The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.01% - -
As % of the Vendors category 4.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £325
% change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

Splunk is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 238 478 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.43% 47.19% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 273 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +12.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.14 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Splunk as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Splunk in Cheshire

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in Cheshire

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 12 (85.71%) Office 365
2 9 (64.29%) Data Mapping
2 9 (64.29%) Dashboard Development
3 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) Dell
5 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (21.43%) Trustwave
5 3 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (21.43%) Skype
5 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (7.14%) Unix

Splunk
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Consultant
1 11 (78.57%) Splunk Consultant
2 9 (64.29%) Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Payments Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Dashboard Development
1 9 (64.29%) Data Mapping
2 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Dell
1 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Symantec
1 3 (21.43%) Trustwave