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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 481 526 520
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -6
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 105 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.097% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 17
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£411 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £251 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +15 90 £430 +1.17% 19
London +38 37 £450 +17.64% 4
South East -10 36 £430 +1.17% 3
Surrey - 13 £450 -
Berkshire -1 12 £193 -54.70% 1
Hampshire -14 7 £405 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £463 - 3
City of London +1 5 £410 +0.92% 3
Gloucestershire -11 5 £495 -
South West -26 5 £495 - 2
Scotland - 5 £385 -
Hertfordshire +5 3 £263 +10.52% 1
East of England -11 3 £263 +10.52% 3
Slough - 3 £315 -
Cheltenham - 3 £495 -
Reading 0 2 £110 -74.11%
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £425 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £360 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £360 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £450 - 2
Watford - 1 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 97 (45.97%) Cisco
2 87 (41.23%) Firewall
3 77 (36.49%) Windows
4 75 (35.55%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (32.70%) TCP/IP
6 55 (26.07%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (25.12%) Linux
8 49 (23.22%) HP
8 49 (23.22%) Security Cleared
9 47 (22.27%) LAN
10 46 (21.80%) CCNA
11 44 (20.85%) DNS
12 42 (19.91%) DV Cleared
13 39 (18.48%) UNIX
13 39 (18.48%) WAN
14 36 (17.06%) CCNP
14 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
14 36 (17.06%) F5
15 33 (15.64%) BGP
16 32 (15.17%) .NET
16 32 (15.17%) Juniper
17 31 (14.69%) SSL
18 30 (14.22%) OSPF
19 29 (13.74%) Telecoms
19 29 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
20 28 (13.27%) Blue Coat
20 28 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
21 27 (12.80%) Oracle
21 27 (12.80%) tcpdump
22 26 (12.32%) Wireless

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 5 (2.37%) IIS
1 5 (2.37%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (2.37%) Lync
2 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.69%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (5.21%) RMDS
3 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (41.23%) Firewall
2 69 (32.70%) TCP/IP
3 55 (26.07%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (22.27%) LAN
5 44 (20.85%) DNS
6 39 (18.48%) WAN
7 33 (15.64%) BGP
8 31 (14.69%) SSL
9 30 (14.22%) OSPF
10 29 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (12.80%) tcpdump
12 26 (12.32%) Wireless
13 24 (11.37%) Internet
14 23 (10.90%) DHCP
15 22 (10.43%) Network Security
16 21 (9.95%) HTTP
17 20 (9.48%) NetScaler
18 17 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
19 16 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
19 16 (7.58%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (9.00%) LoadRunner
2 14 (6.64%) ClearCase
3 12 (5.69%) JUnit
4 11 (5.21%) Fiddler
4 11 (5.21%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (4.74%) SoapUI
5 10 (4.74%) DbUnit
6 7 (3.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.42%) Subversion
9 3 (1.42%) TestPartner
10 2 (0.95%) JIRA
11 1 (0.47%) Selenium
11 1 (0.47%) JMeter
11 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.47%) RSpec
11 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.47%) Maven
11 1 (0.47%) Checkstyle
General
1 29 (13.74%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.64%) Finance
3 8 (3.79%) Banking
4 6 (2.84%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.84%) Electronics
4 6 (2.84%) Games
5 3 (1.42%) Billing
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Retail
6 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (25.12%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.06%) Analyst
3 25 (11.85%) Security Engineer
4 21 (9.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (9.00%) Tester
5 19 (9.00%) Test Engineer
6 16 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.58%) Test Analyst
7 12 (5.69%) Administrator
7 12 (5.69%) Network Administrator
8 10 (4.74%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Market Data Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Consultant
10 8 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Network Manager
11 7 (3.32%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.32%) Network Consultant
12 6 (2.84%) Developer
12 6 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.84%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.17%) .NET
2 14 (6.64%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.16%) HTML
4 12 (5.69%) JSP
5 11 (5.21%) jQuery
6 7 (3.32%) WAP
6 7 (3.32%) Web Services
7 4 (1.90%) CGI
7 4 (1.90%) SOAP
7 4 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (1.90%) REST
8 3 (1.42%) STL
8 3 (1.42%) MFC
9 2 (0.95%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.95%) XML
9 2 (0.95%) Ajax
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 2 (0.95%) FastCGI
9 2 (0.95%) WCF
9 2 (0.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) PKI
2 16 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.64%) Mobile App
4 13 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.84%) Open Source
5 6 (2.84%) Spread Betting
5 6 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.37%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.90%) EPoS
8 3 (1.42%) NHS
8 3 (1.42%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.42%) Handset
9 2 (0.95%) DTV
9 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.95%) SCADA
9 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.95%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 77 (36.49%) Windows
2 53 (25.12%) Linux
3 39 (18.48%) UNIX
4 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (7.11%) Windows XP
6 14 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.69%) Windows 2000
8 9 (4.27%) CentOS
8 9 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.27%) Android
8 9 (4.27%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.84%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.42%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.95%) Solaris
13 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.47%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.43%) ITIL
1 22 (10.43%) Load Balancing
1 22 (10.43%) Network Architecture
1 22 (10.43%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (9.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (8.53%) Test Strategy
5 16 (7.58%) Migration
5 16 (7.58%) Software Testing
6 15 (7.11%) Software Engineering
6 15 (7.11%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (6.64%) Low Latency
7 14 (6.64%) Validation
7 14 (6.64%) Scrum
7 14 (6.64%) Change Management
8 12 (5.69%) Workflow
8 12 (5.69%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.69%) Data Migration
8 12 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (5.21%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.90%) SQL
2 19 (9.00%) Bash Shell
3 17 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.58%) C++
4 16 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 16 (7.58%) Python
5 12 (5.69%) Java
6 11 (5.21%) C#
7 10 (4.74%) C
8 7 (3.32%) Ruby
9 6 (2.84%) Perl
10 4 (1.90%) AppleScript
11 3 (1.42%) VB
12 2 (0.95%) PHP
12 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) VBScript
13 1 (0.47%) XQuery
13 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 75 (35.55%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (23.22%) Security Cleared
3 46 (21.80%) CCNA
4 42 (19.91%) DV Cleared
5 36 (17.06%) CCNP
6 23 (10.90%) Degree
7 16 (7.58%) ISTQB
8 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
8 15 (7.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (6.64%) CCIE
10 12 (5.69%) CISSP
11 11 (5.21%) CCSA
11 11 (5.21%) CCSP
11 11 (5.21%) CCSE
12 9 (4.27%) CCDP
13 7 (3.32%) CCVP
13 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (3.32%) CEH
13 7 (3.32%) GIAC
14 6 (2.84%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.16%) SLA
2 7 (3.32%) QA
3 6 (2.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (7.58%) Snort
1 16 (7.58%) Nmap
2 13 (6.16%) ProxySG
3 9 (4.27%) vSphere
4 8 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.95%) Squid
7 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.95%) XenApp
7 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) XenServer
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (9.00%) FortiGate
3 17 (8.06%) Nessus
4 11 (5.21%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (4.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (3.79%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (3.32%) OpenView
7 7 (3.32%) Netcool
8 6 (2.84%) OPNET
9 5 (2.37%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.95%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.95%) SCCM
10 2 (0.95%) SCOM
11 1 (0.47%) Cacti
11 1 (0.47%) Puppet
11 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 97 (45.97%) Cisco
2 49 (23.22%) HP
3 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
3 36 (17.06%) F5
4 32 (15.17%) Juniper
5 28 (13.27%) Blue Coat
6 27 (12.80%) Oracle
7 23 (10.90%) SolarWinds
8 17 (8.06%) VMware
9 15 (7.11%) Microsoft
10 13 (6.16%) Nortel
11 11 (5.21%) Bloomberg
12 10 (4.74%) Riverbed
13 9 (4.27%) Websense
14 8 (3.79%) Reuters
14 8 (3.79%) IBM
15 7 (3.32%) Citrix
15 7 (3.32%) Radware
15 7 (3.32%) LogLogic
15 7 (3.32%) Crossbeam
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