Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 314 427
Rank change year-on-year +39 +113 +144
Contract jobs citing Splunk 944 742 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.78% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 2.22% 1.73% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 483 353
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £344
90th Percentile £638 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 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 42,475 42,908 45,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 45.03% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,788 26,341 27,225
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.85% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,428 1,617 1,834
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +8.73%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.33 £10.24
90th Percentile £46.79 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.19 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.88% -5.71% +6.06%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +31 870 £500 +5.26% 146
London +83 598 £525 +5.00% 100
UK excluding London -25 333 £450 - 55
North of England +8 139 £425 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire -1 99 £475 +11.76% 2
South East -2 93 £475 - 17
Scotland -7 42 £400 -15.79% 6
North West -31 38 £420 -6.67% 6
Midlands +5 22 £550 +14.29% 10
West Midlands +12 20 £550 +15.79% 7
East of England -16 16 £550 +4.76% 7
Wales -8 14 £500 +5.26% 3
South West -3 7 £419 -22.81% 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £450 -
North East +51 2 £406 -18.75% 1
East Midlands 0 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 413 (43.75%) Linux
2 393 (41.63%) DevOps
3 323 (34.22%) Java
4 317 (33.58%) Amazon AWS
5 316 (33.47%) Python
6 289 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
7 254 (26.91%) Unix
8 222 (23.52%) Jenkins
9 212 (22.46%) Docker
10 211 (22.35%) Bash Shell
11 202 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
12 194 (20.55%) Puppet
12 194 (20.55%) Windows
13 191 (20.23%) Ansible
14 187 (19.81%) Git (software)
15 177 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
16 166 (17.58%) AppDynamics
17 163 (17.27%) Finance
18 156 (16.53%) Configuration Management
19 149 (15.78%) Banking
20 146 (15.47%) Ruby
21 145 (15.36%) SQL
22 136 (14.41%) Microservices
23 127 (13.45%) NoSQL
24 126 (13.35%) TDD
24 126 (13.35%) Elastic Stack
25 123 (13.03%) Elasticsearch
26 121 (12.82%) SIEM
27 120 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 120 (12.71%) 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
1 123 (13.03%) Elasticsearch
2 72 (7.63%) Apache
3 59 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 48 (5.08%) Confluence
5 42 (4.45%) JBoss
6 38 (4.03%) Apache Spark
7 35 (3.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 35 (3.71%) IIS
8 23 (2.44%) Mule
9 22 (2.33%) WebSphere
10 19 (2.01%) Mule ESB
11 15 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (1.59%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.27%) nginx
13 9 (0.95%) Drupal
13 9 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (0.64%) HipChat
2 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.64%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 317 (33.58%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (3.71%) AWS Lambda
4 35 (3.71%) PaaS
4 35 (3.71%) Serverless
5 31 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 26 (2.75%) Amazon S3
6 26 (2.75%) GitHub
6 26 (2.75%) npm
7 25 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (2.65%) OpenShift
8 21 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (2.12%) IaaS
10 13 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (1.38%) Office 365
11 12 (1.27%) Mimecast
12 11 (1.17%) SaaS
13 10 (1.06%) Bluemix
13 10 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (12.71%) Firewall
2 54 (5.72%) TCP/IP
3 46 (4.87%) DNS
4 32 (3.39%) LAN
5 31 (3.28%) Internet
5 31 (3.28%) WAN
6 29 (3.07%) SSL
7 26 (2.75%) HTTP
7 26 (2.75%) Network Security
8 25 (2.65%) SAN
9 19 (2.01%) DHCP
10 15 (1.59%) VoIP
11 12 (1.27%) MPLS
12 10 (1.06%) BIG-IP
13 9 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.95%) VPN
14 8 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.64%) OSPF
15 6 (0.64%) SNMP
16 5 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (13.45%) NoSQL
2 96 (10.17%) Big Data
3 95 (10.06%) MongoDB
4 81 (8.58%) Hadoop
5 70 (7.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 60 (6.36%) MySQL
7 48 (5.08%) Relational Database
8 46 (4.87%) SQL Server
9 33 (3.50%) Redis
10 32 (3.39%) RDBMS
11 19 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.95%) Hazelcast
15 8 (0.85%) InfluxDB
16 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.64%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.64%) Neo4j
17 6 (0.64%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 222 (23.52%) Jenkins
2 187 (19.81%) Git (software)
3 112 (11.86%) JIRA
4 71 (7.52%) Selenium
5 70 (7.42%) Maven
6 69 (7.31%) Cucumber
7 65 (6.89%) TeamCity
8 59 (6.25%) Mockito
9 46 (4.87%) Sonatype Nexus
10 30 (3.18%) JUnit
11 28 (2.97%) JMeter
12 25 (2.65%) Subversion
13 24 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (2.33%) Bitbucket
16 21 (2.22%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.59%) GitLab
17 15 (1.59%) IntelliJ
17 15 (1.59%) Liquibase
18 13 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 163 (17.27%) Finance
2 149 (15.78%) Banking
3 35 (3.71%) Games
4 27 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.01%) Retail
6 13 (1.38%) Retail Banking
6 13 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.06%) Law
7 10 (1.06%) Marketing
8 7 (0.74%) Publishing
9 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.53%) International Banking
11 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.32%) Advertising
12 3 (0.32%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
12 3 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 229 (24.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 157 (16.63%) Developer
3 88 (9.32%) Linux Engineer
4 81 (8.58%) Architect
5 78 (8.26%) Analyst
5 78 (8.26%) Consultant
6 73 (7.73%) Java Developer
7 71 (7.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 65 (6.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 63 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
9 63 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
10 58 (6.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 54 (5.72%) Splunk Engineer
12 40 (4.24%) Security Analyst
13 37 (3.92%) Security Engineer
14 36 (3.81%) Scala Developer
15 34 (3.60%) Splunk Consultant
16 33 (3.50%) Java Engineer
17 32 (3.39%) Agile Developer
18 30 (3.18%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (13.35%) Elastic Stack
2 115 (12.18%) Kafka
3 108 (11.44%) RESTful
4 68 (7.20%) Node.js
5 61 (6.46%) Spring
6 57 (6.04%) Web Services
7 55 (5.83%) JSON
8 54 (5.72%) HTML
9 50 (5.30%) ActiveMQ
10 48 (5.08%) AngularJS
11 45 (4.77%) REST
12 42 (4.45%) CSS
13 41 (4.34%) .NET
14 39 (4.13%) Akka
15 38 (4.03%) Regular Expression
16 35 (3.71%) HTML5
17 26 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
17 26 (2.75%) Spring MVC
18 24 (2.54%) J2EE
18 24 (2.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
3 35 (3.71%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.07%) PKI
6 25 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
7 21 (2.22%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.48%) Replication
11 14 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.38%) Clustering
13 12 (1.27%) Online Games
14 11 (1.17%) Fintech
14 11 (1.17%) User Experience
15 10 (1.06%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.74%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 413 (43.75%) Linux
2 254 (26.91%) Unix
3 194 (20.55%) Windows
4 120 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (10.06%) CentOS
6 57 (6.04%) Windows Server
7 39 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.48%) Solaris
12 10 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.85%) AIX
14 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.42%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.32%) Android
16 3 (0.32%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.21%) SmartOS
17 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (41.63%) DevOps
2 289 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
4 156 (16.53%) Configuration Management
5 136 (14.41%) Microservices
6 126 (13.35%) TDD
7 121 (12.82%) SIEM
8 110 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 108 (11.44%) Test Automation
10 107 (11.33%) BDD
11 103 (10.91%) ITIL
12 100 (10.59%) Open Source
13 98 (10.38%) Kanban
14 88 (9.32%) Cybersecurity
15 81 (8.58%) High Availability
16 80 (8.47%) Pair Programming
16 80 (8.47%) Scrum
17 68 (7.20%) Analytics
18 66 (6.99%) Information Security
19 62 (6.57%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 323 (34.22%) Java
2 316 (33.47%) Python
3 211 (22.35%) Bash Shell
4 146 (15.47%) Ruby
5 145 (15.36%) SQL
6 116 (12.29%) Perl
7 101 (10.70%) JavaScript
8 88 (9.32%) PowerShell
8 88 (9.32%) Scala
9 71 (7.52%) Shell Script
10 41 (4.34%) C#
11 36 (3.81%) PHP
12 35 (3.71%) Groovy
13 27 (2.86%) Go
14 20 (2.12%) C
15 16 (1.69%) R
16 13 (1.38%) C++
16 13 (1.38%) Kotlin
17 7 (0.74%) GraphQL
18 6 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.36%) Degree
3 56 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 48 (5.08%) CISSP
5 27 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.54%) CISM
7 23 (2.44%) SANS
8 16 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.48%) CCNP
10 12 (1.27%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.06%) SSCP
12 8 (0.85%) CCNA
12 8 (0.85%) CEH
12 8 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.74%) CCSP
13 7 (0.74%) CISA
13 7 (0.74%) CISMP
13 7 (0.74%) CREST Certified
13 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.67%) QA
2 37 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 32 (3.39%) COBIT
4 25 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (1.91%) GDPR
7 9 (0.95%) GCP
8 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.32%) SLA
9 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 212 (22.46%) Docker
2 45 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.27%) Samba
7 7 (0.74%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.74%) vSphere
8 4 (0.42%) Gluster
8 4 (0.42%) Squid
8 4 (0.42%) Varnish
9 3 (0.32%) HDFS
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.32%) Xen
10 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.21%) XenApp
10 2 (0.21%) XenServer
11 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 194 (20.55%) Puppet
2 191 (20.23%) Ansible
3 177 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (10.49%) Kubernetes
4 99 (10.49%) Nagios
5 96 (10.17%) Grafana
6 83 (8.79%) Kibana
7 81 (8.58%) logstash
8 63 (6.67%) Terraform
9 48 (5.08%) Rancher
10 39 (4.13%) ITRS Geneos
11 32 (3.39%) WMI
12 28 (2.97%) SCCM
13 24 (2.54%) Docker Swarm
13 24 (2.54%) Mesos
14 20 (2.12%) Prometheus
15 18 (1.91%) QRadar
15 18 (1.91%) ZABBIX
16 17 (1.80%) Packer
17 15 (1.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 166 (17.58%) AppDynamics
2 107 (11.33%) Red Hat
3 79 (8.37%) Cisco
4 76 (8.05%) VMware
5 69 (7.31%) New Relic
6 66 (6.99%) Oracle
7 47 (4.98%) CA
8 46 (4.87%) Microsoft
9 43 (4.56%) SolarWinds
10 42 (4.45%) IBM
10 42 (4.45%) Qualys
11 39 (4.13%) McAfee
12 31 (3.28%) F5
13 27 (2.86%) Juniper
14 23 (2.44%) Google
15 21 (2.22%) CyberArk
16 19 (2.01%) Fortinet
16 19 (2.01%) ServiceNow
16 19 (2.01%) TIBCO
17 17 (1.80%) Symantec