The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 243 279
Rank change year-on-year +12 +36  
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 23 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.21% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.44% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 0
Median daily rate £425 £490 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £300
% change year-on-year -5.55% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 - -

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 South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3806 4343 4469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.16% 48.46% 47.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2545 2436
Median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 219 244
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.21% -0.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Riverbed in the South East

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Riverbed in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Riverbed in the South East

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Riverbed in the South East

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Hampshire +14 9 £460 -6.12%
Kent - 6 £425 -
West Sussex +16 5 £395 -12.22%
Surrey +9 3 £513 - 1
Riverbed
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 52 (91.23%) Cisco
2 48 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (84.21%) Firewall
3 47 (82.46%) WAN
4 44 (77.19%) CCNP
5 43 (75.44%) CheckPoint
5 43 (75.44%) F5
6 42 (73.68%) LAN
7 41 (71.93%) Wireless
8 32 (56.14%) CCDP
8 32 (56.14%) HP
8 32 (56.14%) CCIE
8 32 (56.14%) Network Design
8 32 (56.14%) Security Cleared
9 31 (54.39%) Juniper
10 29 (50.88%) SC Cleared
11 28 (49.12%) Aruba
12 27 (47.37%) BIG-IP
13 26 (45.61%) FortiGate
14 25 (43.86%) CCSE
14 25 (43.86%) JNCIA
14 25 (43.86%) JNCIE
14 25 (43.86%) CCSA
14 25 (43.86%) Fortinet
14 25 (43.86%) CCIP
14 25 (43.86%) ITIL
15 24 (42.11%) ITSM
15 24 (42.11%) Service Management
16 21 (36.84%) HP ASE
16 21 (36.84%) HP MASE

Riverbed
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (7.02%) IIS
1 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (84.21%) Firewall
2 47 (82.46%) WAN
3 42 (73.68%) LAN
4 41 (71.93%) Wireless
5 27 (47.37%) BIG-IP
6 14 (24.56%) MPLS
6 14 (24.56%) VPN
7 11 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (15.79%) Network Security
10 7 (12.28%) DNS
10 7 (12.28%) NetScaler
10 7 (12.28%) VLAN
10 7 (12.28%) VoIP
11 6 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (10.53%) IP Telephony
11 6 (10.53%) IPsec
11 6 (10.53%) Telepresence
12 5 (8.77%) DHCP
12 5 (8.77%) WLAN
General
1 19 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (61.40%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Design Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Designer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Designer
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Security Designer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Support
6 3 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) BBC
3 7 (12.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) SUSE
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Network Design
2 25 (43.86%) ITIL
3 24 (42.11%) ITSM
3 24 (42.11%) Service Management
4 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.26%) Network Management
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.75%) Project Management
8 1 (1.75%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C
1 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (77.19%) CCNP
3 32 (56.14%) CCDP
3 32 (56.14%) CCIE
3 32 (56.14%) Security Cleared
4 29 (50.88%) SC Cleared
5 25 (43.86%) CCIP
5 25 (43.86%) CCSA
5 25 (43.86%) CCSE
5 25 (43.86%) JNCIA
5 25 (43.86%) JNCIE
6 21 (36.84%) HP ASE
6 21 (36.84%) HP MASE
7 19 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (33.33%) Degree
8 16 (28.07%) CCNA
9 5 (8.77%) CISSP
10 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.75%) CNA
11 1 (1.75%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.26%) PMO
3 2 (3.51%) SLA
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (7.02%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (45.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) Cisco
2 43 (75.44%) CheckPoint
2 43 (75.44%) F5
3 32 (56.14%) HP
4 31 (54.39%) Juniper
5 28 (49.12%) Aruba
6 25 (43.86%) Fortinet
7 7 (12.28%) Rackspace
7 7 (12.28%) Virgin Media
8 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.53%) Mitel
9 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
9 5 (8.77%) Siemens
9 5 (8.77%) VMware
10 3 (5.26%) Infoblox
11 2 (3.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.51%) LogLogic
11 2 (3.51%) TippingPoint
11 2 (3.51%) Tufin