Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 331 489
Rank change year-on-year +39 +158 +153
Contract jobs citing Splunk 896 752 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.71% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 1.58% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 460 280
UK median daily rate £501 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £374 £345 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £57.50

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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -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 23 November 2017.

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
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 23 November 2017. 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 +33 807 £513 +7.89% 84
London +57 578 £525 +5.00% 52
UK excluding London +6 307 £475 +5.56% 36
North of England +1 107 £425 - 10
South East +29 90 £500 - 12
Scotland +44 74 £400 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire -8 65 £450 +6.51% 6
North West -14 40 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands +26 15 £525 +16.67% 6
East of England -31 13 £315 -31.89% 3
West Midlands +32 12 £525 +16.67% 4
South West -36 5 £574 +9.35% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £450 -
Wales +4 3 £581 +25.68% 2
East Midlands -5 3 - - 1
North East +63 2 £406 -18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Splunk also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Splunk.

1 376 (41.96%) Linux
2 314 (35.04%) DevOps
3 281 (31.36%) Python
4 272 (30.36%) Java
5 268 (29.91%) Unix
6 253 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
7 241 (26.90%) Amazon AWS
8 189 (21.09%) Windows
9 172 (19.20%) Bash Shell
10 164 (18.30%) Ansible
11 163 (18.19%) Docker
11 163 (18.19%) Finance
12 160 (17.86%) SQL
13 159 (17.75%) Puppet
14 153 (17.08%) AppDynamics
15 148 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
16 147 (16.41%) Banking
17 144 (16.07%) Configuration Management
18 142 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
19 140 (15.63%) Jenkins
20 138 (15.40%) SIEM
21 136 (15.18%) Git (software)
22 128 (14.29%) Firewall
23 117 (13.06%) Elastic Stack
24 116 (12.95%) BDD
24 116 (12.95%) Analytics
25 113 (12.61%) Perl
26 112 (12.50%) Microservices
26 112 (12.50%) NoSQL
27 107 (11.94%) Big Data

