The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 575 523 546
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +23
Contract jobs citing UAG 29 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.082% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.84% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 15
Average daily rate
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£223 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.64% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £527 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.24%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5229 5008 4757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.80% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2879 2536 2262
Average daily rate £325 £342 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 626 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +6.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 28 July 2014.

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 29 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 28 July 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 -25 24 £220 -48.23% 8
South East -16 11 £220 -51.11% 1
London +7 10 £350 -28.20% 4
West Sussex - 10 £220 -
City of London +14 5 £229 - 2
South West -30 3 - -
Gatwick - 2 £215 -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - - 2
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
North West - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (59.68%) VMware
4 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
5 34 (54.84%) SharePoint
6 32 (51.61%) MS Exchange
7 26 (41.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (37.10%) SCCM
9 23 (37.10%) Firewall
10 21 (33.87%) Citrix
10 21 (33.87%) PKI
11 20 (32.26%) DNS
12 19 (30.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (29.03%) Lync
14 17 (27.42%) MCSE
14 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (27.42%) Symantec
15 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (24.19%) SCOM
17 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (22.58%) DHCP
18 13 (20.97%) ITIL
18 13 (20.97%) Office 365
19 12 (19.35%) Linux
19 12 (19.35%) IIS
19 12 (19.35%) VPN
20 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
20 11 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
20 11 (17.74%) Internet

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 34 (54.84%) SharePoint
2 32 (51.61%) MS Exchange
3 26 (41.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (30.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (29.03%) Lync
6 12 (19.35%) IIS
7 10 (16.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (8.06%) JOnAS
11 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Office 365
2 11 (17.74%) IaaS
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) Firewall
2 20 (32.26%) DNS
3 14 (22.58%) DHCP
4 12 (19.35%) VPN
5 11 (17.74%) Internet
5 11 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (14.52%) SAN
6 9 (14.52%) LAN
7 7 (11.29%) WAN
8 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications
9 5 (8.06%) Network Security
9 5 (8.06%) VLAN
10 4 (6.45%) Wireless
10 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (6.45%) NetScreen
10 4 (6.45%) SSL
11 3 (4.84%) LDAP
11 3 (4.84%) NAS
12 2 (3.23%) Intranet
12 2 (3.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Legal
1 2 (3.23%) Publishing
1 2 (3.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Project Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) XML
2 3 (4.84%) SAML
2 3 (4.84%) WCF
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) SOAP
2 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) OAuth
2 3 (4.84%) XACML
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) jQuery
3 2 (3.23%) XSLT
4 1 (1.61%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) PKI
2 5 (8.06%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.06%) Cryptography
2 5 (8.06%) Statistics
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (19.35%) Linux
5 11 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.84%) UNIX
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
3 9 (14.52%) Migration
4 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 6 (9.68%) Project Management
5 5 (8.06%) CRM
6 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Security Architecture
7 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.84%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Identity Management
7 3 (4.84%) Workflow
8 2 (3.23%) Change Management
8 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.23%) Web Design
8 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) MCSE
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.13%) MCSA
2 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) MCP
4 5 (8.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 8 (12.90%) VMware ESX
3 8 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (11.29%) vSphere
4 7 (11.29%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (8.06%) XenApp
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.84%) MetaFrame
8 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (37.10%) SCCM
2 15 (24.19%) SCOM
3 7 (11.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (6.45%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.45%) WSUS
4 4 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (6.45%) SCOrch
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.84%) MIIS
6 2 (3.23%) MOM
7 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 37 (59.68%) VMware
3 21 (33.87%) Citrix
4 17 (27.42%) Symantec
5 11 (17.74%) Red Hat
6 10 (16.13%) Cisco
7 7 (11.29%) CheckPoint
8 6 (9.68%) Websense
9 4 (6.45%) McAfee
9 4 (6.45%) Sophos
9 4 (6.45%) IBM
9 4 (6.45%) HP
9 4 (6.45%) Juniper
10 3 (4.84%) EMC
11 2 (3.23%) Stonesoft
11 2 (3.23%) ProCurve
11 2 (3.23%) Aruba
11 2 (3.23%) CommVault
11 2 (3.23%) Dell
11 2 (3.23%) Clearswift