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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireshark
Rank 529 520 551
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +31
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 82 73 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 0.96% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £195 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%

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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 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
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 28 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 -10 81 £369 +9.25% 56
South East +1 34 £325 - 16
London 0 24 £435 +2.35% 8
Berkshire +18 18 £170 -51.42% 4
South West +6 14 £450 +50.00% 7
Gloucestershire +5 12 £450 -
Newbury - 12 - - 1
Cheltenham - 12 £443 -
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £325 -
Milton Keynes +2 5 £338 -
West Sussex - 5 £350 - 3
Surrey +6 4 £500 -4.76%
Guildford +3 3 - -
West Midlands 0 3 £300 +100.00% 4
Crawley - 3 £363 - 2
Slough +1 2 - -
East Midlands -1 2 £320 +113.33% 4
Southampton -3 2 £310 +58.97%
Hampshire -7 2 £310 -4.61% 2
City of London -8 2 £225 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £320 -
Nottingham - 2 £320 -
Reading - 2 £144 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £244 -
Birmingham - 2 £300 -
Gloucester - 2 £450 -
North East - 2 £244 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £244 -
Swindon +2 1 - -
Scotland -1 1 £325 -38.09% 1

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 78 (44.32%) TCP/IP
1 78 (44.32%) Firewall
2 67 (38.07%) Cisco
3 53 (30.11%) DNS
4 47 (26.70%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (26.14%) F5
6 44 (25.00%) ITIL
7 41 (23.30%) Windows
7 41 (23.30%) VPN
7 41 (23.30%) SolarWinds
8 38 (21.59%) WAN
8 38 (21.59%) Telecoms
9 37 (21.02%) Wireless
9 37 (21.02%) Linux
9 37 (21.02%) Load Balancing
9 37 (21.02%) Network Security
10 36 (20.45%) Juniper
10 36 (20.45%) CheckPoint
11 34 (19.32%) DHCP
12 33 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 30 (17.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
15 29 (16.48%) VLAN
15 29 (16.48%) Python
15 29 (16.48%) LAN
15 29 (16.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 28 (15.91%) SSL
16 28 (15.91%) 3G
16 28 (15.91%) IPsec

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 13 (7.39%) IIS
2 10 (5.68%) Apache
3 6 (3.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.70%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.14%) Jetty
5 2 (1.14%) nginx
5 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
2 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (9.66%) RMDS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (44.32%) TCP/IP
1 78 (44.32%) Firewall
2 53 (30.11%) DNS
3 41 (23.30%) VPN
4 38 (21.59%) WAN
5 37 (21.02%) Wireless
5 37 (21.02%) Network Security
6 34 (19.32%) DHCP
7 33 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 30 (17.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 29 (16.48%) LAN
10 29 (16.48%) VLAN
11 28 (15.91%) IPsec
11 28 (15.91%) SSL
11 28 (15.91%) 3G
12 27 (15.34%) 4G
13 26 (14.77%) OSPF
14 24 (13.64%) Multicast
15 21 (11.93%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 11 (6.25%) Subversion
2 10 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.11%) LoadRunner
4 8 (4.55%) Metasploit
5 7 (3.98%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.70%) WinDbg
6 3 (1.70%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.14%) GDB
7 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.14%) JIRA
7 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.57%) JUnit
8 1 (0.57%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.57%) JMeter
8 1 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.57%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.57%) Selenium
8 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 38 (21.59%) Telecoms
2 26 (14.77%) Finance
3 7 (3.98%) Banking
4 5 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Billing
6 2 (1.14%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 55 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.77%) Analyst
3 23 (13.07%) Consultant
4 20 (11.36%) Tester
5 18 (10.23%) Network Consultant
5 18 (10.23%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.52%) Developer
7 14 (7.95%) Test Analyst
8 13 (7.39%) Security Engineer
9 12 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (6.25%) Technical Tester
10 11 (6.25%) C++ Developer
11 10 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (5.11%) Security Consultant
13 8 (4.55%) Firewall Consultant
13 8 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
14 7 (3.98%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
15 6 (3.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.66%) Rendezvous
2 15 (8.52%) .NET
3 12 (6.82%) Web Services
4 11 (6.25%) STL
5 8 (4.55%) LAMP
5 8 (4.55%) WCF
6 5 (2.84%) CSS
6 5 (2.84%) HTML
6 5 (2.84%) 802.1X
7 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.27%) SOAP
7 4 (2.27%) XML
7 4 (2.27%) XSLT
7 4 (2.27%) XMPP
7 4 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.70%) Ajax
8 3 (1.70%) LINQ
8 3 (1.70%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.70%) EDI
8 3 (1.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 25 (14.20%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.95%) Client/Server
4 13 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.82%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.84%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.70%) CESG
7 3 (1.70%) PKI
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.14%) NHS
8 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.57%) e-Health
9 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.30%) Windows
2 37 (21.02%) Linux
3 19 (10.80%) UNIX
4 5 (2.84%) Solaris
5 3 (1.70%) Debian
6 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.14%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) Android
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.00%) ITIL
2 37 (21.02%) Load Balancing
3 27 (15.34%) Network Architecture
4 24 (13.64%) Change Management
5 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (11.36%) Service Management
7 16 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 15 (8.52%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (7.95%) Test Scripting
10 13 (7.39%) Validation
11 12 (6.82%) OO
11 12 (6.82%) Test Management
11 12 (6.82%) Network Management
12 11 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (6.25%) Project Management
12 11 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
12 11 (6.25%) Test Planning
13 10 (5.68%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.48%) Python
2 21 (11.93%) Perl
3 18 (10.23%) C++
4 15 (8.52%) Ruby
5 14 (7.95%) C#
6 13 (7.39%) Bash Shell
7 12 (6.82%) VB
8 10 (5.68%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.68%) SQL
9 6 (3.41%) Java
9 6 (3.41%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.84%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.27%) VBScript
12 3 (1.70%) C
12 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.70%) Ada
13 2 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (26.70%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
3 24 (13.64%) CCNP
4 21 (11.93%) CCNA
5 20 (11.36%) DV Cleared
6 19 (10.80%) CISSP
7 11 (6.25%) Degree
8 9 (5.11%) CCIE
9 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
10 6 (3.41%) CCSE
11 4 (2.27%) HND
11 4 (2.27%) CCENT
11 4 (2.27%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (1.14%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.14%) CCSA
13 1 (0.57%) GCIH
13 1 (0.57%) CCDP
13 1 (0.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 7 (3.98%) QA
System Software
1 15 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.11%) VirtualBox
4 8 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 8 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.55%) Snort
5 5 (2.84%) XenApp
5 5 (2.84%) HDFS
6 3 (1.70%) vSphere
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.57%) NDS
8 1 (0.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (15.34%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (5.11%) Nessus
3 9 (5.11%) Nmap
4 8 (4.55%) Nagios
5 7 (3.98%) OPNET
6 5 (2.84%) Zenoss
6 5 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.70%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.70%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (1.14%) MOM
9 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.14%) Iperf
9 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.14%) Puppet
10 1 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.57%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 67 (38.07%) Cisco
2 46 (26.14%) F5
3 41 (23.30%) SolarWinds
4 36 (20.45%) Juniper
4 36 (20.45%) CheckPoint
5 26 (14.77%) HP
6 25 (14.20%) Blue Coat
6 25 (14.20%) NetScout
7 21 (11.93%) Lancope
8 19 (10.80%) Bloomberg
9 18 (10.23%) LogLogic
10 17 (9.66%) Tufin
10 17 (9.66%) TippingPoint
10 17 (9.66%) TIBCO
11 16 (9.09%) Radianz
11 16 (9.09%) VMware
11 16 (9.09%) Tradeweb
11 16 (9.09%) Riverbed
12 11 (6.25%) Microsoft
13 10 (5.68%) Citrix
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