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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 608 612 585
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing UAG 50 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.034% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 0.34% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 15
Average daily rate £344 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £290 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
6403 5598 5408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.46% 10.02% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3923 3083 2794
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 678 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.71 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.18 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 30 April 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 23 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 30 April 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 +1 44 £344 -8.33%
South East -3 25 £381 +29.23%
Berkshire +22 17 £425 -12.82%
Reading - 16 £425 -
London +1 10 £295 -43.80%
Hampshire - 8 £338 -
City of London +46 5 £329 -
Scotland -16 5 £313 -
South West +12 4 £128 -71.66%
Livingston +8 4 £313 -
West Lothian +6 4 £313 -
Gloucester - 4 £128 -
Southampton - 4 £325 -
North West - 4 £315 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £128 -
Cheshire - 2 £330 -
East of England - 1 £320 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £320 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 63 (85.14%) Microsoft
2 49 (66.22%) Windows
3 48 (64.86%) Firewall
4 44 (59.46%) Internet
5 40 (54.05%) ITIL
6 38 (51.35%) DNS
7 37 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
9 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
10 23 (31.08%) SC Cleared
10 23 (31.08%) SSL
10 23 (31.08%) IIS
11 22 (29.73%) PKI
12 21 (28.38%) ITIL V3
13 20 (27.03%) NetScaler
13 20 (27.03%) Wireless
14 19 (25.68%) Security Management
14 19 (25.68%) SharePoint
14 19 (25.68%) FTP
14 19 (25.68%) Reverse Proxy
15 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
15 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (22.97%) Data Analysis
16 17 (22.97%) WSUS
17 16 (21.62%) Wireless Security
17 16 (21.62%) Network Architecture
17 16 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
17 16 (21.62%) Identity Management
17 16 (21.62%) ISA Server
18 13 (17.57%) Cisco

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 23 (31.08%) IIS
2 19 (25.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.51%) Skype for Business
4 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.05%) Apache
5 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.05%) JBoss
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Project
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Office 365
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.70%) HP Helion
4 2 (2.70%) IaaS
5 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (64.86%) Firewall
2 44 (59.46%) Internet
3 38 (51.35%) DNS
4 23 (31.08%) SSL
5 20 (27.03%) NetScaler
5 20 (27.03%) Wireless
6 19 (25.68%) FTP
6 19 (25.68%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (21.62%) Wireless Security
8 12 (16.22%) DHCP
9 10 (13.51%) Network Security
9 10 (13.51%) WAN
10 9 (12.16%) LAN
11 8 (10.81%) VPN
12 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
13 5 (6.76%) Skype
14 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (5.41%) Cisco IPT
14 4 (5.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (10.81%) Publishing
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Web Analyst
3 16 (21.62%) Consultant
4 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (16.22%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (13.51%) Field Engineer
6 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 10 (13.51%) ITIL Consultant
6 10 (13.51%) Web Consultant
6 10 (13.51%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
6 10 (13.51%) Web Specialist
7 8 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Security Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) IT Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Network Specialist
10 5 (6.76%) Security Specialist
10 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) LAMP
3 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.70%) JSP
3 2 (2.70%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) PKI
2 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) BYOD
5 3 (4.05%) Social Media
6 2 (2.70%) CMDB
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) PMI
6 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (66.22%) Windows
2 37 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.11%) Linux
4 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Phone
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) ITIL
2 21 (28.38%) ITIL V3
3 19 (25.68%) Security Management
4 17 (22.97%) Data Analysis
5 16 (21.62%) Identity Management
5 16 (21.62%) Network Architecture
6 10 (13.51%) Capacity Management
6 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
7 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (12.16%) Migration
7 9 (12.16%) Project Management
8 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 8 (10.81%) Service Management
8 8 (10.81%) Supplier Management
9 5 (6.76%) Network Management
10 4 (5.41%) Change Management
10 4 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.41%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) PHP
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (17.57%) MCSE
5 7 (9.46%) Degree
6 5 (6.76%) MCITP
6 5 (6.76%) MCP
6 5 (6.76%) MCTS
6 5 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.05%) CISSP
7 3 (4.05%) MCSA
7 3 (4.05%) RHCE
8 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) ISA Server
3 9 (12.16%) XenApp
4 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.41%) BitLocker
5 4 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.41%) Squid
5 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.70%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.70%) vCloud
6 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.70%) vSphere
7 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) WSUS
2 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
3 4 (5.41%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (5.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Intune
4 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.05%) Puppet
4 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.70%) OpenView
5 2 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (85.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Cisco
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 9 (12.16%) CheckPoint
4 9 (12.16%) SolarWinds
5 8 (10.81%) Brocade
6 7 (9.46%) VMware
7 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.76%) Riverbed
8 5 (6.76%) Sophos
9 4 (5.41%) AppSense
9 4 (5.41%) Avaya
9 4 (5.41%) Canon
9 4 (5.41%) IBM
9 4 (5.41%) Sonus
9 4 (5.41%) Symantec
10 3 (4.05%) Facebook
10 3 (4.05%) Intel Security
10 3 (4.05%) Twitter
11 2 (2.70%) Opsware