Period
to 27 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 689 714
Rank change year-on-year +226 +25 -30
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 134 135 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 1.29% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 77 82
Median daily rate £475 £413 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +1.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £325 £290 £301
90th Percentile £550 £580 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.62% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Median hourly rate £46.25 £44.18 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +132.16% -61.94%
10th Percentile £27.04 £41.25 £18.05
90th Percentile £54.93 £52.50 £20.02
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £44.18 £19.03
% change year-on-year +4.69% +132.16% -61.94%

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 5,585 10,453 12,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 12.61% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,268 6,505 7,673
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £185 £210 £206
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.35% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 472 682
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £19.49
% change year-on-year +46.34% +5.17% -7.52%

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 May 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wireshark in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 May 2020. 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 +179 52 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England +67 30 £450 +7.46%
South West +56 24 £510 +45.71% 6
South East +123 20 £475 +10.14%
Midlands +77 7 £825 +106.25% 2
West Midlands +66 7 £825 +83.33% 2
North of England +94 1 - - 1
North West +55 1 - - 1
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 61 (45.52%) Linux
2 58 (43.28%) TCP/IP
3 46 (34.33%) Cisco
3 46 (34.33%) Python
4 41 (30.60%) C
4 41 (30.60%) IPv6
5 40 (29.85%) DHCP
6 39 (29.10%) IPv4
7 38 (28.36%) Wireless
8 36 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (26.12%) HTTP
10 33 (24.63%) CCNP
10 33 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (23.88%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (23.88%) Firewall
12 31 (23.13%) HTTPS
13 29 (21.64%) OSPF
14 26 (19.40%) Juniper
14 26 (19.40%) LAN
15 25 (18.66%) POSIX
15 25 (18.66%) Ethernet
15 25 (18.66%) BGP
15 25 (18.66%) Device Driver
15 25 (18.66%) Yocto
15 25 (18.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
16 23 (17.16%) MPLS
17 22 (16.42%) WAN
17 22 (16.42%) DNS

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 7 (5.22%) Confluence
2 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.24%) Apache
3 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.49%) JBoss
4 2 (1.49%) nginx
4 2 (1.49%) WildFly
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.75%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Office 365
2 4 (2.99%) Azure
3 3 (2.24%) AWS
4 2 (1.49%) Akamai
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.49%) AWS CodeBuild
4 2 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.49%) AWS Step Functions
4 2 (1.49%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.49%) Cloudflare
4 2 (1.49%) Heroku
4 2 (1.49%) Route 53
4 2 (1.49%) Serverless
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) GCP
5 1 (0.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) ZenHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (43.28%) TCP/IP
2 41 (30.60%) IPv6
3 40 (29.85%) DHCP
4 39 (29.10%) IPv4
5 38 (28.36%) Wireless
6 35 (26.12%) HTTP
7 32 (23.88%) Firewall
7 32 (23.88%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (23.13%) HTTPS
9 29 (21.64%) OSPF
10 26 (19.40%) LAN
11 25 (18.66%) BGP
11 25 (18.66%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (18.66%) Ethernet
12 23 (17.16%) MPLS
13 22 (16.42%) DNS
13 22 (16.42%) WAN
14 21 (15.67%) VPN
15 18 (13.43%) LTE
16 17 (12.69%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.49%) Big Data
1 2 (1.49%) MySQL
1 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.49%) Redis
1 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (11.19%) JIRA
2 10 (7.46%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.73%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.24%) Fiddler
6 3 (2.24%) GDB
6 3 (2.24%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (2.24%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.49%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.49%) Charles Proxy
7 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.49%) Metasploit
7 2 (1.49%) Mocha
7 2 (1.49%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.49%) Selenium
8 1 (0.75%) AppScan
8 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.75%) Paros
8 1 (0.75%) TestRail
General
1 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.46%) Finance
3 9 (6.72%) Banking
3 9 (6.72%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.97%) Front Office
5 5 (3.73%) Military
6 2 (1.49%) German Language
6 2 (1.49%) Law
6 2 (1.49%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) Developer
1 30 (22.39%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.16%) C Developer
3 20 (14.93%) Linux Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.21%) Administrator
5 11 (8.21%) Network Administrator
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Consultant
7 8 (5.97%) Data Network Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) IP Network Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Juniper Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Tester
8 7 (5.22%) RAN Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Embedded C Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.73%) VoIP Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) POSIX
1 25 (18.66%) Yocto
2 17 (12.69%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.99%) LDAP
3 4 (2.99%) Node.js
4 3 (2.24%) XML
5 2 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.49%) HTML
5 2 (1.49%) Memcached
5 2 (1.49%) REST
6 1 (0.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.75%) JSON
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) OAuth
6 1 (0.75%) OpenID
6 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.75%) SAML
6 1 (0.75%) Servlets
6 1 (0.75%) SOAP
6 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (18.66%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.48%) CMDB
3 6 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.73%) IPTV
4 5 (3.73%) Replication
4 5 (3.73%) User Experience
5 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.99%) Social Media
6 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.24%) PKI
7 2 (1.49%) CESG
7 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.49%) Wiki
8 1 (0.75%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 61 (45.52%) Linux
2 21 (15.67%) Windows
3 8 (5.97%) Android
3 8 (5.97%) Unix
4 6 (4.48%) CatOS
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.24%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.49%) AIX
6 2 (1.49%) Solaris
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (12.69%) Change Management
3 16 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.94%) ITIL
4 13 (9.70%) Scrum
5 12 (8.96%) Open Source
5 12 (8.96%) Test Automation
6 11 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.46%) Network Design
8 9 (6.72%) Migration
8 9 (6.72%) Network Management
8 9 (6.72%) Project Management
9 8 (5.97%) Defect Management
9 8 (5.97%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (5.97%) Use Case
9 8 (5.97%) Validation
10 7 (5.22%) Information Security
10 7 (5.22%) Resource Management
10 7 (5.22%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.33%) Python
2 41 (30.60%) C
3 10 (7.46%) Perl
4 8 (5.97%) C++
4 8 (5.97%) Embedded C
4 8 (5.97%) Java
5 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.99%) Assembly Language
6 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.99%) C#
6 4 (2.99%) VBScript
7 3 (2.24%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.49%) Ruby
8 2 (1.49%) SQL
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (24.63%) CCNP
3 18 (13.43%) CCNA
4 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.22%) CCIE
6 7 (5.22%) JNCIP
7 6 (4.48%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.73%) Degree
9 4 (2.99%) GIAC
9 4 (2.99%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.24%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.24%) ISEB
10 3 (2.24%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.49%) CCDP
11 2 (1.49%) CEH
11 2 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.75%) GCED
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) PMO
2 2 (1.49%) RMADS
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.73%) Snort
4 3 (2.24%) Docker
5 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.75%) iptables
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.75%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.75%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.75%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.75%) Samba
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.45%) Nagios
2 12 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (7.46%) HP ALM
3 10 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.46%) ZABBIX
4 9 (6.72%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (5.97%) Cacti
5 8 (5.97%) NetMRI
5 8 (5.97%) Puppet
5 8 (5.97%) Statseeker
6 6 (4.48%) OpenView
7 5 (3.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (2.24%) Ansible
8 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.24%) Nessus
8 3 (2.24%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (2.24%) OSSEC
9 2 (1.49%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.49%) Packer
9 2 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (34.33%) Cisco
2 26 (19.40%) Juniper
3 16 (11.94%) HP
4 12 (8.96%) SolarWinds
5 11 (8.21%) Huawei
6 10 (7.46%) Ericsson
6 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 10 (7.46%) NetScout
7 8 (5.97%) Solarflare
8 6 (4.48%) F5
8 6 (4.48%) VMware
9 5 (3.73%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.99%) Splunk
11 3 (2.24%) Aruba
11 3 (2.24%) Nokia
11 3 (2.24%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.49%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (1.49%) AppDynamics
12 2 (1.49%) Dynatrace
12 2 (1.49%) SevOne