Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 364 440 492
Rank change year-on-year +76 +52 +215
Contract jobs citing Elastic Stack 646 531 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% 1.64% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 383 261
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +4.11%
10th Percentile £388 £425 £365
90th Percentile £631 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +0.96% +10.00% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.53% -6.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 - £42.50

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 32,148 32,418 29,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.23% 32.14% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,705 22,980 20,196
UK median daily rate £485 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +10.59% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +5.52% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 339 325
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £41.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +2.47% +4.52%
10th Percentile £18.17 £18.10 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +3.23%

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 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +42 595 £525 -4.55% 170
London +14 332 £525 -8.70% 59
UK excluding London +107 298 £500 +0.96% 125
North of England +89 129 £500 +15.61% 36
North West +75 85 £500 +15.61% 21
Midlands +44 63 £405 -26.36% 19
South East -13 43 £525 +5.00% 27
West Midlands +9 33 £465 -15.45% 12
East Midlands +44 30 £400 -13.51% 7
Scotland +14 29 £500 +9.59% 10
North East +15 27 £500 +81.82% 3
East of England +26 21 £465 -15.45% 13
Yorkshire +9 21 £500 +12.36% 12
South West -52 9 £575 +27.78% 16
Wales - 4 £515 - 4

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 431 (66.72%) DevOps
2 390 (60.37%) Linux
3 353 (54.64%) Amazon AWS
4 320 (49.54%) Docker
5 317 (49.07%) Python
6 300 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
7 290 (44.89%) Jenkins
8 279 (43.19%) Ansible
9 258 (39.94%) Java
10 217 (33.59%) Git (software)
11 207 (32.04%) Elasticsearch
12 204 (31.58%) Terraform
13 192 (29.72%) Puppet
14 191 (29.57%) Kibana
15 169 (26.16%) Configuration Management
16 168 (26.01%) JIRA
16 168 (26.01%) Continuous Integration
17 167 (25.85%) Kubernetes
18 164 (25.39%) Test Automation
19 155 (23.99%) Open Source
20 154 (23.84%) MongoDB
20 154 (23.84%) Security Cleared
20 154 (23.84%) Microservices
21 151 (23.37%) Bash Shell
22 148 (22.91%) logstash
23 134 (20.74%) Splunk
24 132 (20.43%) SC Cleared
25 131 (20.28%) SQL
26 130 (20.12%) JavaScript
27 128 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 207 (32.04%) Elasticsearch
2 123 (19.04%) Confluence
3 46 (7.12%) nginx
4 32 (4.95%) Apache Spark
5 29 (4.49%) Apache
6 16 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.55%) JBoss
7 10 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.39%) WildFly
9 8 (1.24%) Gunicorn
10 7 (1.08%) Mule
11 6 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.93%) IIS
11 6 (0.93%) Jupyter
11 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.93%) SAS
11 6 (0.93%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) assyst
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 353 (54.64%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (12.85%) GitHub
4 57 (8.82%) Amazon S3
5 54 (8.36%) SaaS
6 51 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (6.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 39 (6.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 37 (5.73%) Route 53
10 36 (5.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (5.11%) Amazon ELB
11 33 (5.11%) Datadog
11 33 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (3.87%) Serverless
13 23 (3.56%) Quay.io
14 22 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
15 18 (2.79%) OpenShift
16 17 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (2.63%) PaaS
17 14 (2.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.36%) Firewall
2 44 (6.81%) VPN
3 40 (6.19%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.04%) HTTP
5 31 (4.80%) WAN
6 29 (4.49%) LAN
7 27 (4.18%) VoIP
8 20 (3.10%) VLAN
9 15 (2.32%) DNS
10 13 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.08%) SSL
12 6 (0.93%) DAB
12 6 (0.93%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.93%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.62%) Broadband
13 4 (0.62%) ICMP
13 4 (0.62%) SSH
14 3 (0.46%) FTP
14 3 (0.46%) Internet
14 3 (0.46%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (23.84%) MongoDB
2 105 (16.25%) NoSQL
3 100 (15.48%) MySQL
4 91 (14.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 88 (13.62%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (8.98%) Big Data
7 41 (6.35%) Redis
8 38 (5.88%) Hadoop
9 37 (5.73%) SQL Server
10 25 (3.87%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.79%) Oracle Database
12 15 (2.32%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.01%) HBase
13 13 (2.01%) InfluxDB
13 13 (2.01%) Pentaho
14 10 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (1.39%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.39%) Neo4j
16 7 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
17 6 (0.93%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 290 (44.89%) Jenkins
2 217 (33.59%) Git (software)
3 168 (26.01%) JIRA
4 102 (15.79%) GitLab
5 80 (12.38%) Maven
6 73 (11.30%) Artifactory
7 61 (9.44%) Selenium
8 59 (9.13%) SonarQube
9 56 (8.67%) Bitbucket
9 56 (8.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 41 (6.35%) TeamCity
11 36 (5.57%) Pylint
12 34 (5.26%) JUnit
13 32 (4.95%) Cucumber
14 27 (4.18%) JMeter
15 25 (3.87%) Gradle
15 25 (3.87%) SoapUI
16 24 (3.72%) IntelliJ
17 20 (3.10%) Eclipse
18 19 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 54 (8.36%) Banking
2 53 (8.20%) Finance
3 28 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.87%) Retail
5 21 (3.25%) Marketing
