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 22 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 350 454
Rank change year-on-year +79 +104  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 408 331 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.61% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 1.37% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 181 133
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 £402 £350 £250
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 6
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 22 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
England +79 371 £525 +10.52% 56
London +71 257 £525 - 29
South East +53 62 £525 +13.51% 4
City of London +21 48 £500 -9.09% 8
Scotland +42 32 £475 +18.75% 5
Berkshire +40 30 £550 +16.71% 3
Edinburgh +18 24 £388 - 3
Bracknell - 23 £550 - 2
Hampshire +19 21 £500 -4.76%
North West -3 16 £450 -0.44% 10
East of England -6 16 £525 +54.41% 3
Manchester -3 15 £450 -10.00% 4
South West +19 14 £520 +60.00%
Hertfordshire +6 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +8 8 £420 +5.00% 5
Bristol - 8 £520 -
Glasgow +13 7 £550 +37.50% 2
Welwyn Garden City +7 6 £450 +5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +7 6 £420 +1.81% 5
Canary Wharf +4 6 £463 -7.50%
Leeds -2 6 £420 +1.81% 5
Surrey +4 5 £525 +13.51%
Cardiff +3 5 £210 -
South Wales +3 5 £210 -
Wales -1 5 £210 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £525 -
Wiltshire +5 4 £450 -
Swindon +6 3 - -
Southampton +3 3 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -

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

1 254 (34.94%) Linux
2 212 (29.16%) DevOps
3 210 (28.89%) Python
4 204 (28.06%) Java
5 191 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (24.35%) Finance
7 164 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
8 158 (21.73%) Unix
9 148 (20.36%) Windows
10 134 (18.43%) Jenkins
11 129 (17.74%) Opscode Chef
11 129 (17.74%) Puppet
12 126 (17.33%) Docker
13 124 (17.06%) Banking
14 122 (16.78%) Firewall
14 122 (16.78%) Ansible
15 116 (15.96%) SIEM
16 111 (15.27%) Git (software)
17 105 (14.44%) Configuration Management
18 100 (13.76%) Perl
19 90 (12.38%) Red Hat
19 90 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 90 (12.38%) AppDynamics
20 89 (12.24%) MongoDB
21 85 (11.69%) Big Data
22 83 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
23 81 (11.14%) SQL
24 79 (10.87%) Ruby
25 78 (10.73%) Bash Shell
26 76 (10.45%) JIRA

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 46 (6.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 42 (5.78%) Apache
3 38 (5.23%) Tomcat
4 35 (4.81%) Confluence
5 33 (4.54%) OpenStack
6 31 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (4.26%) JBoss
7 20 (2.75%) IIS
8 19 (2.61%) CMS
9 16 (2.20%) nginx
10 14 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (1.79%) Apache Spark
11 13 (1.79%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.65%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.38%) Anypoint
14 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (1.24%) MS Exchange
14 9 (1.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 164 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (6.33%) GitHub
4 40 (5.50%) PaaS
5 32 (4.40%) Office 365
6 30 (4.13%) OpenShift
7 14 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.79%) SaaS
9 12 (1.65%) IaaS
10 11 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.51%) Bluemix
10 11 (1.51%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.10%) Datadog
12 8 (1.10%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.96%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.96%) Loggly
14 6 (0.83%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 122 (16.78%) Firewall
2 58 (7.98%) HTTP
3 49 (6.74%) DNS
4 44 (6.05%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.81%) LAN
5 35 (4.81%) WAN
6 30 (4.13%) Network Security
7 27 (3.71%) SSL
7 27 (3.71%) VPN
8 25 (3.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 23 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
10 22 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (2.34%) VoIP
12 15 (2.06%) HTTPS
13 11 (1.51%) Ethernet
13 11 (1.51%) NX-OS
14 9 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (1.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (12.24%) MongoDB
2 85 (11.69%) Big Data
3 42 (5.78%) Hadoop
3 42 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 41 (5.64%) SQL Server
5 40 (5.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 36 (4.95%) Redis
7 35 (4.81%) MySQL
8 28 (3.85%) Apache Hive
9 26 (3.58%) HBase
10 22 (3.03%) Neo4j
11 16 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (2.20%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.10%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.10%) Squirro
13 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.69%) DB2
14 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.69%) Riak
Development Applications
1 134 (18.43%) Jenkins
2 111 (15.27%) Git (software)
3 76 (10.45%) JIRA
4 55 (7.57%) Maven
5 51 (7.02%) Selenium
6 46 (6.33%) Cucumber
7 38 (5.23%) JMeter
8 30 (4.13%) JUnit
8 30 (4.13%) Subversion
9 29 (3.99%) Gradle
10 24 (3.30%) Ant
11 21 (2.89%) Bitbucket
12 17 (2.34%) TeamCity
13 15 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.93%) Apache Ivy
14 14 (1.93%) eggPlant
14 14 (1.93%) WebDriver
15 12 (1.65%) Mockito
16 11 (1.51%) Gatling
General
1 177 (24.35%) Finance
2 124 (17.06%) Banking
3 38 (5.23%) Retail
4 22 (3.03%) Legal
5 15 (2.06%) Retail Banking
5 15 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.93%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.79%) Law
8 9 (1.24%) Games
9 6 (0.83%) Publishing
10 4 (0.55%) Electronics
10 4 (0.55%) Marketing
11 3 (0.41%) International Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (16.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (12.52%) Consultant
3 79 (10.87%) Architect
4 76 (10.45%) Analyst
5 73 (10.04%) Developer
6 63 (8.67%) Splunk Engineer
7 54 (7.43%) Splunk Consultant
8 53 (7.29%) Security Analyst
9 47 (6.46%) Linux Engineer
10 43 (5.91%) Security Engineer
11 37 (5.09%) Platform Engineer
11 37 (5.09%) Security Consultant
12 29 (3.99%) Administrator
13 27 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
14 23 (3.16%) Data Architect
14 23 (3.16%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
16 20 (2.75%) Operations Engineer
17 19 (2.61%) AWS DevOps
17 19 (2.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (10.32%) Elastic Stack
2 41 (5.64%) RESTful
3 40 (5.50%) Web Services
4 39 (5.36%) XML
5 38 (5.23%) Middleware
6 37 (5.09%) REST
7 34 (4.68%) Regular Expression
8 31 (4.26%) .NET
9 30 (4.13%) Spring
10 28 (3.85%) Node.js
11 27 (3.71%) Kafka
12 26 (3.58%) JSON
13 25 (3.44%) Spring Boot
14 21 (2.89%) J2EE
15 19 (2.61%) Sensu
16 17 (2.34%) SOAP
17 14 (1.93%) React
18 12 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
18 12 (1.65%) Apache Camel
18 12 (1.65%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.39%) Management Information System
3 41 (5.64%) Data Centre
4 25 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
6 21 (2.89%) Reference Data
7 20 (2.75%) Data Structures
8 19 (2.61%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.06%) Video on Demand
10 14 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.65%) Cyber Attack
13 9 (1.24%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.10%) Clustering
14 8 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
15 7 (0.96%) DataPower
15 7 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 254 (34.94%) Linux
2 158 (21.73%) Unix
3 148 (20.36%) Windows
4 66 (9.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (4.26%) CentOS
6 30 (4.13%) Windows Server
7 18 (2.48%) Solaris
8 11 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.38%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.96%) VMS
10 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.83%) Android
11 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.69%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.14%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) SUSE
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (29.16%) DevOps
2 191 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (15.96%) SIEM
4 105 (14.44%) Configuration Management
5 76 (10.45%) ITIL
6 74 (10.18%) Information Security
7 67 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (8.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 63 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 60 (8.25%) Analytics
10 59 (8.12%) Test Automation
11 58 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
12 55 (7.57%) Open Source
12 55 (7.57%) Security Operations
13 54 (7.43%) BDD
13 54 (7.43%) Microservices
14 51 (7.02%) TDD
15 49 (6.74%) Scrum
16 43 (5.91%) Project Management
17 42 (5.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 210 (28.89%) Python
2 204 (28.06%) Java
3 100 (13.76%) Perl
4 81 (11.14%) SQL
5 79 (10.87%) Ruby
6 78 (10.73%) Bash Shell
7 60 (8.25%) PowerShell
8 43 (5.91%) JavaScript
9 35 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 31 (4.26%) PHP
11 21 (2.89%) Groovy
11 21 (2.89%) Scala
12 20 (2.75%) C#
13 11 (1.51%) C++
14 9 (1.24%) R
15 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.96%) Go
17 6 (0.83%) Korn
17 6 (0.83%) VBScript
18 5 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (9.22%) CISSP
2 61 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 52 (7.15%) Degree
3 52 (7.15%) SC Cleared
4 38 (5.23%) SANS
5 27 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (3.58%) SSCP
7 20 (2.75%) CISM
7 20 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.93%) CCNA
9 11 (1.51%) CCNP
9 11 (1.51%) CEH
9 11 (1.51%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.10%) GCIA
11 8 (1.10%) GCIH
12 7 (0.96%) CCIE
13 6 (0.83%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.83%) MCP
13 6 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (4.40%) PCI DSS
3 23 (3.16%) QA
4 20 (2.75%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.24%) COBIT
6 8 (1.10%) GDPR
7 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.83%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.55%) GPG13
9 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.28%) SLA
10 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (17.33%) Docker
2 40 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 34 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.06%) Xen
5 13 (1.79%) KVM
5 13 (1.79%) LXC
6 11 (1.51%) Snort
7 9 (1.24%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.10%) GPFS
9 4 (0.55%) HDFS
9 4 (0.55%) vCloud
9 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.55%) vSphere
10 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.28%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.14%) Gluster
12 1 (0.14%) Squid
12 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 129 (17.74%) Opscode Chef
1 129 (17.74%) Puppet
2 122 (16.78%) Ansible
3 61 (8.39%) Nagios
4 52 (7.15%) logstash
5 44 (6.05%) Grafana
5 44 (6.05%) Kibana
6 42 (5.78%) QRadar
7 36 (4.95%) Kubernetes
8 33 (4.54%) ZABBIX
9 22 (3.03%) Graphite
10 16 (2.20%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.79%) SCCM
12 11 (1.51%) Cobbler
12 11 (1.51%) Terraform
13 10 (1.38%) FortiGate
13 10 (1.38%) Rancher
13 10 (1.38%) RSA enVision
13 10 (1.38%) Rsyslog
13 10 (1.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 90 (12.38%) AppDynamics
1 90 (12.38%) Red Hat
2 76 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 69 (9.49%) Cisco
4 60 (8.25%) Oracle
5 55 (7.57%) VMware
6 47 (6.46%) IBM
6 47 (6.46%) New Relic
7 44 (6.05%) ArcSight
8 29 (3.99%) Cloudera
9 28 (3.85%) F5
9 28 (3.85%) HP
10 27 (3.71%) LogRhythm
10 27 (3.71%) Qualys
11 25 (3.44%) McAfee
12 22 (3.03%) MapR
12 22 (3.03%) MuleSoft
12 22 (3.03%) Symantec
13 21 (2.89%) Apple
13 21 (2.89%) Nuix
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