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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 620 612 593
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing UAG 23 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.043% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 22
Median daily rate £290 £350 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +57.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £294 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £465 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £360 £220
% change year-on-year
-22.26% +63.72%
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
6741 5912 5450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.55% 10.55% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4156 3339 2950
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 613 628
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 29 June 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 16 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 29 June 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 18 £291 -16.78% 3
London +10 10 £290 -17.14% 2
North West - 7 £315 -
City of London +50 4 £295 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £260 -
Scotland - 3 £310 -
Wirral - 3 £260 -
Livingston - 2 £310 -
Cheshire - 2 £330 -
West Lothian - 2 £310 -
South East -10 1 £125 -72.22%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £125 -
Slough - 1 £125 -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Erskine - 1 - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 62 (87.32%) Microsoft
2 49 (69.01%) Firewall
3 48 (67.61%) Windows
4 42 (59.15%) ITIL
4 42 (59.15%) DNS
5 40 (56.34%) Internet
6 30 (42.25%) Active Directory
7 28 (39.44%) Windows Server
8 26 (36.62%) IIS
9 25 (35.21%) SSL
10 23 (32.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (29.58%) SharePoint
11 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
12 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
13 18 (25.35%) Reverse Proxy
13 18 (25.35%) ITIL V3
13 18 (25.35%) NetScaler
13 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
13 18 (25.35%) FTP
14 17 (23.94%) Security Management
14 17 (23.94%) Capacity Management
15 16 (22.54%) Skype for Business
15 16 (22.54%) Data Analysis
15 16 (22.54%) Project Management
15 16 (22.54%) PRINCE2
16 15 (21.13%) Wireless
17 14 (19.72%) MCSE
18 13 (18.31%) Cisco
18 13 (18.31%) PKI
18 13 (18.31%) Network Security

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 26 (36.62%) IIS
2 21 (29.58%) SharePoint
3 16 (22.54%) Skype for Business
4 7 (9.86%) Apache
4 7 (9.86%) JBoss
4 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
4 7 (9.86%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Office 365
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) HP Helion
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (69.01%) Firewall
2 42 (59.15%) DNS
3 40 (56.34%) Internet
4 25 (35.21%) SSL
5 18 (25.35%) FTP
5 18 (25.35%) NetScaler
5 18 (25.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (21.13%) Wireless
7 13 (18.31%) Network Security
8 11 (15.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (15.49%) VPN
8 11 (15.49%) Wireless Security
9 10 (14.08%) DHCP
10 9 (12.68%) WAN
11 8 (11.27%) LAN
12 7 (9.86%) Extranet
13 6 (8.45%) IP Telephony
14 5 (7.04%) Skype
14 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
15 4 (5.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) MySQL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 7 (9.86%) Publishing
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Web Analyst
3 16 (22.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 15 (21.13%) Consultant
5 12 (16.90%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (15.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 10 (14.08%) ITIL Consultant
7 10 (14.08%) Web Consultant
7 10 (14.08%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
7 10 (14.08%) Web Specialist
8 8 (11.27%) Server Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Field Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Senior Server Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
1 7 (9.86%) LAMP
2 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
2 6 (8.45%) JSP
3 4 (5.63%) WAMP
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) PKI
2 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.45%) PMI
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) BYOD
6 2 (2.82%) CMDB
6 2 (2.82%) FMCG
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.41%) iPad
7 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (67.61%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.86%) Linux
4 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (59.15%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) ITIL V3
3 17 (23.94%) Capacity Management
3 17 (23.94%) Security Management
4 16 (22.54%) Data Analysis
4 16 (22.54%) PRINCE2
4 16 (22.54%) Project Management
5 11 (15.49%) Network Architecture
6 10 (14.08%) Identity Management
6 10 (14.08%) Migration
7 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (11.27%) Server Virtualisation
7 8 (11.27%) Service Management
8 7 (9.86%) Business Continuity
8 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (9.86%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (9.86%) Software Deployment
8 7 (9.86%) Supplier Management
9 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) PHP
2 6 (8.45%) Java
2 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
3 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
4 14 (19.72%) MCSE
5 9 (12.68%) MCITP
5 9 (12.68%) MCTS
6 8 (11.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (9.86%) Degree
7 7 (9.86%) RHCE
8 6 (8.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.23%) CISSP
10 2 (2.82%) MCP
11 1 (1.41%) CCNA
11 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (42.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) XenApp
3 11 (15.49%) ISA Server
4 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (9.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.63%) BitLocker
7 4 (5.63%) Squid
7 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.23%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.82%) vCloud
9 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.82%) vSphere
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) WSUS
2 9 (12.68%) SCOM
3 7 (9.86%) Backup Exec
3 7 (9.86%) IBM BigFix
3 7 (9.86%) Puppet
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (9.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (5.63%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.63%) SCCM
5 3 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.82%) OpenView
6 2 (2.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (87.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) Cisco
3 12 (16.90%) Brocade
3 12 (16.90%) CheckPoint
3 12 (16.90%) Citrix
4 11 (15.49%) VMware
5 9 (12.68%) SolarWinds
6 7 (9.86%) IBM
6 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.86%) Symantec
7 6 (8.45%) Sophos
8 5 (7.04%) AppSense
8 5 (7.04%) Avaya
8 5 (7.04%) HP
8 5 (7.04%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.63%) Canon
9 4 (5.63%) Sonus
10 3 (4.23%) Dell
10 3 (4.23%) Intel Security
10 3 (4.23%) Kaspersky
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