Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 709 700 760
Rank change year-on-year -9 +60 -57
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 150 189 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.12% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 107 91
UK median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £200
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +92.31% -25.71%
10th Percentile £42.50 £29.50 £25.20
90th Percentile £53.50 £57.50 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +53.85% -30.67%

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 13580 16908 15979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.80% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8174 10312 9104
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £198 £223 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 830 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.73%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.65 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 19 September 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 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 19 September 2017. 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 +6 139 £400 +1.91% 14
UK excluding London +17 94 £400 +6.67% 12
London -16 54 £414 +0.30% 4
South East +11 40 £400 -4.76% 4
South West +1 25 £404 +5.21%
Scotland +33 9 £398 +13.57% 1
East of England -17 8 £325 -23.53%
Midlands +22 6 £300 -11.11% 3
East Midlands -5 6 £300 -11.11%
North of England +68 5 £400 +18.52% 3
North West +24 3 £400 +0.95% 1
Yorkshire +25 1 - - 2
Wales -3 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 57 (38.00%) Cisco
2 56 (37.33%) Linux
3 52 (34.67%) Firewall
4 35 (23.33%) WAN
5 34 (22.67%) TCP/IP
5 34 (22.67%) Security Cleared
6 33 (22.00%) LAN
6 33 (22.00%) Windows
7 29 (19.33%) VPN
7 29 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (18.67%) Software Engineering
9 27 (18.00%) Wireless
9 27 (18.00%) DNS
10 26 (17.33%) SolarWinds
11 25 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 25 (16.67%) Citrix
12 24 (16.00%) CCNP
12 24 (16.00%) Java
13 23 (15.33%) C++
13 23 (15.33%) GDB
14 22 (14.67%) Rational DOORS
14 22 (14.67%) SC Cleared
14 22 (14.67%) Degree
14 22 (14.67%) Telecoms
14 22 (14.67%) Perl
15 21 (14.00%) Finance
16 20 (13.33%) C
16 20 (13.33%) Unix
16 20 (13.33%) HTTP
16 20 (13.33%) 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 16 (10.67%) Apache
2 11 (7.33%) Skype for Business
2 11 (7.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.00%) JBoss
4 5 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.67%) IIS
6 3 (2.00%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.00%) nginx
7 2 (1.33%) CMS
7 2 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Visio
2 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.00%) Office 365
5 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (34.67%) Firewall
2 35 (23.33%) WAN
3 34 (22.67%) TCP/IP
4 33 (22.00%) LAN
5 29 (19.33%) VPN
6 27 (18.00%) DNS
6 27 (18.00%) Wireless
7 20 (13.33%) HTTP
7 20 (13.33%) Network Security
7 20 (13.33%) tcpdump
8 19 (12.67%) NetScaler
9 18 (12.00%) BGP
9 18 (12.00%) LTE
10 17 (11.33%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (11.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (10.67%) OSPF
11 16 (10.67%) VoIP
12 14 (9.33%) Cisco Wireless
12 14 (9.33%) EIGRP
12 14 (9.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.33%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.00%) Redis
3 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.67%) MySQL
6 2 (1.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (15.33%) GDB
2 22 (14.67%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (11.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 14 (9.33%) Subversion
5 10 (6.67%) Trac
6 9 (6.00%) JIRA
7 8 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (5.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (4.67%) Fiddler
9 6 (4.00%) GCC
10 5 (3.33%) JUnit
10 5 (3.33%) Selenium
11 4 (2.67%) Ant
11 4 (2.67%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.67%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.67%) Maven
11 4 (2.67%) NetBeans
11 4 (2.67%) StarTeam
11 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (14.67%) Telecoms
2 21 (14.00%) Finance
3 5 (3.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (25.33%) Network Engineer
2 23 (15.33%) Software Engineer
3 21 (14.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 17 (11.33%) Analyst
5 13 (8.67%) Developer
6 11 (7.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (7.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Tester
9 6 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.33%) Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Designer
10 5 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Telecoms Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.67%) 802.1X
2 10 (6.67%) .NET
3 9 (6.00%) Web Services
4 8 (5.33%) Java EE
5 6 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (4.00%) Ajax
5 6 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 6 (4.00%) CSS
5 6 (4.00%) HTML
5 6 (4.00%) JAAS
5 6 (4.00%) JMS
5 6 (4.00%) JMX
5 6 (4.00%) JNDI
5 6 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (4.00%) STL
5 6 (4.00%) XML
6 5 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.33%) Node.js
7 4 (2.67%) J2EE
7 4 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.33%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.00%) BYOD
6 5 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.67%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.67%) STB
7 4 (2.67%) Video on Demand
8 3 (2.00%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (2.00%) PKI
9 2 (1.33%) Clustering
9 2 (1.33%) iPad
9 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.67%) IPTV
10 1 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.67%) SCADA
10 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.33%) Linux
2 33 (22.00%) Windows
3 20 (13.33%) Unix
4 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.67%) Windows Server
6 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.67%) SUSE
9 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.33%) Solaris
11 3 (2.00%) AIX
12 2 (1.33%) Android
12 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.67%) Software Engineering
2 19 (12.67%) UML
3 17 (11.33%) Network Design
3 17 (11.33%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (10.67%) ITIL
5 15 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (9.33%) Change Management
6 14 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (8.67%) High Availability
8 11 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.33%) DevOps
9 10 (6.67%) OO
10 9 (6.00%) Load Balancing
10 9 (6.00%) Multithreading
10 9 (6.00%) Open Source
11 8 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.33%) Cryptography
11 8 (5.33%) Migration
11 8 (5.33%) Network Architecture
11 8 (5.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.00%) Java
2 23 (15.33%) C++
3 22 (14.67%) Perl
4 20 (13.33%) C
5 18 (12.00%) SQL
6 17 (11.33%) Bash Shell
7 13 (8.67%) Python
8 12 (8.00%) Ruby
9 11 (7.33%) PowerShell
10 10 (6.67%) C#
11 7 (4.67%) JavaScript
11 7 (4.67%) Shell Script
12 6 (4.00%) PHP
13 5 (3.33%) VB.NET
14 4 (2.67%) Lua
15 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.67%) Ada
16 1 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 34 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (16.00%) CCNP
4 22 (14.67%) Degree
4 22 (14.67%) SC Cleared
5 17 (11.33%) CCNA
6 10 (6.67%) CCIE
7 7 (4.67%) CISSP
8 6 (4.00%) RHCE
8 6 (4.00%) RHCSA
9 5 (3.33%) CCDA
9 5 (3.33%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.33%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.33%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.33%) Master's Degree
10 4 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.33%) Docker
3 5 (3.33%) Firmware
3 5 (3.33%) iptables
3 5 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.67%) vSphere
5 3 (2.00%) Samba
6 2 (1.33%) HDFS
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.67%) XenApp
7 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (10.67%) Cacti
2 15 (10.00%) Nagios
3 13 (8.67%) Puppet
4 11 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.00%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (4.67%) Graphite
7 6 (4.00%) Icinga
7 6 (4.00%) NetBackup
7 6 (4.00%) OpenView
7 6 (4.00%) QRadar
7 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (3.33%) Ansible
8 5 (3.33%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (2.67%) Cobbler
9 4 (2.67%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (2.67%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.67%) Mesos
9 4 (2.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 57 (38.00%) Cisco
2 26 (17.33%) SolarWinds
3 25 (16.67%) Citrix
3 25 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 19 (12.67%) Juniper
5 18 (12.00%) Red Hat
6 17 (11.33%) CheckPoint
6 17 (11.33%) F5
7 16 (10.67%) VMware
8 13 (8.67%) HP
8 13 (8.67%) Palo Alto
8 13 (8.67%) Riverbed
9 8 (5.33%) Oracle
10 7 (4.67%) Avaya
10 7 (4.67%) Dell
11 6 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.00%) Splunk
12 5 (3.33%) NetScout
12 5 (3.33%) Sun
13 4 (2.67%) Nortel