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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireshark
UK
Rank 526 580 522
Rank change year-on-year +54 -58  
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 70 62 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.79% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 43
Median daily rate £370 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.77% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £312 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £48.75 - £42.72
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 - £41.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 - £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 - £42.72

Wireshark is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Wireshark as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 70 £370 -20.00% 17
London +34 23 £425 -15.00% 3
South East +27 23 £350 -3.44% 7
Surrey - 12 £350 - 2
South West +7 10 £450 - 1
Camberley - 10 - - 1
East of England +4 9 £288 -14.81%
Hertfordshire - 9 £288 -
Hampshire +15 6 £456 +21.66%
Bristol - 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 -
Hatfield - 4 £288 -
St Albans - 4 £275 -
Winchester - 3 £438 -
North West +26 2 £385 -12.00% 2
Reading +13 2 - - 1
Berkshire +8 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 £363 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £363 -
Oxfordshire -12 1 £140 -55.20% 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £420 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £220 - 1
Warrington - 1 £420 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £313 -

Wireshark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireshark also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wireshark.

1 70 (46.98%) Cisco
2 69 (46.31%) Linux
3 54 (36.24%) TCP/IP
4 47 (31.54%) Firewall
5 40 (26.85%) Windows
6 36 (24.16%) Juniper
6 36 (24.16%) Security Cleared
7 32 (21.48%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (20.13%) SQL
8 30 (20.13%) VoIP
9 29 (19.46%) Perl
10 28 (18.79%) C++
11 27 (18.12%) LAN
12 26 (17.45%) CCNA
13 25 (16.78%) Python
14 24 (16.11%) SC Cleared
14 24 (16.11%) Bash Shell
15 23 (15.44%) Network Security
15 23 (15.44%) DNS
16 22 (14.77%) WAN
16 22 (14.77%) CCNP
16 22 (14.77%) CheckPoint
16 22 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (14.77%) Ruby
16 22 (14.77%) Riverbed
17 21 (14.09%) Wireless
17 21 (14.09%) DHCP
18 20 (13.42%) ITIL
19 19 (12.75%) Unix
19 19 (12.75%) STL

Wireshark
Top Related 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 15 (10.07%) Confluence
2 14 (9.40%) Apache
3 13 (8.72%) Apache Qpid
4 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.36%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.68%) JBoss
6 3 (2.01%) IIS
7 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (3.36%) IaaS
4 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.34%) GitHub
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 54 (36.24%) TCP/IP
2 47 (31.54%) Firewall
3 30 (20.13%) VoIP
4 27 (18.12%) LAN
5 23 (15.44%) DNS
5 23 (15.44%) Network Security
6 22 (14.77%) WAN
7 21 (14.09%) DHCP
7 21 (14.09%) Wireless
8 19 (12.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (12.75%) OSPF
9 18 (12.08%) VPN
10 16 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (10.74%) Ethernet
11 14 (9.40%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (9.40%) GSM
11 14 (9.40%) LTE
12 13 (8.72%) AMQP
12 13 (8.72%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (8.05%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.36%) dBASE
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (2.68%) Ingres
3 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.01%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.01%) Redis
4 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) MS Access
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.75%) GDB
2 17 (11.41%) JIRA
3 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.07%) Jenkins
4 14 (9.40%) Bitbucket
4 14 (9.40%) CMake
5 13 (8.72%) GoogleTest
6 12 (8.05%) GCC
6 12 (8.05%) Subversion
6 12 (8.05%) Trac
7 11 (7.38%) Valgrind
8 8 (5.37%) Metasploit
8 8 (5.37%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (4.70%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (4.03%) Fiddler
11 3 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.01%) VTune
12 2 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.34%) Selenium
12 2 (1.34%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (12.75%) Telecoms
2 16 (10.74%) Finance
3 11 (7.38%) Back Office
4 8 (5.37%) Advertising
5 7 (4.70%) Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Games
6 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Legal
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Military
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Network Engineer
2 25 (16.78%) Developer
3 18 (12.08%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (8.72%) Administrator
5 13 (8.72%) Analyst
6 11 (7.38%) C++ Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Information Security Administrator
7 10 (6.71%) Network Administrator
7 10 (6.71%) Network Security Administrator
7 10 (6.71%) Security Administrator
8 9 (6.04%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.70%) Network Support
10 6 (4.03%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) STL
2 12 (8.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 11 (7.38%) Web Services
4 8 (5.37%) CSS
4 8 (5.37%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (5.37%) HTML
5 6 (4.03%) XML
6 5 (3.36%) Java EE
6 5 (3.36%) JMS
7 4 (2.68%) 802.1X
7 4 (2.68%) Android SDK
7 4 (2.68%) iOS SDK
7 4 (2.68%) JAAS
7 4 (2.68%) JMX
7 4 (2.68%) JNDI
7 4 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (2.68%) RESTful
8 3 (2.01%) .NET
8 3 (2.01%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.70%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.70%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.36%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (2.01%) PlayStation
5 3 (2.01%) Xbox
6 2 (1.34%) Clustering
6 2 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.34%) PKI
6 2 (1.34%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) Fintech
7 1 (0.67%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (46.31%) Linux
2 40 (26.85%) Windows
3 19 (12.75%) Unix
4 15 (10.07%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.71%) CentOS
7 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.70%) SUSE
10 4 (2.68%) Android
10 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.01%) AIX
11 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.01%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.34%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.42%) ITIL
3 18 (12.08%) Automated Testing
3 18 (12.08%) DevOps
3 18 (12.08%) Software Engineering
4 16 (10.74%) Network Management
5 15 (10.07%) Multithreading
5 15 (10.07%) OO
5 15 (10.07%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (8.05%) Cross-Platform Development
6 12 (8.05%) Information Security
7 10 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.71%) Network Architecture
7 10 (6.71%) Network Design
8 9 (6.04%) DDoS Mitigation
8 9 (6.04%) Network Packet Capture
9 8 (5.37%) Scrum
10 7 (4.70%) Change Management
10 7 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (4.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.13%) SQL
2 29 (19.46%) Perl
3 28 (18.79%) C++
4 25 (16.78%) Python
5 24 (16.11%) Bash Shell
6 22 (14.77%) Ruby
7 13 (8.72%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.38%) Java
9 9 (6.04%) C
10 8 (5.37%) C#
11 6 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 6 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 5 (3.36%) Ada
13 4 (2.68%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.67%) Ada 95
14 1 (0.67%) Go
14 1 (0.67%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (24.16%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.48%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (17.45%) CCNA
4 24 (16.11%) SC Cleared
5 22 (14.77%) CCNP
6 14 (9.40%) CISSP
7 10 (6.71%) CCIE
8 8 (5.37%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.03%) CCSE
9 6 (4.03%) SANS
10 5 (3.36%) Degree
10 5 (3.36%) GIAC
11 4 (2.68%) CCDA
11 4 (2.68%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.68%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.68%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.68%) RHCE
11 4 (2.68%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.36%) SLA
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (12.75%) Docker
2 9 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.01%) Firmware
6 2 (1.34%) Gluster
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.34%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.67%) HDFS
7 1 (0.67%) iptables
7 1 (0.67%) NFS
7 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.07%) Nagios
2 7 (4.70%) Nmap
3 5 (3.36%) Ansible
3 5 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.36%) EnCase
3 5 (3.36%) SCOM
4 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.68%) Puppet
5 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.34%) Cacti
5 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.34%) SCCM
5 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.34%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.67%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.67%) Grafana
6 1 (0.67%) Graphite
6 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 70 (46.98%) Cisco
2 36 (24.16%) Juniper
3 22 (14.77%) CheckPoint
3 22 (14.77%) Riverbed
4 19 (12.75%) Red Hat
5 18 (12.08%) Google
6 17 (11.41%) Microsoft
7 13 (8.72%) F5
8 11 (7.38%) Dell
8 11 (7.38%) VMware
9 10 (6.71%) Infoblox
10 9 (6.04%) Ericsson
10 9 (6.04%) Huawei
10 9 (6.04%) Nokia
10 9 (6.04%) Nokia Networks
11 8 (5.37%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.70%) Blue Coat
12 7 (4.70%) HP
12 7 (4.70%) Oracle
13 5 (3.36%) Serena
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