Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 6 months to 23 September 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 616 563 601
Rank change year-on-year -53 +38 +23
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 40 85 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.074% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 47
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £314 £346 £300
90th Percentile £525 £538 £557
UK median daily rate £431 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +1.47% -5.56% +23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.93 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.06% -
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% -

Riverbed is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 23,392 23,078 27,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.37% 44.52% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,741 13,427 16,368
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £226 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.77% +4.12% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,292 1,114 1,379
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.24% -3.56% +4.34%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.26 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.61 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Riverbed as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Riverbed in the UK excluding London

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Riverbed in the UK excluding London

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Riverbed in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Riverbed in the UK excluding London

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Riverbed in the UK excluding London

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -40 15 £388 -7.19% 6
Midlands -17 12 £475 -1.04% 1
West Midlands -32 8 £463 -9.22%
East of England +2 7 £269 -35.24% 3
East Midlands +5 4 £488 +56.00% 1
South West - 3 £438 - 1
Scotland -19 2 £500 +33.33% 2
North West -8 1 £400 +14.29% 2
North of England -28 1 £400 -8.57% 3
Riverbed
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 27 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (62.50%) WAN
3 25 (62.50%) Firewall
4 22 (55.00%) LAN
5 21 (52.50%) F5
6 19 (47.50%) CCNP
7 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 15 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
10 11 (27.50%) Network Security
11 10 (25.00%) VPN
11 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 10 (25.00%) MPLS
12 9 (22.50%) CCIE
12 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
12 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (20.00%) Juniper
13 8 (20.00%) CCNA
13 8 (20.00%) ITIL
13 8 (20.00%) McAfee
13 8 (20.00%) Service Management
13 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (17.50%) BGP
14 7 (17.50%) OSPF
14 7 (17.50%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (17.50%) VoIP
14 7 (17.50%) BMC
14 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
14 7 (17.50%) Splunk

Riverbed
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
1 25 (62.50%) WAN
2 22 (55.00%) LAN
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (27.50%) Network Security
5 10 (25.00%) MPLS
5 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
7 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (17.50%) BGP
8 7 (17.50%) NetScaler
8 7 (17.50%) OSPF
8 7 (17.50%) VoIP
9 6 (15.00%) BIG-IP
9 6 (15.00%) VLAN
9 6 (15.00%) Wireless
10 5 (12.50%) WLAN
11 4 (10.00%) DNS
12 3 (7.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.50%) Hudson
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Network Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Support
4 5 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Firewall Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Monitoring Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.50%) BBC
3 3 (7.50%) CMDB
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
1 8 (20.00%) Service Management
2 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (12.50%) Network Design
5 4 (10.00%) Analytics
5 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Change Control
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Data Privacy
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (47.50%) CCNP
3 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) CCIE
5 8 (20.00%) CCNA
6 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) CCDP
7 3 (7.50%) CCIE Data Center
7 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) CCDE
8 2 (5.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (2.50%) CCDA
9 1 (2.50%) CCSA
9 1 (2.50%) CCSE
9 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 21 (52.50%) F5
3 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (20.00%) Juniper
4 8 (20.00%) McAfee
5 7 (17.50%) AppDynamics
5 7 (17.50%) BMC
5 7 (17.50%) Dynatrace
5 7 (17.50%) Splunk
6 6 (15.00%) Citrix
7 5 (12.50%) VMware
8 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
9 3 (7.50%) Rackspace
9 3 (7.50%) Virgin Media
10 2 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (5.00%) Brocade
10 2 (5.00%) Exinda