Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 710 718
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8 +30
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 205 148 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 1.13% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 70 103
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
10th Percentile £256 £313 £286
90th Percentile £788 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.89% +15.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 3
UK median hourly rate £50.53 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.06% - +92.31%
10th Percentile £45.10 £42.50 £32.00
90th Percentile £55.37 £52.25 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00

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 13,852 13,043 16,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.63% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,485 7,840 10,224
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.60% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 743 813
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in the UK

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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 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

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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 17 August 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 +15 192 £400 - 53
UK excluding London +8 119 £400 - 40
London 0 81 £400 -1.23% 17
South East -16 33 £413 +3.13% 7
South West +1 31 £350 -13.31% 8
East of England +4 26 £338 +3.85% 11
East Midlands +4 13 £450 +30.91% 3
Midlands +3 13 £450 +30.91% 4
North of England -14 8 £425 +4.94% 6
North West -7 7 £425 +4.94% 6
Scotland -43 7 £375 -5.66% 3
Yorkshire -12 1 £310 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 105 (51.22%) Cisco
2 98 (47.80%) Firewall
3 72 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (31.22%) WAN
5 59 (28.78%) Linux
5 59 (28.78%) Security Cleared
6 56 (27.32%) Wireless
7 53 (25.85%) CCNP
8 52 (25.37%) BGP
9 50 (24.39%) LAN
9 50 (24.39%) Windows
10 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 41 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (19.02%) TCP/IP
12 38 (18.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (16.59%) Data Centre
14 33 (16.10%) C++
15 32 (15.61%) ITIL
15 32 (15.61%) OSPF
15 32 (15.61%) Finance
16 31 (15.12%) C
16 31 (15.12%) Rational DOORS
17 30 (14.63%) CCNA
17 30 (14.63%) Software Engineering
18 29 (14.15%) Migration
18 29 (14.15%) UML
18 29 (14.15%) GDB
19 28 (13.66%) Network Design
19 28 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (13.17%) DNS

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 7 (3.41%) Apache
2 5 (2.44%) IIS
2 5 (2.44%) nginx
2 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.98%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.98%) Blender
3 2 (0.98%) LightWave 3D
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.49%) GIMP
4 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.46%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.98%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.98%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (47.80%) Firewall
2 64 (31.22%) WAN
3 56 (27.32%) Wireless
4 52 (25.37%) BGP
5 50 (24.39%) LAN
6 39 (19.02%) TCP/IP
7 38 (18.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (15.61%) OSPF
9 27 (13.17%) DNS
10 25 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (9.76%) DHCP
11 20 (9.76%) Network Security
11 20 (9.76%) VoIP
12 19 (9.27%) SSL
12 19 (9.27%) tcpdump
13 16 (7.80%) EIGRP
13 16 (7.80%) WLAN
14 15 (7.32%) 4G
14 15 (7.32%) FTP
14 15 (7.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.90%) Power BI
2 5 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (15.12%) Rational DOORS
2 29 (14.15%) GDB
3 20 (9.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (5.85%) Rational Team Concert
5 9 (4.39%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.41%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.93%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.46%) JIRA
8 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.98%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.98%) GitLab
9 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.98%) Xcode
10 1 (0.49%) JMeter
10 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.49%) MSI
10 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.49%) TestRail
General
1 32 (15.61%) Finance
2 22 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.29%) Banking
4 8 (3.90%) Back Office
5 4 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.46%) German Language
7 2 (0.98%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Avionics
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (35.61%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.66%) Software Engineer
3 23 (11.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (11.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (9.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (9.76%) Test Engineer
5 17 (8.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (6.83%) Administrator
6 14 (6.83%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) Architect
8 11 (5.37%) Network Support
8 11 (5.37%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.39%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.39%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.39%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Consultant
10 8 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.80%) 802.1X
2 11 (5.37%) LDAP
3 8 (3.90%) .NET
3 8 (3.90%) REST
3 8 (3.90%) SOAP
4 6 (2.93%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.98%) HTML
5 2 (0.98%) HTML5
5 2 (0.98%) JMS
5 2 (0.98%) Kendo UI
5 2 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.98%) OAuth
5 2 (0.98%) Universal Windows Platform
5 2 (0.98%) WCF
5 2 (0.98%) Web Services
6 1 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.49%) WAP
6 1 (0.49%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (16.59%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.85%) Private Cloud
4 10 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.93%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.46%) CMDB
9 2 (0.98%) BYOD
9 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.98%) EMV
9 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.98%) PKI
9 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) Replication
9 2 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.78%) Linux
2 50 (24.39%) Windows
3 12 (5.85%) Unix
4 7 (3.41%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.41%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.93%) zOS
6 5 (2.44%) CentOS
6 5 (2.44%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.44%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.95%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.46%) CatOS
8 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.98%) Android
9 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.98%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.61%) ITIL
2 30 (14.63%) Software Engineering
3 29 (14.15%) Migration
3 29 (14.15%) UML
4 28 (13.66%) Network Design
4 28 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (11.22%) Configuration Management
6 18 (8.78%) Load Balancing
7 17 (8.29%) Network Management
8 15 (7.32%) Change Management
9 14 (6.83%) Incident Management
10 13 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (6.34%) Service Management
11 12 (5.85%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.37%) Technical Analysis
13 10 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (4.88%) Storage Management
14 9 (4.39%) Capacity Management
14 9 (4.39%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.10%) C++
2 31 (15.12%) C
3 23 (11.22%) Python
4 16 (7.80%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.85%) SQL
6 10 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.88%) C#
7 9 (4.39%) Ada
8 6 (2.93%) JCL
8 6 (2.93%) Perl
9 4 (1.95%) Java
9 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.46%) Tcl
11 2 (0.98%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.98%) Lua
11 2 (0.98%) PHP
11 2 (0.98%) Ruby
11 2 (0.98%) Rust
11 2 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (28.78%) Security Cleared
3 53 (25.85%) CCNP
4 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 30 (14.63%) CCNA
6 17 (8.29%) Degree
7 14 (6.83%) CCIE
8 10 (4.88%) CCSA
9 8 (3.90%) CCSE
10 7 (3.41%) CCENT
11 4 (1.95%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.95%) CISSP
12 3 (1.46%) CCDP
12 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.98%) CEH
13 2 (0.98%) ISEB
13 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.98%) MOS
13 2 (0.98%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) TickIT
2 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.46%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) GCP
3 1 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.88%) Docker
4 8 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.44%) LXC
5 5 (2.44%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.95%) NFS
6 4 (1.95%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.46%) Firmware
8 2 (0.98%) Gluster
8 2 (0.98%) iptables
8 2 (0.98%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 24 (11.71%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (7.32%) HP ALM
3 8 (3.90%) Opsview
4 7 (3.41%) SCCM
5 5 (2.44%) Nagios
5 5 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.95%) Puppet
7 3 (1.46%) Ansible
7 3 (1.46%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.46%) OpenView
7 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.98%) Cacti
8 2 (0.98%) FreeIPA
8 2 (0.98%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.98%) Iperf
8 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 105 (51.22%) Cisco
2 27 (13.17%) F5
2 27 (13.17%) Juniper
3 25 (12.20%) VMware
4 21 (10.24%) HP
5 20 (9.76%) SolarWinds
6 18 (8.78%) CheckPoint
7 17 (8.29%) Microsoft
8 10 (4.88%) Nokia
9 9 (4.39%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.90%) Palo Alto
10 8 (3.90%) Riverbed
10 8 (3.90%) SevOne
11 7 (3.41%) Citrix
11 7 (3.41%) Splunk
12 6 (2.93%) Aruba
12 6 (2.93%) Dell
12 6 (2.93%) EMC
12 6 (2.93%) IBM
12 6 (2.93%) NetApp