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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 354 420
Rank change year-on-year +88 +66  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 369 299 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.61% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 1.98% 1.38% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 177 132
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

Splunk is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18659 21671 22818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.91% 44.48% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11425 13607 13668
Median daily rate £427 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 720 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Splunk as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 255 £525 - 32
South East +71 62 £525 +13.51% 6
North West +1 17 £475 +5.08% 7
East of England -9 16 £525 +54.41% 3
South West +7 13 £520 +60.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 8 £420 -1.17% 5
East Midlands -11 1 - - 1
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For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Splunk also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 237 (35.59%) Linux
2 203 (30.48%) DevOps
3 188 (28.23%) Python
3 188 (28.23%) Java
4 184 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (25.23%) Finance
6 160 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
7 149 (22.37%) Unix
8 140 (21.02%) Windows
9 128 (19.22%) Jenkins
10 121 (18.17%) Docker
11 120 (18.02%) Puppet
12 119 (17.87%) Ansible
13 118 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
14 115 (17.27%) Firewall
15 104 (15.62%) Git (software)
16 102 (15.32%) Configuration Management
17 98 (14.71%) SIEM
18 97 (14.56%) Banking
19 91 (13.66%) AppDynamics
20 90 (13.51%) Perl
21 88 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
22 87 (13.06%) Red Hat
23 83 (12.46%) MongoDB
24 81 (12.16%) SQL
25 78 (11.71%) Ruby
26 77 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
27 75 (11.26%) Elastic Stack
28 74 (11.11%) Microsoft
29 72 (10.81%) JIRA

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 42 (6.31%) Cloud Foundry
2 37 (5.56%) Apache
2 37 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 35 (5.26%) Confluence
4 31 (4.65%) OpenStack
5 30 (4.50%) JBoss
6 29 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (3.00%) CMS
7 20 (3.00%) IIS
8 16 (2.40%) nginx
9 14 (2.10%) SharePoint
9 14 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.50%) Anypoint
12 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.35%) MS Exchange
12 9 (1.35%) Skype for Business
13 8 (1.20%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (1.95%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 160 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (6.91%) GitHub
4 39 (5.86%) PaaS
5 32 (4.80%) Office 365
6 29 (4.35%) OpenShift
7 14 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.95%) SaaS
9 12 (1.80%) IaaS
10 11 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.50%) Bluemix
11 10 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.20%) Datadog
12 8 (1.20%) Mimecast
13 7 (1.05%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (1.05%) Loggly
14 6 (0.90%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 115 (17.27%) Firewall
2 53 (7.96%) HTTP
3 44 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 41 (6.16%) DNS
5 34 (5.11%) LAN
5 34 (5.11%) WAN
6 30 (4.50%) Network Security
7 26 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 26 (3.90%) SSL
7 26 (3.90%) VPN
8 23 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (2.55%) VoIP
10 15 (2.25%) HTTPS
11 11 (1.65%) Ethernet
11 11 (1.65%) NX-OS
12 9 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (1.35%) Skype
13 8 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.46%) MongoDB
2 71 (10.66%) Big Data
3 41 (6.16%) NoSQL
3 41 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 39 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 38 (5.71%) Hadoop
6 35 (5.26%) MySQL
6 35 (5.26%) Redis
7 27 (4.05%) Apache Hive
8 24 (3.60%) HBase
9 22 (3.30%) Neo4j
10 16 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 15 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.20%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.20%) Squirro
13 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.75%) DB2
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.75%) Riak
Development Applications
1 128 (19.22%) Jenkins
2 104 (15.62%) Git (software)
3 72 (10.81%) JIRA
4 54 (8.11%) Maven
5 50 (7.51%) Selenium
6 46 (6.91%) Cucumber
7 38 (5.71%) JMeter
8 30 (4.50%) JUnit
9 29 (4.35%) Gradle
9 29 (4.35%) Subversion
10 24 (3.60%) Ant
11 20 (3.00%) Bitbucket
12 17 (2.55%) TeamCity
13 15 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (2.10%) Apache Ivy
14 14 (2.10%) eggPlant
14 14 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (2.10%) WebDriver
15 12 (1.80%) Mockito
16 11 (1.65%) Gatling
General
1 168 (25.23%) Finance
2 97 (14.56%) Banking
3 38 (5.71%) Retail
4 22 (3.30%) Legal
5 15 (2.25%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.50%) Law
9 9 (1.35%) Games
10 6 (0.90%) Publishing
11 4 (0.60%) Marketing
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
12 3 (0.45%) International Banking
12 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.30%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.15%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (17.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (11.71%) Consultant
3 77 (11.56%) Architect
4 74 (11.11%) Analyst
5 68 (10.21%) Developer
6 53 (7.96%) Security Analyst
7 51 (7.66%) Splunk Engineer
8 44 (6.61%) Splunk Consultant
9 43 (6.46%) Linux Engineer
