Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 603 692 774
Rank change year-on-year +89 +82 -75
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 185 194 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 1.43% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 98 78
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% -0.64%
10th Percentile £180 £250 £304
90th Percentile £538 £530 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35.48 £41.27 £48.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.96 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -2.11% - -

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 11,003 13,532 13,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 12.88% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,588 8,179 8,515
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £200 £180
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 650 705
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year +24.60% -2.39% -24.18%

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 10 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 2019. 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 +129 181 £400 - 57
London +139 99 £400 - 19
UK excluding London +51 86 £375 -7.69% 46
South West +20 32 £450 +27.66% 5
South East +36 29 £250 -44.44% 17
East of England +34 17 £425 +13.33% 11
Midlands +45 2 £338 -20.59% 4
Yorkshire +35 2 £430 +38.71%
Scotland +30 2 £351 -17.53% 7
East Midlands +26 2 £338 -20.59%
North of England +16 2 £430 +1.18% 1
Wales - 2 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 93 (50.27%) Cisco
2 76 (41.08%) Linux
3 71 (38.38%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (38.38%) Firewall
4 64 (34.59%) OSPF
5 60 (32.43%) TCP/IP
6 58 (31.35%) Juniper
7 54 (29.19%) CCNP
8 47 (25.41%) BGP
9 45 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 43 (23.24%) VPN
11 42 (22.70%) Change Management
12 41 (22.16%) ITIL
13 37 (20.00%) Windows
14 36 (19.46%) C
15 35 (18.92%) HTTP
15 35 (18.92%) Wireless
16 32 (17.30%) Ethernet
17 31 (16.76%) LAN
17 31 (16.76%) MPLS
18 30 (16.22%) DNS
18 30 (16.22%) WAN
19 29 (15.68%) Python
19 29 (15.68%) IPv4
20 27 (14.59%) CCNA
20 27 (14.59%) Nagios
20 27 (14.59%) Telecoms
20 27 (14.59%) Multicast
21 26 (14.05%) Cisco IOS
21 26 (14.05%) Security Cleared

