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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed
Rank 561 570 559
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 100 72 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 24
Median daily rate £463 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
24337 25104 24254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.05% 44.07% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14903 14727 13393
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 819 1084 1062
Median hourly rate £19.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +24 97 £475 +26.66% 18
London -5 48 £475 +26.66% 10
West Midlands - 20 £388 - 1
South East +9 11 £475 +5.55%
Shropshire - 11 £388 - 1
Telford - 11 £388 - 1
City of London +47 10 £475 +50.43% 3
North West +14 7 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £375 - 2
Cheshire - 5 £475 -
Berkshire +2 4 £500 -
Surrey - 4 £275 -
Reading - 4 £500 -
East of England +21 3 - - 1
Leeds -3 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £375 - 2
Gosport - 3 £380 -
Hampshire - 3 £380 -
South West -2 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 £380 -
Middlesbrough - 2 £350 -
Wales - 2 £380 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +16 1 - -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 139 (90.26%) Cisco
2 94 (61.04%) Firewall
3 72 (46.75%) WAN
4 70 (45.45%) SolarWinds
5 66 (42.86%) F5
6 62 (40.26%) CheckPoint
7 57 (37.01%) Wireless
8 53 (34.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 47 (30.52%) Juniper
9 47 (30.52%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (30.52%) LAN
10 46 (29.87%) Network Architecture
11 44 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (27.92%) CCNP
12 43 (27.92%) Data Centre
13 42 (27.27%) TCP/IP
14 41 (26.62%) Palo Alto
15 38 (24.68%) OSPF
15 38 (24.68%) BGP
16 37 (24.03%) Network Management
17 34 (22.08%) Aruba
17 34 (22.08%) Network Monitoring
17 34 (22.08%) ITIL
17 34 (22.08%) BIG-IP
18 32 (20.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 31 (20.13%) OPNET
19 31 (20.13%) CCNA
20 30 (19.48%) Network Security
21 29 (18.83%) Change Management
22 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared

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 7 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (61.04%) Firewall
2 72 (46.75%) WAN
3 57 (37.01%) Wireless
4 53 (34.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 47 (30.52%) LAN
6 44 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 38 (24.68%) BGP
8 38 (24.68%) OSPF
9 34 (22.08%) BIG-IP
10 32 (20.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 30 (19.48%) Network Security
12 23 (14.94%) DNS
13 22 (14.29%) DHCP
13 22 (14.29%) VoIP
14 21 (13.64%) EIGRP
15 20 (12.99%) VPN
16 19 (12.34%) Wireshark
17 15 (9.74%) WAAS
18 14 (9.09%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.30%) Informix
3 2 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (14.94%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.60%) Legal
3 4 (2.60%) Retail
4 3 (1.95%) Games
4 3 (1.95%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (50.65%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.88%) Cisco Engineer
2 26 (16.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (15.58%) Architect
4 21 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (11.04%) Network Architect
6 13 (8.44%) Consultant
6 13 (8.44%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (8.44%) Security Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) Network Specialist
8 9 (5.84%) Design Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Monitoring Specialist
8 9 (5.84%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Network Monitoring Specialist
9 8 (5.19%) Network Consultant
10 7 (4.55%) Senior Architect
10 7 (4.55%) Senior Network Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Cisco Voice Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Network Monitoring Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.39%) CSS
2 14 (9.09%) 802.1X
3 7 (4.55%) Middleware
4 3 (1.95%) XMPP
5 2 (1.30%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) .NET
6 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.65%) LAMP
6 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.92%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.39%) User Experience
3 11 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.90%) CMDB
5 4 (2.60%) LPAR
6 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.65%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.65%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.94%) Windows
2 12 (7.79%) Linux
3 11 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.90%) Unix
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) Network Architecture
2 37 (24.03%) Network Management
3 34 (22.08%) ITIL
3 34 (22.08%) Network Monitoring
4 29 (18.83%) Change Management
5 25 (16.23%) Load Balancing
6 24 (15.58%) Network Design
7 21 (13.64%) Project Management
7 21 (13.64%) WAN Optimisation
8 18 (11.69%) Service Management
9 16 (10.39%) ITIL V3
10 12 (7.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.14%) Migration
12 10 (6.49%) Change Control
13 9 (5.84%) Network Planning
14 8 (5.19%) Escalation Management
15 7 (4.55%) Performance Management
16 5 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
16 5 (3.25%) Network Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.49%) Perl
3 9 (5.84%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.90%) Tcl
4 6 (3.90%) VB
5 5 (3.25%) C
6 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.30%) Java
7 2 (1.30%) PHP
8 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (30.52%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (27.92%) CCNP
3 31 (20.13%) CCNA
4 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 24 (15.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.90%) CCIE
6 6 (3.90%) CCSA
6 6 (3.90%) CCSE
6 6 (3.90%) Degree
7 3 (1.95%) CCDA
7 3 (1.95%) CCDP
7 3 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.95%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.95%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.30%) CCNP Voice
8 2 (1.30%) CISSP
8 2 (1.30%) GIAC
9 1 (0.65%) CCA
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) UAG
3 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.65%) Firmware
6 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.65%) SRDF
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.65%) Xen
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (20.13%) OPNET
2 12 (7.79%) Nagios
3 10 (6.49%) Cacti
4 9 (5.84%) SmokePing
5 7 (4.55%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.90%) Netcool
7 5 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.30%) EnCase
10 1 (0.65%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.65%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.65%) Grafana
10 1 (0.65%) Graphite
10 1 (0.65%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.65%) Opsview
10 1 (0.65%) QRadar
10 1 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 139 (90.26%) Cisco
2 70 (45.45%) SolarWinds
3 66 (42.86%) F5
4 62 (40.26%) CheckPoint
5 47 (30.52%) Juniper
6 41 (26.62%) Palo Alto
7 34 (22.08%) Aruba
8 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
9 24 (15.58%) Blue Coat
10 23 (14.94%) Fortinet
11 22 (14.29%) HP
12 21 (13.64%) BMC
12 21 (13.64%) Tufin
13 19 (12.34%) Nokia
14 16 (10.39%) Brocade
15 15 (9.74%) IBM
16 14 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 14 (9.09%) Radianz
17 13 (8.44%) Intel Security
17 13 (8.44%) TippingPoint
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