The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 622 577 564
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -13
Contract jobs citing UAG 8 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.069% 0.066%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.72% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 15
Average daily rate
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£315 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.04% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £460 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £220 £320
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -67.69%

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
5654 5445 5175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.63% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3056 2686
Average daily rate £363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 642 589
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAG
Daily Rate Trend

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

UAG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAG within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

UAG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAG within the UK.

UAG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAG
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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 -37 8 £315 +35.48% 4
London -17 4 £493 +64.16% 1
City of London +7 3 - -
South East -24 2 £291 +32.38% 1
West Midlands - 2 £310 - 1
Aylesbury - 2 £291 -
Worcester - 2 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £291 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £310 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) ITIL
2 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) SCCM
4 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (45.95%) VMware
5 15 (40.54%) SCOM
6 14 (37.84%) vSphere
7 13 (35.14%) PKI
8 12 (32.43%) McAfee
8 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
9 10 (27.03%) Firewall
9 10 (27.03%) Citrix
9 10 (27.03%) Information Security
9 10 (27.03%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (24.32%) XenApp
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco
10 9 (24.32%) SAN
10 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
11 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
11 8 (21.62%) IIS
12 7 (18.92%) WAN
12 7 (18.92%) DNS
12 7 (18.92%) Juniper
12 7 (18.92%) Symantec
12 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (21.62%) IIS
3 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (16.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.81%) Lync
6 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Firewall
2 9 (24.32%) SAN
3 7 (18.92%) WAN
3 7 (18.92%) DNS
4 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (8.11%) DHCP
6 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (5.41%) Internet
7 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.70%) LAN
8 1 (2.70%) VoIP
8 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (8.11%) Publishing
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Support Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Server Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) BYOD
5 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
2 10 (27.03%) Information Security
3 6 (16.22%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.81%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
7 2 (5.41%) Server Hardening
7 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (2.70%) Server Building
8 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.70%) Operations Management
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL V2
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) MCSE
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) CCA
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (8.11%) CCEE
4 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) MCSA
4 3 (8.11%) CCNP
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) CCSP
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 14 (37.84%) vSphere
3 9 (24.32%) XenApp
4 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (8.11%) Squid
7 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
7 2 (5.41%) XenServer
7 2 (5.41%) IAG
8 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 18 (48.65%) SCCM
2 15 (40.54%) SCOM
3 10 (27.03%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (18.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (8.11%) OVSD
6 3 (8.11%) OpenView
6 3 (8.11%) FortiGate
7 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Intune
8 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
8 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (45.95%) VMware
3 12 (32.43%) McAfee
4 10 (27.03%) Citrix
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco
6 7 (18.92%) Juniper
6 7 (18.92%) Symantec
7 5 (13.51%) Trend Micro
7 5 (13.51%) HP
8 4 (10.81%) Avaya
8 4 (10.81%) F5
8 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
8 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
9 3 (8.11%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (8.11%) CA
10 2 (5.41%) LANDesk
11 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.70%) EMC
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle