The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 152 200 208
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +8
Contract jobs citing UAG 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 1.40% 0.19% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £329 - £308
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
UAG
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
356 526 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.20% 9.39% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 393 346
Average daily rate £450 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.75 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAG across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UAG
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAG across the City of London region.

UAG Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UAG
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAG across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

UAG Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

UAG
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAG across the City of London region.

UAG Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing UAG 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 UAG.

1 5 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Brocade
4 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (40.00%) Skype
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing UAG 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 UAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Extranet
3 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Brocade
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Sonus
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos