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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 609 594 587
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing UAG 35 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.053% 0.057%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 20
Median daily rate £295 £350 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £292 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £463 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.00%
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
6547 5628 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.20% 10.22% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4006 3142 2940
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 662 669
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.00 £30.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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
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 30 May 2016.

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 22 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 30 May 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 +12 30 £298 -15.00% 2
London +12 12 £295 -15.71% 1
South East -12 8 £350 -21.34%
North West - 8 £315 -
City of London +49 5 £329 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £260 -
Berkshire - 4 £313 -
Hampshire - 4 £350 -
Scotland -17 3 £310 -
Cheshire - 3 £330 -
Wirral - 3 £260 -
Livingston +6 2 £310 -
West Lothian +5 2 £310 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £131 -
South West - 2 £131 - 1
Reading - 2 £500 -
Gloucester - 2 £131 -
Southampton - 2 £344 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 £125 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 64 (87.67%) Microsoft
2 48 (65.75%) Windows
3 47 (64.38%) Firewall
4 43 (58.90%) ITIL
5 42 (57.53%) DNS
5 42 (57.53%) Internet
6 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
7 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
8 27 (36.99%) SSL
8 27 (36.99%) IIS
9 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
10 23 (31.51%) SharePoint
11 22 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
12 20 (27.40%) NetScaler
13 19 (26.03%) ITIL V3
13 19 (26.03%) Reverse Proxy
13 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
13 19 (26.03%) FTP
14 17 (23.29%) Security Management
14 17 (23.29%) Data Analysis
15 16 (21.92%) Capacity Management
16 15 (20.55%) Wireless
16 15 (20.55%) PRINCE2
16 15 (20.55%) Project Management
17 14 (19.18%) Skype for Business
17 14 (19.18%) PKI
18 13 (17.81%) Cisco
18 13 (17.81%) MCSE
19 12 (16.44%) Brocade

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 27 (36.99%) IIS
2 23 (31.51%) SharePoint
3 14 (19.18%) Skype for Business
4 7 (9.59%) Apache
4 7 (9.59%) JBoss
4 7 (9.59%) MS Exchange
4 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.33%) MS Project
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Office 365
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) HP Helion
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (64.38%) Firewall
2 42 (57.53%) DNS
2 42 (57.53%) Internet
3 27 (36.99%) SSL
4 20 (27.40%) NetScaler
5 19 (26.03%) FTP
5 19 (26.03%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (20.55%) Wireless
7 12 (16.44%) Network Security
8 11 (15.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (15.07%) Wireless Security
9 10 (13.70%) DHCP
9 10 (13.70%) VPN
10 9 (12.33%) WAN
11 8 (10.96%) LAN
12 6 (8.22%) Extranet
12 6 (8.22%) IP Telephony
13 5 (6.85%) Skype
14 4 (5.48%) Cisco IPT
14 4 (5.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (10.96%) Publishing
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Analyst
2 20 (27.40%) Web Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Consultant
3 15 (20.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (16.44%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 10 (13.70%) ITIL Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) Web Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
5 10 (13.70%) Web Specialist
6 7 (9.59%) Field Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Server Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Server Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) .NET
1 7 (9.59%) LAMP
2 6 (8.22%) .NET Framework
2 6 (8.22%) JSP
3 5 (6.85%) Web Services
4 4 (5.48%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) PKI
2 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.22%) PMI
4 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) BYOD
5 3 (4.11%) Social Media
6 2 (2.74%) CMDB
6 2 (2.74%) FMCG
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.37%) iPad
7 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.96%) Linux
4 8 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.22%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.90%) ITIL
2 19 (26.03%) ITIL V3
3 17 (23.29%) Data Analysis
3 17 (23.29%) Security Management
4 16 (21.92%) Capacity Management
5 15 (20.55%) PRINCE2
5 15 (20.55%) Project Management
6 11 (15.07%) Migration
6 11 (15.07%) Network Architecture
7 10 (13.70%) Identity Management
8 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (10.96%) Service Management
10 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.59%) Supplier Management
11 6 (8.22%) Business Continuity
11 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (8.22%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.22%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) PHP
2 6 (8.22%) Java
2 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) MCSE
4 9 (12.33%) MCITP
4 9 (12.33%) MCTS
5 7 (9.59%) Degree
5 7 (9.59%) RHCE
5 7 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.22%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.11%) CISSP
7 3 (4.11%) MCP
8 1 (1.37%) MCSA
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) ISA Server
3 10 (13.70%) XenApp
4 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (8.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.48%) BitLocker
6 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.48%) Squid
6 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.74%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.74%) vCloud
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) WSUS
2 8 (10.96%) SCOM
3 7 (9.59%) Puppet
3 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (8.22%) Backup Exec
4 6 (8.22%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (8.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (5.48%) FortiGate
5 4 (5.48%) SCCM
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Intune
6 3 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.74%) OpenView
7 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (87.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) Cisco
3 12 (16.44%) Brocade
4 11 (15.07%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.07%) Citrix
5 9 (12.33%) SolarWinds
5 9 (12.33%) VMware
6 8 (10.96%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.22%) IBM
7 6 (8.22%) Symantec
8 5 (6.85%) Riverbed
8 5 (6.85%) Sophos
9 4 (5.48%) AppSense
9 4 (5.48%) Avaya
9 4 (5.48%) Canon
9 4 (5.48%) HP
9 4 (5.48%) Sonus
10 3 (4.11%) Facebook
10 3 (4.11%) Intel Security
10 3 (4.11%) Twitter
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