Period
to 24 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Splunk products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Splunk over the 6 months to 24 October 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.

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

Splunk
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 140 288
Rank change year-on-year -127 +148 -29
Contract jobs citing Splunk 696 511 695
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.87% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 4.33% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 328 481
10th Percentile £413 £367 £370
25th Percentile £475 £438 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £564 £638
90th Percentile £700 £635 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £62.79 £52.50 £19.84
Median % change year-on-year +19.60% +164.62% -57.79%
UK median hourly rate £62.79 £52.50 £19.84
% change year-on-year +19.60% +164.62% -57.79%

Splunk is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 26,676 11,805 32,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.67% 43.18% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,858 7,829 21,182
10th Percentile £263 £256 £243
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 834 349 1,168
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.73 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.91 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.19 £21.50 £18.95
Median % change year-on-year -10.77% +13.46% +9.47%
75th Percentile £41.80 £45.00 £40.06
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £51.72
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Splunk as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Splunk in England.

Daily rate trend for Splunk in England

Splunk
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Splunk in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Splunk in England.

Hourly rate trend for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the England region over the 6 months to 24 October 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
London -95 440 £550 +10.00% 67
North of England -59 114 £525 +7.69% 21
Yorkshire -47 71 £525 +4.79% 10
South East -91 33 £513 -1.44% 14
North West -49 32 £550 +15.79% 8
Midlands -72 25 £540 +18.74% 20
West Midlands -71 22 £540 +18.68% 18
East of England -67 16 £575 +24.32% 12
South West -48 14 £550 +22.22% 2
North East -1 12 £463 +2.78% 3
East Midlands -39 3 £665 -5.00% 2
Splunk
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Splunk 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 across the England region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 270 (38.79%) DevOps
2 238 (34.20%) AWS
3 225 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (29.60%) Linux
5 175 (25.14%) Docker
6 173 (24.86%) Kubernetes
7 168 (24.14%) Python
8 162 (23.28%) Jenkins
9 153 (21.98%) Java
10 150 (21.55%) Terraform
11 148 (21.26%) Social Skills
12 140 (20.11%) Azure
13 136 (19.54%) Ansible
14 128 (18.39%) Windows
15 126 (18.10%) Finance
16 118 (16.95%) Git (software)
17 114 (16.38%) Microservices
18 108 (15.52%) Cybersecurity
18 108 (15.52%) SQL
19 101 (14.51%) SIEM
20 100 (14.37%) JIRA
21 97 (13.94%) GitHub
22 95 (13.65%) Firewall
23 93 (13.36%) Prometheus
24 89 (12.79%) Oracle
25 88 (12.64%) Banking
26 87 (12.50%) Scrum
27 83 (11.93%) PowerShell
28 82 (11.78%) Unix
28 82 (11.78%) Bash Shell

Splunk
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 69 (9.91%) Confluence
2 54 (7.76%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (5.60%) Apache Spark
4 24 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.59%) nginx
6 13 (1.87%) Mule
7 12 (1.72%) Apache
7 12 (1.72%) SAS
8 10 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (1.15%) Traefik
10 7 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.86%) IIS
11 6 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.43%) Mattermost
14 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.29%) CICS
14 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Cloudability
2 8 (1.15%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 238 (34.20%) AWS
2 140 (20.11%) Azure
3 97 (13.94%) GitHub
4 67 (9.63%) GCP
5 66 (9.48%) PaaS
6 59 (8.48%) Amazon EKS
7 49 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
7 49 (7.04%) IaaS
8 39 (5.60%) Amazon ECS
9 37 (5.32%) Amazon EMR
9 37 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 35 (5.03%) Route 53
11 32 (4.60%) Datadog
12 29 (4.17%) SaaS
13 27 (3.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (2.87%) Slack
15 19 (2.73%) OpenShift
16 18 (2.59%) Microsoft 365
17 16 (2.30%) AWS CodePipeline
18 15 (2.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (13.65%) Firewall
2 73 (10.49%) DNS
3 48 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 44 (6.32%) HTTP
5 33 (4.74%) Network Security
6 20 (2.87%) VPN
7 15 (2.16%) HTTPS
7 15 (2.16%) Kerberos
7 15 (2.16%) SNMP
8 14 (2.01%) SSL
9 10 (1.44%) Internet
9 10 (1.44%) WAN
10 8 (1.15%) Multicast
11 7 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.01%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.72%) MPLS
12 5 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.18%) Hadoop
3 39 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 36 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (4.60%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.87%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.73%) Redis
9 17 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (2.44%) Big Data
10 16 (2.30%) Neo4j
11 15 (2.16%) Tableau
12 14 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.72%) DB2
13 12 (1.72%) Power BI
13 12 (1.72%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.58%) BigQuery
15 10 (1.44%) Data Lake
16 9 (1.29%) Delta Lake
17 8 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 162 (23.28%) Jenkins
2 118 (16.95%) Git (software)
3 100 (14.37%) JIRA
4 46 (6.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 43 (6.18%) Postman
6 42 (6.03%) GitLab
7 41 (5.89%) SonarQube
8 32 (4.60%) Subversion
9 29 (4.17%) Bitbucket
10 24 (3.45%) Artifactory
11 23 (3.30%) TeamCity
12 22 (3.16%) Maven
13 21 (3.02%) Selenium
14 19 (2.73%) Cucumber
15 18 (2.59%) JMeter
16 12 (1.72%) Android Studio
16 12 (1.72%) NeoLoad
17 11 (1.58%) Gatling
18 10 (1.44%) Terragrunt
19 8 (1.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 148 (21.26%) Social Skills
2 126 (18.10%) Finance
3 88 (12.64%) Banking
4 53 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (7.33%) Public Sector
6 27 (3.88%) Presentation Skills
7 23 (3.30%) Retail
8 19 (2.73%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.01%) Legal
9 14 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
11 11 (1.58%) Electronics
11 11 (1.58%) Marketing
12 7 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.57%) Front Office
14 4 (0.57%) International Banking
15 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (17.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 88 (12.64%) Developer
3 83 (11.93%) Architect
4 55 (7.90%) AWS Engineer
5 43 (6.18%) Splunk Engineer
6 38 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
7 37 (5.32%) Analyst
8 36 (5.17%) Consultant
9 33 (4.74%) AWS DevOps
10 30 (4.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 30 (4.31%) Security Engineer
11 24 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
12 23 (3.30%) Network Engineer
13 21 (3.02%) Java Developer
14 20 (2.87%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.44%) Applications Support
15 17 (2.44%) Cloud Architect
15 17 (2.44%) Pega Architect
16 15 (2.16%) Senior DevOps
16 15 (2.16%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.63%) Elastic Stack
2 58 (8.33%) REST
3 51 (7.33%) Node.js
4 49 (7.04%) Kafka
5 44 (6.32%) Spring
6 42 (6.03%) JSON
7 41 (5.89%) Spring Boot
8 40 (5.75%) GraphQL
8 40 (5.75%) XML
9 38 (5.46%) .NET
10 34 (4.89%) React
11 33 (4.74%) Web Services
12 24 (3.45%) CSS
13 23 (3.30%) HTML
14 22 (3.16%) SOAP
15 21 (3.02%) RESTful
16 15 (2.16%) AngularJS
17 14 (2.01%) LDAP
17 14 (2.01%) OAuth
18 13 (1.87%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.03%) Management Information System
2 29 (4.17%) PKI
3 23 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.87%) Clustering
5 20 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.16%) User Experience
9 14 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.01%) NHS
10 13 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (1.58%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.44%) Derivative
12 10 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.44%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.29%) Replication
14 8 (1.15%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 206 (29.60%) Linux
2 128 (18.39%) Windows
3 82 (11.78%) Unix
4 33 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 32 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.44%) CentOS
7 16 (2.30%) Solaris
8 15 (2.16%) Android
9 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (38.79%) DevOps
2 225 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (16.38%) Microservices
4 108 (15.52%) Cybersecurity
5 101 (14.51%) SIEM
6 87 (12.50%) Scrum
7 76 (10.92%) Test Automation
8 74 (10.63%) Analytics
9 62 (8.91%) Configuration Management
9 62 (8.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 56 (8.05%) Release Management
11 53 (7.61%) Software Engineering
12 52 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (7.47%) TDD
13 45 (6.47%) Information Security
14 43 (6.18%) Collaborative Working
14 43 (6.18%) ITIL
15 41 (5.89%) Kanban
15 41 (5.89%) Visualisation
16 38 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 168 (24.14%) Python
2 153 (21.98%) Java
3 108 (15.52%) SQL
4 83 (11.93%) PowerShell
5 82 (11.78%) Bash Shell
6 75 (10.78%) JavaScript
7 40 (5.75%) C#
8 39 (5.60%) Groovy
9 31 (4.45%) Perl
10 23 (3.30%) Search Processing Language
11 21 (3.02%) Java 8
12 20 (2.87%) C++
12 20 (2.87%) Shell Script
13 19 (2.73%) Go
14 18 (2.59%) Ruby
15 14 (2.01%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.58%) Kotlin
17 10 (1.44%) Scala
18 9 (1.29%) PL/SQL
19 7 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 56 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.17%) Degree
4 29 (4.17%) CISSP
5 22 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.59%) AWS Certification
8 15 (2.16%) CCNP
9 14 (2.01%) CCNA
10 11 (1.58%) GIAC
11 10 (1.44%) CEH
11 10 (1.44%) CISM
12 9 (1.29%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.29%) ISEB
13 8 (1.15%) CISA
13 8 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.86%) CRISC
14 6 (0.86%) OSCP
15 5 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.02%) QA
2 26 (3.74%) GDPR
3 20 (2.87%) Accessibility
4 14 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.72%) NIST
6 9 (1.29%) NCSC
7 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.15%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.86%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.72%) SLA
10 4 (0.57%) GPG13
10 4 (0.57%) HMG Infosec
10 4 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.57%) ITGC
10 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.43%) COBIT
12 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.29%) GRC
12 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 175 (25.14%) Docker
2 40 (5.75%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.29%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.15%) OpenAM
7 7 (1.01%) BitLocker
7 7 (1.01%) NFS
7 7 (1.01%) vSphere
8 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.57%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.14%) Ceph
11 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 173 (24.86%) Kubernetes
2 150 (21.55%) Terraform
3 136 (19.54%) Ansible
4 93 (13.36%) Prometheus
5 70 (10.06%) Grafana
6 62 (8.91%) Puppet
7 40 (5.75%) QRadar
8 38 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
9 36 (5.17%) ITRS Geneos
10 31 (4.45%) Kibana
11 30 (4.31%) Consul
12 28 (4.02%) Packer
13 26 (3.74%) Istio
14 25 (3.59%) Rancher
15 24 (3.45%) Graphite
15 24 (3.45%) ZABBIX
16 20 (2.87%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (2.30%) Netcool
18 13 (1.87%) Tivoli
19 12 (1.72%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 89 (12.79%) Oracle
2 81 (11.64%) AppDynamics
3 54 (7.76%) Microsoft
4 44 (6.32%) VMware
5 40 (5.75%) Google
6 34 (4.89%) Dynatrace
6 34 (4.89%) IBM
7 31 (4.45%) Red Hat
8 30 (4.31%) Cisco
9 29 (4.17%) New Relic
10 24 (3.45%) CyberArk
11 23 (3.30%) Palo Alto
12 21 (3.02%) MuleSoft
12 21 (3.02%) Qualys
13 20 (2.87%) SAP
14 19 (2.73%) EMC
14 19 (2.73%) ServiceNow
15 17 (2.44%) LogRhythm
15 17 (2.44%) Pega
15 17 (2.44%) Symantec