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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 541 511 455
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -56
Contract jobs citing UAG 24 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.062% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.67% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 28
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £486 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £245
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +53.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
4505 4172 3910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.29% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2521 2092 1903
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 483 643
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -4 10 £450 +16.88%
South East -8 10 £290 -42.00%
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 3
South West -12 2 £450 +63.63% 1
East of England - - - -
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UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 38 (86.36%) Active Directory
3 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 30 (68.18%) VMware
5 29 (65.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (56.82%) SCCM
6 25 (56.82%) SharePoint
7 22 (50.00%) DNS
7 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (47.73%) MS Exchange
9 18 (40.91%) Citrix
10 17 (38.64%) SCOM
10 17 (38.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (34.09%) Lync
12 15 (34.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (34.09%) ITIL
13 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
13 13 (29.55%) Forefront TMG
14 12 (27.27%) XenApp
14 12 (27.27%) Office 365
14 12 (27.27%) IIS
14 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (27.27%) PKI
15 11 (25.00%) Firewall
15 11 (25.00%) SAN
15 11 (25.00%) Cisco
16 10 (22.73%) SQL
16 10 (22.73%) DHCP
16 10 (22.73%) MCSE

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 25 (56.82%) SharePoint
2 21 (47.73%) MS Exchange
3 17 (38.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (34.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (34.09%) Lync
5 12 (27.27%) IIS
6 8 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (20.45%) IaaS
4 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) DNS
2 11 (25.00%) SAN
2 11 (25.00%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) DHCP
4 7 (15.91%) WAN
5 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.36%) Internet
5 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (9.09%) NAS
6 4 (9.09%) LAN
6 4 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.82%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (4.55%) Network Security
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.27%) Wireless
9 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.27%) Extranet
9 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (9.09%) EDRMS
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Publishing
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Wintel Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) PKI
2 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.82%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 29 (65.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) Linux
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.82%) UNIX
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.64%) Change Management
3 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (6.82%) High Availability
6 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.55%) Software Deployment
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
1 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.82%) VBScript
3 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (22.73%) MCSE
3 8 (18.18%) MCSA
3 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) MCP
5 5 (11.36%) CCNA
6 4 (9.09%) CCNP
7 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.55%) CCDA
8 2 (4.55%) CCDP
8 2 (4.55%) CCA
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (4.55%) VCP4
9 1 (2.27%) CISSP
9 1 (2.27%) CISM
9 1 (2.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 38 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (29.55%) Forefront TMG
4 12 (27.27%) XenApp
5 9 (20.45%) vSphere
6 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (9.09%) ISA Server
9 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (2.27%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.27%) VMware GSX
10 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
10 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
10 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (56.82%) SCCM
2 17 (38.64%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) MOM
3 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.55%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (4.55%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.27%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (2.27%) SCSM
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (68.18%) VMware
3 18 (40.91%) Citrix
4 11 (25.00%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) Symantec
5 6 (13.64%) F5
6 5 (11.36%) Blue Coat
6 5 (11.36%) Websense
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.36%) Juniper
7 4 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (9.09%) Mercator
7 4 (9.09%) Sophos
8 3 (6.82%) IBM
8 3 (6.82%) AppSense
8 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.55%) Remedy
9 2 (4.55%) CommVault
10 1 (2.27%) Veritas