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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
UK
Rank 585 586 585
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing UAG 12 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.083% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.80% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 19
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £283 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £443 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £320 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
5090 5369 5295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.37% 10.33% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3205 2922
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 482 591
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

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 26 February 2017.

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 8 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -1 12 £350 +3.70%
South East -8 8 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £350 -
London +17 3 £400 +14.28%
West Sussex -8 2 - -
South West +5 1 £269 +115.20%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £269 +115.20%

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) ITIL
4 11 (68.75%) IIS
4 11 (68.75%) DHCP
4 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (62.50%) MCSA
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
7 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) Office 365
8 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (43.75%) Cisco
8 7 (43.75%) DNS
8 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
8 7 (43.75%) SCCM
8 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
9 6 (37.50%) SLA
9 6 (37.50%) LAN
9 6 (37.50%) WAN
9 6 (37.50%) MCSE
9 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (37.50%) CCNP
9 6 (37.50%) CCNA

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 11 (68.75%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (25.00%) IaaS
3 2 (12.50%) AWS OpsWorks
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) DHCP
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
1 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
1 4 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCSA
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (37.50%) CCNA
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
6 4 (25.00%) MCITP
6 4 (25.00%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (37.50%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Forcepoint
5 4 (25.00%) Remedy
6 3 (18.75%) Computacenter
7 2 (12.50%) HP
8 1 (6.25%) EMC