The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Riverbed Technology.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% - -
As % of the Vendors category 2.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -45.53%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
378 385 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.43% 50.20% 54.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 145 241
Average daily rate £340 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £19.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +75.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £44.90 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Riverbed Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Riverbed
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Riverbed across the Cheshire region.

Riverbed Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Riverbed
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Riverbed also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Riverbed.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (76.92%) Juniper
2 10 (76.92%) OSPF
3 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (53.85%) MPLS
4 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
4 7 (53.85%) BGP
5 6 (46.15%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) WLAN
6 3 (23.08%) HTTP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
6 3 (23.08%) CCIP
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) CCIE

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Riverbed also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Riverbed. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) OSPF
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (53.85%) MPLS
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) WLAN
5 3 (23.08%) HTTP
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Project Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCIP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (76.92%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix