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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed
Rank 506 521 512
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 71 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.076% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £366 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £190.00

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 +13 66 £338 -8.78% 25
London +19 46 £320 -14.66% 16
South East -11 16 £350 +12.90% 3
City of London +19 6 £425 +13.33% 5
Berkshire +5 6 £425 +25.92%
Surrey -2 4 £325 +2.36% 1
Scotland -8 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Crawley - 4 £400 -
West Sussex - 4 £400 -
Hampshire -18 2 £331 +20.45%
Fareham - 2 £331 -
Newport - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Leeds - 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Exeter - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 138 (84.66%) Cisco
2 87 (53.37%) F5
3 85 (52.15%) WAN
4 82 (50.31%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (49.69%) Firewall
6 79 (48.47%) Juniper
7 67 (41.10%) LAN
8 63 (38.65%) BGP
9 59 (36.20%) CCNP
10 57 (34.97%) CheckPoint
11 53 (32.52%) OSPF
12 50 (30.67%) ITIL
13 45 (27.61%) SolarWinds
14 43 (26.38%) CCNA
15 37 (22.70%) Load Balancing
16 35 (21.47%) Network Monitoring
17 34 (20.86%) Cisco Nexus
17 34 (20.86%) MPLS
18 33 (20.25%) Windows
19 30 (18.40%) Network Management
20 29 (17.79%) EIGRP
21 25 (15.34%) TCP/IP
22 24 (14.72%) VoIP
22 24 (14.72%) Cisco ASA
23 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (14.11%) WAN Optimisation
24 22 (13.50%) Cisco CUCM
24 22 (13.50%) SAN
25 21 (12.88%) VMware
26 19 (11.66%) Finance

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 10 (6.13%) Lync
2 7 (4.29%) IIS
3 6 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) Node.js
6 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 85 (52.15%) WAN
2 81 (49.69%) Firewall
3 67 (41.10%) LAN
4 63 (38.65%) BGP
5 53 (32.52%) OSPF
6 34 (20.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 34 (20.86%) MPLS
7 29 (17.79%) EIGRP
8 25 (15.34%) TCP/IP
9 24 (14.72%) VoIP
9 24 (14.72%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (13.50%) SAN
11 18 (11.04%) VPN
12 17 (10.43%) WLAN
12 17 (10.43%) Network Security
13 16 (9.82%) Cisco IPT
13 16 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 15 (9.20%) Junos
14 15 (9.20%) RIP
14 15 (9.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.61%) Redis
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 19 (11.66%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Banking
3 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.29%) Law
5 3 (1.84%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (36.20%) Network Engineer
2 23 (14.11%) Analyst
3 22 (13.50%) Consultant
4 18 (11.04%) Network Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) Network Support
6 13 (7.98%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Network Manager
8 11 (6.75%) Network Specialist
8 11 (6.75%) Technical Consultant
8 11 (6.75%) Network Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) Network Support Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Monitoring Specialist
10 9 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.91%) Senior Network Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) Architect
13 6 (3.68%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (3.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.36%) CSS
2 7 (4.29%) Middleware
3 2 (1.23%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.61%) Memcached
4 1 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.61%) XMPP
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) JSP
4 1 (0.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) User Experience
2 15 (9.20%) Visualisation
3 11 (6.75%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.45%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.45%) PKI
5 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) e-Health
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.23%) CESG
6 2 (1.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.25%) Windows
2 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.29%) Linux
5 4 (2.45%) UNIX
5 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) Android
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (30.67%) ITIL
2 37 (22.70%) Load Balancing
3 35 (21.47%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (18.40%) Network Management
5 23 (14.11%) WAN Optimisation
6 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
6 14 (8.59%) Network Architecture
7 12 (7.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (6.75%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (6.75%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.52%) Service Management
10 8 (4.91%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.68%) Change Management
11 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (3.07%) Capacity Management
12 5 (3.07%) Time Management
12 5 (3.07%) Network Design
12 5 (3.07%) Configuration Management
13 4 (2.45%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.29%) SQL
2 2 (1.23%) VB
2 2 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.61%) Ruby
3 1 (0.61%) Python
3 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (50.31%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (36.20%) CCNP
3 43 (26.38%) CCNA
4 16 (9.82%) CCIE
5 14 (8.59%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.75%) CCDP
7 7 (4.29%) CCVP
8 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCSP
8 2 (1.23%) HNC
8 2 (1.23%) CCSE
8 2 (1.23%) CCSA
9 1 (0.61%) Degree
9 1 (0.61%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.61%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) QA
1 6 (3.68%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) vSphere
3 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.45%) XenApp
6 4 (2.45%) UAG
7 3 (1.84%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.23%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (13.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (10.43%) OPNET
3 10 (6.13%) SCCM
4 8 (4.91%) SCOM
4 8 (4.91%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (3.07%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.84%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (1.23%) Puppet
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.61%) Graphite
9 1 (0.61%) Kibana
9 1 (0.61%) Opsview
9 1 (0.61%) logstash
9 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.61%) OpenView
9 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 138 (84.66%) Cisco
2 87 (53.37%) F5
3 79 (48.47%) Juniper
4 57 (34.97%) CheckPoint
5 45 (27.61%) SolarWinds
6 21 (12.88%) VMware
7 17 (10.43%) Citrix
8 16 (9.82%) BMC
9 15 (9.20%) HP
10 14 (8.59%) Nokia
11 12 (7.36%) Microsoft
11 12 (7.36%) Brocade
11 12 (7.36%) Fortinet
12 10 (6.13%) McAfee
12 10 (6.13%) Blue Coat
13 9 (5.52%) Aruba
13 9 (5.52%) Websense
14 8 (4.91%) Avaya
15 7 (4.29%) EMC
15 7 (4.29%) Mercator
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