Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 303 323
Rank change year-on-year +56 +20 +136
Contract jobs citing Splunk 1,093 859 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.62% 2.07% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 587 469
UK median daily rate £543 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.50% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.20 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -27.01% - -

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 41,703 41,436 43,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 41.96% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,801 26,127 26,606
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,528 1,357 1,646
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.43 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Splunk in the UK

Splunk
Top 15 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 21 January 2019. 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 +57 1,033 £550 +10.00% 136
London +53 725 £550 +4.76% 70
UK excluding London +12 338 £475 +5.56% 79
South East +7 85 £475 -1.30% 16
North of England -57 79 £450 +5.88% 17
Midlands +58 76 £475 -13.64% 17
West Midlands +18 50 £450 -18.18% 17
South West +7 46 £513 +22.39% 14
Yorkshire -50 44 £475 -2.56% 8
North West +2 33 £425 +1.19% 8
Scotland -23 31 £488 +11.43% 8
East Midlands +31 26 £500 -
East of England +15 22 £561 +40.31% 2
North East -5 2 £410 +0.92% 1
Wales -19 2 £500 -2.44% 5

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 459 (41.99%) Amazon AWS
2 457 (41.81%) DevOps
3 420 (38.43%) Python
4 401 (36.69%) Linux
5 368 (33.67%) Ansible
6 311 (28.45%) Jenkins
7 275 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
8 254 (23.24%) Finance
9 250 (22.87%) Git (software)
10 240 (21.96%) Java
11 235 (21.50%) Docker
12 222 (20.31%) Windows
13 218 (19.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 199 (18.21%) Puppet
15 195 (17.84%) Opscode Chef
16 173 (15.83%) Security Cleared
17 170 (15.55%) Kubernetes
18 153 (14.00%) Unix
19 150 (13.72%) Bash Shell
20 149 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
21 148 (13.54%) JavaScript
21 148 (13.54%) PowerShell
22 145 (13.27%) Firewall
23 138 (12.63%) Sonatype Nexus
24 137 (12.53%) Microservices
25 136 (12.44%) SIEM
26 135 (12.35%) SC Cleared
26 135 (12.35%) Test Automation
26 135 (12.35%) JIRA
27 130 (11.89%) Banking

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
1 120 (10.98%) Elasticsearch
2 109 (9.97%) IIS
3 78 (7.14%) Apache Spark
4 77 (7.04%) Confluence
5 75 (6.86%) Apache
6 42 (3.84%) Tomcat
7 34 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
8 30 (2.74%) nginx
9 28 (2.56%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.10%) OpenStack
11 15 (1.37%) Gunicorn
12 12 (1.10%) JBoss
12 12 (1.10%) Jetty
12 12 (1.10%) Mongrel
13 11 (1.01%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.82%) CMS
15 8 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.55%) MS Exchange
18 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.10%) Sentinel
2 11 (1.01%) Endur
3 8 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 459 (41.99%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (19.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (10.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 110 (10.06%) Datadog
5 92 (8.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 72 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 65 (5.95%) SaaS
8 64 (5.86%) IaaS
9 61 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
10 55 (5.03%) PaaS
11 51 (4.67%) OpenShift
12 38 (3.48%) GitHub
13 31 (2.84%) Serverless
13 31 (2.84%) Slack
14 29 (2.65%) Sumo Logic
15 28 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 24 (2.20%) Amazon S3
17 22 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
18 21 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
19 20 (1.83%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 145 (13.27%) Firewall
2 70 (6.40%) VPN
3 55 (5.03%) Network Security
4 53 (4.85%) SSL
5 49 (4.48%) HTTP
6 41 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (3.29%) Internet
8 31 (2.84%) WAN
9 29 (2.65%) LAN
10 25 (2.29%) TCP/IP
11 21 (1.92%) BIG-IP
12 17 (1.56%) DNS
13 16 (1.46%) WLAN
14 15 (1.37%) SAN
15 14 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (1.19%) DMZ
16 13 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
16 13 (1.19%) Skype
17 12 (1.10%) Intranet
17 12 (1.10%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.14%) Big Data
2 67 (6.13%) NoSQL
3 59 (5.40%) MongoDB
4 52 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 43 (3.93%) Hadoop
5 43 (3.93%) MySQL
6 42 (3.84%) Amazon Redshift
7 39 (3.57%) Amazon Aurora
8 31 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
10 21 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.83%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.46%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.37%) Redis
14 11 (1.01%) SQL Server
15 10 (0.91%) HBase
16 7 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.64%) MariaDB
16 7 (0.64%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 311 (28.45%) Jenkins
2 250 (22.87%) Git (software)
3 138 (12.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 135 (12.35%) JIRA
5 85 (7.78%) Bitbucket
6 78 (7.14%) Selenium
7 68 (6.22%) Cucumber
8 56 (5.12%) Artifactory
9 54 (4.94%) Maven
10 48 (4.39%) TeamCity
11 45 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 37 (3.39%) SonarQube
12 37 (3.39%) Travis CI
13 36 (3.29%) IBM UrbanCode
14 35 (3.20%) Gatling
14 35 (3.20%) JUnit
15 33 (3.02%) Visual Studio Team System
16 29 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (2.56%) Vagrant
18 22 (2.01%) GitLab
General
1 254 (23.24%) Finance
2 130 (11.89%) Banking
3 33 (3.02%) Law
4 26 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 22 (2.01%) Retail
6 15 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.01%) Marketing
9 8 (0.73%) Back Office
9 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.64%) Electronics
11 5 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.27%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) International Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Legal
12 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.091%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.091%) Billing
14 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 269 (24.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 220 (20.13%) Developer
3 99 (9.06%) AWS Engineer
4 91 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 77 (7.04%) AWS DevOps
6 75 (6.86%) Architect
7 71 (6.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 70 (6.40%) Consultant
9 67 (6.13%) Cloud Engineer
10 65 (5.95%) Analyst
11 55 (5.03%) Splunk Engineer
12 53 (4.85%) Security Engineer
13 50 (4.57%) Operations Engineer
14 46 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
15 37 (3.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 36 (3.29%) Security Analyst
16 36 (3.29%) Splunk Consultant
17 33 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
18 32 (2.93%) Java Developer
19 30 (2.74%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (10.70%) Web Services
2 106 (9.70%) Elastic Stack
3 93 (8.51%) HTML
4 81 (7.41%) Pandas
5 79 (7.23%) .NET
6 77 (7.04%) CSS
7 67 (6.13%) Node.js
8 62 (5.67%) REST
9 60 (5.49%) NumPy
9 60 (5.49%) PySpark
10 51 (4.67%) Spring
11 49 (4.48%) JSON
12 46 (4.21%) Kafka
13 44 (4.03%) RESTful
14 42 (3.84%) React
15 37 (3.39%) HTML5
16 36 (3.29%) AngularJS
16 36 (3.29%) pytest
17 33 (3.02%) YAML
18 25 (2.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
4 38 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 38 (3.48%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
7 27 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (2.29%) PKI
9 21 (1.92%) User Experience
10 20 (1.83%) Clustering
11 18 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
12 17 (1.56%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.56%) Thin Client
12 17 (1.56%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.10%) Smartcard
14 12 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
15 11 (1.01%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 401 (36.69%) Linux
2 222 (20.31%) Windows
3 153 (14.00%) Unix
4 124 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 106 (9.70%) Windows Server
6 61 (5.58%) Ubuntu
7 40 (3.66%) CentOS
8 26 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.65%) Windows 10
11 15 (1.37%) Solaris
12 13 (1.19%) Debian
13 12 (1.10%) Fedora
13 12 (1.10%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.73%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.64%) SUSE
15 7 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.55%) DC/OS
16 6 (0.55%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.37%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (41.81%) DevOps
2 275 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
4 137 (12.53%) Microservices
5 136 (12.44%) SIEM
6 135 (12.35%) Test Automation
7 128 (11.71%) Configuration Management
8 118 (10.80%) Analytics
9 103 (9.42%) ITIL
10 98 (8.97%) TDD
11 93 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
12 91 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 86 (7.87%) Open Source
14 81 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
15 78 (7.14%) Scrum
16 75 (6.86%) Security Operations
17 73 (6.68%) BDD
18 64 (5.86%) Information Security
19 59 (5.40%) Task Automation
20 54 (4.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 420 (38.43%) Python
2 240 (21.96%) Java
3 150 (13.72%) Bash Shell
4 148 (13.54%) JavaScript
4 148 (13.54%) PowerShell
5 122 (11.16%) SQL
6 113 (10.34%) Ruby
7 91 (8.33%) Perl
8 62 (5.67%) Go
9 60 (5.49%) Shell Script
10 37 (3.39%) Groovy
11 36 (3.29%) Scala
12 31 (2.84%) C#
13 22 (2.01%) C
14 20 (1.83%) PHP
15 19 (1.74%) Java 8
16 16 (1.46%) ES6
17 15 (1.37%) Kotlin
18 6 (0.55%) AWK
19 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 135 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 70 (6.40%) CISSP
4 58 (5.31%) RHCE
5 56 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (5.12%) Degree
6 55 (5.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 40 (3.66%) CCNP
8 36 (3.29%) CISM
9 31 (2.84%) AWS Certification
10 24 (2.20%) CISA
10 24 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (1.46%) ISSMP
12 15 (1.37%) CSSLP
12 15 (1.37%) DV Cleared
13 14 (1.28%) ISSAP
14 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.01%) CEH
16 10 (0.91%) MCSE
17 9 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.57%) PCI DSS
2 37 (3.39%) QA
3 32 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.56%) HIPAA
5 15 (1.37%) FedRAMP
5 15 (1.37%) GDPR
6 9 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.73%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (0.73%) ISO 22301
7 8 (0.73%) ISO 31000
7 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 8 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.46%) SLA
9 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 235 (21.50%) Docker
2 84 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.12%) Active Directory
4 39 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.47%) VirtualBox
6 25 (2.29%) NFS
6 25 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.28%) Xen
9 11 (1.01%) OpenAM
9 11 (1.01%) OpenDJ
9 11 (1.01%) vSphere
9 11 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.91%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.73%) HDFS
11 8 (0.73%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.73%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.73%) XenServer
12 7 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 368 (33.67%) Ansible
2 199 (18.21%) Puppet
3 195 (17.84%) Opscode Chef
4 170 (15.55%) Kubernetes
5 124 (11.34%) Terraform
6 73 (6.68%) Nagios
7 51 (4.67%) Grafana
7 51 (4.67%) Kibana
8 42 (3.84%) QRadar
9 40 (3.66%) Salt
10 36 (3.29%) Prometheus
11 34 (3.11%) Packer
12 33 (3.02%) SCOM
13 30 (2.74%) SCCM
14 29 (2.65%) Nessus
15 28 (2.56%) Rancher
16 26 (2.38%) logstash
17 25 (2.29%) Graphite
18 24 (2.20%) Mesos
19 22 (2.01%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 125 (11.44%) Red Hat
2 114 (10.43%) Google
3 105 (9.61%) Qualys
4 102 (9.33%) VMware
5 95 (8.69%) Microsoft
6 94 (8.60%) Cisco
7 91 (8.33%) AppDynamics
8 84 (7.69%) New Relic
9 56 (5.12%) McAfee
10 54 (4.94%) Oracle
11 46 (4.21%) ArcSight
11 46 (4.21%) Citrix
12 44 (4.03%) IBM
13 37 (3.39%) Dynatrace
14 27 (2.47%) F5
15 24 (2.20%) Cloudera
16 23 (2.10%) AlienVault
16 23 (2.10%) Veeam
17 22 (2.01%) CyberArk
17 22 (2.01%) ServiceNow