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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Splunk
Rank 465 482 528
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +46
Contract jobs citing Splunk 145 100 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.053%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.41% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 54 14
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £272 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-38.82% -

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
25323 24618 22252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.29% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14434 13926 11757
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £230
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 1117 1066 1196
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 £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 +26 143 £407 -4.35% 36
London +55 70 £518 +15.00% 13
Yorkshire +21 52 £235 -60.00% 6
West Yorkshire +20 36 £225 -63.11% 4
Leeds +11 36 £225 -63.11% 4
South Yorkshire - 16 £400 -
City of London +11 12 £413 -20.67%
Sheffield - 11 £400 -
East of England +18 7 £500 +108.33% 3
South East -24 7 £375 -3.22% 11
South West - 4 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Cambridge - 3 £295 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £295 - 2
Norwich - 3 £650 -
Swindon - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 £650 -
Scotland -6 2 £463 +6.32% 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £463 +6.32% 1
Hampshire -14 2 £375 -3.22% 2
Croydon - 2 - -
Essex -2 1 £525 +10.52%
Manchester -10 1 - - 2
West Midlands -16 1 - -
North West -46 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £525 -

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 143 (49.65%) Linux
2 114 (39.58%) Python
3 101 (35.07%) SQL
4 87 (30.21%) Java
5 83 (28.82%) Oracle
5 83 (28.82%) Firewall
6 81 (28.13%) Windows
7 68 (23.61%) CentOS
8 67 (23.26%) ITIL
9 64 (22.22%) DevOps
10 59 (20.49%) Jenkins
11 58 (20.14%) Git (software)
12 56 (19.44%) Apache
13 55 (19.10%) Cisco
14 53 (18.40%) Finance
15 51 (17.71%) Graphite
16 50 (17.36%) Red Hat
17 49 (17.01%) MongoDB
17 49 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
18 48 (16.67%) Puppet
18 48 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 48 (16.67%) Ubuntu
18 48 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
19 47 (16.32%) Nagios
20 45 (15.63%) Load Balancing
21 44 (15.28%) UNIX
22 43 (14.93%) SQL Server
23 40 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (13.89%) VMware
24 39 (13.54%) Service Management

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 56 (19.44%) Apache
2 33 (11.46%) IIS
3 31 (10.76%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.82%) OpenStack
4 11 (3.82%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.78%) Confluence
7 7 (2.43%) Apache Pig
7 7 (2.43%) Node.js
8 6 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (1.74%) JBoss
9 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.39%) SAS
10 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.04%) nginx
11 3 (1.04%) AquaLogic
11 3 (1.04%) Jetty
12 2 (0.69%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.69%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.39%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.69%) IaaS
3 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.35%) Datadog
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 83 (28.82%) Firewall
2 23 (7.99%) SAN
3 20 (6.94%) LDAP
4 19 (6.60%) LAN
4 19 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (6.25%) Network Security
6 17 (5.90%) Internet
7 16 (5.56%) SSL
7 16 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (5.56%) BGP
8 14 (4.86%) VPN
8 14 (4.86%) Multicast
9 13 (4.51%) DNS
10 12 (4.17%) TCP/IP
10 12 (4.17%) NetScaler
11 10 (3.47%) MPLS
11 10 (3.47%) EIGRP
11 10 (3.47%) Wireless
12 9 (3.13%) IPsec
12 9 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.01%) MongoDB
2 43 (14.93%) SQL Server
3 38 (13.19%) NoSQL
4 33 (11.46%) Hadoop
5 31 (10.76%) CouchDB
6 22 (7.64%) MySQL
7 21 (7.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (6.60%) Big Data
9 18 (6.25%) Oracle Database
9 18 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (5.90%) Apache Hive
11 16 (5.56%) Riak
12 14 (4.86%) Relational Database
12 14 (4.86%) Hypertable
13 12 (4.17%) HBase
13 12 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (3.47%) Redis
15 9 (3.13%) DB2
16 8 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
17 7 (2.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 59 (20.49%) Jenkins
2 58 (20.14%) Git (software)
3 31 (10.76%) Subversion
4 30 (10.42%) Maven
5 28 (9.72%) JIRA
6 21 (7.29%) Ant
7 16 (5.56%) Fiddler
7 16 (5.56%) Gradle
8 15 (5.21%) TeamCity
9 14 (4.86%) Mercurial
9 14 (4.86%) MSBuild
10 12 (4.17%) JUnit
11 10 (3.47%) PVCS
11 10 (3.47%) JMeter
12 6 (2.08%) QUnit
13 5 (1.74%) Selenium
14 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
15 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (1.04%) Artifactory
15 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
General
1 53 (18.40%) Finance
2 21 (7.29%) Banking
3 13 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.13%) Games
5 7 (2.43%) Retail
6 5 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (14.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (11.11%) Analyst
3 27 (9.38%) Consultant
4 24 (8.33%) Developer
5 23 (7.99%) Architect
6 17 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.86%) Security Engineer
9 12 (4.17%) Network Engineer
10 10 (3.47%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.13%) Administrator
11 9 (3.13%) Security Consultant
11 9 (3.13%) Security Architect
11 9 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.78%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.78%) Security Analyst
12 8 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.78%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.78%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.99%) .NET
2 22 (7.64%) HTML
3 21 (7.29%) XML
3 21 (7.29%) RabbitMQ
4 18 (6.25%) Web Services
4 18 (6.25%) Rendezvous
5 16 (5.56%) CSS
5 16 (5.56%) Kafka
6 15 (5.21%) Django
7 13 (4.51%) jQuery
7 13 (4.51%) REST
7 13 (4.51%) JSON
8 12 (4.17%) Hibernate
8 12 (4.17%) J2EE
8 12 (4.17%) Regular Expression
9 9 (3.13%) Apache Camel
10 8 (2.78%) SOAP
10 8 (2.78%) Ajax
10 8 (2.78%) Drools
11 7 (2.43%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.99%) Open Source
3 16 (5.56%) Smartcard
4 13 (4.51%) Fixed Income
4 13 (4.51%) PKI
5 11 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.13%) Physics
6 9 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.13%) NHS
7 8 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.78%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.08%) Statistics
9 5 (1.74%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.39%) Online Games
11 3 (1.04%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.04%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 143 (49.65%) Linux
2 81 (28.13%) Windows
3 68 (23.61%) CentOS
4 48 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 44 (15.28%) UNIX
6 15 (5.21%) Solaris
7 13 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.08%) SUSE
10 6 (2.08%) AIX
10 6 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.04%) Debian
11 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.26%) ITIL
2 64 (22.22%) DevOps
3 48 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (15.63%) Load Balancing
5 39 (13.54%) Service Management
6 36 (12.50%) Workflow
7 34 (11.81%) SIEM
8 31 (10.76%) Incident Management
9 28 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (9.03%) Problem Management
10 26 (9.03%) Analytics
10 26 (9.03%) Mentoring
11 25 (8.68%) Release Management
11 25 (8.68%) Software Engineering
12 21 (7.29%) Capacity Management
13 19 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
13 19 (6.60%) E-Commerce
14 18 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (5.90%) Coaching
16 16 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 114 (39.58%) Python
2 101 (35.07%) SQL
3 87 (30.21%) Java
4 36 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 34 (11.81%) Perl
6 30 (10.42%) Ruby
7 26 (9.03%) PHP
8 22 (7.64%) JavaScript
9 21 (7.29%) Shell Script
10 15 (5.21%) C
10 15 (5.21%) C#
10 15 (5.21%) C++
11 13 (4.51%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.82%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.43%) R
14 5 (1.74%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.39%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.39%) Scala
15 4 (1.39%) Clojure
16 3 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.21%) Degree
4 14 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (3.47%) CCNA
5 10 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.43%) CCNP
6 7 (2.43%) CISSP
7 6 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.04%) GIAC
9 2 (0.69%) GCIH
9 2 (0.69%) ISEB
9 2 (0.69%) CEH
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.47%) QA
3 9 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.69%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.56%) Docker
3 14 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.51%) vCloud
5 9 (3.13%) vSphere
6 8 (2.78%) VMware Server
7 7 (2.43%) Firmware
8 6 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (2.08%) HDFS
9 5 (1.74%) XenApp
10 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.04%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.04%) Snort
12 2 (0.69%) Squid
12 2 (0.69%) Varnish
12 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.35%) Openswan
13 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 51 (17.71%) Graphite
2 49 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (16.67%) Puppet
4 47 (16.32%) Nagios
5 20 (6.94%) ITRS Geneos
6 19 (6.60%) Ansible
7 18 (6.25%) Salt
8 14 (4.86%) CFEngine
8 14 (4.86%) BladeLogic
8 14 (4.86%) OpenView
8 14 (4.86%) ZABBIX
9 13 (4.51%) Zenoss
10 11 (3.82%) Kibana
11 10 (3.47%) Graylog
12 9 (3.13%) logstash
12 9 (3.13%) Nessus
13 7 (2.43%) SCOM
14 6 (2.08%) OpenIDM
14 6 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 83 (28.82%) Oracle
2 55 (19.10%) Cisco
3 50 (17.36%) Red Hat
4 40 (13.89%) VMware
5 28 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 18 (6.25%) TIBCO
6 18 (6.25%) ArcSight
7 17 (5.90%) SolarWinds
7 17 (5.90%) Citrix
8 16 (5.56%) SaltStack
9 14 (4.86%) IBM
10 13 (4.51%) CheckPoint
11 12 (4.17%) HP
12 11 (3.82%) Juniper
13 10 (3.47%) McAfee
13 10 (3.47%) Perforce
13 10 (3.47%) F5
13 10 (3.47%) Qualys
14 9 (3.13%) NetApp
15 7 (2.43%) EMC
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