The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Splunk products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Splunk over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Splunk
Rank 65 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Splunk 1 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 1.43% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 3.10% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 1
Average daily rate
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- £308 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
-36.74% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Splunk
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
344 420 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.49% 46.20% 53.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 192 258
Average daily rate £400 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 29
Average hourly rate £16.92 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Splunk
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Splunk across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Splunk Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Splunk
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Splunk across the Cheshire region.

Splunk Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Splunk
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Splunk
North West

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Splunk also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Splunk.

1 5 (62.50%) Perl
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Apache
3 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) Regular Expression
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) MS Project
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) QlikView
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Tumbleweed

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Splunk also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Splunk. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (12.50%) Tumbleweed