Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 690 738 688
Rank change year-on-year +48 -50 +46
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 183 124 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 0.96% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 100
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £304 £299
90th Percentile £530 £547 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £391
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.96% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £41.27 £48.00 £31.00
90th Percentile £54.96 £57.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -

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 12,542 12,962 14,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.01% 13.64% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,630 8,047 8,747
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 652 729
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.20 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireshark in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireshark in England

Wireshark
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark in England.

Contractor 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 13 December 2018. 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
London +45 70 £400 -11.11% 7
South East +9 55 £450 +12.50% 18
East of England +14 25 £375 +15.38% 10
South West -41 16 £353 -9.62% 4
North of England -4 12 £425 -29.17% 8
North West -17 7 £425 -29.17% 1
East Midlands +6 5 £425 +88.89% 2
Midlands -10 5 £425 +88.89% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £310 - 6
South Coast - 1 - -
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 76 (41.53%) Cisco
2 69 (37.70%) Firewall
3 60 (32.79%) WAN
4 48 (26.23%) Wireless
5 47 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (24.04%) HP
6 44 (24.04%) LAN
7 40 (21.86%) TCP/IP
7 40 (21.86%) BGP
7 40 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (21.31%) Windows
8 39 (21.31%) Linux
9 38 (20.77%) OSPF
10 35 (19.13%) CCNP
10 35 (19.13%) Telecoms
11 34 (18.58%) Migration
12 30 (16.39%) Microsoft
13 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Excel
13 29 (15.85%) Security Cleared
14 28 (15.30%) Data Centre
14 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Office
14 28 (15.30%) Juniper
15 27 (14.75%) 4G
16 26 (14.21%) DNS
16 26 (14.21%) Python
16 26 (14.21%) MS Visio
16 26 (14.21%) IPsec
17 25 (13.66%) VoIP
17 25 (13.66%) CCNA
17 25 (13.66%) Network Security

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 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.83%) IIS
3 6 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (14.21%) MS Visio
4 24 (13.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.55%) Blender
5 1 (0.55%) LightWave 3D
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) Office 365
4 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (37.70%) Firewall
2 60 (32.79%) WAN
3 48 (26.23%) Wireless
4 44 (24.04%) LAN
5 40 (21.86%) BGP
5 40 (21.86%) TCP/IP
6 38 (20.77%) OSPF
7 27 (14.75%) 4G
8 26 (14.21%) DNS
8 26 (14.21%) IPsec
9 25 (13.66%) Network Security
9 25 (13.66%) VoIP
10 24 (13.11%) 3G
11 23 (12.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (12.57%) SNMP
12 21 (11.48%) DHCP
13 19 (10.38%) VRRP
14 18 (9.84%) Ethernet
14 18 (9.84%) VPN
14 18 (9.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) SoapUI
2 16 (8.74%) GDB
3 13 (7.10%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.46%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.92%) Fiddler
6 8 (4.37%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (3.28%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.73%) Burp Suite
8 5 (2.73%) Rational Team Concert
9 4 (2.19%) Subversion
9 4 (2.19%) Valgrind
10 3 (1.64%) JMeter
11 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.09%) JIRA
11 2 (1.09%) Selenium
11 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.09%) Xcode
12 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 35 (19.13%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.74%) Finance
3 8 (4.37%) Banking
4 7 (3.83%) Billing
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (0.55%) Avionics
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (27.87%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.21%) Test Engineer
3 18 (9.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (7.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (7.10%) Administrator
5 13 (7.10%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) Tester
8 9 (4.92%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Consultant
11 6 (3.28%) Developer
11 6 (3.28%) Network Administrator
11 6 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.74%) LDAP
1 16 (8.74%) SOAP
2 11 (6.01%) 802.1X
3 9 (4.92%) Web Services
4 8 (4.37%) XML
5 6 (3.28%) Software Packaging
6 4 (2.19%) FreeSWITCH
6 4 (2.19%) Middleware
7 3 (1.64%) OAuth
7 3 (1.64%) Universal Windows Platform
8 2 (1.09%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.55%) .NET
9 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.55%) HTML
9 1 (0.55%) OpenID
9 1 (0.55%) SAML
9 1 (0.55%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (15.30%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.20%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.19%) BYOD
6 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.64%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.09%) EMV
7 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.09%) PKI
7 2 (1.09%) Replication
7 2 (1.09%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.31%) Linux
1 39 (21.31%) Windows
2 10 (5.46%) Unix
3 7 (3.83%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.28%) zOS
5 4 (2.19%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) Android
7 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.09%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Debian
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.58%) Migration
2 25 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (11.48%) Network Design
4 19 (10.38%) Network Management
5 16 (8.74%) ITIL
6 13 (7.10%) Decision-Making
6 13 (7.10%) Load Balancing
6 13 (7.10%) Software Engineering
7 12 (6.56%) UML
8 11 (6.01%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (6.01%) Performance Testing
9 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.46%) Presales
10 9 (4.92%) Information Security
10 9 (4.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (4.92%) Network Architecture
10 9 (4.92%) Project Management
11 8 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (4.37%) Scrum
11 8 (4.37%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.21%) Python
2 23 (12.57%) C
3 21 (11.48%) C++
4 16 (8.74%) PowerShell
4 16 (8.74%) SQL
5 10 (5.46%) Perl
6 9 (4.92%) Java
7 8 (4.37%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.83%) VBA
9 6 (3.28%) JCL
9 6 (3.28%) Tcl
10 5 (2.73%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.19%) Ada
11 4 (2.19%) C#
12 3 (1.64%) PHP
12 3 (1.64%) Rust
13 2 (1.09%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.55%) Lua
14 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.13%) CCNP
3 29 (15.85%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.66%) CCNA
5 20 (10.93%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.29%) Degree
7 13 (7.10%) CCIE
8 12 (6.56%) HP MASE
9 9 (4.92%) CCSA
10 7 (3.83%) CCENT
10 7 (3.83%) GIAC
11 6 (3.28%) CCSE
12 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.19%) MOS
12 4 (2.19%) OSCP
13 3 (1.64%) CEH
13 3 (1.64%) CISSP
13 3 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) QA
2 6 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) GPG13
System Software
1 16 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.56%) FreeRADIUS
3 8 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.37%) BitLocker
4 6 (3.28%) VirtualBox
5 5 (2.73%) Firmware
5 5 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.19%) KVM
7 3 (1.64%) Snort
7 3 (1.64%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.09%) Squid
8 2 (1.09%) vSphere
9 1 (0.55%) Docker
9 1 (0.55%) iptables
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.55%) NFS
9 1 (0.55%) Postfix
9 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (12.02%) HP ALM
2 13 (7.10%) Nagios
3 10 (5.46%) SCCM
4 7 (3.83%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.73%) nmon
6 5 (2.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.73%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.19%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (2.19%) Nmap
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.64%) Nessus
8 3 (1.64%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.09%) Cacti
9 2 (1.09%) Iperf
9 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.09%) Opsview
Vendors
1 76 (41.53%) Cisco
2 44 (24.04%) HP
3 30 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 28 (15.30%) Juniper
5 24 (13.11%) F5
5 24 (13.11%) Nokia
6 22 (12.02%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.02%) VMware
7 19 (10.38%) SolarWinds
8 16 (8.74%) Riverbed
9 15 (8.20%) Aruba
10 13 (7.10%) Brocade
10 13 (7.10%) Dell
10 13 (7.10%) Fortinet
11 11 (6.01%) Avaya
11 11 (6.01%) Oracle
12 10 (5.46%) Ruckus Wireless
13 9 (4.92%) Infoblox
14 8 (4.37%) ServiceNow
15 7 (3.83%) Polycom