The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Splunk products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Splunk over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Splunk
Rank 120 163 137
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -26
Contract jobs citing Splunk 34 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.10% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 1
Median daily rate £438 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £256
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +53.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Splunk
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1617 1788 1485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.64% 40.43% 46.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1027 796
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 88 103
Median hourly rate £20.73 £16.84 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% -6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £42.02 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Splunk
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Splunk as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Splunk Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Splunk
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Splunk Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Splunk
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Splunk across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Splunk Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Splunk
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 22 £438 - 2
Merseyside +14 10 £400 +14.28%
Cheshire +8 4 - -
Splunk
England

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 across the North West region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 30 (38.96%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (37.66%) Unix
4 27 (35.06%) CISSP
4 27 (35.06%) Firewall
4 27 (35.06%) SIEM
4 27 (35.06%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (32.47%) Linux
6 22 (28.57%) Finance
6 22 (28.57%) Information Security
7 21 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 19 (24.68%) ELK Stack
9 18 (23.38%) LAN
9 18 (23.38%) WAN
10 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
10 17 (22.08%) Network Security
11 16 (20.78%) Symantec
11 16 (20.78%) Intel Security
12 15 (19.48%) PKI
12 15 (19.48%) PCI DSS
12 15 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (18.18%) LogRhythm
13 14 (18.18%) QRadar
13 14 (18.18%) SANS
13 14 (18.18%) SSCP
13 14 (18.18%) Apple
13 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 14 (18.18%) VPN
13 14 (18.18%) IBM

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (6.49%) Drupal
1 5 (6.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) Jetty
2 1 (1.30%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.30%) nginx
2 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.79%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (5.19%) GitHub
3 4 (5.19%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.30%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.06%) Firewall
2 18 (23.38%) LAN
2 18 (23.38%) WAN
3 17 (22.08%) Network Security
4 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 14 (18.18%) VPN
5 13 (16.88%) VoIP
6 8 (10.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (9.09%) DNS
8 6 (7.79%) tcpdump
8 6 (7.79%) Wireshark
9 4 (5.19%) SSL
9 4 (5.19%) Wireless
10 2 (2.60%) DMZ
11 1 (1.30%) DHCP
11 1 (1.30%) FTP
11 1 (1.30%) HTTP
11 1 (1.30%) ICMP
11 1 (1.30%) Internet
11 1 (1.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) Redis
2 4 (5.19%) GIS
3 2 (2.60%) Big Data
3 2 (2.60%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
2 5 (6.49%) JMeter
3 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.60%) Subversion
5 1 (1.30%) GoCD
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Consultant
2 16 (20.78%) Security Consultant
3 14 (18.18%) Analyst
3 14 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 13 (16.88%) Splunk Consultant
5 9 (11.69%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Senior Security Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.79%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Vulnerability Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Administrator
10 4 (5.19%) CISSP Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.19%) Security Management Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) ELK Stack
2 10 (12.99%) Web Services
3 6 (7.79%) RESTful
4 3 (3.90%) Regular Expression
4 3 (3.90%) XML
5 2 (2.60%) Middleware
6 1 (1.30%) .NET
6 1 (1.30%) J2EE
6 1 (1.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 15 (19.48%) PKI
3 7 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Unix
3 25 (32.47%) Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (35.06%) SIEM
2 27 (35.06%) Vulnerability Management
3 22 (28.57%) Information Security
4 14 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (16.88%) Patch Management
5 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (16.88%) Threat Management
5 13 (16.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (14.29%) Change Management
6 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 10 (12.99%) Open Source
8 9 (11.69%) DevOps
9 8 (10.39%) Case Management
9 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
9 8 (10.39%) Security Operations
10 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.79%) Dashboard Development
10 6 (7.79%) Digital Forensics
11 5 (6.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) Python
2 4 (5.19%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) Ruby
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.90%) PHP
3 3 (3.90%) SQL
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (35.06%) CISSP
2 14 (18.18%) SANS
2 14 (18.18%) SSCP
3 13 (16.88%) CISM
4 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.19%) CFCE
5 4 (5.19%) Degree
5 4 (5.19%) EnCE
5 4 (5.19%) GCFA
5 4 (5.19%) GCFE
5 4 (5.19%) GIAC
6 2 (2.60%) CCNA
6 2 (2.60%) CCNP
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) PCI DSS
2 13 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (15.58%) COBIT
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.49%) Docker
4 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.60%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) QRadar
2 13 (16.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (15.58%) Kibana
3 12 (15.58%) logstash
4 11 (14.29%) Puppet
5 6 (7.79%) EnCase
5 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.49%) Ansible
6 5 (6.49%) Nagios
7 4 (5.19%) RSA enVision
8 3 (3.90%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (3.90%) SCCM
9 2 (2.60%) Ganglia
9 2 (2.60%) Salt
10 1 (1.30%) Packer
10 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Intel Security
1 16 (20.78%) Symantec
2 14 (18.18%) Apple
2 14 (18.18%) IBM
2 14 (18.18%) LogRhythm
3 8 (10.39%) Qualys
4 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.79%) ArcSight
5 6 (7.79%) Rapid7
6 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.49%) Google
7 4 (5.19%) VMware
8 3 (3.90%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco
9 2 (2.60%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.60%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.30%) F5