The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed
Rank 110 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.14% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.60 - £190.00
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1138 1024 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.93% 47.87% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 503 438
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 79 97
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Riverbed Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Riverbed
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Riverbed across the West Midlands region.

Riverbed Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
Birmingham - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Riverbed
England

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (95.83%) ITIL
3 19 (79.17%) Juniper
4 16 (66.67%) BMC
4 16 (66.67%) Firewall
4 16 (66.67%) OPNET
4 16 (66.67%) SolarWinds
4 16 (66.67%) Network Management
4 16 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (62.50%) Visualisation
5 15 (62.50%) User Experience
6 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (58.33%) CCNA
7 13 (54.17%) CheckPoint
7 13 (54.17%) F5
7 13 (54.17%) Network Architecture
8 12 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (50.00%) OSPF
8 12 (50.00%) Nokia
8 12 (50.00%) CSS
8 12 (50.00%) BGP
8 12 (50.00%) BIG-IP
8 12 (50.00%) Fortinet
8 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
9 9 (37.50%) LAN
9 9 (37.50%) CCNP
10 8 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (33.33%) WAN

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 12 (50.00%) OSPF
2 12 (50.00%) BGP
2 12 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 9 (37.50%) LAN
4 8 (33.33%) WAN
5 7 (29.17%) VoIP
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Network Specialist
1 10 (41.67%) Monitoring Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Data Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Network Services Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) CSS
2 7 (29.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Visualisation
1 15 (62.50%) User Experience
2 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) Network Management
2 16 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (54.17%) Network Architecture
4 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (58.33%) CCNA
2 9 (37.50%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) Juniper
3 16 (66.67%) BMC
3 16 (66.67%) SolarWinds
4 13 (54.17%) CheckPoint
4 13 (54.17%) F5
5 12 (50.00%) Nokia
5 12 (50.00%) Fortinet
6 7 (29.17%) Avaya
7 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (4.17%) HP