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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 577 544 519
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -25
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.049% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.50% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £220 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -49.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £404 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £220 £350
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.53%
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
5168 4832 4647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.01% 9.79% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3029 2698 2390
Average daily rate £355 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £173 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 582 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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
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 4 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -31 6 £450 +104.54% 2
London -4 4 £421 +38.11% 2
UAG
UK

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) SCCM
3 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (55.88%) ITIL
3 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
4 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 18 (52.94%) VMware
5 17 (50.00%) SCOM
6 16 (47.06%) PKI
7 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
8 11 (32.35%) vSphere
9 10 (29.41%) Citrix
9 10 (29.41%) DNS
9 10 (29.41%) Information Security
10 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (26.47%) McAfee
10 9 (26.47%) Service Delivery
10 9 (26.47%) IIS
10 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
11 8 (23.53%) Symantec
11 8 (23.53%) Firewall
12 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
12 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
12 7 (20.59%) XenApp
12 7 (20.59%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
12 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
12 7 (20.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (26.47%) IIS
3 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
4 5 (14.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (11.76%) Lync
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
3 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) Firewall
3 6 (17.65%) SAN
4 5 (14.71%) WAN
4 5 (14.71%) DHCP
4 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.94%) VPN
7 1 (2.94%) VoIP
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Server Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Server Support
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) PKI
2 4 (11.76%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) Information Security
3 9 (26.47%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.71%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Server Hardening
7 1 (2.94%) Server Building
7 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.94%) Operations Management
7 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.94%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) MCSE
3 4 (11.76%) MCSA
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) MCP
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) CCA
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) CCSP
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.94%) MCTS
6 1 (2.94%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (32.35%) vSphere
3 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 7 (20.59%) XenApp
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (8.82%) ISA Server
6 3 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (61.76%) SCCM
2 17 (50.00%) SCOM
3 7 (20.59%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (20.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (8.82%) OVSD
5 3 (8.82%) OpenView
6 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Intune
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.94%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.94%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.94%) SCSM
7 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (52.94%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) McAfee
5 8 (23.53%) Symantec
6 6 (17.65%) Juniper
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco
7 5 (14.71%) Trend Micro
8 4 (11.76%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (8.82%) F5
9 3 (8.82%) HP
9 3 (8.82%) CA
9 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.88%) EMC
11 1 (2.94%) Oracle
11 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.94%) Mercator
11 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
11 1 (2.94%) Sophos
11 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat