Period
to 22 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 267 315
Rank change year-on-year -10 +48 +62
Contract jobs citing Splunk 792 1,034 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.00% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 2.16% 2.38% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 659 517
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £368 £366 £363
90th Percentile £700 £650 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 0
UK median hourly rate £28.97 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.37% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.93 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year -51.21% - -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36,695 43,521 42,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.27% 42.13% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,048 26,928 26,423
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £242
90th Percentile £638 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,438 1,664 1,388
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.88% -0.51% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.72 £45.43 £45.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +12.12% -2.27% +2.32%

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -25 704 £550 +4.76% 124
London -42 392 £550 - 56
UK excluding London +50 368 £525 +10.53% 71
North of England +31 118 £500 +14.29% 20
Yorkshire +61 97 £550 +22.22% 11
South East +26 88 £547 +9.45% 20
Scotland +48 48 £575 +19.48% 2
South West -6 45 £494 -1.25% 14
Midlands +32 39 £615 +29.47% 12
West Midlands +16 25 £615 +36.67% 10
East of England +27 24 £613 +70.14% 2
North West -12 15 £390 -10.86% 3
East Midlands +13 12 - - 2
Wales +30 7 £450 - 1
North East -5 6 £363 -3.33% 6

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Splunk.

1 321 (40.53%) AWS
2 314 (39.65%) DevOps
3 270 (34.09%) Python
4 261 (32.95%) Linux
5 228 (28.79%) Jenkins
6 214 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (25.13%) Ansible
8 196 (24.75%) Java
9 185 (23.36%) SIEM
10 182 (22.98%) JIRA
11 181 (22.85%) Azure
12 180 (22.73%) Docker
13 175 (22.10%) Git (software)
14 169 (21.34%) Finance
15 147 (18.56%) Bash Shell
16 143 (18.06%) Windows
17 140 (17.68%) Terraform
18 125 (15.78%) Kubernetes
19 123 (15.53%) Security Cleared
20 111 (14.02%) Confluence
21 109 (13.76%) Opscode Chef
22 101 (12.75%) Puppet
23 100 (12.63%) GitHub
24 92 (11.62%) Cybersecurity
24 92 (11.62%) Firewall
24 92 (11.62%) Unix
25 90 (11.36%) Configuration Management
26 89 (11.24%) Perl
27 83 (10.48%) JSON
27 83 (10.48%) Banking

