Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 689 732 701
Rank change year-on-year +43 -31 +66
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 145 166 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.22% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 77
UK median daily rate £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +1.56% -5.88%
10th Percentile £279 £305 £279
90th Percentile £551 £800 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 13
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £19.03 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.16% -61.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £19.03 £45.00
% change year-on-year +125.96% -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 11,423 13,580 12,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.58% 13.38% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,069 8,396 7,778
UK median daily rate £430 £424 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +3.15% +2.75%
10th Percentile £205 £204 £208
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 749 735
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -7.21% -16.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.24 £19.90
% change year-on-year -9.06% -3.30% -20.40%

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 26 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 26 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 15 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 26 May 2019. 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 +51 133 £413 +1.54% 8
UK excluding London +18 99 £425 +8.97% 8
London +23 44 £394 -7.35% 1
South East +34 28 £425 +17.24% 3
South West -27 27 £350 -11.39% 3
East of England +9 16 £425 +22.30%
North of England +21 9 £350 -39.13% 1
Midlands -1 8 £400 -5.88%
Yorkshire +14 7 - - 1
Wales +8 6 £425 -
East Midlands +9 4 £350 -17.65%
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
Isle of Man - 3 £350 -
North West +15 2 £350 -39.13%
Scotland +13 2 £425 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 57 (39.31%) Firewall
2 52 (35.86%) Cisco
3 48 (33.10%) Security Cleared
4 42 (28.97%) Linux
5 30 (20.69%) BGP
6 29 (20.00%) OSPF
6 29 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (20.00%) Python
6 29 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 28 (19.31%) TCP/IP
8 27 (18.62%) Wireless
9 25 (17.24%) Network Security
9 25 (17.24%) SolarWinds
10 23 (15.86%) C
11 22 (15.17%) LAN
11 22 (15.17%) WAN
11 22 (15.17%) Telecoms
11 22 (15.17%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (14.48%) VPN
12 21 (14.48%) ITIL
12 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
13 20 (13.79%) DV Cleared
13 20 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (13.10%) tcpdump
14 19 (13.10%) F5
14 19 (13.10%) CCNA
15 18 (12.41%) Juniper
16 17 (11.72%) Windows
16 17 (11.72%) DNS
17 16 (11.03%) CCNP

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 6 (4.14%) IIS
2 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.69%) Apache
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (39.31%) Firewall
2 30 (20.69%) BGP
3 29 (20.00%) OSPF
4 28 (19.31%) TCP/IP
5 27 (18.62%) Wireless
6 25 (17.24%) Network Security
7 22 (15.17%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (15.17%) LAN
7 22 (15.17%) WAN
8 21 (14.48%) VPN
9 20 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (13.10%) tcpdump
11 17 (11.72%) DNS
12 16 (11.03%) Internet
13 15 (10.34%) 4G
13 15 (10.34%) SSL
14 13 (8.97%) HTTP
14 13 (8.97%) SNMP
15 12 (8.28%) LTE
15 12 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.90%) JIRA
2 8 (5.52%) GDB
2 8 (5.52%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (5.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.14%) Fiddler
4 6 (4.14%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.07%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.07%) Metasploit
6 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.07%) TestRail
6 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.38%) Android Studio
7 2 (1.38%) Burp Suite
7 2 (1.38%) Maven
7 2 (1.38%) Subversion
7 2 (1.38%) Xcode
General
1 22 (15.17%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.59%) Finance
3 5 (3.45%) Electronics
4 4 (2.76%) Legal
4 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.76%) Marketing
5 3 (2.07%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Military
7 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (32.41%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.10%) Analyst
3 13 (8.97%) Tester
4 12 (8.28%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Architect
7 8 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Capacity Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Performance Manager
9 6 (4.14%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Systems Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Network Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.90%) Web Services
2 8 (5.52%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.45%) .NET
3 5 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.45%) JSON
3 5 (3.45%) SOAP
4 4 (2.76%) Middleware
4 4 (2.76%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.76%) XML
4 4 (2.76%) YAML
5 3 (2.07%) HTML
6 2 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.38%) Node.js
6 2 (1.38%) REST
6 2 (1.38%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.69%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.83%) Video on Demand
4 6 (4.14%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.14%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (4.14%) PKI
5 4 (2.76%) BYOD
6 3 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.07%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.07%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.38%) EMV
7 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.38%) Smart Energy
7 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Home Automation
8 1 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.97%) Linux
2 17 (11.72%) Windows
3 8 (5.52%) Unix
4 7 (4.83%) Android
4 7 (4.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.38%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (1.38%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.69%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.69%) SUSE
8 1 (0.69%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.48%) ITIL
2 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.34%) DevOps
4 14 (9.66%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (9.66%) Network Management
5 13 (8.97%) SIEM
5 13 (8.97%) Software Engineering
6 12 (8.28%) Migration
7 11 (7.59%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.21%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.21%) Network Architecture
9 9 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (5.52%) UML
11 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
11 7 (4.83%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (4.83%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.00%) Python
2 23 (15.86%) C
3 13 (8.97%) C++
4 10 (6.90%) Java
5 9 (6.21%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.21%) SQL
6 8 (5.52%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.83%) Perl
8 3 (2.07%) AWK
8 3 (2.07%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.38%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.38%) C#
9 2 (1.38%) Groovy
9 2 (1.38%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.38%) Ruby
9 2 (1.38%) Scala
9 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (13.79%) DV Cleared
4 19 (13.10%) CCNA
5 16 (11.03%) CCNP
6 10 (6.90%) CCSA
7 8 (5.52%) CCSE
7 8 (5.52%) Degree
8 7 (4.83%) CEH
8 7 (4.83%) CREST Certified
8 7 (4.83%) SANS
9 5 (3.45%) CCDP
9 5 (3.45%) CCIE
9 5 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.76%) MOS
11 3 (2.07%) MCSE
11 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.07%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) GDPR
3 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.69%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) Docker
3 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.07%) vSphere
4 2 (1.38%) Firmware
4 2 (1.38%) Snort
4 2 (1.38%) Squid
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) Ansible
2 6 (4.14%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (3.45%) ArcSight ESM
3 5 (3.45%) Nagios
4 4 (2.76%) EnCase
4 4 (2.76%) HP ALM
4 4 (2.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.07%) MOM
5 3 (2.07%) Nessus
5 3 (2.07%) Nmap
5 3 (2.07%) nmon
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.38%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.38%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.38%) Packer
6 2 (1.38%) Suricata
6 2 (1.38%) Terraform
7 1 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 52 (35.86%) Cisco
2 25 (17.24%) SolarWinds
3 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
4 19 (13.10%) F5
5 18 (12.41%) Juniper
6 13 (8.97%) ArcSight
7 12 (8.28%) Riverbed
8 11 (7.59%) Splunk
9 10 (6.90%) Huawei
9 10 (6.90%) VMware
10 8 (5.52%) Microsoft
10 8 (5.52%) Nokia
11 7 (4.83%) Remedy
12 6 (4.14%) Actix
12 6 (4.14%) BMC
12 6 (4.14%) Palo Alto
13 5 (3.45%) Arista
13 5 (3.45%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.45%) Dell
13 5 (3.45%) Tufin