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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 404 403 377
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing UAG 4 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.042% 0.095%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.52% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 13
Average daily rate
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£525 £336 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.13% -15.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £235
% change year-on-year
- +59.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
UAG
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
1923 1914 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 8.10% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1171 1064
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 143 154
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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
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 24 April 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
City of London +16 1 - - 1
Enfield - 1 - -
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (50.00%) Citrix
5 7 (50.00%) SCCM
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) XenApp
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) DNS
7 5 (35.71%) Firewall
7 5 (35.71%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (35.71%) Lync
7 5 (35.71%) vSphere
7 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
7 5 (35.71%) Office 365
8 4 (28.57%) IaaS
8 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
8 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
8 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (28.57%) Sophos
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) Lync
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (7.14%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Data Security
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) CEH
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) XenApp
4 5 (35.71%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (35.71%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
3 3 (21.43%) SCOM
4 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
6 4 (28.57%) Sophos
6 4 (28.57%) Mercator
7 3 (21.43%) Symantec
7 3 (21.43%) Juniper
7 3 (21.43%) AppSense
7 3 (21.43%) F5
8 1 (7.14%) IBM
8 1 (7.14%) EMC
8 1 (7.14%) Brocade
8 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
8 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
8 1 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless