The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 543 506 548
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +42
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 60 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.095% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 26
Average daily rate £370 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.96% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26367 22927 27784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 47.18% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14733 12208 14165
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1212 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -13 57 £370 +7.24% 29
London -15 39 £379 +1.67% 13
City of London -6 12 £352 +2.02% 6
South East -12 6 £335 -1.47% 7
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2
Cheshire -6 3 - - 1
North West -20 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £345 -
Berkshire - 3 £338 - 2
Surrey -15 2 £335 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £250 -
Telford - 2 £250 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £190 -
Docklands, London - 1 £430 -
East of England - 1 £190 - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 4
Wales - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 4
South Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Thame - - - -
Watford - - - - 1

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 79 (87.78%) Cisco
2 54 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (57.78%) WAN
4 51 (56.67%) LAN
5 46 (51.11%) F5
6 38 (42.22%) Firewall
7 32 (35.56%) CCNP
8 26 (28.89%) CheckPoint
8 26 (28.89%) BGP
9 23 (25.56%) Wireless
9 23 (25.56%) Cisco IOS
10 22 (24.44%) OSPF
10 22 (24.44%) Juniper
10 22 (24.44%) HP
11 21 (23.33%) CCNA
11 21 (23.33%) VoIP
11 21 (23.33%) Load Balancing
12 20 (22.22%) Windows
13 19 (21.11%) CCIE
13 19 (21.11%) TCP/IP
14 18 (20.00%) MPLS
14 18 (20.00%) SolarWinds
15 17 (18.89%) Telecoms
16 16 (17.78%) EIGRP
16 16 (17.78%) Network Security
17 15 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
18 14 (15.56%) WAN Optimisation
18 14 (15.56%) Network Design
18 14 (15.56%) VPN
19 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (5.56%) Lync
2 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.22%) IIS
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.56%) MS Office
4 1 (1.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.11%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (57.78%) WAN
2 51 (56.67%) LAN
3 38 (42.22%) Firewall
4 26 (28.89%) BGP
5 23 (25.56%) Wireless
5 23 (25.56%) Cisco IOS
6 22 (24.44%) OSPF
7 21 (23.33%) VoIP
8 19 (21.11%) TCP/IP
9 18 (20.00%) MPLS
10 16 (17.78%) EIGRP
10 16 (17.78%) Network Security
11 14 (15.56%) VPN
12 12 (13.33%) VLAN
13 11 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
14 10 (11.11%) NetScaler
14 10 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (10.00%) WLAN
15 9 (10.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
General
1 17 (18.89%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 6 (6.67%) Law
4 5 (5.56%) Banking
5 3 (3.33%) French Language
5 3 (3.33%) German Language
5 3 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (54.44%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.11%) Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Consultant
5 7 (7.78%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Installations Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Administrator
9 3 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Network Security Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) JSP
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) WAP
2 1 (1.11%) OCX
2 1 (1.11%) LAMP
2 1 (1.11%) J2EE
2 1 (1.11%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.44%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.22%) PKI
3 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.11%) Ergonomics
4 1 (1.11%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.89%) UNIX
4 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) CentOS
7 1 (1.11%) SUSE
7 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.11%) Android
7 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) Load Balancing
2 14 (15.56%) WAN Optimisation
2 14 (15.56%) Network Design
3 12 (13.33%) Network Management
4 11 (12.22%) ITIL
5 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (7.78%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (6.67%) Project Management
8 5 (5.56%) Migration
8 5 (5.56%) Time Management
9 4 (4.44%) Change Control
9 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.44%) Change Management
10 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.33%) Service Management
10 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.22%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.22%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) Perl
1 4 (4.44%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) C
2 2 (2.22%) Python
2 2 (2.22%) Ruby
3 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.11%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (35.56%) CCNP
3 21 (23.33%) CCNA
4 19 (21.11%) CCIE
5 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
5 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.00%) CCDP
7 6 (6.67%) Degree
8 3 (3.33%) VTSP
8 3 (3.33%) CCDA
8 3 (3.33%) CCIP
8 3 (3.33%) CCVP
9 2 (2.22%) CCSE
9 2 (2.22%) PMP
9 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.22%) CCSP
10 1 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) MCSA
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.33%) SLA
3 2 (2.22%) QA
4 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.33%) vSphere
3 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.33%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.22%) OpenView
3 2 (2.22%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.11%) Netcool
4 1 (1.11%) Nagios
4 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.11%) HP NNM
4 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.11%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 79 (87.78%) Cisco
2 46 (51.11%) F5
3 26 (28.89%) CheckPoint
4 22 (24.44%) Juniper
4 22 (24.44%) HP
5 18 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 10 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 10 (11.11%) McAfee
7 9 (10.00%) Citrix
7 9 (10.00%) Aruba
8 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
8 7 (7.78%) Infoblox
9 6 (6.67%) Avaya
10 5 (5.56%) EMC
11 4 (4.44%) Nokia
11 4 (4.44%) Brocade
11 4 (4.44%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.44%) Crossbeam
11 4 (4.44%) Polycom
11 4 (4.44%) TippingPoint
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