The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 592 560 531
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -29
Contract jobs citing UAG 31 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.065% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.65% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 29
Average daily rate £313 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £488
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -40.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
4954 5106 4876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.77% 9.98% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2938 2776 2429
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 596 557
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.47 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 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 17 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 31 £313 -10.71% 2
South East +21 23 £313 +7.75% 1
Berkshire - 11 £425 -
Reading - 10 £425 -
Hampshire - 10 £313 -
Southampton - 6 £313 -
London -11 3 £350 - 1
West Sussex +2 2 - -
South West -1 2 £125 -72.22%
North West -8 2 - -
Manchester -13 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £125 -
Bury - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £125 -
East of England - 1 £320 -
Norfolk - 1 £320 -
Feltham - 1 £450 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (68.42%) Internet
3 24 (63.16%) Windows
4 20 (52.63%) Firewall
5 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 19 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 18 (47.37%) ITIL
7 16 (42.11%) DNS
7 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
8 14 (36.84%) SSL
8 14 (36.84%) NetScaler
9 13 (34.21%) ITIL V3
9 13 (34.21%) FTP
9 13 (34.21%) IIS
9 13 (34.21%) Data Analysis
9 13 (34.21%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (28.95%) PKI
10 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
11 9 (23.68%) Citrix
11 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
11 9 (23.68%) Office 365
12 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (21.05%) WSUS
12 8 (21.05%) Web Services
12 8 (21.05%) Identity Management
12 8 (21.05%) Security Management
13 7 (18.42%) Wireless
13 7 (18.42%) Service Management
13 7 (18.42%) ISA Server
13 7 (18.42%) MS Excel

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (34.21%) IIS
2 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
3 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
4 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS Project
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.89%) SaaS
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) Internet
2 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 16 (42.11%) DNS
4 14 (36.84%) NetScaler
4 14 (36.84%) SSL
5 13 (34.21%) FTP
5 13 (34.21%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (18.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (18.42%) Wireless
6 7 (18.42%) Wireless Security
7 5 (13.16%) WAN
8 4 (10.53%) LAN
9 3 (7.89%) DHCP
9 3 (7.89%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (7.89%) SAN
9 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
10 2 (5.26%) VoIP
10 2 (5.26%) VPN
11 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (13.16%) Publishing
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
4 2 (5.26%) Billing
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Web Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 8 (21.05%) ITIL Consultant
5 8 (21.05%) Web Consultant
5 8 (21.05%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
5 8 (21.05%) Web Specialist
6 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) IT Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Field Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) Web Applications Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) IT Security Specialist
10 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) PKI
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Linux
6 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Data Analysis
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL V3
3 8 (21.05%) Identity Management
3 8 (21.05%) Security Management
4 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (18.42%) Network Architecture
4 7 (18.42%) Service Management
5 6 (15.79%) Supplier Management
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) ITSM
7 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) MCP
4 4 (10.53%) MCSA
4 4 (10.53%) MCSE
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) CCA
5 1 (2.63%) CCEE
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) ISA Server
3 6 (15.79%) XenApp
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 3 (7.89%) XenServer
5 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
5 2 (5.26%) IAG
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) WSUS
2 6 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) AppSense
4 2 (5.26%) Canon
4 2 (5.26%) Facebook
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.26%) SafeCom
4 2 (5.26%) Sophos
4 2 (5.26%) Twitter
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
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