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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 519 544 549
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 87 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.066% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 20 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +33 83 £325 -16.66% 26
London +29 35 £419 +6.68% 13
South East +1 21 £325 - 9
South West -24 13 £300 - 1
Wiltshire -8 9 £300 -
Berkshire +15 8 £350 - 3
Hampshire - 8 £195 - 4
Swindon - 6 £269 -
West Midlands - 5 £150 - 1
Slough +3 4 £255 - 1
City of London +19 3 £538 +48.27% 6
East of England -25 3 £338 +12.50% 1
Bedford -3 2 £344 +14.58%
Bedfordshire -19 2 £344 +14.58%
Bracknell - 2 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £195 - 2
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £263 -
East Midlands - 1 £150 - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 65 (39.88%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) Linux
2 48 (29.45%) UNIX
3 46 (28.22%) Cisco
4 43 (26.38%) TCP/IP
4 43 (26.38%) HP
4 43 (26.38%) Firewall
5 42 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (22.09%) .NET
7 34 (20.86%) SSL
8 32 (19.63%) HTML
8 32 (19.63%) JavaScript
8 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
9 29 (17.79%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (17.18%) DNS
10 28 (17.18%) CCNP
11 27 (16.56%) Oracle
11 27 (16.56%) Validation
12 26 (15.95%) Nmap
12 26 (15.95%) Software Testing
12 26 (15.95%) ISTQB
13 25 (15.34%) Nessus
13 25 (15.34%) Test Scripting
13 25 (15.34%) ASP.NET
13 25 (15.34%) LAN
14 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (14.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 22 (13.50%) DV Cleared
16 22 (13.50%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (13.50%) HTTP

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (11.66%) IIS
2 12 (7.36%) Apache
3 9 (5.52%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.84%) CMS
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.61%) Lync
7 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.07%) MS Office
3 4 (2.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (12.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.07%) SaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (26.38%) TCP/IP
1 43 (26.38%) Firewall
2 34 (20.86%) SSL
3 28 (17.18%) DNS
4 25 (15.34%) LAN
5 22 (13.50%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (13.50%) HTTP
6 21 (12.88%) HTTPS
6 21 (12.88%) tcpdump
7 18 (11.04%) WAN
8 16 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (9.82%) LDAP
8 16 (9.82%) BGP
9 15 (9.20%) Wireless
10 14 (8.59%) NetScaler
10 14 (8.59%) VoIP
10 14 (8.59%) OSPF
11 13 (7.98%) DHCP
12 12 (7.36%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (7.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Fiddler
2 12 (7.36%) Maven
3 11 (6.75%) LoadRunner
3 11 (6.75%) Subversion
4 8 (4.91%) Ant
5 7 (4.29%) JIRA
6 5 (3.07%) WinDbg
6 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.07%) Selenium
6 5 (3.07%) JUnit
7 4 (2.45%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.45%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.45%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (2.45%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.45%) DbUnit
8 3 (1.84%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.84%) JBehave
8 3 (1.84%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.84%) PostSharp
8 3 (1.84%) MSI
General
1 15 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.52%) Finance
3 5 (3.07%) Billing
4 4 (2.45%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.45%) Electronics
4 4 (2.45%) Marketing
5 3 (1.84%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (16.56%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.34%) Analyst
3 22 (13.50%) Tester
4 16 (9.82%) Test Analyst
5 13 (7.98%) Test Engineer
5 13 (7.98%) Security Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Consultant
7 10 (6.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (6.13%) Administrator
8 9 (5.52%) Network Administrator
9 8 (4.91%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Performance Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Performance Tester
11 6 (3.68%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.07%) Architect
12 5 (3.07%) Network Consultant
12 5 (3.07%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.09%) .NET
2 32 (19.63%) HTML
3 25 (15.34%) ASP.NET
4 20 (12.27%) JSP
5 12 (7.36%) Web Services
6 7 (4.29%) REST
6 7 (4.29%) SOAP
7 6 (3.68%) HTML5
8 5 (3.07%) XML
8 5 (3.07%) JAAS
9 4 (2.45%) CSS
9 4 (2.45%) jQuery
10 3 (1.84%) OpenID
10 3 (1.84%) Cocoa Touch
10 3 (1.84%) Autofac
10 3 (1.84%) JSON
10 3 (1.84%) OAuth
10 3 (1.84%) Flash
10 3 (1.84%) Cocoa
11 2 (1.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Mobile App
1 12 (7.36%) PKI
2 7 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.45%) IPTV
3 4 (2.45%) Open Source
4 3 (1.84%) Video on Demand
4 3 (1.84%) Spread Betting
4 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.84%) Streaming Video
4 3 (1.84%) Handset
5 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.23%) DTV
5 2 (1.23%) EPoS
5 2 (1.23%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) Firmware
5 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 65 (39.88%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) Linux
2 48 (29.45%) UNIX
3 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
5 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (12.27%) Windows 2000
7 9 (5.52%) Android
8 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.84%) HPUX
11 2 (1.23%) Solaris
11 2 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.61%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.56%) Validation
2 26 (15.95%) Software Testing
3 25 (15.34%) Test Scripting
4 20 (12.27%) Test Strategy
4 20 (12.27%) Workflow
5 17 (10.43%) Load Balancing
6 15 (9.20%) ITIL
6 15 (9.20%) Performance Testing
7 14 (8.59%) Knowledge Management
8 13 (7.98%) Scrum
9 12 (7.36%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.13%) Migration
11 9 (5.52%) DevOps
12 8 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.91%) Regression Testing
12 8 (4.91%) Security Testing
12 8 (4.91%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (4.91%) BDD
13 7 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (4.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.63%) JavaScript
2 22 (13.50%) Java
3 13 (7.98%) Python
4 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.75%) SQL
5 10 (6.13%) C++
6 9 (5.52%) Perl
7 8 (4.91%) C
8 7 (4.29%) Ruby
9 5 (3.07%) C#
10 3 (1.84%) Tcl
10 3 (1.84%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.23%) VB
11 2 (1.23%) Erlang
11 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) Groovy
12 1 (0.61%) XQuery
12 1 (0.61%) PHP
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
3 28 (17.18%) CCNP
4 26 (15.95%) ISTQB
5 23 (14.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (13.50%) DV Cleared
7 21 (12.88%) CCNA
8 19 (11.66%) SC Cleared
9 15 (9.20%) Degree
10 10 (6.13%) CISSP
11 9 (5.52%) ISEB
12 8 (4.91%) CCDP
13 6 (3.68%) GCIH
13 6 (3.68%) CCVP
13 6 (3.68%) CCSP
14 5 (3.07%) CCSE
14 5 (3.07%) CCIE
14 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (3.07%) GCIA
14 5 (3.07%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.36%) SLA
2 9 (5.52%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (15.95%) Nmap
2 8 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.68%) Snort
4 5 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.84%) XenApp
6 3 (1.84%) Cygwin
6 3 (1.84%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) XenServer
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (17.79%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (15.34%) Nessus
3 10 (6.13%) Puppet
3 10 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.52%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (3.07%) OpenSSO
7 4 (2.45%) SCCM
8 3 (1.84%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (1.23%) OpenView
9 2 (1.23%) Netcool
9 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.61%) SCOM
10 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.61%) OPNET
Vendors
1 46 (28.22%) Cisco
2 43 (26.38%) HP
3 27 (16.56%) Oracle
4 15 (9.20%) CheckPoint
4 15 (9.20%) SolarWinds
5 14 (8.59%) F5
6 13 (7.98%) Citrix
7 12 (7.36%) VMware
7 12 (7.36%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.52%) ForgeRock
8 9 (5.52%) IBM
9 8 (4.91%) Websense
10 6 (3.68%) BT
10 6 (3.68%) Remedy
10 6 (3.68%) Sun
10 6 (3.68%) Agilent
10 6 (3.68%) NetScout
10 6 (3.68%) Riverbed
11 5 (3.07%) Akamai
12 4 (2.45%) Juniper
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