Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 321 395
Rank change year-on-year +50 +74 +168
Contract jobs citing Splunk 990 767 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.80% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 2.29% 1.82% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 488 360
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £375 £356
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £490 £450
% change year-on-year -8.16% +8.89% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 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 43,214 42,070 49,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 43.85% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,805 25,705 30,113
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,597 1,433 1,623
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.22 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.28 £17.45
% change year-on-year +1.35% -6.70% +2.65%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +44 907 £500 - 137
London -10 485 £540 +3.35% 67
UK excluding London +66 482 £450 -8.16% 87
North of England +45 191 £420 -6.67% 27
South East +2 135 £488 -2.50% 15
Yorkshire +47 106 £420 -1.18% 14
Scotland -45 48 £425 -5.56% 10
South West +38 47 £538 +3.37% 10
North West -39 46 £420 -6.67% 9
North East - 39 £365 - 4
Midlands +12 26 £488 -2.50% 9
East of England +4 22 £400 -25.58% 9
East Midlands +16 13 £494 - 1
West Midlands -17 13 £475 -5.00% 8
Wales -7 11 £500 +132.56% 7
Northern Ireland - 4 £350 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 405 (40.91%) Linux
2 351 (35.45%) DevOps
3 344 (34.75%) Python
4 335 (33.84%) Amazon AWS
5 295 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
6 266 (26.87%) Jenkins
7 249 (25.15%) Java
8 242 (24.44%) Ansible
9 237 (23.94%) Windows
10 207 (20.91%) Docker
11 200 (20.20%) Finance
12 192 (19.39%) Puppet
13 183 (18.48%) Configuration Management
14 173 (17.47%) Bash Shell
15 171 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 151 (15.25%) Git (software)
16 151 (15.25%) Kubernetes
17 150 (15.15%) Security Cleared
17 150 (15.15%) VMware
18 145 (14.65%) Elastic Stack
18 145 (14.65%) Terraform
19 144 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
20 142 (14.34%) PowerShell
21 141 (14.24%) Firewall
21 141 (14.24%) Unix
22 139 (14.04%) Cisco
23 137 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
24 132 (13.33%) New Relic
25 129 (13.03%) SQL
26 118 (11.92%) Analytics

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 66 (6.67%) Apache
2 63 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 44 (4.44%) IIS
5 40 (4.04%) Tomcat
6 36 (3.64%) Confluence
7 22 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.52%) nginx
8 15 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.41%) JBoss
10 12 (1.21%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.01%) Anypoint
11 10 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.91%) Mule
13 8 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.81%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.81%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.71%) Jetty
14 7 (0.71%) Mule ESB
15 6 (0.61%) Mongrel
Applications
1 7 (0.71%) HipChat
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.10%) Maya
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 335 (33.84%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (7.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 69 (6.97%) Datadog
5 54 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 52 (5.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 45 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
8 40 (4.04%) Amazon S3
9 38 (3.84%) OpenShift
9 38 (3.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 37 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
10 37 (3.74%) PaaS
11 36 (3.64%) GitHub
11 36 (3.64%) Serverless
12 29 (2.93%) Akamai
13 20 (2.02%) npm
14 16 (1.62%) SaaS
15 15 (1.52%) IaaS
16 14 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
17 13 (1.31%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 141 (14.24%) Firewall
2 53 (5.35%) HTTP
3 29 (2.93%) DNS
4 27 (2.73%) TCP/IP
5 26 (2.63%) WAN
6 25 (2.53%) Network Security
6 25 (2.53%) SSL
7 24 (2.42%) Internet
8 22 (2.22%) LAN
9 19 (1.92%) SAN
10 18 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (1.62%) SSH
12 15 (1.52%) MPLS
12 15 (1.52%) Wireless
13 14 (1.41%) VPN
14 13 (1.31%) BGP
15 10 (1.01%) HTTPS
15 10 (1.01%) SNMP
16 8 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (11.01%) Big Data
2 80 (8.08%) NoSQL
3 76 (7.68%) MongoDB
4 65 (6.57%) Hadoop
5 60 (6.06%) MySQL
6 50 (5.05%) SQL Server
7 45 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 43 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (2.63%) Relational Database
10 24 (2.42%) Apache Hive
11 23 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (2.02%) Redis
13 19 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
15 14 (1.41%) Couchbase
16 12 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (1.21%) RDBMS
17 11 (1.11%) HBase
18 10 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 266 (26.87%) Jenkins
2 151 (15.25%) Git (software)
3 105 (10.61%) JIRA
4 55 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 54 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 51 (5.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 45 (4.55%) Selenium
8 37 (3.74%) Maven
9 34 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (2.73%) Bitbucket
11 26 (2.63%) JUnit
11 26 (2.63%) Vagrant
12 22 (2.22%) Artifactory
12 22 (2.22%) SonarQube
12 22 (2.22%) Travis CI
13 20 (2.02%) Mockito
14 16 (1.62%) JMeter
15 15 (1.52%) IntelliJ
16 14 (1.41%) GoCD
17 12 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 200 (20.20%) Finance
2 100 (10.10%) Banking
3 24 (2.42%) Retail
4 12 (1.21%) Games
5 11 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.51%) Law
9 4 (0.40%) Legal
10 3 (0.30%) Back Office
10 3 (0.30%) German Language
10 3 (0.30%) Marketing
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) International Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Publishing
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 216 (21.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 133 (13.43%) Developer
