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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 544 506 549
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +43
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 57 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 39
Average daily rate
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£307 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.31% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £412 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £358 £368
% change year-on-year
-8.95% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.42%

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
25627 24987 27340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.26% 46.97% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14312 13806 13878
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1083 1115 1388
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 August 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 August 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
England -39 50 £326 -8.56% 17
London -5 20 £275 -25.17% 9
East of England -12 11 £350 +50.53% 3
Cheshire - 10 - -
North West - 10 - - 1
City of London +30 6 £388 -3.12% 5
South Wales -5 3 £250 -
Wales -8 3 £250 -
South East -6 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -13 1 - -
Devon - 1 £400 -
Exeter - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £400 - 1
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Pontypool - - - -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 71 (72.45%) Cisco
2 49 (50.00%) WAN
3 47 (47.96%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (45.92%) F5
5 42 (42.86%) Firewall
6 41 (41.84%) LAN
7 38 (38.78%) Juniper
8 31 (31.63%) CCNP
9 25 (25.51%) OSPF
10 24 (24.49%) MPLS
11 23 (23.47%) Windows
12 21 (21.43%) CCNA
12 21 (21.43%) BGP
12 21 (21.43%) SolarWinds
12 21 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (20.41%) CheckPoint
13 20 (20.41%) VoIP
13 20 (20.41%) ITIL
14 18 (18.37%) Load Balancing
15 17 (17.35%) VPN
15 17 (17.35%) WAN Optimisation
16 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
17 14 (14.29%) HP
18 13 (13.27%) TCP/IP
18 13 (13.27%) Wireless
18 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
19 12 (12.24%) EIGRP
19 12 (12.24%) Project Management
19 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
19 12 (12.24%) Cisco ASA

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.06%) Lync
4 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 2 (2.04%) IIS
5 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Office
3 3 (3.06%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 49 (50.00%) WAN
2 42 (42.86%) Firewall
3 41 (41.84%) LAN
4 25 (25.51%) OSPF
5 24 (24.49%) MPLS
6 21 (21.43%) BGP
6 21 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
7 20 (20.41%) VoIP
8 17 (17.35%) VPN
9 13 (13.27%) TCP/IP
9 13 (13.27%) Wireless
9 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (12.24%) EIGRP
11 11 (11.22%) DNS
12 9 (9.18%) SAN
12 9 (9.18%) WLAN
12 9 (9.18%) VLAN
13 8 (8.16%) Network Security
13 8 (8.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) Ingres
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) WebLOAD
General
1 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Legal
3 3 (3.06%) French Language
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (43.88%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.22%) Consultant
3 8 (8.16%) Analyst
4 7 (7.14%) Administrator
4 7 (7.14%) Network Manager
4 7 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Network Specialist
6 5 (5.10%) Network Support
6 5 (5.10%) Network Administrator
6 5 (5.10%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Network Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Project Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.02%) WAP
2 1 (1.02%) OCX
2 1 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
2 4 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.04%) PKI
3 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.02%) FMCG
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.47%) Windows
2 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.16%) Linux
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.08%) UNIX
6 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.04%) CentOS
7 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.02%) OS/400
8 1 (1.02%) Solaris
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) ITIL
2 18 (18.37%) Load Balancing
3 17 (17.35%) WAN Optimisation
4 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
5 12 (12.24%) Project Management
5 12 (12.24%) Network Management
6 11 (11.22%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (9.18%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (7.14%) Network Design
8 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.12%) Service Management
9 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (4.08%) Problem Management
11 4 (4.08%) Network Architecture
11 4 (4.08%) Migration
11 4 (4.08%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.08%) Change Management
11 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) Perl
3 1 (1.02%) Python
3 1 (1.02%) Ruby
3 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (47.96%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (31.63%) CCNP
3 21 (21.43%) CCNA
4 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.16%) CCIE
6 7 (7.14%) CCDP
7 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.10%) MCSE
8 5 (5.10%) CCVP
9 3 (3.06%) CCIP
10 1 (1.02%) MCSA
10 1 (1.02%) CCDA
10 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.02%) MCITP
10 1 (1.02%) Degree
10 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.02%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.06%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.10%) DFS Replication
3 5 (5.10%) VMware Server
4 4 (4.08%) vSphere
4 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (6.12%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (5.10%) OPNET
4 4 (4.08%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (3.06%) SCCM
5 3 (3.06%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.04%) Puppet
6 2 (2.04%) Nagios
7 1 (1.02%) OpenView
7 1 (1.02%) WSUS
7 1 (1.02%) logstash
7 1 (1.02%) Kibana
Vendors
1 71 (72.45%) Cisco
2 45 (45.92%) F5
3 38 (38.78%) Juniper
4 21 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 20 (20.41%) CheckPoint
6 14 (14.29%) HP
7 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
8 11 (11.22%) McAfee
9 9 (9.18%) VMware
10 7 (7.14%) NetIQ
10 7 (7.14%) CA
11 6 (6.12%) NetApp
11 6 (6.12%) Citrix
11 6 (6.12%) Avaya
11 6 (6.12%) Mitel
11 6 (6.12%) TippingPoint
11 6 (6.12%) Brocade
11 6 (6.12%) Crossbeam
12 5 (5.10%) Websense
12 5 (5.10%) Nokia
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