Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 491 684
Rank change year-on-year +78 +193 +150
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 553 364 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 1.25% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 236 153
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -18.10%
10th Percentile £411 £370 £330
90th Percentile £678 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% -6.93% -
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 32,982 29,235 30,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.62% 31.55% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,265 20,180 21,207
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 365 481
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +7.29%

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 19 April 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 14 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 19 April 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 +77 533 £550 +10.00% 86
London +44 370 £575 +9.52% 57
UK excluding London +53 181 £475 +5.56% 32
North of England -4 53 £429 -4.72% 11
South East +5 52 £488 +14.71% 8
Midlands +18 24 £550 +22.22% 4
South West +17 20 £495 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -10 19 £450 +9.76% 2
Scotland -16 18 £425 -5.56% 2
West Midlands -5 17 £550 +22.22% 3
North West -39 17 £433 -3.89% 7
North East - 17 £345 - 2
East of England - 14 £550 - 5
East Midlands +2 7 £463 +2.78% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 413 (74.68%) DevOps
2 394 (71.25%) Linux
3 336 (60.76%) Python
4 303 (54.79%) Amazon AWS
5 298 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
6 291 (52.62%) Docker
7 287 (51.90%) Jenkins
8 251 (45.39%) Ansible
9 234 (42.31%) Puppet
10 229 (41.41%) Kibana
11 227 (41.05%) logstash
12 226 (40.87%) Elasticsearch
13 223 (40.33%) Java
14 218 (39.42%) Continuous Integration
15 210 (37.97%) Git (software)
16 209 (37.79%) Kubernetes
17 195 (35.26%) Bash Shell
18 182 (32.91%) Configuration Management
19 168 (30.38%) Ruby
19 168 (30.38%) Terraform
20 150 (27.12%) Splunk
21 143 (25.86%) Security Cleared
22 141 (25.50%) MongoDB
23 135 (24.41%) Grafana
24 132 (23.87%) nginx
25 128 (23.15%) Unix
26 127 (22.97%) Open Source
27 122 (22.06%) SC Cleared
28 119 (21.52%) Microservices
29 114 (20.61%) MySQL

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
1 226 (40.87%) Elasticsearch
2 132 (23.87%) nginx
3 59 (10.67%) Apache
4 56 (10.13%) Tomcat
5 49 (8.86%) Confluence
6 46 (8.32%) Apache Spark
7 18 (3.25%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.71%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (1.81%) Mule
11 9 (1.63%) IIS
12 8 (1.45%) Jetty
13 7 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (1.27%) Mule ESB
14 6 (1.08%) IPython
14 6 (1.08%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.90%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.90%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.54%) Anypoint
16 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Endur
1 1 (0.18%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 303 (54.79%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (13.38%) Amazon EC2
3 70 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (12.12%) Amazon S3
5 65 (11.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 57 (10.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 49 (8.86%) GitHub
8 43 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 41 (7.41%) Route 53
10 39 (7.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 39 (7.05%) Datadog
11 35 (6.33%) Serverless
12 33 (5.97%) AWS Lambda
12 33 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (5.79%) Amazon ELB
14 26 (4.70%) PaaS
15 21 (3.80%) IaaS
16 17 (3.07%) OpenShift
17 14 (2.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 14 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.91%) DNS
2 83 (15.01%) SSL
3 82 (14.83%) TCP/IP
4 79 (14.29%) Firewall
5 56 (10.13%) HTTP
6 32 (5.79%) Internet
7 15 (2.71%) OpenLDAP
8 14 (2.53%) VPN
9 10 (1.81%) BIG-IP
10 9 (1.63%) ICMP
10 9 (1.63%) OpenVPN
10 9 (1.63%) SSH
11 4 (0.72%) DHCP
11 4 (0.72%) SMS
12 3 (0.54%) FTP
12 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.54%) IPsec
12 3 (0.54%) Network Security
13 2 (0.36%) Wireless
13 2 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (25.50%) MongoDB
2 114 (20.61%) MySQL
3 104 (18.81%) PostgreSQL
4 97 (17.54%) NoSQL
5 72 (13.02%) Hadoop
6 55 (9.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 49 (8.86%) Big Data
8 44 (7.96%) Amazon RDS
9 25 (4.52%) SQL Server
10 16 (2.89%) Redis
11 15 (2.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.81%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.63%) Relational Database
15 7 (1.27%) Flink
15 7 (1.27%) RDBMS
16 6 (1.08%) Couchbase
17 5 (0.90%) Neo4j
17 5 (0.90%) Pentaho
18 4 (0.72%) HBase
Development Applications
1 287 (51.90%) Jenkins
2 210 (37.97%) Git (software)
3 109 (19.71%) Artifactory
4 79 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 72 (13.02%) JIRA
6 48 (8.68%) Vagrant
7 43 (7.78%) Maven
8 41 (7.41%) Mockito
9 38 (6.87%) Bitbucket
9 38 (6.87%) GitLab
10 32 (5.79%) TeamCity
11 28 (5.06%) JUnit
12 27 (4.88%) Cucumber
13 26 (4.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (4.70%) SonarQube
14 25 (4.52%) GoCD
15 22 (3.98%) Travis CI
16 19 (3.44%) IntelliJ
17 18 (3.25%) JMeter
18 16 (2.89%) Gradle
General
1 54 (9.76%) Finance
2 37 (6.69%) Banking
3 22 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.25%) Marketing
5 15 (2.71%) Electronics
5 15 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.53%) Front Office
6 14 (2.53%) Games
7 11 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.27%) Publishing
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
9 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.54%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Retail
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (46.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (16.64%) Developer
3 70 (12.66%) AWS DevOps
4 67 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
5 60 (10.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 56 (10.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 50 (9.04%) Linux Engineer
8 47 (8.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 45 (8.14%) Java Developer
10 39 (7.05%) Lead DevOps
11 38 (6.87%) Senior DevOps
12 35 (6.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 33 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
14 30 (5.42%) Lead DevOps Engineer
15 26 (4.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 22 (3.98%) Architect
16 22 (3.98%) Scala Developer
16 22 (3.98%) Senior Developer
17 21 (3.80%) Consultant
18 20 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (15.73%) Kafka
2 70 (12.66%) LEMP Stack
3 58 (10.49%) RESTful
4 56 (10.13%) Sensu
4 56 (10.13%) Web Services
5 53 (9.58%) Spring
6 41 (7.41%) Node.js
6 41 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
7 31 (5.61%) REST
8 25 (4.52%) ActiveMQ
9 23 (4.16%) Akka
9 23 (4.16%) Dropwizard
9 23 (4.16%) SOAP
10 20 (3.62%) Java EE
11 19 (3.44%) LAMP
12 18 (3.25%) OAuth
12 18 (3.25%) SAML
12 18 (3.25%) Spring Boot
13 16 (2.89%) Hibernate
14 13 (2.35%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
1 66 (11.93%) Linux Command Line
2 23 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.45%) Cloud Native
6 8 (1.45%) Replication
7 7 (1.27%) BYOD
7 7 (1.27%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.90%) Equities
9 5 (0.90%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.54%) e-Health
10 3 (0.54%) Fintech
10 3 (0.54%) Life Science
10 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 394 (71.25%) Linux
2 128 (23.15%) Unix
3 78 (14.10%) CentOS
4 73 (13.20%) Windows
5 60 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (6.51%) Ubuntu
7 24 (4.34%) CoreOS
8 21 (3.80%) Windows Server
9 17 (3.07%) DC/OS
10 15 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.81%) Debian
12 3 (0.54%) AIX
12 3 (0.54%) Android
12 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (74.68%) DevOps
2 298 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (39.42%) Continuous Integration
4 182 (32.91%) Configuration Management
5 127 (22.97%) Open Source
6 119 (21.52%) Microservices
7 91 (16.46%) Load Balancing
8 86 (15.55%) Test Automation
9 70 (12.66%) BDD
10 67 (12.12%) TDD
11 58 (10.49%) High Availability
12 54 (9.76%) Kanban
13 49 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 48 (8.68%) Protective Monitoring
15 45 (8.14%) Scrum
16 40 (7.23%) Pair Programming
16 40 (7.23%) Task Automation
17 39 (7.05%) Domain-Driven Design
17 39 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
17 39 (7.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 336 (60.76%) Python
2 223 (40.33%) Java
3 195 (35.26%) Bash Shell
4 168 (30.38%) Ruby
5 75 (13.56%) Go
5 75 (13.56%) Perl
5 75 (13.56%) SQL
6 63 (11.39%) Shell Script
7 61 (11.03%) JavaScript
7 61 (11.03%) Scala
8 57 (10.31%) Groovy
9 37 (6.69%) Java 8
10 28 (5.06%) PowerShell
11 26 (4.70%) PHP
12 18 (3.25%) C#
12 18 (3.25%) C++
13 16 (2.89%) C
13 16 (2.89%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.99%) R
15 2 (0.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 143 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 122 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.63%) Degree
5 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.27%) CCSP
6 7 (1.27%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) CCNP
8 1 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.62%) QA
2 9 (1.63%) GCP
3 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 291 (52.62%) Docker
2 31 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (3.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 16 (2.89%) VirtualBox
6 14 (2.53%) Squid
7 13 (2.35%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.99%) Active Directory
8 11 (1.99%) vCloud
9 10 (1.81%) Apache Flume
9 10 (1.81%) HDFS
10 9 (1.63%) Postfix
11 5 (0.90%) etcd
11 5 (0.90%) flannel
12 3 (0.54%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.36%) Ceph
13 2 (0.36%) Firmware
13 2 (0.36%) SkyDNS
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 251 (45.39%) Ansible
2 234 (42.31%) Puppet
3 229 (41.41%) Kibana
4 227 (41.05%) logstash
5 209 (37.79%) Kubernetes
6 168 (30.38%) Terraform
7 135 (24.41%) Grafana
8 75 (13.56%) HAProxy
9 63 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (11.39%) Prometheus
10 62 (11.21%) Packer
11 56 (10.13%) Nagios
12 39 (7.05%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (5.97%) Rancher
14 32 (5.79%) Consul
15 29 (5.24%) Sysdig
16 26 (4.70%) ZABBIX
17 25 (4.52%) Salt
18 22 (3.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 22 (3.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 150 (27.12%) Splunk
2 57 (10.31%) VMware
3 47 (8.50%) AppDynamics
3 47 (8.50%) New Relic
4 40 (7.23%) Google
5 39 (7.05%) Oracle
6 33 (5.97%) Red Hat
7 27 (4.88%) SaltStack
8 23 (4.16%) Hortonworks
9 20 (3.62%) Atlassian
10 19 (3.44%) AlienVault
10 19 (3.44%) Microsoft
11 16 (2.89%) SAP
12 12 (2.17%) CA
12 12 (2.17%) F5
13 11 (1.99%) Adobe
13 11 (1.99%) Rackspace
13 11 (1.99%) Sonatype
14 8 (1.45%) Black Duck
14 8 (1.45%) MuleSoft