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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 557 531 491
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -40
Contract jobs citing UAG 25 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.62% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 28
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£438 £380 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £486 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £245
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +53.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
4863 4538 4260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.19% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2700 2227 2052
Average daily rate £380 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 507 673
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 March 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 17 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 March 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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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 -30 24 £425 +11.84% 4
London -4 10 £450 +16.88%
South East -8 10 £290 -42.00%
City of London +14 3 £380 -1.29%
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 3
South West -12 2 £450 +63.63% 1
Surrey - 2 £510 -
Berkshire -7 1 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
East of England - - - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 48 (94.12%) Windows
2 43 (84.31%) Active Directory
3 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
4 30 (58.82%) VMware
4 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (50.98%) SCCM
5 26 (50.98%) SharePoint
6 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (43.14%) MS Exchange
7 22 (43.14%) DNS
8 18 (35.29%) Citrix
8 18 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (35.29%) SCOM
9 17 (33.33%) Cisco
9 17 (33.33%) Firewall
10 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (31.37%) Lync
11 15 (29.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (29.41%) ITIL
12 14 (27.45%) Forefront TMG
13 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
14 12 (23.53%) IIS
14 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (23.53%) XenApp
14 12 (23.53%) PKI
14 12 (23.53%) Office 365
15 11 (21.57%) SAN
15 11 (21.57%) SQL
16 10 (19.61%) MCSE
16 10 (19.61%) MS Excel

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 26 (50.98%) SharePoint
2 22 (43.14%) MS Exchange
3 18 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (31.37%) Lync
5 15 (29.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (23.53%) IIS
7 9 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (3.92%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) Office 365
2 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (17.65%) IaaS
4 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (43.14%) DNS
2 17 (33.33%) Firewall
3 11 (21.57%) SAN
4 10 (19.61%) DHCP
5 7 (13.73%) WAN
6 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.80%) LAN
7 5 (9.80%) Internet
7 5 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (7.84%) NAS
8 4 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.88%) Network Security
9 3 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.96%) Wireless
10 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (7.84%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.92%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Publishing
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (13.73%) Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) PKI
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 48 (94.12%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Linux
6 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.88%) UNIX
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.76%) Change Management
3 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (5.88%) High Availability
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.92%) Line Management
7 2 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.88%) VBScript
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (19.61%) MCSE
3 8 (15.69%) MCSA
3 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.80%) MCP
5 5 (9.80%) CCNA
6 4 (7.84%) CCNP
7 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.88%) VCP4
8 2 (3.92%) CCDA
8 2 (3.92%) CCDP
8 2 (3.92%) CCA
8 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.96%) CISSP
9 1 (1.96%) CISM
9 1 (1.96%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 43 (84.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (27.45%) Forefront TMG
4 12 (23.53%) XenApp
5 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 9 (17.65%) vSphere
6 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (11.76%) Squid
7 4 (7.84%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.96%) VMware GSX
9 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) SCCM
2 18 (35.29%) SCOM
3 6 (11.76%) FortiGate
4 5 (9.80%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.88%) MOM
5 3 (5.88%) SCDPM
5 3 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (3.92%) SCSM
6 2 (3.92%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (3.92%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.96%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (1.96%) WSUS
7 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (58.82%) VMware
3 18 (35.29%) Citrix
4 17 (33.33%) Cisco
5 9 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 6 (11.76%) F5
6 6 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.76%) Symantec
6 6 (11.76%) Avaya
7 5 (9.80%) Juniper
7 5 (9.80%) McAfee
7 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.80%) Websense
7 5 (9.80%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.84%) Sophos
8 4 (7.84%) Mercator
8 4 (7.84%) HP
9 3 (5.88%) IBM
9 3 (5.88%) AppSense
10 2 (3.92%) Riverbed