Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 538 559
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21 +16
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 121 93 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 1.15% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 65
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £299
90th Percentile £550 £515 £484
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +53.85%
10th Percentile £43.75 £42.50 £28.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -0.50% - +92.31%

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 7,917 8,064 10,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.39% 15.55% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,361 4,601 5,895
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £198 £180 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £535
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 582 663
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.75 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +10 46 £425 +6.25% 16
South West -14 25 £350 -13.31% 6
East of England +12 24 £375 +15.38% 10
East Midlands +9 11 £438 +45.83% 2
Midlands -2 11 £438 +45.83% 3
North of England -16 8 £425 +6.25% 6
North West -14 7 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -24 6 £375 -5.66%
Yorkshire -21 1 £310 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 - 1
Wireshark
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 36 (29.75%) Cisco
2 35 (28.93%) Linux
2 35 (28.93%) Security Cleared
3 34 (28.10%) Firewall
4 30 (24.79%) C++
5 29 (23.97%) LAN
5 29 (23.97%) WAN
6 28 (23.14%) HP
6 28 (23.14%) Rational DOORS
7 27 (22.31%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
7 27 (22.31%) Software Engineering
8 26 (21.49%) C
8 26 (21.49%) UML
8 26 (21.49%) GDB
9 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
10 22 (18.18%) OSPF
11 21 (17.36%) CCNP
12 20 (16.53%) Telecoms
12 20 (16.53%) TCP/IP
12 20 (16.53%) BGP
12 20 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (14.88%) Configuration Management
13 18 (14.88%) CCNA
13 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (14.05%) Migration
14 17 (14.05%) Wireless
14 17 (14.05%) Rational Rhapsody
14 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus

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 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.31%) IIS
3 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) Confluence
5 1 (0.83%) nginx
5 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.74%) MS Visio
3 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (8.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.65%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.65%) Blender
5 2 (1.65%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.83%) GIMP
6 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.10%) Firewall
2 29 (23.97%) LAN
2 29 (23.97%) WAN
3 22 (18.18%) OSPF
4 20 (16.53%) BGP
4 20 (16.53%) TCP/IP
5 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (14.05%) Wireless
6 16 (13.22%) 4G
6 16 (13.22%) IPsec
6 16 (13.22%) SNMP
7 15 (12.40%) 3G
7 15 (12.40%) SSL
8 14 (11.57%) Diameter Protocol
9 13 (10.74%) FTP
9 13 (10.74%) HTTP
9 13 (10.74%) VRRP
10 12 (9.92%) VoIP
11 11 (9.09%) tcpdump
11 11 (9.09%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) Power BI
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (23.14%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (21.49%) GDB
3 17 (14.05%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (9.09%) Rational Team Concert
4 11 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.48%) Fiddler
5 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.83%) JIRA
6 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (16.53%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.79%) Back Office
3 6 (4.96%) Finance
4 3 (2.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Network Engineer
2 25 (20.66%) Software Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) Test Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Network Support
6 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Programmer
7 6 (4.96%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Administrator
8 4 (3.31%) Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Mainframe Programmer
8 4 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Software Programmer
9 3 (2.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (2.48%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) SOAP
2 10 (8.26%) LDAP
3 8 (6.61%) .NET
3 8 (6.61%) REST
4 6 (4.96%) Software Packaging
5 5 (4.13%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.65%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.65%) OAuth
6 2 (1.65%) Universal Windows Platform
6 2 (1.65%) WCF
6 2 (1.65%) XML
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.83%) JMS
7 1 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.83%) WAP
7 1 (0.83%) Web Services
7 1 (0.83%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.96%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) BYOD
7 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) IVR
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.93%) Linux
2 13 (10.74%) Windows
3 6 (4.96%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.96%) zOS
4 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.48%) Unix
6 2 (1.65%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) Software Engineering
2 26 (21.49%) UML
3 20 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (14.88%) Configuration Management
5 17 (14.05%) Migration
6 12 (9.92%) ITIL
7 10 (8.26%) Network Management
7 10 (8.26%) Technical Analysis
8 9 (7.44%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.79%) Presales
9 7 (5.79%) Service Management
10 6 (4.96%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.96%) Capacity Management
10 6 (4.96%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.96%) Project Management
10 6 (4.96%) Security Patching
10 6 (4.96%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.79%) C++
2 26 (21.49%) C
3 12 (9.92%) Python
4 11 (9.09%) SQL
5 10 (8.26%) C#
5 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.44%) Ada
7 6 (4.96%) JCL
8 4 (3.31%) Java
9 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.48%) Tcl
10 2 (1.65%) Lua
10 2 (1.65%) PHP
10 2 (1.65%) Rust
11 1 (0.83%) Perl
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (28.93%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.31%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
4 21 (17.36%) CCNP
5 18 (14.88%) CCNA
6 9 (7.44%) CCSA
6 9 (7.44%) HP MASE
7 7 (5.79%) CCSE
7 7 (5.79%) Degree
8 6 (4.96%) CCENT
9 4 (3.31%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.48%) CCDP
10 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.65%) ISEB
11 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.65%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.83%) CEH
12 1 (0.83%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.44%) FreeRADIUS
3 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.65%) Docker
5 2 (1.65%) NFS
5 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.65%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.83%) Firmware
6 1 (0.83%) Gluster
6 1 (0.83%) iptables
6 1 (0.83%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) HP ALM
2 8 (6.61%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (4.96%) Opsview
3 6 (4.96%) SCCM
4 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.65%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (1.65%) Cacti
5 2 (1.65%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.83%) Ansible
6 1 (0.83%) EnCase
6 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.83%) Nagios
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (29.75%) Cisco
2 28 (23.14%) HP
3 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.57%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.74%) VMware
6 11 (9.09%) Aruba
6 11 (9.09%) F5
6 11 (9.09%) Juniper
6 11 (9.09%) Nokia
7 10 (8.26%) Brocade
8 9 (7.44%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.79%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.96%) IBM
11 4 (3.31%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.31%) Moogsoft
11 4 (3.31%) Remedy
12 3 (2.48%) Citrix
12 3 (2.48%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.48%) Trend Micro
13 2 (1.65%) Avaya