Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 552 554
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +43
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 122 85 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.02% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 61
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £270
90th Percentile £530 £468 £490
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £28.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% - -

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 8,144 8,321 9,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.67% 15.57% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,481 4,775 5,478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 578 637
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% -25.35% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.48 £47.18
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +1 56 £425 +6.25% 8
East of England +16 24 £350 +7.69% 10
South West -22 20 £353 -12.42% 6
North of England -19 10 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -16 8 £400 +3.23% 2
North West -7 7 £425 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +9 4 £425 +88.89% 1
Midlands -1 4 £425 +88.89% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £310 - 3
South Coast - 1 - -
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 37 (30.33%) HP
1 37 (30.33%) Firewall
2 31 (25.41%) Telecoms
2 31 (25.41%) Cisco
2 31 (25.41%) Linux
3 29 (23.77%) LAN
3 29 (23.77%) WAN
4 27 (22.13%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (21.31%) Security Cleared
6 25 (20.49%) Migration
6 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
6 25 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (19.67%) 4G
7 24 (19.67%) OSPF
7 24 (19.67%) C++
7 24 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
8 23 (18.85%) C
8 23 (18.85%) 3G
8 23 (18.85%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (18.03%) Nokia
9 22 (18.03%) TCP/IP
9 22 (18.03%) HP ALM
10 21 (17.21%) SNMP
11 20 (16.39%) Wireless
12 19 (15.57%) LDAP
12 19 (15.57%) GDB
13 18 (14.75%) Diameter Protocol
13 18 (14.75%) CCNP
13 18 (14.75%) IPsec
14 17 (13.93%) Windows

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 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.92%) IIS
2 6 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.82%) Apache
3 1 (0.82%) JBoss
3 1 (0.82%) nginx
3 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (12.30%) MS Visio
3 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (10.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.64%) Blender
4 2 (1.64%) LightWave 3D
5 1 (0.82%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.82%) GIMP
5 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Office 365
2 4 (3.28%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.33%) Firewall
2 29 (23.77%) LAN
2 29 (23.77%) WAN
3 24 (19.67%) 4G
3 24 (19.67%) OSPF
4 23 (18.85%) 3G
5 22 (18.03%) TCP/IP
6 21 (17.21%) SNMP
7 20 (16.39%) Wireless
8 18 (14.75%) Diameter Protocol
8 18 (14.75%) IPsec
9 16 (13.11%) VRRP
10 15 (12.30%) BGP
10 15 (12.30%) DNS
10 15 (12.30%) VoIP
11 14 (11.48%) Telnet
12 13 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (10.66%) Internet
12 13 (10.66%) SSH
13 12 (9.84%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.82%) Power BI
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (15.57%) GDB
2 17 (13.93%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (13.93%) SoapUI
3 10 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (8.20%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.38%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (4.92%) Fiddler
5 6 (4.92%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (3.28%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.28%) Subversion
6 4 (3.28%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.82%) JMeter
General
1 31 (25.41%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (2.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Network Engineer
2 26 (21.31%) Test Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) Software Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Administrator
7 6 (4.92%) Developer
7 6 (4.92%) RAN Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Consultant
8 5 (4.10%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.28%) C Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Mainframe Programmer
9 4 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Network Support
9 4 (3.28%) Programmer
9 4 (3.28%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) LDAP
2 17 (13.93%) SOAP
3 6 (4.92%) Software Packaging
3 6 (4.92%) XML
4 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.28%) FreeSWITCH
5 3 (2.46%) Middleware
5 3 (2.46%) OAuth
5 3 (2.46%) Universal Windows Platform
5 3 (2.46%) Web Services
6 1 (0.82%) .NET
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.82%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.82%) REST
6 1 (0.82%) WAP
6 1 (0.82%) WCF
6 1 (0.82%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.82%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.92%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.46%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) BYOD
7 1 (0.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) IVR
7 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.82%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Linux
2 17 (13.93%) Windows
3 7 (5.74%) Unix
4 6 (4.92%) zOS
5 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.64%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.82%) Debian
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.49%) Migration
1 25 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
3 15 (12.30%) UML
4 13 (10.66%) Network Management
5 11 (9.02%) Decision-Making
6 10 (8.20%) ITIL
6 10 (8.20%) Performance Testing
6 10 (8.20%) Presales
7 9 (7.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (7.38%) Project Management
8 8 (6.56%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (5.74%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (5.74%) Scrum
10 6 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.92%) Stress Testing
10 6 (4.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) C++
2 23 (18.85%) C
3 17 (13.93%) Python
4 11 (9.02%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.74%) Java
6 6 (4.92%) Ada
6 6 (4.92%) JCL
6 6 (4.92%) Perl
6 6 (4.92%) SQL
7 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.28%) C#
8 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.28%) Tcl
9 3 (2.46%) Rust
10 2 (1.64%) Lua
Qualifications
1 26 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.85%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (14.75%) CCNP
4 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.30%) CCNA
6 12 (9.84%) HP MASE
7 11 (9.02%) Degree
8 9 (7.38%) CCSA
9 7 (5.74%) CCSE
10 6 (4.92%) CCENT
11 3 (2.46%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.46%) GIAC
11 3 (2.46%) MCSE
11 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.64%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.82%) CEH
13 1 (0.82%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.82%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (9.84%) FreeRADIUS
2 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.92%) VirtualBox
4 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.28%) KVM
6 3 (2.46%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) iptables
7 1 (0.82%) NFS
7 1 (0.82%) Postfix
7 1 (0.82%) Squid
7 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (18.03%) HP ALM
2 4 (3.28%) Cacti
2 4 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.28%) nmon
2 4 (3.28%) Opsview
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.46%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (2.46%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.64%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (1.64%) Nagios
5 1 (0.82%) EnCase
5 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.82%) Puppet
5 1 (0.82%) SCCM
5 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (30.33%) HP
2 31 (25.41%) Cisco
3 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
4 22 (18.03%) Nokia
5 15 (12.30%) CheckPoint
6 13 (10.66%) Brocade
7 12 (9.84%) Aruba
7 12 (9.84%) Fortinet
8 11 (9.02%) F5
9 10 (8.20%) Juniper
9 10 (8.20%) VMware
10 6 (4.92%) Huawei
10 6 (4.92%) IBM
10 6 (4.92%) Oracle
10 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.92%) Trend Micro
11 5 (4.10%) Citrix
12 4 (3.28%) Actix
12 4 (3.28%) Moogsoft
12 4 (3.28%) Remedy