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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 643 646 606
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -40
Contract jobs citing UAG 7 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.15% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
Median daily rate £293 £450 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +96.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £326 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £486 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £220
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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
6445 6090 5790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.88% 10.42% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4093 3430 3225
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 615 663
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 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 25 August 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 -8 7 £293 -35.00%
London -10 7 £293 -40.60%
City of London +38 2 £293 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (76.74%) Windows
3 28 (65.12%) ITIL
3 28 (65.12%) DNS
3 28 (65.12%) Firewall
4 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
5 20 (46.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (44.19%) Skype for Business
7 18 (41.86%) Capacity Management
7 18 (41.86%) SharePoint
7 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
8 17 (39.53%) Internet
9 15 (34.88%) Project Management
9 15 (34.88%) PRINCE2
10 14 (32.56%) IIS
10 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
11 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
11 13 (30.23%) MCSE
11 13 (30.23%) Network Security
12 12 (27.91%) Brocade
12 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
12 12 (27.91%) SSL
12 12 (27.91%) VMware
13 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
13 11 (25.58%) Citrix
13 11 (25.58%) Office 365
13 11 (25.58%) SCOM
13 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (25.58%) XenApp

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 19 (44.19%) Skype for Business
2 18 (41.86%) SharePoint
3 14 (32.56%) IIS
4 7 (16.28%) Apache
4 7 (16.28%) JBoss
4 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
4 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
5 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) HP Helion
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (65.12%) DNS
1 28 (65.12%) Firewall
2 17 (39.53%) Internet
3 13 (30.23%) Network Security
4 12 (27.91%) SSL
5 8 (18.60%) DHCP
5 8 (18.60%) Extranet
6 7 (16.28%) WAN
6 7 (16.28%) Wireless
7 6 (13.95%) IP Telephony
7 6 (13.95%) LAN
7 6 (13.95%) Skype
7 6 (13.95%) VPN
8 5 (11.63%) FTP
8 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
8 5 (11.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.30%) Broadband
9 4 (9.30%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (9.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) MySQL
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.98%) Publishing
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Server Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Senior Server Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Web Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) .NET
1 7 (16.28%) LAMP
2 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
2 6 (13.95%) JSP
3 4 (9.30%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) PMI
3 5 (11.63%) PKI
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) FMCG
5 2 (4.65%) CMDB
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.33%) iPad
6 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Phone
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) ITIL
2 18 (41.86%) Capacity Management
3 15 (34.88%) PRINCE2
3 15 (34.88%) Project Management
4 10 (23.26%) Migration
5 9 (20.93%) Security Management
5 9 (20.93%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (18.60%) Business Continuity
6 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (18.60%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (18.60%) Software Deployment
7 7 (16.28%) ITIL V3
8 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
9 5 (11.63%) Network Management
10 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
10 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (9.30%) Server Hardening
11 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
11 3 (6.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PHP
2 6 (13.95%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (30.23%) MCSE
3 9 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (16.28%) MCITP
4 7 (16.28%) MCTS
4 7 (16.28%) RHCE
5 6 (13.95%) PMI Certification
5 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.98%) Degree
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (25.58%) XenApp
3 8 (18.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (18.60%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.98%) DFS Replication
4 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.65%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) Squid
5 2 (4.65%) vCloud
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCOM
2 8 (18.60%) Backup Exec
2 8 (18.60%) IBM BigFix
2 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Puppet
3 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (11.63%) SCCM
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (6.98%) WSUS
6 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
6 2 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (4.65%) OpenView
6 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Brocade
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
3 11 (25.58%) Citrix
4 9 (20.93%) Cisco
5 8 (18.60%) IBM
5 8 (18.60%) Symantec
6 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
6 7 (16.28%) SolarWinds
7 6 (13.95%) HP
8 5 (11.63%) Riverbed
9 4 (9.30%) Kaspersky
9 4 (9.30%) Sonus
9 4 (9.30%) Sophos
10 3 (6.98%) AppSense
10 3 (6.98%) Avaya
10 3 (6.98%) Dell
11 2 (4.65%) CA
11 2 (4.65%) Forcepoint