The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed
Rank 575 569 539
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 47 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.095% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 29
Average daily rate £450 £349 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -12.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £279 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.89% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Riverbed
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22472 23361 22437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.85% 45.36% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14022 13563 12946
Average daily rate £413 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 1022 1013
Average hourly rate £18.28 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Riverbed Jobs Demand Trend in England

Riverbed
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Riverbed Daily Rate Trend in England

Riverbed
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Riverbed across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Riverbed Daily Rate Histogram in England

Riverbed
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed across the England region.

Riverbed Hourly Rate Trend in England

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 20 £438 -7.89% 6
South East - 18 £463 -
Yorkshire +1 3 £400 - 3
South West - 2 £328 - 3
East of England +6 1 £350 - 1
East Midlands +4 1 £300 +60.00% 1
West Midlands -27 1 - - 1
North East -32 1 £350 +0.72%
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UK

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 104 (98.11%) Cisco
2 69 (65.09%) Firewall
3 66 (62.26%) WAN
4 47 (44.34%) Wireless
5 44 (41.51%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (35.85%) LAN
7 37 (34.91%) CCNP
7 37 (34.91%) CheckPoint
8 34 (32.08%) SolarWinds
9 31 (29.25%) Data Centre
10 27 (25.47%) F5
11 26 (24.53%) Network Security
11 26 (24.53%) HP
12 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
12 24 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (21.70%) MPLS
14 22 (20.75%) Microsoft
14 22 (20.75%) Windows
15 21 (19.81%) Juniper
15 21 (19.81%) Finance
15 21 (19.81%) WAN Optimisation
16 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
16 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
17 19 (17.92%) Network Design
17 19 (17.92%) DNS
17 19 (17.92%) VPN
17 19 (17.92%) ITIL
17 19 (17.92%) Network Management
17 19 (17.92%) Network Architecture
18 18 (16.98%) Palo Alto

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.60%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.89%) JBoss
2 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (65.09%) Firewall
2 66 (62.26%) WAN
3 47 (44.34%) Wireless
4 38 (35.85%) LAN
5 26 (24.53%) Network Security
6 24 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
7 23 (21.70%) MPLS
8 19 (17.92%) DNS
8 19 (17.92%) VPN
9 18 (16.98%) OSPF
10 16 (15.09%) BGP
10 16 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (13.21%) DHCP
12 13 (12.26%) Cisco Wireless
13 12 (11.32%) EIGRP
13 12 (11.32%) Internet
14 11 (10.38%) Ethernet
14 11 (10.38%) VLAN
14 11 (10.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.83%) Informix
3 3 (2.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Law
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (57.55%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (17.92%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (15.09%) Architect
4 16 (15.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (11.32%) Analyst
6 11 (10.38%) Network Architect
7 10 (9.43%) Voice Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) Network Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Design Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Network Support
9 7 (6.60%) Voice Network Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Security Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) Network Manager
12 4 (3.77%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Network Support Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.83%) Web Services
2 3 (2.83%) XMPP
3 2 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (0.94%) .NET
4 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.94%) LAMP
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (29.25%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) PKI
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) IBM XIV
4 3 (2.83%) LPAR
4 3 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.89%) Clustering
5 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.94%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.94%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Windows Server
2 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.43%) Linux
4 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.72%) Unix
6 4 (3.77%) CatOS
7 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.83%) SUSE
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) WAN Optimisation
2 19 (17.92%) ITIL
2 19 (17.92%) Network Architecture
2 19 (17.92%) Network Design
2 19 (17.92%) Network Management
3 17 (16.04%) Change Management
4 12 (11.32%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (9.43%) Service Management
6 8 (7.55%) Migration
6 8 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (6.60%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.66%) Project Management
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (3.77%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.77%) ITSM
10 4 (3.77%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.83%) High Availability
11 3 (2.83%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) Perl
2 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.66%) Tcl
2 6 (5.66%) VB
3 5 (4.72%) C
3 5 (4.72%) SQL
4 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.89%) Java
4 2 (1.89%) PHP
4 2 (1.89%) Python
4 2 (1.89%) Ruby
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 44 (41.51%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (34.91%) CCNP
3 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 15 (14.15%) CCNA
5 14 (13.21%) CCIE
6 6 (5.66%) CCDA
6 6 (5.66%) CCDP
6 6 (5.66%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (5.66%) Degree
7 3 (2.83%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.83%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.89%) CCVP
9 1 (0.94%) CCDE
9 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.94%) HNC
9 1 (0.94%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.94%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.72%) UAG
5 4 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.77%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.89%) vSphere
7 1 (0.94%) Firmware
7 1 (0.94%) NFS
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.94%) SRDF
7 1 (0.94%) vCloud
7 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.94%) Xen
7 1 (0.94%) XenApp
7 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) OPNET
1 8 (7.55%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (5.66%) Netcool
4 4 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.89%) Cacti
5 2 (1.89%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.89%) Grafana
5 2 (1.89%) Graphite
5 2 (1.89%) Nagios
5 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.89%) Opsview
5 2 (1.89%) Salt
5 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.94%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.94%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.94%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.94%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 104 (98.11%) Cisco
2 37 (34.91%) CheckPoint
3 34 (32.08%) SolarWinds
4 27 (25.47%) F5
5 26 (24.53%) HP
6 22 (20.75%) Microsoft
7 21 (19.81%) Juniper
8 18 (16.98%) Blue Coat
8 18 (16.98%) Palo Alto
9 16 (15.09%) IBM
10 12 (11.32%) Aruba
10 12 (11.32%) VMware
11 10 (9.43%) Brocade
11 10 (9.43%) Meraki
12 8 (7.55%) Citrix
12 8 (7.55%) Dell
13 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
14 6 (5.66%) Intel Security
14 6 (5.66%) Sonus
14 6 (5.66%) Splunk