Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 534 539 580
Rank change year-on-year +5 +41 -20
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 95 83 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 51
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £254 £275 £306
90th Percentile £515 £494 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -61.94% - -

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 7,536 7,702 10,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.28% 15.70% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,267 4,419 5,662
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £214
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 599 598
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.91% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.12 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.93% -23.81% +22.09%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 West +8 25 £410 -3.53% 6
South East -36 22 £375 -14.29% 7
East of England +10 17 £375 +30.43% 4
East Midlands +10 15 £425 +13.33% 3
Midlands +4 15 £425 +13.33% 6
Scotland -33 9 £375 -6.25%
North of England -31 4 £250 -38.27% 5
North West -19 3 £250 -38.27% 5
Wales - 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 38 (40.00%) Linux
1 38 (40.00%) Cisco
2 30 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 28 (29.47%) Firewall
3 28 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (28.42%) CCNP
5 24 (25.26%) LAN
6 23 (24.21%) WAN
7 22 (23.16%) C
7 22 (23.16%) C++
7 22 (23.16%) Rational DOORS
7 22 (23.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (22.11%) GDB
8 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
8 21 (22.11%) Software Engineering
8 21 (22.11%) UML
9 20 (21.05%) BGP
9 20 (21.05%) Configuration Management
10 19 (20.00%) VMware
11 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
12 17 (17.89%) Windows
12 17 (17.89%) CheckPoint
13 16 (16.84%) CCNA
13 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.79%) tcpdump
14 15 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
14 15 (15.79%) VoIP
14 15 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (14.74%) Python
15 14 (14.74%) Wireless

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 6 (6.32%) Apache
2 5 (5.26%) nginx
3 2 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.05%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.05%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.05%) Blender
3 1 (1.05%) GIMP
3 1 (1.05%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.47%) Firewall
2 24 (25.26%) LAN
3 23 (24.21%) WAN
4 22 (23.16%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (21.05%) BGP
6 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
7 15 (15.79%) tcpdump
7 15 (15.79%) VoIP
8 14 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (14.74%) Wireless
9 12 (12.63%) EIGRP
9 12 (12.63%) FTP
9 12 (12.63%) Network Security
9 12 (12.63%) OSPF
10 11 (11.58%) DHCP
10 11 (11.58%) HTTP
11 10 (10.53%) HTTPS
11 10 (10.53%) SSL
11 10 (10.53%) VLAN
12 9 (9.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) Power BI
2 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (22.11%) GDB
3 15 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (9.47%) Rational Team Concert
5 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.11%) CF BOSH
6 2 (2.11%) GitLab
6 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.05%) JIRA
7 1 (1.05%) MSI
7 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) WinDbg
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Network Engineer
2 19 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 15 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Administrator
5 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Network Support
7 5 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) .NET
1 9 (9.47%) REST
2 5 (5.26%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.11%) Kendo UI
3 2 (2.11%) WCF
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.05%) JMS
4 1 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.05%) LDAP
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.11%) Fintech
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) Video Editing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.00%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) Windows
3 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.26%) CentOS
4 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.16%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (3.16%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Unix
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) Software Engineering
1 21 (22.11%) UML
2 20 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 15 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.63%) ITIL
5 10 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 10 (10.53%) Service Management
6 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.47%) Security Patching
7 8 (8.42%) Change Management
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (6.32%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (6.32%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (5.26%) DevOps
10 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (5.26%) Migration
10 5 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) C
1 22 (23.16%) C++
2 14 (14.74%) Python
3 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
4 11 (11.58%) SQL
5 9 (9.47%) C#
6 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.32%) Ada
8 2 (2.11%) Java
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) Tcl
9 1 (1.05%) Lua
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (28.42%) CCNP
4 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
5 16 (16.84%) CCNA
6 8 (8.42%) CCSA
7 5 (5.26%) CCSE
8 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) CCDP
9 3 (3.16%) CCENT
9 3 (3.16%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (3.16%) Degree
9 3 (3.16%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.11%) CWNA
10 2 (2.11%) ISEB
10 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) TickIT
2 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.11%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.53%) Docker
3 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.26%) LXC
5 4 (4.21%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.16%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.11%) NFS
7 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (1.05%) Gluster
8 1 (1.05%) iptables
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (9.47%) HP ALM
2 9 (9.47%) Opsview
3 6 (6.32%) SCCM
4 5 (5.26%) Ansible
4 5 (5.26%) Puppet
5 3 (3.16%) Cacti
5 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.11%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (2.11%) FreeIPA
6 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.11%) Nagios
6 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (40.00%) Cisco
2 19 (20.00%) VMware
3 17 (17.89%) CheckPoint
4 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.58%) F5
6 10 (10.53%) HP
7 9 (9.47%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.42%) Juniper
9 6 (6.32%) Aruba
10 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.21%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.21%) Citrix
11 4 (4.21%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.16%) CA
12 3 (3.16%) Qualys
12 3 (3.16%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.16%) Splunk
13 2 (2.11%) AppDynamics
13 2 (2.11%) ArcSight
13 2 (2.11%) Mitel