The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 - 117
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Riverbed 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% - 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £363 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £450
% change year-on-year -4.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 955 1288 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.85% 48.35% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 643 642
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -36.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Riverbed
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Riverbed
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Riverbed in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Riverbed in the West Midlands

Riverbed
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Riverbed within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Birmingham - 6 £363 -
Solihull - 1 £265 -
Riverbed
England

Riverbed
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Riverbed.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (58.33%) CCNP
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) Wireless
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) F5
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (50.00%) Network Design
4 6 (50.00%) OSPF
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) VPN
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) MySQL
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) SNMP
7 3 (25.00%) SOAP
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) Remedy
7 3 (25.00%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) BGP
7 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (25.00%) BMC
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) CCIE
7 3 (25.00%) Migration

Riverbed
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) assyst
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (25.00%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Network Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CCNP
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCIE
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (58.33%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
4 3 (25.00%) BMC
4 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) AppDynamics
6 1 (8.33%) CA
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto