The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 538 513 525
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs citing UAG 24 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.088% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.89% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 15
Average daily rate
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£220 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.23% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £527 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.24%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4784 4626 4465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 9.92% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2661 2363 2159
Average daily rate £325 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 600 617
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
UAG
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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 July 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 July 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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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 +1 12 £220 -51.11% 1
London -10 9 £305 -37.43% 4
South West -34 3 - -
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
UAG
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UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) VMware
3 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 33 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 31 (57.41%) SharePoint
6 29 (53.70%) MS Exchange
7 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (42.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (42.59%) Firewall
9 20 (37.04%) PKI
9 20 (37.04%) SCCM
10 19 (35.19%) DNS
11 18 (33.33%) MCSE
11 18 (33.33%) Citrix
11 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (33.33%) Lync
11 18 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (29.63%) SCOM
12 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (27.78%) Symantec
14 13 (24.07%) DHCP
14 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (22.22%) Office 365
15 12 (22.22%) ITIL
16 11 (20.37%) Linux
16 11 (20.37%) VPN
17 10 (18.52%) MCSA
17 10 (18.52%) IIS
17 10 (18.52%) Internet
17 10 (18.52%) Red Hat

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 31 (57.41%) SharePoint
2 29 (53.70%) MS Exchange
3 23 (42.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (33.33%) Lync
5 10 (18.52%) IIS
5 10 (18.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (9.26%) JOnAS
7 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Office 365
2 10 (18.52%) IaaS
2 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (42.59%) Firewall
2 19 (35.19%) DNS
3 13 (24.07%) DHCP
4 11 (20.37%) VPN
5 10 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (18.52%) Internet
6 9 (16.67%) SAN
6 9 (16.67%) LAN
7 7 (12.96%) WAN
8 6 (11.11%) Unified Communications
9 5 (9.26%) Network Security
9 5 (9.26%) VLAN
10 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (7.41%) NetScreen
10 4 (7.41%) SSL
10 4 (7.41%) Wireless
11 3 (5.56%) LDAP
12 2 (3.70%) Intranet
12 2 (3.70%) IPsec
12 2 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Legal
1 2 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Project Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Intranet Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Intranet Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
1 3 (5.56%) SOAP
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
1 3 (5.56%) XML
1 3 (5.56%) SAML
1 3 (5.56%) WCF
1 3 (5.56%) OAuth
1 3 (5.56%) XACML
1 3 (5.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) PKI
2 5 (9.26%) Cryptography
2 5 (9.26%) Statistics
3 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) CCTV
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (20.37%) Linux
5 10 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.11%) Project Management
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
3 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (7.41%) CRM
4 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.56%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Workflow
5 3 (5.56%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) MCSE
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.52%) MCSA
3 9 (16.67%) MCP
4 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) MCITP
5 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.85%) MCTS
System Software
1 33 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (12.96%) vSphere
5 7 (12.96%) VMware ESX
6 5 (9.26%) XenApp
7 4 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (7.41%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (37.04%) SCCM
2 16 (29.63%) SCOM
3 7 (12.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (7.41%) SCOrch
4 4 (7.41%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.56%) MIIS
6 2 (3.70%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (3.70%) MOM
6 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.85%) WSUS
7 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) VMware
2 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.33%) Citrix
4 15 (27.78%) Symantec
5 10 (18.52%) Red Hat
6 9 (16.67%) Cisco
7 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
8 4 (7.41%) IBM
8 4 (7.41%) HP
8 4 (7.41%) Juniper
9 3 (5.56%) EMC
10 2 (3.70%) Stonesoft
10 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.70%) Aruba
10 2 (3.70%) CommVault
10 2 (3.70%) NetApp
10 2 (3.70%) Dell
10 2 (3.70%) Websense
10 2 (3.70%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.85%) Barracuda Networks