The first table below looks at the demand for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 139 116 142
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Contract jobs citing UAG 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 1.20% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £375 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £225 £338
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +47.05%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
353 250 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.61% 10.63% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 111 143
Average daily rate £366 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.73 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
UAG
England

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

UAG
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

UAG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

UAG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

UAG Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

UAG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 4 £375 -
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) PKI
2 4 (66.67%) Cryptography
3 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) Statistics
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCDP
4 2 (33.33%) Nortel
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (33.33%) Lync
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) SQL

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (33.33%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Security Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Cryptography
1 4 (66.67%) PKI
2 3 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCDP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCDA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Nortel
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya