Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 674 744 723
Rank change year-on-year +70 -21 +40
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 213 139 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.02% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 72 96
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £255 £301 £269
90th Percentile £686 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +9.32% +3.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.50% - +49.25%
10th Percentile £43.98 £48.75 £30.50
90th Percentile £55.29 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% +19.40%

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 13,617 13,639 16,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 13.61% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,200 8,316 9,904
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £605 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 733 817
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -15.70% +14.18%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.36 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% -22.24% +25.00%

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 23 October 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 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 October 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 +75 204 £425 +6.25% 60
UK excluding London +30 127 £425 +9.32% 52
London +23 81 £413 -1.20% 12
South East +3 52 £450 +12.50% 12
South West -12 27 £353 -9.32% 8
East of England +31 26 £338 +3.85% 6
East Midlands +17 11 £425 +88.89%
Midlands -5 11 £425 +88.89% 4
North of England -8 8 £425 +6.25% 18
North West -8 6 £425 +6.25% 8
Scotland -27 3 £375 -5.06%
Yorkshire -6 2 £310 - 10
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 100 (46.95%) Cisco
2 86 (40.38%) Firewall
3 70 (32.86%) WAN
4 63 (29.58%) Wireless
5 59 (27.70%) LAN
5 59 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (23.94%) BGP
7 49 (23.00%) Security Cleared
8 46 (21.60%) CCNP
9 45 (21.13%) Linux
9 45 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (19.72%) Windows
10 42 (19.72%) OSPF
11 41 (19.25%) TCP/IP
12 40 (18.78%) HP
12 40 (18.78%) Migration
13 36 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (16.43%) SC Cleared
14 35 (16.43%) Microsoft
15 31 (14.55%) C++
16 30 (14.08%) C
16 30 (14.08%) DNS
16 30 (14.08%) Juniper
17 29 (13.62%) Data Centre
18 28 (13.15%) Telecoms
19 27 (12.68%) WLAN
19 27 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (12.21%) CCNA
20 26 (12.21%) Rational DOORS
20 26 (12.21%) GDB

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 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.82%) IIS
3 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) nginx
5 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (9.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (9.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.94%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.94%) Blender
5 2 (0.94%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.47%) GIMP
6 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (40.38%) Firewall
2 70 (32.86%) WAN
3 63 (29.58%) Wireless
4 59 (27.70%) LAN
5 51 (23.94%) BGP
6 42 (19.72%) OSPF
7 41 (19.25%) TCP/IP
8 36 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 30 (14.08%) DNS
10 27 (12.68%) WLAN
11 24 (11.27%) IPsec
11 24 (11.27%) Multicast
12 23 (10.80%) 4G
12 23 (10.80%) Network Security
12 23 (10.80%) VoIP
13 22 (10.33%) SNMP
14 21 (9.86%) DHCP
14 21 (9.86%) SSL
15 20 (9.39%) 3G
16 19 (8.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.76%) Power BI
2 7 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (12.21%) GDB
1 26 (12.21%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (7.51%) SoapUI
3 15 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (4.23%) Rational Team Concert
5 7 (3.29%) Fiddler
5 7 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.41%) Burp Suite
6 3 (1.41%) JIRA
6 3 (1.41%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.94%) JMeter
7 2 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.94%) Subversion
7 2 (0.94%) Valgrind
7 2 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.94%) Xcode
8 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 28 (13.15%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.80%) Finance
3 15 (7.04%) Banking
4 7 (3.29%) Back Office
5 5 (2.35%) Billing
6 3 (1.41%) German Language
7 2 (0.94%) French Language
7 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Avionics
8 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (30.05%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.68%) Test Engineer
3 23 (10.80%) Software Engineer
4 19 (8.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (7.04%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (6.57%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.63%) Administrator
8 12 (5.63%) Architect
8 12 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Network Support
10 10 (4.69%) Consultant
11 9 (4.23%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Developer
11 9 (4.23%) Network Architect
11 9 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Network Support Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.45%) 802.1X
1 18 (8.45%) LDAP
2 15 (7.04%) SOAP
3 8 (3.76%) .NET
3 8 (3.76%) REST
4 6 (2.82%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.35%) XML
6 3 (1.41%) OAuth
6 3 (1.41%) Universal Windows Platform
6 3 (1.41%) Web Services
7 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.94%) FreeSWITCH
7 2 (0.94%) Kendo UI
7 2 (0.94%) Middleware
7 2 (0.94%) WCF
8 1 (0.47%) JMS
8 1 (0.47%) SAML
8 1 (0.47%) WAP
8 1 (0.47%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.62%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.04%) Mobile App
4 13 (6.10%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.82%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.88%) BYOD
9 3 (1.41%) CMDB
10 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.94%) EMV
10 2 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.94%) PKI
10 2 (0.94%) Replication
10 2 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.94%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.47%) Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.13%) Linux
2 42 (19.72%) Windows
3 9 (4.23%) Unix
4 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.82%) zOS
5 5 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.88%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.41%) CatOS
8 2 (0.94%) Android
8 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.94%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Debian
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.78%) Migration
2 27 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (11.74%) Software Engineering
4 24 (11.27%) ITIL
4 24 (11.27%) Network Design
4 24 (11.27%) UML
5 21 (9.86%) Network Management
6 19 (8.92%) Load Balancing
7 15 (7.04%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.63%) Decision-Making
8 12 (5.63%) Technical Analysis
9 11 (5.16%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.16%) Project Management
9 11 (5.16%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.69%) Presales
10 10 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (4.23%) Change Management
11 9 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.55%) C++
2 30 (14.08%) C
3 22 (10.33%) Python
4 19 (8.92%) SQL
5 14 (6.57%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.16%) C#
7 9 (4.23%) Ada
8 8 (3.76%) Java
9 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.29%) Perl
10 6 (2.82%) JCL
10 6 (2.82%) Tcl
11 5 (2.35%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.35%) VBA
12 3 (1.41%) PHP
12 3 (1.41%) Rust
13 2 (0.94%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.94%) Lua
13 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (23.00%) Security Cleared
3 46 (21.60%) CCNP
4 35 (16.43%) SC Cleared
5 26 (12.21%) CCNA
6 19 (8.92%) Degree
7 14 (6.57%) CCIE
8 12 (5.63%) CCSA
8 12 (5.63%) HP MASE
9 10 (4.69%) CCSE
10 7 (3.29%) CCENT
11 5 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.35%) CISSP
11 5 (2.35%) GIAC
11 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.88%) MOS
12 4 (1.88%) OSCP
13 3 (1.41%) CCDP
13 3 (1.41%) CEH
13 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) QA
2 5 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.63%) FreeRADIUS
3 7 (3.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.82%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.88%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.88%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.41%) Firmware
7 2 (0.94%) Docker
7 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.94%) iptables
7 2 (0.94%) KVM
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.94%) NFS
7 2 (0.94%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.47%) Gluster
8 1 (0.47%) Postfix
8 1 (0.47%) Snort
8 1 (0.47%) Squid
8 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.92%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (8.45%) HP ALM
3 9 (4.23%) SCCM
4 8 (3.76%) Nagios
5 5 (2.35%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.35%) Opsview
5 5 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.88%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.41%) OpenView
7 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.94%) Core Impact
8 2 (0.94%) Iperf
8 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.94%) Nmap
8 2 (0.94%) nmon
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (46.95%) Cisco
2 40 (18.78%) HP
3 35 (16.43%) Microsoft
4 30 (14.08%) Juniper
5 25 (11.74%) F5
6 24 (11.27%) SolarWinds
7 23 (10.80%) VMware
8 22 (10.33%) CheckPoint
9 18 (8.45%) Nokia
10 15 (7.04%) Aruba
11 13 (6.10%) Brocade
11 13 (6.10%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.63%) Riverbed
13 8 (3.76%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.76%) Citrix
13 8 (3.76%) Dell
14 7 (3.29%) Avaya
14 7 (3.29%) Infoblox
14 7 (3.29%) McAfee
14 7 (3.29%) Ruckus Wireless