The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 570 488 501
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +13
Contract jobs citing UAG 19 71 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.15% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 1.46% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 50 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £288
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +65.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
- +116.58%
UAG
UK

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

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5000 4864 4223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.30% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2559 1989
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 599 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £35.90
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 England

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

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in England

UAG
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UAG Daily Rate Trend in England

UAG
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAG across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

UAG Daily Rate Histogram in England

UAG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UAG Hourly Rate Trend in England

UAG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
London -17 8 £350 -22.65% 2
South East -29 8 £377 -24.55%
North West -8 2 £440 +13.54%
Yorkshire -14 1 £270 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
UAG
UK

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 48 (92.31%) Windows
2 45 (86.54%) Active Directory
3 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 34 (65.38%) VMware
5 29 (55.77%) SCCM
6 28 (53.85%) SCOM
7 27 (51.92%) SQL Server
8 26 (50.00%) SharePoint
8 26 (50.00%) SAN
9 20 (38.46%) F5
10 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (36.54%) Citrix
10 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
10 19 (36.54%) SQL
11 18 (34.62%) Hyper-V
12 17 (32.69%) Forefront TMG
13 15 (28.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (28.85%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (28.85%) DNS
14 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (26.92%) Lync
14 14 (26.92%) XenApp
14 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (25.00%) ISA Server
15 13 (25.00%) Symantec
15 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
15 13 (25.00%) Firewall
16 12 (23.08%) WAN
16 12 (23.08%) IIS
16 12 (23.08%) SolarWinds

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 26 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
3 15 (28.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (26.92%) Lync
5 12 (23.08%) IIS
5 12 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (5.77%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.62%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) SAN
2 15 (28.85%) DNS
3 13 (25.00%) Firewall
4 12 (23.08%) WAN
5 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
6 7 (13.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (13.46%) Network Security
6 7 (13.46%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (13.46%) DHCP
6 7 (13.46%) LAN
7 4 (7.69%) Wireless
7 4 (7.69%) NAS
8 3 (5.77%) Extranet
9 2 (3.85%) Internet
9 2 (3.85%) LDAP
9 2 (3.85%) SSL
9 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (51.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.85%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (9.62%) Publishing
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Architect
2 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Technical Architect
4 8 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (13.46%) Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Windows Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Network Support Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Network Support
10 2 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.85%) SAML
3 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) OAuth
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) WCF
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (3.85%) XACML
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) PKI
2 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) CMDB
4 1 (1.92%) PDA
4 1 (1.92%) CCTV
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (92.31%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
4 7 (13.46%) WAN Optimisation
5 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Change Management
6 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.77%) Migration
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) Project Management
8 2 (3.85%) Workflow
8 2 (3.85%) Data Security
8 2 (3.85%) Security Management
8 2 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.85%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (21.15%) MCSE
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.62%) CCNA
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.69%) MCSA
4 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 2 (3.85%) CCDA
6 2 (3.85%) CCDP
6 2 (3.85%) CISSP
6 2 (3.85%) MCP
6 2 (3.85%) CISM
6 2 (3.85%) CEH
6 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 45 (86.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (34.62%) Hyper-V
3 17 (32.69%) Forefront TMG
4 14 (26.92%) XenApp
4 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (25.00%) ISA Server
6 8 (15.38%) vSphere
7 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
8 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (9.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.92%) IAG
10 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.92%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 29 (55.77%) SCCM
2 28 (53.85%) SCOM
3 6 (11.54%) Backup Exec
3 6 (11.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (5.77%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (5.77%) MOM
6 2 (3.85%) MIIS
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.92%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 34 (65.38%) VMware
3 20 (38.46%) F5
4 19 (36.54%) Citrix
5 13 (25.00%) Symantec
6 12 (23.08%) SolarWinds
7 9 (17.31%) Juniper
8 8 (15.38%) Cisco
9 6 (11.54%) IBM
9 6 (11.54%) Websense
10 4 (7.69%) HP
10 4 (7.69%) Riverbed
11 3 (5.77%) CommVault
12 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
12 2 (3.85%) Remedy
12 2 (3.85%) Sophos
12 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
12 2 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
13 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.92%) Brocade