The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 113 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing UAG 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% - 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% - 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£310 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £220 £320
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -67.69%
UAG
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
206 218 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.35% 8.53% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 97 100
Average daily rate £335 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £29.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAG across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

UAG
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAG across the West Midlands region.

UAG Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UAG
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 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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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
Worcestershire - 2 £310 -
UAG
England

UAG
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) IAG
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) LANDesk