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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireshark
Rank 488 525 509
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 102 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 0.91% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 16
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£335 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £400 £270
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.72 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.72 £33.75 -
% change year-on-year
+26.57% -

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
7976 6895 6994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.94% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4359 3571 3404
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 £205 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 415 582
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 +32 90 £360 -2.70% 46
South East -7 41 £175 -46.96% 25
London +12 22 £383 +0.32% 11
Berkshire +10 16 £150 -27.27% 12
South West 0 16 £450 - 6
Surrey - 16 - -
Gloucestershire - 12 £450 - 2
City of London +16 8 £450 +10.09% 6
Newbury +1 8 £175 +55.55%
Cheltenham - 7 £450 - 2
Hampshire -13 6 £475 +41.79% 6
East Midlands - 6 £360 - 1
Bristol -2 4 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £525 - 1
East of England +10 2 £250 -28.57% 1
Reading -2 2 £113 - 8
Nottingham - 2 £238 -
West Midlands - 2 £179 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £238 -
Kent - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +3 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 86 (42.79%) Cisco
2 81 (40.30%) Firewall
3 79 (39.30%) TCP/IP
4 49 (24.38%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (23.88%) Juniper
6 47 (23.38%) DNS
6 47 (23.38%) Security Cleared
7 46 (22.89%) Telecoms
7 46 (22.89%) Blue Coat
8 44 (21.89%) DV Cleared
9 43 (21.39%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (21.39%) F5
9 43 (21.39%) Windows
10 41 (20.40%) CheckPoint
10 41 (20.40%) SolarWinds
10 41 (20.40%) Network Architecture
11 40 (19.90%) ITIL
12 38 (18.91%) Linux
13 34 (16.92%) Management Information System
14 33 (16.42%) Bloomberg
14 33 (16.42%) DHCP
15 31 (15.42%) SSL
15 31 (15.42%) RMDS
15 31 (15.42%) Network Security
16 30 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (14.93%) Finance
16 30 (14.93%) HP
17 29 (14.43%) CCNA
17 29 (14.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 29 (14.43%) NetScout

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (2.49%) IIS
2 4 (1.99%) Lync
3 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.50%) Apache
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.50%) Jetty
3 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) MS Office
1 2 (1.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (15.42%) RMDS
2 7 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (40.30%) Firewall
2 79 (39.30%) TCP/IP
3 47 (23.38%) DNS
4 43 (21.39%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (16.42%) DHCP
6 31 (15.42%) SSL
6 31 (15.42%) Network Security
7 30 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (14.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 28 (13.93%) Multicast
10 27 (13.43%) 4G
10 27 (13.43%) 3G
11 26 (12.94%) Internet
12 25 (12.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 24 (11.94%) LAN
14 23 (11.44%) Wireless
15 22 (10.95%) WAN
16 21 (10.45%) OSPF
16 21 (10.45%) HTTP
16 21 (10.45%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (6.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (6.47%) ClearCase
3 11 (5.47%) Fiddler
4 10 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.98%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.98%) Subversion
5 6 (2.99%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.49%) JUnit
6 3 (1.49%) TestPartner
6 3 (1.49%) DbUnit
6 3 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.49%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.50%) TestLink
8 1 (0.50%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.50%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.50%) JIRA
8 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 46 (22.89%) Telecoms
2 30 (14.93%) Finance
3 6 (2.99%) Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Electronics
5 3 (1.49%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (22.89%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.93%) Analyst
3 24 (11.94%) Consultant
4 23 (11.44%) Network Consultant
5 20 (9.95%) Test Engineer
5 20 (9.95%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.96%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (7.96%) Developer
6 16 (7.96%) Tester
7 14 (6.97%) C++ Developer
8 13 (6.47%) Firewall Consultant
9 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.98%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.98%) Market Data Engineer
11 9 (4.48%) Security Consultant
11 9 (4.48%) Network Security Consultant
12 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) Security Analyst
13 6 (2.99%) Architect
13 6 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.95%) Rendezvous
2 15 (7.46%) .NET
3 11 (5.47%) STL
4 10 (4.98%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.98%) HTML
5 7 (3.48%) Web Services
5 7 (3.48%) JSP
6 4 (1.99%) MFC
6 4 (1.99%) XMPP
6 4 (1.99%) WCF
6 4 (1.99%) CGI
7 3 (1.49%) WAP
7 3 (1.49%) Ajax
7 3 (1.49%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.49%) LINQ
7 3 (1.49%) jQuery
7 3 (1.49%) REST
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 3 (1.49%) FastCGI
7 3 (1.49%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.92%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.96%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.46%) Client/Server
4 13 (6.47%) PKI
5 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.49%) NHS
7 4 (1.99%) Open Source
8 3 (1.49%) CESG
8 3 (1.49%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Handset
10 1 (0.50%) IVR
10 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.39%) Windows
2 38 (18.91%) Linux
3 28 (13.93%) UNIX
4 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.48%) Windows 2000
4 7 (3.48%) Windows XP
4 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.99%) CentOS
6 4 (1.99%) Android
6 4 (1.99%) Solaris
6 4 (1.99%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.00%) Debian
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.40%) Network Architecture
2 40 (19.90%) ITIL
3 28 (13.93%) Load Balancing
4 25 (12.44%) Service Management
4 25 (12.44%) Change Management
5 21 (10.45%) Test Scripting
6 19 (9.45%) Network Monitoring
7 17 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.46%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (6.97%) OOD
10 12 (5.97%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.47%) Network Design
11 11 (5.47%) OO
11 11 (5.47%) System Testing
12 10 (4.98%) Integration Testing
13 9 (4.48%) SIEM
13 9 (4.48%) Migration
13 9 (4.48%) Project Management
13 9 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (3.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.93%) Python
2 25 (12.44%) C++
3 22 (10.95%) Bash Shell
4 18 (8.96%) Perl
5 15 (7.46%) Ruby
6 11 (5.47%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.47%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.47%) C
7 10 (4.98%) Java
8 7 (3.48%) C#
8 7 (3.48%) SQL
9 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.49%) PHP
10 2 (1.00%) Ada
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
11 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (24.38%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (23.38%) Security Cleared
3 44 (21.89%) DV Cleared
4 29 (14.43%) CCNA
5 28 (13.93%) CISSP
6 17 (8.46%) CCNP
6 17 (8.46%) Degree
7 14 (6.97%) ISTQB
8 12 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (5.47%) SC Cleared
9 11 (5.47%) CCIE
10 6 (2.99%) HND
11 5 (2.49%) SSCP
11 5 (2.49%) GIAC
11 5 (2.49%) CCSA
11 5 (2.49%) GCIH
11 5 (2.49%) CCSE
11 5 (2.49%) CEH
11 5 (2.49%) GPEN
11 5 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (6.97%) Snort
2 9 (4.48%) ProxySG
3 8 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.98%) vSphere
4 7 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.00%) Squid
6 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.50%) iptables
7 1 (0.50%) NFS
7 1 (0.50%) NDS
7 1 (0.50%) Firmware
7 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (7.96%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.98%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (4.48%) OPNET
5 8 (3.98%) Nessus
6 7 (3.48%) Nmap
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.49%) Netcool
8 3 (1.49%) OpenView
8 3 (1.49%) Iperf
9 2 (1.00%) MOM
9 2 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.00%) SCOM
9 2 (1.00%) Cacti
9 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 86 (42.79%) Cisco
2 48 (23.88%) Juniper
3 46 (22.89%) Blue Coat
4 43 (21.39%) F5
5 41 (20.40%) SolarWinds
5 41 (20.40%) CheckPoint
6 33 (16.42%) Bloomberg
7 30 (14.93%) HP
8 29 (14.43%) NetScout
9 26 (12.94%) LogLogic
10 22 (10.95%) TIBCO
11 21 (10.45%) Radianz
11 21 (10.45%) TippingPoint
11 21 (10.45%) Tradeweb
11 21 (10.45%) Tufin
12 16 (7.96%) VMware
13 13 (6.47%) Oracle
14 10 (4.98%) Reuters
15 8 (3.98%) Fortinet
16 7 (3.48%) Sun
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