Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 315 358
Rank change year-on-year +50 +43 +146
Contract jobs citing Splunk 1,035 800 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.80% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.39% 1.87% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 517 440
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £335
90th Percentile £650 £643 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 0
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 43,301 42,719 48,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 42.98% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,806 26,368 29,396
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,659 1,386 1,718
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.03% - -
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.93 £17.00
% change year-on-year -2.54% -0.41% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 +67 973 £525 +4.95% 160
London +21 608 £550 +4.76% 91
UK excluding London +53 397 £475 - 76
North of England +19 123 £425 - 25
South East +2 111 £500 - 16
Yorkshire +19 65 £450 +6.51% 9
Midlands +41 62 £475 +18.75% 11
South West +25 45 £500 -3.85% 11
West Midlands +15 38 £450 +12.50% 7
North West -32 32 £438 +2.94% 14
Scotland -59 31 £481 +16.67% 3
North East - 26 £375 - 2
East Midlands +29 24 £500 - 4
East of England +1 23 £360 +0.70% 6
Wales -14 4 - - 4

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 403 (38.94%) Python
2 402 (38.84%) Linux
3 396 (38.26%) DevOps
4 381 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
5 303 (29.28%) Ansible
6 282 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
7 268 (25.89%) Jenkins
8 243 (23.48%) Windows
8 243 (23.48%) Java
9 240 (23.19%) Finance
10 230 (22.22%) Docker
11 208 (20.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 177 (17.10%) Bash Shell
13 170 (16.43%) Git (software)
14 164 (15.85%) Opscode Chef
15 163 (15.75%) Unix
16 162 (15.65%) Puppet
17 154 (14.88%) Kubernetes
18 152 (14.69%) PowerShell
19 151 (14.59%) Terraform
20 145 (14.01%) Configuration Management
21 143 (13.82%) Firewall
22 142 (13.72%) Analytics
23 136 (13.14%) SQL
24 134 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
25 132 (12.75%) Security Cleared
26 129 (12.46%) VMware
27 125 (12.08%) Perl
28 124 (11.98%) Ruby
29 123 (11.88%) Elastic Stack

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
1 104 (10.05%) Elasticsearch
2 84 (8.12%) IIS
3 81 (7.83%) Apache
4 58 (5.60%) Apache Spark
5 51 (4.93%) Tomcat
6 43 (4.15%) Confluence
7 34 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 29 (2.80%) nginx
9 22 (2.13%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.93%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.35%) Jetty
11 14 (1.35%) Mongrel
12 13 (1.26%) JBoss
13 12 (1.16%) Gunicorn
13 12 (1.16%) SharePoint
14 11 (1.06%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.77%) Anypoint
15 8 (0.77%) CMS
16 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.097%) 3ds Max
1 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.097%) Maya
1 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.097%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 381 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
2 208 (20.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (9.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 78 (7.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 74 (7.15%) Amazon EC2
6 62 (5.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 57 (5.51%) Datadog
8 52 (5.02%) OpenShift
9 48 (4.64%) PaaS
10 44 (4.25%) GitHub
11 43 (4.15%) Amazon S3
12 41 (3.96%) IaaS
13 38 (3.67%) SaaS
14 32 (3.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 31 (3.00%) Amazon EMR
15 31 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (2.90%) Amazon Glacier
17 29 (2.80%) Serverless
18 25 (2.42%) Sumo Logic
19 23 (2.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 143 (13.82%) Firewall
2 76 (7.34%) HTTP
3 61 (5.89%) SSL
4 39 (3.77%) Internet
5 34 (3.29%) Network Security
6 28 (2.71%) DNS
7 27 (2.61%) TCP/IP
8 23 (2.22%) VPN
9 21 (2.03%) WAN
10 19 (1.84%) BIG-IP
11 18 (1.74%) LAN
12 17 (1.64%) SAN
13 16 (1.55%) SSH
14 15 (1.45%) Intranet
15 12 (1.16%) BGP
16 11 (1.06%) Skype
16 11 (1.06%) Wireless
17 10 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (0.97%) MPLS
18 9 (0.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.83%) Big Data
2 75 (7.25%) NoSQL
3 61 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 58 (5.60%) MySQL
5 55 (5.31%) Amazon Redshift
6 52 (5.02%) Hadoop
7 40 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 32 (3.09%) Amazon Aurora
9 30 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (2.61%) Redis
11 25 (2.42%) SQL Server
12 23 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.55%) Couchbase
14 13 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.26%) HBase
14 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (1.16%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.97%) Data Lake
17 9 (0.87%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 268 (25.89%) Jenkins
2 170 (16.43%) Git (software)
3 100 (9.66%) JIRA
4 64 (6.18%) Selenium
5 62 (5.99%) TeamCity
6 59 (5.70%) Bitbucket
6 59 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 57 (5.51%) Cucumber
8 52 (5.02%) Artifactory
9 51 (4.93%) Maven
10 37 (3.57%) Travis CI
11 33 (3.19%) SonarQube
12 30 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (2.90%) JUnit
13 27 (2.61%) Gatling
13 27 (2.61%) Vagrant
14 25 (2.42%) IBM UrbanCode
15 21 (2.03%) JMeter
15 21 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (1.93%) Ant
General
1 240 (23.19%) Finance
2 120 (11.59%) Banking
3 26 (2.51%) Retail
4 17 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.26%) Law
6 11 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.58%) Legal
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
10 5 (0.48%) International Banking
11 4 (0.39%) Marketing
12 3 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) German Language
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
14 1 (0.097%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.097%) Automotive
14 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 243 (23.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 151 (14.59%) Developer
3 94 (9.08%) Architect
4 88 (8.50%) AWS Engineer
5 65 (6.28%) Analyst
5 65 (6.28%) Consultant
6 64 (6.18%) AWS DevOps
7 60 (5.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 57 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 49 (4.73%) Operations Engineer
10 46 (4.44%) Python Developer
11 43 (4.15%) Splunk Engineer
12 35 (3.38%) Java Developer
12 35 (3.38%) Security Engineer
13 33 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
14 32 (3.09%) Splunk Consultant
15 31 (3.00%) Security Analyst
16 30 (2.90%) Data Engineer
17 29 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (11.88%) Elastic Stack
2 95 (9.18%) Web Services
3 76 (7.34%) .NET
4 68 (6.57%) HTML
5 56 (5.41%) CSS
5 56 (5.41%) Node.js
6 54 (5.22%) REST
7 51 (4.93%) Spring
8 48 (4.64%) Kafka
9 38 (3.67%) JSON
10 36 (3.48%) NumPy
10 36 (3.48%) Pandas
10 36 (3.48%) PySpark
11 33 (3.19%) XML
12 31 (3.00%) HTML5
12 31 (3.00%) RESTful
13 30 (2.90%) Spring Boot
14 29 (2.80%) CGI
14 29 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
15 28 (2.71%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 62 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.22%) Linux Command Line
5 44 (4.25%) Public Cloud
6 36 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 32 (3.09%) PKI
8 30 (2.90%) User Experience
9 26 (2.51%) Cyberthreat
10 24 (2.32%) Management Information System
11 21 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (1.84%) Fintech
13 18 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (1.55%) Clustering
14 16 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
15 12 (1.16%) Smartcard
16 11 (1.06%) Driving Licence
16 11 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (1.06%) Fat Client
16 11 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 402 (38.84%) Linux
2 243 (23.48%) Windows
3 163 (15.75%) Unix
4 96 (9.28%) Windows Server
5 87 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (5.80%) CentOS
7 53 (5.12%) Ubuntu
8 30 (2.90%) Windows 10
9 22 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (2.03%) Debian
11 16 (1.55%) Solaris
12 13 (1.26%) Fedora
13 11 (1.06%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.87%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.87%) SUSE
14 9 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.77%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.68%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (38.26%) DevOps
2 282 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (14.01%) Configuration Management
4 142 (13.72%) Analytics
5 134 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (9.86%) SIEM
7 96 (9.28%) Test Automation
8 93 (8.99%) Cybersecurity
9 88 (8.50%) Open Source
10 86 (8.31%) Microservices
11 81 (7.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 75 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
12 75 (7.25%) TDD
13 74 (7.15%) Scrum
14 73 (7.05%) ITIL
15 72 (6.96%) BDD
16 70 (6.76%) Information Security
17 51 (4.93%) Build Automation
18 48 (4.64%) High Availability
19 47 (4.54%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 403 (38.94%) Python
2 243 (23.48%) Java
3 177 (17.10%) Bash Shell
4 152 (14.69%) PowerShell
5 136 (13.14%) SQL
6 125 (12.08%) Perl
7 124 (11.98%) Ruby
8 103 (9.95%) JavaScript
9 78 (7.54%) Shell Script
10 56 (5.41%) Groovy
11 53 (5.12%) Go
12 47 (4.54%) C
13 41 (3.96%) Scala
14 35 (3.38%) PHP
15 34 (3.29%) C#
16 29 (2.80%) C++
17 16 (1.55%) Java 8
18 14 (1.35%) ES6
19 13 (1.26%) Kotlin
20 6 (0.58%) AWK
Qualifications
1 132 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 84 (8.12%) CISSP
4 73 (7.05%) Degree
5 48 (4.64%) CISM
6 39 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (2.80%) CISA
9 23 (2.22%) CCNA
10 19 (1.84%) CEH
11 18 (1.74%) AWS Certification
12 17 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.97%) CCSA
13 10 (0.97%) CREST Certified
13 10 (0.97%) IISP
14 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.87%) SANS
15 8 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.77%) CCNP
16 7 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.86%) QA
2 37 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.74%) HIPAA
5 17 (1.64%) GDPR
6 11 (1.06%) ISO 9001
6 11 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.97%) ISAE 3402
7 10 (0.97%) ISO 22301
7 10 (0.97%) ISO 31000
7 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.58%) FedRAMP
8 6 (0.58%) SLA
9 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.39%) PSD2
11 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.19%) COBIT
12 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 230 (22.22%) Docker
2 92 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.70%) Active Directory
4 44 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (2.71%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.51%) VirtualBox
7 21 (2.03%) Xen
8 19 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.64%) NFS
10 11 (1.06%) Apache Flume
10 11 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.97%) KVM
12 9 (0.87%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.77%) HDFS
14 7 (0.68%) GPFS
14 7 (0.68%) XenServer
15 6 (0.58%) LXC
15 6 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 303 (29.28%) Ansible
2 164 (15.85%) Opscode Chef
3 162 (15.65%) Puppet
4 154 (14.88%) Kubernetes
5 151 (14.59%) Terraform
6 114 (11.01%) Nagios
7 67 (6.47%) Grafana
8 60 (5.80%) Kibana
9 59 (5.70%) Packer
10 41 (3.96%) logstash
11 31 (3.00%) QRadar
12 29 (2.80%) ITRS Geneos
12 29 (2.80%) vCenter Server
13 28 (2.71%) Graphite
13 28 (2.71%) SCCM
13 28 (2.71%) SCOM
14 25 (2.42%) Nessus
14 25 (2.42%) Prometheus
15 22 (2.13%) Salt
15 22 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (12.46%) VMware
2 116 (11.21%) New Relic
3 111 (10.72%) AppDynamics
4 94 (9.08%) Microsoft
5 80 (7.73%) Cisco
6 72 (6.96%) Google
6 72 (6.96%) Red Hat
7 69 (6.67%) Oracle
8 56 (5.41%) McAfee
9 47 (4.54%) ArcSight
9 47 (4.54%) IBM
10 39 (3.77%) NetApp
11 37 (3.57%) F5
12 34 (3.29%) Qualys
13 33 (3.19%) CyberArk
14 32 (3.09%) Cloudera
15 30 (2.90%) Citrix
16 26 (2.51%) Dell
17 23 (2.22%) CA
17 23 (2.22%) Dynatrace