The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 616 648 610
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -38
Contract jobs citing UAG 4 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 0.063% 0.16% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 16
Median daily rate £338 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £338 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £443 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
-33.82% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6331 5536 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 10.00% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3938 3216 3204
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 617 731
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing UAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 4 £338 -20.58%
London -11 2 £388 -8.82%
West Midlands - 2 £281 -
Solihull - 2 £281 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing UAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for UAG.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (50.00%) Office 365
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) SCOM
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Skype
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Broadband
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Skype
3 2 (20.00%) Broadband
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) Extranet
4 1 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCSE
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Red Box
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec