The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 515 512 512
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 72 32 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.44% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 30
Average daily rate £396 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £225
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £28.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +72.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +72.72%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -60 55 £370 +9.62% 23
South East -9 20 £313 +15.74% 6
London -15 18 £398 -20.45% 3
Hampshire +15 12 £328 -43.04% 1
South West -11 11 - - 2
Scotland - 11 £400 - 2
Berkshire -13 7 £250 -7.40% 2
City of London -12 5 £430 -14.00%
East of England -23 4 £350 +32.07% 1
Reading - 4 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 2 - -
Bristol -11 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £350 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £350 - 1
Slough +8 1 £250 - 1
Southampton -9 1 £150 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 8
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (50.93%) UNIX
2 52 (48.15%) Windows
2 52 (48.15%) Linux
3 33 (30.56%) HTML
4 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
5 31 (28.70%) TCP/IP
6 29 (26.85%) SSL
7 26 (24.07%) Telecoms
7 26 (24.07%) ISTQB
8 25 (23.15%) Cisco
8 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 24 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (21.30%) Validation
10 23 (21.30%) HP
11 22 (20.37%) Java
11 22 (20.37%) Oracle
11 22 (20.37%) Nmap
12 21 (19.44%) Nessus
12 21 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
13 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
13 20 (18.52%) DV Cleared
13 20 (18.52%) Firewall
13 20 (18.52%) .NET
14 19 (17.59%) Web Services
14 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
14 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
15 18 (16.67%) JSP
15 18 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.11%) Apache
2 11 (10.19%) IIS
2 11 (10.19%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.70%) CMS
5 3 (2.78%) Confluence
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.85%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) PaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.70%) TCP/IP
2 29 (26.85%) SSL
3 20 (18.52%) Firewall
4 17 (15.74%) HTTPS
5 16 (14.81%) BGP
6 14 (12.96%) HTTP
7 13 (12.04%) LTE
7 13 (12.04%) DNS
8 12 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 12 (11.11%) WAN
8 12 (11.11%) LDAP
9 11 (10.19%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (10.19%) VLAN
9 11 (10.19%) HSRP
10 10 (9.26%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (9.26%) VPN
10 10 (9.26%) MPLS
10 10 (9.26%) LAN
10 10 (9.26%) VoIP
11 9 (8.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Fiddler
2 11 (10.19%) Maven
2 11 (10.19%) Subversion
3 8 (7.41%) Ant
4 7 (6.48%) JIRA
5 6 (5.56%) Selenium
6 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.78%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.78%) JBehave
8 3 (2.78%) Metasploit
8 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.78%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.85%) JUnit
9 2 (1.85%) JMeter
10 1 (0.93%) Paros
10 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.93%) Firebug
General
1 26 (24.07%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.41%) Games
3 5 (4.63%) Billing
4 4 (3.70%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.78%) Finance
5 3 (2.78%) Law
6 2 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Tester
2 16 (14.81%) Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Network Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Performance Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Developer
6 8 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Consultant
7 6 (5.56%) Technical Tester
7 6 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) IP Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Architect
9 4 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Network Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.56%) HTML
2 20 (18.52%) .NET
3 19 (17.59%) Web Services
4 18 (16.67%) JSP
5 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.48%) SOAP
6 7 (6.48%) HTML5
7 6 (5.56%) REST
7 6 (5.56%) XML
8 5 (4.63%) JAAS
9 4 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
9 4 (3.70%) OAuth
9 4 (3.70%) Flash
9 4 (3.70%) Cocoa
10 3 (2.78%) CSS
10 3 (2.78%) OpenID
10 3 (2.78%) Android SDK
11 2 (1.85%) HATEOAS
11 2 (1.85%) WebCenter
11 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) PKI
2 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.70%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.70%) NHS
3 4 (3.70%) IPTV
4 3 (2.78%) STB
4 3 (2.78%) Handset
4 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.78%) MPEG
4 3 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.85%) Open Source
5 2 (1.85%) Statistics
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.85%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.85%) IVR
6 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.93%) UNIX
2 52 (48.15%) Windows
2 52 (48.15%) Linux
3 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
6 17 (15.74%) Windows 2000
7 12 (11.11%) HPUX
8 11 (10.19%) Android
9 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.85%) Solaris
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 23 (21.30%) Validation
3 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
4 17 (15.74%) Workflow
5 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
6 11 (10.19%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (9.26%) Performance Testing
8 9 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.56%) Network Architecture
10 6 (5.56%) Network Management
10 6 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.56%) Scrum
10 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.63%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (4.63%) Network Design
11 5 (4.63%) Change Management
11 5 (4.63%) Regression Testing
11 5 (4.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.37%) Java
3 14 (12.96%) Shell Script
4 12 (11.11%) C
5 10 (9.26%) Python
5 10 (9.26%) C++
6 9 (8.33%) Perl
7 6 (5.56%) SQL
8 5 (4.63%) Ruby
9 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.78%) C#
11 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.85%) Tcl
12 1 (0.93%) VB
12 1 (0.93%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) Groovy
12 1 (0.93%) Erlang
12 1 (0.93%) R
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.07%) ISTQB
3 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.52%) DV Cleared
4 18 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (16.67%) CCNP
5 11 (10.19%) ISEB
6 9 (8.33%) Degree
7 8 (7.41%) CCNA
8 6 (5.56%) CCIE
9 5 (4.63%) CISSP
10 4 (3.70%) CCVP
11 2 (1.85%) CCA
11 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.85%) CCDP
11 2 (1.85%) GCIA
11 2 (1.85%) GCIH
12 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.93%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (20.37%) Nmap
2 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) Cygwin
4 2 (1.85%) XenApp
4 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.85%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.85%) Snort
5 1 (0.93%) NFS
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) Nessus
1 21 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (10.19%) Puppet
2 11 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.63%) OpenSSO
4 4 (3.70%) SCOM
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.78%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.93%) MIIS
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) Cisco
2 23 (21.30%) HP
3 22 (20.37%) Oracle
4 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.26%) F5
5 10 (9.26%) VMware
5 10 (9.26%) IBM
6 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 8 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.48%) Riverbed
7 7 (6.48%) ForgeRock
8 5 (4.63%) Sun
9 4 (3.70%) Agilent
9 4 (3.70%) Juniper
9 4 (3.70%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.70%) Google
10 3 (2.78%) Citrix
10 3 (2.78%) Akamai
11 2 (1.85%) WSO2
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