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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed
Rank 551 604 555
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -49
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 85 60 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 36
Median daily rate £419 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
23644 24948 26301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 43.21% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14457 14759 14896
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1208
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +42 81 £450 +20.00% 13
London +21 49 £475 +26.66% 4
West Midlands -6 13 £600 -
South East +16 11 £325 -20.00% 2
Telford - 8 £600 -
Shropshire - 8 £600 -
City of London +22 7 £500 +30.89%
Surrey +14 6 £338 - 1
Yorkshire +15 5 £350 +16.66% 2
New Malden - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £301 -
East of England +13 2 - -
Leeds +6 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 2
Middlesbrough - 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +10 1 £325 -
Reigate +7 1 - -
Scotland +4 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Solihull +2 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £288 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £380 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £288 -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 150 (89.29%) Cisco
2 104 (61.90%) Firewall
3 71 (42.26%) WAN
4 67 (39.88%) CheckPoint
4 67 (39.88%) SolarWinds
5 63 (37.50%) F5
6 62 (36.90%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (34.52%) Juniper
7 58 (34.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 57 (33.93%) CCNP
9 55 (32.74%) Cisco ASA
10 53 (31.55%) Wireless
11 50 (29.76%) LAN
11 50 (29.76%) Network Architecture
12 46 (27.38%) OSPF
13 44 (26.19%) BGP
13 44 (26.19%) TCP/IP
14 43 (25.60%) Data Centre
15 41 (24.40%) Palo Alto
16 40 (23.81%) Network Management
16 40 (23.81%) ITIL
17 39 (23.21%) CCNA
18 38 (22.62%) Network Security
19 37 (22.02%) OPNET
19 37 (22.02%) Network Monitoring
20 36 (21.43%) Load Balancing
20 36 (21.43%) BIG-IP
21 33 (19.64%) Change Management
21 33 (19.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 31 (18.45%) Network Design

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 2 (1.19%) IIS
1 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.60%) JBoss
2 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (13.69%) MS Visio
2 13 (7.74%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.17%) MS Office
4 2 (1.19%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Office 365
2 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.57%) PaaS
3 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.98%) SaaS
4 2 (1.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (61.90%) Firewall
2 71 (42.26%) WAN
3 58 (34.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 55 (32.74%) Cisco ASA
5 53 (31.55%) Wireless
6 50 (29.76%) LAN
7 46 (27.38%) OSPF
8 44 (26.19%) BGP
8 44 (26.19%) TCP/IP
9 38 (22.62%) Network Security
10 36 (21.43%) BIG-IP
11 33 (19.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 31 (18.45%) Wireshark
13 27 (16.07%) VPN
14 22 (13.10%) DNS
14 22 (13.10%) VoIP
15 20 (11.90%) DHCP
16 19 (11.31%) EIGRP
17 14 (8.33%) HSRP
17 14 (8.33%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.19%) PowerPivot
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (16.07%) Finance
2 7 (4.17%) Banking
2 7 (4.17%) Legal
3 4 (2.38%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Advertising
4 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.19%) Law
5 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (50.60%) Network Engineer
2 29 (17.26%) Cisco Engineer
2 29 (17.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (15.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 25 (14.88%) Architect
5 19 (11.31%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (11.31%) Security Engineer
6 16 (9.52%) Consultant
7 14 (8.33%) Network Architect
8 13 (7.74%) Network Specialist
9 12 (7.14%) Monitoring Specialist
9 12 (7.14%) Network Monitoring Specialist
10 11 (6.55%) Design Engineer
10 11 (6.55%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Monitoring Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Network Monitoring Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Network Consultant
13 6 (3.57%) Office 365 Architect
13 6 (3.57%) Senior Design Engineer
13 6 (3.57%) Senior Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.31%) CSS
2 15 (8.93%) 802.1X
3 9 (5.36%) Middleware
3 9 (5.36%) Web Services
4 3 (1.79%) .NET
5 2 (1.19%) Ajax
5 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.19%) HTML
5 2 (1.19%) jQuery
5 2 (1.19%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.19%) XML
5 2 (1.19%) XSL
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.60%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.50%) User Experience
3 14 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 8 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.17%) CMDB
6 4 (2.38%) LPAR
7 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) CESG
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.69%) Windows
2 19 (11.31%) Linux
3 17 (10.12%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.57%) SUSE
7 4 (2.38%) Unix
7 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.76%) Network Architecture
2 40 (23.81%) ITIL
2 40 (23.81%) Network Management
3 37 (22.02%) Network Monitoring
4 36 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 33 (19.64%) Change Management
6 31 (18.45%) Network Design
7 23 (13.69%) Project Management
8 21 (12.50%) ITIL V3
9 16 (9.52%) Service Management
10 15 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (8.93%) WAN Optimisation
11 13 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (6.55%) Change Control
13 10 (5.95%) Network Planning
14 9 (5.36%) Escalation Management
14 9 (5.36%) Migration
15 8 (4.76%) DDoS Mitigation
15 8 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) Shell Script
2 8 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.57%) SQL
4 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.79%) Perl
5 2 (1.19%) C#
5 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) Java
6 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (36.90%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (33.93%) CCNP
3 39 (23.21%) CCNA
4 24 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 18 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.74%) CCSE
7 11 (6.55%) CCIE
8 10 (5.95%) CCSA
9 6 (3.57%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.57%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.98%) CCDA
11 4 (2.38%) CISSP
11 4 (2.38%) Degree
11 4 (2.38%) GIAC
11 4 (2.38%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.60%) CCA
13 1 (0.60%) CCDP
13 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (6.55%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (1.79%) XenApp
5 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (22.02%) OPNET
2 14 (8.33%) Nagios
3 10 (5.95%) Cacti
3 10 (5.95%) SmokePing
4 4 (2.38%) EnCase
4 4 (2.38%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.19%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.19%) OpenView
6 2 (1.19%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) QRadar
7 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 150 (89.29%) Cisco
2 67 (39.88%) CheckPoint
2 67 (39.88%) SolarWinds
3 63 (37.50%) F5
4 58 (34.52%) Juniper
5 41 (24.40%) Palo Alto
6 30 (17.86%) Fortinet
7 29 (17.26%) Aruba
8 27 (16.07%) BMC
8 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
9 22 (13.10%) Nokia
10 21 (12.50%) Blue Coat
10 21 (12.50%) Tufin
11 20 (11.90%) HP
12 19 (11.31%) Citrix
13 15 (8.93%) Brocade
13 15 (8.93%) Intel Security
14 14 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 14 (8.33%) Radianz
14 14 (8.33%) VMware
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