The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed
UK / England
Rank 510 566 563
Rank change year-on-year +56 -3  
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 75 49 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.100% 0.071%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 23
Median daily rate £373 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £342 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £560 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £450
% change year-on-year -4.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -  
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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18341 21404 21797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.88% 43.64% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11404 13147 12563
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 922
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Riverbed in England

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Riverbed in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Riverbed in England

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Riverbed in England

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
South East +41 34 £410 -20.09%
North East +5 18 £360 -0.68%
London +19 15 £450 +2.85% 2
West Midlands - 7 £363 -
North West - 2 £308 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 £265 -29.33%
East of England - 1 £300 -
Riverbed
UK

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 England region with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 122 (90.37%) Cisco
2 93 (68.89%) Firewall
3 90 (66.67%) WAN
4 83 (61.48%) Wireless
5 80 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (54.81%) LAN
6 74 (54.81%) F5
7 72 (53.33%) CheckPoint
8 69 (51.11%) CCNP
9 61 (45.19%) Juniper
10 58 (42.96%) Security Cleared
11 51 (37.78%) SC Cleared
12 49 (36.30%) CCIE
13 47 (34.81%) HP
13 47 (34.81%) Network Design
14 44 (32.59%) Aruba
15 41 (30.37%) JNCIA
16 40 (29.63%) CCSE
16 40 (29.63%) Fortinet
17 39 (28.89%) ITIL
17 39 (28.89%) Service Management
18 38 (28.15%) BIG-IP
19 37 (27.41%) CCSA
20 36 (26.67%) CCDP
20 36 (26.67%) FortiGate
21 35 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
21 35 (25.93%) VPN
21 35 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
22 34 (25.19%) JNCIE
22 34 (25.19%) CCIP

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (2.96%) IIS
2 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.48%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) assyst
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.19%) Office 365
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.48%) Akamai
3 2 (1.48%) IaaS
3 2 (1.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (68.89%) Firewall
2 90 (66.67%) WAN
3 83 (61.48%) Wireless
4 74 (54.81%) LAN
5 38 (28.15%) BIG-IP
6 35 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 35 (25.93%) VPN
7 24 (17.78%) TCP/IP
8 22 (16.30%) Wireshark
9 21 (15.56%) Network Security
10 20 (14.81%) DHCP
10 20 (14.81%) OSPF
11 19 (14.07%) BGP
11 19 (14.07%) DNS
12 16 (11.85%) Ethernet
12 16 (11.85%) MPLS
13 15 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
14 14 (10.37%) NetScaler
15 13 (9.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) MySQL
3 2 (1.48%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) DB2
4 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (16.30%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.59%) Finance
3 4 (2.96%) Billing
4 2 (1.48%) Advertising
4 2 (1.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.48%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (61.48%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (14.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (12.59%) Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Network Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Office 365 Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Cisco Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Juniper Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Network Architect
11 4 (2.96%) Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Network Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Network Support
11 4 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) Web Services
2 6 (4.44%) SOAP
3 5 (3.70%) XML
4 3 (2.22%) .NET
5 2 (1.48%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.48%) Ajax
5 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.48%) HTML
5 2 (1.48%) jQuery
5 2 (1.48%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.48%) XSL
6 1 (0.74%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.19%) CMDB
5 4 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.48%) BBC
7 2 (1.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.59%) Linux
1 17 (12.59%) Windows
2 7 (5.19%) SUSE
2 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.81%) Network Design
2 39 (28.89%) ITIL
2 39 (28.89%) Service Management
3 33 (24.44%) ITSM
4 21 (15.56%) Network Management
5 18 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 14 (10.37%) Project Management
7 11 (8.15%) Network Architecture
8 10 (7.41%) Change Management
9 9 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
9 9 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (5.19%) Process Improvement
10 7 (5.19%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (3.70%) E-Discovery
11 5 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.96%) B2B
12 4 (2.96%) Data Modelling
12 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (2.96%) Information Security
12 4 (2.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.15%) SQL
2 6 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.22%) C
4 3 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (1.48%) C#
5 2 (1.48%) C++
5 2 (1.48%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 80 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (51.11%) CCNP
3 58 (42.96%) Security Cleared
4 51 (37.78%) SC Cleared
5 49 (36.30%) CCIE
6 41 (30.37%) JNCIA
7 40 (29.63%) CCSE
8 37 (27.41%) CCSA
9 36 (26.67%) CCDP
10 34 (25.19%) CCIP
10 34 (25.19%) JNCIE
11 26 (19.26%) HP ASE
11 26 (19.26%) HP MASE
12 25 (18.52%) Degree
13 20 (14.81%) CCNA
14 4 (2.96%) CCDA
14 4 (2.96%) JNCIP
14 4 (2.96%) JNCIS
15 2 (1.48%) CISSP
15 2 (1.48%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.44%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.22%) Firmware
5 2 (1.48%) Docker
5 2 (1.48%) KVM
5 2 (1.48%) LXC
Systems Management
1 36 (26.67%) FortiGate
2 8 (5.93%) OPNET
3 5 (3.70%) EnCase
3 5 (3.70%) Nagios
4 2 (1.48%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.74%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.74%) Terraform
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 122 (90.37%) Cisco
2 74 (54.81%) F5
3 72 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 61 (45.19%) Juniper
5 47 (34.81%) HP
6 44 (32.59%) Aruba
7 40 (29.63%) Fortinet
8 18 (13.33%) SolarWinds
9 17 (12.59%) Palo Alto
10 13 (9.63%) Blue Coat
10 13 (9.63%) Citrix
11 11 (8.15%) Dell
11 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
12 10 (7.41%) Red Hat
12 10 (7.41%) VMware
13 9 (6.67%) Brocade
14 8 (5.93%) Infoblox
15 6 (4.44%) Arista
15 6 (4.44%) Tufin
16 5 (3.70%) TippingPoint