Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 292 232
Rank change year-on-year +24 -60 +35
Contract jobs citing Elasticsearch 277 793 1,216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.91% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.23% 6.00% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 567 950
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 £41.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.07% -10.94% -11.95%
10th Percentile £39.50 £27.58 £26.95
90th Percentile £62.50 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.25 £41.83
% change year-on-year - -10.94% -11.95%

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 4,445 13,223 17,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.88% 15.10% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 8,435 11,151
Median daily rate £473 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +1.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £270
90th Percentile £658 £626 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 323 418
Median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.87 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.17 £50.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £23.43 £20.96 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.81% -0.21% +5.00%

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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Elasticsearch over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 October 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 +29 246 £508 -3.33% 222
London -18 186 £513 -6.39% 97
Work from Home -35 72 £465 -7.00% 46
UK excluding London +169 66 £500 +5.26% 142
South East +161 22 £500 +2.56% 41
South West +95 18 £365 -21.08% 20
Scotland +75 11 £438 -14.63% 6
North of England +109 6 £575 +37.72% 31
East of England +78 6 £750 +57.89% 8
North West +76 4 £550 +32.13% 23
Northern Ireland +10 2 £392 +4.53% 2
Midlands +88 1 £508 +6.84% 24
Yorkshire +79 1 £500 +17.65% 5
East Midlands +55 1 £508 +16.00% 10
North East +42 1 £650 +36.84% 3

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 136 (49.10%) Java
2 127 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (41.88%) Python
4 113 (40.79%) AWS
5 112 (40.43%) DevOps
6 83 (29.96%) JavaScript
7 81 (29.24%) Git (software)
8 80 (28.88%) Kubernetes
8 80 (28.88%) AngularJS
9 78 (28.16%) Security Cleared
10 75 (27.08%) Kibana
11 72 (25.99%) React
12 66 (23.83%) Microservices
13 64 (23.10%) Node.js
14 62 (22.38%) MongoDB
15 61 (22.02%) PostgreSQL
16 57 (20.58%) SQL
17 56 (20.22%) SC Cleared
17 56 (20.22%) Jenkins
17 56 (20.22%) Elastic Stack
18 55 (19.86%) Terraform
18 55 (19.86%) TDD
19 54 (19.49%) Spring
20 52 (18.77%) Linux
21 49 (17.69%) HTML
21 49 (17.69%) Docker
22 42 (15.16%) CSS
23 41 (14.80%) logstash
23 41 (14.80%) Test Automation
23 41 (14.80%) Scala

