Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 273 271
Rank change year-on-year +127 -2 +42
Contract jobs citing Splunk 590 783 1,046
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 0.93% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 4.18% 2.18% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 531 693
Median daily rate £491 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.68% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £367 £363
90th Percentile £650 £700 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.53% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.88 £47.00
% change year-on-year +35.27% -44.95% -

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 14,102 35,988 43,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.84% 42.68% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,475 22,575 26,643
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £253 £238 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +0.59% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 1,425 1,679
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.89% +12.63% +0.11%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £10.81
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.63 £45.53
Median hourly rate £26.25 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +139 518 £488 -11.36% 74
London +111 286 £500 -9.09% 26
UK excluding London +152 229 £475 -13.64% 47
Work from Home +9 136 £450 -21.74% 9
North of England +104 105 £481 -8.33% 18
Yorkshire +53 73 £500 -9.09% 9
South East +129 39 £520 -0.95% 11
East of England +96 27 £450 -26.53% 6
Midlands +84 27 £459 -25.41% 3
North West +91 25 £475 +21.79% 7
West Midlands +68 24 £455 -26.02% 2
South West +89 14 £450 -7.69% 9
North East +38 7 £450 +24.14% 2
Scotland +32 7 £425 -26.09%
Wales +40 6 £425 -5.56%
Northern Ireland - 4 £513 -
East Midlands +35 3 £700 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 220 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (35.93%) Python
3 184 (31.19%) Java
4 172 (29.15%) AWS
5 170 (28.81%) Linux
6 159 (26.95%) Jenkins
7 156 (26.44%) Windows
7 156 (26.44%) JIRA
8 155 (26.27%) Git (software)
9 143 (24.24%) DevOps
10 133 (22.54%) AppDynamics
11 116 (19.66%) Security Cleared
12 113 (19.15%) Finance
13 112 (18.98%) Scrum
14 106 (17.97%) Ansible
15 105 (17.80%) Azure
16 100 (16.95%) Firewall
16 100 (16.95%) REST
17 95 (16.10%) Docker
18 94 (15.93%) SC Cleared
19 89 (15.08%) GitHub
20 87 (14.75%) SIEM
20 87 (14.75%) Bash Shell
21 86 (14.58%) Kubernetes
22 84 (14.24%) Mobile App
22 84 (14.24%) Oracle
23 83 (14.07%) SQL
24 80 (13.56%) Spring
25 76 (12.88%) Test Automation
25 76 (12.88%) Unix

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 69 (11.69%) Cloud Foundry
1 69 (11.69%) Confluence
2 36 (6.10%) Mule
2 36 (6.10%) Tomcat
3 21 (3.56%) Apache
4 14 (2.37%) IIS
5 11 (1.86%) Apache Solr
6 10 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.19%) CMS
8 6 (1.02%) SAS
9 5 (0.85%) Anypoint
9 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.51%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.51%) nginx
12 2 (0.34%) JBoss
12 2 (0.34%) Mattermost
12 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) SPSS
4 2 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 172 (29.15%) AWS
2 105 (17.80%) Azure
3 89 (15.08%) GitHub
4 64 (10.85%) Slack
5 54 (9.15%) PaaS
6 42 (7.12%) GCP
7 41 (6.95%) IaaS
8 34 (5.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 25 (4.24%) SaaS
10 22 (3.73%) Datadog
11 17 (2.88%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.54%) Amazon S3
12 15 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (2.54%) npm
13 14 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (2.03%) Amazon EKS
15 12 (2.03%) Google Analytics
15 12 (2.03%) Google Tag Manager
16 10 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 100 (16.95%) Firewall
2 58 (9.83%) DNS
3 41 (6.95%) SSL
4 34 (5.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 29 (4.92%) SNMP
5 29 (4.92%) VLAN
6 23 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.90%) VPN
7 18 (3.05%) HTTP
7 18 (3.05%) LAN
7 18 (3.05%) WAN
8 17 (2.88%) Network Security
9 14 (2.37%) BGP
9 14 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (2.37%) OSPF
10 11 (1.86%) Cisco ISE
10 11 (1.86%) DMVPN
10 11 (1.86%) DMZ
10 11 (1.86%) EIGRP
10 11 (1.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.08%) MySQL
2 27 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.41%) Big Data
4 23 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (2.54%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.03%) Data Mining
8 12 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.69%) Redis
10 8 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.36%) Neo4j
10 8 (1.36%) Power BI
10 8 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.36%) Tableau
11 7 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 159 (26.95%) Jenkins
2 156 (26.44%) JIRA
3 155 (26.27%) Git (software)
4 62 (10.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 57 (9.66%) Maven
6 43 (7.29%) JUnit
7 40 (6.78%) Mockito
8 38 (6.44%) Xcode
9 32 (5.42%) CocoaPods
9 32 (5.42%) GitLab
10 31 (5.25%) Android Studio
11 27 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (4.24%) Selenium
13 24 (4.07%) Bitbucket
14 20 (3.39%) IntelliJ
15 18 (3.05%) JMeter
16 14 (2.37%) Artifactory
16 14 (2.37%) NeoLoad
16 14 (2.37%) Subversion
17 13 (2.20%) SonarQube
General
1 113 (19.15%) Finance
2 70 (11.86%) Banking
3 27 (4.58%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.86%) Marketing
5 11 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.69%) Electronics
7 8 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.02%) French Language
10 5 (0.85%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Retail
12 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (12.71%) Developer
2 64 (10.85%) Analyst
3 62 (10.51%) Architect
