The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 234 215 249
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +34
Contract jobs citing UAG 16 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.20% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 1.29% 1.53% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Average daily rate
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£395 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.35% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £497 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+28.12% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +125.80%
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1239 1110 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 12.91% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 505 387
Average daily rate £350 £325 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 164 159
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.10 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

UAG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

UAG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

UAG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

UAG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

UAG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Surrey -6 13 £400 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £395 -12.27%
Hampshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
3 24 (92.31%) VMware
4 22 (84.62%) SCCM
5 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (61.54%) Hyper-V
6 16 (61.54%) Forefront TMG
7 15 (57.69%) MCSE
8 13 (50.00%) SQL
8 13 (50.00%) IIS
8 13 (50.00%) DHCP
8 13 (50.00%) DNS
8 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
8 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (50.00%) ISA Server
8 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
9 12 (46.15%) SCOM
9 12 (46.15%) SAN
9 12 (46.15%) Citrix
9 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
9 12 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (42.31%) F5
10 11 (42.31%) ITIL
10 11 (42.31%) MCSA
10 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
11 10 (38.46%) PKI
11 10 (38.46%) Internet
11 10 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (50.00%) IIS
1 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (38.46%) Office 365
1 10 (38.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DHCP
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) SAN
3 10 (38.46%) Internet
3 10 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
5 2 (7.69%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (38.46%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Architect
3 9 (34.62%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (38.46%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
3 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (57.69%) MCSE
3 11 (42.31%) MCSA
4 9 (34.62%) MCP
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (7.69%) CCNP
7 2 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) Hyper-V
2 16 (61.54%) Forefront TMG
3 13 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (84.62%) SCCM
2 12 (46.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) VMware
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Citrix
3 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
4 11 (42.31%) F5
5 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.54%) Websense
6 3 (11.54%) CommVault
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco
8 1 (3.85%) Remedy
8 1 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (3.85%) Computacenter