The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 138 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 1 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% - 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.067% - 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.60 - £190.00
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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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Riverbed Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Riverbed
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Riverbed Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Riverbed
England

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (91.67%) Juniper
2 10 (83.33%) F5
3 8 (66.67%) MPLS
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (41.67%) LAN
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (33.33%) WLAN
8 3 (25.00%) CCNA
8 3 (25.00%) Wireless
9 2 (16.67%) CCIE
9 2 (16.67%) WAN
10 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 1 (8.33%) Compuware
10 1 (8.33%) ITIL
10 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 1 (8.33%) Internet
10 1 (8.33%) Project Management
10 1 (8.33%) Network Design
10 1 (8.33%) Network Security
10 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 1 (8.33%) Aruba
10 1 (8.33%) BT
10 1 (8.33%) OPNET
10 1 (8.33%) Law
10 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (66.67%) MPLS
2 7 (58.33%) OSPF
2 7 (58.33%) BGP
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (33.33%) WLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
7 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) Juniper
2 10 (83.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) BT
3 1 (8.33%) Aruba
3 1 (8.33%) Compuware