10 36 (5.41%) Platform Engineer
11 30 (4.50%) Administrator
11 30 (4.50%) Security Engineer
12 27 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (3.75%) Security Consultant
14 23 (3.45%) Data Architect
14 23 (3.45%) Java Developer
15 20 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (3.00%) Operations Engineer
16 18 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
16 18 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.26%) Elastic Stack
2 40 (6.01%) RESTful
3 39 (5.86%) Web Services
4 38 (5.71%) Middleware
4 38 (5.71%) XML
5 36 (5.41%) REST
6 31 (4.65%) Regular Expression
7 30 (4.50%) Spring
8 28 (4.20%) .NET
9 27 (4.05%) Node.js
10 26 (3.90%) JSON
11 25 (3.75%) Spring Boot
12 24 (3.60%) Kafka
13 21 (3.15%) J2EE
14 18 (2.70%) Sensu
15 16 (2.40%) SOAP
16 14 (2.10%) React
17 12 (1.80%) TIBCO EMS
17 12 (1.80%) WireMock
18 11 (1.65%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (9.16%) Management Information System
3 37 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 25 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.15%) Reference Data
5 21 (3.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 20 (3.00%) Data Structures
7 19 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.25%) Video on Demand
9 12 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
10 11 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.35%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.20%) Clustering
13 8 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (1.05%) DataPower
14 7 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 237 (35.59%) Linux
2 149 (22.37%) Unix
3 140 (21.02%) Windows
4 59 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (4.65%) CentOS
6 28 (4.20%) Windows Server
7 18 (2.70%) Solaris
8 10 (1.50%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.05%) VMS
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon Linux
10 5 (0.75%) Android
10 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.15%) Gentoo
12 1 (0.15%) HPUX
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (30.48%) DevOps
2 184 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (15.32%) Configuration Management
4 98 (14.71%) SIEM
5 71 (10.66%) Information Security
6 69 (10.36%) ITIL
7 64 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (9.46%) Vulnerability Management
9 62 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 59 (8.86%) Test Automation
11 54 (8.11%) BDD
11 54 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
11 54 (8.11%) Microservices
12 52 (7.81%) Open Source
12 52 (7.81%) Security Operations
13 51 (7.66%) TDD
14 47 (7.06%) Scrum
15 46 (6.91%) Analytics
16 44 (6.61%) Project Management
17 41 (6.16%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 188 (28.23%) Java
1 188 (28.23%) Python
2 90 (13.51%) Perl
3 81 (12.16%) SQL
4 78 (11.71%) Ruby
5 63 (9.46%) Bash Shell
6 55 (8.26%) PowerShell
7 39 (5.86%) JavaScript
8 31 (4.65%) PHP
9 30 (4.50%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.15%) Groovy
10 21 (3.15%) Scala
11 20 (3.00%) C#
12 11 (1.65%) C++
13 8 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.90%) Go
14 6 (0.90%) Korn
14 6 (0.90%) R
14 6 (0.90%) VBScript
15 5 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (8.86%) CISSP
1 59 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 50 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.61%) Degree
4 33 (4.95%) SANS
5 27 (4.05%) SSCP
6 26 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.15%) CISM
8 16 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.95%) CCNA
10 11 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.50%) CCNP
12 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.20%) GCIA
13 8 (1.20%) GCIH
14 7 (1.05%) CCIE
15 6 (0.90%) CEH
15 6 (0.90%) CREST Certified
15 6 (0.90%) MCP
15 6 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.95%) PCI DSS
3 20 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 20 (3.00%) QA
4 9 (1.35%) COBIT
5 8 (1.20%) GDPR
6 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.90%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.60%) GPG13
8 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (18.17%) Docker
2 38 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 34 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.25%) Xen
5 13 (1.95%) KVM
5 13 (1.95%) LXC
6 10 (1.50%) Snort
7 9 (1.35%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.20%) GPFS
9 4 (0.60%) vCloud
9 4 (0.60%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.60%) vSphere
10 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.30%) HDFS
11 2 (0.30%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.15%) Gluster
12 1 (0.15%) Squid
12 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 120 (18.02%) Puppet
2 119 (17.87%) Ansible
3 118 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (9.01%) Nagios
5 52 (7.81%) logstash
6 44 (6.61%) Grafana
6 44 (6.61%) Kibana
7 39 (5.86%) QRadar
8 35 (5.26%) Kubernetes
9 33 (4.95%) ZABBIX
10 22 (3.30%) Graphite
11 16 (2.40%) Prometheus
12 12 (1.80%) SCCM
13 11 (1.65%) Terraform
14 10 (1.50%) Cobbler
14 10 (1.50%) FortiGate
14 10 (1.50%) Rancher
14 10 (1.50%) RSA enVision
14 10 (1.50%) Rsyslog
14 10 (1.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 91 (13.66%) AppDynamics
2 87 (13.06%) Red Hat
3 74 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 68 (10.21%) Cisco
5 60 (9.01%) Oracle
6 54 (8.11%) VMware
7 47 (7.06%) New Relic
8 45 (6.76%) IBM
9 41 (6.16%) ArcSight
10 29 (4.35%) LogRhythm
11 28 (4.20%) HP
11 28 (4.20%) Qualys
12 27 (4.05%) Cloudera
12 27 (4.05%) F5
13 26 (3.90%) McAfee
14 22 (3.30%) MuleSoft
15 21 (3.15%) Apple
15 21 (3.15%) MapR
15 21 (3.15%) Nuix
16 20 (3.00%) TIBCO
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