Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 277 279
Rank change year-on-year +52 +2 +36
Contract jobs citing Splunk 413 906 985
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.99% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 2.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 618 586
Median daily rate £500 £541 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.62% +8.25% -
10th Percentile £350 £370 £340
90th Percentile £650 £688 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -0.48% +16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £40.00
% change year-on-year +52.64% -42.68% -

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 15,852 39,247 43,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.00% 42.68% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,469 24,443 26,729
Median daily rate £473 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 1,446 1,596
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.06 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.73% +6.74% +1.64%

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 3 August 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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +67 380 £500 -6.98% 73
London +55 242 £475 -13.64% 27
UK excluding London +46 144 £523 -0.48% 57
Work from Home +30 63 £450 -18.18% 10
North of England +32 54 £500 +5.26% 23
Yorkshire +22 37 £525 -4.55% 11
Midlands +76 32 £595 -0.83% 4
South East +130 31 £520 -0.95% 12
West Midlands +64 27 £570 -8.32% 3
North West +49 11 £408 -4.12% 12
Scotland +33 10 £425 -24.44% 5
East of England +68 8 £404 -19.25% 1
South West +49 8 £463 -10.19% 5
North East +46 6 £438 -23.91%
East Midlands +49 4 £650 +52.94% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £513 -

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 147 (35.59%) Python
2 144 (34.87%) Linux
3 123 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (27.85%) AWS
4 115 (27.85%) Java
5 113 (27.36%) Windows
6 94 (22.76%) Firewall
7 90 (21.79%) JIRA
8 89 (21.55%) Git (software)
8 89 (21.55%) Security Cleared
8 89 (21.55%) Jenkins
8 89 (21.55%) DevOps
9 86 (20.82%) Ansible
10 85 (20.58%) Finance
11 83 (20.10%) AppDynamics
12 74 (17.92%) SQL
12 74 (17.92%) Unix
12 74 (17.92%) Azure
13 73 (17.68%) SIEM
14 72 (17.43%) Scrum
15 65 (15.74%) Oracle
16 63 (15.25%) Microsoft
17 62 (15.01%) Puppet
17 62 (15.01%) Cybersecurity
18 60 (14.53%) Bash Shell
18 60 (14.53%) SC Cleared
19 59 (14.29%) Banking
20 57 (13.80%) ITIL
20 57 (13.80%) REST
21 56 (13.56%) PowerShell

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 50 (12.11%) Confluence
2 35 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 32 (7.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 19 (4.60%) Apache
5 15 (3.63%) Mule
6 12 (2.91%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.69%) IIS
8 6 (1.45%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.97%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.48%) JBoss
11 2 (0.48%) Mattermost
11 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.48%) SAS
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.24%) Camunda
12 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 18 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 115 (27.85%) AWS
2 74 (17.92%) Azure
3 50 (12.11%) GCP
4 43 (10.41%) GitHub
5 35 (8.47%) Slack
6 30 (7.26%) PaaS
7 26 (6.30%) SaaS
8 23 (5.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 21 (5.08%) IaaS
10 17 (4.12%) Datadog
11 16 (3.87%) OpenShift
12 15 (3.63%) npm
13 13 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (2.91%) Google Analytics
14 12 (2.91%) Google Tag Manager
15 10 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (2.42%) Amazon S3
15 10 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (1.94%) AWS CloudTrail
16 8 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (22.76%) Firewall
2 50 (12.11%) DNS
3 40 (9.69%) SSL
4 33 (7.99%) VPN
5 28 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.30%) Reverse Proxy
7 25 (6.05%) LAN
7 25 (6.05%) WAN
8 22 (5.33%) BGP
8 22 (5.33%) Cisco ISE
8 22 (5.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (5.08%) VLAN
10 20 (4.84%) DMVPN
10 20 (4.84%) EIGRP
10 20 (4.84%) OSPF
11 18 (4.36%) HTTP
11 18 (4.36%) VoIP
12 14 (3.39%) Network Security
13 11 (2.66%) SNMP
14 7 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.05%) Big Data
1 25 (6.05%) MongoDB
1 25 (6.05%) MySQL
2 24 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (3.15%) Hadoop
6 12 (2.91%) Data Mining
7 11 (2.66%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.97%) HBase
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (21.79%) JIRA
2 89 (21.55%) Git (software)
2 89 (21.55%) Jenkins
3 35 (8.47%) Maven
4 33 (7.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (6.05%) JUnit
6 24 (5.81%) Bitbucket
6 24 (5.81%) Selenium
7 19 (4.60%) Artifactory
8 18 (4.36%) GitLab
8 18 (4.36%) JMeter
8 18 (4.36%) Mockito
9 17 (4.12%) Subversion
10 14 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (3.15%) NeoLoad
11 13 (3.15%) SonarQube
12 12 (2.91%) Xcode
13 11 (2.66%) eggPlant
13 11 (2.66%) LoadUI
14 10 (2.42%) CocoaPods
General
1 85 (20.58%) Finance
2 59 (14.29%) Banking
3 17 (4.12%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.66%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.45%) French Language
6 6 (1.45%) Front Office
7 5 (1.21%) Retail
8 4 (0.97%) Electronics
8 4 (0.97%) Law
8 4 (0.97%) Legal
8 4 (0.97%) Police
9 2 (0.48%) International Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (12.59%) Analyst
2 50 (12.11%) Developer
3 38 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.26%) Architect
5 28 (6.78%) Consultant
6 27 (6.54%) Splunk Engineer
7 26 (6.30%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.60%) Applications Support
9 18 (4.36%) Security Engineer
10 17 (4.12%) Applications Engineer
10 17 (4.12%) Applications Support Engineer
10 17 (4.12%) Security Analyst
11 15 (3.63%) Network Engineer
12 14 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
12 14 (3.39%) Security Architect
13 13 (3.15%) Performance Analyst
13 13 (3.15%) Splunk Consultant
13 13 (3.15%) Test Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) AWS Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.80%) REST
2 41 (9.93%) Elastic Stack
3 36 (8.72%) JSON
4 33 (7.99%) Spring
4 33 (7.99%) Spring Boot
5 24 (5.81%) Node.js
6 21 (5.08%) Middleware
7 20 (4.84%) LAMP
7 20 (4.84%) Redux
7 20 (4.84%) RESTful
8 19 (4.60%) WireMock
9 15 (3.63%) Enzyme
9 15 (3.63%) Jest
10 14 (3.39%) Web Services
11 13 (3.15%) Express
11 13 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (3.15%) React
12 12 (2.91%) Sensu
13 11 (2.66%) Kafka
13 11 (2.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (9.44%) Mobile App
3 22 (5.33%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.84%) User Experience
6 17 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 17 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.87%) Clustering
8 11 (2.66%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
10 7 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.97%) FMCG
12 4 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.73%) PKI
14 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 144 (34.87%) Linux
2 113 (27.36%) Windows
3 74 (17.92%) Unix
4 32 (7.75%) Windows Server
5 31 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (5.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (5.33%) CentOS
8 20 (4.84%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.15%) Windows 10
10 12 (2.91%) Solaris
11 11 (2.66%) Android
12 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.73%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
15 1 (0.24%) SUSE
15 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (21.55%) DevOps
3 73 (17.68%) SIEM
4 72 (17.43%) Scrum
5 62 (15.01%) Cybersecurity
6 57 (13.80%) ITIL
7 53 (12.83%) Test Automation
8 50 (12.11%) Performance Testing
9 42 (10.17%) Microservices
9 42 (10.17%) SDLC
10 41 (9.93%) Kanban
11 38 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 38 (9.20%) Software Engineering
12 32 (7.75%) Analytics
12 32 (7.75%) Configuration Management
12 32 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (7.51%) Security Operations
14 28 (6.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 147 (35.59%) Python
2 115 (27.85%) Java
3 74 (17.92%) SQL
4 60 (14.53%) Bash Shell
5 56 (13.56%) PowerShell
6 32 (7.75%) Ruby
7 30 (7.26%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.08%) Java 8
9 20 (4.84%) Go
10 18 (4.36%) Perl
11 17 (4.12%) C++
12 16 (3.87%) Kotlin
13 14 (3.39%) Apple Swift
13 14 (3.39%) ES6
13 14 (3.39%) JavaScript
14 13 (3.15%) C#
15 10 (2.42%) Scala
16 7 (1.69%) Groovy
17 6 (1.45%) C
18 4 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.93%) Degree
4 31 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (6.54%) DV Cleared
6 21 (5.08%) CCNP
7 20 (4.84%) CCNA
8 17 (4.12%) CCDP
9 15 (3.63%) CCIE
9 15 (3.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 15 (3.63%) CISSP
10 14 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.18%) CCDA
12 7 (1.69%) Master's Degree
13 6 (1.45%) CCDE
13 6 (1.45%) CISM
13 6 (1.45%) GIAC
14 5 (1.21%) GCED
14 5 (1.21%) GCIA
14 5 (1.21%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.05%) QA
2 19 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.60%) SLA
3 16 (3.87%) GDPR
4 15 (3.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (3.39%) HIPAA
6 10 (2.42%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.45%) NIST
8 5 (1.21%) NCSC
8 5 (1.21%) PSD2
9 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.73%) GPG13
9 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.48%) COBIT
10 2 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.48%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.48%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 54 (13.08%) Docker
2 26 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.05%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.91%) vSphere
5 9 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.45%) Firmware
6 6 (1.45%) Squid
7 4 (0.97%) HDFS
7 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.73%) Gluster
9 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (20.82%) Ansible
2 62 (15.01%) Puppet
3 47 (11.38%) Kubernetes
4 43 (10.41%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (8.96%) Terraform
6 31 (7.51%) Nagios
7 30 (7.26%) Prometheus
8 23 (5.57%) QRadar
9 22 (5.33%) ZABBIX
10 19 (4.60%) Nessus
11 18 (4.36%) Grafana
12 17 (4.12%) Kibana
13 15 (3.63%) SCOM
14 11 (2.66%) Packer
15 9 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
16 8 (1.94%) Cacti
16 8 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
17 7 (1.69%) logstash
18 6 (1.45%) Nmap
18 6 (1.45%) Opsview
Vendors
1 83 (20.10%) AppDynamics
2 65 (15.74%) Oracle
3 63 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 40 (9.69%) Google
5 39 (9.44%) Cisco
6 36 (8.72%) SolarWinds
7 33 (7.99%) Dell
8 32 (7.75%) VMware
9 25 (6.05%) F5
10 22 (5.33%) IBM
11 21 (5.08%) Juniper
12 19 (4.60%) ArcSight
12 19 (4.60%) New Relic
12 19 (4.60%) Red Hat
13 18 (4.36%) Dynatrace
14 16 (3.87%) Palo Alto
14 16 (3.87%) Qualys
15 15 (3.63%) Blue Coat
15 15 (3.63%) EMC
15 15 (3.63%) MuleSoft