The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 131 137
Rank change year-on-year +52 +6  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 32 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.49% 0.76% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 3.92% 1.58% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -13.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 817 1394 1083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.14% 48.15% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 693 522
Median daily rate £395 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +0.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 39
Median hourly rate £31.85 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.27% +140.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £39.40
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in Scotland

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk in Scotland

Splunk
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the Scotland 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
Edinburgh +20 24 £388 - 3
Glasgow +7 7 £550 +37.50% 2
Splunk
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 28 (56.00%) Banking
2 18 (36.00%) Python
2 18 (36.00%) SIEM
3 14 (28.00%) Analytics
4 13 (26.00%) Big Data
4 13 (26.00%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (22.00%) Java
6 10 (20.00%) Linux
6 10 (20.00%) Firewall
6 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 9 (18.00%) Finance
7 9 (18.00%) CISSP
7 9 (18.00%) Perl
7 9 (18.00%) Unix
8 8 (16.00%) Windows
9 6 (12.00%) DNS
9 6 (12.00%) CEH
9 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (12.00%) Degree
9 6 (12.00%) Statistical Modelling
9 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.00%) Apache Spark
10 5 (10.00%) SANS
10 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (8.00%) Hadoop
11 4 (8.00%) JIRA
11 4 (8.00%) Kafka
11 4 (8.00%) Data Analytics
11 4 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management

Splunk
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (12.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Bluemix
3 1 (2.00%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) IPsec
3 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) SNMP
3 1 (2.00%) SSH
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) VLAN
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) Big Data
2 4 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.00%) Parquet
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.00%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.00%) GitLab
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (56.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Security Engineer
1 13 (26.00%) Splunk Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) Splunk Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.00%) Developer
6 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Kafka
2 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) Grok
3 2 (4.00%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.00%) Fintech
4 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) Unix
3 8 (16.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) SIEM
2 14 (28.00%) Analytics
3 13 (26.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (12.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.00%) Data Analytics
5 4 (8.00%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.00%) Anomaly Detection
6 3 (6.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) Coaching
6 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL
6 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) SDLC
6 3 (6.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Python
2 11 (22.00%) Java
3 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.00%) Perl
5 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) Go
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) CISSP
2 6 (12.00%) CEH
2 6 (12.00%) Degree
3 5 (10.00%) SANS
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.00%) QRadar
3 2 (4.00%) Ansible
3 2 (4.00%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (4.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) Rundeck
4 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (6.00%) CyberArk
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.00%) Symantec
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.00%) Black Duck
3 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) Dell
3 1 (2.00%) FireEye
3 1 (2.00%) Interwoven
3 1 (2.00%) MapR
3 1 (2.00%) Verint
3 1 (2.00%) VMware