Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 750 688 741
Rank change year-on-year -62 +53 -57
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 127 194 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 1.19% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 105 90
UK median daily rate £394 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £304 £276 £281
90th Percentile £538 £519 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% -3.53%

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 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 -53 117 £400 +5.12% 27
UK excluding London -15 85 £375 - 23
London -50 41 £450 +5.88% 6
South East -13 37 £400 +6.67% 12
South West -8 20 £403 +7.33% 3
East of England -9 11 £325 -23.53% 1
Scotland -3 8 £388 +26.53% 1
North of England +42 4 £400 +18.52% 4
Midlands +15 4 £225 -32.08% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £225 -33.33%
North West +17 3 £400 +0.95% 2
North East - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 51 (40.16%) Cisco
2 49 (38.58%) Linux
3 41 (32.28%) Firewall
4 30 (23.62%) WAN
5 29 (22.83%) Windows
5 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
6 28 (22.05%) Software Engineering
7 27 (21.26%) Wireless
8 25 (19.69%) LAN
9 24 (18.90%) C++
10 23 (18.11%) VoIP
10 23 (18.11%) Finance
10 23 (18.11%) tcpdump
11 22 (17.32%) GDB
11 22 (17.32%) F5
11 22 (17.32%) TCP/IP
12 21 (16.54%) DNS
12 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
12 21 (16.54%) CCNP
12 21 (16.54%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
12 21 (16.54%) 802.1X
13 20 (15.75%) VMware
13 20 (15.75%) Juniper
13 20 (15.75%) VPN
14 19 (14.96%) Active Directory
15 18 (14.17%) HP
15 18 (14.17%) Java
15 18 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (14.17%) LTE

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 11 (8.66%) Skype for Business
2 10 (7.87%) Apache
3 9 (7.09%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.94%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.15%) IIS
6 3 (2.36%) JBoss
6 3 (2.36%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Visio
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) RMDS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (32.28%) Firewall
2 30 (23.62%) WAN
3 27 (21.26%) Wireless
4 25 (19.69%) LAN
5 23 (18.11%) tcpdump
5 23 (18.11%) VoIP
6 22 (17.32%) TCP/IP
7 21 (16.54%) DNS
8 20 (15.75%) VPN
9 18 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (14.17%) LTE
10 17 (13.39%) BGP
10 17 (13.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (13.39%) DHCP
10 17 (13.39%) OSPF
11 16 (12.60%) Network Security
11 16 (12.60%) SAN
12 14 (11.02%) GSM
12 14 (11.02%) IPsec
12 14 (11.02%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.36%) Redis
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.57%) Big Data
4 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (17.32%) GDB
2 17 (13.39%) Rational DOORS
3 16 (12.60%) Subversion
4 14 (11.02%) Trac
5 12 (9.45%) Rational Rhapsody
6 10 (7.87%) GCC
7 9 (7.09%) JIRA
8 8 (6.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (5.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (5.51%) Fiddler
10 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.94%) JUnit
11 5 (3.94%) Selenium
12 4 (3.15%) Bugzilla
12 4 (3.15%) Eclipse
12 4 (3.15%) NetBeans
12 4 (3.15%) Redmine
12 4 (3.15%) StarTeam
12 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (18.11%) Finance
2 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Marketing
4 3 (2.36%) Law
5 2 (1.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (27.56%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.54%) C++ Software Engineer
2 21 (16.54%) Software Engineer
3 19 (14.96%) Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) Developer
5 10 (7.87%) Telecoms Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Tester
8 6 (4.72%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.94%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) 802.1X
2 10 (7.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (7.87%) STL
3 9 (7.09%) .NET
4 6 (4.72%) HTML
5 5 (3.94%) Java EE
5 5 (3.94%) Web Services
6 4 (3.15%) J2EE
7 3 (2.36%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.36%) JAAS
7 3 (2.36%) JMS
7 3 (2.36%) JMX
7 3 (2.36%) JNDI
7 3 (2.36%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.57%) Ajax
8 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.57%) CSS
8 2 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.57%) SAML
8 2 (1.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.15%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (3.15%) STB
5 4 (3.15%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.36%) BYOD
6 3 (2.36%) PKI
6 3 (2.36%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.57%) Clustering
7 2 (1.57%) iPad
7 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.79%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.79%) Handset
8 1 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.58%) Linux
2 29 (22.83%) Windows
3 14 (11.02%) Unix
3 14 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.72%) Solaris
6 5 (3.94%) SUSE
7 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.57%) Android
8 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) Software Engineering
2 16 (12.60%) Change Management
2 16 (12.60%) ITIL
3 14 (11.02%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (11.02%) UML
4 13 (10.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (8.66%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.87%) Cross-Platform Development
6 10 (7.87%) Multithreading
6 10 (7.87%) OO
7 9 (7.09%) DevOps
7 9 (7.09%) Load Balancing
7 9 (7.09%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.30%) High Availability
8 8 (6.30%) Network Design
9 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.51%) Analytics
9 7 (5.51%) Migration
9 7 (5.51%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (5.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.90%) C++
2 18 (14.17%) Java
3 15 (11.81%) Perl
3 15 (11.81%) SQL
4 13 (10.24%) Python
5 12 (9.45%) C
6 11 (8.66%) PowerShell
7 10 (7.87%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.30%) C#
9 7 (5.51%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.51%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.72%) PHP
10 6 (4.72%) Ruby
11 5 (3.94%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.15%) Lua
13 2 (1.57%) R
13 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) CCNP
2 21 (16.54%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (13.39%) SC Cleared
4 15 (11.81%) Degree
5 8 (6.30%) CCNA
6 4 (3.15%) CISSP
7 3 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.36%) CCDA
7 3 (2.36%) CCIE
7 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.36%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.36%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.36%) JNCIS
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.36%) RHCE
7 3 (2.36%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (14.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (6.30%) vSphere
4 6 (4.72%) iptables
5 5 (3.94%) DFS Replication
5 5 (3.94%) Firmware
5 5 (3.94%) NFS
6 4 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.36%) Samba
7 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.57%) HDFS
9 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.79%) XenApp
9 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.51%) Cacti
2 7 (5.51%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.51%) Puppet
3 6 (4.72%) Nagios
4 5 (3.94%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.94%) SCCM
4 5 (3.94%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.36%) OpenView
6 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.36%) Opsview
6 3 (2.36%) QRadar
6 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.57%) Ansible
7 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.57%) Grafana
7 2 (1.57%) Graphite
7 2 (1.57%) Icinga
Vendors
1 51 (40.16%) Cisco
2 22 (17.32%) F5
3 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.75%) Juniper
4 20 (15.75%) VMware
5 18 (14.17%) HP
6 17 (13.39%) CheckPoint
7 16 (12.60%) SolarWinds
8 15 (11.81%) Citrix
9 14 (11.02%) Red Hat
10 9 (7.09%) NetApp
10 9 (7.09%) Riverbed
11 8 (6.30%) Huawei
12 7 (5.51%) Palo Alto
13 6 (4.72%) Avaya
13 6 (4.72%) Dell
13 6 (4.72%) McAfee
13 6 (4.72%) Sun
14 5 (3.94%) EMC
14 5 (3.94%) Oracle