Period
to 24 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 304 253
Rank change year-on-year +142 -51 +48
Contract jobs citing Splunk 676 598 1,105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 0.83% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 3.80% 1.93% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 420 734
Median daily rate £500 £538 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% - +7.50%
10th Percentile £375 £356 £396
90th Percentile £678 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 19
Median hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -29.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23.90 £17.03 £16.04
90th Percentile £52.00 £55.00 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £21.18
% change year-on-year +26.67% +41.64% -47.05%

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 17,787 30,992 41,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.58% 42.89% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,277 19,675 26,095
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.97%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £255
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 1,265 1,480
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.05 £50.00 £47.11
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year +17.14% +6.87% +2.34%

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Splunk.

Daily rate trend for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Splunk over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Splunk.

Hourly rate trend for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Splunk over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Top 17 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 January 2021. 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 +150 570 £500 -6.98% 92
London +84 282 £500 -9.09% 52
UK excluding London +168 270 £475 -9.52% 44
Work from Home -35 189 £540 -6.09% 16
North of England +131 126 £488 -2.50% 10
Yorkshire +82 81 £450 -18.18% 4
South East +110 61 £500 - 12
North West +83 35 £488 +34.48% 6
East of England +58 26 £450 -26.53% 7
Midlands +49 21 £425 -21.84% 6
West Midlands +47 20 £431 -20.69% 6
South West +80 16 £425 -1.73% 5
Scotland +30 11 £554 -3.70% 2
North East +32 10 £550 +52.78%
Wales +28 7 £463 +2.78%
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2
East Midlands +38 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 239 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (33.73%) Python
3 221 (32.69%) AWS
4 216 (31.95%) Jenkins
5 201 (29.73%) DevOps
6 192 (28.40%) Linux
7 187 (27.66%) Git (software)
8 181 (26.78%) Java
9 170 (25.15%) JIRA
10 144 (21.30%) Azure
11 139 (20.56%) Finance
12 137 (20.27%) Windows
13 135 (19.97%) AppDynamics
14 133 (19.67%) Ansible
15 131 (19.38%) Security Cleared
16 128 (18.93%) Docker
17 127 (18.79%) Kubernetes
18 115 (17.01%) Terraform
18 115 (17.01%) Scrum
19 113 (16.72%) SC Cleared
19 113 (16.72%) Cybersecurity
20 105 (15.53%) Firewall
20 105 (15.53%) Spring
20 105 (15.53%) SIEM
21 103 (15.24%) Microservices
22 95 (14.05%) GitHub
23 89 (13.17%) Bash Shell
24 87 (12.87%) REST
24 87 (12.87%) Puppet
24 87 (12.87%) Spring Boot

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 70 (10.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 65 (9.62%) Confluence
3 36 (5.33%) Mule
4 32 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.66%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.22%) IIS
7 10 (1.48%) JBoss
8 8 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.04%) Apache
9 7 (1.04%) CMS
10 6 (0.89%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.74%) SAS
12 4 (0.59%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.59%) nginx
13 3 (0.44%) Headless CMS
13 3 (0.44%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.15%) Traefik
Applications
1 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) SPSS
4 2 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.63%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.30%) Relativity
2 2 (0.30%) Salerio
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 221 (32.69%) AWS
2 144 (21.30%) Azure
3 95 (14.05%) GitHub
4 64 (9.47%) PaaS
5 55 (8.14%) Slack
6 51 (7.54%) IaaS
7 33 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 25 (3.70%) GCP
8 25 (3.70%) OpenShift
9 23 (3.40%) Amazon EKS
10 18 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (2.66%) SaaS
11 17 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.92%) Office 365
12 13 (1.92%) Serverless
13 10 (1.48%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.48%) Datadog
13 10 (1.48%) Power Platform
14 9 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 105 (15.53%) Firewall
2 35 (5.18%) Network Security
3 29 (4.29%) Internet
3 29 (4.29%) SNMP
4 28 (4.14%) DNS
5 16 (2.37%) VPN
6 14 (2.07%) LAN
6 14 (2.07%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (2.07%) VLAN
7 13 (1.92%) WAN
8 12 (1.78%) SSL
9 10 (1.48%) BGP
9 10 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (1.48%) OSPF
10 9 (1.33%) DMZ
10 9 (1.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.18%) 802.11
11 8 (1.18%) HTTP
11 8 (1.18%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.40%) MongoDB
2 19 (2.81%) MySQL
3 17 (2.51%) Redis
4 16 (2.37%) Big Data
5 15 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.22%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.07%) Neo4j
7 13 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (1.78%) Cosmos DB
8 12 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.48%) Power BI
10 10 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.74%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 216 (31.95%) Jenkins
2 187 (27.66%) Git (software)
3 170 (25.15%) JIRA
4 67 (9.91%) Sonatype Nexus
5 66 (9.76%) GitLab
6 59 (8.73%) Maven
7 47 (6.95%) Xcode
8 44 (6.51%) Android Studio
9 40 (5.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 39 (5.77%) CocoaPods
11 38 (5.62%) JUnit
12 36 (5.33%) Mockito
13 33 (4.88%) SonarQube
14 30 (4.44%) TeamCity
15 26 (3.85%) Artifactory
15 26 (3.85%) IntelliJ
15 26 (3.85%) Selenium
16 22 (3.25%) JMeter
17 21 (3.11%) Bitbucket
18 20 (2.96%) Subversion
General
1 139 (20.56%) Finance
2 81 (11.98%) Banking
3 42 (6.21%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 22 (3.25%) Marketing
7 18 (2.66%) Electronics
8 13 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.74%) Law
11 4 (0.59%) Retail
12 3 (0.44%) Back Office
12 3 (0.44%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) Front Office
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) International Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (15.68%) Developer
2 95 (14.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 79 (11.69%) Analyst
4 69 (10.21%) Splunk Engineer
5 62 (9.17%) Architect
6 54 (7.99%) Consultant
7 32 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
8 29 (4.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 27 (3.99%) AWS Engineer
10 25 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
10 25 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (3.55%) Java Developer
12 22 (3.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.25%) Security Engineer
13 21 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (2.96%) AWS DevOps
14 20 (2.96%) Security Analyst
15 19 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (2.81%) Splunk Consultant
16 17 (2.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (15.53%) Spring
2 87 (12.87%) REST
2 87 (12.87%) Spring Boot
3 81 (11.98%) Elastic Stack
4 75 (11.09%) Node.js
5 66 (9.76%) JSON
6 62 (9.17%) React
7 45 (6.66%) Kafka
8 35 (5.18%) WireMock
9 29 (4.29%) Hystrix
9 29 (4.29%) RxJava
10 21 (3.11%) RESTful
11 19 (2.81%) CSS
11 19 (2.81%) GraphQL
11 19 (2.81%) HTML
11 19 (2.81%) Web Services
12 18 (2.66%) Regular Expression
13 14 (2.07%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.07%) gRPC
13 14 (2.07%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 85 (12.57%) Mobile App
2 36 (5.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 29 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 25 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (3.40%) User Experience
6 22 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
6 22 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.25%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.74%) Clustering
12 5 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.74%) NHS
12 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 192 (28.40%) Linux
2 137 (20.27%) Windows
3 56 (8.28%) Unix
4 53 (7.84%) Android
5 50 (7.40%) Apple iOS
6 39 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (4.44%) Windows Server
8 22 (3.25%) CentOS
9 18 (2.66%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.18%) Solaris
11 5 (0.74%) Debian
12 4 (0.59%) VMS
12 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.44%) SUSE
14 2 (0.30%) HPUX
14 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (29.73%) DevOps
3 115 (17.01%) Scrum
4 113 (16.72%) Cybersecurity
5 105 (15.53%) SIEM
6 103 (15.24%) Microservices
7 75 (11.09%) Test Automation
8 69 (10.21%) Infrastructure as Code
9 67 (9.91%) Configuration Management
9 67 (9.91%) Use Case
10 63 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (8.43%) Kanban
13 49 (7.25%) Security Operations
14 44 (6.51%) Android Development
14 44 (6.51%) Incident Management
15 42 (6.21%) Performance Testing
15 42 (6.21%) SDLC
15 42 (6.21%) TDD
16 41 (6.07%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 228 (33.73%) Python
2 181 (26.78%) Java
3 89 (13.17%) Bash Shell
4 86 (12.72%) Java 8
5 78 (11.54%) Kotlin
6 68 (10.06%) JavaScript
7 64 (9.47%) PowerShell
8 63 (9.32%) SQL
9 53 (7.84%) Perl
10 47 (6.95%) Apple Swift
11 21 (3.11%) C#
12 18 (2.66%) Go
13 16 (2.37%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.78%) C++
14 12 (1.78%) Ruby
15 11 (1.63%) C
15 11 (1.63%) Scala
16 8 (1.18%) Groovy
17 5 (0.74%) ES6
17 5 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 131 (19.38%) Security Cleared
2 113 (16.72%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.47%) Degree
4 19 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.66%) CISSP
5 18 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.78%) CCNP
6 12 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.48%) CCIE
7 10 (1.48%) CCNA
7 10 (1.48%) CEH
8 8 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (1.04%) CISM
9 7 (1.04%) SANS
10 6 (0.89%) CISA
10 6 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.74%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.59%) CCDA
12 4 (0.59%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.33%) NIST
2 23 (3.40%) NCSC
3 22 (3.25%) QA
4 14 (2.07%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.63%) SLA
7 8 (1.18%) GDPR
7 8 (1.18%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.59%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.59%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.59%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 128 (18.93%) Docker
2 37 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.37%) vSphere
6 7 (1.04%) Firmware
7 6 (0.89%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.30%) Ceph
10 2 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.30%) Varnish
10 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) iptables
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) oVirt
11 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 133 (19.67%) Ansible
2 127 (18.79%) Kubernetes
3 115 (17.01%) Terraform
4 87 (12.87%) Puppet
5 85 (12.57%) Prometheus
6 57 (8.43%) Grafana
7 49 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (6.07%) Kibana
9 22 (3.25%) Rancher
10 21 (3.11%) Fluentd
11 20 (2.96%) Istio
12 19 (2.81%) Consul
12 19 (2.81%) HP ALM
13 18 (2.66%) logstash
14 16 (2.37%) Nessus
14 16 (2.37%) ZABBIX
15 15 (2.22%) Packer
15 15 (2.22%) QRadar
16 14 (2.07%) Graphite
17 13 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 135 (19.97%) AppDynamics
2 72 (10.65%) Oracle
3 59 (8.73%) Microsoft
4 52 (7.69%) Cisco
5 49 (7.25%) VMware
6 48 (7.10%) Palo Alto
7 47 (6.95%) MuleSoft
8 42 (6.21%) LogRhythm
9 38 (5.62%) Fortinet
10 30 (4.44%) IBM
10 30 (4.44%) Red Hat
11 29 (4.29%) Atlassian
12 28 (4.14%) Dynatrace
13 24 (3.55%) ArcSight
14 23 (3.40%) ServiceNow
15 22 (3.25%) HP
15 22 (3.25%) SAP
16 21 (3.11%) Google
17 20 (2.96%) Dell
18 18 (2.66%) Qualys