The table below looks at the statistics for IAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IAG over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)
Rank 613 582 578
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Contract jobs citing IAG 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.089% 0.079% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate
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£444 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £398 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £510 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5613 5080 4845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.66% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3141 2620 2327
Average daily rate £350 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 622 631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

IAG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IAG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

IAG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IAG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IAG within the UK.

IAG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IAG
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IAG within the UK over the 3 months to 21 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
England -29 4 £475 +5.55% 2
London -9 3 - -
City of London +22 1 - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -

IAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IAG 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 IAG.

1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (33.33%) BPR
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 2 (33.33%) Information Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) InfoPath
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5

IAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IAG 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 IAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Essbase
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) XSLT
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Taxonomies
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Management
2 2 (33.33%) BPR
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 2 (33.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) Progress
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) IBM