Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 355 250 293
Rank change year-on-year -105 +43 -48
Contract jobs citing Elasticsearch 605 295 766
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.63% 6.49% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 225 542
10th Percentile £414 £329 £413
25th Percentile £463 £413 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £588
90th Percentile £695 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -6.50% +5.26% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

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 10,754 4,548 12,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 14.73% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,372 3,068 8,366
10th Percentile £300 £288 £260
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £556 £550
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £446 £425
% change year-on-year +0.84% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 129 299
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.63 £10.76
25th Percentile £16.19 £15.88 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.89
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +7.13% +4.45%
75th Percentile £53.75 £38.75 £40.05
90th Percentile £69.38 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% - -

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 16 October 2021.

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 17 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 16 October 2021. 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 -89 477 £550 +7.32% 296
London -105 317 £550 +4.76% 138
Work from Home -149 173 £510 +4.62% 85
UK excluding London -81 167 £468 -6.50% 170
South East -64 48 £489 -0.26% 48
Scotland -47 41 £458 +3.98% 6
South West -42 26 £475 -6.86% 20
North of England -64 25 £463 -7.50% 52
Midlands -66 14 £449 -11.58% 25
North East +2 13 £463 -28.85% 8
North West -49 9 £469 +33.93% 32
West Midlands - 9 £449 - 17
East of England -44 7 £361 -51.87% 12
Wales - 6 £510 - 6
East Midlands -33 5 £464 -8.62% 8
Yorkshire -51 3 £482 -3.60% 12
Northern Ireland -7 2 £483 +23.09% 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 305 (50.41%) AWS
2 277 (45.79%) DevOps
3 264 (43.64%) Docker
4 253 (41.82%) Java
5 219 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
6 194 (32.07%) Python
7 179 (29.59%) Kubernetes
8 166 (27.44%) Microservices
9 160 (26.45%) JavaScript
10 155 (25.62%) Kibana
11 138 (22.81%) Terraform
11 138 (22.81%) SQL
12 136 (22.48%) Azure
13 135 (22.31%) Jenkins
14 133 (21.98%) Kafka
15 117 (19.34%) Git (software)
16 114 (18.84%) PostgreSQL
17 110 (18.18%) Linux
17 110 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
18 108 (17.85%) Node.js
19 103 (17.02%) Spring
20 101 (16.69%) React
21 98 (16.20%) Test Automation
22 94 (15.54%) MongoDB
23 92 (15.21%) Ansible
24 90 (14.88%) Software Engineering
25 89 (14.71%) Prometheus
26 88 (14.55%) Grafana
27 86 (14.21%) REST
28 83 (13.72%) Serverless

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 82 (13.55%) Apache Spark
2 45 (7.44%) Apache
3 44 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.31%) Confluence
5 11 (1.82%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (1.82%) Appian
6 10 (1.65%) GemFire
6 10 (1.65%) nginx
7 7 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.99%) Jetty
8 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.66%) Drupal
11 3 (0.50%) CMS
11 3 (0.50%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Mingle
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.82%) Magento
2 3 (0.50%) Shopify
3 2 (0.33%) Endur
4 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 305 (50.41%) AWS
2 136 (22.48%) Azure
3 83 (13.72%) Serverless
4 74 (12.23%) Amazon EC2
5 64 (10.58%) AWS Lambda
6 56 (9.26%) Amazon ECS
6 56 (9.26%) Route 53
7 55 (9.09%) Amazon EKS
7 55 (9.09%) Amazon S3
8 49 (8.10%) GCP
9 47 (7.77%) Amazon EMR
10 45 (7.44%) OpenShift
11 41 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 32 (5.29%) PaaS
13 29 (4.79%) SaaS
14 23 (3.80%) GitHub
15 19 (3.14%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (2.81%) Heroku
17 16 (2.64%) AWS Step Functions
18 15 (2.48%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.96%) DNS
2 28 (4.63%) HTTP
3 13 (2.15%) Firewall
4 8 (1.32%) SNMP
4 8 (1.32%) Wireshark
5 7 (1.16%) Internet
5 7 (1.16%) SMS
6 6 (0.99%) VPN
7 5 (0.83%) FTP
7 5 (0.83%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (0.83%) SMPP
7 5 (0.83%) SS7
8 4 (0.66%) SSH
8 4 (0.66%) WAN
9 3 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.50%) Intranet
9 3 (0.50%) MPLS
9 3 (0.50%) Network Security
10 2 (0.33%) Multicast
10 2 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.84%) PostgreSQL
2 94 (15.54%) MongoDB
3 76 (12.56%) NoSQL
4 75 (12.40%) Hadoop
5 66 (10.91%) Redis
6 56 (9.26%) Relational Database
7 48 (7.93%) Big Data
8 46 (7.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 42 (6.94%) MySQL
10 41 (6.78%) SQL Server
11 36 (5.95%) Neo4j
12 31 (5.12%) Amazon RDS
13 25 (4.13%) Amazon Aurora
14 24 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (3.14%) RDBMS
17 17 (2.81%) Couchbase
18 16 (2.64%) Apache Hive
19 15 (2.48%) Blockchain
20 12 (1.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 135 (22.31%) Jenkins
2 117 (19.34%) Git (software)
3 70 (11.57%) Maven
4 60 (9.92%) GitLab
5 59 (9.75%) JIRA
6 46 (7.60%) Selenium
7 42 (6.94%) Gradle
8 40 (6.61%) Cucumber
9 36 (5.95%) JUnit
10 34 (5.62%) Artifactory
11 31 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
12 28 (4.63%) Subversion
13 22 (3.64%) Cypress.io
13 22 (3.64%) SonarQube
14 17 (2.81%) Bitbucket
15 15 (2.48%) Locust
16 14 (2.31%) IntelliJ
16 14 (2.31%) JMeter
16 14 (2.31%) Mercurial
17 12 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 83 (13.72%) Social Skills
2 61 (10.08%) Finance
3 43 (7.11%) Banking
4 42 (6.94%) Public Sector
5 25 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.49%) Marketing
8 8 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (1.32%) Law
8 8 (1.32%) Music Industry
9 6 (0.99%) Games
10 5 (0.83%) Front Office
11 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 221 (36.53%) Developer
2 138 (22.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (11.40%) Java Developer
4 50 (8.26%) AWS Engineer
5 45 (7.44%) AWS DevOps
6 44 (7.27%) Data Engineer
7 43 (7.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 41 (6.78%) Senior Developer
9 39 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
10 28 (4.63%) Python Developer
11 25 (4.13%) Architect
11 25 (4.13%) Software Engineer
12 20 (3.31%) AWS Developer
12 20 (3.31%) Big Data Engineer
13 19 (3.14%) Analyst
13 19 (3.14%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (2.64%) Lead DevOps
15 15 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
15 15 (2.48%) SQL Analyst
16 14 (2.31%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (21.98%) Kafka
2 110 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
3 108 (17.85%) Node.js
4 103 (17.02%) Spring
5 101 (16.69%) React
6 86 (14.21%) REST
7 76 (12.56%) Spring Boot
8 68 (11.24%) AngularJS
9 64 (10.58%) HTML
9 64 (10.58%) RESTful
10 59 (9.75%) CSS
11 44 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
12 42 (6.94%) .NET
12 42 (6.94%) Web Services
13 40 (6.61%) JSON
14 39 (6.45%) GraphQL
15 33 (5.45%) OAuth
16 26 (4.30%) OAuth2
17 25 (4.13%) Middleware
18 22 (3.64%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.12%) Data Structures
2 25 (4.13%) Legacy Systems
3 22 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.14%) PKI
4 19 (3.14%) User Experience
5 18 (2.98%) Cloud Native
6 17 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.64%) Algorithms
7 16 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.82%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.16%) Legacy Applications
11 7 (1.16%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.83%) Derivative
13 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 110 (18.18%) Linux
2 38 (6.28%) Unix
3 34 (5.62%) Windows
4 22 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.31%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.98%) Android
7 10 (1.65%) CentOS
8 6 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.33%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.33%) openSUSE
10 2 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (45.79%) DevOps
2 219 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (27.44%) Microservices
4 98 (16.20%) Test Automation
5 90 (14.88%) Software Engineering
6 79 (13.06%) TDD
7 76 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
7 76 (12.56%) Infrastructure as Code
8 69 (11.40%) Full Stack Development
9 66 (10.91%) Analytics
10 59 (9.75%) Scrum
11 49 (8.10%) Unit Testing
12 46 (7.60%) BDD
13 39 (6.45%) Integration Testing
13 39 (6.45%) Mentoring
14 38 (6.28%) ETL
15 37 (6.12%) Configuration Management
15 37 (6.12%) Data Modelling
15 37 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
16 36 (5.95%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 253 (41.82%) Java
2 194 (32.07%) Python
3 160 (26.45%) JavaScript
4 138 (22.81%) SQL
5 54 (8.93%) C#
6 52 (8.60%) Scala
7 49 (8.10%) TypeScript
8 42 (6.94%) Java 8
9 37 (6.12%) Bash Shell
10 34 (5.62%) PHP
11 28 (4.63%) Java 11
12 22 (3.64%) C++
13 20 (3.31%) Go
13 20 (3.31%) Ruby
14 19 (3.14%) Shell Script
15 18 (2.98%) Kotlin
16 14 (2.31%) PL/SQL
17 13 (2.15%) Groovy
18 11 (1.82%) VB
19 10 (1.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 59 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.93%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.64%) Degree
4 8 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.66%) CCNP
7 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.50%) OCP
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.12%) Accessibility
2 17 (2.81%) QA
3 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) Dublin Core
5 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 2 (0.33%) HL7
5 2 (0.33%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.17%) PSD2
6 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 264 (43.64%) Docker
2 10 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.83%) HDFS
5 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.50%) Varnish
6 3 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 179 (29.59%) Kubernetes
2 155 (25.62%) Kibana
3 138 (22.81%) Terraform
4 92 (15.21%) Ansible
5 89 (14.71%) Prometheus
6 88 (14.55%) Grafana
7 69 (11.40%) logstash
8 30 (4.96%) Graphite
9 29 (4.79%) Puppet
10 19 (3.14%) ITRS Geneos
11 18 (2.98%) Nagios
12 17 (2.81%) BladeLogic
13 12 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (1.82%) Argo
14 11 (1.82%) Fluentd
15 9 (1.49%) Oozie
15 9 (1.49%) Packer
15 9 (1.49%) Rancher
16 8 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
16 8 (1.32%) Graylog
Vendors
1 61 (10.08%) Splunk
2 51 (8.43%) Oracle
3 34 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.14%) Atlassian
4 19 (3.14%) Cloudera
5 17 (2.81%) Altiris
6 15 (2.48%) VMware
7 14 (2.31%) Google
8 13 (2.15%) MuleSoft
9 11 (1.82%) New Relic
10 10 (1.65%) IBM
11 9 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.32%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.16%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.16%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.99%) EMC
15 5 (0.83%) Adobe
15 5 (0.83%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.83%) Veracode