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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Redback
Rank 588 564 557
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing Redback 18 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.028% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 0.069% 0.061% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
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£360 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 - £410
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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 13 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 29 August 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
South East -3 16 £305 - 1
England -15 16 £305 - 1
Berkshire +18 12 £250 -
Reading +8 2 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
London - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Redback
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (92.59%) Firewall
3 24 (88.89%) Nokia
3 24 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (88.89%) CCIE
4 23 (85.19%) VPN
4 23 (85.19%) Radware
5 22 (81.48%) MPLS
5 22 (81.48%) IPsec
6 20 (74.07%) Cisco PIX
6 20 (74.07%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (70.37%) Load Balancing
7 19 (70.37%) FWSM
7 19 (70.37%) OSPF
8 18 (66.67%) Telecoms
8 18 (66.67%) VoIP
8 18 (66.67%) SNMP
8 18 (66.67%) Network Management
9 17 (62.96%) BGP
10 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
11 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
12 12 (44.44%) Huawei
12 12 (44.44%) Ethernet
13 11 (40.74%) UMTS
13 11 (40.74%) LTE
14 10 (37.04%) Risk Assessment
15 9 (33.33%) CCDP
15 9 (33.33%) Ericsson
16 8 (29.63%) RSVP

Redback
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (92.59%) Firewall
2 23 (85.19%) VPN
3 22 (81.48%) IPsec
3 22 (81.48%) MPLS
4 20 (74.07%) Cisco PIX
4 20 (74.07%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (70.37%) OSPF
5 19 (70.37%) FWSM
6 18 (66.67%) VoIP
6 18 (66.67%) SNMP
7 17 (62.96%) BGP
8 12 (44.44%) Ethernet
9 11 (40.74%) UMTS
9 11 (40.74%) LTE
10 8 (29.63%) RSVP
10 8 (29.63%) VRRP
10 8 (29.63%) HSRP
11 3 (11.11%) Network Security
12 1 (3.70%) VLAN
12 1 (3.70%) DNS
General
1 18 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Design Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) IP Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Load Balancing
2 18 (66.67%) Network Management
3 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
4 10 (37.04%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (29.63%) Validation
6 4 (14.81%) Network Design
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) CCIE
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCDP
3 7 (25.93%) CCSP
3 7 (25.93%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (22.22%) CISSP
5 3 (11.11%) JNCIP
5 3 (11.11%) JNCIE
6 2 (7.41%) CCNP
7 1 (3.70%) CCA
7 1 (3.70%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) Juniper
2 24 (88.89%) Nokia
3 23 (85.19%) Radware
4 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
5 12 (44.44%) Huawei
6 9 (33.33%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks