Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 751 739
Rank change year-on-year -43 -12 +42
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 92 129 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 59 97
UK median daily rate £439 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% -5.03% +19.33%
10th Percentile £350 £323 £313
90th Percentile £556 £538 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 6
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 43,312 42,717 48,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 42.97% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,799 26,383 29,359
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,384 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £45.30 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -52 87 £425 - 16
UK excluding London -32 54 £425 +2.41% 12
London -30 36 £425 -1.45% 4
South East -16 20 £413 -1.20% 2
Midlands -9 14 £475 -1.04% 3
West Midlands -26 9 £463 -9.22% 1
East of England +9 8 £238 -42.77% 3
North of England -24 6 £450 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +8 5 £488 +56.00% 2
South West - 4 £438 - 1
North East +3 3 £495 +34.17% 1
North West -19 3 £400 +14.29% 1
Scotland -36 3 £500 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 76 (82.61%) Cisco
2 66 (71.74%) WAN
2 66 (71.74%) Firewall
3 54 (58.70%) LAN
4 49 (53.26%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (41.30%) CCNP
5 38 (41.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 34 (36.96%) F5
6 34 (36.96%) Data Centre
7 30 (32.61%) VPN
7 30 (32.61%) Wireless
8 26 (28.26%) BGP
8 26 (28.26%) MPLS
9 25 (27.17%) CheckPoint
9 25 (27.17%) Network Security
10 24 (26.09%) Juniper
11 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 23 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (25.00%) Load Balancing
12 21 (22.83%) VLAN
12 21 (22.83%) DNS
13 20 (21.74%) OSPF
13 20 (21.74%) Palo Alto
14 19 (20.65%) CCNA
14 19 (20.65%) Finance
14 19 (20.65%) Network Design
14 19 (20.65%) SolarWinds
15 17 (18.48%) VoIP
16 15 (16.30%) CCIE
16 15 (16.30%) NetScaler

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 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.35%) Confluence
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.09%) Akamai
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (71.74%) Firewall
1 66 (71.74%) WAN
2 54 (58.70%) LAN
3 38 (41.30%) Cisco Nexus
4 30 (32.61%) VPN
4 30 (32.61%) Wireless
5 26 (28.26%) BGP
5 26 (28.26%) MPLS
6 25 (27.17%) Network Security
7 23 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 21 (22.83%) DNS
8 21 (22.83%) VLAN
9 20 (21.74%) OSPF
10 17 (18.48%) VoIP
11 15 (16.30%) NetScaler
12 14 (15.22%) WLAN
13 13 (14.13%) Ethernet
14 12 (13.04%) DHCP
14 12 (13.04%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 4 (4.35%) Maven
3 2 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.09%) Hudson
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Multimedia
4 4 (4.35%) Law
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) French Language
5 2 (2.17%) German Language
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (51.09%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
2 16 (17.39%) Security Engineer
3 14 (15.22%) Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Network Analyst
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (11.96%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (11.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 6 (6.52%) NOC Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Monitoring Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Network Support
9 5 (5.43%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (4.35%) YAML
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (36.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.61%) User Experience
2 7 (7.61%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.52%) BBC
4 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.43%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.43%) PKI
5 4 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.26%) CMDB
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 19 (20.65%) Network Design
3 12 (13.04%) ITIL
3 12 (13.04%) Service Management
3 12 (13.04%) WAN Optimisation
4 11 (11.96%) Change Management
5 10 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (8.70%) Network Management
6 8 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (7.61%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.52%) Network Optimisation
8 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.52%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.43%) Change Control
9 5 (5.43%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (5.43%) DevOps
9 5 (5.43%) Migration
9 5 (5.43%) Network Virtualisation
10 4 (4.35%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) Python
2 4 (4.35%) Perl
2 4 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (53.26%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (41.30%) CCNP
3 19 (20.65%) CCNA
4 15 (16.30%) CCIE
5 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.52%) CCDP
7 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) CCIE Data Center
9 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.26%) GIAC
10 2 (2.17%) CCDA
10 2 (2.17%) CCDE
10 2 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.09%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.09%) CCIE Security
11 1 (1.09%) CCSE
11 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.09%) Degree
11 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) Docker
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Nagios
2 7 (7.61%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.35%) Ansible
4 4 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.35%) Puppet
4 4 (4.35%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.09%) SCCM
6 1 (1.09%) SCOM
6 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 76 (82.61%) Cisco
2 34 (36.96%) F5
3 25 (27.17%) CheckPoint
4 24 (26.09%) Juniper
5 20 (21.74%) Palo Alto
6 19 (20.65%) SolarWinds
7 14 (15.22%) Citrix
8 13 (14.13%) Infoblox
9 11 (11.96%) Aruba
10 7 (7.61%) AppDynamics
10 7 (7.61%) BMC
10 7 (7.61%) Dynatrace
10 7 (7.61%) McAfee
10 7 (7.61%) Splunk
10 7 (7.61%) VMware
11 6 (6.52%) Blue Coat
11 6 (6.52%) Rackspace
11 6 (6.52%) Virgin Media
12 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
12 5 (5.43%) Ruckus Wireless