The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 419 403
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16  
Contract jobs citing UAG 3 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.031% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2143 2212 1994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.99% 9.92% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 1527 1312
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 90 135
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.76 £29.00 £26.88
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UAG in London

UAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAG in London

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 London region with a requirement for UAG.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management

UAG
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (50.00%) AWS OpsWorks
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Senior DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) HP