The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 388 366 343
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 1.47% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £473 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £255
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +86.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.00
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1888 1842 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.94% 8.55% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1139 933
Average daily rate £400 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 109 210
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £42.50
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAG across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in London

UAG
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAG across the London region.

UAG Daily Rate Trend in London

UAG
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAG across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

UAG Daily Rate Histogram in London

UAG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAG across the London region.

UAG Hourly Rate Trend in London

UAG
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the London 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
City of London +9 2 £380 -19.57%
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (95.83%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (66.67%) VMware
5 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
6 14 (58.33%) SharePoint
6 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (54.17%) Citrix
8 12 (50.00%) SAN
8 12 (50.00%) XenApp
9 11 (45.83%) vSphere
9 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (41.67%) SCOM
10 10 (41.67%) Firewall
11 9 (37.50%) Juniper
11 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
11 9 (37.50%) SCCM
11 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (37.50%) F5
11 9 (37.50%) Lync
12 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (33.33%) WAN
12 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
12 8 (33.33%) DNS
12 8 (33.33%) Symantec
13 7 (29.17%) IIS
13 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (29.17%) WAN Optimisation

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (37.50%) Lync
3 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (29.17%) IIS
4 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
3 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 7 (29.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
6 3 (12.50%) NAS
6 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (8.33%) Extranet
7 2 (8.33%) SSL
7 2 (8.33%) LAN
8 1 (4.17%) WLAN
8 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (12.50%) Publishing
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Wintel Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Data Security
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CEH
1 2 (8.33%) CISM
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) XenApp
3 11 (45.83%) vSphere
4 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) SCOM
2 9 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) MOM
3 3 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 13 (54.17%) Citrix
4 9 (37.50%) Juniper
4 9 (37.50%) F5
5 8 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) Websense
7 3 (12.50%) AppSense
8 2 (8.33%) Sophos
8 2 (8.33%) Mercator
8 2 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (4.17%) HP
9 1 (4.17%) Brocade
9 1 (4.17%) ProCurve