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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 636 624 579
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -45
Contract jobs citing UAG 14 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.037% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 22
Median daily rate £290 £350 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +57.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £469 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £193 £350 £220
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +59.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6606 6028 5521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.23% 10.58% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4138 3414 2982
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £199 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 609 662
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

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 26 July 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 10 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 26 July 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 -22 13 £291 -16.78%
London +2 8 £293 -16.42%
North West - 4 £295 -
City of London +49 3 £293 -
Merseyside - 3 £260 -
Wirral - 2 £260 -
South East +8 1 £125 -72.22%
Berkshire - 1 £125 -
Cheshire - 1 £330 -
Slough - 1 £125 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 57 (87.69%) Microsoft
2 46 (70.77%) Windows
3 44 (67.69%) Firewall
4 41 (63.08%) ITIL
5 39 (60.00%) DNS
6 34 (52.31%) Internet
7 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
8 28 (43.08%) Windows Server
9 25 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (36.92%) IIS
11 21 (32.31%) SSL
12 20 (30.77%) SharePoint
13 18 (27.69%) MS Excel
13 18 (27.69%) Skype for Business
13 18 (27.69%) Capacity Management
14 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
14 17 (26.15%) PRINCE2
14 17 (26.15%) Project Management
15 16 (24.62%) MCSE
15 16 (24.62%) ITIL V3
16 15 (23.08%) SC Cleared
16 15 (23.08%) Security Management
17 14 (21.54%) FTP
17 14 (21.54%) Reverse Proxy
17 14 (21.54%) Network Security
17 14 (21.54%) NetScaler
18 13 (20.00%) XenApp
18 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
18 13 (20.00%) Cisco
18 13 (20.00%) Citrix

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 24 (36.92%) IIS
2 20 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 18 (27.69%) Skype for Business
4 7 (10.77%) Apache
4 7 (10.77%) JBoss
4 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
4 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (27.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Office 365
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (67.69%) Firewall
2 39 (60.00%) DNS
3 34 (52.31%) Internet
4 21 (32.31%) SSL
5 14 (21.54%) FTP
5 14 (21.54%) NetScaler
5 14 (21.54%) Network Security
5 14 (21.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (20.00%) Wireless
7 11 (16.92%) VPN
8 10 (15.38%) DHCP
9 9 (13.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (13.85%) WAN
9 9 (13.85%) Wireless Security
10 8 (12.31%) Extranet
10 8 (12.31%) LAN
11 6 (9.23%) IP Telephony
11 6 (9.23%) Skype
12 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
13 4 (6.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) MySQL
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Publishing
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Consultant
2 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Web Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Server Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 8 (12.31%) ITIL Consultant
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Server Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Web Consultant
6 8 (12.31%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
6 8 (12.31%) Web Specialist
7 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Field Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
1 7 (10.77%) LAMP
2 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
2 6 (9.23%) JSP
3 4 (6.15%) WAMP
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.92%) PKI
3 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.23%) PMI
4 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) BYOD
6 2 (3.08%) CMDB
6 2 (3.08%) FMCG
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.54%) iPad
7 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (70.77%) Windows
2 28 (43.08%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Phone
5 7 (10.77%) Linux
5 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Capacity Management
3 17 (26.15%) PRINCE2
3 17 (26.15%) Project Management
4 16 (24.62%) ITIL V3
5 15 (23.08%) Security Management
6 12 (18.46%) Data Analysis
7 11 (16.92%) Migration
8 9 (13.85%) Network Architecture
8 9 (13.85%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (12.31%) Business Continuity
9 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (12.31%) Identity Management
9 8 (12.31%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (12.31%) Service Management
9 8 (12.31%) Software Deployment
10 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) PHP
2 6 (9.23%) Java
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
3 16 (24.62%) MCSE
4 15 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.85%) MCITP
5 9 (13.85%) MCTS
5 9 (13.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (10.77%) Degree
6 7 (10.77%) RHCE
7 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.62%) CISSP
9 2 (3.08%) MCP
10 1 (1.54%) CCNA
10 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.00%) XenApp
3 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.85%) ISA Server
5 8 (12.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (12.31%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.15%) BitLocker
7 4 (6.15%) Squid
7 4 (6.15%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.62%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
9 2 (3.08%) vCloud
9 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
9 2 (3.08%) vSphere
10 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) SCOM
2 9 (13.85%) WSUS
3 8 (12.31%) Backup Exec
3 8 (12.31%) IBM BigFix
3 8 (12.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 7 (10.77%) Puppet
4 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (7.69%) SCCM
6 4 (6.15%) FortiGate
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (4.62%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (3.08%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (3.08%) OpenView
8 2 (3.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (87.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco
2 13 (20.00%) Citrix
3 12 (18.46%) Brocade
3 12 (18.46%) CheckPoint
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 9 (13.85%) SolarWinds
5 8 (12.31%) IBM
5 8 (12.31%) Symantec
6 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.23%) Sophos
8 5 (7.69%) AppSense
8 5 (7.69%) Avaya
8 5 (7.69%) HP
8 5 (7.69%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.15%) Canon
9 4 (6.15%) Sonus
10 3 (4.62%) Dell
10 3 (4.62%) Intel Security
10 3 (4.62%) Kaspersky