Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 678 756 829
Rank change year-on-year +78 +73 -121
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 46 123 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 82 39
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £375 £300
90th Percentile £509 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £469 £450
% change year-on-year -14.67% +4.17% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £44.18 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.01% - -
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 29,290 41,734 42,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.05% 42.41% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,026 25,779 26,554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £231
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,236 1,551 1,433
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £46.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 16 February 2020.

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 8 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 16 February 2020. 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 +73 44 £400 -10.11% 10
UK excluding London +58 35 £400 -14.67% 10
South East +76 17 £400 -3.03% 4
Midlands +47 10 £385 -26.63%
London +92 9 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands +52 9 £385 -30.00%
South West +31 8 £340 -32.00% 1
East Midlands +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 36 (78.26%) Cisco
2 28 (60.87%) WAN
2 28 (60.87%) LAN
3 27 (58.70%) Firewall
4 21 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (39.13%) VPN
6 15 (32.61%) CCNP
6 15 (32.61%) MPLS
6 15 (32.61%) Palo Alto
7 13 (28.26%) SolarWinds
7 13 (28.26%) F5
7 13 (28.26%) CheckPoint
8 12 (26.09%) Internet
8 12 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (23.91%) PRINCE2
10 10 (21.74%) BGP
10 10 (21.74%) Juniper
10 10 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
11 9 (19.57%) NetScaler
11 9 (19.57%) Validation
11 9 (19.57%) Military
11 9 (19.57%) Blue Coat
11 9 (19.57%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (19.57%) Project Management
11 9 (19.57%) CCNA
12 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
12 8 (17.39%) Wireless

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 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) LAN
1 28 (60.87%) WAN
2 27 (58.70%) Firewall
3 18 (39.13%) VPN
4 15 (32.61%) MPLS
5 12 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (26.09%) Internet
6 10 (21.74%) BGP
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (19.57%) NetScaler
8 8 (17.39%) Wireless
9 7 (15.22%) DNS
9 7 (15.22%) Network Security
9 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (13.04%) VLAN
10 6 (13.04%) WLAN
11 5 (10.87%) OSPF
11 5 (10.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.35%) NeoLoad
General
1 9 (19.57%) Military
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Publishing
4 3 (6.52%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.35%) German Language
6 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Network Manager
2 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Principal Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) Jinja
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) User Experience
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) IPTV
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) SUSE
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) PRINCE2
2 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
2 9 (19.57%) Risk Analysis
2 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (19.57%) Validation
3 6 (13.04%) Network Management
3 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.70%) Analytics
4 4 (8.70%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (8.70%) Decision-Making
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Leadership
4 4 (8.70%) Test Planning
5 3 (6.52%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (6.52%) Synthetic Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
1 2 (4.35%) Python
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (32.61%) CCNP
3 9 (19.57%) CCNA
4 8 (17.39%) DV Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) CCIE
6 5 (10.87%) Degree
6 5 (10.87%) HND
7 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CCDA
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.17%) MCSE
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) Iperf
3 1 (2.17%) Nessus
3 1 (2.17%) Nmap
3 1 (2.17%) OpenNMS
3 1 (2.17%) Salt
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) Cisco
2 15 (32.61%) Palo Alto
3 13 (28.26%) CheckPoint
3 13 (28.26%) F5
3 13 (28.26%) SolarWinds
4 10 (21.74%) Juniper
5 9 (19.57%) Blue Coat
6 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
7 7 (15.22%) McAfee
8 6 (13.04%) Aruba
9 5 (10.87%) AppDynamics
9 5 (10.87%) Dynatrace
9 5 (10.87%) Infoblox
9 5 (10.87%) Mitel
10 4 (8.70%) AppNeta
10 4 (8.70%) Infovista
10 4 (8.70%) VMware
11 3 (6.52%) Splunk
11 3 (6.52%) Veeam
12 2 (4.35%) MobileIron