The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for UAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 569 586
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17  
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.091% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.84% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 13
Median daily rate £350 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £131 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £450
% change year-on-year -1.42% -22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

UAG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4661 5371 5145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.20% 10.87% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2978 3325 2848
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 432 605
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

UAG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing UAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for UAG in England

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UAG in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for UAG in England

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UAG in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UAG in England

UAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAG in England

UAG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
South East -13 6 £350 -1.75% 2
London +20 3 £400 -11.11%
South West -6 1 £269 +110.98%
UAG
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for UAG.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
1 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (84.62%) DHCP
2 11 (84.62%) IIS
2 11 (84.62%) ITIL
3 10 (76.92%) MCSA
3 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
5 7 (53.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco
5 7 (53.85%) DNS
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (46.15%) SLA
6 6 (46.15%) Forcepoint
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (46.15%) Change Management
6 6 (46.15%) Firewall
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 6 (46.15%) CCNP
6 6 (46.15%) CCNA
6 6 (46.15%) LAN
6 6 (46.15%) WAN
6 6 (46.15%) SCCM
6 6 (46.15%) PowerShell

UAG
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (84.62%) IIS
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (30.77%) IaaS
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DHCP
2 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Cloud Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Cloud
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
1 4 (30.77%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Change Management
3 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
4 4 (30.77%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) MCSA
3 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (46.15%) CCNA
5 6 (46.15%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (38.46%) MCSE
7 4 (30.77%) MCITP
7 4 (30.77%) MCP
8 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
4 5 (38.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Forcepoint
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Remedy
5 3 (23.08%) Computacenter
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) HP