Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Wireshark skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireshark over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireshark
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 651 453 618
Rank change year-on-year -198 +165 +56
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 95 51 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 1.39% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 95
10th Percentile £324 £271 £250
25th Percentile £361 £401 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +9.38% -5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £500 £475
90th Percentile £698 £591 £600
UK median daily rate £456 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +1.39% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
10th Percentile £41.55 " "
25th Percentile £44.25 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £48.77 £25.00 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +95.06% -41.86% -14.90%
75th Percentile £52.75 " £51.88
90th Percentile £54.01 " £52.50
UK median hourly rate £48.77 £25.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +95.06% -41.86% -14.90%

Wireshark is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,789 3,668 10,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.42% 13.22% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,071 2,350 6,387
10th Percentile £213 £213 £192
25th Percentile £358 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £587 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 162 500
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £20.51 £31.25 £25.40
Median % change year-on-year -34.37% +23.03% +33.68%
75th Percentile £48.70 £45.19 £47.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £54.90 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.25 £25.40
% change year-on-year -29.60% +23.03% +35.39%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Wireshark as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireshark in England.

Daily rate trend for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireshark in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireshark in England.

Hourly rate trend for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark within the England region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -53 37 £376 -11.47% 8
London -198 33 £600 +20.00% 20
East of England -50 9 £463 +54.17%
North of England - 5 £338 - 8
South West -50 4 - - 4
Yorkshire - 3 £338 - 4
West Midlands -65 2 £408 +1.88% 1
Midlands -78 2 £408 +1.88% 1
North West - 2 - - 4
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Wireshark also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 30 (31.58%) Cisco
2 27 (28.42%) Firewall
3 23 (24.21%) Linux
4 20 (21.05%) CCNP
4 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (18.95%) Unix
5 18 (18.95%) LTE
6 17 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (17.89%) Juniper
6 17 (17.89%) Social Skills
7 16 (16.84%) Windows
7 16 (16.84%) WAN
7 16 (16.84%) 4G
8 15 (15.79%) tcpdump
8 15 (15.79%) 5G
8 15 (15.79%) VPN
8 15 (15.79%) GSM
8 15 (15.79%) UMTS
8 15 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 15 (15.79%) Degree
9 14 (14.74%) Migration
9 14 (14.74%) Project Management
9 14 (14.74%) Jenkins
10 13 (13.68%) Open Source
10 13 (13.68%) Network Design
11 12 (12.63%) MPLS
11 12 (12.63%) HP
11 12 (12.63%) LAN
11 12 (12.63%) GPRS
11 12 (12.63%) Multicast

Wireshark
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (4.21%) Apache
1 4 (4.21%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.11%) Confluence
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) nginx
4 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Azure
2 8 (8.42%) AWS
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (4.21%) Akamai
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.16%) GitHub
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.11%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.05%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.05%) Cloudflare
7 1 (1.05%) Route 53
7 1 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (1.05%) Serverless
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) Firewall
2 18 (18.95%) LTE
3 16 (16.84%) 4G
3 16 (16.84%) WAN
4 15 (15.79%) 5G
4 15 (15.79%) GSM
4 15 (15.79%) tcpdump
4 15 (15.79%) UMTS
4 15 (15.79%) VPN
5 12 (12.63%) GPRS
5 12 (12.63%) LAN
5 12 (12.63%) MPLS
5 12 (12.63%) Multicast
6 11 (11.58%) Wireless
7 10 (10.53%) 2G
7 10 (10.53%) 3G
7 10 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 9 (9.47%) HTTP
8 9 (9.47%) SAN
9 7 (7.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) DB2
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.05%) Redis
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.47%) JIRA
3 8 (8.42%) Fiddler
3 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.32%) JUnit
4 6 (6.32%) Mockito
5 5 (5.26%) Maven
6 4 (4.21%) Selenium
7 3 (3.16%) AdminStudio
7 3 (3.16%) InstallShield
7 3 (3.16%) MSI
7 3 (3.16%) Postman
8 2 (2.11%) GitLab
8 2 (2.11%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.05%) Gatling
9 1 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.05%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.05%) Robot Framework
General
1 17 (17.89%) Social Skills
2 15 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.37%) Prime Brokerage
5 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Finance
6 2 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.05%) Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Front Office
7 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (13.68%) Test Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Applications Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Tester
3 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) IP Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Geneos Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Mobile Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) QA Tester
7 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) REST
2 4 (4.21%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.21%) Apache Camel
2 4 (4.21%) Esper
2 4 (4.21%) Kafka
2 4 (4.21%) Node.js
2 4 (4.21%) XML
3 3 (3.16%) JSON
3 3 (3.16%) SOAP
3 3 (3.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.05%) EDI
4 1 (1.05%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.05%) jQuery
4 1 (1.05%) LDAP
4 1 (1.05%) Spring
4 1 (1.05%) Velocity
4 1 (1.05%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.05%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Equities
2 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.21%) User Experience
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) DataPower
5 1 (1.05%) e-Health
5 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Linux
2 18 (18.95%) Unix
3 16 (16.84%) Windows
4 10 (10.53%) Android
5 9 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.05%) Solaris
9 1 (1.05%) VMS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (14.74%) Migration
2 14 (14.74%) Project Management
3 13 (13.68%) Network Design
3 13 (13.68%) Open Source
4 12 (12.63%) DevOps
5 10 (10.53%) Change Management
6 9 (9.47%) Electronic Trading
6 9 (9.47%) High Availability
6 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.47%) Low Latency
6 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (8.42%) Network Architecture
7 8 (8.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.37%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 9 (9.47%) SQL
3 8 (8.42%) Java
3 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.37%) Python
5 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.21%) C#
6 4 (4.21%) C++
6 4 (4.21%) Java 8
6 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.16%) C
7 3 (3.16%) Tcl
8 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) CCNP
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.79%) Degree
3 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.32%) CCNA
4 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.26%) ISEB
5 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.16%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.11%) CWNA
9 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.05%) CCA
9 1 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.05%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) Docker
4 4 (4.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.16%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Ansible
2 9 (9.47%) Puppet
3 8 (8.42%) HP ALM
3 8 (8.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (3.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.16%) SCCM
4 3 (3.16%) Terraform
5 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.11%) Grafana
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.05%) Cloudify
6 1 (1.05%) Iperf
6 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.05%) nmon
6 1 (1.05%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Cisco
2 17 (17.89%) Juniper
3 12 (12.63%) HP
4 11 (11.58%) Citrix
4 11 (11.58%) VMware
5 10 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.47%) F5
7 8 (8.42%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.26%) Nokia
9 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.26%) Splunk
10 4 (4.21%) BT
11 3 (3.16%) Adobe
11 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.16%) Kofax
11 3 (3.16%) LexisNexis
11 3 (3.16%) Mavenir
11 3 (3.16%) Meraki