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 3 months to 30 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.

Splunk
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 358 506
Rank change year-on-year +57 +148  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 326 311 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.57% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.63% 1.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 198 95
Median daily rate £500 £478 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £365 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £325
% change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20053 23695 24270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.77% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12380 14428 13767
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 802 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 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
England +42 293 £500 +4.16% 69
London +16 168 £505 +1.00% 39
South East +4 42 £450 -10.00% 11
North West +65 39 £500 -1.96% 4
Manchester +35 24 £488 -4.41% 4
Yorkshire +15 24 £425 -5.55% 5
City of London 0 24 £550 +3.52% 11
Scotland +37 23 £520 - 5
Edinburgh +28 19 £500 - 2
Hampshire +22 19 £444 -8.97% 6
West Yorkshire +16 18 £438 +4.16% 3
Leeds +7 17 £425 -5.55% 2
Salford - 14 £488 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £350 -
Cheshire - 11 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 11 £350 -
Berkshire +9 9 £475 +5.55% 1
Bracknell - 9 £475 -
East of England +8 8 £575 +15.00% 2
Winchester - 7 £425 -
South Wales +15 6 £331 -29.89% 3
Wales +7 6 £331 -29.89% 3
West Midlands +21 5 £500 +11.11% 3
South West 0 5 £575 +43.75% 4
Shropshire - 5 £500 -
Telford - 5 £500 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire +2 4 £420 -6.66% 1
Welwyn Garden City 0 4 - -
Sheffield -4 4 £420 -6.66% 1

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Splunk.

1 242 (34.33%) Linux
2 224 (31.77%) DevOps
3 221 (31.35%) Python
4 201 (28.51%) Java
5 196 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (23.12%) Amazon AWS
7 154 (21.84%) Finance
8 148 (20.99%) Windows
9 144 (20.43%) Jenkins
10 141 (20.00%) Firewall
11 132 (18.72%) Puppet
12 131 (18.58%) Unix
13 122 (17.30%) Ansible
14 120 (17.02%) Docker
15 117 (16.60%) Git (software)
16 111 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
17 108 (15.32%) SIEM
18 104 (14.75%) Banking
19 92 (13.05%) Perl
20 90 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 87 (12.34%) Cybersecurity
21 87 (12.34%) SQL
22 85 (12.06%) JavaScript
23 80 (11.35%) Elastic Stack
24 78 (11.06%) Configuration Management
25 76 (10.78%) JIRA
26 75 (10.64%) Ruby
26 75 (10.64%) Information Security
26 75 (10.64%) CISSP
26 75 (10.64%) Security Cleared

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 60 (8.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 45 (6.38%) Apache
3 42 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
4 41 (5.82%) Confluence
5 35 (4.96%) OpenStack
6 28 (3.97%) JBoss
7 24 (3.40%) Tomcat
8 20 (2.84%) WebSphere
9 18 (2.55%) Apache Spark
10 17 (2.41%) CMS
11 16 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (1.99%) CICS
12 14 (1.99%) IIS
13 13 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.99%) Mule
15 6 (0.85%) Anypoint
15 6 (0.85%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.85%) nginx
16 5 (0.71%) Drupal
17 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Fredhopper
1 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.43%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 163 (23.12%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (8.09%) GitHub
4 44 (6.24%) PaaS
5 25 (3.55%) IaaS
6 23 (3.26%) Office 365
7 15 (2.13%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 11 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.56%) SaaS
10 10 (1.42%) Bluemix
10 10 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (1.42%) Loggly
11 9 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.13%) Heroku
12 8 (1.13%) Sumo Logic
13 7 (0.99%) Datadog
13 7 (0.99%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 141 (20.00%) Firewall
2 72 (10.21%) TCP/IP
3 58 (8.23%) DNS
4 49 (6.95%) VPN
5 48 (6.81%) HTTP
6 42 (5.96%) WAN
7 41 (5.82%) LAN
8 34 (4.82%) VoIP
9 31 (4.40%) Network Security
10 26 (3.69%) LDAP
11 24 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
12 23 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (2.84%) SMTP
13 20 (2.84%) SNMP
14 15 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 14 (1.99%) SSL
16 12 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.50%) MongoDB
2 63 (8.94%) Big Data
3 42 (5.96%) Hadoop
4 39 (5.53%) SQL Server
5 38 (5.39%) Redis
6 33 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 29 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (3.55%) Apache Hive
9 24 (3.40%) HBase
10 23 (3.26%) Relational Database
11 22 (3.12%) MySQL
12 16 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.99%) DB2
14 13 (1.84%) Neo4j
15 7 (0.99%) Riak
16 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.57%) RavenDB
18 3 (0.43%) KDB
18 3 (0.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 144 (20.43%) Jenkins
2 117 (16.60%) Git (software)
3 76 (10.78%) JIRA
4 58 (8.23%) Maven
4 58 (8.23%) Selenium
5 56 (7.94%) Cucumber
6 46 (6.52%) Gradle
7 41 (5.82%) JMeter
8 31 (4.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 31 (4.40%) Subversion
9 29 (4.11%) Bitbucket
10 25 (3.55%) JUnit
11 22 (3.12%) Ant
12 21 (2.98%) TeamCity
13 18 (2.55%) Vagrant
14 17 (2.41%) Apache Ivy
15 16 (2.27%) eggPlant
15 16 (2.27%) gulp
15 16 (2.27%) WebDriver
16 12 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 154 (21.84%) Finance
2 104 (14.75%) Banking
3 33 (4.68%) Retail
4 21 (2.98%) Legal
5 18 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.56%) Law
9 5 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.57%) Electronics
10 4 (0.57%) Front Office
10 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Marketing
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (14.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 99 (14.04%) Architect
3 98 (13.90%) Analyst
4 71 (10.07%) Developer
5 69 (9.79%) Consultant
6 51 (7.23%) Security Analyst
7 43 (6.10%) Splunk Engineer
8 33 (4.68%) Administrator
9 31 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
9 31 (4.40%) Security Engineer
10 30 (4.26%) Security Consultant
11 27 (3.83%) Security Architect
12 26 (3.69%) Splunk Consultant
13 24 (3.40%) Java Developer
14 22 (3.12%) SOC Analyst
15 19 (2.70%) DevOps Specialist
16 18 (2.55%) Cloud Architect
16 18 (2.55%) Systems Administrator
17 17 (2.41%) Data Architect
17 17 (2.41%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.35%) Elastic Stack
2 61 (8.65%) Web Services
3 56 (7.94%) XML
4 51 (7.23%) REST
5 47 (6.67%) HTML
6 43 (6.10%) Middleware
7 41 (5.82%) CSS
8 33 (4.68%) RESTful
8 33 (4.68%) Spring
9 31 (4.40%) Node.js
9 31 (4.40%) Spring Boot
10 29 (4.11%) JSON
11 26 (3.69%) .NET
12 24 (3.40%) Regular Expression
13 17 (2.41%) HTML5
13 17 (2.41%) SOAP
14 16 (2.27%) Browserify
14 16 (2.27%) J2EE
15 15 (2.13%) CSS3
15 15 (2.13%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.83%) Reference Data
5 25 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 22 (3.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 20 (2.84%) Cyber Attack
8 20 (2.84%) iPad
8 20 (2.84%) Public Cloud
9 17 (2.41%) Cyber Defence
10 16 (2.27%) Mainframe
11 12 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.42%) User Experience
13 9 (1.28%) CMDB
13 9 (1.28%) NHS
14 8 (1.13%) Clustering
15 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 242 (34.33%) Linux
2 148 (20.99%) Windows
3 131 (18.58%) Unix
4 52 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (4.40%) Windows Server
6 25 (3.55%) CentOS
6 25 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (3.40%) Ubuntu
8 21 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.99%) Solaris
10 12 (1.70%) Android
