Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 243 271
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 +9
Contract jobs citing Splunk 795 398 923
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.08% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 2.68% 2.50% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 247 627
10th Percentile £400 £372 £380
25th Percentile £463 £424 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £625
90th Percentile £688 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £520 £525
% change year-on-year +0.48% -0.95% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
10th Percentile £63.21 £34.46 £18.73
25th Percentile £63.84 £55.00 £21.42
Median hourly rate £65.90 £66.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -0.16% +187.83% -42.68%
75th Percentile £68.95 " £39.49
90th Percentile £70.18 " £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.90 £66.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year -0.16% +187.83% -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 29,707 15,948 38,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.40% 43.41% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,100 10,169 24,266
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £590 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 558 1,347
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.73 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.49 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £42.00 £36.88 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.13 £52.12 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.05% +8.57% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -29 618 £535 +7.00% 121
London -42 384 £550 +12.82% 67
Work from Home -110 255 £568 +26.11% 22
UK excluding London -9 217 £523 +0.48% 60
North of England +26 107 £525 +7.69% 23
Yorkshire +19 72 £525 - 16
North West -10 31 £460 +12.82% 6
South East -42 30 £485 -6.73% 14
Scotland -41 24 £425 - 8
Midlands -57 19 £541 -8.39% 7
South West -10 17 £538 +13.16% 5
West Midlands -46 16 £540 -1.77% 7
East of England -4 12 £525 +30.03% 3
Wales - 9 £600 -
North East -7 4 £513 +13.89% 1
East Midlands -17 3 £725 +11.54%

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 268 (33.71%) DevOps
2 254 (31.95%) AWS
3 222 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
4 199 (25.03%) Python
4 199 (25.03%) Azure
5 176 (22.14%) Linux
6 169 (21.26%) Java
7 166 (20.88%) Jenkins
8 159 (20.00%) Kubernetes
9 154 (19.37%) Social Skills
10 145 (18.24%) Ansible
11 143 (17.99%) Terraform
12 138 (17.36%) Finance
13 136 (17.11%) Docker
14 129 (16.23%) Cybersecurity
15 123 (15.47%) Microservices
16 120 (15.09%) SIEM
17 117 (14.72%) Windows
18 116 (14.59%) SQL
19 115 (14.47%) Git (software)
20 113 (14.21%) Banking
21 108 (13.58%) Analytics
22 104 (13.08%) GitHub
23 103 (12.96%) JIRA
24 91 (11.45%) Grafana
25 90 (11.32%) Scrum
26 88 (11.07%) Security Cleared
27 85 (10.69%) Elastic Stack
28 83 (10.44%) Prometheus
29 82 (10.31%) 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 72 (9.06%) Confluence
2 54 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (3.40%) Apache
4 22 (2.77%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.64%) Apache Spark
5 21 (2.64%) Mule
6 17 (2.14%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.26%) SAS
8 9 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.88%) nginx
10 6 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.50%) CMS
13 3 (0.38%) GemFire
13 3 (0.38%) IIS
14 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.25%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.25%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 254 (31.95%) AWS
2 199 (25.03%) Azure
3 104 (13.08%) GitHub
4 62 (7.80%) PaaS
5 54 (6.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 48 (6.04%) GCP
7 41 (5.16%) Power Platform
8 39 (4.91%) Slack
9 37 (4.65%) IaaS
10 35 (4.40%) Amazon EKS
11 28 (3.52%) SaaS
12 26 (3.27%) Datadog
13 24 (3.02%) Amazon S3
14 22 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (2.77%) Amazon SQS
15 20 (2.52%) OpenShift
16 19 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (2.14%) Route 53
17 17 (2.14%) Serverless
18 16 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.06%) Firewall
2 46 (5.79%) DNS
3 36 (4.53%) HTTP
4 34 (4.28%) TCP/IP
5 28 (3.52%) Network Security
6 22 (2.77%) Kerberos
7 17 (2.14%) HTTPS
7 17 (2.14%) SNMP
8 12 (1.51%) VPN
9 10 (1.26%) Multicast
10 9 (1.13%) SSL
10 9 (1.13%) Wireshark
11 8 (1.01%) WAN
11 8 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.88%) Internet
12 7 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.75%) BGP
13 6 (0.75%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.75%) LAN
13 6 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.91%) Power BI
3 35 (4.40%) NoSQL
3 35 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.14%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 22 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.39%) Oracle Database
9 18 (2.26%) QlikView
10 17 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
11 15 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.76%) Data Mining
12 14 (1.76%) Redis
13 13 (1.64%) DB2
14 12 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (1.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 166 (20.88%) Jenkins
2 115 (14.47%) Git (software)
3 103 (12.96%) JIRA
4 59 (7.42%) Postman
5 54 (6.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 51 (6.42%) SonarQube
7 49 (6.16%) GitLab
8 32 (4.03%) Artifactory
9 31 (3.90%) TeamCity
10 29 (3.65%) Maven
10 29 (3.65%) Subversion
11 28 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (3.14%) Bitbucket
13 24 (3.02%) JMeter
14 16 (2.01%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.51%) Selenium
16 11 (1.38%) Android Studio
16 11 (1.38%) NeoLoad
17 10 (1.26%) JUnit
17 10 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 154 (19.37%) Social Skills
2 138 (17.36%) Finance
3 113 (14.21%) Banking
4 56 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (6.54%) Public Sector
6 28 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.27%) Retail
8 19 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.39%) Marketing
9 18 (2.26%) Presentation Skills
10 17 (2.14%) Electronics
11 10 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
11 10 (1.26%) Investment Banking
12 9 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (0.75%) Billing
13 6 (0.75%) Front Office
14 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.38%) International Banking
15 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (13.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 105 (13.21%) Developer
3 86 (10.82%) Architect
4 74 (9.31%) Splunk Engineer
5 59 (7.42%) Consultant
6 54 (6.79%) Analyst
7 42 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
8 35 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
9 33 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
9 33 (4.15%) Security Engineer
10 28 (3.52%) Azure DevOps
10 28 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 24 (3.02%) AWS Architect
12 23 (2.89%) Data Engineer
12 23 (2.89%) Splunk Consultant
13 22 (2.77%) Cloud Architect
13 22 (2.77%) Java Developer
13 22 (2.77%) SOC Analyst
14 21 (2.64%) Platform Engineer
14 21 (2.64%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.69%) Elastic Stack
2 62 (7.80%) REST
3 54 (6.79%) Kafka
4 52 (6.54%) .NET
4 52 (6.54%) XML
5 45 (5.66%) GraphQL
6 44 (5.53%) Node.js
6 44 (5.53%) Spring
7 43 (5.41%) JSON
8 39 (4.91%) React
9 37 (4.65%) Web Services
10 33 (4.15%) Spring Boot
11 30 (3.77%) RESTful
12 27 (3.40%) HTML
13 26 (3.27%) AngularJS
14 25 (3.14%) SOAP
15 21 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
15 21 (2.64%) Regular Expression
16 20 (2.52%) Swagger
17 19 (2.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.77%) Cloud Native
2 28 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.40%) User Experience
4 26 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
5 21 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.64%) Clustering
8 13 (1.64%) Replication
9 10 (1.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 10 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.26%) Derivative
9 10 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.13%) NHS
10 9 (1.13%) PKI
10 9 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 176 (22.14%) Linux
2 117 (14.72%) Windows
3 68 (8.55%) Unix
4 33 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.89%) Android
7 12 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.38%) CentOS
9 8 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.01%) Solaris
10 7 (0.88%) VMS
11 6 (0.75%) AIX
11 6 (0.75%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.63%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.50%) Debian
13 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (33.71%) DevOps
2 222 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (16.23%) Cybersecurity
4 123 (15.47%) Microservices
5 120 (15.09%) SIEM
6 108 (13.58%) Analytics
7 90 (11.32%) Scrum
8 80 (10.06%) TDD
9 78 (9.81%) Infrastructure as Code
10 68 (8.55%) Test Automation
11 67 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (8.30%) Use Case
13 60 (7.55%) Visualisation
14 53 (6.67%) Software Engineering
15 52 (6.54%) Information Security
16 51 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (6.29%) Security Operations
18 48 (6.04%) Change Management
18 48 (6.04%) Configuration Management
19 46 (5.79%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 199 (25.03%) Python
2 169 (21.26%) Java
3 116 (14.59%) SQL
4 82 (10.31%) PowerShell
5 80 (10.06%) Bash Shell
6 61 (7.67%) JavaScript
7 50 (6.29%) C#
8 39 (4.91%) Perl
9 32 (4.03%) Search Processing Language
10 28 (3.52%) Java 8
11 27 (3.40%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.64%) Groovy
13 20 (2.52%) Ruby
14 19 (2.39%) C++
15 16 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.76%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.64%) Kotlin
17 13 (1.64%) Scala
18 12 (1.51%) PHP
19 10 (1.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 88 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 69 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.16%) Degree
4 35 (4.40%) CISSP
5 21 (2.64%) AWS Certification
5 21 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.01%) CISM
7 15 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.51%) GIAC
9 10 (1.26%) CISA
10 9 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.88%) CCNA
12 7 (0.88%) CRISC
12 7 (0.88%) GCIH
13 6 (0.75%) ISEB
13 6 (0.75%) SANS
14 5 (0.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.16%) QA
2 18 (2.26%) Accessibility
3 15 (1.89%) GDPR
3 15 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.26%) NIST
6 10 (1.26%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.01%) SLA
8 7 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.75%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.38%) COBIT
10 3 (0.38%) GPG13
10 3 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.38%) ITGC
11 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.25%) HL7
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 136 (17.11%) Docker
2 37 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.13%) NFS
6 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.88%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.63%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.50%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.38%) Snort
11 3 (0.38%) vSphere
12 2 (0.25%) IAG
12 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.13%) Firmware
13 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 159 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 145 (18.24%) Ansible
3 143 (17.99%) Terraform
4 91 (11.45%) Grafana
5 83 (10.44%) Prometheus
6 56 (7.04%) Puppet
7 39 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (4.53%) Kibana
9 30 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
10 29 (3.65%) QRadar
11 27 (3.40%) Rancher
12 25 (3.14%) Istio
13 24 (3.02%) Consul
14 20 (2.52%) logstash
15 19 (2.39%) Fluentd
16 17 (2.14%) Nessus
16 17 (2.14%) ZABBIX
17 14 (1.76%) Tivoli
18 13 (1.64%) Graphite
18 13 (1.64%) Packer
Vendors
1 80 (10.06%) AppDynamics
2 65 (8.18%) Oracle
3 63 (7.92%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.54%) IBM
5 50 (6.29%) Google
6 41 (5.16%) ServiceNow
7 36 (4.53%) Dynatrace
7 36 (4.53%) Red Hat
8 31 (3.90%) New Relic
8 31 (3.90%) Palo Alto
9 30 (3.77%) Cisco
10 29 (3.65%) Qualys
10 29 (3.65%) VMware
11 28 (3.52%) SAP
12 23 (2.89%) MuleSoft
13 21 (2.64%) Zscaler
14 20 (2.52%) EMC
15 19 (2.39%) Veracode
16 17 (2.14%) CyberArk
16 17 (2.14%) Spiceworks