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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Splunk
Rank 436 512 509
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -3
Contract jobs citing Splunk 141 49 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.10% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.22% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 28 12
Average daily rate
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£363 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £321 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £275
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +72.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +61 137 £363 -13.43% 23
London +38 73 £450 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire +32 34 £350 - 7
West Yorkshire +27 33 £350 - 5
Leeds +26 33 £350 - 4
City of London +23 20 £500 +17.64% 2
South East -8 15 £450 +5.88% 8
East of England 0 7 £275 -42.10%
Berkshire - 7 £263 - 3
Surrey - 4 £450 - 2
West Lothian - 3 - -
Slough - 3 £263 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £500 +25.00%
Hampshire -17 2 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Essex -3 1 £400 -15.78%
Kent - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 141 (49.13%) Linux
2 87 (30.31%) Python
3 80 (27.87%) Java
4 78 (27.18%) Puppet
5 71 (24.74%) DevOps
6 63 (21.95%) Windows
7 62 (21.60%) Oracle
7 62 (21.60%) Finance
8 59 (20.56%) SQL
9 57 (19.86%) Nagios
10 53 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (18.12%) CentOS
12 49 (17.07%) Cisco
13 47 (16.38%) UNIX
14 46 (16.03%) Firewall
15 43 (14.98%) Apache
16 42 (14.63%) Red Hat
16 42 (14.63%) Security Cleared
16 42 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
17 37 (12.89%) PostgreSQL
17 37 (12.89%) SC Cleared
17 37 (12.89%) Load Balancing
18 36 (12.54%) Ubuntu
18 36 (12.54%) Jenkins
19 35 (12.20%) MongoDB
19 35 (12.20%) Service Management
19 35 (12.20%) SQL Server
19 35 (12.20%) Perl
20 34 (11.85%) NoSQL
21 33 (11.50%) Git (software)

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 43 (14.98%) Apache
2 21 (7.32%) IIS
3 18 (6.27%) OpenStack
4 13 (4.53%) JBoss
5 12 (4.18%) Confluence
6 9 (3.14%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.09%) AquaLogic
8 5 (1.74%) Apache ServiceMix
9 4 (1.39%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.05%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.05%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.70%) Node.js
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.35%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.35%) nginx
12 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.35%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.70%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.39%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.03%) Firewall
2 25 (8.71%) Internet
3 21 (7.32%) BGP
3 21 (7.32%) Network Security
4 20 (6.97%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (6.97%) SAN
4 20 (6.97%) LDAP
5 19 (6.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (5.57%) LAN
7 13 (4.53%) VPN
7 13 (4.53%) DNS
7 13 (4.53%) Wireless
7 13 (4.53%) IPsec
8 12 (4.18%) VLAN
8 12 (4.18%) Multicast
9 11 (3.83%) NetScaler
9 11 (3.83%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.83%) MPLS
10 10 (3.48%) EIGRP
11 9 (3.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.89%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 34 (11.85%) NoSQL
4 27 (9.41%) Big Data
5 25 (8.71%) Hadoop
6 21 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (5.92%) Oracle Database
8 16 (5.57%) CouchDB
9 15 (5.23%) Riak
9 15 (5.23%) Hypertable
10 10 (3.48%) DB2
11 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.79%) Pentaho
12 8 (2.79%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.44%) MarkLogic
14 6 (2.09%) Couchbase
14 6 (2.09%) Apache Hive
14 6 (2.09%) MySQL
15 5 (1.74%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (12.54%) Jenkins
2 33 (11.50%) Git (software)
3 28 (9.76%) Maven
4 18 (6.27%) Fiddler
5 16 (5.57%) JIRA
6 11 (3.83%) Subversion
6 11 (3.83%) Selenium
7 10 (3.48%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.14%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.44%) JUnit
10 5 (1.74%) JMeter
10 5 (1.74%) QUnit
11 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.05%) PVCS
12 3 (1.05%) MSI
12 3 (1.05%) Introscope
12 3 (1.05%) FishEye
12 3 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 62 (21.60%) Finance
2 28 (9.76%) Banking
3 12 (4.18%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.48%) Retail
5 6 (2.09%) Games
6 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 44 (15.33%) Analyst
1 44 (15.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (13.94%) Consultant
3 32 (11.15%) Architect
4 24 (8.36%) Developer
5 20 (6.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 19 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 17 (5.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.23%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.88%) Security Engineer
10 11 (3.83%) Administrator
11 10 (3.48%) DevOps Consultant
12 9 (3.14%) Enterprise Architect
12 9 (3.14%) Security Analyst
12 9 (3.14%) Security Architect
12 9 (3.14%) Security Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) Java Developer
13 8 (2.79%) Security Specialist
13 8 (2.79%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.27%) XML
2 15 (5.23%) HTML
3 14 (4.88%) .NET
3 14 (4.88%) Regular Expression
3 14 (4.88%) REST
4 12 (4.18%) Web Services
5 10 (3.48%) jQuery
6 9 (3.14%) Middleware
7 8 (2.79%) CSS
7 8 (2.79%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (2.79%) JSON
8 7 (2.44%) J2EE
8 7 (2.44%) Java EE
9 6 (2.09%) Apache Camel
9 6 (2.09%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.09%) JRules
10 5 (1.74%) JPA
10 5 (1.74%) Drools
10 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.74%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.32%) Open Source
3 18 (6.27%) Visualisation
4 11 (3.83%) NHS
5 10 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.14%) Physics
7 8 (2.79%) PKI
8 5 (1.74%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.05%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.05%) Clustering
10 3 (1.05%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.70%) VSAM
11 2 (0.70%) Derivative
11 2 (0.70%) Replication
11 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (49.13%) Linux
2 63 (21.95%) Windows
3 52 (18.12%) CentOS
4 47 (16.38%) UNIX
5 36 (12.54%) Ubuntu
6 17 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.83%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.48%) AIX
10 9 (3.14%) Solaris
10 9 (3.14%) SUSE
11 7 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.39%) Debian
13 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.05%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.74%) DevOps
2 53 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (12.89%) Load Balancing
4 35 (12.20%) Service Management
5 31 (10.80%) ITIL
6 28 (9.76%) SIEM
7 27 (9.41%) Incident Management
8 25 (8.71%) Workflow
9 24 (8.36%) Analytics
10 23 (8.01%) Software Engineering
11 21 (7.32%) Service Delivery
11 21 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (6.62%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.62%) Network Management
13 18 (6.27%) Kanban
14 17 (5.92%) Configuration Management
15 16 (5.57%) Change Management
15 16 (5.57%) Information Security
15 16 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
16 14 (4.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.31%) Python
2 80 (27.87%) Java
3 59 (20.56%) SQL
4 35 (12.20%) Perl
5 27 (9.41%) PHP
6 24 (8.36%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.67%) Ruby
8 16 (5.57%) PowerShell
9 15 (5.23%) C
10 13 (4.53%) C#
10 13 (4.53%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.48%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.39%) C++
14 3 (1.05%) Groovy
15 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.70%) R
16 1 (0.35%) VBScript
16 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 42 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.89%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.62%) Degree
4 12 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.48%) CCNA
6 9 (3.14%) CISSP
7 7 (2.44%) CCNP
8 5 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.39%) CITP
9 4 (1.39%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.70%) CCIE
12 1 (0.35%) CEH
12 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.39%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (5.92%) vCloud
2 11 (3.83%) vSphere
2 11 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.14%) FreeRADIUS
4 8 (2.79%) Firmware
5 7 (2.44%) Snort
6 4 (1.39%) XenApp
7 3 (1.05%) XenServer
7 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.70%) HDFS
9 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.35%) Nmap
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.35%) Samba
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 78 (27.18%) Puppet
2 57 (19.86%) Nagios
3 42 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (11.50%) Graphite
5 19 (6.62%) ZABBIX
6 17 (5.92%) Zenoss
6 17 (5.92%) Ansible
6 17 (5.92%) Kibana
6 17 (5.92%) Graylog2
7 15 (5.23%) CFEngine
7 15 (5.23%) Nessus
8 11 (3.83%) CA Spectrum
9 10 (3.48%) OpenView
10 6 (2.09%) SCOM
11 5 (1.74%) OpenIDM
12 4 (1.39%) SCCM
12 4 (1.39%) Tivoli
13 3 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 3 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 62 (21.60%) Oracle
2 49 (17.07%) Cisco
3 42 (14.63%) Red Hat
4 30 (10.45%) VMware
4 30 (10.45%) IBM
5 19 (6.62%) HP
6 18 (6.27%) Perforce
7 17 (5.92%) Juniper
7 17 (5.92%) F5
7 17 (5.92%) SaltStack
8 16 (5.57%) Citrix
9 15 (5.23%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.88%) ArcSight
11 13 (4.53%) Microsoft
12 11 (3.83%) CA
12 11 (3.83%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.48%) Informatica
13 10 (3.48%) Qualys
14 7 (2.44%) Netezza
14 7 (2.44%) NetApp
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - 650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Networking People
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CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago