Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 269 263
Rank change year-on-year -30 -6 +12
Contract jobs citing Elasticsearch 435 558 1,011
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.97% 1.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.98% 6.70% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 416 729
10th Percentile £365 £366 £406
25th Percentile £425 £431 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £594
90th Percentile £660 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +0.79% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.75 £27.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +87.96% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.50 - -

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 7,277 8,323 15,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.59% 14.49% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,000 5,471 9,901
10th Percentile £290 £263 £281
25th Percentile £388 £363 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £559 £569
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +2.88% -1.45% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 188 290
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.62 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.25 £15.19 £12.83
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% +11.11% +2.80%
75th Percentile £56.50 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.94
% change year-on-year +31.58% +12.14% -3.19%

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 20 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Elasticsearch over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 -56 315 £501 -4.67% 280
Work from Home -123 166 £500 +5.26% 71
UK excluding London +69 161 £479 +0.79% 160
London -139 158 £514 -6.59% 135
Scotland +33 46 £475 -11.63% 7
South East +59 41 £475 +5.56% 46
South West +67 32 £538 +2.38% 18
East of England +41 20 £700 +81.23% 13
North of England +26 17 £463 +2.78% 49
North West +10 11 £440 +4.14% 32
Midlands +26 5 £488 -2.50% 19
Yorkshire +23 4 £494 -5.50% 13
East Midlands - 4 £525 - 7
North East +28 2 £550 -9.47% 4
West Midlands +9 1 £450 -10.00% 12

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 188 (43.22%) Docker
2 183 (42.07%) AWS
3 180 (41.38%) DevOps
4 175 (40.23%) Python
5 166 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (36.55%) Kubernetes
7 146 (33.56%) Java
8 120 (27.59%) Microservices
9 104 (23.91%) Jenkins
10 103 (23.68%) Linux
11 102 (23.45%) JavaScript
11 102 (23.45%) PostgreSQL
12 99 (22.76%) Security Cleared
13 97 (22.30%) Git (software)
14 91 (20.92%) Ansible
15 90 (20.69%) Terraform
16 84 (19.31%) Azure
17 82 (18.85%) Kibana
18 77 (17.70%) Kafka
19 75 (17.24%) TDD
20 73 (16.78%) Node.js
21 70 (16.09%) Software Engineering
22 69 (15.86%) Serverless
23 62 (14.25%) Bash Shell
23 62 (14.25%) Grafana
24 60 (13.79%) Test Automation
25 59 (13.56%) SC Cleared
25 59 (13.56%) React
26 56 (12.87%) SQL
27 55 (12.64%) Apache

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 55 (12.64%) Apache
2 44 (10.11%) Apache Spark
3 28 (6.44%) Confluence
4 18 (4.14%) Apache Airflow
5 15 (3.45%) JBoss
6 13 (2.99%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.76%) Apache Solr
7 12 (2.76%) Camunda
8 6 (1.38%) IIS
8 6 (1.38%) Jetty
8 6 (1.38%) nginx
8 6 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.15%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.69%) WildFly
12 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.46%) CMS
12 2 (0.46%) Traefik
Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.23%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 183 (42.07%) AWS
2 84 (19.31%) Azure
3 69 (15.86%) Serverless
4 54 (12.41%) AWS Lambda
5 52 (11.95%) Amazon S3
6 49 (11.26%) OpenShift
7 36 (8.28%) PaaS
8 31 (7.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (5.29%) GCP
10 22 (5.06%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (4.83%) AWS Step Functions
12 19 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (4.14%) GitHub
14 17 (3.91%) Amazon Neptune
15 16 (3.68%) Route 53
15 16 (3.68%) SaaS
16 15 (3.45%) AWS CodeBuild
16 15 (3.45%) Slack
17 14 (3.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 13 (2.99%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.30%) Internet
3 8 (1.84%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.61%) Firewall
5 6 (1.38%) HTTP
6 5 (1.15%) BGP
6 5 (1.15%) OSPF
6 5 (1.15%) VXLAN
6 5 (1.15%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.92%) DNS
7 4 (0.92%) SSH
7 4 (0.92%) WAN
8 3 (0.69%) SSL
8 3 (0.69%) VRRP
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.46%) FTP
9 2 (0.46%) Multicast
9 2 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (23.45%) PostgreSQL
2 52 (11.95%) MongoDB
3 50 (11.49%) SQL Server
4 44 (10.11%) Redis
5 39 (8.97%) Hadoop
5 39 (8.97%) MySQL
5 39 (8.97%) NoSQL
6 38 (8.74%) Big Data
7 37 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 35 (8.05%) Amazon RDS
9 28 (6.44%) Apache Hive
10 27 (6.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (5.06%) Amazon Aurora
12 18 (4.14%) Neo4j
13 16 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
14 15 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (3.22%) HBase
16 11 (2.53%) RDBMS
17 10 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (2.07%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 104 (23.91%) Jenkins
2 97 (22.30%) Git (software)
3 50 (11.49%) GitLab
4 44 (10.11%) JIRA
5 34 (7.82%) Artifactory
6 31 (7.13%) SonarQube
7 28 (6.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (4.83%) JUnit
9 17 (3.91%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.45%) IntelliJ
10 15 (3.45%) Maven
11 14 (3.22%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.76%) Gatling
12 12 (2.76%) Subversion
13 10 (2.30%) Selenium
14 8 (1.84%) Gradle
14 8 (1.84%) LoadRunner
14 8 (1.84%) PyCharm
14 8 (1.84%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.84%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 36 (8.28%) Finance
2 31 (7.13%) Public Sector
3 29 (6.67%) Banking
4 17 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.07%) Marketing
6 7 (1.61%) Electronics
6 7 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.38%) Law
8 4 (0.92%) Legal
8 4 (0.92%) Retail
9 3 (0.69%) Advertising
9 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.69%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 191 (43.91%) Developer
2 67 (15.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (11.95%) Java Developer
4 36 (8.28%) Architect
5 31 (7.13%) Python Developer
6 25 (5.75%) Data Engineer
7 24 (5.52%) Software Developer
8 23 (5.29%) AWS Developer
8 23 (5.29%) Software Engineer
9 21 (4.83%) Senior Developer
9 21 (4.83%) Technical Leader
10 17 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (3.45%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.22%) Elasticsearch Developer
13 12 (2.76%) .NET Developer
13 12 (2.76%) AWS DevOps
13 12 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
13 12 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (2.53%) AWS Architect
14 11 (2.53%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (17.70%) Kafka
2 73 (16.78%) Node.js
3 59 (13.56%) React
4 54 (12.41%) Spring
5 52 (11.95%) REST
5 52 (11.95%) Spring Boot
6 45 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
7 42 (9.66%) RabbitMQ
8 37 (8.51%) .NET
9 31 (7.13%) HTML
10 30 (6.90%) AngularJS
10 30 (6.90%) Apache NiFi
11 24 (5.52%) CSS
12 23 (5.29%) ActiveMQ
13 21 (4.83%) GraphQL
14 20 (4.60%) JSON
14 20 (4.60%) Web Services
15 18 (4.14%) .NET Core
15 18 (4.14%) OAuth
16 17 (3.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.98%) Cloud Native
2 23 (5.29%) User Experience
3 17 (3.91%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.22%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.76%) W3C
7 11 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.92%) Clustering
13 4 (0.92%) Derivative
13 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.69%) Equities
14 3 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 103 (23.68%) Linux
2 27 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (5.06%) Ubuntu
3 22 (5.06%) Windows
4 10 (2.30%) Unix
5 8 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.61%) Android
7 6 (1.38%) CentOS
8 5 (1.15%) Debian
8 5 (1.15%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (41.38%) DevOps
2 166 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (27.59%) Microservices
4 75 (17.24%) TDD
5 70 (16.09%) Software Engineering
6 60 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 47 (10.80%) Infrastructure as Code
8 46 (10.57%) Analytics
8 46 (10.57%) Scrum
9 42 (9.66%) ETL
10 41 (9.43%) Machine Learning
11 37 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (8.28%) Configuration Management
13 33 (7.59%) Kanban
14 32 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
16 27 (6.21%) Data Science
16 27 (6.21%) SDLC
16 27 (6.21%) Unit Testing
17 26 (5.98%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 175 (40.23%) Python
2 146 (33.56%) Java
3 102 (23.45%) JavaScript
4 62 (14.25%) Bash Shell
5 56 (12.87%) SQL
6 44 (10.11%) Go
7 40 (9.20%) TypeScript
8 30 (6.90%) Scala
9 29 (6.67%) Ruby
10 28 (6.44%) C#
11 22 (5.06%) Java 8
12 18 (4.14%) ES6
12 18 (4.14%) Groovy
12 18 (4.14%) PowerShell
13 14 (3.22%) R
14 13 (2.99%) Perl
15 12 (2.76%) SPARQL
16 8 (1.84%) PHP
17 6 (1.38%) Shell Script
18 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (22.76%) Security Cleared
2 59 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.13%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.07%) Degree
5 7 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.38%) OCP
6 6 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.69%) CCNP
9 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) CCDE
10 1 (0.23%) CCIE
10 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.23%) GCIA
10 1 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.53%) Dublin Core
2 10 (2.30%) QA
3 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.23%) HL7
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.23%) SEPA
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) TARGET2
System Software
1 188 (43.22%) Docker
2 15 (3.45%) HDFS
3 13 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 159 (36.55%) Kubernetes
2 91 (20.92%) Ansible
3 90 (20.69%) Terraform
4 82 (18.85%) Kibana
5 62 (14.25%) Grafana
6 35 (8.05%) Puppet
7 32 (7.36%) Prometheus
8 28 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (4.83%) logstash
10 11 (2.53%) Graphite
11 9 (2.07%) Consul
11 9 (2.07%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (1.84%) Nagios
12 8 (1.84%) Oozie
13 7 (1.61%) HP SIM
13 7 (1.61%) Icinga
13 7 (1.61%) Opsview
14 5 (1.15%) Istio
14 5 (1.15%) Packer
14 5 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 49 (11.26%) Splunk
2 28 (6.44%) Oracle
3 27 (6.21%) Red Hat
4 21 (4.83%) Google
5 17 (3.91%) ServiceNow
6 16 (3.68%) Microsoft
7 15 (3.45%) AppDynamics
7 15 (3.45%) Cloudera
8 14 (3.22%) Veracode
9 10 (2.30%) Dynatrace
9 10 (2.30%) HP
10 9 (2.07%) VMware
11 8 (1.84%) SAP
12 5 (1.15%) Arista
12 5 (1.15%) Cisco
12 5 (1.15%) Databricks
12 5 (1.15%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.15%) IBM
12 5 (1.15%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.92%) Sparx