Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 712 703
Rank change year-on-year +54 -9 +30
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 195 132 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.05% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 64 98
England median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
10th Percentile £256 £274 £290
90th Percentile £575 £534 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
England median hourly rate £49.75 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.50% - +92.31%
10th Percentile £43.98 £42.50 £29.50
90th Percentile £55.29 £53.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -0.50% - +92.31%

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 12,500 12,548 15,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.78% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,628 7,660 9,385
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 676 724
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.30
% change year-on-year +5.26% -21.81% +21.50%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +26 81 £400 -1.23% 17
South East +2 48 £425 +6.25% 14
East of England +10 24 £375 +15.38% 8
South West -16 24 £280 -30.65% 6
East Midlands +12 10 £438 +45.83% 2
Midlands -16 10 £438 +45.83% 4
North of England -17 8 £425 +6.25% 6
North West -10 7 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire -15 1 £310 - 3
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 95 (48.72%) Cisco
2 90 (46.15%) Firewall
3 62 (31.79%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (31.28%) WAN
5 58 (29.74%) Wireless
6 55 (28.21%) Security Cleared
7 52 (26.67%) BGP
8 49 (25.13%) LAN
9 47 (24.10%) Linux
9 47 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
10 44 (22.56%) CCNP
11 40 (20.51%) OSPF
12 39 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 38 (19.49%) Windows
14 36 (18.46%) Migration
15 35 (17.95%) Data Centre
16 34 (17.44%) TCP/IP
17 31 (15.90%) HP
18 30 (15.38%) C++
18 30 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (14.87%) Microsoft
20 28 (14.36%) C
20 28 (14.36%) Finance
20 28 (14.36%) Rational DOORS
21 27 (13.85%) Network Design
21 27 (13.85%) Software Engineering
22 26 (13.33%) UML
22 26 (13.33%) Juniper
22 26 (13.33%) GDB
22 26 (13.33%) F5

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 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.56%) IIS
3 3 (1.54%) Apache
3 3 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) nginx
4 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.72%) MS Visio
3 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (7.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.03%) Blender
5 2 (1.03%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.51%) GIMP
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (46.15%) Firewall
2 61 (31.28%) WAN
3 58 (29.74%) Wireless
4 52 (26.67%) BGP
5 49 (25.13%) LAN
6 40 (20.51%) OSPF
7 34 (17.44%) TCP/IP
8 30 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (11.79%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (11.79%) DNS
9 23 (11.79%) Multicast
9 23 (11.79%) WLAN
10 22 (11.28%) SNMP
11 21 (10.77%) 4G
11 21 (10.77%) IPsec
12 19 (9.74%) Network Security
12 19 (9.74%) SSL
13 18 (9.23%) 3G
13 18 (9.23%) VoIP
14 17 (8.72%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.59%) Power BI
2 5 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.36%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (13.33%) GDB
3 17 (8.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 11 (5.64%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (2.56%) Fiddler
7 4 (2.05%) JIRA
8 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.03%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.03%) Xcode
10 1 (0.51%) JMeter
10 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.51%) MSI
10 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.51%) TestRail
General
1 28 (14.36%) Finance
2 22 (11.28%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.21%) Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Back Office
5 3 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Avionics
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (33.85%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.82%) Software Engineer
3 24 (12.31%) Test Engineer
4 23 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (10.77%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (8.72%) C++ Software Engineer
7 16 (8.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (6.15%) Architect
9 11 (5.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Network Architect
10 9 (4.62%) Software Test Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Administrator
11 8 (4.10%) Consultant
11 8 (4.10%) Data Centre Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Network Support
11 8 (4.10%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.72%) 802.1X
2 16 (8.21%) LDAP
3 12 (6.15%) SOAP
4 7 (3.59%) .NET
4 7 (3.59%) REST
5 6 (3.08%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.54%) XML
7 2 (1.03%) JMS
7 2 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.03%) OAuth
7 2 (1.03%) Universal Windows Platform
7 2 (1.03%) Web Services
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.51%) Kendo UI
8 1 (0.51%) RESTful
8 1 (0.51%) SAML
8 1 (0.51%) WAP
8 1 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (17.95%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.15%) Private Cloud
4 11 (5.64%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.08%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.03%) BYOD
8 2 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.03%) EMV
8 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.03%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.03%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.51%) Clustering
9 1 (0.51%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.10%) Linux
2 38 (19.49%) Windows
3 12 (6.15%) Unix
4 6 (3.08%) zOS
5 5 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.03%) Android
8 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.51%) Debian
9 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.46%) Migration
2 27 (13.85%) Network Design
2 27 (13.85%) Software Engineering
3 26 (13.33%) UML
4 25 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (11.79%) ITIL
5 23 (11.79%) Network Management
6 17 (8.72%) Configuration Management
7 16 (8.21%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (6.15%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (5.64%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.64%) Technical Analysis
10 10 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (5.13%) Project Management
11 9 (4.62%) Change Management
11 9 (4.62%) Service Management
12 8 (4.10%) Decision-Making
12 8 (4.10%) Presales
13 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.38%) C++
2 28 (14.36%) C
3 22 (11.28%) Python
4 12 (6.15%) SQL
5 9 (4.62%) Ada
5 9 (4.62%) C#
6 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.08%) JCL
6 6 (3.08%) Perl
6 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.56%) Java
7 5 (2.56%) Tcl
8 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.03%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.03%) Lua
10 2 (1.03%) PHP
10 2 (1.03%) Ruby
10 2 (1.03%) Rust
10 2 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (31.79%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 44 (22.56%) CCNP
4 39 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 25 (12.82%) CCNA
6 16 (8.21%) Degree
7 15 (7.69%) CCIE
8 10 (5.13%) CCSA
8 10 (5.13%) HP MASE
9 8 (4.10%) CCSE
10 7 (3.59%) CCENT
11 5 (2.56%) CISSP
12 4 (2.05%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.54%) CCDP
13 3 (1.54%) CEH
13 3 (1.54%) OSCP
14 2 (1.03%) ISEB
14 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (5.13%) FreeRADIUS
1 10 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.54%) Docker
3 3 (1.54%) Firmware
3 3 (1.54%) iptables
3 3 (1.54%) NFS
3 3 (1.54%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.54%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.03%) Gluster
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.03%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.51%) Postfix
5 1 (0.51%) Squid
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (10.77%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (8.21%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.56%) Nagios
3 5 (2.56%) Opsview
3 5 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.54%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.54%) Puppet
5 3 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.03%) Cacti
6 2 (1.03%) Core Impact
6 2 (1.03%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.03%) Iperf
6 2 (1.03%) QRadar
6 2 (1.03%) SCCM
6 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (48.72%) Cisco
2 31 (15.90%) HP
3 29 (14.87%) Microsoft
4 26 (13.33%) F5
4 26 (13.33%) Juniper
5 21 (10.77%) VMware
6 18 (9.23%) SolarWinds
7 17 (8.72%) CheckPoint
8 14 (7.18%) Nokia
9 13 (6.67%) Aruba
10 11 (5.64%) Brocade
10 11 (5.64%) Fortinet
11 8 (4.10%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.59%) Citrix
12 7 (3.59%) SevOne
12 7 (3.59%) Splunk
13 6 (3.08%) Dell
13 6 (3.08%) EMC
13 6 (3.08%) McAfee
13 6 (3.08%) NetApp