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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 235 240 223
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.056% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.95% 0.45% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£220 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-56.92% +16.07%
UAG
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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
1058 1107 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.40% 12.48% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 555 388
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 135
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £31.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 +5 5 - - 1
West Sussex - 5 £220 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) VMware
3 15 (71.43%) SCCM
3 15 (71.43%) MCSE
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (57.14%) PKI
5 12 (57.14%) DNS
6 11 (52.38%) Citrix
7 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
7 10 (47.62%) DHCP
7 10 (47.62%) MCSA
7 10 (47.62%) SharePoint
7 10 (47.62%) Linux
7 10 (47.62%) IIS
7 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
7 10 (47.62%) Internet
7 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
7 10 (47.62%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (47.62%) Office 365
7 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (47.62%) IaaS
7 10 (47.62%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (47.62%) SharePoint 2013

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (47.62%) SharePoint
2 10 (47.62%) IIS
2 10 (47.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (28.57%) Lync
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (47.62%) Office 365
1 10 (47.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DNS
2 10 (47.62%) DHCP
2 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 10 (47.62%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (23.81%) SAN
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (19.05%) NetScreen
4 4 (19.05%) VPN
4 4 (19.05%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) MCSE
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCSA
3 9 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) MCTS
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
2 5 (23.81%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (23.81%) ISA Server
2 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (71.43%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Citrix
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
4 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
5 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) CommVault
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp