Period
to 25 May 2018

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 6 months to 25 May 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
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 670 751
Rank change year-on-year -150 +81 -10
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 68 165 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 111 84
UK median daily rate £450 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £320 £290 £320
90th Percentile £688 £503 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £393 £384
% change year-on-year +14.65% +2.28% +10.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 4
UK median hourly rate - £33.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,337 39,932 46,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.71% 44.17% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,410 24,509 28,328
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,400 1,644
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.37 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.53 £17.97
% change year-on-year -4.02% -8.05% +6.82%

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Riverbed as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Top 9 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 6 months to 25 May 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
England -125 59 £415 +5.06% 23
UK excluding London -120 39 £450 +14.65% 17
London -59 25 £400 +6.67% 7
South East -59 19 £475 +15.15% 8
Midlands -8 7 £463 +27.59% 3
West Midlands -26 7 £463 +27.59%
East of England +1 5 £358 - 5
Scotland -45 5 £450 +42.86% 1
South West - 3 £388 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 38 (55.88%) WAN
3 25 (36.76%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (33.82%) LAN
4 23 (33.82%) Firewall
5 22 (32.35%) CCNP
6 19 (27.94%) F5
7 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 15 (22.06%) Service Management
9 13 (19.12%) MPLS
9 13 (19.12%) BGP
9 13 (19.12%) SolarWinds
10 12 (17.65%) Network Security
10 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
10 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.65%) Wireless
11 11 (16.18%) Finance
11 11 (16.18%) VPN
11 11 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (14.71%) Palo Alto
12 10 (14.71%) Dynatrace
12 10 (14.71%) DNS
12 10 (14.71%) DHCP
12 10 (14.71%) ITIL
12 10 (14.71%) Problem Management
13 9 (13.24%) Data Analysis
13 9 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (13.24%) CCIE
13 9 (13.24%) OSPF

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 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Akamai
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) IaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) PaaS
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (55.88%) WAN
2 23 (33.82%) Firewall
2 23 (33.82%) LAN
3 13 (19.12%) BGP
3 13 (19.12%) MPLS
4 12 (17.65%) Network Security
4 12 (17.65%) Wireless
5 11 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (16.18%) VPN
6 10 (14.71%) DHCP
6 10 (14.71%) DNS
7 9 (13.24%) OSPF
7 9 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (11.76%) Wireshark
9 7 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (10.29%) Internet
9 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
9 7 (10.29%) VLAN
10 5 (7.35%) BIG-IP
10 5 (7.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) French Language
3 2 (2.94%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Consultant
3 6 (8.82%) Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Architect
3 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Network Architect
3 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Network Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Network Consultant
4 5 (7.35%) Network Support
4 5 (7.35%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Security Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Applications Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.88%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) CMDB
3 2 (2.94%) FMCG
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Service Management
2 10 (14.71%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 9 (13.24%) Data Analysis
3 9 (13.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (11.76%) Migration
5 6 (8.82%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (8.82%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
7 4 (5.88%) Analytics
7 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.88%) Change Management
7 4 (5.88%) Data Analytics
7 4 (5.88%) IT Strategy
7 4 (5.88%) Network Management
7 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (36.76%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (32.35%) CCNP
3 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.24%) CCIE
5 8 (11.76%) CCNA
6 7 (10.29%) Degree
6 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.47%) CCSA
9 1 (1.47%) CCSE
9 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) XenApp
2 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.94%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.94%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) SCOM
3 3 (4.41%) CA Wily
3 3 (4.41%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.94%) AppDNA
4 2 (2.94%) vRealize
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.47%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.47%) OPNET
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 19 (27.94%) F5
3 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 13 (19.12%) SolarWinds
5 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.71%) Dynatrace
6 10 (14.71%) Palo Alto
7 7 (10.29%) Aruba
7 7 (10.29%) Blue Coat
7 7 (10.29%) BMC
7 7 (10.29%) Citrix
7 7 (10.29%) VMware
8 6 (8.82%) AppDynamics
8 6 (8.82%) McAfee
8 6 (8.82%) Remedy
8 6 (8.82%) Splunk
9 5 (7.35%) Juniper
10 4 (5.88%) Google
10 4 (5.88%) Infoblox
11 3 (4.41%) Aerohive Networks