Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 225 210 310
Rank change year-on-year -15 +100 -48
Contract jobs citing Splunk 1,108 714 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.23% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 2.98% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 481 253
10th Percentile £413 £381 £350
25th Percentile £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £652 £615 £600
90th Percentile £775 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £520 £523
% change year-on-year +0.96% -0.48% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 13
10th Percentile £42.28 £26.50 £21.86
25th Percentile £49.83 £33.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate £65.78 £45.50 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +44.56% -17.27% +39.88%
75th Percentile £75.63 £58.75 -
90th Percentile £77.50 £66.10 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.78 £45.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.56% +51.67% +77.94%

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 35,419 23,926 20,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.12% 41.30% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,569 15,316 12,906
10th Percentile £300 £282 £225
25th Percentile £413 £381 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £435 £433
% change year-on-year +7.59% +0.58% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 891 732 845
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.41 £11.79
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.58 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% +4.63%
75th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £34.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £52.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.83 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +4.63% +5.51%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -5 867 £575 +9.52% 89
Work from Home +1 596 £550 +2.80% 25
London -2 547 £600 +14.29% 40
UK excluding London +8 310 £525 +0.96% 50
North of England -33 132 £525 - 19
North West -17 63 £625 +32.63% 11
Yorkshire -30 60 £525 - 8
South East -34 41 £475 +5.56% 9
Midlands -25 36 £520 -5.45% 7
South West -20 34 £600 +17.07% 7
Scotland +2 32 £538 +26.47% 1
West Midlands -30 32 £520 -5.45% 4
Wales -8 15 £450 -25.00% 1
East of England -26 13 £577 -25.55% 5
North East -1 11 £500 -4.31%
Northern Ireland - 7 £500 - 1
East Midlands -25 2 £510 -5.21% 3

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 347 (31.32%) Linux
2 337 (30.42%) DevOps
3 333 (30.05%) Python
4 318 (28.70%) Ansible
5 304 (27.44%) AWS
6 298 (26.90%) Agile
7 280 (25.27%) CI/CD
8 259 (23.38%) Docker
9 250 (22.56%) Azure
10 245 (22.11%) Jenkins
10 245 (22.11%) Kubernetes
11 241 (21.75%) Security Cleared
12 238 (21.48%) Terraform
13 214 (19.31%) Finance
14 213 (19.22%) Git (software)
15 209 (18.86%) Windows
16 208 (18.77%) SIEM
17 202 (18.23%) SC Cleared
18 201 (18.14%) Java
19 200 (18.05%) Social Skills
20 163 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
21 158 (14.26%) SQL
22 143 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
23 142 (12.82%) Unix
24 138 (12.45%) JIRA
24 138 (12.45%) Puppet
25 134 (12.09%) Grafana
26 132 (11.91%) Bash
26 132 (11.91%) Configuration Management
27 130 (11.73%) Firewall

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 84 (7.58%) Confluence
2 54 (4.87%) nginx
3 46 (4.15%) IIS
4 36 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (2.89%) Traefik
6 21 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 19 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (1.53%) Mule
9 15 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.99%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.72%) SAS
14 7 (0.63%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (0.54%) uWSGI
15 6 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.63%) SPSS
3 7 (0.63%) Stata
4 6 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.44%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.72%) RMDS
3 4 (0.36%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 304 (27.44%) AWS
2 250 (22.56%) Azure
3 119 (10.74%) GCP
4 118 (10.65%) GitHub
5 85 (7.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 74 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
7 72 (6.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 68 (6.14%) OpenShift
9 64 (5.78%) PaaS
10 57 (5.14%) IaaS
11 48 (4.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 47 (4.24%) Slack
13 43 (3.88%) Amazon S3
14 42 (3.79%) Datadog
15 36 (3.25%) Amazon ECS
15 36 (3.25%) Amazon EKS
16 34 (3.07%) Route 53
17 27 (2.44%) Power Platform
18 25 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
19 24 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (11.73%) Firewall
2 100 (9.03%) TCP/IP
3 97 (8.75%) DNS
4 34 (3.07%) Network Security
5 29 (2.62%) HTTP
5 29 (2.62%) SSL
6 27 (2.44%) VPN
7 24 (2.17%) DHCP
8 19 (1.71%) Kerberos
9 18 (1.62%) DMZ
10 17 (1.53%) Wireshark
11 16 (1.44%) Cisco Firepower
11 16 (1.44%) Internet
11 16 (1.44%) LAN
12 15 (1.35%) HTTPS
12 15 (1.35%) WAN
13 12 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (0.90%) SSH
15 8 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.80%) NoSQL
3 25 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (2.26%) Power BI
4 21 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (1.81%) Hadoop
5 20 (1.81%) MySQL
5 20 (1.81%) Redis
6 18 (1.62%) Tableau
7 17 (1.53%) Big Data
7 17 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.35%) DB2
8 15 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.08%) Riak
11 10 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 245 (22.11%) Jenkins
2 213 (19.22%) Git (software)
3 138 (12.45%) JIRA
4 89 (8.03%) GitLab
5 73 (6.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 65 (5.87%) Artifactory
7 63 (5.69%) Maven
8 56 (5.05%) TeamCity
9 54 (4.87%) Selenium
10 50 (4.51%) Cucumber
11 47 (4.24%) Bitbucket
12 29 (2.62%) JMeter
12 29 (2.62%) SonarQube
13 23 (2.08%) Robot Framework
13 23 (2.08%) Zephyr
14 21 (1.90%) Subversion
14 21 (1.90%) Terragrunt
15 19 (1.71%) Gatling
15 19 (1.71%) JUnit
16 17 (1.53%) Mockito
General
1 214 (19.31%) Finance
2 200 (18.05%) Social Skills
3 114 (10.29%) Public Sector
4 112 (10.11%) Banking
5 107 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (2.98%) Documentation Skills
7 31 (2.80%) Front Office
8 25 (2.26%) Back Office
9 20 (1.81%) Retail
10 13 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
10 13 (1.17%) Marketing
11 12 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
13 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.72%) Billing
15 7 (0.63%) Law
15 7 (0.63%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.54%) Games
16 6 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 193 (17.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 153 (13.81%) Analyst
3 104 (9.39%) Architect
4 99 (8.94%) Developer
5 57 (5.14%) AWS Engineer
6 56 (5.05%) Splunk Engineer
7 53 (4.78%) Security Engineer
8 49 (4.42%) Consultant
9 45 (4.06%) Java Developer
10 41 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 40 (3.61%) SOC Analyst
12 37 (3.34%) Support Analyst
13 36 (3.25%) Administrator
14 34 (3.07%) Platform Engineer
15 32 (2.89%) Cloud Engineer
15 32 (2.89%) Security Analyst
16 31 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
17 30 (2.71%) Applications Support
18 28 (2.53%) AWS DevOps
19 27 (2.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (6.32%) Kafka
2 60 (5.42%) REST
3 54 (4.87%) JSON
4 53 (4.78%) Elastic Stack
5 48 (4.33%) Spring
6 45 (4.06%) Spring Boot
7 40 (3.61%) .NET
7 40 (3.61%) CSS
7 40 (3.61%) HTML
8 36 (3.25%) cloud-init
9 33 (2.98%) React
10 30 (2.71%) Middleware
11 29 (2.62%) RESTful
12 26 (2.35%) Web Services
13 25 (2.26%) LDAP
14 23 (2.08%) WireMock
15 22 (1.99%) Node.js
16 21 (1.90%) SOAP
17 20 (1.81%) XML
18 19 (1.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.42%) Clustering
2 56 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.97%) Cloud Native
4 37 (3.34%) PKI
5 32 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 22 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
10 19 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.71%) User Experience
11 16 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.17%) Replication
13 12 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.08%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.90%) CSOC
14 10 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.90%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 347 (31.32%) Linux
2 209 (18.86%) Windows
3 142 (12.82%) Unix
4 99 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (4.87%) CentOS
6 48 (4.33%) Windows Server
7 40 (3.61%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.17%) Android
9 16 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.99%) Solaris
13 9 (0.81%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.36%) Debian
17 3 (0.27%) AIX
17 3 (0.27%) Mesosphere
17 3 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (30.42%) DevOps
2 298 (26.90%) Agile
3 280 (25.27%) CI/CD
4 208 (18.77%) SIEM
5 163 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
6 143 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
7 132 (11.91%) Configuration Management
8 126 (11.37%) Microservices
9 116 (10.47%) Scrum
10 106 (9.57%) Analytics
11 104 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
12 102 (9.21%) Kanban
13 74 (6.68%) Incident Management
13 74 (6.68%) Test Automation
14 73 (6.59%) ITIL
15 72 (6.50%) Security Operations
16 70 (6.32%) Change Management
16 70 (6.32%) Use Case
17 65 (5.87%) Migration
18 64 (5.78%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 333 (30.05%) Python
2 201 (18.14%) Java
3 158 (14.26%) SQL
4 132 (11.91%) Bash
5 103 (9.30%) PowerShell
6 93 (8.39%) JavaScript
7 58 (5.23%) Go
8 47 (4.24%) Ruby
9 46 (4.15%) C#
10 43 (3.88%) Perl
11 37 (3.34%) Groovy
12 34 (3.07%) C++
13 27 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.62%) C
14 18 (1.62%) Search Processing Language
15 17 (1.53%) R
16 14 (1.26%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.08%) VBA
18 11 (0.99%) Apple Swift
19 10 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (21.75%) Security Cleared
2 202 (18.23%) SC Cleared
3 48 (4.33%) Degree
4 37 (3.34%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.71%) CISSP
6 25 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.44%) CCNP
9 15 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.90%) SANS
12 9 (0.81%) CREST Certified
13 8 (0.72%) CCNA
13 8 (0.72%) CEH
13 8 (0.72%) GCIH
14 7 (0.63%) CISM
14 7 (0.63%) OSCP
15 6 (0.54%) GIAC
15 6 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.16%) NCSC
2 27 (2.44%) SLA
3 26 (2.35%) QA
4 23 (2.08%) Accessibility
5 20 (1.81%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (1.26%) NIST
8 11 (0.99%) PMO
8 11 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.90%) GDPR
10 9 (0.81%) WCAG
11 7 (0.63%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.36%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
13 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 259 (23.38%) Docker
2 100 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (8.48%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (1.53%) vSphere
5 14 (1.26%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.99%) Ceph
8 9 (0.81%) Firmware
9 7 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.27%) etcd
11 3 (0.27%) LXC
11 3 (0.27%) NFS
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.18%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.090%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 318 (28.70%) Ansible
2 245 (22.11%) Kubernetes
3 238 (21.48%) Terraform
4 138 (12.45%) Puppet
5 134 (12.09%) Grafana
6 119 (10.74%) Prometheus
7 56 (5.05%) QRadar
8 55 (4.96%) Docker Swarm
9 54 (4.87%) ITRS Geneos
10 52 (4.69%) Istio
10 52 (4.69%) Packer
11 51 (4.60%) ZABBIX
12 48 (4.33%) Consul
13 42 (3.79%) Kibana
14 38 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
15 37 (3.34%) Graphite
16 35 (3.16%) BladeLogic
17 33 (2.98%) HAProxy
17 33 (2.98%) Podman
18 31 (2.80%) linkerd
Vendors
1 126 (11.37%) VMware
2 124 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 114 (10.29%) AppDynamics
4 100 (9.03%) Oracle
5 73 (6.59%) Google
6 65 (5.87%) Cisco
7 61 (5.51%) Red Hat
8 55 (4.96%) Dynatrace
9 52 (4.69%) ServiceNow
10 47 (4.24%) IBM
11 46 (4.15%) PagerDuty
12 44 (3.97%) New Relic
13 35 (3.16%) Palo Alto
14 28 (2.53%) CyberArk
14 28 (2.53%) LogRhythm
14 28 (2.53%) McAfee
15 23 (2.08%) Qualys
15 23 (2.08%) SolarWinds
16 22 (1.99%) ArcSight
17 20 (1.81%) F5