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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 488 535 538
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +3
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 124 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.099% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 0.74% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 32 18
Average daily rate
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£388 £414 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +26 113 £403 -5.29% 29
London +48 60 £413 +5.09% 12
South East -13 37 £420 -1.17% 6
Surrey +6 13 £440 +76.00%
Berkshire -5 10 £375 -11.76% 3
Guildford -5 8 £440 -
Hampshire -20 7 £335 - 2
City of London +21 5 £488 +9.85% 5
Slough - 5 £373 -
East of England -19 4 £260 +9.47% 2
Scotland - 4 £385 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £500 -
North West - 3 £175 -
South West -26 2 £343 +14.16% 6
West Midlands - 2 £150 - 1
Southampton - 2 £335 -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 - 1
Reading -2 1 £375 -11.76% 2
East Sussex -7 1 £275 -
Bedford - 1 £338 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
Torfaen - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Wales - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 81 (41.12%) Windows
2 78 (39.59%) Cisco
3 68 (34.52%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (34.01%) Firewall
5 62 (31.47%) TCP/IP
6 55 (27.92%) Linux
7 50 (25.38%) HP
8 46 (23.35%) UNIX
9 42 (21.32%) .NET
9 42 (21.32%) Security Cleared
10 41 (20.81%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (20.81%) LAN
10 41 (20.81%) CCNA
10 41 (20.81%) DNS
11 34 (17.26%) DV Cleared
12 33 (16.75%) WAN
12 33 (16.75%) Oracle
13 32 (16.24%) CCNP
14 31 (15.74%) SSL
14 31 (15.74%) HP Quality Center
15 28 (14.21%) tcpdump
15 28 (14.21%) F5
15 28 (14.21%) JavaScript
16 27 (13.71%) BGP
17 26 (13.20%) HTTP
18 24 (12.18%) OSPF
18 24 (12.18%) Wireless
19 23 (11.68%) ASP.NET
19 23 (11.68%) Test Strategy
19 23 (11.68%) SolarWinds

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 12 (6.09%) IIS
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.02%) Apache
3 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) Lync
4 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.06%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (8.63%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.54%) RMDS
3 3 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (34.01%) Firewall
2 62 (31.47%) TCP/IP
3 41 (20.81%) DNS
3 41 (20.81%) LAN
3 41 (20.81%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (16.75%) WAN
5 31 (15.74%) SSL
6 28 (14.21%) tcpdump
7 27 (13.71%) BGP
8 26 (13.20%) HTTP
9 24 (12.18%) OSPF
9 24 (12.18%) Wireless
10 21 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (9.64%) DHCP
11 19 (9.64%) HTTPS
12 16 (8.12%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (7.61%) NetScaler
14 14 (7.11%) Cisco IPT
14 14 (7.11%) Network Security
14 14 (7.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (11.17%) LoadRunner
2 17 (8.63%) Fiddler
3 10 (5.08%) JUnit
4 9 (4.57%) ClearCase
4 9 (4.57%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (4.06%) SoapUI
5 8 (4.06%) DbUnit
6 6 (3.05%) WinDbg
7 5 (2.54%) JIRA
8 3 (1.52%) Selenium
8 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.52%) PostSharp
9 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.02%) ProC
9 2 (1.02%) MSI
9 2 (1.02%) Maven
10 1 (0.51%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.51%) RSpec
General
1 15 (7.61%) Finance
2 13 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.57%) Banking
4 8 (4.06%) Billing
5 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.05%) Games
6 5 (2.54%) Electronics
7 4 (2.03%) Marketing
8 3 (1.52%) Retail
8 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.02%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (19.80%) Network Engineer
2 38 (19.29%) Analyst
3 23 (11.68%) Tester
4 20 (10.15%) Test Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) Test Analyst
5 16 (8.12%) Security Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) Integration Engineer
7 13 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Administrator
8 12 (6.09%) Network Administrator
8 12 (6.09%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Network Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Consultant
10 7 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.05%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.32%) .NET
2 23 (11.68%) ASP.NET
3 19 (9.64%) HTML
4 17 (8.63%) JSP
5 9 (4.57%) jQuery
6 8 (4.06%) Web Services
7 6 (3.05%) SOAP
8 5 (2.54%) WAP
8 5 (2.54%) REST
9 4 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (2.03%) CSS
10 3 (1.52%) XML
10 3 (1.52%) WCF
10 3 (1.52%) Autofac
11 2 (1.02%) FastCGI
11 2 (1.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 2 (1.02%) JSON
11 2 (1.02%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.02%) LINQ
11 2 (1.02%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.61%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.61%) PKI
3 11 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.05%) Open Source
5 6 (3.05%) Spread Betting
6 5 (2.54%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (2.03%) EPoS
8 3 (1.52%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.52%) Handset
8 3 (1.52%) DTV
9 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.02%) SCADA
9 2 (1.02%) IPTV
9 2 (1.02%) NHS
9 2 (1.02%) User Experience
9 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.12%) Windows
2 55 (27.92%) Linux
3 46 (23.35%) UNIX
4 21 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.15%) Windows XP
6 19 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.63%) Windows 2000
8 8 (4.06%) CentOS
8 8 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.06%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.55%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.55%) Android
10 4 (2.03%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.02%) Solaris
12 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.51%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.68%) Test Strategy
2 22 (11.17%) Software Testing
3 21 (10.66%) Load Balancing
3 21 (10.66%) Test Scripting
4 19 (9.64%) Validation
5 18 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.14%) ITIL
5 18 (9.14%) Network Architecture
5 18 (9.14%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (8.63%) Workflow
6 17 (8.63%) Migration
7 16 (8.12%) Performance Testing
8 15 (7.61%) Scrum
8 15 (7.61%) Performance Analysis
9 14 (7.11%) Low Latency
10 13 (6.60%) Knowledge Management
11 12 (6.09%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.58%) SIEM
12 11 (5.58%) Test Automation
12 11 (5.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.21%) JavaScript
2 22 (11.17%) SQL
3 14 (7.11%) Java
4 13 (6.60%) Python
5 12 (6.09%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.09%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.58%) C#
7 10 (5.08%) C++
8 6 (3.05%) Ruby
9 4 (2.03%) AppleScript
9 4 (2.03%) C
9 4 (2.03%) Perl
10 3 (1.52%) Erlang
10 3 (1.52%) VB
11 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.02%) PHP
11 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) XQuery
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (34.52%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.32%) Security Cleared
3 41 (20.81%) CCNA
4 34 (17.26%) DV Cleared
5 32 (16.24%) CCNP
6 20 (10.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (10.15%) Degree
6 20 (10.15%) SC Cleared
7 18 (9.14%) ISTQB
8 13 (6.60%) CISSP
8 13 (6.60%) CCIE
9 9 (4.57%) CCSP
9 9 (4.57%) CCDP
9 9 (4.57%) GCIH
10 8 (4.06%) CCSE
10 8 (4.06%) CCSA
11 7 (3.55%) CCVP
11 7 (3.55%) GIAC
11 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) SLA
2 8 (4.06%) QA
3 4 (2.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (11.17%) Nmap
2 14 (7.11%) Snort
3 9 (4.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.05%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.54%) vSphere
6 4 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.52%) XenApp
8 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (1.02%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.51%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (15.74%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (11.17%) Nessus
3 12 (6.09%) FortiGate
3 12 (6.09%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (3.05%) OPNET
7 5 (2.54%) OpenView
7 5 (2.54%) Netcool
7 5 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (2.03%) SCCM
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (1.02%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.51%) Puppet
10 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (39.59%) Cisco
2 50 (25.38%) HP
3 33 (16.75%) Oracle
4 28 (14.21%) F5
5 23 (11.68%) SolarWinds
6 22 (11.17%) Juniper
7 20 (10.15%) CheckPoint
8 17 (8.63%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.09%) VMware
10 11 (5.58%) Blue Coat
10 11 (5.58%) Nortel
11 10 (5.08%) Citrix
12 9 (4.57%) Websense
12 9 (4.57%) Riverbed
13 8 (4.06%) Agilent
13 8 (4.06%) IBM
14 6 (3.05%) Sun
14 6 (3.05%) NetScout
14 6 (3.05%) BT
14 6 (3.05%) Remedy
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