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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 552 532 498
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -34
Contract jobs citing UAG 23 22 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.046% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.46% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £220 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -48.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £218 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £380 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £220 £350
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
5052 4750 4498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.16% 9.92% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 2614 2243
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 589 607
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £28.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 7 July 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 7 July 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
East of England +8 10 £317 -
South East -17 8 £445 +102.27% 1
London -12 3 £350 +48.93% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
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UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 31 (73.81%) Windows
2 27 (64.29%) SCCM
3 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 25 (59.52%) VMware
4 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 19 (45.24%) ITIL
6 19 (45.24%) SCOM
7 18 (42.86%) PKI
8 17 (40.48%) SharePoint
9 15 (35.71%) DNS
10 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
11 12 (28.57%) vSphere
12 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (26.19%) Firewall
12 11 (26.19%) Citrix
13 10 (23.81%) Information Security
14 9 (21.43%) Lync
14 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
14 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (21.43%) McAfee
15 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
15 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
15 8 (19.05%) IIS
15 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
15 8 (19.05%) XenApp
15 8 (19.05%) Symantec
15 8 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 17 (40.48%) SharePoint
2 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (21.43%) Lync
5 8 (19.05%) IIS
6 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) DNS
2 11 (26.19%) Firewall
3 5 (11.90%) SAN
3 5 (11.90%) DHCP
4 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.76%) Internet
6 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.38%) VoIP
7 1 (2.38%) VPN
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) EDRMS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Publishing
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Server Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) X-Windows
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) PKI
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 31 (73.81%) Windows
2 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Information Security
3 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.76%) Line Management
7 2 (4.76%) Server Hardening
7 2 (4.76%) Server Building
8 1 (2.38%) Investment Management
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.38%) High Availability
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Management
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.90%) MCSE
4 3 (7.14%) MCSA
4 3 (7.14%) MCP
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) CCSP
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) vSphere
3 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (19.05%) XenApp
5 7 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (9.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (64.29%) SCCM
2 19 (45.24%) SCOM
3 8 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (9.52%) AirWatch
7 3 (7.14%) OpenView
7 3 (7.14%) OVSD
8 2 (4.76%) SCVMM
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Intune
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (2.38%) SCDPM
9 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
9 1 (2.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) VMware
2 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) Citrix
4 9 (21.43%) McAfee
5 8 (19.05%) Symantec
6 6 (14.29%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) Juniper
7 5 (11.90%) Trend Micro
7 5 (11.90%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
8 4 (9.52%) Sophos
8 4 (9.52%) Mercator
8 4 (9.52%) HP
9 3 (7.14%) CA
9 3 (7.14%) AppSense
10 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.76%) F5
10 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.38%) EMC