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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 549 530 529
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing UAG 34 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.073% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.74% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 20
Average daily rate
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£233 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £480 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £32.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.69% +27.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £27.50 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £33.75 £30.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £32.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-67.69% +27.45%
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
4980 4720 4525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.81% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2469 2231
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 562 560
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -7 14 £220 -31.25% 4
London +18 13 £300 -25.46% 1
South West - 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 2 - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
UAG
UK

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 48 (80.00%) Windows
2 45 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
4 42 (70.00%) VMware
5 35 (58.33%) SharePoint
6 34 (56.67%) SCCM
7 33 (55.00%) MS Exchange
8 25 (41.67%) SCOM
8 25 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (38.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (38.33%) Citrix
11 22 (36.67%) MCSE
11 22 (36.67%) Firewall
12 21 (35.00%) SAN
13 20 (33.33%) DNS
14 19 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (28.33%) Lync
16 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
17 16 (26.67%) PKI
18 14 (23.33%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (23.33%) IIS
18 14 (23.33%) ITIL
18 14 (23.33%) Symantec
19 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
19 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (21.67%) F5
20 12 (20.00%) Office 365
20 12 (20.00%) vSphere

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 33 (55.00%) MS Exchange
3 25 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (28.33%) Lync
6 14 (23.33%) IIS
6 14 (23.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (8.33%) JOnAS
9 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (20.00%) Office 365
3 10 (16.67%) IaaS
3 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.67%) Firewall
2 21 (35.00%) SAN
3 20 (33.33%) DNS
4 12 (20.00%) WAN
4 12 (20.00%) DHCP
5 11 (18.33%) LAN
6 10 (16.67%) Internet
6 10 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (10.00%) Wireless
7 6 (10.00%) Network Security
7 6 (10.00%) VPN
8 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.33%) SSL
8 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
8 5 (8.33%) VLAN
9 4 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (6.67%) NetScreen
9 4 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.67%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (5.00%) Legal
1 3 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Project Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
1 3 (5.00%) SOAP
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
1 3 (5.00%) XML
1 3 (5.00%) SAML
1 3 (5.00%) WCF
1 3 (5.00%) OAuth
1 3 (5.00%) XACML
1 3 (5.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) PKI
2 7 (11.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.00%) CCTV
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.67%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 48 (80.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.33%) Linux
5 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.00%) Migration
6 4 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (5.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.33%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.33%) Project Management
8 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.67%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.67%) Investment Management
9 1 (1.67%) Time Management
9 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (36.67%) MCSE
3 10 (16.67%) MCSA
4 9 (15.00%) MCP
5 5 (8.33%) MCITP
6 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.67%) MCTS
8 1 (1.67%) CISSP
8 1 (1.67%) CISM
8 1 (1.67%) CEH
System Software
1 45 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.00%) vSphere
4 10 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (16.67%) XenApp
5 9 (15.00%) ISA Server
5 9 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (11.67%) VMware ESX
7 5 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.67%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.67%) IAG
Systems Management
1 34 (56.67%) SCCM
2 25 (41.67%) SCOM
3 5 (8.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.00%) MIIS
5 3 (5.00%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (5.00%) MOM
5 3 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (70.00%) VMware
3 23 (38.33%) Citrix
4 14 (23.33%) Symantec
5 13 (21.67%) F5
6 10 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 9 (15.00%) Juniper
7 9 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 7 (11.67%) Cisco
9 5 (8.33%) IBM
9 5 (8.33%) HP
10 3 (5.00%) ProCurve
10 3 (5.00%) Websense
11 2 (3.33%) SonicWALL
11 2 (3.33%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.33%) Dell
11 2 (3.33%) EMC
11 2 (3.33%) CommVault
11 2 (3.33%) Sophos
12 1 (1.67%) Apple