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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireshark
Rank 538 516 544
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +28
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 75 80 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 1.10% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 20
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£388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £30.75 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.75 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +4.65%

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
7765 7290 7080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.16% 13.78% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4374 3937 3592
Average daily rate £363 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 393 529
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.66 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

Wireshark Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 July 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 -16 72 £388 +10.71% 70
South East -6 30 £310 -4.61% 17
London -9 21 £435 +2.35% 14
Berkshire +24 18 £169 -44.21% 4
South West -7 12 £450 +71.42% 10
Newbury - 12 - - 1
Gloucestershire +4 10 £450 - 4
Cheltenham - 10 £443 - 3
Aylesbury - 5 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £200 - 6
Surrey +1 4 £500 -4.76% 2
West Midlands +2 3 £300 +100.00% 5
Guildford 0 3 - - 1
Hampshire -8 3 £310 -4.61% 1
Slough +4 2 - - 2
City of London -1 2 £363 - 3
Belfast -2 2 £475 -
County Antrim -2 2 £475 -
Northern Ireland -3 2 £475 -
Southampton -4 2 £310 +58.97%
East Midlands -5 2 £320 +113.33% 1
North East - 2 £244 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £244 - 1
Gloucester - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 £300 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £244 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £320 -
Reading +3 1 £118 - 1
Bristol -3 1 - - 3

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 75 (41.90%) TCP/IP
2 71 (39.66%) Firewall
3 61 (34.08%) Cisco
4 51 (28.49%) DNS
5 44 (24.58%) F5
6 43 (24.02%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (22.91%) ITIL
7 41 (22.91%) SolarWinds
8 39 (21.79%) Telecoms
9 38 (21.23%) Windows
10 37 (20.67%) Linux
11 36 (20.11%) Load Balancing
12 35 (19.55%) Network Security
12 35 (19.55%) Juniper
12 35 (19.55%) VPN
13 33 (18.44%) Wireless
14 32 (17.88%) WAN
14 32 (17.88%) DHCP
14 32 (17.88%) Security Cleared
15 31 (17.32%) 4G
15 31 (17.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 31 (17.32%) CheckPoint
15 31 (17.32%) 3G
15 31 (17.32%) Python
16 29 (16.20%) SSL
16 29 (16.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 29 (16.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 29 (16.20%) Network Architecture
16 29 (16.20%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (15.64%) HP Quality Center

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (5.59%) IIS
2 7 (3.91%) Apache
3 6 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.12%) Jetty
4 2 (1.12%) nginx
4 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.12%) MS Office
2 2 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (10.61%) RMDS
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (41.90%) TCP/IP
2 71 (39.66%) Firewall
3 51 (28.49%) DNS
4 35 (19.55%) VPN
4 35 (19.55%) Network Security
5 33 (18.44%) Wireless
6 32 (17.88%) WAN
6 32 (17.88%) DHCP
7 31 (17.32%) 3G
7 31 (17.32%) 4G
7 31 (17.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 29 (16.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 29 (16.20%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (16.20%) SSL
9 28 (15.64%) Multicast
10 25 (13.97%) VLAN
11 24 (13.41%) LAN
12 23 (12.85%) OSPF
13 22 (12.29%) IPsec
13 22 (12.29%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (6.15%) Subversion
3 10 (5.59%) ClearCase
3 10 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.47%) LoadRunner
5 7 (3.91%) Metasploit
6 4 (2.23%) Fiddler
6 4 (2.23%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.68%) WinDbg
8 2 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.12%) GDB
8 2 (1.12%) JIRA
8 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.56%) TestLink
9 1 (0.56%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.56%) Selenium
9 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.56%) JMeter
9 1 (0.56%) NUnit
9 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
General
1 39 (21.79%) Telecoms
2 28 (15.64%) Finance
3 6 (3.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.23%) Back Office
4 4 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Electronics
5 2 (1.12%) Front Office
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 47 (26.26%) Network Engineer
2 30 (16.76%) Analyst
3 23 (12.85%) Consultant
4 21 (11.73%) Network Consultant
5 20 (11.17%) Tester
6 19 (10.61%) Test Engineer
7 18 (10.06%) Test Analyst
8 16 (8.94%) Developer
9 14 (7.82%) Security Engineer
10 12 (6.70%) C++ Developer
11 11 (6.15%) Technical Tester
12 10 (5.59%) Network Security Engineer
12 10 (5.59%) Security Consultant
12 10 (5.59%) Firewall Consultant
13 9 (5.03%) Network Security Consultant
14 8 (4.47%) Senior Network Engineer
15 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (3.91%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
16 5 (2.79%) Splunk Analyst
16 5 (2.79%) OAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.17%) Rendezvous
2 12 (6.70%) .NET
3 11 (6.15%) STL
4 9 (5.03%) Web Services
5 7 (3.91%) LAMP
6 6 (3.35%) HTML
7 5 (2.79%) SOAP
7 5 (2.79%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.79%) CSS
7 5 (2.79%) WCF
8 4 (2.23%) XMPP
9 3 (1.68%) LINQ
9 3 (1.68%) Ajax
10 2 (1.12%) JSP
10 2 (1.12%) ADO.NET
10 2 (1.12%) XML
10 2 (1.12%) REST
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 2 (1.12%) FastCGI
10 2 (1.12%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 27 (15.08%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.82%) Client/Server
4 13 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.70%) Mobile App
6 9 (5.03%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.68%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.68%) CESG
7 3 (1.68%) PKI
8 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 2 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.56%) e-Health
9 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.23%) Windows
2 37 (20.67%) Linux
3 21 (11.73%) UNIX
4 6 (3.35%) Solaris
5 4 (2.23%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.68%) Debian
7 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.91%) ITIL
2 36 (20.11%) Load Balancing
3 29 (16.20%) Network Architecture
4 24 (13.41%) Change Management
5 22 (12.29%) Service Management
6 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (9.50%) Test Scripting
8 16 (8.94%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (7.82%) Test Management
9 14 (7.82%) Validation
10 13 (7.26%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (6.70%) OO
12 11 (6.15%) OOD
12 11 (6.15%) Project Management
12 11 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (6.15%) Test Planning
13 10 (5.59%) Integration Testing
13 10 (5.59%) Test Automation
14 9 (5.03%) System Testing
14 9 (5.03%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.32%) Python
2 23 (12.85%) Perl
3 21 (11.73%) C++
4 15 (8.38%) Ruby
5 13 (7.26%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.15%) C#
7 9 (5.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.03%) VB
8 7 (3.91%) Java
8 7 (3.91%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.35%) C
9 6 (3.35%) SQL
10 5 (2.79%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.23%) Ada
12 3 (1.68%) VBScript
13 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (24.02%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (17.88%) Security Cleared
3 22 (12.29%) DV Cleared
3 22 (12.29%) CCNP
4 21 (11.73%) CISSP
5 19 (10.61%) CCNA
6 13 (7.26%) Degree
7 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.03%) CCIE
8 6 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.79%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.79%) HND
10 4 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (1.12%) CCSA
11 2 (1.12%) CCSE
12 1 (0.56%) CEH
12 1 (0.56%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.56%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) SLA
2 6 (3.35%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.82%) Active Directory
1 14 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.47%) XenDesktop
3 7 (3.91%) Snort
3 7 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.91%) VirtualBox
3 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.79%) XenApp
4 5 (2.79%) HDFS
5 3 (1.68%) vSphere
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.12%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.56%) NFS
7 1 (0.56%) NDS
7 1 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 28 (15.64%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.59%) Nessus
2 10 (5.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (5.03%) Nmap
4 7 (3.91%) Nagios
4 7 (3.91%) OPNET
5 6 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.79%) Zenoss
7 4 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (2.23%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.68%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (1.68%) Iperf
9 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.12%) Puppet
9 2 (1.12%) MOM
9 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.12%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (34.08%) Cisco
2 44 (24.58%) F5
3 41 (22.91%) SolarWinds
4 35 (19.55%) Juniper
5 31 (17.32%) CheckPoint
6 27 (15.08%) HP
6 27 (15.08%) Blue Coat
6 27 (15.08%) NetScout
7 23 (12.85%) Lancope
8 21 (11.73%) Bloomberg
9 20 (11.17%) TIBCO
9 20 (11.17%) LogLogic
10 19 (10.61%) TippingPoint
10 19 (10.61%) Tufin
11 18 (10.06%) Tradeweb
11 18 (10.06%) Radianz
12 15 (8.38%) VMware
13 12 (6.70%) Riverbed
14 11 (6.15%) Splunk
15 10 (5.59%) Citrix
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