Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 362 487
Rank change year-on-year +51 +125 +130
Contract jobs citing Splunk 810 697 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.66% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.88% 1.47% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 431 285
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £300
90th Percentile £645 £625 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% +41.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.00

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 43003 47480 49489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.93% 45.06% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26592 29019 29144
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £239 £225
90th Percentile £621 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1401 1693 2150
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.37
90th Percentile £45.43 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

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 October 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 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 23 October 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 +37 721 £500 +5.26% 56
London +75 521 £525 +5.00% 35
UK excluding London +2 282 £475 +5.56% 23
South East +51 96 £500 - 5
Scotland +53 77 £413 -8.33% 1
North of England -11 76 £425 - 12
North West -13 45 £425 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire -28 31 £423 +9.74% 9
East of England -36 16 £358 -10.63% 4
Midlands +22 8 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands +24 6 £400 -11.11%
South West -28 6 £520 -0.95%
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
Wales +2 3 £581 +29.17% 1
East Midlands 0 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 323 (39.88%) Linux
2 251 (30.99%) DevOps
3 232 (28.64%) Java
4 229 (28.27%) Unix
5 226 (27.90%) Python
6 215 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
7 189 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
8 171 (21.11%) Windows
9 169 (20.86%) Finance
10 151 (18.64%) Ansible
11 140 (17.28%) Banking
12 138 (17.04%) Puppet
13 135 (16.67%) Bash Shell
13 135 (16.67%) Docker
14 131 (16.17%) SQL
15 129 (15.93%) SIEM
16 125 (15.43%) AppDynamics
17 124 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
18 123 (15.19%) Firewall
19 121 (14.94%) Configuration Management
20 113 (13.95%) Git (software)
21 111 (13.70%) Jenkins
22 110 (13.58%) Analytics
23 103 (12.72%) Perl
24 100 (12.35%) Big Data
25 97 (11.98%) Red Hat
26 93 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
27 91 (11.23%) Cybersecurity
28 90 (11.11%) JIRA
29 87 (10.74%) BDD

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 69 (8.52%) Elasticsearch
2 50 (6.17%) Tomcat
3 48 (5.93%) Apache
4 36 (4.44%) JBoss
5 32 (3.95%) Confluence
6 29 (3.58%) Apache Spark
7 25 (3.09%) IIS
8 22 (2.72%) SharePoint
9 17 (2.10%) nginx
10 16 (1.98%) OpenStack
11 15 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (1.73%) CMS
13 12 (1.48%) WebSphere
14 11 (1.36%) Apache Pig
15 10 (1.23%) Drupal
15 10 (1.23%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.99%) MS Exchange
17 6 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.25%) RMDS
3 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 189 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.95%) GitHub
4 27 (3.33%) OpenShift
5 24 (2.96%) PaaS
6 23 (2.84%) Office 365
7 21 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.73%) Mimecast
11 13 (1.60%) IaaS
12 12 (1.48%) Akamai
12 12 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.48%) Fastly
12 12 (1.48%) Serverless
13 11 (1.36%) Google Analytics
14 10 (1.23%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (0.86%) npm
17 6 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (15.19%) Firewall
2 68 (8.40%) DNS
3 59 (7.28%) TCP/IP
4 47 (5.80%) LAN
5 42 (5.19%) WAN
6 36 (4.44%) Network Security
7 34 (4.20%) HTTP
7 34 (4.20%) SSL
8 21 (2.59%) VPN
9 19 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (2.22%) SAN
10 18 (2.22%) VoIP
11 14 (1.73%) DHCP
11 14 (1.73%) LDAP
12 11 (1.36%) Internet
13 9 (1.11%) HTTPS
13 9 (1.11%) SNMP
14 8 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (12.35%) Big Data
2 85 (10.49%) NoSQL
3 81 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 58 (7.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 53 (6.54%) Hadoop
6 49 (6.05%) SQL Server
7 47 (5.80%) MySQL
8 29 (3.58%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 16 (1.98%) Data Mining
10 15 (1.85%) Redis
11 14 (1.73%) HBase
11 14 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.73%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.48%) Parquet
13 9 (1.11%) Neo4j
14 8 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.86%) DB2
15 7 (0.86%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 113 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 111 (13.70%) Jenkins
3 90 (11.11%) JIRA
4 50 (6.17%) Maven
5 38 (4.69%) Cucumber
6 35 (4.32%) Selenium
7 32 (3.95%) Mockito
8 28 (3.46%) JUnit
9 23 (2.84%) Subversion
10 19 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 18 (2.22%) Artifactory
12 17 (2.10%) JMeter
13 16 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (1.85%) Ant
15 14 (1.73%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.48%) IBM UrbanCode
17 9 (1.11%) SonarQube
18 7 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
18 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 169 (20.86%) Finance
2 140 (17.28%) Banking
3 27 (3.33%) Retail
4 26 (3.21%) Games
5 23 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.85%) Law
8 13 (1.60%) Publishing
9 12 (1.48%) Marketing
10 11 (1.36%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.23%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.11%) Legal
13 6 (0.74%) International Banking
14 5 (0.62%) Electronics
14 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.25%) Front Office
15 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 2 (0.25%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (14.57%) Developer
2 115 (14.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 109 (13.46%) Analyst
4 98 (12.10%) Consultant
5 67 (8.27%) Splunk Engineer
6 65 (8.02%) Splunk Consultant
7 62 (7.65%) Linux Engineer
7 62 (7.65%) Security Analyst
8 57 (7.04%) Architect
9 48 (5.93%) Security Engineer
10 47 (5.80%) Administrator
11 33 (4.07%) Java Developer
12 32 (3.95%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (3.33%) Splunk Analyst
15 26 (3.21%) Java Engineer
15 26 (3.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 25 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
17 24 (2.96%) Platform Engineer
17 24 (2.96%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.88%) Elastic Stack
2 79 (9.75%) RESTful
3 75 (9.26%) Kafka
4 45 (5.56%) Regular Expression
5 35 (4.32%) Web Services
6 34 (4.20%) .NET
7 33 (4.07%) XML
8 29 (3.58%) Node.js
9 28 (3.46%) Akka
9 28 (3.46%) HTML
10 25 (3.09%) ActiveMQ
11 24 (2.96%) Middleware
12 23 (2.84%) JSON
13 22 (2.72%) REST
14 20 (2.47%) Sensu
15 18 (2.22%) J2EE
16 17 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (2.10%) Spring
17 15 (1.85%) CSS
18 14 (1.73%) React
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (3.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (2.84%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.85%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.60%) Clustering
11 13 (1.60%) Cyber Attack
12 12 (1.48%) Video on Demand
13 10 (1.23%) PKI
14 9 (1.11%) Blog
14 9 (1.11%) Fintech
15 8 (0.99%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.99%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 323 (39.88%) Linux
2 229 (28.27%) Unix
3 171 (21.11%) Windows
4 80 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (6.67%) CentOS
6 47 (5.80%) Windows Server
7 23 (2.84%) Solaris
8 19 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 16 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.23%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.11%) AIX
13 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.49%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.37%) VMS
17 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
18 1 (0.12%) Android
18 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (30.99%) DevOps
2 215 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (15.93%) SIEM
4 121 (14.94%) Configuration Management
5 110 (13.58%) Analytics
6 93 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (11.23%) Cybersecurity
8 87 (10.74%) BDD
9 82 (10.12%) Microservices
10 77 (9.51%) Information Security
11 75 (9.26%) Open Source
12 74 (9.14%) ITIL
13 71 (8.77%) Kanban
13 71 (8.77%) TDD
14 67 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 63 (7.78%) Scrum
16 57 (7.04%) High Availability
17 56 (6.91%) Pair Programming
17 56 (6.91%) Test Automation
18 50 (6.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (28.64%) Java
2 226 (27.90%) Python
3 135 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 131 (16.17%) SQL
5 103 (12.72%) Perl
6 76 (9.38%) PowerShell
7 61 (7.53%) JavaScript
7 61 (7.53%) Ruby
8 60 (7.41%) Scala
9 41 (5.06%) Shell Script
10 31 (3.83%) PHP
11 25 (3.09%) C#
11 25 (3.09%) Go
12 14 (1.73%) Groovy
13 12 (1.48%) C
13 12 (1.48%) C++
14 10 (1.23%) R
14 10 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.99%) GraphQL
16 5 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 76 (9.38%) CISSP
2 47 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 44 (5.43%) Degree
4 38 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 36 (4.44%) SANS
6 28 (3.46%) CISM
7 23 (2.84%) SSCP
8 18 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.98%) CEH
10 11 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.23%) CCNP
12 9 (1.11%) CCNA
13 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.86%) CISMP
15 5 (0.62%) CCIE
15 5 (0.62%) CCSE
15 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
16 4 (0.49%) CISA
16 4 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.31%) QA
2 30 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 27 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.96%) COBIT
5 18 (2.22%) GDPR
6 11 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.99%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.49%) SLA
9 2 (0.25%) GCP
10 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 135 (16.67%) Docker
2 51 (6.30%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.48%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.36%) KVM
7 11 (1.36%) Xen
8 7 (0.86%) Samba
8 7 (0.86%) Varnish
9 6 (0.74%) Gluster
9 6 (0.74%) HDFS
10 5 (0.62%) GPFS
10 5 (0.62%) LXC
11 4 (0.49%) Snort
12 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.37%) vSphere
13 2 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 151 (18.64%) Ansible
2 138 (17.04%) Puppet
3 124 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (9.51%) Nagios
5 67 (8.27%) logstash
6 66 (8.15%) Grafana
6 66 (8.15%) Kibana
7 58 (7.16%) Kubernetes
8 28 (3.46%) ZABBIX
9 23 (2.84%) ITRS Geneos
9 23 (2.84%) QRadar
9 23 (2.84%) SCCM
10 19 (2.35%) Prometheus
11 18 (2.22%) Terraform
12 16 (1.98%) Nessus
13 15 (1.85%) WMI
14 14 (1.73%) Rancher
14 14 (1.73%) Rsyslog
15 11 (1.36%) Nmap
16 10 (1.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 125 (15.43%) AppDynamics
2 97 (11.98%) Red Hat
3 63 (7.78%) Oracle
4 60 (7.41%) VMware
5 58 (7.16%) Microsoft
6 54 (6.67%) Cisco
7 51 (6.30%) McAfee
8 41 (5.06%) New Relic
9 39 (4.81%) Qualys
10 38 (4.69%) ArcSight
11 36 (4.44%) ServiceNow
12 26 (3.21%) Google
13 23 (2.84%) SolarWinds
14 22 (2.72%) IBM
14 22 (2.72%) LogRhythm
15 21 (2.59%) Cloudera
16 17 (2.10%) AlienVault
16 17 (2.10%) TIBCO
17 16 (1.98%) HP
18 15 (1.85%) CyberArk