The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 551 498 547
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +49
Contract jobs citing UAG 37 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 1.32% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 13
Average daily rate £350 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £225 £338
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +47.05%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
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 £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 17 April 2014.

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 30 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -58 34 £303 +4.31% 8
South East -10 11 £300 +33.33% 2
London -47 11 £303 -23.17% 3
Berkshire -6 9 £300 +33.33% 1
East of England -45 5 - - 1
Bracknell - 5 £300 -
City of London -16 4 £344 -14.06% 1
South West -23 4 £375 +44.23%
Wiltshire - 4 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £500 - 1
Wales - 3 £375 -
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Durham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £388 -
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Camberley - - - -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 61 (61.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (58.00%) Active Directory
3 52 (52.00%) Windows
4 45 (45.00%) VMware
5 42 (42.00%) MS Exchange
6 40 (40.00%) Lync
7 38 (38.00%) SCCM
8 37 (37.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (35.00%) Citrix
10 32 (32.00%) SharePoint
11 26 (26.00%) Firewall
12 25 (25.00%) SCOM
13 23 (23.00%) XenApp
13 23 (23.00%) Migration
13 23 (23.00%) Symantec
14 22 (22.00%) PKI
15 21 (21.00%) XenDesktop
15 21 (21.00%) IAG
16 20 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (18.00%) Cisco
17 18 (18.00%) vSphere
18 17 (17.00%) Windows 7
18 17 (17.00%) VPN
18 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
19 16 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
19 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
20 15 (15.00%) SC Cleared
20 15 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
20 15 (15.00%) MCSE
20 15 (15.00%) DNS

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 42 (42.00%) MS Exchange
2 40 (40.00%) Lync
3 32 (32.00%) SharePoint
4 20 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (7.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (5.00%) JOnAS
8 5 (5.00%) IIS
9 4 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) Firewall
2 17 (17.00%) VPN
3 15 (15.00%) DNS
4 13 (13.00%) LAN
4 13 (13.00%) WAN
4 13 (13.00%) Unified Communications
5 12 (12.00%) NetScaler
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (8.00%) VoIP
7 7 (7.00%) SAN
7 7 (7.00%) MPLS
8 6 (6.00%) Internet
9 5 (5.00%) VLAN
9 5 (5.00%) DSL
10 4 (4.00%) SSL
10 4 (4.00%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (4.00%) NetScreen
10 4 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MSI
General
1 6 (6.00%) Publishing
2 4 (4.00%) Retail
2 4 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.00%) Law
4 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Consultant
2 19 (19.00%) Architect
3 13 (13.00%) Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (9.00%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Project Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Administrator
7 4 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.00%) Network Specialist
9 2 (2.00%) Exchange Consultant
9 2 (2.00%) Web Manager
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.00%) SOAP
2 2 (2.00%) XML
2 2 (2.00%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (1.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) PKI
2 5 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (5.00%) Statistics
2 5 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) CCTV
4 2 (2.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (52.00%) Windows
2 17 (17.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (12.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (12.00%) Windows Vista
4 11 (11.00%) Windows 8
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.00%) Android
7 3 (3.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.00%) Solaris
9 1 (1.00%) UNIX
9 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) Migration
2 10 (10.00%) Information Management
3 8 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (7.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.00%) Project Management
6 5 (5.00%) CRM
6 5 (5.00%) Workflow
7 4 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (4.00%) ITIL
7 4 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (3.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (3.00%) DNA
9 2 (2.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) VBScript
3 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.00%) MCSE
3 12 (12.00%) MCITP
4 5 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (4.00%) CCEA
5 4 (4.00%) CCA
6 2 (2.00%) CCDP
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.00%) CCNP
7 1 (1.00%) CCNA
7 1 (1.00%) CCDA
7 1 (1.00%) MCSA
7 1 (1.00%) Degree
7 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (58.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (37.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (23.00%) XenApp
4 21 (21.00%) XenDesktop
4 21 (21.00%) IAG
5 18 (18.00%) vSphere
6 16 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (9.00%) Hyper-V
8 8 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (7.00%) VMware ESX
10 6 (6.00%) Squid
11 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.00%) MetaFrame
12 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (38.00%) SCCM
2 25 (25.00%) SCOM
3 15 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (13.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (4.00%) SCOrch
9 3 (3.00%) AppDNA
10 2 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (2.00%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (2.00%) WSUS
11 1 (1.00%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (61.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (45.00%) VMware
3 35 (35.00%) Citrix
4 23 (23.00%) Symantec
5 18 (18.00%) Cisco
6 14 (14.00%) CheckPoint
7 13 (13.00%) HP
8 10 (10.00%) Avaya
9 7 (7.00%) AppSense
10 6 (6.00%) McAfee
11 4 (4.00%) Apple
11 4 (4.00%) Adobe
11 4 (4.00%) Juniper
11 4 (4.00%) Dell
11 4 (4.00%) Websense
11 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.00%) F5
12 3 (3.00%) ProCurve
12 3 (3.00%) Altiris
12 3 (3.00%) EMC