The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 190 218 -
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -
Contract jobs citing UAG 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.014% -
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£229 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.24%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
534 610 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.17% 8.58% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 375 340
Average daily rate £325 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £46.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
UAG
London

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 29 July 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Symantec
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Lync
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (57.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Lync
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Extranet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (28.57%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Symantec
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) CommVault
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) ProCurve