Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 453 704
Rank change year-on-year -51 +251 +29
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 96 169 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 2.61% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 119 77
10th Percentile £300 £270 £254
25th Percentile £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £463 £413
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% +12.12% +10.00%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £475
90th Percentile £591 £541 £566
UK median daily rate £436 £456 £425
% change year-on-year -4.44% +7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Median hourly rate £50.00 £46.25 £44.59
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +3.72% +134.31%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £46.25 £44.59
% change year-on-year +8.11% +3.72% +134.31%

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 5,029 6,469 10,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.33% 13.49% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,257 4,013 6,789
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
75th Percentile £530 £530 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 346 471
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.38 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +24.71% +11.84% +1.33%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
London -36 54 £460 -3.16% 10
South East +32 13 £375 -21.05% 5
North of England +54 10 £325 - 5
South West +31 8 £425 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire - 6 £288 - 2
East of England +2 5 £545 +21.11% 4
North West +28 4 £436 - 3
Midlands +15 2 - - 1
West Midlands +2 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 41 (42.71%) Linux
2 38 (39.58%) Firewall
3 33 (34.38%) TCP/IP
4 32 (33.33%) Python
5 25 (26.04%) Finance
6 23 (23.96%) Windows
7 22 (22.92%) Ansible
8 21 (21.88%) Cisco
9 20 (20.83%) Social Skills
10 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
11 17 (17.71%) tcpdump
12 15 (15.63%) WAN
12 15 (15.63%) Unix
12 15 (15.63%) Wireless
12 15 (15.63%) BGP
13 14 (14.58%) OSPF
13 14 (14.58%) Telecoms
13 14 (14.58%) AWS
14 13 (13.54%) Open Source
14 13 (13.54%) Puppet
14 13 (13.54%) Splunk
14 13 (13.54%) DevOps
14 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
15 12 (12.50%) Citrix
15 12 (12.50%) VPN
15 12 (12.50%) Multicast
15 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
16 11 (11.46%) F5
16 11 (11.46%) Capacity Management
16 11 (11.46%) Low Latency

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 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) Drupal
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) JBoss
4 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.58%) AWS
2 5 (5.21%) Azure
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (3.13%) Slack
5 2 (2.08%) Akamai
5 2 (2.08%) GCP
5 2 (2.08%) GitHub
6 1 (1.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.04%) Datadog
6 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (39.58%) Firewall
2 33 (34.38%) TCP/IP
3 17 (17.71%) tcpdump
4 15 (15.63%) BGP
4 15 (15.63%) WAN
4 15 (15.63%) Wireless
5 14 (14.58%) OSPF
6 12 (12.50%) Multicast
6 12 (12.50%) VPN
7 10 (10.42%) DNS
7 10 (10.42%) Network Security
8 9 (9.38%) 4G
8 9 (9.38%) 5G
8 9 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (9.38%) MPLS
9 8 (8.33%) SSL
10 7 (7.29%) IPsec
10 7 (7.29%) LAN
10 7 (7.29%) RTCP
10 7 (7.29%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.04%) Maltego
3 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (11.46%) JIRA
2 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.17%) Charles Proxy
3 4 (4.17%) Fiddler
3 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.17%) Redmine
4 3 (3.13%) TestRail
5 2 (2.08%) Emacs
5 2 (2.08%) GDB
5 2 (2.08%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.04%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.04%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.04%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.04%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.04%) sqlmap
6 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (26.04%) Finance
2 20 (20.83%) Social Skills
3 14 (14.58%) Telecoms
4 11 (11.46%) Banking
5 7 (7.29%) Investment Banking
6 6 (6.25%) Law
6 6 (6.25%) Public Sector
7 4 (4.17%) Marketing
8 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.13%) Military
9 2 (2.08%) Arabic Language
9 2 (2.08%) Cantonese Language
9 2 (2.08%) Korean Language
9 2 (2.08%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (2.08%) Retail
9 2 (2.08%) Russian Language
10 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.04%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.04%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (9.38%) Analyst
3 7 (7.29%) Applications Support
3 7 (7.29%) Test Engineer
3 7 (7.29%) Tester
3 7 (7.29%) VoIP Engineer
4 5 (5.21%) Administrator
4 5 (5.21%) Developer
4 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Mainframe Programmer
5 4 (4.17%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
5 4 (4.17%) Network Programmer
5 4 (4.17%) Programmer
5 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.17%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (3.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (5.21%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.21%) Software Packaging
3 4 (4.17%) Node.js
4 3 (3.13%) Kafka
5 2 (2.08%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) JSON
5 2 (2.08%) REST
5 2 (2.08%) Web Services
5 2 (2.08%) XML
6 1 (1.04%) .NET
6 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.04%) ATL
6 1 (1.04%) COM
6 1 (1.04%) HTML5
6 1 (1.04%) jQuery
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
6 1 (1.04%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.04%) RESTful
6 1 (1.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Equities
2 5 (5.21%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.17%) Cybercrime
3 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.13%) Clustering
4 3 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.08%) Wiki
6 1 (1.04%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.71%) Linux
2 23 (23.96%) Windows
3 15 (15.63%) Unix
4 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.25%) Android
6 5 (5.21%) zOS
7 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.13%) AIX
8 3 (3.13%) Solaris
9 1 (1.04%) CentOS
9 1 (1.04%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.04%) SUSE
9 1 (1.04%) Tizen
9 1 (1.04%) webOS
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
1 13 (13.54%) DevOps
1 13 (13.54%) Open Source
2 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 11 (11.46%) Capacity Management
3 11 (11.46%) Change Management
3 11 (11.46%) Low Latency
4 10 (10.42%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (9.38%) ITIL
5 9 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 8 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (7.29%) High Availability
7 7 (7.29%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (7.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (7.29%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.33%) Python
2 11 (11.46%) Shell Script
3 10 (10.42%) C++
4 6 (6.25%) Perl
4 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.21%) JCL
6 4 (4.17%) C
6 4 (4.17%) Java
7 3 (3.13%) AWK
7 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.13%) C#
7 3 (3.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.13%) sed
8 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.08%) PHP
8 2 (2.08%) SQL
9 1 (1.04%) Go
9 1 (1.04%) Rust
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.33%) CCNP
2 8 (8.33%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) CCNA
5 4 (4.17%) HND
6 2 (2.08%) CCIE
6 2 (2.08%) GIAC
6 2 (2.08%) ISEB
6 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.08%) SANS
7 1 (1.04%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (1.04%) CCSE
7 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.04%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.04%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.04%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.13%) Veritas File System
2 3 (3.13%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.08%) Snort
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) XenApp
3 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (22.92%) Ansible
2 13 (13.54%) Puppet
3 8 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (4.17%) EnCase
5 3 (3.13%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.13%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.08%) QRadar
6 2 (2.08%) SafeCom
6 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.08%) vRealize
7 1 (1.04%) Cloudify
7 1 (1.04%) Grafana
7 1 (1.04%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.04%) Kibana
7 1 (1.04%) Packer
7 1 (1.04%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.04%) Terraform
7 1 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Cisco
2 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.54%) Splunk
4 12 (12.50%) Citrix
5 11 (11.46%) F5
5 11 (11.46%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.33%) IBM
6 8 (8.33%) Riverbed
7 7 (7.29%) Juniper
8 6 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.25%) HP
8 6 (6.25%) Ivanti
8 6 (6.25%) Nokia
9 5 (5.21%) Arista
9 5 (5.21%) Huawei
9 5 (5.21%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.17%) Dell
10 4 (4.17%) GENBAND
10 4 (4.17%) VMware