Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 712 696 742
Rank change year-on-year -16 +46 -23
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 158 138 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.09% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 67 81
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £300
90th Percentile £813 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £383
% change year-on-year +1.91% +2.61% +18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 0
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.94% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -57.71% - -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,323 12,668 16,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 7,669 9,768
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £207 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 746 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -24.19% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -30.91% +22.22%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wireshark as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireshark.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 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
England -35 144 £400 - 37
UK excluding London -16 96 £400 +1.91% 33
London -36 60 £400 -4.19% 7
South West +11 27 £400 -5.88% 5
South East -47 21 £394 -8.70% 10
East of England +8 17 £375 +30.43% 4
East Midlands +9 15 £425 +13.33% 3
Midlands +7 15 £425 +13.33% 7
Scotland -37 9 £375 -6.25%
North of England -22 4 £250 -38.27% 4
North West -19 3 £250 -38.27% 4
Wales - 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -18 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 88 (55.70%) Cisco
2 77 (48.73%) Firewall
3 53 (33.54%) Linux
4 52 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (31.65%) Security Cleared
6 47 (29.75%) Windows
6 47 (29.75%) WAN
7 44 (27.85%) BGP
8 43 (27.22%) LAN
9 42 (26.58%) CCNP
10 41 (25.95%) Wireless
11 33 (20.89%) SC Cleared
11 33 (20.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (18.35%) Finance
12 29 (18.35%) OSPF
12 29 (18.35%) ITIL
13 28 (17.72%) VMware
14 26 (16.46%) TCP/IP
15 25 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (15.19%) F5
16 24 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (15.19%) Cisco Prime
17 22 (13.92%) Python
17 22 (13.92%) C++
18 21 (13.29%) C
18 21 (13.29%) Data Centre
18 21 (13.29%) Rational DOORS
18 21 (13.29%) SolarWinds
18 21 (13.29%) tcpdump
19 20 (12.66%) Network Security

Wireshark
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (6.33%) Apache
2 5 (3.16%) nginx
2 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.90%) JBoss
3 3 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.63%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.63%) Blender
4 1 (0.63%) GIMP
4 1 (0.63%) LightWave 3D
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.90%) GitHub
3 3 (1.90%) PaaS
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.27%) Office 365
4 2 (1.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (48.73%) Firewall
2 47 (29.75%) WAN
3 44 (27.85%) BGP
4 43 (27.22%) LAN
5 41 (25.95%) Wireless
6 33 (20.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (18.35%) OSPF
8 26 (16.46%) TCP/IP
9 25 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (13.29%) tcpdump
11 20 (12.66%) Network Security
12 19 (12.03%) EIGRP
12 19 (12.03%) VPN
13 17 (10.76%) DHCP
13 17 (10.76%) DNS
13 17 (10.76%) SSL
13 17 (10.76%) VoIP
14 15 (9.49%) 802.11
15 14 (8.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (8.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.06%) Power BI
2 5 (3.16%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (12.66%) GDB
3 14 (8.86%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (5.70%) Rational Team Concert
5 7 (4.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.80%) Fiddler
7 5 (3.16%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.90%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.27%) CF BOSH
10 2 (1.27%) GitLab
10 2 (1.27%) JIRA
11 1 (0.63%) MSI
11 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.63%) TestRail
11 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.63%) WinDbg
General
1 29 (18.35%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Banking
3 10 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.06%) Back Office
5 4 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.27%) French Language
7 2 (1.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (36.08%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (11.39%) Software Engineer
4 14 (8.86%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (8.23%) Architect
6 11 (6.96%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (6.96%) Consultant
7 10 (6.33%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) Analyst
8 9 (5.70%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.06%) Administrator
10 7 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.43%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) 802.1X
2 9 (5.70%) .NET
2 9 (5.70%) REST
3 6 (3.80%) HTML
3 6 (3.80%) HTML5
4 5 (3.16%) LDAP
5 3 (1.90%) Web Services
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.27%) JMS
6 2 (1.27%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.27%) WCF
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.63%) OAuth
7 1 (0.63%) RESTful
7 1 (0.63%) SOAP
7 1 (0.63%) Universal Windows Platform
7 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.29%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.96%) Private Cloud
4 10 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.27%) Fintech
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.54%) Linux
2 47 (29.75%) Windows
3 11 (6.96%) Unix
4 9 (5.70%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.80%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.16%) CentOS
7 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.90%) Check Point GAiA
8 3 (1.90%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.90%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.35%) ITIL
2 20 (12.66%) Configuration Management
2 20 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (12.66%) Software Engineering
2 20 (12.66%) UML
3 18 (11.39%) Migration
3 18 (11.39%) Network Design
4 16 (10.13%) Incident Management
4 16 (10.13%) Load Balancing
4 16 (10.13%) Network Management
5 15 (9.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (9.49%) Service Management
6 13 (8.23%) Change Management
7 11 (6.96%) Capacity Management
7 11 (6.96%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (6.96%) Network Virtualisation
8 10 (6.33%) Security Patching
8 10 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.70%) DevOps
9 9 (5.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.92%) C++
1 22 (13.92%) Python
2 21 (13.29%) C
3 14 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.59%) SQL
5 10 (6.33%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.33%) C#
6 9 (5.70%) Perl
7 7 (4.43%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.80%) Ada
9 5 (3.16%) Ruby
10 3 (1.90%) Java
10 3 (1.90%) Jython
10 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.27%) PHP
11 2 (1.27%) Tcl
11 2 (1.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.63%) Lua
12 1 (0.63%) Rust
Qualifications
1 52 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (31.65%) Security Cleared
3 42 (26.58%) CCNP
4 33 (20.89%) SC Cleared
5 20 (12.66%) CCNA
6 9 (5.70%) Degree
7 8 (5.06%) CCSA
8 6 (3.80%) CCIE
9 5 (3.16%) CCSE
10 4 (2.53%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.90%) CCDP
11 3 (1.90%) CCENT
11 3 (1.90%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (1.90%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.27%) CISSP
12 2 (1.27%) CWNA
12 2 (1.27%) ISEB
12 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) TickIT
2 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 14 (8.86%) Docker
4 9 (5.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.16%) LXC
5 5 (3.16%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.53%) NFS
6 4 (2.53%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.90%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.27%) Gluster
8 2 (1.27%) iptables
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (15.19%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (6.33%) Opsview
3 9 (5.70%) HP ALM
4 8 (5.06%) Ansible
5 6 (3.80%) Nessus
5 6 (3.80%) Puppet
5 6 (3.80%) SCCM
6 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.90%) Cacti
8 2 (1.27%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (1.27%) Core Impact
8 2 (1.27%) FreeIPA
8 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.27%) Nagios
8 2 (1.27%) QRadar
8 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 88 (55.70%) Cisco
2 28 (17.72%) VMware
3 24 (15.19%) F5
4 21 (13.29%) SolarWinds
5 20 (12.66%) Juniper
6 19 (12.03%) CheckPoint
7 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
8 13 (8.23%) HP
9 12 (7.59%) Palo Alto
10 11 (6.96%) Citrix
11 9 (5.70%) Qualys
11 9 (5.70%) Splunk
12 8 (5.06%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.06%) Riverbed
12 8 (5.06%) SevOne
13 7 (4.43%) Aruba
13 7 (4.43%) Dell
13 7 (4.43%) Red Hat
14 6 (3.80%) EMC
14 6 (3.80%) NetApp