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 26 June 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.

Wireshark
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 564 582
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18  
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 71 87 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.02% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 40
Median daily rate £400 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £383 £320
% change year-on-year +3.92% +19.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +73.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +73.07%  

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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 2017.

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 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 26 June 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 +22 66 £400 +1.91% 24
London -1 30 £410 +4.45% 7
South East +25 15 £501 +19.34% 9
South West -2 12 £390 +4.00% 2
Bristol - 9 £389 -
Hampshire +13 8 £133 -64.97% 1
Surrey +10 7 £503 +11.66% 5
New Malden - 5 - -
Scotland +32 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh +19 4 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
Nottingham - 3 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 -
Camberley - 3 - - 4
North West +20 2 £405 - 2
East of England -7 2 £325 -23.52% 3
Essex - 2 £325 -
Guildford - 2 £503 - 1
Brentwood - 2 £325 -
Basingstoke - 2 £133 - 1
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
West Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
City of London -8 1 £425 -15.00% 2
Warrington - 1 £400 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £410 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 68 (48.57%) Cisco
2 63 (45.00%) Linux
3 47 (33.57%) Firewall
4 37 (26.43%) TCP/IP
5 34 (24.29%) Windows
6 33 (23.57%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (23.57%) Security Cleared
7 28 (20.00%) SQL
7 28 (20.00%) LAN
8 27 (19.29%) VPN
8 27 (19.29%) Wireless
8 27 (19.29%) Software Engineering
8 27 (19.29%) GDB
9 26 (18.57%) VoIP
10 25 (17.86%) DNS
10 25 (17.86%) Telecoms
11 24 (17.14%) WAN
11 24 (17.14%) C++
12 23 (16.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (15.71%) Perl
13 22 (15.71%) Juniper
13 22 (15.71%) CCNP
13 22 (15.71%) Network Design
14 21 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (15.00%) Java
14 21 (15.00%) LTE
14 21 (15.00%) Bash Shell
15 20 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 20 (14.29%) SolarWinds
15 20 (14.29%) Network Security

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 12 (8.57%) Apache
2 9 (6.43%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.00%) Confluence
3 7 (5.00%) JBoss
3 7 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.29%) Apache Qpid
4 6 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.43%) CMS
5 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (6.43%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.43%) Office 365
5 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (33.57%) Firewall
2 37 (26.43%) TCP/IP
3 28 (20.00%) LAN
4 27 (19.29%) VPN
4 27 (19.29%) Wireless
5 26 (18.57%) VoIP
6 25 (17.86%) DNS
7 24 (17.14%) WAN
8 23 (16.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (15.00%) LTE
10 20 (14.29%) Network Security
11 18 (12.86%) OSPF
12 17 (12.14%) GSM
13 16 (11.43%) BGP
13 16 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (10.00%) Ethernet
14 14 (10.00%) HTTP
15 13 (9.29%) PBX
15 13 (9.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.00%) Redis
3 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.57%) dBASE
4 5 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.86%) MySQL
6 3 (2.14%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (19.29%) GDB
2 18 (12.86%) Subversion
3 15 (10.71%) Trac
4 14 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
4 14 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (9.29%) GCC
6 11 (7.86%) Git (software)
7 10 (7.14%) JIRA
8 8 (5.71%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.29%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.29%) CMake
9 6 (4.29%) GoogleTest
10 5 (3.57%) Maven
10 5 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (2.86%) Ant
11 4 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.86%) Valgrind
12 3 (2.14%) Fiddler
12 3 (2.14%) VTune
General
1 25 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (2.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Marketing
4 2 (1.43%) Advertising
4 2 (1.43%) Electronics
4 2 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.57%) Software Engineer
3 20 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 19 (13.57%) Developer
5 15 (10.71%) Analyst
6 12 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Administrator
9 7 (5.00%) Information Security Administrator
9 7 (5.00%) Network Administrator
9 7 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
9 7 (5.00%) Security Administrator
10 6 (4.29%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Network Support
10 6 (4.29%) Oracle Applications Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (9.29%) STL
2 12 (8.57%) 802.1X
2 12 (8.57%) Web Services
3 11 (7.86%) CSS
4 8 (5.71%) JAAS
4 8 (5.71%) Java EE
4 8 (5.71%) JMS
4 8 (5.71%) JMX
4 8 (5.71%) JNDI
4 8 (5.71%) XML
5 7 (5.00%) .NET
5 7 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (5.00%) HTML
5 7 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (4.29%) Node.js
7 5 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.57%) Ajax
7 5 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.86%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.86%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.29%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.57%) BYOD
5 4 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.43%) PKI
6 2 (1.43%) STB
7 1 (0.71%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) IPTV
7 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 63 (45.00%) Linux
2 34 (24.29%) Windows
3 14 (10.00%) Unix
3 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 11 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.71%) SUSE
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.57%) Android
8 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.14%) AIX
10 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.14%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.29%) Software Engineering
2 22 (15.71%) Network Design
3 21 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 18 (12.86%) OO
6 17 (12.14%) Multithreading
7 14 (10.00%) UML
8 13 (9.29%) Cross-Platform Development
9 12 (8.57%) DevOps
9 12 (8.57%) ITIL
9 12 (8.57%) Network Management
10 10 (7.14%) High Availability
10 10 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (6.43%) Network Architecture
12 8 (5.71%) Cryptography
12 8 (5.71%) OOP
12 8 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (5.71%) Validation
13 7 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.00%) SQL
2 24 (17.14%) C++
3 22 (15.71%) Perl
4 21 (15.00%) Bash Shell
4 21 (15.00%) Java
5 17 (12.14%) Python
6 16 (11.43%) C
7 15 (10.71%) Ruby
8 14 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 11 (7.86%) C#
10 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.29%) Ada
11 6 (4.29%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.86%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.43%) Go
13 2 (1.43%) PHP
13 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (23.57%) Cisco Certification
1 33 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.71%) CCNP
3 20 (14.29%) CCNA
4 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
5 16 (11.43%) Degree
6 12 (8.57%) CISSP
7 9 (6.43%) CCIE
8 8 (5.71%) RHCE
8 8 (5.71%) RHCSA
9 6 (4.29%) Master's Degree
10 5 (3.57%) CCDA
10 5 (3.57%) ISTQB
10 5 (3.57%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.57%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.57%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.86%) GIAC
12 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Docker
2 8 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.86%) Firmware
5 3 (2.14%) HDFS
5 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (14.29%) Nagios
2 13 (9.29%) Cacti
3 12 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.57%) Puppet
4 8 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (5.71%) Graphite
5 7 (5.00%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.57%) Ansible
6 5 (3.57%) Cobbler
6 5 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (3.57%) OpenView
6 5 (3.57%) QRadar
6 5 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (2.86%) EnCase
7 4 (2.86%) Icinga
7 4 (2.86%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.86%) Mesos
7 4 (2.86%) Salt
7 4 (2.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (48.57%) Cisco
2 22 (15.71%) Juniper
3 20 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.86%) Red Hat
5 17 (12.14%) Riverbed
6 16 (11.43%) Citrix
7 15 (10.71%) CheckPoint
8 12 (8.57%) Oracle
8 12 (8.57%) VMware
9 11 (7.86%) F5
10 10 (7.14%) HP
11 9 (6.43%) Palo Alto
12 8 (5.71%) Dell
13 7 (5.00%) Google
13 7 (5.00%) NetScout
14 6 (4.29%) Fortinet
14 6 (4.29%) Infoblox
14 6 (4.29%) Serena
14 6 (4.29%) Splunk
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