Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 150 291
Rank change year-on-year -114 +141 -12
Contract jobs citing Splunk 862 580 785
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.82% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 2.55% 4.15% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 367 534
10th Percentile £410 £366 £370
25th Percentile £465 £438 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £574 £638
90th Percentile £700 £650 £746
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £62.79 £52.50 £19.84
Median % change year-on-year +19.60% +164.62% -57.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.79 £52.50 £19.84
% change year-on-year +19.60% +164.62% -57.79%

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 33,844 13,969 36,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.25% 43.87% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,009 9,024 23,025
10th Percentile £275 £258 £238
25th Percentile £400 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 411 1,355
10th Percentile £11.56 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%
75th Percentile £43.88 £45.00 £41.84
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.29 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.30% +15.96% +6.06%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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 -127 696 £550 +10.00% 137
London -95 440 £550 +10.00% 67
Work from Home -126 249 £568 +19.47% 22
UK excluding London -153 242 £525 +10.53% 75
North of England -59 114 £525 +7.69% 21
Yorkshire -47 71 £525 +4.79% 10
Scotland -48 36 £475 - 3
South East -91 33 £513 -1.44% 14
North West -49 32 £550 +15.79% 8
Midlands -72 25 £540 +18.74% 20
West Midlands -71 22 £540 +18.68% 18
East of England -67 16 £575 +24.32% 12
South West -48 14 £550 +22.22% 2
North East -1 12 £463 +2.78% 3
Wales -26 6 £509 +9.95% 3
East Midlands -39 3 £665 -5.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 332 (38.52%) DevOps
2 287 (33.29%) AWS
3 264 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (29.23%) Linux
5 210 (24.36%) Kubernetes
6 209 (24.25%) Docker
7 203 (23.55%) Jenkins
8 201 (23.32%) Azure
9 198 (22.97%) Python
10 180 (20.88%) Terraform
11 176 (20.42%) Java
11 176 (20.42%) Ansible
12 172 (19.95%) Social Skills
13 153 (17.75%) Windows
14 143 (16.59%) Finance
15 142 (16.47%) Git (software)
16 137 (15.89%) SIEM
16 137 (15.89%) Microservices
17 133 (15.43%) Cybersecurity
18 128 (14.85%) GitHub
19 121 (14.04%) SQL
20 120 (13.92%) JIRA
21 109 (12.65%) Firewall
22 108 (12.53%) Oracle
22 108 (12.53%) Banking
23 104 (12.06%) PowerShell
24 103 (11.95%) Prometheus
25 98 (11.37%) Bash Shell
26 97 (11.25%) Unix
27 93 (10.79%) Scrum

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 80 (9.28%) Confluence
2 61 (7.08%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (5.10%) Apache Spark
4 30 (3.48%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.55%) Apache
6 21 (2.44%) nginx
7 20 (2.32%) Mule
8 15 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.39%) SAS
10 11 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.93%) IIS
11 8 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (0.93%) Traefik
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
13 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.46%) Mule ESB
15 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
15 3 (0.35%) CICS
15 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.16%) Cloudability
2 9 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.93%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 287 (33.29%) AWS
2 201 (23.32%) Azure
3 128 (14.85%) GitHub
4 82 (9.51%) PaaS
5 71 (8.24%) GCP
6 61 (7.08%) IaaS
7 59 (6.84%) Amazon EKS
8 51 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
9 47 (5.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 42 (4.87%) Datadog
11 41 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
12 39 (4.52%) Amazon ECS
13 38 (4.41%) SaaS
14 37 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (4.29%) Route 53
15 27 (3.13%) Slack
16 24 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
17 22 (2.55%) OpenShift
18 21 (2.44%) Serverless
19 19 (2.20%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 109 (12.65%) Firewall
2 83 (9.63%) DNS
3 53 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 50 (5.80%) HTTP
5 42 (4.87%) Network Security
6 30 (3.48%) VPN
7 17 (1.97%) Kerberos
8 16 (1.86%) HTTPS
8 16 (1.86%) SNMP
9 14 (1.62%) SSL
9 14 (1.62%) Wireshark
10 13 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.39%) Internet
12 11 (1.28%) WAN
13 8 (0.93%) Multicast
14 6 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
15 5 (0.58%) MPLS
16 4 (0.46%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.80%) Hadoop
3 47 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (4.99%) NoSQL
5 40 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 27 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
7 25 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.78%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.67%) Big Data
10 22 (2.55%) Redis
11 16 (1.86%) Neo4j
12 15 (1.74%) Tableau
13 14 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.39%) DB2
14 12 (1.39%) Power BI
14 12 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (1.28%) BigQuery
16 10 (1.16%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 203 (23.55%) Jenkins
2 142 (16.47%) Git (software)
3 120 (13.92%) JIRA
4 62 (7.19%) Postman
5 57 (6.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 53 (6.15%) SonarQube
7 48 (5.57%) GitLab
8 40 (4.64%) Subversion
9 33 (3.83%) Maven
10 31 (3.60%) Bitbucket
11 30 (3.48%) Artifactory
12 29 (3.36%) TeamCity
13 25 (2.90%) Selenium
14 23 (2.67%) Cucumber
14 23 (2.67%) JMeter
15 15 (1.74%) Gatling
15 15 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (1.62%) NeoLoad
16 14 (1.62%) SoapUI
17 13 (1.51%) Android Studio
General
1 172 (19.95%) Social Skills
2 143 (16.59%) Finance
3 108 (12.53%) Banking
4 68 (7.89%) Public Sector
5 67 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
7 24 (2.78%) Retail
8 21 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.74%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (1.62%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.62%) Legal
12 12 (1.39%) Marketing
13 11 (1.28%) Electronics
14 7 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.70%) Billing
15 6 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.46%) German Language
16 4 (0.46%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (18.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 102 (11.83%) Developer
3 94 (10.90%) Architect
4 58 (6.73%) AWS Engineer
4 58 (6.73%) Splunk Engineer
5 51 (5.92%) Analyst
6 50 (5.80%) Consultant
7 39 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 35 (4.06%) AWS DevOps
8 35 (4.06%) Security Engineer
9 34 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
10 32 (3.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 30 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (2.78%) Java Developer
13 23 (2.67%) Network Engineer
13 23 (2.67%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.55%) Senior DevOps
15 21 (2.44%) Administrator
16 19 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (2.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.79%) Elastic Stack
2 71 (8.24%) REST
3 61 (7.08%) XML
4 57 (6.61%) JSON
5 56 (6.50%) Kafka
5 56 (6.50%) Node.js
6 47 (5.45%) Spring
7 46 (5.34%) Spring Boot
8 45 (5.22%) .NET
9 42 (4.87%) Web Services
10 41 (4.76%) GraphQL
11 37 (4.29%) React
12 32 (3.71%) SOAP
13 28 (3.25%) HTML
14 27 (3.13%) CSS
15 25 (2.90%) RESTful
16 20 (2.32%) Regular Expression
17 18 (2.09%) AngularJS
17 18 (2.09%) OAuth
18 17 (1.97%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 31 (3.60%) PKI
3 29 (3.36%) Clustering
4 25 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 23 (2.67%) Cloud Native
6 23 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.32%) Cyberthreat
8 20 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.97%) NHS
10 17 (1.97%) User Experience
11 15 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
12 14 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.39%) Replication
14 10 (1.16%) Derivative
14 10 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (1.16%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 252 (29.23%) Linux
2 153 (17.75%) Windows
3 97 (11.25%) Unix
4 43 (4.99%) Windows Server
5 38 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.32%) CentOS
6 20 (2.32%) Solaris
7 16 (1.86%) Android
7 16 (1.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.58%) VMS
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.35%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.23%) openSUSE
13 2 (0.23%) SUSE
13 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (38.52%) DevOps
2 264 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (15.89%) Microservices
3 137 (15.89%) SIEM
4 133 (15.43%) Cybersecurity
5 93 (10.79%) Scrum
6 90 (10.44%) Infrastructure as Code
7 88 (10.21%) Analytics
8 84 (9.74%) Test Automation
9 72 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (8.12%) Release Management
11 68 (7.89%) Configuration Management
11 68 (7.89%) TDD
12 65 (7.54%) ITIL
13 61 (7.08%) Software Engineering
14 60 (6.96%) Information Security
15 49 (5.68%) Security Operations
16 47 (5.45%) High Availability
17 45 (5.22%) Unit Testing
18 44 (5.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 198 (22.97%) Python
2 176 (20.42%) Java
3 121 (14.04%) SQL
4 104 (12.06%) PowerShell
5 98 (11.37%) Bash Shell
6 80 (9.28%) JavaScript
7 45 (5.22%) Groovy
8 42 (4.87%) C#
9 35 (4.06%) Perl
10 31 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 28 (3.25%) Search Processing Language
12 22 (2.55%) C++
12 22 (2.55%) Java 8
12 22 (2.55%) Ruby
13 20 (2.32%) Go
14 18 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.09%) Scala
15 17 (1.97%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.39%) Kotlin
17 8 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 91 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.76%) CISSP
4 40 (4.64%) Degree
5 27 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (2.32%) AWS Certification
8 15 (1.74%) CCNP
9 14 (1.62%) CCNA
10 13 (1.51%) GIAC
11 12 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (1.28%) CISM
13 10 (1.16%) CEH
13 10 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.16%) ISEB
14 9 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.04%) CISA
15 8 (0.93%) OSCP
16 7 (0.81%) CRISC
16 7 (0.81%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.94%) QA
2 27 (3.13%) GDPR
3 22 (2.55%) Accessibility
4 19 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.97%) NIST
6 16 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (1.62%) NCSC
8 8 (0.93%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.70%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.70%) SLA
10 5 (0.58%) ITGC
11 4 (0.46%) COBIT
11 4 (0.46%) GPG13
11 4 (0.46%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 209 (24.25%) Docker
2 54 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.04%) NFS
6 9 (1.04%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.04%) vSphere
7 8 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.93%) OpenAM
8 7 (0.81%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.58%) Veritas File System
9 5 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.35%) Squid
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.12%) Ceph
12 1 (0.12%) Firmware
12 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 210 (24.36%) Kubernetes
2 180 (20.88%) Terraform
3 176 (20.42%) Ansible
4 103 (11.95%) Prometheus
5 83 (9.63%) Grafana
6 69 (8.00%) Puppet
7 52 (6.03%) QRadar
8 42 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
9 38 (4.41%) Kibana
10 36 (4.18%) ITRS Geneos
11 31 (3.60%) Packer
12 30 (3.48%) Consul
13 26 (3.02%) Istio
14 25 (2.90%) Graphite
14 25 (2.90%) Rancher
15 24 (2.78%) ZABBIX
16 22 (2.55%) Docker Swarm
17 17 (1.97%) Nessus
17 17 (1.97%) Netcool
18 14 (1.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (12.53%) Oracle
2 87 (10.09%) AppDynamics
3 66 (7.66%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.03%) VMware
5 47 (5.45%) IBM
6 45 (5.22%) Dynatrace
7 43 (4.99%) Google
8 39 (4.52%) Red Hat
9 38 (4.41%) Cisco
9 38 (4.41%) New Relic
10 35 (4.06%) Palo Alto
11 34 (3.94%) ServiceNow
12 33 (3.83%) CyberArk
12 33 (3.83%) MuleSoft
13 25 (2.90%) Qualys
14 23 (2.67%) Atlassian
15 22 (2.55%) SAP
16 21 (2.44%) Symantec
17 20 (2.32%) EMC
17 20 (2.32%) McAfee