Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 318 239 277
Rank change year-on-year -79 +38 +40
Contract jobs citing Splunk 536 1,165 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.18% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 2.79% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 760 631
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £400 £350
90th Percentile £700 £688 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 23
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £41.89 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.40% +4.73% -21.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% -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 29,721 41,725 41,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.05% 42.38% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,262 25,793 26,206
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £231
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,250 1,548 1,410
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £46.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.61% -2.55%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 -83 466 £538 +2.38% 117
London -105 257 £550 - 62
UK excluding London +19 247 £500 +5.26% 65
North of England +39 79 £500 +14.29% 11
South East +61 63 £444 -1.39% 26
Yorkshire +52 43 £525 +16.67% 9
Scotland +10 32 £491 -4.15% 8
Midlands +26 28 £550 +17.02% 8
East of England +38 24 £588 +4.68% 3
West Midlands +27 22 £550 +22.22% 6
North West +5 19 £550 +29.41% 2
North East +36 17 £360 -20.00%
South West -5 16 £588 +11.90% 6
Wales +33 6 £450 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +19 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 184 (34.33%) Python
2 164 (30.60%) Linux
3 156 (29.10%) AWS
4 152 (28.36%) DevOps
5 129 (24.07%) Azure
6 125 (23.32%) Java
7 121 (22.57%) Ansible
8 119 (22.20%) Finance
9 116 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (19.78%) SIEM
11 102 (19.03%) Jenkins
12 101 (18.84%) Windows
13 96 (17.91%) Docker
14 94 (17.54%) Terraform
15 90 (16.79%) Puppet
16 89 (16.60%) Kubernetes
17 87 (16.23%) Git (software)
18 82 (15.30%) PowerShell
19 80 (14.93%) Firewall
20 77 (14.37%) Microsoft
21 76 (14.18%) Bash Shell
22 73 (13.62%) Cybersecurity
23 72 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
23 72 (13.43%) Unix
23 72 (13.43%) JIRA
24 71 (13.25%) Ruby
25 69 (12.87%) Security Cleared
26 67 (12.50%) Security Operations
27 59 (11.01%) Oracle
28 57 (10.63%) Change Management

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 32 (5.97%) Confluence
2 23 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.73%) Apache
4 17 (3.17%) IIS
5 14 (2.61%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.43%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.68%) nginx
8 8 (1.49%) Jupyter
9 6 (1.12%) Mattermost
10 5 (0.93%) DataSynapse
10 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.75%) FileNet
11 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.56%) Mule
13 2 (0.37%) JBoss
13 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.75%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) RMDS
3 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 156 (29.10%) AWS
2 129 (24.07%) Azure
3 45 (8.40%) PaaS
4 42 (7.84%) GitHub
5 37 (6.90%) OpenShift
6 34 (6.34%) GCP
7 32 (5.97%) Datadog
7 32 (5.97%) IaaS
8 28 (5.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 22 (4.10%) Amazon S3
9 22 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (4.10%) SaaS
9 22 (4.10%) Serverless
10 20 (3.73%) Stackdriver
11 18 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (2.80%) Route 53
14 14 (2.61%) Office 365
15 13 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (2.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 80 (14.93%) Firewall
2 26 (4.85%) TCP/IP
3 24 (4.48%) VPN
4 23 (4.29%) DNS
5 18 (3.36%) HTTP
5 18 (3.36%) WAN
6 16 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (2.99%) OSPF
7 15 (2.80%) BGP
7 15 (2.80%) DSL
8 14 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (2.61%) Internet
9 12 (2.24%) LAN
9 12 (2.24%) Network Security
10 11 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (2.05%) EIGRP
11 10 (1.87%) Cisco ISE
11 10 (1.87%) NAS
12 9 (1.68%) DHCP
12 9 (1.68%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.21%) MongoDB
3 35 (6.53%) Big Data
4 32 (5.97%) MySQL
5 20 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.99%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.87%) Redis
11 9 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.49%) BigQuery
12 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.93%) HBase
14 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.56%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 102 (19.03%) Jenkins
2 87 (16.23%) Git (software)
3 72 (13.43%) JIRA
4 37 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 31 (5.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (3.92%) Maven
6 21 (3.92%) SonarQube
7 20 (3.73%) Selenium
8 17 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (2.99%) Subversion
10 15 (2.80%) Artifactory
11 14 (2.61%) Cucumber
12 13 (2.43%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.87%) GitLab
14 9 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (1.49%) JUnit
16 7 (1.31%) Xcode
17 6 (1.12%) LoadRunner
17 6 (1.12%) Travis CI
General
1 119 (22.20%) Finance
2 46 (8.58%) Banking
3 19 (3.54%) Financial Institution
4 16 (2.99%) Law
5 13 (2.43%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.05%) Retail
7 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.49%) Legal
8 8 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.31%) Front Office
9 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.75%) Billing
11 4 (0.75%) French Language
12 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 3 (0.56%) Military
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
13 2 (0.37%) Electronics
13 2 (0.37%) International Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (15.67%) Analyst
2 81 (15.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (9.14%) Architect
3 49 (9.14%) Consultant
4 48 (8.96%) Developer
5 39 (7.28%) Security Analyst
6 36 (6.72%) Cloud Engineer
6 36 (6.72%) Security Engineer
7 29 (5.41%) Splunk Engineer
8 25 (4.66%) Splunk Consultant
9 22 (4.10%) SOC Analyst
10 18 (3.36%) Administrator
10 18 (3.36%) Support Analyst
11 16 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
12 15 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (2.80%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 15 (2.80%) Support Engineer
13 14 (2.61%) Scala Developer
13 14 (2.61%) Security Consultant
14 13 (2.43%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.33%) JSON
2 37 (6.90%) REST
3 28 (5.22%) Node.js
4 25 (4.66%) Web Services
5 24 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
6 22 (4.10%) Spring
7 20 (3.73%) CSS
8 17 (3.17%) HTML
8 17 (3.17%) XML
9 16 (2.99%) .NET
9 16 (2.99%) Regular Expression
10 14 (2.61%) Ajax
10 14 (2.61%) CSS3
10 14 (2.61%) HTML5
10 14 (2.61%) Kafka
10 14 (2.61%) LAMP
10 14 (2.61%) Play Framework
11 13 (2.43%) Spring Boot
12 11 (2.05%) LDAP
12 11 (2.05%) React
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.53%) Public Cloud
2 33 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (2.61%) Private Cloud
6 14 (2.61%) User Experience
7 13 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.43%) PKI
8 11 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.49%) Grid Computing
10 8 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.31%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.12%) Clustering
12 6 (1.12%) CMDB
13 5 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 164 (30.60%) Linux
2 101 (18.84%) Windows
3 72 (13.43%) Unix
4 48 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.24%) CentOS
7 12 (2.24%) Solaris
8 8 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.31%) Android
9 7 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.93%) Check Point GAiA
10 5 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.93%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) Fedora
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (28.36%) DevOps
2 116 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (19.78%) SIEM
4 73 (13.62%) Cybersecurity
5 67 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 57 (10.63%) Change Management
7 55 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 52 (9.70%) Test Automation
9 45 (8.40%) Information Security
10 44 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (7.84%) Analytics
11 42 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (7.65%) ITIL
12 41 (7.65%) Scrum
12 41 (7.65%) Vulnerability Management
13 38 (7.09%) Incident Management
13 38 (7.09%) Microservices
14 37 (6.90%) Threat Intelligence
15 34 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
15 34 (6.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 184 (34.33%) Python
2 125 (23.32%) Java
3 82 (15.30%) PowerShell
4 76 (14.18%) Bash Shell
5 71 (13.25%) Ruby
6 55 (10.26%) Perl
7 53 (9.89%) SQL
8 29 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 25 (4.66%) Java 8
10 24 (4.48%) Groovy
11 21 (3.92%) C++
12 17 (3.17%) C
13 15 (2.80%) Scala
14 14 (2.61%) PHP
15 13 (2.43%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.24%) C#
16 12 (2.24%) Go
17 7 (1.31%) Apple Swift
17 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
18 6 (1.12%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 69 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.78%) CISSP
4 29 (5.41%) Degree
5 19 (3.54%) AWS Certification
6 18 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.24%) CISM
9 11 (2.05%) CCNP
9 11 (2.05%) MCSA
10 10 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.68%) CCDA
11 9 (1.68%) CCIE
11 9 (1.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 9 (1.68%) CISA
11 9 (1.68%) RHCE
12 8 (1.49%) CCNA
13 7 (1.31%) CISMP
13 7 (1.31%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.10%) NIST
3 17 (3.17%) PCI DSS
4 15 (2.80%) QA
5 14 (2.61%) SLA
6 13 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (2.05%) COBIT
8 6 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.12%) GDPR
9 4 (0.75%) NCSC
9 4 (0.75%) PSD2
9 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.56%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.37%) PMO
12 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 96 (17.91%) Docker
2 40 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.31%) vSphere
8 5 (0.93%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.75%) Squid
10 3 (0.56%) HDFS
10 3 (0.56%) Snort
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.37%) XenApp
12 1 (0.19%) NFS
12 1 (0.19%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.19%) vCloud
12 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 121 (22.57%) Ansible
2 94 (17.54%) Terraform
3 90 (16.79%) Puppet
4 89 (16.60%) Kubernetes
5 72 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (9.51%) Nagios
7 27 (5.04%) Kibana
8 26 (4.85%) QRadar
9 22 (4.10%) Nessus
9 22 (4.10%) Prometheus
9 22 (4.10%) SCCM
10 21 (3.92%) Packer
11 16 (2.99%) Grafana
12 14 (2.61%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (2.05%) Salt
14 11 (2.05%) Suricata
15 10 (1.87%) HP SiteScope
16 9 (1.68%) logstash
16 9 (1.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.01%) Oracle
3 47 (8.77%) Cisco
4 44 (8.21%) Qualys
5 43 (8.02%) Google
6 41 (7.65%) VMware
7 40 (7.46%) AppDynamics
8 36 (6.72%) Red Hat
9 32 (5.97%) New Relic
10 27 (5.04%) F5
11 25 (4.66%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.10%) Dynatrace
12 22 (4.10%) LogRhythm
13 19 (3.54%) ArcSight
14 18 (3.36%) CheckPoint
14 18 (3.36%) IBM
14 18 (3.36%) Juniper
14 18 (3.36%) McAfee
14 18 (3.36%) Symantec
15 17 (3.17%) BMC