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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 414 410 403
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing UAG 15 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.061% 0.019%
As % of the System Software category 0.66% 0.71% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
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£340 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £343 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £465 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+28.90% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £32.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-67.69% +49.42%
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
2284 2111 1993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.34% 8.53% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1304 1147
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 150 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £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
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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
City of London +31 9 £268 -30.96% 2
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 17 (65.38%) SharePoint
4 17 (65.38%) VMware
5 14 (53.85%) SAN
6 13 (50.00%) Symantec
6 13 (50.00%) Firewall
6 13 (50.00%) Citrix
6 13 (50.00%) SCOM
7 12 (46.15%) XenApp
7 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
8 11 (42.31%) Lync
9 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
9 10 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (34.62%) vSphere
11 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (30.77%) SCCM
11 8 (30.77%) DNS
12 7 (26.92%) Juniper
12 7 (26.92%) WAN
12 7 (26.92%) Network Security
12 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (26.92%) F5
13 6 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
13 6 (23.08%) IIS

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (65.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (42.31%) Lync
3 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
3 10 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (23.08%) IIS
6 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (11.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) SAN
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) DNS
4 7 (26.92%) WAN
4 7 (26.92%) Network Security
5 6 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 5 (19.23%) Wireless
6 5 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (15.38%) Extranet
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
8 3 (11.54%) WLAN
8 3 (11.54%) NAS
8 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
9 2 (7.69%) SMTP
9 2 (7.69%) Intranet
10 1 (3.85%) MPLS
10 1 (3.85%) IPsec
10 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
1 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Intranet Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Network Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Intranet Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support
4 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) CCTV
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (15.38%) Software Deployment
3 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Data Security
5 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) CEH
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) XenApp
3 9 (34.62%) vSphere
4 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) SCOM
2 8 (30.77%) SCCM
3 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
4 5 (19.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (11.54%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (11.54%) MOM
6 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) VMware
3 13 (50.00%) Citrix
3 13 (50.00%) Symantec
4 7 (26.92%) Juniper
4 7 (26.92%) F5
5 6 (23.08%) IBM
6 4 (15.38%) HP
7 3 (11.54%) Websense
7 3 (11.54%) ProCurve
7 3 (11.54%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.69%) EMC
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
9 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
9 1 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless