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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireshark
Rank 480 511 485
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -26
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 96 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.83% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £270
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.72 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.57% -
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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +20 83 £403 +8.78% 39
South East -5 38 £293 -11.36% 17
South West -12 16 £495 - 4
Berkshire +12 15 £113 -62.50% 7
London -19 15 £405 +8.00% 10
Surrey - 14 £440 - 4
Gloucestershire - 12 £495 - 1
East Midlands - 9 £360 - 3
Newbury - 8 £111 -
Hampshire -17 6 £440 +31.34% 3
Cheltenham - 6 £495 -
City of London +13 5 £410 +7.54% 4
Bristol -6 4 - - 1
Reading - 3 £113 - 4
Nottingham - 2 £238 - 2
Guildford - 2 £440 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £238 - 2
North West - 2 £425 - 2
East of England +4 1 £250 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 £475 - 2
Staines - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 92 (43.81%) Cisco
2 86 (40.95%) Firewall
3 84 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 58 (27.62%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (25.24%) Windows
6 51 (24.29%) Linux
6 51 (24.29%) Juniper
7 47 (22.38%) DNS
7 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
7 47 (22.38%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (21.90%) F5
9 44 (20.95%) DV Cleared
10 41 (19.52%) Blue Coat
11 40 (19.05%) Telecoms
11 40 (19.05%) CheckPoint
12 38 (18.10%) UNIX
13 37 (17.62%) Network Architecture
14 36 (17.14%) SolarWinds
15 35 (16.67%) HP
16 33 (15.71%) DHCP
16 33 (15.71%) LAN
16 33 (15.71%) WAN
17 32 (15.24%) CCNA
18 29 (13.81%) Network Security
19 28 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
19 28 (13.33%) Multicast
19 28 (13.33%) ITIL
19 28 (13.33%) Finance
20 27 (12.86%) SSL
20 27 (12.86%) OSPF

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (1.90%) Lync
2 2 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (11.90%) RMDS
2 8 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (40.95%) Firewall
2 84 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 47 (22.38%) DNS
3 47 (22.38%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (15.71%) DHCP
4 33 (15.71%) LAN
4 33 (15.71%) WAN
5 29 (13.81%) Network Security
6 28 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (13.33%) Multicast
7 27 (12.86%) SSL
7 27 (12.86%) OSPF
8 26 (12.38%) BGP
9 24 (11.43%) Internet
10 23 (10.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 20 (9.52%) 3G
11 20 (9.52%) Wireless
12 19 (9.05%) HTTP
12 19 (9.05%) 4G
13 18 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 14 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 10 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (4.76%) Fiddler
4 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.81%) JUnit
5 8 (3.81%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.33%) DbUnit
7 6 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.86%) Subversion
8 3 (1.43%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.48%) Selenium
9 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.48%) TestLink
9 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 40 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.33%) Finance
3 8 (3.81%) Banking
4 6 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.38%) Electronics
6 3 (1.43%) Games
6 3 (1.43%) Back Office
6 3 (1.43%) Billing
7 2 (0.95%) Marketing
7 2 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (21.90%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.19%) Analyst
3 23 (10.95%) Security Engineer
4 22 (10.48%) Tester
5 19 (9.05%) Test Engineer
6 18 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (8.57%) Consultant
7 17 (8.10%) Network Consultant
8 14 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 14 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.24%) Developer
10 10 (4.76%) Firewall Consultant
10 10 (4.76%) Market Data Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) C++ Developer
12 8 (3.81%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.81%) Support Engineer
13 7 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
14 6 (2.86%) Network Operations Engineer
14 6 (2.86%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.48%) .NET
2 16 (7.62%) Rendezvous
3 9 (4.29%) HTML
3 9 (4.29%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.81%) JSP
4 8 (3.81%) jQuery
5 6 (2.86%) STL
5 6 (2.86%) Web Services
6 5 (2.38%) WAP
7 4 (1.90%) CGI
7 4 (1.90%) SOAP
7 4 (1.90%) MFC
8 3 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.48%) WCF
9 1 (0.48%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.48%) LINQ
9 1 (0.48%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.48%) CSS
9 1 (0.48%) XML
9 1 (0.48%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.62%) PKI
2 16 (7.62%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.90%) Open Source
6 3 (1.43%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.43%) NHS
6 3 (1.43%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.43%) Handset
7 2 (0.95%) EPoS
7 2 (0.95%) CESG
7 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
8 1 (0.48%) IVR
8 1 (0.48%) DTV
8 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.24%) Windows
2 51 (24.29%) Linux
3 38 (18.10%) UNIX
4 10 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.29%) CentOS
5 9 (4.29%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.81%) Windows 2000
6 8 (3.81%) Android
6 8 (3.81%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.90%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.43%) Solaris
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) Debian
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.62%) Network Architecture
2 28 (13.33%) ITIL
3 25 (11.90%) Change Management
3 25 (11.90%) Load Balancing
4 21 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (9.05%) Service Management
6 18 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 18 (8.57%) Test Scripting
7 16 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.14%) Migration
9 14 (6.67%) System Testing
9 14 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (5.24%) Low Latency
10 11 (5.24%) Integration Testing
10 11 (5.24%) Network Design
10 11 (5.24%) Software Testing
11 10 (4.76%) Regression Testing
11 10 (4.76%) OOD
11 10 (4.76%) Test Strategy
12 9 (4.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.00%) C++
1 21 (10.00%) Python
2 20 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 15 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.67%) SQL
5 11 (5.24%) Perl
5 11 (5.24%) C
6 10 (4.76%) Java
6 10 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.29%) C#
8 7 (3.33%) Ruby
9 4 (1.90%) AppleScript
10 2 (0.95%) VB
10 2 (0.95%) Ada
11 1 (0.48%) Erlang
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (27.62%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
3 44 (20.95%) DV Cleared
4 32 (15.24%) CCNA
5 22 (10.48%) CISSP
5 22 (10.48%) Degree
6 19 (9.05%) CCNP
7 17 (8.10%) CCIE
8 15 (7.14%) ISTQB
9 14 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (5.24%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.86%) CCSA
11 6 (2.86%) CCSP
11 6 (2.86%) HND
11 6 (2.86%) CCSE
12 5 (2.38%) CEH
12 5 (2.38%) SSCP
12 5 (2.38%) GIAC
12 5 (2.38%) GCIH
12 5 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) SLA
1 5 (2.38%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (6.19%) Snort
2 10 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 9 (4.29%) Nmap
4 8 (3.81%) vSphere
5 7 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.95%) Squid
8 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.48%) NFS
8 1 (0.48%) NDS
8 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) Firmware
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 21 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.76%) Nessus
3 8 (3.81%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.38%) OpenView
4 5 (2.38%) Netcool
4 5 (2.38%) OPNET
4 5 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.90%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.95%) SCOM
7 2 (0.95%) Cacti
8 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 92 (43.81%) Cisco
2 51 (24.29%) Juniper
3 46 (21.90%) F5
4 41 (19.52%) Blue Coat
5 40 (19.05%) CheckPoint
6 36 (17.14%) SolarWinds
7 35 (16.67%) HP
8 26 (12.38%) Bloomberg
9 20 (9.52%) NetScout
9 20 (9.52%) Oracle
9 20 (9.52%) LogLogic
10 16 (7.62%) TIBCO
11 15 (7.14%) Radianz
11 15 (7.14%) Tufin
11 15 (7.14%) TippingPoint
11 15 (7.14%) Tradeweb
12 14 (6.67%) VMware
13 11 (5.24%) Nortel
14 9 (4.29%) Reuters
15 8 (3.81%) Fortinet
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