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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed
Rank 127 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 5 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.078% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.17% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £37.60
Riverbed
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
1233 1174 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.08% 45.61% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 577 584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 57 110
Median hourly rate £15.43 £15.85 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% -3.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £10.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Riverbed
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Riverbed as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Shropshire - 5 £375 -
Riverbed
England

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) BMC
3 17 (73.91%) OPNET
3 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) SolarWinds
4 16 (69.57%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (65.22%) Fortinet
5 15 (65.22%) CheckPoint
5 15 (65.22%) OSPF
6 14 (60.87%) Load Balancing
6 14 (60.87%) Juniper
6 14 (60.87%) User Experience
7 13 (56.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (56.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (56.52%) BIG-IP
7 13 (56.52%) F5
7 13 (56.52%) BGP
7 13 (56.52%) Nokia
7 13 (56.52%) CSS
7 13 (56.52%) ITIL
8 12 (52.17%) Network Management
8 12 (52.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (47.83%) ITIL V3
9 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
10 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
10 9 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (30.43%) Network Architecture
11 7 (30.43%) Middleware
12 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (26.09%) CCNP

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) OSPF
3 13 (56.52%) BGP
3 13 (56.52%) BIG-IP
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (56.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (8.70%) SNMP
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Monitoring Specialist
1 9 (39.13%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 9 (39.13%) Network Specialist
2 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Monitoring Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Monitoring Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Network Support
6 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) CSS
2 7 (30.43%) Middleware
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) User Experience
2 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.70%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (60.87%) Load Balancing
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL
4 12 (52.17%) Network Management
4 12 (52.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (47.83%) ITIL V3
6 9 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (30.43%) Network Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
10 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
10 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
10 2 (8.70%) Service Management
11 1 (4.35%) High Availability
11 1 (4.35%) Network Design
11 1 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCA
4 1 (4.35%) CCDA
4 1 (4.35%) CCDP
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 17 (73.91%) OPNET
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) BMC
3 17 (73.91%) SolarWinds
4 15 (65.22%) CheckPoint
4 15 (65.22%) Fortinet
5 14 (60.87%) Juniper
6 13 (56.52%) F5
6 13 (56.52%) Nokia
7 3 (13.04%) AppDynamics
7 3 (13.04%) Aruba
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) Remedy
9 1 (4.35%) Brocade
9 1 (4.35%) Citrix