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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 568 571
Rank change year-on-year +35 +3  
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 77 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 44
Median daily rate £425 £450 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +29.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £373 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £300
% change year-on-year -5.55% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 - -

Riverbed is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 14854 14365
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 831 1087
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Riverbed as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Riverbed in the UK

Riverbed
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 61 £425 -5.55% 10
South East +30 23 £425 -13.26% 3
London +1 20 £403 -12.97% 2
Scotland +49 16 £375 +7.14%
Aberdeen - 15 £375 -
West Midlands +21 9 £510 +31.48% 1
Shropshire +15 9 £510 +31.48% 1
Hampshire +10 9 £460 -6.12%
Telford +12 7 £510 +31.48% 1
Kent - 6 £425 -
Hook - 6 £455 -
West Sussex +17 5 £395 -12.22%
Crawley +2 5 £395 -12.22%
Dartford - 5 £425 -
New Malden - 5 - -
City of London -2 4 £425 -10.52%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £400 -
North East - 4 £400 -
Surrey +9 3 £513 -
East of England -1 3 £415 +18.57% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Glasgow 0 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £415 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £313 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 153 (93.87%) Cisco
2 132 (80.98%) WAN
3 131 (80.37%) Cisco Certification
4 123 (75.46%) CCNP
5 122 (74.85%) Firewall
6 113 (69.33%) LAN
7 108 (66.26%) Wireless
8 104 (63.80%) F5
9 102 (62.58%) CheckPoint
10 84 (51.53%) Juniper
11 79 (48.47%) Network Design
12 78 (47.85%) CCIE
13 77 (47.24%) Security Cleared
14 74 (45.40%) HP
15 70 (42.94%) CCDP
15 70 (42.94%) ITIL
16 68 (41.72%) Fortinet
17 67 (41.10%) JNCIA
18 64 (39.26%) FortiGate
19 63 (38.65%) CCSE
19 63 (38.65%) SC Cleared
19 63 (38.65%) CCIP
20 62 (38.04%) CCSA
21 61 (37.42%) Aruba
21 61 (37.42%) JNCIE
22 60 (36.81%) ITSM
22 60 (36.81%) Service Management
23 59 (36.20%) BIG-IP
24 48 (29.45%) HP ASE
24 48 (29.45%) HP MASE

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 6 (3.68%) IIS
2 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.07%) Office 365
2 5 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (80.98%) WAN
2 122 (74.85%) Firewall
3 113 (69.33%) LAN
4 108 (66.26%) Wireless
5 59 (36.20%) BIG-IP
6 42 (25.77%) VPN
7 34 (20.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (17.79%) Network Security
9 26 (15.95%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (14.72%) OSPF
11 23 (14.11%) MPLS
12 21 (12.88%) DNS
13 20 (12.27%) BGP
13 20 (12.27%) TCP/IP
14 19 (11.66%) DHCP
15 18 (11.04%) EIGRP
16 17 (10.43%) Wireshark
17 16 (9.82%) Ethernet
18 15 (9.20%) WLAN
19 14 (8.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) DB2
1 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (25.77%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.20%) Finance
3 9 (5.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 108 (66.26%) Network Engineer
2 23 (14.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (13.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (7.98%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 12 (7.36%) Architect
7 11 (6.75%) Consultant
7 11 (6.75%) NOC Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) LAN Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) WAN Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.68%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.07%) Juniper Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.07%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) Web Services
2 6 (3.68%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.07%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.38%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.82%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.52%) CMDB
3 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.52%) User Experience
4 8 (4.91%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.29%) BBC
6 5 (3.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.61%) CESG
7 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.04%) Windows
2 14 (8.59%) Linux
3 8 (4.91%) SUSE
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.84%) Unix
5 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (48.47%) Network Design
2 70 (42.94%) ITIL
3 60 (36.81%) ITSM
3 60 (36.81%) Service Management
4 17 (10.43%) Load Balancing
5 12 (7.36%) Network Management
6 11 (6.75%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (6.75%) Performance Management
7 9 (5.52%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (5.52%) Visualisation
8 8 (4.91%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.91%) Project Management
8 8 (4.91%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.68%) ITIL V3
10 6 (3.68%) Migration
11 5 (3.07%) E-Discovery
11 5 (3.07%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.52%) SQL
2 2 (1.23%) C
3 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 131 (80.37%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (75.46%) CCNP
3 78 (47.85%) CCIE
4 77 (47.24%) Security Cleared
5 70 (42.94%) CCDP
6 67 (41.10%) JNCIA
7 63 (38.65%) CCIP
7 63 (38.65%) CCSE
7 63 (38.65%) SC Cleared
8 62 (38.04%) CCSA
9 61 (37.42%) JNCIE
10 48 (29.45%) HP ASE
10 48 (29.45%) HP MASE
11 45 (27.61%) Degree
12 43 (26.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (22.09%) CCNA
14 7 (4.29%) CISSP
15 6 (3.68%) CCDA
15 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
15 6 (3.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.84%) PMO
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 64 (39.26%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.91%) Nagios
3 5 (3.07%) EnCase
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 153 (93.87%) Cisco
2 104 (63.80%) F5
3 102 (62.58%) CheckPoint
4 84 (51.53%) Juniper
5 74 (45.40%) HP
6 68 (41.72%) Fortinet
7 61 (37.42%) Aruba
8 18 (11.04%) Palo Alto
9 13 (7.98%) VMware
10 12 (7.36%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.75%) Red Hat
12 10 (6.13%) Microsoft
13 9 (5.52%) AppDynamics
13 9 (5.52%) BMC
13 9 (5.52%) Infoblox
14 8 (4.91%) Dell
15 7 (4.29%) McAfee
15 7 (4.29%) Mitel
15 7 (4.29%) Rackspace
15 7 (4.29%) Virgin Media
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