The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 569 591 565
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Contract jobs citing UAG 43 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.043% 0.059%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 12
Median daily rate £350 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £289 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.09% -11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
5697 5258 5030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.15% 10.21% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3556 2921 2616
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 646 613
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing UAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +6 24 £400 +35.59%
London -21 10 £295 -43.80%
South West +1 4 £128 -71.66%
North West - 4 £315 -
East of England -7 1 £320 -3.90%
UAG
UK

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing UAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for UAG.

1 61 (89.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (64.71%) Internet
2 44 (64.71%) Firewall
3 43 (63.24%) Windows
4 36 (52.94%) DNS
5 34 (50.00%) ITIL
6 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
7 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 23 (33.82%) SSL
8 23 (33.82%) IIS
9 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
10 21 (30.88%) ITIL V3
10 21 (30.88%) Active Directory
11 20 (29.41%) Wireless
11 20 (29.41%) PKI
11 20 (29.41%) NetScaler
12 19 (27.94%) Reverse Proxy
12 19 (27.94%) Security Management
12 19 (27.94%) FTP
13 18 (26.47%) MS Excel
14 17 (25.00%) SharePoint
14 17 (25.00%) Data Analysis
14 17 (25.00%) WSUS
15 16 (23.53%) Wireless Security
15 16 (23.53%) Network Architecture
15 16 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (23.53%) Identity Management
15 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (23.53%) ISA Server
16 12 (17.65%) Citrix

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (33.82%) IIS
2 17 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (14.71%) Skype for Business
4 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.41%) Apache
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.41%) JBoss
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.29%) MS Project
3 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Office 365
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.94%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (64.71%) Firewall
1 44 (64.71%) Internet
2 36 (52.94%) DNS
3 23 (33.82%) SSL
4 20 (29.41%) NetScaler
4 20 (29.41%) Wireless
5 19 (27.94%) FTP
5 19 (27.94%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (23.53%) Wireless Security
7 10 (14.71%) DHCP
7 10 (14.71%) Network Security
7 10 (14.71%) WAN
8 9 (13.24%) LAN
9 8 (11.76%) VPN
10 5 (7.35%) IP Telephony
10 5 (7.35%) Skype
11 4 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (5.88%) Extranet
11 4 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (11.76%) Publishing
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Analyst
2 20 (29.41%) Web Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) Consultant
4 15 (22.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (14.71%) Field Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 10 (14.71%) ITIL Consultant
6 10 (14.71%) Web Consultant
6 10 (14.71%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
6 10 (14.71%) Web Specialist
7 8 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Security Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) IT Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Security Consultant
10 5 (7.35%) Security Specialist
10 5 (7.35%) Server Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) LAMP
3 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) JSP
3 2 (2.94%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) PKI
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.41%) BYOD
4 3 (4.41%) Social Media
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) CMDB
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) PMI
6 1 (1.47%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.82%) Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Phone
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.00%) ITIL
2 21 (30.88%) ITIL V3
3 19 (27.94%) Security Management
4 17 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 16 (23.53%) Identity Management
5 16 (23.53%) Network Architecture
6 10 (14.71%) Capacity Management
7 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
7 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.76%) Service Management
9 7 (10.29%) Migration
9 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.82%) Project Management
11 5 (7.35%) Network Management
12 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
12 4 (5.88%) Change Management
12 4 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (5.88%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) PHP
3 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.94%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (16.18%) MCSE
5 5 (7.35%) MCITP
5 5 (7.35%) MCP
5 5 (7.35%) MCTS
5 5 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.41%) CISSP
6 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 3 (4.41%) MCSA
6 3 (4.41%) RHCE
7 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (30.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.53%) ISA Server
3 9 (13.24%) XenApp
4 4 (5.88%) BitLocker
4 4 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) WSUS
2 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.88%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (5.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 4 (5.88%) Windows Intune
3 3 (4.41%) Puppet
3 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (89.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Citrix
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco
4 8 (11.76%) Brocade
5 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.35%) Riverbed
6 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.35%) Sophos
6 5 (7.35%) VMware
7 4 (5.88%) AppSense
7 4 (5.88%) Canon
7 4 (5.88%) IBM
7 4 (5.88%) Sonus
7 4 (5.88%) Symantec
8 3 (4.41%) Facebook
8 3 (4.41%) Twitter
9 2 (2.94%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.47%) EMC