Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 766 716 779
Rank change year-on-year -50 +63 -55
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 111 165 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.096%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 96 76
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £290
90th Percentile £538 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £331
% change year-on-year +4.23% +15.85% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -31.82% - -

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 43951 47473 49241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.33% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27307 29002 29036
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1470 1695 2097
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.23 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 -40 103 £420 -6.15% 8
London -52 58 £444 -6.58% 4
UK excluding London -2 53 £400 +4.23% 4
South East 0 21 £400 +2.56%
Midlands +8 16 £480 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +8 14 £510 +27.38%
Scotland +1 8 £375 +36.36%
North of England +48 7 £375 +3.45%
North West +25 4 £350 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 1
North East - 2 £369 -
Yorkshire +14 1 £425 +17.24%
East of England -9 1 £415 -1.78% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Riverbed also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 104 (93.69%) Cisco
2 81 (72.97%) WAN
3 71 (63.96%) LAN
3 71 (63.96%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (62.16%) Firewall
5 55 (49.55%) CCNP
6 54 (48.65%) Wireless
7 46 (41.44%) CheckPoint
8 44 (39.64%) CCIE
9 41 (36.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 40 (36.04%) MPLS
10 40 (36.04%) BGP
11 39 (35.14%) EIGRP
11 39 (35.14%) Network Security
12 36 (32.43%) OSPF
13 35 (31.53%) Juniper
14 34 (30.63%) F5
15 32 (28.83%) WLAN
15 32 (28.83%) Data Centre
16 30 (27.03%) Palo Alto
16 30 (27.03%) ITIL
17 28 (25.23%) Finance
18 27 (24.32%) HP
18 27 (24.32%) Security Cleared
19 26 (23.42%) Cisco IOS
19 26 (23.42%) IPsec
19 26 (23.42%) Service Management
19 26 (23.42%) Cisco Wireless
20 24 (21.62%) Network Design
20 24 (21.62%) Aruba

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 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) RMDS
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (72.97%) WAN
2 71 (63.96%) LAN
3 69 (62.16%) Firewall
4 54 (48.65%) Wireless
5 41 (36.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 40 (36.04%) BGP
6 40 (36.04%) MPLS
7 39 (35.14%) EIGRP
7 39 (35.14%) Network Security
8 36 (32.43%) OSPF
9 32 (28.83%) WLAN
10 26 (23.42%) Cisco IOS
10 26 (23.42%) Cisco Wireless
10 26 (23.42%) IPsec
11 22 (19.82%) BIG-IP
12 21 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (16.22%) Software-Defined Networking
13 18 (16.22%) VPN
14 16 (14.41%) HSRP
14 16 (14.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (25.23%) Finance
2 20 (18.02%) Banking
3 14 (12.61%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.21%) Law
5 3 (2.70%) Billing
6 2 (1.80%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (63.06%) Network Engineer
2 25 (22.52%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (22.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Lead Network Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Consultant
5 12 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Network Manager
7 7 (6.31%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) Design Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Network Specialist
9 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Juniper Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) LAN Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Monitoring Specialist
10 4 (3.60%) Network Monitoring Specialist
10 4 (3.60%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) Web Services
2 2 (1.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.80%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.80%) Sensu
3 1 (0.90%) SOAP
3 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (28.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.61%) CMDB
2 14 (12.61%) User Experience
3 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.11%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.90%) BBC
8 1 (0.90%) Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Linux
2 10 (9.01%) Windows
3 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.50%) SUSE
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.80%) Unix
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) ITIL
2 26 (23.42%) Service Management
3 24 (21.62%) Network Design
4 22 (19.82%) WAN Optimisation
5 20 (18.02%) Network Management
6 16 (14.41%) ITSM
7 15 (13.51%) Network Architecture
7 15 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (12.61%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 14 (12.61%) Performance Management
8 14 (12.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (12.61%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (12.61%) Visualisation
9 12 (10.81%) Service Delivery
10 10 (9.01%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.11%) Low Latency
11 9 (8.11%) Practice Management
11 9 (8.11%) Regulatory Compliance
11 9 (8.11%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.41%) SQL
2 3 (2.70%) Perl
3 2 (1.80%) C
3 2 (1.80%) C++
3 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.80%) Python
4 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (63.96%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (49.55%) CCNP
3 44 (39.64%) CCIE
4 27 (24.32%) Security Cleared
5 20 (18.02%) SC Cleared
6 19 (17.12%) JNCIA
7 17 (15.32%) CCDP
7 17 (15.32%) CCIP
7 17 (15.32%) CCSA
8 16 (14.41%) CCSE
8 16 (14.41%) JNCIE
9 15 (13.51%) HP ASE
10 14 (12.61%) Degree
10 14 (12.61%) HP MASE
11 12 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (8.11%) CCNA
13 5 (4.50%) CCDA
14 4 (3.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 4 (3.60%) JNCIS
15 3 (2.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.90%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.41%) Nagios
3 3 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.80%) OPNET
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.90%) EnCase
5 1 (0.90%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 104 (93.69%) Cisco
2 46 (41.44%) CheckPoint
3 35 (31.53%) Juniper
4 34 (30.63%) F5
5 30 (27.03%) Palo Alto
6 27 (24.32%) HP
7 24 (21.62%) Aruba
8 22 (19.82%) SolarWinds
9 19 (17.12%) Fortinet
10 16 (14.41%) AppDynamics
11 14 (12.61%) BMC
12 11 (9.91%) SAP
12 11 (9.91%) VMware
13 9 (8.11%) Avaya
14 7 (6.31%) Red Hat
15 6 (5.41%) Dell
15 6 (5.41%) ScanSafe
16 5 (4.50%) Blue Coat
16 5 (4.50%) TippingPoint
17 4 (3.60%) Citrix