Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 265 284 225
Rank change year-on-year +19 -59 +48
Contract jobs citing Elasticsearch 397 631 1,240
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.87% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.69% 6.07% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 488 952
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £331 £400 £400
90th Percentile £655 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +6.84% -5.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £41.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.42% -14.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.75 £41.83
% change year-on-year - -2.57% -14.21%

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 5,937 10,392 16,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 14.38% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,992 6,908 10,723
Median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 229 328
Median hourly rate £26.73 £20.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.65% +7.38% -1.97%
10th Percentile £13.68 £10.92 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £51.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.51% +4.29% -7.89%

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 18 January 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 16 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 18 January 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 +31 330 £508 -3.33% 237
London -44 175 £508 -7.73% 103
UK excluding London +139 144 £508 +6.84% 149
Work from Home -86 139 £500 - 49
South West +124 52 £525 +2.44% 22
North of England +96 30 £463 +2.78% 37
South East +104 24 £475 - 34
East of England +62 16 £713 +78.13% 16
Scotland +55 16 £488 -7.14% 12
Yorkshire +48 14 £450 -5.26% 7
North West +66 12 £450 +7.78% 29
Midlands +55 5 £508 -3.33% 23
North East +37 4 £550 +22.22% 1
East Midlands - 4 £508 - 6
Northern Ireland +11 2 £392 +4.53% 2
West Midlands +41 1 £450 -14.29% 17

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 181 (45.59%) Java
2 163 (41.06%) Python
3 154 (38.79%) DevOps
4 149 (37.53%) AWS
5 142 (35.77%) Docker
5 142 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (35.01%) Kubernetes
7 111 (27.96%) Security Cleared
8 107 (26.95%) Jenkins
9 105 (26.45%) Git (software)
10 99 (24.94%) Linux
11 93 (23.43%) Microservices
12 89 (22.42%) JavaScript
12 89 (22.42%) PostgreSQL
13 79 (19.90%) Terraform
14 73 (18.39%) Kibana
15 71 (17.88%) TDD
16 70 (17.63%) React
17 65 (16.37%) Kafka
18 63 (15.87%) Test Automation
18 63 (15.87%) Spring
19 62 (15.62%) Elastic Stack
20 61 (15.37%) Software Engineering
20 61 (15.37%) SC Cleared
20 61 (15.37%) Node.js
21 60 (15.11%) Ansible
22 57 (14.36%) SQL
23 56 (14.11%) Spring Boot
24 47 (11.84%) Bash Shell
24 47 (11.84%) Azure

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 36 (9.07%) Apache
2 34 (8.56%) Apache Spark
3 20 (5.04%) JBoss
4 18 (4.53%) Tomcat
5 17 (4.28%) Confluence
6 12 (3.02%) Camunda
7 11 (2.77%) Apache Solr
8 10 (2.52%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.27%) IIS
9 9 (2.27%) Jetty
10 8 (2.02%) MQSeries
10 8 (2.02%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 8 (2.02%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (1.26%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.01%) WildFly
13 3 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.76%) FileNet
13 3 (0.76%) nginx
14 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) Exstream
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 149 (37.53%) AWS
2 47 (11.84%) Azure
3 34 (8.56%) Serverless
4 32 (8.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 29 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
6 23 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (5.79%) OpenShift
7 20 (5.04%) Amazon S3
8 16 (4.03%) Amazon Neptune
8 16 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (3.78%) SaaS
10 14 (3.53%) GCP
10 14 (3.53%) GitHub
10 14 (3.53%) Route 53
11 10 (2.52%) PaaS
12 9 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (2.27%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 9 (2.27%) AWS CodeBuild
12 9 (2.27%) AWS CodePipeline
12 9 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.53%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.02%) SSL
3 11 (2.77%) Firewall
4 8 (2.02%) BGP
4 8 (2.02%) Internet
4 8 (2.02%) Kerberos
4 8 (2.02%) SSH
5 6 (1.51%) SNMP
5 6 (1.51%) Wireshark
6 5 (1.26%) DNS
6 5 (1.26%) HTTP
6 5 (1.26%) MPLS
7 4 (1.01%) Network Security
8 3 (0.76%) FTP
8 3 (0.76%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.76%) OSPF
8 3 (0.76%) VRRP
8 3 (0.76%) VXLAN
8 3 (0.76%) WAN
9 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.42%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (10.58%) Amazon RDS
3 36 (9.07%) Relational Database
4 35 (8.82%) MySQL
4 35 (8.82%) Redis
5 34 (8.56%) MongoDB
6 33 (8.31%) Hadoop
7 31 (7.81%) SQL Server
8 28 (7.05%) Big Data
8 28 (7.05%) Neo4j
9 18 (4.53%) Apache Hive
10 17 (4.28%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
13 8 (2.02%) Apache Accumulo
13 8 (2.02%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.76%) Data Lake
14 7 (1.76%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.51%) HBase
Development Applications
1 107 (26.95%) Jenkins
2 105 (26.45%) Git (software)
3 32 (8.06%) GitLab
4 31 (7.81%) JIRA
4 31 (7.81%) Selenium
5 28 (7.05%) Cucumber
6 26 (6.55%) Maven
7 22 (5.54%) Artifactory
8 19 (4.79%) IntelliJ
9 18 (4.53%) JUnit
10 15 (3.78%) Subversion
10 15 (3.78%) TeamCity
11 14 (3.53%) Gradle
11 14 (3.53%) SonarQube
12 12 (3.02%) Gatling
13 11 (2.77%) Hudson
14 10 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (2.27%) Ant
15 9 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (2.02%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (9.32%) Finance
2 33 (8.31%) Banking
3 31 (7.81%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.52%) Legal
6 8 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.76%) Electronics
7 7 (1.76%) Law
7 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.76%) Marketing
7 7 (1.76%) Retail
8 5 (1.26%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.76%) Advertising
10 3 (0.76%) Front Office
11 2 (0.50%) Military
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 194 (48.87%) Developer
2 72 (18.14%) Java Developer
3 49 (12.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (11.84%) Architect
5 46 (11.59%) Python Developer
6 25 (6.30%) Data Engineer
7 24 (6.05%) AWS Developer
7 24 (6.05%) Software Engineer
8 23 (5.79%) Senior Developer
9 22 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (5.04%) Elasticsearch Developer
11 17 (4.28%) Software Developer
12 15 (3.78%) Backend Developer
13 14 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
14 12 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
15 11 (2.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 10 (2.52%) Angular Developer
16 10 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
17 9 (2.27%) DV Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.63%) React
2 65 (16.37%) Kafka
3 63 (15.87%) Spring
4 62 (15.62%) Elastic Stack
5 61 (15.37%) Node.js
6 56 (14.11%) Spring Boot
7 46 (11.59%) AngularJS
8 45 (11.34%) REST
9 44 (11.08%) HTML
10 39 (9.82%) RabbitMQ
11 35 (8.82%) HTML5
12 29 (7.30%) Apache NiFi
13 27 (6.80%) JSON
14 26 (6.55%) .NET
14 26 (6.55%) CSS
15 23 (5.79%) Django
15 23 (5.79%) Web Services
16 22 (5.54%) GraphQL
17 17 (4.28%) Vue.js
18 15 (3.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.79%) Public Cloud
2 18 (4.53%) User Experience
3 13 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.02%) W3C
5 11 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.77%) NHS
6 10 (2.52%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.27%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.02%) Derivative
9 7 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.76%) Equities
12 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.50%) EFT
13 2 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 99 (24.94%) Linux
2 30 (7.56%) Windows
3 26 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (5.04%) Ubuntu
5 11 (2.77%) CentOS
6 10 (2.52%) Android
7 9 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.27%) Unix
8 8 (2.02%) Debian
8 8 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon Linux
9 4 (1.01%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.76%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (38.79%) DevOps
2 142 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (23.43%) Microservices
4 71 (17.88%) TDD
5 63 (15.87%) Test Automation
6 61 (15.37%) Software Engineering
7 39 (9.82%) Deployment Automation
8 38 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (9.32%) Analytics
10 35 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 35 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
11 28 (7.05%) Scrum
12 26 (6.55%) Machine Learning
13 25 (6.30%) ETL
14 24 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (5.79%) Kanban
16 21 (5.29%) Data Analytics
16 21 (5.29%) Domain-Driven Design
16 21 (5.29%) Infrastructure as Code
17 19 (4.79%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 181 (45.59%) Java
2 163 (41.06%) Python
3 89 (22.42%) JavaScript
4 57 (14.36%) SQL
5 47 (11.84%) Bash Shell
6 46 (11.59%) Go
7 41 (10.33%) Scala
8 29 (7.30%) Perl
9 27 (6.80%) Ruby
10 26 (6.55%) Java 8
11 21 (5.29%) Groovy
12 20 (5.04%) PHP
13 18 (4.53%) C#
14 16 (4.03%) ES6
14 16 (4.03%) PL/SQL
14 16 (4.03%) TypeScript
15 15 (3.78%) PowerShell
16 14 (3.53%) Shell Script
17 12 (3.02%) SPARQL
18 9 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 111 (27.96%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.37%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.32%) DV Cleared
4 29 (7.30%) Degree
5 11 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.02%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.76%) CCNP
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.50%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.77%) Dublin Core
2 10 (2.52%) QA
3 6 (1.51%) GDPR
4 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.50%) PMO
5 2 (0.50%) SEPA
5 2 (0.50%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 142 (35.77%) Docker
2 12 (3.02%) HDFS
3 11 (2.77%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 139 (35.01%) Kubernetes
2 79 (19.90%) Terraform
3 73 (18.39%) Kibana
4 60 (15.11%) Ansible
5 27 (6.80%) Grafana
5 27 (6.80%) Puppet
6 26 (6.55%) logstash
7 23 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (3.78%) Graphite
9 14 (3.53%) Prometheus
10 8 (2.02%) Consul
10 8 (2.02%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (2.02%) Netcool
10 8 (2.02%) Oozie
10 8 (2.02%) Salt
11 7 (1.76%) Nagios
11 7 (1.76%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.51%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.51%) Icinga
12 6 (1.51%) Opsview
Vendors
1 37 (9.32%) Oracle
2 31 (7.81%) Splunk
3 28 (7.05%) Red Hat
4 27 (6.80%) AppDynamics
5 17 (4.28%) Google
6 14 (3.53%) Cloudera
7 11 (2.77%) Microsoft
8 10 (2.52%) Hortonworks
9 9 (2.27%) Dynatrace
10 8 (2.02%) Axway
10 8 (2.02%) HP
10 8 (2.02%) MuleSoft
10 8 (2.02%) SAP
10 8 (2.02%) SevOne
10 8 (2.02%) Sparx
10 8 (2.02%) Sybase
11 7 (1.76%) VMware
12 3 (0.76%) Altiris
12 3 (0.76%) Cisco
12 3 (0.76%) Fortinet