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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 580 549 533
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -16
Contract jobs citing UAG 8 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.066% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.68% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 16
Average daily rate
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£315 £233 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -33.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £220 £320
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -67.69%
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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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5322 5021 4843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.90% 9.81% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3082 2826 2540
Average daily rate £365 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 611 579
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £33.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -18 4 £493 +64.16% 1
South East -32 2 £291 +32.38% 1
West Midlands - 2 £310 -
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UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 19 (57.58%) ITIL
4 18 (54.55%) SCCM
5 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (51.52%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) SCOM
6 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 14 (42.42%) vSphere
8 13 (39.39%) PKI
9 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (30.30%) Citrix
10 10 (30.30%) Service Delivery
10 10 (30.30%) Information Security
11 9 (27.27%) XenApp
11 9 (27.27%) SAN
11 9 (27.27%) McAfee
11 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
12 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
12 8 (24.24%) IIS
13 7 (21.21%) WAN
13 7 (21.21%) DNS
13 7 (21.21%) Juniper
13 7 (21.21%) Firewall
13 7 (21.21%) Symantec
13 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
13 7 (21.21%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
13 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (21.21%) Forefront Identity Manager

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (24.24%) IIS
3 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (12.12%) Lync
6 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) WAN
2 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 7 (21.21%) DNS
3 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (9.09%) Publishing
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Server Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Server Support
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) X-Windows
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) PKI
2 4 (12.12%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.03%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Service Delivery
2 10 (30.30%) Information Security
3 6 (18.18%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE
6 2 (6.06%) Server Hardening
6 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.03%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Change Management
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Server Building
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) MCSE
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) CCA
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCEE
4 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) MCSA
4 3 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) ISEB
6 1 (3.03%) CCSP
6 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.03%) MCTS
6 1 (3.03%) MCP
6 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (42.42%) vSphere
3 9 (27.27%) XenApp
4 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
7 2 (6.06%) XenServer
7 2 (6.06%) IAG
8 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
8 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) SCCM
2 15 (45.45%) SCOM
3 7 (21.21%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (21.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (9.09%) OVSD
5 3 (9.09%) OpenView
6 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
7 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Intune
7 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
7 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Citrix
4 9 (27.27%) McAfee
5 7 (21.21%) Symantec
5 7 (21.21%) Juniper
6 5 (15.15%) HP
6 5 (15.15%) Cisco
6 5 (15.15%) Trend Micro
7 4 (12.12%) F5
8 3 (9.09%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (9.09%) CA
9 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
10 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle
10 1 (3.03%) EMC