The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Redback products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Redback over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Redback Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Redback
Rank 587 557 542
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -15
Contract jobs citing Redback 17 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.016% 0.071%
As % of the Vendors category 0.068% 0.033% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£380 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 - £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £270
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

Redback
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Redback within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Redback Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Redback
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Redback within the UK.

Redback Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Redback
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Redback within the UK.

Redback Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Redback
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Redback within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 16 £316 - 1
South East -12 16 £316 -
Berkshire +14 12 £250 -
Reading +7 3 - -
London - - - - 1

Redback
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Redback also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Redback.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
1 25 (100.00%) Juniper
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (92.00%) CCIE
3 21 (84.00%) MPLS
3 21 (84.00%) Firewall
4 20 (80.00%) Nokia
5 19 (76.00%) Radware
5 19 (76.00%) VPN
6 18 (72.00%) IPsec
7 16 (64.00%) Telecoms
7 16 (64.00%) Cisco PIX
7 16 (64.00%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (60.00%) Load Balancing
8 15 (60.00%) FWSM
8 15 (60.00%) OSPF
9 14 (56.00%) BGP
9 14 (56.00%) VoIP
9 14 (56.00%) SNMP
9 14 (56.00%) Network Management
10 13 (52.00%) Network Architecture
10 13 (52.00%) CheckPoint
11 12 (48.00%) Ethernet
12 10 (40.00%) Huawei
12 10 (40.00%) CCDP
13 9 (36.00%) UMTS
13 9 (36.00%) LTE
14 8 (32.00%) Risk Assessment
15 7 (28.00%) Validation
15 7 (28.00%) Ericsson

Redback
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Redback also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Redback. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) MPLS
1 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 19 (76.00%) VPN
3 18 (72.00%) IPsec
4 16 (64.00%) Cisco PIX
4 16 (64.00%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (60.00%) OSPF
5 15 (60.00%) FWSM
6 14 (56.00%) BGP
6 14 (56.00%) VoIP
6 14 (56.00%) SNMP
7 12 (48.00%) Ethernet
8 9 (36.00%) UMTS
8 9 (36.00%) LTE
9 6 (24.00%) RSVP
9 6 (24.00%) VRRP
9 6 (24.00%) HSRP
10 5 (20.00%) Network Security
11 1 (4.00%) VLAN
11 1 (4.00%) DNS
General
1 16 (64.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Design Engineer
1 11 (44.00%) IP Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 14 (56.00%) Network Management
3 13 (52.00%) Network Architecture
4 8 (32.00%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (28.00%) Validation
6 5 (20.00%) Network Design
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) CCIE
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCDP
3 6 (24.00%) CCSP
3 6 (24.00%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (20.00%) JNCIP
4 5 (20.00%) JNCIE
4 5 (20.00%) CISSP
5 4 (16.00%) CCNP
6 1 (4.00%) CCA
6 1 (4.00%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
1 25 (100.00%) Juniper
2 20 (80.00%) Nokia
3 19 (76.00%) Radware
4 13 (52.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (40.00%) Huawei
6 7 (28.00%) Ericsson
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks