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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 584 557 500
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -57
Contract jobs citing UAG 28 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.72% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £407 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+13.83% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
5406 5108 4379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.50% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3008 2656 2108
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 606 609
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

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 6 May 2015.

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 22 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 6 May 2015. 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
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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 -27 23 £350 +16.66% 4
East of England +11 10 £317 -
Hertfordshire - 10 £317 -
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £310 -
South East -14 6 £438 +59.09% 1
London -15 4 £438 +19.04% 3
Surrey - 4 £438 -
West Lothian - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
West Yorkshire -1 2 £313 -
Leeds -5 2 £313 -
Yorkshire -9 2 £313 -
Livingston - 2 - -
City of London +18 1 - - 1
South West +8 1 £450 +20.00%
Bracknell -3 1 £488 +62.50%
Berkshire -9 1 £488 +62.50% 1
West Sussex -23 1 £290 +31.81%
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Staines - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £300 -
Guildford - 1 £295 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 28 (48.28%) SCCM
4 27 (46.55%) VMware
5 26 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (43.10%) SharePoint
6 25 (43.10%) ITIL
7 24 (41.38%) PKI
8 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (34.48%) Firewall
9 19 (32.76%) DNS
10 18 (31.03%) Cisco
10 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
11 17 (29.31%) McAfee
11 17 (29.31%) SCOM
11 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (25.86%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (25.86%) Citrix
13 12 (20.69%) Lync
13 12 (20.69%) SolarWinds
13 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (20.69%) Office 365
14 11 (18.97%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (18.97%) Information Security
15 10 (17.24%) Symantec
15 10 (17.24%) CheckPoint
15 10 (17.24%) Avaya
15 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
15 10 (17.24%) IIS

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 25 (43.10%) SharePoint
2 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
3 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (20.69%) Lync
5 11 (18.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (17.24%) IIS
7 8 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Office 365
2 9 (15.52%) IaaS
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) DNS
3 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
4 9 (15.52%) DHCP
4 9 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (12.07%) SAN
6 5 (8.62%) Internet
6 5 (8.62%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (6.90%) WAN
8 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (3.45%) NAS
9 2 (3.45%) Network Security
9 2 (3.45%) LAN
10 1 (1.72%) SMS
10 1 (1.72%) VoIP
10 1 (1.72%) VPN
10 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (6.90%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Publishing
3 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Consultant
2 8 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
1 3 (5.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) PKI
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.34%) Linux
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.45%) UNIX
6 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Information Security
3 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.62%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.17%) Change Management
7 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (3.45%) High Availability
8 2 (3.45%) Line Management
8 2 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (3.45%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.45%) Project Management
9 1 (1.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.72%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) MCSE
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.34%) MCSA
3 5 (8.62%) MCP
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.17%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) Degree
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) CCA
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) CCDA
7 1 (1.72%) CCDP
7 1 (1.72%) CISM
7 1 (1.72%) CEH
7 1 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.52%) XenApp
3 9 (15.52%) vSphere
3 9 (15.52%) Squid
4 8 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
4 8 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.90%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.72%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 28 (48.28%) SCCM
2 17 (29.31%) SCOM
3 15 (25.86%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (15.52%) FortiGate
5 7 (12.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (6.90%) AirWatch
7 3 (5.17%) SCDPM
8 2 (3.45%) SCSM
8 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.72%) MOM
9 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.72%) WSUS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Intune
9 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.72%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 27 (46.55%) VMware
3 18 (31.03%) Cisco
4 17 (29.31%) McAfee
5 15 (25.86%) Citrix
6 12 (20.69%) SolarWinds
7 10 (17.24%) Avaya
7 10 (17.24%) Symantec
7 10 (17.24%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.62%) Trend Micro
8 5 (8.62%) Blue Coat
9 4 (6.90%) Sophos
9 4 (6.90%) Mercator
9 4 (6.90%) Juniper
10 3 (5.17%) CA
10 3 (5.17%) HP
10 3 (5.17%) F5
10 3 (5.17%) AppSense
11 2 (3.45%) IBM