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 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 497 517 547
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +30
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 118 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.099% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 0.73% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 33 21
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£363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
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 £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 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 22 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 +31 109 £370 -12.94% 30
London +52 54 £394 -0.63% 9
South East -3 34 £405 -4.70% 12
Surrey +9 10 £450 +80.00%
Berkshire +2 9 £373 -12.35% 4
Hampshire -19 6 £335 - 5
South West -28 6 £269 -10.41% 4
Guildford -6 5 £450 -
City of London +20 4 £475 +7.04%
East of England -21 4 £260 -3.25% 2
North West - 4 £175 -
Slough - 4 £370 -
West Midlands - 3 £150 -
Scotland - 2 £370 -
East Midlands - 2 £525 - 1
Southampton - 2 £335 - 1
Bedford +6 1 £338 +12.50%
Reading 0 1 £375 -11.76% 3
East Sussex -13 1 £275 - 1
Bedfordshire -19 1 £338 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Romsey - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 80 (42.33%) Windows
2 73 (38.62%) Cisco
3 63 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 63 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (32.80%) Firewall
5 56 (29.63%) Linux
6 49 (25.93%) HP
7 46 (24.34%) UNIX
8 44 (23.28%) .NET
9 42 (22.22%) DNS
10 40 (21.16%) Security Cleared
11 39 (20.63%) LAN
12 37 (19.58%) CCNA
13 35 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
14 33 (17.46%) SSL
14 33 (17.46%) Oracle
15 31 (16.40%) WAN
15 31 (16.40%) DV Cleared
16 30 (15.87%) JavaScript
16 30 (15.87%) CCNP
17 27 (14.29%) HTTP
17 27 (14.29%) tcpdump
17 27 (14.29%) F5
18 26 (13.76%) BGP
19 25 (13.23%) ASP.NET
19 25 (13.23%) Wireless
20 24 (12.70%) Test Strategy
20 24 (12.70%) Nessus
20 24 (12.70%) Nmap

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (6.35%) IIS
2 5 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Lync
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (10.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.12%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 62 (32.80%) Firewall
3 42 (22.22%) DNS
4 39 (20.63%) LAN
5 35 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (17.46%) SSL
7 31 (16.40%) WAN
8 27 (14.29%) HTTP
8 27 (14.29%) tcpdump
9 26 (13.76%) BGP
10 25 (13.23%) Wireless
11 23 (12.17%) OSPF
12 22 (11.64%) HTTPS
13 20 (10.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (10.05%) DHCP
15 16 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (7.94%) NetScaler
17 14 (7.41%) Cisco IPT
17 14 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
18 13 (6.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (10.58%) LoadRunner
2 15 (7.94%) Fiddler
3 10 (5.29%) JUnit
4 9 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (4.76%) ClearCase
5 8 (4.23%) DbUnit
5 8 (4.23%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.17%) WinDbg
7 5 (2.65%) JIRA
8 3 (1.59%) Selenium
8 3 (1.59%) PostSharp
8 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.59%) MSI
8 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.06%) ProC
9 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.06%) Maven
10 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.53%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.53%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (7.94%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.23%) Billing
4 7 (3.70%) Banking
5 6 (3.17%) Games
6 5 (2.65%) Electronics
7 4 (2.12%) Marketing
7 4 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.59%) Retail
9 2 (1.06%) Back Office
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
10 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (19.58%) Analyst
1 37 (19.58%) Network Engineer
2 21 (11.11%) Tester
2 21 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 16 (8.47%) Test Analyst
4 15 (7.94%) Security Engineer
4 15 (7.94%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (6.35%) Network Administrator
5 12 (6.35%) Administrator
6 11 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Consultant
9 7 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Network Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.28%) .NET
2 25 (13.23%) ASP.NET
3 21 (11.11%) HTML
4 19 (10.05%) JSP
5 9 (4.76%) jQuery
6 6 (3.17%) Web Services
7 5 (2.65%) REST
7 5 (2.65%) SOAP
8 4 (2.12%) WAP
8 4 (2.12%) CSS
8 4 (2.12%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.59%) WCF
9 3 (1.59%) Autofac
9 3 (1.59%) XML
10 2 (1.06%) ADO.NET
10 2 (1.06%) RESTful
10 2 (1.06%) OpenID
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 2 (1.06%) FastCGI
10 2 (1.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.35%) PKI
4 10 (5.29%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.17%) Open Source
6 6 (3.17%) Spread Betting
7 5 (2.65%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (2.12%) EPoS
9 3 (1.59%) DTV
9 3 (1.59%) Handset
9 3 (1.59%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.06%) User Experience
10 2 (1.06%) NHS
10 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.06%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.06%) IPTV
10 2 (1.06%) SCADA
11 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 80 (42.33%) Windows
2 56 (29.63%) Linux
3 46 (24.34%) UNIX
4 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (11.64%) Windows XP
6 21 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (10.05%) Windows 2000
8 8 (4.23%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.23%) CentOS
8 8 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.70%) Android
9 7 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.12%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.06%) Solaris
11 2 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.53%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.70%) Test Strategy
1 24 (12.70%) Software Testing
2 22 (11.64%) Test Scripting
3 21 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 21 (11.11%) Validation
4 19 (10.05%) Workflow
5 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.52%) ITIL
6 16 (8.47%) Migration
7 15 (7.94%) Performance Testing
7 15 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (7.94%) Performance Analysis
7 15 (7.94%) Network Architecture
7 15 (7.94%) Scrum
8 14 (7.41%) Low Latency
8 14 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
9 11 (5.82%) SIEM
9 11 (5.82%) Test Automation
9 11 (5.82%) Change Management
10 10 (5.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.87%) JavaScript
2 22 (11.64%) SQL
3 14 (7.41%) Python
4 12 (6.35%) Java
5 11 (5.82%) C#
6 10 (5.29%) C++
7 9 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.17%) Ruby
9 5 (2.65%) Perl
10 4 (2.12%) AppleScript
10 4 (2.12%) C
10 4 (2.12%) VB
11 3 (1.59%) Erlang
12 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.06%) PHP
12 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
13 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (21.16%) Security Cleared
3 37 (19.58%) CCNA
4 31 (16.40%) DV Cleared
5 30 (15.87%) CCNP
6 22 (11.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (10.58%) ISTQB
7 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
8 19 (10.05%) Degree
9 13 (6.88%) CISSP
10 12 (6.35%) CCIE
11 9 (4.76%) GCIH
11 9 (4.76%) CCDP
12 8 (4.23%) CCSP
13 7 (3.70%) CEH
13 7 (3.70%) CCSE
13 7 (3.70%) GIAC
13 7 (3.70%) CCSA
13 7 (3.70%) CCVP
14 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) SLA
2 8 (4.23%) QA
3 4 (2.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (12.70%) Nmap
2 14 (7.41%) Snort
3 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.65%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.59%) XenApp
7 2 (1.06%) Firmware
7 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.06%) vSphere
7 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.53%) XenServer
8 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (12.70%) Nessus
3 11 (5.82%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (5.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (4.76%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (3.17%) OPNET
8 5 (2.65%) SCCM
8 5 (2.65%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (2.12%) Netcool
9 4 (2.12%) OpenView
10 3 (1.59%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
12 1 (0.53%) SCOM
12 1 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.53%) Puppet
12 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 73 (38.62%) Cisco
2 49 (25.93%) HP
3 33 (17.46%) Oracle
4 27 (14.29%) F5
5 22 (11.64%) SolarWinds
6 19 (10.05%) CheckPoint
7 18 (9.52%) Juniper
8 17 (8.99%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.35%) Citrix
10 10 (5.29%) Nortel
11 9 (4.76%) Agilent
11 9 (4.76%) Riverbed
11 9 (4.76%) Websense
11 9 (4.76%) VMware
11 9 (4.76%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.17%) Remedy
12 6 (3.17%) Sun
12 6 (3.17%) IBM
12 6 (3.17%) BT
12 6 (3.17%) ArcSight
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £220 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago