Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 726 534 773
Rank change year-on-year -192 +239 +94
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 40 33 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.089% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 58
10th Percentile £369 £343 £364
25th Percentile £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £500 £525 £515
90th Percentile £533 £688 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £44.18
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 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 29,619 16,065 38,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.38% 43.41% 42.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,040 10,244 24,265
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 558 1,346
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.73 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £42.00 £36.26 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.13 £51.86 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.93 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.66% +8.57% +6.06%

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Riverbed.

Daily rate trend for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Riverbed over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Riverbed.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -148 33 £471 +4.62% 2
London -127 18 £500 -2.44% 1
UK excluding London -88 14 £450 +12.50% 5
South East -52 8 £475 +18.75%
Work from Home -283 8 £400 +23.08% 1
South West -20 4 £460 +5.23%
Scotland -54 1 - - 4
North of England - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 35 (87.50%) WAN
1 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 32 (80.00%) Firewall
3 27 (67.50%) LAN
4 20 (50.00%) F5
5 17 (42.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (42.50%) CheckPoint
5 17 (42.50%) Wireless
6 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 14 (35.00%) CCNP
9 13 (32.50%) Fortinet
10 11 (27.50%) BIG-IP
10 11 (27.50%) Social Skills
11 10 (25.00%) Aruba
11 10 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (25.00%) VPN
11 10 (25.00%) WLAN
11 10 (25.00%) McAfee
12 9 (22.50%) BGP
12 9 (22.50%) Juniper
12 9 (22.50%) OSPF
12 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
13 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
13 8 (20.00%) VMware
14 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
14 7 (17.50%) Network Security
14 7 (17.50%) Citrix
14 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP

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 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Azure
2 3 (7.50%) AWS
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) WAN
2 32 (80.00%) Firewall
3 27 (67.50%) LAN
4 17 (42.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (42.50%) Wireless
5 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (27.50%) BIG-IP
7 10 (25.00%) VPN
7 10 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (25.00%) WLAN
8 9 (22.50%) BGP
8 9 (22.50%) OSPF
9 7 (17.50%) Network Security
9 7 (17.50%) SD-WAN
9 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.00%) MPLS
10 6 (15.00%) WebEx
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (10.00%) HSRP
12 4 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (27.50%) Social Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) LAN Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.50%) XMPP
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.50%) e-Health
4 1 (2.50%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) SUSE
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
1 6 (15.00%) Project Delivery
2 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) ITSM
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 4 (10.00%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.00%) Network Management
5 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CCNP
3 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) CCIE
6 5 (12.50%) JNCIA
7 4 (10.00%) CCDP
7 4 (10.00%) CCIP
7 4 (10.00%) CCNA
7 4 (10.00%) CCSA
7 4 (10.00%) CCSE
7 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (10.00%) Degree
7 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (10.00%) HP ASE
7 4 (10.00%) HP MASE
7 4 (10.00%) JNCIE
8 2 (5.00%) CCSP
8 2 (5.00%) CISM
8 2 (5.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Docker
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 20 (50.00%) F5
3 17 (42.50%) CheckPoint
4 13 (32.50%) Fortinet
5 10 (25.00%) Aruba
5 10 (25.00%) McAfee
6 9 (22.50%) Juniper
7 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 8 (20.00%) VMware
8 7 (17.50%) Citrix
9 6 (15.00%) Meraki
10 4 (10.00%) HP
10 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
10 4 (10.00%) Zscaler
11 3 (7.50%) Arista
11 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
12 2 (5.00%) Infoblox
12 2 (5.00%) Splunk
13 1 (2.50%) Brocade
13 1 (2.50%) Dynatrace