6 14 (2.17%) Electronics
6 14 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.86%) Law
8 6 (0.93%) Advertising
8 6 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.93%) Legal
9 4 (0.62%) Games
9 4 (0.62%) Publishing
10 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 284 (43.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 123 (19.04%) Developer
3 68 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
4 65 (10.06%) AWS Engineer
5 59 (9.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 47 (7.28%) Java Developer
7 40 (6.19%) Python Developer
8 34 (5.26%) Architect
9 32 (4.95%) Senior DevOps
9 32 (4.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 26 (4.02%) Analyst
10 26 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
11 25 (3.87%) Data Engineer
11 25 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
12 22 (3.41%) Java Engineer
12 22 (3.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 19 (2.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.79%) Big Data Engineer
14 18 (2.79%) Platform Engineer
15 17 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.25%) Web Services
2 93 (14.40%) Kafka
3 71 (10.99%) RESTful
4 66 (10.22%) Node.js
5 63 (9.75%) Spring
6 47 (7.28%) RabbitMQ
6 47 (7.28%) React
6 47 (7.28%) REST
7 46 (7.12%) Spring Boot
8 44 (6.81%) pytest
9 43 (6.66%) Redux
10 36 (5.57%) Pandas
11 35 (5.42%) HTML
12 31 (4.80%) AngularJS
12 31 (4.80%) Sensu
13 30 (4.64%) CSS
14 24 (3.72%) JSON
15 23 (3.56%) YAML
16 22 (3.41%) Hibernate
17 18 (2.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.66%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.18%) Cyberattack
3 26 (4.02%) Public Cloud
4 23 (3.56%) User Experience
5 21 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 19 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (2.17%) Device Driver
11 12 (1.86%) Fintech
12 11 (1.70%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.93%) Clustering
16 5 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
17 4 (0.62%) NHS
17 4 (0.62%) PKI
18 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 390 (60.37%) Linux
2 98 (15.17%) Windows
3 78 (12.07%) Unix
4 75 (11.61%) CentOS
5 60 (9.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (4.64%) CoreOS
7 28 (4.33%) Ubuntu
8 17 (2.63%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.86%) Android
10 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.93%) DC/OS
13 5 (0.77%) Mesosphere
14 4 (0.62%) Solaris
15 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (66.72%) DevOps
2 300 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (26.16%) Configuration Management
4 168 (26.01%) Continuous Integration
5 164 (25.39%) Test Automation
6 155 (23.99%) Open Source
7 154 (23.84%) Microservices
8 106 (16.41%) TDD
9 99 (15.33%) BDD
10 95 (14.71%) Scrum
11 72 (11.15%) Deployment Automation
11 72 (11.15%) Kanban
12 63 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
13 58 (8.98%) Continuous Delivery
13 58 (8.98%) SDLC
14 54 (8.36%) Task Automation
15 44 (6.81%) Machine Learning
15 44 (6.81%) Software Engineering
16 42 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (6.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 317 (49.07%) Python
2 258 (39.94%) Java
3 151 (23.37%) Bash Shell
4 131 (20.28%) SQL
5 130 (20.12%) JavaScript
6 102 (15.79%) Ruby
7 69 (10.68%) Go
8 64 (9.91%) Perl
9 37 (5.73%) Java 8
10 33 (5.11%) PHP
10 33 (5.11%) PowerShell
11 26 (4.02%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.41%) Scala
13 12 (1.86%) Groovy
13 12 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.70%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.55%) AWK
15 10 (1.55%) ES6
16 7 (1.08%) C
16 7 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 154 (23.84%) Security Cleared
2 132 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.87%) DV Cleared
4 19 (2.94%) Degree
5 11 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.93%) CISSP
7 6 (0.93%) SANS
7 6 (0.93%) SSCP
8 4 (0.62%) ISEB
9 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.46%) CCNP
9 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 2 (0.31%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.95%) QA
2 11 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.62%) GDPR
4 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 320 (49.54%) Docker
2 30 (4.64%) etcd
3 29 (4.49%) flannel
4 27 (4.18%) SkyDNS
5 25 (3.87%) Ceph
6 24 (3.72%) GlusterFS
7 21 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (2.94%) Active Directory
9 16 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (2.17%) Apache Flume
11 13 (2.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (2.01%) Hyper-V
12 11 (1.70%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.93%) HDFS
14 5 (0.77%) NFS
14 5 (0.77%) Xen
15 4 (0.62%) Varnish
16 2 (0.31%) iptables
16 2 (0.31%) LXC
17 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 279 (43.19%) Ansible
2 204 (31.58%) Terraform
3 192 (29.72%) Puppet
4 191 (29.57%) Kibana
5 167 (25.85%) Kubernetes
6 148 (22.91%) logstash
7 108 (16.72%) Prometheus
8 104 (16.10%) Grafana
9 94 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
10 91 (14.09%) Nagios
11 68 (10.53%) Packer
12 67 (10.37%) Graphite
13 58 (8.98%) ZABBIX
14 57 (8.82%) Docker Swarm
15 53 (8.20%) HAProxy
16 42 (6.50%) Sysdig
17 36 (5.57%) Icinga
18 35 (5.42%) rkt
19 31 (4.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 31 (4.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 134 (20.74%) Splunk
2 55 (8.51%) Google
3 52 (8.05%) New Relic
4 51 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 47 (7.28%) Oracle
6 30 (4.64%) Apple
7 29 (4.49%) IBM
8 27 (4.18%) Microsoft
8 27 (4.18%) VMware
9 26 (4.02%) AlienVault
10 22 (3.41%) Black Duck
11 20 (3.10%) AppDynamics
11 20 (3.10%) Riverbed
12 18 (2.79%) SAP
13 17 (2.63%) McAfee
14 16 (2.48%) Atlassian
14 16 (2.48%) Hortonworks
14 16 (2.48%) SaltStack
15 12 (1.86%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.70%) PagerDuty