The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 625 604
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21  
Contract jobs citing UAG 4 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.065% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 0.078% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 18
Median daily rate £350 £295 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -18.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £404
% change year-on-year +11.11% -22.01%  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5101 6707 5759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.02% 12.48% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3270 4108 3244
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 450 660
Median hourly rate £17.39 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £41.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.31% +11.76%  

UAG
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
England +32 4 £350 +17.64% 3
London +1 2 £369 +25.00%
Cheshire +25 1 £350 +6.06%
North West +24 1 £350 +11.11%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for UAG.

1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) IIS
2 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (75.00%) DHCP
4 11 (68.75%) MCSA
4 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (62.50%) DNS
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
7 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) SCCM
8 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
8 7 (43.75%) Cisco
8 7 (43.75%) Change Management
8 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (37.50%) Firewall
9 6 (37.50%) Forcepoint
9 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
9 6 (37.50%) SLA
9 6 (37.50%) LAN
9 6 (37.50%) WAN

UAG
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (81.25%) IIS
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (25.00%) IaaS
3 2 (12.50%) AWS OpsWorks
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) OneDrive
3 2 (12.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) DHCP
2 10 (62.50%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
6 1 (6.25%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) WAP
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 4 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Change Management
3 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Presales
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) MCSA
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (37.50%) CCNA
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) MCITP
7 4 (25.00%) MCP
8 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (37.50%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Forcepoint
5 4 (25.00%) Remedy
6 3 (18.75%) Computacenter
7 2 (12.50%) EMC