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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed
Rank - 116 -
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.12% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+37.19% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.25
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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
1036 1196 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.09% 48.84% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 561 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.30 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) Juniper
1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) OSPF
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (70.59%) CCNP
3 11 (64.71%) MPLS
4 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) BMC
5 6 (35.29%) Nokia
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) OPNET
5 6 (35.29%) BIG-IP
5 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
5 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
5 6 (35.29%) SolarWinds
5 6 (35.29%) Network Architecture
5 6 (35.29%) Network Management
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (35.29%) User Experience
6 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Network Security
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) OSPF
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (64.71%) MPLS
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) BIG-IP
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (17.65%) Network Security
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Network Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
1 6 (35.29%) Network Architecture
1 6 (35.29%) Network Management
1 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) CCNP
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) Juniper
1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
2 6 (35.29%) SolarWinds
2 6 (35.29%) BMC
2 6 (35.29%) Nokia