Period
to 9 August 2020

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 9 August 2020 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 479 692 711
Rank change year-on-year +213 +19 +15
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 67 154 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 1.30% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 90 95
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £363 £311 £256
90th Percentile £550 £600 £803
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +10.59% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £50.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.94% +1.06%
10th Percentile £53.50 £41.25 £45.10
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £55.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 4,725 11,841 13,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.42% 12.91% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,695 7,237 8,440
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 602 770
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +2.88%
10th Percentile £14.95 £12.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.53
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.68 £19.05
% change year-on-year +38.89% +19.09% +1.84%

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 9 August 2020.

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 9 August 2020. 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 +199 60 £475 +11.76% 10
UK excluding London +187 47 £470 +10.59% 8
South East +158 17 £475 -17.39% 2
London +171 16 £475 +24.59% 4
South West +64 15 £438 -2.78%
East of England +76 8 £470 +10.59%
Work from Home -12 7 £500 - 2
Midlands +96 3 - -
West Midlands +66 3 - -
Scotland +77 2 - - 2
North of England +124 1 - - 4
North West +86 1 - - 3
Wales +40 1 £425 -8.11%

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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 30 (44.78%) Linux
2 21 (31.34%) TCP/IP
3 20 (29.85%) Windows
4 19 (28.36%) DHCP
4 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
5 18 (26.87%) DNS
6 16 (23.88%) Cisco
6 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.88%) Firewall
6 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
7 15 (22.39%) HTTP
7 15 (22.39%) Python
7 15 (22.39%) C
8 14 (20.90%) LAN
9 13 (19.40%) WAN
9 13 (19.40%) tcpdump
10 12 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (14.93%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (14.93%) IPv4
11 10 (14.93%) IPv6
11 10 (14.93%) HTTPS
11 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
11 10 (14.93%) Information Security
11 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (13.43%) Internet
12 9 (13.43%) IPsec
13 8 (11.94%) Device Driver
13 8 (11.94%) Wireless
13 8 (11.94%) Telecoms

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 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.49%) nginx
3 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.49%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Akamai
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.49%) AWS
3 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.49%) AWS CodeBuild
3 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.49%) AWS Step Functions
3 1 (1.49%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.49%) Cloudflare
3 1 (1.49%) Heroku
3 1 (1.49%) Route 53
3 1 (1.49%) Serverless
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) TCP/IP
2 19 (28.36%) DHCP
3 18 (26.87%) DNS
4 16 (23.88%) Firewall
5 15 (22.39%) HTTP
6 14 (20.90%) LAN
7 13 (19.40%) tcpdump
7 13 (19.40%) WAN
8 10 (14.93%) HTTPS
8 10 (14.93%) IPv4
8 10 (14.93%) IPv6
8 10 (14.93%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (13.43%) Internet
9 9 (13.43%) IPsec
10 8 (11.94%) 4G
10 8 (11.94%) Network Security
10 8 (11.94%) Wireless
11 7 (10.45%) BGP
11 7 (10.45%) VoLTE
11 7 (10.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.49%) Redis
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Bitbucket
2 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.46%) JIRA
3 3 (4.48%) Fiddler
3 3 (4.48%) GDB
3 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.48%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (2.99%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.49%) AppScan
5 1 (1.49%) JMeter
5 1 (1.49%) Mocha
5 1 (1.49%) Paros
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Military
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) C Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Test Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Linux Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Senior C Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) POSIX
1 8 (11.94%) Yocto
2 6 (8.96%) LDAP
3 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.99%) Node.js
5 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) Memcached
5 1 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (1.49%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.49%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) SOAP
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Device Driver
3 6 (8.96%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.46%) CMDB
5 4 (5.97%) CESG
5 4 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (5.97%) PKI
5 4 (5.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.49%) Social Media
7 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.78%) Linux
2 20 (29.85%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) Unix
4 4 (5.97%) Solaris
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.48%) CatOS
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.49%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (14.93%) Information Security
3 8 (11.94%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.45%) ITIL
5 6 (8.96%) Cryptography
5 6 (8.96%) Malware Analysis
5 6 (8.96%) SIEM
5 6 (8.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (7.46%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (7.46%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.46%) UML
6 5 (7.46%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (5.97%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.97%) Network Design
7 4 (5.97%) Open Source
7 4 (5.97%) Use Case
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) C
1 15 (22.39%) Python
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.96%) C++
4 5 (7.46%) VBScript
5 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.97%) Java
6 3 (4.48%) Perl
7 2 (2.99%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.99%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.99%) SQL
8 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (11.94%) DV Cleared
5 7 (10.45%) CCNA
5 7 (10.45%) CCNP
6 6 (8.96%) GIAC
7 5 (7.46%) CREST Certified
7 5 (7.46%) ISEB
7 5 (7.46%) ISTQB
8 4 (5.97%) CEH
9 3 (4.48%) Degree
10 2 (2.99%) CCIE
11 1 (1.49%) CCDP
11 1 (1.49%) GCFW
11 1 (1.49%) GCIA
11 1 (1.49%) GCIH
11 1 (1.49%) GCUX
11 1 (1.49%) GCWN
11 1 (1.49%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) Snort
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) iptables
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) Docker
5 1 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.49%) Samba
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.48%) Nessus
2 3 (4.48%) OpenView
3 2 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (2.99%) Nmap
3 2 (2.99%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) EnCase
4 1 (1.49%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.49%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.49%) Opsview
4 1 (1.49%) Packer
4 1 (1.49%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.49%) QRadar
4 1 (1.49%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) Terraform
4 1 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Cisco
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Juniper
2 7 (10.45%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.97%) HP
4 3 (4.48%) Aruba
4 3 (4.48%) Ericsson
4 3 (4.48%) Huawei
4 3 (4.48%) McAfee
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) EMC
5 2 (2.99%) F5
5 2 (2.99%) Ivanti
5 2 (2.99%) Lumension
5 2 (2.99%) NetApp
5 2 (2.99%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (2.99%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Nokia
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle