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 104 (21.44%) Developer
3 69 (14.23%) AWS DevOps
4 67 (13.81%) AWS Engineer
5 57 (11.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 52 (10.72%) Java Developer
7 50 (10.31%) Linux Engineer
8 47 (9.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 40 (8.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 36 (7.42%) Scala Developer
10 36 (7.42%) Senior DevOps
11 33 (6.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 27 (5.57%) Lead DevOps
13 25 (5.15%) Consultant
13 25 (5.15%) Senior Developer
14 23 (4.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 22 (4.54%) DevOps Consultant
16 20 (4.12%) Operations Engineer
17 19 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.92%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (18.76%) Kafka
2 66 (13.61%) RESTful
3 57 (11.75%) Web Services
4 52 (10.72%) Spring
5 48 (9.90%) Sensu
6 42 (8.66%) LEMP Stack
7 37 (7.63%) Akka
7 37 (7.63%) REST
8 33 (6.80%) Node.js
9 25 (5.15%) SOAP
10 20 (4.12%) LAMP
10 20 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (3.51%) .NET
11 17 (3.51%) Hibernate
11 17 (3.51%) Java EE
12 16 (3.30%) Spring Boot
13 14 (2.89%) Dropwizard
14 13 (2.68%) JSON
14 13 (2.68%) OAuth
15 12 (2.47%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.74%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (3.09%) Public Cloud
4 14 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.44%) BYOD
8 7 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.44%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.24%) Replication
10 5 (1.03%) Equities
10 5 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.82%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.62%) Life Science
13 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.41%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 327 (67.42%) Linux
2 125 (25.77%) Unix
3 65 (13.40%) CentOS
4 50 (10.31%) Windows
5 49 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (5.77%) CoreOS
7 24 (4.95%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.68%) Windows Server
9 12 (2.47%) Debian
10 4 (0.82%) AIX
10 4 (0.82%) DC/OS
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.62%) Fedora
12 1 (0.21%) Android
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) HPUX
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (74.02%) DevOps
2 263 (54.23%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (24.95%) Configuration Management
5 116 (23.92%) Microservices
6 83 (17.11%) Open Source
7 72 (14.85%) TDD
8 70 (14.43%) Kanban
9 67 (13.81%) BDD
10 65 (13.40%) Load Balancing
11 64 (13.20%) Test Automation
12 63 (12.99%) High Availability
13 56 (11.55%) Scrum
14 51 (10.52%) Pair Programming
15 50 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
15 50 (10.31%) Domain-Driven Design
16 32 (6.60%) Protective Monitoring
17 31 (6.39%) Software Engineering
18 26 (5.36%) Task Automation
19 25 (5.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 251 (51.75%) Python
2 224 (46.19%) Java
3 159 (32.78%) Bash Shell
4 122 (25.15%) Ruby
5 85 (17.53%) SQL
6 65 (13.40%) Go
7 62 (12.78%) Scala
8 56 (11.55%) Groovy
9 50 (10.31%) Perl
10 48 (9.90%) Shell Script
11 42 (8.66%) JavaScript
12 24 (4.95%) PowerShell
13 23 (4.74%) C#
14 20 (4.12%) PHP
15 13 (2.68%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.65%) R
17 6 (1.24%) C++
17 6 (1.24%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.82%) C
19 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (20.82%) Security Cleared
2 88 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.86%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.44%) CCSP
4 7 (1.44%) CREST Certified
5 6 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.62%) Degree
7 3 (0.62%) RHCE
8 2 (0.41%) CCNP
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.71%) QA
2 8 (1.65%) GCP
3 3 (0.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 246 (50.72%) Docker
2 20 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (3.51%) Squid
5 15 (3.09%) vCloud
6 12 (2.47%) Postfix
7 10 (2.06%) Active Directory
7 10 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (1.86%) Apache Flume
8 9 (1.86%) etcd
9 8 (1.65%) HDFS
10 4 (0.82%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.62%) KVM
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.62%) Samba
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.41%) Firmware
12 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 227 (46.80%) Kibana
2 218 (44.95%) logstash
3 213 (43.92%) Ansible
4 184 (37.94%) Puppet
5 150 (30.93%) Terraform
6 147 (30.31%) Kubernetes
7 120 (24.74%) Grafana
8 62 (12.78%) Opscode Chef
9 46 (9.48%) Nagios
10 45 (9.28%) Prometheus
11 42 (8.66%) ZABBIX
12 37 (7.63%) HAProxy
12 37 (7.63%) Packer
12 37 (7.63%) Rancher
13 34 (7.01%) Consul
14 28 (5.77%) Salt
15 27 (5.57%) Sysdig
16 26 (5.36%) Docker Swarm
17 22 (4.54%) Graphite
18 16 (3.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 126 (25.98%) Splunk
2 58 (11.96%) AppDynamics
3 57 (11.75%) Oracle
4 49 (10.10%) VMware
5 39 (8.04%) Red Hat
6 29 (5.98%) SaltStack
7 22 (4.54%) Atlassian
8 21 (4.33%) Google
9 20 (4.12%) New Relic
10 17 (3.51%) Hortonworks
11 16 (3.30%) AlienVault
11 16 (3.30%) Microsoft
12 15 (3.09%) Sonatype
13 13 (2.68%) Adobe
14 12 (2.47%) Black Duck
14 12 (2.47%) SAP
15 10 (2.06%) Cloudera
15 10 (2.06%) F5
16 9 (1.86%) Rackspace
17 8 (1.65%) Qualys