Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 496 716 773
Rank change year-on-year +220 +57 -64
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 202 166 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 1.37% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 95 75
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £220 £250 £309
90th Percentile £540 £515 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.18 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +132.16% -60.96%
10th Percentile £27.95 £41.27 £18.05
90th Percentile £49.75 £50.88 £20.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £49.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -16.08% +161.43% -54.14%

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 8,403 12,159 13,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 12.61% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,929 7,486 8,238
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 565 721
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -2.04% -11.21%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.06
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.50% -11.35%

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 4 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 14 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 4 April 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 +224 193 £450 +12.50% 28
UK excluding London +144 114 £450 +9.09% 24
London +171 88 £475 +16.92% 7
East of England +48 35 £450 +12.50% 4
South East +97 31 £348 -20.57% 5
South West +45 29 £500 +17.65% 6
West Midlands +64 7 £825 +83.33% 2
Midlands +61 7 £825 +106.25% 2
Scotland +19 7 - -
Work from Home +16 5 £400 - 1
North of England +61 3 £430 +22.86% 4
Yorkshire +48 2 £430 -
Wales +30 2 £413 -2.94% 3
North West +31 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 83 (41.09%) Linux
2 81 (40.10%) Cisco
3 80 (39.60%) TCP/IP
4 59 (29.21%) Python
4 59 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (27.72%) IPv6
5 56 (27.72%) OSPF
6 55 (27.23%) IPv4
7 54 (26.73%) Firewall
8 53 (26.24%) Wireless
8 53 (26.24%) CCNP
9 50 (24.75%) HTTP
9 50 (24.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 48 (23.76%) Juniper
11 46 (22.77%) C
12 45 (22.28%) Ethernet
12 45 (22.28%) HTTPS
12 45 (22.28%) Change Management
13 44 (21.78%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (21.29%) VPN
14 43 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (20.79%) DHCP
15 42 (20.79%) BGP
16 37 (18.32%) LAN
17 36 (17.82%) ITIL
17 36 (17.82%) MPLS
18 35 (17.33%) Wi-Fi
19 33 (16.34%) DNS
20 32 (15.84%) Windows
20 32 (15.84%) Nagios