10 12 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.56%) AIX
11 11 (1.56%) zOS
12 7 (0.99%) HPUX
13 5 (0.71%) Amazon Linux
13 5 (0.71%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.57%) VMS
15 3 (0.43%) Debian
15 3 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (31.77%) DevOps
2 196 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (15.32%) SIEM
4 87 (12.34%) Cybersecurity
5 78 (11.06%) Configuration Management
6 75 (10.64%) Information Security
7 72 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (10.21%) Scrum
8 66 (9.36%) Vulnerability Management
9 63 (8.94%) ITIL
10 60 (8.51%) Analytics
11 59 (8.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 58 (8.23%) TDD
13 57 (8.09%) Security Operations
14 56 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 56 (7.94%) Open Source
15 51 (7.23%) BDD
16 50 (7.09%) Microservices
17 45 (6.38%) Project Management
18 41 (5.82%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (31.35%) Python
2 201 (28.51%) Java
3 92 (13.05%) Perl
4 87 (12.34%) SQL
5 85 (12.06%) JavaScript
6 75 (10.64%) Ruby
7 64 (9.08%) Bash Shell
8 50 (7.09%) PowerShell
9 48 (6.81%) Shell Script
10 37 (5.25%) PHP
11 26 (3.69%) C#
11 26 (3.69%) Groovy
12 24 (3.40%) C++
13 18 (2.55%) Scala
14 11 (1.56%) Korn
15 8 (1.13%) Apple Swift
16 7 (0.99%) Go
16 7 (0.99%) R
17 6 (0.85%) C
18 5 (0.71%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 75 (10.64%) CISSP
1 75 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 61 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 56 (7.94%) Degree
4 44 (6.24%) SANS
5 37 (5.25%) SSCP
6 20 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.27%) CISM
8 11 (1.56%) CEH
9 8 (1.13%) CCNP
9 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.99%) ISSAP
11 6 (0.85%) CCNA
11 6 (0.85%) GIAC
11 6 (0.85%) MCP
11 6 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.71%) CCIE
13 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.52%) PCI DSS
2 38 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.41%) QA
4 15 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.13%) PA-DSS
6 7 (0.99%) COBIT
6 7 (0.99%) GDPR
7 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.43%) GPG13
8 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) SDET
8 2 (0.28%) SLA
9 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.14%) ISO27002
System Software
1 120 (17.02%) Docker
2 26 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.56%) HDFS
5 10 (1.42%) LXC
6 8 (1.13%) Snort
7 6 (0.85%) GPFS
7 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.71%) NFS
8 5 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.71%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.57%) vCloud
9 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.57%) vSphere
10 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.28%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (18.72%) Puppet
2 122 (17.30%) Ansible
3 111 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (9.65%) QRadar
5 62 (8.79%) Nagios
6 51 (7.23%) logstash
7 49 (6.95%) Kibana
8 25 (3.55%) ZABBIX
9 23 (3.26%) Grafana
10 21 (2.98%) Graphite
11 19 (2.70%) Nessus
12 18 (2.55%) Salt
13 16 (2.27%) Kubernetes
14 15 (2.13%) CA Service Virtualization
14 15 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (2.13%) OMEGAMON
15 14 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
16 13 (1.84%) Nexpose
17 12 (1.70%) CA Endevor
17 12 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 74 (10.50%) IBM
2 69 (9.79%) AppDynamics
3 68 (9.65%) Red Hat
4 66 (9.36%) Microsoft
5 64 (9.08%) VMware
6 61 (8.65%) Cisco
7 49 (6.95%) ArcSight
8 45 (6.38%) Oracle
9 44 (6.24%) Intel Security
10 42 (5.96%) New Relic
11 41 (5.82%) Symantec
12 38 (5.39%) F5
13 33 (4.68%) HP
14 32 (4.54%) LogRhythm
15 30 (4.26%) Apple
15 30 (4.26%) CA
15 30 (4.26%) CheckPoint
16 28 (3.97%) Qualys
17 23 (3.26%) Google
17 23 (3.26%) MuleSoft
Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
UBS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago