Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 754 703
Rank change year-on-year +48 -51 +44
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 194 132 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 0.95% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 78 107
UK median daily rate £400 £389 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% -0.32% -2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £304 £281
90th Percentile £530 £547 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £41.27 £48.00 £31.00
90th Percentile £54.96 £57.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00

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 13,449 13,846 15,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.89% 13.52% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,130 8,510 9,478
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 705 799
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +7.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £18.50 £24.15
% change year-on-year -2.39% -23.40% +17.80%

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 9 December 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 12 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 December 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 +49 182 £400 +2.89% 54
UK excluding London 0 121 £406 +8.33% 46
London +38 70 £400 -11.11% 13
South East +2 54 £450 +12.50% 17
East of England +2 25 £375 +15.38% 9
South West -37 16 £353 -9.62% 5
North of England -2 12 £425 -29.17% 7
Scotland -14 9 £425 +9.68% 3
North West -11 7 £425 -29.17% 2
East Midlands +11 5 £425 +88.89% 2
Midlands -9 5 £425 +88.89% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £310 - 5

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 80 (41.24%) Cisco
2 73 (37.63%) Firewall
3 64 (32.99%) WAN
4 52 (26.80%) Wireless
4 52 (26.80%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (24.74%) LAN
6 45 (23.20%) Windows
6 45 (23.20%) HP
7 44 (22.68%) Linux
8 41 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (20.62%) CCNP
9 40 (20.62%) BGP
10 39 (20.10%) TCP/IP
11 38 (19.59%) OSPF
11 38 (19.59%) Telecoms
12 36 (18.56%) Migration
13 32 (16.49%) Python
14 31 (15.98%) DNS
15 30 (15.46%) Microsoft
15 30 (15.46%) Data Centre
16 29 (14.95%) Microsoft Excel
16 29 (14.95%) Security Cleared
17 28 (14.43%) 4G
17 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
17 28 (14.43%) CCNA
18 27 (13.92%) Juniper
18 27 (13.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (13.40%) MS Visio
19 26 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (12.89%) 3G

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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.61%) IIS
3 6 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (14.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (13.40%) MS Visio
4 24 (12.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.52%) Blender
5 1 (0.52%) LightWave 3D
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.12%) Office 365
2 6 (3.09%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (37.63%) Firewall
2 64 (32.99%) WAN
3 52 (26.80%) Wireless
4 48 (24.74%) LAN
5 40 (20.62%) BGP
6 39 (20.10%) TCP/IP
7 38 (19.59%) OSPF
8 31 (15.98%) DNS
9 28 (14.43%) 4G
10 27 (13.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (12.89%) 3G
11 25 (12.89%) IPsec
11 25 (12.89%) Network Security
12 24 (12.37%) VoIP
13 23 (11.86%) DHCP
14 22 (11.34%) SNMP
15 21 (10.82%) Ethernet
16 19 (9.79%) VRRP
17 18 (9.28%) Diameter Protocol
17 18 (9.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.55%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.28%) SoapUI
2 16 (8.25%) GDB
3 13 (6.70%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.15%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.64%) Fiddler
6 8 (4.12%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (3.09%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.58%) Burp Suite
8 5 (2.58%) Rational Team Concert
9 4 (2.06%) Subversion
9 4 (2.06%) Valgrind
10 3 (1.55%) JMeter
11 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.03%) JIRA
11 2 (1.03%) Selenium
11 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.03%) Xcode
12 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 38 (19.59%) Telecoms
2 21 (10.82%) Finance
3 8 (4.12%) Banking
4 7 (3.61%) Billing
5 3 (1.55%) Publishing
6 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Military
7 1 (0.52%) Avionics
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (28.35%) Network Engineer
2 27 (13.92%) Test Engineer
3 18 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) Administrator
5 13 (6.70%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.19%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Tester
9 9 (4.64%) Technical Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Network Design Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Network Administrator
12 6 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.31%) LDAP
2 17 (8.76%) SOAP
3 11 (5.67%) 802.1X
4 9 (4.64%) Web Services
5 8 (4.12%) XML
6 6 (3.09%) Software Packaging
7 4 (2.06%) FreeSWITCH
7 4 (2.06%) Middleware
8 3 (1.55%) OAuth
8 3 (1.55%) Universal Windows Platform
9 2 (1.03%) WebRTC
10 1 (0.52%) .NET
10 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.52%) HTML
10 1 (0.52%) OpenID
10 1 (0.52%) SAML
10 1 (0.52%) WAP
10 1 (0.52%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (15.46%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.73%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.09%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.06%) BYOD
6 3 (1.55%) CMDB
6 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.03%) EMV
7 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.03%) PKI
7 2 (1.03%) Replication
7 2 (1.03%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.52%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.20%) Windows
2 44 (22.68%) Linux
3 10 (5.15%) Unix
4 7 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.09%) zOS
6 4 (2.06%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.55%) CatOS
7 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.03%) Android
8 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Debian
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) SUSE
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.56%) Migration
2 26 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (10.82%) Network Design
4 19 (9.79%) Network Management
5 15 (7.73%) ITIL
6 13 (6.70%) Decision-Making
6 13 (6.70%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.70%) Software Engineering
7 12 (6.19%) UML
8 11 (5.67%) Performance Testing
9 10 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (5.15%) Presales
10 9 (4.64%) Change Management
10 9 (4.64%) Information Security
10 9 (4.64%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (4.64%) Project Management
11 8 (4.12%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.49%) Python
2 23 (11.86%) C
3 22 (11.34%) PowerShell
4 21 (10.82%) C++
5 16 (8.25%) SQL
6 11 (5.67%) Perl
7 9 (4.64%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.64%) Java
8 7 (3.61%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.61%) VBA
9 6 (3.09%) JCL
9 6 (3.09%) Tcl
10 5 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.06%) Ada
11 4 (2.06%) C#
12 3 (1.55%) PHP
12 3 (1.55%) Rust
13 2 (1.03%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.52%) VB
14 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (26.80%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (20.62%) CCNP
3 29 (14.95%) Security Cleared
4 28 (14.43%) CCNA
5 20 (10.31%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.25%) Degree
7 13 (6.70%) CCIE
8 12 (6.19%) HP MASE
9 9 (4.64%) CCSA
10 7 (3.61%) CCENT
10 7 (3.61%) GIAC
11 6 (3.09%) CCSE
12 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.06%) MOS
12 4 (2.06%) OSCP
13 3 (1.55%) CEH
13 3 (1.55%) CISSP
13 3 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.70%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) GPG13
System Software
1 16 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.19%) FreeRADIUS
3 11 (5.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.12%) BitLocker
5 6 (3.09%) VirtualBox
6 5 (2.58%) Firmware
7 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.06%) KVM
8 3 (1.55%) Snort
8 3 (1.55%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.03%) Squid
10 1 (0.52%) Docker
10 1 (0.52%) iptables
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.52%) NFS
10 1 (0.52%) Postfix
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (11.86%) HP ALM
2 12 (6.19%) Nagios
3 10 (5.15%) SCCM
4 7 (3.61%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.58%) nmon
6 5 (2.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.06%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (2.06%) Cacti
7 4 (2.06%) Nmap
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.55%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.55%) Nessus
8 3 (1.55%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (1.55%) OpenView
8 3 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.03%) Iperf
9 2 (1.03%) Opsview
Vendors
1 80 (41.24%) Cisco
2 45 (23.20%) HP
3 30 (15.46%) Microsoft
4 27 (13.92%) Juniper
5 25 (12.89%) Nokia
6 24 (12.37%) CheckPoint
6 24 (12.37%) F5
7 21 (10.82%) SolarWinds
7 21 (10.82%) VMware
8 16 (8.25%) Riverbed
9 14 (7.22%) Aruba
10 13 (6.70%) Brocade
10 13 (6.70%) Dell
10 13 (6.70%) Fortinet
11 11 (5.67%) Avaya
11 11 (5.67%) Oracle
12 10 (5.15%) Ruckus Wireless
13 9 (4.64%) Infoblox
14 8 (4.12%) ServiceNow
15 7 (3.61%) iManage