The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 125 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.24% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.57% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +24.54%
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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1044 1057 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.38% 42.74% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 503 480
Average daily rate £358 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 40
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £58.40 £40.00
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 Scotland

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

Riverbed Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Riverbed
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Riverbed Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee
1 7 (100.00%) Service Management
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 7 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 7 (100.00%) Crossbeam
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Junos
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Network Management
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) Junos
2 5 (71.43%) SAN
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Service Management
1 7 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (85.71%) Network Management
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
4 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
1 5 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee
1 7 (100.00%) Crossbeam
1 7 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 5 (71.43%) 3PAR