Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 714 748
Rank change year-on-year +219 +34 -60
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 195 139 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 1.21% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 75 71
England median daily rate £445 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £201 £235 £309
90th Percentile £540 £530 £550
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
England median hourly rate £43.00 £44.18 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +132.16% -60.96%
10th Percentile £27.95 £41.27 £18.05
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.50 £20.02
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £44.18 £19.03
% change year-on-year -2.67% +132.16% -60.96%

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 8,101 11,521 12,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.29% 12.80% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,915 7,012 7,693
England median daily rate £414 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £183 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 505 635
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.98 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.64
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.79% -8.65%

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 23 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor 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 23 February 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 +184 101 £440 +10.00% 15
East of England +48 30 £450 +12.50% 6
South East +58 29 £285 -34.86% 14
South West +46 26 £458 +7.65% 5
Midlands +53 7 £375 -11.76% 2
West Midlands +52 5 £825 +83.33% 2
North of England +44 2 £430 +22.86% 9
Yorkshire +39 2 £430 - 6
East Midlands +39 2 £338 -20.59%
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 90 (46.15%) Cisco
2 89 (45.64%) Linux
3 79 (40.51%) TCP/IP
4 66 (33.85%) OSPF
5 65 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (30.26%) CCNP
6 59 (30.26%) Firewall
7 57 (29.23%) Juniper
8 56 (28.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 55 (28.21%) IPv4
9 55 (28.21%) IPv6
10 53 (27.18%) VPN
10 53 (27.18%) Python
11 51 (26.15%) Ethernet
11 51 (26.15%) Change Management
12 48 (24.62%) HTTP
13 46 (23.59%) Wireless
14 44 (22.56%) C
14 44 (22.56%) BGP
15 41 (21.03%) HTTPS
16 39 (20.00%) Nagios
16 39 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (19.49%) MPLS
18 37 (18.97%) DNS
19 36 (18.46%) DHCP
19 36 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (17.44%) ITIL
21 32 (16.41%) LAN
22 31 (15.90%) Telecoms
22 31 (15.90%) SolarWinds

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 20 (10.26%) Confluence
2 6 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.05%) Apache
3 4 (2.05%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.54%) IIS
4 3 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.03%) JBoss
5 2 (1.03%) nginx
5 2 (1.03%) WildFly
6 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.08%) AWS
1 6 (3.08%) Azure
2 5 (2.56%) GitHub
2 5 (2.56%) ZenHub
3 4 (2.05%) Office 365
4 2 (1.03%) Akamai
4 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (1.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.03%) AWS CodeBuild
4 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.03%) AWS Step Functions
4 2 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.03%) GCP
4 2 (1.03%) Heroku
4 2 (1.03%) IaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Route 53
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (40.51%) TCP/IP
2 66 (33.85%) OSPF
3 59 (30.26%) Firewall
4 56 (28.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 55 (28.21%) IPv4
5 55 (28.21%) IPv6
6 53 (27.18%) VPN
7 51 (26.15%) Ethernet
8 48 (24.62%) HTTP
9 46 (23.59%) Wireless
10 44 (22.56%) BGP
11 41 (21.03%) HTTPS
12 38 (19.49%) MPLS
13 37 (18.97%) DNS
14 36 (18.46%) DHCP
15 32 (16.41%) LAN
16 30 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (14.36%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (13.85%) EIGRP
19 25 (12.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.56%) Big Data
2 3 (1.54%) Cloudera CDH
2 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.03%) Redis
4 1 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (15.38%) JIRA
2 20 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (6.67%) Bugzilla
5 8 (4.10%) Fiddler
5 8 (4.10%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.59%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.08%) Charles Proxy
8 5 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.56%) GDB
8 5 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (2.05%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.54%) FindBugs
10 3 (1.54%) Log4j
10 3 (1.54%) Maven
10 3 (1.54%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.54%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.54%) Subversion
10 3 (1.54%) TestRail
General
1 31 (15.90%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.26%) Finance
3 18 (9.23%) Banking
4 16 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.18%) Front Office
5 14 (7.18%) German Language
6 8 (4.10%) Military
7 7 (3.59%) Italian Language
8 4 (2.05%) Games
9 3 (1.54%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Automotive
11 1 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (24.62%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.36%) Developer
3 24 (12.31%) Administrator
3 24 (12.31%) Network Administrator
4 23 (11.79%) Tester
5 22 (11.28%) C Developer
5 22 (11.28%) Linux Developer
6 19 (9.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (8.21%) Juniper Engineer
8 16 (8.21%) Test Engineer
9 15 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
10 11 (5.64%) Manual Tester
11 10 (5.13%) Data Network Engineer
11 10 (5.13%) IP Engineer
11 10 (5.13%) Security Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Graduate
12 7 (3.59%) Graduate Tester
12 7 (3.59%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.82%) 802.1X
2 22 (11.28%) POSIX
2 22 (11.28%) Yocto
3 7 (3.59%) HTML
4 6 (3.08%) XML
5 5 (2.56%) JSON
6 3 (1.54%) LDAP
6 3 (1.54%) Node.js
6 3 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.54%) Spring
7 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.03%) Memcached
8 1 (0.51%) J2EE
8 1 (0.51%) OAuth
8 1 (0.51%) OpenID
8 1 (0.51%) REST
8 1 (0.51%) SAML
8 1 (0.51%) Servlets
8 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.28%) Device Driver
3 14 (7.18%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.67%) Wiki
5 9 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.59%) IPTV
8 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.56%) Xbox
10 4 (2.05%) CMDB
10 4 (2.05%) User Experience
11 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.54%) Replication
11 3 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (1.54%) Social Media
12 1 (0.51%) e-Health
12 1 (0.51%) LIMS
12 1 (0.51%) PACS
12 1 (0.51%) PKI
12 1 (0.51%) STB
Operating Systems
1 89 (45.64%) Linux
2 28 (14.36%) Windows
3 22 (11.28%) Android
4 13 (6.67%) Unix
5 12 (6.15%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.56%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (2.05%) CatOS
9 3 (1.54%) CentOS
9 3 (1.54%) Debian
9 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.15%) Change Management
2 39 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (17.44%) ITIL
4 27 (13.85%) Migration
5 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (11.28%) Defect Management
7 20 (10.26%) Scrum
8 19 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.74%) Test Management
9 18 (9.23%) Test Automation
10 17 (8.72%) Network Management
11 15 (7.69%) Open Source
11 15 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
12 13 (6.67%) SDLC
12 13 (6.67%) Test Scripting
13 12 (6.15%) Project Management
13 12 (6.15%) Use Case
14 10 (5.13%) High Availability
14 10 (5.13%) Software Engineering
14 10 (5.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.18%) Python
2 44 (22.56%) C
3 25 (12.82%) Perl
4 15 (7.69%) C++
5 10 (5.13%) Java
6 9 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.10%) C#
8 7 (3.59%) Embedded C
9 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.56%) SQL
11 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.05%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.05%) PHP
12 3 (1.54%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.54%) VBScript
13 2 (1.03%) Ada
13 2 (1.03%) Ruby
14 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (30.26%) CCNP
3 27 (13.85%) CCNA
4 21 (10.77%) JNCIP
5 17 (8.72%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.10%) CCIE
8 8 (4.10%) CCIP
9 6 (3.08%) Degree
9 6 (3.08%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.56%) ISEB
10 5 (2.56%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.54%) CCDP
12 3 (1.54%) CCSA
12 3 (1.54%) CCSE
13 2 (1.03%) CCENT
13 2 (1.03%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.26%) QA
2 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.54%) PMO
3 3 (1.54%) RMADS
3 3 (1.54%) SLA
4 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.03%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.10%) Docker
3 8 (4.10%) Snort
4 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.51%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.51%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.51%) Samba
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (20.00%) Nagios
2 26 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.72%) ZABBIX
5 16 (8.21%) Puppet
6 15 (7.69%) Cacti
6 15 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (7.69%) NetMRI
6 15 (7.69%) Statseeker
7 13 (6.67%) HP ALM
8 7 (3.59%) Ansible
9 6 (3.08%) FortiGate
10 5 (2.56%) OSSEC
11 4 (2.05%) Nessus
11 4 (2.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (2.05%) OpenView
12 3 (1.54%) SELinux
13 2 (1.03%) HAProxy
13 2 (1.03%) Packer
13 2 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 90 (46.15%) Cisco
2 57 (29.23%) Juniper
3 31 (15.90%) SolarWinds
4 29 (14.87%) HP
5 21 (10.77%) NetScout
6 18 (9.23%) F5
7 17 (8.72%) Solarflare
8 15 (7.69%) Huawei
8 15 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 14 (7.18%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.13%) Ericsson
11 8 (4.10%) Splunk
12 6 (3.08%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.56%) Samsung
13 5 (2.56%) VMware
14 4 (2.05%) Fortinet
15 3 (1.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 3 (1.54%) Blue Coat
15 3 (1.54%) Cloudera
15 3 (1.54%) SevOne