Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 787 723
Rank change year-on-year -11 -64 +89
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 111 108 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 98
UK median daily rate £431 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% -4.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £301 £300
90th Percentile £525 £538 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 13
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% +5.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 44,536 43,732 46,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.35% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,671 27,351 28,422
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £231 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,657 1,419 1,694
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.65 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.37 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 13 December 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 13 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 13 December 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 -5 109 £425 +4.94% 16
UK excluding London +5 64 £450 +11.11% 8
London -1 47 £425 +4.94% 9
South East -9 20 £405 +1.25% 1
North of England +2 18 £450 +16.13% 2
Midlands -11 15 £500 +4.06% 2
East Midlands +13 10 £488 +56.00% 1
North West -15 9 £450 +28.57% 1
North East - 9 £500 - 1
South West - 6 £500 -
West Midlands -29 5 £500 -1.96% 1
East of England - 4 £238 - 2
Scotland -16 2 £500 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 91 (81.98%) Cisco
2 87 (78.38%) Firewall
3 75 (67.57%) WAN
4 60 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (51.35%) LAN
6 49 (44.14%) CCNP
7 48 (43.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (40.54%) Data Centre
9 39 (35.14%) F5
10 36 (32.43%) Juniper
11 35 (31.53%) Wireless
12 30 (27.03%) Network Design
12 30 (27.03%) Load Balancing
13 28 (25.23%) Network Security
14 25 (22.52%) VLAN
14 25 (22.52%) MPLS
14 25 (22.52%) VPN
15 24 (21.62%) Nagios
15 24 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
16 23 (20.72%) BGP
17 22 (19.82%) VoIP
18 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
18 21 (18.92%) Windows
19 20 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (17.12%) DNS
20 19 (17.12%) CCNA
20 19 (17.12%) CCIE
21 18 (16.22%) Palo Alto

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 14 (12.61%) Confluence
2 12 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.21%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.80%) IaaS
6 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (78.38%) Firewall
2 75 (67.57%) WAN
3 57 (51.35%) LAN
4 48 (43.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 35 (31.53%) Wireless
6 28 (25.23%) Network Security
7 25 (22.52%) MPLS
7 25 (22.52%) VLAN
7 25 (22.52%) VPN
8 24 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (20.72%) BGP
10 22 (19.82%) VoIP
11 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
12 19 (17.12%) DNS
13 16 (14.41%) Ethernet
13 16 (14.41%) OSPF
13 16 (14.41%) Wireshark
14 13 (11.71%) NetScaler
14 13 (11.71%) WLAN
15 12 (10.81%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.61%) Jenkins
2 14 (12.61%) JIRA
2 14 (12.61%) Maven
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.21%) Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Law
5 5 (4.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (54.95%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.41%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Network Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 14 (12.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (9.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Network Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Network Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Data Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Data Centre Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Firewall Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Juniper Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) Elastic Stack
1 14 (12.61%) YAML
2 11 (9.91%) 802.1X
3 6 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (40.54%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.61%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (11.71%) User Experience
4 9 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (6.31%) Driving Licence
6 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.41%) BBC
7 5 (4.50%) PKI
8 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.92%) Windows
2 17 (15.32%) Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.90%) SUSE
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Load Balancing
1 30 (27.03%) Network Design
2 20 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (15.32%) Change Management
4 15 (13.51%) Deployment Automation
4 15 (13.51%) DevOps
5 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (12.61%) Configuration Management
5 14 (12.61%) Kanban
5 14 (12.61%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (12.61%) Scrum
5 14 (12.61%) SOA
5 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.61%) WAN Optimisation
6 13 (11.71%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.71%) Infrastructure Management
6 13 (11.71%) Release Automation
7 12 (10.81%) SDLC
8 11 (9.91%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) Python
2 14 (12.61%) Perl
2 14 (12.61%) Ruby
3 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (44.14%) CCNP
3 19 (17.12%) CCIE
3 19 (17.12%) CCNA
4 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.11%) CCIE Data Center
7 7 (6.31%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.41%) CCDP
9 5 (4.50%) GIAC
10 2 (1.80%) CCDA
10 2 (1.80%) CCDE
10 2 (1.80%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.90%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.90%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (12.61%) Docker
2 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.80%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (21.62%) Nagios
2 14 (12.61%) Ansible
2 14 (12.61%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (12.61%) Puppet
2 14 (12.61%) ZABBIX
3 6 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.90%) SCCM
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 91 (81.98%) Cisco
2 39 (35.14%) F5
3 36 (32.43%) Juniper
4 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
5 18 (16.22%) Palo Alto
6 16 (14.41%) SolarWinds
7 14 (12.61%) Citrix
8 12 (10.81%) Infoblox
8 12 (10.81%) Oracle
9 10 (9.01%) Exinda
9 10 (9.01%) VMware
10 9 (8.11%) McAfee
11 8 (7.21%) Aruba
11 8 (7.21%) Ruckus Wireless
12 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
12 6 (5.41%) Rackspace
12 6 (5.41%) Virgin Media
13 5 (4.50%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (3.60%) Dell
15 3 (2.70%) HP