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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 492 529 531
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +2
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 115 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.094% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 0.70% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 29 14
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£400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +17.24%
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
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +36 104 £423 -0.58% 25
London +39 53 £475 +14.45% 9
South East -5 40 £425 - 10
Surrey +5 14 £450 +80.00%
Berkshire -6 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Guildford -6 9 £450 -
Hampshire -16 9 £368 - 4
Slough - 6 £370 -
Hertfordshire -5 4 £260 +9.47% 2
East of England -13 4 £260 +9.47% 3
Scotland - 4 £385 -
City of London +7 3 £475 +7.04% 2
East Midlands - 3 £500 -
Reading +6 2 £375 -11.76% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
Southampton - 2 £335 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £150 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £325 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 88 (44.90%) Cisco
2 78 (39.80%) Firewall
3 76 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (37.76%) Windows
5 62 (31.63%) TCP/IP
6 51 (26.02%) Linux
7 48 (24.49%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (22.96%) LAN
8 45 (22.96%) CCNA
8 45 (22.96%) HP
9 43 (21.94%) DNS
10 41 (20.92%) UNIX
10 41 (20.92%) Security Cleared
11 38 (19.39%) CCNP
12 37 (18.88%) WAN
13 36 (18.37%) F5
14 33 (16.84%) DV Cleared
15 32 (16.33%) .NET
16 30 (15.31%) BGP
17 29 (14.80%) Oracle
17 29 (14.80%) CheckPoint
18 28 (14.29%) SSL
18 28 (14.29%) OSPF
18 28 (14.29%) Wireless
18 28 (14.29%) tcpdump
18 28 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
20 25 (12.76%) Juniper
21 24 (12.24%) SolarWinds
22 23 (11.73%) ITIL

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (2.55%) IIS
1 5 (2.55%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (2.55%) Lync
2 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
3 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (6.63%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.08%) RMDS
3 3 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (39.80%) Firewall
2 62 (31.63%) TCP/IP
3 48 (24.49%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (22.96%) LAN
5 43 (21.94%) DNS
6 37 (18.88%) WAN
7 30 (15.31%) BGP
8 28 (14.29%) OSPF
8 28 (14.29%) Wireless
8 28 (14.29%) SSL
8 28 (14.29%) tcpdump
8 28 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (10.71%) DHCP
9 21 (10.71%) HTTP
10 19 (9.69%) Internet
11 17 (8.67%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (8.67%) NetScaler
11 17 (8.67%) Network Security
12 16 (8.16%) BIG-IP
13 15 (7.65%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.65%) 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 17 (8.67%) LoadRunner
2 11 (5.61%) Fiddler
3 10 (5.10%) JUnit
4 9 (4.59%) ClearCase
4 9 (4.59%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 8 (4.08%) DbUnit
6 5 (2.55%) JIRA
7 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.53%) Selenium
8 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.02%) Maven
9 2 (1.02%) ProC
9 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.51%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.51%) Capybara
10 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.51%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 17 (8.67%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.16%) Finance
3 9 (4.59%) Banking
4 7 (3.57%) Billing
5 6 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.06%) Electronics
5 6 (3.06%) Games
6 4 (2.04%) Marketing
7 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 2 (1.02%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (22.96%) Network Engineer
2 37 (18.88%) Analyst
3 20 (10.20%) Tester
4 19 (9.69%) Security Engineer
5 18 (9.18%) Test Engineer
6 16 (8.16%) Test Analyst
7 14 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.12%) Network Administrator
8 12 (6.12%) Administrator
8 12 (6.12%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Market Data Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) Network Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Network Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Security Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Performance Tester
11 6 (3.06%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.33%) .NET
2 15 (7.65%) ASP.NET
2 15 (7.65%) HTML
3 13 (6.63%) JSP
4 9 (4.59%) jQuery
5 8 (4.08%) Web Services
6 7 (3.57%) WAP
7 5 (2.55%) SOAP
7 5 (2.55%) REST
8 4 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (2.04%) CGI
9 2 (1.02%) Ajax
9 2 (1.02%) XML
9 2 (1.02%) MFC
9 2 (1.02%) ADO.NET
9 2 (1.02%) WCF
9 2 (1.02%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.02%) LINQ
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 2 (1.02%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.16%) PKI
2 15 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.63%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.06%) Spread Betting
6 6 (3.06%) Open Source
7 5 (2.55%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (2.55%) NHS
8 4 (2.04%) EPoS
9 3 (1.53%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.53%) Handset
9 3 (1.53%) DTV
10 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.02%) User Experience
10 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.02%) SCADA
10 2 (1.02%) IPTV
11 1 (0.51%) Derivative
11 1 (0.51%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.76%) Windows
2 51 (26.02%) Linux
3 41 (20.92%) UNIX
4 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (8.16%) Windows XP
6 15 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.63%) Windows 2000
8 9 (4.59%) CentOS
8 9 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.08%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.57%) Android
11 4 (2.04%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.02%) Solaris
13 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.51%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.73%) ITIL
2 22 (11.22%) Load Balancing
3 19 (9.69%) Network Monitoring
4 18 (9.18%) Test Strategy
4 18 (9.18%) Network Architecture
4 18 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (9.18%) Software Testing
5 17 (8.67%) Test Scripting
6 16 (8.16%) Migration
7 15 (7.65%) Validation
8 14 (7.14%) Scrum
8 14 (7.14%) Low Latency
9 13 (6.63%) Workflow
9 13 (6.63%) Change Management
10 12 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.12%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (5.61%) Network Management
11 11 (5.61%) Performance Testing
12 10 (5.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.22%) SQL
2 21 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 14 (7.14%) Python
4 13 (6.63%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.63%) Bash Shell
4 13 (6.63%) Java
5 11 (5.61%) C#
6 10 (5.10%) C++
7 6 (3.06%) Ruby
8 5 (2.55%) C
9 4 (2.04%) Perl
9 4 (2.04%) AppleScript
10 3 (1.53%) Erlang
10 3 (1.53%) VB
11 2 (1.02%) PHP
11 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.51%) XQuery
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (22.96%) CCNA
3 41 (20.92%) Security Cleared
4 38 (19.39%) CCNP
5 33 (16.84%) DV Cleared
6 22 (11.22%) Degree
7 16 (8.16%) SC Cleared
7 16 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (7.14%) ISTQB
9 13 (6.63%) CCIE
10 11 (5.61%) CCSP
10 11 (5.61%) CISSP
10 11 (5.61%) CCSA
10 11 (5.61%) CCSE
11 9 (4.59%) CCDP
12 7 (3.57%) CCVP
12 7 (3.57%) GIAC
12 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (3.57%) CEH
13 6 (3.06%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 18 (9.18%) Nmap
2 15 (7.65%) Snort
3 9 (4.59%) ProxySG
3 9 (4.59%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.06%) vSphere
5 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.53%) XenApp
7 3 (1.53%) Firmware
7 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.51%) XenServer
9 1 (0.51%) Squid
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (9.18%) Nessus
3 15 (7.65%) FortiGate
4 12 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (4.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (4.08%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (3.57%) OpenView
7 7 (3.57%) Netcool
8 6 (3.06%) OPNET
9 5 (2.55%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (1.53%) SCCM
11 2 (1.02%) SCOM
11 2 (1.02%) Cisco IPCC
12 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
12 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.51%) Cacti
12 1 (0.51%) NSN NetAct
12 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 88 (44.90%) Cisco
2 45 (22.96%) HP
3 36 (18.37%) F5
4 29 (14.80%) Oracle
4 29 (14.80%) CheckPoint
5 25 (12.76%) Juniper
6 24 (12.24%) SolarWinds
7 20 (10.20%) Blue Coat
8 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
9 13 (6.63%) Nortel
9 13 (6.63%) VMware
10 10 (5.10%) Riverbed
11 9 (4.59%) Websense
11 9 (4.59%) Citrix
12 8 (4.08%) IBM
12 8 (4.08%) Bloomberg
13 7 (3.57%) Radware
13 7 (3.57%) Crossbeam
14 6 (3.06%) NetScout
14 6 (3.06%) Reuters
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Experis Ltd
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