The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Riverbed
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 583 594
Rank change year-on-year +83 +11  
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 83 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 23
Median daily rate £361 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Riverbed over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 27 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
England +71 71 £370 -12.94% 4
South East +33 33 £409 -20.19%
Hampshire +27 21 £409 -6.51%
North East +6 17 £360 -0.68%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £360 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £360 -
London +16 13 £450 +2.85% 1
Hook - 13 £423 -
Scotland +27 9 £323 -11.03% 1
Renfrewshire - 8 £324 -
Erskine - 8 £324 -
West Midlands - 7 £363 -
Birmingham - 6 £363 -
Surrey +7 5 £335 -39.09%
Milton Keynes - 4 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £650 -
Wales +8 3 £294 -34.72%
South Wales +12 2 £288 -36.11%
North West - 2 £308 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £308 - 1
New Malden - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire +18 1 £265 -33.75% 2
Yorkshire +17 1 £265 -29.33% 2
City of London -2 1 £333 -26.11%
Glasgow -7 1 £290 -20.00%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £265 -

Riverbed
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 141 (90.97%) Cisco
2 104 (67.10%) WAN
3 103 (66.45%) Firewall
4 97 (62.58%) Wireless
5 92 (59.35%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (54.84%) LAN
6 85 (54.84%) F5
7 81 (52.26%) CCNP
7 81 (52.26%) CheckPoint
8 71 (45.81%) Security Cleared
9 69 (44.52%) Juniper
10 64 (41.29%) SC Cleared
11 59 (38.06%) HP
12 57 (36.77%) Aruba
13 55 (35.48%) CCIE
14 54 (34.84%) Network Design
15 50 (32.26%) Fortinet
16 49 (31.61%) JNCIA
17 47 (30.32%) BIG-IP
18 46 (29.68%) FortiGate
19 45 (29.03%) CCSE
19 45 (29.03%) CCSA
19 45 (29.03%) ITIL
19 45 (29.03%) Service Management
20 44 (28.39%) JNCIE
21 42 (27.10%) CCDP
22 40 (25.81%) CCIP
23 39 (25.16%) VPN
23 39 (25.16%) ITSM
24 37 (23.87%) Cisco Nexus

Riverbed
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.58%) IIS
2 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.23%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) assyst
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.87%) Office 365
2 4 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.94%) IaaS
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.29%) Akamai
4 2 (1.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (67.10%) WAN
2 103 (66.45%) Firewall
3 97 (62.58%) Wireless
4 85 (54.84%) LAN
5 47 (30.32%) BIG-IP
6 39 (25.16%) VPN
7 37 (23.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (21.29%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (17.42%) DHCP
10 26 (16.77%) DNS
11 24 (15.48%) TCP/IP
12 20 (12.90%) OSPF
12 20 (12.90%) Wireshark
13 19 (12.26%) BGP
13 19 (12.26%) MPLS
13 19 (12.26%) Network Security
14 18 (11.61%) Ethernet
15 15 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless
16 13 (8.39%) NetScaler
16 13 (8.39%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.29%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) DB2
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (17.42%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.19%) Finance
3 4 (2.58%) Billing
4 2 (1.29%) Advertising
4 2 (1.29%) Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (60.65%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (11.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (10.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (10.32%) Architect
6 13 (8.39%) Security Engineer
7 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Network Support
11 6 (3.87%) NOC Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Blue Coat Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Cisco Analyst
12 5 (3.23%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 5 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Juniper Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.23%) Office 365 Architect
12 5 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) Web Services
2 6 (3.87%) SOAP
3 5 (3.23%) XML
4 3 (1.94%) .NET
5 2 (1.29%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.29%) Ajax
5 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.29%) HTML
5 2 (1.29%) jQuery
5 2 (1.29%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.29%) XSL
6 1 (0.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 21 (13.55%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.52%) CMDB
6 4 (2.58%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.29%) BBC
8 2 (1.29%) CESG
8 2 (1.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Windows
2 17 (10.97%) Linux
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) SUSE
5 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.29%) Unix
7 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.84%) Network Design
2 45 (29.03%) ITIL
2 45 (29.03%) Service Management
3 39 (25.16%) ITSM
4 23 (14.84%) Network Management
5 18 (11.61%) Load Balancing
6 14 (9.03%) Project Management
7 10 (6.45%) Change Management
7 10 (6.45%) Network Architecture
8 8 (5.16%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (5.16%) Information Security
8 8 (5.16%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (5.16%) Process Improvement
9 6 (3.87%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (3.23%) E-Discovery
10 5 (3.23%) Presales
10 5 (3.23%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.58%) B2B
11 4 (2.58%) Data Modelling
11 4 (2.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.45%) SQL
2 7 (4.52%) Perl
3 6 (3.87%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.87%) Python
4 4 (2.58%) C
4 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.29%) C#
5 2 (1.29%) C++
6 1 (0.65%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 92 (59.35%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (52.26%) CCNP
3 71 (45.81%) Security Cleared
4 64 (41.29%) SC Cleared
5 55 (35.48%) CCIE
6 49 (31.61%) JNCIA
7 45 (29.03%) CCSA
7 45 (29.03%) CCSE
8 44 (28.39%) JNCIE
9 42 (27.10%) CCDP
10 40 (25.81%) CCIP
11 31 (20.00%) Degree
12 30 (19.35%) HP ASE
12 30 (19.35%) HP MASE
13 25 (16.13%) CCNA
14 8 (5.16%) JNCIP
15 4 (2.58%) CCDA
15 4 (2.58%) JNCIS
16 2 (1.29%) MCSA
16 2 (1.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.58%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.94%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.45%) ProxySG
3 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.94%) Firmware
4 3 (1.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.29%) Docker
5 2 (1.29%) KVM
5 2 (1.29%) LXC
Systems Management
1 46 (29.68%) FortiGate
2 9 (5.81%) Nagios
3 8 (5.16%) OPNET
4 5 (3.23%) EnCase
5 2 (1.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.29%) SnapMirror
5 2 (1.29%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) Terraform
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 141 (90.97%) Cisco
2 85 (54.84%) F5
3 81 (52.26%) CheckPoint
4 69 (44.52%) Juniper
5 59 (38.06%) HP
6 57 (36.77%) Aruba
7 50 (32.26%) Fortinet
8 20 (12.90%) Blue Coat
9 19 (12.26%) Palo Alto
10 18 (11.61%) SolarWinds
11 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
12 12 (7.74%) Citrix
12 12 (7.74%) VMware
13 11 (7.10%) Dell
14 10 (6.45%) Red Hat
15 8 (5.16%) Brocade
15 8 (5.16%) FireEye
15 8 (5.16%) Infoblox
16 6 (3.87%) Arista
16 6 (3.87%) Tufin