Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 596 591
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +52
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 62 44 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.11% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 41
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £279
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £431 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +6.48% -4.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £52.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -15.85% +5.00% -

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 24,188 23,079 26,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.57% 43.39% 46.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,215 13,679 15,454
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,273 1,089 1,380
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.95 £45.00 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -15 20 £405 +1.25% 5
North of England +4 18 £450 +16.13% 3
Midlands -12 13 £500 +4.06% 2
North West -9 9 £450 +28.57% 1
North East - 9 £500 - 2
East Midlands +16 8 £488 +56.00% 1
South West - 6 £500 -
West Midlands -28 5 £500 -1.96% 1
East of England - 4 £238 - 4
Scotland -17 2 £500 +11.11% 1
Riverbed
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 51 (82.26%) Firewall
2 47 (75.81%) Cisco
3 43 (69.35%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (53.23%) CCNP
5 31 (50.00%) WAN
6 30 (48.39%) F5
7 29 (46.77%) LAN
8 27 (43.55%) Data Centre
9 26 (41.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (37.10%) Load Balancing
11 18 (29.03%) VLAN
11 18 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (27.42%) VoIP
12 17 (27.42%) Juniper
12 17 (27.42%) CCIE
12 17 (27.42%) Nagios
13 16 (25.81%) Windows
13 16 (25.81%) Network Design
14 15 (24.19%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (24.19%) Linux
15 14 (22.58%) Python
15 14 (22.58%) Perl
15 14 (22.58%) SOA
15 14 (22.58%) Configuration Management
15 14 (22.58%) Change Management
15 14 (22.58%) Wireless
15 14 (22.58%) Scrum
15 14 (22.58%) Confluence
15 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
15 14 (22.58%) ZABBIX

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 14 (22.58%) Confluence
2 12 (19.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (82.26%) Firewall
2 31 (50.00%) WAN
3 29 (46.77%) LAN
4 26 (41.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (29.03%) VLAN
6 17 (27.42%) VoIP
7 14 (22.58%) Wireless
8 13 (20.97%) MPLS
9 11 (17.74%) Network Security
9 11 (17.74%) VPN
10 10 (16.13%) BIG-IP
10 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (14.52%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (12.90%) NetScaler
13 7 (11.29%) WLAN
14 5 (8.06%) DNS
15 4 (6.45%) OSPF
15 4 (6.45%) Skype
15 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
15 4 (6.45%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
1 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
1 14 (22.58%) JIRA
1 14 (22.58%) Maven
1 14 (22.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) Network Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Network Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Network Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Data Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Data Centre Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Firewall Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Juniper Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) NOC Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Support
7 5 (8.06%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Elastic Stack
1 14 (22.58%) YAML
2 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (43.55%) Data Centre
2 14 (22.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (20.97%) User Experience
4 7 (11.29%) Driving Licence
5 6 (9.68%) BBC
5 6 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Load Balancing
2 18 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (25.81%) Network Design
4 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.58%) Change Management
4 14 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 14 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
4 14 (22.58%) DevOps
4 14 (22.58%) Kanban
4 14 (22.58%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (22.58%) Scrum
4 14 (22.58%) SOA
4 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.97%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (20.97%) Infrastructure Management
5 13 (20.97%) Release Automation
6 12 (19.35%) SDLC
7 9 (14.52%) Data Protection
8 8 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Perl
1 14 (22.58%) Python
1 14 (22.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (69.35%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (53.23%) CCNP
3 17 (27.42%) CCIE
4 13 (20.97%) CCNA
5 9 (14.52%) CCIE Data Center
6 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (9.68%) CCDP
8 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.23%) CCDA
9 2 (3.23%) CCDE
9 2 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (3.23%) GIAC
10 1 (1.61%) CCIE Security
10 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.61%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Docker
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) Nagios
2 14 (22.58%) Ansible
2 14 (22.58%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (22.58%) Puppet
2 14 (22.58%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Cisco
2 30 (48.39%) F5
3 17 (27.42%) Juniper
4 12 (19.35%) Oracle
5 11 (17.74%) CheckPoint
6 9 (14.52%) McAfee
7 8 (12.90%) Exinda
8 6 (9.68%) Rackspace
8 6 (9.68%) Virgin Media
9 4 (6.45%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (6.45%) Citrix
9 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.45%) VMware
10 2 (3.23%) Brocade
10 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.23%) HP
10 2 (3.23%) Infoblox
10 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.23%) Mitel