The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Splunk products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Splunk over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Splunk, Inc.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Splunk
Rank 418 480 489
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +9
Contract jobs citing Splunk 222 130 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 82 71
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £250 £380
% change year-on-year
+47.50% -34.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £53.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Splunk
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Splunk within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Splunk Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Splunk
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Splunk within the UK.

Splunk Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Splunk
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Splunk within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Splunk Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Splunk
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Splunk within the UK.

Splunk Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Splunk
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +76 220 £400 - 73
London +38 105 £475 +11.76% 20
South East +15 44 £375 -1.63% 18
Yorkshire -11 41 £313 +38.88% 5
West Yorkshire -26 24 £300 +33.33% 4
Leeds -30 21 £300 +33.33% 4
City of London +7 15 £435 -8.42% 7
South West +4 12 £350 - 6
Wiltshire +14 11 £325 -
Staines - 11 - -
North Yorkshire - 11 £388 -
Surrey - 11 - - 3
Hampshire - 9 £400 -
Kent - 9 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 9 - -
York - 9 £388 -
Swindon +3 7 £325 -
East of England +3 6 £400 +19.40% 6
South Yorkshire -11 6 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 6 £288 +2.67%
Tyne and Wear -22 6 £288 +2.67%
North East -26 6 £288 +2.67%
Berkshire +1 5 £438 -12.50% 6
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 - 5
Croydon - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £363 -14.70%
East Midlands -7 4 £450 - 3
Cambridge -7 4 £363 -14.70%
Reading - 3 £438 - 3
Winchester - 3 £350 -

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Splunk also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Splunk.

1 152 (40.64%) Linux
2 113 (30.21%) DevOps
3 112 (29.95%) Python
4 110 (29.41%) Java
5 100 (26.74%) Puppet
6 98 (26.20%) Jenkins
7 83 (22.19%) SQL
8 80 (21.39%) CentOS
9 77 (20.59%) UNIX
10 70 (18.72%) Windows
10 70 (18.72%) Git (software)
11 68 (18.18%) Tomcat
12 67 (17.91%) Finance
13 66 (17.65%) MongoDB
14 65 (17.38%) Opscode Chef
14 65 (17.38%) VMware
15 63 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (15.78%) ITIL
17 57 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 56 (14.97%) Oracle
18 56 (14.97%) Firewall
19 52 (13.90%) Apache
20 51 (13.64%) JavaScript
21 50 (13.37%) Bash Shell
22 49 (13.10%) JIRA
23 48 (12.83%) Graphite
24 47 (12.57%) RabbitMQ
24 47 (12.57%) Nagios
24 47 (12.57%) Amazon AWS

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Splunk also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Splunk. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 52 (13.90%) Apache
3 34 (9.09%) Node.js
4 33 (8.82%) IIS
5 22 (5.88%) JBoss
6 18 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (4.55%) Confluence
7 17 (4.55%) Jetty
8 15 (4.01%) OpenStack
9 13 (3.48%) Mule
10 12 (3.21%) WebLogic
11 11 (2.94%) GlassFish
12 10 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (2.67%) nginx
13 9 (2.41%) Apache Qpid
13 9 (2.41%) WildFly
13 9 (2.41%) Mule ESB
13 9 (2.41%) Apache TomEE
13 9 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (2.41%) Tornado
Applications
1 8 (2.14%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.14%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.87%) MS Office
3 4 (1.07%) MS Project
3 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.80%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.53%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 10 (2.67%) OpenShift
5 9 (2.41%) SoftLayer
5 9 (2.41%) Sumo Logic
5 9 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.34%) PaaS
7 5 (1.34%) GitHub
8 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.97%) Firewall
2 30 (8.02%) DNS
3 27 (7.22%) LDAP
4 22 (5.88%) SSL
5 21 (5.61%) SAN
6 20 (5.35%) TCP/IP
7 19 (5.08%) VPN
7 19 (5.08%) SNMP
8 15 (4.01%) DHCP
8 15 (4.01%) HTTP
8 15 (4.01%) Internet
9 13 (3.48%) LAN
10 12 (3.21%) WAN
10 12 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (2.94%) Network Security
12 10 (2.67%) Wireshark
12 10 (2.67%) OpenLDAP
12 10 (2.67%) Wireless
13 6 (1.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 43 (11.50%) SQL Server
3 35 (9.36%) MySQL
4 30 (8.02%) Hadoop
5 28 (7.49%) CouchDB
5 28 (7.49%) Redis
6 19 (5.08%) NoSQL
7 18 (4.81%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.01%) Big Data
9 12 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.41%) InterSystems Cache
10 9 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.41%) Riak
10 9 (2.41%) Infinispan
10 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.34%) HBase
11 5 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.34%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 98 (26.20%) Jenkins
2 70 (18.72%) Git (software)
3 49 (13.10%) JIRA
4 40 (10.70%) Maven
5 30 (8.02%) Subversion
6 23 (6.15%) Hudson
7 22 (5.88%) Ant
8 19 (5.08%) Gradle
9 17 (4.55%) LoadRunner
10 16 (4.28%) TeamCity
11 15 (4.01%) Selenium
11 15 (4.01%) JUnit
12 12 (3.21%) HP UFT
13 11 (2.94%) Artifactory
14 10 (2.67%) MSBuild
14 10 (2.67%) Gerrit
14 10 (2.67%) Mocha
14 10 (2.67%) SonarQube
14 10 (2.67%) JMeter
15 9 (2.41%) Mercurial
General
1 67 (17.91%) Finance
2 18 (4.81%) Banking
3 7 (1.87%) Retail
3 7 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.07%) Front Office
6 4 (1.07%) Games
6 4 (1.07%) Advertising
7 3 (0.80%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 2 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 75 (20.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (12.83%) Analyst
3 31 (8.29%) Consultant
4 28 (7.49%) Developer
5 27 (7.22%) Architect
6 20 (5.35%) Applications Support
7 17 (4.55%) Security Consultant
7 17 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.01%) Security Analyst
8 15 (4.01%) Splunk Engineer
9 14 (3.74%) Splunk Consultant
9 14 (3.74%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.48%) Applications Support Analyst
10 13 (3.48%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.48%) Test Manager
11 10 (2.67%) Technical Support
11 10 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (2.67%) Security Manager
12 9 (2.41%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.57%) RabbitMQ
2 32 (8.56%) Kafka
3 30 (8.02%) REST
4 29 (7.75%) HTML
5 28 (7.49%) XML
6 26 (6.95%) .NET
7 25 (6.68%) Web Services
8 24 (6.42%) JSON
9 23 (6.15%) Spring
10 20 (5.35%) HTML5
10 20 (5.35%) Memcached
11 19 (5.08%) CSS
12 17 (4.55%) LAMP
13 14 (3.74%) jQuery
13 14 (3.74%) AngularJS
14 13 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (3.48%) Backbone.js
14 13 (3.48%) Middleware
15 12 (3.21%) Apache Flex
15 12 (3.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.68%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.35%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.08%) PKI
5 13 (3.48%) User Experience
6 11 (2.94%) NHS
6 11 (2.94%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.67%) Statistics
7 10 (2.67%) Cryptography
8 9 (2.41%) W3C
8 9 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.14%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.87%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.60%) Smartcard
11 6 (1.60%) IVR
12 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.07%) Online Games
14 3 (0.80%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 152 (40.64%) Linux
2 80 (21.39%) CentOS
3 77 (20.59%) UNIX
4 70 (18.72%) Windows
5 56 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (9.89%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.60%) Solaris
9 5 (1.34%) VMS
9 5 (1.34%) Fedora
10 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.53%) HPUX
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (30.21%) DevOps
2 63 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (15.78%) ITIL
4 57 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (10.16%) Microservices
6 36 (9.63%) Analytics
7 35 (9.36%) E-Commerce
8 34 (9.09%) Open Source
9 33 (8.82%) SIEM
9 33 (8.82%) Configuration Management
10 30 (8.02%) Service Management
11 26 (6.95%) Workflow
12 23 (6.15%) Data Management
13 22 (5.88%) Problem Management
13 22 (5.88%) SDLC
14 21 (5.61%) Incident Management
14 21 (5.61%) SOA
15 19 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (5.08%) Load Balancing
15 19 (5.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (29.95%) Python
2 110 (29.41%) Java
3 83 (22.19%) SQL
4 51 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 50 (13.37%) Bash Shell
6 45 (12.03%) Perl
6 45 (12.03%) Ruby
7 41 (10.96%) PowerShell
8 30 (8.02%) Shell Script
9 23 (6.15%) PHP
10 13 (3.48%) C++
11 9 (2.41%) C#
12 7 (1.87%) Scala
13 5 (1.34%) VBScript
13 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.07%) C
15 3 (0.80%) R
16 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.08%) Degree
4 12 (3.21%) CISSP
5 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.07%) ISEB
7 4 (1.07%) CISM
7 4 (1.07%) MCP
7 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) CEH
8 3 (0.80%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.80%) GCIH
9 2 (0.53%) CCSE
9 2 (0.53%) MOS
9 2 (0.53%) MCSE
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) PMP
9 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.41%) SLA
4 8 (2.14%) QA
5 3 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (12.30%) Docker
2 35 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.94%) VMware Server
4 11 (2.94%) vCloud
5 9 (2.41%) Squid
5 9 (2.41%) XenApp
5 9 (2.41%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.41%) Varnish
6 8 (2.14%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.34%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.34%) HDFS
8 4 (1.07%) vSphere
9 3 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.53%) XenServer
10 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.53%) Snort
11 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 100 (26.74%) Puppet
2 65 (17.38%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (12.83%) Graphite
4 47 (12.57%) Nagios
5 38 (10.16%) Salt
6 32 (8.56%) Ansible
7 28 (7.49%) logstash
8 23 (6.15%) Opsview
9 21 (5.61%) Rundeck
10 19 (5.08%) ITRS Geneos
11 18 (4.81%) Vagrant
11 18 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (4.28%) Icinga
13 13 (3.48%) ZABBIX
14 12 (3.21%) SCCM
14 12 (3.21%) Kibana
15 11 (2.94%) SCOM
16 10 (2.67%) HAProxy
17 9 (2.41%) BladeLogic
17 9 (2.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 65 (17.38%) VMware
2 56 (14.97%) Oracle
3 40 (10.70%) Microsoft
4 37 (9.89%) Red Hat
5 36 (9.63%) Cisco
6 21 (5.61%) HP
7 15 (4.01%) McAfee
8 13 (3.48%) Adobe
8 13 (3.48%) Google
9 12 (3.21%) ArcSight
9 12 (3.21%) Citrix
10 11 (2.94%) Tealeaf
10 11 (2.94%) Riverbed
11 10 (2.67%) Pega
11 10 (2.67%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.41%) webMethods
12 9 (2.41%) EMC
12 9 (2.41%) AppSense
12 9 (2.41%) Software AG
12 9 (2.41%) CheckPoint
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