The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireshark
Rank 521 519 511
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 75 32 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 0.43% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 29
Average daily rate £396 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £268 £225
% change year-on-year
+40.18% +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +72.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +72.72%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -20 58 £370 +9.62% 18
South East -11 22 £313 +15.74% 4
London -10 18 £398 -20.45% 5
Hampshire +8 13 £328 -43.04% 1
Scotland - 11 £400 - 3
South West -6 10 - - 3
Berkshire -1 8 £250 -3.84%
City of London -6 5 £430 -14.00% 1
Reading - 4 - -
East of England -33 3 £350 +32.07%
West Midlands - 3 - - 4
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 - 3
Ipswich - 2 £350 -
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
Slough +7 1 £250 -
Hertfordshire -7 1 - -
Southampton -8 1 £150 - 1
Bristol -19 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Wales - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South Wales - - - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 55 (49.55%) UNIX
2 52 (46.85%) Linux
3 51 (45.95%) Windows
4 33 (29.73%) HTML
5 32 (28.83%) Security Cleared
6 30 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 29 (26.13%) SSL
8 26 (23.42%) Telecoms
8 26 (23.42%) ISTQB
9 25 (22.52%) Cisco
10 24 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 24 (21.62%) Software Testing
11 23 (20.72%) Validation
11 23 (20.72%) HP
11 23 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (19.82%) Java
12 22 (19.82%) Oracle
12 22 (19.82%) Nmap
13 21 (18.92%) Nessus
13 21 (18.92%) Firewall
13 21 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (18.02%) SC Cleared
14 20 (18.02%) DV Cleared
14 20 (18.02%) .NET
15 19 (17.12%) Windows XP
15 19 (17.12%) Test Scripting
16 18 (16.22%) JSP
16 18 (16.22%) Web Services
17 17 (15.32%) Windows 2000

Wireshark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 12 (10.81%) Apache
2 11 (9.91%) Tomcat
2 11 (9.91%) IIS
3 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.60%) CMS
5 3 (2.70%) Confluence
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.80%) AquaLogic
6 2 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (1.80%) PaaS
2 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.03%) TCP/IP
2 29 (26.13%) SSL
3 21 (18.92%) Firewall
4 17 (15.32%) HTTPS
4 17 (15.32%) BGP
5 14 (12.61%) HTTP
6 13 (11.71%) LTE
6 13 (11.71%) LDAP
6 13 (11.71%) EIGRP
7 12 (10.81%) DNS
8 11 (9.91%) VPN
8 11 (9.91%) WAN
8 11 (9.91%) VLAN
8 11 (9.91%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (9.91%) HSRP
9 10 (9.01%) tcpdump
9 10 (9.01%) MPLS
10 9 (8.11%) LAN
10 9 (8.11%) Kerberos
10 9 (8.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Fiddler
2 11 (9.91%) Subversion
2 11 (9.91%) Maven
3 8 (7.21%) Ant
4 7 (6.31%) JIRA
5 6 (5.41%) Selenium
6 5 (4.50%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.70%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.70%) eggPlant
8 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.70%) Metasploit
8 3 (2.70%) JBehave
9 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.80%) JMeter
9 2 (1.80%) JUnit
9 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.90%) Paros
10 1 (0.90%) Firebug
General
1 26 (23.42%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.21%) Games
3 5 (4.50%) Billing
4 4 (3.60%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.70%) Finance
5 3 (2.70%) Law
6 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (24.32%) Tester
2 16 (14.41%) Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Network Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Performance Tester
6 8 (7.21%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) IP Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Technical Tester
9 4 (3.60%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Architect
10 3 (2.70%) Network Analyst
10 3 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (29.73%) HTML
2 20 (18.02%) .NET
3 18 (16.22%) JSP
3 18 (16.22%) Web Services
4 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.31%) SOAP
5 7 (6.31%) HTML5
6 6 (5.41%) REST
6 6 (5.41%) XML
7 5 (4.50%) JAAS
8 4 (3.60%) Cocoa Touch
8 4 (3.60%) OAuth
8 4 (3.60%) Cocoa
8 4 (3.60%) Flash
9 3 (2.70%) CSS
9 3 (2.70%) Android SDK
9 3 (2.70%) OpenID
10 2 (1.80%) WebCenter
10 2 (1.80%) Apache CXF
10 2 (1.80%) HATEOAS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) PKI
1 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.60%) Video on Demand
2 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.60%) IPTV
2 4 (3.60%) NHS
3 3 (2.70%) MPEG
3 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.70%) Handset
3 3 (2.70%) STB
3 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.80%) Open Source
4 2 (1.80%) Statistics
4 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.80%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
5 1 (0.90%) Replication
5 1 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.55%) UNIX
2 52 (46.85%) Linux
3 51 (45.95%) Windows
4 24 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (17.12%) Windows XP
7 17 (15.32%) Windows 2000
8 12 (10.81%) HPUX
9 11 (9.91%) Android
10 7 (6.31%) Apple iOS
11 5 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.80%) Solaris
13 1 (0.90%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.62%) Software Testing
2 23 (20.72%) Validation
3 19 (17.12%) Test Scripting
4 17 (15.32%) Workflow
5 14 (12.61%) Test Strategy
6 11 (9.91%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (9.01%) Performance Testing
8 9 (8.11%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.31%) Load Balancing
11 6 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.41%) Scrum
12 5 (4.50%) Change Management
12 5 (4.50%) Regression Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Network Design
12 5 (4.50%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Network Architecture
12 5 (4.50%) Network Management
13 4 (3.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
2 22 (19.82%) Java
3 14 (12.61%) Shell Script
4 12 (10.81%) C
5 10 (9.01%) Python
5 10 (9.01%) C++
6 9 (8.11%) Perl
7 6 (5.41%) SQL
8 5 (4.50%) Ruby
9 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.70%) C#
11 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.80%) Tcl
12 1 (0.90%) VB
12 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.90%) PHP
12 1 (0.90%) Groovy
12 1 (0.90%) Erlang
12 1 (0.90%) R
12 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (28.83%) Security Cleared
2 26 (23.42%) ISTQB
3 20 (18.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.02%) DV Cleared
4 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (15.32%) CCNP
5 11 (9.91%) ISEB
6 9 (8.11%) Degree
7 7 (6.31%) CCNA
8 5 (4.50%) CCIE
8 5 (4.50%) CISSP
9 2 (1.80%) GCIA
9 2 (1.80%) GCIH
9 2 (1.80%) CCVP
9 2 (1.80%) CCA
9 2 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.90%) HND
10 1 (0.90%) CCDP
10 1 (0.90%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (19.82%) Nmap
2 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.70%) Cygwin
4 2 (1.80%) XenApp
4 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.80%) Snort
4 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.90%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (18.92%) Nessus
1 21 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (9.91%) Puppet
2 11 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.50%) OpenSSO
4 4 (3.60%) SCOM
5 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.90%) MIIS
7 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) Cisco
2 23 (20.72%) HP
3 22 (19.82%) Oracle
4 13 (11.71%) VMware
5 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
6 10 (9.01%) F5
7 9 (8.11%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.11%) IBM
8 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.31%) ForgeRock
9 6 (5.41%) Riverbed
10 5 (4.50%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.50%) Sun
11 4 (3.60%) Agilent
11 4 (3.60%) Google
11 4 (3.60%) Ericsson
11 4 (3.60%) Juniper
12 3 (2.70%) Citrix
12 3 (2.70%) Akamai
13 2 (1.80%) Infoblox
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