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 93 (10.38%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (7.03%) Apache
3 55 (6.14%) Tomcat
4 40 (4.46%) JBoss
5 38 (4.24%) Confluence
6 36 (4.02%) Apache Spark
7 31 (3.46%) IIS
8 20 (2.23%) SharePoint
9 18 (2.01%) nginx
10 16 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.45%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.34%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.23%) Apache Pig
13 11 (1.23%) WebLogic
14 10 (1.12%) CMS
14 10 (1.12%) Drupal
15 9 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.89%) Mule
16 8 (0.89%) Mule ESB
17 6 (0.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (0.56%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.22%) RMDS
2 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 241 (26.90%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (3.91%) GitHub
5 25 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 25 (2.79%) OpenShift
6 22 (2.46%) Office 365
6 22 (2.46%) PaaS
7 20 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (2.23%) Serverless
8 17 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (1.90%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.90%) Mimecast
9 16 (1.79%) IaaS
10 12 (1.34%) Akamai
10 12 (1.34%) Fastly
11 11 (1.23%) Google Analytics
11 11 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (1.23%) npm
12 6 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 128 (14.29%) Firewall
2 68 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 64 (7.14%) DNS
4 48 (5.36%) LAN
5 43 (4.80%) WAN
6 36 (4.02%) Network Security
7 35 (3.91%) SSL
8 30 (3.35%) HTTP
9 23 (2.57%) VoIP
10 22 (2.46%) SAN
11 21 (2.34%) Internet
12 18 (2.01%) VPN
13 17 (1.90%) DHCP
14 14 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (1.45%) LDAP
16 9 (1.00%) MPLS
16 9 (1.00%) SNMP
17 6 (0.67%) SSH
18 5 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
18 5 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 107 (11.94%) Big Data
3 92 (10.27%) MongoDB
4 71 (7.92%) Hadoop
5 69 (7.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 49 (5.47%) MySQL
6 49 (5.47%) SQL Server
7 45 (5.02%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.01%) RDBMS
8 27 (3.01%) Redis
9 16 (1.79%) Apache Hive
9 16 (1.79%) HBase
9 16 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.67%) Data Mining
11 12 (1.34%) Parquet
12 11 (1.23%) Neo4j
13 10 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.89%) DB2
16 7 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 140 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 136 (15.18%) Git (software)
3 97 (10.83%) JIRA
4 54 (6.03%) Cucumber
5 51 (5.69%) Maven
6 49 (5.47%) Mockito
7 44 (4.91%) Selenium
8 37 (4.13%) TeamCity
9 28 (3.13%) JUnit
10 25 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (2.68%) JMeter
11 24 (2.68%) Subversion
12 23 (2.57%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (2.23%) Artifactory
14 19 (2.12%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.34%) Ant
15 12 (1.34%) IBM UrbanCode
16 11 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.12%) Burp Suite
17 10 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 163 (18.19%) Finance
2 147 (16.41%) Banking
3 34 (3.79%) Games
4 25 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.79%) Retail
6 15 (1.67%) Law
6 15 (1.67%) Marketing
6 15 (1.67%) Publishing
6 15 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.56%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.00%) Legal
9 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.89%) Electronics
11 5 (0.56%) International Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 149 (16.63%) Developer
1 149 (16.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (11.94%) Analyst
3 93 (10.38%) Consultant
4 76 (8.48%) Linux Engineer
5 72 (8.04%) Splunk Engineer
6 60 (6.70%) Security Analyst
7 57 (6.36%) Architect
7 57 (6.36%) Splunk Consultant
8 55 (6.14%) Java Developer
9 50 (5.58%) Security Engineer
10 48 (5.36%) Administrator
11 41 (4.58%) AWS Engineer
12 38 (4.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 38 (4.24%) Scala Developer
13 37 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 34 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
14 34 (3.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 33 (3.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 30 (3.35%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (13.06%) Elastic Stack
2 106 (11.83%) Kafka
3 99 (11.05%) RESTful
4 48 (5.36%) Web Services
5 42 (4.69%) Akka
5 42 (4.69%) Node.js
6 41 (4.58%) HTML
6 41 (4.58%) Regular Expression
7 37 (4.13%) ActiveMQ
8 36 (4.02%) JSON
9 31 (3.46%) .NET
10 30 (3.35%) REST
11 28 (3.13%) Middleware
12 27 (3.01%) AngularJS
12 27 (3.01%) Spring
12 27 (3.01%) XML
13 23 (2.57%) CSS
14 20 (2.23%) J2EE
15 19 (2.12%) HTML5
16 16 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.46%) Cyberthreat
4 28 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 24 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 23 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (2.34%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.79%) Clustering
9 16 (1.79%) PKI
10 15 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
12 12 (1.34%) Replication
13 11 (1.23%) Fintech
14 10 (1.12%) Blog
15 8 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.89%) Online Games
15 8 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 376 (41.96%) Linux
2 268 (29.91%) Unix
3 189 (21.09%) Windows
4 102 (11.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (7.03%) CentOS
6 56 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 28 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (2.46%) Mac OS X
10 20 (2.23%) Solaris
11 12 (1.34%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.12%) AIX
13 9 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.45%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.33%) VMS
16 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 1 (0.11%) Android
18 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (35.04%) DevOps
2 253 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (16.07%) Configuration Management
4 142 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
5 138 (15.40%) SIEM
6 116 (12.95%) Analytics
6 116 (12.95%) BDD
7 112 (12.50%) Microservices
8 101 (11.27%) Kanban
8 101 (11.27%) TDD
9 99 (11.05%) Cybersecurity
10 93 (10.38%) ITIL
11 89 (9.93%) Open Source
12 81 (9.04%) Pair Programming
13 78 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 78 (8.71%) Information Security
14 73 (8.15%) High Availability
15 72 (8.04%) Scrum
15 72 (8.04%) Test Automation
16 56 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 281 (31.36%) Python
2 272 (30.36%) Java
3 172 (19.20%) Bash Shell
4 160 (17.86%) SQL
5 113 (12.61%) Perl
6 93 (10.38%) Ruby
7 86 (9.60%) PowerShell
8 85 (9.49%) Scala
9 75 (8.37%) JavaScript
10 53 (5.92%) Shell Script
11 41 (4.58%) PHP
12 34 (3.79%) C#
13 32 (3.57%) Go
14 19 (2.12%) C++
15 18 (2.01%) C
16 14 (1.56%) Groovy
17 13 (1.45%) R
18 10 (1.12%) T-SQL
19 8 (0.89%) GraphQL
20 7 (0.78%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 72 (8.04%) CISSP
2 69 (7.70%) Security Cleared
3 48 (5.36%) Degree
4 47 (5.25%) SC Cleared
5 37 (4.13%) SANS
6 29 (3.24%) CISM
7 26 (2.90%) SSCP
8 23 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.90%) CEH
10 12 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.23%) CCNP
11 11 (1.23%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.78%) CCNA
13 7 (0.78%) CCSP
13 7 (0.78%) CISMP
13 7 (0.78%) CREST Certified
14 5 (0.56%) CCSE
14 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.58%) QA
2 35 (3.91%) PCI DSS
3 32 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (3.01%) COBIT
5 18 (2.01%) GDPR
6 12 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.56%) GCP
9 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.45%) SLA
10 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 163 (18.19%) Docker
2 48 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (1.56%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.23%) Samba
8 7 (0.78%) HDFS
8 7 (0.78%) Varnish
8 7 (0.78%) Xen
9 6 (0.67%) Gluster
9 6 (0.67%) LXC
9 6 (0.67%) vSphere
10 5 (0.56%) GPFS
10 5 (0.56%) KVM
11 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.22%) Snort
12 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.11%) NFS
13 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 164 (18.30%) Ansible
2 159 (17.75%) Puppet
3 148 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
4 94 (10.49%) Kibana
5 93 (10.38%) Nagios
6 92 (10.27%) Grafana
7 91 (10.16%) logstash
8 74 (8.26%) Kubernetes
9 32 (3.57%) ITRS Geneos
10 29 (3.24%) ZABBIX
11 27 (3.01%) Prometheus
12 25 (2.79%) SCCM
13 24 (2.68%) Nessus
13 24 (2.68%) WMI
14 23 (2.57%) QRadar
14 23 (2.57%) Rancher
14 23 (2.57%) Terraform
15 13 (1.45%) Rundeck
16 10 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
16 10 (1.12%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 153 (17.08%) AppDynamics
2 102 (11.38%) Red Hat
3 65 (7.25%) Cisco
3 65 (7.25%) Oracle
4 64 (7.14%) VMware
5 54 (6.03%) Qualys
6 52 (5.80%) Microsoft
7 49 (5.47%) New Relic
8 47 (5.25%) McAfee
9 37 (4.13%) ArcSight
10 36 (4.02%) SolarWinds
11 35 (3.91%) ServiceNow
12 30 (3.35%) Google
13 27 (3.01%) IBM
14 25 (2.79%) AlienVault
15 21 (2.34%) Cloudera
15 21 (2.34%) LogRhythm
16 20 (2.23%) CA
16 20 (2.23%) F5
16 20 (2.23%) TIBCO