Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 17 January 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 547 601
Rank change year-on-year +15 +54 -73
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 86 97 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.17% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.10% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 40
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £296 £269 £224
90th Percentile £583 £482 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £381 £388
% change year-on-year +5.12% -1.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.86% - -
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -61.94% - +25.00%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,960 8,842 9,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.35% 16.66% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,589 5,187 5,034
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £161 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 577 733
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Wireshark as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in the UK excluding London

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireshark in the UK excluding London

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK excluding London

Wireshark
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireshark in the UK excluding London

Wireshark
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
South East -36 33 £388 +10.71% 13
South West +11 21 £390 -3.70% 3
East of England -20 16 £350 -6.67% 4
North of England +47 5 £600 +84.62% 7
Midlands +3 5 £225 -32.08% 2
East Midlands +1 5 £225 -33.33%
North West +17 4 £600 +105.13% 4
Scotland -11 4 £400 +45.45% 1
Wales - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 3
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Wireshark also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 38 (44.19%) Cisco
2 30 (34.88%) Linux
3 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 23 (26.74%) Software Engineering
4 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
4 23 (26.74%) Firewall
5 22 (25.58%) VoIP
6 20 (23.26%) Telecoms
7 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
7 19 (22.09%) DHCP
7 19 (22.09%) Windows
7 19 (22.09%) C++
7 19 (22.09%) GDB
8 17 (19.77%) ITIL
8 17 (19.77%) VMware
9 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (18.60%) CCNP
9 16 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (18.60%) Rational DOORS
9 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
10 15 (17.44%) NX-OS
10 15 (17.44%) BGP
10 15 (17.44%) Wireless
11 14 (16.28%) LTE
11 14 (16.28%) OSPF
11 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
11 14 (16.28%) Juniper
11 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
11 14 (16.28%) VPN
11 14 (16.28%) GSM

Wireshark
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 10 (11.63%) Skype for Business
2 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.49%) Apache
4 2 (2.33%) JBoss
4 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) RMDS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (1.16%) Bluemix
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) Firewall
2 22 (25.58%) VoIP
3 19 (22.09%) DHCP
4 15 (17.44%) BGP
4 15 (17.44%) NX-OS
4 15 (17.44%) Wireless
5 14 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (16.28%) GSM
5 14 (16.28%) LTE
5 14 (16.28%) OSPF
5 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.28%) VPN
6 13 (15.12%) DNS
6 13 (15.12%) IPsec
6 13 (15.12%) SNMP
7 10 (11.63%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (11.63%) SAN
7 10 (11.63%) Skype
8 9 (10.47%) HSRP
8 9 (10.47%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.33%) Redis
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) GDB
2 16 (18.60%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (12.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 10 (11.63%) Trac
5 9 (10.47%) Visual Studio
6 8 (9.30%) GCC
6 8 (9.30%) Subversion
7 5 (5.81%) MSI
7 5 (5.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (5.81%) WinDbg
8 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.65%) NetBeans
8 4 (4.65%) StarTeam
9 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.33%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.33%) IDA Disassembler
9 2 (2.33%) JIRA
9 2 (2.33%) JUnit
9 2 (2.33%) Redmine
9 2 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 20 (23.26%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.95%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Network Engineer
2 19 (22.09%) C++ Software Engineer
2 19 (22.09%) Software Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Telecoms Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Telecoms Software Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Wintel Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Mitel Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Server Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) VoIP Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Designer
7 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) 802.1X
2 8 (9.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (9.30%) STL
3 7 (8.14%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) XML
4 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.81%) REST
5 3 (3.49%) J2EE
6 2 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) JAAS
6 2 (2.33%) Java EE
6 2 (2.33%) JMS
6 2 (2.33%) JMX
6 2 (2.33%) JNDI
6 2 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.33%) Middleware
6 2 (2.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) Fintech
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.33%) STB
4 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) Linux
2 19 (22.09%) Windows
3 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.49%) Unix
8 2 (2.33%) Solaris
8 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.16%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Software Engineering
2 17 (19.77%) ITIL
3 11 (12.79%) UML
4 10 (11.63%) SDLC
5 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (9.30%) Cross-Platform Development
6 8 (9.30%) Multithreading
6 8 (9.30%) OO
6 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.14%) Service Management
7 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.98%) High Availability
8 6 (6.98%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.81%) Requirements Management
9 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.81%) Validation
9 5 (5.81%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) C++
2 14 (16.28%) Python
3 11 (12.79%) C
4 10 (11.63%) Java
4 10 (11.63%) Perl
4 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
5 9 (10.47%) C#
6 5 (5.81%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.65%) Lua
7 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.49%) PHP
8 3 (3.49%) Ruby
8 3 (3.49%) SQL
9 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
3 16 (18.60%) CCNP
3 16 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.98%) Degree
5 5 (5.81%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) CISSP
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.33%) RHCE
6 2 (2.33%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.16%) CCA
7 1 (1.16%) CCENT
7 1 (1.16%) CCIE
7 1 (1.16%) CCSA
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CWNA
7 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.63%) vSphere
3 8 (9.30%) DFS Replication
3 8 (9.30%) NFS
3 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.33%) Docker
6 2 (2.33%) Firmware
6 2 (2.33%) Samba
6 2 (2.33%) Snort
6 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (9.30%) SCCM
1 8 (9.30%) vCenter Server
2 6 (6.98%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (4.65%) Nagios
3 4 (4.65%) Opsview
4 3 (3.49%) Puppet
5 2 (2.33%) Ansible
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.33%) Cuckoo Sandbox
5 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.16%) Cacti
6 1 (1.16%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.16%) Icinga
6 1 (1.16%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (1.16%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Cisco
2 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.77%) VMware
4 14 (16.28%) Juniper
5 13 (15.12%) F5
5 13 (15.12%) HP
6 12 (13.95%) CheckPoint
6 12 (13.95%) Huawei
7 10 (11.63%) NetApp
8 8 (9.30%) Clearswift
8 8 (9.30%) McAfee
9 7 (8.14%) SolarWinds
10 6 (6.98%) Aruba
10 6 (6.98%) Mitel
11 4 (4.65%) Actix
11 4 (4.65%) Citrix
11 4 (4.65%) FireEye
11 4 (4.65%) Nokia
11 4 (4.65%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.49%) Blue Prism