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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
UK
Rank 584 610 572
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -38
Contract jobs citing UAG 8 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.030% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.29% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 18
Median daily rate £350 £315 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £308 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £435 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £314 £266
% change year-on-year
+11.55% +17.84%
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
5436 5086 5155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.20% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3038 2833
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 492 600
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

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 5 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 16 January 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
South East +14 8 £350 +11.55%
England +9 8 £350 +11.11% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 -
West Sussex +3 2 - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
4 9 (64.29%) IIS
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) DHCP
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (50.00%) DNS
6 7 (50.00%) MCSA
6 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (42.86%) Firewall
7 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (42.86%) Forcepoint
7 6 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (35.71%) Office 365
8 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
8 5 (35.71%) ISA Server
8 5 (35.71%) SLA
8 5 (35.71%) Cisco
8 5 (35.71%) CCNP
8 5 (35.71%) CCNA
8 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 5 (35.71%) WAN
8 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange

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 9 (64.29%) IIS
2 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DHCP
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (14.29%) Skype
6 1 (7.14%) Broadband
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (14.29%) PKI
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (35.71%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (35.71%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Forcepoint
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Remedy
6 2 (14.29%) Computacenter
7 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky