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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Splunk over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Splunk
Rank 150 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Splunk 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% - 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £510 - £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £464 £320 £425
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -24.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1540 1502 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.07% 46.13% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 760 570
Average daily rate £381 £376 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 101 75
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Splunk
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Splunk across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Splunk within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 4 £510 -
Splunk
England

Splunk
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (76.47%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) Perl
4 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Data Management
4 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
4 7 (41.18%) Open Source
4 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
4 7 (41.18%) iPad
4 7 (41.18%) Puppet
4 7 (41.18%) NoSQL
4 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
4 7 (41.18%) Ansible
4 7 (41.18%) DevOps
4 7 (41.18%) Patch Management
4 7 (41.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (35.29%) ELK Stack
5 6 (35.29%) Data Enrichment
5 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (35.29%) Grunt
5 6 (35.29%) Gerrit
5 6 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (35.29%) Information Security
6 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security

Splunk
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (17.65%) SMTP
3 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
1 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
1 7 (41.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (35.29%) Gerrit
2 6 (35.29%) Grunt
3 4 (23.53%) gulp
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Gradle
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps Specialist
1 3 (17.65%) SIEM Specialist
1 3 (17.65%) UI Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Web Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) ELK Stack
2 3 (17.65%) React
3 1 (5.88%) Browserify
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) iPad
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Data Management
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps
1 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
1 7 (41.18%) Open Source
1 7 (41.18%) Patch Management
2 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (35.29%) Data Enrichment
2 6 (35.29%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) SIEM
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) Web Operations
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 7 (41.18%) Perl
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CISM
1 1 (5.88%) CISSP
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Ansible
1 7 (41.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) AlienVault
2 1 (5.88%) F5