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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 426 408 385
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -23
Contract jobs citing UAG 3 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.043% 0.083%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.50% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
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£350 £288 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -39.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £220 £350
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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
2147 2004 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.17% 8.62% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1255 1016
Average daily rate £370 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 135 145
Average hourly rate £18.36 £15.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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
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 29 June 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 -9 1 - -
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (75.00%) SCCM
3 8 (66.67%) XenApp
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (58.33%) vSphere
5 5 (41.67%) SCOM
5 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) IaaS
6 4 (33.33%) Office 365
6 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (33.33%) AirWatch
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) Juniper
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) Mercator
6 4 (33.33%) EDRMS
6 4 (33.33%) Sophos
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) DNS

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Lync
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
1 4 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Server Support
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Server Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
1 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) XenApp
3 7 (58.33%) vSphere
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 5 (41.67%) SCOM
3 4 (33.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Sophos
4 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (33.33%) Mercator
4 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) AppSense
5 3 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) EMC