The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 28 June 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 / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 131 137
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Splunk 12 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 0.68% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £520 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.35% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £345 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £505 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +18.82% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1146 1316 1150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.86% 43.93% 37.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 809 691
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 55 99
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.90% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Splunk
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Splunk in the South West

Splunk
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Splunk in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Splunk in the South West

Splunk
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Bristol +4 8 £520 -0.95% 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire +10 1 £550 +69.23% 1
Splunk
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Splunk.

1 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Security Architecture
3 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) CISSP
4 7 (41.18%) ArcSight
4 7 (41.18%) SIEM
4 7 (41.18%) LogRhythm
4 7 (41.18%) SANS
5 6 (35.29%) RSA enVision
5 6 (35.29%) Coaching
5 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Snort
5 6 (35.29%) GCIA
5 6 (35.29%) GCIH
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (35.29%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 6 (35.29%) CREST Certified
6 5 (29.41%) Reference Data Management
6 5 (29.41%) Nuix
6 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
6 5 (29.41%) Data Management
6 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
6 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Reference Data
6 5 (29.41%) Data Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Data Architecture
6 5 (29.41%) Legal

Splunk
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.88%) MQTT
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Apache Hive
1 5 (29.41%) Big Data
1 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
1 5 (29.41%) HBase
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 5 (29.41%) Neo4j
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.88%) Calabash
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) SOC Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Data Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Security Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) TOGAF Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Data Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Splunk Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Big Data Architect
6 2 (11.76%) ETL Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
1 5 (29.41%) Reference Data
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Security Architecture
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) SIEM
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Coaching
4 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
5 5 (29.41%) Data Architecture
5 5 (29.41%) Data Enrichment
5 5 (29.41%) Data Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Data Management
5 5 (29.41%) ETL
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) Reference Data Management
5 5 (29.41%) SDLC
5 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
6 4 (23.53%) Information Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Go
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) CISSP
2 7 (41.18%) SANS
3 6 (35.29%) CREST Certified
3 6 (35.29%) GCIA
3 6 (35.29%) GCIH
4 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CEH
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (29.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Snort
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 6 (35.29%) RSA enVision
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Consul
2 1 (5.88%) Graphite
2 1 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (5.88%) logstash
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) QRadar
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) ArcSight
1 7 (41.18%) LogRhythm
2 5 (29.41%) Cloudera
2 5 (29.41%) MapR
2 5 (29.41%) Nuix