Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 332 243
Rank change year-on-year +129 -89 +35
Contract jobs citing Splunk 644 432 1,073
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.72% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 2.98% 1.70% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 282 702
10th Percentile £375 £350 £395
25th Percentile £435 £414 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £600 £613 £625
90th Percentile £675 £688 £712
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 19
10th Percentile £27.60 £24.45 £16.04
25th Percentile £36.00 £30.00 £36.73
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year +53.85% -26.44% +10.45%
75th Percentile £60.50 £55.00 £47.09
90th Percentile £66.80 " £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year +51.67% +77.94% -57.85%

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 21,640 25,391 40,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.23% 42.39% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,834 15,884 25,568
10th Percentile £265 £213 £263
25th Percentile £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £556 £556
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 1,102 1,346
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.75 £10.75
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.25 £30.00 £34.58
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.95 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.26% +6.06% +4.04%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +105 492 £500 -4.76% 90
London +56 274 £525 - 49
Work from Home -54 234 £550 -4.35% 17
UK excluding London +117 200 £475 -9.52% 40
North of England +81 90 £485 +2.11% 15
Yorkshire +51 47 £500 -4.76% 9
South East +77 44 £475 +11.76% 10
North West +51 34 £459 -0.81% 4
South West +73 20 £425 -20.00% 2
Midlands +15 15 £550 -7.56% 8
Scotland -1 15 £425 -11.92% 1
West Midlands +11 12 £550 - 6
Wales +28 11 £550 +22.22%
North East +28 9 £550 +52.78% 2
East of England +27 6 £475 +11.76% 4
East Midlands +28 3 £350 -46.15% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 228 (35.40%) AWS
2 206 (31.99%) DevOps
3 195 (30.28%) Python
4 193 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (29.19%) Azure
6 169 (26.24%) Jenkins
7 166 (25.78%) Linux
8 137 (21.27%) Finance
8 137 (21.27%) Ansible
8 137 (21.27%) Kubernetes
9 133 (20.65%) Git (software)
10 132 (20.50%) Cybersecurity
11 127 (19.72%) Java
12 126 (19.57%) Terraform
13 121 (18.79%) Docker
14 119 (18.48%) Microservices
14 119 (18.48%) JIRA
15 112 (17.39%) Security Cleared
16 110 (17.08%) SIEM
17 100 (15.53%) SC Cleared
18 99 (15.37%) AppDynamics
19 97 (15.06%) Elastic Stack
20 93 (14.44%) Windows
21 90 (13.98%) Scrum
22 88 (13.66%) Banking
23 82 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
24 81 (12.58%) Grafana
24 81 (12.58%) Prometheus
25 75 (11.65%) Puppet
25 75 (11.65%) Use Case

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 54 (8.39%) Confluence
2 49 (7.61%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (4.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 21 (3.26%) Apache
5 15 (2.33%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (1.71%) Mule
6 11 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.55%) JBoss
7 10 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.09%) IIS
9 4 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.47%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.47%) GemFire
10 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.31%) nginx
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.31%) Traefik
Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.31%) Relativity
2 2 (0.31%) Salerio
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 228 (35.40%) AWS
2 188 (29.19%) Azure
3 53 (8.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 46 (7.14%) PaaS
5 39 (6.06%) GitHub
6 35 (5.43%) GCP
6 35 (5.43%) Slack
7 28 (4.35%) Power Platform
8 27 (4.19%) Amazon EKS
9 24 (3.73%) OpenShift
10 21 (3.26%) IaaS
11 18 (2.80%) Amazon S3
11 18 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (2.64%) SaaS
13 15 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (2.17%) AWS Step Functions
15 9 (1.40%) Microsoft 365
16 6 (0.93%) Serverless
17 5 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.71%) Firewall
2 40 (6.21%) Network Security
3 24 (3.73%) Internet
4 14 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.55%) HTTP
5 10 (1.55%) Kerberos
5 10 (1.55%) Wireshark
6 9 (1.40%) Multicast
6 9 (1.40%) SNMP
7 8 (1.24%) DNS
7 8 (1.24%) SSL
8 7 (1.09%) BGP
8 7 (1.09%) LAN
8 7 (1.09%) OSPF
9 6 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.93%) tcpdump
9 6 (0.93%) WAN
10 5 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.35%) Power BI
3 27 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 20 (3.11%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (2.02%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.02%) MySQL
9 13 (2.02%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.71%) DB2
10 11 (1.71%) Hazelcast
10 11 (1.71%) QlikView
11 10 (1.55%) Big Data
11 10 (1.55%) Neo4j
11 10 (1.55%) Redis
12 9 (1.40%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 169 (26.24%) Jenkins
2 133 (20.65%) Git (software)
3 119 (18.48%) JIRA
4 70 (10.87%) GitLab
5 48 (7.45%) SonarQube
6 47 (7.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 40 (6.21%) Artifactory
8 32 (4.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 31 (4.81%) TeamCity
10 27 (4.19%) Maven
11 26 (4.04%) Subversion
12 25 (3.88%) JMeter
13 23 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (2.48%) Selenium
14 16 (2.48%) Xcode
15 14 (2.17%) Android Studio
15 14 (2.17%) CocoaPods
15 14 (2.17%) JUnit
16 13 (2.02%) Bitbucket
17 9 (1.40%) Gradle
General
1 137 (21.27%) Finance
2 88 (13.66%) Banking
3 47 (7.30%) Public Sector
4 32 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.04%) Manufacturing
5 26 (4.04%) Marketing
6 25 (3.88%) Electronics
7 10 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.09%) Retail
9 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.78%) Law
11 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Front Office
12 3 (0.47%) International Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.31%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.31%) Military
13 2 (0.31%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 106 (16.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (14.29%) Developer
3 81 (12.58%) Analyst
4 70 (10.87%) Splunk Engineer
5 46 (7.14%) Consultant
6 44 (6.83%) Azure Engineer
7 42 (6.52%) Azure DevOps
8 41 (6.37%) Architect
9 40 (6.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 31 (4.81%) Java Developer
10 31 (4.81%) Security Engineer
11 27 (4.19%) Senior DevOps
12 26 (4.04%) AWS Engineer
13 25 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.11%) Splunk Consultant
15 19 (2.95%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (2.95%) SOC Analyst
16 18 (2.80%) Administrator
16 18 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
17 15 (2.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.06%) Elastic Stack
2 59 (9.16%) Spring
3 58 (9.01%) Kafka
4 45 (6.99%) Spring Boot
5 42 (6.52%) REST
6 40 (6.21%) Node.js
7 38 (5.90%) React
8 32 (4.97%) JSON
9 29 (4.50%) GraphQL
10 28 (4.35%) .NET
10 28 (4.35%) Web Services
11 20 (3.11%) Swagger
12 19 (2.95%) AngularJS
13 17 (2.64%) RESTful
14 16 (2.48%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (2.48%) Hystrix
14 16 (2.48%) RxJava
15 14 (2.17%) Apache Beam
15 14 (2.17%) YAML
16 13 (2.02%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.90%) Mobile App
2 37 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 33 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.50%) Cloud Native
6 21 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (2.95%) User Experience
9 17 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 6 (0.93%) Wiki
13 5 (0.78%) PKI
14 4 (0.62%) CESG
14 4 (0.62%) Clustering
14 4 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.62%) Cyberattack
14 4 (0.62%) iPad
14 4 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (25.78%) Linux
2 93 (14.44%) Windows
3 45 (6.99%) Unix
4 32 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.11%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.80%) Android
8 13 (2.02%) CentOS
9 7 (1.09%) CoreOS
9 7 (1.09%) VMS
10 6 (0.93%) Debian
10 6 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.78%) AIX
11 5 (0.78%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.31%) Solaris
13 2 (0.31%) SUSE
13 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (31.99%) DevOps
2 193 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (20.50%) Cybersecurity
4 119 (18.48%) Microservices
5 110 (17.08%) SIEM
6 90 (13.98%) Scrum
7 82 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
8 75 (11.65%) Use Case
9 62 (9.63%) Configuration Management
10 61 (9.47%) Security Operations
11 59 (9.16%) Visualisation
12 50 (7.76%) Analytics
13 46 (7.14%) TDD
14 45 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (6.37%) Computer Science
16 41 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (6.37%) Data Modelling
16 41 (6.37%) Incident Management
16 41 (6.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 195 (30.28%) Python
2 127 (19.72%) Java
3 73 (11.34%) Bash Shell
4 67 (10.40%) SQL
5 59 (9.16%) JavaScript
6 50 (7.76%) Perl
7 45 (6.99%) Java 8
8 42 (6.52%) PowerShell
9 30 (4.66%) Kotlin
10 20 (3.11%) C#
11 16 (2.48%) Apple Swift
12 13 (2.02%) Ruby
13 11 (1.71%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.24%) C++
15 7 (1.09%) Go
15 7 (1.09%) Scala
16 6 (0.93%) Groovy
16 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 100 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.61%) Degree
4 26 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (3.88%) CISSP
6 14 (2.17%) CISM
7 13 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.71%) CISA
8 11 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.24%) SAFe Agilist
10 7 (1.09%) GIAC
10 7 (1.09%) IISP
11 6 (0.93%) CCSP
11 6 (0.93%) CEH
12 5 (0.78%) CCNA
12 5 (0.78%) RHCE
13 4 (0.62%) CCNP
13 4 (0.62%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.62%) GCIA
13 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.59%) NIST
2 27 (4.19%) QA
3 21 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 21 (3.26%) NCSC
4 13 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.55%) GDPR
6 8 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.62%) SLA
8 3 (0.47%) COBIT
8 3 (0.47%) GRC
8 3 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.47%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.47%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.31%) ITGC
10 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 121 (18.79%) Docker
2 19 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.93%) vSphere
6 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.47%) NFS
7 3 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.31%) Ceph
8 2 (0.31%) IAG
8 2 (0.31%) Snort
8 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.31%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 137 (21.27%) Ansible
1 137 (21.27%) Kubernetes
2 126 (19.57%) Terraform
3 81 (12.58%) Grafana
3 81 (12.58%) Prometheus
4 75 (11.65%) Puppet
5 40 (6.21%) Kibana
6 36 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (4.81%) Istio
8 29 (4.50%) Fluentd
8 29 (4.50%) Rancher
9 26 (4.04%) Consul
9 26 (4.04%) logstash
10 20 (3.11%) QRadar
11 13 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
12 12 (1.86%) Nessus
13 10 (1.55%) Graphite
13 10 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 7 (1.09%) HP ALM
14 7 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 99 (15.37%) AppDynamics
2 56 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 48 (7.45%) Google
4 42 (6.52%) Cisco
4 42 (6.52%) Palo Alto
5 39 (6.06%) LogRhythm
6 37 (5.75%) Red Hat
7 34 (5.28%) Oracle
8 33 (5.12%) IBM
9 32 (4.97%) SAP
10 31 (4.81%) ServiceNow
11 28 (4.35%) Dynatrace
12 26 (4.04%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.73%) MuleSoft
14 22 (3.42%) Qualys
14 22 (3.42%) VMware
15 21 (3.26%) ArcSight
15 21 (3.26%) Zscaler
16 16 (2.48%) Atlassian
17 14 (2.17%) Veracode