The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Riverbed products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Riverbed over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Riverbed
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 157 190
Rank change year-on-year -3 +33  
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.063% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £329 £408 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.32% -14.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £374 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £442 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £330
% change year-on-year -7.05% +28.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Riverbed is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1229 1370 2269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 38.44% 39.47% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1053 1658
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 47
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Riverbed as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Riverbed in the City of London

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Riverbed in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Riverbed in the City of London

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Riverbed in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) Wireless
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (50.00%) Project Management
4 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
5 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
5 5 (41.67%) Aruba
5 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
5 5 (41.67%) F5
6 4 (33.33%) Network Security
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (33.33%) Juniper
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (25.00%) CCNP
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) OPNET
7 3 (25.00%) ProxySG
7 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (25.00%) Brocade

Riverbed
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Akamai
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Wireless
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (33.33%) Network Security
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) WAAS
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (16.67%) Internet
8 2 (16.67%) SAN
9 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CMDB
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Content Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OPNET
2 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Aruba
4 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) F5
4 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) Arista
6 3 (25.00%) Brocade
6 3 (25.00%) Tufin
7 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (16.67%) FireEye
7 2 (16.67%) Polycom
7 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
8 1 (8.33%) LogLogic
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) Radianz