The table below looks at the statistics for Wireshark skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireshark over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireshark
Rank 530 529 557
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +28
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 95 87 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.05% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 20
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +30.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Wireshark
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wireshark within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wireshark Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wireshark
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wireshark within the UK.

Wireshark Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wireshark
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireshark within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Wireshark Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wireshark
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireshark within the UK.

Wireshark Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wireshark
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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
England -1 94 £363 +11.53% 89
South East 0 45 £338 +3.84% 51
London -5 32 £435 +3.88% 14
Berkshire +4 17 £241 -31.07% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 13 £350 - 7
Milton Keynes +6 13 £350 - 2
Newbury - 12 - -
South West -7 11 £450 +50.00% 7
Gloucestershire +1 8 £450 - 1
West Sussex - 8 £338 - 3
Cheltenham - 8 £450 - 1
Crawley - 6 £338 -
Southampton +7 4 £300 +53.84% 2
Hampshire -2 4 £300 +53.84% 13
Surrey - 4 £425 - 10
Guildford - 4 £425 - 4
Slough +4 3 £313 +22.54%
East of England +5 2 - - 5
West Midlands +3 2 £275 +83.33% 6
City of London +3 2 £225 -58.13% 3
Bristol -2 2 - - 6
North East - 2 £244 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £244 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - - 2
Norwich - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £244 -
Birmingham +3 1 £300 +100.00% 1
Swindon -8 1 - -
Reading -9 1 £170 -54.66% 3

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Wireshark 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 Wireshark.

1 68 (43.31%) Firewall
2 63 (40.13%) Cisco
3 56 (35.67%) TCP/IP
4 47 (29.94%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (28.66%) VPN
6 43 (27.39%) WAN
7 42 (26.75%) DNS
8 41 (26.11%) Windows
8 41 (26.11%) Wireless
9 39 (24.84%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (24.20%) Linux
11 33 (21.02%) ITIL
11 33 (21.02%) Telecoms
11 33 (21.02%) F5
12 32 (20.38%) VLAN
12 32 (20.38%) IPsec
13 30 (19.11%) LAN
13 30 (19.11%) CheckPoint
13 30 (19.11%) OSPF
14 29 (18.47%) CCNP
14 29 (18.47%) Load Balancing
15 28 (17.83%) SolarWinds
15 28 (17.83%) HP
15 28 (17.83%) Juniper
16 27 (17.20%) Network Security
16 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
17 26 (16.56%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (16.56%) SSL
18 25 (15.92%) CCNA
18 25 (15.92%) tcpdump

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Wireshark 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 Wireshark. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.55%) IIS
2 14 (8.92%) Apache
3 7 (4.46%) MQSeries
3 7 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.27%) Jetty
5 2 (1.27%) nginx
5 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (43.31%) Firewall
2 56 (35.67%) TCP/IP
3 45 (28.66%) VPN
4 43 (27.39%) WAN
5 42 (26.75%) DNS
6 41 (26.11%) Wireless
7 39 (24.84%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (20.38%) IPsec
8 32 (20.38%) VLAN
9 30 (19.11%) OSPF
9 30 (19.11%) LAN
10 27 (17.20%) Network Security
11 26 (16.56%) SSL
12 25 (15.92%) tcpdump
13 24 (15.29%) BGP
14 22 (14.01%) 3G
14 22 (14.01%) DHCP
15 21 (13.38%) 4G
15 21 (13.38%) Spanning Tree
16 20 (12.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.28%) LoadRunner
2 12 (7.64%) Fiddler
3 8 (5.10%) Subversion
3 8 (5.10%) Metasploit
3 8 (5.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (5.10%) ClearCase
4 7 (4.46%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.91%) JIRA
5 3 (1.91%) WinDbg
5 3 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.27%) GDB
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.64%) JUnit
7 1 (0.64%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.64%) JMeter
7 1 (0.64%) NUnit
7 1 (0.64%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.64%) DbUnit
General
1 33 (21.02%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.64%) Finance
3 6 (3.82%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 57 (36.31%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.92%) Analyst
3 17 (10.83%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.19%) Test Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) Consultant
6 14 (8.92%) Tester
7 13 (8.28%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Technical Tester
8 11 (7.01%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) C++ Developer
10 8 (5.10%) Security Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Performance Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Performance Test Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) BizTalk Consultant
11 7 (4.46%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.19%) .NET
1 16 (10.19%) Web Services
2 13 (8.28%) 802.1X
3 12 (7.64%) WCF
4 8 (5.10%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.10%) LAMP
4 8 (5.10%) STL
4 8 (5.10%) XML
4 8 (5.10%) XSLT
5 7 (4.46%) MSMQ
5 7 (4.46%) EDI
5 7 (4.46%) XSD
6 5 (3.18%) Rendezvous
7 4 (2.55%) CSS
7 4 (2.55%) SOAP
8 3 (1.91%) HTML
8 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.91%) LINQ
8 3 (1.91%) Ajax
8 3 (1.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (7.64%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.73%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.91%) PKI
5 3 (1.91%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.91%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) CESG
6 2 (1.27%) Handset
6 2 (1.27%) User Experience
6 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) STB
7 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.64%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.11%) Windows
2 38 (24.20%) Linux
3 19 (12.10%) UNIX
4 4 (2.55%) Solaris
5 2 (1.27%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.27%) Debian
5 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.02%) ITIL
2 29 (18.47%) Load Balancing
3 18 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.46%) Network Monitoring
4 17 (10.83%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (8.92%) WAN Optimisation
5 14 (8.92%) Performance Testing
5 14 (8.92%) Network Architecture
5 14 (8.92%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (8.28%) Test Management
6 13 (8.28%) Validation
6 13 (8.28%) Network Management
7 12 (7.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (7.64%) Resilience Testing
7 12 (7.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 12 (7.64%) Business Continuity
7 12 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (7.01%) Change Management
8 11 (7.01%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (7.01%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.38%) Python
2 16 (10.19%) Perl
3 15 (9.55%) C#
4 13 (8.28%) SQL
4 13 (8.28%) VB
5 12 (7.64%) Ruby
5 12 (7.64%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.64%) C++
6 11 (7.01%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.73%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.46%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.18%) VBScript
10 5 (3.18%) C
10 5 (3.18%) Java
11 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
12 2 (1.27%) Ada
Qualifications
1 47 (29.94%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (18.47%) CCNP
3 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
4 25 (15.92%) CCNA
5 14 (8.92%) DV Cleared
6 11 (7.01%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.10%) CCSE
8 7 (4.46%) CISSP
9 6 (3.82%) CCENT
10 4 (2.55%) Degree
10 4 (2.55%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.91%) CCIE
11 3 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.27%) CCSA
13 1 (0.64%) GCIH
13 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.64%) CEH
13 1 (0.64%) CCDP
13 1 (0.64%) CCIP
13 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.01%) SLA
2 7 (4.46%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
System Software
1 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.01%) VirtualBox
4 9 (5.73%) Snort
5 8 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.10%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.18%) XenApp
6 5 (3.18%) HDFS
7 3 (1.91%) vSphere
7 3 (1.91%) Firmware
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.27%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (16.56%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (8.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (7.64%) Nessus
4 8 (5.10%) Nmap
4 8 (5.10%) Nagios
5 6 (3.82%) OPNET
6 5 (3.18%) Zenoss
7 4 (2.55%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.91%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.91%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (1.91%) Cacti
9 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.27%) Puppet
9 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.27%) Iperf
10 1 (0.64%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.64%) Netcool
10 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 63 (40.13%) Cisco
2 33 (21.02%) F5
3 30 (19.11%) CheckPoint
4 28 (17.83%) Juniper
4 28 (17.83%) HP
4 28 (17.83%) SolarWinds
5 16 (10.19%) Riverbed
5 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.19%) VMware
6 13 (8.28%) Blue Coat
7 11 (7.01%) Citrix
8 10 (6.37%) Aruba
8 10 (6.37%) Splunk
9 8 (5.10%) Oracle
9 8 (5.10%) AppSense
9 8 (5.10%) NetScout
10 6 (3.82%) Sourcefire
10 6 (3.82%) Bloomberg
10 6 (3.82%) LogLogic
11 5 (3.18%) Lancope
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