3 120 (12.12%) Architect
4 66 (6.67%) Analyst
5 56 (5.66%) Consultant
6 50 (5.05%) AWS Engineer
7 48 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 45 (4.55%) Network Engineer
9 37 (3.74%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 33 (3.33%) Support Engineer
11 32 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.23%) Security Architect
11 32 (3.23%) Splunk Engineer
12 30 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
13 28 (2.83%) Data Engineer
13 28 (2.83%) Operations Engineer
13 28 (2.83%) Security Analyst
14 27 (2.73%) Administrator
14 27 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (14.65%) Elastic Stack
2 76 (7.68%) Kafka
3 66 (6.67%) RESTful
4 62 (6.26%) Spring
5 61 (6.16%) HTML
6 55 (5.56%) REST
7 54 (5.45%) .NET
7 54 (5.45%) Node.js
8 52 (5.25%) Web Services
9 51 (5.15%) XML
10 37 (3.74%) CSS
11 35 (3.54%) JSON
12 33 (3.33%) AngularJS
13 30 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
14 29 (2.93%) Spring Boot
15 20 (2.02%) HTML5
15 20 (2.02%) jQuery
15 20 (2.02%) SAML
16 18 (1.82%) LDAP
17 17 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (8.38%) Data Centre
3 60 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
4 44 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.33%) User Experience
6 27 (2.73%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.63%) Fintech
8 25 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.53%) PKI
9 24 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
10 17 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.01%) CMDB
13 10 (1.01%) Smartcard
14 9 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
15 8 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 405 (40.91%) Linux
2 237 (23.94%) Windows
3 141 (14.24%) Unix
4 100 (10.10%) Windows Server
5 93 (9.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (9.09%) CentOS
7 41 (4.14%) Ubuntu
8 32 (3.23%) Windows 10
9 28 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (2.02%) DC/OS
12 16 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.41%) Debian
14 12 (1.21%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.81%) Solaris
16 7 (0.71%) AIX
17 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.51%) Fedora
18 4 (0.40%) Android
18 4 (0.40%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (35.45%) DevOps
2 295 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (18.48%) Configuration Management
4 137 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
5 118 (11.92%) Analytics
6 109 (11.01%) SIEM
7 103 (10.40%) Test Automation
8 92 (9.29%) Open Source
9 87 (8.79%) Cybersecurity
10 84 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
10 84 (8.48%) TDD
11 82 (8.28%) BDD
12 81 (8.18%) Scrum
13 80 (8.08%) ITIL
14 68 (6.87%) High Availability
15 66 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 66 (6.67%) Information Security
16 61 (6.16%) Microservices
17 47 (4.75%) Deployment Automation
17 47 (4.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 344 (34.75%) Python
2 249 (25.15%) Java
3 173 (17.47%) Bash Shell
4 142 (14.34%) PowerShell
5 129 (13.03%) SQL
6 114 (11.52%) Perl
7 108 (10.91%) Ruby
8 89 (8.99%) JavaScript
9 77 (7.78%) Shell Script
10 56 (5.66%) Scala
11 52 (5.25%) C
12 50 (5.05%) Groovy
13 42 (4.24%) C++
14 36 (3.64%) PHP
15 29 (2.93%) C#
16 27 (2.73%) Go
17 15 (1.52%) Kotlin
18 14 (1.41%) Java 8
19 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
20 6 (0.61%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 150 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 99 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 79 (7.98%) Degree
4 52 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (5.05%) CISSP
6 37 (3.74%) CCNA
6 37 (3.74%) CISM
7 31 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (2.53%) DV Cleared
9 23 (2.32%) CCNP
10 18 (1.82%) CISA
11 12 (1.21%) AWS Certification
12 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.01%) CEH
14 8 (0.81%) CCIE
14 8 (0.81%) CCSA
14 8 (0.81%) SANS
15 7 (0.71%) CREST Certified
15 7 (0.71%) IISP
15 7 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.14%) QA
2 35 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.53%) GDPR
4 24 (2.42%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.31%) GCP
7 11 (1.11%) HIPAA
8 9 (0.91%) SLA
9 7 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (0.71%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.71%) ISO 31000
9 7 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.51%) COBIT
10 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.51%) PSD2
11 4 (0.40%) PMO
12 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.10%) SAS 70
System Software
1 207 (20.91%) Docker
2 87 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (7.37%) Active Directory
4 51 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 28 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (2.63%) VirtualBox
8 18 (1.82%) Xen
9 11 (1.11%) KVM
10 9 (0.91%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.81%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.71%) ProxySG
12 7 (0.71%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.61%) XenServer
14 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.40%) NFS
14 4 (0.40%) Squid
14 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 242 (24.44%) Ansible
2 192 (19.39%) Puppet
3 151 (15.25%) Kubernetes
4 145 (14.65%) Terraform
5 144 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (11.52%) Nagios
7 83 (8.38%) Packer
8 56 (5.66%) Kibana
9 55 (5.56%) Grafana
10 43 (4.34%) logstash
11 38 (3.84%) Docker Swarm
12 34 (3.43%) Rancher
13 33 (3.33%) vCenter Server
14 30 (3.03%) QRadar
15 29 (2.93%) Consul
16 27 (2.73%) SCCM
17 25 (2.53%) ITRS Geneos
18 19 (1.92%) Nessus
19 18 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
20 16 (1.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 150 (15.15%) VMware
2 139 (14.04%) Cisco
3 132 (13.33%) New Relic
4 115 (11.62%) AppDynamics
5 77 (7.78%) Microsoft
6 71 (7.17%) Red Hat
7 64 (6.46%) Oracle
8 61 (6.16%) NetApp
9 60 (6.06%) McAfee
10 52 (5.25%) IBM
11 51 (5.15%) Google
12 47 (4.75%) F5
13 41 (4.14%) CA
14 38 (3.84%) ArcSight
15 37 (3.74%) Dell
15 37 (3.74%) EMC
16 35 (3.54%) Juniper
17 34 (3.43%) CyberArk
18 33 (3.33%) Cloudera
18 33 (3.33%) ServiceNow