Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 278 311
Rank change year-on-year +17 +33 +88
Contract jobs citing Splunk 929 968 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.97% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.42% 2.33% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 566 468
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £380 £325 £375
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -21.57% -
10th Percentile £21.42 £37.43 £50.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £57.85 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.97 £40.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year -27.59% -21.57% -

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 38,435 41,567 40,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.29% 41.46% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,877 25,730 24,685
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,347 1,526 1,423
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +0.63% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +15 846 £538 +7.50% 36
London +35 530 £550 +3.77% 25
UK excluding London -12 377 £500 +17.65% 14
North of England -12 131 £450 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire +6 84 £550 +30.95% 1
South East -6 75 £513 +10.81% 2
Scotland +29 58 £550 +29.41% 3
Midlands +50 50 £481 -1.28% 2
North West +18 46 £425 +1.19% 1
South West -24 40 £525 -4.55% 3
West Midlands +27 29 £600 +24.68% 2
East Midlands +27 19 £363 -26.58%
East of England +1 18 £550 +37.50% 2
Wales +3 6 £500 -
North East -21 1 £575 +57.53%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 410 (44.13%) Amazon AWS
2 388 (41.77%) DevOps
3 340 (36.60%) Linux
4 323 (34.77%) Jenkins
5 282 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
6 265 (28.53%) Python
7 263 (28.31%) Ansible
8 248 (26.70%) Git (software)
9 229 (24.65%) Java
10 205 (22.07%) Windows
11 188 (20.24%) SIEM
11 188 (20.24%) Finance
12 185 (19.91%) JIRA
13 182 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 169 (18.19%) Puppet
15 167 (17.98%) Opscode Chef
16 162 (17.44%) Red Hat
17 159 (17.12%) Docker
18 158 (17.01%) Sonatype Nexus
19 148 (15.93%) Security Cleared
20 145 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 133 (14.32%) SC Cleared
22 125 (13.46%) Kubernetes
23 124 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
24 119 (12.81%) Web Services
25 116 (12.49%) Banking
25 116 (12.49%) AppDynamics
26 113 (12.16%) Confluence
27 111 (11.95%) Terraform
28 110 (11.84%) Elastic Stack

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
1 113 (12.16%) Confluence
2 53 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (3.55%) IIS
4 32 (3.44%) Apache Spark
5 25 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 23 (2.48%) Apache
7 19 (2.05%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.94%) nginx
9 14 (1.51%) Mule
9 14 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.40%) JBoss
10 13 (1.40%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.29%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.75%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.32%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.29%) Endur
1 12 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.43%) assyst
2 4 (0.43%) Relativity
3 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 410 (44.13%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (9.15%) GitHub
4 74 (7.97%) Datadog
5 72 (7.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 50 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 47 (5.06%) Slack
8 46 (4.95%) OpenShift
9 45 (4.84%) IaaS
10 42 (4.52%) PaaS
10 42 (4.52%) Serverless
11 40 (4.31%) Amazon ELB
11 40 (4.31%) SaaS
12 34 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (3.34%) Amazon S3
15 29 (3.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (2.69%) Amazon EKS
17 22 (2.37%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (10.87%) Firewall
2 82 (8.83%) VPN
3 50 (5.38%) WAN
4 43 (4.63%) TCP/IP
5 42 (4.52%) LAN
6 30 (3.23%) Internet
7 25 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (2.58%) Network Security
9 22 (2.37%) VoIP
10 21 (2.26%) OpenVPN
11 19 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (1.83%) DNS
12 17 (1.83%) Wireshark
13 11 (1.18%) Kerberos
14 10 (1.08%) BGP
14 10 (1.08%) DHCP
14 10 (1.08%) OSPF
15 9 (0.97%) MPLS
15 9 (0.97%) SSL
15 9 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.10%) Amazon RDS
2 51 (5.49%) MySQL
2 51 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 47 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 47 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 32 (3.44%) Hadoop
5 31 (3.34%) Big Data
6 30 (3.23%) Amazon Aurora
7 24 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.15%) SQL Server
9 19 (2.05%) MariaDB
9 19 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
13 7 (0.75%) Redis
14 6 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
14 6 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 323 (34.77%) Jenkins
2 248 (26.70%) Git (software)
3 185 (19.91%) JIRA
4 158 (17.01%) Sonatype Nexus
5 77 (8.29%) Maven
6 68 (7.32%) Bitbucket
7 56 (6.03%) SonarQube
8 45 (4.84%) Cucumber
9 42 (4.52%) Selenium
10 41 (4.41%) JUnit
11 33 (3.55%) TeamCity
12 32 (3.44%) Mockito
13 27 (2.91%) Pylint
13 27 (2.91%) Sourcetree
14 25 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
15 22 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
16 21 (2.26%) MSBuild
17 19 (2.05%) GitLab
18 18 (1.94%) Xcode
General
1 188 (20.24%) Finance
2 116 (12.49%) Banking
3 27 (2.91%) Financial Institution
4 23 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.37%) Retail
6 21 (2.26%) Law
7 12 (1.29%) Marketing
8 11 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.86%) German Language
10 7 (0.75%) Billing
10 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.65%) Legal
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) International Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 205 (22.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 142 (15.29%) Developer
3 79 (8.50%) Analyst
4 75 (8.07%) Consultant
5 70 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
6 61 (6.57%) AWS DevOps
7 59 (6.35%) Splunk Engineer
8 55 (5.92%) Architect
9 54 (5.81%) Python Developer
10 51 (5.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 47 (5.06%) Security Engineer
12 44 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
13 42 (4.52%) Senior DevOps
14 37 (3.98%) Security Analyst
15 32 (3.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 29 (3.12%) Network Engineer
16 29 (3.12%) Security Architect
17 27 (2.91%) Java Developer
17 27 (2.91%) Security Consultant
17 27 (2.91%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (12.81%) Web Services
2 110 (11.84%) Elastic Stack
3 77 (8.29%) RESTful
4 73 (7.86%) Node.js
5 70 (7.53%) Spring
6 69 (7.43%) REST
7 57 (6.14%) React
8 56 (6.03%) JSON
9 46 (4.95%) Kafka
9 46 (4.95%) Pandas
10 41 (4.41%) HTML
11 33 (3.55%) CSS
11 33 (3.55%) Spring Boot
12 32 (3.44%) .NET
13 30 (3.23%) pytest
13 30 (3.23%) Redux
14 23 (2.48%) Middleware
14 23 (2.48%) Regular Expression
15 22 (2.37%) NumPy
15 22 (2.37%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.63%) User Experience
3 37 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
5 31 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.91%) Cyberattack
6 27 (2.91%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.58%) PKI
7 24 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 24 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.26%) Clustering
8 21 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
9 20 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 18 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.08%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.97%) NHS
13 8 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
15 6 (0.65%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 340 (36.60%) Linux
2 205 (22.07%) Windows
3 145 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 85 (9.15%) Unix
5 62 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 41 (4.41%) CentOS
7 30 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 20 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.94%) Android
10 9 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.75%) Solaris
12 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.43%) Mesosphere
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.22%) HPUX
16 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (41.77%) DevOps
2 282 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (20.24%) SIEM
4 124 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (11.19%) Security Operations
6 98 (10.55%) Configuration Management
7 93 (10.01%) Microservices
8 85 (9.15%) Test Automation
9 75 (8.07%) Analytics
10 72 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
11 71 (7.64%) TDD
12 65 (7.00%) Information Security
12 65 (7.00%) Scrum
13 64 (6.89%) ITIL
14 62 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
14 62 (6.67%) Task Automation
15 59 (6.35%) Change Management
15 59 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
16 57 (6.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 265 (28.53%) Python
2 229 (24.65%) Java
3 106 (11.41%) Bash Shell
4 104 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 90 (9.69%) PowerShell
6 85 (9.15%) SQL
7 50 (5.38%) Ruby
8 47 (5.06%) Perl
9 35 (3.77%) Shell Script
10 28 (3.01%) Java 8
11 22 (2.37%) Apple Swift
12 21 (2.26%) Go
12 21 (2.26%) Groovy
13 16 (1.72%) Kotlin
14 12 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.29%) Scala
15 11 (1.18%) C
16 9 (0.97%) PHP
17 6 (0.65%) C#
18 5 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 148 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 133 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 87 (9.36%) RHCE
4 56 (6.03%) CISSP
5 53 (5.71%) Degree
6 49 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (4.84%) AWS Certification
8 23 (2.48%) CISM
9 20 (2.15%) CCNP
9 20 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (1.40%) CCNA
13 13 (1.40%) CISA
14 12 (1.29%) CCIE
15 11 (1.18%) MCSE
16 10 (1.08%) SSCP
17 8 (0.86%) CREST Certified
18 7 (0.75%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.10%) NIST
2 62 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 59 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (1.94%) SLA
6 15 (1.61%) NCSC
7 12 (1.29%) GDPR
7 12 (1.29%) QA
8 7 (0.75%) COBIT
8 7 (0.75%) PMO
9 6 (0.65%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.54%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.43%) FedRAMP
11 4 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.43%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 159 (17.12%) Docker
2 37 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.97%) HDFS
8 7 (0.75%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.43%) vSphere
11 3 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.32%) NFS
11 3 (0.32%) vCloud
11 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.22%) LXC
12 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 263 (28.31%) Ansible
2 169 (18.19%) Puppet
3 167 (17.98%) Opscode Chef
4 125 (13.46%) Kubernetes
5 111 (11.95%) Terraform
6 49 (5.27%) Grafana
7 42 (4.52%) Prometheus
8 34 (3.66%) QRadar
9 31 (3.34%) SELinux
10 29 (3.12%) Nagios
10 29 (3.12%) Packer
11 21 (2.26%) FreeIPA
12 20 (2.15%) Salt
13 18 (1.94%) SCCM
14 14 (1.51%) Kibana
15 13 (1.40%) Rundeck
16 11 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (1.18%) Nessus
16 11 (1.18%) ZABBIX
17 10 (1.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 162 (17.44%) Red Hat
2 116 (12.49%) AppDynamics
3 85 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 83 (8.93%) Qualys
5 75 (8.07%) Cisco
6 56 (6.03%) Google
7 55 (5.92%) VMware
8 53 (5.71%) Oracle
9 45 (4.84%) McAfee
10 43 (4.63%) New Relic
11 40 (4.31%) IBM
12 36 (3.88%) AlienVault
13 35 (3.77%) F5
14 34 (3.66%) ArcSight
14 34 (3.66%) ServiceNow
15 30 (3.23%) CheckPoint
16 27 (2.91%) Atlassian
17 26 (2.80%) Dynatrace
18 25 (2.69%) Fortinet
18 25 (2.69%) LogRhythm