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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 590 571 528
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -43
Contract jobs citing UAG 21 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.053% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £223 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -49.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £446 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £220 £350
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
5664 5244 5048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.92% 9.59% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3253 2887 2555
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 620 631
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 29 July 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 12 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 29 July 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 -15 21 £350 +59.09% 4
Hertfordshire - 10 £317 -
East of England - 10 £317 -
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £310 -
South East -25 7 £450 +104.54% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 -
London 0 4 £350 - 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £440 -
City of London 0 1 - -
Surrey -2 1 - -
Watford - 1 £300 -
Staines - 1 - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) SCCM
3 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (50.00%) ITIL
6 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
6 19 (47.50%) VMware
7 17 (42.50%) SCOM
8 16 (40.00%) PKI
9 14 (35.00%) SharePoint
10 12 (30.00%) McAfee
10 12 (30.00%) Firewall
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (27.50%) DNS
12 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (25.00%) Information Security
12 10 (25.00%) vSphere
12 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
13 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
13 9 (22.50%) Cisco
13 9 (22.50%) Citrix
13 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
14 8 (20.00%) IIS
14 8 (20.00%) Symantec
15 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
15 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
15 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (17.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 6 (15.00%) Lync

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
3 8 (20.00%) IIS
4 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (15.00%) Lync
6 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 4 (10.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) DNS
3 6 (15.00%) DHCP
4 5 (12.50%) SAN
5 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.00%) WAN
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.50%) SMS
8 1 (2.50%) VoIP
8 1 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.00%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Consultant
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Support
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) PKI
2 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) BYOD
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Information Security
3 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Server Hardening
6 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.50%) Server Building
7 1 (2.50%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL V2
7 1 (2.50%) Operations Management
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.50%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) MCSA
4 3 (7.50%) MCP
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) CCSP
6 1 (2.50%) CCNP
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.50%) MCTS
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) vSphere
3 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.00%) XenApp
5 5 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (7.50%) Squid
6 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 23 (57.50%) SCCM
2 17 (42.50%) SCOM
3 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (17.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (7.50%) OVSD
6 3 (7.50%) SCVMM
6 3 (7.50%) FortiGate
6 3 (7.50%) OpenView
7 2 (5.00%) SCSM
7 2 (5.00%) AirWatch
7 2 (5.00%) SCDPM
8 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Intune
8 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) McAfee
3 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Symantec
5 5 (12.50%) Trend Micro
5 5 (12.50%) Juniper
5 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.00%) Avaya
6 4 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (7.50%) CA
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.50%) HP
8 2 (5.00%) EMC
8 2 (5.00%) Mercator
8 2 (5.00%) Sophos
8 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) F5