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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 568 562 497
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -65
Contract jobs citing UAG 29 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.057% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.54% 0.59% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £294 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -30.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £399 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
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
5405 5227 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.65% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3047 2818 2143
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 641 609
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -3.12%

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 28 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 19 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 28 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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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 -19 25 £350 +30.23% 4
East of England +14 10 £317 - 1
South East -18 10 £445 +97.77% 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £317 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £440 - 1
Surrey - 4 £438 -
West Lothian - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
London +11 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire -11 2 £313 - 1
Leeds -13 2 £313 - 1
Yorkshire -16 2 £313 - 1
Livingston - 2 - -
City of London +10 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £295 -
Staines - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £300 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 37 (66.07%) Active Directory
3 33 (58.93%) SCCM
4 31 (55.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
4 31 (55.36%) VMware
5 27 (48.21%) ITIL
6 24 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 22 (39.29%) DNS
7 22 (39.29%) SCOM
7 22 (39.29%) PKI
8 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 16 (28.57%) Citrix
10 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (25.00%) vSphere
11 14 (25.00%) Firewall
12 12 (21.43%) McAfee
12 12 (21.43%) Cisco
12 12 (21.43%) Lync
12 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
13 11 (19.64%) Office 365
13 11 (19.64%) IIS
13 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (17.86%) MCSE
14 10 (17.86%) Information Security
14 10 (17.86%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 24 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (21.43%) Lync
5 11 (19.64%) IIS
6 9 (16.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Office 365
2 9 (16.07%) IaaS
3 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) DNS
2 14 (25.00%) Firewall
3 9 (16.07%) DHCP
4 7 (12.50%) SAN
5 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (8.93%) Internet
6 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.14%) WAN
7 3 (5.36%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.57%) NAS
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.79%) VPN
9 1 (1.79%) SMS
9 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (7.14%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) PerformancePoint
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Publishing
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Server Support Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) X-Windows
2 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) PKI
2 6 (10.71%) Clustering
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) BYOD
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.57%) UNIX
8 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Information Security
3 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.93%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.14%) Change Management
5 4 (7.14%) Migration
5 4 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.57%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.57%) Project Management
7 2 (3.57%) Line Management
7 2 (3.57%) Server Building
7 2 (3.57%) Server Hardening
7 2 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (17.86%) MCSE
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) MCSA
3 6 (10.71%) MCP
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) CCNA
6 2 (3.57%) CCA
6 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.79%) MCTS
7 1 (1.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) ISEB
7 1 (1.79%) CCDA
7 1 (1.79%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (66.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.00%) vSphere
3 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 10 (17.86%) XenApp
5 8 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (7.14%) ISA Server
8 3 (5.36%) Squid
9 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
9 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.79%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 33 (58.93%) SCCM
2 22 (39.29%) SCOM
3 10 (17.86%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (7.14%) AirWatch
7 3 (5.36%) SCVMM
7 3 (5.36%) SCDPM
7 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
7 3 (5.36%) OVSD
7 3 (5.36%) OpenView
8 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.57%) SCSM
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Intune
9 1 (1.79%) WSUS
9 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.79%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
1 31 (55.36%) VMware
2 16 (28.57%) Citrix
3 12 (21.43%) McAfee
3 12 (21.43%) Cisco
4 9 (16.07%) Symantec
5 6 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.93%) Trend Micro
6 5 (8.93%) Juniper
6 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 4 (7.14%) Avaya
7 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.14%) Mercator
7 4 (7.14%) Sophos
7 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.36%) AppSense
8 3 (5.36%) CA
9 2 (3.57%) IBM
9 2 (3.57%) F5
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