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 19 December 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 199 202 197
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing UAG 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.088% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 1.03% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £479 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £288
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +65.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
- +116.58%
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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
490 582 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.68% 8.56% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 388 315
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 62
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.20 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
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 19 December 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) XenApp
4 6 (60.00%) Lync
4 6 (60.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (60.00%) IBM
4 6 (60.00%) Symantec
4 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (50.00%) Network Security
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (50.00%) SCOM
6 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) SAN
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (30.00%) IIS
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) Extranet
7 3 (30.00%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) Lync
3 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (30.00%) IIS
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Extranet
3 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (30.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) XenApp
3 5 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (40.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
1 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 5 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (10.00%) ProCurve