The table below looks at the statistics for Wireshark skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireshark over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireshark
UK
Rank 506 570 509
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -61
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 76 57 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 0.77% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 54
Median daily rate £400 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £328 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £42.75 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - £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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

Wireshark
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Wireshark as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireshark within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Wireshark Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Wireshark
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 74 £400 -8.57% 37
London +15 31 £425 -10.52% 7
South East +28 25 £350 -12.50% 16
South West +20 9 £450 - 3
Berkshire +18 9 £300 -4.76% 6
Surrey +19 8 £350 -26.31% 5
Reading +14 7 - - 5
Middlesex - 5 £350 -
Camberley - 5 - - 2
Canary Wharf - 4 £444 -
Salisbury - 4 £450 -
Wiltshire - 4 £450 -
City of London - 3 £450 - 5
Hampshire +13 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire +9 2 £398 - 2
West Midlands +4 2 £290 -31.76% 4
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £290 - 3
North West +28 1 - - 1
Cheltenham +10 1 £390 -
Milton Keynes +10 1 £400 -5.88%
Buckinghamshire +7 1 £400 -5.88%
New Malden -8 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireshark also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 86 (53.75%) Cisco
2 75 (46.88%) Firewall
3 68 (42.50%) TCP/IP
4 63 (39.38%) Linux
5 57 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (31.88%) Juniper
7 47 (29.38%) Windows
8 44 (27.50%) CheckPoint
9 42 (26.25%) CCNP
9 42 (26.25%) CCNA
10 39 (24.38%) Network Security
11 33 (20.63%) Security Cleared
11 33 (20.63%) LAN
12 32 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (19.38%) WAN
14 30 (18.75%) DHCP
14 30 (18.75%) Windows Server
15 29 (18.13%) tcpdump
16 28 (17.50%) DNS
17 27 (16.88%) Riverbed
18 25 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
19 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
19 24 (15.00%) Network Management
19 24 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
20 23 (14.38%) OSPF
20 23 (14.38%) VPN
20 23 (14.38%) ITIL
20 23 (14.38%) SQL
21 20 (12.50%) CISSP
22 19 (11.88%) Unix

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.50%) Apache
2 9 (5.63%) Confluence
3 7 (4.38%) Apache Qpid
3 7 (4.38%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.50%) IIS
6 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (3.13%) IaaS
4 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.25%) GitHub
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 75 (46.88%) Firewall
2 68 (42.50%) TCP/IP
3 39 (24.38%) Network Security
4 33 (20.63%) LAN
5 32 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (19.38%) WAN
7 30 (18.75%) DHCP
8 29 (18.13%) tcpdump
9 28 (17.50%) DNS
10 24 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (14.38%) OSPF
11 23 (14.38%) VPN
12 19 (11.88%) Wireless
13 17 (10.63%) SAN
14 16 (10.00%) Ethernet
14 16 (10.00%) VoIP
15 14 (8.75%) BGP
16 13 (8.13%) 2G
16 13 (8.13%) 3G
16 13 (8.13%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.13%) Ingres
3 4 (2.50%) MySQL
4 3 (1.88%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) JIRA
2 9 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.00%) Bitbucket
3 8 (5.00%) CMake
3 8 (5.00%) GDB
4 7 (4.38%) GoogleTest
4 7 (4.38%) Metasploit
4 7 (4.38%) Valgrind
5 6 (3.75%) Fiddler
6 5 (3.13%) GCC
6 5 (3.13%) Subversion
6 5 (3.13%) Trac
7 4 (2.50%) Selenium
8 3 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.25%) Hudson
9 2 (1.25%) PhantomJS
9 2 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (9.38%) Back Office
2 12 (7.50%) Finance
3 11 (6.88%) Advertising
4 10 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.13%) Banking
5 5 (3.13%) Legal
6 2 (1.25%) Games
6 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (8.75%) Consultant
3 13 (8.13%) Administrator
3 13 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (8.13%) Security Engineer
3 13 (8.13%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (7.50%) Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) C++ Developer
5 11 (6.88%) Developer
5 11 (6.88%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Network Administrator
6 10 (6.25%) Network Security Administrator
6 10 (6.25%) Security Administrator
7 9 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (5.63%) Information Security Administrator
7 9 (5.63%) Network Support
7 9 (5.63%) Security Consultant
8 8 (5.00%) Tester
9 7 (4.38%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.75%) Web Services
2 12 (7.50%) STL
3 5 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.88%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.88%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.88%) HTML
5 3 (1.88%) JSON
5 3 (1.88%) Middleware
5 3 (1.88%) Node.js
5 3 (1.88%) Pandas
5 3 (1.88%) REST
5 3 (1.88%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (1.25%) CSS
6 2 (1.25%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.25%) SOAP
6 2 (1.25%) XML
7 1 (0.63%) Java EE
7 1 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.63%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.38%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.38%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (2.50%) MPEG
5 4 (2.50%) STB
5 4 (2.50%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.88%) Clustering
6 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.88%) PlayStation
6 3 (1.88%) Statistics
6 3 (1.88%) Xbox
7 2 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.25%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.25%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.63%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 63 (39.38%) Linux
2 47 (29.38%) Windows
3 30 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.88%) Unix
5 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.88%) CentOS
6 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.63%) SUSE
8 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.25%) AIX
10 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.63%) Mandriva Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (15.00%) Network Management
3 23 (14.38%) ITIL
4 19 (11.88%) Information Security
5 16 (10.00%) DevOps
6 12 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.50%) DDoS Mitigation
6 12 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.50%) Network Architecture
7 10 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 9 (5.63%) Automated Testing
8 9 (5.63%) Network Design
8 9 (5.63%) Network Packet Capture
8 9 (5.63%) SIEM
9 8 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.00%) Scrum
9 8 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (4.38%) Memory Management
10 7 (4.38%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.38%) SQL
2 18 (11.25%) C++
3 17 (10.63%) Perl
3 17 (10.63%) Python
3 17 (10.63%) Ruby
4 15 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.50%) C
6 6 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.88%) Java
9 2 (1.25%) Ada
9 2 (1.25%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) C#
10 1 (0.63%) Go
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (26.25%) CCNA
2 42 (26.25%) CCNP
3 33 (20.63%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.50%) CISSP
5 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
6 16 (10.00%) CCIE
7 12 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 10 (6.25%) CCSE
9 9 (5.63%) CCSA
10 7 (4.38%) GIAC
10 7 (4.38%) ISTQB
10 7 (4.38%) SANS
11 6 (3.75%) ISEB
12 5 (3.13%) CCDA
12 5 (3.13%) JNCIA
12 5 (3.13%) JNCIP
12 5 (3.13%) JNCIS
13 4 (2.50%) Degree
14 1 (0.63%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) PCI DSS
2 10 (6.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.13%) Docker
2 13 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.25%) Firmware
4 2 (1.25%) Gluster
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) iptables
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.63%) NFS
5 1 (0.63%) pfSense
5 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) Nagios
2 8 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.00%) Nessus
2 8 (5.00%) SCOM
3 7 (4.38%) Nmap
4 6 (3.75%) EnCase
5 5 (3.13%) Ansible
6 2 (1.25%) SCCM
6 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.25%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Cacti
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.63%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) Puppet
7 1 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (53.75%) Cisco
2 51 (31.88%) Juniper
3 44 (27.50%) CheckPoint
4 27 (16.88%) Riverbed
5 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (10.63%) F5
7 16 (10.00%) Dell
7 16 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 14 (8.75%) VMware
9 13 (8.13%) Ericsson
9 13 (8.13%) Huawei
9 13 (8.13%) Nokia
9 13 (8.13%) Nokia Networks
10 11 (6.88%) Google
10 11 (6.88%) Infoblox
10 11 (6.88%) SolarWinds
11 10 (6.25%) HP
11 10 (6.25%) LogLogic
12 9 (5.63%) Splunk
13 8 (5.00%) Citrix
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