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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Splunk
Rank 415 498 487
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -11
Contract jobs citing Splunk 213 113 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 69 63
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £179 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+259.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+259.37% -

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +65 211 £425 +9.67% 114
London +57 105 £450 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire -16 42 £300 +62.16% 10
South East +17 29 £438 -12.50% 25
West Yorkshire -26 29 £300 +62.16% 8
Leeds -25 28 £300 +62.16% 7
City of London +2 18 £425 -32.00% 4
South West +1 11 £350 - 11
East of England -5 11 £400 +3.22% 9
Hampshire - 10 £425 - 3
Wiltshire - 10 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire +1 9 - -
Swindon - 7 £325 -
Croydon - 7 - -
East Midlands - 7 £480 - 11
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £363 -7.93% 2
Cambridge -9 6 £363 -7.93%
Staines - 6 - -
Kent - 6 £475 - 5
Surrey - 6 - - 2
Berkshire +8 4 £500 - 9
North Yorkshire +1 4 £350 +91.78% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £263 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £263 - 1
North East - 4 £263 - 1
Suffolk +5 3 £500 +117.39% 2
Ipswich +3 3 £500 +117.39% 2
York - 3 £325 - 1

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 154 (42.90%) Linux
2 112 (31.20%) Python
3 107 (29.81%) Java
4 95 (26.46%) SQL
5 88 (24.51%) Jenkins
6 84 (23.40%) CentOS
7 83 (23.12%) DevOps
8 79 (22.01%) Windows
9 77 (21.45%) Oracle
10 73 (20.33%) Firewall
11 71 (19.78%) ITIL
11 71 (19.78%) UNIX
12 69 (19.22%) Puppet
13 64 (17.83%) Tomcat
14 63 (17.55%) Git (software)
15 61 (16.99%) Finance
15 61 (16.99%) MongoDB
16 57 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
17 55 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 55 (15.32%) VMware
18 54 (15.04%) Apache
18 54 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
18 54 (15.04%) Graphite
19 49 (13.65%) SQL Server
20 48 (13.37%) Security Cleared
21 47 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (13.09%) Ubuntu
22 44 (12.26%) Bash Shell
23 43 (11.98%) Maven
24 42 (11.70%) JIRA

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (17.83%) Tomcat
2 54 (15.04%) Apache
3 33 (9.19%) IIS
4 25 (6.96%) Node.js
5 14 (3.90%) Jetty
6 13 (3.62%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.34%) JBoss
7 12 (3.34%) Confluence
8 11 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (3.06%) Mule
9 10 (2.79%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (2.51%) GlassFish
11 8 (2.23%) nginx
12 7 (1.95%) Apache Qpid
12 7 (1.95%) Tornado
12 7 (1.95%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.95%) WildFly
12 7 (1.95%) Mule ESB
12 7 (1.95%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 12 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.23%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.23%) MS Office
3 5 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.11%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.67%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.39%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.56%) RMDS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.23%) OpenShift
3 8 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.67%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.11%) SoftLayer
6 4 (1.11%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.28%) GitHub
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (20.33%) Firewall
2 37 (10.31%) LDAP
3 28 (7.80%) DNS
4 24 (6.69%) SSL
5 22 (6.13%) SAN
6 18 (5.01%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.18%) DHCP
8 14 (3.90%) SNMP
8 14 (3.90%) VPN
8 14 (3.90%) Network Security
9 13 (3.62%) LAN
10 12 (3.34%) WAN
10 12 (3.34%) HTTP
11 11 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (3.06%) Internet
12 10 (2.79%) Wireshark
13 9 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.23%) OpenLDAP
15 6 (1.67%) NetScaler
16 5 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.99%) MongoDB
2 49 (13.65%) SQL Server
3 35 (9.75%) MySQL
3 35 (9.75%) Hadoop
4 28 (7.80%) CouchDB
5 27 (7.52%) NoSQL
6 24 (6.69%) Redis
7 21 (5.85%) Relational Database
8 16 (4.46%) Oracle Database
9 13 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (3.34%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.79%) Riak
11 10 (2.79%) Big Data
12 9 (2.51%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.95%) InterSystems Cache
14 7 (1.95%) HBase
14 7 (1.95%) Infinispan
15 6 (1.67%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 88 (24.51%) Jenkins
2 63 (17.55%) Git (software)
3 43 (11.98%) Maven
4 42 (11.70%) JIRA
5 34 (9.47%) Subversion
6 28 (7.80%) Ant
7 23 (6.41%) Gradle
8 17 (4.74%) TeamCity
8 17 (4.74%) Hudson
8 17 (4.74%) JUnit
8 17 (4.74%) LoadRunner
9 16 (4.46%) MSBuild
10 15 (4.18%) Mercurial
11 12 (3.34%) HP UFT
12 11 (3.06%) JMeter
13 9 (2.51%) Selenium
13 9 (2.51%) Artifactory
14 8 (2.23%) SonarQube
14 8 (2.23%) Mocha
14 8 (2.23%) Gerrit
General
1 61 (16.99%) Finance
2 10 (2.79%) Banking
3 7 (1.95%) Retail
3 7 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.11%) Advertising
4 4 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.11%) Games
5 3 (0.84%) Law
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Front Office
6 2 (0.56%) Back Office
6 2 (0.56%) German Language
6 2 (0.56%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (15.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (11.70%) Analyst
3 32 (8.91%) Consultant
4 28 (7.80%) Developer
5 24 (6.69%) Architect
6 22 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (4.18%) Security Consultant
8 14 (3.90%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (3.62%) Security Analyst
9 13 (3.62%) Applications Support
9 13 (3.62%) Technical Support
9 13 (3.62%) Test Manager
9 13 (3.62%) Splunk Consultant
9 13 (3.62%) Splunk Engineer
10 11 (3.06%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.79%) Security Manager
12 9 (2.51%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.51%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.70%) RabbitMQ
2 31 (8.64%) HTML
3 27 (7.52%) XML
4 26 (7.24%) REST
5 25 (6.96%) Kafka
6 24 (6.69%) .NET
7 23 (6.41%) Web Services
8 22 (6.13%) CSS
9 21 (5.85%) JSON
10 19 (5.29%) Rendezvous
11 18 (5.01%) Spring
11 18 (5.01%) HTML5
11 18 (5.01%) Memcached
12 16 (4.46%) LAMP
13 15 (4.18%) Django
14 13 (3.62%) jQuery
14 13 (3.62%) Hibernate
14 13 (3.62%) SOAP
15 12 (3.34%) Apache Flex
15 12 (3.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.01%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.46%) Fixed Income
4 16 (4.46%) PKI
5 14 (3.90%) NHS
6 13 (3.62%) Smartcard
6 13 (3.62%) User Experience
7 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.51%) Statistics
9 8 (2.23%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.95%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.95%) W3C
11 6 (1.67%) IVR
11 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.11%) Online Games
13 4 (1.11%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.84%) Visualisation
15 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 154 (42.90%) Linux
2 84 (23.40%) CentOS
3 79 (22.01%) Windows
4 71 (19.78%) UNIX
5 55 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (13.09%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.23%) Solaris
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.84%) AIX
10 2 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) SUSE
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.12%) DevOps
2 71 (19.78%) ITIL
3 57 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (10.58%) Service Management
5 38 (10.58%) SIEM
6 35 (9.75%) Workflow
7 33 (9.19%) Microservices
8 32 (8.91%) Open Source
9 30 (8.36%) Analytics
10 28 (7.80%) Incident Management
11 27 (7.52%) Load Balancing
11 27 (7.52%) Problem Management
11 27 (7.52%) Release Management
11 27 (7.52%) E-Commerce
12 24 (6.69%) Configuration Management
12 24 (6.69%) SDLC
13 23 (6.41%) Capacity Management
13 23 (6.41%) Data Management
14 21 (5.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (31.20%) Python
2 107 (29.81%) Java
3 95 (26.46%) SQL
4 44 (12.26%) Bash Shell
5 42 (11.70%) JavaScript
6 38 (10.58%) Perl
7 37 (10.31%) Ruby
8 31 (8.64%) PowerShell
8 31 (8.64%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.13%) PHP
10 17 (4.74%) C++
11 9 (2.51%) R
12 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.23%) C#
13 6 (1.67%) C
13 6 (1.67%) Scala
14 5 (1.39%) VBScript
15 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.11%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.11%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 48 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.75%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.29%) Degree
4 14 (3.90%) CISSP
5 10 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.39%) ISEB
6 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.11%) CISM
8 3 (0.84%) GIAC
8 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.84%) GCIH
8 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.84%) CEH
9 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.56%) CCSE
9 2 (0.56%) MOS
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
9 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.56%) MCP
10 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.46%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.06%) QA
4 6 (1.67%) SLA
5 3 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (9.75%) Docker
2 24 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.34%) VMware Server
3 12 (3.34%) vCloud
4 9 (2.51%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.51%) XenApp
5 8 (2.23%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.95%) Varnish
6 7 (1.95%) Squid
7 6 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.39%) HDFS
9 4 (1.11%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.11%) vSphere
10 3 (0.84%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.84%) Firmware
11 2 (0.56%) Snort
11 2 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.56%) XenServer
12 1 (0.28%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 69 (19.22%) Puppet
2 54 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (15.04%) Graphite
3 41 (11.42%) Nagios
4 33 (9.19%) Salt
5 27 (7.52%) Ansible
6 23 (6.41%) ITRS Geneos
7 19 (5.29%) Rundeck
7 19 (5.29%) Opsview
8 18 (5.01%) logstash
8 18 (5.01%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (4.18%) BladeLogic
10 12 (3.34%) ZABBIX
11 11 (3.06%) Kibana
12 10 (2.79%) Nessus
13 9 (2.51%) Vagrant
14 8 (2.23%) HAProxy
14 8 (2.23%) Zenoss
14 8 (2.23%) OpenView
14 8 (2.23%) Icinga
Vendors
1 77 (21.45%) Oracle
2 55 (15.32%) VMware
3 42 (11.70%) Cisco
4 38 (10.58%) Microsoft
4 38 (10.58%) Red Hat
5 21 (5.85%) HP
6 19 (5.29%) TIBCO
7 17 (4.74%) ArcSight
8 15 (4.18%) McAfee
9 14 (3.90%) Citrix
10 13 (3.62%) Adobe
10 13 (3.62%) CheckPoint
11 11 (3.06%) Tealeaf
11 11 (3.06%) Riverbed
12 9 (2.51%) Tableau
12 9 (2.51%) Remedy
12 9 (2.51%) AppSense
12 9 (2.51%) Sun
13 8 (2.23%) IBM
13 8 (2.23%) Sybase
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