Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 333 422
Rank change year-on-year +62 +89 +185
Contract jobs citing Splunk 1,007 700 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.38% 1.69% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 437 356
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £343 £375 £350
90th Percentile £638 £625 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £491 £454
% change year-on-year -13.40% +8.09% +41.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 1 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.57% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 42,284 41,305 46,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.80% 44.55% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,442 25,346 28,064
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,485 1,685
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £10.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Top 16 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 20 April 2018. 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 +59 932 £500 - 143
London +56 577 £530 +4.95% 86
UK excluding London +36 417 £425 -13.40% 63
North of England +29 175 £420 -6.67% 20
Yorkshire +29 121 £425 -8.11% 6
South East -5 110 £450 -8.86% 16
Scotland -20 46 £400 -15.79% 4
North West -43 35 £420 -6.67% 11
South West +13 29 £525 - 7
Midlands +10 26 £550 +10.00% 9
North East - 19 £345 - 3
East of England -7 18 £488 -11.36% 5
West Midlands +11 16 £550 +10.00% 9
Wales -13 12 £475 +5.56% 1
East Midlands +10 10 £575 +17.59%
Northern Ireland - 5 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 439 (43.59%) Linux
2 412 (40.91%) DevOps
3 389 (38.63%) Python
4 349 (34.66%) Amazon AWS
5 334 (33.17%) Java
6 332 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
7 290 (28.80%) Jenkins
8 256 (25.42%) Docker
9 235 (23.34%) Ansible
10 222 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
11 219 (21.75%) Unix
12 212 (21.05%) Bash Shell
13 210 (20.85%) Puppet
13 210 (20.85%) Git (software)
14 207 (20.56%) Windows
15 189 (18.77%) Configuration Management
16 179 (17.78%) Finance
17 178 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
18 169 (16.78%) Ruby
19 150 (14.90%) AppDynamics
19 150 (14.90%) Elastic Stack
20 138 (13.70%) SQL
21 136 (13.51%) Test Automation
22 134 (13.31%) Banking
23 132 (13.11%) Kubernetes
24 129 (12.81%) Perl
25 126 (12.51%) Security Cleared
26 125 (12.41%) Firewall
27 122 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
27 122 (12.12%) Big Data

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 95 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
2 86 (8.54%) Apache
3 60 (5.96%) Tomcat
4 50 (4.97%) Apache Spark
4 50 (4.97%) Confluence
5 40 (3.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 38 (3.77%) IIS
7 29 (2.88%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.68%) JBoss
9 24 (2.38%) Mule
10 20 (1.99%) Mule ESB
10 20 (1.99%) nginx
11 19 (1.89%) OpenStack
12 15 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.70%) Jetty
15 6 (0.60%) Mongrel
15 6 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.50%) CMS
16 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (0.79%) HipChat
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 349 (34.66%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (8.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 52 (5.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (4.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 45 (4.47%) PaaS
7 43 (4.27%) Serverless
8 42 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
8 42 (4.17%) Datadog
9 33 (3.28%) GitHub
10 31 (3.08%) Amazon S3
10 31 (3.08%) npm
11 27 (2.68%) OpenShift
12 22 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (1.79%) IaaS
14 14 (1.39%) Akamai
15 13 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (1.29%) Bluemix
15 13 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
15 13 (1.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 125 (12.41%) Firewall
2 43 (4.27%) HTTP
3 37 (3.67%) TCP/IP
4 35 (3.48%) Internet
5 29 (2.88%) WAN
6 28 (2.78%) LAN
7 27 (2.68%) DNS
8 22 (2.18%) Network Security
9 19 (1.89%) SAN
10 15 (1.49%) SSL
11 14 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.19%) MPLS
12 12 (1.19%) Wireless
13 11 (1.09%) DHCP
14 10 (0.99%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.89%) VoIP
16 8 (0.79%) BIG-IP
16 8 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (0.79%) SNMP
16 8 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.12%) Big Data
2 110 (10.92%) NoSQL
3 96 (9.53%) MongoDB
4 85 (8.44%) Hadoop
5 62 (6.16%) MySQL
6 58 (5.76%) SQL Server
7 51 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 44 (4.37%) Relational Database
9 34 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (3.18%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.98%) Redis
12 20 (1.99%) Apache Hive
13 14 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.89%) Hazelcast
17 9 (0.89%) HBase
18 8 (0.79%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 290 (28.80%) Jenkins
2 210 (20.85%) Git (software)
3 118 (11.72%) JIRA
4 80 (7.94%) Selenium
5 73 (7.25%) Cucumber
6 69 (6.85%) TeamCity
7 65 (6.45%) Maven
8 58 (5.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 44 (4.37%) Mockito
10 40 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 28 (2.78%) JMeter
11 28 (2.78%) JUnit
12 24 (2.38%) Bitbucket
12 24 (2.38%) Vagrant
13 23 (2.28%) Subversion
14 19 (1.89%) Gradle
15 18 (1.79%) Artifactory
15 18 (1.79%) Travis CI
16 17 (1.69%) Liquibase
17 16 (1.59%) GitLab
General
1 179 (17.78%) Finance
2 134 (13.31%) Banking
3 31 (3.08%) Games
4 25 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.99%) Retail
6 16 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.70%) Law
8 7 (0.70%) Marketing
9 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.50%) International Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) German Language
