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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 538 526 548
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 91 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.055%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £329 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £459 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +49.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.60 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.60 - £15.00

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
26264 24376 26262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.28% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15247 13770 13541
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1234 1149 1356
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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
England +6 84 £368 -6.36% 26
London +25 46 £364 -6.73% 11
West Midlands +7 24 £413 -8.33% 3
City of London +30 15 £413 +4.76% 2
East of England -18 8 £350 +16.66%
Wales - 4 £250 - 3
South Wales - 4 £250 - 3
Yorkshire -10 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 - -
South East -16 2 - - 7
Cambridgeshire - 2 £315 -
North West - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £800 -
Bradford - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Corsham - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Watford - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 105 (75.00%) Cisco
2 76 (54.29%) WAN
3 75 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (50.71%) F5
5 69 (49.29%) Juniper
6 59 (42.14%) LAN
7 55 (39.29%) Firewall
8 49 (35.00%) CCNP
9 42 (30.00%) CCNA
9 42 (30.00%) ITIL
9 42 (30.00%) BGP
10 39 (27.86%) OSPF
10 39 (27.86%) CheckPoint
11 37 (26.43%) SolarWinds
12 36 (25.71%) Load Balancing
13 31 (22.14%) Network Monitoring
14 30 (21.43%) Network Management
14 30 (21.43%) MPLS
15 29 (20.71%) WAN Optimisation
16 27 (19.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (17.14%) VoIP
18 21 (15.00%) Windows
19 19 (13.57%) Wireless
19 19 (13.57%) SAN
20 18 (12.86%) Cisco IOS
20 18 (12.86%) Cisco CUCM
21 17 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
21 17 (12.14%) TCP/IP
21 17 (12.14%) VPN
21 17 (12.14%) OPNET

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.14%) IIS
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Lync
5 1 (0.71%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) Apache
5 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (54.29%) WAN
2 59 (42.14%) LAN
3 55 (39.29%) Firewall
4 42 (30.00%) BGP
5 39 (27.86%) OSPF
6 30 (21.43%) MPLS
7 27 (19.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (17.14%) VoIP
9 19 (13.57%) Wireless
9 19 (13.57%) SAN
10 18 (12.86%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (12.14%) TCP/IP
11 17 (12.14%) VPN
12 15 (10.71%) EIGRP
12 15 (10.71%) Cisco IPT
13 14 (10.00%) BIG-IP
13 14 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (10.00%) WLAN
14 13 (9.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.71%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.71%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) WebLOAD
General
1 16 (11.43%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.43%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Legal
4 4 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (36.43%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.29%) Consultant
2 20 (14.29%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 12 (8.57%) Network Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 10 (7.14%) Network Support
5 10 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 10 (7.14%) Monitoring Specialist
6 8 (5.71%) Senior Network Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) Network Administrator
6 8 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
6 8 (5.71%) Administrator
6 8 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) CSS
2 7 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.71%) XMPP
4 1 (0.71%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Visualisation
1 15 (10.71%) User Experience
2 12 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.57%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.86%) PKI
4 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) e-Health
6 1 (0.71%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.00%) Windows
2 15 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.86%) Linux
5 2 (1.43%) CentOS
5 2 (1.43%) UNIX
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) OS/400
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.00%) ITIL
2 36 (25.71%) Load Balancing
3 31 (22.14%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (21.43%) Network Management
5 29 (20.71%) WAN Optimisation
6 13 (9.29%) Network Architecture
6 13 (9.29%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (6.43%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.71%) Project Management
9 8 (5.71%) Change Management
9 8 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (5.00%) Capacity Management
10 7 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (4.29%) Service Management
11 6 (4.29%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (4.29%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.57%) SQL
2 2 (1.43%) VB
2 2 (1.43%) Java
3 1 (0.71%) Perl
3 1 (0.71%) Python
3 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (35.00%) CCNP
3 42 (30.00%) CCNA
4 15 (10.71%) CCIE
4 15 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.86%) CCDP
6 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.71%) CCVP
8 4 (2.86%) MCSE
8 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.43%) CCSA
9 2 (1.43%) CCSP
9 2 (1.43%) CCSE
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) QA
2 5 (3.57%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.00%) DFS Replication
3 7 (5.00%) vSphere
3 7 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 4 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.14%) XenApp
5 3 (2.14%) UAG
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (12.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (12.14%) OPNET
3 7 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (2.86%) SCCM
5 3 (2.14%) SCOM
5 3 (2.14%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.43%) Nagios
6 2 (1.43%) Puppet
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.71%) logstash
7 1 (0.71%) Kibana
7 1 (0.71%) OpenView
7 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 105 (75.00%) Cisco
2 71 (50.71%) F5
3 69 (49.29%) Juniper
4 39 (27.86%) CheckPoint
5 37 (26.43%) SolarWinds
6 16 (11.43%) BMC
7 15 (10.71%) Nokia
7 15 (10.71%) HP
8 14 (10.00%) VMware
9 13 (9.29%) McAfee
9 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
10 12 (8.57%) Citrix
10 12 (8.57%) Brocade
10 12 (8.57%) Fortinet
11 11 (7.86%) Avaya
12 10 (7.14%) CA
13 9 (6.43%) Aruba
14 7 (5.00%) ProCurve
14 7 (5.00%) NetApp
14 7 (5.00%) Websense
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