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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 535 497 485
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -12
Contract jobs citing UAG 22 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.095% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 1.00% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £255
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +86.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.00
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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
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -22 10 £350 -25.92%
South East -3 8 £305 -41.90% 1
South West -17 1 £450 +157.14% 1
North West - 1 £440 -
East of England - - - - 1
UAG
UK

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 53 (94.64%) Windows
2 50 (89.29%) Active Directory
3 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
3 39 (69.64%) VMware
4 33 (58.93%) SCCM
5 27 (48.21%) SCOM
5 27 (48.21%) SharePoint
6 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
7 25 (44.64%) SAN
7 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
9 21 (37.50%) DNS
9 21 (37.50%) Citrix
10 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (33.93%) F5
11 18 (32.14%) Forefront TMG
11 18 (32.14%) SQL
12 17 (30.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (28.57%) Hyper-V
13 16 (28.57%) XenApp
13 16 (28.57%) ITIL
14 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
14 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (26.79%) Lync
14 15 (26.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (25.00%) Firewall
16 13 (23.21%) IIS
16 13 (23.21%) Performance Tuning
16 13 (23.21%) vSphere

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (48.21%) SharePoint
2 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
3 17 (30.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (26.79%) Lync
4 15 (26.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (23.21%) IIS
6 11 (19.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.29%) Office 365
3 5 (8.93%) IaaS
4 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) SAN
2 21 (37.50%) DNS
3 14 (25.00%) Firewall
4 12 (21.43%) WAN
5 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
6 8 (14.29%) DHCP
7 7 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (12.50%) LAN
8 5 (8.93%) NAS
9 4 (7.14%) Wireless
9 4 (7.14%) Network Security
10 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
10 3 (5.36%) Internet
11 2 (3.57%) SSL
11 2 (3.57%) Extranet
11 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.57%) EDRMS
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.57%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Publishing
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Wintel Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) PKI
2 8 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.36%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) iPhone
5 1 (1.79%) CMDB
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
5 1 (1.79%) CCTV
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (94.64%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.93%) Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.36%) UNIX
7 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) ITIL
2 13 (23.21%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
3 7 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 6 (10.71%) Change Management
4 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.93%) Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.36%) High Availability
7 3 (5.36%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.57%) Data Security
8 2 (3.57%) Security Management
8 2 (3.57%) Project Management
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (19.64%) MCSE
3 6 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.93%) CCNA
4 5 (8.93%) MCSA
5 4 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) CCNP
6 3 (5.36%) MCP
7 2 (3.57%) CCDA
7 2 (3.57%) CCDP
7 2 (3.57%) CISSP
7 2 (3.57%) CCA
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.57%) CISM
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
8 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 50 (89.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (32.14%) Forefront TMG
4 16 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 16 (28.57%) XenApp
5 13 (23.21%) vSphere
6 12 (21.43%) ISA Server
7 7 (12.50%) XenDesktop
8 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (5.36%) Terminal Services
10 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.79%) IAG
11 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.79%) VMware GSX
11 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.79%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 33 (58.93%) SCCM
2 27 (48.21%) SCOM
3 4 (7.14%) MOM
3 4 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (5.36%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.79%) WSUS
6 1 (1.79%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.79%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
1 39 (69.64%) VMware
2 21 (37.50%) Citrix
3 19 (33.93%) F5
4 11 (19.64%) SolarWinds
5 10 (17.86%) Cisco
5 10 (17.86%) Symantec
6 9 (16.07%) Juniper
7 6 (10.71%) HP
7 6 (10.71%) Websense
8 4 (7.14%) IBM
8 4 (7.14%) Sophos
8 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.14%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.36%) AppSense
9 3 (5.36%) CommVault
9 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.57%) Mercator
10 2 (3.57%) Remedy
10 2 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless