The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 150 160
Rank change year-on-year +61 +10  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 41 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.48% 0.30% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 3.41% 0.69% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 0
Median daily rate £500 £469 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £454 £295
% change year-on-year +4.62% +53.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £26.00

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1204 1745 1809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.32% 43.97% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 992 874
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 106
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.85% +3.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.10 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in the North West

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in the North West over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk 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 24 April 2017. 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 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 +36 30 £475 -6.86% 3
Cheshire +35 8 £475 +5.08%
Splunk
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 30 (49.18%) Linux
1 30 (49.18%) QRadar
2 28 (45.90%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (44.26%) Firewall
4 25 (40.98%) CISSP
4 25 (40.98%) Unix
4 25 (40.98%) LAN
4 25 (40.98%) WAN
5 24 (39.34%) VoIP
5 24 (39.34%) TCP/IP
5 24 (39.34%) Vulnerability Management
5 24 (39.34%) SANS
6 23 (37.70%) SSCP
7 22 (36.07%) Apple
7 22 (36.07%) VPN
7 22 (36.07%) Windows
7 22 (36.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (36.07%) Patch Management
8 20 (32.79%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (31.15%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (31.15%) LogRhythm
9 19 (31.15%) Case Management
10 18 (29.51%) IBM
11 17 (27.87%) Finance
12 16 (26.23%) Office 365
13 15 (24.59%) Kibana
13 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
14 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
14 14 (22.95%) logstash
14 14 (22.95%) SIEM

Splunk
Co-occurring 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 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) Jetty
3 2 (3.28%) Mongrel
3 2 (3.28%) nginx
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Office 365
2 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.28%) Datadog
5 2 (3.28%) GitHub
5 2 (3.28%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.28%) Google App Engine
5 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (44.26%) Firewall
2 25 (40.98%) LAN
2 25 (40.98%) WAN
3 24 (39.34%) TCP/IP
3 24 (39.34%) VoIP
4 22 (36.07%) VPN
5 6 (9.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (8.20%) Network Security
7 4 (6.56%) SSL
7 4 (6.56%) Wireless
8 3 (4.92%) Skype
8 3 (4.92%) VLAN
9 2 (3.28%) DHCP
9 2 (3.28%) DNS
9 2 (3.28%) FTP
9 2 (3.28%) HTTP
9 2 (3.28%) IPsec
9 2 (3.28%) SSH
10 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.64%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Redis
2 6 (9.84%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.28%) JMeter
3 2 (3.28%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
1 14 (22.95%) Consultant
2 12 (19.67%) Security Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Splunk Consultant
3 10 (16.39%) Security Consultant
4 8 (13.11%) Security Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Splunk Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SOC Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Big Data Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Dashboard Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Specialist
9 2 (3.28%) Messaging Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (11.48%) Web Services
3 6 (9.84%) RESTful
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) J2EE
4 2 (3.28%) Servlets
5 1 (1.64%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Cyber Attack
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) Linux
2 25 (40.98%) Unix
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) VMS
5 1 (1.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (36.07%) Patch Management
2 22 (36.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (32.79%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (31.15%) Case Management
4 19 (31.15%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (22.95%) SIEM
6 13 (21.31%) Information Security
7 12 (19.67%) Dashboard Development
7 12 (19.67%) Data Mapping
7 12 (19.67%) Open Source
7 12 (19.67%) Security Operations
8 11 (18.03%) DevOps
8 11 (18.03%) Security Monitoring
8 11 (18.03%) Visualisation
9 10 (16.39%) Analytics
10 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.48%) Data Analytics
10 7 (11.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Python
2 3 (4.92%) Java
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) VB
4 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) CISSP
2 24 (39.34%) SANS
3 23 (37.70%) SSCP
4 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
5 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) Degree
6 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Docker
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Xen
4 1 (1.64%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 30 (49.18%) QRadar
2 15 (24.59%) Kibana
3 14 (22.95%) logstash
4 9 (14.75%) Puppet
5 7 (11.48%) Nmap
6 6 (9.84%) Ansible
6 6 (9.84%) Nessus
6 6 (9.84%) Nexpose
6 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (6.56%) RSA enVision
8 3 (4.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Nagios
8 3 (4.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (3.28%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (3.28%) Capistrano
10 1 (1.64%) Graphite
10 1 (1.64%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Apple
2 19 (31.15%) LogRhythm
3 18 (29.51%) IBM
4 10 (16.39%) ArcSight
4 10 (16.39%) Intel Security
5 9 (14.75%) Qualys
6 7 (11.48%) Intel
6 7 (11.48%) NetWitness
7 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.20%) Snow
9 4 (6.56%) Google
10 3 (4.92%) AlienVault
10 3 (4.92%) Dell
10 3 (4.92%) Symantec
10 3 (4.92%) Trustwave
11 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.28%) Cisco
11 2 (3.28%) HP
11 2 (3.28%) VMware
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle