Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Elasticsearch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Elasticsearch over the 6 months to 4 July 2020 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.

Elasticsearch
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 285 252
Rank change year-on-year +61 -33 +46
Contract jobs citing Elasticsearch 470 887 1,133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.95% 1.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.71% 6.04% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 655 842
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £370 £413 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% -52.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +1.11% -47.06%

Elasticsearch is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 6,096 14,689 17,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.76% 15.73% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,794 9,357 11,245
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 336 402
Median hourly rate £24.10 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.13 £49.88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% -1.35% -2.63%

Elasticsearch
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Elasticsearch as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Elasticsearch in the UK

Elasticsearch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Elasticsearch.

Daily rate trend for Elasticsearch in the UK

Elasticsearch
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Elasticsearch over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Elasticsearch in the UK

Elasticsearch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Elasticsearch.

Hourly rate trend for Elasticsearch in the UK

Elasticsearch
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 Elasticsearch within the UK over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. 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 +59 444 £523 -0.48% 194
London +41 346 £525 -2.33% 74
UK excluding London +93 112 £489 +2.89% 131
South East +92 35 £500 - 33
North of England +91 31 £450 -5.26% 30
Work from Home -19 31 £525 +16.67% 24
North West +74 21 £423 -7.40% 17
Wales +46 13 £500 - 6
South West +52 12 £402 -15.37% 13
East of England +67 10 £410 -43.45% 18
Yorkshire +51 8 £538 +13.16% 8
Midlands +63 6 £369 -8.95% 26
West Midlands +55 6 £369 -13.24% 17
Scotland +53 5 £513 +20.59% 5
North East +37 2 £625 +31.58% 5

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Elasticsearch 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 Elasticsearch.

1 263 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (39.36%) AWS
3 183 (38.94%) Java
4 166 (35.32%) AngularJS
5 156 (33.19%) Docker
6 151 (32.13%) JavaScript
7 144 (30.64%) Microservices
8 136 (28.94%) DevOps
9 135 (28.72%) Python
10 127 (27.02%) Kubernetes
11 122 (25.96%) React
12 118 (25.11%) REST
13 108 (22.98%) Node.js
14 107 (22.77%) Git (software)
14 107 (22.77%) MySQL
15 106 (22.55%) Scrum
16 98 (20.85%) Security Cleared
17 96 (20.43%) TDD
18 93 (19.79%) Spring
19 91 (19.36%) Terraform
20 90 (19.15%) Web Services
21 87 (18.51%) MongoDB
22 86 (18.30%) PostgreSQL
23 84 (17.87%) Kibana
24 79 (16.81%) Jenkins
25 77 (16.38%) Spring Boot
26 76 (16.17%) SC Cleared
27 73 (15.53%) TypeScript
27 73 (15.53%) Elastic Stack
28 70 (14.89%) SQL

Elasticsearch
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 32 (6.81%) Apache Spark
2 22 (4.68%) Confluence
3 20 (4.26%) Apache
4 16 (3.40%) Apache Solr
5 14 (2.98%) nginx
6 6 (1.28%) CMS
6 6 (1.28%) SAS
7 5 (1.06%) Tornado
8 4 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.85%) Headless CMS
8 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.64%) IIS
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.43%) JBoss
10 2 (0.43%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Magento
1 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 185 (39.36%) AWS
2 51 (10.85%) Azure
3 43 (9.15%) GitHub
4 36 (7.66%) Serverless
5 34 (7.23%) Amazon S3
6 30 (6.38%) Amazon SQS
6 30 (6.38%) GCP
7 29 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (5.96%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (4.26%) PaaS
10 19 (4.04%) Route 53
11 18 (3.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (3.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (2.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 14 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (2.98%) OpenShift
13 14 (2.98%) SaaS
14 13 (2.77%) CloudFront
15 11 (2.34%) Datadog
16 10 (2.13%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.47%) DNS
2 19 (4.04%) HTTP
2 19 (4.04%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.40%) SSL
4 9 (1.91%) Firewall
4 9 (1.91%) FTP
5 6 (1.28%) Network Security
6 4 (0.85%) DHCP
6 4 (0.85%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.85%) SSH
7 3 (0.64%) Internet
7 3 (0.64%) IPsec
8 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.21%) ICMP
9 1 (0.21%) POP3
9 1 (0.21%) SMTP
9 1 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (22.77%) MySQL
2 87 (18.51%) MongoDB
3 86 (18.30%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (11.06%) SQL Server
5 40 (8.51%) Big Data
6 39 (8.30%) Redis
7 33 (7.02%) NoSQL
8 25 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (4.04%) Hadoop
11 18 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (3.83%) BigQuery
12 13 (2.77%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (2.13%) SQL Server 2019
15 9 (1.91%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.91%) Data Lake
16 8 (1.70%) Presto
16 8 (1.70%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.49%) HBase
Development Applications
1 107 (22.77%) Git (software)
2 79 (16.81%) Jenkins
3 59 (12.55%) Maven
4 58 (12.34%) Selenium
5 43 (9.15%) Gradle
6 37 (7.87%) JIRA
7 36 (7.66%) GitLab
8 34 (7.23%) Jasmine
8 34 (7.23%) JUnit
9 32 (6.81%) Protractor
10 30 (6.38%) Mockito
11 15 (3.19%) gulp
12 14 (2.98%) Grunt
13 12 (2.55%) WebDriver
14 10 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (2.13%) Vagrant
14 10 (2.13%) webpack
15 9 (1.91%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.91%) Gatling
16 8 (1.70%) Travis CI
General
1 52 (11.06%) Finance
2 35 (7.45%) Public Sector
3 32 (6.81%) Banking
4 15 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.91%) Law
7 8 (1.70%) Front Office
8 7 (1.49%) Publishing
9 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.28%) Retail
10 5 (1.06%) Legal
10 5 (1.06%) Marketing
10 5 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.85%) Advertising
11 4 (0.85%) Electronics
12 3 (0.64%) Games
12 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.43%) Back Office
13 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 269 (57.23%) Developer
2 69 (14.68%) Java Developer
3 59 (12.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (8.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 37 (7.87%) Senior Developer
6 36 (7.66%) Backend Developer
7 35 (7.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 33 (7.02%) Angular Developer
9 31 (6.60%) JavaScript Developer
10 30 (6.38%) Architect
11 24 (5.11%) Python Developer
12 21 (4.47%) Software Engineer
13 20 (4.26%) AWS Developer
14 19 (4.04%) Data Engineer
15 17 (3.62%) .NET Developer
15 17 (3.62%) React Developer
16 16 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
16 16 (3.40%) Elasticsearch Developer
17 14 (2.98%) AWS DevOps
17 14 (2.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (35.32%) AngularJS
2 122 (25.96%) React
3 118 (25.11%) REST
4 108 (22.98%) Node.js
5 93 (19.79%) Spring
6 90 (19.15%) Web Services
7 77 (16.38%) Spring Boot
8 73 (15.53%) Elastic Stack
9 65 (13.83%) RabbitMQ
10 61 (12.98%) HTML
11 57 (12.13%) Kafka
12 54 (11.49%) RESTful
13 48 (10.21%) CSS
14 47 (10.00%) HTML5
15 38 (8.09%) SOAP
16 36 (7.66%) .NET
17 25 (5.32%) .NET Core
17 25 (5.32%) scikit-learn
18 22 (4.68%) CSS3
19 20 (4.26%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.28%) User Experience
2 36 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.77%) Cloud Native
5 12 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.13%) Blog
7 9 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.28%) NHS
9 6 (1.28%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.06%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.64%) PKI
12 2 (0.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.04%) Linux
2 23 (4.89%) Unix
3 15 (3.19%) CentOS
4 14 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.55%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.91%) Windows
7 5 (1.06%) Debian
7 5 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.64%) Android
8 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (30.64%) Microservices
3 136 (28.94%) DevOps
4 106 (22.55%) Scrum
5 96 (20.43%) TDD
6 64 (13.62%) Front End Development
7 60 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (12.55%) Pair Programming
9 53 (11.28%) Open Source
10 50 (10.64%) Test Automation
11 44 (9.36%) BDD
12 43 (9.15%) Refactoring
13 41 (8.72%) Analytics
13 41 (8.72%) Software Engineering
14 39 (8.30%) User Stories
15 37 (7.87%) Data Science
15 37 (7.87%) Mentoring
16 35 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (7.45%) Visualisation
17 34 (7.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 183 (38.94%) Java
2 151 (32.13%) JavaScript
3 135 (28.72%) Python
4 73 (15.53%) TypeScript
5 70 (14.89%) SQL
6 56 (11.91%) Java 8
7 53 (11.28%) Ruby
8 44 (9.36%) C#
9 37 (7.87%) Scala
10 30 (6.38%) Go
11 24 (5.11%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.98%) PHP
13 11 (2.34%) Groovy
14 9 (1.91%) C
15 7 (1.49%) R
16 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.85%) C++
17 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.64%) Lua
18 3 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 76 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.55%) AWS Certification
5 11 (2.34%) Degree
6 7 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.64%) CCNA
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.21%) CEH
10 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.34%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) DICOM
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 156 (33.19%) Docker
2 6 (1.28%) HDFS
2 6 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.06%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.85%) vSphere
5 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Varnish
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 127 (27.02%) Kubernetes
2 91 (19.36%) Terraform
3 84 (17.87%) Kibana
4 52 (11.06%) logstash
5 46 (9.79%) Ansible
6 21 (4.47%) Prometheus
7 18 (3.83%) Grafana
8 17 (3.62%) Packer
9 11 (2.34%) Consul
10 9 (1.91%) Puppet
11 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.64%) Graphite
13 3 (0.64%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.43%) Rsyslog
14 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
15 1 (0.21%) Fluentd
15 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (5.96%) Oracle
2 18 (3.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.55%) Red Hat
4 11 (2.34%) Google
4 11 (2.34%) Splunk
5 10 (2.13%) New Relic
6 8 (1.70%) Axway
7 7 (1.49%) Lets Encrypt
7 7 (1.49%) Talend
8 6 (1.28%) Adobe
8 6 (1.28%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.28%) Hortonworks
8 6 (1.28%) VMware
9 5 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.85%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.85%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.85%) SAP
10 4 (0.85%) Sybase
11 3 (0.64%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.64%) HP