Splunk
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 111 (14.02%) Confluence
2 38 (4.80%) Apache
3 28 (3.54%) Apache Spark
4 26 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.78%) nginx
6 16 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.02%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.77%) Mule
8 14 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.64%) IIS
10 10 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.01%) Jupyter
12 7 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.76%) Mattermost
13 6 (0.76%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.51%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.25%) RMDS
5 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 321 (40.53%) AWS
2 181 (22.85%) Azure
3 100 (12.63%) GitHub
4 55 (6.94%) Serverless
5 52 (6.57%) OpenShift
6 49 (6.19%) PaaS
7 43 (5.43%) GCP
8 42 (5.30%) Datadog
8 42 (5.30%) IaaS
8 42 (5.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 41 (5.18%) Amazon EC2
10 39 (4.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 38 (4.80%) Slack
12 37 (4.67%) Amazon S3
12 37 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
12 37 (4.67%) SaaS
13 34 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (3.66%) Route 53
15 28 (3.54%) Amazon ECS
16 24 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.62%) Firewall
2 58 (7.32%) VPN
3 37 (4.67%) Internet
4 29 (3.66%) HTTP
5 28 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (3.03%) DNS
6 24 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 22 (2.78%) Network Security
8 19 (2.40%) SSL
9 16 (2.02%) OpenVPN
9 16 (2.02%) WAN
10 15 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (1.64%) DHCP
12 12 (1.52%) NaaS
12 12 (1.52%) Wireshark
13 11 (1.39%) DSL
13 11 (1.39%) LAN
14 10 (1.26%) Kerberos
14 10 (1.26%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.57%) Amazon RDS
2 45 (5.68%) MySQL
3 39 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.80%) Big Data
4 38 (4.80%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.67%) SQL Server
6 30 (3.79%) Hadoop
7 17 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.02%) Amazon Aurora
8 16 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.89%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.64%) Data Lake
11 12 (1.52%) MariaDB
12 10 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.26%) HBase
12 10 (1.26%) InfluxDB
12 10 (1.26%) Redis
13 9 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.14%) SQL Server 2017
14 8 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 228 (28.79%) Jenkins
2 182 (22.98%) JIRA
3 175 (22.10%) Git (software)
4 77 (9.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 57 (7.20%) SonarQube
6 50 (6.31%) Maven
7 38 (4.80%) Selenium
8 34 (4.29%) JUnit
9 28 (3.54%) GitLab
10 26 (3.28%) Bitbucket
11 20 (2.53%) TeamCity
12 19 (2.40%) Mockito
13 18 (2.27%) Cucumber
13 18 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
14 15 (1.89%) Artifactory
14 15 (1.89%) Subversion
15 12 (1.52%) Visual Studio
16 11 (1.39%) MSBuild
16 11 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (1.26%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 169 (21.34%) Finance
2 83 (10.48%) Banking
3 35 (4.42%) Law
4 34 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.15%) Public Sector
6 16 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.77%) Legal
8 13 (1.64%) Retail
9 11 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.01%) Front Office
11 7 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.76%) Billing
12 6 (0.76%) Marketing
12 6 (0.76%) Police
13 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Games
14 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.25%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 170 (21.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 113 (14.27%) Analyst
3 87 (10.98%) Developer
4 60 (7.58%) Architect
5 57 (7.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 55 (6.94%) AWS Engineer
7 51 (6.44%) AWS DevOps
8 48 (6.06%) Consultant
9 42 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 42 (5.30%) Security Analyst
9 42 (5.30%) Security Engineer
10 39 (4.92%) Splunk Engineer
11 25 (3.16%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
13 22 (2.78%) Python Developer
13 22 (2.78%) Security Architect
13 22 (2.78%) Senior DevOps
14 21 (2.65%) Operations Analyst
15 20 (2.53%) SOC Analyst
16 19 (2.40%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.48%) JSON
2 75 (9.47%) Node.js
3 68 (8.59%) Elastic Stack
3 68 (8.59%) Web Services
4 65 (8.21%) REST
5 48 (6.06%) Spring
6 42 (5.30%) RESTful
7 38 (4.80%) React
8 31 (3.91%) Spring Boot
9 30 (3.79%) Kafka
10 26 (3.28%) .NET
11 21 (2.65%) Regular Expression
11 21 (2.65%) SOAP
11 21 (2.65%) XML
12 20 (2.53%) LDAP
13 19 (2.40%) HTML
14 18 (2.27%) CSS
14 18 (2.27%) Redux
15 17 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (2.02%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.80%) Public Cloud
3 26 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.16%) PKI
5 23 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
6 21 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
7 19 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 18 (2.27%) User Experience
9 16 (2.02%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.02%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.26%) CMDB
10 10 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 261 (32.95%) Linux
2 143 (18.06%) Windows
3 92 (11.62%) Unix
4 79 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (4.42%) Windows Server
6 32 (4.04%) CentOS
7 19 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.02%) Android
9 15 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.52%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.63%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.63%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.38%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (39.65%) DevOps
2 214 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (23.36%) SIEM
4 92 (11.62%) Cybersecurity
5 90 (11.36%) Configuration Management
6 74 (9.34%) Change Management
6 74 (9.34%) Security Operations
7 73 (9.22%) Information Security
8 69 (8.71%) Analytics
9 68 (8.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 63 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (7.95%) Scrum
11 60 (7.58%) Test Automation
12 57 (7.20%) Microservices
13 56 (7.07%) ITIL
13 56 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (6.82%) Kanban
15 49 (6.19%) Infrastructure Automation
16 47 (5.93%) TDD
17 46 (5.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 270 (34.09%) Python
2 196 (24.75%) Java
3 147 (18.56%) Bash Shell
4 89 (11.24%) Perl
5 79 (9.97%) Ruby
6 75 (9.47%) PowerShell
7 65 (8.21%) SQL
8 55 (6.94%) JavaScript
9 27 (3.41%) Java 8
10 23 (2.90%) Go
10 23 (2.90%) Groovy
11 19 (2.40%) C#
12 16 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.89%) R
13 15 (1.89%) Scala
14 14 (1.77%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.26%) C++
15 10 (1.26%) ES6
15 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 123 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 53 (6.69%) CISSP
4 48 (6.06%) AWS Certification
5 38 (4.80%) Degree
6 34 (4.29%) RHCE
7 29 (3.66%) CISM
7 29 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (3.03%) MCSA
9 21 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.02%) CCNA
11 15 (1.89%) CISA
12 12 (1.52%) MCITP
13 11 (1.39%) CISMP
13 11 (1.39%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 11 (1.39%) ISSMP
14 10 (1.26%) GIAC
15 8 (1.01%) RHCSA
16 7 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.94%) NIST
2 50 (6.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 22 (2.78%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.77%) SLA
6 13 (1.64%) NCSC
7 12 (1.52%) COBIT
8 11 (1.39%) QA
9 7 (0.88%) GDPR
9 7 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.76%) HMG Infosec
10 6 (0.76%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.38%) PMO
14 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 180 (22.73%) Docker
2 44 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.52%) HDFS
6 10 (1.26%) PowerDNS
6 10 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.14%) XenApp
7 9 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.01%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.88%) Snort
10 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.76%) vSphere
11 5 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.63%) vCloud
12 4 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.25%) Gluster
13 2 (0.25%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 199 (25.13%) Ansible
2 140 (17.68%) Terraform
3 125 (15.78%) Kubernetes
4 109 (13.76%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (12.75%) Puppet
6 63 (7.95%) Grafana
7 45 (5.68%) Prometheus
8 38 (4.80%) Suricata
9 35 (4.42%) Packer
10 27 (3.41%) Nagios
10 27 (3.41%) Nessus
11 23 (2.90%) Consul
12 22 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
12 22 (2.78%) SCCM
13 17 (2.15%) Kibana
13 17 (2.15%) QRadar
13 17 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (2.02%) FreeIPA
14 16 (2.02%) Salt
14 16 (2.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (10.35%) Red Hat
2 78 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 71 (8.96%) AppDynamics
4 69 (8.71%) Qualys
5 59 (7.45%) Cisco
6 56 (7.07%) Google
7 55 (6.94%) VMware
8 48 (6.06%) New Relic
9 33 (4.17%) F5
9 33 (4.17%) Oracle
10 32 (4.04%) ServiceNow
11 27 (3.41%) HP
12 23 (2.90%) Black Duck
12 23 (2.90%) Remedy
13 22 (2.78%) BMC
14 21 (2.65%) Atlassian
15 20 (2.53%) Adobe
15 20 (2.53%) ArcSight
15 20 (2.53%) Symantec
16 19 (2.40%) IBM