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.099%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.099%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 263 (26.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 173 (17.18%) Developer
3 92 (9.14%) Architect
4 72 (7.15%) Java Developer
5 71 (7.05%) Analyst
6 69 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
7 66 (6.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 62 (6.16%) AWS Engineer
9 60 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
9 60 (5.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 59 (5.86%) Consultant
11 55 (5.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 44 (4.37%) Splunk Engineer
13 37 (3.67%) Security Analyst
14 34 (3.38%) Network Engineer
15 31 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
16 29 (2.88%) Administrator
16 29 (2.88%) Java Engineer
17 28 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
18 27 (2.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (14.90%) Elastic Stack
2 111 (11.02%) Kafka
3 102 (10.13%) RESTful
4 76 (7.55%) Node.js
5 75 (7.45%) HTML
6 73 (7.25%) Spring
7 63 (6.26%) JSON
8 60 (5.96%) Web Services
9 56 (5.56%) CSS
10 55 (5.46%) REST
11 52 (5.16%) AngularJS
12 37 (3.67%) .NET
12 37 (3.67%) ActiveMQ
13 34 (3.38%) HTML5
14 32 (3.18%) XML
15 29 (2.88%) Regular Expression
16 28 (2.78%) jQuery
17 27 (2.68%) Spring MVC
18 23 (2.28%) Akka
19 22 (2.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.65%) Linux Command Line
3 56 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.08%) PKI
5 29 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.09%) User Experience
8 18 (1.79%) Fintech
9 17 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (1.59%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.09%) Clustering
12 11 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.99%) CMDB
13 10 (0.99%) Digital Media
13 10 (0.99%) Replication
14 8 (0.79%) Online Games
14 8 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 439 (43.59%) Linux
2 219 (21.75%) Unix
3 207 (20.56%) Windows
4 103 (10.23%) CentOS
5 101 (10.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (6.65%) Windows Server
7 31 (3.08%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.29%) DC/OS
12 12 (1.19%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.99%) Solaris
15 9 (0.89%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.89%) Debian
16 8 (0.79%) AIX
17 6 (0.60%) Android
17 6 (0.60%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.50%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (40.91%) DevOps
2 332 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
4 189 (18.77%) Configuration Management
5 136 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 121 (12.02%) TDD
7 119 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 114 (11.32%) Microservices
9 109 (10.82%) BDD
10 101 (10.03%) Open Source
11 99 (9.83%) Scrum
12 97 (9.63%) SIEM
13 94 (9.33%) ITIL
14 84 (8.34%) Analytics
15 82 (8.14%) Kanban
16 81 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
17 80 (7.94%) High Availability
18 79 (7.85%) Cybersecurity
19 66 (6.55%) Software Engineering
20 60 (5.96%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 389 (38.63%) Python
2 334 (33.17%) Java
3 212 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 169 (16.78%) Ruby
5 138 (13.70%) SQL
6 129 (12.81%) Perl
7 116 (11.52%) JavaScript
8 105 (10.43%) PowerShell
9 87 (8.64%) Scala
9 87 (8.64%) Shell Script
10 42 (4.17%) Groovy
11 38 (3.77%) C#
12 37 (3.67%) PHP
13 35 (3.48%) Go
14 34 (3.38%) Java 8
15 31 (3.08%) C
16 25 (2.48%) C++
17 15 (1.49%) Kotlin
18 13 (1.29%) R
19 7 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 126 (12.51%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 70 (6.95%) Degree
4 40 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (3.18%) CISSP
6 20 (1.99%) CCNA
6 20 (1.99%) CCNP
6 20 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.79%) CISM
8 13 (1.29%) AWS Certification
9 12 (1.19%) SANS
10 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.70%) CCIE
11 7 (0.70%) CCSP
11 7 (0.70%) CREST Certified
11 7 (0.70%) MCSA
12 4 (0.40%) MCSE
12 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.96%) QA
2 25 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.89%) GDPR
5 17 (1.69%) COBIT
6 16 (1.59%) GCP
7 10 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.50%) SLA
9 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.40%) PMO
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.099%) GPG13
11 1 (0.099%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.099%) PSD2
System Software
1 256 (25.42%) Docker
2 57 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 50 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 33 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.99%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.99%) Xen
8 8 (0.79%) Samba
9 7 (0.70%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.70%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.60%) Squid
10 6 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.60%) XenServer
11 5 (0.50%) KVM
11 5 (0.50%) vSphere
11 5 (0.50%) XenApp
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 235 (23.34%) Ansible
2 210 (20.85%) Puppet
3 178 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
4 132 (13.11%) Kubernetes
5 121 (12.02%) Terraform
6 105 (10.43%) Nagios
7 85 (8.44%) Kibana
8 81 (8.04%) Grafana
9 72 (7.15%) logstash
10 59 (5.86%) Rancher
11 53 (5.26%) Packer
12 42 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (3.28%) ITRS Geneos
14 26 (2.58%) SCCM
15 22 (2.18%) Mesos
16 21 (2.09%) Consul
16 21 (2.09%) WMI
17 20 (1.99%) Graylog
18 19 (1.89%) Prometheus
18 19 (1.89%) QRadar
Vendors
1 150 (14.90%) AppDynamics
2 117 (11.62%) Cisco
3 114 (11.32%) New Relic
4 106 (10.53%) VMware
5 100 (9.93%) Red Hat
6 59 (5.86%) CA
6 59 (5.86%) Oracle
7 53 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 50 (4.97%) F5
9 46 (4.57%) Google
9 46 (4.57%) IBM
10 44 (4.37%) NetApp
11 42 (4.17%) Qualys
12 33 (3.28%) SolarWinds
13 31 (3.08%) Juniper
14 28 (2.78%) EMC
15 27 (2.68%) McAfee
16 26 (2.58%) Dell
17 22 (2.18%) Symantec
18 20 (1.99%) ServiceNow