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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed
Rank 541 546 493
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -53
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 56 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 14
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£345 £400 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £273 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-17.56% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
25278 24817 22279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.41% 45.55% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14365 13927 11804
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1094 1054 1189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 April 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 48 £349 -12.81% 24
West Midlands -1 17 £340 -20.93%
London -30 16 £475 +15.15% 7
Birmingham - 11 £330 -
City of London +6 8 £475 +35.71%
East of England +18 6 - - 1
Scotland +7 6 £267 -11.08%
Cambridgeshire +6 5 - - 1
Erskine +5 5 £267 -
Renfrewshire +3 5 £267 -
Shropshire -9 4 £450 +80.00%
Cambridge - 4 - -
North East - 4 £347 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £347 -
Telford -9 3 £450 +80.00%
Lincolnshire - 3 £188 - 2
East Midlands - 3 £188 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £347 -
Spalding - 3 £188 - 2
Leeds -8 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -28 2 - - 3
Peterborough +5 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 116 (91.34%) Cisco
2 78 (61.42%) Firewall
3 77 (60.63%) F5
4 67 (52.76%) Juniper
5 66 (51.97%) CheckPoint
6 62 (48.82%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (43.31%) CCNP
8 52 (40.94%) WAN
9 48 (37.80%) BGP
10 47 (37.01%) OSPF
11 45 (35.43%) LAN
12 38 (29.92%) ITIL
13 37 (29.13%) MPLS
14 36 (28.35%) Windows
15 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (22.05%) SolarWinds
16 28 (22.05%) HP
17 27 (21.26%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (20.47%) Network Security
19 25 (19.69%) Network Monitoring
20 24 (18.90%) Service Delivery
21 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (16.54%) Junos
23 20 (15.75%) Cisco IOS
24 19 (14.96%) Hyper-V
25 18 (14.17%) Network Management
25 18 (14.17%) SAN
25 18 (14.17%) CCNA
25 18 (14.17%) MS Excel

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (11.02%) Lync
2 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (6.30%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.15%) IIS
4 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.36%) Node.js
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.60%) MS Office
3 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 78 (61.42%) Firewall
2 52 (40.94%) WAN
3 48 (37.80%) BGP
4 47 (37.01%) OSPF
5 45 (35.43%) LAN
6 37 (29.13%) MPLS
7 28 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (21.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (20.47%) Network Security
10 21 (16.54%) Junos
11 20 (15.75%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (14.17%) SAN
13 17 (13.39%) VPN
14 16 (12.60%) EIGRP
14 16 (12.60%) Wireless
15 15 (11.81%) TCP/IP
16 11 (8.66%) WLAN
17 10 (7.87%) VoIP
17 10 (7.87%) VLAN
17 10 (7.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (7.87%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Law
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
5 1 (0.79%) German Language
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (41.73%) Network Engineer
2 26 (20.47%) Consultant
3 15 (11.81%) Technical Consultant
4 12 (9.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Analyst
5 9 (7.09%) Network Consultant
6 8 (6.30%) Architect
6 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Network Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Network Support
7 6 (4.72%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (3.94%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.94%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.15%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) CSS
2 4 (3.15%) XMPP
3 3 (2.36%) Memcached
3 3 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.36%) LAMP
4 2 (1.57%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) MAPI
5 1 (0.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Cryptography
2 7 (5.51%) User Experience
3 4 (3.15%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.36%) CESG
5 2 (1.57%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.35%) Windows
2 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.30%) Linux
4 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) CentOS
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) UNIX
7 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) ITIL
2 25 (19.69%) Network Monitoring
3 24 (18.90%) Service Delivery
4 18 (14.17%) Network Management
5 16 (12.60%) Service Management
6 14 (11.02%) Network Load Balancing
7 13 (10.24%) Load Balancing
8 12 (9.45%) Incident Management
9 11 (8.66%) Time Management
10 8 (6.30%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (6.30%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (5.51%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (5.51%) Network Architecture
12 5 (3.94%) Project Management
12 5 (3.94%) Network Design
13 4 (3.15%) Migration
13 4 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (3.15%) DevOps
14 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Architecture
14 3 (2.36%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.30%) SQL
2 3 (2.36%) Python
2 3 (2.36%) Ruby
2 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.36%) PHP
2 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.79%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (48.82%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (43.31%) CCNP
3 18 (14.17%) CCNA
4 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.45%) CCIE
7 7 (5.51%) CCDP
8 6 (4.72%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.94%) JNCIE
9 5 (3.94%) HP ASE
9 5 (3.94%) HP MASE
9 5 (3.94%) CCSP
9 5 (3.94%) CCSE
10 3 (2.36%) HNC
11 2 (1.57%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.57%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.79%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
1 11 (8.66%) QA
1 11 (8.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (14.96%) Hyper-V
2 15 (11.81%) vSphere
3 14 (11.02%) Active Directory
4 11 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.94%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) WhatsUp Gold
2 10 (7.87%) OPNET
2 10 (7.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (5.51%) SCCM
4 6 (4.72%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.94%) SCOM
6 4 (3.15%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.36%) Opsview
7 3 (2.36%) Graphite
7 3 (2.36%) Puppet
7 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 116 (91.34%) Cisco
2 77 (60.63%) F5
3 67 (52.76%) Juniper
4 66 (51.97%) CheckPoint
5 28 (22.05%) HP
5 28 (22.05%) SolarWinds
6 18 (14.17%) McAfee
7 15 (11.81%) Citrix
7 15 (11.81%) TippingPoint
7 15 (11.81%) Crossbeam
8 14 (11.02%) VMware
9 13 (10.24%) Blue Coat
9 13 (10.24%) Fortinet
9 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
10 11 (8.66%) EMC
10 11 (8.66%) 3PAR
11 9 (7.09%) Nokia
12 7 (5.51%) BT
13 6 (4.72%) BMC
14 5 (3.94%) Mercator
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 27 days ago