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 15 (8.11%) Confluence
2 5 (2.70%) IIS
3 4 (2.16%) Apache
4 3 (1.62%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.08%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (4.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.86%) Office 365
2 7 (3.78%) Azure
3 5 (2.70%) GitHub
3 5 (2.70%) ZenHub
4 4 (2.16%) AWS
5 2 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.08%) GCP
5 2 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (38.38%) Firewall
2 64 (34.59%) OSPF
3 60 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 47 (25.41%) BGP
5 45 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 43 (23.24%) VPN
7 35 (18.92%) HTTP
7 35 (18.92%) Wireless
8 32 (17.30%) Ethernet
9 31 (16.76%) LAN
9 31 (16.76%) MPLS
10 30 (16.22%) DNS
10 30 (16.22%) WAN
11 29 (15.68%) IPv4
12 27 (14.59%) Multicast
13 26 (14.05%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (14.05%) IPv6
14 24 (12.97%) HTTPS
14 24 (12.97%) Network Security
15 21 (11.35%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.62%) Big Data
1 3 (1.62%) Cloudera CDH
1 3 (1.62%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (10.27%) JIRA
2 16 (8.65%) GDB
3 14 (7.57%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (7.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (7.03%) Bugzilla
4 13 (7.03%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (4.32%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.32%) Fiddler
7 6 (3.24%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.70%) Charles Proxy
8 5 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (2.16%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.62%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.62%) CMake
10 3 (1.62%) FindBugs
10 3 (1.62%) Log4j
10 3 (1.62%) Maven
10 3 (1.62%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.62%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (14.59%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.27%) Finance
3 17 (9.19%) Banking
4 13 (7.03%) German Language
4 13 (7.03%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.78%) Front Office
5 7 (3.78%) Italian Language
6 4 (2.16%) Games
6 4 (2.16%) Military
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (24.86%) Network Engineer
2 22 (11.89%) Tester
3 18 (9.73%) Software Engineer
4 16 (8.65%) Administrator
4 16 (8.65%) Network Administrator
4 16 (8.65%) Security Engineer
5 15 (8.11%) Analyst
5 15 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (7.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (5.95%) Developer
8 11 (5.95%) Juniper Engineer
8 11 (5.95%) Manual Tester
8 11 (5.95%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.41%) IP Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) IP Network Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) C Developer
11 8 (4.32%) Linux Developer
12 7 (3.78%) Graduate
12 7 (3.78%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.03%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.24%) HTML
2 6 (3.24%) JSON
2 6 (3.24%) LDAP
2 6 (3.24%) POSIX
2 6 (3.24%) Yocto
3 5 (2.70%) XML
4 4 (2.16%) Web Services
5 3 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.62%) SOAP
5 3 (1.62%) Spring
6 2 (1.08%) J2EE
7 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.54%) OAuth
7 1 (0.54%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (10.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.03%) Wiki
3 10 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.86%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.24%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.70%) Xbox
7 3 (1.62%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (1.62%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.08%) IPTV
8 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.54%) e-Health
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) PACS
9 1 (0.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 76 (41.08%) Linux
2 37 (20.00%) Windows
3 21 (11.35%) Unix
4 18 (9.73%) Android
5 13 (7.03%) Windows Server
6 12 (6.49%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.24%) CentOS
9 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.70%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (2.16%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.16%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.62%) Debian
12 3 (1.62%) SUSE
12 3 (1.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.70%) Change Management
2 41 (22.16%) ITIL
3 25 (13.51%) Migration
3 25 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (11.35%) Network Management
5 18 (9.73%) Software Engineering
6 17 (9.19%) Defect Management
7 16 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.65%) Test Management
8 14 (7.57%) SDLC
8 14 (7.57%) UML
9 13 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.03%) Scrum
10 12 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (6.49%) Project Management
10 12 (6.49%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.95%) Network Design
11 11 (5.95%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (5.95%) SIEM
12 10 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.46%) C
2 29 (15.68%) Python
3 24 (12.97%) C++
4 22 (11.89%) Perl
5 9 (4.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.86%) SQL
6 8 (4.32%) Java
6 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.70%) C#
8 4 (2.16%) PHP
9 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.08%) Ada
11 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (38.38%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (29.19%) CCNP
3 27 (14.59%) CCNA
4 26 (14.05%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.81%) JNCIP
6 16 (8.65%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.03%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.86%) CCIE
8 9 (4.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (4.86%) Degree
9 8 (4.32%) CCIP
10 5 (2.70%) CISSP
10 5 (2.70%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.16%) CCDP
11 4 (2.16%) CCSA
11 4 (2.16%) CCSE
11 4 (2.16%) CEH
11 4 (2.16%) CREST Certified
11 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.73%) QA
2 6 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.62%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.08%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) HL7
5 1 (0.54%) PMO
5 1 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.78%) Snort
2 7 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.24%) Docker
3 6 (3.24%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.08%) Samba
7 1 (0.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (14.59%) Nagios
2 18 (9.73%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.86%) Cacti
3 9 (4.86%) Nessus
3 9 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.86%) Puppet
4 8 (4.32%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (4.32%) FortiGate
4 8 (4.32%) ZABBIX
5 7 (3.78%) Iperf
6 5 (2.70%) HP ALM
7 4 (2.16%) Ansible
8 3 (1.62%) SELinux
8 3 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.08%) Nmap
9 2 (1.08%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (1.08%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.54%) SCOM
10 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (50.27%) Cisco
2 58 (31.35%) Juniper
3 25 (13.51%) SolarWinds
4 24 (12.97%) F5
4 24 (12.97%) Microsoft
5 19 (10.27%) HP
5 19 (10.27%) NetScout
6 16 (8.65%) Fortinet
7 14 (7.57%) Huawei
8 13 (7.03%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.41%) VMware
10 9 (4.86%) Ericsson
10 9 (4.86%) Palo Alto
11 8 (4.32%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.32%) SevOne
12 7 (3.78%) Dell
12 7 (3.78%) NetApp
12 7 (3.78%) Splunk
13 6 (3.24%) McAfee
14 5 (2.70%) EMC