The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Redback
Rank 593 565 556
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Contract jobs citing Redback 19 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.040% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.072% 0.085% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
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£360 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 14 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 19 September 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 -10 18 £360 -
South East +15 17 £364 -
Berkshire +12 11 £250 -
Reading +10 1 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
London - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Redback
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) Juniper
2 26 (96.30%) Firewall
3 25 (92.59%) Nokia
3 25 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (88.89%) CCIE
4 24 (88.89%) VPN
4 24 (88.89%) Radware
5 23 (85.19%) IPsec
6 21 (77.78%) MPLS
6 21 (77.78%) Cisco PIX
6 21 (77.78%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (74.07%) Load Balancing
7 20 (74.07%) FWSM
8 19 (70.37%) Network Management
8 19 (70.37%) OSPF
8 19 (70.37%) CheckPoint
8 19 (70.37%) Telecoms
8 19 (70.37%) SNMP
9 18 (66.67%) VoIP
9 18 (66.67%) BGP
10 13 (48.15%) Huawei
11 12 (44.44%) Network Architecture
11 12 (44.44%) LTE
11 12 (44.44%) UMTS
12 11 (40.74%) Ethernet
13 10 (37.04%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (29.63%) HSRP
14 8 (29.63%) CCSP
14 8 (29.63%) Check Point Certification

Redback
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (96.30%) Firewall
2 24 (88.89%) VPN
3 23 (85.19%) IPsec
4 21 (77.78%) MPLS
4 21 (77.78%) Cisco PIX
4 21 (77.78%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (74.07%) FWSM
6 19 (70.37%) OSPF
6 19 (70.37%) SNMP
7 18 (66.67%) VoIP
7 18 (66.67%) BGP
8 12 (44.44%) LTE
8 12 (44.44%) UMTS
9 11 (40.74%) Ethernet
10 8 (29.63%) HSRP
10 8 (29.63%) RSVP
10 8 (29.63%) VRRP
11 1 (3.70%) RIP
11 1 (3.70%) DNS
11 1 (3.70%) VLAN
General
1 19 (70.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) IP Engineer
2 16 (59.26%) Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 6 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Load Balancing
2 19 (70.37%) Network Management
3 12 (44.44%) Network Architecture
4 10 (37.04%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (29.63%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.70%) B2B
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (88.89%) CCIE
3 8 (29.63%) CCSP
3 8 (29.63%) Check Point Certification
3 8 (29.63%) CCDP
4 6 (22.22%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) CCA
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.70%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.70%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) Juniper
2 25 (92.59%) Nokia
3 24 (88.89%) Radware
4 19 (70.37%) CheckPoint
5 13 (48.15%) Huawei
6 8 (29.63%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks