Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 710 734 770
Rank change year-on-year +24 +36 -26
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 142 167 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 101 87
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +23.29% -1.35%
10th Percentile £337 £313 £264
90th Percentile £538 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £320
% change year-on-year +6.25% +25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -29.06% - -

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 42666 48217 50226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.24% 44.85% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26284 29628 29569
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1399 1664 2213
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -3.97% +3.92% +2.06%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2017.

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 22 September 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 +2 125 £425 -5.56% 5
UK excluding London +54 85 £425 +6.25% 4
London -24 56 £431 -9.21% 1
South East +30 41 £418 -7.22% 2
Scotland +36 16 £375 +20.00%
Midlands +15 15 £480 +1.05% 1
West Midlands +24 13 £510 +7.26% 1
North of England +72 10 £438 +16.67% 1
North East - 7 £475 -
North West +27 3 £350 -26.32%
East of England -5 3 £415 +18.57%
East Midlands - 2 £313 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 137 (96.48%) Cisco
2 110 (77.46%) WAN
3 109 (76.76%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (74.65%) Firewall
5 100 (70.42%) LAN
6 94 (66.20%) CCNP
7 79 (55.63%) Wireless
8 76 (53.52%) CheckPoint
9 63 (44.37%) CCIE
9 63 (44.37%) F5
10 59 (41.55%) Juniper
11 52 (36.62%) Network Security
12 49 (34.51%) HP
13 48 (33.80%) ITIL
14 45 (31.69%) MPLS
14 45 (31.69%) BGP
14 45 (31.69%) Network Design
15 44 (30.99%) EIGRP
16 42 (29.58%) OSPF
17 41 (28.87%) Service Management
17 41 (28.87%) Aruba
17 41 (28.87%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (28.17%) BIG-IP
19 39 (27.46%) Security Cleared
19 39 (27.46%) CCDP
20 38 (26.76%) Fortinet
21 37 (26.06%) JNCIA
22 36 (25.35%) WLAN
23 35 (24.65%) CCIP
24 34 (23.94%) 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 4 (2.82%) IIS
1 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
1 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) RMDS
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.52%) Office 365
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (77.46%) WAN
2 106 (74.65%) Firewall
3 100 (70.42%) LAN
4 79 (55.63%) Wireless
5 52 (36.62%) Network Security
6 45 (31.69%) BGP
6 45 (31.69%) MPLS
7 44 (30.99%) EIGRP
8 42 (29.58%) OSPF
9 41 (28.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 40 (28.17%) BIG-IP
11 36 (25.35%) WLAN
12 31 (21.83%) IPsec
13 29 (20.42%) VPN
14 25 (17.61%) Cisco IOS
15 23 (16.20%) Cisco Wireless
16 21 (14.79%) TCP/IP
17 20 (14.08%) DNS
18 18 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (12.68%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) Big Data
2 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (20.42%) Finance
2 28 (19.72%) Telecoms
3 24 (16.90%) Banking
4 8 (5.63%) Law
5 3 (2.11%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 92 (64.79%) Network Engineer
2 33 (23.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 32 (22.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (11.97%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (11.27%) Lead Network Engineer
6 14 (9.86%) Consultant
7 12 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Security Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) LAN Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Network Manager
8 9 (6.34%) WAN Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Design Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.63%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) NOC Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Juniper Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.82%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.41%) Sensu
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.70%) SOAP
5 1 (0.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.24%) Data Centre
2 28 (19.72%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.86%) CMDB
4 13 (9.15%) User Experience
5 9 (6.34%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.52%) BBC
8 3 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.56%) Linux
2 13 (9.15%) Windows
3 7 (4.93%) SUSE
3 7 (4.93%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.11%) Unix
5 2 (1.41%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.80%) ITIL
2 45 (31.69%) Network Design
3 41 (28.87%) Service Management
4 32 (22.54%) ITSM
5 22 (15.49%) Network Management
6 20 (14.08%) WAN Optimisation
7 18 (12.68%) Network Architecture
8 15 (10.56%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (9.86%) Performance Management
9 14 (9.86%) Visualisation
10 13 (9.15%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 13 (9.15%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (9.15%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (9.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (9.15%) Service Delivery
11 12 (8.45%) Load Balancing
12 10 (7.04%) Project Management
13 9 (6.34%) Practice Management
13 9 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.34%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) SQL
2 3 (2.11%) C
3 2 (1.41%) C++
3 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.41%) Perl
3 2 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 109 (76.76%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (66.20%) CCNP
3 63 (44.37%) CCIE
4 39 (27.46%) CCDP
4 39 (27.46%) Security Cleared
5 37 (26.06%) JNCIA
6 35 (24.65%) CCIP
7 33 (23.24%) CCSA
7 33 (23.24%) CCSE
8 32 (22.54%) JNCIE
9 31 (21.83%) Degree
10 29 (20.42%) HP ASE
11 28 (19.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (19.72%) HP MASE
12 26 (18.31%) SC Cleared
13 23 (16.20%) CCNA
14 7 (4.93%) CCDA
15 6 (4.23%) CISSP
15 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
15 6 (4.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.82%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) PMO
2 3 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (23.24%) FortiGate
2 9 (6.34%) Nagios
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.41%) EnCase
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 137 (96.48%) Cisco
2 76 (53.52%) CheckPoint
3 63 (44.37%) F5
4 59 (41.55%) Juniper
5 49 (34.51%) HP
6 41 (28.87%) Aruba
7 38 (26.76%) Fortinet
8 34 (23.94%) Palo Alto
9 25 (17.61%) SolarWinds
10 15 (10.56%) AppDynamics
10 15 (10.56%) VMware
11 13 (9.15%) BMC
12 11 (7.75%) SAP
13 9 (6.34%) TippingPoint
14 8 (5.63%) Dell
14 8 (5.63%) Microsoft
14 8 (5.63%) Red Hat
15 7 (4.93%) Mitel
16 6 (4.23%) Blue Coat
17 5 (3.52%) Avaya