Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 746 829 669
Rank change year-on-year +83 -160 +101
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 83 59 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.059% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.14% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 109
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.92% -9.71%
10th Percentile £367 £314 £299
90th Percentile £625 £875 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £395
% change year-on-year +11.11% +13.92% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 21
UK median hourly rate £44.18 - £37.50
10th Percentile £30.00 - £26.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £50.00
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 38,292 41,206 39,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.27% 41.46% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,758 25,516 24,475
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,327 1,505 1,431
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%

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 15 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Riverbed over the 6 months to 15 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 June 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 +70 81 £450 +1.41% 5
UK excluding London +27 43 £500 +11.11% 5
London +66 38 £425 -
South East +12 12 £413 -13.16% 3
East of England +6 11 £700 +122.22%
North of England - 11 £530 -
North West - 6 £450 -
South West -12 5 £450 +16.13%
Midlands +14 4 £550 +22.22% 2
West Midlands -4 4 £550 +18.92% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £550 -
North East - 2 £530 -

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 73 (87.95%) Cisco
2 63 (75.90%) Firewall
3 57 (68.67%) WAN
4 54 (65.06%) F5
5 41 (49.40%) Network Security
6 39 (46.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (44.58%) LAN
8 32 (38.55%) CheckPoint
9 31 (37.35%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (36.14%) Palo Alto
11 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
12 24 (28.92%) Blue Coat
12 24 (28.92%) Juniper
12 24 (28.92%) CCNP
12 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
12 24 (28.92%) VPN
12 24 (28.92%) Wireless
13 22 (26.51%) BGP
13 22 (26.51%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (25.30%) 802.1X
15 20 (24.10%) Finance
15 20 (24.10%) DNS
16 19 (22.89%) CCIE
17 18 (21.69%) CCNA
18 17 (20.48%) OSPF
18 17 (20.48%) VLAN
19 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
19 16 (19.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 16 (19.28%) ITIL

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 8 (9.64%) Apache
1 8 (9.64%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.82%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.51%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.64%) Akamai
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.20%) IaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (75.90%) Firewall
2 57 (68.67%) WAN
3 41 (49.40%) Network Security
4 39 (46.99%) Cisco Nexus
5 37 (44.58%) LAN
6 31 (37.35%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
7 24 (28.92%) VPN
7 24 (28.92%) Wireless
8 22 (26.51%) BGP
9 20 (24.10%) DNS
10 17 (20.48%) OSPF
10 17 (20.48%) VLAN
11 16 (19.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 15 (18.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 15 (18.07%) MPLS
13 13 (15.66%) WLAN
14 11 (13.25%) Cisco Wireless
15 10 (12.05%) Wireshark
16 9 (10.84%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.82%) JIRA
4 4 (4.82%) Maven
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 14 (16.87%) Retail
3 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
4 10 (12.05%) Banking
5 8 (9.64%) Legal
6 7 (8.43%) Law
7 4 (4.82%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Marketing
8 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (49.40%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Architect
3 13 (15.66%) Network Architect
4 11 (13.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Network Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Lead Architect
7 8 (9.64%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 8 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (8.43%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Security Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Security Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) WAN Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) LAN Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) 802.1X
2 9 (10.84%) YAML
3 8 (9.64%) J2EE
4 5 (6.02%) JSON
5 4 (4.82%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (4.82%) Regular Expression
5 4 (4.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) .NET
6 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) EMC VNX
2 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 7 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.82%) BBC
4 4 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.82%) PKI
5 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.41%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.41%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) SUSE
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) ITIL
1 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
2 15 (18.07%) Network Design
3 14 (16.87%) Project Management
4 11 (13.25%) Network Management
5 10 (12.05%) DevOps
6 9 (10.84%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (9.64%) Migration
7 8 (9.64%) Network Architecture
7 8 (9.64%) Network Virtualisation
7 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.64%) TOGAF
8 7 (8.43%) Analytics
8 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.43%) UML
9 6 (7.23%) Decision-Making
10 5 (6.02%) Data Migration
10 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.84%) Python
2 8 (9.64%) Java
3 5 (6.02%) Perl
4 4 (4.82%) Ruby
5 2 (2.41%) SQL
6 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.20%) Prolog
6 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (28.92%) CCNP
3 19 (22.89%) CCIE
4 18 (21.69%) CCNA
5 4 (4.82%) CCDP
5 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) CCIE Data Center
6 3 (3.61%) CISSP
6 3 (3.61%) SSCP
7 2 (2.41%) CCDA
7 2 (2.41%) CCSA
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.20%) Degree
8 1 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.23%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.46%) ProxySG
3 8 (9.64%) Docker
3 8 (9.64%) Squid
3 8 (9.64%) Varnish
3 8 (9.64%) vSphere
4 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Puppet
2 9 (10.84%) Ansible
3 8 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.64%) vCenter Server
4 6 (7.23%) Nagios
5 5 (6.02%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (4.82%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (4.82%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.20%) Iperf
7 1 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 73 (87.95%) Cisco
2 54 (65.06%) F5
3 32 (38.55%) CheckPoint
4 30 (36.14%) Palo Alto
5 24 (28.92%) Blue Coat
5 24 (28.92%) Juniper
6 16 (19.28%) Arista
7 14 (16.87%) VMware
8 12 (14.46%) SolarWinds
9 11 (13.25%) Oracle
10 8 (9.64%) EMC
10 8 (9.64%) Unisys
11 7 (8.43%) Aruba
11 7 (8.43%) Symantec
12 6 (7.23%) Dell
12 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
12 6 (7.23%) McAfee
13 5 (6.02%) Splunk
14 4 (4.82%) Rackspace
14 4 (4.82%) Virgin Media