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 17 (8.42%) Confluence
2 5 (2.48%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.98%) Apache
3 4 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.49%) IIS
4 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.99%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.99%) nginx
5 2 (0.99%) WildFly
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.47%) Azure
2 6 (2.97%) AWS
3 5 (2.48%) GitHub
3 5 (2.48%) Office 365
3 5 (2.48%) ZenHub
4 2 (0.99%) Akamai
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.99%) AWS CodeBuild
4 2 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.99%) AWS Step Functions
4 2 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (0.99%) Cloudflare
4 2 (0.99%) GCP
4 2 (0.99%) Heroku
4 2 (0.99%) Route 53
4 2 (0.99%) Serverless
4 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (39.60%) TCP/IP
2 56 (27.72%) IPv6
2 56 (27.72%) OSPF
3 55 (27.23%) IPv4
4 54 (26.73%) Firewall
5 53 (26.24%) Wireless
6 50 (24.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 50 (24.75%) HTTP
7 45 (22.28%) Ethernet
7 45 (22.28%) HTTPS
8 43 (21.29%) VPN
9 42 (20.79%) BGP
9 42 (20.79%) DHCP
10 37 (18.32%) LAN
11 36 (17.82%) MPLS
12 35 (17.33%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (16.34%) DNS
14 25 (12.38%) EIGRP
14 25 (12.38%) Multicast
14 25 (12.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) Big Data
2 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.99%) Redis
4 1 (0.50%) Cloudera CDH
4 1 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (13.86%) JIRA
2 19 (9.41%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (6.93%) Fiddler
4 10 (4.95%) Bugzilla
5 8 (3.96%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.97%) Charles Proxy
8 5 (2.48%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.48%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.99%) GDB
9 2 (0.99%) JMeter
9 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.99%) Mocha
9 2 (0.99%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.99%) Selenium
9 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.99%) TestRail
General
1 30 (14.85%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.90%) Finance
3 18 (8.91%) Banking
4 16 (7.92%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.93%) Front Office
6 10 (4.95%) German Language
7 9 (4.46%) Military
8 4 (1.98%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.49%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.99%) Games
10 2 (0.99%) Law
11 1 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (23.76%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.83%) Developer
3 27 (13.37%) C Developer
4 24 (11.88%) Linux Developer
5 21 (10.40%) Tester
6 19 (9.41%) Test Engineer
7 18 (8.91%) Cisco Engineer
8 17 (8.42%) Administrator
8 17 (8.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (8.42%) Network Administrator
9 16 (7.92%) Juniper Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) IP Network Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) Consultant
11 10 (4.95%) Data Network Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) IP Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) Manual Tester
12 9 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) Analyst
13 7 (3.47%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.37%) 802.1X
1 27 (13.37%) POSIX
1 27 (13.37%) Yocto
2 7 (3.47%) HTML
2 7 (3.47%) XML
3 5 (2.48%) JSON
4 4 (1.98%) LDAP
4 4 (1.98%) Node.js
5 2 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.99%) Memcached
5 2 (0.99%) REST
5 2 (0.99%) Web Services
6 1 (0.50%) J2EE
6 1 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.50%) OAuth
6 1 (0.50%) OpenID
6 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.50%) SAML
6 1 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.37%) Device Driver
3 11 (5.45%) CMDB
4 10 (4.95%) Wiki
5 9 (4.46%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.47%) IPTV
7 7 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.97%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.48%) User Experience
9 5 (2.48%) Xbox
10 4 (1.98%) Replication
11 3 (1.49%) Clustering
11 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.49%) Social Media
12 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.99%) PKI
13 1 (0.50%) PACS
13 1 (0.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 83 (41.09%) Linux
2 32 (15.84%) Windows
3 18 (8.91%) Android
4 15 (7.43%) Unix
5 10 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.46%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.97%) CatOS
7 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.48%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.98%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
11 1 (0.50%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.28%) Change Management
2 44 (21.78%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (17.82%) ITIL
4 26 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.90%) Migration
5 20 (9.90%) Scrum
6 19 (9.41%) Defect Management
7 18 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (8.42%) Test Automation
9 16 (7.92%) Test Management
10 15 (7.43%) Open Source
10 15 (7.43%) Scenario Testing
11 14 (6.93%) Network Management
11 14 (6.93%) Use Case
12 13 (6.44%) Test Scripting
13 12 (5.94%) Project Management
14 10 (4.95%) High Availability
14 10 (4.95%) Network Design
14 10 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (4.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.21%) Python
2 46 (22.77%) C
3 26 (12.87%) Perl
4 10 (4.95%) C++
5 9 (4.46%) Java
5 9 (4.46%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.96%) Embedded C
7 7 (3.47%) C#
7 7 (3.47%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.47%) SQL
7 7 (3.47%) VBScript
8 4 (1.98%) Assembly Language
8 4 (1.98%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.98%) PHP
9 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.99%) Ada
10 2 (0.99%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) Tcl
11 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (26.24%) CCNP
3 25 (12.38%) CCNA
4 16 (7.92%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.93%) JNCIP
6 13 (6.44%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.96%) CCIE
8 8 (3.96%) Degree
9 6 (2.97%) ISEB
9 6 (2.97%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.97%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.98%) CCIP
11 3 (1.49%) CCDP
11 3 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.49%) GIAC
12 2 (0.99%) CCSA
12 2 (0.99%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.99%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.50%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.91%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) PMO
2 3 (1.49%) RMADS
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.50%) HL7
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 15 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.96%) Docker
3 8 (3.96%) Snort
4 6 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.49%) XenApp
6 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.50%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.50%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.50%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.50%) Samba
7 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (15.84%) Nagios
2 23 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (8.91%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.42%) Cacti
4 17 (8.42%) ZABBIX
5 16 (7.92%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (7.92%) Puppet
6 15 (7.43%) NetMRI
6 15 (7.43%) Statseeker
7 13 (6.44%) HP ALM
8 6 (2.97%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.97%) Nessus
8 6 (2.97%) OpenView
9 5 (2.48%) Ansible
9 5 (2.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (2.48%) OSSEC
9 5 (2.48%) SCOM
10 4 (1.98%) WSUS
11 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.49%) Nmap
Vendors
1 81 (40.10%) Cisco
2 48 (23.76%) Juniper
3 27 (13.37%) HP
4 26 (12.87%) SolarWinds
5 21 (10.40%) NetScout
6 19 (9.41%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.42%) Solarflare
8 16 (7.92%) Huawei
9 14 (6.93%) F5
10 13 (6.44%) CheckPoint
11 10 (4.95%) Ericsson
11 10 (4.95%) VMware
12 9 (4.46%) Splunk
13 7 (3.47%) Citrix
13 7 (3.47%) Palo Alto
14 5 (2.48%) Ivanti
14 5 (2.48%) Samsung
15 4 (1.98%) EMC
15 4 (1.98%) Lumension
15 4 (1.98%) NetApp