The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed
Rank 548 607 533
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -74
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 73 45 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.082% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 60
Median daily rate £408 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £37.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +32.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £37.60

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22563 23552 25248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.52% 42.89% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13785 13821 14928
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 870 965 1210
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Riverbed as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Riverbed Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Riverbed
Daily Rate Trend

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

Riverbed Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Riverbed
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Riverbed within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Riverbed Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Riverbed
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Riverbed Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Riverbed
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 63 £425 +9.67% 10
London +24 42 £449 +12.04% 4
City of London -2 9 £525 +27.27% 2
South East +24 7 £370 +4.22% 3
West Midlands -5 6 £400 - 1
Shropshire - 6 £400 -
Scotland +14 5 £283 -
Glasgow - 4 £283 -
Telford - 4 £400 -
Berkshire - 4 £315 -
Hampshire +22 3 £425 +19.71% 1
Portsmouth +2 3 £425 +37.09%
Wales 0 3 £294 +1.37%
New Malden -6 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £328 -
Reading - 3 - -
North East - 3 £328 -
East of England - 3 £423 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £328 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £350 +12.90% 2
South Wales +6 2 £288 -0.86%
Northern Ireland - 2 £430 -
Belfast - 2 £430 -
County Antrim - 2 £430 -
Newport -4 1 £288 -0.86%
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £315 -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 152 (91.02%) Cisco
2 103 (61.68%) Firewall
3 73 (43.71%) WAN
4 70 (41.92%) CheckPoint
5 63 (37.72%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (37.13%) Wireless
7 61 (36.53%) SolarWinds
8 60 (35.93%) F5
8 60 (35.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 58 (34.73%) LAN
10 57 (34.13%) Juniper
11 54 (32.34%) CCNP
12 51 (30.54%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (28.74%) TCP/IP
14 45 (26.95%) Network Management
15 41 (24.55%) OSPF
16 40 (23.95%) Wireshark
17 38 (22.75%) BGP
17 38 (22.75%) DNS
17 38 (22.75%) Network Architecture
18 37 (22.16%) Aruba
18 37 (22.16%) Palo Alto
18 37 (22.16%) DHCP
19 36 (21.56%) Load Balancing
19 36 (21.56%) Network Security
19 36 (21.56%) BIG-IP
20 35 (20.96%) ITIL
21 34 (20.36%) Change Management
21 34 (20.36%) Security Cleared
21 34 (20.36%) Data Centre

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.40%) IIS
2 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (12.57%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.99%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.39%) MS Office
4 4 (2.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) assyst
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Office 365
2 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.79%) PaaS
4 7 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.40%) IaaS
5 4 (2.40%) SaaS
6 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (61.68%) Firewall
2 73 (43.71%) WAN
3 62 (37.13%) Wireless
4 60 (35.93%) Cisco Nexus
5 58 (34.73%) LAN
6 51 (30.54%) Cisco ASA
7 48 (28.74%) TCP/IP
8 41 (24.55%) OSPF
9 40 (23.95%) Wireshark
10 38 (22.75%) BGP
10 38 (22.75%) DNS
11 37 (22.16%) DHCP
12 36 (21.56%) BIG-IP
12 36 (21.56%) Network Security
13 33 (19.76%) VPN
14 29 (17.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 19 (11.38%) NetScaler
16 18 (10.78%) WAAS
17 16 (9.58%) Ethernet
17 16 (9.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.40%) PowerPivot
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.80%) MySQL
General
1 30 (17.96%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Legal
3 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.40%) Advertising
4 4 (2.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (49.10%) Network Engineer
2 33 (19.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (13.17%) Architect
3 22 (13.17%) Security Engineer
4 20 (11.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (10.78%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (10.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (10.18%) Consultant
7 11 (6.59%) Network Architect
8 9 (5.39%) Network Consultant
8 9 (5.39%) Network Specialist
9 8 (4.79%) Monitoring Specialist
9 8 (4.79%) Network Monitoring Specialist
9 8 (4.79%) Office 365 Architect
10 7 (4.19%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.59%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 5 (2.99%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.58%) Web Services
2 12 (7.19%) CSS
3 8 (4.79%) 802.1X
4 7 (4.19%) Middleware
4 7 (4.19%) XML
5 4 (2.40%) .NET
5 4 (2.40%) Ajax
5 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.40%) HTML
5 4 (2.40%) jQuery
5 4 (2.40%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (2.40%) XSL
6 3 (1.80%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.36%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (7.78%) CMDB
3 13 (7.78%) User Experience
4 10 (5.99%) Visualisation
5 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.20%) CESG
7 2 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.77%) Windows
2 25 (14.97%) Linux
3 17 (10.18%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.39%) SUSE
7 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.95%) Network Management
2 38 (22.75%) Network Architecture
3 36 (21.56%) Load Balancing
4 35 (20.96%) ITIL
5 34 (20.36%) Change Management
6 33 (19.76%) Project Management
7 24 (14.37%) Network Design
8 22 (13.17%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (11.38%) Service Management
10 13 (7.78%) DDoS Mitigation
10 13 (7.78%) ITIL V3
10 13 (7.78%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (6.59%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.39%) Information Security
12 9 (5.39%) TOGAF
13 8 (4.79%) WAN Optimisation
14 7 (4.19%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.19%) Service Delivery
15 6 (3.59%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.78%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.19%) SQL
3 7 (4.19%) Perl
4 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.40%) C#
6 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.80%) C
6 3 (1.80%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) C++
7 1 (0.60%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 63 (37.72%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (32.34%) CCNP
3 34 (20.36%) Security Cleared
4 33 (19.76%) CCNA
5 26 (15.57%) SC Cleared
6 18 (10.78%) CCIE
7 17 (10.18%) CCSE
8 12 (7.19%) CCSA
9 9 (5.39%) JNCIA
10 8 (4.79%) JNCIP
11 7 (4.19%) CCDA
12 6 (3.59%) Degree
12 6 (3.59%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.99%) CISSP
13 5 (2.99%) GIAC
14 4 (2.40%) JNCIE
15 3 (1.80%) CCDP
16 2 (1.20%) CCIP
16 2 (1.20%) MCSA
16 2 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (8.38%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.79%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.80%) vSphere
5 3 (1.80%) XenApp
6 2 (1.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.60%) Docker
7 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) KVM
7 1 (0.60%) LXC
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (17.96%) OPNET
2 13 (7.78%) Nagios
3 8 (4.79%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.59%) EnCase
5 5 (2.99%) Cacti
5 5 (2.99%) SmokePing
6 4 (2.40%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.20%) OpenView
7 2 (1.20%) SCOM
7 2 (1.20%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.60%) SCCM
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 152 (91.02%) Cisco
2 70 (41.92%) CheckPoint
3 61 (36.53%) SolarWinds
4 60 (35.93%) F5
5 57 (34.13%) Juniper
6 37 (22.16%) Aruba
6 37 (22.16%) Palo Alto
7 32 (19.16%) Blue Coat
8 27 (16.17%) Fortinet
8 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
9 26 (15.57%) Citrix
10 21 (12.57%) HP
11 20 (11.98%) BMC
11 20 (11.98%) Tufin
11 20 (11.98%) VMware
12 18 (10.78%) Dell
12 18 (10.78%) FireEye
13 17 (10.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 16 (9.58%) TippingPoint
15 15 (8.98%) Radianz