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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed
Rank 580 558 577
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 68 69 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 27
Median daily rate £450 £347 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £257 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -8.57%
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
23973 24332 23498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 44.84% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14778 14069 13321
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 1123 1038
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -6 64 £450 +28.57% 21
London -8 28 £450 +12.50% 9
South East +9 19 £490 - 4
Hampshire - 8 £490 - 1
West Midlands -13 6 £375 +10.29% 1
City of London +35 5 £450 -5.26% 1
Telford -25 5 £375 -
Shropshire -34 5 £375 -
Cheshire - 5 £475 - 2
North West - 5 £475 - 2
Berkshire -1 4 £500 -
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Reading - 4 £500 -
Crawley - 4 £450 -
Gosport - 3 £530 -
Wales +10 2 £380 -
East of England +8 2 £350 -
South Wales +3 2 £380 -
Glasgow +1 2 £350 - 2
South West -8 2 £325 - 3
Scotland -19 2 £350 +31.21% 2
Surrey - 2 - - 3
Macclesfield - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire +11 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £350 -
East Midlands +8 1 £300 +60.00%
Yorkshire +4 1 £463 - 2
Leeds -4 1 £463 - 2
West Yorkshire -6 1 £463 - 2
Wiltshire -7 1 - - 3

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 121 (92.37%) Cisco
2 77 (58.78%) Firewall
3 71 (54.20%) WAN
4 50 (38.17%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (38.17%) Wireless
5 45 (34.35%) CheckPoint
6 43 (32.82%) CCNP
7 42 (32.06%) LAN
7 42 (32.06%) SolarWinds
8 40 (30.53%) F5
9 36 (27.48%) Data Centre
10 31 (23.66%) Juniper
11 30 (22.90%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (22.90%) Network Architecture
12 28 (21.37%) HP
13 27 (20.61%) Network Security
14 26 (19.85%) OSPF
15 25 (19.08%) BGP
15 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
15 25 (19.08%) Network Management
16 24 (18.32%) Finance
16 24 (18.32%) Security Cleared
17 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
17 23 (17.56%) CCNA
18 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
18 22 (16.79%) ITIL
18 22 (16.79%) WAN Optimisation
18 22 (16.79%) Palo Alto
19 21 (16.03%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (16.03%) Windows

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 (3.82%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) JBoss
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.76%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (58.78%) Firewall
2 71 (54.20%) WAN
3 50 (38.17%) Wireless
4 42 (32.06%) LAN
5 30 (22.90%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (20.61%) Network Security
7 26 (19.85%) OSPF
8 25 (19.08%) BGP
8 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
9 21 (16.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (15.27%) VPN
11 19 (14.50%) MPLS
12 16 (12.21%) DNS
13 15 (11.45%) EIGRP
13 15 (11.45%) VoIP
14 14 (10.69%) Cisco Wireless
14 14 (10.69%) DHCP
15 12 (9.16%) Ethernet
15 12 (9.16%) Internet
16 11 (8.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.29%) Informix
3 3 (2.29%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (18.32%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) Banking
2 4 (3.05%) Games
2 4 (3.05%) Law
3 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (57.25%) Network Engineer
2 26 (19.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (18.32%) Architect
3 24 (18.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (14.50%) Network Architect
6 12 (9.16%) Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Network Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Senior Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Senior Network Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Voice Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Design Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Network Support
9 7 (5.34%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Voice Network Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.11%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.82%) CSS
3 3 (2.29%) XMPP
4 2 (1.53%) J2EE
4 2 (1.53%) Middleware
4 2 (1.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.48%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.34%) User Experience
3 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) PKI
4 4 (3.05%) LPAR
4 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.29%) IBM XIV
5 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.53%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.76%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.03%) Windows
2 11 (8.40%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.11%) Linux
5 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.58%) Unix
7 3 (2.29%) CatOS
7 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.53%) SUSE
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) Network Architecture
2 25 (19.08%) Network Management
3 22 (16.79%) ITIL
3 22 (16.79%) WAN Optimisation
4 21 (16.03%) Network Design
5 20 (15.27%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (14.50%) Change Management
7 13 (9.92%) Migration
8 12 (9.16%) Service Management
9 7 (5.34%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.34%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.34%) Performance Management
9 7 (5.34%) Project Management
10 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (3.82%) Network Performance Management
11 5 (3.82%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (3.05%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.11%) Perl
2 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.58%) Tcl
2 6 (4.58%) VB
3 5 (3.82%) C
4 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.29%) SQL
5 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.53%) Java
5 2 (1.53%) PHP
5 2 (1.53%) Python
5 2 (1.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (38.17%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (32.82%) CCNP
3 24 (18.32%) Security Cleared
4 23 (17.56%) CCNA
4 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
5 16 (12.21%) CCIE
6 7 (5.34%) CCDP
6 7 (5.34%) Degree
7 5 (3.82%) CCDA
7 5 (3.82%) CCNP Voice
8 3 (2.29%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.29%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.53%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.76%) CCDE
10 1 (0.76%) CCSA
10 1 (0.76%) CCSE
10 1 (0.76%) CCVP
10 1 (0.76%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.82%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.82%) UAG
2 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.05%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (3.05%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.53%) vSphere
5 1 (0.76%) Firmware
5 1 (0.76%) SRDF
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.76%) Xen
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (12.21%) OPNET
2 7 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.34%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.58%) Netcool
4 5 (3.82%) Cacti
4 5 (3.82%) Nagios
4 5 (3.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.29%) SmokePing
7 2 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.53%) Grafana
7 2 (1.53%) Graphite
7 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.53%) Opsview
7 2 (1.53%) Salt
8 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.76%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.76%) SCCM
8 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (92.37%) Cisco
2 45 (34.35%) CheckPoint
3 42 (32.06%) SolarWinds
4 40 (30.53%) F5
5 31 (23.66%) Juniper
6 28 (21.37%) HP
7 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
7 22 (16.79%) Palo Alto
8 19 (14.50%) Blue Coat
9 16 (12.21%) Aruba
9 16 (12.21%) IBM
10 12 (9.16%) Brocade
11 10 (7.63%) Avaya
12 9 (6.87%) Fortinet
12 9 (6.87%) Meraki
13 8 (6.11%) BMC
13 8 (6.11%) VMware
14 7 (5.34%) Splunk
15 6 (4.58%) Citrix
15 6 (4.58%) Sonus
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