Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 258 329
Rank change year-on-year -25 +71 +33
Contract jobs citing Splunk 699 984 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 2.47% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 650 491
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £370 £379 £380
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 0
England median hourly rate £22.93 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.21% - -
UK median hourly rate £28.97 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year -38.37% - -

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 33,407 39,821 39,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.23% 42.12% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,219 24,966 24,827
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,240 1,508 1,288
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +0.06% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.02 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.08 £45.87 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% -0.47% +2.94%

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Splunk in England

Splunk
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 October 2019. 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 -28 390 £550 - 53
North of England +22 116 £500 +14.29% 20
Yorkshire +54 95 £550 +22.22% 11
South East +25 88 £547 +9.45% 20
South West -7 44 £488 -2.50% 15
Midlands +29 39 £615 +26.15% 11
West Midlands +20 25 £615 +36.67% 9
East of England +29 24 £613 +70.14% 2
North West +4 15 £390 -10.86% 3
East Midlands +17 12 - - 2
North East -2 6 £363 -3.33% 6
Splunk
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 286 (40.92%) AWS
2 279 (39.91%) DevOps
3 225 (32.19%) Linux
3 225 (32.19%) Python
4 196 (28.04%) Jenkins
5 187 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (26.61%) Java
7 182 (26.04%) Ansible
8 176 (25.18%) JIRA
9 175 (25.04%) Azure
10 169 (24.18%) Docker
11 164 (23.46%) Finance
12 162 (23.18%) SIEM
13 149 (21.32%) Git (software)
14 125 (17.88%) Terraform
15 119 (17.02%) Bash Shell
16 118 (16.88%) Kubernetes
17 117 (16.74%) Windows
18 110 (15.74%) Confluence
19 104 (14.88%) Security Cleared
20 98 (14.02%) Opscode Chef
21 86 (12.30%) GitHub
22 85 (12.16%) Configuration Management
23 83 (11.87%) Unix
24 78 (11.16%) Puppet
25 77 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
26 75 (10.73%) Microsoft
27 74 (10.59%) Firewall
27 74 (10.59%) Node.js
28 73 (10.44%) Sonatype Nexus

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
1 110 (15.74%) Confluence
2 35 (5.01%) Apache
3 26 (3.72%) Apache Spark
4 22 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 20 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.86%) nginx
6 16 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.29%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.86%) Mule
8 12 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.57%) IIS
9 11 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.14%) Jupyter
12 7 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (1.00%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.86%) Mattermost
13 6 (0.86%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.43%) Mongrel
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) RMDS
5 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 286 (40.92%) AWS
2 175 (25.04%) Azure
3 86 (12.30%) GitHub
4 55 (7.87%) Serverless
5 49 (7.01%) OpenShift
6 45 (6.44%) PaaS
7 41 (5.87%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (5.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 39 (5.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 39 (5.58%) Datadog
8 39 (5.58%) IaaS
9 37 (5.29%) Amazon S3
9 37 (5.29%) AWS Lambda
9 37 (5.29%) Slack
10 36 (5.15%) GCP
11 35 (5.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (4.29%) SaaS
13 29 (4.15%) Route 53
14 28 (4.01%) Amazon ECS
15 24 (3.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.59%) Firewall
2 44 (6.29%) VPN
3 36 (5.15%) Internet
4 24 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (3.43%) HTTP
5 23 (3.29%) DNS
6 22 (3.15%) TCP/IP
7 18 (2.58%) Network Security
8 15 (2.15%) OpenVPN
8 15 (2.15%) SSL
9 13 (1.86%) DHCP
10 12 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (1.72%) NaaS
10 12 (1.72%) WAN
11 11 (1.57%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.43%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.29%) Skype
14 8 (1.14%) HTTPS
14 8 (1.14%) IPsec
14 8 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.58%) Amazon RDS
2 36 (5.15%) NoSQL
2 36 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 34 (4.86%) MySQL
4 32 (4.58%) Big Data
5 29 (4.15%) Hadoop
5 29 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.86%) Data Lake
9 10 (1.43%) InfluxDB
10 9 (1.29%) HBase
10 9 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2017
11 8 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.14%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.14%) BigQuery
11 8 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.00%) Redis
12 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 196 (28.04%) Jenkins
2 176 (25.18%) JIRA
3 149 (21.32%) Git (software)
4 73 (10.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 49 (7.01%) Maven
6 44 (6.29%) SonarQube
7 35 (5.01%) Selenium
8 33 (4.72%) JUnit
9 28 (4.01%) GitLab
10 23 (3.29%) Bitbucket
11 19 (2.72%) Mockito
12 18 (2.58%) TeamCity
12 18 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (2.15%) Cucumber
13 15 (2.15%) Subversion
14 13 (1.86%) Artifactory
15 11 (1.57%) MSBuild
15 11 (1.57%) Visual Studio
16 10 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (1.43%) Xcode
General
1 164 (23.46%) Finance
2 72 (10.30%) Banking
3 34 (4.86%) Financial Institution
4 31 (4.43%) Law
5 15 (2.15%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.00%) Legal
7 13 (1.86%) Retail
7 13 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.14%) Front Office
10 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.86%) Billing
11 6 (0.86%) Marketing
11 6 (0.86%) Police
12 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 150 (21.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 104 (14.88%) Analyst
3 77 (11.02%) Developer
4 61 (8.73%) Architect
5 51 (7.30%) AWS Engineer
6 48 (6.87%) AWS DevOps
7 47 (6.72%) Consultant
8 42 (6.01%) Cloud Engineer
9 40 (5.72%) Security Analyst
10 39 (5.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 36 (5.15%) Security Engineer
12 24 (3.43%) Cloud Architect
13 23 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
13 23 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
14 22 (3.15%) Python Developer
14 22 (3.15%) Security Architect
15 21 (3.00%) Operations Analyst
16 20 (2.86%) Splunk Engineer
17 19 (2.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 19 (2.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.59%) Node.js
2 65 (9.30%) JSON
3 63 (9.01%) Elastic Stack
4 58 (8.30%) REST
4 58 (8.30%) Web Services
5 46 (6.58%) Spring
6 38 (5.44%) React
7 29 (4.15%) Spring Boot
8 28 (4.01%) Kafka
8 28 (4.01%) RESTful
9 24 (3.43%) .NET
10 20 (2.86%) Regular Expression
11 19 (2.72%) SOAP
12 18 (2.58%) Redux
13 17 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (2.29%) Jest
15 13 (1.86%) Pandas
15 13 (1.86%) PySpark
16 12 (1.72%) HTML
17 11 (1.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.44%) Public Cloud
2 31 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.29%) PKI
5 19 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.58%) User Experience
7 16 (2.29%) Cloud Native
8 15 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.86%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.43%) CMDB
10 10 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 225 (32.19%) Linux
2 117 (16.74%) Windows
3 83 (11.87%) Unix
4 54 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (4.72%) Windows Server
6 21 (3.00%) CentOS
7 19 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.29%) Android
9 15 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.72%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.00%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.72%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.72%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (39.91%) DevOps
2 187 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (23.18%) SIEM
4 85 (12.16%) Configuration Management
5 77 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
6 70 (10.01%) Change Management
6 70 (10.01%) Information Security
7 62 (8.87%) Security Operations
8 57 (8.15%) Analytics
9 55 (7.87%) Scrum
10 54 (7.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 54 (7.73%) ITIL
11 52 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (7.44%) Kanban
12 51 (7.30%) Test Automation
13 45 (6.44%) Open Source
14 44 (6.29%) Infrastructure Automation
14 44 (6.29%) Microservices
15 41 (5.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 39 (5.58%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (32.19%) Python
2 186 (26.61%) Java
3 119 (17.02%) Bash Shell
4 73 (10.44%) PowerShell
5 72 (10.30%) Perl
6 67 (9.59%) Ruby
7 59 (8.44%) SQL
8 54 (7.73%) JavaScript
9 20 (2.86%) Java 8
10 19 (2.72%) C#
11 17 (2.43%) Go
12 16 (2.29%) Groovy
13 14 (2.00%) Apple Swift
14 13 (1.86%) R
14 13 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.43%) C++
15 10 (1.43%) ES6
15 10 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.29%) C
17 8 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 43 (6.15%) CISSP
4 39 (5.58%) AWS Certification
5 37 (5.29%) Degree
6 33 (4.72%) RHCE
7 29 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (3.43%) MCSA
9 21 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.86%) CISM
11 16 (2.29%) CCNA
12 12 (1.72%) MCITP
13 10 (1.43%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.14%) GIAC
14 8 (1.14%) RHCSA
15 7 (1.00%) MCSE
16 6 (0.86%) CEH
16 6 (0.86%) CISA
16 6 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.86%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.72%) NIST
3 18 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (1.86%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.72%) QA
6 11 (1.57%) COBIT
7 10 (1.43%) SLA
8 7 (1.00%) GDPR
8 7 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.86%) HMG Infosec
9 6 (0.86%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.43%) PMO
13 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 169 (24.18%) Docker
2 44 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.29%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.72%) HDFS
6 10 (1.43%) PowerDNS
6 10 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.29%) XenApp
7 9 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.14%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.86%) Snort
9 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.86%) vSphere
10 5 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.72%) vCloud
11 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.29%) Gluster
12 2 (0.29%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 182 (26.04%) Ansible
2 125 (17.88%) Terraform
3 118 (16.88%) Kubernetes
4 98 (14.02%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (11.16%) Puppet
6 63 (9.01%) Grafana
7 45 (6.44%) Prometheus
8 28 (4.01%) Suricata
9 27 (3.86%) Nessus
10 26 (3.72%) Nagios
11 23 (3.29%) Packer
12 22 (3.15%) SCCM
13 21 (3.00%) Consul
13 21 (3.00%) ITRS Geneos
14 17 (2.43%) Salt
15 16 (2.29%) SCOM
16 15 (2.15%) FreeIPA
17 14 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
18 13 (1.86%) QRadar
18 13 (1.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 66 (9.44%) AppDynamics
3 63 (9.01%) Red Hat
4 59 (8.44%) Qualys
5 54 (7.73%) Cisco
5 54 (7.73%) VMware
6 46 (6.58%) Google
7 45 (6.44%) New Relic
8 32 (4.58%) F5
9 30 (4.29%) Oracle
10 29 (4.15%) ServiceNow
11 27 (3.86%) HP
12 22 (3.15%) Black Duck
12 22 (3.15%) BMC
12 22 (3.15%) Remedy
13 20 (2.86%) Atlassian
14 19 (2.72%) Blue Coat
14 19 (2.72%) Symantec
15 18 (2.58%) ArcSight
16 17 (2.43%) LogRhythm