Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 703 767
Rank change year-on-year -45 +64 -92
Contract jobs citing Wireshark 118 148 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 1.05% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 80 70
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -7.12% +0.94%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £305
90th Percentile £546 £492 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £48.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.96% -2.50% +21.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year -48.91% - -

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 13,087 14,126 15,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.09% 14.84% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,079 8,622 8,881
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 762 816
UK median hourly rate £19.58 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.93% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% -2.22%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 -56 110 £413 +10.00% 41
UK excluding London +5 85 £375 +7.14% 41
London -45 33 £450 +18.27% 9
South East -31 27 £356 +1.79% 3
South West +23 20 £389 -13.61% 5
East of England -12 17 £350 +21.74% 5
Midlands +13 8 £425 +30.77% 12
East Midlands +1 8 £425 +28.30% 8
North of England +30 5 £600 +61.07% 7
Scotland - 5 £400 - 6
North West +18 4 £600 +42.86% 5
Wales - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 59 (50.00%) Cisco
2 51 (43.22%) Linux
3 44 (37.29%) Firewall
4 41 (34.75%) Windows
5 32 (27.12%) DHCP
6 28 (23.73%) VoIP
7 27 (22.88%) Wireless
8 26 (22.03%) tcpdump
9 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
9 24 (20.34%) VMware
9 24 (20.34%) VPN
9 24 (20.34%) DNS
9 24 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (20.34%) Juniper
10 23 (19.49%) CCNP
11 22 (18.64%) Active Directory
11 22 (18.64%) ITIL
11 22 (18.64%) Python
11 22 (18.64%) BGP
11 22 (18.64%) Finance
12 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
12 21 (17.80%) OSPF
12 21 (17.80%) C++
12 21 (17.80%) TCP/IP
13 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
13 20 (16.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (16.95%) Windows Server
14 19 (16.10%) GDB
14 19 (16.10%) HP
14 19 (16.10%) LAN

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 14 (11.86%) Apache
2 11 (9.32%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.47%) Skype for Business
4 9 (7.63%) JBoss
5 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.78%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.93%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.54%) nginx
8 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.93%) GitHub
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.69%) IaaS
4 2 (1.69%) Office 365
4 2 (1.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (37.29%) Firewall
2 32 (27.12%) DHCP
3 28 (23.73%) VoIP
4 27 (22.88%) Wireless
5 26 (22.03%) tcpdump
6 24 (20.34%) DNS
6 24 (20.34%) VPN
7 22 (18.64%) BGP
8 21 (17.80%) OSPF
8 21 (17.80%) TCP/IP
9 20 (16.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (16.10%) LAN
11 18 (15.25%) NX-OS
11 18 (15.25%) SSL
11 18 (15.25%) WAN
12 16 (13.56%) IPsec
13 14 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (11.86%) VLAN
14 13 (11.02%) EIGRP
14 13 (11.02%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.69%) Redis
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (16.10%) GDB
2 11 (9.32%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (9.32%) Rational Rhapsody
3 10 (8.47%) Subversion
4 8 (6.78%) GCC
4 8 (6.78%) Trac
5 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.93%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.24%) Fiddler
6 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.24%) MSI
6 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (4.24%) WinDbg
7 3 (2.54%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (1.69%) IDA Disassembler
8 2 (1.69%) OllyDbg
General
1 22 (18.64%) Finance
2 19 (16.10%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Back Office
4 4 (3.39%) Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (26.27%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.10%) Analyst
2 19 (16.10%) C++ Software Engineer
2 19 (16.10%) Software Engineer
3 10 (8.47%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Security Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Telecoms Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Mitel Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) VoIP Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Wintel Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Administrator
7 6 (5.08%) Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) 802.1X
2 8 (6.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (6.78%) STL
3 7 (5.93%) .NET
4 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.24%) HTML
4 5 (4.24%) HTML5
4 5 (4.24%) REST
4 5 (4.24%) XML
5 2 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.69%) JAAS
5 2 (1.69%) Java EE
5 2 (1.69%) JMS
5 2 (1.69%) JMX
5 2 (1.69%) JNDI
5 2 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.69%) LDAP
5 2 (1.69%) Middleware
5 2 (1.69%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.54%) Fintech
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.69%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (43.22%) Linux
2 41 (34.75%) Windows
3 20 (16.95%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.24%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.24%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.24%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.39%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (3.39%) Unix
10 3 (2.54%) CentOS
10 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.69%) Solaris
11 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.64%) ITIL
2 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
3 13 (11.02%) DevOps
4 11 (9.32%) Incident Management
4 11 (9.32%) UML
5 10 (8.47%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (7.63%) Change Management
6 9 (7.63%) Information Security
6 9 (7.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (7.63%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.78%) Cross-Platform Development
7 8 (6.78%) Multithreading
7 8 (6.78%) OO
7 8 (6.78%) Server Building
7 8 (6.78%) SIEM
8 7 (5.93%) Analytics
8 7 (5.93%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (5.93%) SDLC
8 7 (5.93%) Service Management
9 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.64%) Python
2 21 (17.80%) C++
3 12 (10.17%) Bash Shell
3 12 (10.17%) C
4 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.47%) Perl
6 7 (5.93%) C#
6 7 (5.93%) Java
6 7 (5.93%) Ruby
7 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.39%) Jython
8 4 (3.39%) SQL
9 2 (1.69%) R
10 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.49%) CCNP
3 15 (12.71%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.63%) CCNA
5 4 (3.39%) CCENT
5 4 (3.39%) CCSA
5 4 (3.39%) JNCIA
5 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.54%) CISSP
7 2 (1.69%) CCIE
7 2 (1.69%) Degree
7 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.69%) RHCE
7 2 (1.69%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.85%) CEH
8 1 (0.85%) CWNA
8 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) GCIA
8 1 (0.85%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
2 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.54%) TickIT
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.47%) Docker
4 9 (7.63%) vSphere
5 8 (6.78%) DFS Replication
5 8 (6.78%) NFS
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (4.24%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.39%) VirtualBox
9 3 (2.54%) LXC
9 3 (2.54%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.69%) iptables
10 2 (1.69%) Snort
11 1 (0.85%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.85%) XenApp
11 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) Ansible
2 9 (7.63%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (6.78%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (6.78%) SCCM
3 8 (6.78%) vCenter Server
4 6 (5.08%) Opsview
5 5 (4.24%) HP ALM
5 5 (4.24%) Nessus
5 5 (4.24%) Puppet
6 4 (3.39%) Cacti
7 3 (2.54%) Nagios
7 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.69%) Cuckoo Sandbox
8 2 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.85%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.85%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 59 (50.00%) Cisco
2 24 (20.34%) Juniper
2 24 (20.34%) VMware
3 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
4 19 (16.10%) CheckPoint
4 19 (16.10%) HP
5 18 (15.25%) F5
6 13 (11.02%) Red Hat
7 12 (10.17%) SolarWinds
8 11 (9.32%) Palo Alto
9 10 (8.47%) Huawei
9 10 (8.47%) NetApp
10 9 (7.63%) McAfee
10 9 (7.63%) Qualys
11 8 (6.78%) Aruba
11 8 (6.78%) Clearswift
12 7 (5.93%) Citrix
12 7 (5.93%) Mitel
13 5 (4.24%) Riverbed
13 5 (4.24%) Splunk