The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Splunk
England / South East
Rank 197 210 253
Rank change year-on-year +13 +43  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 43 55 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.60% 0.071%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 1.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 6
Median daily rate £450 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £340 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £325
% change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3803 4523 4473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.18% 49.05% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 2686 2347
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 206 225
Median hourly rate £15.60 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +62.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.29 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in the South East

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk in the South East

Splunk
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Hampshire +19 18 £450 -7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £350 -
Berkshire +14 11 £450 +12.50%
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Surrey -2 1 - - 3
Splunk
England

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) DevOps
3 27 (31.76%) Java
4 26 (30.59%) Gradle
5 23 (27.06%) Maven
6 22 (25.88%) Selenium
6 22 (25.88%) REST
6 22 (25.88%) XML
7 21 (24.71%) Linux
7 21 (24.71%) JBoss
7 21 (24.71%) Python
7 21 (24.71%) Scrum
7 21 (24.71%) JSON
8 20 (23.53%) Groovy
8 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 20 (23.53%) Firewall
9 19 (22.35%) VMware
10 18 (21.18%) TDD
11 17 (20.00%) Project Management
11 17 (20.00%) HTTP
11 17 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 17 (20.00%) ITIL
11 17 (20.00%) Automated Testing
12 16 (18.82%) Ruby
12 16 (18.82%) PCI DSS
12 16 (18.82%) Bitbucket
12 16 (18.82%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (18.82%) Sitecore
12 16 (18.82%) WebDriver
12 16 (18.82%) BDD

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (24.71%) JBoss
2 16 (18.82%) Apache
2 16 (18.82%) CMS
2 16 (18.82%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (3.53%) Commerce Server
4 3 (3.53%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Fredhopper
2 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.06%) GitHub
2 6 (7.06%) IaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.53%) Firewall
2 17 (20.00%) HTTP
3 5 (5.88%) Network Security
4 3 (3.53%) VPN
5 2 (2.35%) ATM
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.35%) Frame Relay
5 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.35%) SNMP
5 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.35%) Wireless
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.18%) LAN
6 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
6 1 (1.18%) VoIP
6 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.71%) MySQL
3 3 (3.53%) DB2
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.35%) Big Data
4 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.35%) HBase
4 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Power BI
4 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (30.59%) Gradle
2 23 (27.06%) Maven
3 22 (25.88%) Selenium
4 16 (18.82%) Ant
4 16 (18.82%) Apache Ivy
4 16 (18.82%) Bitbucket
4 16 (18.82%) eggPlant
4 16 (18.82%) JMeter
4 16 (18.82%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.41%) Subversion
7 6 (7.06%) GitLab
7 6 (7.06%) JUnit
8 5 (5.88%) Gatling
8 5 (5.88%) JIRA
8 5 (5.88%) NeoLoad
9 4 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.35%) Checkstyle
10 2 (2.35%) Cobertura
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Architect
2 13 (15.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Developer in Test
5 9 (10.59%) Consultant
6 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.88%) IT Architect
8 5 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco Network Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Linux Specialist
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) SOC Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) REST
1 22 (25.88%) XML
2 21 (24.71%) JSON
3 13 (15.29%) Web Services
4 6 (7.06%) Apache Camel
4 6 (7.06%) SOAP
5 5 (5.88%) React
6 4 (4.71%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (4.71%) J2EE
6 4 (4.71%) OSGi
7 3 (3.53%) Ajax
7 3 (3.53%) CGI
7 3 (3.53%) CSS
7 3 (3.53%) HTML
7 3 (3.53%) Velocity
7 3 (3.53%) Worklight
8 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
8 2 (2.35%) JAX-RS
8 2 (2.35%) OAuth2
8 2 (2.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) CMDB
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.06%) Cyber Defence
3 6 (7.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.88%) Reference Data
5 4 (4.71%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.71%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Linux
2 16 (18.82%) Windows
3 12 (14.12%) Unix
4 8 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) DevOps
3 21 (24.71%) Scrum
4 18 (21.18%) TDD
5 17 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 17 (20.00%) ITIL
5 17 (20.00%) Project Management
6 16 (18.82%) BDD
6 16 (18.82%) Content Management
6 16 (18.82%) OO
6 16 (18.82%) OOP
7 13 (15.29%) Visualisation
8 12 (14.12%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (14.12%) Security Operations
8 12 (14.12%) Security Testing
8 12 (14.12%) SIEM
8 12 (14.12%) Test Automation
9 11 (12.94%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 11 (12.94%) Manual Testing
10 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) Java
2 21 (24.71%) Python
3 20 (23.53%) Groovy
4 16 (18.82%) Ruby
5 11 (12.94%) C++
6 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.24%) SQL
8 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.71%) PHP
8 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) R
9 2 (2.35%) Scala
10 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) Degree
4 4 (4.71%) CISSP
5 3 (3.53%) CISM
5 3 (3.53%) RHCE
6 2 (2.35%) CCIE
6 2 (2.35%) CISA
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.35%) SANS
7 1 (1.18%) CCDE
7 1 (1.18%) CEH
7 1 (1.18%) GIAC
7 1 (1.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) PCI DSS
2 8 (9.41%) PA-DSS
3 6 (7.06%) QA
4 5 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Docker
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) HDFS
4 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (7.06%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.88%) HP Fortify
3 4 (4.71%) Ansible
3 4 (4.71%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.71%) Puppet
4 3 (3.53%) QRadar
5 2 (2.35%) Cobbler
5 2 (2.35%) logstash
5 2 (2.35%) Nagios
5 2 (2.35%) Nessus
5 2 (2.35%) Opsview
5 2 (2.35%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (2.35%) TrustSec
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.18%) Nmap
6 1 (1.18%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) VMware
2 17 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 16 (18.82%) Sitecore
4 15 (17.65%) Intel Security
5 14 (16.47%) AppDynamics
5 14 (16.47%) Cisco
6 12 (14.12%) HP
7 11 (12.94%) ArcSight
8 9 (10.59%) BMC
8 9 (10.59%) CA
8 9 (10.59%) Gemalto
8 9 (10.59%) Kaspersky
8 9 (10.59%) NetApp
8 9 (10.59%) Tripwire
9 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
9 8 (9.41%) F5
9 8 (9.41%) Symantec
10 7 (8.24%) SolarWinds
11 6 (7.06%) Oracle
12 4 (4.71%) Juniper
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