Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 562 594
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 -55
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 86 112 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.13% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 58
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +9.09% +19.57%
10th Percentile £213 £276 £216
90th Percentile £529 £490 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +19.40% -10.67%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +49.25% -10.67%

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 8313 9894 9586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.83% 16.84% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4752 5788 5114
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.30%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £206
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 654 810
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.09% +17.50% -

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 37 £400 +6.67% 7
South West -4 22 £389 +3.67% 1
Scotland +13 10 £395 +17.04%
East of England -35 6 £325 -23.53% 1
North of England +54 5 £400 +18.52% 1
Midlands +28 5 £225 -33.33% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £225 -33.33%
North West +18 3 £400 +0.95% 1
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
Wales +10 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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 36 (41.86%) Linux
2 35 (40.70%) Cisco
3 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
4 25 (29.07%) Software Engineering
5 24 (27.91%) Firewall
6 21 (24.42%) Wireless
6 21 (24.42%) GDB
7 20 (23.26%) C++
8 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
8 19 (22.09%) Rational DOORS
9 18 (20.93%) LTE
9 18 (20.93%) Finance
9 18 (20.93%) CheckPoint
10 17 (19.77%) Telecoms
10 17 (19.77%) F5
11 15 (17.44%) Perl
11 15 (17.44%) WAN
12 14 (16.28%) Java
12 14 (16.28%) C
12 14 (16.28%) UML
12 14 (16.28%) Citrix
12 14 (16.28%) Degree
12 14 (16.28%) SolarWinds
12 14 (16.28%) Rational Rhapsody
13 13 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (15.12%) 802.1X
13 13 (15.12%) 802.11
13 13 (15.12%) ITIL
13 13 (15.12%) GSM
14 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification

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 5 (5.81%) Apache
2 4 (4.65%) JBoss
2 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.91%) Firewall
2 21 (24.42%) Wireless
3 18 (20.93%) LTE
4 15 (17.44%) WAN
5 13 (15.12%) 802.11
5 13 (15.12%) GSM
6 11 (12.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (12.79%) IPsec
6 11 (12.79%) LAN
6 11 (12.79%) Network Security
6 11 (12.79%) OSPF
6 11 (12.79%) VoIP
6 11 (12.79%) VPN
7 10 (11.63%) 4G
7 10 (11.63%) BGP
7 10 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (11.63%) EIGRP
7 10 (11.63%) TCP/IP
8 9 (10.47%) GGSN
8 9 (10.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
1 4 (4.65%) Redis
1 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.33%) Big Data
3 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) GDB
2 19 (22.09%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (16.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (12.79%) Trac
5 7 (8.14%) GCC
5 7 (8.14%) Subversion
6 5 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (5.81%) JUnit
6 5 (5.81%) Selenium
7 4 (4.65%) Bugzilla
7 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.65%) JIRA
7 4 (4.65%) NetBeans
7 4 (4.65%) Redmine
7 4 (4.65%) StarTeam
7 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.16%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 17 (19.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.81%) Marketing
4 3 (3.49%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Network Engineer
2 20 (23.26%) Software Engineer
3 19 (22.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Telecoms Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Software Tester
8 5 (5.81%) Tester
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.49%) Server Support
10 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) 802.1X
2 7 (8.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (8.14%) STL
3 5 (5.81%) .NET
4 4 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (4.65%) JAAS
4 4 (4.65%) Java EE
4 4 (4.65%) JMS
4 4 (4.65%) JMX
4 4 (4.65%) JNDI
4 4 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (3.49%) J2EE
6 2 (2.33%) Apache Avro
6 2 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) Kafka
6 2 (2.33%) Middleware
6 2 (2.33%) Rendezvous
6 2 (2.33%) XML
7 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.65%) Smart Meter
5 4 (4.65%) STB
6 2 (2.33%) Clustering
6 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.16%) SCADA
7 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.86%) Linux
2 10 (11.63%) Windows
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.81%) Unix
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (1.16%) SUSE
7 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Software Engineering
2 14 (16.28%) UML
3 13 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (15.12%) ITIL
4 11 (12.79%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (10.47%) Change Management
6 8 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (9.30%) Software Testing
6 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 7 (8.14%) Cross-Platform Development
7 7 (8.14%) Multithreading
7 7 (8.14%) OO
8 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.98%) High Availability
9 5 (5.81%) Analytics
9 5 (5.81%) Network Packet Analysis
9 5 (5.81%) Release Management
9 5 (5.81%) Requirements Management
9 5 (5.81%) SDLC
9 5 (5.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) C++
2 15 (17.44%) Perl
3 14 (16.28%) C
3 14 (16.28%) Java
4 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
5 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.30%) SQL
6 7 (8.14%) Python
7 6 (6.98%) PHP
7 6 (6.98%) Ruby
8 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.81%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.65%) C#
9 4 (4.65%) Lua
9 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.16%) Ada
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.28%) Degree
4 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (12.79%) CCNP
6 6 (6.98%) CCNA
7 4 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.65%) CISSP
7 4 (4.65%) RHCE
7 4 (4.65%) RHCSA
8 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
8 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CCA
9 1 (1.16%) CCENT
9 1 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CWNA
9 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) Firmware
3 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.49%) vSphere
5 2 (2.33%) HDFS
5 2 (2.33%) Samba
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
6 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Cacti
2 4 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.65%) Nagios
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.49%) Puppet
4 2 (2.33%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.33%) Grafana
4 2 (2.33%) Graphite
4 2 (2.33%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.16%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.16%) EnCase
5 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.16%) Icinga
5 1 (1.16%) Opsview
5 1 (1.16%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (40.70%) Cisco
2 18 (20.93%) CheckPoint
3 17 (19.77%) F5
4 14 (16.28%) Citrix
4 14 (16.28%) SolarWinds
5 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.14%) VMware
7 6 (6.98%) Aruba
7 6 (6.98%) Juniper
7 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.98%) Riverbed
8 5 (5.81%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.65%) Huawei
9 4 (4.65%) Nokia
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle
10 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.49%) Motorola
10 3 (3.49%) NetScout
10 3 (3.49%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.49%) TippingPoint