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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 649 653 606
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -47
Contract jobs citing UAG 8 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.014% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
Median daily rate £290 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £441 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £310 £419
% change year-on-year
-9.27% -25.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.50

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
6429 5766 5798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.01% 10.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4064 3276 3221
Median daily rate £411 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 618 704
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £40.55 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 27 September 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 6 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 27 September 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 +28 8 £290 -7.93%
London -4 6 £340 -30.96%
West Midlands -22 2 £281 -9.27%
Solihull - 2 £281 -
City of London +9 1 £293 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 29 (90.63%) Windows
3 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
4 22 (68.75%) ITIL
5 21 (65.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (62.50%) DNS
7 18 (56.25%) SharePoint
7 18 (56.25%) Skype for Business
8 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 16 (50.00%) Firewall
9 15 (46.88%) PRINCE2
9 15 (46.88%) Project Management
9 15 (46.88%) Capacity Management
10 14 (43.75%) Office 365
10 14 (43.75%) MCSE
11 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
11 13 (40.63%) VMware
12 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (37.50%) SCOM
13 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
13 11 (34.38%) IIS
13 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
14 10 (31.25%) Migration
15 9 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (28.13%) Citrix
15 9 (28.13%) MS Project
15 9 (28.13%) Server Virtualisation
15 9 (28.13%) XenApp
15 9 (28.13%) 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 18 (56.25%) SharePoint
1 18 (56.25%) Skype for Business
2 11 (34.38%) IIS
3 7 (21.88%) Apache
3 7 (21.88%) JBoss
3 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
4 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (43.75%) Office 365
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) HP Helion
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) DNS
2 16 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (28.13%) Network Security
4 8 (25.00%) Extranet
5 7 (21.88%) Internet
5 7 (21.88%) SSL
6 5 (15.63%) DHCP
7 4 (12.50%) Broadband
7 4 (12.50%) VPN
8 3 (9.38%) SAN
8 3 (9.38%) Skype
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
9 2 (6.25%) NAS
9 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
10 1 (3.13%) LDAP
10 1 (3.13%) VLAN
10 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Server Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
1 7 (21.88%) LAMP
2 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 6 (18.75%) JSP
3 4 (12.50%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) PMI
3 3 (9.38%) FMCG
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (25.00%) Linux
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) ITIL
2 15 (46.88%) Capacity Management
2 15 (46.88%) PRINCE2
2 15 (46.88%) Project Management
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
4 9 (28.13%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (25.00%) Software Deployment
6 6 (18.75%) Security Management
7 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 3 (9.38%) Server Hardening
9 2 (6.25%) High Availability
9 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Presales
9 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
10 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.13%) Quality Management
10 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PHP
2 6 (18.75%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (43.75%) MCSE
3 9 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (21.88%) MCITP
4 7 (21.88%) MCTS
4 7 (21.88%) RHCE
5 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (28.13%) XenApp
4 8 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (9.38%) DFS Replication
5 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.25%) Squid
6 2 (6.25%) vCloud
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.25%) vSphere
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) SCOM
2 8 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 8 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
2 8 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (21.88%) Puppet
3 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (18.75%) SCCM
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
6 2 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (6.25%) OpenView
6 2 (6.25%) SCVMM
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) Brocade
4 8 (25.00%) IBM
4 8 (25.00%) Symantec
5 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
5 7 (21.88%) HP
5 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.50%) Kaspersky
7 3 (9.38%) Avaya
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco
7 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.25%) CA
8 2 (6.25%) Opsware
8 2 (6.25%) Sophos
9 1 (3.13%) Facebook
9 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.13%) Sonus
9 1 (3.13%) Twitter