4 61 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 51 (8.64%) Splunk Engineer
6 47 (7.97%) Consultant
7 27 (4.58%) Support Engineer
8 22 (3.73%) Applications Support
9 21 (3.56%) Security Architect
10 20 (3.39%) Security Analyst
11 19 (3.22%) Applications Engineer
12 18 (3.05%) Applications Support Engineer
12 18 (3.05%) Splunk Consultant
13 17 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
13 17 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.71%) Network Engineer
15 15 (2.54%) Cloud Engineer
16 14 (2.37%) Java Engineer
16 14 (2.37%) Operations Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (16.95%) REST
2 80 (13.56%) Spring
3 71 (12.03%) Spring Boot
4 64 (10.85%) Elastic Stack
5 62 (10.51%) JSON
6 53 (8.98%) Node.js
7 40 (6.78%) React
8 38 (6.44%) WireMock
9 25 (4.24%) Kafka
9 25 (4.24%) RESTful
10 24 (4.07%) Hystrix
10 24 (4.07%) RxJava
11 20 (3.39%) LAMP
12 19 (3.22%) CSS
12 19 (3.22%) HTML
12 19 (3.22%) Regular Expression
13 18 (3.05%) Redux
14 17 (2.88%) gRPC
14 17 (2.88%) Middleware
14 17 (2.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.24%) Mobile App
2 47 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.42%) Linux Command Line
4 29 (4.92%) User Experience
5 27 (4.58%) Public Cloud
6 23 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (2.03%) Clustering
10 11 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.69%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.53%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.36%) Cloud Native
14 6 (1.02%) PKI
14 6 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
16 4 (0.68%) Cyberattack
16 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 170 (28.81%) Linux
2 156 (26.44%) Windows
3 76 (12.88%) Unix
4 45 (7.63%) Apple iOS
5 41 (6.95%) Windows Server
6 39 (6.61%) Android
7 33 (5.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 29 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (4.41%) CentOS
10 19 (3.22%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.36%) Solaris
12 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.51%) HPUX
12 3 (0.51%) SUSE
13 2 (0.34%) Debian
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (24.24%) DevOps
3 112 (18.98%) Scrum
4 87 (14.75%) SIEM
5 76 (12.88%) Test Automation
6 74 (12.54%) Cybersecurity
7 72 (12.20%) Microservices
8 65 (11.02%) Performance Testing
8 65 (11.02%) SDLC
9 63 (10.68%) Kanban
10 60 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 60 (10.17%) ITIL
11 56 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 50 (8.47%) Configuration Management
14 45 (7.63%) Analytics
15 43 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (7.12%) Software Engineering
17 40 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
18 39 (6.61%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 212 (35.93%) Python
2 184 (31.19%) Java
3 87 (14.75%) Bash Shell
4 83 (14.07%) SQL
5 74 (12.54%) PowerShell
6 64 (10.85%) Java 8
7 61 (10.34%) Kotlin
8 38 (6.44%) Apple Swift
9 36 (6.10%) JavaScript
10 31 (5.25%) Ruby
11 27 (4.58%) Go
11 27 (4.58%) Perl
12 23 (3.90%) Shell Script
13 21 (3.56%) C#
14 20 (3.39%) C++
15 14 (2.37%) C
15 14 (2.37%) ES6
16 9 (1.53%) Groovy
17 8 (1.36%) Scala
18 3 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 116 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 94 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.61%) Degree
4 29 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 22 (3.73%) CCNA
7 21 (3.56%) CCNP
8 17 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (2.54%) CCIE
10 12 (2.03%) CISSP
11 10 (1.69%) CCDA
11 10 (1.69%) CEH
12 8 (1.36%) Master's Degree
12 8 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (1.19%) SANS
14 6 (1.02%) CCDP
14 6 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (1.02%) CISM
14 6 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.68%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.42%) QA
2 23 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.05%) GDPR
3 18 (3.05%) SLA
4 16 (2.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (2.20%) HIPAA
5 13 (2.20%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.53%) NIST
7 5 (0.85%) NCSC
7 5 (0.85%) PSD2
7 5 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.68%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.68%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 95 (16.10%) Docker
2 40 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 24 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (3.05%) vSphere
6 12 (2.03%) Firmware
7 8 (1.36%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.85%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.51%) Gluster
10 2 (0.34%) Ceph
10 2 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.34%) Varnish
10 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) iptables
11 1 (0.17%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 106 (17.97%) Ansible
2 86 (14.58%) Kubernetes
3 70 (11.86%) Terraform
4 67 (11.36%) Prometheus
5 66 (11.19%) Puppet
6 49 (8.31%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (5.59%) Grafana
8 28 (4.75%) Nagios
8 28 (4.75%) ZABBIX
9 20 (3.39%) Kibana
9 20 (3.39%) QRadar
10 19 (3.22%) Nessus
11 18 (3.05%) Packer
12 16 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
13 15 (2.54%) SCOM
14 14 (2.37%) HP ALM
15 13 (2.20%) Tivoli
16 11 (1.86%) Netcool
17 10 (1.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
17 10 (1.69%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 133 (22.54%) AppDynamics
2 84 (14.24%) Oracle
3 71 (12.03%) Microsoft
4 47 (7.97%) Cisco
4 47 (7.97%) VMware
5 42 (7.12%) MuleSoft
6 32 (5.42%) F5
7 31 (5.25%) SolarWinds
8 30 (5.08%) Dell
9 29 (4.92%) ArcSight
10 28 (4.75%) Google
11 27 (4.58%) IBM
12 23 (3.90%) Palo Alto
12 23 (3.90%) ServiceNow
13 21 (3.56%) Dynatrace
13 21 (3.56%) EMC
14 20 (3.39%) Atlassian
14 20 (3.39%) HP
15 19 (3.22%) Blue Coat
16 16 (2.71%) Fortinet