The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 55 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% - -
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £401 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.60% +23.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
347 420 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.98% 45.95% 53.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 192 257
Average daily rate £400 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 29
Average hourly rate £16.92 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £16.84 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (90.91%) Juniper
1 10 (90.91%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) MPLS
2 7 (63.64%) OSPF
2 7 (63.64%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) WLAN
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) CCIE
7 1 (9.09%) WAN
7 1 (9.09%) Compuware
7 1 (9.09%) OPNET
7 1 (9.09%) Law
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Management

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (63.64%) MPLS
1 7 (63.64%) OSPF
1 7 (63.64%) BGP
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WLAN
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Consultant
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Project Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) Juniper
1 10 (90.91%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) Compuware