Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 543 567 554
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13 +61
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 104 80 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.20% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 43
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £279 £310 £258
90th Percentile £490 £598 £467
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £19.03 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.74% -48.91% -
10th Percentile £47.50 £18.05 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £20.02 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £19.03 £48.75
% change year-on-year +132.16% -60.96% -2.50%

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 7,664 7,826 8,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.50% 14.89% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,326 4,483 5,057
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £200 £163 £200
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 526 583
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.95% -6.98% -1.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.02 £11.26
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.09 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.10% -9.30% -4.44%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 0 42 £438 +22.81% 9
East of England +6 16 £400 +14.29% 10
North of England -13 11 £350 -41.67% 9
Midlands +5 9 £425 - 4
Scotland +3 9 £425 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire +3 8 - - 7
South West -37 8 £425 +9.32% 9
East Midlands +18 6 £425 - 2
Wales -1 6 £425 - 3
North West -17 3 £350 -41.67% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 39 (37.50%) Firewall
2 29 (27.88%) OSPF
3 26 (25.00%) HP
3 26 (25.00%) Cisco
4 25 (24.04%) Telecoms
5 23 (22.12%) Migration
5 23 (22.12%) SNMP
6 21 (20.19%) DNS
6 21 (20.19%) BGP
7 20 (19.23%) Wireless
7 20 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 20 (19.23%) Linux
7 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (17.31%) Python
8 18 (17.31%) LAN
8 18 (17.31%) WAN
8 18 (17.31%) IPsec
8 18 (17.31%) Internet
9 17 (16.35%) SSL
9 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
9 17 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (16.35%) F5
9 17 (16.35%) HP ALM
9 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (15.38%) Windows
11 15 (14.42%) CheckPoint
11 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
11 15 (14.42%) 4G
12 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
12 14 (13.46%) SolarWinds

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 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.69%) IIS
3 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) JBoss
4 1 (0.96%) nginx
4 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (13.46%) MS Visio
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Office 365
2 6 (5.77%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (37.50%) Firewall
2 29 (27.88%) OSPF
3 23 (22.12%) SNMP
4 21 (20.19%) BGP
4 21 (20.19%) DNS
5 20 (19.23%) Wireless
6 18 (17.31%) Internet
6 18 (17.31%) IPsec
6 18 (17.31%) LAN
6 18 (17.31%) WAN
7 17 (16.35%) SSL
7 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
8 15 (14.42%) 4G
9 14 (13.46%) 3G
10 13 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (12.50%) HTTP
10 13 (12.50%) Network Security
10 13 (12.50%) VPN
10 13 (12.50%) VRRP
11 12 (11.54%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.96%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.65%) LoadRunner
3 8 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.77%) Fiddler
5 5 (4.81%) Subversion
6 4 (3.85%) GDB
6 4 (3.85%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.92%) JMeter
8 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 25 (24.04%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.62%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.88%) Publishing
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.58%) Test Engineer
3 10 (9.62%) Developer
4 9 (8.65%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Administrator
5 8 (7.69%) Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Consultant
7 6 (5.77%) Performance Tester
7 6 (5.77%) RAN Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Tester
8 5 (4.81%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) C Developer
9 4 (3.85%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) LDAP
2 9 (8.65%) Web Services
3 8 (7.69%) SOAP
4 7 (6.73%) Middleware
5 5 (4.81%) XML
6 4 (3.85%) .NET
6 4 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.85%) FreeSWITCH
7 3 (2.88%) 802.1X
7 3 (2.88%) WebRTC
8 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.92%) HTML
9 1 (0.96%) OAuth
9 1 (0.96%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.65%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.88%) PKI
5 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.96%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Linux
2 16 (15.38%) Windows
3 10 (9.62%) Unix
4 2 (1.92%) Android
4 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.96%) Debian
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Migration
2 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (13.46%) Performance Testing
4 12 (11.54%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.65%) Decision-Making
5 9 (8.65%) ITIL
5 9 (8.65%) Network Management
5 9 (8.65%) Scrum
6 8 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (7.69%) SIEM
6 8 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 7 (6.73%) Data Management
7 7 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (6.73%) Performance Engineering
7 7 (6.73%) Presales
7 7 (6.73%) SDLC
8 6 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (5.77%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) Python
2 14 (13.46%) C
2 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.58%) Java
4 9 (8.65%) SQL
5 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.73%) Perl
5 7 (6.73%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.81%) C++
7 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.88%) C#
8 3 (2.88%) Tcl
9 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.96%) Rust
10 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (10.58%) CCNP
4 9 (8.65%) Degree
4 9 (8.65%) HP MASE
5 8 (7.69%) CCNA
6 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.77%) MCSE
7 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.81%) CCSA
9 3 (2.88%) CCSE
10 2 (1.92%) GIAC
11 1 (0.96%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) GPG13
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) FreeRADIUS
2 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.85%) KVM
4 4 (3.85%) VirtualBox
5 3 (2.88%) Squid
6 2 (1.92%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.96%) iptables
7 1 (0.96%) Postfix
7 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (16.35%) HP ALM
2 8 (7.69%) nmon
2 8 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (5.77%) ArcSight ESM
3 6 (5.77%) Nagios
4 5 (4.81%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (2.88%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (2.88%) MOM
5 3 (2.88%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (1.92%) Cacti
6 2 (1.92%) EnCase
6 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.96%) Nessus
7 1 (0.96%) Nmap
7 1 (0.96%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.96%) Puppet
7 1 (0.96%) RANCID
7 1 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Cisco
1 26 (25.00%) HP
2 20 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.35%) F5
4 15 (14.42%) CheckPoint
5 14 (13.46%) SolarWinds
6 13 (12.50%) Nokia
7 11 (10.58%) Juniper
7 11 (10.58%) Oracle
8 9 (8.65%) Aruba
8 9 (8.65%) Brocade
8 9 (8.65%) Fortinet
8 9 (8.65%) Splunk
9 7 (6.73%) Huawei
10 6 (5.77%) ArcSight
10 6 (5.77%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.77%) Trend Micro
11 5 (4.81%) BMC
11 5 (4.81%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.81%) Varonis