The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
England / South East
Rank 235 236 255
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19  
Contract jobs citing UAG 6 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.35% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 2.51% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 9
Median daily rate £350 £356 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +22.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £313 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £450 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £373
% change year-on-year -1.42% -6.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 947 1275 1238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.06% 13.86% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 789 629
Median daily rate £375 £360 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +0.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 96 124
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

UAG
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UAG in the South East

UAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAG in the South East

UAG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 - 2
UAG
England

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for UAG.

1 8 (100.00%) IIS
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) Forcepoint
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (75.00%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (62.50%) Change Management
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) ISA Server
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) SLA
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco

UAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (100.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
5 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) MCSA
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNA
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (62.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Forcepoint
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) Computacenter
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft