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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)
Rank 581 535 528
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -7
Contract jobs citing IAG 2 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.041% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +28.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £362
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.21%
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
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 5 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 30 January 2015. 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 -32 2 £350 -26.31% 1
South East - 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
London - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -

IAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Symantec
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Content Management
4 2 (28.57%) Information Management
4 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (28.57%) BPR
4 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 2 (28.57%) InfoPath
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5

IAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Product Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Information Management
3 2 (28.57%) BPR
4 1 (14.29%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
1 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
1 2 (28.57%) UAG
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Brocade
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp