Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 725 797 759
Rank change year-on-year +72 -38 -17
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 83 91 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 58
UK median daily rate £425 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.24% -5.29%
10th Percentile £304 £350 £321
90th Percentile £518 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 19
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50
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 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 36,694 43,137 42,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.20% 42.15% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,051 26,698 26,412
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £242
90th Percentile £638 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,429 1,649 1,387
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.88% -0.51% +2.34%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.85 £45.67 £45.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.99% +2.03%

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 21 October 2019.

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 12 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 21 October 2019. 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 +77 79 £425 - 13
UK excluding London +51 60 £400 -5.88% 10
South East +26 21 £400 -3.03% 9
Midlands +55 19 £470 -1.05%
London +68 18 £430 +1.18% 3
West Midlands +41 16 £485 +4.86%
South West -1 13 £395 -9.71% 1
North of England +45 6 £375 -16.67%
North West +23 4 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands +23 3 £310 -36.41%
Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
East of England +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 76 (91.57%) Cisco
2 61 (73.49%) WAN
3 56 (67.47%) LAN
3 56 (67.47%) Firewall
4 52 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (54.22%) F5
6 42 (50.60%) CCNP
7 41 (49.40%) VPN
8 32 (38.55%) BGP
9 31 (37.35%) CheckPoint
10 28 (33.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (30.12%) OSPF
12 24 (28.92%) MPLS
12 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
12 24 (28.92%) SolarWinds
12 24 (28.92%) Palo Alto
13 22 (26.51%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (26.51%) WLAN
14 21 (25.30%) CCIE
14 21 (25.30%) Wireless
14 21 (25.30%) Data Centre
15 20 (24.10%) CCNA
15 20 (24.10%) Juniper
15 20 (24.10%) Fortinet
16 19 (22.89%) VLAN
16 19 (22.89%) BIG-IP
17 18 (21.69%) Network Security
17 18 (21.69%) Internet
17 18 (21.69%) McAfee
17 18 (21.69%) 802.1X

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 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) AWS
1 3 (3.61%) Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (1.20%) Akamai
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (73.49%) WAN
2 56 (67.47%) Firewall
2 56 (67.47%) LAN
3 41 (49.40%) VPN
4 32 (38.55%) BGP
5 28 (33.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (30.12%) OSPF
7 24 (28.92%) MPLS
7 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
8 22 (26.51%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (26.51%) WLAN
9 21 (25.30%) Wireless
10 19 (22.89%) BIG-IP
10 19 (22.89%) VLAN
11 18 (21.69%) Internet
11 18 (21.69%) Network Security
12 14 (16.87%) SNMP
12 14 (16.87%) VoIP
13 13 (15.66%) NetScaler
14 12 (14.46%) DNS
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.43%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Military
4 4 (4.82%) Multimedia
4 4 (4.82%) Publishing
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (59.04%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Architect
5 8 (9.64%) Network Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Network Support
6 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) IT Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) LAN Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Network Manager
8 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) WAN Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) 802.1X
2 8 (9.64%) XML
3 7 (8.43%) .NET
3 7 (8.43%) JSON
3 7 (8.43%) YAML
4 2 (2.41%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.02%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.82%) PKI
4 4 (4.82%) Replication
5 3 (3.61%) IPTV
6 2 (2.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.41%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.20%) BBC
7 1 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 6 (7.23%) Unix
4 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.41%) SUSE
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) Network Management
2 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
3 11 (13.25%) Project Management
4 10 (12.05%) Network Design
5 9 (10.84%) WAN Optimisation
6 8 (9.64%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.64%) Load Balancing
6 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.23%) Project Delivery
7 6 (7.23%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (7.23%) Test Scripting
7 6 (7.23%) TOGAF
7 6 (7.23%) Validation
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.02%) Time Management
9 4 (4.82%) High Availability
9 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.82%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 9 (10.84%) Python
3 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.43%) Perl
4 7 (8.43%) Prolog
5 2 (2.41%) C
6 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (50.60%) CCNP
3 21 (25.30%) CCIE
4 20 (24.10%) CCNA
5 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
6 10 (12.05%) DV Cleared
7 6 (7.23%) Degree
7 6 (7.23%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.82%) HND
10 3 (3.61%) CCIE Data Center
11 2 (2.41%) CCDA
11 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.41%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.41%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.41%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.20%) CCDE
12 1 (1.20%) CCDP
12 1 (1.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.61%) Firmware
5 2 (2.41%) iptables
5 2 (2.41%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (9.64%) Ansible
3 4 (4.82%) Iperf
4 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.41%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.41%) Nagios
5 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.41%) Puppet
5 2 (2.41%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (2.41%) WSUS
6 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.20%) Kibana
6 1 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (1.20%) TrustSec
6 1 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 76 (91.57%) Cisco
2 45 (54.22%) F5
3 31 (37.35%) CheckPoint
4 24 (28.92%) Palo Alto
4 24 (28.92%) SolarWinds
5 20 (24.10%) Fortinet
5 20 (24.10%) Juniper
6 18 (21.69%) McAfee
7 16 (19.28%) Aruba
8 11 (13.25%) Blue Coat
9 10 (12.05%) VMware
10 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
11 8 (9.64%) HP
12 7 (8.43%) BMC
12 7 (8.43%) NetScout
13 5 (6.02%) Meraki
13 5 (6.02%) Mitel
14 4 (4.82%) Citrix
14 4 (4.82%) Infoblox
14 4 (4.82%) Veeam