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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 401 384 363
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs citing UAG 8 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.16% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 1.82% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 34 4
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£350 £453 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% -7.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £355 £472
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £288
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +65.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
- +116.58%
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
1990 2196 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 9.05% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1375 1018
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 122 216
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +3 1 £310 -35.24% 1
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
4 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
5 14 (60.87%) VMware
6 13 (56.52%) Citrix
6 13 (56.52%) SCOM
7 12 (52.17%) XenApp
7 12 (52.17%) SAN
8 11 (47.83%) Symantec
9 10 (43.48%) Lync
10 9 (39.13%) F5
10 9 (39.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (39.13%) Firewall
10 9 (39.13%) Juniper
11 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
11 8 (34.78%) WAN
11 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
11 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (34.78%) SCCM
11 8 (34.78%) vSphere
11 8 (34.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (30.43%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (30.43%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (30.43%) Network Security
12 7 (30.43%) IIS
13 6 (26.09%) Backup Exec

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
2 10 (43.48%) Lync
3 9 (39.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
4 8 (34.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (30.43%) IIS
6 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (13.04%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) SAN
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) WAN
3 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (30.43%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (30.43%) Network Security
5 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) NAS
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) Extranet
7 2 (8.70%) SSL
7 2 (8.70%) LAN
7 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (8.70%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Publishing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (17.39%) Software Deployment
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Data Security
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.70%) CISSP
1 2 (8.70%) CISM
1 2 (8.70%) CEH
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (52.17%) XenApp
3 8 (34.78%) vSphere
4 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) SCOM
2 8 (34.78%) SCCM
3 6 (26.09%) Backup Exec
3 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (13.04%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (13.04%) MOM
5 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Citrix
4 11 (47.83%) Symantec
5 9 (39.13%) F5
5 9 (39.13%) Juniper
6 6 (26.09%) IBM
7 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
8 3 (13.04%) Websense
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco
9 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (8.70%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
10 1 (4.35%) Brocade
10 1 (4.35%) HP