Period
to 23 September 2021

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 23 September 2021 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
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 676 463 685
Rank change year-on-year -213 +222 +19
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 121 49 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.21% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 18 92
10th Percentile £309 £289 £280
25th Percentile £357 £371 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £436 £400
Median % change year-on-year -3.72% +9.06% -
75th Percentile £598 £500 £481
90th Percentile £644 £515 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
10th Percentile £42.00 £27.85 "
25th Percentile £44.62 £32.13 £41.25
Median hourly rate £49.21 £40.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.03% -9.09% -12.92%
75th Percentile £52.52 £48.63 £51.56
90th Percentile £53.80 £53.35 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.13 - £42.75

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 9,014 4,040 11,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.23% 13.60% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,793 2,506 7,214
10th Percentile £230 £208 £200
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £653 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 188 601
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.78 £12.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £17.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate £22.19 £30.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.26% +22.00% +31.58%
75th Percentile £48.70 £46.49 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £27.16 £22.86
% change year-on-year -24.47% +18.79% +21.66%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireshark.

Daily rate trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireshark.

Hourly rate trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 13 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 23 September 2021. 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 -178 97 £425 -1.16% 26
UK excluding London -112 56 £400 - 22
Work from Home -211 44 £415 -4.60% 9
London -186 38 £569 +13.75% 8
South East -70 30 £395 -9.71% 7
East of England -44 11 £594 +61.56%
South West -45 6 £400 +31.90% 1
North of England -76 6 £313 - 8
North West -49 3 £300 - 4
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 4
West Midlands -69 2 £408 +1.88% 1
Midlands -79 2 £408 +1.88% 2
Scotland - 2 £600 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, 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 38 (31.40%) Linux
2 35 (28.93%) Firewall
3 33 (27.27%) Cisco
4 27 (22.31%) Unix
5 26 (21.49%) Windows
5 26 (21.49%) tcpdump
6 25 (20.66%) 4G
6 25 (20.66%) Social Skills
7 24 (19.83%) 5G
8 21 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (17.36%) LTE
9 20 (16.53%) 3G
9 20 (16.53%) Telecoms
9 20 (16.53%) 2G
10 19 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (15.70%) Ansible
11 18 (14.88%) CCNP
12 17 (14.05%) Red Hat
12 17 (14.05%) GSM
12 17 (14.05%) UMTS
12 17 (14.05%) HTTP
12 17 (14.05%) DNS
12 17 (14.05%) DevOps
12 17 (14.05%) Jenkins
13 16 (13.22%) Open Source
13 16 (13.22%) JIRA
13 16 (13.22%) VPN
13 16 (13.22%) HP
14 15 (12.40%) Wireless
14 15 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 9 (7.44%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.96%) Apache
3 5 (4.13%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.48%) Confluence
4 3 (2.48%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.65%) Drupal
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.83%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (5.79%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) AWS
1 14 (11.57%) Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (4.96%) GitHub
4 5 (4.13%) Akamai
4 5 (4.13%) WhatsApp
5 4 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.31%) SaaS
6 3 (2.48%) GCP
6 3 (2.48%) IaaS
6 3 (2.48%) PaaS
7 2 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.65%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.65%) AWS Step Functions
7 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.65%) GitHub Actions
7 2 (1.65%) Serverless
7 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.93%) Firewall
2 26 (21.49%) tcpdump
3 25 (20.66%) 4G
4 24 (19.83%) 5G
5 21 (17.36%) LTE
6 20 (16.53%) 2G
6 20 (16.53%) 3G
7 17 (14.05%) DNS
7 17 (14.05%) GSM
7 17 (14.05%) HTTP
7 17 (14.05%) UMTS
8 16 (13.22%) VPN
9 15 (12.40%) Wireless
10 14 (11.57%) TCP/IP
11 12 (9.92%) Multicast
11 12 (9.92%) SS7
11 12 (9.92%) WAN
12 10 (8.26%) Diameter Protocol
13 9 (7.44%) LAN
13 9 (7.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.65%) Big Data
2 2 (1.65%) JasperReports
2 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (14.05%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.22%) JIRA
3 8 (6.61%) Fiddler
3 8 (6.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.13%) Maven
5 4 (3.31%) JUnit
5 4 (3.31%) Mockito
5 4 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.48%) AdminStudio
6 3 (2.48%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.48%) MSI
6 3 (2.48%) Selenium
6 3 (2.48%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.65%) GitLab
7 2 (1.65%) Gradle
7 2 (1.65%) Metasploit
7 2 (1.65%) Mocha
7 2 (1.65%) Postman
7 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (20.66%) Social Skills
2 20 (16.53%) Telecoms
3 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.79%) Presentation Skills
4 7 (5.79%) Prime Brokerage
5 5 (4.13%) Finance
6 4 (3.31%) Retail
7 3 (2.48%) Banking
7 3 (2.48%) Billing
7 3 (2.48%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.83%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.83%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.83%) Front Office
9 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Law
9 1 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing
9 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (12.40%) Network Engineer
2 11 (9.09%) Analyst
2 11 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 10 (8.26%) Test Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Geneos Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Network Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Test Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Tester
6 6 (4.96%) Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Telecoms Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Telecoms Test Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Mobile Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Network Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) REST
2 9 (7.44%) Node.js
3 7 (5.79%) Kafka
4 5 (4.13%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.31%) Web Services
5 4 (3.31%) XML
6 3 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.48%) JSON
7 2 (1.65%) .NET
7 2 (1.65%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.65%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.65%) Esper
7 2 (1.65%) jQuery
7 2 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.65%) SOAP
7 2 (1.65%) Vaadin
8 1 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.83%) Spring
8 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Equities
2 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.13%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) User Experience
5 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.83%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.83%) DataPower
7 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.83%) e-Health
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.83%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Linux
2 27 (22.31%) Unix
3 26 (21.49%) Windows
4 15 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.09%) Android
6 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.31%) CentOS
8 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.65%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.65%) openSUSE
9 2 (1.65%) Solaris
9 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
10 1 (0.83%) VMS
10 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (14.05%) DevOps
3 16 (13.22%) Open Source
4 14 (11.57%) Project Management
5 12 (9.92%) Change Management
5 12 (9.92%) High Availability
5 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (9.92%) Test Automation
6 11 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 11 (9.09%) Low Latency
7 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.26%) Defect Management
7 10 (8.26%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
7 10 (8.26%) Software Testing
8 9 (7.44%) Migration
8 9 (7.44%) Network Architecture
8 9 (7.44%) Network Design
8 9 (7.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) Python
2 11 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.26%) Shell Script
4 9 (7.44%) Java
4 9 (7.44%) SQL
5 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.31%) C#
7 3 (2.48%) C++
7 3 (2.48%) Tcl
7 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.65%) C
8 2 (1.65%) Java 8
8 2 (1.65%) PHP
8 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.65%) Ruby
8 2 (1.65%) Rust
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (14.88%) CCNP
3 13 (10.74%) Degree
4 10 (8.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (7.44%) ISEB
6 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.96%) CCNA
7 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.48%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.65%) CCIE
9 2 (1.65%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CCDA
10 1 (0.83%) CCDP
10 1 (0.83%) CCSP
10 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Docker
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (3.31%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.83%) KVM
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.83%) Snort
8 1 (0.83%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.83%) vSphere
8 1 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (15.70%) Ansible
2 13 (10.74%) HP ALM
3 12 (9.92%) Puppet
4 8 (6.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (5.79%) Terraform
6 6 (4.96%) Iperf
7 4 (3.31%) QRadar
8 3 (2.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (2.48%) Kibana
8 3 (2.48%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.48%) Nagios
8 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.48%) Packer
8 3 (2.48%) SCCM
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.65%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.65%) logstash
9 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.65%) Nmap
9 2 (1.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (27.27%) Cisco
2 17 (14.05%) Red Hat
3 16 (13.22%) HP
4 13 (10.74%) Juniper
4 13 (10.74%) VMware
5 12 (9.92%) Citrix
6 11 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.26%) Splunk
8 8 (6.61%) Nokia
9 7 (5.79%) F5
9 7 (5.79%) Oracle
10 6 (4.96%) NetScout
11 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.13%) Ericsson
11 5 (4.13%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.13%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.13%) YouTube
12 4 (3.31%) IBM
12 4 (3.31%) Mavenir