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 (11.55%) Apache Spark
2 19 (6.86%) Apache
3 16 (5.78%) Apache Solr
3 16 (5.78%) Confluence
4 7 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.81%) JBoss
5 5 (1.81%) Jetty
5 5 (1.81%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Fuse
5 5 (1.81%) Tornado
5 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.08%) CMS
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.08%) WildFly
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) nginx
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 113 (40.79%) AWS
2 37 (13.36%) Serverless
3 36 (13.00%) AWS Lambda
4 30 (10.83%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (10.11%) Azure
6 26 (9.39%) Amazon S3
7 18 (6.50%) GCP
7 18 (6.50%) Route 53
8 17 (6.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 17 (6.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 16 (5.78%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (5.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (4.69%) AWS CodeBuild
11 13 (4.69%) GitHub
12 12 (4.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (3.97%) SaaS
14 10 (3.61%) AWS CloudTrail
14 10 (3.61%) OpenShift
15 8 (2.89%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (2.53%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.53%) Firewall
1 7 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.17%) Network Security
2 6 (2.17%) SSH
3 5 (1.81%) DNS
4 4 (1.44%) BGP
4 4 (1.44%) MPLS
4 4 (1.44%) SNMP
4 4 (1.44%) SSL
5 2 (0.72%) FTP
5 2 (0.72%) HTTP
6 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.36%) ICMP
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.36%) POP3
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
6 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (22.38%) MongoDB
2 61 (22.02%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (11.55%) SQL Server
4 30 (10.83%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (10.83%) MySQL
5 28 (10.11%) Hadoop
6 21 (7.58%) Big Data
6 21 (7.58%) Redis
7 20 (7.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (6.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (6.14%) NoSQL
10 14 (5.05%) Relational Database
11 12 (4.33%) Neo4j
12 10 (3.61%) Apache Hive
13 9 (3.25%) BigQuery
14 8 (2.89%) Data Lake
14 8 (2.89%) Presto
15 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.81%) Impala
Development Applications
1 81 (29.24%) Git (software)
2 56 (20.22%) Jenkins
3 29 (10.47%) Maven
4 28 (10.11%) GitLab
5 26 (9.39%) Selenium
6 20 (7.22%) JIRA
7 16 (5.78%) Cucumber
8 14 (5.05%) Grunt
8 14 (5.05%) gulp
9 12 (4.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (4.33%) IntelliJ
10 11 (3.97%) Artifactory
11 10 (3.61%) Hudson
12 9 (3.25%) WebDriver
13 7 (2.53%) Gradle
13 7 (2.53%) Subversion
14 6 (2.17%) FishEye
14 6 (2.17%) Gatling
14 6 (2.17%) Spinnaker
14 6 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (11.55%) Finance
2 24 (8.66%) Banking
3 23 (8.30%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.33%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.97%) Law
5 11 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.17%) Front Office
6 6 (2.17%) Legal
6 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.81%) Marketing
7 5 (1.81%) Retail
8 4 (1.44%) Electronics
8 4 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.72%) Police
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (42.96%) Developer
2 43 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (14.44%) Architect
4 34 (12.27%) Java Developer
5 21 (7.58%) Full Stack Developer
6 20 (7.22%) Data Engineer
7 19 (6.86%) Python Developer
8 18 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.42%) Angular Developer
11 13 (4.69%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) .NET Developer
12 12 (4.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) Django Developer
12 12 (4.33%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.97%) Python/Django Developer
14 10 (3.61%) Applications Architect
14 10 (3.61%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (28.88%) AngularJS
2 72 (25.99%) React
3 64 (23.10%) Node.js
4 56 (20.22%) Elastic Stack
5 54 (19.49%) Spring
6 49 (17.69%) HTML
7 42 (15.16%) CSS
8 40 (14.44%) Kafka
9 39 (14.08%) RabbitMQ
9 39 (14.08%) Web Services
10 37 (13.36%) HTML5
10 37 (13.36%) Spring Boot
11 30 (10.83%) REST
12 28 (10.11%) scikit-learn
13 25 (9.03%) Django
14 20 (7.22%) .NET
14 20 (7.22%) CSS3
14 20 (7.22%) JSON
15 18 (6.50%) RESTful
16 16 (5.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.03%) User Experience
2 18 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.89%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.17%) Blog
5 6 (2.17%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.81%) Derivative
7 4 (1.44%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.08%) NHS
9 2 (0.72%) Pricing Data
9 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.36%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.77%) Linux
2 16 (5.78%) Unix
3 15 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (4.69%) Ubuntu
5 12 (4.33%) Mac OS X
6 10 (3.61%) Windows
7 8 (2.89%) CentOS
7 8 (2.89%) Debian
8 7 (2.53%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.17%) Android
10 4 (1.44%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.36%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (40.43%) DevOps
3 66 (23.83%) Microservices
4 55 (19.86%) TDD
5 41 (14.80%) Test Automation
6 36 (13.00%) Scrum
7 32 (11.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (10.83%) Continuous Deployment
8 30 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.30%) Data Science
9 23 (8.30%) Deployment Automation
9 23 (8.30%) Kanban
9 23 (8.30%) Software Engineering
10 21 (7.58%) Web Development
11 20 (7.22%) Front End Development
12 19 (6.86%) BDD
13 17 (6.14%) Open Source
13 17 (6.14%) User Stories
13 17 (6.14%) Visualisation
14 16 (5.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 136 (49.10%) Java
2 116 (41.88%) Python
3 83 (29.96%) JavaScript
4 57 (20.58%) SQL
5 41 (14.80%) Scala
6 35 (12.64%) TypeScript
7 29 (10.47%) Ruby
8 22 (7.94%) Go
9 20 (7.22%) Groovy
10 19 (6.86%) C#
11 18 (6.50%) Bash Shell
11 18 (6.50%) Java 8
12 14 (5.05%) PHP
13 12 (4.33%) Perl
14 11 (3.97%) PL/SQL
15 7 (2.53%) Kotlin
15 7 (2.53%) Shell Script
16 6 (2.17%) C++
17 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (28.16%) Security Cleared
2 56 (20.22%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.58%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.78%) Degree
5 10 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.53%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (2.17%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) GDPR
3 3 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.36%) SEPA
5 1 (0.36%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.36%) TARGET2
System Software
1 49 (17.69%) Docker
2 5 (1.81%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
4 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (28.88%) Kubernetes
2 75 (27.08%) Kibana
3 55 (19.86%) Terraform
4 41 (14.80%) logstash
5 32 (11.55%) Ansible
6 19 (6.86%) Grafana
7 8 (2.89%) Graphite
7 8 (2.89%) Packer
7 8 (2.89%) Puppet
8 7 (2.53%) Prometheus
9 6 (2.17%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.81%) Netcool
10 5 (1.81%) Salt
11 4 (1.44%) Consul
12 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.36%) Icinga
13 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.36%) Mesos
13 1 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 28 (10.11%) Oracle
2 13 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.33%) AppDynamics
4 10 (3.61%) Cloudera
4 10 (3.61%) Hortonworks
5 9 (3.25%) Splunk
6 8 (2.89%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.53%) Google
8 6 (2.17%) Axway
8 6 (2.17%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.81%) SevOne
9 5 (1.81%) Sparx
9 5 (1.81%) Sybase
10 4 (1.44%) Adobe
10 4 (1.44%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.44%) New Relic
10 4 (1.44%) SAP
11 2 (0.72%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.72%) HP
11 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com