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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)
Rank 575 561 513
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -48
Contract jobs citing IAG 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.081% 0.065% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
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£401 £475 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.68% +28.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £475 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £362
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
4939 4628 4188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.24% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2758 2265 2015
Average daily rate £384 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 523 659
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 2 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 5 March 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 -9 4 £401 -15.68% 1
London 0 2 £451 -5.05% 1

IAG
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (50.00%) SLA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Brocade
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) VCP4
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum

IAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Architect
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) Brocade